Henry Area


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Monday, November 30, 1936 - Monday, June 19, 2017

Eldon R. “L.D.” Hageman, 80, of Henry, passed away Monday June 19, 2017, 8:38 pm at Unity Point Proctor Hospital, Peoria.

Visitation will be Saturday June 24, 2017, 9:00 to 10:30 am at Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, 513 Carroll St. Henry. Funeral services will follow at 10:30 am. Burial will follow at Sugar Grove Cemetery, Henry. Memorials may be made to the Henry Nutrition Site or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Eldon was born November 30, 1936 in Henry, IL to Joseph and Rose (Fandel) Hageman. He married Karen Jane Blackburn on May 3, 1957 at St. Mary’s Church, Henry, She preceded him in death on July 21, 2006.

Surviving are his daughters, Mary Jane (Brad) Ritscher, and Jennifer (Gary) Hofer, both of Henry and a daughter-in-law, Laurie Hageman, of Henry, seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

His parents, one son, Eldon J. Hageman, two brothers, Lowell and Alvin and two sisters, Delores Hague and Doris Swift preceded him in death.

Eldon was a member of St. Mary’s Church of the St. John XXIII Parish.

He had worked for the State of Illinois Transportation Department, the Henry Nursery and retired from Caterpillar Tractor Company, Mossville, Plant, in 1997. Eldon operated the Armour Duck Club, and was also a pusher for the Swan Lake Duck Club. Along with his wife he operated Crow Meadow Gardens for many years. He was also a member of the Crow Creek Advisory Board and was a volunteer for the MSW Project.

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Thursday, November 10, 1932 - Monday, June 12, 2017

Marilyn Joan Bogner, 84, of Henry, IL passed away at 6:50 p.m. Monday June 12, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical center in Peoria. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church in Henry with Fr. John Bosco officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Henry. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, 513 Carroll Street, Henry with the Rosary recited at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Henry Ambulance Service or to the Family House in Peoria.
Marilyn was born November 10, 1932 in Magnolia, IL the daughter of Marion and Catherine Drager Judd. She married Robert A. Bogner on February 27, 1954 in Henry. He survives along with six children Larry A. (Sarah) Bogner of Lacon, Linda (James) Coleman of Charleston, Gregory G. (Rhonda) Bogner and Jeffery L. (Linda Hurd) both of Henry, Kathryn Ann (Tim) Dixon of Chillicothe, and Michelle (Bryan) Gibson of Henry; one brother Robert Judd of Hennepin; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter Valerie J Bogner, two brothers Ron and Bill Judd, one grandson Christopher Bogner.
Marilyn was a member of St. John’s XXIII Parish, St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, doing Adult Coloring books and playing cards. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals Fan. She will be remembered as a wonderful homemaker who was a great cook and baker. She was a loving wife, mom, grandma, great grandma, and sister who enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

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Saturday, September 3, 1927 - Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Leonard LeRoy Wright, 89, of Putnam, passed away Tuesday May 30, 2017, 1:15 Pm at Perry Memorial hospital, Princeton. Visitation will be Saturday June 3, 2017 from 9:30 to 11:00 am at the Putnam Christian Church. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 am. The Pastor Terry Broady will officiate. Burial will follow at Putnam Cemetery. Memorials may be made to his church, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, The Diabetes Association, or to the Deaf. Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, Henry is in charge of arrangements. Leonard was born September 3, 1927 in Putnam, IL to Dale and Nora (Lith) Wright. Surviving is one sister, Hilda Rouse, of Bradford, one brother-in-law, Donald Maddex, of Henry and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Betty Sue Maddex and one brother, Donald Wright. Leonard was an active and longtime member of the Putnam Christian Church. In his working life he was employed at the Prairie Farms Creamery in Henry and later for Oscar Meyer in Chicago for over 30 years. He also was a Pusher for the Lake Senachwine Duck Club, where he met Oscar Meyer. He will be remembered or his love of gardening and growing apples. He would always share with friends and neighbors his apples and the cider that he made.

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Thursday, July 17, 1919 - Sunday, May 28, 2017

Dorothy M. Laible, 97, of Washburn, passed away on May 28, 2017, 6:50 PM, at the Roanoke Apostolic Christian Nursing Home.
    Visitation will be Thursday June 1, 2017, from 9:00 to 11:00 am at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Washburn. Memorial Mass will follow at 11:00 am. Fr. Vien Van Do will officiate. Burial will follow at Linn-Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Washburn.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to any of the following: Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke, OSF Children’s Hospital of Peoria, IL or Transitions Hospice.

    She was born on the family farm south of Washburn on July 17, 1919 to Fred W. Zook and Mary Elizabeth Maubach Zook.

    During World War II, Dorothy was employed by Caterpillar Tractor Company as a quality line inspector. She quit her job so that a returning veteran could take her position. She then married Vernon W. Laible at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Washburn on Dec. 30, 1945.
    Dorothy was employed by Lowpoint-Washburn School District Unit #21 in the lunchroom for many years. They operated the family farm until Vernon’s retirement. He preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 1999.

    She is survived by her children; Lee (Carol) Laible of Lakeside, CA; Arleen (Mark) McClanahan of Toluca; Beth (Howard) Schumacher of Franklin Grove, IL; Keith (Susan) Laible and Alan (Anna) Laible all of Washburn.

Grandma Non’s grandchildren and great grandchildren were very special to her: Matthew (Janell) Laible, of Washington, Renee Laible of Lakeside, CA; Andrew (Janet) McClanahan of Varna, Aaron (Kayla) McClanahan of Toluca; Leah (Josh) Herrman of Manito; Abby (Brock) Boss of Towanda; Sarah (Dirk) Wolters of Belmont, WI; Nathan (Rachel) Schumacher of New Berlin, WI; Adam Laible of Peoria and Alec Laible of Bloomington.

Great grandchildren are Ethan and Lucas Herrman, Drew Laible, Sophie, Ian and Zachary McClanahan and Colton Wolters.

    Dorothy was a prayer warrior, who loved our Lord; a devoted mother, grandmother and friend to many. She was a lifelong member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Washburn, serving as the funeral dinner co-ordinator for over 20 years. She was also a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and the Richland Homemakers of Marshall County. She enjoyed...

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Friday, July 18, 1930 - Sunday, April 30, 2017

Max Eugene Allard, 86, of Henry, passed away Sunday April 30, 2017, 10:15 am at his home in Henry.

Cremation rites have been accorded. No services are planned. A private family interment will held at a later date at Henry Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Henry Food pantry or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, Henry is assisting the family with arrangements.

Max was born July 18, 1930 in Galesburg, IL to Mark M. and Florence (Davis) Allard. He married Barbara Nichols on August 21, 1954 at St. Mary’s Church, Henry. She survives in Henry.

Also surviving are his children, Janet (Ed) Gillis, of Ft. Wayne, IN, Mark (Kathryn) Allard, of Chillicothe, Brian (Shelley) Allard, of Colbert, Washington, Joni (Brian) Hufnagel, of Henry, Tod (Melissa) Allard, of Colbert, Washington and Cathy (Karl) Kuchenmeister, of Kouts, IN, eighteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

His parents and one sister, Mary hunter, preceded him in death.

Max had served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

Max owned his own insurance and real estate agency and later owned the Coney, both in Henry.

He was very active with the Henry American Legion baseball program. He helped with and managed the Magnolia American Legion team when they won the “State Legion Baseball Tournament” in 1974.

Max was the developer of the Shorewood Park, commonly referred to as “The Allard Addition”.

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Monday, December 28, 1953 - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Guy A. Fountain, 63, of Henry, passed away Wednesday April 19, 2017, 12:58 pm at Unity Point Methodist Hospital, Peoria.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside services will be held Saturday May 6, 2017, 11:00 am at Henry Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the music department of Henry-Senachwine High School.
Calvert & Johnson Memorial home, Henry is assisting with the arrangements.
Guy was born December 28, 1953 in Spring Valley, IL to Alvin and Wanda (Eklund) Fountain.
Surviving are his two sons, Luke (Daniela) Fountain, of Mokena, and Kyle (Shayla) Fountain, of Denver, CO, two grandchildren, Mila and Clara, two brothers, Gary (Carol) Fountain, of Henry and Kirk Fountain, of Texas.
His parents, two brothers, Larry and Kent, preceded him in death.
Guy had retired from the BNSF Railroad after 30 years of service. Guy was a drummer in many local Rock bands in the Henry area.

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Monday, May 15, 1933 - Sunday, April 23, 2017

John C. Read, 83 of Putnam passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Unity Point Proctor Hospital, Peoria.

John was born May 15, 1933 at Putnam, the son of John P. and Clara Downey Read.
Surviving are two sisters, Anna Mae Kocher and Delores Quinn, both of Henry and several nieces and nephews.

He had farmed all his life in the Putnam area. John, with the help of John Herman Sigman, was well known in the area for his Gladiolas he raised and donated to area Nursing Homes, Hospitals and many other places.

He was a member of Henry Christian Church, Henry Masonic Lodge #119, Scottish Rite in Peoria, the Putnam Historical Society and was a 4-H Leader.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Henry Christian Church with Pastor Terry Brody officiating. Burial of ashes will be at a later date in Putnam Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the OSF Foundation, 4541 N. Prospect, 4th Floor, Peoria Heights, IL.

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Friday, August 12, 1921 - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Anna Mae Stowe, 95, of Tiskilwa, passed away Tuesday April 18, 2017, 1:30 pm at the Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, Peoria.

    Visitation will be Saturday April 22, 2017, from 9:00 to 11:00 am at Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, 513 Carroll St. Henry. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 am. Sylvia Larssen will officiate. Burial will follow at Henry cemetery, Henry. Memorials may be made to the Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, Peoria.

    Anna Mae was born August 12, 1921 in Tiskilwa, IL to Michael and Anna (Poff) Tyne. She married Elvin “Al” H. Stowe on September 13, 1940 in Burlington, Iowa. He preceded her in death on December 21, 1980.

    Surviving are her children, Roxanna Martin, of Petersburg, IL, Janice (Don) Johnson, of Long Grove, Iowa, Leland (Jean) Stowe and Elaine Case, both of Tiskilwa, one sister, Lois Satterfield, of Fulton, nineteen grandchildren, forty seven great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

    Her parents, two son, Bill and Carl Stowe, one daughter, Linda Doyle, one granddaughter, three grandson, and a grand daughter-in-law, preceded her in death.

    Anna Mae was a homemaker, a loving mother and grandmother to many.

She was a member of two different craft clubs for over 50 years.

    She will be remembered for her Sunday noon dinners at the farm. The family shared cards and laughter with all who attended.

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Thursday, September 7, 1922 - Saturday, March 11, 2017

Helene L. Dawson, 94 of Henry passed away at 6:10 PM Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Heartland Health Care Center, Henry.

    Mrs. Dawson was born September 7, 1922 in Bradford, IL to Robert A. and Edith M. (Petersen) Wolfe.

    Helen attended school in Bradford before leaving to work in Peoria where she met her husband Harold Ray Dawson in 1942. Their story was special in that their courtship was only three days long before driving to Missouri to be married by a Justice of the Peace in Palmyra. Harold’s cousin Eugene Smith was on board for the trip, both of whom were set to depart for their enlistment in the United States Navy. Harold and Helene celebrated 56 years of marriage before Harold passed away in 1999.

    Over the course of Harold’s six year deployment, Helene supported the war effort while also moving from coast to coast to be with her husband as he summoned her with his arrival on shore. In San Francisco, she was a teletype operator and on the east coast she held employment in both furniture and airplane factories, having been a riveter at one time. Helene had a fascination with Harold’s war ship, the U.S.S. Independence, which she spoke often. Her claim to fame was an article written by Phil Luciano of the Peoria Journal Star titled “Love of Man and Ship”.

    After Harold was discharged for his six years of Navy service, they both settled on a farm west of Henry to raise two children. Finally, they settled in to their long-standing and beloved home in Henry in 1969. Helene enjoyed collecting antiques and going to auctions and was very proud of their home.

    Helene is survived by her children, Thomas Dawson of California, Linda (Tony) Decker of Roanoke and adopted granddaughter, Chaela (Brian) Dentinger of Sparland; grandchildren, Rebbecca Crider of Varna, Jennifer (Rick) Hearn of Peoria and Brenda Dawson; great grandchildren, Paige, Jacob, Christina, Tahlya, Tyler, Ricky, Jayden, Madyson and Conner; and a great great grandson, Gage.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, brother, Alfred D. Wolfe, and sisters, Pat (Walt) Ledbetter, Marian (Wayne) McDowell and Virginia Pelker.

    Her funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, “Downtown Chapel”, Henry, with Fr. Frank Dunaway officiating. Burial will follow in Henry Cemetery, Henry. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 AM Thursday prior to services at the memorial home.

    Donations can be made to the A.R.K. in Lacon as Helene was an avid lover of animals, especially cats.

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Thursday, September 11, 1947 - Sunday, March 12, 2017

Ronald Edwin Miles, 69, of Henry, passed away Sunday March 12, 2017, 6:30 am at his home in Henry.

There will be no visitation. Private family services will be held Wednesday at Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, Henry. Doug Clinton will officiate. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Henry.

Memorials may be made to the Henry Police Department or to Vitas Hospice.

Ronnie was born September 11, 1947 in Princeton, IL to Kenneth and Betty (DeBolt) Miles. He married Sandra Shurts on April 30, 1966 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Henry. She survives.

Also surviving are his mother, Betty Miles, of Henry, his brothers, Rich (Connie) Miles of Lake Thunderbird, and Dave (Betty Ann) Miles, of Hennepin, one sister, Donna (The late Larry) Klein, of Henry, and his dog, Chelsea. His father preceded him in death.

Ronnie graduated from Henry-Senachwine High School. He was employed at Kay’s Hatchery, for 25 years, B F Goodrich, both of Henry and retired as custodian at Henry Grade School. He was of the Christian faith. 

He loved to hunt for arrowheads, fishing, having campfires in the back yard, being outside and feeding his squirrels by hand. He also enjoyed doing things with his many nieces and nephews and his family.

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