Kathryn Louise Thorne, 85, formerly of Toulon, died at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, October 16, 2003, at Rosewood Care Center of Peoria, where she was a resident.
Born August 4, 1918, in Toulon, the daughter of Clyde and Inez Anderson Parrish, she married Robert Thorne on December 9, 1972 in Lacon, Illinois.
He survives and is a resident of Rosewood Care Center of Peoria.
Also surviving are one step-son, Rodney (Jinx) Thorne of Wyoming, IL, two step-daughters, Roberta (Terry) Mauer of Knoxville, IL, and Valerie Wagher of Toulon; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and cousins. Her parents and two grandchildren preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker and a farmer. She was a member of Toulon Women’s Club, Toulon American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, Illinois Trotter’s Association, and Toulon United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 20, 2003, at DeBolt-Kidd Funeral Home. Rev. Paul Wier officiated. Visitation was from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 19, 2003, at the funeral home. Burial was in Toulon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church or to Methodist Hospice.
Emma M. King, 88, of 514 NW 8th, Galva, died at 10:50 p.m. Saturday. September 27, 2003, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, where she had been admitted on September 9, 2003.
Born January 22, 1915, Appleton, Illinois, the daughter of Bertus and Constance Rosine Wagher, she married Thomas C. King, Jr. on February 7, 1936, in Peoria. He preceded her in death on August 21, 1991. Her parents, one son Jerold Thomas, one granddaughter Dawn E. Wrigley, nine brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
She is survived by one daughter, Sherry (James) Wrigley; one granddaughter, Christine A. Wrigley; one great granddaughter, April May Wrigley; and one great-great grandson, Michael Byers III all of Galva, Illinois.
She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Toulon Congregational Church.
Funeral Services were at 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, 2003, at DeBolt-Kidd Funeral Home, Toulon. The Reverend Wayne McLeod officiated. Visitation was from 1 p.m. until service time Wednesday. Burial was in Toulon Cemetery, Toulon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Galva Senior Center or Toulon Congregational Church.
Rita D. Ham, 84, of 322 S. Whittaker, died at 12:02 a.m. Friday, September 26, 2003, at Kewanee Hospital, Kewanee.
Born February 18, 1919, in Wyoming, Illinois, the daughter of John E. and Margaret Forbes O’Neill, Sr., she married Brady Ham on September 11, 1946, in Wyoming, Illinois. He died February 13, 1990, in Toulon, Illinois.
Surviving is one daughter, Theresa Mills of Danville, Illinois; one granddaughter, Jessica Ingold; and one grandson, Brady Mills. Her parents, three sisters and four brothers preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Toulon American Legion Auxiliary, St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, Wyoming, and it’s Altar & Rosary Society.
Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 1, 2003, at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church. Reverend Robert Rayson officiated. Visitation was 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, September 30, 2003, at DeBolt-Kidd Funeral Home, Toulon, with recitation of Rosary at 8:00 p.m. Burial was in the Toulon Cemetery, Toulon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Turner House, Toulon, or St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, Wyoming.
Phyllis Humphrey Pruitt, 71, of Germantown, Tennessee, passed away on December 29, 2003.
Phyllis was married to Col. Robert Pruitt and leaves a son, Thomas and a daughter, Lee Ann, as well as three grandchildren. Brothers, David and Pat Humphrey reside in Arizona.
Phyllis attended both Wyoming and Navoo, Illinois high schools as well as Western Illinois University.
Sylvena R. Heward, 92, a resident of Manor Care Health Services, formerly of B’nai Brith Apartments, died at 9:50 p.m. Monday, January 12, 2004, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, where she was admitted January 2nd.
Born October 12, 1911, in Princeton, Illinois, the daughter of Silas “Pete” and Ruby Gertrude Lockhart Peterson, she married Ernest E. Heward on September 14, 1929. He died July 4, 1980, in Sheffield, Illinois. Also preceding her in death was one daughter, Rozina Heward, and one son, Harold L. Heward.
Surviving is one son, Duane F. (Polly) Heward of Peoria, one daughter, Neva L. (Russell) Wager of Peoria, seven grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and eleven step-great grandchildren.
She was a schoolteacher for many years at Pleasant Valley Grade School, and later was the central Illinois sales representative for Curtis Publishing until retiring. She attended Glen Oak Christian Church.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 17, 2004, at Hammitt-Hott Funeral Home. Rev. Dr. Paul B. Isom officiated. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial was in Sheffield Cemetery, Sheffield, Illinois.
Memorial contributions may be made to Glen Oak Christian Church, 1115 E. Republic Ave., Peoria, Illinois 61603.
Hammitt-Hott Funeral Home, Princeville, is in charge of arrangements.
Mary R. Krupps, 46, of 523 Hollis St., Kewanee, Illinois, and formerly of Galesburg, Illinois, died at 6:45 p.m. at her residence on Sunday, January 18, 2004.
She was born February 15, 1957, the daughter Dorothy (O’Brien) and Bill Krupps in Galesburg. They survive.
She is also survived by two brothers John R. (Linda) Krupps, of Abingdon, Illinois and Joe (Gina) Krupps of Galesburg; two sisters Dr. Barbara (Bill) Weaver of Chicago and Carol (Doug) Wilson of Washington, Illinois; three cousins, Andy Pitman of Galesburg, Anne (Dan) Miller of Ely, Iowa, Susan (Bob) Mills, Muskegon, Michigan; and 11 nieces and nephews; five great nieces and nephews.
She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1975 and received her master’s degree from Western Illinois University.
She worked as a speech pathologist for the Henry-Stark County Special Education unit serving the Stark County schools.
Funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 21 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Galesburg. The Reverend Joseph Presley, officiated. Visitation was from 9:30 to 10:45 prior to the funeral. Burial was in St. Joseph cemetery Galesburg.
Memorials may be made to the Wyoming Volunteer Ambulance Service, A-Plastic Anemia Foundation or any charity.
Belma L. O’Brien, 84, of rural Camp Grove, died at 8 a.m. Sunday, January 18, 2004, at Heartland Health Care Center, Henry, Illinois, where she had been a patient since March 12, 2001.
Born December 8, 1919, in Polo, Illinois, the daughter of Reynold and Ida Dwyer Rebuck, she married Daniel Joseph O’Brien on August 30, 1941, in Dixon, Illinois. He died on July 14, 1992, in rural Camp Grove. Also preceding her in death was one brother, Marvin Rebuck.
Surviving are nine daughters, Judy (Ray) Sterns of Milan, Illinois, Jane (Jim) Dickerson of Indianapolis, Indiana, Dorothy (Chuck) Reay and Mary (Wayne) Ewing, both of Wyoming, Illinois, Sue O‘Brien and Shiela O’Brien, both of Peoria, Darlene (Dave) Brugger of Hanna City, Illinois, Marsha (Marvin) Gerard of Bradford, Illinois, and Josephine (Rick) Griggs of Mapleton, Illinois, two sons, Pat (Teresa) O’Brien of Peoria, and Tom (Laurie) O’Brien of Beaverton, Oregon, 19 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
A graduate of Dixon High School, she and her husband farmed in rural Camp Grove for many years before retiring. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Camp Grove, and its Altar & Rosary Society.
Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2004, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Rev. Father Robert Rayson officiated. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2004, at Wyoming Funeral Home, Wyoming, Illinois, with a Scripture Service at 8 p.m. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, rural Camp Grove.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the American Diabetes Association
Lewis L. Hasselbacher, 94, a resident of the Knox County Nursing Home, formerly of Williamsfield and Princeville, died at 9:10 p.m. Thursday, January 1, 2004, at the nursing home.
Born October 1, 1909, in Jubilee Township, Peoria County, the son of Joseph Ludwig and Minnie S. Shane Hasselbacher, he first married Mildred Koreane Craig in 1933. Later he married Marie Miars on December 30, 1947, in Iowa. She preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was one son, DeRoy “Butch” Hasselbacher in 1984, and three brothers.
Surviving is one son, Larry L. (Lyle) Hasselbacher of Princeville, one daughter, Sylvia (Harley) Stoller of Dawsonville, Georgia, three step-sons, John Miars of Quincy, Illinois, Roger and Gerald Miars, both of East Peoria, Illinois, four step-daughters, Ruth McCoy of Trivoli, Illinois, Barbara Stephen of Decatur, Texas, Eileen Hanna of Ferndale, Washington, and Janet (Bill) Spencer of Williamsfield, Illinois, seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and one great great-grandchild, 38 step grandchildren, 47 step-great grandchildren, and 22 step great great grandchildren, one brother, Orville Hasselbacher of Yates City, Illinois, and one sister, Ruth Kelly of Grand Haven, Michigan.
He farmed near Williamsfield for many years until retiring. He was a member of the Peoria County Farm Bureau, both the Princeville Senior Citizens and the Williamsfield Senior Citizens groups, and a member of Princeville United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, January 5, 2004, at his church. Rev. David Allin officiated. Visitation was from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, January 4, 2004, at Hammitt-Hott Funeral Home, Princeville, and a half hour prior to the funeral service on Monday. Burial was in Brimfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church
Elizabeth M. McIntire Kelch, 80, a resident of Liberty Village, Peoria, for the past year, formerly of Princeville and Kickapoo, died at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 24, 2003, at her residence.
Born January 10, 1923, in Loughborough, England, the daughter of Harry and Tryphenia Evans Jones, she first married Earl D. McIntire on February 26, 1944, in Leicester, England. He died June 18, 1977, in Princeville. She then married LaVerne Kelch on February 14, 1987, in Princeville. He died June 1, 2001, in Peoria. Also preceding her in death were two sisters, Rose Jones Gorman and Edith Jones Phillips, and three brothers, John and Harry Jones, and Arthur Jones Wright.
Surviving are two daughters, J. Sandy (Tom) Tracy of Canton, Illinois, and Erminda “Mindy” (Richard) Himlin of Boiling Springs, South Carolina, one son, Wayne A. (Karin) McIntire of Galva, Illinois, and four grandchildren, Amy J. Himlin, Thomas W. McIntire, Ross A. McIntire, and Chloe Elizabeth McIntire.
She worked on the production line for L.R. Nelson Company, then later for H.C. Products, both in Princeville, retiring in 1981. She was past-president of the Princeville American Legion Auxiliary, a former member of St. Mary of the Woods Church, Princeville, and a member of St. Mary’s Church of Kickapoo, and its Altar and Rosary Society.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, December 29, 2003, at St. Mary’s Church of Kickapoo. Rev. Patrick M. Riordan officiated. Visitation was from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, December 28, 2003, at Hammitt-Hott Funeral Home, Princeville, with recitation of the Rosary at 6 p.m. Burial was in Princeville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s School, Kickapoo, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Darlene M. O’Neill, age 86, of Peoria and formerly of Wyoming, Illinois, died at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, December 28, 2003 at her residence.
She was born September 4, 1917 in Wyoming, Illinois to Don E. and Vada I. Drinnin Bodine. She married John Terrence (Ted) O’Neill on September 9, 1939 in Wyoming. He died January 27, 1973 in Peoria.
Surviving are three daughters, Mary Jo (Jerry) Callahan, Judy O’Neill of Peoria, with whom she made her home, and Peggy (Dan) Stanton of Chicago; three sons, John (Sharon) of Liverpool, New York, Don (Marcia) of Wyoming, Mark (Agnes) of Washington; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Donna Bodine of Washington, Illinois.
She was preceded in death by one brother.
She was a correspondent for the Wyoming Post Herald for many years and its office manager for 14 years, retiring in 1981.
She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. A former member of St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in Wyoming, Illinois, and its Altar & Rosary Society.
A funeral mass was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 3, 2004 at St. Dominic’s Church in Wyoming. The Rev. Robert Rayson officiated. Visitation was from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with recitation of the rosary at 6:45 p.m. Visitation was also one hour prior to services at the church. Burial was in St. Dominic’s Cemetery in Wyoming, Illinois.
Memorials may be made to Senior World or OSF Hospice, both of Peoria.
Annabelle Buttvick, 83, of Rural Route 1 died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, January 1, 2004 at Kewanee Hospital in Kewanee.
Born November 16, 1920, in Murdock to Grover and Mary Faith Lincoln, she married George Kenney on August 14, 1947, in Champaign.
She later married Armand Buttvick on November 21, 1964, in Springfield. He preceded her in death.
Two sisters and one brother also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Tim (Dana) Kenney of Monticello; one stepson, Todd Buttvick of Springfield; one daughter, Georgette (Herb) Rucker of Toulon; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She worked as an administrative secretary at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, retiring in 1986.
She was a member of Lake Ozark United Methodist Church in Lake Ozark, Missouri.
Cremation will be accorded. Arrangements are by DeBolt-Kidd Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Stark County Ambulance Service.
Emma D. Stahl, 87, of rural Edelstein, died at 2:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2003, at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.
Born February 24, 1916, in Peoria County, the daughter of Karl and Wilhelmina Rapp Klumpp, she married Aaron Stahl on April 2, 1939, in Peoria. He died April 26, 1994, in Peoria. Also preceding her in death was an infant son, Warren Ray Stahl, and an infant brother.
Surviving is one son, William K. (Nancy) Stahl of rural Dunlap; one daughter, Sharon K. (Ed) Dunbar of rural Decatur; three sisters, Martha Streitmatter of Brimfield, Illinois, Lucy (and Bruce) Schmidgall of Minier, Illinois, and Esther (Nathan) Martin of Princeville, Illinois; and one brother, Raymond Klumpp of Bradford, Illinois.
She was a cook at Edelstein Grade School for several years.
She was a member of First English Lutheran Church, Peoria, where services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 3, 2004. Pastors John Autio and Jill Flynn officiated. Visitation was from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 2, 2004, at Hammitt-Hott Funeral Home, Princeville, and also one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday. Burial was in Streitmatter Cemetery, rural Princeville.
Memorial contributions may be made to a nursing home of the donor’s choice.
Margaret Eileen Johnson, 80, of rural Monica, died at 8:26 p.m. Wednesday, December 24, 2003, at Proctor Hospital.
Born July 28, 1923, in rural Brimfield, the daughter of Edward and Pearl Coats Fussner, she married Merle W. Johnson on December 3, 1941, in Springfield, Illinois. He survives, along with nieces and nephews. One brother, Earl “Bud” Fussner, preceded her in death.
She and her husband farmed in Jubilee Township most of their lives. She also worked as seasonal help with the Princeville Canning Company in the ‘60s. She was a member of the Peoria County Farm Bureau, and was of the Catholic faith.
Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2003, at Hammitt-Hott Funeral Home, Princeville. Visitation was one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial was in Princeville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to B.Y.E. Ambulance Service, or to the Brimfield Fire Department.