Area Obituaries

Vera J. Nauta

Vera J. Nauta, 75, of Tuscola, died on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Bickford House in Bloomington, IL. Vera was born on August 20, 1945 in Decatur, IL to her parents, Esther (Pogue) and Edward Reynolds. She graduated from Lakeview High School in Decatur in 1963 and received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the…

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Patricia J. Reynolds

Patricia J. “Patty” Reynolds, 86, of Champaign, IL, passed away on Thursday morning, July 22, 2021 at her residence.  Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 31, 2021 at the Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 South Prospect Ave., Champaign, IL with Rev. Dr. Sheryl Palmer officiating. Burial will follow in the…

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Dennis L. Chaplin

Dennis L. Chaplin, 68, of Camargo, IL, passed away suddenly Thursday morning, July 22, 2021 at his residence.  Celebration of Life Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 29, 2021 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, IL with Rev. Duane Piercy officiating.   Visitation will be held from…

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Carl R. Rentz

Carl R. Rentz, 54, of Tuscola, IL, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 23, 2021 at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, Urbana, IL  Graveside Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at the Tuscola Township Cemetery. No Visitation will be held.  Carl was born on November 30, 1966 in Calvert City,…

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James R. Wierman

James R. Wierman, 86, of Atwood, IL, passed away at 1:15 a.m., Friday, July 23, 2021 at the Tuscola Health Care Center.  Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 66 East US Highway 36, Atwood, IL. Burial followed with military graveside rites at the Mackville…

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Ben Ashworth Jr.

Ben Ashworth Jr., 71 of Arcola, IL went to be with Jesus at 4:10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at his residence. A Celebration of Ben’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at Walnut Grove Christian Church. Pastor Steven Stern will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour…

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Carol Y. Schrock

Carol Yvonne Schrock, 67 of Arthur, IL passed away at 7:15 a.m. on Thursday, July 15, 2021. Funeral services were held at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at the HCK West Building, one mile south of Arthur on the county line road. Bishop Harvey Chupp officiated. Burial was in the Otto Cemetery. Visitation…

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James A. Bierman

James A. “Jim” Bierman, 78, of Tuscola, IL, passed away on Friday morning, July 16, 2021 at his residence with his wife, daughter and son-in-law by his side.  Funeral Services were held at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, July 18, 2021 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, IL with Rev. Les Evans…

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Myrna J. Madigan

Myrna Jean (Rochat) Madigan, 82, of Danville, IL formerly of Longview, IL passed away July 8, 2021 at the Odd Fellow – Rebekah Home, Mattoon, IL. Myrna, known as Jean to her very close friends, was born October 13, 1938 in Sullivan, IL to William L. (Bill) Rochat and E. May Rochat.   A private…

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Jean K. Jones

Jean Kennedy Jones died July 10, 2020. Jean was born March 28, 1931 in Tuscola, IL, the daughter of Grace (Thomason) and Martin B Kennedy. She was a member of Forty Martyrs Catholic Church in Tuscola where she was also married to William C. Jones on September 12, 1953. Jean graduated from Tuscola High School.…

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