Michael W. Harmon - 74
8/9/1940 - 5/5/2015
Peoria, IL ...
Joseph P. Colgan - 101
9/24/1913 - 4/28/2015
Wyoming, IL ...
Arnold D. "Arnie" Fowler - 87
8/10/1927 - 4/25/2015
Geneseo, IL ...
Wayne E. Best - 80
7/21/1934 - 4/24/2015
Wyoming, IL ...
Bettye Ellen Mallery - 86
8/15/1928 - 4/24/2015
Kewanee, IL ...

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Terrence "Terry" Buzbee - 56

3/25/1959 - 4/23/2015
Toulon, IL

Toulon – Terrence “Terry” Buzbee, 56, of Toulon, passed away at 9:07 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015, at his residence.

Terry was born March 25, 1959, in Anchorage, Alaska, the son of Raymond and Ann Torri Buzbee. His parents preceded him in death.

He served in the United States Army and was a farm hand.

Cremation has been accorded and a graveside service will be held at a later date in Valley Memorial Park in Spring Valley.

Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Toulon is in charge of arrangements.

Martha E. Streitmatter - 96

1/8/1919 - 4/17/2015
Brimfield, IL.

Brimfield – Martha E. Klumpp Streitmatter, 96, of Brimfield, died at 2:30 p.m., Friday, April 17, 2015, at Apostolic Christian Skylines in Peoria.

Martha was born January 8, 1919, in Edelstein, to Karl and Wilhelmina Rapp Klumpp. She married Burton Streitmatter on March 2, 1941, in Princeville. He preceded her in death on May 8, 2002.

Surviving are two sons; Duane (Barb ) Streitmatter, and Stevan (Mary Lynn) Streitmatter both of Brimfield; three daughters, Teresa (Dale) Martin of Brimfield, Rose (Allan) Herrmann and Sonia (Gale) Stoller, both of Princeville; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Raymond Klumpp of Bradford; two sisters, Lucy Schmidgall of Minier, and Esther Martin of Princeville. Also preceding her in death are her parents; one infant son; one sister, Emma Stahl; and a great-granddaughter, Matea Stoller.

Martha will always be remembered for the loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother that she was. Her life focus was her faith and family. She loved working in her beautiful vegetable and flower gardens and listening to the birds sing. She will be remembered for her braided coffee cakes, cookies, and sewing projects for World Relief.

We appreciate and thank the Skylines Home staff and Methodist Hospice for their loving care of our mother.

She was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Princeville, where a funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Ministers of the church will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 20, 2015, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville, and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery, Princeville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Apostolic Christian Skylines in Peoria, or Casa Vida y Esperanza (CVE) in Magdalena de Kino, Sonora, Mexico. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com

Ardis Arlene Snyder - 88

9/26/1926 - 4/10/2015
Kewanee, formerly of Princeville and Wyoming

Kewanee – Ardis Arlene Snyder, 88, of Kewanee, formerly of Wyoming and Princeville, passed away at 1:05 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo, Ill.

Ardis was born September 27, 1926 in Wyoming, Ill, to Robert and Jessie Wilkinson Bawn. She married Kenneth Milo Snyder on May 18, 1946 in Peoria. He preceded her in death as well as her parents; an infant sister, Lavonna Bawn; and a half-sister, Blanche Bawn.

Surviving are her seven children, Nancy Snyder of Kewanee, Clifford (Cindy) Snyder of Bloomsdale, MO, Kenalene (Farron) Forbeck of Peru, Kenny (Rose) Snyder, Melanie (Clint) Block and David Snyder all of Neponset, and Marilyn (Kevin) Collins of Kewanee; twelve grandchildren, Kimberly Guinn, Kristine Snyder, Cheryl Phillips, Emily Snyder, Rebecca and Justin Forbeck, Michelle Roth, Darren Snyder, August and Freya Block, Dalton Snyder and Austin Collins; six great grandchildren, Brandon, Kyle, Nora, Harper, Henry, and Landen; three great-great grandchildren, Hayden, Gage, Maximus; three sisters, Gleynafa (Eddie) Page of St. Louis, MO, Jean Eckman and Karen Nunez both of Camp Grove; and cousin, Robert Simpson of Waterloo, IA.

She enjoyed singing, yodeling, reading and writing. She was very proud that a news article she wrote for the Kewanee Star Courier was distributed nationally by the Associated Press. Ardis loved to research genealogy and was a Daughter of the American Revolution (DAR) member.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Wyoming. Rev David Hamilton will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Neponset Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Buda Rescue.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.haskellhott.com

Eleanor E. "Ellie" Sniff - 94

9/23/1920 - 4/5/2015
Chillicothe, IL, formerly of Dunlap and Princeville

Chillicothe – Eleanor E. “Ellie” Sniff, 94, of Chillicothe, formerly of Dunlap and Princeville, passed away at 9:45 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2015, at Heritage Health Therapy & Senior Care in Chillicothe.

Ellie was born September 24, 1920, in Princeville, the daughter of William Harry and Mildred Blanchard Hofer. She married Martin R. “Ralph” Sniff on August 3, 1942, in Salinas, CA. He preceded her in death on March 24, 2001. Also preceding her in death are one brother, William Hofer; and one sister, Dorothy Swanson.

Surviving are four sons, Jack (Connie) Sniff of Somerset, KY, Ronald (Shirley) Sniff, Michael Sniff, and James (Laura) Sniff all of Chillicothe; eleven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Ellie worked at the Dunlap Post Office as a clerk and route carrier retiring after 30 years of service. She concurrently worked for the Dunlap Bank and helped her husband farm near Dunlap for 50 years. Her life spanned the period from horse drawn plows to the current GPS guided farm machinery. Her life focus was her family, friends, her faith and her work. She blessed all she knew with her keen sense of humor, wit, and grace.

Ellie was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church in Dunlap, where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 10, 2015. Rev. Steve Pichaske will officiate. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 2015, at the church, and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Friday at the church. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery, Dunlap.

Memorial contributions may be made to Prospect United Methodist Church, Dunlap Fire & Rescue, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville is in charge of arrangements. Condolences for the family may be left at www.haskellhott.com.

Carol Sue Scott - 75

10/20/1939 - 3/28/2015
Kewanee, IL


Kewanee – Carol Sue Scott, 75, of Kewanee, passed away at 10:18 a.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015, at her residence.

Carol was born October 21, 1939, in Wyoming, the daughter of Dillard Francis and Helen Irene Price Scott. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and two sisters.

There will be no services. Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Toulon is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.haskellhott.com.

Margaret A. "Peg" Ratcliffe Milroy - 91

10/22/1923 - 3/26/2015
Wyoming, IL

Wyoming – Margaret A. “Peg” Ratcliffe Milroy, 91, of Wyoming, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, at Toulon Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Peg was born October 23, 1923, in Wyoming, the daughter of John H. and Hazel M. Cooper McHugh. She married Robert O. Ratcliffe on March 16, 1949. He died September 27, 1969. She then married Robert Milroy on October 27, 1978, in Toulon. He survives.

Also surviving are one son, Alan Ratcliffe of Wyoming; three step-sons, Greg (Amy) Milroy and Tim Milroy both of Toulon, and Shane (Jill) Milroy of Kewanee; one step-daughter, Valerie (Mike) Grant of Wyoming; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, John T. Ratcliffe; two sisters; and one brother.

Peg owned and operated Peg’s Place in Wyoming for many years. She loved Christmas and decorated her home inside and out for several years. Peg loved flowers and was the oldest living descendant of the founders of Essex Township.

Cremation has been accorded and a graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Wyoming Cemetery. Father Vien Van Do will officiate. Immediately following the graveside service a celebration of Peg’s life will be held at the Wyoming American Legion Post #91. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Wyoming is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family at www.haskellhott.com.

Patricia Ann Hountz Yager - 75

6/17/1939 - 3/24/2015
Peoria, IL

Peoria – Patricia Ann Hountz Yager, 75, of Peoria, formerly of Princeville and Wyoming, passed away peacefully at 3:42 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at UnityPoint Health – Proctor in Peoria.

Patricia was born June 18, 1939, in Peoria, the daughter of John A. and Grace O. Settles Hountz.

Surviving are her children, Denise L. Yager, Kenneth F. Yager II, and James L. Yager; grandsons, John and Joseph Yager; sister, Doris (Bill) Hegwood; brothers, Ernie (Nancy) Hountz, and Jim (Ellen) Hountz; and several nieces and nephews.

Cremation has been accorded and a graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 20, 2015, at St. Mary of the Woods Cemetery in Princeville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Princeville State Bank in memory of Patricia A. Hountz Yager.

Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family at www.haskellhott.com.

Reva J. Williams - 89

5/23/1925 - 3/21/2015
Princeville, IL

Princeville – Reva J. Williams, 89, of Princeville, passed away at 4:23 a.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Cornerstone Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Peoria Heights.

Reva was born May 24, 1925, in Kewanee, the daughter of Christopher Robert and Hattie Belle Brody Smith. She married Leroy T. Williams on September 19, 1944, in Kewanee. He died November 7, 2013, in Peoria.

Surviving are one son, Ron (Diana) Williams of Princeville; one daughter, Chris Williams of Normal; three grandchildren, Ryan (Sue) Williams of Princeville, Niki Williams of Napa, CA, and Bret (Rachel) Williams of Henry; and two great-grandsons, Chase and Jake Williams; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

Reva was a graduate of Kewanee High School. She and her husband farmed for many years in the Princeville area. She worked for Russco, Inc.; Princeville Grade School cafeteria; and R. Cox & Son. Reva enjoyed knitting, playing cards, and was a wonderful pie maker, especially her raisin pie.

She was active for many years with the former Princeville First Presbyterian Church as a Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent, and recording treasurer. Reva was a member of the Princeville Presbyterian Church.

Funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville. Rev. Jacob Puckett will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to funeral service. Burial will be in Princeville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Akron-Princeville Ambulance Service or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be left for the family at www.haskellhott.com.

Dorothy L. Stoller - 98

11/18/1916 - 3/20/2015
Peoria, IL

Peoria – Dorothy L. Stoller, 98, formerly of Wyoming, passed away at 4:30 a.m., Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Apostolic Christian Skylines in Peoria.

Dorothy was born November 19, 1916, in Strawn, IL, the daughter of Will and Mollie Streitmatter Perdelwitz. She married Floren E. Stoller November 26, 1939, in Princeville at the Apostolic Christian Church. He preceded her in death on December 17, 1995.

Surviving are one daughter, Sherry K. (Kenneth) Sauder of Washington, IL; one son, William J. (Kathleen) Stoller of Princeville, IL; one granddaughter, Kristina (Ben) Luginbuhl of Bloomington; one grandson, Jason (Rebekah) Stoller of Eureka, IL; six great-grandchildren, Cade, Cole, and Charis Luginbuhl, Sage, Clay, and August Rio Stoller; two sisters, Esther Rinkenberger of Peoria, and Florence Tribley of Texas.

The family would like to thank all the staff at the Apostolic Christian Skylines, Unity Point Hospice, and the private duty nurses provided by Sharon Hodel, for the compassionate care they gave Dorothy during her stay.

Dorothy was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Princeville, where a funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Ministers of the church will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2015, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville, and from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery, Princeville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Apostolic Christian Skylines Staff Assistance Fund. Condolences may be left for the family at www.haskellhott.com.

Evelyn L. Laube - 80

11/10/1934 - 3/20/2015
Toulon, IL

Toulon – Evelyn L. Laube, 80, of Toulon, passed away at 9:50 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015, at her residence surrounded by her family.

Evelyn was born on November 11, 1934, in Toulon, the daughter of Robert and Mary Peterson Grieve. She married Dale Laube on June 25, 2005, in Toulon. He survives.

Also surviving are 3 sons and 2 daughters; Richard Musselman of Phoenix, AZ, Roger Musselman of Toulon, Gloria (Mark) McCauley of Bradford, Kenneth (Jodie) Musselman of Toulon, and Rosalie (Pat) Malone of Toulon; 15 grandchildren, Nicole, Luke, Brian, Heather, Shawna, Kyle, Conor, Isaac, Jordan, Chelsie, Shelbie, Riley, Megan, Travis, and Taylor; 5 great-grandchildren, Kyla, Audrianna, Jozie, Ellajah, and Natalia; 3 step-children, Mike, Keith, and Tanya; 7 step-grandchildren, Kayla, Emma, Amanda, Christian, Myles, Jolisa, and Molly; 2 sisters, Katherine Kermeen of Wyoming, and Carolyn (Harry) Foglesong of Toulon; and a brother, Paul (Kay) Grieve of Buda. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Donald and Dean Grieve.

Evelyn enjoyed being outdoors, gardening and tending to her flowers. She also enjoyed going on walks, dancing, music, playing cards, and spending time with her family.

She was a member of the Toulon United Methodist Church, where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Rev. Sidney Davis will officiate. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Toulon Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Toulon Methodist Church Missionary or Stark County Food Pantry.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.haskellhott.com.

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