STEPHEN “Steve” GLIDDON

Stephen T. Gliddon, age 70, of Elburn, passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, November 30, 2020, and now gleefully watches celestial Formula 1 races with a smile a mile wide. He was born October 2, 1950, in Aurora, IL, to proud and loving parents, Almer and Margaret (Wilcox) Gliddon. Steve grew up in Elburn and attended local schools. He was lucky to have found left handed teachers, especially Mrs. Howard who became his second grade teacher, to Read More…

JOHN OLSON

John Olson, age 94, of Maple Park, passed away to tend the fields of the Lord, Sunday, November 29, 2020. He was born April 12, 1926, in Geneva, IL, to proud parents, John Sr. and Milda Olson. John’s family lived in Aurora for a time before moving to Rockford and Rockton areas, where he attended local one room school house. Stories have it that he rode a horse to school…uphill….both ways. They moved a few miles east of Maple Park Read More…

PHYLLIS KELLEHER

Phyllis Kelleher, age 90, of Batavia, IL, passed away quietly into the arms of her Savior, Sunday, November 29, 2020 after a battle with cancer that stole her health, but freed her soul. She was born August 21, 1930, in Chicago, IL, to proud and loving parents, Frank and Henrietta (Dybowski) Andrews. Phyllis grew up in Chicago and attended local schools, graduating from St. Wenceslaus High School. Phyllis met the love of her life through a friend, who became her Read More…

MAGGIE “Sugar” WAGES

In loving memory of Maggie “Sugar” Ann Wages, age 63, a beloved daughter, sister, mother, wife, aunt, grandmother, cousin, and friend who fought the good fight and kept the faith until her passing following a battle with cancer. Sugar passed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Sugar was born the oldest of 3 children on December 27, 1956 to loving parents Hoke Smith Bonner Jr. and Maggie Ann (Lee) Bonner in Decatur, GA. Growing Read More…

CHARLES WILLIAMS

Charles W. Williams, age 88, of Glen Ellyn, formerly of Blandinsville, IL, passed away surrounded by his nurse & staff in the COVID Unit at Tabor Hills Healthcare Facility, Naperville, IL on Thursday, November 5, 2020. His wife and daughter were able to talk to him via video calls during his last three days. “Hearing is the last sense to go” it is said. We talked and sang to him much through those last days and were glad to be Read More…

CLYDE LONG

W. Clyde Long, age 80, of The Villages in FL, formerly of Sugar Grove, and Oswego IL, passed away on November 8, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. His afflictions may have won the physical battle but Clyde’s spirit won the celestial war and now rests in Heaven. He was born July 4, 1940 and embodied the determination and strength of spirit with the very nation that shared his birthday. He was born at home, the oldest Read More…

LUCILLE SWAN

Lucille A. Swan, age 97, of Elburn, passed into the arms of her Savior, supported by the love and prayers of her family, in the early hours of Tuesday, November 17, 2020. She was born October 29, 1923, in Benton, IL, to proud and loving parents, Ethan and Lura (Hawkins) Penrod. After her family moved to Aurora when she was two years old, Lucille attended local schools. Her life changed forever, and for the better, when she met and fell Read More…

JAMES “Jim” RICKE

James “Jim” Ricke, age 81, of Elburn, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020, leaving a legacy of love and memories to cherish. He was born July 25, 1939, in Chicago, IL, to proud parents, Cyril and Helen (Glancy) Ricke. Jim grew up in Chicago and attended local schools. The family moved to Elmhurst during his teenage years and before he answered the call of his country and enlisted into the United States Navy. While serving, Jim finished his high school Read More…

NORVIN McCONNAUGHAY

Norvin “Mac” McConnaughay, age 91, of Bristol, IL, formerly of Aurora, has been joyfully reunited with his wife Ernie Lee and claimed the promise of his Savior, November 13, 2020. He was born March 23, 1929 in Bluford, IL, to loving parents, John and Florence (Helberg) McConnaughay. At the age of 5, Norvin moved with his family to St. Charles, IL where he graduated from St. Charles High School with the class of 1947. He spent a year working at Read More…

BARBARA STEINER

Barbara Ann Steiner, age 75, of Big Rock, formerly of Cincinnati, OH, passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2020. She was born October 17, 1945. God gave Barbara two loving foster parents when she was only 3.  Raymond and Rose (Gieske) Brockman gave her a family and not only a place in their home, but in their hearts. When she was older, they made it official, adopting her during her high school years. She grew up in Cincinnati and attended Read More…