Obituaries for the week of Sunday, May 17, 2015

Justin Brewer

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PAXTON — Justin Paul Brewer, 36, of Paxton, died at 2:37 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

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Elinore Brocksmith

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FISHER — Elinore “Ellie” Brocksmith, 89, of Fisher, died in the early morning hours of Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

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Zackary Burtner

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LODA — Zackary Thomas “Zack” Burtner, 21, of Loda, died at 10:58 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2015.A celebration of his life will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 24, at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E. Pells St., Paxton, with the Rev. Steve Anderson officiating. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 24, at the funeral home.

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Glenn Colwell

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CHATHAM — Glenn E. Colwell, 90, of Chatham, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Memorial Medical Center. He was born Feb. 1, 1925, in Beardstown, to William Edward and Glenna Morrow Colwell. He married Betty L Kleinschmidt on June 23, 1951, in Arenzville, Ill. After 62 years of marriage, she preceded him in death on Feb. 22, 2013.

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Charles Herscher

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GILMAN — Charles Raymond Herscher, 90, formerly of Gilman and most recently of Danforth, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at Presence St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee.

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Stephen Highfill

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OZARK, Mo. — Stephen Earl Highfill, 66, of Ozark, Mo., formerly of Hoopeston, died at 8:15 a.m. Friday, May 15, 2015, in Ozark, Mo., with his daughter and family by his side. His son, Stephen, and brother Michael were by his side over the weekend before his death.

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Helen Murry

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HOOPESTON — Helen Kathern (Banks) Murry, 77, of Hoopeston, died at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at her home.

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Norma Pool

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GILMAN — Norma Jean Pool, 77, of Gilman, died at 1:40 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2015, in Gilman.A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, at the Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman, with the Rev. Pete Hinrich officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, at the Redenius Funeral Home.

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Anita Romine

GIBSON CITY — Anita M. Romine, 73, of Gibson City, died at 6 a.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Lamb Funeral Home, 303 N. Church St., Gibson City.

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Douglas Slack

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GILMAN — Douglas Owen Slack, 52, of Gilman, father of a Paxton resident, died suddenly at 9:19 a.m. Sunday, May 17, 2015, at his home.

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