Obituaries

Sunday, January 24, 2021

WESTVILLE — Debra Lynn (Hancock) Biava, 60, of Westville lost her battle with cancer on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, after giving it her best fight…

CHAMPAIGN — Harriet Byers, 93, died Friday (Jan. 22, 2021) at home. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency…

CLINTON — Kay Carr, 79, of Clinton died at 7:25 p.m. Friday (Jan. 22, 2021) at Hawthorne Inn, Clinton. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at…

DANVILLE — Dorise J. (Johnson) Cross, 73, of Danville passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Danville.

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Tiana Louise Pankau Dawkins passed away Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, in Olympia, Wash.

CHAMPAIGN — Donald E. Frith, 96, of Goleta, Calif., died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.

PESOTUM — Nancy Henry, 69, of Pesotum died at 1:25 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 23, 2021) at home.

DANVILLE — Larry Holman, 76, of Danville died Saturday (Jan. 23, 2021) in Danville.

CHAMPAIGN — Marilyn Hopkins, 82, of Champaign died at 9:52 p.m. Friday (Jan. 22, 2021) in Paxton. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Suns…

KILLEEN, Texas — Dennis Wayne Hough, age 80, died on Jan. 13, 2021, at a local hospital.

CHAMPAIGN — Peron "Butch" Johnson, 73, died at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 19, 2021) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

GIBSON CITY — Samuel L. "Sam" Johnson, 26, of Gibson City died at 6:25 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 21, 2021) in rural Champaign County. Funeral arrang…

CHAMPAIGN — Virginia Ann “Ginger” Kietzman, 74, of Champaign peacefully passed away at 8:55 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 21, 2021) at Accolade Healthca…

SAVOY — Everett Ray Krueger, 81, of Savoy passed away at 2:47 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

OGDEN — Donald A. Lane, 79, of Ogden passed away at 8:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

RANTOUL — John R. Massey, 68 of Rantoul died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at home.

HOOPESTON — M. Arlene Miller, 91, of Hoopeston passed away at 10:11 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 19, 2021) at Carle Hoopeston Regional Medical Center.

CHAMPAIGN — William Peters, 76, of Champaign died at 5:17 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 23, 2021) at home. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Owens…

URBANA — Frannie Sanford, 86, of Urbana died at 3:25 p.m. Friday (Jan. 22, 2021) at home. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Renner-Wikof…

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Lucinda Jane Shair, mother of two and founder and principal of Lucy Shair Financial, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. …

MAHOMET — Barry R. Sloniger, 81, of Mahomet passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

GIBSON CITY — Robert Walker, 76, of Gibson City died at 8:52 p.m. Friday (Jan. 22, 2021) in Gibson City. Funeral arrangements were incomplete …

ELMHURST — Reita JoAnn Walters passed away Dec. 21, 2020, at The Grove of Elmhurst, where she had been a resident since Oct. 1.

BEMENT — The Rev. Arthur V. Woolley, 86, of Bement passed away at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at Bement Healthcare Center.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

RANTOUL — Ed "Doc" Belcher, 63, of Rantoul died at 11:08 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 21, 2021) at home. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Rortve…

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Herbert John Bluhm, 89, passed away suddenly at his home in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.

DANVILLE — John C. Brisnehan, 74, of Danville, formerly of Denver, died at 4:37 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 17, 2021) at Arcadia Care Danville.

DANVILLE — Carl Calton, 80, died at 11:08 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 21, 2021) at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center.

VILLA GROVE — James Patrick (Pat) Carr, 90, of Villa Grove passed away at 10:27 a.m. surrounded by his family at Arbor Rose Memory Care, Monti…

WESTVILLE — Linda D. Crowe, 79, of Westville died at 11:37 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 20, 2021) at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center, Danville. Funera…

CHAMPAIGN — Mary Edwards died at 5:19 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 17, 2021) at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center.

DANVILLE — Carolyn Gouard, 66, of Danville died at 7:06 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 21, 2021) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Funeral arrangemen…

DANVILLE — Joyce Guymon, 92, of Danville died Thursday (Jan. 21, 2021) at home in Danville.

CHAMPAIGN — Richard G. Hill, 83, of Champaign, formerly of Mahomet, died at midnight Friday (Jan. 22, 2021) at Charleston Rehabilitation &…

CHAMPAIGN — Virginia Ann "Ginger" Kietzman, 74, of Paxton, formerly of Champaign, died at 8:55 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 21, 2021) at Accolade Healt…

HOOPESTON — Elaine Pearl Leemon, 91, of Hoopeston passed away at 12:24 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 20, 2021) at home at Autumn Fields Adult Community…

LODA — Wayne Niewold, 92, died at 9:23 a.m. Friday (Jan. 22, 2021) at home. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Baier Family Funeral Servi…

MONTICELLO — James O'Dell, 87, died at 5:05 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 19, 2021) at Bement Health Care Center. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at…

CHAMPAIGN — Abraham "Al" Olefsky, 89, of Champaign passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.

CHARLESTON — William A. Pass, 58, of Charleston, formerly of Aurora, died at 2:07 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

RANTOUL — Clayvonte M. Sloan Jr., 15, of Rantoul, formerly of Danville, died at 4:11 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 17, 2021) at Carle Foundation Hospital,…

BEMENT — The Rev. Arthur V. Woolley, 86, of Bement died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 21, 2021) at Bement Health Care Center, Bement. Funeral a…

Friday, January 22, 2021

URBANA — Melvin Ernest Cafin, 87, of Urbana died Tuesday (Jan. 19, 2021) in Tolono.

CHAMPAIGN — Judith Ann (Judy) DeAtley, nee Reisinger, passed away at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 20, 2021) at the West Greenhouse of Clark-Lind…

CHAMPAIGN — Connie Sue Duckworth, 58, of Champaign passed away Sunday (Jan. 17, 2021), daughter of Patricia Branham Shaffer and Gene Butcher.

MANSFIELD — Donna J. Hodge, March 31, 1945, passed away Monday (Jan. 18, 2021) in Mansfield, joining her husband, Robert D. Hodge, in their e…

CHAMPAIGN — Peron "Butch" Johnson, 73, died at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 19, 2021) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Funeral arrangements w…

CHAMPAIGN — Anne Peterson Johnston passed away Monday (Jan. 18, 2021) at home with loved ones by her side.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Lloyd George Koester, 93, a resident of Cleveland, Tenn., formerly of Mahomet, received his heavenly reward on Monday (Jan.…

ARTHUR — Edna Mae Schrock, 76, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 20, 2021) at home.