Robert James Gifford
Age 72, passed away suddenly July 31, 2002 at Glenwood Care Center.
Robert is survived by his son, Michael (Judy) Gifford, Sr., daughter Lee Ann Gifford, beloved grandfather of Michael (Betty) Jr., Angela, Christina, Steffany and Rachel Gifford, all of Joliet; great grandfather of Brittney and Michael III.
Preceded in death by his parents, James and Hazel Gifford; two grandchildren, Laurie Ann and Thomas James Gifford.
United States Army Veteran. Robert will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, August 6, 2002 10AM at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Arrangements by:
GOODALE MEMORIAL CHAPEL
912 S. HAMILTON ST.
Violet A. Henry (nee Wise)
Age 67, of Morris, formerly of Lemont, August 3, 2002. Born in Chicago, residing in Lemont for 45 years, moving to Morris in 1999. Employed by Argonne National Laboratory for 22 years, retiring in 1995.
Survived by her husband, Albert "Hoppy" Henry; four daughters, Gloria (John) Ruppert of Lockport, Kathy (Joe) Error of Oak Ridge, TN, Cindy (Larry) Putty of Newark and Lynn (Mark) Labno of Lockport; a son, Gary (Kellie) Henry of Lemont; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; her mother, Violet Wise of Needles, CA; and eight younger brothers and sisters.
Preceded in death by her father, William Wise.
Funeral Services Wednesday, August 7, 2002, 11 AM at the Markiewicz Funeral Home, 108 Illinois St., Lemont. Interment Clarendon Hills Cemetery, Darien. Visitation Tuesday, 2-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Greater Chicago Chapter.
MARKIEWICZ FUNERAL HOME
Mary C. Johnson (nee Hamilton)
Age 67. Wednesday July 31, 2002 at her home with family at her side.
Survived by 8 children Don (Sharon) Johnson of Troy, IL, Michael of Las Vegas, NV, John (Cyndi) Johnson of Joliet, Nancy Johnson of Rockdale, Sue Shetina of Morris, Eileen (Robert) Martin of Romeoville, Rodger Johnson of Joliet and Carl (Lori) Plainfield. 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. One brother John Hamilton.
Preceded in death by parents John and Genevieve (Seeley) Hamilton and one sister Catherine Hamilton.
Born in Joliet, a lifelong resident. Graduated from St. Raymond's and St. Francis Academy. Retired from Silver Cross Hospital after 25 years. Member of St. Bernard Catholic Church.
Funeral from the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, Tuesday August 6, 2002 at 9:30 a.m. to St. Bernard Catholic Church for mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation Monday 4-8 p.m.
1500 Black Rd., Near Midland
Robert B. Kijowski "Tweety"
Age 59. Died suddenly Wednesday, July 31, 2002. Born in Joliet on August 11, 1942 and a lifetime resident. Graduate of Joliet Township High School. Retired from Electro-Motive in 1992 after over 30 years of service. An avid fisherman. Member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church.
Survived by his wife, Donna nee Hartley, (Zimmerman) Kijowski; four children, Karen (Paul) Kalbacher of Lakeland, FL, William (Dawn) Kijowski, Julie (David) Frazier and Jeffrey Kijowski all of Joliet; his father, Andrew Kijowski of Joliet; stepchildren, Daryl Zimmerman of St. Louis and Diane (Brian) Elis of Tampa, FL. Proud grandpa of Marie and Nicole; Kayla and Jana; Ian, Jarod and Caitlynn; and Gabriel. Brother of Eleanore Steffens, Edward (Carol) Kijowski and Lawrence Kijowski. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Preceded in death by the mother of his children, Ruth An (nee Lenci); his mother, Justine (nee Benco) Kijowski.
Funeral services for Robert B. Kijowski will be Monday, August 5, 2002 at 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home chapel to St. Ambrose Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment Ss. Cyril & Methodius Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at:
FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME
3200 Black at Essington Rds.
Peter James Klover
Age 95. Passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2002 in Hollywood, FL. Born July 19, 1907 in Wesley Township in Will County.
Survived by his wife, Peggy of Hollywood, FL; two sons, James P. (Janet) Klover of Marseilles, IL and William J. (Margaret) Klover of Mandeville, LA; two daughters, Joan Benedict of Prosser, WA and Marilyn Tanner of Mandeville, LA; one sister, Mary Shives of Leesburg, FL; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four step children and 12 step-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (nee Van Duyne) 1980; wife, Mabel (nee Dotson) 1990; five brothers; two sisters, including Sr. DePaul, O.S.F. and five grandchildren.
Member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Leesburg, FL. Member of Building Trades Local Union #198 State of LA. Retired Management Maint. Crafts, Uniroyal Co. 1972.
Funeral services for Peter J. Klover will be Monday, August 5, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. from the funeral home chapel to St. Rose Catholic Church, Wilmington for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Fund or the American Heart Association would be appreciated. Visitation Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at:
FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME
3200 Black at Essington Rds.
Virginia Dell Mitchell
Age 85, of Lockport, IL passed away at home on Tuesday, July 30, 2002. Dell was cremated according to her family's wishes. The memorial service will be held Saturday, August 17, at 3 PM at the Delgado Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of:
DELGADO FUNERAL CHAPEL
400 Landau Ave at Jackson St.
Willie Mae Taylor
April 25, 1918-August 1, 2002
Age 84. Thursday, August 1, 2002 at Salem Village Nursing Home.
Survived by eight children; three sons, Lee Taylor (Henrietta) of New Orleans, Fred Taylor (Roxie) of Joliet, Johnny Taylor (Cathy) of Hazel Crest, IL; five daughters, Edna Jones (Collis), Katherine Bell, Joyce Davis (Ike), Carolyn Tucker, Sharie Collins (Paul) all of Joliet.
One nephew, Arthur Lewis (Rosie) of Chicago, IL; one son-in-law, Forest Willis of Madison, WI; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth P. Taylor; brother, Wiley James Jr.; sister, Anna Jane Lewis; one daughter, Bettie Sue Willis and one granddaughter, Andrea Gaddis.
Born in Rankin County, MS to Wiley and Sally James. She lived the majority of her life in Hattiesburg, MS before residing in Joliet in 1980.
Visitation will be held Sunday, August 4, 2002, 5p.m.-8p.m. at Minor Funeral Home. Visitation will also be held Monday, August 5, 2002, 9a.m.-10a.m. at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services immediately following at 10a.m.-11a.m. Rev. Isaac Singleton, Sr. officiating. Interment Wednesday, August 7, 2002 in Hattiesburg, MS.
Minor-Morris Funeral Home
112 Richards Street
Anna O. Yangas (nee Mizner)
Age 89, late of Orland Park, Friday, August 2, 2002 at her late residence. Born in Chicago, living in the south suburbs for 30 years. One of the founding members of Will County Republican Women's Organization and with her husband Louis was active in Will County politics and issues. Anna devoted her life and energy to her husband, family and home.
Preceded in death by her husband Louis; a son, Carl; her parents, John and Anna (Krejci) Mizner; two brothers, Johnny and Edward Mizner.
Survived by her children, Joanne Yangas, Lois (Erik) Sandvik and Roger (Jean); eight grandchildren, Debbie, David, Christa, Louis, Angela (Oscar) Rodriguez, Andrea, Jon and Adrienne; a great grandson, Oz Rodriguez. Several nieces and nephews also survive. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Palos Community Hospital Hospice would be appreciated.
O'NEIL FUNERAL HOME
1105 E. 9th St., Lockport
Funeral Arrangements are incomplete. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. Visitation Monday 4 to 8 PM
Samuel Edward Anderson
Age 76, of Horseshoe Bend, AR. Died Sunday, July 25, 2004 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, AR. Born in Maryville, TN, he was a World War II Army Veteran and retired from the Kemlite Co. in Channahon, IL.
Survivors include his wife, Marion Anderson; two sons, James Edward (Maria) of Joliet, IL and Ricky Anderson of San Raphael, CA; two daughters, Gail Anderson of Joliet and Debbie Brown of Springfield, IL; one brother, Jack Anderson of Maryville; two sisters, Katherine Ward and Maggie Wilburn, both of Maryville; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Leonard Smith officiating and burial in Violet Hill Cemetery.
Michael Aaron Campbell
Age 47, died Thursday, July 29, 2004 at his residence after a lengthy illness. Born in Joliet. A graduate of the class of 1974. Formerly employed at Caterpillar for 10 years and Ivex Corp. for the last 18 years.
Preceded in death by his parents and one sister. He is survived by his wife, Annette Campbell; one son, Anthony Bates of Joliet of Joliet and two daughters, Karla (Carlos) Maiden and Kendall (Elroy) Norris both of Joliet. Two step-daughters, Keshia and Dajah Lane both of Kosciosko, MS; eight grandchildren, his aunt, Bernadine Taylor of Chicago and a special person in his life, Aaron Smith. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Range Funeral Home with interment at Elmhurst Cemetery.
RANGE FUNERAL HOME
202 S. EASTERN AVE.