Obituaries

Saturday, January 25, 2020

MANSFIELD — After an eight-year courageous battle, Dennis B. Ash passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, …

DANVILLE — Ruth Ann Earl, 75, of Danville died at 7:02 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville.

DANVILLE — Nathaniel N. Gentry, 65, of Danville, died at 11:02 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 23, 2020) in Danville. Funeral arrangements were incomplete…

DANVILLE — Anthony D. Jones, 60, of Danville died at 11:02 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 23, 2020) in Danville. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at …

CLINTON — Russell Martens, 60, of Clinton died at 2:05 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 23, 2020) at home. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Calvert …

CHRISMAN — Ronald Morrison, 89, of Georgetown died at 11:15 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 23, 2020) at Pleasant Meadows, Chrisman. Funeral arrangements …

BLOOMINGTON — Carol A. O’Connor, 81, of Normal, formerly of Seymour, died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 21, 2020) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Cente…

DANVILLE — Cordell J. Reed, 67, of Danville died at 11:02 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 23, 2020) in Danville. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at L…

ROSSVILLE — Sherrey Sanders, 51, of Rossville died at 7:21 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 23, 2020) at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center, Hoopeston.

URBANA — Donald "Don" Wilkins, 65, of Urbana died at 12:52 a.m. Friday (Jan. 24, 2020) at home.

Friday, January 24, 2020

SAVOY — Joseph Ahearn III, 75, of Savoy died Tuesday (Jan. 21, 2020) at home. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Morgan Memorial Home, 13…

MONTICELLO — Kevin M. Brock Sr., 69, of Monticello passed away at 10:54 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at Kirby Medical Center, Monticello.

URBANA — Rose Mary Brown, 92, of Urbana died at 2:46 p.m. Monday (Jan. 20, 2020) at home.

WAPELLA — Niceene Kay Connolly, 70, of Wapella died at 10:58 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 22, 2020) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.

URBANA — Donna Kathryn Stitt Harris, 75, of Urbana and formerly of Tolono, passed away Wednesday (Jan. 22, 2020) at 4:20 p.m. surrounded by he…

BEMENT — Sandra L. Hicks, 69, of Bement passed away at 5:20 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at the Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur.

RANTOUL — Kimmy Jones, 41, of Rantoul passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

COVINGTON, Ind. — Mrs. Patricia Ann “Pat” Lape died peacefully at home on Thursday (Jan. 23, 2020) in Covington, Ind., at the age of 93.

DANVILLE — Ruth Ellin Leahy, 56, of Danville passed away at 8:07 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville.

GIFFORD — Leona E. Saathoff, 98, of Gifford, formerly of Urbana, passed away at 12:34 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 22, 2020) at Country Health, Gifford.

DANVILLE — James E. Stafford, 69, of Danville died at 2:04 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 23, 2020) at home. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Leek…

Thursday, January 23, 2020

CHAMPAIGN — Alexander F. Carnes, 84, of Champaign died at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 21, 2020) at home.

GIBSON CITY — Joan Elizabeth Cender passed away Tuesday (Jan. 21, 2020) at Gibson Area Hospital Annex.

PHILO — Randy Dale Collins, 63, of Philo died on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at home.

BUCKLEY — Norman L. Kaeb, 87, of rural Buckley passed away Tuesday (Jan. 21, 2020) at Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City, surrounded by his family.

CHAMPAIGN — Brian David Kelly, 45, of Champaign died at 1:21 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 21, 2020) at home. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Hea…

DEWEY — Maris Ann Knox Kneeland, 80, of Dewey passed away in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at her home, surrounded by family.

LEROY — William Lee "Butch" Leininger, 76, of LeRoy died at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 21, 2020) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington. …

URBANA — Shirley M. Leshoure Hill, 64, of Urbana died at 8:25 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 19, 2020) at home.

URBANA — Robert G.F. Spitze, 97, of Urbana died at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 22, 2020) at Meadowbrook Hospice Care, Urbana. Funeral arrangemen…

DANVILLE — Jordan Valdez-Parrish, 29, of Danville died at 9:09 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 19, 2020) at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center, Danville. Funer…

DANVILLE — Erna Vander Ploeg, 94, of Danville, died at 4:59 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 21, 2020) at North Logan Health Care Center in Danville. Funera…

FARMER CITY — William Eugene Woliung, 67, of Farmer City died at 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Funera…

CLINTON — Henry Elon Zang, 83, of Wapella died at 5:59 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 18, 2020) at home.

ALLERTON — Doug Maxwell, 61, of Allerton passed away at 5:09 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 21, 2020) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

DEWITT — Nellie May Reeder, 91, of DeWitt died at 5:50 p.m. Monday (Jan. 20, 2020) at Manor Court, Clinton.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

CREST HILL — Ricky Oates, 60, of Crest Hill, formerly of White Heath, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019.

DEWITT — Nellie May Reeder, 91, of DeWitt died at 5:50 p.m. Monday (Jan. 20, 2020) at Manor Court, Clinton. Calvert Funeral Home, 201 S. Cente…

DANVILLE — Alma Richard, 99, of Danville died at 6:50 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 16, 2020) at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center, Danville.

CLINTON — Paul K. Ryerson, 66, of Clinton passed away at 8:18 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at OSF St. Francis HealthCare, Peoria.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Beatrice Myers Sechrist, 89, of Fort Myers, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla.  She was born on S…

WAYNESBORO, Va. — Harmony Brock-Broderick Turkiewicz, 41, of Waynesboro, Va., formerly of Urbana, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Charlottesvi…

RANTOUL — Chuck Kohl, 74, of Rantoul passed away suddenly on Sunday (Jan. 19, 2020) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

URBANA — Linda A. Meyer, Ph.D., was born in Springfield on March 3, 1945, to Winfield and Louise Meyer. She died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at Am…

ST. JOSEPH — Marge Bluhm, 80, of St. Joseph passed away at 3:23 p.m. Monday (Jan. 20, 2020) at Kindred Hospital, Peoria.

URBANA — Rose Mary Brown, 92, of Urbana passed away at 2:46 p.m. Monday (Jan. 20, 2020) at her home.

GIBSON CITY — James Michael “Mike” Butler, 77, of Gibson City passed away at 3:30 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 19, 2020) at Carle Foundation Hospital in …

GIBSON CITY — Joan Cender, 83, of Gibson City, formerly of Fisher, died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 21, 2020) at Gibson Area Hospital Annex, Gi…

HEMPHILL, Texas — Shirley Mae Coad passed away Friday (Jan. 17, 2020) at her residence near Hemphill, Texas.