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Karen L. Abbott, 63, of Sidney passed away at 8:24 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at her home.A private graveside service will be held at a later date.Karen was born on Jan. 20, 1952, in Watseka to parents Henry and Louise (Carmien) Wann. They survive.On May 20, 1995, she married Tommy Abbott in St. Joseph; he passed away on March 6, 2004.
Kay Elizabeth Adams, 81, of Champaign passed away at 1:45 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Champaign-Urbana Nursing & Rehab, Savoy.Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 18, at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy.A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Hope Cemetery, Champaign.
Charles Leslie Amacher of Savoy died on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Urbana.Charles was born to Vern and Selmer Whitlow Amacher on May 27, 1926, in Strawn. He married Joan Carol Marsh of Maroa on Dec. 22, 1950. They resided in Champaign, where their three children were born.
Kenneth N. “Kenny” Arnold of Savoy died Friday, April 17, 2015, in his home.He was born Dec. 6, 1937, in Quincy, the son of Frank A. and Evelyn E. (Hilfrink) Arnold. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1955. He married Carol L. Higgins on Dec. 1, 1956. He later married Scharlene Arnold, who preceded him in death in 1983.
Martha G. Beck, 96, of Savoy, formerly of Tuscola, passed away at 9:14 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Windsor Court, Savoy.Private family graveside services were held Sunday, May 10, at Tuscola Township Cemetery, Tuscola. No visitation will be held. Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 S. Main St., Tuscola, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Clayton “Clay” Brown, 63, of Urbana passed away at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at his home.Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Monday, May 11, at Woodlawn Cemetery, 1803 N. Coler Ave., Urbana.Clay was born in Urbana on Sept. 24, 1951, to parents Eugene and Ilean (Spicer) Brown. They preceded him in death.
William D. “Bill” Buracker, 90, of Urbana died at 7:56 a.m. Monday, May 4, 2015, at home.Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Friday, May 8, at Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana. The Rev. Sam Stow officiated.
Doris Jeanne Clark, 77, of Champaign passed away at 2:55 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, at St. John Lutheran Church, 509 S. Mattis Ave., Champaign, with the Rev. Jeff Caithamer and the Rev. Mark Elliott officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana.
Elmer Leonard Ehler, 95, of Oakland passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon.Elmer was born on Oct. 25, 1919, in St. Joseph to Elmer and Elizabeth (Reed) Ehler. He married Bertha Marie Nielsen on Aug. 5, 1951, in Clinton, Iowa; she survives.
Wilma D. “Deanie” Fisher, 88, of Tolono passed away at 9:41 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Bickford in Champaign.Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, May 1, at Freese Funeral Home, 407 N. Bourne, Tolono, with the Rev. Cindy Shepherd officiating. Burial was in Bailey Memorial Cemetery, Tolono. Visitation was from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Stephen Edward Herbert, 52, of Portland, Ore., formerly of Urbana and Philo, passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Monday, May 4, 2015, with his family by his side.
Elizabeth Hettinger, 79, of Tolono died at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at the Champaign County Nursing Home, Urbana. Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Monday, May 18, at St. Joseph Cemetery, Pesotum, with the Rev. Patrick Riordan officiating. Arrangements are by Freese Funeral Home, 407 N. Bourne, Tolono.
Daniel Raymond Laroe, 81, of Westminster, Colo., passed away at 4:59 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015, at his home in Westminster.He was born May 2, 1934, to parents Daniel A. Laroe and Helen Deany Laroe on the farm in Ivesdale. They preceded him in death.
Margaret Marie McArty, 93, died at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Bridlebrook Assisted Living in Mahomet.Mrs. McArty was born July 7, 1921, in Champaign, the daughter of Noah Edward Wells and Zula May Gordon Wells. She married Joy Stevens McArty on May 18, 1940. He preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 2009.
Charles L. Norman, 63, died at 12:20 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2015, at his home in Savoy.Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, with visitation from noon until service time, at Renner-Wikoff Chapel and Crematory, 1900 S. Philo Road, Urbana. Pastor David Norman officiated.
Ruth E. “Toots” Roberts, 93, of Savoy, formerly of Armstrong, passed away at 3:45 a.m. Friday, May 15, 2015, at the Willowbrook Assisted Living Facility in Savoy.Mrs. Roberts was born on June 18, 1921, in Champaign, the daughter of Charles and Myrtle (Frederick) Harrison. She married Russell Roberts on Nov. 23, 1942, in Bronson, Ill. He preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 1990.
Willie J. Russell, 68, of Savoy died at 8:01 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Presence Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.Funeral services will be at noon Friday, May 29, at Renner-Wikoff Chapel and Crematory, 1900 S. Philo Road, Urbana. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Friday at the funeral home.
Rudolph “Rudy” Sandberg Jr., 87, of Champaign and formerly of Neoga and Cape Coral, Fla., passed away at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at the Champaign County Nursing Home, Urbana.
Mary H. Sandhagen, 93, of Savoy, formerly of Paxton, died at 12:55 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Presence Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.
Lois “Irene” Sergent, 93, of Urbana passed away at 7:15 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 2015, at the Champaign County Nursing Home, Urbana.
Noel Anne Shoemaker, 83, of Tuscola passed away at 4:41 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at her daughter’s residence.
William A. “Bill” Siler of Champaign died Saturday, April 25, 2015, at the age of 90.He was born March 9, 1925, in Anderson, Ind., the son of William A Siler and Emma Miller Siler. On Sept. 27, 1947, he married Ada B. Maxwell in Lafayette, Ind., where both attended Purdue University. He graduated with a degree in pharmacy.
Carol Rae Smith, 68, of Tolono passed away peacefully in her sleep with her husband by her side at 6:17 a.m. Friday, May 15, 2015, at home after a courageous battle with cancer.
Omer F. “Bob” Stewart, 77, of Urbana died at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at the Champaign Urbana Regional Rehab Center, Savoy.Services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery, Mahomet. Renner-Wikoff Chapel and Crematory, 1900 S. Philo Road, Urbana, is in charge of arrangements.
Tamara L. “Tammy” Stierwalt, 56, of Ivesdale passed away at 7:26 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Ivesdale, surrounded by her family in the comfort of her home after a long courageous battle against breast cancer.
Michael Dean Swaney, 53, of Philo passed away at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 11, at Vineyard Church, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana, with burial in Locust Grove Cemetery in Philo. There was a visitation prior to the funeral from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Vineyard Church.
John William Tatman, 72, of Savoy passed away at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 2015, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana after a courageous battle with cancer.He was born on Nov. 7, 1942, in Philo to James and Marie Eaton Tatman. He married the love of his life, Beverly Jean Kibler, on Oct. 30, 1964, in Tolono, and she survives after 50 years of marriage.
Margaret Ann Von Behren, 77, of Ivesdale passed away at 6:12 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
Dwight Eugene Yockey, 86, of Monticello, formerly of Rushville, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.