Area Obituaries

Cindy L. Simpson

Cindy L. Simpson of Camargo gained her angel wings and was reunited with her late husband, Michael “Mike” Simpson, and their beloved dog, Maddie, on Tuesday (July 14, 2020). Cindy was born on Nov. 14, 1956, to Donald Daniell and Peggy Daniell in Charleston, Ill. She lived many years as a child in Wilmington. Cindy…

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Jean C. Woods

Jean Chesnut Woods, 93, of Tuscola, formerly of Chrisman and Westville, passed away at 11:31 a.m., Saturday, March 21, 2020 at her residence. Graveside Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 25, 2020 at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Indianola, IL. Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Celeste “Dolly” Painter

Celeste “Dolly” Painter, 79, of Villa Grove passed away at 4:32 p.m. Sunday (July 12, 2020). A private family service and burial was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Joines Funeral Home, Villa Grove, and Locust Grove Cemetery, Philo, with Pastor John Kraps officiating. Online condolences may be shared at joinesfuneralhome.com/obituary/Celeste-Painter. Dolly was born on…

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James C. Elder

The Rev. James Cloyd Elder, 80, died Monday (July 13, 2020) at Carle Foundation Hospital’s Hospice Care in Urbana, surrounded by family. Born June 5, 1940, in Urbana, he was the son of the late Obel and Daisy (Cloyd) Elder. He grew up in Villa Grove and graduated from Villa Grove High School in 1958.…

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Steven R. Goodwin

Steven Ray Goodwin, 56, of Camargo, IL, passed away on Wednesday morning, July 8, 2020 at his residence.  Steve was born on August 4, 1963 in Tuscola, IL, the son of Joe Raymond and Rita Jean Stabler Goodwin. They both have preceded him in death.  Survivors include his sisters: Carmen Goodwin and Marcia Rene’ Hunt,…

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Norma L. Phillips

Norma L. Phillips, 91, of Champaign, formerly of Pesotum, passed away at 5 a.m. Friday, July 17, 2020, at Champaign Rehab, Champaign. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2020, at Tuscola Township Cemetery, Tuscola, with Pastor Matt Montgomery officiating. Freese Funeral Home, Tolono, is assisting with arrangements. Mrs. Phillips was born Jan.…

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Nancy Mathias

Nancy Mathias, 67 of Arcola, IL passed away at 3:05 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL. Private family services were held on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at the First Christian Church in Arcola, IL. Burial was in the Arcola Cemetery. Memorial service will be held at a later…

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Lola A. Brewer Nowning

Lola A. Brewer Nowning, 99, formerly of Villa Grove, Illinois, died Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home.  She was born in Tuscola, Illinois on December 20, 1920 and was the second of ten children born to the late Ray Otis and Ima Jane (Austen) Navel.   She was raised in Tuscola, Illinois…

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Jerry Otto Jr.

Jerry Otto Jr., 82, of Arcola, IL passed away at 1:20 a.m. on Wednesday, July 08, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL. Funeral services were held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the HCK west building, one mile south of Arthur, IL. Bishop Ervin Miller officiated. Burial was in the…

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Betty J. (Davis) Reinerio

Betty J. (Davis) Reinerio, wife of the late Donald Reinerio, passed away Friday, July 3, 2020, after a short illness near family in Schaumburg, Illinois. Betty was born in Clinton, Indiana, to the late John and Martha Davis. She graduated from Clinton High School where she met her future husband, Don. They both graduated from…

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