Ruth E. Hubly

Hubly

Ruth Evelyn Dugger Hubly, 90 of Chatsworth, IL, died on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 12:53 PM at Brighton Gardens of St. Charles, IL.  

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, with Father BK Tran officiating.  Visitation will be held from 9:45 – 10:45 AM at the Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth.  Burial will be held at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Chatsworth.  Memorials in Ruth’s name may be left to the Chatsworth Township Library or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Ruth was born on February 14, 1922 in Hillsboro, IL a daughter of Joe M. and Gertrude (Feraris) Dugger.  She married Charles Joseph “Joe” Hubly Jr. on April 16, 1947.  He preceded her in death on March 20, 2007.

Survivors include her children: Chuck (Nancy) Hubly of St. Jacob, IL and Ellen (Don) Slome of Batavia, IL; a daughter-in-law: Linda Hubly of Wilmette, IL and seven grandchildren: Justin, Brendan, Taylor and Savannah Hubly and Lauren, Lexi and Melissa Slome.  She was preceded in death by her son: Michael in 1998 and her sister: Edna Bess in 2009.

Ruth graduated from Hillsboro Community High School in 1940 and earned a B.S. degree in Education at Illinois State Normal University in 1944.  Her nearly 40 years of teaching started at Fairbury High School, with time at Cullom and Piper City before retiring in 1985 from Forrest-Strawn-Wing High School.

She has been a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, and its Altar and Rosary Society and Catholic Women’s League.  She was also a member of the Livingston County and Illinois State Retired Teachers Association, the Illinois State Half Century Group and the Chatsworth Township Library Board.

 

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Roy Carey Sr.

CareyRoy Carey Sr., 86 of Pontiac, IL, died on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 5:31 PM at his residence with his loving wife of 66 years by his side.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac, with Pastor Tim Priest of the Livingston County Assembly of God Church officiating.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the funeral home.  Burial will be held at South Side Cemetery in Pontiac, where full military rites will be accorded.  Memorials in Roy’s name may be left to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Roy was born on October 15, 1926 in Pontiac, IL a son of Elmer and Ethel (Hall) Carey.  He married Emily Power on December 6, 1946 at the PontiacChurch of the Nazarene.

He is survived by his wife: Emily Carey of Pontiac, IL; three sons: Roy (Beth) Carey Jr. of Bloomington, IL, Harvey Carey of Braidwood, IL and Wayne (Tracie) Carey of Washington, IL; ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters.  

Mr. Carey was educated in Pontiac Schools.  He served our country in the United States Navy from 1944-1946 serving overseas in the European Theatre.  He was a delivery milkman for 18 years for the Pontiac Dairy and later the Williams Dairy.  He worked at the Pontiac and later Bloomington Post Office, retiring in 1990.  

Roy attended the Livingston County Assembly of God Church.  He was a long time volunteer for Peace Meals.  He was a school bus driver for PontiacGrade School, a little league coach and President and leader of the Cub Scouts.  He was a member of the LST Association, the American Legion and the Pontiac VFW.  He was a die hard NASCAR and Chicago Cub fan. 

 

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Opal L. Farris

Opal FarrisStrawn- Opal L. Farris, 90, of Strawn, IL passed away at 10:45 pm on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, January 28, 2013 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Forrest. Rev. John Tennyson will officiate services. Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 am on Monday, prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will follow services at Strawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Opal was born July 26, 1922 in Decatur, IL a daughter of Edgar and Della (Jackson) Bundy. She married Lyle Farris in May of 1946. He passed away on September 26, 1990.

Surviving is her daughter: Donna (Robert) Jones of Van Buren, MO; ten grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; and one sister: Doris Shondell of Bluemound, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons: Wayne and Dennis Farris; eight brothers: Lester, Chester, Orville, Eugene, Donnie, Elmer, Virgil, and Bob; and two sisters, Lucille and Wilma.

In addition to being a homemaker, Opal was a cook for many years at the Sibley Triangle Restaurant. She liked reading, canning, and vegetable or flower gardening.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, and friend who will be greatly missed.

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Louise M. Wallace

Louise M. Wallace, 98 of Pontiac, IL, died on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 9:50 AM at the Good Samaritan Home of Flanagan.

Cremation Rites have been accorded.  A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac, with Rev. Ray Owens of the First United Methodist Church of Pontiac officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to services, Friday at the funeral home.  Inurnment will be held at South Side Cemetery in Pontiac.  Memorials for Louise may be left to the Boys and Girls Club of Livingston County, Institute of Human Resources, Evenglow Lodge or the First United Methodist Church of Pontiac.

Louise was born on September 19, 1914 in Champaign County, IL a daughter of Jacob H. and Margaret (Saathoff) Buss.  She married Norman J. Lee on October 5, 1935.  He preceded her in death on September 5, 1952.  She later married J. Murray Wallace on December 27, 1958.  He preceded her in death on April 27, 1996.

She is survived by one daughter: Mary (Dale) Knack of Flanagan, IL; one son: Herb (Sheila) Lee of Merritt Island, FL; one step-daughter: Susan M. Bush of Pontiac, IL; five grandchildren: Norman (Kristy) Knack, Jennifer (Scott) Maertin, Laura (Dan) Mulhall, James M. (Jodi) Wallace III, Michael (Shelia) Wallace;’ thirteen great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by one step son: J. Murray Wallace Jr.; two sisters: Katherine Busboom and Ann Hinrichs; one brother: John Buss and one nephew: Gene Busboom. 

Mrs. Wallace was educated in Urbana School and Champaign Commercial College.  She was an admissions counselor at Winston Churchill College in Pontiac and then joined the staff at Evenglow Lodge as field director and public relations until her retirement in 1972.  After her retirement, she did special assignment work for Evenglow Lodge.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Pontiac, where she was involved in the women’s circles.  She was a past member of the Salvation Army Board, where she had served as president, a life member of the St. James Hospital Auxiliary and Evenglow Guild, she was also a member of the Zonta Club, the Pontiac Women’s Club and the Pontiac Literary Club and the Clionian Society. 

 

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Robert G. Petro

Chatsworth- Robert G. Petro, 81, of Chatsworth, IL passed away at 8:55 am on Monday, January 21, 2013 at Good Samaritan Home in Pontiac.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 25, 2012 at Chatsworth Cemetery. Father B.K. Tran will officiate. Visitation will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 pm on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth. Memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be made to Livingston County Humane Society.

He was born April 3, 1931 in North Judson, IN a son of George and Veronica (Ivan) Petro. He married Ann Pugner on June 15, 1957 in Dalton, IL. She survives.

Also surviving is one sister: Irene Weinert of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and six sisters.

He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of the Chatsworth American Legion Post #613.

Bob loved to fish, hunt and be outdoors. He enjoyed his springer spanials like his own children. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

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