• Champaign,  Mahomet

    Wilma Cox

    Wilma Cox Wilma Cox, 84, of Champaign, died at 6:10pm on March 31, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.  There will be a graveside funeral service at 10:00am on April 7 at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Champaign.   Wilma was born on June 2, 1935 in Iola, IL, a daughter of Emory and Ollie (Simmons) Cox.   She is preceded in death by her 3 siblings.   Wilma worked locally as a book keeper at Montgomery Ward department store and as an optometrist at bot…

  • Champaign,  Mahomet

    Frances Schneider

    Frances Schneider Frances Eileen (Morrow) Schneider, 101, died Saturday, March 28, 2020 at home.   Born June 27, 1918 in Rankin, Illinois to Stephen P. Morrow Sr. and Regina (Bradley) Morrow, she married Jack M. Schneider December 13, 1944.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers (Stephen P. Morrow, Jr., Gregory V. Morrow, Sr., and William L. Morrow, Sr.), one daughter, Mary Anne Ahmad, and one grandson, J.W. Schneider.      Survivors includ…

  • Champaign,  Mahomet

    Donald Fortna

    Donald Fortna Donald Fortna, 90, died on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. He was born June 30th, 1929 in Piper City, Illinois. The first-born son of Edward E. Fortna and Grace Culbertson Fortna. He married Phyllis J. Stephens January 31st, 1954 in Forrest, Illinois. Phyllis was his pride and joy and she preceded him in death on October 27th, 2013. He is survived by one sister, Barbara Ann Foltz of Mukilteo, Washington and one brother Paul E. Fortna of Urbana, Illi…

  • Champaign,  Mahomet

    La Monne Reece

    La Monne Reece LaMonne Reece (Monnie) age 86 of Mahomet, Illinois passed away at 8:25am on March 11, 2020 at Farmer City Rehab and Health Care with all her children around her. A celebration of life will be held on Monday, March 16, 2020. Visitation will be at 10:00 am and Services will be at 11:00 am at Mahomet Christian Church, 908 North Lake of the Woods Road, Mahomet, IL 61853. Youth pastor Jeff Dyson will officiate. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens, 4112 West Bloomington Road…

  • Champaign,  Mahomet

    Beatrice Roark

    Beatrice Roark Beatrice Lucille (Lucy) Roark, 94, passed away Thursday (March 5, 2020) in Urbana. Lucy was born March 22, 1925 in Louisville, IL. She was the third of nine children born to Henry Daugherty and Beulah (Fugate) Daugherty. She joins her family at rest, along with her loving husband, Harley Roark and beloved son, William H. Devore. She was previously married to William L. Devore (deceased). She leaves her grieving daughters, Janice (James) Thomas of Pesotum, JoAnn (Daryl) Hottman …

  • Champaign,  Mahomet

    Bill Fisher

    Bill Fisher Bill A. Fisher, 69, of Pesotum Il died peacefully at 1:30 am on March 7.  Bill was born in Nowata, Oklahoma on October 28, 1950 to Bill E. and Margaret (Young) Fisher. He graduated from Nowata High School, went on to get his BS in Agriculture from Oklahoma State University (Go Pokes!) and his MS from University of Illinois.  It was there that he met and married Connie Carter.  She lives on along with his three children Rachel Zoralee Fisher, Frank Charles (Tiffany) …

  • Champaign,  Mahomet

    Noah Lukach

    Noah Lukach Noah earned his angel wings on Saturday March 7th, 2020 after a hard-fought battle with an upper respiratory infection. He was 29 years old. Noah was born on May 24th, 1990 and his impact on our lives was immediate. He lived a glorious life filled with laughter, love, and the world’s best smile. Although Noah had an undiagnosed disability and required total care for all of his basic needs, he accomplished many amazing things in his time on earth, including beating cancer in 2008. …

  • Champaign,  Mahomet

    Blume Mulligan

    Blume Mulligan Blume E. Mulligan, 96, of Champaign, died on the morning of Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.  There will a visitation on Tuesday, March 10, from 12-1pm at Owens Funeral Home, 101 N. Elm St, Champaign. The funeral service will begin at 1pm at the funeral home. Burial will immediately follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Champaign.  Blume was born on July 12, 1923 in Champaign, a daughter of Frank and Ella Kreager. She was a graduate of Champaign….

  • Champaign,  Mahomet

    Kevin Chapman

    Kevin Chapman On Tuesday morning of March 3, 2020, Kevin G. Chapman, of Urbana left this world. He was 30 years old. Kevin was born on October 6, 1989 in Lansing, MI. He moved to Urbana, IL in June 2002 and graduated with honors from Urbana High School in 2008.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from SIU Carbondale and a Master’s degree in Ecology from Utah State University.  Kevin worked as a wildlife technician with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and as an…..