Obituaries for the week of Sunday, November 22, 2015

Marjorie Brotherton

GIBSON CITY — Marjorie Brotherton, 87, died peacefully in her sleep at 4 a.m.  Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, at the Heartland Health Care Center in Paxton.

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Edna Brown

PAXTON — Edna Mae Brown, 97, of Paxton, died at 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana.A private family service will be held. Baier Family Funeral Services in Paxton is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Virginia Cook

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GILMAN — Virginia Ann Cook, 77, of Gilman, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at her home.A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Gilman. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at the church. Arrangements are being handled by the Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman.

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Harold Crismon

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CHAMPAIGN — Harold Eugene Crismon, 88, of Champaign, formerly of Paxton, died at 9:05 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, at Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana.Burial will be scheduled at a later date at Rossville Cemetery.

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Marvin Fink

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ONARGA — Marvin Clark Fink, 85, of Onarga, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at the Iroquois Resident Home in Watseka.

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Marilyn Hoover

ARLINGTON, Texas — Marilyn J. Hoover, 86, passed away Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015.A memorial graveside service will be held at a later date in the Thawville Cemetery. Greenwood Funerals-Cremation in Arlington, Texas, is handling arrangements.

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Jerry Martin

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RANTOUL — Jerry “J.C.” Martin, 63, of Rantoul, died at 9:20 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at Lux Memorial Chapel in Rantoul. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23, at Ludlow Cemetery, Ludlow, followed by a fellowship luncheon at the Knights of Columbus in Rantoul.

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David McDade

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PIPER CITY — David B. McDade, 97, of Piper City, died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, at his home.Inurnment will be held at a later date at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. Arrangements are being handled by the Reilly-Redenius Funeral Home in Piper City.

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Cynthia McDonald

RANTOUL — Cynthia Sue “Cindy” McDonald, 56, of Rantoul, sister of a Paxton resident, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at the Heartland Health Care Center in Paxton.There will be no services held at this time. Lux Memorial Chapel in Rantoul is handling the arrangements.She was born April 1, 1959, in Urbana, a daughter of Lemuel and Madonna (Fleshner) McDonald.

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Joseph McNeely

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CLARENCE — Joseph Kevin McNeely, 63, of Clarence, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at VA Illiana Health Care’s pallative care unit in Danville.According to his wishes, cremation rites were accorded by the Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston. There are no services scheduled at this time.

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Marjorie Nagle

GIBSON CITY — Marjorie C. Nagle, 98, of Gibson City, died at 9:39 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at her home.

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Judy Orr-Martin

HOOPESTON — Judy Lynn Orr-Martin, 58, of Hoopeston, died at 5:47 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at her home in Hoopeston.

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Roy Petersen

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COLFAX — Roy M. Petersen, 88, of Colfax, grandfather of a Gibson City resident, died at 2:40 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at his residence.

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LaVerne Price

ONARGA — LaVerne “Slim” Price, 88, of Onarga, brother of a Piper City resident, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at Piper City Rehab & Living Center in Piper City.Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at the Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga, followed immediately by a funeral service officiated by the Rev. Jim Small. Burial will follow in the Onarga Cemetery.

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Thomas Roy

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PAXTON — Thomas “Wickie” Roy, 71, of rural Paxton, died at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at his home.Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E. Pells St., Paxton, with the Rev. Colleen Lawrence officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery with military honors accorded by Paxton American Legion Prairie Post 150.

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Scott Stedwell

CHAMPAIGN — Scott William Stedwell, 30, of Champaign, formerly of Paxton, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, at his home.The family is arranging private funeral services for next spring.

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