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James D. Wittig, 83, of Bement, passed away at 10:32 p.m. Sept. 9, 2021 at his residence.

Evelyn K. Parsons, 68 of Houston, MO formerly of Clinton passed away 11:35 p.m., Sept. 20, 2021 at her home in Houston, Missouri.

Carol Elaine Chapman, 71, of Monticello passed away at 4:01 AM on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Arbor Rose assisted living facility, Monticello.

Wilma Lee Edwards, 88, of Deland, passed away at 8:55 a.m. Sept. 19, 2021 at Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Linda A. Gobberdiel, 75, of Monticello, passed away July 28, 2021.

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Kathy L. Patrick, 62, of Monticello, passed away at 7:20 p.m., September 19, 2021, at her residence.

Betty A. Frye, 91, of Monticello, passed away at 1:37 a.m., September 13, 2021, at the Illini Heritage Nursing Home, Champaign.

Barbara A. Allen, 75, of De Land, passed away at 3:04 p.m., September 11, 2021, at her residence.

Sharelle J. “Sherry” Wright, 78, of Monticello, passed away peacefully at 6:44 a.m., September 10, 2021, at her residence.

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Eldora M. Wittig, 100, of White Heath, formerly of Monticello, passed away at 1:59 p.m., September 9, 2021, at her residence.

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Wilma Lee Edwards, 88, of Deland, passed away at 8:55 a.m. Sept. 19, 2021 at Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Linda A. Gobberdiel, 75, of Monticello, passed away July 28, 2021.

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Kathy L. Patrick, 62, of Monticello, passed away at 7:20 p.m., September 19, 2021, at her residence.

Betty A. Frye, 91, of Monticello, passed away at 1:37 a.m., September 13, 2021, at the Illini Heritage Nursing Home, Champaign.

Barbara A. Allen, 75, of De Land, passed away at 3:04 p.m., September 11, 2021, at her residence.

Sharelle J. “Sherry” Wright, 78, of Monticello, passed away peacefully at 6:44 a.m., September 10, 2021, at her residence.

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Eldora M. Wittig, 100, of White Heath, formerly of Monticello, passed away at 1:59 p.m., September 9, 2021, at her residence.

Kenneth R. Corum, 61, of Bement, IL., passed away at 7:56 A.M., on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at his home in Bement.

Cindy J. Knowles, 64, of Bement, IL., passed away on Monday, August 30, 2021, at the Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL.

Rosalie Y. Smith, 96, of Monticello, IL died on September 4, 2021 at Piatt County Nursing Home.

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Jacqueline K. “Jackie” Tabaka, 72, of Ivesdale, IL., passed away at 7:33 A.M., on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at her home in Ivesdale.

Vera Ilene Sparks, 96, of Monticello, IL., formerly of Bement, IL., passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, IL.

Mary Della Heckman, Brittenham was born August 24 1930. Daughter of Evelyn Coffin and Glen Heckman.

Bessie Mae Burton, 96, of Bement, IL., passed away at 5:20 A.M., on Monday, August 30, 2021, at the Bement Healthcare Center, Bement, IL.

Bradley John Benson, 46, of Hammond, IL., passed away Saturday, August 28, 2021, at the Kirby Medical Center, E.R., Monticello, IL.

Jerry L. Gaskill, 70, of Monticello, IL., passed away at 5:10 A.M., on Sunday, August 29, 2021, at his residence in Monticello, IL.

Linda Lee Record, of Monticello, departed this world on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Linda was born Sept. 21, 1939 in Decatur to the late Layman Williams and Mary Cochran. Linda married John Paul Record, who passed away in 2020.

Ronald L. Hatfield, 82, of Cisco, IL, passed away at 9:30 p.m. on August 20, 2021, at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello. 

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Gilbert L. Quick, 83, of Bement, IL, passed away at 4:40 p.m., Thursday, August 19, 2021 at the OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL

Ralph E. “Shorty” Shafer, 95, died Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at the Piatt County Nursing Home in Monticello, Illinois. 

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Theodore William Curtin, 93, of Monticello, IL, passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at Arbor Rose in Monticello. 

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Ruby T. Hardwick, 97, of Monticello, passed away at 7:45 p.m., August 14, 2021, at Maple Point, Monticello.

Alice Marilin (Simmons) Eckstein, of Urbana, born on Jan. 8, 1933, passed away on April 14, 2020 with her loving husband, Kenneth Eckstein, at her side. She was 87. Kenneth Cook Eckstein, of Urbana, born on July 17, 1929, joined his loving wife, Alice, in heaven on August 12, 2020. He was 91.

James “Jim” Mudd, 80, of Cerro Gordo passed away peacefully August 6, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.

Sandra Jean Fischer, 62, of Bement, passed away at 6:29 p.m., August 5, 2021, at her residence.

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James W. Matthews, 54, of Rantoul, IL, passed away on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at his residence.

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Edward J. Heidkamp, 76, of Cisco, IL, passed away at 6:53 a.m., August 3, 2021, at Kirby Medical Center, Monticello. 

Michael Edward Bailey, 46, of Monticello, passed away at 10:25 a.m., July 31, 2021 at his residence.

Roscoe M. ‘Ross’ Brady, DDS, 78, of Monticello, IL, passed away on July 31, 2021 at his home. He was born March 20, 1943 in Decatur, IL, the son of Carl and Mabel (Dudley) Brady. 

Michael Tracy, 91, of Ivesale, passed away on Jan. 4, 2021. He is survived by three children: Michael (Katia), Mark (Roxanne) and Mary (Mike); and four grandchildren: Maria, Ronan, Tynan and Caelan; as well as three siblings: James Tracy, Bill Tracy and Bernadette Crowe. He was preceded in

Edward "Ed" Foster, 78, of Dundas, Illinois, died on Friday, July 23, 2021 at his residence. 

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David Lee Lampert, 90, of Monticello, IL., passed away Thursday, June 24, 2021.

Margaret Marie Griffith, born in Bement on January 10, 1926 and passed away on July 20, 2021.

Linda K. Fendley, 73, of Pesotum, passed away at 7:45 a.m., July 20, 2021 at her residence surrounded by family.

Jennie B. Maxwell, 86, of Monticello passed away at 6:25 p.m., July 8, 2021 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Robert Eastham, 84, of Calvert City, KY, formerly of Monticello, IL, passed away Friday, February 12, 2021 at Mercy Health in Paducah.

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Jeffrey P. Ryan, 41, of Monticello, IL, passed away at 7:00 p.m., July 9, 2021 at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

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Richard Dean “Dick” Warner, 85, of Monticello, Illinois passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 5:27 a.m. at Reflections Memory Care in Savoy, Illinois.

Barbara J. Hensley, 92, of Bement, IL., passed away at 7:04 P.M., on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, IL.

John A. “Tony” Rice, 78, of Chicago, a retired Chicago Police Sergeant and Marine, passed away surrounded by his family on June 24, 2021. He was the beloved husband for 54 years to Sandy (Allegretti).

Raymond G. Howland, 90, of Monticello, IL., passed away at 2:55 A.M., on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, IL.

John Joseph Benedino, 89, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 4, 2021, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Champaign, Illinois.

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.

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Robert "Bob" Vincent Brown, 64, of Monticello passed away peacefully Saturday, June 5, 2021 at home.

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.