Obituaries

Samuel Ground

July 7, 2023

Samuel “Scott” Ground, formerly of Decatur, IL, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2023, at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL. He was born April 6, 1954, in Decatur, IL, to Ted and Constance “Connie” (Wetz) Ground.    On August 8, 19...

Kenneth Mitchell

July 12, 2023

Kenneth Mitchell of Cerro Gordo Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at Decatur Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family.  Ken was a beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather passing away at age 97. Ken was born in Champaign ...

Gerald McClendon

June 18, 2023

Gerrald "Jerry" McClendon II passed away June 18th, 2023 at his residence in Sadorus, IL.  He was born November 28, 1975 in Rome, N.Y.  He married Mallory Baker on August 27, 2016 in Urbana, IL, she survives. In addition to his wife Mallory, Jer...
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Barbara Jarvis

July 13, 2023

Barbara Jarvis, 87, of Springfield, IL passed away July 13th, 2023 at St. Clara's Manor-Lincoln IL  She was born December 22, 1935 in Springfield, daughter of Henry DeCroix and Alfredia Thimm.  She married Eldon Jarvis on December 6, 1963 in Spring...

Cheryl Staske

July 5, 2023

Cheryl Ann Staske (Newsome), 68, a long-term resident of Urbana, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2023. She was at her place of residence in Urbana, Illinois surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 13, 1956, in Klamath Falls,...

Gordon Reed

July 7, 2023

Gordon was a family man of many passions and a role model of life-long learning. During Gordon’s nearly 52 years of marriage, he was dedicated to his wife, family of 3 children and 5 grandchildren, by supporting their individual interests. Over the...

Robert Babb

July 10, 2023

Passed away July 10th, 2023 at Carle Foundation Hospital-Urbana, IL Resident of Decatur, IL Arrangements made by Central Cremation Center-Forsyth, IL...

Brandon Hughes

July 7, 2023

Passed away July 7th, 2023 at his residence Resident of Decatur, IL Arrangements made by Central Cremation Center-Forsyth, IL...

Kyle Raver

July 8, 2023

Raver, Kyle Douglas, 41, passed away on July 8, 2023 at 10:43 am in Bloomington, Il.    Kyle was surrounded by loved ones at the time of his passing. Kyle was born in Decatur Illinois on February, 27, 1982 to Larae Wagener Jackson and Dougla...
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Donna J. Hames

July 4, 2023

Donna Hames 81 of Vandalia IL she was born January 21,1942 to Jesse and Carmen Welch of Ramsey IL she passed July 4, 2023 at her home. Donna married Carl Sidwell April of 1960 they had two children Carla and Ricky. Donna was a homemaker...
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Erin McGlade

July 6, 2023

Erin Elaine McGlade, born March 13th, 1959 to Everett and Joyce Eaton of Decatur Illinois, fought a brave battle against cancer but passed peacefully at her home surrounded by her loved ones July 6th, 2023.  She was preceded in death by both her mot...

Arthine Townes

July 9, 2023

Passed away July 9th, 2023 at Carle-Urbana IL Resident of Urbana, IL Arrangements made by Central Cremation Center-Forsyth, IL...

James Bricker

July 6, 2023

Passed away July 6th, 2023 at his residence Resident of Springfield, IL Arrangements made by Central Cremation Center-Forsyth, IL...

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Robert Bodamer

June 24, 2023

Robert “Ted” Bodamer (59) of Decatur, IL passed away peacefully on June 24 th , 2023, in his home, after courageously battling cancer for 7 years. Born October 9 th , 1963, in Phoenix, AZ to Lewis B. Bodamer and Helena V. Bodamer (Pearson). Raise...

Mark McKown

June 20, 2023

Mark Ervin McKown, age 55, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 22, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur, Illinois. He was born July 5, 1968, in Decatur, Illinois, the son of Melton E. McKown and the late Linda F. (Lohrstorfer) McKown.   ...

Masumi Thatcher

July 3, 2023

Passed away July 3rd, 2023 at her residence Resident of Mahomet, IL Arrangements made by Central Cremation Center-Forsyth, IL...

Donna Buckley

July 4, 2023

Passed away July 4th, 2023 at her residence Resident of Hammond, IL Arrangements made by Central Cremation Center-Forsyth, IL...

Kim Wakefield

July 3, 2023

Passed away July 3rd, 2023 at HSHS St. Anthony-Effingham IL Resident of Stewardson, IL Arrangements made by Central Cremation Center-Forsyth, IL...
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Carson F. Robinson Jr.

June 29, 2023

Carson F. Robinson, Jr. of Riverton, Illinois, formerly of Ottawa, IL, passed away on June 29, 2023, at home, surrounded by his family. His sister, Penny, preceded him in death. He was born to Carson F. Robinson Sr. and Dorothy (Hanselman) Robinson i...
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Larry David Cobble

June 26, 2023

Larry David Cobble passed away on June 26th, 2023, in Mattoon, IL. Larry was born on September 26th,1943 in Charleston, IL son of Orik Cobble and Mary Burris Lineberry. He married Jacqueline Galioto Cobble on July 28th, 1989, in Paducah, Kentucky. La...

Gene Alcorn

June 22, 2023

Darrell “Gene” Alcorn, 91, of Macon, IL passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2023, at Aspen-Ridge in Sullivan, IL. Gene was born on May 17, 1932, in Chicago, IL. He married Louise Petrowsky in October, 1955. She preceded him in death on August 11...
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Sharon Gilliam

Sharon Louise Gilliam, born on 11/20/1944 to Evelyn and Thomas Orr, passed away on Thursday, June 22nd at St James Hospital in Pontiac, IL. She was proceeded in death by her parents and her husband, Elmer Lee Gilliam, whom she married on August 19, 1...

John Foster

June 14, 2023

John Richard Foster was born July 31st, 1942 in Decatur, IL and passed away peacefully at his home in Mt. Zion, IL June 14, 2023 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. John grew up in the “West End” of Decatur IL, and attended MacArthur High Scho...

Julie Miller

June 14, 2023

ARTHUR – Julie M. Miller, 65, of Arthur, formerly of Monticello, died June 14, 2023, at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur. Julie was born Oct. 7, 1957, in Champaign, a daughter of William and Marilyn (Mitchell) Hayes. She married Craig A. Mil...

Dixie Martin

June 20, 2023

Passed away June 20th, 2023 at The Loft Rehabilitation Center Resident of Decatur, IL Arrangements made by Central Cremation Center-Forsyth, IL...