Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Obit of Catherine E. (Kemnetz) Flessner

CHATSWORTH — Catherine E. Flessner, 96, of Chatsworth, passed away at 5:31 a.m. Sunday (April 13, 2014) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chatsworth, with Jerry Gentes, minister of pastoral care, officiating. A visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday prior to service at the church. Burial will follow service at Chatsworth Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Catherine was born Aug. 21, 1917, in Germanville Township, a daughter of Joseph and Bertha “Elizabeth” Hornickel Kemnetz. She married Lowell Flessner on March 19, 1944, in Chatsworth. He passed away on February 5, 2002.
She is survived by her two daughters, Marjorie Ann (Richard) Haab, Forrest, and Sue E. Nesnidal, Chatsworth; one son-in-law, Joseph A. Isaia, Bloomington; three grandchildren, Kimberly Horine Goble, JoHannah Isaia and Dan Nesnidal; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Jane L. Isaia.
Catherine and Lowell farmed all their lives. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, sewing and embroidering. She was involved with Home Extension for more than 50 years. She loved her cat, Teena. Catherine was a church organist for more than 50 years at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and helped wherever she could.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, who will be missed.
A guestbook may be signed at www.calvertmemorial.com.
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Obit of Mary L. (Schultz) Knoll

Mary L. Knoll, 91, of Chatsworth and formerly of Pontiac, passed away at 10:15 pm on Friday, April 4, 2014
at Piper City Rehab and Living Center where she was residing for the last three years.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in
Pontiac with Rev. Gretchen Stinebaugh officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to services at
Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac. Burial will follow the service at Pike Cemetery in rural Graymont,
Illinois. Memorial contributions may be made to the Piper City Rehab and Living Center.
Mary was born July 24, 1922 in Pontiac, a daughter of Lewis and Lillie (Bratt) Schultz. She married Nelson
C. Weber on December 11, 1938. He passed away in 1967. She then married Herbert Knoll on December
27, 1969. He passed away in 2003.
She is survived by one daughter: Vickie (Randy) Mundschenk of Graymont, IL; one son: Nelson (Lea)
Weber of Ankeny, IA; a step daughter: Dixie (Richard) Haberkorn of Chatsworth, IL; one step son: Ronald
(Mary Ann) Knoll of Pontiac; eight grandchildren: Peggy Mundschenk, Julie Brooks, Leonard Weber, David
Weber, William Weber, Tammy Page, Anthony Weber, and Nicole Weber; three step grandchildren: Scott
Haberkorn, Kim Monical, and Kathy Walsburg; sixteen great grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren;
and one great-great grandchild.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, one brother, three sisters, one son, one step
son, and one step grandchild.
She attended Ruby Country School east of Pontiac and finisher her education in Pontiac.
Mary was a housewife and helped operate the farm wither her first husband, Nelson. She was an
emergency foster care parent to seventeen children and was active in Weber Reloading & Shooters Supply
and Weber’s Flying Service. After Nelson died, she was in retail sales and a nurses aid at Livingston Manor
while managing the family farm.
In 1969 she married Herbert Knoll and moved to rural Chatsworth. She lived there until 2011 when she went
to Piper City Rehab and Living Center.
Mary enjoyed competition shooting and competed in the women’s expert classification and won many
ribbons. She was active in the First United Methodist Church in Pontiac and the International Flying
Farmers. She loved to spend time with her family, traveling, taking care of her cats, and spending winters at
her home in Florida. She was an accomplished organist even though she could not read music well.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff at Piper City Rehab and Living Center
for their loving care they gave while she was there.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Obit of Connie N. (Bell) Emberton

Connie N. Emberton, 56, of Chatsworth, died at 10:30 am, Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at her residence in Chatsworth.
A memorial service will be held at 4 pm, Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury with Pastor Daryl Evans officiating. A private family inurnment will take place at a later date in Chatsworth Cemetery, Chatsworth. 
Visitation with the family will be from 3 to 4 pm, prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday. Cremation rites have been accorded.
Connie was born September 30, 1957 in Fairbury; the daughter of Ivan and Beulah (Houser) Bell. Her parents preceded her in death.
Survivors include one son, Brock (Renee) Emberton of Chatsworth; lifelong companion, Rick Emberton of Fairbury; four grandsons, Shawn Dixon, Dakota Emberton, Trey Emberton and Brody Emberton; two brothers, Doug Bell of Chatsworth; Dan Bell of Lincoln; and one sister, Shelby Bell of Pontiac.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family of Connie N. Emberton