Area Obituaries

Marcella “Nonnie” Bean 

  Marcella “Nonnie” Bean, 100, of Tuscola, IL, passed away at 12:57 a.m., Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at the Tuscola Health Care Center, Tuscola, IL Funeral Services were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, IL with Rev. Les Evans officiating. Burial was…

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Valentine J. “Felty” Kaufman 

  Valentine J. “Felty” Kaufman, 86, of Arcola, IL passed away at 10:37 p.m. on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at his home. Funeral services were held at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at the Richard Gingerich residence, 439 E. CR 200 N., Arcola, IL. Bishop Reuben Kaufman will officiate. Burial will be in the Miller Cemetery. Visitation…

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Wilbur G. Strack

Wilbur G. Strack, 82, of Tuscola, IL, passed away at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, December 28, 2019 at OSF Heart of Mary Hospital, Urbana, IL Funeral Services were held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 2, 2020 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, IL with Rev. Joe Carter officiating. Burial will be…

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Dorothy J. Stirrett 

Dorothy J. Stirrett, 85, of Tuscola, IL, passed away at 3:00 a.m., Thursday, December 26, 2019 at the Odd Fellow Rebekah Home, Mattoon, IL A Memorial Mass was held at 10 a.m., Monday, December 30, 2019 at the Forty Martyrs Catholic Church, 201 East Van Allen Street, Tuscola, IL with Father Angel Sierra officiating. Burial…

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Wendel Goodwin 

Wendel Goodwin, 96, of Palestine, Illinois, died on December 26, 2019, at Timber Creek Village in Robinson, IL. He was born on April 20, 1923, the son of Ray & Mary (Buser) Goodwin, both of whom preceded him in death. He married Ruth Evelyn Espy on June 2, 1946, and she preceded him in death…

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John B. White

John B. White, 91, of Atwood, IL passed away at 9:22 p.m. on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at the Arthur Home. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 30, 2019 at the First Baptist Church, 231 N. Illinois Street in Atwood, IL. Pastor Lanny Faulkner officiated. Burial with Military Rites conducted by the American Legion James…

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Ethel M. Schreiber

Ethel M. Schreiber, 86, of Villa Grove, IL died at 7:52 A.M. Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 4, 2019 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Tri-City County Club in Villa Grove, IL .  Ethel was born November 9, 1933 in Jamestown, ND. …

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Raymond Keith Kingery

Raymond Keith Kingery, 76, of Tuscola, IL, passed away at 9:20 p.m., Friday, December 20, 2019 at the Mattoon Rehab and Health Care Center, Mattoon, IL Graveside services will be held at a later date. Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. Raymond was born on April 16, 1943 in Tuscola, the son…

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Betty Patton

Betty Patton, 93, of Villa Grove died at 5:27 p.m. on December 22, 2019 at Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home in Mattoon, IL.  Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on January 3, 2019 at the Joines Funeral Home, 1375 N St Rt 130, Villa Grove, IL.  Burial will follow at the Villa Grove Cemetery.  Visitation will be held one…

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Bradford Patrick Bissey

  Bradford Patrick Bissey, 54, passed away in Denver, Colorado on October 31, 2019. Brad was born in Tuscola, Illinois on December 6, 1964 to Ira Dale Bissey and Mary Louise (Hazel) Bissey.  He attended Tuscola High School and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a B.A. in Communications. Brad met his husband, Martin Hair, in Chicago. They initially lived in Denver, then Los Angeles then moved back…

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