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January 2004

Larry E. Clarkston
Larry E. Clarkston, 51, of Indianola died at 10:37 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 20, 2004) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Eileen Neibarger
Eileen Neibarger, 75, of Newman died Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at Tuscola Nightingale Manor.

MABEL MARIE GRIFFITH
Mabel Marie Griffith, 94, of Danville died Jan. 6, 2004.

ALICE TRUMBLE
Alice J. Trumble, 83, of Watseka died Dec. 27, 2003 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka.

STEPHEN M. JARVIS
Stephen M. Jarvis, 42, of Goodyear. Ariz., formerly of Catlin passed away Dec. 29, 2003 at Boswell Memorial Hospital in Sun City, Ariz.

CLARA M. BAKER
Clara M. Baker, 93, of Yucca Valley Calif., formerly of Sidell and Georgetown, died Jan. 1, 2004 at her daughter’s home in Yucca Valley, Calif.

MARGARET S. LYNCH
Margaret Lynch, 81 formerly of Sidell, died, Dec. 30, 2003 in Marshall.

Loren T. Courson
Loren T. Courson, 83, of Allerton, died at 2:15 a.m. Friday, (Dec. 26, 2003) at Boxwood Healthcare Center, Newman.

WILLIAM C. PUCKETT, SR.
William C. Puckett, Sr., age 66, of Sidell, died at 1:11 p.m. Monday (Dec. 29, 2003) at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana.

DONALD O. TOPPE
Donald O. Toppe, 74, of Allerton, died at 3:15 p.m. Saturday, (Dec. 20, 2003)
at home.

WILLIAM C. BILL UNDERWOOD
William C. “Bill” Underwood, 86, of Fairmount, passed away at 5:35 p.m. Sunday
(Dec. 28, 2003) at SunBridge Care in Danville.

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February 2004

RALPH MARTIN DARR
Ralph Martin Darr, 69, died at home in Minnetonka, Minn. on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004. A memorial service will be held Feb. 26 at Werness Brothers in Minneapolis.

MACEY NIKOLE DUEWER
Macey Nikole Duewer, of St. Joseph, died at 11:44 a.m. on Wednesday Feb. 11, 2004 at Carle Hospital in Champaign, age 10 months.

BERYL BAUM SPICER
Beryl Baum Spicer, 90, of Monticello, Ind., formerly of Sidell, died at 2:24 p.m. EST Friday, Feb. 6, 2004 at White County Memorial Hospital in Monticello.

OLIVE SERPINAS
Olive Ann Serpinas, 81, of Westville died at 10:10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004 at Pleasant Meadows Christian Village, Chrisman.

GARNET GEORGE
Garnet M. George, 89, of Sidell, died at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28 at Carle Hospital in Urbana.

WILMA JOHANNA LUTH
Wilma Johanna Luth, 81, of Broadlands died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004 at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana.

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March 2004

THOMAS WILLIAM COLE
Thomas William Cole, 93 of Aiken, S.C., formerly of Sidell, died at 2:55 a.m. Friday, March 19, 2004 at his home.

DIANA L. KEY
Diana L. Key 59, of Fairmount passed away at 8:06 a.m. Monday, March 22, 2004 in the emergency room at Logan Campus after being stricken at home.

DELBERT WOLF
Delbert Wolf, 87, of Fairmount, died Friday, March 19, 2004 at Champaign County Nursing Home.

MARGUERITE GOUDY
Marguerite "Peggy" Goudy, 80 of Milford died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka.

Betty Krukewitt
Betty Marie Krukewitt, 85, of Homer died at 4:54 a.m. March 2, 2004, at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.

Janice Underwood
Janice Underwood of South Weymouth, Mass. died suddenly Feb. 11, 2004 in Port Aransas, Texas where she was visiting relatives. Funeral services were held in Port Aransas Feb. 18.

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April 2004

DOROTHY BURRIS
Dorothy Burris, 88, of Washington Christian Village, Washington, Ill., and formerly of Fairmount, died at 3:40 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2004 at Washington Christian Village.

ALBERT “DUTCH” MARCHINI
Albert “Dutch” Marchini, 93, of Arlington Heights, formerly of Fairmount, died April 15, 2004 at Northwest Community Health Center.

EDNA LORRAINE PANKEY
Edna Lorraine Pankey, 75, of Sidell died at 2 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2004 at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Streator following a two year bout with cancer. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many.

CAROL D. ADAMS
Carol D. Adams, 60, of Indianola, passed away at 5:07 p.m. Saturday,April 10, 2004 at his home.

REV. CECIL H. CARROLL
The Rev. Cecil H. Carroll, 86, of Industry, Ill. died Thursday morning, April 8, 2004 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

SALLY J. HOLLINGSWORTH
Sally J. Hollingsworth, 43, of Indianola, died at 9:32 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2004 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Larry Smoot
Larry L. Smoot, 64, a prominent area farmer and owner of the Fairmount Lounge passed away at 8 a.m. Sunday April 4, 2004 at his home, surrounded by his family.

Charles “Chip” Voorhees
Charles “Chip” Voorhees, 53 of St. Joseph, formerly of Fairmount, passed away suddenly Saturday, April 3, 2004 at 3:15 p.m.

PAUL H. ARTMAN
Paul H. Artman, 78, of Sidell (Palermo) went to be with his Lord at 5:10 a.m. March 24, 2004 at home.

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May 2004

HELEN BROWN
Helen Virginia Brown, a long-time resident of Indianola and Sidell, died May 12, 2004 in Smithville, Tenn. after a short illness.

ALTA STRONG
Alta R. Strong, 84, of Fairmount, passed away at 6:22 p.m. Friday (May 7, 2004) at Provena Covenant, Urbana.

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June 2004

CLARENCE EDWARD PYLES
   Clarence Edward Pyles, Jr., 55, of Sidell died at 4:11 p.m. June 17, 2004 at his home.

EUGENIA J. MOHR
   Eugenia J. Mohr, 84, formerly of Allerton, died June 12, 2004 in Atlanta, Ga.

MILDRED ZENKE
Mildred Zenke, 88, of Ridge Farm, passed away at 12:16 a.m. on Monday, June 7, 2004 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

AILENE E. HILLARY
Ailene E. Hillary, 82, of Sidell died at 3:33 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 2004 at Provena USMC in Danville.

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July 2004

DYLAN KRISTOPHER SUCHACZEWSKI
   Dylan Kristopher Suchaczewski of Pittsboro, Ind. died at 1:30 p.m. July 20, 2004 at Riley Childrens Hospital in Indianapolis.

LORENA E. MAUCK
   Lorena E. Mauck, 88, of Danville died at 2 p.m. July 22, 2004 at Hawthorne Inn of Danville.

JAMES KOSS
   James Koss, 50, of Danville died at 2 a.m. July 27, 2004 at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center, Logan Campus, Danville.

BEULAH (TAYLOR) APPLEMAN
   Beulah (Taylor) Appleman, 73, of Catlin, formerly of Indianola, passed away at 11:45 a.m. July 22, 2004 at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana.

VELMA WOODARD
   Velma Woodard, 92, of Fairmount died at 11:55 p.m. July 19, 2004 at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center, Logan Campus, Danville.

HAROLD L. TIMMONS
   Harold L. Timmons, 81, died July 13, 2004, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

MARY C. MARLO
   Mary C. Marlo, 65, went to be with her loving husband at 4:29 p.m. July 17, 2004 at her home in Westville.

MARCELLA A. (SALLY) LOOP
   Marcella A. (Sally) Loop, 81, of Sidell died at 9:31 a.m. July 17, 2004 at her home.

BEVERLY J. PALMER
   Beverly J. Palmer, 67, of Sidell, died at 2 p.m. July 9, 2004 at Provena USMC Logan Campus, Danville.

MARY H. SUTTON
   Mary H. Sutton, 87, of Indianola, formerly of Sidell, died at 12:40 p.m. July 12, 2004 at her home.

DEAN RAY ROSNETT
   Dean Ray Rosnett, 81, of Danville, passed away at 11:10 a.m. July 7, 2004 at the VA Illiana Health Care System.

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August 2004

AL GARDNER
   Al Gardner, 80, of Catlin, passed away at 8:33 p.m. on Aug. 20, 2004 in the emergency room at Provena, Logan Campus.

HILDA (DUNCAN) BOYER
   Hilda (Duncan) Boyer, 92, of Indianola, passed away at 7:15 p.m. on Aug. 2, 2004, at Pleasant Meadows Nursing Home in Chrisman.

ELIGAH CARTER
   Eligah J. "E.J." Carter, 82, of Paxton died at 3:40 a.m. July 31, 2004 at Asta Care Center in Paxton.

JAMES W. "BILL" WOODARD
   James W. "Bill" Woodard, 78, longtime Fairmount resident and former two term mayor, passed away at 1:43 a.m. Aug. 1, 2004 at Provena USMC, Logan campus in Danville.

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September 2004

Fredrick Merrel “Izzy” Chew
Fredrick Merrel “Izzy” Chew, 84, of Sidell went to be with the Lord at 10:12 a.m. Sept. 28, 2004 at Boxwood Healthcare Center, Newman.

JOHN MCKEAN JINKS
John McKean Jinks, 52, of Urbana, died at 4:35 a.m. Sept. 17, 2004 at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood.

THOMAS E. McGARIGLE, SR.
Thomas E. McGarigle, Sr. 77, of Broadlands, died Sept. 16, 2004 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

MILDRED EMILIE MESSMAN
Mildred Emilie Messman, 87 of Broadlands, died at 9:20 p.m. on Sept. 20, 2004 at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana.

WILLIAM R. ALEXANDER
William R. Alexander, 68, of Fairmount died at 9:17 p.m. Sept. 12, 2004 at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center, Logan Campus, Danville.

JEANNETTE WILLIAMSON
Jeanette Williamson, 94, of Urbana, passed away at 3 a.m. Sept. 13, 2004 at Manor Care in Champaign.

JOHN “HACK” BURTON
John “Hack” Burton, 98 of Sidell passed away at 3 p.m. on Sept. 10, 2004 at USMC in Danville.

GEORGE ELDON BAIRD
   George Eldon Baird, 85, of Indianola, passed away at 4:15 p.m. Aug. 25, 2004 at Pleasant Meadows Christian Village in Chrisman.

ELLEN BERTHEN SMITH
   Ellen Berthen Smith, 95, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 26, 2004, at her home in Danville.

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October 2004

IVA PAULINE FARNUM
Iva Pauline Farnum, 83, of Fairmount, died at 1:48 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 26, 2004) at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center, Logan Campus, Danville.

MICHAEL MORRISON JR.
Michael Eugene Morrison Jr., 35, of Sidell died at 2:38 a.m. Monday (Oct. 25, 2004) at home.

Floyd E. White
Floyd E. White, 66, of Sidell died at 1:10 p.m. October 16, 2004 at Boxwood Healthcare Center, Newman.

Harold Thomas Boggess
Harold Thomas Boggess, 90, of Rantoul, a former Potomac resident, died at 10:10 p.m. Oct. 15, 2004 in the emergency room at Carle Hospital in Urbana.

Walter Hugh Guthrie
Walter Hugh Guthrie, 79, of Danville, passed away at 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 7, 2004 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Herschel Hooker
Herschel Hooker, area farmer and business owner passed away Oct. 10, 2004 in Okeechobee, Fla.

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November 2004

OAKLEY ELMO BRAY
   Oakley Elmo Bray, 87, of Fairmount died at 3:55 p.m. Nov. 19, 2004 at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center, in Danville.

HESTER M. MILES
   A memorial visitation was held Nov. 22, 2004 for Hester M. Miles, 82, of Villa Park, formerly of Sidell.  

LARRY RAY MOORE
   Larry Ray Moore, 58, of Fairmount died at 8:45 p.m., Nov. 20, 2004 at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville.

Kenneth Hogan
Kenneth Hogan, 85, of Sidell died at 6:45 p.m. Nov. 15, 2004 at Carle Abours in Savoy.

Sara R. Hanks
Sara R. Hanks, 90, of Catlin, passed away at 11:55 a.m. on Nov. 13, 2004 at Pleasant Meadows Christian Village Nursing Center in Chrisman.

VIRGINIA M. WARD
Virginia M. Ward, 83, of Lakeland, Fla., passed away at 4:20 p.m. Nov. 3, 2004 at The Waters of Covington, Covington, Ind.

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December 2004

LENA MAE McDANIEL
Lena Mae McDaniel, 82, of Hume, died at 3:20 a.m. Dec. 8, 2004 at Paris Community Hospital.
Mrs. McDaniel was born March 4, 1922, in Divide, Ill., to Alan and Mary Parrish Butler and was a longtime Hume resident. She was a housewife and devoted all of her life to her family.
Mrs. McDaniel enjoyed gardening and traveling. She especially enjoyed spending the winter in Florida and enjoyed her trip to Oracoke Island in North Carolina.
On Jan. 28, 1941, she was married to Raymond K. McDaniel, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mary (Jack) Baird of Indianola and Alice (Gary) Anderson of Clinton, Ind.; three sons, Bill (Suzy) McDaniel of Sullivan, Chuck (Cindy) McDaniel of Paris and David McDaniel of Ellenton, Fla.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, Duncan, Addison, Austin, Macy and Jaylynn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; on brother, William Butler; a sister, Edna and half-sister, Hattie.
Funeral services were Dec. 13 at Scott-Bolen-DeVries Funeral Home in Chrisman. Pastor Jarrett Wells officiated. Internment was at Young America Cemetery near Hume.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

FORREST G. RICHARDS
Forrest G. Richards, 87, of Hume died at 6:30 a.m. Dec. 10, 2004 at Pleasant Meadows Christian Village in Chrisman.
Mr. Richards was born June 15, 1917 in Orchardsville, son of Ray and Eva Deny Richards. He married Maxine Eastin Feb. 22, 1940 in Longview. She survives.
Also surviving is one son, Ernie (Nancy) Richards of Metcalf.
Mr. Richards was a farmer having farmed in the area all of his life. He was a member of the Sidell Baptist Church, the Hume Masonic Lodge, the Sidell Lions Club and the Edgar County Farm Bureau.
Services were Dec. 13 at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery north of Newman. The Rev. Richard Wamsley officiated.
Memorials may be made to the Sidell Baptist Church.

RAYMOND W. SAWYER
Raymond W. Sawyer, 86, of Oakwood died at 1:14 p.m. Dec. 8, 2004 at Provena USMC, Logan campus.
Mr. Sawyer was born April 30, 1918, in Sidell, the son of Willis and Lulu M. Tatman Sawyer. He married Wilda R. VanAllen July 7, 1940, and she preceded him in death Feb. 5, 2004.
Surviving are one son, Monte (Bobbie) Sawyer of Williamsport, Ind.; daughters, Karen Williams of Oakwood and Diana (Tim) Haggerty of Bowling Green, Ky.; brothers, Gene (Charlene) Sawyer of Catlin and Clifford (Judy) Sawyer of Georgetown; a sister, Louise Kilian of Broadlands; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Mr. Sawyer was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
Mr. Sawyer was a truck driver and farmer and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a graduate of Sidell High School and a member of the Oakwood American Legion Post #601. He enjoyed watching and feeding the squirrels and birds and building birdhouses. He was very particular about his lawn. He enjoyed old Western movies.
Services were Dec. 10 at Johnson-Lakeside Funeral Chapel in Oakwood. Burial was at Steams Chapel in Oakwood. Military rites were by the Danville American Legion Post #210.

ETHEL SALRIN
   Ethel Salrin, 96, of Fairmount died at 12:47 p.m. Dec. 3, 2004, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home, Danville.

RICHARD L. "JAKE" TAYLOR
   Richard L. "Jake" Taylor, 66, of Indianola, passed away 12:34 p.m. Dec. 4, 2004 at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center, Logan campus in Danville.
  

NANCY KELLY
Nancy Kelly, 57 of Ridge Farm died at 12:50 a.m. Dec. 1, 2004 at her home.

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