Grace Aiken, 83 of Princeton, IL passed away on Sept 5th, 2013 at Liberty Village in Princeton, IL, after an extended illness.
Born June 27, 1930 in Limestone, Tennessee to Daniel C andMartha (Bailey) Bailey she married Robert (Bob) Aiken of Telford, Tn. He proceeded her in death December 20, 2007.
She graduated from Limestone Schools and became a lifelong homemaker and active member of several churches, the First Brethren Church in Lanark, Illinois and Hertitage Baptist of Johnson City, Tn. Active in Woman’s auxiliary and woman’s domestic missionary services, as well as serving as an In-Home-Care provider for the elderly, while residing in the Lanark, IL area.
Surviving are her brother Elmer( Ruby) Bailey in Tennessee; son, Bill ( Marsha) Aiken of Princeton, IL; Grandchildren Michelle (Jeremy) Elliott of Johnson City , Tennessee; Tyler See in Douglville, Georgia; Britt (Angel) See of Limestone, Tennessee; Kellie (Chris) Tappan of Dixon, IL; Stacy (Duane) Long of Dixon, IL, Rebecca ( DJ) Martinez of New Brunfells, Texas; Kris (Nick) Tarpein of Bettendorf, Iowa; 15 great grandchildren, four great/great grandchildren and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.
She was proceeded in death by a daughter Linda Kaye (Aiken) See, her parents, 4 brothers( Floyd,Guar, Estel ,Avery) and 4 sisters( Edith,Bertha,Emma,Nora)
Services are to be held at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Tennessee on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time zone with transport arrangements facilitated by Grant-Johnson Funeral Home in Princeton, IL.Burial will follow the services at Monte Vista Burial Park in Johnson City Tennessee, where she will be laid to rest with her husband Bob and daughter Linda.
The family will receive friends for viewing Noon-1:30 p.m. Eastern time zone Monday, September 9, 2013 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home in Jonesborough, Tn.
Memorials may be directed to St Margaret’s Hospital in SpringValley , IL and will be directed to St Margaret’s Hospice.
Rodney Unger Wolf
Rodney Unger Wolf, 73, of Dixon passed away Saturday, September 7th, at his home after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.
Rodney was born on May 5th, 1940, in Dixon, the son of George M. and Dorothy L. (Hoover) Wolf. He attended Red Brick School, a one room school for 8 years. He was a 1958 graduate of Amboy High School. While in school, he enjoyed playing the coronet in the band as well as being an artist. Rodney earned the State Sheep Proficiency Award and received State Farmer and American Farmer degrees while in FFA. He was also a member of the Eldena Wonder Worker’s 4-H club.
Rodney married Marian Pitzer on March 25th, 1962. While living at Echo Bank Farm, Rodney enjoyed a lifetime of grain, sheep and dairy farming. Along with his family, he showed Oxford sheep at the local county and state fairs. He was also a recipient of the Outstanding Jaycees Young Farmer award in 1975. He was a member of the Illinois Oxford Association, Lee County Farm Bureau, Luther League and Lutheran Brotherhood. He also served on the Eldena Co-Op Board for many years as well as being a part of his church council at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Nachusa, where he was a lifetime member.
After semi-retiring from farming, he enjoyed yard work, gardening and sharing his vegetables and sweet corn with his family and friends. Rodney also enjoyed helping his wife, Marian, with cake decorating and they enjoyed traveling together. His favorite places to travel included Las Vegas, Branson and Gettysburg to see his relatives. He especially enjoyed his trip to Hawaii for his 50th Wedding Anniversary. He loved taking each of his grandchildren by train to Chicago for their 8th grade graduation, as well as a trip to Vegas and California for their High School graduation. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchild were his pride and joy.
He will be missed dearly by his wife Marian Wolf; two daughters, Annette (Elmer) Rahn of Mt. Carroll and Karen (Steve) Becker of Amboy; one son, Loren Wolf and Michelle Knight of Dixon; Grandchildren, Justin Rahn, Correy (Kellie) Rahn, Darrin Rahn, Rachel Rahn and Mitchel Rahn, Stacey Ewald, Abbey (Joe) Kelly and Brent Ewald, Aaron (Jillian) Wolf and Jeremy Wolf; Step-Grandchildren, Brittany Becker, Ashley Becker and Zachary Becker; Great-Grandchild, Austin Rahn as well as numerous nieces and nephews; brother, Raymond Wolf of Nachusa; and sister-in-law, LaVonne Wolf of Dixon.
He also was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Royal Eugene and George “Bob” Wolf.
Visitation will be Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm, with the family being present 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Preston Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon. The funeral will be at 10:00 am Thursday, September 12, 2013 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Nachusa with Pastor Brant Clements officiating. Burial will be at the Oakwood cemetery. A “Celebration of Life” luncheon will follow the burial at Rodney’s childhood farm (Loren’s residence- 1196 McGirr Road, Dixon).
Memorials can be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Nachusa and Hospice of the Rock River Valley.
Carolyn L. Ferris, age 81, of Savanna, Illinois, died Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Big Meadows Nursing Home, Savanna. A funeral Mass was held 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 9, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Savanna. Burial was in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Savanna. Visitation was held Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna with a Rosary Service at 6:00 p.m.
Alberta Marie Nailor
Alberta Marie Nailor, age 74, of Savanna, Illinois, died Thursday, September 5, 2013 at home. A private family burial will take place at Oak Knoll Cemetery, Sterling, Illinois.
John E. Shimp
John E. “Jack” Shimp, age 93 of Savanna, Illinois, died on Saturday, September 7, 2013. A Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Savanna. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Savanna. A memorial gathering will be held from 3:30-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna, with a Scripture Wake Service held at 3:00 p.m., prior to the memorial gathering at the funeral home. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be given to the American Kidney Association and the American Heart Association in Jack’s memory.