Maria Rosaria Molella (nee Martino)
Age 93. Born October 2, 1909 in Caramanico, Abruzzi, Italy. Died Wednesday, July 16, 2003. Loving mother of six children, Maria was a hard worker her entire life. She worked on their farm in Italy. In 1956 she, her husband Adamo, and their six children, moved to Joliet. She was later employed by Hart Shaffner & Marx as a seamstress. As of late she enjoyed watching her garden grow and visiting with her children, grandchildren and friends.
Survived by five children, Delfina Leardi, Anna (Ronald) Price, Nicola Molella, Dora (Andrew) Willis and Eva Molella; nine grandchildren Giovanni, Adam, Joseph, Mary Ellen, Amy, Mary Beth, Tina, Nick and Marc; five great-grandchildren; and numerous friends.
Preceded in death by her husband Adamo Molella; one son, Salvatore Molella; one grandson, Antonio Leardi; son-in-law, Pasquale Leardi; daughter-in-law Christine Molella; parents, Salvatore and Maria Martino; brothers, Antonio and Giovanni; one sister, Angelina.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. at the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home. Interment Hills of Rest Cemetery. Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m.
1500 Black Rd. near Midland
William "Bill" Robbins
Age 59, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at Palos Community Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 31 years Bee Regan Robbins; a daughter Theresa (Kevin) Shea of Chicago and a son, Matthew Robbins of Manhattan. Bill also leaves behind a large extended family, especially Daniel (Judy) Robbins of Romeoville and sisters Loisann (Raymond, deceased) Orlovich of Plainfield and Gayle (Robert) Haley of Manhattan. Loving uncle of numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Leo and Lillian and a son Joseph.
Former owner and operator of K&R Oil Co.Most recently employed with Metra as a conductor. Member of St. Joseph Church and Administrative Board in Manhattan and the Knights of Columbus. Bill was very active in sports as a young man and an avid Sox Fan. He had a passion for playing cards with his family and friends.
Funeral service for William R. Robbins will be 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2003 from the Forsythe Funeral Home, 507 S. State Street, Manhattan to St. Joseph Church, 235 W. North St., Manhattan for Mass of Christian Burial, 10:00 a.m. Iterment St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorials to the St. Joseph School Building Fund would be most appreciated. Visitation Thursday, 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Forsythe Funeral Home
507 S. State Street (Rt. 52)
Dr. Robert J. Rydman
Age 53, of Oak Park. Beloved husband of Marguerite, loving father of Estlin, Grace, and Jack. Devoted son of John and Mildred Rydman. Dear brother of George Rydman and sister Jacqueline Habinicht, and son-in-law of Genevieve and the late Stanley Grabiec. Brother-in-law of Carmen (Don) Levor and Donna (Tino) Pere. Fond uncle of many.
Visitation Friday 3 to 9 p.m. (with wake service at 6 p.m.) at Drechsler, Brown and Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park. Funeral Saturday 9:30 a.m. to St. Luke Church for service at 10 a.m. Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Joliet Area Community Hospice are appreciated.
Ruth Neuls Sanders nee Halwas
79, late of Orland Park, formerly of Mokena, IL. Beloved wife of the late Carl F. Neuls and late Robert G. Sanders. Loving mother of Dennis (Cindy) Neuls, Brian (Vinh Hao) Neuls, Sharon (Robert) Pastorino, and Susan Neuls. Proud grandmother of Jennifer, Kelly, John, Scott, Jeffrey. Loving sister of Freda, Martha, Molly, Bert, Agnes, Art, Anna, Dorothy, Bob, Lloyd, Ralph, and the late Fred, Lawence, Ervin, Wilma, and Leona. Caring aunt of hundreds of nieces and nephews. Ms. Sanders worked for Mokena School District # 159 for 24 years. She was a long time member of the Evening Bells Homemakers Extension Club and started the Mokena Keenettes 4-H Club in the 1960's. Funeral services Tuesday, July 22, 2003, 11 a.m. at the Vanderberg Funeral Home, 19604 S. Wolf Rd. Mokena, IL. Interment in St. John Cemetery. Visitation Monday from 2 to 9 p.m. 708-479-1210 or www.vanderbergfunerals.com
Daniella M. Sutton
Infant daughter of Daniel Sutton and Monika Gutierrez, sister of Daniel Sutton, Cesar Chavez and Nevaeh Ortega. Grandchild of David and JoAnn Campos and Eddie Lou Nortington. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles nepwhews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Park on FRIDAY, July 18, at 9:30am Rev. Keith Forni officiating. Services conducted by:
CARLSON-HOLMQUIST-SAYLES FUNERAL HOME
2320 Black Rd.
Vera M. Tibble (Studer) nee Werner
Age 90. Passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at Salem Village. Born July 22, 1912 in New Lenox and a lifetime Joliet area resident. Retired from Hart, Schafner and Marx in 1972. Member of the Loyal Order of the Moose(WOOM Chapter 84 Collegian), also the VFW Cantigny Post #367 and American Legion Post #1080 Ladies Auxiliaries.
Beloved mother of Ronald "Skip" (Elaine) Studer of Joliet, Marlene (Witt) Knutson of Lockport and the late Sandy (Joe) DiMonte of New Lenox. Dear stepmother of Judy Tibble (Dr. Brian) Erickson of Colorado. Also survived by 11 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; one sister; one brother, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by her first husband, George Studer (1951); second husband, Robert Tibble; her daughter, Sandy; sons-in-law, Francis Witt and Walter Knutson; several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services for Vera M. Tibble will be Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home chapel. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her memory to Harbor Lights Hospice, 800 Roosevelt Rd., Building C, Suite 206, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 would be appreciated. Visitation TODAY, FRIDAY 4-8 p.m. at:
Fred C. Dames West Chapel
3200 Black at Essington Rds.
Jerry D. Burkhart
Age 63, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at the University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Wanda Toby Burkhart; three daughters, Donna (Steve) Plesh of California, Vickie (Richard) Petersen of Manhattan and Sherri (friend Joe) Burkhart of Minooka; five grandchildren, Tim and Courtnie Griest and Nick, Renee and Mathew Plesh; three brothers, Jeff (Marie) of Plainfield, Johnny (June) of Alabama and Jimmy of Tennessee.
Preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Alta Kilgore Burkhart.
Jerry retired from Caterpillar of Joliet after 30 years of service. He was a member of the 1st Church of God in Joliet and an avid bowler. He served in the US Army for seven years.
Funeral service for Jerry D. Burkhart will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 19, 2004 at the Forsythe Funeral Home, Manhattan. Pastor Carl Wagner officiating. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. Visitation Sunday 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Forsythe Funeral Home
507 South State Street (Rt. 52)
Phyllis M. Carroll (nee Finn)
Age 81, of Wilmington, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2004 at Morris Community Hospital. Born April 16, 1923 in South Wilmington, the daughter of the late Joseph and Lucie (Vercellino) Finn and in 1952 Phyllis married James Carroll in St. Lawrence Church in South Wilmington. She was a current member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Wilmington, St. Rose C.C.W., long-time volunteer at Miseracordia School for the handicapped children in Chicago, former employee of Armour and was an avid reader of historical novels.
Survivors include her two loving children, Joseph W. Carroll of Wilmington and Lucie (Rafael) Serrano of Newark, Illinois; as well as numerous other relatives.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; and one son, Timothy Patrick.
Visitation will be held on Monday, July 19, 2004 at Reeves Funeral Home in Wilmington between the hours of 4 and 8 PM and Tuesday, July 20th from 9 to 9:15 AM. Funeral services will follow in St. Rose Catholic Church in Wilmington with a 10 AM Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated with Rev. Frank Vitus and Deacon Don Dyer officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Wilmington.
Preferred memorials as gifts in Phyllis' name may be made to Miseracordia, 2916 West 47th Street, Chicago, IL, 60632 or to Kuzma Care Cottage, 653 South Main Street, Wilmington, IL, 60481.
REEVES FUNERAL HOME
219 N. Joliet St., Wilmington
Beverly Ann Corpening
Morganton, NC. Beverly Ann Corpening, 50 passed away on Sat. July 10, 2004 in Hillsboro, NC after a courageous battle with cancer.
Home going services were held at McElrath AME Church on July 14, 2004 in Morganton, NC with burial at Shiloh AME Church Cemetery. Beverly was born in Joliet on July 18, 1953 to Louie and Mary Lucille Corpening Sr.
In addition to her parents she leaves a daughter Mercedia "March" Lipsey, son in law Dana Lipsey, two grandchildren Akira Elizabeth and Ian Christopher. All of Creedmoor, NC.
Five sisters and brothers; Louis Corpening Jr., Morganton, NC; Nathan Corpening. Los Angeles, CA; Gardenia "Deanie" Corpening, Charlotte, NC; Ronald Corpening, Morganton, NC; Latonia Corpening, Glen Ellen.
Two sisters in law Kathy of Morganton, NC and Valarie of Joliet.
Ten nieces and nephews Darnell Jordan, Warren, MI; Louie "Trey" Corpening III, Ashley Corpening, Morganton, NC; Dawanda Jones, Justinn Corpening, Joliet, IL; Denson "DJ" Jones II, Charlotte, NC; Nicholas Taylor, Courtney Taylor, Hawkins, TX; Nikki McMinn, Arden, NC; Brenicia "Natalie" Ratcliff, Los Angeles, CA.
Grandmother Mrs. Judy McElrath Bryant, Morganton, NC; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
To be absent from the body to be present with the Lord. Beverly is gone but will never be forgotten.
Edwin J. "Fitz" Fitzgerald
Age 87, late of Lockport, Friday, July 16, 2004 at Rosewood Care Center. Born in Casey, IL., living in Lockport since 1951. Employed by Texaco, Inc. for 41 years, retiring in 1979. Life member of Joliet Archery, member of National Archery Assoc., Lockport Golf Club and Lockport VFW Post #5788. WWII Army Veteran.
Preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Bessie (Ditcher); and a brother, Francis.
Survived by his wife, Dorothy (Laris); a brother, Bernard of KY; and a special friend, Dan Tully of Lockport. Several nieces and nephews also survive. In lieu of flowers. memorials to Alzheimers Assoc. or St. Joseph Church, Lockport would be appreciated.
O'NEIL FUNERAL HOME, 1105 E. 9TH ST. LOCKPORT, where services will be held Monday from the funeral home chapel, 10:30 am to St. Joseph Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. Visitation Monday, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.
Esta Scott-Keller (nee Webb)
Age 93, of Wilmington, formerly of Effingham (1984-2000), passed away Friday, July 16, 2004 at Embassy Care Center, Wilmington. Born May 15, 1911 in Mason, IL to the late Jerome and Bertha (Hosman) Webb, also preceded in death by her husbands, Walter Scott (1977) and Woodrow Keller (2000); on infant son; one grandson, Alan Scott; seven brothers and sisters.
Dear mother of Arlen (Marlene) Scott of Wilmington and Darleen (Joe) Miller of Hurricane, WV; seven grandchildren, Laura (Jerry) Hill, Eric (Denise) Scott, Deborah Miller, Jennifer (Edward) Maher, Michael (Terrie) Miller, Sue Brinkley and Heather (Paul) Spitznogel; nine great grandchildren; two brothers, Lester and Dale Webb both of Effingham; a sister, Ardell Sloan of Watson, IL. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Member of the First United Methodist Church of Wilmington and former member of the Centenary United Methodist Church of Effingham.
Visitation Monday, July 19, 2004 from 5 to 8 PM at the Freitag Funeral Home, Wilmington. Services Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at the First United Methodist Church, Wilmington. Lying in state from 1 PM until time of services at 2 PM. Interment Oakwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Memorials in lieu of flowers to the church of the donor's choice would be appreciated.
FREITAG FUNERAL HOME
700 E. Kahler Rd, Wilmington