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22 | February 16, 2017 | The Mokena Messenger FAITH In Memoriam Agnes M. Greene Agnes M. Greene, 90, of Mokena, died Feb. 3. She is survived by her children, Patrick (Kim) Greene and Phillip (Pamela) Greene; and grandchildren, Kelly, Kevin and Tony (Melisa) Greene. Visitation and a memorial were held at Hickey Memorial Chapel. Interment Skyline Memorial Cemetery. FUNERAL SERVICES DIRECTORY Kim O’Neil Golob Kelli Hartseil Mores Kelly Furlong Foresman, Secretary It was easy to decide on cremation. Now, what about the rest of the decisions? Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Private, On-site Crematory 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, Illinois Family owned for 40 Years 708-532-5400 The Cremation Experts. Brian J. Heurung Brian J. Heurung, 65, of Galena and formerly of Mokena, died Jan. 30. He was a Lockport High School graduate. He is survived by his mother, Barbara Heurung; wife, Michelle; two sons, Brad (Lisa) Heurung and Callan (fiancee’ Katie Wolf) Heurung; sister, Lori (James) Hubbs; niece, Nikki Hubbs; and nephews, Josh and Jeremy Redmon. Celebration of life was held at Fried Green Tomatoes. James L. Mattas James L. Mattas, 63, of Mokena, died Feb. 4. He ©2006 Copyrighted Material was a lifetime employee of Cog Hill Golf and Country Club. He is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Melissa (James Herdman) Mattas and Stephen (Maddie Majiski) Mattas; grandchildren, Amelia Herdman and Charlotte Mattas; sister, Judith (Nick) Mokelke; many nieces and nephews; and friend, Delbert Berndt. Visitation was held at Markiewicz Funeral Home. A funeral Mass was held at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church. Interment private. ADVERTISE YOUR FUNERAL SERVICES. Melvin C. Moutrey Melvin C. Moutrey, 89, of Mokena, died Feb. 5. He is survived by his wife, Doris; children, Diane Locotosh, Karen (Clarke) Milne and David (Sheri) Moutrey; grandchildren, Jennifer, Christine, Abraham, Tana, Sarah, Alex and Eric; greatgrandchildren, Sydney, Coleman and Madison; sister, Loraine Elliott; sisterin-law, Sandra Moutrey; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation was held at Contact Jessica Nemec @708.326.9170 ex.46 Vandenberg Funeral Home. A memorial service was held at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Interment Skyline Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations to Immanuel Lutheran Church or American Parkinson Disease Association,, would be appreciated. Faith Briefs Mokena Baptist Church (9960 W. 187th St., Mokena) Faith That Stands 5 p.m. every Sunday. Join the service which takes a closer look at the book of First Corinthians. For more information, call (312) 350-2279. Ladies Bible Study 7 p.m. every Thursday. Meetings take place at The Talking Shirt Boutique, 19805 S. LaGrange Road in Mokena. For more information, call (312) 350-2279. Men’s Bible Study The men’s bible study is held quarterly at Cracker Barrel, 18531 N. Creek Drive in Tinley Park. The meetings are held at 9 a.m., and men will enjoy studying the Bible over breakfast. Discipleship 10:15-10:45 a.m. Sundays. The pastor or church leaders are available to meet with patrons. This meeting is for those interested in getting questions answered and starting a journey of faith. Sunday Services 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, call (312) 350-2279. Frank J. Slewoski Frank J. Slewoski, 90, of Mokena, died Feb. 3. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife, Dolores F. Slewoski; son, Kenneth (Nancy) Slewoski; grandchildren, Dan (Jennifer) Slewoski, Nicole (Ben) Anderson, Kate (Jeremy) Robinson and Joe (Heather) Slewoski; four great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law of Theresa Slewoski and Marilyn Bell; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation and a funeral Mass were held at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment private. Have someone’s life you’d like to honor? Email Editor Tim Carroll at with information about a loved one who was a part of the Mokena community. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Sundays. Mokena Baptist offers Sunday School classes for all ages. For more information, call (312) 350-2279. St. John’s United Church of Christ (11100 Second St., Mokena) Traditional Service 8 a.m. traditional mass, 9:45 a.m. contemporary & traditional music in a service of praise and reverence. Supervised childcare available. For more information, call (708) 479-5123. St. Mary’s Catholic Church (19515 115th Ave., Mokena) Church Service 5 p.m. Saturdays; 8 a.m, 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6: p.m. Sundays Adoration Wednesdays following 8:00 a.m. Mass in the Chapel until 6:45 p.m. Have something for Faith Briefs? Contact Assistant Editor Amanda Stoll at or call (708) 326-9170 ext. 34. Deadline is noon Thursday one week prior to publication. life & Arts the Mokena Messenger | February 16, 2017 | 23 Booking a sale-boat cruise Friends of the Library bring in more than $2,500 in sales Submitted by Friends of the Mokena Community Public Library District The Friends of the Mokena Community Public Library District book sale was held Jan. 27 and 28 at the library. The book sale brought in $2,572, which exceeds the same sale held a year ago and the sale in the fall of 2016. Because of the success of this sale and the number of volunteers, the Friends of the Library are exploring extending the Friday hours for the next sale, which is to be held May 12 and 13. The Friends of the Library are currently conducting a membership drive for 2017, A look at the book sale’s extensive collection for purchase. and they enrolled 146 members. The benefits of membership include a free book at each sale and early entry into the sales. All of the revenue collected during the book sale is to be used to purchase items for the library. At the present time, the library asked that the Friends of the Library continue to build its balance for future purchases. At the conclusion of the sale, unsold books were donated to a local literacy program, two schools, two small libraries, three nursing homes, a resale shop and the Mokena Community Public Library District’s sister library in Virginia, Illinois. need a Doctor? See a DoCtor! EVERYDAY • 7 AM – 11 PM • Board-Certified Physicians • Easy Access/Parking • Prompt Attention MOST INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED LA PORTE RD N 45 TACO BELL ST. FRANCIS RD COLORADO AVE Natalie Pamorski peruses the Friends of the Mokena Community Public Library District book sale inventory during its 2015 sale. Photos Submitted frankfort • 815-464-2010 LaGrange Road @ St. Francis Road