Paul H. Jones, 86 of Normal, Ill., died at 1:03 p.m., Monday, May 20, 2013 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, Ill.
His funeral will be 12 p.m., Friday at Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington, Ill. with Rev. Josh Erickson and Rev. Michael McGaughan officiating. Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington with military honors by the Bloomington/Normal American Legion Honor Guard.Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the church on Friday.
Memorials may be made to Wabash College Scholarship Fund, the Community Cancer Center, Corn Belt Chapter of the Alzheimer Assoc. or Second Presbyterian Church.
Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Feb. 7, 1927 at Alto Pass, Ill. a son of Herrin E. and Mae Day Jones. He married Mary B. Gunion on Nov. 15, 1953 at Frankfort, IN. Mary survives at Normal.
Also surviving is a son, Bryce Jones, Normal, a daughter, Angie Jones, Gurnee, Ill. and two granddaughters, Sara Eilers, Scottsdale, AZ and Becky Eilers, Gurnee.
His parents and a brother Robert Jones, preceded him in death.
Mr. Jones was a U.S. Army veteran of W.W. II, serving with the U.S. forces in Europe.
He was a member of Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington, the Carl S. Martin Post 635 American Legion, Normal and Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity at Wabash College
Mr. Jones received a Bachelor of Science in economics from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN and earned a Master of Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana. He began his work career as an insurance salesman in Danville, Ill., before he went into teaching history and social studies at Danville Junior High School, where he also coached basketball. He later moved to Normal where he was an off campus supervisor in the education department at Illinois State University. He completed his work career as a guidance counselor at Tri-Valley High School, Downs, Ill., retiring in 1990.
Bloomington-Donna M. Rousey, 68 of Bloomington, Ill. passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at her residence. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2013 at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home. Rev. Ron Thacker will officiate. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the memorial home prior to the funeral services. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.
Internment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Bloomington. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Donna was born Sept. 26, 1944 in Bloomington to Horace and Melba Bell Robards.
Surviving are her brothers, Jim (Erna) Rousey, Alaska, Steve (Deb) Rousey, Bloomington; sister, Barbara Meyers, Pekin; several nieces and nephews; a niece whom she resided with, Tina (Phillip) Martin; great nieces and nephews, Shanieca, Shayla, Brandon and Gabriel.
She was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers and 3 sisters.
Donna worked for Eureka William Company for 35 years. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxillary. She enjoyed playing bingo, being on the internet and especially enjoyed the Christmas season.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com
Dorothy Lucille Visel, 89 of Hudson, Ill. died at 4:25 a.m., Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Meadows Mennonite Retirement Home, Chenoa, Ill.
Her funeral will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 25 at First Church of the Nazarene, Bloomington with Rev. Jerry Clonch officiating. Private Graveside Burial will be in Kaufman Cemetery, Hudson. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington, Ill.
Memorials may be made to The Baby Fold, 612 Oglesby Ave., Normal, Ill. 61761.
Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy was born on Aug. 27, 1923 in rural Hudson, the daughter of Arthur C. and Mildred Salisbury Hellemann. She married Robert L. Visel on March 9, 1943 and they raised 12 children together. They were married 62 years before he preceded her in death on April 13, 2005.
She is survived by ten children, Robert Lee Visel Jr, (Kat) Phoenix , Oregon, James W. Visel (Dee), Hudson, Illinois, Phyllis K. Bardonski, Portland, Oregon, Jane M. Blank, Waterford, PA, Thomas A Visel, Austin, TX, Peter D. Visel, (Candy), Hudson, Illinois, Gerard C. Visel,(Gloria), Rockford, Illinois, John C Visel, (Lisa) Murphy, North Carolina, Larry P Visel, Murphy, North Carolina and Steven M Visel, (Cyndie) Colorado Springs, CO; thirty five grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; and two sons-in-law, Arnie Grunert, Washington State and Jeffrey Lovell, Bloomington.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Mary Grunert and Bernadette Lovell; and a brother, William (Carol) Hellemann.
Dorothy graduated from Tremont High School and attended secretarial school in Peoria, Ill. In 1941, she traveled to Washington D.C. where she took a job with the Office of Emergency Management, Civilian Defense/Civil Air Patrol, during which time she met her husband, Robert, who was stationed in Washington D.C. while serving in the US Navy.
In addition to being a housewife and raising 12 children, she was an avid baker and won numerous awards during annual state fair competitions.
Dorothy was a talented musician and served as organist for 33 years at Holy Trinity, Epiphany, and St. Mary’s (El Paso) Catholic churches. She and her husband enjoyed entertaining residents in nursing homes in the Bloomington-Normal area for more than 40 years. They were also very involved with Cursillo.
Raising twelve children and watching/prodding them along to become successful out on their own takes the perseverance of a saint. She did good. We are forever thankful!