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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...

Randall Wiegel

June 20, 2023

Passed away June 20th, 2023 at his residence Resident of Paxton, IL Arrangements made by Central Cremation Center-Forsyth, IL...

Gerald Freeman

June 18, 2023

Gerald G. Freeman of Decatur, Illinois Passed away June 19 Th , 2023, at his home in Decatur. He was born in Peoria, Illinois on November 12th, 1952, son of Betty J. Crawford (Dively) and Gerald G. Freeman. He married Mary K. Freeman (Warrings) in ...

Carole Kerr

June 16, 2023

Carole Therese (Nims) Kerr, formerly of North Aurora, Illinois, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2023, at Hickory Point Christian Village, Decatur, Illinois. She was born April 2, 1955, in Aurora, Illinois, to Donald E. Nims and Louise T. (Dallosto) N...
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Lisa Robinson

June 18, 2023

Lisa Robinson of Decatur, Illinois, passed away on June 18, 2023, at The Loft of Rock Springs in Decatur. Her husband, Derek Robinson, preceded her in death. She was born to Gary and Marla (Force) Morey in 1967; they survive. Also surviving are her s...
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Sharon Miller

June 18, 2023

Sharon Kay Miller, 79, of Decatur, IL, passed away on June 18, 2023. She was born in McLeansboro, IL on October 31, 1943, to the late Robert Louis Waugh and Maxine Joyce Waugh. Sharon was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She...
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Ronald Taylor

June 7, 2023

Ronald Eugene Taylor gave himself the best birthday gift he could possibly receive which was to be out of pain On June 7th, 2023 Ron passed away at Carle Foundation Hospital at 2:18pm. Ron is preceded in death by his grandparents and his father (Holl...

Elnathan Anderson

June 18, 2023

Passed away June 18th, 2023 at Hickory Point Christian Village Resident of Decatur, IL Arrangements made by Central Cremation Center-Forsyth, IL...

Kimberly Kay Snyder

May 30, 2023

Kimberly Kay Snyder, 57 of Kenney, IL passed away May 30th, 2023 at her residence surrounded by her family.  She was born July 12th, 1965 daughter of Jerry Dean and Linda Lou (Majors) Williams.  She married Leroy Snyder, he survives.  Also survivi...

Gary Cater

June 10, 2023

Gary Dean Cater, 72 of Decatur, IL passed away on Saturday, June 10th, 2023 at Springfield Memorial Hospital.   Gary was born August 27, 1950  in Shelbyville, IL, son of Carl and Sarabeth (Mccoy) Cater. Gary was a die hard Notre Dame fan, he loved...

Melvin Dale Shields

June 13, 2023

Passed away June 13h, 2023 at his residence Resident of Decatur, IL Arrangements made by Central Cremation Center-Forsyth, IL...
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Rusty Murry

June 2, 2023

Rusty Joe Murry, 62, of Blue Mound passed away Friday, June 2, 2023 at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, IL.  Rusty was born January 14, 1961 in Salem, IL, son of LaVern and Mildred Imogene (Anderson) Murry.  He married Nila Kay Yoder on January 2...
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Eva Fleckenstein

June 9, 2023

Passed away June 9th, 2023 at Decatur Memorial Hospital Resident of Decatur, IL Arrangements made by Central Cremation Center-Forsyth, IL...
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Cheryl Ann Morehouse-Russell

June 8, 2023

Passed away June 8th, 2023 at her residence Resident of Decatur, IL Arrangements made by Central Cremation Center-Forsyth, IL...