Obituaries for the week of Sunday, July 27, 2014

Damian Apke

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Damian Joseph “Joe”/”Spud” Apke, 73, of Effingham, brother of a Fisher resident, died at 8:11 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon, surrounded by his family.A celebration of his life will begin at 1 p.m. Aug. 23, with a graveside memorial service at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lincoln.

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Edward Bermingham

Edward J. Bermingham, 65, of Thomasboro died Tuesday evening, July 29, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.There will be a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at St. Malachy Catholic Church, Rantoul. The Rev. Joseph Donton will officiate. Burial of ashes will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.Lux Memorial Chapel, Rantoul, is in charge of arrangements.

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Gary Brown

Gary L. Brown, 63, of Monticello, brother of a Rantoul resident, died at 4 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at his residence.A service to honor his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello, with the Rev. Steve Ingram officiating. Interment will be in Bement Township Cemetery.Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

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Everett Bushue

Everett Bushue, 62, of Rantoul died Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at home.There will be no services.Lux Memorial Chapel, Rantoul, is in charge of arrangements.Mr. Bushue was born Aug. 15, 1951, in Montrose, a son of Everett and Catherine (McKinney) Bushue.

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Jean Flynn

Jean A. Flynn, 74, of Rantoul died Wednesday evening, July 30, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital, surrounded by her family.There will be a gathering of family and friends from 3-5 p.m Saturday, Aug. 2, at Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 E. Grove Ave., Rantoul.

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Ethel Hardig

Ethel Hardig, 55, of Mount Vernon, sister of Rantoul and Paxton residents, died at 4:48 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at home.  In accordance with the wishes of Ms. Hardig, cremation rites will be accorded and no public services will be held.  Osborn Funeral Home in Dix is in charge of arrangements.

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Robert Martin

Robert E. “Bob” Martin, 58, of Rantoul died Friday evening, July 25, 2014, at Presence Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, at Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 E. Grove Ave., Rantoul. Burial will follow in East Lawn Cemetery, Urbana.Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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Robert Parrish

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Robert E. Parrish, 85, of Danville, brother of a Penfield resident, died at 1:35 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at home.Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 31, at Hope United Church of Christ, 23334 State Route 49, Armstrong, with the Rev. Frank Hoss officiating.

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James Warner

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James F. Warner, 82, of Thomasboro died Friday evening, July 25, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.There will be a gathering time of friends and family from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 E. Grove Ave., Rantoul.   

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Lance Waters

Lance Waters, 29, of Urbana, grandson of two Gifford residents, died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014, at home.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 31, at Freese Funeral Home, 302 E. Grand Ave., St. Joseph, with the Rev. James Lehmann officiating. Burial will be in Yearsley Cemetery, Urbana.Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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