Obituaries for the week of Sunday, March 17, 2019

LaVonne Cain

LaVonne M. Cain, 90, of Philo, mother of a Penfield resident, died at 5:46 a.m. Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Clark-Lindsey Village, Urbana.Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 21, at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Philo, with the Rev. Keith Walder officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Philo.

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Robert Chester

Robert S. Chester, 78, of Rantoul died Friday March 15, at Carle Hospital, Urbana.No services are planned.He is survived by his daughters, Paula DiAntonia and Rita Chester; two grandchildren, Asia and Brian; and three great-grandchildren.As per his wishes his remains were donated to the Anatomical Gift Association of Illinois for medical research.  

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Melvin Hayn

Melvin Hayn, 85, of Gifford died Saturday, March 16, 2019.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Gifford. Burial will follow in Huls Cemetery.Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at Lux Memorial Chapel.

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Shelbya Lawrence

Shelbya Lawrence, 79, of Lake St. Louis, Mo., formerly of Thomasboro, died Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at home surrounded by her family.Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 18, at Living Lord Lutheran Church, Lake St. Louis, Mo. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Beckman Cemetery, Rantoul.Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church.

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