Dorothy Lee Hamilton, 75, retired factory worker
Dorothy Lee Hamilton, 75, died Jan. 23, 2005 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson Tennessee.
Hamilton, a retired factory worker, is survived by her son Ron (Debbie), her sister, Shirley Latham, her step-brother Ray Waller and her two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer, and brother Wayne Brown.
Services were held Jan. 25, 2005 at Pafford Funeral Home in Tennessee, followed by interment at Rock Spring Cemetery, Lexington, TN.
Ruth C. Rambeau, 86, loving mother, wife
Ruth C. Rambeau (nee Bacon), 86, died Jan. 26, 2005 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downer’s Grove, IL. Rambeau was a homemaker and a former Forest Park resident.
She is survived by her sons Michael (Celeste), David (Judith) and Tim (Susan); her siblings Lois Wiese, Arthur Bacon, Vera Collins and Carol Hunzinger; and eight grandchildren.
Rambeau was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, and her son Scott.
Services were held on Jan. 31 at St. John Lutheran Church.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Zimmerman-Ehringer Funeral Home.
Virginia M. Stetler, 83, former community center director
Virginia M. Stetler (nee Blommaert), 83, ex-director of the Howard Mohr Community Center in Forest Park, died Dec. 25, 2004 at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Arizona.
Stetler was instrumental in creating Forest Park’s Meals-on-Wheels program.
She is survived by her husband, Frank; her sons, Frank Jr., Donald, Kenneth and Gary; her daughers, Barbara Tassos, Virginia Wozniak and Patt Garrett; 20 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mildred Bame Blommaert and her daughter, Mary Armbrust.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Kirby-Boaz Funeral Home in Bull Shoals, AZ.
Cecilia B. Taylor, 87, Telephone Pioneers of America member
Cecilia B. Taylor, 87, a retired relay adjustor for Western Electric Co., died Jan. 24, 2005 in her home in Forest View, IL.
Taylor was a member of Hawthorne Chapter 45 of the Telephone Pioneers of America and a former member of Berwyn Women of the Moose as well as an accomplished gardener.
She is survived by her son Larry (Karen; brothers Walter (Joan, Branecki and Leonard (Delores Branecki; her sister Clara (Rigo) Arrigoni.
She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond; her daughter Janice, six brothers and five sisters.
Visitation was held Jan. 27, 2005 at Johnson Funeral Home, Brookfield, IL. Services were held the following day, Jan. 28, 2005 at St. Pius Church in Oak Park, followed by entombment at the Garden Mausoleum of Resurrection Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Johnson Funeral Home.