Lavonne Anna “Bonnie” Martens, age 81, of Savanna, Illinois, died Saturday, November 17, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Mt. Carroll, Illinois. A funeral service will be held 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, Milledgeville, Illinois. Visitation will be held 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. A memorial fund has been established in Bonnie’s memory for the Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Mt. Carroll. Condolences and tributes may be shared at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.
Bonnie was born February 21, 1931 in Sterling, Illinois, the daughter of Walter and Francis (Reins) Kunde. She attended Sterling schools. On October 15, 1947, Bonnie married Harry “Pete” Martens in Sterling. They have celebrated sixty-five years of marriage.
Bonnie loved spending time with family and friends. She also enjoyed scrap booking, swimming, fishing and traveling. She and her husband Pete worked together in family businesses for many years. Bonnie began her working career by washing eggs at the Parks Egg Farm in Milledgeville. She also drove school bus, worked at Wayne’s Royal Blue Grocery, Milledgeville and Stouts Drug Store, Savanna. She and her husband Pete owned and operated the Martin House Restaurant, Milledgeville; the Riverview Road Store, Thomson; and the Pool 13 Supper Club, Savanna.
Bonnie will be dearly missed by her husband, Pete of Good Sam, Mt. Carroll; a daughter, Connie Bell and fiancé Steven of Largo, Florida; a son, Tim and Susan Martens of Pearl City, Illinois; five grandchildren, Dennis Martens, Nikki Bell, Devin (Jolene) Martens, Natalie (Andrew) Kindt and Derek Martens; two step grandchildren, Marissa and Gabriele Kindt; five great grandchildren, Kip, Sandra, Dustin, Samuel and Genevieve; a brother, Bruce (Gloria) Kunde of Sterling; and a sister Nancy (Carl) Gates of rural Milledgeville. Bonnie is preceded in death by both parents and two sisters, Jeanne White and Joanne Wilken.
Charles Eugene Griffiths
Charles Eugene “Chick” Griffiths, age 89, of Hanover, Illinois, died Thursday, November 15, 2012, at home. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Hanover. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Hanover. Burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery, Hanover. Memorials may be given to the Hanover V.F.W. Post #5300 in Chick’s memory.
Adeline Mulholland, age 84, of Hanover, Illinois, died Friday, November 16, 2012 at home. A Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 24, 2012 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Hanover. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Hanover. Visitation will be held 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 23, 2012 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Hanover. Memorials may be given in Adelines’s memory for the Northwest Hospice Association.
Alvin Joe Coates
Alvin Joe Coates, age 98, of Dubuque, Iowa formerly of Savanna, Illinois, died Sunday, November 18, 2012 at home in Dubuque. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 23, 2012 at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Savanna. Burial will take place in Savanna Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Hospice of Dubuque in Alvin’s memory.
Francis R. Warta
Francis “Frank” R. Warta, age 83, of Mount Carroll, Illinois, died Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Big Meadows Nursing Home, Savanna. Arrangements are pending at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Savanna.