Saturday, April 23, 2011


Chatsworth, Ill. —
Eli Michael Moore, 22-month-old son of Kimberly Rabideau Moore, of Chatsworth, died at 10:49 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at OSF Saint James-John Albrecht Medical Center.
His funeral will be at noon Saturday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury.
Cremation rites will be accorded following the service.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the memorial home.
He was born June 16, 2009, at Sullivan, Mo.
Surviving are his mother, Chatsworth; his siblings, Devon Bakalar, Keegin Rabideau, Ian Moore and Darcy Moore, all of Chatsworth; his grandmother, Loretta Oliver, Chatsworth, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
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Henrietta E. Dehm, 91, a resident of Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Normal, formerly of Chatsworth passed away at 12:40PM Friday April 22, 2011 at the nursing home.
Funeral services will be 11:00AM Tuesday April 26, 2011 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chatsworth with Jerry Gentes, Minister of Pastoral Care officiating. Visitation will be 10:00AM to 11:00AM prior to services at the church, where memorials may be made to: St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church or Heritage Manor Legacy Care in Normal. Interment will be at the Chatsworth Cemetery.
Henrietta was born August 28, 1919 in Chatsworth, a daughter of William and Etta (DeBuhr) Henrichs. She graduated from Chatsworth High School, class of 1937, and married LaVerne C. Dehm on January 10, 1942 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chatsworth. He preceded her in death on September 12, 2004.
She is survived by: two daughters: Gloria Leach of Tuscola and Karen (John) Feely of Normal; Six grandchildren: Cindy (Andy) Wood of Tuscola, Mark (Jennifer) Flessner of Elmhurst, Stephanie (Mike) Ogden of Normal, Mike (Joy) Feely of Metamora, John (Julie) Feely of Normal, and Tom (Laura) Feely of Normal; Seventeen great-grandchildren: Christian and Courtney Wood, Olivia and Blake Flessner, Maggie Feely, and Thomas, Laine and Ayla Feely.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and her siblings.
Henrietta was a devoted wife and homemaker. She farmed with her husband their entire lifetime in the Livingston County area. She was a charter member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School and Bible School for many years. Henrietta was also an active member of the St. Paul Ladies Aid where she served as President, Secretary of Education, and Secretary of Stewardship. She also served as chairman of the alter committee and sang in the church choir.
Henrietta was a wonderful cook, especially known for her delicious pies. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her smile will always be remembered.
The family extends a special thank you to the wonderful staff at Heritage Manor for their kind and loving care.

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Ellsworth – Louise D. York, 72, of Ellsworth passed away at 2:30pm March 31, 2011 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.

Funeral will be held at 3:00pm on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home. Pastor Nick Carlson will be officiating. Cremation will be accorded following the services.

Visitation will be held from 1-3:00pm also on Sunday.

Louise was born September 18, 1938 in Enos, IN the daughter of Rudolph and Geneva Mae Duzenberry Lade.

She married James Robert “Shorty” York, Sr. He died May 3, 2007 in Champaign.

Surviving are her children, James (Carla) York, Jr of Gibson City, Betty Truesdell of Ellsworth, Randy (Kimberlee) York of Melvin, Jonathan (Julie) York of Elliott, Bonnie (Doug) Bateman of Clinton, TN, Mark York of Cooksville, and Brenda (Eric Fox) York of Colfax; brothers and sisters, Leona Stowe, Thelma Mason both of Chatsworth, Betty White of Sheldon, Donald (Carolyn) Lade of Chatsworth, and Chuck Lade of Pontiac; 28 Grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; and best friend Thelma Edwards of Bloomington. She was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers and sisters and one grandson, Timothy Nathan Truesdell.

Louise was a member of Prairie Baptist Church in Gibson City. Louise was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother who spent her life caring for her family.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Obit of Evelyn (Lang) Ortlepp


Chatsworth, Ill. —
Evelyn “Evie” Ortlepp, 86, of Chatsworth, died at 9:15 a.m. Thursday March 31, 2011, at the Piper City Rehab and Living Center, Piper City.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Calvary Baptist Church in Chatsworth.
Interment will be in Chatsworth Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Martin Funeral Home, Chatsworth
She was born Nov. 14, 1924, at Piper City, the daughter of Edward and Bertha (Elliott) Lang. She married Neal D. Ortlepp May 17, 1942, at Cullom. He preceded her in death Sept. 11, 1988.
Surviving are two daughters, Kathy (Larry) Gerdes, Chatsworth, and Sandra (Frank) McPherson of Tennessee; one son, Ronald (Joyce) Ortlepp of Tennessee; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; one sister, Jean (Jim) Coyle of Florida; one brother, Merle (Pearl) Lang, Stewardson; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Ortlepp was also preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and six sisters.
Evelyn was employed at Nichols Homeshield and as a clerk for Kelly’s Clothing in Chatsworth for many years.
Evelyn was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Chatsworth.
She enjoyed crafts, gardening and fishing. She was an avid Illini and Chicago Bears fan. She loved her family and especially enjoyed her grandchildren.
She will be missed by everyone that knew her.
This obituary may be viewed and private condolences sent to the family online at:
The family suggests memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, Chatsworth Fire Department or SELCAS.