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.

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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.

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.

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.

Ricky Fayard Sr., 62, of Bismarck died Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at home.

Howard McKellip, 85, of Rantoul died Sunday, March 1, 2020, at home.

Lovilas Davis, 53, of Rantoul died Thursday afternoon, Feb. 20, 2020, at Salem Township Hospital, Salem.

Larry Minniear, 68, of Hixon, Tenn., formerly of Gifford, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

A memorial service for Leslie “Motor” Kuelbs Sr. of Rantoul will be at 5 p.m. Monday, March 9, at Rantoul VFW Post 6750, North Ohio Street. It is open to the public.

Sharon Huls, 75, of Gifford died at 11:25 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at Country Health Care and Rehab, Gifford.

Fairice Unzicker Deffenbaugh, 93, of Fisher died at 2:51 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at Bickford Cottage of Champaign.

Joseph Lamb, 83, of Savoy died at 11:40 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 at Country Health Care and Rehab, Gifford.

Jeffery L. Finis, 54, of Cape Coral, Fla., formerly of St. Joseph, brother of a Paxton resident, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, at home, surrounded by his family.

James “Jim” Barbieur, 87, of Bayles Lake, Loda, formerly of Paxton, died at 10:12 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, at home.

Roger D Toler, 71, of Blountstown, Fla., formerly of Paxton, died Monday evening, Feb. 24, 2020, at home.

Mike Mercer, 72, of Paxton died Feb. 6, 2020, surrounded by family.

Joanne McCoy, 72, of Piper City, mother of a Potomac resident, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, at home.  

William Thomas, 87, of Ludlow died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, at Carle Hospital, Urbana, surrounded by family.  

Jacqulyn Reed, 72, of Penfield died at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, at home.

William J. Atkins, 80, of Paxton, an Armstrong High School graduate, died at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Rosena Brown, 85, of St. Joseph died at 10:55 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 15, 2020) at Accolade Healthcare of Paxton.

Stephanie Sutton-McNutt, 50, of Champaign, a Fisher High School graduate, died suddenly Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020.

Phyllis I. Henegar, 91, of Buckley, mother of a Thomasboro resident, died at 3:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Frederick W. Rick Sturts, 62, of Rantoul, formerly of St. Joseph, died at 11:33 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Evelyn Zehr, 87, formerly of Champaign, widow of a former Ludlow resident, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at Prairie Gardens Assisted Living, Sun Prairie, Wis.

Charles Sweitzer, 79, of Rantoul died at 1 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Carl Fairley, 83, of Paxton died at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at Gulfside Hospice, Zephyrhills, Fla., of complications from a cardiac arrest that occurred Jan. 19.

Jonathan Bruns, 36, of rural Rantoul died at 5:27 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.

Robert Mercer, 72, of Paxton died at 4:40 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 6, 2020) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

James “Mike” Butler, 77, of Gibson City, stepfather of a Fisher resident, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, with his  family at his side.

Erna Bridges, 89, of Paxton died at 4:55 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at Accolade of Paxton Senior Living.