Area Obituaries

Willis Yoder

Willis O. Yoder, 74, of Tuscola, passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at Prairie Rose Health Care Center in Pana. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the Arthur Mennonite Church, 710, East Park Street in Arthur. The Rev. Glen Rhodes will officiate. Burial will follow in the…

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Ralph Oakley

Ralph Madison Oakley Jr., 74, of Zionsville, Ind., passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Hoosier Village. Family and friends will gather Friday, May 24, 2019 for a memorial service at 3 p.m. at Simplicity Funeral and Cremation Care, 125 W. Sycamore St. Zionsville, IN 46077. He will be laid to rest in Tuscola. In…

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Jim Hilligoss

Jim K. “Hilly” Hilligoss, 78, of Auburn, formerly of Tuscola, passed away at 12:55 a.m., Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. Masonic Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola. Graveside Services will follow in the Tuscola Township…

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Sharon Hart

Sharon M. Hart, 71, of Tuscola, passed away at 4:08 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main St., Tuscola. Burial will follow in the Tuscola Township Cemetery, Tuscola. Visitation will…

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Daniel Sisk

Daniel Wayne Sisk, 54, of Arcola, died at 1:13 a.m. Monday, April 29, 2019 at Arcola Health Care. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Shrader Funeral Home, 204 N. Locust Street, Arcola, with visitation from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Danny was born Dec. 23, 1964 in Tuscola, the…

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Darcy Strack

Darcy Elizabeth Strack, 50, of Urbana, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019, in Urbana. She was born April 7, 1969 in Urbana, the daughter of John and Judy Hanners Strack. She is survived by her father, John and Jeanne Strack of Ivesdale, her mother, Judy and Clayton Harriss of Tuscola, her brother, Darin Strack…

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Royalene Toombs

Royalene A. (Metz) Toombs, 89, of Fairbury, formerly of Forrest, Mahomet, and Camargo, Illinois, passed away at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury, Illinois. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 26, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home,100 W. Maple Street, in Fairbury.   In lieu…

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Diana Stone

Diana L. Stone, 72, of Newman, formerly of Tuscola, passed away at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the Newman Rehab & Health Care Center, Newman. Services will be held at a later date. Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola, is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared via hilligossshraderfh.com.

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Helen Sanderson

Helen M. Sanderson, 88, of Tuscola, passed away at 1:55 p.m., Sunday, April 21, 2019 at home surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, with Rev. Justin Snider officiating. Burial will follow at the Bourbon…

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George Peters

George Henry Peters, 76, of Urbana, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at his home. He was born March 30, 1943 in Urbana, a son of George and Virginia Peters. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola. Memorial Services…

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