Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day

Take a moment to remember those that served and are serving.

Obit of Phoebe L. (Harms) Miller

CHATSWORTH — Phoebe L. Miller, 96, of Chatsworth died at 6:45 a.m. Saturday (May 23, 2015) at Fairview Haven Retirement Community in Fairbury. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chatsworth with the Rev. Corinne Blissard officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will follow in Chatsworth Cemetery. Memorials in her name may be made to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church or a charity of the donor’s choice. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth is handling the arrangements for the family. Phoebe was born in Wing on Aug. 7, 1918, a daughter of John and Jessie Saathoff Harms. She married Gerald L. Miller on Sept. 25, 1940. He preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 1993. Survivors include one son, Terry (Gail) Miller, Clarion, Iowa; daughter-in-law, Virginia Miller, Forrest; grandchildren, Andy (Kristi) Miller, Los Angeles; Joshua Miller, Chicago; Michael (Marcie) Miller, Charleston; Michelle (Gregg) Honegger, Forrest; Matthew (Tammy) Miller, Cabery; and Marcus (Alicia) Miller, Forrest; 13 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Eunice Rich, Fairbury. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Dale; brothers, George, Francis and Ralph; and sisters, Margaret, Edith and Ollie. Phoebe and Gerald enjoyed wintering in Florida. Phoebe also loved planting flowers, gardening and being outdoors. This obituary may be viewed and guestbook signed at
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

May 19 Update



Sat. June 6
Chatsworth Fire Department Open House

Food-Games-Fire Truck Rides.

Come and check out your local fire company!!


JUNE 25, 26 & 27

Car Show-Chatsworth Idol Talent Contest-Vollyball- 

Tug "o" War-Parade-Food Stands


"Little School Museum" will be open



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May 25

Memorial Day Services

Germanville Cemetery 8:30 am

St. Patrick's Cemetery 9:00 am

Chatsworth-Charlotte Cemetery 9:45 am

Breakfast at the American Legion

Following services.

Rain date: Services at the American Legion 10:00 am.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Obit of Evelyn Saathoff

Evelyn Saathoff
Evelyn Saathoff was born on July 9, 1919 and passed away on Friday, May 1, 2015. Evelyn was a resident of Lakewood, Washington. Memorial Service May 7: 11:00 AM: Mountain View Garden Chapel, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Tacoma, WA.
This is all I have been able to find so far.

Monday, May 11, 2015

May 11 Update

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May 25

Memorial Day Services

Chatsworth-Charlotte Cemetery

St. Patrick's Cemetery

Germanville Cemetery

Breakfast at the American Legion

Following services.


A work in progress!





Monday, May 4, 2015

Obit of John F. Baillie

John F. Baillie, 71, of Piper City, IL., died unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 3:58 P.M. at his home in Piper City. His funeral service will be on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Chatsworth, IL., with Rev. Priscilla Geerdes. Burial will be in the Chatsworth Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M., Sunday, May 3, 2015 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Chatsworth. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or Piper City Fire Department and First Responders. John was born on May 31, 1943 in Farmer City, IL., to Eugene and Salena (Becker) Baillie. He graduated from Roberts Thawville High School. He married Glenda Rosenboom on July 1, 1962 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Chatsworth. She survives. Survivors include his two daughters - Johneen (Doug) Davis and Suzanne (Troy) Bargmann. Four grandchildren - Traeger, Russell, Arrah and Andrew. Also surviving are two brothers - Ralph (Linda) Baillie, Mark (Pam) Baillie and one sister - Donna Stewart. A brother-in-law - Oleh Karpowycz. Many nieces, nephews and cousins. John was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and sister-in-law - Duane (Peggy) Baillie , a sister - Shirley Karpowycz, and a brother-in-law - James Stewart. John was a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Chatsworth. He and his wife moved to El Paso, IL., where they owned and operated an 11,000 laying hen operation. John also worked for 9 years at Caterpillar in East Peoria as a machinist. Following his love for the farm they moved to Piper City and farmed for 44 years. Also during this time he worked 9 years for his brother Duane, as a plant manager at Baillie's Manufacturing in Gibson City, IL.. John's family was the most important thing in his life. He also enjoyed farming and camping. Arrangements by the Reilly-Redenius Funeral Home in Piper City, IL. Please sign the guest book at