Obituaries for the week of Sunday, January 14, 2018

Elizabeth Baniassadi

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Elizabeth “Betty” Jeanette Baniassadi, 91, of Savoy passed away at 10:32 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at Heartland Health Care Manor in Champaign.She was born on Sept. 4, 1926, in Chicago, the only child of Charles Raymond Cowburn and Matilda “Lilly” Thomsen Cowburn. She was raised in the 82nd Street neighborhood in Chicago.

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Robert Bross

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Robert Lee Bross, 58, of Savoy passed away on the morning of Monday, Jan. 15, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.Funeral services will be held at 10 Friday morning at Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 E. Grove Ave., Rantoul. The Rev. Robert Freeman will officiate. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, Rantoul.Visitation will be fro 4 to 6 Thursday evening at Lux Memorial Chapel.

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Ardiss Bruns

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Ardiss Louise “Ardy” Bruns, 67, of Paxton passed away at 6:26 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at her home.Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 S. College St., Paxton, with the Rev. Debra Domeier officiating. Burial followed in Glen Cemetery, Paxton. Baier Family Funeral Services, Paxton, is handling arrangements.

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William Duncan

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William John Duncan, 53, of Champaign passed away at 6:55 p.m. Friday (Jan. 5, 2018) at his residence.Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at the Philo Presbyterian Church, 105 E. Jefferson St., Philo. Reception will follow, where family will receive condolences and share stories.

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Margie Eastin

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Margie ("Pud") Eastin departed this life at 9:54 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, to join her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in heaven.Margie was born Aug. 4, 1925, in Urbana and was a lifelong resident of the Champaign-Urbana area.

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Belva Edwards

Belva M. Edwards, age 95, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at Helia Healthcare Center, Champaign.Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at Branch Side Cemetery, Gays, Ill.

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Marjorie Evans

Marjorie (Mag) M. Evans, Paris, formerly of Champaign, passed away on Jan. 9, 2018, at the Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind.

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Annabelle Fisher

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Annabelle Fisher, 98, of DeLand passed away 3:38 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at Villas of Holly Brook, Monticello.Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, with Steve Ingram and Pastor Steve Brady officiating. Burial will follow at DeLand Cemetery, DeLand. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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James Gorman

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Dr. James E. Gorman departed his earthly life to enter into God's eternal kingdom at 4:37 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018.Jim was born on Oct. 25, 1934, in Champaign, to Dr. Jerre T. and Hazel Collins Gorman.

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Edith Greer

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Edith Merle (Phillips) Greer, age 89, of Champaign and formerly of Centralia, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at Champaign-Urbana Nursing and Rehab in Savoy, surrounded by her daughters.

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James Johnson

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ames Ray Johnson, 80, of Thomasboro went home on the afternoon of Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 at Country Health Care & Rehab, Gifford.A gathering of friends and family was held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 E. Grove Ave., Rantoul. Burial followed at Elmwood Cemetery, Rantoul.

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Beverly Kemper

In loving memory of a very special woman, Beverly Kemper (Florida), formerly of Bement, who went to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017.

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Kara Kuhns

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Kara Elizabeth Kuhns, age 39, peacefully went to heaven at 9:08 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, surrounded by her family.

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Audrey Payne

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Audrey Isla (O'Connor) Payne passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Urbana, surrounded by her children.Audrey was born in Decatur on July 6, 1934, to Dewey and Audrey O'Connor. Audrey married James "Jimmy" Payne on July 6, 1957, and called Mount Prospect their home for 34 years.

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Paul Quick

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Paul Eugene Quick, 91, of Atwood passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at his home.

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Barbara Rewerts

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Barbara J. Rewerts, 84, of Thomasboro went to be with the Lord in the early morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at The Green House at Clark-Lindsey, Urbana.She was born May 30, 1933, in Hume, a daughter of Herman and Goldie (Moody) Peavler. She married Eugene Rewerts on March 14, 1954, in Rantoul. He preceded her in death on March 31, 2006.

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Larry Reynolds

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Larry Charles Reynolds passed away on Jan. 11, 2018, at Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana. Larry was born on May 4, 1944, in Champaign.He is survived by his brother, Bob (Marty) Williams; son, Franklin; and grand dog, Simon Charles.

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Terry Smith

Terry Smith, 78, of Philo died at 4:34 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Renner-Wikoff Chapel and Crematory, 1900 S. Philo Road, Urbana.

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Jack Tuttle

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Jack Lyman Tuttle, 70, passed away on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana.He was born on Sept. 24, 1947, in St. Louis, Mo., to George and Helen (Lyman) Tuttle. Jack married Betty Trotter on June 13, 1970, and he later married Mary Jane Gingerich on Sept. 27, 1985.

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Joe Vermillion

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Joe B. Vermillion Jr., 84, of Philo passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. He was surrounded by his loving family and the wonderful staff of the Champaign County Nursing Home.

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Helen Wheatley

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Helen Lucille Wheatley, 90, of Savoy was called to her heavenly home on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018.Helen was employed at the University of Illinois Illini Union Food Services for over 28 years.Helen was the oldest daughter of Carl and Alice Loyd of Des Arc, Mo. Helen was born on May 13, 1927, in Piedmont, Mo.

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