Ivory C. Bew
Age 73, born November 30, 1930 to the late Willie B.C. and Luellar Bew in Grenada, MS, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 in Hattiesburg, MS.
Preceded in death by his wife, Earnestine Bew; parents; a sister, Willie Louise Lewis; and three grandsons.
Survived by four sons, Jerry Bew of Atlanta, GA, Terrance (Stacey) Bew, Rodney (Tiffany) Bew of Joliet, IL and Jeremy Bew of Petal, MS; eight daughters, Rose Mary Bew of Temperance, MI, Cynthia Diane Fears of Savoy, IL, Sharon Love of Lockport, IL, Elaine (George Jr.) Donald of New Lenox, IL, Eloise (Reggie) Brown, Iva Jean, Earnesta Bew of Joliet, IL and Regina Jones of Hattiesburg, MS; two brothers, James Bew and George Bew of Joliet, IL; six sisters, Armelda Scott of Gary, IN, Ora (Coy) McElrath, Mamie (Telfair) Reed, Luellar McNair, Lorine (Sam) Mitchell, Dorothy (Cornelius) Gray, all of Joliet, IL; and mother-in-law, Jessie Myers of Petal, MS; 40 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held on Monday, June 21, 2004 from 6 to 7 PM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 402 Singleton Pl., Joliet, IL, Dr. Issac Singleton, Sr., Pastor. Homegoing service at 7 PM Pastor Clint Wilburn officiating. Interment Tuesday, June 22, 2004, 10 AM at Elmhurst Cemetery, Joliet, IL.
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Francis "Frank" Kennedy
Age 79, died Wednesday, June 16, 2004. Born June 17, 1924 in Joliet, IL. Beloved father of Kathleen and Dan (Elizabeth Mack) of Wilmington, Kevin and Brian (Colleen Ginnae) of Joliet, and John of Manhattan.
Survived by wife, Edna M. "Ginger" of Joliet; two sisters, Nora (late Patrick) McGrath and Katherine E. Kennedy of Wilmington; and four very loved grandchildren, Ryan, Bruce, Bradley and Elise Kennedy; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents, James J. and Ella (McGovern) Kennedy; four brothers, James Leo, John Martin, Thomas Lawrence, William Chester (Betty) Kennedy; and one sister, Mary Loretta (John) Tulley.
Served 20 years in the U.S. Army, retired as a Master Sergeant. Veteran of World War II, where he was in Normandy, France on June 10 with the invasion forces and served throughout Europe. Later, he served in the Korean War. Francis was an E.O.D. (bomb disposal) instructor.
Graduated from Wilmington High School and worked at Joliet Ammunition Plant, Rexene, Dart Ind., and Mobil Chemical. Chaplain of F.O.E. #3585 in Joliet, IL, where he was also an avid euchre player.
The Kennedy family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the nurses and staff of St. Joseph for their wonderful care.
Visitation 9 a.m. on June 21, with a 10 a.m. Mass to follow at St. Patrick's Church, 710 W. Marion St., Joliet, IL. At Frank's request, cremation rites will be accorded and burial will take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Elwood at 11:30 a.m. with full military honors by the U.S. Army. Rev. James Lennon officiating.
Memorials in his name to St. Patrick Adopted Child Fund, Joliet, IL or Mercy Home for Boys and Girls in Chicago. Arrangements entrusted to:
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219 N. Joliet St., Wilmington, IL
Virginia M. "Ginny" Kinsel
A Memorial Service for Virginia Kinsel will be held on June 27, at 3pm at the National Avenue Christian Church, 1515 S. National Ave., Springfield, MO.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Cox School of Nursing Scholarship Fund, 1423 N. Jefferson, Springfield, MO 65802, in memory of Virginia Kinsel.
Fred J. Kociss
Age 86, of Coal City passed away Friday, June 18, 2004 in Morris Hospital. Born August 17, 1917 in Central City, Fred was raised and educated in Central City and graduated from Gardner High School with the Class of 1935. On June 30, 1945, Fred married Nelle Spiers in Assumption Catholic Church in Coal City, and they lived their entire married life in Coal City. He was employed by Caterpillar Tractor Co. in Joliet, where he worked as a Supervisor in Maintenance until his retirement in 1979. Fred was known for his local carpentry services throughout the community for many years. Fred's memberships included the Knights of Columbus, where he was distinguished as a 4th degree Knight and acted as a Past Grand Knight. He was an officer for the Old Timer's Baseball Association, member of the Moose in Morris and Charter Member of the Coal City Area Club.
Survivors include his wife, Nelle; two daughters, Kathy (Jay) VanDuyne and Honor (Neil) Trotter both of Coal City; five grandchildren, Bridgette (Phil) Hertz of Mequon, WI, Eric VanDuyne of Gurnee, Craig VanDuyne of Carbon Hill and Benjamin and Nicholas Trotter both of Coal City; four sisters, Frances (the late Bender) Vorboril, Anna (Albert) Crater, Marie (Glen) Crater and Shirley McElroy all of Braidwood; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be held on Monday, June 21, 2004 from 4 to 7 PM at Reeves Funeral Home in Coal City. Funeral Services will follow on Tuesday, June 22nd at 10 AM in Assumption Catholic Church in Coal City, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Rev. Mike Pennock and Deacon Jack Schimandle officiating. Private interment will take place in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Braidwood. Preferred memorials have been specified to The Multiple Sclerosis Association Chicago Chapter.
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Donald John Liberatore
Age 78, of Whittier, CA passed away on June 2, 2004. He was born in Joliet on August 1, 1925. Don was a graduate of Joliet Township High School. He joined the Army in 1944, achieving the rank of Sergeant and served as a Radar Mechanic on the S.S. Liberty. He lived in Lockport and worked for Pure Oil Company until 1963 when he moved his family to Whittier, California.
While in Illinois, Don was a Mason in the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Illinois, Matteson Lodge #175 in Joliet. He remained a member for 43 years in Whittier, California. He was an Electrician and an I.B.E.W. member for over 35 years.
Donald is survived by his wife Phyllis (nee Benson) of 60 years, his children Nora (Guido) Fusco, Alan (Kristi) Liberatore, and Jo Ann (Ronald) Thompson.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Aleda (James) Carrington, a brother, Robert Libertore, and his parents, Gaetano and Frances Liberatore. He has nieces, nephews, and cousins remaining in the Joliet area.
Visitation was at Rose Hill Cemetery and a memorial service was held at East Whittier United Methodist Church, Whittier, CA on Saturday, June 12, 2004.
Wayne Curtis Moritz
Age 64, a resident of Pontiac, IL, passed away June 17, 2004 at Loyola Medical Center, Maywood, IL.
Born May 20, 1940 in Junction City, KS to Leo and Florence (nee Schmedemann) Mortiz.
Married Irene D. Kaksteinas on May 24, 1969 in Aurora, IL. She survives in Pontiac, IL. Also surviving are son, Steven W. (Alma) Moritz of Monterey, CA; daughter, Katherine Moritz of Pontiac, IL.
He had been a Lector at St. Mary's Catholic Church, He started Adopt-A-Highway for St. Mary's Church and Mycogen Seeds of Pontiac, was a Committeeman for the Voice of St. Mary's newsletter, and was on the committee for Relay for Life.
He was preceded in death by his father; and one sister, Gelane Barr. A member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Attended Grade and High School in Manhattan, KS, McPherson College in McPherson, KS, receiving a Bachelors Degree in animal husbandry. In April, 2004, he was nominated for the Genesis Award for People Development from Dow AgroSciences.
Was a member of the Army National Guard for seven years in KS, Peace Corp for two years in Peru, S. America.
Funeral Services will be held June 22, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Pontiac, IL. Visitation will be held on June 21, 2004 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Duffy Funeral Home, Pontiac, IL. A rosary will be at 3:30 p.m. Monsignor Thomas Mack, co-celebrated with Father Michael Bies. Interment St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Memorials to Livingston County Relay for Life.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Duffy Funeral Home.
Josephine M. Novak (nee Merlo)
Age 91, a 13-year resident of Naperville, IL, formerly of Joliet, IL, died Thursday, June 17, 2004 at her daughters home in Naperville, IL. She was born November 30, 1912 in Joliet.
She is survived by two children, Karen (James) Clinton of Naperville and James (Kay) Novak of Shorewood, IL; six grandchildren, Eric, Amy and Allison Clinton, Ryan, Brett and Mark Novak; a great granddaughter, Cameren Novak; a niece, Carol (Robert) Platt of Bloomingdale, IL; and several great nieces and great nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Novak; her parents, Albino and Catherina Merlo; and a sister, Teresa Frattini.
Mrs. Novak was a longtime resident of Joliet, was a former employee of American Can Co., Joliet and was retired from the City of Joliet, where she worked for many years. She was a former member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Joliet, and was currently a member of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Naperville.
Visitation Monday, June 21, 9:00-10:15 a.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL. Services will begin at 10:15 a.m. from the funeral home and will proceed to an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 2220 Lisson Rd., Naperville, IL with Rev. Ernest Norbeck officiating.
PRIVATE FAMILY Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Thomas Hospice, 8230 S. Madison St., Burr Ridge, IL 60521 OR Masses are preferred.
Arrangements by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, Naperville, IL. For info (630)355-0213.
William P. Planing "Bill"
Age 90. Passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center. Born March 10, 1914 in Joliet to the late Joseph Planing and Anna (nee Reuter) (Planing) Kleinhoffer. He was a lifetime resident. Retired from Barber-Greene in Aurora as an electrician foreman with over 40 years of service. Member of the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus, Joliet Elks Lodge #296, the Macabees; and a lifetime member of the Loyal order of the Moose Joliet Lodge #300. Bill was a volunteer and supporter of Trinity Services.
Beloved husband of 64 years to the late Marie A. (nee DePray) Planing (June 17, 2000); loving father of Carol M. (Dr. John) Markley of Joliet and the late William L. Planing (1998); beloved grandfather of Daniel (Jodi), Terry (Marissa), Chris (Melissa), Scott (Lora) and Sean (Dawn) Markley; proud great-grandfather of 12 and one great-great-grandson; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn (Richard) Benedict and Clara Planing. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Elvyn Planing; and two great-granddaughters.
Funeral services for William P. Planing will be Monday, June 21, 2004 at 10:15 a.m. from the funeral home chapel to the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus for a Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:30 p.m. at:FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME
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June E. Powers (nee Wadsworth)
At Joliet Hospice Home, Thursday, June 18, 2004. Age 79 years.
Survived by her husband of 58 years, George G.; three sons, Raymond Powers, Roger Powers and Thomas (Carolyn) Powers all of Joliet; three grandchildren, Leanne Powers, Ryan Powers and Jennifer (Cory) Hamerla; four great grandchildren, Cole and Melody Hamerla, Cameron and Saber Powers; one brother, Glenn Wadsworth; three sisters, Helen Haney, Janette Gurka and Carol Csikos. Also several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Powers; her parents, Glenn and Mildred (nee Skinner) Wadsworth; her sisters and brothers, Marl, Orrin, Norman, Harry and Gordon Wadsworth, Marietta Jane Todd and Nina Mario Garrett.
Born in Joliet and was a life long resident. Member of the First Baptist Church of Plainfield and Ladies Auxiliary of Cantigny Post #367.
Funeral services will be held at the Carlson-Homlmquist-Sayles Funeral Home, 2320 Black Rd., Tuesday, June 22 at 11:00 A.M. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Joliet Area Community Hospice will be appreciated. Visitation Monday 2 to 8 P.M.
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George D. Starcevich
Age 75. Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at his late residence. Born in Crest Hill on April 14, 1929 and a lifelong Joliet area resident.
Retired from the Laborers Union Local #75, following 50 years of service. Formerly employed by Swenson Construction, Delta Construction and Harry Kuhn Construction. A United States Army Veteran of the Korean War. Member and past Commander of Stone City Post VFW #2199, serving his post as one of the last original color guard members. Member of St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church and the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #300. He was an avid golfer, fisherman and enjoyed woodworking.
Survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Lillian (nee Musich) Starcevich of Joliet; three children, Deborah (Patrick Rink) of Joliet, David (Judy) Starcevich of Joliet and Dan (Susie) Starcevich of Joliet; six grandchildren, Ashley, Matthew, Lauren, Ben, Max and Teddy Starcevich; two sisters, Catherine Senffner of Florida and Cecilia Kren of Crest Hill; his sister-in-law, JoAnn Starcevich of Joliet. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Preceded in death by his parents, John and Anna (nee Putrich) Starcevich; one brother, Anthony Starcevich (1988); his nephew, John Starcevich (1994).
Funeral services for George D. Starcevich will be Monday, June 21, 2004 at 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his memory to Joliet Area Community Hospice or St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church would be appreciated. Visitation Sunday 4-7 p.m. at:
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