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15 BUREAU CO UNTY REPUBLICAN Bureau County Republican bcrnew 4,2021 Norberg Memorial Home, Inc. Monuments 701 E. Thompson St, Princeton, IL 61356 815.875.2425 or email There are many important details that go into planning services when a loved one passes. One such detail is the headstone. This is the permanent marker of where your place of rest is, so it is important to carefully consider your choices of type, size, material, and overall design.

Here are ten tips to help you make the best choice of headstone for yourself or a loved one. 1. Take your time. This is you or your loved forever home and a place for the family to pay their respects. This is forever.

rush the process. Depending upon design and stone selection, it could take months. Be patient. 2. Put one person in charge.

It makes it easier on everyone if there is one point of contact. 3. Look for ways to express love for them. Things like with or a small pictorial carving or laser etching which can be done with bronze and granite is a wonderful touch. 4.

Take a drive through a few cemeteries to see what you like and like. Have an idea before you schedule a meeting. Take pictures of headstones you like and bring them to your initial consultation. 5. Talk to your family about what type of material you would like to use.

Granite or bronze are most common. There are a multitude of colors to select from. 6. Consider choosing an epitaph that has an impact on those who read it. For example, a line from a poem or other touching sentiments.

Many people like to put daughter, mother, sister and or list the children or grandchildren on the back along with the family name for upright stones. 7. Be open to design ideas. Bring in pictures you or your children or grandchildren drew. They can be put directly on the headstone.

There are also catalogues of clipart to choose from. 8. Set a budget. Headstones and grave markers have many variables. The type of material, size, personalization, pictures, bases, and foundation all factor into the cost.

Plan ahead and set a budget. 9. Why wait? You can pick out your headstone yourself. The date of passing can be added later. This will ensure you get exactly what you want and take the burden off of your family when the time comes.

10. Involve the family. Keep getting mockups until you have exactly what you want. Remember, going to outlast us all. For any questions or more information, please visit or call Janice at 815-875-2425.

Norberg Memorial Home, Inc. Monuments has been selling headstones for over 100 years. We use a licensed, bonded, and insured monument company to guarantee that you are getting the best quality, professional installation, and guaranteed product available. Tips for Selecting a Headstone Written by Janice Smallwood SM-PR1914670 OBITUARIES Eleanor Louise (West) Sapp, age 96, passed away at Liberty Village at 8:35 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at Liberty Village in Princeton.

Eleanor was born on March 5, 1925 to Harry and Elsa (Larson) West in Princeton Township. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, and an infant son. Her sister Harriet Bronson of Peoria survives. She married Robert D. Sapp on March 24, 1945 he died on August 9, 1998, they were married 53 years.

The couple had three children: Robert Kent born on April 26, 1947. Sadly he died on May 24, 1947. Surviving is Sherry Louise Sapp (Terry DeSalle) born on December 1, 1948 and Stewart Olin Sapp (Rebecca) born July 8, 1951. Grandchildren include Jennifer DeSalle Hunt (Dan), Shannon Sapp Killion (Jason), Brian DeSalle (Valerie), and Courtney Sapp Ludvigson (Hudson). Great-grandchildren include Thomas and Anna Marie DeSalle, Kyle and Kyra Killion, and Carver and Bronwyn Ludvigson.

Eleanor attended Providence and Tiskilwa Grade Schools and graduated from Tiskilwa High School. She later attended Business School in Kewanee, IL. Eleanor went on to work at Kewanee Boiler and much later at Sears in Princeton. Eleanor was very talented as a seamstress and gifted at cross stitch, crocheting, knitting and craft painting. She was a member of the Tiskilwa Historical Society, The Hampshire Colony Congre- gational Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

She will be missed. A visitation will be held Saturday, Sep- tember 4, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton, Illinois. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon, following the visitation, at Grant-John- son Funeral Home, Princeton with Pastor Michael Freeman officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service in Forest Hill Cemetery in Wyanet, Illinois.

Memorials may be directed to the Tiskilwa Historical Society or the Foundation. Online condo- lences may be sent to www.grant-j ELEANOR L. (WEST) SAPP Born: March 5, 1925 Died: August 31, 2021 Joseph Carroll Alvey, 82, of Mammoth Spring, AR, died Sunday, August 29, 2021, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, IL. Joseph was born March 19, 1939 in Union County, KY, to Charles Henry and Emma Sue Girten Alvey.

He married Bar- bara Plauck (LaForce). He later remarried to Celia Acain on October 8, 2005. He is survived by four daughters, Angel (Mark) Allen of Crystal Lake, IL, Carol (William) Behrens of Islip, NY, Barb (David) Sherbeyn of Moline, IL, and Erin (Bill) Liming of Gridley, IL; three brothers, James Alvey of LeRoy, IL, Jerry Alvey of Apache Junction, AZ, and Eddie Alvey of West Plaines, MO; two sisters, Nancy Peterson of OR, and Mary Sue Mixon of CA; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Charles and Tommy; and one sister, Evelyn. Joseph served in the U.

S. Marine Corps from 1958 to 1960. He was a member of the American Legion in Arkansas. He was big into giving and sponsored children overseas. He was a truck driver and worked for GATX for most of his life.

He also owned taverns. Cremation has been accorded. Burial will be at a later date at Forest Hill Cemetery in Wyanet, IL, with military rites. Ruestman-Har- ris Funeral Home of El Paso is assisting family with arrangements. Memorials can be made to www.loveachild.

com or to his wife, Celia Alvey, to assist with funeral expenses. Online condolences can be left for the family at JOSEPH CARROLL ALVEY Born: March 19, 1939 Died: August 29, 2021 NEWS BRIEF Outdoor concert planned in Tiskilwa TISKILWA Nationally-recognized fiddler Dennis Stroughmatt will present Mussels and at a 3 p.m. concert on the west lawn of Museum on Main in Tiskilwa on Sunday, Sept. 5. The program is a lively musical look at migrant workers along the Mississippi River in the early 20th century.

Participants should bring blankets and lawn chair. The concert is free. News items can be emailed to.

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