Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Ronald C. Whaley, 62, of Rantoul died April 8, 2020, at home, surrounded by his daughters.

Barbara Barre, 80, of Charleston and formerly of Pesotum, sister of a Fisher resident, died Wednesday, April 8, 2020).

Barbara Atkins Chaffee, 70, of Boswell, Ind., formerly of Penfield, died at 8:23 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2020.

James Walker, 93, formerly of Lincoln, died at 4:56 a.m. Friday, April 10, 2020, at Accolade Healthcare of Paxton on Pells.

Gwelda P. Osterbur, 87, of Ogden, sister of an Armstrong resident, died at 6:28 a.m. Thursday, April 9, 2020, at home.

Helen M. Roark, 95, of St. Joseph died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at Country Health & Rehab, Gifford. She was surrounded by her son, Joe, and daughter-in-law, Geni.

The Rev. Dr. Phenues Bush, 85, of Champaign, organizer of a Rantoul church, died at 11 a.m. March 28, 2020.

Ruth (McConnell) Short, 95, of Fisher died March 26, 2020.

Rosita Miller, 53, of Paxton died at 8:20 a.m. Saturday, April 4, 2020, at Accolade Healthcare, Paxton.

William “Bill” Williams, 70, of Rantoul died at 5:09 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2020, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

James Logan Jr., 70, of Danville, brother of a Rantoul resident, died Saturday, April 4, 2020, at North Logan Manor Nursing Home, Danville.

Helen Creighton, 97, of Armstrong died at 4:52 a.m. Monday, March 30, 2020, at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, in Urbana.

Richard Harper, 79, of Champaign, father of a Rantoul resident, died at 1:20 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2020, at home.

Ronald R. Harsha, 83, of Gibson City, father of a Foosland resident, died at 9:42 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at home.

Jerry D. Blackburn, 81, of Paxton, father of a Rantoul resident, died Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Accolade Healthcare on Pells in Paxton.

Patricia Crandall, 86, of Rantoul died Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Cleo "Fred" Simpson, 80, of Champaign, father of a Rantoul resident, died Friday, March 27, 2020, at home. 

Clarence Haubner, 83, of Urbana, father of a Thomasboro resident, died at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at Champaign Urbana Nursing & Rehab, Savoy.

Naoma “Dolly” DeWitt, 84, of Rantoul died in the early morning hours of Friday, March 27, 2020,  at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, Urbana.

Ruth Short, 95, of Urbana, formerly of Fisher, died at 10:05 a.m. Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Amber Glen Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, Urbana.

Robert Johnson, 82, of Rantoul died at 5:38 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at Champaign Urbana Nursing & Rehab, Savoy.

Erika A. Loeschen, 86, of Paxton died at 10:02 a.m. Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Country Health nursing home, Gifford.

John W. Mast, 71, of Mahomet, father of a Rantoul resident, died at 4:12 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2020, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Terry (Reisner) Gravely of Homer, 68, sister of a Foosland resident, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2020), at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

Renee Whitfield, 63, of Rantoul died at 10:25 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2020, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Rodney R. Buhr, 60, of Decatur, formerly of Gifford, died Friday, March 20, 2020, in Hickory Point Christian Village, Forsyth.

Marlin W. “Marlie” Luhrsen, 90, a lifelong Buckley resident, brother of a Paxton resident, died at 10:08 a.m. Monday, March 23, 2020, at home.

Nancy Zahrn, 76, of Mattoon, stepmother of a Fisher resident, died at 1:05 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon.

Karna (Peterson) Hendershott, 82, of Champaign, a native of Paxton, died Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Savoy.

Marilyn Jean Svahula, 89, of Rantoul died early Friday morning. March 13, 2020, at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, Urbana.

Robert H. “Bob” Nielsen, 78, of Paxton died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at home.

Carolyn Daniels Carter, 85, of Paxton died at 10:40 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2020, at home.

Doris Reynolds, 81, of Farmer City, mother of a Rantoul resident, died at 8:48 p.m. Monday, March 9, 2020, at home.

Dr. Marianne (Whowell) Fayos, 88, died Monday, March 2, 2020, surrounded by her children, in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Mary Stallone, 89, of Paxton died Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Larry E. Carter, 78, of Spartanburg, S.C., formerly of Paxton, died Monday,March 2, 2020.

Peggy Lou Rose, 84, of Williamsport, Ind., formerly of Armstrong, died at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at Franciscan Health, Lafayette, Ind.

Joe Pearson, 80, a resident of Forres, Scotland, formerly of Rantoul, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020.

Vernon Loeschen, 84, of Paxton died at 8:14 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2020, at home.

Bernard L. (Ben) Emkes, 98, of Seymour, Ind., a native of Rantoul, died at 12:55 a.m. March 1, 2020.