Larry Dean Rost, 72, of Monticello, passed away at 12:40 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022 at Bement Health Care Center, Bement.

Allan D. Plummer, 62, of Bement passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022 at 9:23 p.m., at the Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

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

Wilbur C. ‘Wib’ Pankau, 97, resident of Monticello since 1949, passed away at 5 a.m., Friday, August 5, 2022, at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Delta Louise Chitwood, 85, of Monticello passed away at 5:40 a.m., on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, at her residence.

George Harvey Edwards, 94, of DeLand passed away 8:30 p.m. Thursday August 4, 2022, at Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Bradley Nelson Greene, 67, of Monticello passed away at 2 a.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2022 at Piatt County

Myles N. Vonbehren, 40, of DeLand, passed away at 9:50 a.m., Tuesday, July 26, 2022.

Dale Ann Graves, 67, of Monticello, passed into Heaven at 8:22 a.m. on Friday, July 15, 2022, at Carle Hospital in Urbana with her husband and children by her side.

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Wilbur C. ‘Wib’ Pankau, 97, resident of Monticello since 1949, passed away at 5 a.m., Friday, August 5, 2022, at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Delta Louise Chitwood, 85, of Monticello passed away at 5:40 a.m., on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, at her residence.

George Harvey Edwards, 94, of DeLand passed away 8:30 p.m. Thursday August 4, 2022, at Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Bradley Nelson Greene, 67, of Monticello passed away at 2 a.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2022 at Piatt County

Myles N. Vonbehren, 40, of DeLand, passed away at 9:50 a.m., Tuesday, July 26, 2022.

Dale Ann Graves, 67, of Monticello, passed into Heaven at 8:22 a.m. on Friday, July 15, 2022, at Carle Hospital in Urbana with her husband and children by her side.

Danny J. Heckman, 74, of White Heath, passed away at 10:31 p.m., Thursday, July 21, 2022, at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

Gladys Marie Smothers, 86, of Palastine, Tex., passed away at 6:02 a.m., on Friday, July 15, 2022, at the Windermere at Cartmell, Palastine , Tex.

Thomas R. Hensley, 92, of Bement,passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at 2:07 a.m., at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Stanley E. Harvey, 74, of Tolono passed away at 12:45 a.m., Monday, July 18, 2022, at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

James “Jim” Tracy, 90 of Ivesdale passed away peacefully on Feb. 17, 2022 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, Illinois. He is survived by two siblings; William “Bill” of Ivesdale, and Bernadette Crowe of Fairfield, CT.

John Leroy Burge, 77, of Monticello, passed away at 12:04 p.m., Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Kathryn Lucille Morgan, 100, of Monticello passed away at 3:03 a.m., on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at home.

Dixie Lu Melton Vandeventer (71) passed straight into the arms of Jesus at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 3 at her home in Monticello.

Sharon Lea Jendry, 83, of Monticello, died Wednesday June 15th, 2022 at Kirby Medical Center.

Timothy Michael Raycraft, 51, of Riverton, passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 9:38 p.m., at the St. John's Hospital, E.R., Springfield.

Randy E. Harlin, 76, of rural Hammond, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 1, 2022 after a long illness.

HAMMOND — Stuart A. James, 68, of rural Hammond passed away peacefully at home Wednesday (June 29, 2022).

Retired Air Force Major General Larry Twitchell of Placida, Florida passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, Florida.

Nettie Jane Eades, 88, of Monticello passed away at 3:55 p.m., on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Alice Jane Hicks, 74, of Monticello passed away at 1:50 a.m., on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

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.

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.