Saturday, February 26, 2011

Randall G. Hooten - Manteno


     Visitation for Randall G. Hooten, 84, of Manteno, formerly of Bourbonnais, will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais and from 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Kankakee, until the 10 a.m. funeral service. Pastor H. Christopher Sheets will officiate.
     Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens, Aroma Township. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church. He died Wednesday (Feb. 23, 2011) at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.
     Mr. Hooten was shift commander for security operations, at the Manteno State Hospital, which later became Manteno Mental Health Center and finally the Illinois Veterans Home, retiring in April 2003. He was born July 10, 1926, in Rosiclare, the son of William and Lizzie Turner Hooten. His wife, the former Mary LaVada Brumitt, whom he married April 28, 1952, in Benton, died Feb. 7, 2006. He served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed spending time with family. He helped raise his granddaughter, Melissa. He liked bowling, big-band music and was passionate about reading, especially later in his life.
     Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, RaeLene and Michael Bass, of Bourbonnais, Lori and John Baron, of Plainfield; five grandchildren, Joshua Jackson, Mallory Bass, Melissa, Matthew and Samantha Baron; and one sister, Nina Mick.
     He was preceded in death by one son, Ronald G. Hooten; his mentor and role model, Webb Hood; eight siblings; and one brother-in-law, James Mick.
     Please sign his guestbook at clancygernon.com.   (Pd.)
{The Daily Journal Serving Kankakee, Will, Iroquois, Ford, Grundy and Livingston counties - February 25, 2011}
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