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Dennis John “Denny” Bates, 64, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at his family’s cabin on Leech Lake in Federal Dam, Minn.A lifelong resident of Pesotum, Dennis never met a stranger who couldn’t be called a friend. Willing to lend a helping hand or share a story with whoever would listen, Dennis was a beloved member of the Champaign County agricultural community.
Beverly Sue Fagner, 68, of Savoy passed away at 5:05 a.m. Friday , Oct. 17, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.She was born on July 5, 1946, in Indianapolis, Ind., to Gene and Ninalou Henderson Fagner.She is survived by her father, Gene of Savoy.She was preceded in death by her mother, Ninalou Fagner.
Max Gaines II, 52, of Sidney died at 4:02 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at home. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Renner-Wikoff Chapel and Crematory, 1900 S. Philo Road, Urbana.
Patricia Ann Garrett, 80, of Urbana passed away at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.A visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Renner-Wikoff Chapel, Urbana. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial was in Mount Hope Mausoleum, Champaign.
Roger Arnold Graham, 89, of Savoy passed away at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno.
Kathy L. Hamilton, 62, of Tolono passed away at 2:31 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at Freese Funeral Home, Sidney. Burial was in Locust Grove Cemetery, Philo. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Joseph J. Henry, 86, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at University Hospital in Indianapolis.Joe was born on March 7, 1928, to Clarence and Evelyn Henry in Pesotum. He married Rose Marie McKinney on July 22, 1950, in Morrisonville. They shared 64 wonderful years together.
Thomas Franklin “Tom” McCowan Sr., 72, of Bloomington passed away at 11:25 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at his residence.His funeral service was at 11 a.m. Thursday at Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington. Pastor Barry West officiated. Burial was in Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, with military rites accorded by Bloomington VFW Post 454.
Sharon Neathery, 68, died at 1:40 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at her home in Tolono.There was a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at Owens Funeral Home, 101 N. Elm St. in Champaign. The funeral service was at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at the funeral home. The Rev. Al Simonson officiated. Burial was at East Lawn Cemetery in Urbana.
Claude Ellis Pinaire Jr., 86, of rural Urbana, passed away and joined Annette, his beloved wife and soulmate of almost 70 years, at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.