Obituaries for the week of Sunday, April 19, 2015

Ansel Anderson

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Ansel C. Anderson, 81, of Savoy passed away on Monday, March 30, 2015, at home.A memorial visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy.He was born Sept. 17, 1933, in Warren, Pa., to Andrew Conrad and Elpha Cochran Anderson. He married Janet Belles on June 11, 1955. She survives.

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Andrew Butler

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Andrew Cain Butler, 40, of Normal died at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Bloomington.A memorial Mass was at 11 a.m. Monday, April 13, at St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington, with Msgr. Gregory Ketcham officiating. A memorial visitation was from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington. Cremation rites have been accorded.

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Anna Mae Fairley

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Anna Mae Fairley passed away at 10:15 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2015.Visitation was from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 13, at Owens Funeral Home, 101 N. Elm St., Champaign.AnnaMae was born Oct. 18, 1931, to Ray and Anna Fairley in Roberts. She married Everett Grieb in 1949.

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Jennie File

Jennie L. File, 61, of rural Mattoon died on March 4, 2015.Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at St. Malachy Church in Rantoul. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, and a celebration of life will follow at St. Malachy School in Rantoul.

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John Grindley

John Grindley, 96, of Philo died at 8:48 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Helia Healthcare of Champaign.Graveside services was at 1 p.m. Monday at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign. The Rev. Lutz Braunig officiated.Owens Funeral Home, 101 N. Elm St., Champaign, is in charge of arrangements. 

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Ernest Grothe

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Ernest H. Grothe, 88, of Gillespie, Ill., formerly of Lakeland, Fla., and Tolono, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 1, 2015, in Lakeland, surrounded by family.He was born Feb. 5, 1926, in Tolono, a son of Louis and Mary Ellen (Harper) Grothe. He married Peggy J. Harper on Sept. 14, 1949.

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Marilyn Hildreth

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Marilyn Kay Hildreth, 76, of Tolono passed away at 6:07 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Presence Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, April 17, at Freese Funeral Home, 407 N. Bourne, Tolono, with the Rev. Al Simonson officiating. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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August Hoeflinger

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August J. Hoeflinger, 87, formerly of Danville, recently of Savoy, went to be with the Lord at 6:22 a.m. Sunday, April 12, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.Augie was born the son of Julius and Anita Hoeflinger on Oct. 28, 1927 in Belleville. Augie married his sweetheart, Rose, on Feb. 18, 1950, in Belleville. The two enjoyed more than 65 years of married life together.

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Richard Hornickel

Richard A. Hornickel, 63, a lifelong resident of Melvin, died unexpectedly on Friday, April 10, 2015, at his home.Rick was born May 14, 1951, to Robert and Velma Hornickel. He farmed with his parents until their retirement. Rick continued to reside in the family home in Melvin after the loss of his parents, providing part-time lawn care and snow removal in the village.

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Magnolia Hutton

Magnolia Hutton, 85, of Tolono passed away at 3:31 a.m. Monday, April 6, 2015, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.Graveside services were at 11 .m. Thursday at Locust Grove Cemetery, Philo, with Pastor Mike Frazier officiating.Freese Funeral Home, Tolono, is assisting with arrangements.

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Delmar Kesler

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Delmar D. Kesler, 86, of Savoy died at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.Owens Funeral Home conducted a graveside funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, April 10, at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Champaign. Military burial rites were accorded by VFW Post 5520.

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Doris Kleiss

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Doris Joy Nunn Kleiss, 84, of Tuscola passed away peacefully at Carriage Crossing, Arcola, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 12, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.

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Donald Luth

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Donald F. Luth, 82, of Newman went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.Don was born Dec. 3, 1932, in Newman, to Oswald Henry and Frieda (Frenz) Luth. He married Esther Mae Craig on Aug. 12, 1953, in Reno, Nev.

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John Lybarger

John D. Lybarger, 57, of Sadorus passed away at 5:28 p.m. Sunday, April 5, 2015, at Presence Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at Craw Cemetery, Sadorus, with Pastor Don Ehler officiating.Freese Funeral Home, Tolono, is assisting with arrangements.

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Pauline Mitchell

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Helen Pauline Mitchell, 99, of Savoy, formerly of Urbana, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at 8:08 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

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Ruth Pembroke

Ruth Pembroke, 75, of Ivesdale passed away at 3:15 a.m. Friday, April 3, 2015, at the C-U Regional Rehab Center, Savoy.

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Ronald Ray

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Ronald Dale “Ron” Ray, 65, of Sidney passed away peacefully on Monday, April 13, 2015.Ron was born in Cairo on July 16, 1949, to Lester and Rosalie (Lindsey) Ray.He graduated from St. Joseph-Ogden High School in 1968 and went on to graduate from Eastern Illinois University in 1973.

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Josephine Schmidt

Josephine Schmidt, 98, of Savoy died at 10:20 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 2015, at C-U Regional Rehabilitation, Savoy. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Owens Funeral Home, 101 N. Elm St., Champaign. 

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Dorothy Skold

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Dorothy Ellen (Marlatt) Skold, 97, died peacefully on April 3, 2015, in Savoy.She is survived by her daughter, Karen Tow (Jerry) of Champaign; grandson, Tryg Tow (June) of Peoria; granddaughter, Kristin Meadows of Naperville; five great-grandchildren; three sisters; and many nieces and nephews.

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Ruie Tarter

Ruie C. Tarter, 91, of Bement, formerly of Monticello, passed away at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at the Bement Health Care Center.Ruie was born March 15, 1924, in Delmar, Ky., the daughter of Dan and Ode Baker. She married William E. Tarter.

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Bart Tredway

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Bart Tredway, 38, of Urbana passed away at 1:45 a.m. Monday, April 6, 2015, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.Memorial services were at 11 a.m. Saturday at Freese Funeral Home, 302 E. Grand Ave., St. Joseph. Visitation was from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

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Tommie Wininger

Tommie Ray Wininger, 72, of Springfield passed away at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, April 12, 2015, at his home in Springfield. He was born March 31, 1943, in Champaign, the son of Clyde Wininger and Lavalla (Bridges) Wininger Brown. He was raised by his grandparents, Melvin and Gertie (Cox) Bridges in Champaign. He married Cathy Mastin on Oct. 9, 1980, in Rantoul. She survives in Springfield.

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Preston Zarbuck

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Preston Tucker Zarbuck, 56, of Champaign died at home on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.A private celebration of life will be held with family only.Preston was born May 28, 1958, in Champaign, a son of Dr. Merwyn and Joan (Henson) Zarbuck.

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