Obituaries for Sunday, February 19, 2017
CHAMPAIGN – Services to celebrate the life of Annie Mae Brooks-Jones, 90, of Champaign will be held at noon Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at the Grove Street Church of God In Christ, 501 E. Grove St., Champaign, with Bishop Robert L. Perry Jr. officiating. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the service.
MAHOMET – Debra Rae Love Clark, 60, of Mahomet passed away at 9:15 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 16, 2017, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
MAROA – Nancy B. Day, 78, of Maroa, formerly of Clinton, died at 3:20 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 18, 2017) at her family home surrounded by her family.
WESTVILLE – Robert R. Ellis, 62, of Westville passed away at 1:38 a.m. Friday (Feb. 17, 2017) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
CLINTON – Genevieve Louise Farnsworth, 95, of Clinton died Wednesday (Feb. 15, 2017) in Baton Rouge, La.
TUSCOLA – Richard "Dean" Gensler, 85, of Tuscola passed away at 7:02 p.m. Friday (Feb. 17, 2017) at the Arthur Home in Arthur.
RANTOUL – Lois Marie Gustafson, 86, of Rantoul passed away at 8:50 p.m. Friday (Feb. 17, 2017) at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.
ATWOOD – Joyce M. Hamilton, 86, of Atwood, formerly of Urbana, left this earthly home at 3:30 p.m. Friday (Feb. 17, 2017) at home.
HOOPESTON – Richard Clayton "Dick" Hampton, 71, of Hoopeston passed away at 6:49 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 16, 2017) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
CHAMPAIGN – Mary Ellen Christie Hoss passed away peacefully on Thursday (Feb. 16, 2017).
HOOPESTON – Marie Jones, 92, of Hoopeston died at 3:58 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 18, 2017) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
URBANA – Mary Lois Major, 85, of Houston, formerly Urbana, passed away on Feb. 8, 2017, in Houston.
WESTVILLE – Roger R. Newell, 54, of Westville passed away on Thursday (Feb. 16, 2017) at home. He was born Oct. 25, 1962, in Danville, the son of Haven and Myrtle (Smothers) Newell. He married Deana Minton on Oct. 23, 1998, in Bismark.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Rose M. Nolan, 99, of Crystal Lake, formerly of Henderson, Nev., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at The Fountains of Crystal Lake.
GEORGETOWN – Richard H. Summersgill, 95, of Georgetown passed away on Friday (Feb. 17, 2017) at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville.
CHAMPAIGN – Michael Tague, 62, of Champaign died at Friday (Feb. 17, 2017) in Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Owens Funeral Home, 101 N. Elm St., Champaign.
ARCOLA – Barry P. Welch, 68, of Arcola died Friday (Feb. 17, 2017) at Arcola Health Care Center, Arcola.
URBANA – Sheldon Ward Williams passed away on Tuesday (Feb. 14, 2017) at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Danville. He was 105 1/2 years old.
CLINTON – Roger Witt, 80, of Clinton died at 1:55 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 18, 2017) in Henry & Jane Vonderlieth Living Center, Mount Pulaski. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Calvert Funeral Home, 201 S. Center St., Clinton.
WESTVILLE – Ralph Edward Wombles Jr. was called to eternal rest on Thursday (Feb. 16, 2017) at the age of 75.
ARTHUR – Katie Ann Yoder, 90, of Arthur died at 12:15 p.m. Friday (Feb. 17, 2017) at Sullivan Health Care Center, Sullivan.