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Area Obituaries

Max Warf

Max Warf, 86, of Arthur, IL passed away at 8:35 a.m. on Sunday, October 3, 2021, at the Arthur Home. Visitation was held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at the Edwards Funeral Home, masks and social distancing were appreciated. Private funeral services were held on Thursday, October 7, 2021,…

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Doris Smalley

Doris Smalley, 97, of Tolono passed away at 8:39 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 5, 2021) at Arbor Rose, Tolono. Private graveside services will be held. Freese Funeral Home, Tolono, is assisting with arrangements. Mrs. Smalley was born Oct. 16, 1923, in Champaign County, a daughter to Jay and Edna Hartbank, Crannell. She married LeRoy “Hoot” Smalley…

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Catherine L. Fulk

Catherine L. Fulk, 79, of Mattoon died on October 6, 2021 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon. Catherine was born on September 8, 1942 in Mattoon to Lauren and Viola (Calhoun) Spencer.  She married Charles E. Fulk. She is survived by four children, Glen (Jan) VanDyke, Everett VanDyke, Catherine (Roger) Endsley, and Larry…

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Gary J. Chaplin

Gary Joe Chaplin, 80, of Winter Haven, Fla., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, surrounded by his family. Gary was born Jan. 12, 1941, in Tuscola, a son of Everett Roy and Berniece Chaplin. They preceded him in death. Graveside memorial services will be held on Saturday, October 16 at in Tuscola cemetary at…

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Ed Beauchamp

Ed Beauchamp, 76, of Lovington, died at 5:37 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 2021 at his residence. Funeral services were held at noon on Monday, October 11, 2021 at Shrader Funeral Home, 431 S. Vine Street, Arthur, with Pastor Tracy Smith officiating. Burial followed in the Hammond Cemetery. Visitation was held two hours prior to the…

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Robert Cain

Robert ‘Bob’ Sheridan Cain, 88, of Urbana passed away at 5:14 p.m. Monday (Oct. 4, 2021) at home in Urbana. Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana. Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Road, Urbana, is assisting with arrangements. Bob was born Jan. 4, 1933, in Urbana, a son…

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Diane K. Hove

Diane Kay Hove, 76, of Arcola, IL passed away at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 15, 2021 at the Arcola United Methodist Church. Pastor Matt Stump will officiate. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with…

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Connie F. Mefford

Connie Faye Gould Mefford, 80, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 6:03 p.m. on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Tuscola Health Care Center.  Visitation was held from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 4, 2021 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, IL. Services were held at 2:00 p.m.…

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Leonard W. Boerngen

Leonard Wayne Boerngen, 90, of Tuscola, IL, passed away at 2:50 p.m., Thursday, September 30, 2021 at  Carriage Crossing, Arcola, IL  Funeral Services were held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 600 East Northline Road, Tuscola, IL with Pastor Jason Braaten officiating. Burial was in the Tuscola Township Cemetery…

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Kenneth Harshbarger

Kenneth Harshbarger, 85, died June 15, 2014, at his home in New Whiteland, Indiana.  He was a former resident of Atwood, Illinois. Ken was born in Atwood, Illinois on October 13, 1928 to Kenneth Keith and Elsie Mae (Brumfield) Harshbarger.  He graduated from Decatur High School in Decatur, Illinois in 1946.  Ken worked for the…

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