Friday, March 26, 2010

Norma (McNutt) Graveline

Norma (McNutt) Graveline: "



 From the Kankakee Daily Journal


Visitation for Norma Jeanne Graveline, 79, of Bourbonnais, will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Bourbonnais Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Maternity BVM Catholic Church in Bourbonnais, where she was a member.

Burial will be in Maternity BVM Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Maternity BVM Catholic School. She passed away Monday (March 22, 2010) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

Mrs. Graveline was a rehab aide at Kankakee Terrace Nursing Home for 25 years, retiring in 1997. She was born Feb. 8, 1931, in Danforth Township, the daughter of Jesse and Teresa McNutt. Her husband, Ronald Graveline, whom she married Sept. 3, 1949, in St. Louis, Mo., is deceased. She graduated from Chatsworth High School. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her granddaughters.

Norma Jeanne is survived by her four children, Michael (Marsha) Graveline, Craig Graveline and Rhonda DePasquale, all of Bourbonnais, and Lynn (Jill) Graveline of Bradley; two granddaughters, Madeline and Emily DePasquale, both of Bourbonnais; one sister, Janice Goin of Orangeburg, S.C.; five sisters-in-law, Joan Siefert of Kankakee, Dolores (Alan) Friedewold of Columbia, Ky., Matilda Cashion of Whittier, Calif., Margaret Graveline of Michigan City, Ind., Maxine Graveline of Palm Bay, Fla.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Mark Graveline.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Great Bank Robbery of 1910

Great Bank Robbery of 1910: "


From Chatsworth Illinois Memories



Story of the Month


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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Cole Gerdes Lives His Dream

Cole Gerdes Lives His Dream: "



Cole Gerdes lives his LA dreams

Cole Gerdes
By Photo provided

Cole Gerdes



By Carol Winters

Pontiac Daily Leader

Sat Mar 13, 2010, 06:00 AM CST


Pontiac, Ill. -

“When people ask me what I do for a living, I say I don’t have enough time for this right now,” says Cole Gerdes, a 2005 PTHS graduate and son of Kathy and Bill Abry and Terry and Beth Gerdes. Gerdes means he literally does not have the time to explain all the jobs he has.
    By day, Gerdes, who lives in Hollywood, is a model, actor, event co-coordinator, or artist manager and promoter. By night, Gerdes is a bartender, valet, or works in a nightclub. His random night jobs allow him the opportunity to pursue his purposeful day jobs. “The non-glamorous night jobs give me my days free. As long as I can make enough to cover this week’s rent, I am happy,” he said.


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Milton Irwin Obit

Milton Irwin Obit: "




Milford "Milt" C. Irwin
(April 27, 1912 - March 1, 2010)

Milford “Milt” C. Irwin, 97, a resident of Piper City Rehab and Living Center – Piper City formerly of Chatsworth passed away at 9:05AM Monday March 1, 2010 at the center.

Funeral services will be 10:30AM Thursday March 4, 2010 at Chatsworth United Methodist Church – Chatsworth with Rev. R. David Reynolds officiating. Visitation will be 9:00AM to 10:30AM prior to services at the church, where memorials may be made to the Chatsworth United Methodist Church or Piper City Rehab & Living Center. Interment will be at Cropsey Cemetery – rural Cropsey. Martin Funeral Home – Chatsworth has been entrusted with arrangements.

Milt was born April 27, 1912 in rural Cropsey a son of Will and Hazel (Westerbelt) Irwin. He graduated class of 1931 from Cropsey High School where he enjoyed playing basketball, and later married R. Beryl Thomas, December 25, 1937 in rural Cropsey in her parent’s home. She survives.

Also surviving are 6 children and spouses: Kay (Harold) Lindley of Morton, Bette Jane (Bruce) Otto of Minier, IL; Alan (Kathy) Irwin of Graham, N.C.; William (Diane) Irwin of Oregon, IL; Gary (Susan) Irwin of Galion, OH; and Colleen (James) Browning of Hudson, IL; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister.

Milt farmed south of Chatsworth for many years until retiring in 1980.

Mr. Irwin was a member of the Chatsworth United Methodist Church. He had helped with construction of the church in 1980, was a former head usher and trustee. He was also a member of the IL Farm Bureau, and was a former director of the Livingston County Farm Bureau; and served on the Chatsworth School Board.

He loved his family, and especially enjoyed his grandkids. He was an avid Prairie Central Sports and Chicago Cubs fan.