The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Obituaries

November 13, 2012

Gladys E. Fitzsimmons

DANVILLE — Gladys E. Fitzsimmons, 96, peacefully passed away at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at Danville Care.

She was born Sept. 11, 1916, in Vermilion Grove, the daughter of Roy West Hawkins and Edith Nixie White Hawkins.

She married Donald Fitzsimmons, Sr. on April 1, 1939, in Covington, Ind.

Surviving are three sons, Richard L. Fitzsimmons of Danville, Donald C. (Bernice) Fitzsimmons II of Danville and John K. Fitzsimmons of Tilton. Also surviving are five grandchildren, John “Jay” K. (Laurie) Fitzsimmons II of Rochester, Ill., Todd K. Fitzsimmons of Chicago, Matthew J. (Angie) Fitzsimmons of Kellen, Ala., Krista M. (Andy) Waldron of Overland, Mo., and Shaun P. (Stacy) Fitzsimmons of Indianapolis. Great-grandchildren surviving are Elizabeth Fitzsimmons of Rochester, Ill., Grant Fitzsimmons of Rochester, Ill., Michael Fitzsimmons of Kellen, Ala., Emma Fitzsimmons of Kellen, Ala., and Kaitlyn Fitzsimmons of Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Donald; her parents; and nine brothers and sisters, Nellie E. (Hawkins) Hutchins, Ola Mae (Hawkins) Vaughan, Forest L. Hawkins, Howard O. Hawkins, Marie O. (Hawkins) Sisson, Roy J. Hawkins, Kenneth H. Hawkins, Bertram M. Hawkins, and Jack M. Hawkins.

She was raised as a Quaker and attended the Vermilion Friends Academy and graduated from Ridge Farm High School. She later was a member of The United Church of Tilton and was currently a member of Central Christian Church in Danville. She worked as a school secretary for Danville School District 118 for more than 20 years.

She was a member of TOPS and also KOPS for many years. She volunteered at Vermilion Manor Nursing Home for many years in The Strawberry Patch. She was a friend to all and never knew a stranger.

A service to celebrate the life of Gladys Fitzsimmons will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Central Christian Church in Danville. Pastor Hank Anderson will officiate. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. prior to the service at Central Christian Church. Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home in Danville is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Central Christian Church Foundation.

Please join Gladys’ family in sharing memories, photos, and video of her life through her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • OBIT CN 07-22 Cannon C Photo 1 Charles Nelbert Cannon Charles Nelbert Cannon, a long-time resident of Armstrong, joined the angels “In That Great Forevermore” on July 17, 2014 in Paxton at the age of 93.He was born May 19, 1921, in Camden Ark., to the Rev. Robert H. and Brenda Troil Thornton Cannon.He m

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • OBIT-CN Newman photo Joseph A. Newman HILLSBORO, Ind. — Joseph Allen Newman, 94, formerly of Hillsboro passed away at 11:40 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2014, at Danville Care Center.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT CN 07-22 Atwood F photo Frank Carl Atwood Frank Carl Atwood passed from this world to join his Lord at 6:20 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014. He was cared for in Palliative Care Unit at VA Illiana Heath Care System.Frank was born May 16, 1950. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy N. Sum

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wesley Elmer Sell Wesley Elmer Sell, 85, of Danville, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Hawthorne Inn in Danville.He was born Nov. 28, 1928, in Chicago, a son of Elmer and Olga Anderson Sell.He married Maurine “Rene” Phillips on Feb. 12, 1955, in Madi

    July 22, 2014

  • Vernon LeRoy Jones Vernon LeRoy Jones, 96, of Indianapolis, passed away July 18, 2014.

    July 22, 2014

  • Charles A. Ferris Charles A. Ferris, 75, of Park Ridge, formerly formerly of Schaumburg and a Danville native.Beloved husband of Dr. Linda Ferris. Loving father of Eric Ferris, Joshua Ferris, Cara Ferris, David Rust, Valerie Silva and Daniel Rust. Cherished grandfathe

    July 20, 2014

  • OBIT Pic Hilliger Harold James Hilliger Harold James Hilliger, 94, of Danville, passed away at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Pic Mullins Cecil Lamont Mullins Sr. Cecil Lamont Mullins Sr., 44, of Danville, passed this life at 6:48 p.m. July 14, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT CN 07-19 Simpson, H photo Harold Brent Simpson Harold Brent Simpson, 63, of Hoopeston, passed away at 4 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at his home in Hoopeston.He was born Nov. 4, 1950, in Danville, the son of Arthur and Mary (Pyle) Simpson.He married Catherine Zeigler on Dec. 31, 1971, in Antioc

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT CN 07-19 Stingley H photo Helen Barbara (Cundiff) Stingley Helen was met by angels who lifted her up into heaven to be with God and Jesus Christ, our Lord, at noon Thursday, July 17, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.Helen was born on her parents’ farm on Jan. 23, 1

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

E-edition
AP Video
Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Raw: MH17 Passenger Remains in Kharkiv, Ukraine Raw: Israel Hits Gaza Targets, Destroys Mosques ShowBiz Minute: Hoffman, Oberst, Box Office WWII Vet Gets Medals, 70 Years Late Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong
NDN Video
Train Collides With Semi Truck Carrying Lighter Fluid Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Guilty Dog Apologizes to Baby for Stealing Her Toy Kanye West Tells-All on Wedding in "GQ" Interview Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Scarlett Johansson Set To Marry In August New Star Wars Episode XII X-Wing Revealed Obama: Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe Michigan inmates no longer allowed to wear orange due to 'OITNB' Adam Levine Ties the Knot Sebastian The Ibis Walks Beautiful Bride Down The Aisle | ACC Must See Moment NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Faces of Souls Lost in Malaysian Plane Crash 105-year-old woman throws first pitch Man Creates Spreadsheet of Wife's Reasons for Turning Down Sex 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success Rory McIlroy struggles, surges, wins British Open NOW TRENDING: Real life Pac-Man Explosions as hot air balloon crashes in Clinton DUI Driver Dragged to Safety by Officer After Walking Onto Busy Freeway
Must Read