Obituaries for Thursday, October 30, 2014
URBANA – Henry Brown, 58, of Urbana passed away at 2:05 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 26, 2014) at Presence Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.
POTOMAC – Emily "Montrose" Divan, 95, of Potomac passed away at 1:08 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 28, 2014) at Country Health Care and Rehab in Gifford, surrounded by her friends and family.
CHAMPAIGN – John D. "Jack" Hathaway, 92, of Champaign died at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 28, 2014) at Champaign Urbana Regional Rehab, Savoy. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy.
CHAMPAIGN – Jermel Montreale Hedrick, 24, of Champaign died at 4:31 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 25, 2014) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
DANVILLE – Vivian Marie Hoskins, 79, of Danville died on Tuesday (Oct. 28, 2014) in Danville.
PAXTON – Albert "Merle" Lundeen, 87, of Paxton died at 7:35 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 28, 2014) at the Illinois Knights Templar Home, Paxton.
CHAMPAIGN – Charles Nordstrom, 93, of Champaign, formerly of Springfield, died at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 28, 2014) at C-U Regional Rehab, Savoy. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm St., Champaign.
URBANA – Caroline Adora Scalzo, 83, of Urbana, formerly of Elmwood Park, Dundee and Ventura, Calif., passed away at 2:34 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 29, 2014) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
DEWEY – Lelah I. Seim, 89, of Dewey died on Tuesday (Oct. 28, 2014) at her home in rural Dewey.
CHAMPAIGN – Richard G. "Dick" Semonin, 84, of Champaign passed away at 6:35 p.m. Monday (Oct. 27, 2014) at home surrounded by his loving family.
CHAMPAIGN – Margaret Smith - "I was fast as the wind," my mother told me decades ago when I was a small child. She was referring to her youth in Bitumen, Pa., a forested mountain area just above the Susquehanna River in the north central wilds of Pennsylvania.
HIGHLAND PARK – Eugene Stern, 91, of Highland Park and formerly of Champaign, passed away on Wednesday (Oct. 29, 2014) in Highland Park. He was the former president of the Irving Bank, Chicago.
DANVILLE – Melvin Curtis Truax Jr., 54, of Danville died on Tuesday (Oct. 28, 2014) in Danville. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Pape Family Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams St., Danville.
TUSCOLA – James E. "Jim" Weber, 70, of Tuscola died at 10:48 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 26, 2014) at home.