Obituaries

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. – Mary Ellen (West) Jennings, 74, of Punta Gorda, Fla., went to eternal rest on May 24, 2024, surrounded by family and friends in her final hours.

SUBLETTE – Valery C. "Larry" Leffelman, 85, of Sublette, died Tuesday May 14, 2024, at his home surrounded by his family.

MENDOTA – Steven J. McPheeters, 59, of Mendota, passed away May 14, 2024, at OSF Saint Paul Medical Center in Mendota.

PAW PAW – John Noel Prentice, 86, of Paw Paw, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024, at his home.

HARMON – Jeffrey Howard Morehead, 72, of Harmon, passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 6, 2024, surrounded by his loving family.

MENDOTA – Terry Grant Mills, 68, of Mendota, passed away Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024, at his home.

ABILENE, Kan. – Roberta Jean (Morris) Corl, 88, of Abilene, Kan. traveled peacefully into heaven to sit at the feet of God and worship through eternity on Jan. 1, 2024.

BELLEVUE, Iowa – Betty A. Jacobs, 97, of Bellevue, Iowa, formerly of Mendota, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, at Lincolnshire Place in Loves Park, after a long battle with dementia.

LaSALLE – Robin L. Hedgspeth, of LaSalle, passed away peacefully on Dec. 29, 2023, at OSF Saint Paul Medical Center, Mendota, surrounded by her family.

MENDOTA – Colin A. Corrigan, 38, passed away on Nov. 30, 2023.

METAMORA – Darlene F. Klein, 94, of Metamora, passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2023, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

ROCHELLE – William J. Crawford, 84, of Rochelle, passed away at his home on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023. To maintain William’s wishes, there will be no services. The family is looking …

MENDOTA – Lisa A. Thompson, 56, of Mendota, passed away Dec. 26, 2023, in her home after a brief illness.

COMPTON – Peter Tan Hai Phung, 34, of Compton, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 13, 2023, in LaSalle.

ROCHELLE – William J. Crawford, 84, of Rochelle, passed away at his home on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023.

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Constance A. Novak, 80, of Melbourne, Fla., formerly of Mendota, passed away Dec. 10, 2023, at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne.

CONYERS, Ga. – Margaret Ruth Davis, 95, passed away on Dec. 12, 2023, in Conyers, Ga.

MENDOTA – Marsha Jane Hume Jones, 73, of Mendota, was at home surrounded by her family when she peacefully passed into eternal life on Dec. 18, 2023.

MENDOTA – Gladys Vietz, 92, of Mendota, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 16, 2023.

COMPTON – Elaine M. Swope, 92, of rural Compton, passed away peacefully on Dec. 16, 2023, at Allure of Mendota.

MENDOTA – Shirley Jean Till, 96, of Mendota, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023, at Allure of Mendota.

LaMOILLE – Dale Duane Billhorn, 91, of LaMoille, passed away Nov. 27, 2023, at his daughter's house in Princeton, with his six children at his side.

HAMPSHIRE – Janice N. Reiter, 81, of Hampshire, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023, at home surrounded by family.

MENDOTA – Betty Louise Fry, 100, of Mendota, passed away, Dec. 8, 2023, at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Ottawa, following a short illness.

ROCK FALLS – John C. “Johnny” Marks, 47, of Rock Falls, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, at his home.

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