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Area Obituaries

Lois M. Wilson

Lois M. Wilson, 75, of Villa Grove passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at her home. She was born to Louis and Mary (Tathum) Wengler on October 21, 1946 in Grape Creek, IL.  She married Jerry Wilson on August 5, 1983 in Tuscola. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Wilson; six children, Kyle…

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Sharon Kay (Riddell) Whitmarsh

Sharon Kay (Riddell) Whitmarsh born in Villa Grove, Illinois December 21, 1937 passed away peacefully in Christchurch New Zealand (her home since 1972) on December 16, 2021. She lived a full life with a loving family. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lt. John Charles Dibble; father of Candice Lynn O’Connor (Simon…

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Brian Douglas “Doug” Hawkins

Doug Hawkins of Catlin, IL passed away January 10, 2022 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Doug was born January 13, 1959 in Carmi, IL to Gerald “Jerry” and Phyllis (Murdach) Hawkins. He married Kim DeBose on January 15, 1999.  She survives. Also surviving are his mother, his children, Nicole (Will), Dusty (Tyler), Amber (Kaleb)…

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Katherine Sue (Watkins) Jennings

Katherine Sue (Watkins) Jennings, 77, of Urbana passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at the Carle Foundation Hospital. Katherine was born on June 25, 1944 in Tuscola to Harold and Frances (Melton) Watkins. She married John Jennings on March 8, 1981 in Urbana. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, John Jennings;…

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Kimberly Ann Busboom

Kimberly Ann Busboom, 59 of Royal died at 7:50 p.m. Saturday, January 8, 2022, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 13, 2022, at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Flatville with Rev. James T. Lehmann and Rev. Greg Busboom officiating. Burial will follow in Kopmann Cemetery. Visitation will be from…

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Abigail B. Metheny

Abigail B. Metheny, 48, of Villa Grove passed away on Monday, January 3, 2022 with her loving husband by her side. Abby was born on May 31, 1973 in Quezon City, Philippines to Blomido Sr. and Myrna (Bocalbos) Gose. Sher married Payton Metheny on December 31, 2004 in Villa Grove. She is survived by her…

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Lloyd Arthur Lowder

Lloyd Arthur Lowder, 85, formerly of Atwood, IL passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2021, at his home in North Lauderdale, FL.   Masonic and Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 66 East US Highway 36, Atwood IL.  Burial with military rites accorded…

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Carrel J. Gosnell

Carrel J. Gosnell, 84, of Villa Grove passed away on January 2, 2022 at his residence. Carrel was born on August 30, 1937 in Homer, IL to Charles and Hazel (Taylor) Gosnell.  He married Barbara Anderson on September 29, 1961 in Newman, IL. He is survived by two children, Malinda Gosnell and Janine (Grady) Ramsey;…

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Dale E. Fleming

Dale E. Fleming, 88, of Villa Grove died Saturday (Dec. 25, 2021) at home. Socially-distant graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Friday in Villa Grove Centennial Cemetery. Please wear a mask. Joines Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Due to the pandemic, there will be no luncheon. Dale was born Feb. 13, 1933, on the…

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Denny Burlin Obrecht

Denny Burlin Obrecht, 74, of Tuscola, passed away at his home surrounded by family members on Saturday, January 1, 2022. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 7, 2022 at the Three Hierarchs Greek Orthodox Church, 2010 Three Hierarchs Court, Champaign, IL with Rev. Father Michael Condos officiating. Burial will follow at…

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