Eugene G. Crosier
Eugene G. Crosier, 86, of Bloomington, passed away at 9:58 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at his home.
Gene was born July 13, 1926 in Shelbyville to James W. and Nora F. Pease Crosier. He married Leatha Richardson June 27, 1954 at St. Elmo, Ill.
Surviving his wife Leatha; sons, Dean (Bonnie) Crosier, Bloomington, Roy (Robin) Crosier, Jamestown, NC, and Rodney (Becky) Crosier, Bloomington; daughter, Julie (Roger) Botkin, Lexington; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and brother, Wayne (Francille) Crosier, Mt. Pulaski, and sister, Evelyn Potter, Kinmundy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Helen, and son Paul E. Crosier.
Funeral services for Gene will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at East Lawn Funeral Home in Bloomington. Pastor Ron Woodrum will lead the services. Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Entombment will follow funeral services at East Lawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, where military rites will be rendered.
Gene served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict. When he returned, he and his wife owned and operated Gene’s Cleaning Service in Bloomington. He enjoyed spending his time playing cards, shuffle board, gardening, going to Cub Foods to play Bingo, and spending winters in Florida.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Research Foundation. Condolences or memories may be shared at www.EastLawn-Bloomington.
Doris M. Eymann
Doris M. Eymann, 78, of Chenoa, passed away at 10:10 a.m.Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.
Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Chenoa. Pastor Carrie Carnes will be officiating. Burial will be in Chenoa Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 also at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital or South Eastern Livingston County Ambulance Service.
Doris was born Aug. 7, 1934 in Flanagan the daughter of Dale and Nellie McCain Rathbun. She married Wayne Eymann on Sept. 20, 1953. He survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Cindy (Tom) Streid of Chenoa and Linda (Bill) Kauffman of Pontiac; grandchildren, Sarah (Phil Earl) Siegworth, Kelsey Schopp, Andy (Laura) Streid, Lauren Kauffman and Courtney Kauffman; great-grandchildren, Brinley Earl and P.J. Earl; sisters, Debbie (Keith) McClure of Carlock and Robbie Byrd of El Paso; brother, Dick (Nancy) Jones.
Doris was preceded in death by one brother,Doug Rathbun, twin sister Lois Boulware and sister Joanne Smith.
Doris was a bookkeeper for Meyer Fertilizer in Fairbury retiring in 1997. She was a member of Chenoa United Methodist Church and Women of the Moose in Bloomington.
Doris was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a special lady to her family and all her knew her. Condolences may be left to the family at www.duffypilsmemorialhome.com.
Edith E. Kinsella
Edith E. Kinsella, 95, of Merna died at 9:36 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington with Monsignor Gerald T. Ward officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Merna. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington and for a half-hour prior to the service Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington.
Edith was born on Aug. 23, 1917 in Ellsworth, the daughter of Frank and Leta Mullins Wahlstrom. She married Harold J. Kinsella on Feb. 5, 1946 in Bloomington. He died on April 1, 1986.
Survivors include a son, Jim (Catherine) Kinsella, Camden, Maine; a daughter, Linda (Roger) Swartz, Bloomington; seven grandchildren, Kate (Matthew) Baade, Margaret (Matthew) Armstrong, Erin Kinsella, Ann (Dan) Kauppi, Mary (Andrew) Sahr, Michael (Lori) Swartz and Emily Swartz; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
Edith graduated from Ellsworth High School and Browns Business College. She began working at the Gibson Canning Company and was in charge of the vegetable portion of K Rations shipped to St. Louis during World War II. She also worked for Beich Candy Company, and GROWMARK for over 10 years, but she most enjoyed being a homemaker. She was a member of St. Patrick Church of Merna.
Edith was involved with many things throughout her life, but what were most important to her were her children and grandchildren.
Herbert Wiles, 85, of Chenoa, passed away at 12:25 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at Asta Care Center of Pontiac.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Chenoa Township Cemetery, where military honors will be performed. Visitation will be held from 10-10:45 a.m. on Monday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Chenoa. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Hospital or Wounded Warriors Program.
He was born Jan. 23, 1928 in Weston the son of Herbert and Frieda Vepox Wiles.
Surviving are his son, Wesley Wiles of Pontiac; two daugthers, Deborah Cox of Knoxville, Tenn. and Donna (Jim) Bagby of Chenoa; six grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild; brother, Gene (Betty) Wiles of Pontiac and sister, Mae (Jerry) Meyer.
Herbert was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
He was a Veteran of the United States Marines and was a member of the VFW in Bloomington. Herbert retired from Eureka Williams.
Condolences and tributes may be made to the family at www.duffypilsmemorialhome.com.