Saturday, November 17, 2012

Obit of Valerie (Stafford) Babich

Valerie G. Babich

Valerie G. Babich, 96, of Chatsworth, died at 10:30 pm Wednesday November 14, 2012 at her residence.
Her funeral service will be held on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm at the Chatsworth United Methodist Church, with Rev. Ivy Silas officiating. Burial will be in Chatsworth Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service at the church. Memorials in Valerie’s name may be left to OSF Hospice. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth is handling the arrangements.
Valerie was born on August 17, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois a daughter of Robert and Bulah May (Goudie)Stafford. She is survived by two daughters: Myrna Kubiak and Linda Leahy both of Chatsworth; ten grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, nineteen great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and loving friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daughter Merle Jean Lunsford and her sister June.
Valerie was employed by Ford Motor Company, as a machinist on aircraft engines prior to World War II, and later retired from Goldblatts Furniture Warehouse. She was a member of the Chatsworth United Methodist Church and had lived in Chatsworth for over 30 years.
Valerie enjoyed reading, listening to music and traveling. She loved spending time with family and friends.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Obit of Lucas A. Stork

Lucas A. Stork, 24, Chatsworth, was pronounced dead at 1:00 Sunday, November 11, 2012, at the scene of an ATV accident in rural Arrowsmith.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the Apostolic Christian Church, Forrest with ministers of the church officiating. Burial will be in the North Apostolic Christian Cemetery, rural Forrest.
Lucus was born January 28, 1888 in Pontiac, Il the son of Paul A. and Dawn R. Rinkenberger Stork. They survive in rural Chatsworth. Also surviving are three brothers, Elijah Stork, Fairbury, Jared (Jenna ) Stork, Forrest, Isaiah (Brooke) Stork, Fairbury, one sister Tamra Stork, Chatsworth, maternal grandparents, Don and Florence Rinkenberger, Fairbury and paternal grandparents, Elmer and Darlene Stork, Chatsworth, one nephew, Cooper Stork and one niece, Taylor Stork. He is preceded in death by a brother, Benjamin Lee Stork and a maternal grandmother, Rita Rinkenberger.
Lucas was a 2007 graduate of Prairie Central High School. He worked with his parents at Stork Enterprises, rural Chatsworth and had attended the Apostolic Christian Church, Forrest.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Obit of Mildred (Sharp) Enoch

Mildred F. Enoch, 93, of Goshen, In. (Formerly of Syracuse) passed away on May 12, 2012 at Greencroft Healthcare. She was born on August 1, 1918 in Chatsworth, Il. to Ernest Ray and Sylvia (Harms) Sharp. She was a lifelong Syracuse area resident prior to moving to Greencroft. On October 28, 1960 she married Ralph Enoch who preceded her in 1992. She owned Wawasee Interiors for many years. She is survived by her son Jerold Peterson of Salt Lake City, Utah. Her grandson, Ron (Jeanette Peterson of Drapr, Utah, 2 greatgrandchildren. Friends may call from 11-noon on Friday, May 18, 2012. Services will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to
Enoch, Mildred

Obit of Vendell Lee Sanders

Chatsworth- Vendell Lee Sanders, 82, of Chatsworth, IL passed away at 7:55 pm on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at Chatsworth United Methodist Church. Rev. Ivy Silas will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at Chatsworth United Methodist Church and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Burial will follow services at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Rural Wing, IL where military rites will be accorded. The family has entrusted Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth with arrangements.
Memorial contributions in Vendell’s name may be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association or the Chatsworth United Methodist Church.
Vendell was born August 31, 1930 in Saunemin, IL a son of William and Wavie (Barbre) Sanders. He married Marlene Hirth on June 9, 1957 in Peoria, IL.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marlene Sanders of Chatsworth, IL; his children: Glenn (Teresa) Sanders of Griffith, IN, Cynthia (Jeff) Ifft of Fairbury, IL, Keith (Kristin) Sanders of Rock Island, IL, and Bruce Sanders of Chatsworth, IL; seven grandchildren: Brooke and Eric Sanders, Aaron (Courtney) Ifft, Craig and Ryan Ifft, Paul and Meredith Sanders; three great granddaughters: Janessa and Jaida Wheatly and Rozalyn Ifft; three brothers: Wayne (Mary Ellen) Sanders of Fairbury, James Sanders of Chatsworth, and Albert Sanders of Thawville; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother: Verne Sanders.
Vendell graduated in 1948 from the Chatsworth High School. He then served his country in the United Sates Marine Corps for two years. After returning home, he worked for Nichols Homeshield in Chatsworth as the foreman in the shipping department. He also worked for Interlake Steel in Pontiac for 25 years as a foreman in the shipping department before his retirement in 1993.
He and his wife, Marlene were members of Chatsworth United Methodist Church for over 50 years and belonged to the United Methodist Dartball League. He also was a member of the Chatsworth American Legion Post #613.
Vendell was a cubs fan; he liked golf and the weather, and loved watching his grandchildren play anything. One of the big highlights of his life was skydiving at age 70.
He was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, great grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend who will be greatly missed.

Obit of Dorothy (Herr) Dunsheath

Dorothy J. Dunsheath, 90, of Los Alamitos, CA, formerly of Glenview, IL passed away Sept. 13, 2012. Loving daughter of the late Edward and Aurelia Herr; beloved wife of the late Thomas J. Dunsheath; cherished mother of Barbara (James Finn) Dunsheath, Mark (Leslie) Dunsheath; devoted grandmother of Thomas, Richard and Christianna Finn and Stephanie Dunsheath. Funeral Mass Friday, Sept. 21, 8:30 a.m. St. Irenaeus Parish Cypress, CA. Viewing Thursday, Sept. 20, 4 to 7 p.m. Luyben Funeral Home, Long Beach, CA. Interment Monday, Oct. 29. All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, IL. Reception to follow at Hackney's on Lake, Glenview 12 p.m.
Published in Chicago Tribune on September 18, 2012.
Note: Dorothy was born June 10, 1922 and attended Chatsworth High School.Per email from Bob.