Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Obit of Georgianna F. Bargman

Georgianna F. Bargman, 87, of Chatsworth, Il passed away at 5:55 am on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Heritage Health Nursing Home in Gibson City, Il.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth, with Jerry Gentes, Minister  of Pastoral Care officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will follow services at Chatsworth Cemetery. Following the burial, there will be a luncheon at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Chatsworth. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Chatsworth. 
Georgianna was born on April 2, 1926 in Superior, Oh. a daughter of George Delawder and Lelia Henry. She married O. Leroy "Sonny" Bargman on June 3, 1944 in Superior, Oh. He passed away on March 15, 2013. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Georgianna was preceded in death by one sister: Evelyn Henry. Georgianna was a waitress at the Air Force Base in Fairborn, Oh. and was a babysitter in Chatsworth for over 30 years. She also was a waitress at the bake shop in Chatsworth. 
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Chatsworth.
See photo here.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Obit of Mark E. Kessinger

Mark E. Kessinger

El Paso--Mark E. Kessinger, 52, of El Paso, IL passed away at 2:54 pm on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at OSF St. Francis in Peoria, IL with his family by his side.  
He was born on June 8, 1961 in Fairbury, IL a son of Chellis "Jim" and Mary Jane McGreal Kessinger. He married Sandra "Sandee" Franke on August 15, 1987 in El Paso, Il. She survives. 
Also surviving are one son, Jordan (fiance Abby Kiefer) Kessinger, one daughter Chelsea Kessinger, both of El Paso, his parents Jim and Mary Jane Kessinger of Bloomington; two brothers, Mike Kessinger of Chatsworth, IL; Dan (Kelly) Kessinger of Toano, VA; three sisters, Kay (Wayne) Shols of Chatsworth, IL; Sharon (Doug) Benway of Strawn, IL; Debbie (Mike) Coffman of Heyworth, IL; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and one niece, Lindey Hornstein.
Mark graduated from Chatsworth High School and Joliet Jr. College with an Associate Degree in Ag Business and was currently the co-owner/operator of Chatsworth Ag Services. 
He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing golf at the El Paso Country Club and Pontiac Elks. He was a member of the El Paso-Gridley Athletic Booster Club where he served on the board of directors from 2005-2012. He also served as a scorekeeper for away games for the boy's basketball team. 
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in El Paso. Rev. Jonathan Boehne will officiate. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 3-8 pm at the Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Illinois Cancer Center of Peoria, Il or the El Paso-Gridley Athletic Booster Club.
Online condolences may be directed to his family at

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Obit of Marilyn A. (Redman) Stow

Wife of the late Albert Stow
MELVIN — Marilyn A. Stow, 76, of Melvin, died at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City, with the Rev. Paula Wallace officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Sibley. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the funeral home and one hour prior to the funeral on Friday.
Mrs. Stow was born Feb. 5, 1937, in Watseka, a daughter to Horace and Lois (Nolin) Redman. She married Albert Stow on Sept. 6, 1956, in Watseka.  He died Aug. 1, 1996.
Surviving are three sons, Earl Stow of Melvin, Allen (Billie) Stow of Loda and William (Kathie) Stow of Melvin; one daughter, Lois Phillips of Melvin; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Bob Redman of Donovan.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and two grandchildren.
Mrs. Stow enjoyed playing games on the computer and crocheting. She loved animals.
Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society or charity of the donor’s choice.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Obit of Robert Dale Kuhring

GREENUP -- Robert Dale Kuhring, age 76 of rural Greenup, IL and formerly of Chatsworth, IL, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 while at Charleston Rehabilitation and Health Care Center and in the loving presence of his family. The Funeral Service honoring and celebrating his life will be held at 6:30 p.m.on Friday, February 7, 2014 at Adams Funeral Chapel in Charleston with Pastor Curt Weaver officiating.
Visitation will be held on Friday evening for one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral chapel. Burial with Military Rites by the Honor Guard of the American Legion Gibb Post 588 in Piper City will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2014 in the Brenton Township Cemetery in Piper City, Illinois. It is requested that thoughtful donations in his honor be made to his family for a charity of their choice. Gifts may be left on the memorial table at the visitation or service or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Dr., Charleston, IL 61920.
Bob was born on June 25, 1937 in Chicago to the late Lela Kuhring. He married Barbara Lambert on December 20, 1958 and she preceded him in death on January 11, 2009. He is survived by their two daughters, Celeste Hoerner and husband Dean of Pontiac, IL and Jean Butler and husband Brent of Charleston; five grandchildren, Amber (Doug) Carls of Flanagan, IL, Brandon (Jessica) Hoerner of Bloomington, IL, Eric Hoerner of Pontiac, Brandi (Jeff) Garlich of Nashville, IL, Jacob Butler of Charleston; four great-grandchildren, Dylan and Delaney Carls, Mason Hoerner and Mason Garlich; three sisters, Ruby (Richard) Weston and Brenda (Larry) Hemp all of Piper City, Ellen (Tom) Rafferty of Texas; a brother, Kendall McCoy of Utah; and several nieces and nephews and their families. In addition to his father and mother, Herschel “Hut” and Lela McCoy, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ron and Wayne McCoy.
Bob was a graduate of Piper City High School where he played high school football. Following graduation he honorably served his country with the United States Army from 1956 to 1958. Bob enjoyed reminiscing about his days in the military as a paratrooper, being stationed in Germany and times shared with his Army buddies – some with whom he still kept in touch. 
He was employed with Nichols-Homeshield in Chatsworth before accepting a position with Celotex (Dow Chemical) in Charleston where he worked from 1978 until his retirement in 2004.
Bob loved being outdoors, especially on his Cumberland County property where he could enjoy his favorite hobbies of hunting and fishing. It was also a place where you could always find horses, a variety of hunting dogs and an occasional pet raccoon. He was a semi-pro Bassmaster Fisherman and his daughters can recall many fishing outings on the water with dad.
He enjoyed league bowling, the horse races at the Greenup Fairgrounds and playing poker with family members and friends. Bob was also quite the handyman and could repair almost anything. Even though he often seemed to be a man of few words he possessed the art of storytelling. Some of his favorite times were sitting around with his family, whom he dearly loved, sharing stories of special times. Many of the words he spoke were often words of wisdom from a man who experienced much and from one who would rather be self-sufficient rather than ask for help. His family and his many friends will truly miss his presence in their lives but his memory will forever be treasured through the many stories and good times shared.
Bob’s memorial website is available at where condolences may be sent to the family by clicking on obituaries. To leave condolences online, visit, click on obituaries, select the individual's name and click on "Comments" to log in.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Obit of Donald L. Snow

Donald L. Snow, 79, passed away on January 31, 2014 in Ocala, Fl.
Donald was born on August 17, 1934 in Chatsworth Il. to Harley and Velma (Davidson) Snow, He proudly served in the U.S. Army. He was a loving father and grandfather. He played many sports in high school and was a huge fan of Indy and NASCAR racing. He worked many years as a self-employed truck driver.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Donna snow; three daughters: Cindy Kirk of Orlando, Fl., Shelly (Michael) Campbell of Ocala, Fl., and Vicky (Allyn) Decker, of Warsaw, In.; two brother and three sisters and seven grandchildren; Alyssa Decker, Shayne Campbell, Daniel Kirk, Whitney Campbell, Kaley Kirk, Brett Campbell and Anna Decker.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, April 4, 2014 at Countyside Funeral Home, 9185 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Anthony, Fl.
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Feb. 5 to Feb. 6, 2014
Note: See Photo Here.