She took their advice and succeeded to “live in bliss” over the last two years. The family wants to thank the staff at Advocate Bro Menn Hospice Care and the Apostolic Christian Home in Roanoke for their compassionate, professional and skilled care. Dalrymple Jr.; brothers-in-law, Steven and Mark Laesch; and sister-in-law, Diane Gieseke. His lifelong love of horses led to many years of memories with the Riverside Rancheros and the De Anza de Cabelleros horse groups. BLOOMINGTON — Beverly Miller, 86, of Bloomington, died April 15, 2017, at her home after a brief illness, surrounded by loved ones. Steve was a graduate of Clinton High School in 1969, and of Illinois State University, Normal. Mary’s Parish, El Paso; Right to Life; or a charity of the donor’s choice. Inurnment will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery with military rites. He is survived by one daughter, Christina (Charles) Boywid, Coal City; one son, Jason Phillip Tereze, Normal; and two grandchildren, Kevin and Katy Boywid. Phillip loved music, singing and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. He was born March 1, 1933, in Springfield, a son of William G. He married Brenda Thornton on April 19, 1958, at St. Surviving are his wife, Brenda Hurt, Bloomington and Fort Myers, Fla.; a daughter, Wendy (Rick) Binfield, Fayetteville, Ga.; two grandchildren, Wade Binfield, Fayetteville, Ga., and Lesley Binfield, Gilbert, Ariz.; his twin brother, Gene C. He began his career with State Farm in 1961, where he remained for 34 years, retiring as an underwriting consultant in life health.
Tuesday (April 25, 2017) at Mc Lean County Nursing Home, Normal. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church, Normal, with the Rev. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society. 5, 1920, in a farm home near Sibley, to George and Hilda Branz. She received her master's from Illinois State University in 1974. Wednesday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Scott Marsh officiating. Memorials may be directed to the William Ray Wilson Memorial Fund. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Ann Wilson, Clinton; children, Devin Jerrold Wilson, Clinton; Romona Doreen (Tim) Parker, Indianapolis, Ind.; Corine (Sherman) Taulbee, Kenney; Joe (Pam) Thompson, Bloomington; and Roger (Caroline) Thompson, Clinton; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; siblings, Annie (David) Morgan, Williamsport, Ind., and Kay Whistler, Attica, Ind. She greeted everyone with a smile and was the in-house nurse for anyone in the family who had babies or any illness. Memorials: Illinois Cancer Care Center, the Community Cancer Center and Humane Society of Central Illinois. Survivors: two children, Vicky Ferrell, Buffalo, Minn., and James Ferrell III, Bloomington; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Ralph (Sachi) Carter, South Boston, Va.; one sister, Josephine Ramcharan, Topeka, Kan.; and daughter in-law, Marcia Ferrell, Armington. Private family burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Survivors include a sister, Judy Donnellan, Fox Lake; three sons, Robert (Lara) Cosenza, Parker, Colo.; Timothy (Cara) Cosenza, Ellsworth; and David (Christie) Cosenza, Normal; she was a loving grandmother to Anthony, Katie, Daniel, Timmy and Sarah. Thursday (April 20, 2017) at Heritage Health, Normal. Tuesday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington. BLOOMINGTON — Melissa Jean Baugh, 43, of Bloomington, passed away at a.m. She made gifts, including beads, and enjoyed giving them to others. Wednesday at Apostolic Christian Church of Bloomington-Normal, 4408 E. She was fiercely loyal to her daughter, Cheri; being a loving, proud, and dedicated mother was by far, her most cherished accomplishment. Janice was born June 16, 1942, in Normal, the daughter of Orville and A. She helped set up several libraries throughout Mc Lean County and surrounding areas. BLOOMINGTON — Kenneth Browning, 72, of Bloomington, passed away at p.m. He was most proud of his role in building much of the Illinois Wesleyan campus, including Evelyn Chapel, Shirk Center and athletic fields, the Ames Library, Hansen Center, Center for Natural Sciences, Central for Liberal Arts, Rust House, Sigma Chi house and gateways on Empire Street and Emerson Street as well as renovations to most other campus buildings. Memorials may be made to Mackinaw American Legion Post 607. He was a member of the Bible Baptist Church, Bloomington, and the Clinton Sportsman Club. Robertson Sr., 84, of Streator, died Monday evening (April 17, 2017) at OSF St. His 40-year State Farm career began at the home office in Bloomington in 1956. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Teri was preceded in death by her parents, Dick and Donna Green; grandparents, Mabel and Dorsey Mc Cutcheon, Anna Green and her beloved grandfather, Scotty Green.
Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington, is assisting the family with arrangements. She grew up on the farm, attended Sibley Grade School and graduated from Sibley Community High School in 1938 as valedictorian of her class. She taught elementary education in the Illinois school systems of Fairbury, Melvin-Sibley, Gibson City and Havana. CLINTON — William Ray Wilson, 82, of Clinton, passed away a.m. Burial will follow at Texas Township Cemetery, Clinton, with military honors. Bill was born May 18, 1934, in Attica, Ind., the son of Jesse Francis and Ruby Mae Lee Wilson. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Rena Bowling; two grandchildren; one brother and one sister. Her devotion to her family and God was evident in everything she did. Sunday (April 23, 2017) at his family residence, Clinton. BLOOMINGTON — Joe Cecil Weidner, 72, Bloomington, died at a.m. Burial: following the service at Riverside Cemetery, Saybrook, with military rites accorded by the Saybrook American Legion, followed by meal at Crestwicke Country Club, Bloomington. Survivors: his wife, Christine "Teena” Weidner, and his stepmother, Dorothy “Penny” Weidner, Chenoa. NORMAL — Rose Marie “Rosy” Ferrell, 82, of Normal, passed away at a.m. View the obituary and share your condolences and memories at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington, is assisting the family with arrangements. Also surviving are her beloved cats, Bart, Lisa and Princess Bear. According to Bev, she “lived life on her terms.” While known to be feisty, determined, and notably independent in nature, she was equally playful and childlike, especially during the Christmas season. Mason, Thelma, noon at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Chatsworth. She loved to learn and was willing to help others however she could. She was a founding member of the Red Hat Society in Bloomington. Obituary may be read and condolences left for the family at Ken supported youth activities as a Boy Scout leader, a coach for Legion and Pony baseball, boys and girls soccer and served on committees for baseball and soccer. Haensel Funeral Home, Mackinaw, is assisting the family with arrangements. PONTIAC — James Lee Cunningham, 76, of Warrensville, S. He loved his family and his cat, “Smokey.” He will be dearly missed by all of them. He, Pat and family had five moves through his career with State Farm: Lincoln, Neb.; Greeley, Colo.; Bloomington; Salem, Ore.; and finally to southern California in 1983. Army and was a lifetime National Rifle Association member. BLOOMINGTON — Janet Houser Allen, 97, of Bloomington, passed away Saturday (April 15, 2017) at Martin Health Center, Bloomington, with her daughter, Jane, and granddaughter, Georgia, at her bedside. Janet is survived by six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. BLOOMINGTON — Matthew Eric Fox of Bloomington was born Tuesday, Oct. Teri is survived by her children, Timothy (Zoe) Linskey of Chandler, Ariz., Kelly Linskey-Johnson of Fort Myers, Fla., and John Linskey of Viola.
She was a member of Gridley Apostolic Christian Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and was a part of church choirs using her beautiful soprano voice. He worked as a police officer in Riverside, Calif., while going to school to obtain his law degree. His family will forever miss his one-of-a-kind personality and the love he had for each of them. He was a member of Bloomington Kiwanis, Bloomington American Legion and Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington.
Her faith in Christ sustained her to the end of this life as she entered with blessed assurance into eternal life. Dorothy was grateful to her doctors who encouraged her to live life to the fullest when she received her diagnosis in 2015. He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Ellen Dalrymple; mother, Ruth Carolyn Tobie Dalrymple Wieting; children, Amy Dalrymple-Hill and Keith (Jennifer) Dalrymple; stepchildren, Christine (Aaron) Fleming, Carrie Bayles and Brandon (Falyn) Bayles; sister, Janet (Rich) Schroeder; brother-in-law, Dennis Gieseke; sister-in-law, Gail Dalrymple; 10 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews. Dalrymple Sr.; stepmother-in-law, Elsa Laesch; brother, Gerald W. He worked for State Farm Insurance in claims for 33 years. Condolences and memories of JC may be shared with the family at Tamburini, Hoopeston, and Kathryn Lynn (Thomas) Joos, Chicago; brothers, Larry (Darlene) Tamburini, Normal, and Mike (Dolly) Tamburini, Le Roy; and many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Millie Haynie. He was in retail sales for many years and retired in 2009. Vincent de Paul Society or Central Catholic High School. Following his military service, Glenn graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in business marketing.
GRIDLEY — Dorothy Louise Stoller Ringger, 82, of Gridley, won her battle over cancer and entered into eternal life on Wednesday (April 26, 2017) at the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke. She and her husband organized the Meadows Meadowlarks 4-H Club in 1965. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Sambrano Funeral & Cremation, Laura K. Memorials: Signs of Sunshine Inc., or to the family for final expenses. Zugg; his children, Kenneth Zugg, Ocotillo, Calif.; Tonya Zugg, California, Md.; Matthew Zugg, Prince Frederick, Md.; Jennifer Nichols (Matt) Baugh, Columbia, Mo.; Clint (Kelsey) Nichols, Florence, Ariz.; four grandsons; and three brothers, David (Lyn) Zugg, Glendale, Ariz.; Edgar (Cindy) Zugg, Mesa, Ariz.; and James (Judy) Zugg, Long Beach, Miss. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Pamela, Normal; children, John (Nancy) Bishop, Texas; Brian (Heather) Chism, California; Sheralyn (Rex) Morris, California; and Alissa (Glenn) Lynch, Illinois; brother-in-law, Terry (Tracy) Dwy, Nevada; cousin, Rosemary Thompson, Georgia; nieces, Linda (Charles) Ogburn and Laurie (Mike) La Bau, both of Texas; grandchildren, Jeremy Bishop, Christine Hughes, Michael (Victoria) Bishop, Tyler Hoskins, Cameron (Alexis) Hoskins, Brianne Cruz, Spencer Hoskins, Gavin Lynch, Mackenzie Lynch, Nathaniel Chism and Reese Scott; and great-grandchildren, Carly Hughes, Maya Jo Hughes, Avalyn Hoskins, Maeryn Hoskins, Grayson Lee Hoskins and James Bishop. Army, Navy and Air Force and Air Force Reserves, serving during the Korean War. His greatest joy in life was his big, beautiful, blended family.
She was a volunteer at the Meadows Mennonite Home for many years. April 21, 2017 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago. Saturday at Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, 614 IAA Drive, Bloomington, with military memorial service at 3 p.m. Growing up in the Pittsburgh area, he was a devoted Steelers fan and shared this love of his team with his family.He, Janet and Tippi moved from west Texas when CL was given the opportunity to become a partner within the Van Tuyl dealership network. After he retired in 2001, Father Shea continued ministry as a chaplain at OSF St. Father Shea was instrumental in starting the Jesus House on Bloomington’s west side and had also been a recipient of Bloomington’s Man of the Year award. CARLOCK — Kennedy Lewis "Kenny" Freeman, 53, of Carlock, passed away at p.m. Condolences and memories of Kenny may be left for the family at Wednesday (April 26, 2017) at Roanoke Apostolic Christian Home. She was in hospice and courageously fought chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for nine years. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington, with a prayer vigil at 7 p.m. Her hobbies included golfing, traveling, bowling, reading, movies, Broadway plays and bridge. Survivors include his parents, David and Brittany Hudson, Dewey; his twin brother, Mason; two sisters, Haylee and Ma Kenzie; three half sisters, Alyssa and Madison Largent and Kyndra Hudson; maternal grandfather, William (Barb) Prough, Homer; paternal grandfather, Gene (Cissy) Hudson, Guthrie; paternal grandmother, Renea (Joe) Melchi, Fisher; paternal great-grandparents, Clyde (Linda) Hudson, Elliott; paternal great-grandmother, Linda Thomsen, Fisher; one aunt, Kristina (Rick) Shep, Fisher; three uncles, Andrew Langley, Mahomet; Christopher (Ashley) Langley, Savoy; and Cody Prough, Homer; and four cousins, Cohen and Everly Shep, Fisher; and Piper and Skylar Langley, Mahomet, Rueger was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Marcy Langley of Mahomet. Maurice is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, and son, William. He is survived by his second wife, Barbara Tracy-Pifer; his children, Richard Parks Pifer and Lynn (John) Pifer; his stepchildren, Michael (Becky) Tracy, Laurel Kutash, Barbara (Lyndell) Leatherman, Jeanine (Walter) Morse, Janice Dixon and Mary (Stephen) Chew; three grandchildren; 14 stepgrandchildren; 24 stepgreat-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-great-grandchild. May 20 at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, Eureka. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Eureka Public Library or the Alzheimer’s Association. NORMAL — Gloria June Mc Connell, 90, of Normal, passed away at a.m. She had the gift of hospitality and hosted countless people in her home. Caugahron; Jack Lewis Jewelers; Pastor Christine Mc Neil at St. Browning, Kenneth, noon at Evelyn Chapel, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington. He most recently worked with Schnucks in Bloomington as a team leader. A private burial will be Wednesday at Riverside Cemetery, Mahomet. Dwight was born April 12, 1943, in Hidalgo, the son of Delphine “Mike” and Oma Childress Hays. on Easter Sunday (April 16, 2017) at the Apostolic Christian Home, Eureka. 1, 1919, in Metamora, a son of Alpheus and Lena Sauder Leman. Milton was a member of the Eureka Apostolic Christian Church where his funeral will be at 10 a.m. The family would like to thank the staff of the Apostolic Christian Home in Eureka for all of the love and support over the years.He proudly hung the first Strickland sign outside his Chevrolet store in Bloomington. Monica’s in East Peoria and then vicar of the Pekin Vicariate. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, and helped as an assistant at St. Monday (April 24, 2017) at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Saturday at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington. Gadson, Zachary J., 30, Washington, Monday (April 24, 2017) at his home. The family would like to thank all the staff and doctors for the tremendous care that was provided. Sue had many special friends that she deeply loved. Monday (April 24, 2017) at Mc Lean County Nursing Home, Normal. Surviving are two daughters, Karen (Kenny) Wood and Kimberley (Jason) Mc Henry; two grandchildren, Janelle Graham and Jason Schultz; and two great-grandchildren, Abigail Graham and Madilyn Graham. She was born May 2, 1932, in Grabill, Ind., to Levi C. Eunice and Lloyd hosted six Mennonite Central Committee international trainees in their home over the years. Her son-in-law, Pastor Kurt Walker, will officiate. Friday at the church and one hour before the service Saturday. Memorials may be made to Hopedale Mennonite Church or Mennonite Disaster Service or Love Packages. CLINTON — Constance “Connie” Anne Orr, 78, of Clinton, passed away at p.m. He will be missed by all, except the squirrels in his neighborhood with whom he had a running battle for years. John’s Lutheran Church; and to all her dear and loyal friends and “daughters.”Condolences may be shared with the family at In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home. CLINTON — Anna Marie Moss, 84, of Clinton, died peacefully Friday (April 14, 2017) at Decatur Memorial Hospital.Ron was one of Jehovah's Witnesses and no doubt would say that his voluntary service as an elder, ministerial servant and pioneer in various congregations in Central Illinois and the Joliet area brought him the most satisfaction. Saturday with memorial talk immediately following at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 15827 S. Note: Due to limited parking, please carpool if possible. George was killed in a farm accident on April 13, 1965. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gerald; one sister, Marilyn Woosley; and two brothers, Richard and Raymond Denler. Tuesday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington. Surviving are his mother; siblings Debbie Brittin, Normal; Jack Claeys, Bloomington; Kenneth (Pam) Claeys, Grapevine, Texas; and Kathy (Jack) Southwell, Dayton, Texas; and many nieces and nephews. Saturday (April 22, 2017) at Heritage Manor, Normal. She worked for State Farm for 42 years and retired in 1986. Thursday (April 20, 2017) at Heritage Health, Normal. Hedstrom, Doris Leona, 90, Normal, died Saturday (April 22, 2017) at Heartland Health Care, Normal. Hudson, Rueger A., 18 months, Dewey, Thursday (April 20, 2017) in Fisher. Friday (April 21, 2017) at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Survivors: two children, Vicky Ferrell, Buffalo, Minn., and James Ferrell III, Bloomington; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Ralph (Sachi) Carter, South Boston, Va.; one sister, Josephine Ramcharan, Topeka, Kan.; and daughter in-law, Marcia Ferrell, Armington. She will be cremated and a memorial service will be 11 a.m. Private family inurnment will be in Funks Grove Cemetery. Melissa enjoyed shopping, giving hugs and never knew a stranger. BLOOMINGTON — Gary Hoover, 80, of Bloomington, passed away Jan. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be from 1 to 4 p.m. She was passionate about politics, tennis, UConn basketball and dogs. Rose and Hank were circus performers in their early years of marriage. Surviving are children, Harry Robbins, Curtiss Robbins and Nancy Raney, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Monday (April 17, 2017) at Meadows Mennonite Home, Chenoa. A celebration of life service will be at a later date. Calvert–Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, El Paso, is assisting the family with arrangements. She is survived by a son, Glenn (Charity) Schieler, Gridley; a daughter, Charwyn (Ted) Parker, Gridley; nine grandchildren, Ashton, Caleb, Carter, Ellie and Anderson Schieler, and Alyssa, Kyle, Julia and Emma Parker; a niece, Cathy Schultz Oloffson; and special friend and caregiver, E. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Eugene Schultz; and a nephew, Mark Schultz. He worked at MIT from 1968 to 1978 as associate dean for student affairs and at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, from 1978 to 1980, as vice provost. He was an avid Cubs fan and was excited when they won. He was a proud and die-hard Cubs, Bears and Huskers fan. Also surviving are his sons, Steve Allen (Michelle) Servis, Morris, and Leroy (Deborah) Servis, Secor; daughter, Joyce (Larry) Falk, Minonk; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren. Teri was born in Pontiac to Richard and Donna Green on Aug. She went to school at Pontiac Township High School and worked a majority of her career at State Farm Insurance in Bloomington.His service in this part of his life impacted more people than can be counted. NORMAL — Everett Arthur Bugge, 93, of Normal, passed away at a.m. — Pauline Alberta Branz Hardesty Evans, 96, of Sun City West, Ariz., passed away on Palm Sunday (April 9, 2017) at The Woodmark in Sun City, where she had resided since August 2013. May 19 at Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church, 13658 W. Interment will be at a later date in Mount Hope Cemetery, Sibley. In August 1966, Pauline received a bachelor of science in education, graduating with honors from Illinois State University. He was a mechanic and enjoyed collecting and working on cars. NORMAL — Hazel Mae Huette, 88, of Normal, peacefully went home to be with her Lord, surrounded by her family, at p.m. Jo Ann’s delight was being with her family while at ball games, camping, fishing or just hanging out. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to the Legacy Unit at Heritage Health, Normal. He was preceded in death by his father; brother, Robert Claeys; brother-in-law, Mark Brittin; and sister-in-law, Carole Claeys. April 29 at East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, with his funeral starting at 11 a.m. There will be a small private service for family and friends Wednesday at Eastview Christian Church. She loved spending time with her family, which included cooking big Sunday meals for them after church. NORMAL — Rose Marie “Rosy” Ferrell, 82, of Normal, passed away at a.m. View the obituary and share your condolences and memories at She brought joy to complete strangers and always seemed to know something about those she met. She loved cooking and spending time with those she loved. Robbins, 99, passed away peacefully March 23, 2017, at Mc Lean County Nursing Home, Normal. 28, 1917, in Cardin, Okla., daughter of Chauncey and Rose Whitsell. Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Hank; three daughters, Virginia, Connie and Jean; and two sons, Frank and Hank Jr. Memorials may be made to the Hudson library or Gridley library. Janice was a librarian and had a master’s degree in education and library systems from Illinois State University. Tereze, Phillip, noon at Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington. His celebration of life will be at noon Friday at Evelyn Chapel at Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, with the Rev. In 1981, he was business manager at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington and retired in 2004 as vice president for business and finance. He was also an avid golfer and enjoyed playing at the Fair Lakes Golf Course in Secor and enjoyed shooting trap and fishing. Gil and his wife of 65 years, Pat (White), were married in Bloomington prior to his two-year Army service. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Ronald Servis; four brothers; and three sisters. He was an auto mechanic and a welder and was a hard worker all of his life. Condolences and memories may be directed to his family at She was a member of the Church of the Ascension, Fort Myers Beach, Fla. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Marjorie Meiss and Marlene Leman; and brother-in-law, Floyd Meiss. JC was a man who never knew a stranger and made friends wherever he went.