Obituaries for the week of Sunday, November 23, 2014

Jo Ann Beazly

Jo Ann M. Beazly, 72, of Bellflower, sister of several area residents, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Heritage Health, Gibson City.

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Olive Bertram

Olive L. Bertram, 86, of Knoxville, formerly of the Melvin and Roberts area, died at 2:10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at the Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville.A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at Roberts United Methodist Church, Roberts, with the Rev. Stanley Rapp officiating. Burial followed in Lyman Township Cemetery, Roberts.

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Marjorie Camp

Marjorie (Gilbreath) Camp, 90, formerly of Armstrong, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at Carle Hospital, Urbana.A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at Wolfe-Blurton Funeral Chapel, Potomac, with Dr. Judy Ridlen officiating.Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  

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Warren "Lee" Darling

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Warren “Lee” Darling, 63, of Thomasboro died at 3:20 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at home.Funeral services were at noon Nov. 19 at Owens Funeral Home, Champaign. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana, and military rites were accorded.Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 18 at Owens Funeral Home in Champaign.

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Edward Eichner Sr.

Edward Eichner Sr., 72, of Paxton died at 7:04 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.A private memorial service will be held at a later date.Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E. Pells St., Paxton, is in charge of arrangements. 

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Harriette King Maish

Harriette King Maish, 84, of Rantoul died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at home.Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Christian Life Church, Rantoul, followed by interment at Glen Cemetery in Paxton.Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the church.Lux Memorial Chapel in Rantoul is in charge of arrangements.

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Frederic Mansfield Jr.

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Frederic E. Mansfield Jr., 85, of Champaign, died at 5:35 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14, at Heartland Health Care Center, Champaign.His funeral was held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 19, at Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church, Champaign. Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, Champaign, was in charge of arrangements.

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Carolynne McConnell

Carolynne McConnell, 73, died Thursday, Nov. 13, at North Logan Health Care in Danville.A celebration of life memorial service for was held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Union Corner Methodist Church with the Rev. Patti Wise officiating.Ms. McConnell was born May 28, 1941, in Danville, a daughter of Richard and Edythe Hayes McConnell.

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Charles Oathout

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Charles Oathout, 97, of Cissna Park, brother of Rantoul and Dewey residents, died at 6:57 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Illinois Knights Templar Home, Paxton.

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Mike Penicook

William J. “Bill” Penicook, 78, of Champaign, formerly of Wellington, father of a Paxton resident, died at 4:31 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, of complications from congestive heart failure at his home surrounded by his family.

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Eva Pruitt

Eva A. Pruitt, 78, of Homer, brother of two area residents, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Tolono.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at Freese Funeral Home, Sidney, with the Rev. Mike Frazier officiating.  Burial will be in GAR Cemetery, Homer.Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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Toki Ruhl

Toki O. Ruhl, 91, of Savoy died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Country Health Nursing Home in Gifford.Private services will be held. Sunset Funeral Home, 710 N. Neil St., Champaign, is in charge of arrangements.

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James Stevens

James R. Stevens, 62, of Champaign, brother of a Thomasboro resident, died at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Champaign County Nursing Home, Urbana.Owens Funeral Home conducted a graveside funeral service at 1 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana.Mr. Stevens was born Nov. 7, 1952, in Albany, Ga., a son of James and Catherine (Gilbert) Stevens.

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Daryl Swan

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Daryl D. “Whitey” Swan, 76, of Paxton died at 3:25 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at Illinois Knights Templar Home, Paxton.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at American Lutheran Church, 500 Church Drive, Rantoul, with the Rev. Jeffray Greene officiating Burial will follow in Glen Cemetery, Paxton.

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W. Jim Tarter

M. Jim Tarter, 61, of Alvin, father of two Rantoul residents, died at 5:03 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at his home.A celebration of Mr. Tarter’s Life was held at noon Saturday at Wolfe-Blurton Funeral Chapel in Potomac, with the Rev. Debra Harris officiating. Burial was in Collison Cemetery.Visitation was from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the funeral home.  

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Elisabeth Westjohn

Elisabeth M. Westjohn, 92, of Mount Zion, formerly of Tolono, mother of a Thomasboro resident, died at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014).

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Lloyd Ziehr

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Lloyd E. Ziehr, 93, of Paxton, died at 3:16 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Heartland Health Care Center of Paxton.A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at Glen Cemetery in Paxton with military honors accorded by the Paxton American Legion Prairie Post 150. Baier Family Funeral Services in Paxton is handling arrangements.

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