Howard A. Alexander, 88, of Bement, passed away at 10:30 a.m., February 26, 2020 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital, Charleston.

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Lucas Daniel Matthews, 26, of White Heath, IL formerly of Wheaton, passed away at 11:50 a.m., February 16, 2020 at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

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Clarence Earl Parrish, 92, of Monticello, formerly of Bement, passed away at 10:10 p.m. Saturday, February 22 at home surrounded by his family.

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Linda Ruth Shroyer, 78, of Decatur, Illinois, passed away at Decatur Memorial Hospital on February 21, 2020.

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James D. ‘Jim Bob’ Raney, 76, of Monticello, passed away at 5:25 p.m., February 20, 2020 at his residence.

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James Leslie “Les” Gadbury, 96, died Thursday morning, February 20, 2020, at Kirby Hospital in Monticello.

Rufus Payne, Jr., 89 of Bement, IL., passed away at 2:32 P.M., on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, IL.

Sharon K. Logue, 70, of Bement passed away at 10:22 a.m., Sunday, February 16, 2020 at her residence.

Arlene Rittenhouse, 88, of Monticello, IL., passed away at 1:55 P.M., on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, IL.

Precious mother Helen L. Thomas, 99, ascended to her heavenly home to join her savior Jesus Christ. Many family and friends anxiously awaited her.

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Linda Ruth Shroyer, 78, of Decatur, Illinois, passed away at Decatur Memorial Hospital on February 21, 2020.

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James D. ‘Jim Bob’ Raney, 76, of Monticello, passed away at 5:25 p.m., February 20, 2020 at his residence.

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James Leslie “Les” Gadbury, 96, died Thursday morning, February 20, 2020, at Kirby Hospital in Monticello.

Rufus Payne, Jr., 89 of Bement, IL., passed away at 2:32 P.M., on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, IL.

Sharon K. Logue, 70, of Bement passed away at 10:22 a.m., Sunday, February 16, 2020 at her residence.

Arlene Rittenhouse, 88, of Monticello, IL., passed away at 1:55 P.M., on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, IL.

Precious mother Helen L. Thomas, 99, ascended to her heavenly home to join her savior Jesus Christ. Many family and friends anxiously awaited her.

Donna C. Alexander, 81, of Monticello, IL passed away February 3, 2020 at 9:44PM at the Piatt County Nursing Home surrounded by family.

James H. Shaffer, 79, of White Heath, passed away at 7:32 p.m., January 19, 2020 at the Kirby Medical Center, Monticello.

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

James E. Singleton, 79, of Monticello, passed away at 6:37 p.m., January 18, 2020, at NorthShore University HealthSystem Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL.

Ricky Oates of Crest Hill, 60, formerly of White Heath, died on Dec. 29, 2019. A celebration of life will be held at from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at the White Heath Methodist Church, with a service at 2 p.m.

Sandra L. Hicks, 69, of Bement, IL., passed away at 5:20 A.M., on Friday, January 17, 2020, at the Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

Tonya Kay Hogue Shearon, 56, of Bement, IL, formerly of Tuscola, IL, passed away on Saturday afternoon, January 11, 2020 as a result of an automobile accident in Piatt County.

Juanita E. Jennings, 85, of Bement, passed away at 10:20 p.m., January 5, 2020 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

George Bacopulos, 95, formerly of Monticello, passed away Dec. 7, 2019 in Mission Viejo, California. He was born in Decatur on Oct. 4, 1924.

Therese M. Schneider, 92, of Monticello passed away at 10:43 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Cleta Bernice Bruce, 99, of Sadorus, passed away at 7:25 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at Champaign-Urbana Nursing & Rehab, Savoy.

Filippo Galbo, 88, of Monticello, passed away at 10:01 a.m., Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at Kirby Medical Center, Monticello.

Alvin Ray Baker, 39, of Bloomington, formerly of Weldon, passed away at 2:20 p.m., Dec. 22, 2019.

Mitchell Dean Gaddis, 65 of Taylorville, formerly of Atwood, died at 7:44 a.m., Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Darlene A. Zink, 69, of Rantoul, passed away at 7:06 a.m., Dec. 25, 2019 at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

Dorothy Jane Fitzwater, 88, of Monticello, passed away at 11:33 p.m., December 23, 2019 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Brian Williamson, 58, of Waseca, Minnesota, formerly of Monticello, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 at home. He was born Feb. 23, 1961, a son of Roger and Norma Williamson of Monticello.

Lawrence Alfred “Larry” Hamilton, 87 of Decatur, IL passed away at 8:47 a.m., Wednesday, November 20, 2019, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur.

Lynda Charvat Elson passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at 4:55 a.m. at her home in Monticello. She was 76 years old and was survived by her husband, Bob Elson, and her four children, Barry Elson, Christy (Eric) Cummings, Karry (Becca) Elson, and Lori (Destin) Dasher. She had 10 grandchil…

James L. “Jim” Yockey, 81, of Shelbyville, IL passed away at 6:55 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2019, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur, IL, with his family by his side.

Judy P. Arbuckle, 81, of Tolono, passed away at 12:22 p.m., Nov. 30, 2019 at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

Jimmie Joe Schmitt, 83, of Springfield, IL, passed away on November 23rd, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center.

Cory E. Porter, 42, of Monticello, passed away at 7:40 p.m., Sunday, November 24, 2019.

Vicki Lynn Adams-Smith, age 68, of Dundee passed away at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at Oasis Senior Living in Adrian. She had been under the care of Hospice of Lenawee.

Eunice Mae Bright, 84, of Champaign, passed away at 3:17 p.m., November 21, 2019 at her residence.

Carl Frankie Lee Buckley, 84, of Monticello, passed away at 4:05 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Richard Alexander, 84, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019 at his home.

Randal E. Snoke, 68, of Stapleton, Alabama passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2019.

Wilma Elaine Krall Bowman died peacefully Monday, November 11, at Decatur Memorial Hospital following surgery for heart complications.   

Barbara Jean Hatfield, 81, of Monticello, passed away at 10:42 a.m., November 6, 2019 at Arbor Rose of Monticello.

John Delbert Black, 90, of Monticello, IL passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the Piatt County Nursing Home in Monticello, IL.  

Norma Jeane (Hall) Hartman, 90, of Monticello, Ill. passed away at 11:25 p.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Fair Havens Christian Village in Decatur, Ill.

Agnes Jean Foran, 94, of Springfield, died at 2:22 a.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at St. John’s Hospital.

Lorin Karl Borton, Jr. 89 of DeLand, passed away 10:01 p.m. Oct. 24, 2019 at Kirby Medical Center, Monticello.

Geneva Gulliford, 91, of Monticello, formerly of Bement, passed away at 9:04 p.m., October 28, 2019 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Sally E. Swarts, 93 of Cisco, passed away 4:10 p.m. Oct. 28, 2019 at Decatur

Leonard D. Stiverson, 74, of Ocala, FL., passed away at 8:51 P.M., on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the Brandley House Hospice of Marion County, Summerfield, FL.

Linda Kay Shearin died Oct. 10, 2019 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born June 25, 1949 to Joyce Vivian (Laun) and Kenneth Edward Fisher of Bement. She graduated from Bement High School in 1967 and attended Illinois Wesleyan University, Millikin University where she received her bache…

Barbara A. Foran, 85, of Monticello, formerly of Seymour, passed away at 2:30 p.m., October 19, 2019 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Keith L. Morris, 77, of Monticello, passed away at 1:00 p.m., October 8, 2019 at Kirby Medical Center, Monticello.

Margaret J. Hayes, 93, of Monticello passed away at 2:08 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

James ‘Jim’ Sebens, 80, of Monticello, passed away at 8:45 p.m., October 5, 2019 at his residence.

Beth J. Strater, 76, of Monticello died at 5:46 a.m. Thursday, September 26, 2019 at home.