Anna Mae Hendrick, 90, of Toulon, died at 12:21 p.m. Sunday, January 16, 2011, at Toulon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.
Anna Mae was born June 19, 1920, in Toulon Township, IL, the daughter of Ernest and Ethel Wells McRell. She married Robert V. Hendrick on October 5, 1940, in Clinton County, Iowa. He died July 10, 2010, in Peoria.
Surviving are two sons, Robert Eugene (Connie) Hendrick of Chadwick, IL, and Donald Lee (Cheryl) Hendrick of Toulon; one daughter, Rosalie Ann (Allen) Goins of Toulon; 5 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and three brothers, William (Adelia) McRell of Hillsdale, IL, Charlie (Myrt) McRell and Johnnie McRell both of Toulon. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Floyd, George, Robert, Carl Dean, and infant twins, John & Mary.
Anna Mae worked at the Wyoming Cleaners for 20 years. She enjoyed making coffee for her friends and neighbors, and was known on the CB Radio as “Coffeemaker”. She also enjoyed dancing, mowing her lawn, and traveling. Before her husband passed away they spent many winters in Texas. Anna Mae was a member of the West Jersey United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 22, 2011, at Toulon Funeral Home. Revs. Bill Allen & Fred Reiner will officiate. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 21, 2011, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Wyoming Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to West Jersey United Methodist Church, Toulon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, or American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Private condolences may be sent to the family via www.toulonfh.com.
Wilmer Lewis Smith
Wilmer Lewis Smith of Rock City, IL died January 30, 2011 after complications from surgery. He was born August 9, 1925 in rural Mt. Carroll to Allen and Nellie (Weidman) Smith. Wilmer is survived by his wife of 63 years, Doris, six children: Susan (David) Zumdahl of Byron, Patricia (Gary) Kloepping of Shannon, Steven (Jane) Smith of Milledgeville, Gerald (Sharon) Smith of Davis, Diane (Pat) Bausman of Mt. Carroll, and Debra (Jeff) Magnuson of Minneapolis; 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 siblings and a grandson, Douglas W. Smith.
Wilmer was a proud Navy veteran of WW II, where he served in the South Pacific. After the War, he returned to Carroll County to begin farming, and he and Doris Schneider were married in 1947. They farmed together for nearly 60 years on dairy farms in Carroll and Stephenson Counties. The Smith family has been well known for their Clearfield Farm Registered Holsteins since the 1960s. Wilmer was a strong Christian who enjoyed farming, anything John Deere, Holstein cows, and telling stories of the past. Most of all, Wilmer was proud of his 58 (and counting) member family, who gathered last summer to celebrate his 85th birthday.
Wilmer served as president of Northern Illinois Federal Land Bank Board, president of the Illinois Holstein Clubs and secretary of the Illinois Chapter of the American Dairy Association. He was president of Prairie State Select Sires Co-op when it was formed in 1979 and was a Pioneer Seed Corn sales representative for 35 years. He was a member of the Rock Run Historical Society and a long-time active member of St. Paul Church of Eplyanna in Davis.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 5th at St. Paul Church of Eplyanna in rural Davis. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday evening, February 4th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Friday. Private family burial will be held at a later date. Memorials preferred to St. Paul Church of Eplyanna.
Wilmer’s family wishes to thank the physicians and caregivers at Freeport Health Network, as well as Rev. Richard Thompson of St. Paul Church.
Sandra A. Musselman
Sandra A. Musselman, 66, of Milledgeville died Thursday, January 27, 2011 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
Born November 8, 1944 in Concord, MA she was the daughter of Roland Axel and Anna (Fougstedt) Young. On June 6, 1964 she was united in marriage to Lyle G. Musselman in Bedford, MA. Sandra was a faithful member of Milledgeville United Methodist Church and was a member of the Ruth Circle. She was a Certified Lay Speaker in the United Methodist Church and in her spare time enjoyed scrap booking and her grandchildren. For over 20 years she was a medical transcriptionist at KSB Hospital in Dixon.
She is survived by her husband Lyle of Milledgeville; 3 daughters Heidi (Mark Welter) of DeKalb, Audra (Jeff) Newton of Maroa and Angie Dosch of North Aurora; a brother David (Cathy) Young of Bedford, MA, 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM Monday, January 31 in Milledgeville United Methodist Church with Reverend Daniel Sturtevant officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. Visitation will be from 2-4 PM Sunday and 9:30-10:30 AM Monday at Milledgeville United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to Milledgeville United Methodist Church or the Milledgeville Fire Department.
Arrangements were completed by McDonald Funeral Home in Milledgeville.
Kevin Gerald Lange
Kevin Gerald Lange, age 51, of Chadwick, Illinois passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at home. Visitation will be held 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday, January 30, 2011 with a Rosary Service at 3:00 p.m. at the Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll, Illinois. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton, Nebraska with a visitation one hour prior to the Mass at the Church from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Angela S. Weede
Angela S. Weede, age 44, of Hanover, Illinois, died Thursday, January 27, 2011, as a result of a car accident in rural Carroll County. A visitation will be held from 1 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 30, 2011, at the Law – Jones Funeral Home in Hanover. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 31, also at Law – Jones Funeral Home in Hanover. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Hanover.