CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Vivian C. Booth, 87, formerly of Princeton, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, in Carson City, Nev.
Born Jan. 3, 1916, in Princeton to Carl and Clara (Lindgren) Walstrom, she married Lester Booth Jan. 3, 1937. He died Jan. 11, 1999.
She was employed by the First State Bank of Princeton for many years until retiring.
She was a member of the Hampshire Colony Congregational Church in Princeton.
Survivors include one son, Larry (Sharon) Booth of Carson City, Nev.; two grandsons, Damon (Angela) Booth of Los Angeles, Calif., and Darren Booth of Carson City, Nev.; and one great-grandson, Wyatt Booth of Los Angeles, Calif.
She also was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Princeton. Cremation was accorded in Carson City, Nev. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Princeton.
KEWANEE -- Edwin P. Earley, 76, of Kewanee died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Born Dec. 17, 1927, in rural Annawan to V. Pratt and Margaret (Bertelsen) Earley, he married Lois Maarman Feb. 12, 1950, in Annawan. She survives. He later married B. Potter Sept. 26, 1976, in Princeton. She died in 2000.
He was a farmer in rural Annawan for many years. He later owned and operated Schwingle Sales & Service Co. in Princeton for 25 years, retiring in 2001.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Princeton.
Also surviving are three daughters, Paula (Jerry) Garner of Arlington, Va., Susan (Frank) Dunn of rural Bureau County and Joyce (George) Davis of Carterville; one son, Bryan (Sherrie) Earley of rural Annawan; five stepchildren, Sally DiGiovanni, Fred Potter, Penny Potter, Janet Presson and Nancy Rapp; one brother, Howard (Ruth) Earley of Sheffield; three grandchildren, Benjamin (Nicole) Earley, and Megan and Samuel Earley; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He also was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Earley, Verna Anderson and Doris Carley.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today, Tuesday, in the Fairview United Methodist Church, rural Annawan, with the Rev. Dan Wright officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery.
Visitation was held Monday in the Vandemore Funeral Home Ltd. in Atkinson.
Memorials may be directed to the Kewanee Kidney Dialysis Center.
OTTAWA -- Rosalie K. Johnson, 75, of Ottawa died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
Born Feb. 20, 1928, in Standard to John and Catherine (Gambo) Gambo, she married Sherman W. Johnson Jan. 31, 1948, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Naplate. He died Jan. 27, 1998.
She was a member of the Illinois Valley Quilters Guild and the Kimball Thimble Quilters Guild, the Women of the Moose, AARP and St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Kate (Dean) Thompson and Jo Anne (Gregg Schneider) Johnson, both of Ottawa; one sister, Mary "Mer" Gambo of Ottawa; one brother, Michael (Mary) Gambo of Ottawa; two grandsons, Robert (Susan) of Ottawa and Mark (Kelli) Thompson of Sandwich; and three great-grandchildren, C.J., Alexandra and Hunter Thompson.
She also was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Anthony.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Naplate, with the Rev. Father Keith Walder officiating. Burial was in the Ottawa Avenue Cemetery.
Visitation was held Sunday in the Gladfelter Funeral Home, Ottawa, with a rosary led by the Rev. Father Peter Pilon.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
PRINCETON -- Virginia Lee Oberheide, 77, of 813 Sunny Acres Drive, Princeton, died at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at Prairie View Healthcare in Princeton.
She was born May 3, 1926, in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., to Charles and Myrtle (Hicks) Middleton.
Survivors include her husband, Hal Oberheide Sr. of Princeton; three sons, Charles of Lancaster, Calif., Richard, serving in the U.S. Air Force in Misawa, Japan, and Hal Jr. of Tiskilwa; one daughter, Linda Rockford of Van Couver, Wash.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Cremation was accorded. A memorial Mass will be celebrated in St. Louis Catholic Church at a future date.
Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association, 606 W. Glen, Peoria, IL 61614 or St. Louis Catholic School.
George Bruce Jr.
PRINCETON -- George Caddell Bruce Jr., 83, of 515 Park Ave. West, Princeton, died Saturday, June 5, 2004, at Greenfield Retirement Home, 508 Park Ave. East, Princeton.
Born April 6, 1921, in Pontiac to George Caddell Sr. and Jane Ellen (Ricker) Bruce, he married Irma Kitterman April 26, 1949, in Princeton. She died April 30, 1994.
He owned and operated Bruce Jewelers since 1946. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army.
He was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Princeton, American Legion Post 125, Princeton Masonic Lodge A.F. and A.M. 587, Jewelers of America, Illinois Jewelers Association and local antique automobile clubs.
Survivors include two sons, Gary (Diane) Bruce of Princeton and Gail Bruce of Charlotte, N.C.; and three grandchildren, Sarah Jane Bruce of Mason City, Iowa, Reid Bruce of Bloomington and Mark Bruce of Charlotte, N.C.
He also was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Elliott Bruce; and one sister, Laura Jane Bruce.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Princeton, with the Rev. Jeffrey Schlesinger officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Princeton.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, in the Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton.
Memorials may be directed to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church or the charity of the donor's choice.
PUTNAM -- Nan J. Greek, 60, of rural Putnam died at 3:45 p.m. Friday, June 4, 2004, at Heartland Health Care Center in Henry.
Born Sept. 19, 1943, in Berwyn to E.E. "Ed" and Jane (Ward) Socolofsky, she married William D. "Bill" Greek Jan. 1, 1983, in Henry. He survives.
She attended Eureka College and graduated from Mankato State University in Minnesota. She began her teaching career teaching Head Start and retired from the Henry Senachwine School District, having taught at the Senachwine Grade School and Henry Grade School.
She was a member of the Marshall-Putnam County Retired Teachers Association, a 10-year member of the Putnam County Library Board, and a member and past board member of the Marshall-Putnam Home Extension Service. She also was a member of the First Christian Church in Henry, where she served as a deacon and elder.
Also surviving are two sons, Joseph (Colleen) Trovero of Peru and Anthony (Jennifer) Trovero of Hennepin; one stepdaughter, Cyrena (Jerry) Anderson of Greenville, S.C.; two stepsons, Tyler (Samantha) Greek of Plainfield and Nathaniel (Jessica) Greek of Charlotte, N.C.; one brother, Jon (Ginger) Socolofsky of Eagle River, Wis., and South Palm Beach, Fla.; one nephew, Brian Socolofsky; and 10 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one infant son.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the First Christian Church, Henry, with the Rev. John Kenerley and Rev. Dr. Norman Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Putnam Cemetery, Putnam.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, in the Ries-McKitrick & Newton Mortuary, Henry.
Memorials may be directed to the Henry Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund, Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital, First Christian Church in Henry or the charity of the donor's choice.
WALNUT -- Joyce A. Sergeant, 64, of 14535 2300 North Ave., Walnut, died Sunday, June 6, 2004, at Colonial Hall Nursing Home in Princeton.
Born June 26, 1939, in Princeton to Howard H. and Opal L. (Hoover) Martin, she married Donald G. Sergeant Aug. 17, 1957, in Princeton. He survives.
She was a homemaker.
Also surviving are three daughters, Terry (Norm) Vandermoon of Princeton, Tammy Chamberlain of Walnut and Tracy (Tim) DeWaele of Amboy; one son, Jim Sergeant of Princeton; one brother, Donald Martin of Princeton; six grandchildren, Douglas Vandermoon of Princeton, Jeremy and Brian Chamberlain of Walnut, Joshua DeWaele of Amboy, and Jim Sergeant Jr. and Mike Sergeant, both of Princeton; one great-granddaughter, Maya Rose of Wheaton; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Howard "Blackie" Martin Jr.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Garland Funeral Home, Walnut, with the Rev. Laura Root, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery, Princeton.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, in the funeral home.
A memorial has been established in her memory.