Juanita P. Walter, 82 of Fairbury, died at 8:10 a.m. Saturday (March 27, 2021) at OSF St. James, John W. Albrecht Medical Center, Pontiac, with family at her bedside.
Funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 30 at Fairbury Apostolic Christian Church with ministers of the church officiating. Burial will follow in South Apostolic Christian Cemetery, Fairbury. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday, March 29, 2021 at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury and calling hours will be 9-9:45 am before the funeral service on Tuesday. Memorials may be made to SELCAS or Fairview Haven Retirement Community. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury, has charge of arrangements.
Juanita was born December 12, 1938 in Paxton, a daughter of Walter C. and Elsa McKinney Rasmus. She married James Walter on June 11, 1961. He survives in Fairbury.
Also surviving are three daughters, Diane (Jim) Koehl of Cropsey, Michelle (Ben) Wiegand of Yardley, PA, Jami (Adam) Luginbuhl of Conshohocken PA, and one son, Thaddeus (Molly) Walter of Fairbury; 11 grandchildren, Justin, Ashley, Lauren, Emily, Gwen, Cami, Avery, Vivian, Simon, Reigan and Evan and 7 great grandchildren, Monroe, Avery, Falcon, Winter, Reuben, Eli, Clara; sisters, Evelyn Ribordy of Pontiac, Ethel (Bob) Gentes of Lexington IL, Hazel Isaacson of Mesa AZ, Bessie (Chuck) Ritter of Alamogordo, NM, Margaret (Gene) Ketchmark of Overland Park, KS, Janet (Bill) Harrison of Creve Coeur, IL and Doris (Chris) Sawin of Westport, WA; brothers, Jackie Rasmus of Chenoa, Phillip (Bernice) Rasmus of Bloomington.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister Coriene McCollum, and three brothers, Carl, Donald and David Wesley.
She was a loving member of the Apostolic Christian Church for 54 years. Jim and Juanita would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in June. Juanita graduated from Chenoa High School in 1957. Over the course of her life, she worked at State Farm for several years, worked in her family business at H-W Systems as a bookkeeper, followed by time periods working with Kay Dickey, of Dickey & Associates and she worked many years with her daughter, Diane Koehl, at her flower shop, Nature’s Designs.
Daisy M. Bellot, 90 of Fairbury, died at 11:15 am, Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury.
Her funeral will be at 10:00 am, Monday, March 29, 2021 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Chatsworth with Fr. David Sabel officiating. Burial will follow at Forrest Twp. Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 2:00-5:00 pm, Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fairbury VFW Post 9789 and SELCAS. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury, has charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Bellot was born May 2, 1930 in Fairbury, a daughter of James Edward and Emily Pearl Brown Waters. She married H. Donald Bellot on September 18, 1947 in Fairbury. He preceded her in death on May 15, 2019 and were married over 70 years. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, one sister, one daughter Betty Babbs-Hand and two grandchildren.
Survivors include two sons, William (Chery) Bellot of Chatham, James (Phyllis) Bellot of Forrest; one daughter, Mary Frances Gambardella of Cornell; 9 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Edward Waters of Fox River Grove, IL.
Mrs. Bellot was a cook at Westview Grade School for 30 years. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Chatsworth and the Fairbury VFW Post 9789. She was a leader for the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Her hobbies included gardening, cooking, and her and Donald enjoyed together camping and fishing, especially at Rend Lake, where they enjoyed returning year after year.
Celebrating 40 years of serving people at Fairview Haven!
Congratulations, Kaye Lynch! And thanks for your dedication!
In the book of Matthew, chapter 25, Jesus sets out expectations for His followers to love as He loves. With this principle in mind Fairview Haven is now offering in-home care services called “Connections of Fairview Haven”
Connections team members are directly demonstrating the love of Christ daily, empowering you to remain in your own home safely, with dignity and independence as you move through your senior years. We provide a variety of home care services, such as shopping, housekeeping, companionship, running errands, and personal cares.
Along with the basic home care services, Connections has partnered with community businesses to help care for your other needs such as therapy, medication management, yard work, home repairs, and many other services that will allow you to remain safely at home.
We take the worry out of daily living by setting up these services with just one call to Connections. Because you have dedicated your life, your time and your talents to our community, we would like to honor your efforts by empowering you to continue to live an abundant life in the way that works best for you.
Contact Arla at 815-692-6703, or check out our page on the Fairview Haven website.
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Teresa E. Franey, 83, Fairbury and formerly of Chatsworth, died at 4:28 pm. Sunday, March 14, 2021 at Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury.
Her Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, March 20, 2021 at St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Church, Chatsworth with Fr. David Sabel and Fr. Carl LoPresti officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Chatsworth.
A rosary will be recited at 4:00 pm on Friday, March 19, 2021 followed by a visitation from 4:00 to 7:00 pm also at the church in Chatsworth. A second visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:15am Saturday at the church. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury is assisting with arrangements. The family suggests memorials be given to SELCAS or St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Church, Chatsworth.
Teresa was born March 31, 1937 the daughter of John C. and Lula Diebel Hahn. She married John M. Franey on June 11, 1960 in Cullom. He preceded her in death on April 14, 2013.
Survivors include three daughters, Patty (Lenny) Haberkorn, Joni (Bob) Huisman, Terri (Troy) Rieger, all of Chatsworth, one son, Tom (Stephanie) Franey, Champaign, twelve grandchildren, Chris (Val) Haberkorn, Kaleigh (Scott) Berry and Keeley Haberkorn; Elizabeth (Bailey) Beyers, John Thomas and Mary Beth Franey; Thomas, Matthew and Lucas Huisman; Tristin, Tiffani and Clayton Rieger; four great grandchildren, Blake, Tucker, and Reece Berry; Abigail Haberkorn; and one sister, Rita Kinkade, Doniphan, MO.
She is preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Don Hahn, two sisters, Eula Hahn and Dolores Siron and one great granddaughter, Jacqueline Haberkorn.
Teresa was a graduate and valedictorian for the class of 1955 at Cullom High School. In 1958, she received her nursing degree and was the valedictorian of her class at St. Joseph School of Nursing, Bloomington. She began her career as a registered nurse at the Dwight Veterans Hospital. Teresa then worked at Offit Air Force Base hospital in Omaha, NE while John served in the Air Force and worked at Fairbury Hospital upon their return home to Chatsworth. After taking some time to care for their children, she returned to nursing and retired from Greenbriar Nursing Home in 2004 after 25 years of service. Teresa was a compassionate and skilled caregiver and found great joy in caring for others. Many family members and friends sought her advice, comfort and care over the years, which she happily shared.
Teresa especially enjoyed spending time with her family. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy, and they all have many special memories of their time spent at Grandma and Grandpa’s farm, being cooked and cared for and allowed to have all kinds of fun in the house and yard. She will be greatly missed by all.
Teresa was a member of the St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Church, Chatsworth.
Fairbury – Carol Sue Koehl, 84 of Fairbury, passed away at 10:25pm, Friday March 5, 2021 at Carle BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal surrounded by her children.
A public graveside service will be held at 11:00am, Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at South Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury, with mask and social distancing protocols. Pastor Jeremy Latzke will be officiating.
Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chenoa, SELCAS or Fairview Haven.
Carol was born March 9, 1936, in Fairbury, the daughter of Frederick H. and Verna L. Gitchell Schenck. She married Maurice J. Koehl on August 2, 1964 in Chenoa. He proceeded her in death on March 5, 2017.
Survivors include a daughter, Jill E. (Mike Monahan) Koehl, Arcola, IL; a son, Andrew J. (Jennifer) Koehl, Greensburg, PA; a granddaughter, Heidi Sue Koehl; 5 sisters-in-law, Bernice Cox, Velda Huette and Gladys Koehl of Fairbury, Janita Koehl of Rittman, Ohio and Shirley Schenck of Bloomington; and her cousin, Barbara J. Peterson of Lowell, Indiana.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Frederick H. Schenck.
Carol was raised south of Weston on the family farm in Yates Township and attended the Cottonwood one-room schoolhouse near her home for the majority of her elementary education, graduating from Chenoa High School in 1954. She was a 1959 graduate of the Walther Memorial School of Nursing in Chicago, IL and became a registered nurse.
After being employed for a time in Chicago, she took a nursing position at the physician office of Dr. Russell L. Oyer in Chenoa where she worked until 1970. She later worked as an RN at the Helen Lewis Smith Pavilion in Fairbury, caring for the community’s elderly residents for over 18 years, before retiring.
Carol was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chenoa. She enjoyed the outdoors and loved spending time with her family and friends. Above all, she devoted her life to caring for others.
The family would like to thank the relatives, friends, and healthcare providers who have graciously returned the same care and kindness to her.
A private family church service will also be held. The recording of that service will be available on the Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Facebook page, Wednesday afternoon.
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