Rosamund G Buckley,83, a resident of Maple Crossing of Amboy, formerly of Sublette, died January 16, 2018 in KSB Hospital in Dixon.
Services will be 11 am, Saturday in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Sublette with the Rev Randy Fronek officiating. Burial will be at St Michael Sandy Hill Cemetery, Sublette. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services in the church. Arrangements are through the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton.
Mrs. Buckley was born in Amboy to Cornelius T and Gertrude (Batton) Garland. She grew up in Amboy and graduated from Amboy High School in 1951. She married Francis J Buckley on Nov 29, 1952 in St Patrick’s Church, Amboy. They lived in the Sublette/Amboy area most of their married life.
She worked at a variety of jobs over the years, including Conco, Mendota Trouser Factory, Mendota Community Hospital, and Amboy Middle School before her retirement. She was a member of OLPH Church and a dedicated gardener.
She is survived by three sons, Stephen (Kim) of Palos Heights, Timothy (Debra) of West Allis, WI, and Lawrence (Rose) of Sublette; two daughters, Trudy (Robert) Lahman of Amboy, and Bridgett (Ray) Drag of Shorewood; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, and three brothers, Richard (Leila) Garland of Sublette, Robert (Sue) Garland of Springfield, and Ray (Doris) Garland of Sycamore; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; 4 sisters; and 3 brothers.
Pallbearers will be her sons-in-law and grandsons.
Memorials may be directed to Sublette Community Volunteer Fire Dept, OLPH Church, or Sandy Hill Cemetery Fund.
Ivan Gene Smith, 89, passed away at 2 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at Liberty Village in Princeton.
Gene was the son of Asa Smith and Ethel (Hubbard) Smith, both deceased.
Gene was well known by many in Princeton. He had a small successful lawn service despite having only one arm. He mowed, raked and planted flowers. Many were amazed at his skills. Jim and Jeff Bystry, Corey Husser, Frank Freeburg and Becky Allicks were just a few of his helpers.
Gene was very generous and loved people. At the nursing home when he first entered, he would station himself where he could greet workers as they went by. Even toward the last he would raise his hand to say “Hi!” to any nearby.
“Closing with tears, we will miss him but know we will see him again well and strong in the near future when God’s will is done on earth. Love from all and see you soon Gene!” Matthew 6:9 and Isaiah 65:17-25.
He is survived Charles “Bud” Smith of Liberty Village in Princeton and Margie L. Christensen, 718 Rock St., Peru. Also two nieces, Judy Brown and Cindy Luebke; one nephew, Dan Christensen; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Eileen Schwab, and Melvin Smith and Don Smith.
Visitation only will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home in Princeton.
Gene will be cremated and will reside with his family at the Malden Cemetery. Services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Gene’s favorite charities at the funeral home.
Bernice H. Schneider, 95, of Cherry, passed away peacefully at home with her family on Thursday, January 4, 2018.
A private service is planned at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Cherry. Arrangements are through the Fiocchi Funeral Home, Cherry. Private online condolences may be left for the family at www.FiocchiFuneralHomes.com.
Bernice was born on April 10, 1922 in Maytown, to Richard and Anna (Sharkey) Gillan. She married Marvin Schneider on May 1, 1948. Bernice was a homemaker, loved to cook, enjoyed decorating her home and loved to play cards. She loved helping her children and grandchildren. Her great-grandchildren were her life.
Survivors include: her care giver of the past 5 years Jennifer Virlee; her daughters, Sharon Schneider of Princeton, Daine (James) Stangel of Cherry, Rhonda Fultz of Mendota, Janet (Chris) Drewel of Oglesby, and Marlene (Bill) LA’Sorella of Ladd; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Shirley Klein.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Marvin; her parents; 2 daughters, Carolyn Brandner, and Connie Lauer; 4 sisters; and 6 brothers.
Memorials may be directed to Masses in Bernice’s remembrance.
James J. Kneebone, 76, of Cherry passed away Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in his home.
Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangement sare through the Fiocchi Funeral Home in Cherry.
Jon David “JD” Wills, 64, of Cherry passed away Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.
Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are through the Fiocchi Funeral Home in Cherry.
Sharon L. Kunkel, 54, of Princeton, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017, in Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton.
Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are through the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton. Private online condolences may be left for the family at www.FiocchiFuneralHomes.com.
Sharon was born on June 21, 1963 in Orlando, Florida, to Carl Laswell and Georgia Milam. She married Michael L. Kunkel in Kentucky.
She is survived by: Her husband, Michael L. Kunkel of Princeton; 2 daughters, Stephanie Christie and Staci Self; and 2 granddaughters, Rachel and Brooklyn.
She was preceded in death by: her parents.