Alan R. (“Al”) Varner, 79, of San Mateo, FL, beloved father, grandfather, and brother, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 2, 2021. Al is survived by daughter, Terri Arellano (Sergio); son, Mike Varner (Angela); first wife, Patricia (Coble) Fernández; stepdaughter, Wendi Willis; three step…

Joan Trenchard French, 91, passed away peacefully on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14, 2021. With a big heart and full of love for her family, friends, and community, Joan engaged in life to the fullest.

Richard Gary Ruthenberg, 73, of Monticello, passed away at 9:50 a.m., June 4, 2021 at his residence.

Michael Mitsdarffer, 73, of Monticello, passed away at 10:30 a.m., June 5, 2021, at the Piatt County Nursing Home.

Gary D. Withers, 66, of Tolono, passed away at 4:22 p.m., June 1, 2021, at his residence.

Diane A. Bailey, 85, of Monticello, passed away at 11:15 p.m., May 21, 2021, at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

Leland Dale Riggins went to be with the Lord on May 28th, 2021, 2 days from his 92nd birthday. He was born May 30, 1929, to Charles Thomas and Lela Ethel Corzine Riggins in Decatur, IL. He married Janet Karole Wilson July 10, 1953.

Charles S. Ross died May 22, 2021.  He was born in Carbondale, IL, April 22, 1941.  He was the son of Art and Harriet Ross. Charlie is survived by one sister, Nancy Gaffney (Tim) of Morris, IL.

Mary T. Rodgers, 78, of Rochester, passed away on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at her home. She was born on March 21, 1943, in Gary, Indiana, the daughter of Norman E. & Phoebe A (Magurean) Landis. She graduated from Monticello High School and went on to attend college at U of I, Indiana Stat…

Juanita Christina Gale, 95, of Monticello, passed away at 8:35 a.m., May 21, 2021, at her residence.

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Michael Mitsdarffer, 73, of Monticello, passed away at 10:30 a.m., June 5, 2021, at the Piatt County Nursing Home.

Gary D. Withers, 66, of Tolono, passed away at 4:22 p.m., June 1, 2021, at his residence.

Diane A. Bailey, 85, of Monticello, passed away at 11:15 p.m., May 21, 2021, at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

Leland Dale Riggins went to be with the Lord on May 28th, 2021, 2 days from his 92nd birthday. He was born May 30, 1929, to Charles Thomas and Lela Ethel Corzine Riggins in Decatur, IL. He married Janet Karole Wilson July 10, 1953.

Charles S. Ross died May 22, 2021.  He was born in Carbondale, IL, April 22, 1941.  He was the son of Art and Harriet Ross. Charlie is survived by one sister, Nancy Gaffney (Tim) of Morris, IL.

Mary T. Rodgers, 78, of Rochester, passed away on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at her home. She was born on March 21, 1943, in Gary, Indiana, the daughter of Norman E. & Phoebe A (Magurean) Landis. She graduated from Monticello High School and went on to attend college at U of I, Indiana Stat…

Juanita Christina Gale, 95, of Monticello, passed away at 8:35 a.m., May 21, 2021, at her residence.

Paul L. Larimore, 85, of Milmine, passed away on May 19, 2021. 

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Ronald D. Wolfe, 81, of Monticello, IL, passed away at 11:15 PM, on May 14, 2021 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello. 

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Bertie L. Hawkins, 72, of Bement, passed away Sunday, May 9, 2021, in Kirby Medical Center, Monticello, IL.

Andrea Jo Sullivan, 78, of Bement, passed away at 10:24 a.m., April 28, 2021 at her residence.

Patrick L. Phelps, 71, of Monticello, passed away unexpectedly May 1, 2021 at his residence.

Thomas Wayne Benson, 59, of Urbana died at 11:15 a.m. Sunday (March 28, 2021) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

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Oscar Will Lanter, 86, of Cerro Gordo, passed away May 1, 2021 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Janice Lavonne Beabout Smith, 76, of Toney, Alabama, passed away April 3rd at 11:37 a.m. At the time of her passing she was being cared for at Assured Hospice Care in Cartersville, Georgia.

Janet Lee ‘Jan’ Saban, 75, of Champaign, formerly of Monticello, passed away Thursday evening April 15, 2021 at Clark Lindsey Village Meadowbrook, Urbana.

Mark Edward Sievers was born May 21, 1948 in Monticello, Illinois, the son of John Edward Sievers and Norma Irene Madden Sievers of White Heath, Illinois.

Linda Moore, 77, of Monticello, passed away at 2:15, April 9th, 2021, at Mattoon Rehabilitation Center, Mattoon.

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George P. Randall, 76, of Monticello, IL, passed away on March 31, 2021. 

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William Joseph "Joe" Durbin, 64, of Bement, IL., passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at 5:52 P.M., at his residence in Bement, IL.

Marian Ann (Olson) Allen, beloved mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother, passed on to her heavenly home on March 22, 2021 at age 96.

Stanley I. Foley, 98, of Monticello, IL, passed away at 11:37 p.m., March 26, 2021 at the Kirby Medical Center, Monticello.

Gerald L. ‘Jerry’ Blacker, 86, of Monticello, IL, passed away at 9:35 a.m., March 18, 2021 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

John F. Felts, 87, of Traer died Wednesday, March 10 at Grundy County Memorial Hospital.

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Thomas Edward Dobson, 72, peacefully passed over to the Lord, on Sunday, March 14, 2021, at his family residence in Bement, IL.

Rutherford J. Jean, 78, of Tuscola, IL., passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at 3:39 P.M., at his daughter's residence in Newman, IL.

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Charles F. “Chuck” Crupper, 80, of Ivesdale, IL., passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at 10:50 A.M., at the Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL.

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Brenda Faye Quick, 70, of Ivesdale, Illinois died peacefully in her sleep on February 28, 2021 at home with her family by her side. Born February 18, 1951 in Centre, Alabama, the daughter of Mabel (Irene) Proffitt and Harvey Waldrop. She married Kenneth Quick on June 6, 1970, in Monticello, …

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Family and friends are mourning the loss but celebrating the life and memory of Marilyn A. DeLand, 93, who died Thursday, Feb. 25 at Reflections Memory Care in Savoy, Illinois.

Moxen Paul Roberts, infant son of Craig and Jessica (Laley) Roberts, passed away Monday, February 22, 2021 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago.

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Charles Dale ‘Chuck’ Yettke, 74, of Monticello, passed away at 11:59 p.m., February 20, 2021 at Kirby Medical Center, Monticello.

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Glenn David Burton, known as David, of Bement, Illinois, went to be with the Lord on February 19, 2021. David was born on July 10, 1956, to Billie and Deloris (Lanter) Burton. David married Jenny Hayes on August 19, 2020. David is survived by his loving wife Jenny; mother-in-law, Vicki Hayes…

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Philip W. ‘Phil’ Poling, 91, of Monticello, passed away at 4:33 p.m., February 18, 2021 at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

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Michael S. Morris, 65, of Moweaqua, died February 17, 2021 in Kindred Hospital, Peoria, IL.

Margaret (Peg) Nolan, age 98, passed away February 17, 2021 at her home in Monticello.

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Joan Trenchard French, 91, a long-time Peoria resident, passed away peacefully on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14, 2021. With a big heart and full of love for her family, friends, and community, Joan engaged in life to the fullest.

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Harold K. Diedrich, 83, of Monticello, IL, passed away at 6:05 a.m., February 8, 2021 at Arbor Rose, Monticello.

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Clara Edith Kindred, 98, of Mahomet, formerly of Mansfield, passed away at 10:05 p.m. Saturday, January 30, 2021, at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Irene A. Tindle, 95, of Monticello, passed away at 1:00 p.m., January 20, 2021 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

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Ethel B. Carney, 92, of Bement, formerly of Monticello, passed away at 4:25 a.m., January 25, 2021 at the Bement Health Care Center, Bement.

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Rev. Arthur V. Woolley, 86, of Bement, IL., passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 10:30 P.M., at the Bement Healthcare Center, Bement, IL.

McCoy Thomas Roberts, infant son of Craig and Jessica (Laley) Roberts, passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL.

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Elizabeth A. ‘Betsy’ Colgan, 69, of Monticello, passed away at 12:22 a.m., Dec. 24, 2020 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

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Audine M. Moery-Severns, 91, of Bement, IL., passed away at 1:50 A.M., on Sunday, January 10, 2021, at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, IL.

Peggy A. Keeter, 83, of Monticello, passed away at 8:10 a.m., January 15, 2021 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

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William Alfred Hayes, 91, of Monticello, passed away at 3:50 a.m., January 14, 2021 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

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Paul M. Hannon, 93, of Farmer City, IL, passed away at 11:33 p.m., January 9, 2021 at his residence.

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Savanna LeAnne Rexroad, 22, of Monticello, passed away January 9, 2021 at home.

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Steven Larry Bundy, 61, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away December 18, 2020. He was born in Decatur, Illinois on August 27, 1959 to his loving parents E. Larry and Carolyn Bundy. He graduated from Monticello High School in 1977, studied agriculture at Parkland College until 1979, and rece…