Obituaries

Sunday, January 16, 2022

HOOPESTON — Ronald (Ron) Erwin Mickelson, 82, of Hoopeston, formerly of Danville and Streator, passed away Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, in Hoopeston.

CHAMPAIGN — James W. Marchand, 95, of Champaign died from Lewy Body dementia at home Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Robert Rudolph Mason was born March 2, 1931, and expired Dec. 11, 2021, in a hospital in Glendale, Ariz., with his beloved d…

URBANA — Betty Nickelson, 89, of Urbana passed away at 4:19 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 11, 2022) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

SAVOY — Marilyn A. Secor, 85, of Savoy was welcomed by her Lord in Heaven on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. She was reunited with her husband of 63 y…

DANVILLE — Elewis Thurman, 75, of Danville, formerly of Champaign, died Friday (Jan. 14, 2022) at OSF Heart of Mary Hospital, Danville. Funera…

CHAMPAIGN — Charles (Charlie) Weller, 92, died peacefully Monday (Jan. 10, 2022) at University Rehabilitation Center, Urbana.

NEW GLARUS, Wis. — Lori L. (Miller) Wirts, 63, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022.

CHAMPAIGN — Ron Bennett, 76, of Champaign died Monday (Jan. 10, 2022) at home. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Owens Funeral Home, 101…

BONDVILLE — Janice M. Blair, 68, of Bondville passed away at 1:27 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, at home surrounded by family.

THOMASBORO — Joan Marie Borders, 71, of Thomasboro, formerly of Gibson City, died Thursday (Jan. 13, 2022) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

URBANA — A celebration of life gathering for Richard L. Brownfield is being planned for the first week of June 2022 at VFW Post 630, Urbana. B…

URBANA — Gladys M. Cafin, 84, of Urbana died Thursday (Jan. 13, 2022) at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, Urbana.

ROBERTS — Connie Cook, 73, of Roberts died at 10:18 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 15, 2022) at home. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Baier Famil…

CHAMPAIGN — John D. Dodson, 83, of Champaign died at 6:40 a.m. Friday (Jan. 14, 2022) at Amber Glen Care Center, Urbana. Funeral arrangements …

MAHOMET — Martha Ehrsam, 87, of Mahomet died at 7:15 a.m. Friday (Jan. 14, 2022) at home. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Owens Funera…

URBANA — Howard Franklin Griffy, 88, of Urbana passed away Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2022) at home.

CHAMPAIGN — Cedric H. Jones passed away Jan. 11, 2022, at the age of 28.

HOOPESTON — Donna Judy, 88, of Hoopeston died at 1:01 p.m. Friday (Jan. 14, 2022) at home. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Anderson Fu…

FISHERS, Ind. — Bobie Jae Lambert, formerly of Champaign, was born April 10, 1931, and died Dec. 11, 2021. Neptune Society is handling the arr…

Saturday, January 15, 2022

URBANA — James Wiley Clements, 93, of Urbana passed away at 9 a.m. Monday (Jan. 10, 2022) at Bickford Assisted Living of Champaign.

VILLA GROVE — Brittany Cordes, 31, died Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2022) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

DANVILLE — Gladyne “Sue” (Keller) Cordes, 80, of Danville passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday (Jan. 9, 2022).

URBANA — Howard Griffy, 88, of Urbana died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2022) at home. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Renner-Wiko…

URBANA — Jody (Diel) Luddy, 80, of Urbana passed away Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2022) at Amber Glen Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, Urbana.

CHAMPAIGN — Larry M. Mohr, 82, died peacefully in his west Champaign home in the quiet hours Sunday morning, Jan. 2, 2022, after a long battle…

URBANA — Betty Nickelson, 89, of Urbana died at 4:19 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 11, 2022) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

CHAMPAIGN — Gerald Dean Northrup, 91, of Champaign died at 3:40 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 13, 2022) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Funeral ar…

ROSSVILLE — Charles “Charlie” M. O’Neal left this life surrounded by the prayers of his family on Thursday (Jan. 13, 2022) at OSF Sacred Heart…

ST. JOSEPH — Beatrice Mary "Bea" Plant, 83, of St. Joseph peacefully went to be with Jesus on Thursday (Jan. 13, 2022) at 6:40 p.m. at Carle F…

WESTVILLE — Caroline Pridemore, 97, of Westville died at 12:03 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2022) at home.

CLINTON — Debora K. "Debbie" Rodgers, 65, of Clinton died at 1:20 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 13, 2022) at Farmer City Rehab, Farmer City.

CLINTON — Lloyd A. Woodbury Jr., 83, of Clinton died at 9:01 a.m. Friday (Jan, 14, 2022) at his family home. Funeral arrangements were incompl…

CHAMPAIGN — Joan Zeigler, 76, of Champaign passed away Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2022) in Champaign.

TILTON — Emily Beale, 89, of Tilton died Tuesday (Jan. 11, 2022) in Tilton. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Watson Cremation Services,…

GEORGETOWN — Ronald Bradfield, 49, of Georgetown died Friday (Jan. 14, 2022). Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Watson Cremation Service…

URBANA — Gladys Cafin, 84, of Urbana died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 13, 2022) at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, Urbana. Funeral arrangeme…

MATTOON — Elsie Marie Carter, 94, of Mattoon passed away peacefully Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2022) at home.

DANVILLE — Ross Lee “Pete” Caudill, 87, of Danville passed away at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, at Franciscan Health Lafayette East, La…

Friday, January 14, 2022

GIFFORD — Ida Margaret Bury, 85, of Gifford died at 3:47 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2022) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Funeral arrangem…

URBANA — Swayzine Elam, 90, of Urbana died Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2022). Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Perry's Twin City Mortuary Servi…

SAVOY — Lois S. Irion, 95, of Savoy passed into the arms of her savior on Tuesday (Jan. 11, 2022) with family members at her side.

URBANA — Jewell Luddy, 80, of Urbana died at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2022) at Amber Glen, Urbana.

CHAMPAIGN — Emere Mapson was born Dec. 2, 1947, in Forrest City, Ark. He passed away Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, with heart complications.

GIBSON CITY — Sharon Miller, 73, of Gibson City died at 1:45 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 13, 2022) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Funeral arran…

FLATVILLE — Melvin H. Schlueter, 88, of rural St. Joseph passed away at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2022) at home.

ST. JOSEPH — Cristina Taylor of St. Joseph died Saturday, January 1, 2022, at home.

CHAMPAIGN — Vera Mae Williams, former school teacher at Flossie Wiley Elementary School in Urbana, fell asleep in death on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2…

Thursday, January 13, 2022

CLINTON — Patricia Ellen Brockman, 86, of Bloomington died at 10:01 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 11, 2022) at her family home in Bloomington.

URBANA — Brenda K. Cooper, 73, died Thursday (Jan. 6, 2022) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.