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Willie Virginia Bellamy, 83, of Champaign, formerly of Gifford, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, at Champaign County Nursing Home.A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, a Blurton Funeral Home, Potomac, with the Rev. Sally Swaim officiating. Burial will follow in Partlow Cemetery.
Christine D. Boma, 95, of Rantoul, former long-time resident of Piper City, died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, at Katy’s Cottage, Rantoul. Her funeral Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Piper City, with the Rev. Raed Bader celebrating the Mass. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Piper City.
Juanita (Hooper) Busboom, 84, formerly of Rantoul/Gifford, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Mesa, Ariz.A family memorial will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 17 at Keesee ChurchCemetery in Marion County, Ark.Mrs. Busboom was born May 29, 1931, in Rantoul, a daughter of Elsa and George Hooper. She married Edward T. Busboom May 6, 1949, at American Lutheran Church in Rantoul.
Jacky “Old Man” Coffey, 65, of Hoopeston, formerly of Potomac, died at 12:25 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at home.A celebration of his life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at Blurton Funeral Home, Potomac, with the Rev. Dan Mikel officiating. Burial will follow in Potomac Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Rush “Ladi” Kracman, 82, of Compromise Township died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.There will be a celebration of life service scheduled at a later date. Ashes will be buried in Wells Cemetery, Penfield.Lux Memorial Chapel, Rantoul, is in charge of arrangements.
Joyce M. Palmer, 57, of Rankin, sister of a Rantoul resident, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.Funeral services will be at noon Thursday, Oct. 8, at Owens Funeral Home, 101 N. Elm St., Champaign. Burial will be private.Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday at the funeral home.
Mildred (Coffey) Pasley, 93, of Mahomet died Wednesday morning, Oct. 7, 2015, at Country Health Nursing Home, Gifford.Celebration of life services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at Mahomet United Methodist Church. The Rev. John K. McIntosh will officiate. Interment will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign.
Robert “Russ” Read, 54, of O’Fallon, formerly of the Rantoul area, died at 1:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015,. in Panama City, Fla.Kent Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 2403 Harrison Ave., Panama City, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Sandra “Jill” Russell, 65, of Gifford died at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015.There will be a gathering of friends and family from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 E. Grove Ave., Rantoul.Mrs. Russell was born May 27, 1950, in Indianapolis, a daughter of Roy and Wilma (Sumner) Mitchell. She married Steve Russell May 31, 1969, in Tuscola. He survives.
James James Turner Jr., 3 months, died Monday, Oct. 5, 2015.Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rantoul. The Rev. Joseph Donton officiated.Lux Memorial Chapel, Rantoul, was in charge of arrangements.