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December 9, 2020



Stockton

Diana L. “Dianee” O’Malley, 63

Diana L. "Dianee" (Paisley) O'Malley, age 63, of Stockton, Illinois passed away on November 30, 2020 at Lena Living Center.

She was born April 15, 1957 in Sacramento, California. Dianee married Bruce Drane on April 2, 1977. She married her soul mate, Terry O'Malley, on October 19, 1996.

Dianee was a 1975 graduate of Stockton High School. She became a Registered Nurse through Highland Community College in 1995. Dianee's passion was nursing and caring for others. She was a Director of Nursing at multiple facilities in both Illinois and Iowa. She especially enjoyed working with the elderly. She finished her Nursing career at Genesis Health in Davenport, Iowa helping patients in their Psychiatric Unit.

Dianee enjoyed life to the fullest. She was always having fun and she had the most infectious laugh that will never be forgotten. She loved her family and her grandbabies like no other. Her puppies were also so special to her. She loved to travel, especially cruises. She also enjoyed listening to her husband Terry play Bluegrass. She loved getting her hair and nails done. She also liked muscle cars and classic rock. Dianee had a heart of gold. She loved people and people loved her too.

Dianee is survived by her husband, Terry O'Malley of Stockton; her mother Beverly Paisley of Stockton; her step mother Marcy Paisley of Cobb, California; her mother-in-law Marilyn O'Malley of Eldridge, Iowa; her children Greg Drane of Stockton, Tara (Steve) Burris of Stockton, and Doug (Nicolette) Drane of Stockton; her stepchildren Jeremy (Andrea) O'Malley, Patrick (Genevieve) O'Malley, Brian (Ali Cress) O'Malley, and Erin (John) Shay; her grandchildren Wesley Drane, Veronika Drane, Vanessa Drane, Hailee Burris, Huntlee Burris, Daxton Drane, and Brycen Drane; her siblings Denny (Erika) Paisley of Stockton, David (Patty) Paisley of Osage Beach, Missouri, and Deb (Dave) Parker of Stockton; her stepsister Tonya (Ernie) Rochester of Cobb, California, her sister-in-law Deb O'Malley of Davenport, Iowa and many nieces, nephews, and step grandchildren.

She was proceeded in death by her father Donald Paisley; a family friend, Bill Wild; her father-in-law, Francis O'Malley; and a nephew Mathew Paisley.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring. Date to be announced. A memorial fund has been established. Condolences may be shared at http://www.hermannfuneralhome.com

Lena

Marian Lavonne Reiling, 89

Marian Lavonne (Newendyke) Reiling passed away on November 26, 2020 at Liberty Village in Freeport, IL.

Marian was born on October 26, 1931 in Erie, Il to Louis and Gertie (Buikema) Newendyke. She was the second of seven children. Marian was always proud of her Dutch heritage. She graduated from Milledgeville, Il High School and briefly attended Central College in Pella, IA.

Marian met her future spouse, William “Bill” Reiling at a roller-skating rink in Sterling, IL. Bill knew there were two pretty Newendyke girls that he had seen at the roller rink. He knew their brother and asked him if they were dating anyone and found out Marian was not. Bill called Marian for a date and she said yes but he wasn’t sure which girl was Marian until their first date. He knew Marian was the one for him. Three months later, they were engaged. It might have helped that Bill had new 1953 Bel Air Chevy. Bill was then drafted into the Army and sent to Japan. They were married almost three years later on August 1, 1956 at the Reformed Church in Sterling. Marian enjoyed flower arranging and worked many years at Floral Feather Fin in Pearl City. Marian also worked for many years as a postmaster relief at the Eleroy Post Office. Marian loved collecting and selling antiques with her part-time business, The Wooden Shoe. Marian was a member of the Lena Home Extension and Lena Women’s Club. She was currently a member of Harmony United Methodist Church in Freeport. In later years, Marian loved to attend her three grandchildren’s sporting events and plays. Marian also loved her cats, Garfield and Miss Kitty. Marian and Bill enjoyed many trips to Florida in the winter.

Marian is survived by her loving husband of over 64 years, William “Bill”; her daughter’s- Laurie (Butch) Broughton of Freeport, IL and Lynne (Dennis) Lake of Lena, IL; grandchildren - Andrew “Andy” Lake and his little family, Felicia and Skylar of Lexington, KY, Angela “Angie” Lake of Madison, Wi and Asa Lake of Madison,WI; Marian is also survived by her brother Vernon (Mary) Newendyke of Lanark, IL, sister Carol (Ernie) Eads of Fulton, IL and brother Melvin (Barbara) Newendyke of Litchfield, ME.

Marian was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Harold Newendyke and two sisters, Joyce Newendyke and Dorothy Walvoord.

A private family service with Pastor Eddie Eddy of Harmony UMC will be held at Leamon Funeral Home. A celebration of Marian’s life and her sister Dorothy’s life will be held next year at a time to be announced.

Special thanks to FHN Hospice, Dr. Miller and the staff at Liberty Village. A memorial has been established for FHN Hospice and Harmony United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.leamonfh.com.

Shannon

Roger Allen Artman, 71

Roger Allan Artman, age 71, of Shannon, IL passed away Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Walnut Acres in Freeport, IL with his wife and daughter by his side with other loved ones outside his window.

He was born January 20, 1949 in Freeport, IL to the late Francis and Lillian (Kloepping) Artman. Roger married Sharon Bocker on June 15, 1968 at Forreston Grove Presbyterian Church.

He was a member and an Elder of Forreston Grove Presbyterian Church. Roger graduated from Shannon High School in 1967. He was a past president of the Shannon Lions Club, former Eastland School Board member, and board member of the Rockford Rescue Mission. After graduation, he worked at Byers Implement, Barker Lumber CO., Vet Way Feeds. He then started his own rabbit business. After retiring, he bought his own catering business and helped his friends farm every spring and fall. Roger enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, antique cars, and drag racing.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Artman of Shannon; his daughter, Shawn Clouse of Shannon; his two grandsons, Payton and Carson Clouse of Shannon; and his brother, Bill (Janice) Artman of Freeport. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Gerald (Virginia) Artman; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Arlene (Harm) Bocker.

There was a private family funeral service held on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Forreston Grove Presbyterian Church in Forreston at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Forreston Grove Presbyterian Church Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established. Condolences may be shared at http://www.hermannfuneralhome.com.

Savanna

Charles Joseph O’Neal, 68

Charles Joseph O’Neal, age 68, of Savanna, Illinois, passed away Monday, November 30, 2020 at Generations at Neighbors, Byron, Illinois. A private family graveside service will be held at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Savanna. Online condolences may be left for the family at http://www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com

Charles was born June 17, 1952, the son of Lawrence “Bud” and Arlene (Belander) O’Neal in Savanna. He attended school in Toledo, Ohio. Charles did factory work in Toledo, and returned to Savanna in 1994 after his father passed. He then took care of his mother until her passing in 2013.

In his younger years, Charles enjoyed riding motorcycles. He also enjoyed Saturday potlucks with friends, and especially loved taking “walks” with his friend, Nancy, in his scooter.

Charles will be dearly missed by two sisters, Kathy (Ed) Majchszak, of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Tina (Brian) Lewandowski of Toledo, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Helen O’Neal of Toledo; two aunts, Mariann Meador of Lanark and Rosalyn Walston of Thomson, and a special friend, Nancy Handel of Savanna.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Arlene; and three brothers, Michael, Dan and Dennis.

 

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