JOSEPH “Joe” BUTTS

Joseph A. Butts, age 79, of Virgil, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020. He was born on January 4, 1941, in Elgin, IL, to Lee and Margaret (Lieving) Butts. Joe graduated from Burlington Central High School in 1959. He was a member of the football team and the FFA Club. He married Donna Nelson on July 28, 1961 and they spent their life on the farm. After retiring from the Midwest Operating Engineers, Local 150, he continued to farm Read More…

LENNY “Piccalo” PETERSON

TO VIEW THE SERVICE LIVE: Click or copy and paste this link into your browser at 6:10 p.m. The service will begin at 6:15 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/ConleyFuneral/live/ Lenny “Piccalo” Peterson, age 74, of Malta, formerly of Hampshire, IL, passed away December 26, 2020 at his home, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family. He was born on November 23, 1946, in Chicago, IL. Lenny grew up in Wooddale and later Roselle, while attending local schools. He answered the call Read More…

McCREE “Mac” DAVIS

McCree “Mac” Davis, age 58, of Elgin, passed away, December 23, 2020, and celebrated a celestial Christmas. He was born September 3, 1962, in St. Charles, to proud and loving parents, Morgan and Charlene (Keasler) Davis. Mac grew up in Elburn and attended local schools. Though he would later get his G.E.D., Mac was enrolled in the “School of Hard Knocks” from birth. His work ethic was forged in iron, and became the bar that his children strove to exceed. Read More…

ILENE SANDERS

Ilene Sanders, 87 of Maple Park passed away on Monday December 21, 2020 at Seasons Hospice in Naperville Illinois. Ilene was born on August 22, 1933 in DeKalb, Illinois, the daughter of Glen and Eva Winnie Ryan. She graduated from DeKalb High School. Ilene married Bill Sanders on November 14, 1953 at St. Mary’s Church in DeKalb and they made their home in Maple Park. She shared a love of the outdoors with her husband of 56 years, spending many Read More…

ARTHUR J. “Art” OLDEBEKEN

Arthur James “Art” Oldebeken Jr., age 90, of Byron Center, MI, formerly of Aurora, IL, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family, on December 11, 2020. He was born at home on December 17, 1929, in Jamestown, MI, the son of Arthur Sr. and Katherine (Sutter) Oldebeken.  Art grew up in Shelbyville, MI, where he attended local schools. Farm life helped to establish a strong work ethic. He grew up completing the daily assortment of Read More…

JAMES “Jim” FEECE

TO VIEW JIM’S SERVICES LIVE: Please click on this link 5 minutes before the start of the service and you will be directed to the live stream, even if you don’t have Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/ConleyFuneral/live/ James “Jim” Feece, age 85, of Elburn, IL, passed away quietly into the arms of his Savior, and was comforted by the love and prayers of his family, Saturday, December 12, 2020. He was born November 14, 1935, in Gary, IN, to proud and loving parents, Read More…

WILLIAM “Bill” DORION

William “Bill” Dorion, age 67, of Hinckley, passed away  Monday morning, December 7, 2020, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born June 16, 1953, in Aurora, IL to loving parents, Bill and Ruth Ann (Ness) Dorion. Bill grew up in Big Rock, IL, and attended local schools. He graduated from Hinckley-Big Rock High School, where he was a proud member of the FFA, with the class of 1971. Bill met his future wife as a child, but didn’t start Read More…

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…