NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mai Neal Norris Shelton, 92, passed away Feb. 16, 2021, at Trevecca Health Care Center, Nashville, Tenn. Read more

KANKAKEE — Lee William Davidson Jr., 65, of Kankakee, passed away Feb. 18, 2021, in Kankakee, at AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital. Read more

HERRIN — William A. Walton, 86, formerly of Kankakee, passed away Feb. 18, 2021, at his home in Herrin. Read more

KANKAKEE — Rebecca J. Winquest, 62, of Kankakee, passed away Tuesday (Feb. 23, 2021) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. Read more

GRANT PARK — William C. Erickson, 88, of Grant Park, passed away Thursday (Feb. 25, 2021) at the Citadel Nursing Home of Kankakee. Read more

BRADLEY — Madeline Roe, 96, of Bradley, passed away Wednesday (Feb. 24, 2021) at her home. Read more

WATSEKA — Iraena Mae “Renie” Brown, 78, of Watseka, passed away Wednesday (Feb. 24, 2021) at AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee. Read more

Madeline R. Roe, 96, of Bradley, passed away Wednesday (Feb. 24, 2021) at her home. Funeral arrangements are by Clancy-Gernon-Hertz Funeral Home in Kankakee. Read more

BOURBONNAIS — Brittany Hines departed from this life in the early hours of Feb. 5, 2021, after a decades-long fight with Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy. She was 32 years old. “Our family is now completely incomplete. Yet, all of the memories and stories of her shine upon u… Read more

IROQUOIS — Eleanor J. Hamrick, 92, of Iroquois, passed away Sunday (Feb. 21, 2021) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka. Read more

Cassius Johnson, 46, of Kankakee, passed away Friday (Feb. 19, 2021) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. Read more

BOURBONNAIS — James “Jim” R. Geary, 85, of Bourbonnais, passed away Sunday (Feb. 21, 2021) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. Read more

KANKAKEE — Randy J. Steinke, 46, of Kankakee, passed away Saturday (Feb. 20, 2021) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. Read more

KANKAKEE — Thomas James “Jack” Lawrence Sr. was born June 11, 1935, in Crawford, Miss., the first born of four children to Wilson and Mollie Lawrence. His parents preceded him in death. Read more

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Mary Luella Moore, 84, passed away Feb. 9, 2021, in Memphis, Tenn. Read more

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. — Steven J. “Pops” Picucci, 75, of Zionsville, Ind., and formerly of Kankakee, passed away Monday (Feb. 22, 2021) at his home. Read more

BONFIELD — Charlie Jensen was born Oct. 31, 1956, the son of William and Evaline (Bouchard) Jensen; and passed from this life to the next Sunday (Feb. 21, 2021) after a hard-fought battle with NHL (Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma). Read more

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BOURBONNAIS — Mary Lou (Wheeler) Haynes, R.N., 85, of Bourbonnais, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday (Feb. 21, 2021). Read more

Janette E. Natzke, 59, of Momence, passed away Sunday (Feb. 20, 2021) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. Funeral arrangements are by Cotter Funeral Home, Momence. Read more

KANKAKEE — Kathy Bonds Burke, 59, of Kankakee, passed away Friday (Feb. 19, 2021) at her home. Read more

Lee Davidson Jr., 66, of Kankakee, passed away Thursday (Feb. 18, 2021) at AMITA Health St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee. Funeral arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home in Kankakee. Read more

LODA — Eugene W. Merkle, of Loda and formerly of Danforth, was born in Kankakee on July 19, 1929, the son of William C. Merkle and Emma E. Siemons Merkle. He passed away Friday (Feb. 19, 2021). Read more

CISSNA PARK — Mary Lee Donley, 82, of Cissna Park, passed away Friday (Feb. 19, 2021) at Arcadia Care in Clifton. Read more

KANKAKEE — Berdell M. O’Connor, age 100, of Kankakee, passed away Friday (Feb. 19, 2021) at her daughter’s home in Bradley. Read more

ASHKUM — Rachel L. Lemenager, 85, of Ashkum, passed away Thursday (Feb. 18, 2021) at Arcadia Care in Clifton. Read more

BONFIELD — Marian L. Buente, 89, of Bonfield, passed away Monday (Feb. 15, 2021) at Miller Health Care Center in Kankakee. Read more

KANKAKEE — Jerry Lee Richmond was born in Kankakee, on Nov. 10, 1939, the son of Leo Vincent Clarence Anderson Richmond and Mabel (Warriner) Richmond. Read more

WILMINGTON — Phillip Peter Schutz, 60, of Wilmington, passed away Monday (Feb. 15, 2021) after a courageous battle with cancer. Read more

PEMBROKE TOWNSHIP — Leila Mae Eason, 90, of Pembroke Township, passed away Feb. 10, 2021, at her home. Read more

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MOMENCE — Lauren Delaney, 24, of Momence, passed away Feb. 7, 2021, at Antelope Valley Hospital in Palmdale, Calif., from complications due to an outpatient procedure. Read more

DESTREHAN, La. — Earl Stephen “Sam” Goudreau, 81, of Destrehan, La., peacefully passed away Jan. 19, 2021, in Destrehan, La., as a result of heart disease. He lived life to the fullest each day. He loved his family and friends and knew no strangers. He loved to make people laugh. Read more

WATSEKA — Ralph W. Bohlmann, 86, of Watseka, passed away Feb. 8, 2021, at the Iroquois Resident Home in Watseka. Read more

KANKAKEE — Patrick Lane Carman, 62, of Kankakee, passed away Monday (Feb. 15, 2021) at St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. Read more

BOURBONNAIS — Eugene “Gene” Knaga, 88, of Clewiston, Fla., and formerly of Bourbonnais, passed away at his home Thursday (Feb. 11, 2021) of natural causes. Eugene was born Sept. 9, 1932, in Crown Point, Ind. He was the son of Zigmond and Carolina Knaga.

ST. ANNE — Douglas A. Hines “Doug,” 59, of St. Anne, passed away peacefully Saturday (Feb. 13, 2021) at his parent’s home, with his family by his side, after a courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Despite the pain, he came out a hero to his family and fought until the very end.

BOURBONNAIS — Phyllis Wendling Lockwood, 91, of Bourbonnais and formerly of Fort Worth, Texas, and Bell Gardens, Calif., passed away Sunday (Feb. 14, 2021) at Riverside Senior Citizens’ Life Community, Bourbonnais.

KANKAKEE — Susan K. Kearney, 67, of Kankakee, passed away Sunday (Feb. 14, 2021) at her home.

WATSEKA — Beverly J. Devine, 90, of Watseka, passed away Sunday (Feb. 14, 2021) at the Iroquois Resident Home in Watseka.

PIPER CITY — Della Mae (Stiner) Bork, 98, of Piper City, passed away peacefully at 12:02 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 14, 2021) at Piper City Rehab and Living Center.

GLEN ELLYN — Evelyn E. Elson, 96, of Glen Ellyn and formerly of Watseka, passed away Thursday (Feb. 11, 2021) at Prairieview Lutheran Home/Faith Place in Danforth.

MOMENCE — Carol A. Wilson, 78, of Momence, passed away Wednesday (Feb. 10, 2021) at AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee.

BOURBONNAIS — Mary A. Rapier, 82, of Bourbonnais, passed away Friday (Feb. 12, 2021) at Citadel of Kankakee Nursing Home.

KANKAKEE — Lisa Marie Lambert, 37, of Kankakee, passed away Saturday (Feb. 13, 2021) at her home.

GIBSON CITY — Bethel A. Coplea, 96, of Gibson City and formerly of Kankakee, passed away Thursday (Feb. 11, 2021) at the Gibson Hospital Annex in Gibson City.

ST. ANNE — Janet M. Lesch, 86, of St. Anne, passed away Thursday (Feb. 11, 2021) at her home.

BUFFALO GROVE — Shari Lynn Traff was born Nov. 30, 1947, in Kankakee, the daughter of Nick and Mary (nee Jackson) Boomsma.

BRADLEY — Orville Hoffman, 88, of Bradley, passed away peacefully at Riverside’s Miller Rehabilitation Center, Kankakee, on Thursday (Feb. 11, 2021).

NOKOMIS, Fla. — William Raymond “Bill” Maass, age 100, of Nokomis, Fla., passed away Jan. 31, 2021, in Sarasota, Fla.

KANKAKEE — Arlene A. Huber, age 87, passed away Saturday (Feb. 6, 2021) at the home she shares with her husband, Fritz, and daughter, Victoria.

CHEBANSE — Robert L. Fisher, 95, of Chebanse, passed away Friday (Feb. 5, 2021) at the Illinois Veterans Home at Manteno.

MOMENCE — Jessica Jean Snodgrass, 28, of Momence, passed away Friday (Feb. 5, 2021) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

KANKAKEE — Martin A. Smith, 72, of Kankakee passed away Monday (Feb. 8, 2021) at his home.

BRADLEY — Elmer F. “Butch” Fries, 94, passed peacefully to our Lord on Friday (Feb. 5, 2021) from his home.

BUCKLEY — Leni J. Hethke, 10 months old, of Buckley, passed away Thursday (Feb. 4, 2021) at her home, in the arms of her loving family.

KANKAKEE — Rev. Casey Wade Jr., 90, of Kankakee, went home to be with our Lord on Feb. 3, 2021, from his home, with family by his side.

MOMENCE — Michael Titus Cleary, 69, of Momence, entered into his heavenly reward on Monday (Feb. 8, 2021) from Momence Meadows Nursing Center.

KANKAKEE — Judi Schneider, 76, of Kankakee, entered the gates of heaven and met our Savior on Saturday (Feb. 6, 2021) while at her home, surrounded by her family.

WILMINGTON — Franklin W. Lyons, 84, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully Saturday (Feb. 6, 2021) at the home of his son in Braidwood.

LOWELL, Ind. — Donald C. Starks, 76, of Lowell, Ind., passed away Tuesday (Feb. 2, 2021) at the Munster Community Hospital in Munster, Ind.

BRADLEY — Jennifer “JennJenn” Weaver, 34, of Bradley, passed away peacefully at Advocate Children’s Hospital on Tuesday (Feb. 2, 2021).

ESSEX — Veronica Lea Aten (nee Kuhar), 70, of Essex, passed away Wednesday (Feb. 3, 2021) at her home.

SHELDON — Claudia J. Schultz, 71, of Sheldon, passed away Thursday (Feb. 4, 2021).

DANFORTH — Robert “Bob” Pool, 84, of Danforth and formerly of Onarga, passed away Thursday (Feb. 4, 2021) at Faith Place in Danforth.

MANTENO — Richard “Dick” Balgeman, 91, of Manteno, passed away Wednesday (Feb. 3, 2021) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.