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Evelyn Davis

Posted by wlpo on October 30, 2012

95 year old Evelyn Davis of Yorkville, formerly Somonauk and Tonica died Sunday at Hillside Care Center in Yorkville.

Private services are Thursday at the Hurst Funeral Home in Tonica with a private burial in Fairview Cemetery in Tonica.

Arrangements for Evelyn Davis are pending with Hurst Funeral Home in Tonica.

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Marian Rice

Posted by wlpo on October 30, 2012

76 year old Marian Rice of Granville died Saturday in her home.

Services are Friday at 10 in Sacred Heart Church in Granville. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Granville. Visitation is Thursday from 6 until 8 at Helmer-Shields Funeral Home in Granville.

She’s survived by her daughter Melissa Kassabuam of Granville; daughter-in law Vivian of California; one brother; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Marian Rice worked at Maid-Rite Diner in La Salle, at Westclox and later ran with her husband Coast West Engine Shop in California.

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Juanita “Jodene” Payne

Posted by wlpo on October 29, 2012

69 year old Juanita “Jodene” Payne of Oglesby, formerly of Utica died Sunday in her home.

Funeral service is Wednesday at 10 at Burgess Funeral Home in Utica. Visitation is Tuesday from 5 until 7 and Wednesday from 9 until service time at the funeral home.

Juanita “Jodene” Payne is survived by her daughter Amy Burgess of Utica; son James Jones La Salle; one brother; stepfather Clarence Trovero of La Salle; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

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Inez Roliardi

Posted by wlpo on October 29, 2012

89 year old Inez Roliardi formerly of Oglesby died Friday at the DeKalb County Nursing Home.

Services are Tuesday at 9:30 in the Shields Funeral Chapel in Oglesby with a 10 o’clock Mass in Holy Family Church in Oglesby. Burial will be in St. Vincent’s Cemetery in La Salle. Visitation is today from 4 until 7 at the chapel.

She’s survived by her sons Robert of Arizona and David of DeKalb; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Inez Roliardi worked at Reizner’s Department Store, Blakley’s and later at Personality Frock Shoppe.

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Kathleen Cofoid

Posted by wlpo on October 29, 2012

64 year old Kathleen Cofoid of Hennepin died Thursday at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Private memorial services are Sunday at 11:30 at Hurst Funeral Home in Tonica. Private burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Tonica. Visitation is Sunday at 1 at Tonica United Methodist Church.

She’s survived by her father and stepmother Robert and Rhoda Hobneck of Tonica; daughter Melyssa of Kentucky; son Steven of Arizona; six sisters; two brothers; one grandson; and four step-brothers.

Kathleen Cofoid was an elementary teacher in Illinois, Missouri, Texas and California.

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Jerome “Jerry” Dittrich

Posted by wlpo on October 29, 2012

73 year old Jerome “Jerry” Dittrich of Peru, formerly Oak Lawn died Thursday at his home.

Visitation is Friday from 10 until one at Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle. Services follow immediately after the visitation at the funeral home. Cremation rites have been accorded with a private burial at a later date.

He’s survived by his wife Nancy of Peru; daughters Lori Hilgart and Debra Hintz of Peru and Barbara Pikowski of Chicago; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Jerome “Jerry” Dittrich retired from Ameritech.

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James Long

Posted by wlpo on October 27, 2012

68 year old James Long of La Salle died Wednesday at IVCH in Peru.

Services are Monday at 10:30 in the Burgess Funeral Home in La Salle. Visitation is Monday from 9 until service time at the funeral home. Burgess Funeral Home in La Salle is handling arrangements.

He’s survived by his son Skylar of Varna; daughters Samantha of La Salle and Jamie Molder of Ohio state; step-daughters Tammy Morgan and Heather Florence of Minnesota; step-son Chancellor Elder of Peru; one brother; and 14 grandchildren.

James Long was a trucker for several companies including JMX Transportation.

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Louise Stuart

Posted by wlpo on October 25, 2012

87 year old Louise Stuart of Peru died Wednesday at her home.

Funeral services are Saturday at 10 at the Mueller Funeral Home in Peru followed by a 10:30 Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church in Peru. Burial will follow at Miller Cemetery in Spring Valley. Visitation is Saturday from 8 until service time at the funeral home.

She’s survived by her children Patricia Schummer of Ladd, David and William of Peru, Jewel of Washington state, and Mark of Spring Valley; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and her sister Phyllis Goletz of Peru.

Louise Stuart worked at Westclox and was a nurse’s aid.

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Martin Granfield

Posted by wlpo on October 24, 2012

89 year old Martin Granfield of Ladd died Sunday in Macon, Missouri.

Services will be at the Barto Funeral Home in Spring Valley at 10 followed by a mass at St. Anthony Catholic Church at 10:30.  Visitation will be from 9-10am Saturday in the funeral home.  Burial will be in Valley Memorial Park.

He’s survived by his wife Evelyn of Missouri, daughter Eddijo Prokup of Florida, sister Yvonne Volant of Ladd, nine grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.

Martin Granfield was an agricultural salesman.

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Lorraine Schuda

Posted by wlpo on October 24, 2012

88 year old Lorraine Schuda of Peru died Tuesday in Manor Court of Princeton.

Services for Lorraine Schuda are pending with Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle.

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