Zion-Benton News


Carole Lee Depoian McDonald

Carole McDonald, age 78, of Winthrop Harbor, passed away Sept. 24, 2016 at Kenosha Memorial Hospital with her children by her side.

Carole was born on April 18, 1938 in Waukegan  to  Albert and Florence (Johnson) Depoian. A1956 graduate of Zion-Benton Township High School she enjoyed meeting the '56 girls for lunch.  Her favorite leisure activities included sewing, gardening, and golfing.

Carole is survived by her daughter, Julie (Patrick) Place of Winthrop Harbor; her son, Tom (Carrie) McDonald of Salem, Wis.; and three grandchildren, Carley Hebert, Spencer (Ellen) McDonald and Abbey (Travis) Knudsvig. 

A brief service will be held over the burial site at Northshore Garden of Memories, 1801 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, on Friday, Oct. 7 at 3:30 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Camp Zion are being suggested.  Checks can be made payable to Camp Zion, in memory of Carole L. McDonald, and mailed to:  Camp Zion, P.O. Box 3, Ellison Bay, WI 54210.

Lyle Springer

Lyle Springer, 96, of Beach Park, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 at Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan.

Lyle was born Dec. 29, 1919 and was raised in southern Illinois. He then moved to Beach Park, where he was a long-time resident. Lyle owned and operated L&C Appliance in Zion where he sold and repaired appliances. He was a veteran of World War II having served with the United States Army. He enjoyed tinkering and fixing everything and anything, loved woodworking and camped when ever possible.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie of Bradenton, Fla.; one daughter, Phyllis Slay of Winthrop Harbor; stepchildren, Tom (Liz) and Julie; grandchildren, Christine Parker, Patricia Rivera and Pamela Medina; great-grandchildren, Sarah Parker, Derek Parker, Sonya Rivera, Kelly Rivera, Amanda Bartolo and Kyleigh Hocker; great-great-grandchildren, Jasiaha, Jayvien, Giovanni, Adrian and Mia-Elyse; step-grandchild, Amber; step-great-grandchildren, Nathan and Natalie; and brother, John of Phoenix, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alice; grandson, William “Billy” Slay; parents, Ralph and Addaline; and nine siblings.

A funeral service will take place Friday, Sept. 30, at noon at Congdon Funeral Home, 3012 Sheridan Road, Zion. Friends may greet the family at 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Memorial Park, Zion. Please visit the online guest book at congdonfuneralhome.com.

Jacqueline D. Porter

Jacqueline D. Porter, of Lindenhurst, passed in peace at the age of 83 on Saturday, Sept.r 24, 2016 surrounded by her family who loved her and will dearly miss her.

She was born in 1933 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada to the late Leland and Pauline. Her family immigrated to California and on Nov. 27, 1950, Jacqueline married the love of her life, Arthur L. Porter.

Jacqueline is fondly remembered for her gentle smile, love of golf and her intellect in doing Sudoku and Words with Friends with her kids. Her happiest times were when she was surrounded by her family, she was the bond to keep the family together.

She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Arthur; four children, Stephen (Roberta) Porter, Susan (Patrick Boyce) Porter, Ann (Manny) Rocha and Sandra (Tom) Calanca; seven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one brother, John (Sandy) Bates, one sister, Pauline Coit and two nieces.

Her son-in-law, Manny Rocha, officiated the Memorial Service held Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Warren Funeral Home, 1475 N. Cemetery Road, Gurnee and interment at Warren Cemetery & Mausoleum, Gurnee. Please sign the guestbook at warrencemetery.com; 847-855-2760.

Neither height nor depth nor anything in all creation will be able to separate us from the love that is in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:39

Ellen (Jean) Hazard

Ellen was born in Starr, Okla. on Nov. 14, 1926. She moved to the Zion area after her marriage to Theodore Hazard on Dec. 29, 1945. They were married 24 years until his death in 1970. Ellen worked at Zion businesses, One Hour Martinizing, Ehler's Lanes, Rittenhouse Grocery, Zion Bread Store and the Zion Restaurant. She enjoyed embroidery, quilting and old country music but most of all she enjoyed having her family around. She loved every minute of the visits from her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were the highlight of her life.

Ellen is survived by her sons, Charles of Zion and Larry of Gurnee; daughters, Kathy Cherry of Wickenburg, Ariz and Joyce Hazard of Waukegan; one sister, Leona Gossett of Keota, Okla.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Illinois, Wisconsin, California and Tennessee.

She was predeceased by her husband, Theodore, parents, William Washington and Frances Viola Lee of Starr, Okla, son, Richard of Huntland, Tenn., daughter, Judy Hartly of Salem, Wis., brothers, Frank Lee of Keota, Leonard Lee of Stockton, Calif., Robert Lee of Keota, Charlie Lee of Starr, and sisters, Leathie Gossett of Keota and Etha Nance of Stigler, Okla.

A memorial visitation and service is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with the memorial service commencing at 6 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, 410 E. Belivdere Road, Grayslake. Interment will be held privately.


Monica S. Meffen

Monica was born Jan. 13, 1954 in Indianapolis, Ind. and has lived in this area most of her life. She was employed by SEDOL, as a teacher’s aide at Zion-Benton Township High School and more recently as a job coach at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago.

She is survived by two children Shawn (Suzana) Meffen of Rocky Mount, N.C., and James (Jackie) Meffen of Desoto, Mo.; four grandchildren Marina, Caitlin, Connor and Morgan; siblings Ralph (Deb) Campbell of Oxford, Mass., and Sharon (Larry) Carrier and Saundra Campbell both of Gurnee; one niece Lori Carrier; and one nephew Andrew Campbell.

She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Eleanor Campbell.

Services will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to American Cancer Society have been suggested. Please visit the online guestbook at congdonfuneralhome.com

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