Rosanne Marie Peden, 63, of Bloomington, passed away on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at her home. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 at St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington, with Monsignor Gerald T. Ward officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Merna. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10 at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington, with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m. Additional visitation will be a half hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Peden family to be placed in trust for her daughter, Kathleen. Peden was born Dec. 16, 1948 in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Floyd and Helen Kamin Moore. She married Hollis Peden on Sept. 28, 1973 in Bloomington. He survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Tamara (Mark) Guy of Towanda, Melodee (fiancé John Sculfield) Peden and Kathleen (Ryan Alexander) Peden, both of Bloomington; a step-daughter, Angela (Jim) Groth of Lexington; seven grandchildren, Duane Carey, Kaitlyn, Chevy, Tyler and Austin Guy, and Brianna and Carley Groth; a great-grandson, Aralius Carey; and a brother, Tom (Sue) Moore of Bloomington. Peden was preceded in death by her parents. Rosanne was a graduate of Trinity High School, Bloomington. She was a longtime caregiver of children through her home daycare. Rosanne loved children and enjoyed the opportunity to provide them with a positive, loving environment. She was actively involved in Teens Encounter Christ and the Central Illinois Downs Syndrome Organization. Rosanne was an avid writer and enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping, fishing and watching deer.
Richard K. Rader, 81, rural Danvers, Ill., died Friday Sept. 7, 2012 at his home after a two year battle with cancer. He was a lifetime farmer in the Carlock, Danvers area. A celebration of life will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12 at East White Oak Bible Church, rural Carlock, with Pastor Scott Boerckel officiating. Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday at the church and 1 hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Memorial may be made to East White Oak Bible Church Missions or Advocate BroMenn Hospice. Otto-Argo-Calvert Memorial Home, Danvers, is in charge of arrangements. Rader was born June 13, 1931 in Bloomington, Ill., a son of Harry and May Otto Rader. He married Wanita Williams on June 17, 1951 at East White Oak Bible Church. Wanita survives, along with six children, Mike (Nila), Danvers, Kathy (Steve) Allison, Cooksville, Colleen (Russ) Bauer, Bloomington, Sherri Rutledge, Carlock, Julie Bunn, Bloomington and Mark (Lori) Danvers, IL, 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. His parents, an infant daughter, Amy Jo and two brothers, Dale and Glen preceded him in death. Rader graduated from Normal Community High School in 1948. He was a grain and dairy farmer, milking and showing Registered Guernsey dairy cows. Later he raised Cheviot Sheep. He was a lifelong member of East White Oak Bible Church, and a former member of the American Guernsey Cattle Club, the American Cheviot Society and formerly served as a member of the Federal Land Bank Board. Rader always looked forward to hunting and fishing with his grandchildren.
Elsie O. Stone
Elsie O. “Kitti” Stone, 72, of Bloomington, died at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington. Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Grace Church, 1411 W. Hovey St., Normal, with Rev. Ed Scearce officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Normal, will be at a later date. Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Central Illinois or a charity of the donor’s choice. Stone was born July 17, 1940 in San Francisco, Ca., the daughter of Robert and Jule Capenter Mohr. She married James A. “Al” Stone on March 30, 1974 in Reno, Nevada. He died November 17, 2000. Stone's surviving family include her son, Randy (Dawn) Corzine of Red Bluff, Ca.; daughter, Sharlee (Jason) Sherman of Dublin, Ohio; six grandchildren, Heather Ferry, Eric Hoffman, Randall Corzine, Christopher Sherman, Rick Corzine and Angela Corzine; three great-grandchildren, David Ferry, Kaylana Corzine and Rick Corzine, Jr.; six sisters, Nancy Mohr of Willets, Ca., Marilyn (Bill) Deveny of Eugene, Ore., Ruth Hunt of Knoxville, Tnn., Elaine Lindberg of Portland, Ore., Robin Brzoska of Corona, Ca., and Evelyn Lauks of Tustin, Ca.; and two very dear friends, Donna Carpenter of Normal and Virginia Schelborck of San Leandro, Ca. Stone was preceded in death by her father and step-mother, Robert and Cecile Mohr; a granddaughter, Grace Hoffman; and her former husband, Charles Corzine. Stone retired in 2001 from Thomas Metcalf Laboratory School as a sign language interpreter and was a member of Grace Church in Normal. She was an animal lover who also enjoyed reading, cooking and spending time with friends and family.