Area Obituaries

Janet M. Bartley

Janet M. Bartley, 81, of Tuscola, IL, passed away at 12:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, IL  Visitation was held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2020 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, IL  Mass of Christian Burial was held at…

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Sharon M. Skinner

  Sharon May Skinner, 78, of Villa Grove passed away peacefully in her home on June 30, 2020, surrounded by loved ones. Sharon was born on July 2, 1941, in Dieterich, IL, the daughter of Alfred and Zelda Bohnhoff. She was united in marriage with Donald Skinner on October 5, 1969. She is survived by…

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Debra K. Clark

Debra Kay Clark, 33, of Decatur passed away suddenly Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in Decatur. She was born Dec. 2, 1986, in Urbana to Verl Clark and Kathy Maze. Her father, Verl, survives. Also surviving are her daughters, Elizabeth Kay Nolan, 15, McKenzie Lynn Hays, 10, and Izabella Rose Hays, 6, all of Robinson; her…

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Barbara J. Gibson

Barbara J. Gibson, 84, of Arcola, IL passed away at 3:58 a.m. on Friday, June 19, 2020 at the Odd Fellow Rebekah Home in Mattoon, IL. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 east Main St., in Arcola, IL. Pastor Matt Stump officiated. Burial…

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Laura M. Postlewait Wiese

  Laura M. Postlewait Wiese, 91, of Mattoon, formerly of Tuscola, passed away at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home, Mattoon, IL  Visitation began at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 26, 2020 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, IL with Celebration of Life Services held at…

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Shirley A. Reed

Shirley Ann Reed, 86, of Tuscola, IL, passed away at 9:38 p.m., Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at the Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL.  Celebration of Life Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, IL with the burial following in the Tuscola…

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Pamara J. Ingram

Pamara Jean Ingram, 61, of Arcola, IL passed away at 1:25 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL. Funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main St. in Arcola, IL. Burial followed in the Van Voorhis Cemetery…

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Raymond Z. Kroswek

  Raymond Ziegmont Kroswek, 88, passed away on March 19, 2020 with family by his side at the VA hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was born August 14, 1931, the youngest of 4 children, to Frank and Luella (Zimmer) Kroswek.  “Ray” grew up in Unionville, MI and graduated from Unionville High School in 1948.…

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Josephine A. Phipps

Josephine Ann “Jo Ann” Phipps, 83, of Tuscola, IL, passed away at 1:02 p.m., Sunday, June 14, 2020 at the Tuscola Health Care Center, Tuscola, IL.    Guests were invited to meet at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 18, 2020 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, IL to proceed to the…

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Robert D. Wells

Robert D. Wells, 96, of Camargo, IL passed away at 11:09 P.M. on Monday, June 15, 2020 at his residence. A family graveside service with military rites conducted by the Walter Jones VFW Post 2876 of Villa Grove was held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, 2020 in the Arcola Cemetery. The Rev. Ted…

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