Leaf River, IL, Debra L. Hartje, age 60 passed away Saturday October 10, 2015 in her home with her family by her side. Per Debra’s wishes there will be a family memorial at a later date.
Mt. Morris, IL, Flossie E. Horst, 91, died Monday September 28 ,2015 in KSB Hospital, Dixon, IL with her family by her side. Flossie was born October 25, 1923 in Morrison, IL the daughter of Samuel M. & Edith C. (Hensler) Witmer. Flossie graduated from Sterling High School, and she received a Nursing degree from Sterling Public Hospital, which she was the last graduating class. Flossie married Leland Horst on August 29, 1948 in Forreston, IL; and he preceded her in death on May 24, 2003. Flossie was a nurse for the Sterling Hospital, and spent most of her nursing career with Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Mt. Morris, IL. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, canning, sewing, and spending her time with her family.
Flossie is survived by her 4 children: Dorothy (Rodney) Fuchs, Monroe, WI; Eugene (Barbara) Horst, Fieldbrook, CA; Leann Horst, Mt. Morris, IL; Janice (Bob) Parker, Jacksonville, F; 12 Grandchildren; and 12 Great-Grandchildren; 2 Sisters: Lorna Witmer, Sterling, IL and Alice (Merle) Ebersole, Dixon, IL; and several Nieces and Nephews.
She is preceded in death by her Parents, Husband: Leland; 3 Brothers: Harry, Cliff, and Hank; Sisters: Ethel, Gladys, Mable, and Mary Emily.
Funeral Services will be Saturday October 3, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. in Oregon 1st Baptist Church, Oregon, IL with Pastor Jared Cochran officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Park, Freeport, IL. Visitation will be held Friday October 2, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL.
In lieu of flowers memorial to be established.
Mt. Morris, IL, Evelyn L. “Donna” Clow, age 76, died Monday September 28, 2015 in KSB Hospital, Dixon, IL. Donna was born December 3, 1938 in Chicago, IL the daughter of William & Edna (Stabler) Samples. Evelyn has been called Donna by her friends since her teens, per her request. Donna married Nathan B. Clow on March 29, 1978 in Chicago, IL. Donna loved to play cards, go on trips, read, and go to casinos.
Donna is survived by her husband: Nathan Clow, Mt. Morris, IL; 5 Children: Michael (Karen) Sabaduquia, Hanover Park, IL; Nicholas (Dawn) Sabaduquia, Fort Myers, FL; Debra (Kevin) Daniel, New Orleans, LA; Tomas (Theresa) Sabaduquia, Clinton, IL; John (Nancy) Sabaduquia, Chicago, IL; 8 Grandchildren; many Great- Grandchildren; Nieces and Nephews; Brother: Edward Samples, Las Vegas, NV.
Donna is preceded in death by her parents.
Private family memorial service will be held on October 2, 2015 in Byron City Cemetery, Byron, IL, with Rev. Josh Ehrler officiating. Burial will be in Byron City Cemetery, Byron, IL.
In lieu of flowers memorials to Friends Forever Humane Society, Freeport, IL.
Morrison, IL, Dorothy E. Parkinson, age 87, formerly of Mt. Morris, IL, died Tuesday September 22, 2015 in Resthave Home, Morrison, IL.
Dorothy was born on April 24, 1928 in Oregon, IL, the daughter of Karl & Emily (Sturn) Niklaus. She was a graduate of Mt. Morris High School class of 1946 and 1949 graduate of Chicago Wesley Memorial School (Northwestern) of Nursing. Dorothy married Hewitt C. Parkinson on June 17, 1950 in Mt. Morris, IL and he preceded her in death. She was an Occupational Health Nurse for Kable Printing Company in Mt. Morris, IL from 1949-1959, and for the Dial Corporation in Montgomery, IL from 1963-1992 when she retired after 39 years. She lived in Sun City, AZ from 1992 until 2009. Dorothy was a member of the Shepard of the Desert Lutheran Church in Sun City, AZ; American Association of Occupational Health Nurse; Service League Northwestern Memorial Hospital; American Red Cross- Mid-America Chapter; she also served as a volunteer caregiver for a handicapped couple in Sun City, AZ; she was an avid Chicago Cubs baseball fan and she enjoyed watching the Phoenix Sun’s basketball team. Dorothy loved gardening, especially her roses; and enjoyed feeding and watching humming birds.
Dorothy is survived by her Son: Steven (Carol) Parkinson, Ridgway, CO; Daughter: Patricia (Dr. John) Tomasino, Morrison, IL; Grandchildren: Jason (Jessica) Tomasino, Dixon, IL; Mark (Angela) Tomasino, Chicago, IL; Andrea (Layne) Berry, Pensacola, FL; Wade Parkinson, Silverthorne, CO; Ryan Parkinson, Bozeman, MT; Great-Grandchildren: Lilian and Caelan Tomasino and Step Great-Grandchildren: Dylan and Isaac Rollinger.
Dorothy is Preceded in death by her Parents; Husband: Hewitt; and Brother: Robert Niklaus.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday October 17, 2015 from 10:00 to 11:30 A.M. in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL. There will be a graveside service following the celebration of life in Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris, IL on October 17, 2015.
On the 11th of September, 2015, Sabina “Olga” Carreño, age 57, of Davis Junction, lost her courageous fight against cancer, while surrounded by her loved ones, at Serenity Home and Hospice in Oregon, IL.
Sabina, was born in Tepalcingo, Morelos, Mex. to Agapito Rivas and Eliazar Manzanares on September 12, 1957. She is survived by her husband, Juan H. Carreño, her loving children, Eligio Carreño, Juan Carlos Carreño, Ana Luisa Domínguez, Israel Carreño, and beloved grandchildren, Miguel, Juan, Jilberto “Berto”, Daniel (Domínguez), Niel, Anthony, Ava, Yovanni, Grace (Carreño).
Sabina Carreño loved spending time with her family, attending her grandchildren’s sporting events, and preparing delicious Mexican meals. She also enjoyed playing her crossword and Bingo scratch off tickets, collecting coins, gathering clothing and toys for needy families in her hometown.
Sabina will be remembered by her family and friends as a one of the most caring and thoughtful ladies who always had a smile on her face and would light up a room as soon as she entered.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday September 19, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL. Visitation will be held on Saturday September 19, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. until service time in Finch Funeral Home.
Sabina “Olga” Carreño, edad 57, de Davis Junction, perdió su valiente batalla contra el cáncer rodeada de sus seres queridos en Serenity Home and Hospice en Oregon, IL., el 11 de septiembre del 2015.
Sabina, nació en Tepalcingo, Morelos, México, a Agapito Rivas y Eliazar Manzanares el 12 de septiembre de 1957. Le sobrevive su esposo, Juan H. Carreño, sus amorosos hijos, Eligio Carreño, Juan Carlos Carreño, Ana Luisa Domínguez, Israel Carreño, y sus queridos nietos, Miguel, Juan, Jilberto “Berto”, Daniel (Domínguez), Niel, Anthony, Ava, Yovanni, Grace (Carreño).
Sabina Carreño amaba pasar tiempo con su familia, ir a los eventos deportivos de sus nietos y preparar deliciosos platillos Mexicanos. Ella también disfrutaba jugar los boletos de lotería de Crucigramas y Bingo, colectar monedas, y juntar ropa y juguetes para las familias necesitadas de su pueblo nativo.
Sabina será recordada por su familia y amigos como una de las personas más bondadosas y atentas que siempre tenía una sonrisa en su rostro y que alumbraba un cuarto cuándo ella entraba.
Los servicios fúnebres serán el sábado a las 5pm en Finch Funeral Home,
405 E Hitt St, Mt Morris, IL 61054
Espero que nos puedan acompañar en este momento de dolor.
Dixon, IL, Richard A. Petitt Sr., age 81, Formerly of Mt. Morris, IL, died in Swedish American Hospital, Rockford, IL. Dick was born February 9, 1934 in Belle Plaine, Iowa, the son of John & Nora (Walton) Petitt. He graduated from Belle Plane High School and he received a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State. Dick married Jacquelyn Smith on May 15, 1956 in Maywood, IL. Dick served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1960, where he earned the rank of Captain and flew primarily B47’s. He worked in several areas of agricultural sales, and he also owned Mt. Morris Farm Supply from 1962 to 1979. He was the Executive Director of the Illinois Grain and Feed Association. Dick was an avid pilot and he was a founding member of the Ogle County Pilots Association.
Dick is survived by his wife: Jackie Petitt, Dixon, IL; Sons: Brad (Cindy) Petitt, Dallas, TX; Richard Petitt Jr., Franklin Grove, IL; Daughter: Kim (Bob) Macklin, Mt. Morris, IL. 3 Grandchildren: Jordan Petitt and Cara Petitt, Cary, NC; and Molly Macklin, Plano, IL.
Dick is preceded in death by his Parents, Brother: Gordon Petitt.
Memorial Services will be held Thursday September 17, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL with Pastor Bob Clardie officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris, IL at a later date. Visitation will be Thursday September 17, 2015 from 12:00 P.M. until service time in the funeral home.
In Lieu of flowers memorials to Lost Lake Community Church and Ogle County Pilots Association.
Leaf River, IL, Judith E. Klasek, age 77, died Thursday, August 27, 2015 in Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon, IL. Judith was born on June 25, 1938 in Chicago, IL the daughter of
Albert & Lillian (Varis) Kobler. She graduated from Morton High School, Cicero, IL. Judith’s husband, Kenneth Klasek preceded her in death on February 12, 2011. At the time of his death, they had been married 53 years. Judith was employed for many years as a computer programmer for AT&T.
She is survived by one son: Karl (Linda) Klasek, Waynesville, GA; one daughter: Karen (Charlie) Allen, Sheridan, IL. She is preceded in death by her parents and one sister Carol.
Memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at St. James Lutheran Church, Forreston, IL. Pastor Steven Erickson officiating. Memorials to Bertolet Memorial Library, Leaf River, IL., Hospice Care of America, Freeport, IL., and Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon, IL.
Finch Funeral Home, 405 E. Hitt St., Mt. Morris, IL is assisting the family.
Mt. Morris, IL, Baby Nora Jean Mead, was welcomed in the arms of Jesus at her birth at 12:55 P.M. on September 6, 2015. Nora is the daughter of Brandon T. & Holly A. (Johnson) Mead.
Nora is survived by her parents: Brandon & Holly Mead, Mt. Morris, IL; sister: Lorelei Mead, Mt. Morris, IL; paternal grandparents: Larry & Helen Mead, Oregon, IL; Maternal grandparents: Mark & Annette Johnson, Oregon, IL; 2 Aunts: Noel (Matthew) Dusing, Mt. Morris, IL and Alisha Mead, Oregon, IL; Cousins: Avynn, Josiah, Micah, Eisley, Abigail, and Nathan.
A Visitation will be held in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL on September 10, 2015 from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. A Private family burial will be held following the visitation in Oakwood Cemetery.
Leaf River, IL, Ruby E. Van Brocklin, age 99, died Saturday August 29, 2015 in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home. Ruby was born March 31, 1916 in Winnebago County, IL the daughter of Amos & Maude (Knodle) Rowland. She attended Sheldon School and then Winnebago High School. Ruby spent time in Chicago working for Mars Candy Company. Ruby married Leo Van Brocklin on June 27, 1959 in River Grove, IL; and he preceded her in death on December 17, 1997. She returned to Leaf River after she married Leo where she became a farmer’s wife. She is a member of the Evangelical Free Church, Mt. Morris, IL; Awana leader; Sunday school teacher, and helped with Vacation Bible School, member of the Merry Martha Club for 55 years, she enjoyed scrabble, and her Bible studies.
Ruby is survived by her Daughter: Lorna Van Brocklin, Mt. Morris, IL; Nieces: Delores Schrader, Johnstown, PA, Judith Russo, Elkhart, IN, and Barbara Harris, Pecatonica, IL.
Ruby is preceded in death by her parents: husband: Leo; brother: Clarence (Lucille) Rowland; 3 sisters: Erma (Alvin) Denekas, Hazel Rowland, and Ethel Rowland; and niece: Linda Rowland.
Funeral services will be Friday September 4, 2015, at 11:00 A.M. in The Evangelical Free Church, Mt. Morris, IL. Burial will be in Lightsville Cemetery, Leaf River, IL. Visitation will be held on Friday September 4, 2015 from 10:00 A.M. until service time in the church.
Memorials to the Mt. Morris Evangelical Free Church and/or Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home.
Leaf River, Barbara J. “Bobby” Penn, age 84, died Saturday August 29, 2015 in Serenity Hospice & Home, Oregon, IL. Barbara was born March 21, 1931 in Lawrence County, Arkansas the daughter of Ozro & Effie (Lingo) Goodwin. She graduated from Walnut Ridge High School, AR the class of 1948. Barbara married Joe T. Penn on July 1, 1949 in Lynn, Arkansas. Joe preceded her in death on January 27, 1990. She worked at Kysor of Byron for 22 years. She was an avid reader and loved spending time with her family.
Barbara is survived by her Daughter: Beth Hernandez; Son: Steve (Nancy) Penn; Daughter: Lorna (Jeff) Parker, all of Leaf River, IL; Daughter: Julie (Steve) Cornelius, Clinton, WI; Daughter: Karen Penn, Rockford, IL and she was blessed with 13 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and a great great grandchild on the way.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, sister, daughter: Karla, 3 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday September 3, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL. Burial will be in Silver Creek Cemetery, Mt. Morris, IL. Visitation will be held Wednesday September 2, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. in Finch Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials to Serenity Hospice and Home.