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Stephen Lynn VonLanken

Stephen Lynn VonLanken, December 7, 1967 ~ June 15, 2022 (54) Stephen Lynn VonLanken was born December 7, 1967, in Tuscola, Illinois and was a resident of St. Landry. He peacefully passed away on June 15, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. Graveside services were held with full military honors on Saturday, June 18 at…

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Cecilia C. Allen

Cecilia C. Allen, 68, of Urbana died Saturday, June 4, 2022, at home surrounded by her family, following a 3-year battle with cancer. A celebration of her life will be held for her friends and family at a later date. Ceal was born on March 8, 1954, in Tuscola, the fourth child of James L.…

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James F. Conners

James F. Conners, 78, of Vera Beach, FL, went home to be with the Lord on May 28, 2022 at 11:38 PM in Hospice Care. Jim was born on May 13, 1944 in Tuscola, IL. He was a son of Stephen P. and Mayme (Beiler) Conners. He was the grandson of Jake and Lydia (Yoder)…

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Robert L. Schaefer

Robert L. Schaefer passed away on June 11, 2022, five days before his 96th birthday. He was born in Pesotum, IL on June 16, 1926. He is the son of Raymond A. Schaefer and Helen C. (Smith) Schaefer. He was the oldest of three boys, Vernon (Edith) Schaefer (deceased) and Donald (Jackie) Schaefer of Charleston,…

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Delbert Willison

Delbert Willison, 83, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 2:47 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, 2022 in Mattoon, IL. Burial in the Cartwright Cemetery in Tuscola, IL will be held at a later date. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Del was born on August 11, 1938, in Newman, IL, to Sylvan and…

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Dee. L. Liffick

Dee. L. Liffick, age 99, of Oakland, IL, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL. Dee was born August 1, 1922, in rural Westfield, IL, to Aaron L. and Imogene S. (Berry) Liffick. He married Norma J. Jones on November 21, 1946; she preceded him in death. He…

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Barbara A Bowman

Barbara A Bowman, age 84, of Newman, IL died on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at her home in Newman. Barb was born on May 1, 1938, in Hume, IL, Edgar County. She was the fourth child of fourteen children of Warren Newton and Madge (Finney) Taylor. She married Henry “Brownie” Bowman on November 25, 1980.…

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Lisa Ann Sigris

Lisa Ann Sigrist, 55, of Arcola, IL, passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Monday, May 23, 2022, at 6:40 PM, surrounded by her loving family at her home. Lisa was born on July 31, 1966 in Olney, IL, the daughter of Dannie Lee and Eunice Rachel (Pagel) Cox. She was united in…

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Dennis James Ryan

Dennis James Ryan, beloved husband and brother, age 69, of Roswell, New Mexico, (formerly of Tuscola, IL) passed away on January 17, 2022.He was born December 21, 1952, the son of James and Mary Kay Ryan. He married Michele Mazzella on January 26, 1980, and is survived by his wife, Michele Ryan of Roswell, New…

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Donnabelle Maris Nonamaker

Donnabelle Maris Nonamaker of Tuscola, IL passed away peacefully at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, May 29, 2022 at the age of 95 years at the Arcola Health Care Center, Arcola, IL. She was born on November 13, 1926 and raised in Tuscola, IL the youngest of four children. Her parents were Robert and Beulah Campbell Maris.…

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