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Obit of Michael R. Clore

posted Jun 28, 2015, 6:33 AM by Mary Runyon-Hanshew   [ updated Jun 28, 2015, 6:33 AM ]

CHATSWORTH — Michael R. Clore, 58, of San Francisco, Calif., formerly of Chatsworth, passed away June 20, 2015, at his residence. He was born Sept. 22, 1956, in Gibson City, a son of Martin and Mary Steinman Clore. They survive in Chatsworth. Also surviving are one brother, Gary Clore, Chatsworth; two nieces, Jessica (Jason) Niemann and Mara Clore; three great-nephews, Noah and Luke Niemann and Mason Bof; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Michael was a wonderful person who was loved by so many and will be greatly missed. This obituary may be viewed and condolences left for the family at www.calvertmemorial.com.
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Obit of Marlene M. (Hirth) Sanders

posted Jun 17, 2015, 5:07 AM by Mary Runyon-Hanshew   [ updated Jun 17, 2015, 5:07 AM ]

Marlene Mildred Sanders, 82, Chatsworth, died at 1:16 pm Monday, June 15, 2015 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, June 19, 2015 at the United Methodist Church, Chatsworth with Pastor Roosevelt Smith officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Twp. Cemetery, Wing. Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 pm Thursday and 9:00 to 9:45 am Friday at the church. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury is in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorials be given to the United Methodist Church, Chatsworth; Chatsworth Twp. Library or to the Community Cancer Center, Normal. Mrs. Sanders was born August 16, 1932 in Peoria, IL the daughter of Delmar and Azalea Willis Hirth. She married Vendell Lee Sanders on June 9, 1957 in Peoria, IL. He preceded her in death on November 3, 2012. Survivors include her children, Glenn (Teresa) Sanders, Griffith, IN, Cynthia (Jeff) Ifft, Fairbury, Keith (Kristin) Sanders, Rock Island, Bruce Sanders, Chatsworth, 7 grandchildren, Brooke & Eric Sanders, Aaron (Courtney) Ifft, Craig (Colleen Harrington) Ifft & Ryan Ifft, Paul & Meredith Sanders, 4 great grandchildren, Janessa & Jaida Wheatly, Rozalyn & Savannah Ifft, 2 sisters, Lois Deputy, Tucson, AZ, Kate Smith, Moline, and 1 brother, Bill (Margaret) Hirth, Sebring, FL. She is preceded in death by her infant sister, Betty. Mrs. Sanders taught elementary education for over 30 years and was a member of the United Methodist Church, Chatsworth for over 50 years. She loved to read, bake and spending time with her grandchildren.
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Obit of Dolores Lillian Berryhill

posted Jun 6, 2015, 5:55 AM by Mary Runyon-Hanshew   [ updated Jun 6, 2015, 5:56 AM ]

Dolores Lillian Berryhill, 76, of Chatsworth, passed away at 5:55 p.m. on Thursday (June 4, 2015) at her residence. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Calvert and Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth. According to the family's wishes, cremation rites will be accorded following visitation. Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family. Dolores was born Dec. 12, 1938, in Chicago, a daughter of William and Helen Taylor. She married J.D. Berryhill in 1956. They divorced in 1979. He preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 2011. Surviving are her children, Mike (Lynn) Berryhill, of Piper City, Jay (Angie) Berryhill, of Pontiac, Donna (Bart) Mitchell, of Peotone, Brian Berryhill, of Indiana, Pam Berryhill Gaus, of Chatsworth, and Julie Berryhill, of Bonfield; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister, Shirley (Albert) Derks, of Florida; and her twin brother, Donald Taylor, of Chicago Heights. Preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, Bill; and one sister, Phyllis. Dolores worked at many places as a housekeeper. She loved the casino and lottery tickets. Her true joy in life was spending time with her grandchildren. Dolores was a loving mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother, sister, aunt and friend, who will be greatly missed.

Obit of Kenneth R. Schade

posted Jun 5, 2015, 11:24 AM by Mary Runyon-Hanshew   [ updated Jun 5, 2015, 11:24 AM ]

Kenneth R. Schade, 81, of Gilman, IL, died at 6:10 A.M. Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka, IL. His funeral will be at 4:00 P.M. Sunday, June 7 , 2015 at the United Methodist Church Gilman with the Rev. Anita Munden officiating. Burial will be in the Gilman Cemetery, Gilman, with military rites by the Gilman American Legion Post #499. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman. Memorials may be made to Kenneth's family or to the Donor's Choice. Kenneth was born on June 8, 1933 in Chatsworth, IL to H.W. & Emmily Bork Schade. He attended Chatsworth schools. He married Sharon L. Lake on September 22, 1965, she survives along with two sons, Kevin (Dana) Schade and Kenneth S. Schade, one daughter Kathy Schade all of Gilman. Three grand-children, Jeremy, Kale and Ryenn "Katie" Schade. One brother Carl (Sandy) Schade of Pontiac, IL and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Bonnie. Kenneth was of the christian faith, He was an Army veteran serving in the Korean War from 1953-1955. Kenneth enjoyed playing euchre and fishing. He was an avid sports fan, following the Chicago Cubs, Bulls, Bears, Black Hawks and also his children and grand-children's sporting events. He coached little league for five years. He especially cherished the time he was able to play on a softball team with his sons and grandsons. Please sign his guestbook at www.redeniusfuneralhomes.com
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Obit of Charles "Chuck" William Kemmer

posted Jun 1, 2015, 3:43 AM by Mary Runyon-Hanshew   [ updated Jun 1, 2015, 3:44 AM ]

Charles "Chuck" William Kemmer, 66, of Thawville, IL., formerly of Fairbury, IL., died on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 8:24 P.M. at the Heartland Health Care Center in Paxton, IL., following a 2 1/2 year illness. His funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the Immaculate Conception Church in Gilman, IL., with Rev. Rey Treyes officiating. Burial will be held in the Melvin Cemetery, Melvin, IL. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at the Redenius Funeral Home, Gilman, IL., with a prayer service at 3:30 P.M. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Fairbury American Legion Speedway or to the Donor's Choice. Chuck was born on May 25, 1949 in Paxton, IL., to Dale and Billie Marie (Phillips) Kemmer. His childhood was spent in Germanville Township. He attended schools in Melvin-Sibley and received a degree from Eastern Illinois University. Chuck was a purchasing manager for Quanex in Chatsworth, IL., for 41 years. He retired in 2013. He married Loretta Flannery Fuoss on July 23, 2011 at Pigeon Forge, TN. She survives. Surviving children are Rob (Shanna) Kemmer of Fairbury, Lisa (Luke) Young of Maryland Heights, MO., and Jennifer (Bo) Smith of Belvidere, IL. Two step-children - Laura (Michael) Finegan of LaHogue, IL., and Bruce (Lisa) Fuoss of Chatsworth. Five grandsons, one granddaughter and four step-grandsons. Two sisters - Mary Howell of Cullom and Patricia (Mark) Stuckey of Piper City. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents and a brother - Robert. He was of the Catholic faith. Chuck also was a member of the Knights of Columbus of the Third Degree and an Eastern Illinois University Alumni. Chuck had coached youth sports and enjoyed basketball, golf and dirt track racing. He enjoyed spending time with his family especially with his grandchildren. Arrangements by the Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman, IL. Please sign the guest book at www.redeniusfuneralhomes.
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Edwin Ross Stoutemyer Photo

posted Feb 3, 2014, 7:27 AM by Mary Runyon-Hanshew   [ updated Feb 3, 2014, 7:27 AM ]

I have been given the original photo of Edwin Ross Stoutemyer from the Louise Stoutemyer estate and it may be claimed by a family member, with proof of relationship.

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Myrtle Entwistle Name Tag

posted Oct 29, 2009, 6:29 AM by Mary Runyon-Hanshew

I have this "key chain fob" - "name tag" ? which belonged to Myrtle Entwistle. It was found in a yard in Fairbury, Il. If a family member or anyone would like to have it, I will send it for the price of shipping, or free if it's not much! Email me direct at lilmar42@hotmail.com.

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