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Area Obituaries

Kirk L. Howell

Kirk L. Howell, 72, of Arthur died on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at his residence. Kirk was born February 19, 1950. He was the son of Richard and Patricia Howell of Arthur.  He is survived by two daughters, Kim (Ed) Roley of Mattoon and Shannon (Steve) Phillips of Neoga; and grandchildren, Lane and Luke Roley,…

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Glenn Miller

Glenn R. Miller, 46, of Arthur, passed away at 10:41 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at his residence. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 5, at the Willard Schrock residence, rural Arthur. Bishop Howard Otto officiated. Burial was in the Otto Cemetery. Visitation was held Thursday, November 3, and Friday, November 4, all at the Willard…

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Gary Thomas

Gary Dale Thomas, 78, of Mattoon, passed away at 9:09 p.m. on Monday, October 31, at Mattoon Health Care and Rehab. Graveside memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16, in the Arcola Cemetery. Terry Davis will officiate. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Gary was born on December 28,…

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Norma Neese

Norma Levetta Neese, 89, of Hindsboro, passed away at 12:15 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at Odd Fellow Rebekah Home in Mattoon. Graveside funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Friday, November 11, in the VanVoorhis Cemetery, Hindsboro. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Norma was born on April 26,…

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Joyce Hemingway

Joyce Lorene Hemingway, 91, of Hindsboro, passed away at 7:21 p.m. on Monday, October 31, 2022, at her residence. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m on Friday, November 11, at the Kemp Church of Christ. Dick Miller will officiate. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service from 12 noon to…

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Ronald Wayne “Ronnie” Robinson

Ronald Wayne “Ronnie” Robinson, 55 of Mattoon, passed away at 5:54 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2022, at his residence. A Celebration of Life open house will be held from 12 noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, at the Mattoon American Legion, 1903 Maple Ave., in Mattoon. Ronnie was born on August 8,…

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Steve Spanhook

Steve Spanhook, 68, of Lincoln, formerly of Arcola, passed away at 11:56 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at his residence. Funeral services were held Monday, November 7, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Burial was in the Arcola Cemetery. The Edwards Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. Steve was born on October 21, 1954, in…

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Sharon Mullins

Sharon Elizabeth Mullins, 74, of Newman, formerly of Atwood, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday evening, Oct 6, 2022, surrounded by her loved ones. Sharon was born March 9, 1948, in Montgomery, W.V., and was married to Cecil Glenn Mullins on Sept. 29, 1964. Cecil (Glenn) survives her, as well as her two daughters, Samantha…

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Susan Snyder

Susan Leigh Snyder was born May 2, 1950, to Harold and Jeannette (Cook) Snyder in Charleston, two minutes before her twin sister, Sheryl. She peacefully passed on October 24, 2022.   Ms. Snyder’s schooling began at the EIU Lab School, and she graduated from Arcola High School in 1968. She graduated from Stevens College with…

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John J. Stutzman

John J. Stutzman, 88, of Arcola, passed away at 2:45 a.m. on Friday, October 28, 2022, at his residence. Funeral services were held Monday, October 31, at the HCK West Building, in Arthur, IL. Bishop Raymond S. Miller officiated. Burial was in the Miller Cemetery in rural Arcola. Visitation was held Saturday, October 29, and…

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