Obituaries for the week of Sunday, June 19, 2016

Earl Cox

Earl R. Cox Sr., 74, of Tolono passed away at 4:39 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2016, at his home.He was born on Feb. 9, 1942, in Sidney to Jesse E. and Florence (Loar) Cox. He married Larraine Woodworth on Feb. 5, 1964, in Charleston. She survives.

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Catherine Doughty

Catherine Jo Harney Doughty, 63, of Champaign died at 2:55 p.m. Monday, June 6, 2016, at Presence Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.Cathy was born May 11, 1953, a daughter of Owen and Polly Alexander Harney.

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Marvin Gaines

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Marvin Dean Gaines, 70, of Champaign died peacefully at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2016, at Presence Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.He was born on April 22, 1946, at Mercy Hospital. He served his country honorably as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army 109th Division during the Vietnam War.

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Thomas Meeks

Thomas W. Meeks, 80, of Camarillo, Calif., formerly of Champaign, died Oct. 22, 2015, at Los Robles Hospital, Thousand Oaks, Calif.A Celebration of Life will be at noon July 2 at the American Legion Hall in Pesotum. A light lunch will be provided. Interment will be at 4 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Pesotum.

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Scott Messman

Scott E. Messman, 45, of Sidney passed away at 1:47 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016, at his home after fighting brain cancer for seven years.

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Jean Oberdeck

avoy died on June 10, 2016, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. She will be dearly missed.Jean was born on Dec. 21, 1927, in Kohler, Wis., the daughter of Lucille and Harvey Schuchardt. She attended Kohler public schools, the University of Wisconsin Extension and Valparaiso University, where she graduated with a B.A. in 1950.

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Betty Wheeler

Betty Ann Wheeler, 87, was born on Jan. 8, 1929, in Los Angeles, Calif., and passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016, after a brief illness at Clark-Lindsey Village in Urbana.

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Ralph Woolard

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Ralph Wagner Woolard, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, teacher, mentor and friend to many, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 17, 2016, at the age of 92.

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