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Anderson, SGT. Anthony T. - Waukegan  
Anderson, Anthony T. In loving memory of SGT. Anthony T. Anderson age 54, a Military Veteran who proudly served his country for 10 years in the United States Army. Upon his honorable discharge SGT. Anderson pursued a career as a chemical operator providing his expertise for various companies which included: Reichhold Chemicals, Gillette and ended at Emco Chemicals where he was the lead Chemical Compounder. SGT. Anderson peacefully passed away Monday, December 1, 2014 at his home in Waukegan, IL. He is survived by his mother, Lillian Anderson; father, Walter Anderson; wife, Gwendolyn Anderson; daughter, Antania Anderson; son, Antonio Anderson; and 4 loving grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held at Leak & Sons Funeral Chapel, 7838 South Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619 on December 13, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. til 7:00 p.m. Repass following immediately after. 847-662-3553. Please sign guestbook at www.bradshaw-range.com
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 12 to Dec. 18, 2014
Bell, Dennis - Waukegan  
Bell, Dennis Lee Was born on May 26, 1945 in Waukegan, IL. On December 9, 2014, Dennis made his transition to be with the Lord. Dennis leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife, Sylvarita Bell; his mother, Ruby Bell; two sons, William Keith Bell (Theresa) and Darius Phillip Bell; two daughters, Denise Lee Wakefield (Tracy) and Sharese Nesertari Collier (Dennis); grandchildren, Tiffanie Collier, Eric Bailey, Mark Bell, Daniel Wakefield, Ruben Wakefield, Alyssia Wakefield, Collette Bell, Kalon Bell, Brenae' Collier, Khari Bell, Dennis Collier Jr., Darius Bell Jr. and Mia Collier; one brother, Ophel R. Bell (Dickie); two sisters, Diana and Sharon Bell; also a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and close family friends. A Celebration of His Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 19, 2014 at Shiloh Baptist Church, 800 S. Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL. Walstone E. Francis, Pastor, Officiating, Pastor Anthony Pratcher Greater Life Pentecostal Church. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Waukegan. A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Bradshaw & Range 847-662-3553. Please sign guest book at www.bradshaw-range.com .
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 18 to Dec. 24, 2014
Booth, Tiffany - Waukegan  
Booth, Tiffany Lynn 29, of Waukegan, Illinois was born on December 18, 1984 at Lake Forest Hospital to Jasper and Goldie Booth Sr. She went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Vista Medical East. Tiffany graduated with honors from Waukegan High School in 2003. She later attended Columbia College of Missouri and studied Criminal Justice. She participated in various activities, such as The North Chicago Angel Drill Team, The Greater St. James Congregational Church Choir, and was a member of The National Honor Society. She leaves to cherish her parents, Jasper and Goldie Booth Sr. of Waukegan, Illinois, two sisters, Monique and Lakeisha Booth of Waukegan, Illinois, a nephew, De'Maryia Booth; a niece, London Williams and host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. Tiffany had a special place in her heart for her non-biological sister, Krystal Gholston (cousin) and her children, Sa'Mara and Sa'Nai Wiley along with her best friend, Chantaye Sanders. Funeral services will be held at Greater St. James Temple Church of God in Christ, 2131 Wright Ave., North Chicago, IL 60064. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. Funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 15, 2014. Interment Mt. Olivet Memorial Park, 1436 Kenosha Road, Zion, IL.
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 13 to Dec. 19, 2014
Childress, Carol - Gurnee  
Childress, Carol M. 73, resident of Gurnee, IL, passed away on December 15, 2014. She was born on May 9, 1941 in Hoboken, New Jersey to Charles T. and Edna M. Ripke. Carol was an employee of the Lake County Recorder of Deeds office for 18 years, was an usher of the theater department in the College of Lake County and was a former member of the Moose Club. She is survived by her 2 children, Cynthia (Marvin) Dahle of Harvard, and Michael Muller (Sue Boehm) of Carol Stream; her life companion, Jerome Jackson; former daughter-in-law, Katherine Walters of Wadsworth; grandchildren, Randy, Scott, Jeffrey, Kaitlyn and Sarah Dahle and Karoline Muller; two stepsons, Richard Childress of England and David (Sue) Childress of Crystal Lake; and a multitude of friends. Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund H. Childress. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 19, 2014 from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Marsh Funeral Home. Burial private. Flowers also gratefully accepted. Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 17 to Dec. 23, 2014
Clark, Lucille M. "Lucy" (Hebior) - Zion  
Clark, Lucille M. "Lucy" (nee Hebior) Passed away on Friday, December 12, 2014 in Waukegan, IL surrounded by her loving family after a valiant battle with cancer. Lucy was born on May 3, 1942 in North Chicago, IL to the late Joseph and Helen (nee Ornatek) Hebior. She graduated from Holy Child High School and started working shortly after at Chicago Title Insurance Co. where she retired after 38 years of service. Lucy married the late Robert E. Clark on May 30, 1964, they moved to Washington, D.C. for two years before returning to Waukegan, IL. She enjoyed traveling, reading and enjoying Door County and watching the sunset there. Her travels took her to New Orleans, California, Florida, Hawaii, the Bahamas and Europe. Lucille is survived by her loving family, brothers, Andrew Hebior, Eugene (Patricia) Hebior all of Waukegan, IL, and Daniel Hebior of Houston, TX; her sister, Theresa Zdanowicz of Waukegan, IL; sister-in-law, Donna Hebior of Pleasant Prairie, WI; 14 nieces and nephews; many great-nieces and nephews; and many dear friends and neighbors. Lucille is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 45 years, Robert E. Clark in 2009; her parents, Joseph and Helen (nee Ornatek) Hebior; brother, Joseph Hebior, Jr.; brother-in-law Raymond Zdanowicz; nephew, Robert Zdanowicz; niece, Susan Hebior; and great-nephew, Joseph Hebior IV. Lucille was a member of St. Dismas Church, 2600 Sunset Ave., Waukegan, IL 60087 where a memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. A visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Please visit the online guest book at www.congdonfuneralhome.com .
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 16 to Dec. 22, 2014
Cox II, Calvin Glen - Grayslake  
Cox II, Calvin Glen Age 19, of Wadsworth, went home to Jesus December 9th, 2014, at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, surrounded by family. He bravely battled NUT Midline Carcinoma, an extremely rare and fatal, adolescent lung cancer in non-smokers. Calvin was born March 19th, 1995 in Lake Forest, the third child of Calvin and Susan Cox. He attended College of Lake County pursuing a double major in Chemical Engineering and Music. He received "Semester Honors for Academic Excellence" for each semester at CLC and was in his fourth semester. Calvin had a beautiful voice and sang many genres. He was a member of the College of Lake County Choir, the Music Source Professional Rock and Roll Band and in a metal band with friends. He was an accomplished musician, accompanying his self with guitar and keyboard. He enjoyed classical, rock, and his favorite band "Iron Maiden" concerts. Calvin received "Renaissance Man Award" from teachers for his versatility. He wrote poetry, stories, music and acted in plays. His works were published in a school magazine. He was a lifelong tinkerer, delighting us with his contraptions and alternative ways of doing things. Cal had a keen sense of duty and carried his weight in every organization he joined. He was the secretary of the Psychology Club at CLC and received the Silver Circle of Achievement Award for his contributions to the club. A gentle soul, Cal conducted his life in a caring manner. He completed the American Red Cross program to help if needed in CPR and First Aid. He received a "Recognition Award" for his service to The N.E. Farmsteads growing vegetables for the food pantry. An animal lover, he received a "Recognition Award" from the Humane Society for caring for cats at the shelter. He lifted weights daily and was extremely strong. His other activities include Yoga, running 5 K races for charity, and snowboarding in the Green Mountains of New Hampshire. He was a member of the Warren High School Wrestling Team and also enjoyed archery, target shooting, fishing and Tai Kwon Do. Ralph Waldo Emerson said "It is not the length of life that counts but the depth." In his short time Cal fathomed the depths of a life well lived. Calvin is sadly missed by his parents, Calvin and Susan; sisters, Kjersten, Susanne and Alyssa; grandmother, Vivian Gwaltney; a host of aunts and uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Russell Gwaltney; grandparents, Darius and Evelyn Cox; and cousin, Keith Cox. Please join the family for a visitation and memorial service Saturday, December 20 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 5110 Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL. 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Pastor Ben Squires will officiate a celebration of Calvin's life. Donations can be made to Bethel Lutheran Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel (www.strangfcc@global.net) (847)223-8122.
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 18 to Dec. 24, 2014
Cyra, Frances - Zion  
Cyra, Frances Age 100, of Gurnee passed away December 4, 2014. Frances was born October 29, 1914 in Portage, WI. She was a member of the Waukegan Central Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. She loved to ice fish, cook and sew, but she found her greatest joy in her ministry and service to God. Frances is survived by various family and friends of the area. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Waukegan Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 225 South Dilger Avenue, Waukegan, IL.
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 16 to Dec. 22, 2014
Divelbiss, Jacqueline J. "Jackie" - Kokomo  
Divelbiss, Jacqueline J. "Jackie" 67, of Wadsworth, passed away suddenly at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. She was born on April 12, 1947 in Oceanside, California to the late Lester and Beatrice (Hahn) Watkins. On March 28, 1991 in Las Vegas, Jackie married Kent A. Divelbiss. Jackie leaves behind her loving family, husband of 23 years, Kent; stepdaughter, Laurie Roemisch; twin stepsons, Eric Divelbiss and Bryant (Michele) Divelbiss; grandchildren, Erika Roemisch, Jared Divelbiss, Clayton Divelbiss and Hannah Divelbiss; sisters, Joy Watkins, Judy (Vern) Hendricksen and Jill (David) Devall; brothers, Steve (Jacky) Watkins and Scott Watkins; sister-in-law, Jan Allman (the late Leonard Allman); and many nieces and nephews. Jackie worked at Abbott Labs for more than 36 years. She enjoyed to traveling to Maui, Hawaii, gardening, spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Jackie was loved by so many, and will be missed dearly. Visitation will be Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at WARREN FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services will follow at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial at Warren Cemetery & Mausoleum, Gurnee. Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warriors, www.woundedwarriorproject.org .
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 18 to Dec. 24, 2014
Gawerecki, Emily - Antioch  
Gawerecki, Emily 85 years old of Antioch, IL passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at home with her family by her side. She was born October 2, 1929 in Chicago the daughter of the late Vincent and Mildred (Kurz) Kassl. On December 29, 1957 she married Joseph Gawerecki in Tunica, MS and he preceded her in death February 25, 1977. Emily enjoyed gardening, as well as cooking for her entire family; she loved spending time with her family especially during the holidays. Survivors include her children, Susan (Dale) Morris of Johnsburg, IL, Kandy (Jim) Andruch of Edinburg, IL, Wendy Gawerecki of Antioch, Joseph (Tina) of Lake in the Hills, IL and Vincent (Melissa) of Round Lake Beach, IL; 15 grandchildren, Steve (Michelle), Mike (Lura), Bob (Melissa), Amy, Ashley, Jayme (Kathryn), Joseph (Thea), Jordan, Kathleen, Kristine, Joseph, Abigail, Vincent, Marcus, and Elyse; 5 great-grandchildren, Emily, Alexa, Cosette, Johnathan, and William; and her siblings, June Czarnecki, Rich Kassl, Larry Kassl, and Sue (Jack) Chubb. Gram was further survived by her four-legged family, Daffodil, Gibbs, and Rose whom brought her great joy. In addition to her parents and husband, Emily was preceded in death by three brothers, Vincent, Eddie, and Laddy Kassl, and a great-granddaughter, Audrey Morris. Memorial Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 2014 at the STRANG FUNERAL HOME OF ANTIOCH, 1055 Main St. (Rte. 83), Antioch, IL. Memorial visitation will be from 12 NOON - 3:00 p.m. Sunday. INFO: 847-395-4000. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, in her memory. Please sign our online guest book at www.strangfh.com
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 13 to Dec. 19, 2014
Hagan, LaVera - Duluth  
Hagan, LaVera J. Age 88, died peacefully December 6, 2014 at the home of her daughter. LaVera was born July 3, 1926 in Chicago, the second of four children of the late John and Barbara Janowski. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hagan, to whom she was married 33 years. LaVera had lived in Winthrop Harbor, IL for sixty years. LaVera's professional titles include preschool director and child support advocate in the Lake County Illinois states attorney's office. She was a founding member of the Waukegan Seventh-day Adventist Church. LaVera's greatest joy was to share God's love with children. For many years she volunteered in the children's classrooms at church and the Gurnee Seventh-day Adventist school. Although LaVera enjoyed working, volunteering, and gardening, her favorite roles were wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her children, Patricia Mefford (Don) of Houston, Denise Weeks of Atlanta, Annette Montgomery (James) of Madison, WI, and Michael Hagan (Mary Beth) of Fletcher, NC. LaVera has four grandchildren, Marissa Hagan Montgomery (Bradley), Mitchell Hagan, Olivia Montgomery, and Grace Montgomery. She is also survived by her sister, Eleanor Mathews (Richard) of Pine, CO and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. With her gentle and humble ways, LaVera showed kindness to everyone and her smile cheered many. She had a deep and abiding relationship with God, and she lived her faith daily. Her greatest desire was to reunite with family and friends in heaven. Per her wishes, there was no memorial service. To honor LaVera's passion for children and Christian education, a reading loft will be built in an elementary school. Contributions can be sent to Captain Gilmer Christian School, PO Box 5338, Fletcher, NC 28732. Please note "LaVera Hagan Memorial Fund."
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Published in News Sun from Dec. 18 to Dec. 24, 2014
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