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Dwaine ‘Hap’ Merriman, 82, of Monticello, IL passed away peacefully at Kirby Medical Center on October 27, 2020 due to complications of Covid-19.

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Patricia Ann Purcell, 90, of Monticello, passed away at 10:05 a.m., October 27, 2020 at Arbor Rose, Monticello.

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James Arnold Gregory, Jr., 89, of Monticello, passed away at 4:29 p.m., October 21, 2020 at Kirby Medical Center, Monticello.

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Shirley L. Marty was born on November 23, 1932 and died peacefully on October 19, 2020. She was born in Lesterville, Missouri, the only child of Roy L. and Glenna Chapman Plunk. She attended Emmaus Lutheran School in St. Louis and was part of the first freshman class to attend Lutheran High …

Carl L. Wienke, age 90 of Champaign, died at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Robert L. Chumbley, 77, of Cisco, Illinois passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at his home after a long, hard fought battle with Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia.

Thomas A. Koss, 53, of Champaign, formerly of Monticello, passed away at 12:45 p.m., Oct. 7, 2020 at his residence.

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L. Richard Robson, 95 of Monticello, formerly of Cisco, passed away at 12:33 a.m., October 9, 2020 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Michael Stewart Reeves, age 74 of Monticello, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. He was born September 8, 1946, in Decatur, IL to the late Wilfred Reeves and Ruth Davis Reeves.

Darrell Lee “Butch” Fritz, 76, of Oakland, IL., was granted his Angel wings at 4:44 P.M., on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital in Mattoon, IL.

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Shirley L. Marty was born on November 23, 1932 and died peacefully on October 19, 2020. She was born in Lesterville, Missouri, the only child of Roy L. and Glenna Chapman Plunk. She attended Emmaus Lutheran School in St. Louis and was part of the first freshman class to attend Lutheran High …

Carl L. Wienke, age 90 of Champaign, died at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Robert L. Chumbley, 77, of Cisco, Illinois passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at his home after a long, hard fought battle with Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia.

Thomas A. Koss, 53, of Champaign, formerly of Monticello, passed away at 12:45 p.m., Oct. 7, 2020 at his residence.

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L. Richard Robson, 95 of Monticello, formerly of Cisco, passed away at 12:33 a.m., October 9, 2020 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Michael Stewart Reeves, age 74 of Monticello, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR. He was born September 8, 1946, in Decatur, IL to the late Wilfred Reeves and Ruth Davis Reeves.

Darrell Lee “Butch” Fritz, 76, of Oakland, IL., was granted his Angel wings at 4:44 P.M., on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital in Mattoon, IL.

Dennis Wayne Wells, 66, of Arcola, IL., passed away at 9:26 P.M., on Thursday, October 1, 2020, at his residence in Arcola, IL.

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Mary C. Prahl, 101, of Champaign, formerly of Monticello passed away at 7:35 a.m., September 30, 2020 at Bickford Assisted Living, Champaign.

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Ruth Lorraine Herter Proch, 94, of Savoy, Illinois, formerly of Niles, Illinois and Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, left this earth to be with the Lord and join her husband on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. She passed away peacefully at her home at the Windsor of Savoy. On more than one occas…

Sandra K. Jones, 71, of Urbana, IL passed away at 11:09 pm on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at her home.

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Betsy Frances Elkins Wharton, age 79, of Trenton, IL and formerly of Monticello, IL and Columbia, MO, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, IL.

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John Paul Record, 85, of Monticello, passed away at 2:57 p.m., September 26, 2020 at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

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Mrs. Justine Renee Meador Miner, daughter of Pat McLean Hall and the late James Meador, peacefully departed this life on September 26, 2020, surrounded by her family.

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Jerry L. Barbour, 79, of Monticello, passed away at 11:30 a.m., August 16, 2020 at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

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Challys June Black, 91, of Monticello, IL passed away on Friday, September 18, 2020 at the Piatt County Nursing Home. She was born in Herrick, Illinois, the daughter of William Elton and Pearl Mae (Horn) Beck. She married John Delbert Black on March 31, 1956. 

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Ruth L. Roberts (92) passed away September 18, 2020 at Arbor Rose Memory Care Home in Monticello. She was born on December 10, 1927 in Norfleet, KY to William “Willie” and Flora Roberts. On September 17, 1949 she married Burtisdale Roberts and moved to Monticello, IL. Together they had two c…

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Mildred Ballsrud, age 97, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

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A Celebration of Life service for Peggy A. Turngren of Monticello will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept.26, 2020 at the Monticello Golf Club.

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Jackson Scott “Jack” Drew, 84, of Monticello, IL, formerly of Cisco, passed away peacefully on September 11, 2020. Jack was born at home in Cisco, IL on October 16, 1935, to John T. Drew and Hildred Armsworth Drew Webb. He graduated from Monticello High School in 1954. After serving 3 years …

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Nancy L. Auth, 76, of Champaign, IL., passed away at 5:55 P.M., on Monday, September 7, 2020, at her residence in Champaign, IL.

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Deborah D. “Debby” Wright, 68, of Ivesdale, IL., passed away at 3:15 P.M., on Monday, September 7, 2020, at the Carle Foundation Hosptial, Urbana, IL.

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Fred D. Goodrich, 93, of Monticello, passed away at 5:32 a.m., August 26, 2020 at his residence.

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Virginia Ann Rayburn, 63, of Monticello, passed away at 6:30 a.m., August 25, 2020 at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

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Maureen McHale-Airsman, 73, of Monticello, IL., formerly of Ivesdale, IL., passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2020, at her daughter's residence in Chicago, IL.

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Helen Zips Fry Ayers departed this life on the evening of Sunday, August 16, 2020, at the Villas of Holly Brook, Monticello, IL. Helen was born October 15, 1922, in Johnstown, PA, one of six children of Frank and Josephine Zips. She married Thomas Fry on September 13, 1944, who passed away o…

Bob Duncan, 72, of Monticello, passed away at 8:50 p.m., Aug. 18, 2020 at his residence.

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Gregory K. ‘Greg’ Crawford, 74, of Monticello, passed away at 3:26 a.m. Sunday August 16, 2020 at home with his family by his side.

Joan D. Hammerschmidt, 89, of Monticello passed away at 11:01 a.m., Aug. 19, 2020 at the Kirby Medical Center, Monticello.

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IlaAnn Faith Mills, infant daughter of Brandon Mills and Brittany Carson of Monticello was stillborn on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Mary Lynn Teeters, 70, of Mahomet, passed away at 7:17 a.m. Aug. 14, 2020 at her residence, Mahomet.

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Edith “Edy” Selena Ewald, 85, of Monticello passed away at 8:35 am on Friday, August 14, 2020 at Arbor Rose Memory Care Home in Monticello where she had been a resident for the past 16 months.

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Jerry L. Barbour, 79, of Monticello, passed away at 11:30 a.m., August 16, 2020 at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

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Joseph Michael “Mike” Donahue of Monticello, Illinois and Presque Isle, Wisconsin passed away August 13, 2020 at the age of 73 and following a selfless 11-year battle with cancer. These past years (and many preceding) were spent making unforgettable memories -- from family trips to Marco Isl…

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Jean E. Price, 97, of Bement, IL., passed away at 4:25 A.M., on Sunday, August 9, 2020, at her residence in Bement, IL.

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Harold Michael Swarts, 72 of Cisco passed away 7:28 p.m. Aug. 6, 2020 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur.

Hareld G. ‘Buzz’ Burke, 82, of Monticello, passed away at 10:26 a.m., Aug. 4, 2020 at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

Catherine M. ‘Kitty’ Benson, 94, of White Heath, passed away at 5:11 a.m., Aug. 5, 2020 at the Kirby Medical Center, Monticello.

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Loretta “Lorraine” Brown, age 100, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 at Piatt County Nursing Home in Monticello, IL. As per her wishes Lorraine will be cremated, there will be no services held at this time.

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Robert E. ‘Bob’ Tompkins, 52, of Mahomet, passed away at 6:26 p.m., August 1, 2020 at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

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Florence Lillian Kingsboro 96 of Farmer City passed away 12:25 a.m. Aug. 2, 2020 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

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Terry Lee Lawson, 65, of Bement, IL., passed away at 11:57 P.M., on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at the Kirby Medical Center, Monticello, IL.

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Peter August Mazurak, 77, of Monticello, passed away at 7:00 a.m., July 26, 2020 at his residence.

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Terry L. Dubson, 66, of Monticello, passed away at 4:30 p.m., July 24, 2020 at his residence.

Frances Ann Lust, 83, of Bement, IL., passed away at 12:15 A.M., on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at the Bement Healthcare Center.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family is graciously abiding with the suggestions set forth.

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Denver Lee Scrimager, age 81, went to be with the Lord on 07/17/2020 surrounded by family in his home in Urbana, IL. 

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Carolyn S. Hearn, 77, of Mahomet, passed away at 7:34 p.m., July 16, 2020 at her residence.

Allene M. Vezina, 98, of Monticello, passed away at 4:55 a.m., July 15, 2020 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

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Effie Mae Brown passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the Piatt County Nursing Home in Monticello, IL at the age of 93.