Bruce H. Shiffer, 75, of Monticello, passed away at 6:46 p.m., Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at his residence.

Joyce Lynette Halterman, 95, a longtime resident of Wells County, Ind., passed away Sunday, June 5, 2022, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.

Velma Jean Heiple, 94, of Cerro Gordo, passed away Friday, June 17, 2022.

Jane Gleason Gucker, 70 of Cisco, died Saturday, May 28, 2022, in her residence.

Harold Eugene Roth, 89, of Mansfield, passed away at 7:55 P.M. Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at Bridal Brook Assisted Living and Memory Care Community of Mahomet.

Jack D. Hicks, 68, of Bement, passed away at 12:25 a.m., Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

Darrell Hettinger, 84, of Rantoul, passed away on the morning of Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at the Accolade Senior Living, Paxton.

Ralph Edward Zoch, 71, of Bement, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 12:16 p.m., at the Kirby Medical Center Emergency Room., Monticello.

Roberta I. Lane, 82, of Lodge passed away at 2:21 p.m., on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at OSF Heart of Mary Hospital, Urbana.

Randel Scott Beazly, son of Darrell Dean and Carol Elaine Trimble Beazly, was welcomed into this world on Oct. 15, 1962.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Jane Gleason Gucker, 70 of Cisco, died Saturday, May 28, 2022, in her residence.

Harold Eugene Roth, 89, of Mansfield, passed away at 7:55 P.M. Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at Bridal Brook Assisted Living and Memory Care Community of Mahomet.

Jack D. Hicks, 68, of Bement, passed away at 12:25 a.m., Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

Darrell Hettinger, 84, of Rantoul, passed away on the morning of Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at the Accolade Senior Living, Paxton.

Ralph Edward Zoch, 71, of Bement, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 12:16 p.m., at the Kirby Medical Center Emergency Room., Monticello.

Roberta I. Lane, 82, of Lodge passed away at 2:21 p.m., on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at OSF Heart of Mary Hospital, Urbana.

Randel Scott Beazly, son of Darrell Dean and Carol Elaine Trimble Beazly, was welcomed into this world on Oct. 15, 1962.

James W. Fendley, 83, of Monticello, passed away at 12:50 p.m. on Monday (May 23, 2022) at the Kirby Medical Center, Emergency Room, Monticello.

Maren Bowyer Gallagher, of Bement, passed away on Wednesday May 18, 2022 at 3:11 a.m., at St. John’s Children’s Hospital, Springfield.

Our family sadly lost a pillar Monday, May 3, 2022, when Kimberly Joy Cafin (July 6, 1970) passed away from her battle with Guillain-Barre Syndrome or GBS, at the age of 51.

Ellen "Squirt" K. Bell, 79, passed away peacefully at her residence on Jan. 28, 2022.

Russell V. Weber, 61, of Cisco, passed away at 5:45 a.m., Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at his residence.

Ciney Gene Eads, 82 left this world Monday, May 9, 2022 at DMH.

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James Owen Medlen, 87, of Monticello, crossed over into heaven on Friday, May 6, 2022, at the Piatt County Nursing Home.

Arno Lee Tipsword, 71, of Monticello, died at 6:27 p.m., Saturday, (May 7, 2022) in the Halcyon Unit at Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

Susan Shiley, 64, of Monticello passed away on Friday, May 6, 2022, at her home.

Frederick James Kelm, 72, of Monticello, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2022.

Geraldine Knight White, 82, of Mahomet, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2022 in her home.

Mary Ellen Kenney, 68, of Urbana passed away at 7:31 a.m., on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

Andrew M. Swaim, 35, of Thomasboro, passed away at 7:22 a.m., Monday (April 25, 2022) at the Carle Foundation Hospital, E.R., Urbana.

Buffie Burket, 67, a former resident of Monticello, died Wednesday, April 13, 2022, after a two-year battle with cancer.

Mary Marie Stephens, 94, of Monticello passed away on Friday, April 22, 2022.

Carol Sue Riley, 81, of Monticello passed away at 5:10 a.m., April 24, 2022, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur.

MONTICELLO — Lorin I. Nevling Jr., 91, of Monticello passed away Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.

Lee Anne Blythe, 69 of Lincoln, passed away peacefully after a six-month battle with ovarian cancer, with her family by her side, at 2:28 p.m. Monday, April 4, 2022.

Jeraldine L. ‘Jerre’ Blackburn, 87, of Monticello passed away at 9:16 p.m., on Monday, April 11, 2022, at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

Harold H. Wittig, 94, of Monticello, passed away at 2 a.m., Thursday, April 7, 2022, at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Betty L. Bittinger, 76, of Cerro Gordo, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2022 surrounded by her family.

Helen D. Mosser, 96, of Monticello, died at 6:24 a.m. Monday April 4, 2022, at home, surrounded by her daughter and loving cat, Pepper.

Neal Moffitt Wright, 84, of Sebring, Fla. passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2022.

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A memorial service and reception will be held to honor Barbara Jean Burke, 64, who passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021 in the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia, Mo.

Joan M. Hendrix, 91, of Bement, passed away at 8:35 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2022, at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Robert Charles (“Bob”) Caldwell, 74, of Monticello passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at Carle Hospital after a courageous battle with lung cancer, with his family by his side.

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Roderick Roger (Rick) Rynke, 79, of Atwood, passed away at 9:18 a.m., Monday, March 28, 2022, at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

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Gail Jeanne Crooke of Perkasie, Pennsylvania passed into her eternal life on February 12, 2022 after a courageous battle with cancer.

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Jane C. Stoddard, 70, of Longmont, CO passed away peacefully Sunday, December 19, 2021, at Saint Anthony’s Medical Center in Lakewood, CO.

William M. “Morey” Hamilton, 62, of Champaign, IL, passed away unexpectedly at 9:50 a.m. March 10, 2022 at OSF, Heart of Mary Medical Center, Urbana, Illinois. He was born, October 19, 1959 in Decatur, Illinois, the son of Lawrence and Shirley (Pattengill) Hamilton. He married Julee Touchsto…

Roger E. Briggs, 91 of Argenta, passed away at 10:32 p.m. March 14, 2022 at Hickory Point Christian Village, Forsyth, Il.

Elva Lena Barnes-Parker, 83 of Lodge passed away at 1:15 p.m. March 2, 2022 at Banner Ironwood Medical Center, Queen Creek, Arizona.

Joyce “Elaine” Holloway, 76, of Monticello, IL passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving husband and 3 children on March 12th at 7:15 pm. A visitation will be held from 9 am until noon at Mackey-Wright funeral home in Monticello, IL on March 17th followed by a celebration of Elaine’s l…

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Madonna Jeanne (Schneider) Davis, age 79, formerly of Monticello, IL, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2022, in Winchester, MA. Madonna was a beloved daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend.

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Lance Derry, 25, passed away March 2, 2022. He was born Oct. 26, 1996 to Kevin Derry of Monticello and Debra Dorsett (McClain) of Urbana; little brother to Paige Scott of San Diego and Taylor Dick (Scott) of Urbana; and a great friend to many.

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Thomas C. Trigg, 75, of Monticello, passed away at 4:06 p.m., March 4, 2022 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

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Robert G. Pruitt, 78, of Bement, IL., passed away at 1:40 P.M., on Friday, March 4, 2022, at his residence in Bement, IL,

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Richard “Rick” Dan Leischner, age 72, of Belleville, Michigan, passed away Monday, February 21, 2022, at University Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI. He was born March 22, 1949, in Champaign, Illinois, son of John Milton & Kathryn Irma (Wolfe) Leischner.

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Kenneth Austin McGrath, 91, of Monticello, passed away on February 27th at 7:15am in Paris, IL.

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Brittany N. Tieman, 25, of Bement, IL., passed away at 9:55 A.M., Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at her residence in Bement, IL.

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Harold L. Downey (Red) of Monticello passed peacefully away at 9:45 am Saturday February 26, 2022 at Arbor Rose in Monticello.