Obits From the Chatsworth Plaindealer 1980-1985


Names are in Orange and dates in (Orange) have been added by me according to the publishing date of the Plaindealer.

MARCH, 1983

The funeral of John A. Haberkorn, 79, a lifelong resident of Chatsworth, who died at 2:20 pm Sunday (March 20, 1983) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, will be at 10 am Wednesday at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church, the Rev. Charles Karl officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm today at Culkin Funeral Home, with a rosary at 4 and 8 pm.
He was born April 4, 1903, in Chatsworth, a son of Louis and Margaret Schultz Haberkorn. He married Rose Kemnetz Aug. 23, 1933, at Strawn. She survives.
Also surviving are a son, Francis, Chatsworth; a brother, Leo, Kempton; a sister, Marie, Chicago; four grandchildren.
Three brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.
He was a member of the Modern Woodsmen of America and a member of St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church. He farmed in the Chatsworth area his entire life, retiring 15 years ago.
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See memorial here.

APRIL, 1983

Leo A. Haberkorn, 74, rural Kempton died at 7:10 am Monday, April 4, 1983, at Carle Foundation hospital, Urbana, following a long illness.
Funeral services for Mr. Haberkorn were held at 10 am Thursday in St. John's Catholic church, Cullom, with Rev. Charles e. Karl officiating. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery, Cullom.
Visitation was held from 4 to 8 pm Wednesday at the Stewart Funeral Home. The rosary was recited at 8 pm.
Mr. Haberkorn was born June 21, 1908, in Chatsworth, a son of Louis and Margaret Schultz Haberkorn. He married Estella Reising Dec. 18, 1929 in Piper City. She survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Tom, Paxton; Ronald, Kempton; Richard, Chatsworth; and Michael, Cullom, seven daughters, Teresa Stark, Barbara Gray and Catherine Bailey, all of Ashkum; Margaret Ruebling, Chatham; Jane Shumaker, Kankakee; Rita Winge, Chebanse; and Mary Gillespie, Glendale, Ariz.; a sister Marie Budinger, Chicago; 32 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four sisters, four brothers and a grandson.
Mr. Haberkorn farmed for many years in the Kempton and Chatsworth areas, retiring in 1970.
He was a member of St. John's Catholic church, Cullom, and the church Holy Name Society.
See memorial here.



MAY 16, 1985
Mrs. Elnora Bayston, 90, formerly of Chatsworth and Chenoa areas, died at 1:47 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 1985, at Greenbrieer Lodge, Piper City, where she had resided the past seven years.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Culkin-Diggle Funeral home at Chatsworth with Rev. James Frank officiating. Burial will be in Chatsworth cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 
Mrs. Bayston was born April 22, 1895, at Chatsworth, a daughter of  Fred and Sophia (Thoms) Hasse, She married Howard Clifton Bayston Oct. 16, 1912, at Chatsworth. He died in 1970.
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church and the American Lutheran church Women. 
Survivors include four sons, Vernon of Chatsworth, Eldon of Cullom, Dwayne of Gilman and Marvin of Kankakee; one daughter Angelean Miller of Valparaiso, Ind.; one sister, Emma Lass of Des Moines, Iowa; 23 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by on grandson, one son, three brothers and two sisters. 
See memorial here.

MAY 16, 1985
Lee Edward Cohernour, 53, of Vermilion Estates, Pontiac, died Sunday, May 12, 1985 at his home. Livingston County Coroner Keith P. Von Qualen said death was due to natural causes. 
His funeral was Tuesday at Culkin-Diggle Funeral home, Chatsworth, Rev. Ball officiating. Burial was in Chatsworth cemetery. Pallbearers were his nephews.
He was born Oct. 21, 1931, in Chatsworth, a son of Harvey and Modenia Bailey Cohernour. He married Doris York, March 13, 1955, at Pontiac. She survives. 
Other survivors are his mother, Fairbury; two sons, Brian and Greg, both at home; a daughter, Kathy, at home; a brother, Franklin, Danville, Ind.; and six sisters, Bernice Bender, Strawn; Hilda Cox, Thawville; Judith Benda, La Palma, Calif.; Lisa Gulliford, Fresno, Calif.; Mariel Pullman, Tufton, Calif.; and Laurie Kadow, Kankakee.
He was preceded in death by his father, an infant son and a brother.
Mr. Cohernour was employed by Interlake Inc., Pontiac, for 18 1/2 years.
See memorial here. 

MAY 16, 1985
Elma Dixon, 85, of E. Hickory St., died at 11:20 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 1985, at Central Community hospital, Clifton, where she had been a patient a week. 
Her funeral was at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Culkin-Diggle Funeral home, Chatsworth, Rev. Harley Curtis officiating. A graveside service was held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington.
She was born Dec. 1, 1899, at Fairfield, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Gray. She married Elsworth Dixon, Dec. 15, 1921, in El Paso. He died July 20, 1983. 
Survivors include a son, Dean, Melbourne, Fla.; two brothers, Ralph, Bloomington and Marions, Florida; a sister, Geneva Cadell, Edinburg, Tex.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Dixon was a member of the First Baptist church of Chatsworth.
See memorial here.