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MRS. HELEN CHAPPELL, 70, 202 S Meadow St. died at her home early today.  She has been a resident of Grant Park most of her life. Born October 18, 1900 in (illegible) she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank McMartin. She was married April 10, 1920 to Roy Jennings Chappell Sr. who survives. Also surviving are a son Roy Jr. of (illegible) and daughters Mrs. Kay Dennison of Momence and Mrs. Patricia Cable of Kankakee, six grandchildren and one great grandchild and a sister Mrs. John Buckey of (illegible). Funeral services will be held at 2PM Wednesday at the Marshall Funeral Home in Grant Park. Burial will be in Union Corners Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 2 to ?  and ? to ? Tuesday at the funeral home....submitted by: Nicole

ROY JENNINGS CHAPPELL, SR.. 87, a Grant Park businessman died Sunday at Riverside Medical Center following a short illness. Visitation at the Marshall Hub Funeral Home in Grant Park will be 3-5PM and 7-9PM Wednesday and from 10AM Wednesday until the services at 11AM. The Rev. Mike Kovilrik will officiate. Mr. Chappell was born September 23, 1898 in Grant Park the son of George and Bertha Hatton Chappell.  On April 10, 1920 he married Helen McMartin who died July 8, 1974.  Survivors include a son Roy Jr. (Bud) Chappell of Bradley, two daughters Mrs. Fred (Kay) Dennison of Momence and Mrs. Fred (Patricia) Cable of Kankakee, 5 grandsons Dan(?) Chappell of Grant Park, Kent Chappell of Bradley, Timothy of St. George, (Illegible) Dennison of Illegible and James Cable of Kankakee, one grand daughter, (Illegible) Dennison of (Illegible), four step grandchildren and nine great grandchildren and one brother Luther Mike Chappell of (illegible) Beach, Florida. His parents and a brother are deceased. Mr. Chappell (illegible) and operated Chappell (illegible) of Grant Park for more than 40 years. He had been a member of the Grant Park Fire Department for 52 years and was assistant chief for a number of years. Burial will be in Union Corners Cemetery. Memorials may be made for the Grant Park Fire Department...submitted by: Nicole

The departed WILLIAM CHAPPELL was born March 29, 1873 at Peotone, Illinois. He was the son of William Chappell and his wife Sarah Elizabeth Stray. When he was six years old the family moved to the farm east of Grant Park, and the homestead rites were held preceding the services held in the church, man's religious home. Mr. Chappell breathed his last at 7:00 on the morning of June 27, at the age of 71 years, 2 months, and 28 days. The deceased had been seriously ill for nigh unto a year. On September 16, 1902 he was married to Edna V Hurley of Momence. Two children were born to this union, Ione Reaman, and Myron of Camp Chaffee, Arkansas. These two individuals have lost a god father. Two grandchildren, Anita and Myron will endearingly remember him as a grandfather. Of his parental home, 2 sisters survive, Sarah Ferris of Grant Park, and Charlotte (Lottie) Smith of New Orleans, Lousiana. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Harry, who died enroute to America, a sister Anna who died in Chicago, and brothers Charles formerly of Momence and George late of Grant Park, there remain also four nephews. The departed was formerly a member of the first Baptist Church of Momence. After the death of his wife, the family transferred their membership to the Sherburnville Christian Church. He served on the official board of this church for many years. He was also a member of the local school board for for fifteen years.  He was active in community projects and community affairs. He was a christian gentleman and a trustworthy friend. Since the death of his wife in 1921 he had made his home with his daughter, except a period of three years he spent with his sister, Mrs. Ferris, and the final year of his earthly life spent in hospitals and in a nursing home in Kankakee where he passed on. Job in chapter 7 verse 16 of His book writes, "I would not live always". Like this sufferer of ancient time, our departed relative and friend had a wish and a strong desire to depart this life. He was homesick for heaven.  The poet has expressed his longingly beautifully; "who, who would live always, away from his God?  Away from yon heaven, that blissful abode, where the rivers of pleasure flow over the bright plains, and the noon time of glory eternally reigns.  Where the saints of all ages in harmony meet, their saviors and brethren transported to greet:   while the songs of salvation unceasingly roll, and the smile of the Lord is the feast of the soul". Funeral services were held for William Chappell from the Ernest Reaman home at 1:45PM on Thursday, June 29, 1944. From thence rites were continued in the Sherburnville Christain Church at 2:00PM.  Internment took place at the churhes cemetery. Reverend E.A. Wahl, by request of the deceased months ago, conducted the funeral services. The pall bearers were as follows:  Bert Pemble, William Heninger, Robert Pemble, August Ritter, Harry Cole, and Frank Cloidt. The services were beautified by two solos by Mrs. Maynard Liberty of Momence:  The Lord is my Shepard and Over the Stars There is Rest, by Franz Abt.  Miss Rosanna Reaman presided at the piano. Out of town friends attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Heninger and family, Mr. and Mrs. William Heninger, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Woore and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pemble of Momence. Mr. and Mrs. James Davis and Victor Mazuzan of Kankakee and Mr. and Mrs, Arnold Reaman of Homewood, and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Brandt of Manteno...submitted by: Nicole

JOHN HENRY HAYHURST son of John B. and Mary Ann (Ferrington) Hayhurst, was born near Momence, Illinois, Sept. 26, 1871 and passed away Dec. 10, 1944, at his home in Lowell at the age of 73 years, 3 months and 14 days. He spent his boyhood days in Illinois and in 1892 came to Indiana where on Feb. 16, 1898 he was united in marriage to Vinnie Shirley. To this union two children, Ina Metherd of Gary, and Ivan at home were born. They spent their entire married life in and around Lowell.  He was a member of the Christian church. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, daughter and son, one grand daughter, Mrs. Anita Belle Hendrickson of Lansing, Illinois, and two great grand daughters; two brothers, Charley of West Los Angeles, Calif., and Will of Grant Park, Ill., and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Christian church, Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 2 p. m., in charge of Weaver and Son.  Rev. O. E. Whitehouse, assisted by Rev. Adkins, of Crown Point officiated, the latter a very dear friend of the Hayhurst family. Burial was made at Lowell Cemetery. Pallbearers were six of his nephews: Wellington Clark, Earl Buche, Lester Hayhurst, Henry Clark, Clarence Buche, and Mervin Clark.  Another nephew, Clayton Buche, came from Brunswick, Nebraska, for the services.  A large number of other relatives and friends came from a distance...Submitted by: Nicole

FLORA JANE HURLEY The Reverend J.B. Little sends to the Progress this obituary.  Mrs. Flora Jane Hayhurst, daughter of John B. and Mary Ann Farrington Hayhurst died December 26 at Hopkins Park at the age of 59 years.  She married James Hurley October 15, 1873, to this union 7 children were born; Amy Cleaver, Loren J. Hurley, and Alta Cleaver all of Missouri Valley, Iowa. Etta, twin of Alta who died in infancy, Edna Chappell of Grant Park, Raymond who died when 2 yars old of croup and Leroy at home.  Surviving he deceased are 5 children, 23 grandchildren, an aged father, four brothers,  six sisters, and many other relatives and a host of friends. Mrs. Hurley joined the First Baptist Church in Momence in 1901. In 1915 she became a charter member of the First Baptist Church in Hopkins Park. She was a consistent member until her death...Submitted by: Nicole

JAMES HURLEY was born in Kankakee County, Illinois March 7, 1847, and passed away June 10, 1919, aged 72 years, 3 months and 3 days. With the exception of years spent in the west, he made his home in this county. He was married to Miss Flora Jane Hayhurst, October 15, 1873.  To this union 7 children were born; Mrs. Amy Cleaver, Loren J Hurley, and Mrs. Alta Cleaver of Missouri Valley, Iowa.  Mrs. Edna Chappell of Grant Park and Leroy Hurley at home. Etta, Alta's twin and Raymond died in infancy. With the above named he leaves to mourn 25 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends.  His body was laid to rest in the Sherburnville Cemetery, Friday June 13, 1919. Reverend  J.B. Little of Downers Grove Officiating...Submitted by: Nicole

 

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