Dorothy E. Kroner
Dorothy E. Kroner, age 83 of Highland, passed away Sunday, March 16 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and again Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to H.A.C.S.M.
She was born July 10, 1930, in Highland, IL, the daughter of Charles and Anda (nee Dresch) Hediger.
On April 24, 1954, she married Nelson G. Kroner, Sr., who passed away on April 11, 2003.
She was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ, VFW Auxiliary POST 5694, and Woodmen of the World.
Dorothy was born at Highland (Saline Township) and grew up on a farm. She moved to Marine and then to Baltimore, Maryland where she met her husband. After marriage, they moved back to Highland and reared her family. She was an Avon dealer. She and her husband enjoyed bowling, dancing, bingo and camping. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Daughter - Darnise A. (John) Frey of Lewes, Delaware
Daughter - Darnel M. (Randy) Darr of Villa Grove, IL
Son - Nelson C. Kroner, Jr. of Highland, IL
Grandchild - Misty Darr of Mahomet, IL
Grandchild – Jennifer Darr of Bloomington, IL
Grandchild – Charlene Hamel of Highland, IL
Grandchild – John (Elizabeth) Frey of Pontoon Beach, IL
Grandchild – Jeremy (Ellie) Frey of Pocahontas, IL
Grandchild – Nathan Frey of Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Blake Baum
Great Grandchild – Tiffany Hamel
Great Grandchild – Chris Frey
Great Grandchild – Josh Frey
Great Grandchild – Maranda Stoklosa
Great Grandchild – Domonic Frey
Sister – Alice (Marvin) Bleisch of Highland, IL
She was preceded in death by:
Husband-Nelson G. Kroner, Sr. died 4/11/2003
Mother – Anda Hediger nee Dresch
Daughter – Charlene Kroner as infant
Sister – Louise Guentensberger
Sister – Anda Donnelly
Brother – Charles Hediger
Ruby Wideman LeBegue
Ruby Wideman LeBegue, age 94, of near Bauer’s Bonanza in rural Smithboro, passed away Sunday, March 16, at Montgomery Nursing and Rehab Center in Hillsboro. Funeral services will be Thursday at noon at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Gullick Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Ruby Irene Wilken, the daughter of Charles and Mabel Goodman Wilken, was born on December 11, 1919 in Dixon, Missouri. Ruby was raised in Granite City, Illinois and attended the public schools. Ruby moved to Bond County in 1977 and lived near Bauer's Bonanza for 36 years. Ruby and Perry Henry Wideman were united in marriage and were blessed with ten children. Ruby is survived by five children: Evelyn (James) Gard of Maryville whose daughter is Brenda (Jason) Dill, Lilia (Richard) Lehn of Keyesport whose children are Angie (Luke) Thole whose children are Kent, Aubrey and Holley, Mary (Todd) Siebert whose children are Lincoln and Levi, Lori (Art) Zobrist whose child is Aaron, Richard (Kelly) Lehn whose child is Ryan, Patricia (Dennis) Woll of Pocahontas whose children are Brandy (Art) Roy whose children are James Elam, Dennise Roy, Bobbie Roy, Madison Roy, Stacey (William Jr.) Debatin, whose children are William Debatin III, Wayne Debatin, Dennis Debatin, and Jamie Woll, Bernie (Marvetta) Wideman of Donnellson, whose children are Amanda Scott whose child is Kaytlynn Scott, and Chad Wideman, Gary (Janie) Wideman of Cicero whose children are James Wideman, Cherie Wideman whose child is Andrew, April (Eugene) Clipper whose children are Chris, Brandon, Joseph, Tyler. Ruby is survived by one brother Charles Wilken of Eureke, MO.
Ruby is preceded in death by her five children: Perry (Ellen) Wideman II. of Collinsville whose children are Shelly Neuman-Light whose daughter is Lisa Story whose daughter is Kristen, Perry Wideman III who died in January of 2014, Ralph (Shelly) Wideman whose chilodren are Richard and Katlyn, Jeff whose triplets are Alle, Emily Wideman, Barbara McCallister whose 4 children are Ruby Ann Kelly whose 3 children are Jamie Mastas, Chrystal Hatley, Dwane Scott, Jessie Kelly, Frank Kelly, David who died, Cecelia Moore whose 3 children are Danny Smith, Ronald (Shelly) Smith, Sherman Smith who died and grandchildren Heather, Brandon (Kristi) Smith, Cody Smith, Shirley Zanchette with 3 children Beverly (Doug) Pittman, David Zanchetti who died with 3 children Kayle, David, Michael, and Bobby Zanchetti who died in infancy, and Ruby's son Larry Wideman who died in infancy.
Ruby also is preceded in death by her parents, her husbands Perry Wideman, Ted Thompson, Loren LeBegue, sisters Vivian Jeffers, Eva Barklage, and three brothers Bernie, James, and Carl Wilken.
Louellen M. Rochelle
Louellen M. Rochelle, age 85 of Pocahontas, passed away Monday, March 17 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. Graveside service will be Friday, March 28 at Hug Cemetery in Millersburg, Illinois. Friends may call Thursday, March 20 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.
Dolores Jean Espenschied
Dolores Jean Espenschied, age 83 of Plano, Texas, formerly of Marine, passed away Sunday, March 17 at her residence. Funeral services will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Marine. Burial will be in Marine Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and again Friday from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
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