Obituaries for the week of Sunday, April 13, 2014

Maxine Burke

Maxine Burke, 81, of Champaign, sister of a Rantoul resident, died Monday, April 14, 2014.At her request, no services will be held.Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Champaign-Urbana Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.Ms. Burke was born May 13, 1932, in Champaign, a daughter of Roy and Mae (Stacey) Hatfield.

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K. Delbert Busey

K. Delbert Busey, 74, of Georgetown, brother of three Rantoul residents, died at 7:55 a.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Bethel Baptist Church, Georgetown, with the Rev. Gerald McPhillips officiating. Burial will be in Georgetown Cemetery.

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Elinor Cummings

Elinor (Shields) Cummings, 80, of rural Dewey, died at 12:41 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, after a brief illness surrounded by her family on the same farm where she was born and raised.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 21, at First Christian Church, 3601 S. Staley Road, Champaign. The Rev. Tim Barber will officiate. Burial will be in Willowbrook Cemetery, Fisher.

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Thelma Flesner

Thelma E. Flesner, 87, of Paxton died at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at her home.A private family service will be held at a later date.  Baier Family Funeral Services, Paxton is in charge of arrangements.Ms. Flenser was born Feb. 14, 1927, in Woodville, Texas, a daughter of Ernest and Mary Watson Baggerly.

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Charles "Perry" Herbert

Charles “Perry” Herbert, 61, of Rantoul died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Helia Healthcare, Champaign.Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 E. Grove Ave., Rantoul. 

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Linda Johnson-Smith

Linda Johnson-Smith, 60, of Urbana, stepmother of a Thomasboro resident, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at her home.Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Renner-Wikoff Chapel & Crematory, Urbana. A repass luncheon will follow the service at the Elks Lodge, 903 N. Dunlap Ave., Savoy, at 3 p.m.

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Darlene Martin

Darlene Martin, 91, of Rantoul died during the early morning hours Monday, April 14, 2014.Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 21, at St. Malachy Catholic Church, Rantoul. The Rev. Joseph Donton will officiate. Burial will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rantoul.Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. Monday at Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 E. Grove Ave., Rantoul.

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Darlene Martin

Darlene Martin, 91, of Rantoul died Monday, April 14, 2014, at Country Health Care and Rehab, Gifford.Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 E. Grove Ave., Rantoul. 

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Wanda Merlo

Wanda Merlo, 82, of Urbana, sister of a Dewey resident, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at home.Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Eastlawn Cemetery, Urbana, with her daughter, Cindi Adkins, officiating.There will be no public visitation.Renner-Wikoff Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

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Annetta Osterbur

Annetta L. Osterbur, 92, of Gifford died at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at at the Country Health Care and Rehab Center, Gifford, surrounded by family and friends.Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at St. John Lutheran Church, Royal. The Rev. Jay Johnson will officiate. Burial will follow in Kopmann Cemetery.

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Aaron White

Aaron White, 43, of Rantoul died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Asta Care Center, Paxton.No services will be held. Ashes will be buried at a later date.Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 E. Grove Ave., Rantoul, is in charge of arrangements. 

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Sue Withers

Sue Withers, 52, of Potomac died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her home, surrounded by friends and family.Funeral services were held at 7 p.m. April 16 at Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551, Rantoul. The Rev. Lisa Wiedman officiated.Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. April 16 at Lux Memorial Chapel.

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