Area Obituaries

Jane Ochs

Jane Lucy Ochs, 97, Tuscola, passed away at 10:56 a.m., Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the Tuscola Health Care Facility, Tuscola. A Funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Forty Martyrs Catholic Church, 201 E. Van Allen St., Tuscola, with the Rev. Angel Sierra presiding. Burial followed in the Tuscola Township…

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Evelyn Helmuth

Evelyn Faith Helmuth, daughter of Mark N. and Melody Kayla (Brown) Helmuth, was stillborn 10:01 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon. Private funeral services were Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Victory Church in Camargo. The Rev. Duane Piercy officiated. Burial followed in the Hugo Cemetery.

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Sandy Dietz

Sandra Elaine “Sandy” Moran Dietz, 63, of Tuscola, passed away suddenly at 6:55 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2019, at the Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main St., Tuscola, with the Rev. Joseph Carter officiating. Burial will be…

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Harold Bird

Harold Ray Bird, 92, of Decatur, formerly of Atwood, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 at home. Visitation for family and friends was Saturday, March 2, 2019. A service followed at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 66 East Highway 36, Atwood, IL with Pastor Stephen Cantrell officiating. Burial was at the Hammond Cemetery with…

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Faye Teak

Faye Marie Teak, 99, of Tuscola, passed away at 11:15 a.m., Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at the Tuscola Health Care Center, Tuscola. Funeral Services were, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, with the Rev. Ralph Deal officiating. Burial was in the Tuscola Township Cemetery. Visitation was…

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Marie Owen

Marie E. Owen, 89, of Tuscola, passed away at 3:55 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, Urbana. Funeral Services will be held at noon Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, with the Rev. Terri Haas officiating. Burial will follow in…

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Michael Thompson

Michael Wayne Thompson, 38, of Tuscola, passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 at his residence. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 at the Bourbon Baptist Church in Bourbon. The Rev. Dan Fultz officiated. Burial followed in the Bourbon Cemetery. Visitation was prior to the service. The Edwards Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. Michael…

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Carolyn Kleiss

Carolyn Kleiss, 70, of Tuscola, passed away at 1:39 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 at her residence. Graveside services were Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 at the Tuscola Township Cemetery. Father Angel Sierra will officiate. The Edwards Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

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Charles Rodriguez

The Celebrations of Life for Chuck will be as follows: For family and friends in Atlanta, Saturday, April 6 at 3 p.m. at the residence, 2727 Semmes Street, East Point, GA 30344. Chuck loved Atlanta in the springtime, when the Dogwoods and Azaleas were blooming. If he talked to anyone about visiting, he told them…

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John Hoel

John L. Hoel, 72, of Tuscola passed away at 4:02 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at home. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. At John’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral services. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Tuscom Little League of Tuscola.

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