Our Obituaries

Florence Skinner

December 14, 1926 - May 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, IL.
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Allyne R. Roach

February 24, 1926 - May 18, 2017

Allyne Rose Roach, 91, of Bloomington, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at home. Allyne was born February 24, 1926, the daughter of Albert and Hulda Simpsen. She married Terry Roach on July 31, 1982, in Bloomington. He survives.Also surviving are their children, Michelle (Lionel) Parker of Bloomington, and Terry J. Roach of Normal; two grandchildren, Shawn and Matt Parker; a brother, Daryl ...
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John S. Duffy

July 28, 1924 - May 12, 2017

NORMAL - John S. Duffy, 92, of Normal, died 11:45 a.m. Friday (May 12, 2017) at his home.A private family service and a celebration of life service will be in August.He was born June 28, 1924, in Melvin. He married his sweetheart and love of his live, Barbara Hochhalter, on May 18, 1957, in Melvin. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year.He is survived by his wife,...
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Judith Feezor

January 14, 1946 - May 12, 2017

Bloomington - Judith Rose Feezor, 71 of Bloomington, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017, at Aperion Care of Bloomington.Judi was born January 14, 1946, in Bloomington. The daughter of Pauline Whitesell. Surviving are her husband, Larry Feezor of Palm Coast, FL; a son, Mike Gaddy Jr. of Santa Clara, CA; two daughters, Kathie Gaddy of Santa Clara, CA; and Karla Gaddy-Hasty of Morton; three...
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Irma Mae Thompson

August 5, 1932 - May 11, 2017

BLOOMINGTON -- Irma Mae Neuhaus Thompson 84, of Bloomington passed away on May 11, 2017 at the McLean County Nursing Home. Irma was born on August 5, 1932 in Pekin, IL. Her parents, Gilbert and Anna Neuhaus both preceded her in death. Irma married James Norman Thompson on January 19, 1951 and he preceded Irma in death. Irma is survived by her daughters Jo (Don) Denniston of Bloomington, Valerie ...
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Rex Bean

December 24, 1950 - May 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Clonnie Back

April 5, 1942 - May 9, 2017

Bloomington - Clonnie E. Back, 75, of Bloomington, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at his residence.Clonnie was born April 5, 1942, in Osceola, AR, the son of Jacob and Hallie Kyle Back. Surviving are one child; four sisters, Jessie (Eldon) Hinshaw of Bloomington; Donna Davis of Joliet; Barbara (Danny) Shepherd of Bloomington; and Marion Davey of Bloomington; several nieces and nephews. He was...
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Delbert Ross Whittet

August 13, 1918 - May 8, 2017

Normal - Delbert R. Whittet, 98, of Normal, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017, at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.Delbert was born August 13, 1918, in Beswell, IN; the son of Claude and Lea Langelier Whittet. He married Mary L. Harding on November 1, 1942, in St. Charles, MO. She preceded him in death on December 7, 1995.Surviving is one child; Lawrence (Larry) A. Whittet of Granbury,...
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Junior Fletcher

October 3, 1930 - May 8, 2017

Junior Lodes Fletcher, 86, of Bloomington, IL., passed from this life Monday, May 8, 2017 at Heartland Health Care Center of Normal.He was born October 3, 1930, in Black Oak, AR., to the late Lodes and Rhoda Fletcher.Mr. Fletcher served in the United States Marine Corps during The Korean War in which he was a crane operator. He worked as a laborer most of his life. This year would mark his 50th...
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Herman Leischner

October 18, 1940 - May 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Sheilie Altieri

December 29, 1969 - May 5, 2017

HEYWORTH - Sheilie Altieri, 47, of Heyworth, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.Sheilie was born December 29, 1969, in Peoria, the daughter of Dennis and Patricia Bohannon Carroll. She married Pete Altieri on December 29, 1989, in Danbury, CT. He survives.Also surviving are their children, Kaitlin (Dathan Engel) Altieri; and Joseph (Marsha) Altieri; a...
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Ralph Krueger

July 1, 1925 - May 4, 2017

BLOOMINGTON - Ralph William Krueger, 91, of Pekin passed away Thursday, May 4th, at 2 p.m. surrounded by his family. Ralph was born July 1, 1925 to Gephardt and Luella Bauer Krueger. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Stephen and Mark Krueger; and siblings Richard, Robert, Lila, and Paul. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Corinne Crosby Lawson Krueger; a son Daniel (Karen...
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Levi Phoenix King

May 1, 2017 - May 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, IL.
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Norman L. Block

November 11, 1931 - May 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, IL.
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Robert Bean

November 16, 1920 - May 1, 2017

BLOOMINGTON -- Robert Bean, 96, of Bloomington passed away at 11:45 a.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Bloomington Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. He was born on November 16, 1920, the son of Arthur and Single Covan Bean. He married Erma Fitzpatrick on December 28, 1970 in Chicago. She survives.Mr. Bean was an auxiliary member of the Chicago Police Department for many years. He...
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Dorothy M. Cole

April 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Dorothy M. Cole

August 24, 1918 - April 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, IL.
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Iva Joann Coleman

September 12, 1926 - April 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Joyce A. Cosenza

September 4, 1941 - April 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Iva Joann Coleman

September 12, 1926 - April 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Iva Joann Coleman

September 12, 1926 - April 21, 2017

Iva (JoAnn) Coleman90, of Lexington, IllThe morning of April 21, 2017, the Lord called home Iva JoAnn Coleman as she was surrounded by family. She was 90 years old.Visitation for JoAnn will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, at Lexington Community Church, Lexington Ill. Memorial services will follow at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be at East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington Ill.,...
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Ingeborg Kreitler

July 26, 1940 - April 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, IL.
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Cecil P. Crow

January 26, 1941 - April 16, 2017

Cecil P. Crow, 76 of Normal, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 1:00am at Heritage Health Care, Normal, Illinois.Cecil's service will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 12noon at the Bible Baptist Church, Bloomington, Illinois with Pastor Todd Harrison officiating. Following the service burial will take place at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Visitation will be from...
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Cecil CROW

January 26, 1941 - April 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Beverly Miller

July 14, 1930 - April 15, 2017

Beverly Miller, age 86, of Bloomington Illinois, died April 15, 2017 at home after a brief illness surrounded by loved ones. She was born in Center City, Minnesota on July 14, 1930 to George and LaVonne (Tierney) Peterson. At the age of 5, her family moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. She continued to spend many summers on her aunt and uncle's family farm in Center City. In 1948, she graduated from...
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Glenn C. Hurt

March 1, 1933 - April 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Ella Sue Malliet

April 13, 2017 - April 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Frank Michael Claeys III

December 3, 1955 - April 13, 2017

Frank Michael Claeys III, 61, of Bloomington, passed away Thursday (April 13, 2017) at St. Joseph's hospital.Frank (Mike) was born December 3, 1955 in Galesburg, the son of Frank M. Claeys Jr. and Peggy L. (Spring) Claeys. He was a truck driver for most of his life, and then a delivery driver for Tobin's Pizza.Surviving are his mother, siblings Debbie Brittin, Normal; Jack Claeys, Bloomington;...
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Timothy A. Scogin

September 18, 1983 - April 13, 2017

COLFAX - Timothy A. Scogin, 33, of Colfax, IL, passed away April 13, 2017. He was born in Bloomington, IL, September 18, 1983, a son of Ronnie and Gail Arnold Scogin.A celebration of Tim's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017 at East Lawn Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Molly and Jenna Scogin's fund at Heartland Bank and Trust, 1725 Fort Jesse Road...
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Warren S. CREWS

December 6, 1918 - April 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Donald Oxier

August 19, 1935 - April 11, 2017

BLOOMINGTON - Donald D. Oxier, 81, of Bloomington, passed away April 11, 2017, at his residence.Donald was born August 19, 1935, in Springdale, AR, the son of Fred and Hazel (Wolfe) Oxier.Surviving are his wife, Betty Fritcher Oxier; three daughters, Hazel Hardin of OK; Ronda (Richard) Hodge of Minonk; and Donna (Evan) Leathers of Bloomington; six grandchildren, Matthew (Megan) Leathers; John ...
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Warren Crews

December 6, 1918 - April 11, 2017

NORMAL- Warren S. Crews, 98, of Normal, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at his residence.Warren was born December 6, 1918, in Hallidayboro, IL, the son of Henry and Maggie Manus Crews. He married Roberta H. Mechling on April 24, 1947, inSt. Louis. She preceded him in death on July 16, 1998.Surviving are their children, Susan (Ron) Pridgeon of Bloomington;Jim (Kim) Crews of...
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Robert J. Erdman

April 18, 1928 - April 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Ray C. Denbesten

March 14, 1949 - April 6, 2017

BLOOMINGTON - Ray C. Denbesten,68, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully in his sleep, April 6th, 2017 at home. Ray was born March 14th, 1949, in South Holland IL, the son of Cornelius "Neal" Denbesten and Edna VerDught. He married Irene Niemczyk on July 1st 1972, in Sycamore IL. She survives. Also surviving are his daughters, Cathy Denbesten of Bloomington IL and Carol (Walter) Yee of Swansea...
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Harriett Jane Ballard

January 28, 1925 - April 3, 2017

BLOOMINGTON - Harriett "Jane" Ballard, 92, of Bloomington passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington. She was born on January 28, 1925 in Roodhouse, Illinois, the daughter of Lee and Erma Ballard.Jane was a longtime member of the United Evangelical Methodist Church of Bloomington, where she was very active also serving as a Sunday school teacher for many...
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Peng Lin

October 20, 1958 - April 1, 2017

Peng Luan Lin, a loving wife and mother of Bloomington, IL, died on Saturday, April 1, 2017 after a two year battle with gastric cancer. She was 58 years old.Born October 20, 1958 in Fuzhou, China, she was the youngest daughter of the late Qing Yu Lin and Shu Ying Chen. She is survived by her husband, Qiao Mei Li; her children Johnson Li and fiance (Brittany Baker) and Cindy Li Gibson and (Kyle...
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William W. Babbs

April 4, 1932 - March 31, 2017

Funeral services for William "Bill" Babbs will be held on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at the East Lawn Funeral Home in Bloomington, Illinois. Visitation and viewing will be from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home.Bill was born April 4, 1932 in Decatur. He passed away at the age of 84 on March 31, 2017 in Peoria after a brief illness. He will be laid to rest next to his parents: Oscar L...
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Suellyn Brewster

May 21, 1946 - March 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, IL.
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Carolina C. Kaufman

December 26, 1974 - March 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Edith L. Doyle

May 26, 1933 - March 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, IL.
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Jean Marrs

December 14, 1931 - March 26, 2017

BLOOMINGTON - Jean Marrs, 85, of Bloomington, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Heritage Health, Bloomington.Jean was born December 14, 1931, in Hamburg, IA, the daughter of Clinton and Leta Fletcher Cross.Surviving are her children, Randy Marrs of Bloomington; Robin Marrs of Bloomington; Reva (Tim) Howard of Downs; and Renee (Yvan) Bacon of Bloomington; three grandchildren, Ashley (Curt)...
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Beverly J. Hodge

December 26, 1929 - March 26, 2017

Normal - Beverly Hodge, 87, of Normal, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community, Chenoa.Beverly was born December 26, 1929, in Normal, the daughter of William and Alma Houchens Crosby. She married Roy Vernon Hodge on July 28, 1947, in Kentucky. He preceded her in death on June 6, 2010.Surviving are their children, Joe (Natalie) Hodge of Colorado Springs, CO;...
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Rebekah Williams

March 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Robert Richard Raymond Reardon

January 17, 1938 - March 25, 2017

BLOOMINGTON - Robert Richard Reardon, Jr., 79, of Bloomington, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Heritage Health, Bloomington. Robert was born January 17, 1938, in Peoria, the son of Robert Reardon Sr. and Violet Barden. He married Donna Nierstheimer on July 5, 1991, in Peoria. She survives. Also surviving are his children, Theresa (Sherman) Lee of Rockport, AR; Tina McCabe of Gurnee;...
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Philip Wachsberger

April 4, 1929 - March 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, IL.
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L.A. A. Leipold

October 8, 1924 - March 21, 2017

BLOOMINGTON - L. A. "Ham" Leipold, 92, of Bloomington, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Westminister Village, Bloomington.Ham was born October 8, 1924, in New Athens, IL, the son of George John and Katherine Emily Leipold. He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Sharon Leipold of McLean; a sister, Ruth Rash of LeRoy; a grand-son, Greg (Sheila) Leipold of Bloomington; and a grand-daughter,...
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Bruce W. Kolbus

July 2, 1953 - March 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Dodie M. Vandegraft

March 12, 1926 - March 20, 2017

NORMAL - Dora "Dodie" Vandegraft, 91, of Normal, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.Dodie was born March 12, 1926, in Downs, IL, the daughter of Clarence and Beulah Ferris Simpson.Surviving are her children; Judy (Karl) Eminger of Princeton, IA; Bob Vandegraft of Normal; and Mark Vandegraft of Normal; two grandchildren, Jason Vandegraft of Chicago;...
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Frederick Raymond Robb

June 23, 1928 - March 19, 2017

BLOOMINGTON - Frederick Raymond Robb, 88, of Bloomington, passed away Sunday, March 19,2017, at his son's house in Farmer City.Frederick was born June 23, 1928, in Peoria, IL, the son of Frederick and Elizabeth Schmidgall Robb. He married Linda McCue on June 11, 1949. She preceded him in death.Surviving are their children, Frederick N. Robb of Bloomington; Stanley (Paula) Robb of Stanford;...
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Harry Lee Johnson

January 29, 1940 - March 19, 2017

NORMAL - Harry Johnson, 77, of Normal, went home to be with is Savior Sunday (March 19, 2017) at his home.Harry was born January 29. 1940, the oldest of three boys, to Ernest and Helena Johnson. They, along with one brother, Ray, preceded him in death. he married Darlene Helser on August 1, 1964. She survives along with their two sons, Craig (Connie), Mackinaw, and Shane, Palm City, Fla.; six...
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Doris Gresham

September 18, 1934 - March 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Doris Gresham

September 18, 1934 - March 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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William Longwell

July 28, 1952 - March 15, 2017

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Robert Ward

September 21, 1930 - March 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Dorothy Ferguson

July 17, 1932 - March 13, 2017

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Dorothy May Ferguson

July 17, 1932 - March 13, 2017

Dorothy Ferguson, 84, of Theodore, AL formerly of Heyworth, peacefully passed away at 1:20 a.m. Monday (March 13, 2017) at home, surrounded by her daughter and son-in-law.She was born July 17, 1932, in Fogertown, KY the daughter of Herman and Elizabeth(Lizzie) Westerfield Gaines. She was united in marriage to Clint Ferguson, Jr on October 30, 1948, until his passing on April 16, 2013.Surviving is...
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Donna Lee Klawitter Newland

November 19, 1934 - March 9, 2017

Normal- Donna Lee Klawitter-Newland, 82, passed away March 9, 2017 at Heritage Health, Normal.Donna was preceded in death by her parents Cecil and Jesse (Sharp) Buford and one son, Mark Klawitter. She is survived by four children, Jeff (Marti) Klawitter of Heyworth; Linda Klawitter Dixon of Bloomington; Greg (Tracy) Klawitter of Heyworth; and Brad (Judy) Klawitter of Houston, TX; ten...
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Sue A. Robison

August 4, 1945 - March 6, 2017

CLINTON - Sue Ann Robison, 71, of Clinton, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 at Bloomington Rehabilitation and Health Care.Sue was born August 4, 1945, in Clinton, the daughter of Lloyd T. and Louisa A. (Matheny) Mandrell. She married Terry Robison on January 7, 1963. He survives.Also surviving are their children, Leslie (Jody) Robison of PA; Toni (Scott) Bauer of MI; and Richard (Theresa...
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Jerry M. HENDERSON

June 6, 1923 - March 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Michael David Golder

February 20, 1957 - March 6, 2017

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Roberta Gloria Staebell

October 22, 1921 - March 5, 2017

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Larry A. WARD

November 25, 1951 - March 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Barbara Kidder

September 23, 1939 - March 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Freda A. KESSINGER

September 13, 1917 - March 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Freda A. Kessinger

September 13, 1917 - March 2, 2017

Bloomington - Freda A. Kessinger, 99, of Bloomington, passed away at 12:30 a.m. March 2, 2017 at Heritage Health, Bloomington. Freda was born September 13, 1917 near Mt. Pleasant, KY, the daughter of Arthur T. Stewart and Elizabeth Stewart. Freda has one living sibling remaining, Grace Miller of Paris, IL. She was married to Cecil Westerfield from 1937-1964. To this union were three children...
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Elmo Epperson

April 8, 1921 - March 1, 2017

Arrowsmith - Elmo A. Epperson, 95, of Arrowsmith, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Bickford House of Bloomington.Elmo was born April 8, 1921, in Leroy, the son of Harry and Artie Scott Epperson. He was united in marriage to Eloise Stanger Epperson on February 14, 1943. She preceded him in death on October 20, 2008.Surviving are their children, Sherrill Loebig of Bloomington; Karen (Earl)...
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Phyllis Irene Gruber

June 22, 1921 - February 26, 2017

NORMAL - Phyllis Irene Gruber, 95, of Normal, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017, at Heritage Health, Normal.Phyllis was born June 22, 1921, in Magnolia, IL, the daughter of Myron and Myrtle Piper Himmelrich. She married Charles Gruber on October 8, 1943. He died on February 23, 1968.Surviving are her children, Ronald (Cheryl) Gruber of Normal; Linda (Roy) Keller of Camdenton, MO; and Dianne ...
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Sharon L. Griffin

May 10, 1947 - February 20, 2017

Bloomington - Sharon L. Griffin, 69, of Bloomington, passed away Monday, February 20, 2017, surrounded by her family at OSF. St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.Sharon was born May 10, 1947, in Bloomington, the daughter of Murphy and Evelyn Pence LaFever. Surviving are her children, Kimberly Logston; Dawn (Francis) Poston; Ronald D. Dreyer, Jr; and Nicklaus (Nicole) Dreyer, all of Bloomington...
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Eileen E. Hart

August 15, 1927 - February 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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John Allen Cassidy

July 8, 1964 - February 17, 2017

Bloomington - John A. Cassidy, 52, passed away Friday, February 17, 2017, at his studio residence in Bloomington's Cultural District. John was born July 8, 1964, in Peoria, the son of Robert "Bib" A. and Delores Wyzlic Cassidy. Surviving are his mother, Delores Wyzlic Cassidy; three sisters, Linda (David) Ogle of Spring Bay, IL; Karen Clark of Bellevue, IL; and Donna (Ray) Kral of Mapleton,...
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Terry Wayne Greenlee

December 29, 1961 - February 17, 2017

Normal - Terry Wayne Greenlee, 55, of Normal, formerly of Norfolk, VA, went home to Jesus at 4:45 p.m., Friday, February 17, 2017, after a short battle with Advanced Parkinson's disease with Lewy Body Dementia and recent complications of influenza. Due to sudden onset of PD with LBD, Terry's twin brother, Tony and sister-in-law, Theresa, nephew Matt Greenlee and niece Jenna (Greenlee) Phillips...
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Renee Renee Fogle

January 30, 1958 - February 17, 2017

Normal- Renee Fogle, 59, of Normal, formerly of Carlock, passed away Friday, February 17, 2017, at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center. Renee was born January 30, 1958, in Bloomington, the daughter of J.R. and Jill (Goben) Fogle. They survive.Also surviving are her siblings, Cheryl (John) Hickey of Normal; David (Leanne) Fogle of Congerville; and Darrin Fogle of Carlock; a niece, Rachel (Nowell)...
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Jackie L. RICE

May 30, 1934 - February 16, 2017

Jackie L. Rice, 82, of Bloomington passed away late Thursday evening February 16, 2017 peacefully at home.Jackie was born May 30, 1934, in Spiceland, IN, the son of Corrie and Fanola Burress Rice. He graduated from Fairbury High School in 1952. Jackie joined the U.S. Army in 1956 and spent time in Korea assisting with the installation of printing presses.Surviving are two children, Jon (Renee)...
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Louise E. Campbell

January 24, 1918 - February 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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William D. Poppins, Sr.

January 8, 1932 - February 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Arthur L. Alsman

February 3, 1918 - February 10, 2017

Bloomington - Arthur "Bud" L. Alsman, 99, of Bloomington, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017, at McLean County Nursing Home, Normal.Arthur was born February 3, 1918, in Lee Center, IL, the son of Arthur Lee and Eva Gabbert Alsman. He married Mattie Smiley on June 21, 1940, in St. Louis. She preceded him in death on April 23, 2012.Surviving are their children; Fritzie (Gary) Schoonover; Don ...
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Roy M. Brown

September 30, 1931 - February 8, 2017

Roy Mack Brown, 85, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at his home in Naples, Florida.The Funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 22 at East Lawn Funeral Home in Bloomington, IL at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Scott Boerckel officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow the service in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial...
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Roy M. Brown

September 30, 1931 - February 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Laura Harper

December 11, 1971 - February 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, IL.
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Betty ZABEL

December 17, 1926 - February 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Naomi J. Knight

December 29, 1952 - February 7, 2017

Normal - Naomi "Jean" Knight, 64, of Normal, passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at her residence surrounded by her family.Jean was born December 29, 1952, in Peoria, the daughter of Robert Edgar and Eva Elizabeth Berry Hall. Surviving are her children, David Knight; Kevin Knight; Jo (Steve) Bybee; Jamie (Chad) Wiechmann; and Vicki Camarillo; grandchildren, Brianna, Tyler, Darien and Blake...
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Almeda M. Crutcher

October 27, 1922 - February 7, 2017

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Dorothy Dean Dunn

November 24, 1926 - February 6, 2017

Dorothy Dean Dunn, 90 of Normal, IL., passed away Monday, February 6th, 2017, of dementia, at Heritage Manor Normal, long-term compassionate care facility. She was born Wednesday, November 24, 1926, to Monroe & Frances "Sug" (Hitchens) Bell in Macomb, Mississippi. Monroe's parents were Eddie Bell Sr. & Jane "Janie" White-Bell. Dorothy was lovingly called "Deana," by her family, friends...
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Allen L. Junghanel

February 17, 1955 - February 5, 2017

DOWNS - Allen L. Junghanel, 61, of Downs, died on February 5, 2017, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomigton.Celebration of Life: Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. at Adkisson's Restaurant and Lounge, Downs.Memorials: Donor's choice.Survivors: his wife, Sheila Junghanel; one son, Jake (Kerri) Junghanel, Effingham; two daughters, Stephanie Junghanel and Stacy (Andrew)...
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Ronald Kern

July 18, 1948 - February 4, 2017

Bloomington - Ronald J. Kern, 68, of Bloomington, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017 at his residence.Ron was born July 18, 1948, in Bloomington, the son of Walter and Margaret Kern. He married Carolyn Purdy on June 27, 1975. She survives.Also surviving are a brother, Walter Kern of NJ; a sister, Kay (Al) Maloney of AZ; several nieces and nephews; and his dog, Tigger. He was preceded in...
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John Joseph McGrosso

November 14, 1915 - February 3, 2017

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Robert E. Erbe

August 13, 1957 - February 3, 2017

After years of chronic illness, Robert Edward Erbe finally decided he had had enough of this crap and he died peacefully on February 3, 2017 holding hands with his wife and daughter. He was born on August 13, 1957 to Mary and Joseph Erbe in Decatur, Illinois. Robert, along with his three siblings, had a childhood loaded with adventure, mischief and even a few misdemeanors that would make for many...
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Arnold L. Eddings

February 3, 1922 - February 2, 2017

Arnold Lester Eddings was born January 10, 1922 and passed away peacefully on Febuary 2, 2017, at McLean County Nursing Home. Born in Belleville, IL to Burne Eddings and Frieda Arnold Eddings, he attended public schools there until 1934 when the family moved to Mascoutah IL to live with his grandmother, Christina Arnold.As a youth, Arnold was active in Boy Scouts and earned the rank of Eagle...
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Raymond Earl Belcher

July 21, 1926 - February 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Carolyn R. Kolbus

July 5, 1964 - February 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Lois M. Kamischke

September 10, 1926 - February 1, 2017

NORMAL - Lois M. Kamischke, 90, of Normal, died February 1, 2017, at Mclean County Nursing Home. Service: Private graveside service at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington.Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.Survivors: three sons, Michael Cavanaugh, Bloomington; Ed Moore, Bloomington; Wes (Teresa) Kamischke, Lexington; a daughter, Kathi (Jordan)...
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Joan Downey

October 24, 1957 - February 1, 2017

Joan Y. DowneyDate of Death: February 1, 2017October 24, 1957 - February 1, 2017Joan Y. Downey, 59, of Bloomington, Illinois passed away peacefully Wednesday morning after a lengthy and courageous battle with lung cancer. She was born in Phoenixville, PA, daughter of Iva (Brown) Evans and the late Darrel G. Wing. She lived most of her adult life in Altoona and York, Pennsylvania. She was preceded...
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Daniel L. Woodard

May 12, 1946 - January 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Frank A. Thomson

September 3, 1938 - January 29, 2017

Bloomington - Frank A. Thomson, 78, of Bloomington, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 at his residence.Frank was born on September 3, 1938, in Chicago, the son of Frank W. and Margaret Hills Thomson. He married Carol Drenth on June 23, 1961, in Chicago. She survives.Also surviving are their daughters, June (Roy) Becker of Palatine; Julie (Brad) Burns of Bloomington; and Heather (Bob)...
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Sherman L. Bowen

November 18, 1938 - January 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Lorie J. Thom

October 19, 1966 - January 27, 2017

Bloomington - Lorie Jean Thom, 50, of Bloomington, died January 27, 2017, at her residence.Memorial service: 1 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2017 at East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington.Survivors: a brother, Fred Dodson; an aunt, Carolyn Wright; an uncle, Delmar (Dian) Thom; cousins, Ann Longfellow, Ron (Mary) Wright, Jeff Appleton, Angel Olmstead, Gil (Robin) Olmstead; Dr. Jennifer Burke, Dr. Bill ...
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Barry E. SPRINKER

April 21, 1951 - January 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Monroe Hall

September 21, 1914 - January 24, 2017

Normal - Monroe Hall, 102, of Normal, passed away Monday, January 24, 2017 at Martin Health Center, Bloomington.Monroe was born on September 21, 1914, in Piggott, AR, the son of Marion and Nellie Hall. He married Mildred Lindstrom on January 30, 1938, in LeRoy. Surviving are a son, Carl (Patricia) Hall of Bloomington; two daughters, Debra (Kerry) Brandon of Kuttawa, KY; and Carmen Clark of...
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Marilyn M. Petry

May 20, 1928 - January 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Caroline Caroline Ward

October 24, 1935 - January 22, 2017

Bloomington - F. Caroline Ward, 81, of Bloomington, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017 at her home.Caroline was born October 24, 1935, in Towanda, the daughter of Percy and Alta Robinson Miller. She married Jerry Carver. Later in life, she married Russell Ward.Surviving are her children; Paula Atkins and Brian Carver, both of Bloomington; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. She...
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