Headline: James Patterson

 Publication Date: July 16, 1993

 Source: Peoria Journal Star

 Page: C10

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: EAST PEORIA -- James F. Patterson, 63, of 207 Clark St. died at 2:03 a.m.

 Thursday, July 15, 1993, at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.

 Born Nov. 22, 1929, in Hartselle, Ala., to David and Bertha Smith Pat terson, he married Betty

 Lam bert on June 25, 1965, in Eureka. She survives.

 Also surviving are four sons, Greg Meginnes, Jimmy Patterson and Danny Patterson, all of East

 Peoria, and Scott Lambert of Decatur, Ala.; six daughters, Mrs. Andy (Joanie) Petermeyer and

 Tracey Foster, both of Peoria, Mrs. Vern (Kathy) Peacock of Taft, Calif., Debbie Hall of

 Memphis, Tenn., Denise Capranica of Creve Coeur and Mrs. Tim (Lori) Levan of Chillicothe;

 22 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Eugene and Ray, both of Decatur,

 Ala., and Russell of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and three sisters, Kathryn of Town Creek, Ala., Ruth

 of Birmingham, Ala., and Hazel of Nashville, Tenn. He was preceded in death by one brother,

 one sister and one grandson.

 He worked at Caterpillar Inc. and later for the Tennessee Valley Authority, retiring in 1991.

 He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 1869, Goofy Ridge Sportsman's Club,

 Mohammed Temple AAONMS in Peoria and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Peoria. He

 was a member and past master of the Masonic Lodge in Manito. He was a member of New Life

 Fellowship in Pekin.

 Services will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria with the Rev.

 Randy Hall officiating. Masonic services will follow. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday

 at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded.

 Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children.

 

Headline: Anna Sweetin

 Publication Date: October 06, 1994

 Source: Peoria Journal Star

 Page: D6

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: PEORIA -- Anna J. Sweetin, 81, of 1538 S. Westmoreland died at 5:10 a.m.

 Wednesday, Oct. 5, 1994, at her home.

 Born Nov. 30, 1912, in Toluca to Nunzio and Assunta Ca pranica Capranica, she married

 George L. Sweetin on Nov. 27, 1937, in Peoria. He survives.

 Also surviving are one daughter, Janet Peterson of Addison; two brothers, Andrew Capranica of

 Metamora and Charles Capranica of Bartonville; one sister, Erma Capranica of Peoria; two

 grandsons; and one great-grandson. Two sons, one brother and one sister preceded her in death.

 She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Peoria, where services will be at 10:30 a.m.

 Saturday. The Rev. Richard Horvath will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at

 Davison-Fulton Western Chapel, with a Scripture service at 8 p.m. Additional visitation will be

 one half-hour before services at the church. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in West

 Peoria.

 Memorials may be made to Methodist Medical Center hospice program.

 

 

 

 

 Headline: Wilma Capranica

 Publication Date: September 03, 1994

 Source: Peoria Journal Star

 Page: D7

 Subjects:  

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: WEST PEORIA -- Wilma V. Hoff Capranica, 87, of 2223 W. Heading Ave. died at

 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 1994, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

 Born Aug. 1, 1907, in Indianapolis, Ind., to Paul and Catherine Kauffenburger Wuerffel, she

 married Charles Hoff on July 15, 1936, in Peoria. He died Dec. 19, 1961. She married Domenic

 A. Capranica on Nov. 20, 1976, in Peoria. He died Dec. 26, 1978. She also was preceded in

 death by one brother.

 She worked for Hiram Walkers Distillery from 1944 to 1972.

 She was a member of Neighborhood House Senior Citizens Club and Travel Club.

 She was a former member of St. John's Catholic Church.

 Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Peoria. The Rev.

 Richard Horvath will officiate. There will be no visitation. Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel is in

 charge of arrangements.

 Memorials may be made to Neighborhood House.

 

Headline: James Modlin

 Publication Date: June 07, 1994

 Source: Peoria Journal Star

 Page: D7

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: BARTONVILLE -- James R. Modlin, 40, of Bartonville was pronounced dead at

 1:33 p.m. Sunday, June 5, 1994, at St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg.

 Born Nov. 7, 1953, in Peoria to James and Elizabeth Sellers Modlin, he married Sherrie Ann

 Norman on June 9, 1973, in Peoria. She survives.

 Also surviving are two sons, James II of Yates City and Thomas James, at home; one grandchild;

 and three sisters, Mrs. Nick (Kris) Capranica of Bartonville, and Mrs. Bill (Lynne) Manley and

 Lori Modlin, both of Peoria. He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal

 grandparents, one brother and one sister.

 He was the owner of River Valley Construction in Bartonville. He was a member of Carpenters

 Local 93.

 Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Endsley & Son Funeral Home in Bartonville. The

 Rev. Thomas Eckhardt will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

 Entombment will be in American Mausoleum in Peoria.

 Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Headline: Betty Patterson

 Publication Date: May 27, 1995

 Source: Peoria Journal Star

 Page: D11

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: EAST PEORIA -- Betty A. Patterson, 65, of 207 Clark St. died at 1:45 a.m. Friday,

 May 26, 1995, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

 Born July 5, 1929, in Secor to Louis and Dorothy Goodwin Jurgens, she married James F.

 Patterson on June 25, 1965, in Eureka. He died July 15, 1993. One sister, one brother and one

 grandson also preceded her in death.

 Surviving are four sons, Greg Meginnes, Jim Patterson and Dan Patterson, all of East Peoria, and

 Scott Lambert of Decatur, Ala.; six daughters, Joan Petermeyer and Tracy Schroer, both of

 Peoria, Kathy Peacock of Denver, Debby Hall of Memphis, Tenn., Denise Capranica of Ottawa

 and Lori Levan of East Peoria; two brothers, Donald Trautman and Bud Jurgens, both of

 Orlando, Fla.; 27 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

 While in Decatur, Ala., she served as a foster mother to 23 children.

 She was a member of Free Life Fellowship Church in Pekin and Order of Eastern Star in Town

 Creek, Ala.

 Services will be at 5 p.m. today at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria, where visitation will

 be one hour before services. The Rev. Paul Maitland will officiate. Cremation will be accorded.

 Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospitals for Crippled Children.

 

Headline: Mary McKenzie

 Publication Date: May 29, 1995

 Source: Peoria Journal Star

 Page: D6

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: LEWISTOWN -- Mary E. McKenzie, 98, of Clayberg Nursing Home in Cuba,

 formerly of rural Lewistown, died at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 28, 1995, at the nursing home.

 Born June 29, 1896, in Knox County, Mo., to Francis P. and Flora Foster Rourke, she married

 James A. "Alex" McKenzie on April 17, 1917, in Edina, Mo. He died June 16, 1973. Two

 granddaughters, eight brothers and four sisters also preceded her in death.

 Surviving are four sons, James F. of Canton, Charles V. "Buck," Patrick W. and C. Paul, all of

 Lewistown; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Madeline) Stutsman of Phoenix and Helen Capranica

 of Metamora; 20 grandchildren; 43 great- grandchildren; and eight great- great-grandchildren.

 She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lewistown and its Altar and Rosary

 Society.

 Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at her church. The Rev. Robert O'Connor will officiate.

 Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Henry Memorial Home in Lewistown.

 Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

 Memorials may be made to her church or to Clayberg Nursing Home.

 

 

 Headline: Patrick McKenzie

 Publication Date: October 13, 1997

 Source: Peoria Journal Star

 Page: D7

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: LEWISTOWN -- Patrick W. McKenzie, 68, of 133 W. Jewell died at 11:41 p.m.

 Saturday, Oct. 11, 1997, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, where he had been a patient

 for one week.

 Born March 17, 1929, in Knox County, Mo., to James Alex and Mary Rourke McKenzie, he

 married Barbara Young on July 28, 1950, in Lewistown. She survives.

 Also surviving are two sons, John of Lewistown and Greg of St. Louis; three brothers, James of

 Danville, and Charles "Buck" and C. Paul, both of Lewistown; two sisters, Madeline Stutsman of

 Phoenix and Helen Capranica of Metamora; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death

 by one daughter, Nancy McKenzie.

 He co-owned the former Cottonwood Service Station for 38 years until it closed in 1993.

 He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and was a sergeant first class in the Army Reserves

 from 1952 to 1957. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5001.

 He was a member of Wee-Ma-Tuk Hills Country Club Senior Men's Golf League.

 Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Henry Memorial Home. The Rev. Jon Sims will

 officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the memorial home. Burial will be in Oak

 Hill Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded by the Lewistown VFW and American

 Legion posts.

 Memorials may be made to Lewistown United Methodist Church or Lewistown Rescue Squad.

 

Headline: OBITUARIES

 Publication Date: September 15, 1994

 Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

 Page: 18

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: CHICAGO -- Anthony Petreikis, 86, of Chicago, formerly of Riverton and

 Springfield, died Sept. 8 in Chicago.

 Survivors: wife, Josephine; a daughter, Anita O'Connor of Orland Park; three grandchildren; five

 sisters, Helen Hilofasky, Josephine Pavletich, Mary Schuck, Anna Urban and Dorothy

 Capranica, all of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.

 A funeral Mass was held Sept. 12 at Nativity BVM Church, Chicago. Burial: St. Casimir

 Lithuanian Cemetery. Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

 In Central Illinois

 

Headline: OBITUARIES

 Publication Date: April 06, 1994

 Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

 Page: 25

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: Mary C. Beja, 88, of Springfield died at 9:42 a.m. Tuesday at her residence.

 She was born Oct. 22, 1905, in Sherman, the daughter of John and Mary Maydia Sefick. She

 married Steve Beja Sr. in 1924 in Springfield. Preceding her in death were her husband in 1984;

 a grandson; a great-grandson; and four brothers, John, Mike, Felix and Joe Sefick.

 Mrs. Beja was a homemaker and for 12 years was employed in the cafeteria of St. Joseph

 School. She was a member of St. Aloysius Church. Surviving are two sons, Steve A. Beja of

 Springfield and Dave Beja of Sherman; three daughters, Mrs. Ilene LeMasters, Mrs. Louise

 Capranica and Mrs. Betty Haury, all of Springfield; 22 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren;

 two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank Sefick of Springfield; three sisters, Pauline

 Dacko of Chicago, Ann Baka of Jacksonville and Julie Kerhlikar of Sarasota, Fla.; and several

 nieces and nephews.

 Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Aloysius Church, with the Rev. James O'Shea

 officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in charge

 of arrangements.

 

Headline: OBITUARIES

 Publication Date: March 05, 1994

 Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

 Page: 5

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: Vincent J. Romanotto Sr., 79, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Thursday in Phoenix. He was

 born in Springfield, the son of John and Louise Romanotto. He was preceded in death by four

 brothers.

 Mr. Romanotto had been a resident of Springfield for 65 years. Along with his wife, he operated

 Mar-Vin Speciality Shop for many years, before retiring to Phoenix.

 Surviving are his wife, Mary E.; two sons, Vincent J. Jr. and Leo J., both of Springfield; four

 daughters, Mary L. Caldwell, Theresa A. Reed, Rose M. Capranica and Angela L., all of

 Phoenix, Ariz.; 33 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Leo, Pete and Bob, all

 of Springfield; and two sisters, Anna Marie Harmony and Florence Holder, both of Springfield.

 Remains were cremated.

 Private family services will be at a later date.

 

 

Headline: OBITUARIES

 Publication Date: November 15, 1996

 Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

 Page: 28

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: Lonnie R. Meredith, 68, of Springfield died Thursday at St. John's Hospice. He was

 born May 5, 1928, in New Berlin, the son of Vern and Ada McMann Meredith. He married

 Fern Kline in 1951.

 

 Mr. Meredith, a member of U.A.W., was employed by Friendly Chevrolet as a mechanic for 39

 years.

 Survivors: wife, Fern Meredith; three sons, Raymond and Mark Meredith, both of Springfield,

 and Michael Meredith of Union, Mo.; three daughters, Mrs. James (Bonnie) Ficas, Mrs. John

 (Deborah) Capranica and Mrs. William (Marcy) Goveia, all of Springfield; 12 grandchildren;

 three great-grandchildren; a brother, Jessie Meredith of Springfield; three sisters, Lena Thorne,

 Doris Underwood and Nadine Clayborn, all of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.

 Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Bisch and Son Funeral Home. Burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery.

 

Headline: OBITUARIES

 Publication Date: November 30, 1996

 Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

 Page: 35

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: Josephine Emma "Jo Jo" Pavletich, 78, of Springfield died Thursday at her residence.

 She was born Sept. 27, 1918, in Springfield, the daughter of Anthony and Barbara Krasauskas

 Petreikis. She married Joseph Pavletich in 1945. Mrs. Pavletich had been employed by the old

 International Shoe Factory as well as Sangamon County, working in the county building.

 She was a member of Church of the Little Flower.

 Survivors: husband, Joseph Pavletich; four sisters, Helen Hilofsky, Anne Urban, Mary Schuck

 and Dorothy Capranica, all of Springfield; and 41 nieces and nephews.

 Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Monday, Church of the Little Flower, the Rev. Henry Schmidt officiating.

 Burial: Calvary Cemetery.

 Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Headline: OBITUARIES

 Publication Date: March 08, 1997

 Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

 Page: 34

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: Joseph H. Hartley Sr., 75, of Springfield died Thursday at St. John's Hospital.

 He was born Sept. 13, 1921, in Bellflower, the son of Harold and Mary Irene Frakes Hartley.

 He married Barbara M. Gray in 1943.

 A Springfield resident for most of his life, Mr. Hartley was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II

 and the Korean War, retiring in 1962 as a drill instructor and master sergeant. He retired in 1986

 from the secretary of state's office where he worked as a mail clerk for eight years. He also was

 a part-time bartender at Holiday Inn South and Elks Club. He was a member of Church of the

 Little Flower and Men's Club and former member of K of C Council 4179.

 Survivors: wife, Barbara Maxine; eight daughters, Mrs. Jim (Barbara Lorrain) George of

 Indianapolis, Mrs. Edmond (Mary Irene) Gianola of Citrus Heights, Calif., Mrs. James (Gloria

 Marie) Carney of Salinas, Calif., Mrs. Richard (Jo Hartley) Thomas of Orlando, Fla., Mrs.

 Charles (Rene Philomena) Brawner, Mrs. Eric (Kathleen Ruth "Kathy") Johnson, Dawn Marie

 Capranica and Leslie Lynn Hiler, all of Springfield; a son, Joseph H. Harlety Jr. of Springfield; 21

 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. William (Lorraine) Smith of Punta Gorda,

 Fla.; two brothers, Frank Hartley of Springfield and Kenneth Hartley of College Park, Md.;

 several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral Mass: 9:15 a.m. Monday at Church of the Little

 Flower, the Rev. Henry Schmidt officiating. Burial: Camp Butler National Cemetery. Staab

 Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Headline: OBITUARIES

 Publication Date: May 20, 1997

 Source: The State Journal-Register Springfield, IL

 Page: 9

 Subjects: 

 Region: Illinois

 Obituary: Thomas S. Kulek, 41, of Springfield died Sunday at home.

 

 He was born July 6, 1955, in Springfield, the son of Francis and Laura Capranica Kulek. He

 married Carol Svetlik in 1977.

 Mr. Kulek, a lifelong resident of Springfield, was co-owner of Stanley Kulek and Sons. He

 graduated from Griffin High School and attended Springfield College in Illinois. He was a

 member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 4175, Ducks Unlimited,

 and Water Fowl USA. He also worked with the Special Olympics. Survivors: a daughter,

 Stephanie Kulek of Springfield; parents, Francis and Laura Kulek of Springfield; two brothers,

 Mike Kulek of Riverton, and James Kulek of Springfield; four sisters, Dorothy Ston of Loami,

 Kathy Bottorff of Genesio, Marian Burmeister of Riverton, and Laurie Kulek of Springfield; 14

 nieces and nephews; a great-nephew; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

 Memorial services: 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Aloysius Catholic Church, the Rev. John Titus

 officiating. Burial: Calvary Cemetery.

 Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.