Zion-Benton News


Everett L. Larcom

Everett L. Larcom, 82, of Zion, died Friday, July 18, 2014.

Everett was born Jan. 6, 1932 in Chicago. He married Reta J. Logan on March 4, 1955 in Chicago. Everett served his country in the Korean War with the United States Army.
He retired from Johnson Motors in Waukegan.

He is survived by his children Deborah Drake, Joseph (Lynda) Larcom, Dwayne Larcom, Lorelei Myers and Janine Munsterman; 10 grandchildren; and his great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Reta in 1973; daughter Caroline Larcom; father Claude Larcom; and mother Theda Larcom.

A funeral service will be held Friday, July 25, at 10 a.m. at the Congdon Funeral Home, 3012 Sheridan Road, Zion with the Rev. Phyllis Miller of the Sprit of Life Pentecostal Church of Zion, officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Memorial Park, Zion. A visitation will take place Thursday, July 25, from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Please visit the online guest book at congdonfuneralhome.com.


Edna Mulder

Edna Mulder, 66, of Kenosha, Wis., died peacefully on Monday, July 14, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born Oct. 12, 1947 in the Panama Canal Zone to Jodi Garrett and Geneva Pilcher, she was adopted at the age of 9 by Ackle and Edith Garrett and raised in Corinth, Miss. Edna loved being a nurse and working for Rolling Hills Manor in Zion for 32 years.

She is survived by her husband, Les Mulder; her three children, Bryan Yancey, Kim Foster and Chad (Janie) Yancey; her 11 grandchildren; her mother, Geneva Pilcher; her brother Mike (Judy) Garrett; her three sisters, Wanda (John) Byrd, Donna (Mike) Baird and Rhonda Elder; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jodi Garrett; her adopted parents, Ackle and Edith Garrett; a son, Jeff Yancey and two brothers, Joe and Gaston Garrett.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Daisy Andaleon, Dr Anshul Bamrolia, the oncology nursing staff at Vista Medical Center and Hospice Alliance for the compassionate and loving care they provided.

A memorial service was held July 17 at the Proko Funeral Home, Kenosha, Wis. Memorials to the family would be greatly appreciated. Visit Edna’s online memorial book at prokofuneralhome.com


Guy G. Garrison

Guy Grider Garrison, 86, died Saturday, July 19, at Southern Magnolia Estates, Golden, Miss.

He was born Aug. 7, 1927 in Moscow, Tenn. to Walker and Annie (Bennett) Garrison. He worked in maintenance at Johns Mansville in Waukegan for 27 years. He also worked for Ford Motor Co. in Cleveland, Ohio for 10 years and was a Constable in the City of Red Bay, Ala. He attended the Cornerstone Church of God in Red Bay and the Waukegan Church of God.

Survivors include his wife Opal (McKinney) Garrison of Belmont; three children-Anita Grimes (Steve) of Phil Campbell, Ala., Sharlene Funderburk (Larry) of Wadsworth and Guy Glenn Garrison of Old Burleson, Ala.; six grandchildren, Steven (Lindsey)Grimes, Noah Grimes, Timothy Grimes, Anna (Dr. William "Billy") McDermott; Garrett (Amanda) Zika, Erik Gonzalez; two great-grandchildren, Carson and MacKenzie Grimes; one brother, Demp Garrison (Ruby) of Red Bay and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Comer, Earl and Hudson Garrison and one sister, Ruby Vinson.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 22, at Cornerstone Church of God with Bro. Rick Bradley officiating. Burial was in Red Bay City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Keith Grimes, Steven Grimes, Noah Grimes, Timmy Grimes, Jim Garrison, Austin Morrow and Tyler Morrow. Honorary pallbearer was Frank Garrison.

Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.


Kendall Dean LaCanne

Kendall Dean LaCanne, 29, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Vista Medical Center in Waukegan.

Loving father of Nevaeh Faith LaCanne, age 6; beloved son of Rodney and Laura LaCanne (Swartz) of Beach Park; fond brother of James Joseph LaCanne of Pasadena, Calif., Jeremy LaCanne of Channing, Mich. and Jason LaCanne of Racine, Wis.; grandson of John and Judy Swartz of Beach Park and Maralyn LaCanne of Stephensville, Mont.; along with a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. Kendall also leaves behind other dear friends, including Chrystel Larison, Naveah’s mother and her family.

Kendall had an infectious smile and a great sense of humor. He will be missed by many.

A Memorial Service was held at the Biblical Baptist Church on June 28 with Dr. Ronald T. Petrick officiating.


Kevin M. Rodriguez

Kevin M. Rodriguez, 60, of Zion,died Friday, July 18, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

He was born March 4, 1954 in Sunbury, Pa. and was a proud graduate of Penn State. Kevin worked as a plant safety manager for National Gypsum in Waukegan. His family was everything to him. He embraced everyone he met and was loved by them in return.

Kevin is survived by his wife, Jeanette; six children, Kalen, Garen (Mary Jo), Britt (Shannon Poulk), Carly, Kathy, and Ryan Nieves; four grandchildren, Joseph, Keira, Evan, and Logan; father, Dr. Edsel Rodriguez; mother, Marian Rodriguez; siblings, Mark, Kathleen, Mary Beth, Denise, Brian, Paula Barrett, Anthony; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday at St. Dismas Church, Waukegan.
Interment followed at Pineview Memorial Park, Beach Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1 N. La Salle St., Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602, or to Muscular Dystrophy Association, 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60606 would be appreciated. Please sign the online guest book at congdonfuneralhome.com.