Obituaries for the week of Sunday, October 26, 2014

James Cornelius

James Cornelius, 50, of Rantoul died at 8:54 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29,  at Anderson Funeral Home,  427 E. Main St., Hoopeston, with the Rev. Micah Mobley officiating. Burial will follow in Rankin Union Cemetery in Rankin.

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Emily "Montrose" Divan

Emily “Montrose” Divan, 95, of Potomac died at 1:08 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Country Health Care and Rehab in Gifford, surrounded by her friends and family.A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Wolfe-Blurton Funeral Chapel in Potomac, with the Rev. Dennis Divan officiating. Burial will follow in Partlow Cemetery.

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Clifford Foster

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Clifford D. Foster, 93, a lifelong Paxton farmer, died at 6:16 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Christian Life Church, 300 N. Maplewood Drive, Rantoul, with the Rev. Barry Hinkle and the Rev. John Bonacorsi officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cemetery, Paxton, with military funeral honors.

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Winnie Goode

Winnie P. Goode, 96, of Paxton, formerly of Farmer City, died at 5:20 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at Paxton Health Care and Rehab Center, Paxton.Graveside memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City. The Rev. Mike Jenkins will officiate. There will be no visitation.

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Alice Hunter

Alice Hunter, 71, of Moweaqua, mother of a Rantoul resident, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Imboden Creek Living Center, Decatur.Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at First United Methodist Church of Moweaqua. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Moweaqua.Visitation will be from 5-8  p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the church.

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Lois Kiest

Lois L. Kiest, 95, of Urbana, formerly of Sidney, mother of a Fisher resident, died at 12:40 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Champaign County Nursing Home, Urbana.Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Freese Funeral Home, Sidney, with burial to follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Sidney, with Rev. Ken Young officiating.  

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Albert 'Merle' Lundeen

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Albert “Merle” Lundeen, 87, of Paxton died at 7:35 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Illinois Knights Templar Home, Paxton.

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Patricia Patterson

Patricia “Pat” Patterson, 61, of Las Vegas, formerly of Rantoul, died Oct. 14, 2014.Services were held in Las Vegas.Mrs. Patterson was born Aug. 3, 1953, in Rantoul, a daughter of Barney and Martha (Baker) Grill. She married the love of her life, Dave, June 15, 1991, at St Christopher Catholic Church in North Las Vegas. He survives.

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Frances Rodgers

Frances E. Rodgers, 94, of Rantoul died Thursday evening, Oct. 23, 2014, at home.Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday at Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 E. Grove Ave., Rantoul. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.Visitation was for one hour prior to the services.

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Caroline Scalzo

Caroline Scalzo, 83, of Urbana, mother of a Rantoul resident, died at 2:34 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.There will be no public services.Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Road, Urbana, is in charge of arrangements.

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Lelah Seim

Lelah I. Seim, 89, of rural Dewey died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at home.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Pontoppidan Lutheran Church, rural Elliott, with the Rev. Priscilla Geerdes officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the church cemetery.

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Jeffrey Wilson

Jeffrey R. Wilson, 58, of Paxton died at 3:24 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City.Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Paxton Church of Christ, 400 W. Ottawa Road, with the Rev. Barry Hinkle and Mike Adwell officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cemetery, Paxton.

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