Area Obituaries

C. Dale Hillard

C. Dale Hillard, 80, born in Villa Grove, Illinois, October 16, 1939. Passed peacefully on August 30, 2020 in Chandler, AZ. He graduated from Villa Grove High School in 1957. Earned his Bachelor’s degree in Ministry from Lincoln Christian College in 1961, His Master’s degree in Communications from ASU in 1978.  Dale was Designated Broker…

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Douglas A. Grimm

Douglas A. Grimm, 64, Tuscola (Hugo), IL passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on September 9, 2020 at 11:00 p.m. at Carle Hospital, Urbana, IL.  He was born on April 10, 1956 in Tuscola, IL, the son of Delbert and Lucille (Meinhart) Grimm.   His family included his siblings Richard Grimm (Barb) of…

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Howard E. Connour

Howard E. Connour, 72, of Tuscola, IL, passed away at 8:49 p.m., Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at the Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL  Graveside Services with military rites accorded were held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 12, 2020 at the Tuscola Township Cemetery, Tuscola, IL. Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home is assisting the family with the…

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Marilyn Hood

Marilyn Hood, 67, of Arcola, IL passed away at 12:45 a.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at the Arthur Home. Private family graveside services will be held in the Arcola Cemetery. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Marilyn was born on March 17, 1953 in Tuscola, IL. She was a daughter of Robert…

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Duane Maulding

Duane Maulding, 58 of Mattoon, IL passed away at 8:27 p.m. on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at his residence. Private services will be held at a later date. Duane was born on September 30, 1961 in Tuscola, IL. He was a son of Richard Duane and Linda Lou (Simmons) Maulding. He is survived by one…

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Eric N. Marcrum

Eric N. Marcrum, 32, of Newman, IL died at 9:16 p.m. on September 5, 2020 at Horizon Health in Paris, IL. Eric was born on April 9, 1988 in Champaign, IL to James and Penny (Rund) Marcrum. He is survived by his mother, Penny Marcrum; fiancé, Jacki Graves; one daughter, Jasmine Crosby; two step-children, Cheyenne…

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Marjorie Booth

Longtime Urbana resident and volunteer, Marjorie Booth moved to the DuPage Care Center in Wheaton in October 2014. This is where she passed on Monday (Aug. 31, 2020). She was born on Jan. 14, 1933, to Edward and Emma Wyant Miller. She married Norman Booth on Jan. 17, 1950, in Sidney. Norman passed away Sept.…

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Jason B. Milner

Jason Brandon Milner, 34, of Tuscola passed away at 8:05 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 26, 2020) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.  He was born Oct. 6, 1985, in Champaign, the son of Todd B. and Pamela J. (Sulser) Milner. Survivors include his two sons, Jaxon (7) and Skyler (9) Milner of Tuscola; mother, Pamela Price of…

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Richard W. Burmeister

  Richard Wayne Burmeister, 88, of Urbana passed peacefully at home on Friday (Aug. 28, 2020) and joined his beloved wife, Patricia, forever. A graveside service for the family was held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at Eastlawn Burial Park, Urbana. Face coverings and distancing was requested. Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N.…

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M. Jane Price

M. Jane Price, age 92, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Majestic Care West. Born April 7, 1928 in East Chicago, she was the daughter of Samuel and Effie (Allen) Jorgensen. She graduated from East Chicago Roosevelt High School with the Class of 1946 and attended St. Luke’s Hospital School…

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