Obituaries for Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Obituaries for Wednesday, July 26, 2017

James Avant

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CHAMPAIGN – James Curtis Avant, better known as "Superman" by his wife and son, gained his wings on Saturday (July 22, 2017), surrounded by his loving wife and a host of family members.

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George Bark

PAXTON – Dr. George Bark, 57, of Paxton died at 8:08 p.m. Monday (July 24, 2017) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E. Pells St., Paxton.

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Connie Eichelberger

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DEWEY – Constance Jean "Connie" Eichelberger, 69, of rural Dewey died at 6:45 p.m. Monday (July 24, 2017) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

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James 'Gene' Erwin

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KINGFISHER, Okla. – James Eugene "Gene" Erwin, 88, of Kingfisher, Okla., passed away peacefully with family by his side on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at his home.

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Janet Gonzalez

DANVILLE – Janet Gonzalez, 72, of Danville died at 5:10 p.m. Monday (July 24, 2017) in Danville.

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Bertha Hammerton

PEORIA – Bertha Hammerton, 107, of Peoria, formerly of Hoopeston, died at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday (July 25, 2017) at Heddington Oaks. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Blurton Funeral Home, 309 E. Washington St., Hoopeston.

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Troy Henderson

ARCOLA – Troy Henderson, 33, of Arcola died at 8:38 p.m. Saturday (July 22, 2017) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Care Center, Coles County.

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Cyrus Johnson

CHAMPAIGN – Cyrus Johnson, 81, of Champaign died at 12:50 p.m. Sunday (July 23, 2017) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm St., Champaign.

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Gary Johnson

JUPITER, Fla. – Gary Johnson, 75, of Jupiter, Fla., formerly of Rankin, died on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Jupiter, Fla.

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Michael Martin

DANVILLE – Michael Martin, 40, of Danville died on Sunday (July 23, 2017) in Danville. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Rortvedt Funeral Services, 3 S. Hodge St., Tilton.

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Roy Menzo

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HOOPESTON – Roy Menzo, 65, of Hoopeston, formerly of New Jersey, died at 2:20 a.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center, Hoopeston.

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Sammy Rebecca

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CHAMPAIGN – Sammy Joseph Rebecca, 87, of Champaign passed away on Monday (July 24, 2017), surrounded by family in Champaign.

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Nita Rosenberger

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URBANA – Nita Jean Rosenberger, 94, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at Meadow Brook Health Care at Clark-Lindsey Village on Sunday (July 23, 2017).

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Richard Eugene Sharp

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RICHMOND HILL, Ga. – Richard Eugene Sharp, 62, of Richmond Hill, Ga., passed away on Sunday (July 23, 2017) after a yearlong battle with cancer.

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Shirley Smith

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DANVILLE – Shirley Smith, 88, of Danville passed away early Saturday morning (July 22, 2017), surrounded by her loved ones at home.

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Norma Strater

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CHAMPAIGN – Norma Strater, 84, of Champaign passed away on Monday (July 24, 2017) at Bement Health Care Center.

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Judith Arden Hampel Webb

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PALO ALTO, Calif. – Judith Arden Hampel Webb, 72, a resident of Palo Alto, Calif., passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017, at Cedar Creek Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Facility in Los Gatos, Calif.

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Anna Willard

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McCORDSVILLE, Ind. – Anna Marie Willard, 52, of McCordsville, Ind., formerly of Champaign, passed away at 11:23 p.m. Friday (July 21, 2017) at IU Health University Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind.

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