Clyde Alan Whitmore was most comfortable spending time at home chopping wood while wearing his favorite straw hat. He died at the age of 69, on January 3, 2014 at his home in Mt. Carroll, IL. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 10, 2014 at Frank- Law-Jones Funeral Home in Mt. Carroll, Illinois with Pastor Elizabeth Mascal officiating. Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery, Mt. Carroll. A Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday January 9, 2014 at Frank- Law- Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll. Memorials may be given to local animal shelter or food pantry in Clyde’s memory. Family and friends may share in Clyde’s life at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.
Clyde was born on April 22, 1944 the son of Edwin “Bud” and Agnes Irene (Lux) Whitmore in Los Angeles, California. He attended Steele High School in North Dakota before attending San Jose State University, California. Clyde graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. Clyde married Dori (Williams) Whitmore on August 19, 1995 in Palatine, Illinois.
Clyde was an Application Engineer with Teradyne for several years before retiring in 2001. While working for Teradyne, Clyde and his wife Dori traveled across the globe. They loved traveling and their travels included trips to London, Australia, Hawaii, Cancun, and most recently Panama and an Alaskan cruise. He enjoyed vegetable gardening, reading, computers, and playing in the stock market. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren.
Clyde will be dearly missed by his wife, Dori; two sons, Brian Whitmore of Garden Grove, California and Steven Richey of Saratoga, California; two daughters, Renee (Greg) Abenido of Oceano, California and Lisa (Kerry) Becker of Marion, Iowa; four grandchildren, Ashlee (Jason) Quintero and Rocky, Skylar and Tabitha; two great- grandchildren, Champ and Kameron; two sisters, Helen Whitmore of Littleton, Colorado and Holly (Rick) Johnson of Nevis, Minnesota and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Clyde was preceded in death by his parents.
Kenneth E. Tornow
Kenneth E. Tornow, 72 yrs. old, of Lanark, passed away Tues. Dec., 31, 2013. He was born on June 24, 1941 the son of Ora & Edith (Akridge) Tornow, Kenneth graduated from Lanark High School. He was employed as a farmer, pressman, and a school bus driver for Eastland.
He is survived by his wife Betty and Great granddaughter Bailey; sons Ken and James (Kristen) Tornow, daughters Sue (John Flynn) and Dee (Barry) Smith, step son Jason Downs; step-daughters Sandra (Pat) Rippy, and Janice Burkholder, twenty-seven grandchildren and fifteen great grand children.
Kenneth is preceded by his parents Ora and Edith (Akridge) Tornow, and siblings Gary and Bonnie.
Services will be at the Russell-Frank Funeral Home in Lanark on Thurs. Jan. 9, 2014 at 1 pm with Rev. Herb Bollman of Faith Reformed Church officiating. Visitation will be on Wed. from 4-7 pm at the Funeral Home.
Private condolences and online guestbook may be signed at www.schwarzfh.com
Joanna Lee Rogers
Joanna Lee Rogers, born Joyce Lee Woods, died on December 26, 2013, in Fort Lauderdale, FL. A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll, IL with a visitation prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment followed at Woodland Brethren Cemetery in Mount Carroll, IL.
Gary Lee Mann
Gary Lee Mann, age 60, died Monday, December 30, 2013 at home near Elizabeth, Illinois. A funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna, IL. Visitation was held from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the Funeral Home, prior to the service.
Diane Vallone, age 72, died Friday, December 27, 2013 at the FHN Memorial Hospital, Freeport, Illinois. A Memorial Service was held 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 4, 2013 with a Celebration of Life Gathering from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. prior to the service, at the Fair Meadow Community Church of the Nazarene, 1601 Fran Lin Parkway, Munster, Indiana 46321. Memorials may be given in Diane’s memory to the FHN Hospice, Freeport, Illinois.
William C. Popp Jr.
William “Bill” C. Popp Jr., age 56, of Mt. Carroll, Illinois formerly of Michigan passed away Saturday, December 28, 2013 at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport, Illinois. Cremation rites will be accorded.
Rosemary L. Potter
Rosemary L. Potter, age 91, of East Moline, formerly of Thomson, Illinois died Friday, January 3, 2014 at Genesis Medical Center-Illini in Silvis, Illinois. Cremation rites have been accorded. A private family service will be held at a later date. Burial will take place in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Savanna. A memorial fund has been established in Rosemary’s memory.
Carolyn Gaile Main
Carolyn Gaile Main, 75, of Hanover IL, passed died December 31st in Freeport, IL. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 11th, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church of Elizabeth, IL with Reverend Kyungsu Park officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Safe Haven of Jo Daviess County in Carolyn’s memory.