Obituaries for Thursday, May 28, 2015
URBANA – Lillie Mae Adams, 73, of Champaign, formerly of Danville, passed from this life at 4:48 a.m. Saturday (May 23, 2015) at Heartland Nursing Home in Champaign. She was born April 8, 1942, to the union of the late John Ola and Isabell Adams in Hazelhurst, Miss.
URBANA – William G. Bohlen of Urbana died Tuesday (May 26, 2015) at Champaign County Nursing Home in Urbana.
DANVILLE – Nellie Cooper, 92, of Danville died at 5:44 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville.
DANVILLE – Kenneth Cunningham II of Danville died Tuesday (May 26, 2015) in Urbana.
DANVILLE – Ernest John Curtis Jr., 89, of Danville died at 8:53 a.m. Wednesday (May 27, 2015) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Pape Family Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams St., Danville.
BEAVERVILLE – Theresa Fordyce, 74, of Beaverville, formerly of L'erable, died Tuesday (May 26, 2015) at home.
SIBLEY – Louise Hafer, 93, of Sibley died Monday (May 25, 2015) at Gibson Area Hospital Annex, Gibson City.
PALATINE – Richard "Dick" Hanetho, 86, of Palatine passed away on Monday (May 25, 2015). He was the beloved husband for 53 years of the late Joan A. nee Koppert; loving father of Donald (Laurel), James, David and Rick (Michelle); proud grandfather of Derek, Nick, Ashley, Katie, Allison, Jake, Blake, Kacie, Shane and Ayame and great-grandfather of Allison, Arianna, Jayden, Haley, Hannah and Lawson; dear brother of Marian Skrudland, Evelyn Horgan, Carol Anderson, the late Robert Hanetho and the late Clifford Hanetho; and fond uncle to many nieces and nephews.
CHAMPAIGN – Anne Harvey, 63, of Champaign died at 4:38 a.m. Wednesday (May 27, 2015) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Leek & Sons Funeral Home, 304 E. Williams St., Danville.
CHAMPAIGN – Norman E. "Doc" James, D.D.S., 80, of Champaign passed away on Monday (May 25, 2015). He was born July 12, 1934, son of Norman E. James and Loraine Soldmann James, in Chicago. He attended Proviso High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Army. Following his honorable discharge, he attended the University of Illinois Institute of Aviation before attending the University of Illinois College of Dentistry, graduating in 1965. After graduating, he started his own successful private dental practice, Sunnycrest Dental Clinic in Urbana.
ALLERTON – John R. Leird, 87, of Allerton died at 12:57 p.m. Tuesday (May 26, 2015) at Presence Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Graveside funeral services with military rites will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, in the GAR Cemetery, Homer, with Pastor Clyde Snyder officiating. Joines Funeral Home, Newman, is handling arrangements.
CHAMPAIGN – Rovante Quinta Earl Leshoure-Baker, 18, of Champaign passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Presence Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Celebration of life services will be at noon Friday, May 29, 2015, at Salem Baptist Church, 400 E. Park St, Champaign. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. at the church. Final internment will be at Lincoln Memorial Gardens. Officiant will be Pastor Danny L. Jenkins.
BROADLANDS – Myron Luth, 65, of Broadlands entered into eternal life at 5:09 p.m. Sunday (May 24, 2015) at his home.
SHELBYVILLE – Peggy L. McDonald, 72, of Shelbyville died at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday (May 26, 2015) at Shelbyville Manor, Shelbyville. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Roux-Hinds Funeral Home, 348 N. Piatt St., Bement.
URBANA – Irene Orkin Metzger, 89, died Monday (May 25, 2015) at home. She is survived by her children, Amy Metzger of Bloomington, Ind., Paul Metzger of Sarasota, Fla., and Ernest Metzger of Glasgow, Scotland; and many grandchildren.
ST. JOSEPH – Margaret Lucille Moorhous, 83, of St. Joseph passed away at 8:06 a.m. Wednesday (May 27, 2015) after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her adoring children.
URBANA – Linda (Gravely, Boyd) Reid, 65, passed away at 1:28 p.m. Monday (May 25, 2015) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
URBANA – Lynne Rottkamp, 70, of Urbana died at 10:23 p.m. Tuesday (May 26, 2015) in Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm St., Champaign.
GEORGETOWN – Patricia VanCamp, 72, of Georgetown died at 8:10 p.m. Thursday (May 21, 2015) at her daughter's home in Danvers.