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Shirley Boshell, 97

OTTAWA – Shirley Conard Boshell, age 97, of Ottawa, Illinois, joined our Heavenly Father Saturday, September 28, 2019. Shirley was born in Serena Township to Cartha and Maude Gillette on April 30, 1922. When she was just six years of age, her mother passed away, leaving four young children. A few years later, her father…read more »

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Barbara E. “Barb” Wols, 75

NORWAY – Barbara E. “Barb” Wols, age 75, of Norway, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Morris. A Memorial Mass will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 5th at St. Columba Church with Reverend Bruno Byomuhangi celebrating. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 4th…read more »

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Nancy Hynd

Nancy (Mann) Hynd 1937 -2017 Nancy Mann Hynd of Ottawa, IL, went to be with the Lord on June 24th, 2017, after a long courageous battle with leukemia. She was surrounded by her family and friends at her home. A Celebration of Life service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 1st at First…read more »


Kathryn Elaine Rafferty, 82

Kathryn Elaine Rafferty, 82, of Marseilles, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at her home. Funeral services will be 12 noon Monday, June 26 at Seals-Campbell Funeral Home with Rev. Anthony Ego of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will…read more »

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Gerald R. Chambliss, 83

Gerald R. Chambliss 1933 – 2017 Gerald R. Chambliss, 83, of Ottawa, died on Tuesday night, June 20, 2017 at the Ottawa Pavilion. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12 noon on Saturday, June 24, at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Ottawa, with Rev. David Kipfer, Pastor officiating. Full military rites will be…read more »

Robert J. Waters, 85

Robert J. Walters, 85, of Ottawa passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Memorial Mass will be held at 1:30 pm, Friday, June 23 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, with Rev. David Kipfer officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 1:00 pm, prior to services, at Ottawa Funeral Home…read more »

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William “Bill” Bruck, 83

William B. “Bill” Bruck, 83, of Ottawa passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Ottawa Pavilion. Funeral Services will be held at 10 am, Friday, June 23 at Ottawa Funeral Home with Rev. Duane Kaufman officiating. Visitation will be 4 – 7 pm Thursday, June 22 at the funeral home. Burial will be in St.…read more »

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Marie Helgeson, 86

Marie Helgeson, 86, of Ottawa passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at Pleasant View. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at St. Francis of Assisi Church with Rev. Jeff J. Windy officiating. Her visitation will be 9:00 – 10:30, prior to services, Wednesday at Ottawa Funeral Home and Crematory. Burial will be in Oakwood…read more »