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Monday, June 04, 2007


Please pray for Della (Blunt) Conover's family

Della Fern Blunt Conover died as she lived, quietly without much ado surrounded by immediate family at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2007.

A Note from Calvin
June 8, 2007

Today I buried my lifelong friend, wife, love and all other things that were good to me. It feels like I also buried part of my insides today also.

To those that are unaware, Della had a massive cerebral hemorrhage this past Sunday afternoon after lunch. She was unaware of her pain after only a short while and for that I am so thankful. She died this past Tuesday at
10:20 in the morning officially. To us, here family, she was gone quite a bit earlier but was still able to breathe a bit with the help of a machine. It seemed like I was tearing my guts out to tell the doctor to shut off the breathing machine. She had a heartbeat for only a few minutes after that and she was gone.

I am sorry for not letting everyone know sooner but it has been such a mess around here.

Love and regards to all,

Calvin Conover

June 4, 2007

(Note from Calvin)

Phylis just a short note to let you know that Della had a cerebral hemorrhage this Sunday afternoon about 2 pm. She had asked me to go take some photos of her flowers that were in bloom and when I came back inside, not longer than 10 minutes, it had happened. She was sitting in her chair with the light off and saying repeatedly, “Oh God, please make it stop hurting”. That was all she could say at all and after 5 minutes or so she couldn’t even do that. She is now in Kansas University Medical Center and the doctors say there is nothing to be done. They said the blood place was about the size of a softball and so they are just waiting to see if she survives. They said 6 to 12 hours would likely let them know.

She has stated repeatedly that she is sure of her future and for that I am thankful. I am writing this from my son’s home in
Kansas City tonight. Please remember her in prayer that she will go in peaceful rest if that is God’s will. - Calvin Conover.


RE: Joe Guerrero

To all of the people of God,

It is with great personal sorrow and yet Godly celebration that we announce the passing of Assoc. Pastor Joe Guerrero. Associate Pastor of Evangelism for High Praises International Ministries.

He departed this life and started a new one this morning, Wednesday, May 30 at 7:15am.

The homegoing celebrations will be held this Sunday, June 3 at 5:00pm at the Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home located at 6150 North Cicero Ave., Chicago, IL.

In lieu of sending flowers, both Pastor Joe and the family have requested that financial donations be made to a fund established for the creation of a ministry center in Nigeria, West Africa in his honor. Offerings can be made at the funeral or sent directly to the ministry office at 3943 West Irving Park Rd., Chicago, Illinois, 60618.

Please make checks payable to High Praises Missions and note Pastor Hope in the memo. If you have any questions please feel free to call the church at 773-267-7971.

We thank you all for the prayers for his family and church!

There will also be a second service in Bastrop, Texas.
Viewing will be at:
Newby-Jones Funeral Home
209 North Ave. C
Elgin, Texas
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
6pm - 9pm

Homegoing Services will be:
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Pentecostals of Bastrop
1902 Chestnut
Bastrop, Texas

At the request of Pastor Joe and his family, in lieu of flowers, a fund has been established in his honor to forward the building of a ministry/outreach center in Nigeria, West Africa. Donations can be sent to High Praises International Ministries, 3943 W. Irving Park, Chicago, IL, 60618. Please include Pastor Joe's name in the memo.

Apostle Erik D. Wise
Founder/Senior Pastor
High Praises International Ministries
Chicago, IL USA

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