Obituaries for the week of Sunday, December 4, 2016

Phyllis Anderson

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PAXTON — Phyllis J. “Mickey” Anderson, 90, of Paxton, passed away at 11:22 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at Heartland Healthcare Center in Paxton.

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Edith Bender

PAXTON — Edith N. Bender, 94, of Paxton, died at 5:07 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at her residence.Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the First United Methodist Church in Paxton, with the Rev. John Hauck officiating. Burial will be in Glen Cemetery in Paxton. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the church.

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Kenneth Caisse

PAXTON — Kenneth “Kenny” Caisse, 65, of Paxton, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at his home in Paxton. A memorial visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the Knapp-Miller Funeral Home in Paxton.  Private services for the family will be held at a later date.

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Raymond Cleary

PAXTON — Raymond Paul Cleary, 55, of rural Paxton, died at 11:28 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at Heartland Healthcare Center in Paxton.

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Forrest Coleman

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LODA — Forrest Quentin Coleman, 84, of Loda, passed away on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at the Illinois Knights Templar Home in Paxton. He was born July 24, 1932, in Wolfpit, Ky., the son of Willard and Ocie Rowe Coleman. They preceded him in death, in addition to three brothers and one sister.

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Russell Courtney

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LODA — Russell Lee Courtney Sr., 75, of Loda, passed away at 5:55 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at the Mid-Pinellas Care Center in Pinellas Park, Fla.

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Betty Dow

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GIBSON CITY — Betty Mae Dow, 81, of Fisher, died at 11:07 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at the Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City.Visitation will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City, with a celebration of life service following at 5 p.m. 

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Mary Fischer

GIBSON CITY — Mary Fischer, 73, of Gibson City, died at 7:25 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City.A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City is in charge of arrangements.

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Suzanne Muehlenpfort

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MELVIN — Suzanne C. Siems Muehlenpfort, 91, of Melvin, died at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at Paxton Healthcare & Rehab.

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Christena Owen

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GILMAN — Christena Rae “Chris” Owen, 69, of Gilman, died at 11:24 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at Rush Medical Center in Chicago following a sudden illness.

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Earl Pruitt

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PAXTON — Earl J. Pruitt, 90, of Paxton, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at his home. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Paxton, with Father Thomas Theneth officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Cemetery in Paxton. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at the Knapp-Miller Funeral Home in Paxton.

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Marvin Rahn

DANFORTH — Marvin A. Rahn, 87, of Danforth, a former longtime Chebanse resident and the father of a Thawville resident, died on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at Presence St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee, following a lengthy illness.

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Edith Stuckey

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PIPER CITY — Edith Katherine Stuckey, 93, of Urbana, died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.  Friends may meet with the family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at the Reilly-Redenius Funeral Home in Piper City. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. Private inurnment will be at the Brenton Cemetery, Piper City. 

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Raymond Young

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CISSNA PARK — Raymond L. Young, 85, of Cissna Park, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

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