Obituaries for the week of Sunday, May 21, 2017

Albert Barenthin

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Albert J. Barenthin, 95, of Champaign died Monday, May 22, 2017.Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, May 27, at Stratford Park Bible Chapel, 2801 W. Kirby Ave., Champaign. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana, and military honors will be accorded. Owens Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Ella Brake

Ella Brake, 80, of Fisher died at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the Gibson Area Hospital Annex in Gibson City.Her funeral service was at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Dewey Community Church, with the Rev. Neal Hauser officiating. Burial was in Willowbrook Cemetery in Fisher. Visitation was from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

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Liane Braun

Liane Beatrice Braun, 71, passed away peacefully at 10:51 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Champaign-Urbana Nursing & Rehab, Savoy.She was born in Princeton on Sept. 15, 1945. The family relocated from Sterling to Ann Arbor, Mich., in 1949.She was preceded in death by her parents, D. Frank and Pansy B. Dorsey and a brother, Kim Dorsey.

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Robert Brown

Robert Edwin Brown, 85, of Trenton, Ill., formerly of Champaign, Ill., Carrollton, Ky., North Little Rock, Ark., and Emsworth, Pa., passed away at 7:11 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 2017, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese.A celebration of life visitation was held from 1 to 4 p.m. May 21 at the First United Methodist Church in Trenton.

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Thomas Buck

Thomas H. Buck, 84, of Gifford passed away on Tuesday afternoon, May 16, 2017, at Country Health Care and Rehab, Gifford.He was born on July 18, 1932, in Compromise Township, Ill., a son of Harold and Liva (Sisk) Buck. He married Patricia Kelso on Nov. 6, 1952, in Penfield. She survives.

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Craig Butler

Craig Butler, 64, of Champaign died at 8:10 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2017, in Savoy. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

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Kathleen Cheney

Kathleen H. Cheney, 79, of Tolono passed away at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Amber Rose, Tolono.Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at Freese Funeral Home, Tolono, with the Rev. Al Simonson officiating. Burial was in Bailey Memorial Cemetery, Tolono. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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George Kappes

George A. "Bud" Kappes, 73, of Camargo died at 2:10 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at his home in Camargo.Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, May 19, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Villa Grove, with Father Aloysius Ndeanaefo officiating. Burial with military rites by the Villa Grove VFW Post 2876 was in the Camargo Cemetery, Camargo.

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Sharon Lynch

Sharon Z. Lynch, 77, of Monticello passed away at 7:10 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at her residence.Sharon was born Feb. 24, 1940, in Mattoon, the daughter of Lloyd Harold and Marybelle (Neal) Zindars. She married Ed Lynch on June 28, 1959, in Monticello.

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Loretta Meneley

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Frances Loretta Meneley, 94, of Apollo Beach, Fla., and formerly of Pesotum, peacefully went to be with her lord on Thursday, May 18, 2017.She was born on Nov. 13, 1922, in Lyons, Ind., to Robert and Eva Downs.

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Marguerite Soderman

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Memorial services for Marguerite Henrietta "Marge" Soderman, formerly of Savoy, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 1, in the Chapel of First Presbyterian Church, 302 W. Church St., Champaign, with the Rev. Dr. Charles Carlson officiating.She died on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in St. Therese Hospice, Shoreview.

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