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Dorothy Campbell

September 15th, 2014

Dorothy L. Campbell
1939-2014

PRINCETON -Dorothy Campbell, age 77, passed away early Saturday morning, September 13, 2014 at Liberty Village here in Princeton. Funeral Services will be Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, IL. Reverend George Woosnam of the First United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Bloom Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM also at Norberg Memorial Home.

Dorothy was born May 5, 1937, in Springfield, IL to Forrest and Helen (White) Pryer. She graduated from Tri-City High School in Buffalo, IL. She spent most of her adult life working as an account agent for Jostens.

Dorothy was a member of the United Methodist Church in Princeton. She was a member of the ELKS Club. Dorothy was an avid golfer but actually loved most sports. She enjoyed country music and just loved to dance. But of everything that kept Dorothy busy her Grandchildren always came first. She loved watching them, playing sports especially, from softball games to riding along while they golfed.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Regina ‘Gina’ (Dennis) Dever, and Robert James; her sisters Virginia Johnson, Martha Farley, and Ina Kagamaster and brother Forrest (Canna) Pryer, and her companion Douglas Morthland. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Branden Bowers, Cody Dever, Alyssa James, Heidi James, Corey Dever, Joe Dever and Chad Dever; with 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Deb Bowers, 2 brothers Charles Pryer and Jesse Pryer and a sister Charlotte Regan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Family for distribution.

Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh.com.

All arrangements have been made with Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton.

Betty Lenihan

September 14th, 2014

Betty J. Lenihan, 82, of Princeton, passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Liberty Village of Princeton.

A Memorial visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton. Private graveside services will be held at the Oakland Cemetery, Princeton, at a later date.

Betty was born on December 28, 1931 in Independence, Iowa, to Paul and Alta (Olds) Shannon. She married Leo Lenihan on December 28, 1949 in Ottawa. She had worked at Prairie View Nursing Home and Perry Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Princeton.

She is survived by: her children, Charles (Pam) Lenihan of Tiskilwa, Richard Lenihan of Princeton, Frank (Anna) Lenihan of Naples, Florida, Barbara Prater of Naples, Florida, Mary (Randy) Coomer of Sheffield, and Diana (Alan) Delbridge of Tiskilwa; 16 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Whitey (Alice) Shannon of Fairbanks, Iowa, Perk (Janet) Shannon of Iowa, LeRoy (Bertha) Shannon of Independence, Iowa; 3 sisters, Sophie Brown of Independence, Iowa, Lindy Welsh of Brandon, Iowa, and Joyce Leininger of Waterloo, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Leo on September 7, 1995; 3 sons, Larry, James and Robert Lenihan; 4 brothers and 1 sister.

Wesley Alan Shipp

September 11th, 2014
Wesley Alan Shipp
Age: 56
City: Wyanet, IL
Time of Death: 12:15 p.m.
Date of Death: September 8, 2014
Place of Death: Effingham, IL
Services: Friday, September 12, 2014 / Princeton Wesleyan Church at 10:30 a.m.
Officiating: Pastor Doug Kirkpatrick
Burial: Elm Lawn Memorial Park, Princeton, IL
Visitation: 4-7 Thursday, September 11, 2014 / Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton
Military Rites: NO
Date of Birth: August 23, 1958 / LaSalle, IL /   Gordon W. & Minnie M. (Erickson) Shipp
Married: Sandra L. Swearingen / July 7, 1990 / Yellowstone Park, Wyoming
she survives: Sandra L. Shipp – Wyanet, IL
Survivors: 2 Daughters – Angie (Terry) Summers – Yorkville, IL / Ryane (Brandon) Barton – Plainfield, IL
5 Grandchildren – Ben, Nate & Luke Summers / Meryn & Piper Barton
2 Brothers – Jeff (Ann) Shipp – Princeton, IL / Randy (Kim) Shipp – Wyanet, IL
Preceded in death: parents
Education: Grad Wyanet High School 1976
Employment: Truck Driver for Ace Hardware Distribution Center, Princeton
Memberships: Princeton Wesleyan Church for 28 years / Whitetails Unlimited / Avid hunter & fisherman / Softball church League
Military Service: NO
Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed the Princeton Wesleyan Church
Pallbearers:
Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton

 

James T. Johnson

September 8th, 2014

James T. Johnson, age 55, of Walnut, Illinois died Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Colonial Health
in Princeton, Illinois. Arrangements are pending at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut.

Gailya Chapin

September 5th, 2014

Gailya L. Chapin, age 85, of Crossville, TN, died February 16, 2014 at Cumberland Medical

Center in Crossville.

Gailya was born on September 9, 1928 in Greenville, IL, the daughter of Lee E. Wright and

Stella B. (Purvis) Wright. She was united in marriage to Richard S. Chapin on August 9, 1958.

She worked as a hairdresser and was a member of the Methodist Church. Gailya also worked

and later retired from Self Help Enterprises in Sterling, IL.

She is survived by her son Leslie R. Chapin of Arnold, MD; two daughters, Deborah Yantis

of Louden, TN and Lora Horvath of Pipersville, PA; nine grandchildren and 15 great-
grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three sisters, Charlene, Ila and Lucy and

one son, Thomas Lee Chapin.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 1:00p.m., at Tampico

Memorial Cemetery in Tampico, Illinois, with Rev. Mark Harkness of the Walnut United

Methodist Church, officiating. Cremation rites were accorded. Condolences may be sent to

www.garlandfuneralhome.com. Garland Funeral home in Tampico is handling the arrangements.

William “Bill” Etheridge

September 5th, 2014

William N. “Bill” Etheridge
1927-2014

PRINCETON – William “Bill” Etheridge passed away Friday August 29, 2014 at Liberty Village, in Princeton, IL. A funeral service for William, age 86, will be at Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton, Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM. Reverend Karl Johnson of the First Christian Church will officiate. A visitation will be held Friday evening September 5, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM also at Norberg Memorial Home. Military Rites will be accorded at Oakland Cemetery following the service.

Bill was born on December 25, 1927, in Depue, Illinois to James and Gladys (Nodine) Etheridge. He married Joyce Rosella Shofner, in Tiskilwa, on July 31, 1953. She preceded Bill in death. He graduated from New Bedford High School in 1945 and went to work as an auto mechanic for Jaquets Garage in Manlius from 1946 to 1950. In 1951 Bill entered the Army, serving as a Sargent with the 2998th Engineer Tdwy Bridge Company, in the Korean War and discharged as a Bronze Star Medal recipient. Upon his return Bill acquired his Real-estate Brokers’ License and his Auctioneers License. As an Auctioneer, Bill’s truest occupation, he set several state auction records. He was a lifetime member of the Illinois Auctioneers’ Association, and a member of the Knights of Pythius. Bill was also a farmer ‘by hobby’ later in life but maintained a lifetime membership with the Farm Bureau as well. Bill was a member of the First Christian Church of Princeton.

Bill is survived by three sons, Terry (Karlyn) Etheridge of Eau Claire, WI, and Michael and Gary Etheridge both of Princeton. Surviving also are two brothers, Gail Etheridge of Rockfalls, and (James) ‘Junior’ Etheridge of California, and two grandchildren, Talya and Tyler Etheridge of Eau Claire, along with several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Joyce, 1 son Timothy, and two brothers Dean and Bob.

The family wishes to convey their thanks and appreciation for their help to the staff at Liberty Village in Princeton.

In Lieu of Flowers memorials may be directed to the Perry Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh.com

All arrangements have been made with Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, IL 61356.

Rebekah Darlington

September 5th, 2014

Rebekah JoAnne Darlington
1958-2014

PRINCETON – Rebekah JoAnne Darlington, age 55 of Princeton, passed away Wednesday morning September 3, 2014 in the privacy and comfort of her home. Cremation has been accorded.

Becky Darlington was born on November 5, 1958, at her grandparents’ home in Berlin Township, IL to Robert and Carolina (Haynes) Henderson. She attended Tiskilwa High School. She spent the greater part of her adult life working as a laborer for OMITE and other manufacturers. However, the labor of love she enjoyed the most was when she got to train horses at the Hidden Valley Stables just outside of Sublette. Besides training and horseback riding Becky really enjoyed her gardening and never missed an opportunity to go motorcycle riding.

She is survived by her parents Robert and Carolina from Englewood FL, and her daughter Lori Swanson and 3 grandchildren Tyler, Devyn and Haley of Washington, IL. Surviving also are 3 brothers and 3 sisters Sheila (Carl) Evans of Princeton, Bryan (Shelly) Henderson of Mendota, Burt Henderson of Englewood, FL, Bradley (Sophie) Henderson of Lake Arispie/Princeton, and the twins Dana (Brian) Lokker and Dianna (Rollis) Sandy both of Englewood, Fl.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family for distribution.

Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh.com

All arrangements have been made through Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, IL 61356.

Joan Eckhardt

September 5th, 2014

Joan Eckhardt
1925 – 2014

PRINCETON – Joan Eckhardt passed away Thursday morning September 4, 2014 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL. Services for Joan will be Tuesday September 9, 2014 at Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton at 11:00 AM. The family will be receiving friends from 9:30-11:00 AM prior to the service. Jim Miller of the First United Methodist Church in Princeton will officiate. There will be a luncheon at the Church immediately following the service. The interment will follow the luncheon at the Peniel Cemetery outside of Joy, IL at 3:30 PM.

Joan was born on June 20, 1925 in Duncan Townsphip, Mercer County, to Hilmer and Geraldine (Shoppa) Swanson. She graduated from New Boston High School in 1943. On May 21, 1943 she married Elmer G. Eckhardt in Edgington, IL. After moving to Princeton Joan went to work for Hoffman’s Jewelry Store where she was a sales clerk for 35 years before retiring.

Joan was active in the community her whole life. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church since first coming to Princeton. She was a member of the Eastern Star. Joan was both a Brownie and then Girl Scout Leader for some 8 plus years. She always loved her gardening and was an avid reader even after her eyesight diminished.

Joan is survived today by her daughters; Yvonne Browning of Princeton, Sherry (Don) Gross of Tucson, AZ, two grandsons; Michael (Stacey) McShane of Jacksonville, FL, and Kevin McShane of Phoenix, AZ, and 4 great-grandchildren; Thomas McShane, Benjamin McShane, Matthew McShane and Matlyn McShane. Also surviving is her brother Neil Swanson of Milan, IL and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Elmer in 1998.

Memorials may directed to the Princeton Library or to ‘Friends of Strays’ in Princeton.

Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh.com

All arrangements have been made through Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, IL 61356

William “Bill” Etheridge

September 4th, 2014

William N. “Bill” Etheridge
1927-2014

PRINCETON – William “Bill” Etheridge passed away Friday August 29, 2014 at Liberty Village, in Princeton, IL. A funeral service for William, age 86, will be at Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton, Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM. Reverend Karl Johnson of the First Christian Church will officiate. A visitation will be held Friday evening September 5, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM also at Norberg Memorial Home. Military Rites will be accorded at Oakland Cemetery following the service.

Bill was born on December 25, 1927, in Depue, Illinois to James and Gladys (Nodine) Etheridge. He married Joyce Rosella Shofner, in Tiskilwa, on July 31, 1953. She preceded Bill in death. He graduated from New Bedford High School in 1945 and went to work as an auto mechanic for Jaquets Garage in Manlius from 1946 to 1950. In 1951 Bill entered the Army, serving as a Sargent with the 2998th Engineer Tdwy Bridge Company, in the Korean War and discharged as a Bronze Star Medal recipient. Upon his return Bill acquired his Real-estate Brokers’ License and his Auctioneers License. As an Auctioneer, Bill’s truest occupation, he set several state auction records. He was a lifetime member of the Illinois Auctioneers’ Association, and a member of the Knights of Pythius. Bill was also a farmer ‘by hobby’ later in life but maintained a lifetime membership with the Farm Bureau as well. Bill was a member of the First Christian Church of Princeton.

Bill is survived by three sons, Terry (Karlyn) Etheridge of Eau Claire, WI, and Michael and Gary Etheridge both of Princeton. Surviving also are two brothers, Gail Etheridge of Rockfalls, and (James) ‘Junior’ Etheridge of California, and two grandchildren, Talya and Tyler Etheridge of Eau Claire, along with several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Joyce, 1 son Timothy, and two brothers Dean and Bob.

In Lieu of Flowers memorials may be directed to the Perry Memorial Hospital Foundation.

All arrangements have been made with Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, IL 61356.

Raymond Verdick

August 28th, 2014

Raymond D. Verdick, age 68, of Rock Falls, Illinois died Monday August 25, 2014 at home
surrounded by his family.
Raymond was born July 10, 1946, the son of Dean and Doris (Hansen) Verdick, in Sterling,
Illinois. He married Edith Miller on September 24, 1966 in Fort Riley, Kansas. She preceded
him in death on August 16, 1999. Raymond served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He
worked as a Crane Mechanic with Northwestern Steel and Wire Company for 35 years. He was a
member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie 2783 and the American Legion Post #0902 in
Rock Falls. Raymond loved to spend time outdoors and was an avid fisherman.
He is survived by one son; Gale (Stacy) Verdick of Aurora, Illinois, one daughter; Sandy (Tom)
Garcia of Aurora, Illinois; six grandchildren: Sara, Jessica and Jenna Verdick and Tommy, Joey
and Edith Garcia all of Aurora; his special friend Pam Stephens of Rock Falls; four sisters;
Barbara (Marvin) Bohnert of Joliet, Illinois; Betty (Steve) Snitchler of Dixon, Illinois; Helen
Blackert of Rockford, Illinois and Lois (Randy) Temple of Morrison, Illinois; numerous nieces
and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Edith.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, August 29, 2014 at 10:00am at the Garland Funeral
Home in Walnut. Burial will take place in Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be
held 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the funeral home in Walnut. A memorial
has been established to Hospice of the Rock River Valley. Condolences may be sent to
www.garlandfuneralhome.com