• Paris

    Robert L. Maurer

    MARSHALL — Robert L. Maurer, 81, of Marshall, passed away at 3:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, in the Burnsides Community Health Center at Marshall. View Full Notice → Robert L. Maurer

  • Christopher

    Leota “Lee” Ruth Ward

    Leota “Lee” Ruth Ward, 79, died at 12:35 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Leota was born Sept. 23, 1936, in Buckner, to Frank and Reba (Kirkpatrick) Connor. She married Keith Ward on May 6, 1961, and he survives of Sesser. She had worked at the Rea Clinic in the medical billing department until her retirement. Survivors include children, Byron and Tonya Ward of Buckner, Scott Ward of Sesser, and Brandi Ward of Sesser; and grandchildren, Abbie Leigh Ward, Jordon Ward and Jered Benson. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one daughter-in-law, Michelle Ward. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb.…

  • Kankakee County

    Brian M. Buckley

    Brian M. Buckley, age 39, of Cabery, passed away unexpectedly. He was born April 28, 1976 in Kankakee, the son of Thomas & Beverly Matern Buckley. Brian worked as a Local 150 Operating Engineer and co-owned a hay business. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Cabery Fire Department. Brian was a kind soul who would be the first to stop and help a stranger. Still a kid at heart, he enjoyed snowmobiling, and four-wheeling. Being an uncle to five, he was always ready to take a niece or nephew for a ride. Surviving are his parents, Thomas & Beverly Buckley of Buckingham; one brother and sister-in-law,…

  • Clinton

    Mary Jane Smiley

    Mary Jane Smiley, 76 of Waynesville, IL passed away 5:13 A.M. January 27, 2016 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.   Services will be 3 PM, Monday, February 1, 2016 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Rick Bell officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be 2 – 3 PM at the funeral home.   Memorials may be directed to the Mary Jane Smiley Memorial Fund.   Mary was born May 18, 1939 in DeWitt County, IL the daughter of Lloyd and Mary (Welch) Polen. She married Carl “Bill” Reid, Jr in 1958 in Kentucky. He passed away in 2014. She later married Joe W.…

  • Wheeling


    Dale “Dewey” M. DeWitt, 46, of Waukee, Iowa, formerly of South Elgin, passed away on February 15, 2016. He was born on October 4, 1969 in Elgin, the… View Full Notice → DEWITT, DALE M. “DEWEY”

  • Chicago

    Mr. Robert W. Frederick

    age 77, Veteran USAF. Beloved husband of Judy A. nee Mazur. Loving father of Tracy L. (Jonn) Demma, Robert J., CPD, and the late Christine. Fond grandfather of Adam, Analise, Alexis, Ava, Abigail, Emily, Nicole, Megan and Melissa. Great-grandfather of Ariel, Kaitlyn, Terrence, Tyler, Caleb, and Jamie. Brother of Carol Lander, Carolyn Zilla, James Bond, the late Shirley LaBay, Ralph Bond and Geraldine Brock. Uncle and great-uncle of many nieces and nephews. View Full Notice → Mr. Robert W. Frederick

  • Decatur

    Cooper, Marilyn Eileen

    CLINTON — Marilyn Eileen Cooper 79 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 9:12 AM February 16, 2016 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Il. View Full Notice → Cooper, Marilyn Eileen

  • Anna

    Alice Joy Berrier Keller

    Alice Joy Berrier Keller, 65, of Makanda, died at 6 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family. View Full Notice → Alice Joy Berrier Keller

  • Bloomington

    Michael Canada

    NORTH PEKIN — Michael C. Canada, 62, of North Pekin, passed away Wednesday (Feb. 17, 2016) at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. View Full Notice → Michael Canada

  • Carbondale

    Mary Davis

    JOHNSTON CITY — Mary Louise Davis, 85, died at 11:55 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, at home. View Full Notice → Mary Davis

  • Charleston

    John Trimble

    MATTOON — John Otis Trimble, 80, of Mattoon died at 7 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 17, 2016) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon. View Full Notice → John Trimble

  • Abingdon,  Galesburg

    Mrs. Pauline N. Helms, Galesburg Chapel

    96, of Galesburg, Illinois died at 9:35 am Tuesday, February 16, 2016 in Rosewood Care Center, Galesburg. Pauline was born July 24, 1919 in Mills County, Iowa, the daughter of Martin L. and Mable Leonard Wilson. She married Paul D. Helms on April 26, 1940 in Rockport, Missouri. He preceded her in death on January 26, 1987. She is survived by two sons, David L. (and Bernice) Helms of East Moline, Illinois and Steve R. (and Connie) Helms of Galesburg; a daughter, Paula Rae (and Rodger) Espy of Burlington, Iowa; four grandchildren, Sheila (April Peterson) Qualls, Marty Helms, Jody (Cody) Lewis and Sara Helms; four great grandchildren and one great,…

  • Kankakee County

    Dorothy V. Schnell

    Dorothy V. Schnell, age 87, of Bourbonnais, died Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at her home. She was born February 17, 1929 in Herscher, the daughter of Edwin & Alice Fritz Ruder. Dorothy married Richard G. Schnell May 5, 1950 in Herscher. She was a former employee of Illinois Bell Telephone Company, The Kankakee County Credit Union, and was an associate at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home. Dorothy was a member of Maternity B.V.M. Catholic Church, the St. Anne Sodality, Quadrille Club, and Ladies of the Moose. She enjoyed dancing, playing cards, and gardening. Surviving are her husband, Richard Schnell of Bourbonnais; one son, Rick & Kristina Schnell of Boulder, CO; three daughters,…

  • DePue

    Kenneth Little

    BERTHOUD, Colo. — Kenneth N. Little, 85, passed away in his sleep at home in Berthoud, Colo., on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. View Full Notice → Kenneth Little

  • Freeport

    Smeathers, Lois

    Lois Smeathers 1935—2016 Lois Smeathers, 80 yrs. old of Freeport passed away Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at Rockford Memorial Hospital. She was born… View Full Notice → Smeathers, Lois

  • Wheeling


    Robert L. Burger, age 82, of Geneva, formerly of St. Charles, died February 17, 2016 at Delnor Hospital in Geneva. He was born April 4, 1933 in… View Full Notice → BURGER, ROBERT L.

  • Chicago

    Mrs. Marianne Poduck

    nee Teresiak, age 82. Loving wife of Herman W. Beloved mother of Ilona Branch, George (Cathleen) Hoffmann, and Ralf (Kathryn) Hoffmann. Grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of five. View Full Notice → Mrs. Marianne Poduck