Paul F. Deets, 89, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2012 at his home.
Paul was born February 27, 1923 on the Deets family farm, the son of Glenn V. and Avis (Buxton) Deets. He attended the Woods School, a one room school house next to their farm. He graduated from Milledgeville High School with the class of 1940. Paul married Opal Seng on January 16, 1949. He was a member of First Christian Church of Sterling. Paul and Opal lived on the family farm for twenty-four years, then they moved east of town. Farming was his life. Even after retiring he enjoyed riding through the country, checking all the crops. He had several hobbies and was a member of the Corn Items Collector Association, Inc.
Survivors include his wife, Opal; one son, Alan (Vicki) Deets of Chadwick; one granddaughter, Jessica Stocks (Michael) Moeller of Milledgeville; three grandsons, Matthew Stocks of Colorado, Jason (Mandi) Deets of Chadwick and Ryan (Sara) Deets of Peoria; seven great-grandchildren, Joshua and Kendra Stocks, Faye and Owen Moeller, Megan and Lucy Deets and Dawson Deets; one brother, Omer (Joyce) Deets; three nieces, Leanne Reecher, Marla Baughman and Vicki Hammer and one nephew, Norman Deets.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Janet Stocks Way and two infant grandsons.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Thursday, November 29, 2012 at the First Christian Church, Sterling, with the Reverend Ron Rixman, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM Wednesday at the church.
A memorial has been established to Hospice of the Rock River Valley, First Christian Church, and Milledgeville Fire Department.
Condolences may be sent to schillingfuneralhome.com.
Pauline Ruth Kness
Pauline Kness, age 92 of Chadwick, Illinois, died on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at the Pleasant View Nursing Home, Morrison, Illinois. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 29, 2012 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chadwick. Burial will take place in the Chadwick Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 9:00-10:30 a.m. prior to the service, at the Church. A memorial fund has been established in Pauline’s memory for the First Evangelical Lutheran Church and Hospice Care. You may share in Pauline’s history and share online condolences with the family at www.lawjonesfuneral.com.
Pauline was born on August 31, 1920, the daughter of August and Florence (Larkey) Forester in Morrison. She was raised in Morrison and attended country schools. Pauline married Carl Kness and celebrated over fifty years of marriage. Carl died on May 26, 1993.
Pauline was a homemaker who cherished taking care of her family. She helped her husband operate their family business, Kness Trucking in Chadwick. Pauline also worked at the Chadwick Grocery Store for several years. She was a longtime member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she served on several committees and councils. Pauline enjoyed sewing comforters, cooking and baking, especially her delicious cinnamon rolls and pies. She loved the time spent with close friends daily for coffee.
Pauline will be dearly missed by her daughter, Shirley (Bob) Woessner of Milledgeville, Illinois; six grandchildren, Robin (Vaughn) Palmer, Ronda (Barry) Imel, Ray (Melissa) Woessner, David (Roxanne) Kness, Steve Kness and Scott Kness; twelve great grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Judy Kness.. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; one son Gerald “Jerry” Kness; two great-great grandsons, Josh Palmer and Jacob Kness; two sisters, Janet Mondelli and a sister in-infancy; and one brother, Henry Forester.
Carla Jean Coughlin
Carla Jean Coughlin, formerly of Thomson, Illinois, age 48, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at her residence in Batchtown, Illinois. Visitation will be held 10:00 – 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Thomson, Illinois. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Law-Jones Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Lower York Cemetery, Thomson. Memorials may be given in Carla’s memory to a charity of donors choice.