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December 23rd

Elizabeth B. Cochran

December 24, 2010

Mrs. Elizabeth B. Cochran, 78, of Ludlow, passed into the next life at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 at Jamison Hospital, New Castle, following a one month illness.
A lifelong area resident, Elizabeth was born Feb. 27, 1932 in Muzett to the late Lloyd and Luella Irwin.
She worked various jobs including the shirt factory in Warren, insurance agent, and helped run the store in Ludlow. Elizabeth was able to travel throughout the world which she loved. A member of Mission Covenant Church, Ludlow, she had recently moved to Pulaski to help raise her grandson.

Evert E. Swanson

December 24, 2010

Evert Eugene Swanson, 87, formerly of 345 E. Hemlock St., died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born January 18, 1923, in West Kane, he was a son of the late Oscar Albert and Ruth Peterson Swanson. On Dec. 13, 1947, in Kane, he married Hazel Cochran who preceded him in death.
Mr. Swanson served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, attaining the rank of Technical Sergeant. During his service, he took part in 35 combat missions and received the Distinguished Flying Cross Air Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters.

December 22nd

Michael R. Zampogna

December 23, 2010

Michael R. Zampogna, 87, of 626 Dawson St., died Tuesday, Dec.21, 2010, at his residence.
Born Jan. 1, 1923, in Westline, he was a son of Joseph and Theresa Costerella Zampogna. On March 23, 1946, in England, he married Mary Eileen Morris who survives.
Mr. Zampogna had been a service repairman for Sears for many years after which he started his own business, Mike’s Home Repair Services.
During World War II, he served in the Army, attaining the rank of Sergeant.

December 16th

Darcey J. Kohler

December 17, 2010

Darcey J. Kohler, 59, formerly of 115 ½ Spring St., Johnsonburg, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at Sena Kean Manor.
Born Aug. 10, 1951, in Wilcox, he was a son of Otto and Helen Edwards Kohler. On Oct. 25, 1977, in Bradford, he married Patricia Heffner who preceded him in death.
Mr. Kohler was active at Grace Lutheran Church while living in Bradford.
Surviving are a brother, Randee Kohler of Lebanon; a sister, Leanna (Bill) Schleicher of Kane; a son; and several nieces and nephews, including Kimberlee Schleicher Ferragine.

Janet R. Brush

December 17, 2010

Janet R. Brush, 82, of 529 Haines St., died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at Kane Community Hospital.
Born Dec. 11, 1928, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Floyd and Helen Bloomquist Brush. On Aug. 14, 1950, in Kane, she married Willard Brush who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Brush was a member of the First Baptist Church where she played the organ for many years.

December 15th

Raymond R. “Ray” Ciprich

December 16, 2010

Raymond R. “Ray” Ciprich, 81, a resident of the Golden Living Center on Water Street in Warren for the past three years died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at his residence.
Born Dec. 16, 1929, in Ludlow, he was a son of the late Peter and Verna Baronak Ciprich.
He served in the U.S. Army for two years and was stationed for a time in Korea and Japan.
He worked his entire life at the National Forge in Irvine, retiring in 1984 to take care of his parents who were in ill health.
Ray took great pleasure in doing yard work and taking care of his property in Ludlow.

Harold J. Traub

December 16, 2010

Harold J. Traub, 86, of Pleasant Drive, Warren, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 at Warren Manor.
Mr. Traub was born July 21, 1924, in Warren, the son of the late Conrad and Mildred Swanson Traub Sr. Harold was employed at the National Forge Company for over 35 years and had also worked as a baker at Anderson's Bakery. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, cross country skiing club, hiking club, and the Super Seniors League at Cable Hollow Golf Course.
He is survived by a wife, Emily Pearl Latshaw Traub and several nieces and nephews. 

December 14th

Kathleen “Kathy” Feikls

December 14, 2010

Kathleen “Kathy” Feikls, 50, of 28 East Main St., Ludlow, passed away Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at Kane Community Hospital.
Born June 12, 1960, in Centralia, Ill., she was a daughter of Hugh A. and Dolores Murphy Rich Jr. On Nov. 28, 1998, at St. Callistus Church, she married Henry “Hank” Feikls Jr. who survives.
Kathy was a loving, caring, compassionate and kind person who loved her family and friends and organized all the family parties, get togethers and travel plans.

Shirley Harrington-Tuhey

December 14, 2010

Shirley Harrington-Tuhey, age 80, of Scottsdale, Ariz. and previously of St. Charles, Geneva and West Chicago; loving mother of Timothy (Karen) Harrington, Warren (Carol) Harrington, Chris (John) Suppes; cherished grandmother of Lindsey Harrington (Mike Powers), Stacia (Eric) Sanny, Jennifer and Carrie Harrington; dear great grandmother of Carter and Elise Sanny and Hugh Powers; caring stepmother of Deborah (Peter) Meyer, Bob Tuhey and step grandmother of Jakob and Callahan Meyer, Jack and Max Tuhey, Shannon (Jason) Hayes; died recently.

Bethel Whipple

December 14, 2010

Bethel Whipple, 83, of Jefferson Street, Warren, and formerly of Chapman Dam Road, passed away on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 at her residence.
Mrs. Whipple was born Aug. 22, 1927, in Warren, the daughter of the late Carl and Belle Bly Larson. Bethel was a graduate of Warren High School and enjoyed her family, fishing, and camping.

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