Area Obituaries

Kevin L. Daugherty

Kevin Lee Daugherty, 64, died at 2:54 p.m. Wednesday (April 14, 2021) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Mr. Daugherty was born Nov. 12, 1956, in Marion, Ohio, a son of Lee and Marguerite (Maggie) Daugherty. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jimmy. He had several cousins scattered throughout the…

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Diana L. Metheny

Diana Lynn Metheny, 69, of Tuscola, IL, passed away at 9:22 p.m., Friday, April 16, 2021 at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Care Center, Mattoon, IL  Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, IL with Rev. Les Evans officiating.…

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Mary C. Goodwin

Mary Charlene Goodwin, 89, of Paris, IL formerly of Tuscola, IL passed away at 7:05 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, IL. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 16, 2021 at the Tuscola Church of the Nazarene, 1001 Egyptian Trail in Tuscola, IL.  Rev. Joe…

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Clarence W. Cothron

Clarence Wayne Cothron, 79, of Atwood, passed away at 9:33 p.m., Sunday, April 11, 2021 at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Care Center, Mattoon, IL  Private family services will be held. Burial with military graveside rites accorded will be in the Mackville Cemetery, Atwood, IL.   Wayne was born on May 31, 1941 in Louisiana,…

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Patrick H. Curry

Services for Patrick Howard Curry, 83, of Tuscola, IL were held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 9, 2021 at the First Baptist Church, 231 North Illinois Street, Atwood, IL with visitation two hours before the service at the church. Burial was in the Cartwright Cemetery, Tuscola, IL. Pastor Lanny Faulkner was the minister in charge.…

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Leonard H. Rentz

Leonard Henry Rentz, 84 of Paxton, formerly of Tuscola, passed away at 8:23 a.m. Saturday, April 3, 2021, at his home. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E Pells Street, Paxton with Rev. Debra Domeier officiating.  Burial followed in Tuscola Twp. Cemetery, Tuscola.  …

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Doris E. Bretz

Doris “Dodie” E. Bretz, 86, of Villa Grove died at 10:17 a.m. on Monday, April 5, 2021 at the Carle Foundation Hospital. Dodie was born on July 5, 1934 in Urbana, IL to Ernie and Opal (Burk) Combs.  She married Paul Bretz on January 4, 1953 in Villa Grove. She is survived by three children,…

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Alice J. Felkner

Alice J. Felkner, 93, of Newman died at 12:36 a.m. on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at Arbor Rose of Tolono. Jean was born April 2, 1928 in Scotland, IL the daughter of Ora and Sarah Ella Miller.  She was a wife and homemaker.  She enjoyed camping, baking, embroidering, and visiting with her neighbors.  She was…

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Mabel C. Williamson

Mabel C. Williamson, 92, of Newman passed away at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, April 8 at Newman Rehabilitation Center.  Mabel was born May 29, 1928 in Douglas County, IL, the daughter of Ancil and Shirley (Fogleman) Eastin. She married Isaac Williamson on December 6, 1947. They were married in Tuscola, IL. He preceded her in death…

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Louise J. Schmidt

Louise Jane Schmidt, age 94, died on April 3, 2021 in Champaign, Illinois.  She was born on December 31, 1926 to Frank and Hilda Gallagher of Pesotum.   She married Harold Schmidt on February 23, 1949.  He preceded her in death in 1975.   She is survived by her ten children: Stephen (Eileen), Karen Smith,…

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