Area Obituaries

Gwendolyn J. Pierce

Gwendolyn J. Pierce, 74, of Tuscola, IL passed away at 4:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at her home following a brief illness. There will be no formal services. Gwen was born December 16, 1944 in Tuscola, IL to Philip K. and Ruth (Perkins) Andrews. She married the love of her life, Marion J. Pierce on October 17,…

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Joyce A. Fancher

Joyce A. Fancher, 70 of rural Sadorus, IL, passed away at 6:09 p.m., Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, Urbana, IL Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 18, 2019 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, IL with Pastor Joe Carter officiating.…

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Wanda Lou Brown

Wanda Lou Brown, 91, of Marion, IL died on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. She was born October 16, 1928 in Franklin, IL to Harry and Lucille  (Trambarger) Morrow. She married Paul E. Brown January 1, 1948 in Tuscola, IL. Wanda is survived by her husband, Paul. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two…

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Terry C. Kirk

Terry C. Kirk, 67, of Tuscola, IL passed away at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at his home. Terry was born on July 31, 1952 in Urbana, IL. He was a son of Bonham and Harlene (Griffith) Kirk. He married Nancy (Hayden) Kirk on August 1, 1971. He is survived by his wife, two children, Jeri (Karl)…

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Alice Laurabelle Osborne

Alice Laurabelle (Bradbury) Osborne, 79, of Villa Grove, IL passed away November 11, 2019 at her home. Visitation was held form 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday November 15 at the United Methodist Church in Villa Grove. Funeral Services were held Saturday at 10:00 am at the United Methodist Church in Villa Grove with…

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Barbara “Bobbie” A. Hilligoss

Barbara “Bobbie” A. Hilligoss, 63, of Windsor, IL passed away at 5:37 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the Shelbyville Manor in Shelbyville, IL.   Bobbie was born on November 14, 1955, in Shelbyville, the daughter of James and Monte Marie (Furr) Hart.  She and Floyd Hilligoss were united in holy matrimony on July…

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Allen L. Hochstetler

Allen L. Hochstetler, 60, of rural Arcola, IL passed away at 12:55 a.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at his residence. Funeral services were held at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the Richard Gingerich residence, 439 E. CR 200 N., Arcola, IL. Bishop Jeffrey Alan Miller will officiate. Burial was in the…

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Phyllis J. Kleiss

Phyllis J. Kleiss, 89, of Tuscola, IL, passed away surrounded by loved ones at 7:01 a.m., Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Carriage Crossing, Arcola, IL Services celebrating her life were held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, IL with Father Angel Sierra officiating.…

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Brett Tyler Kellems

  Brett Tyler Kellems, 33, of Villa Grove went to be with Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 5:28 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 23, 2019) surrounded by close family and friends. He is the son of the late Albert L. Kellems and Tina L. Kellems of Villa Grove. Brett was born April 11, 1986, at Carle Foundation…

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Raymond Roscoe Randell

  Raymond Roscoe Randell, known to all as Roscoe, returned home to be with his Savior on Sunday, September 15, 2019.  He was 89 years old.  Born and raised on a farm in rural Tuscola, IL on March 11, 1930, Dr. Randell was a retired University of Illinois Professor of Extension Entomology, Roscoe left this…

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