Area Obituaries

Anna Lois Watson

Anna Lois Watson, 97, formerly of Arthur, IL passed away on December 2, 2019 at Briarcleffe Gardens in Johnston, RI. Private family graveside services will be held at a later date in Lake Fork Cemetery in Atwood, IL. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting the family. Lois was born on November 15, 1922 in Sullivan, IL. She was…

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Douglas E. Klay

Douglas E. Klay, 63, of Tuscola, IL, passed away on Monday, December 9, 2019 at his residence. Funeral Services were held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 13, 2019 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 66 East US Highway 36, Atwood, IL with Rev. Don Gerkin officiating. Burial will follow in the Arthur Cemetery, Arthur, IL…

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Helen Louise Ulrey Hurt    

 Helen Louise Ulrey Hurt, 91, most recently of Tuscola, Illinois, died on Friday, December 6, 2019, at Reflections Memory Care in Savoy, Illinois. She was born September 10, 1928, in Shelbyville, Illinois, the daughter of Mary Purcell Ulrey and Wayne Ulrey. Helen married Gerald Hurt, her loving husband of over 69 years, on April 28,…

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Tammy Sue Uptmor

Tammy Sue Uptmor, 56, of Villa Grove died at 5:15 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at the Joines  Funeral Home in Villa Grove.  Tammy was born August 3, 1963 in Champaign to Neil and Ellenor (Naive) Fieldbinder. …

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M. Sue York

M. Sue York, 86, of Murphysboro, Illinois, passed away on December 3, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. Sue was born on June, 2, 1933 in Tuscola, Illinois.  She graduated from Tuscola High School in 1951.  She married Byron York on November 26, 1955. They celebrated their 64th anniversary this November.  She attended Milliken University and…

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Betty L Hancock

Betty L Hancock, 79, of Villa Grove died at 9:45 p.m. Monday (Dec 2, 2019)  Graveside funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec 8, in the Villa Grove Cemetery.  Pete Lake will officiate.   Joines Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.   Mrs. Hancock was born Feb 13, 1940 in Kentucky, a…

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Curtis L. Atteberry

Curtis L. Atteberry, 85 of Arcola, IL passed away at 6:27 a.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2019 in Arcola, IL. The visitation was held on Monday, November 25, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main, Arcola, IL. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at…

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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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