Monday, September 13, 2010
CHATSWORTH -- Gene and Carolyn Riha of Chatsworth will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house at 5 p.m. today at their home. They also plan a trip to Ireland at a later date.
Riha and Carolyn Catlin were married Sept. 12, 1970, in Decatur. Their attendants were Don Dreesbach and Theresa Catlin Luebcke.
They are the parents of Melissa Cornish, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Mark (Heather) Riha, Spring, Texas; and Monica (Derrick) Maurer, Fairbury. They have eight grandchildren.
They were both teachers in Prairie Central school district.
He retired in 2007. She retired in 2009.
SENECA — Hazel E. Wells, 96, of Seneca, passed away, Thursday, Aug. 26, at Big Meadows Nursing Home in Savanna, Ill.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
CHATSWORTH — Thomas Nance Runyon, 79, Elko, Nev., formerly of Chatsworth, died July 10, 2010, in Carson City, Nev.
Cremation rites were accorded.
A family celebration of Tom’s life will be at 4 p.m. Sept. 12 at CAPS Park, Chatsworth.
Tom was born Feb. 23, 1931, in Cropsey. He married Marie Beck Poppel on May 29, 1953, in Joliet.
He is survived by his wife, Marie; daughters, Terry (Lance) Anderson, Robyn Pattani, Lynda (Darren) Nadin and Dawnyce Schutz; one son, Jay (Denise) Runyon; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; brothers, Donald (Shirley) Runyon, Larry (JoAnn) Runyon and Richard (Donna) Runyon, all of Chatsworth; Erney (Diana) Runyon, Heyworth; and Randy (Terri) Runyon, Cabot, Ark.; sisters, June Arnold, Roberts; and Barbara Black and Mary Hanshew, both of Chatsworth; one brother-in-law, Roy Garrett, Hudson; and many nieces and nephews.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Grace Nance and Erney Clifford Runyon; an infant son; stepsons, Larry and Garry Poppel; and sister, Sandra Garrett.
Tom will be greatly missed by friends and family.