• Champaign,  Mahomet

    James Fowler

    James Fowler James Wesley Fowler, 76, of Fisher passed away on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at the Accolade Healthcare facility in Paxton. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, with a memorial service at 7 p.m., at Blair-Owens Funeral Home, 102 E. Dunbar Road, Mahomet. Per his wishes, he will be cremated. Jim was born Oct. 6, 1943, in Holiday, the son of Homer and Katie Fowler. He married Sandra Rand in 1961; they divorced in 1976. He then married Pamela Young on Jan. 8, 1977…

  • Champaign,  Mahomet

    Charlie Bell

    Charlie Bell Charlie Bell, 90, of Champaign, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at home. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Owens Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Champaign. A private burial will take place in Mount Hope Cemetery after cremation.  Charlie was born Oct. 8, 1929, in Evansville, Ind., the fifth son of five to an Irish father, Charles E. Bell, and a German mother, Mary Agnes Muenstermann. Al…

  • Champaign,  Mahomet

    Gary Wilfong

    Gary Wilfong Gary Wilfong, 78, of Mahomet died at 10:20 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center in Urbana. There will be a visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Blair-Owens Funeral Home, 102 E. Dunbar St., Mahomet.  There will also be a graveside funeral service after the visitation at 11:30 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Mahomet.   Gary was born April 27, 1941, in Cisne, a son of Glenn and Edra Wilfong. He married Sue Sisney on May 30,… Gar…

  • Champaign,  Mahomet

    Nina Mecum

    Nina Mecum Nina P. Mecum, 88, of Champaign died early on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 at her home.    Nina was born on Feb. 12, 1931, in Monon, IN, to Roland and Hazel (Hartle) Smith. She married Maurice ‘Doc’ Mecum on April 17, 1947. Nina and “Doc” had been married almost  71 years when he preceded her in death on March 11, 2018.    Survivors include their 2 sons, Tim (Sharlene) Mecum of Mansfield and Kip (Karen) Mecum of Montrose, CO; 9… Nina P. Mecum, 88…

  • Champaign,  Mahomet

    Dale Bugbee

    Dale Bugbee Heaven gained a wonderful, humble Christian man Friday (Nov. 1, 2019). Dale Bugbee was his Lord’s servant. He found such blessings in working with Habitat for Humanity, nomads, hospice and leadership positions in his church. He was a member of Mahomet Christian Church. Dale was born Dec. 12, 1937, in Moline, of Elsie and Robert Bugbee. He was one of seven children. He was a graduate of Kewanee High School. He was in the Navy Reserve. He was the owner of D&M Drywall in Oswego. …

  • Champaign,  Mahomet

    Richard McElmurry

    Richard McElmurry Mahomet – Richard A. McElmurry – known affectionately as “Rick”, “Captain”, and “Bo” – died on October 27. He was 67 years young. He was a loyal husband, devoted dad, and sweet grandpa, avid birdwatcher, excellent conversationalist, self-appointed barstool therapist, volunteer for many noble causes, retired public servant, and all-around good guy. He made friends wherever he went. He loved and was loved and will be missed by so many. He… Mahomet – Richard A. McElmurry – kn…

  • Champaign,  Mahomet

    Leland Miller, Jr.

    Leland Miller, Jr. Leland “Lee” Bishop Miller Jr., 88, passed away peacefully on Saturday (Oct. 26, 2019) in Urbana. Leland is survived by his wife, Alice P. Elder-Miller, of 34 years; daughter, Susan (Timothy) Fallon of Geneva; son, James Bishop Miller of Houston, Texas; and granddaughters, Katherine Fallon of New York, N.Y., and Elizabeth Fallon of Columbia, Mo. Lee was preceded in death by his parents, father, Leland B. Miller Sr., and mother, Nellie C. (Jolly) Miller; his sister, Charlott…

  • Champaign,  Mahomet

    Richard Hall

    Richard Hall Richard Gene Hall, formerly of Geneva, Ill passed away in his sleep Sunday afternoon the 20th of October 2019 at his home in Mahomet.   He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years Rosemary (Holding) Hall, his only daughter Amy Voitik of Mahomet Ill and 3 grandchildren Samantha Jarvis, Sara Voitik, and Timothy Voitik III. He is also survived by his younger sister Robin (David) Keillor of Schullsburg Wi, and his younger brothers Terry (Renee) Hall of St. Charles Ill, Br…

  • Champaign,  Mahomet

    Beth Armsey

    Beth Armsey Urbana – Beth L. Armsey, age 100, passed away at 4:57 pm on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Meadowbrook Health Center in Urbana. Beth was born on December 4, 1918 in Decatur, the daughter of Jesse Pierce and Audia Pearl (Fisher) Loveless. She was married in 1941 to James William Armsey of Onley, Illinois. Mr. Armsey died on November 2, 2008. Beth received a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Illinois in 1940 and pursued post-graduate work at St. Louis… Urban…

  • Champaign,  Mahomet

    Val Koble

    Val Koble Val Gene Koble, 83, of Champaign, passed away on Monday, October 21, 2019 at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, Urbana. There will be a visitation on Friday, Oct. 25 from 4-7 pm at Owens Funeral Home, 101 N. Elm St, Champaign with a parish wake service beginning at 3:30. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1303 Lincolnshire Drive, Champaign at 10am on Saturday, Oct. 26. Burial will immediately follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Champaign. He was the son of……

  • Champaign,  Mahomet

    Nancy Mueller

    Nancy Mueller Nancy Lou Mueller of Champaign, passed away peacefully at 2:20 am, Friday, October 18, 2019 at her “home away from home”, the Villas of Hollybrook Reflections, Rantoul, IL. Nancy was born April, 8, 1940 in Longmont, Colorado to Elmer and Carmela (Lena) Hart. They preceded her in death. Her father (US Navy veteran) was working there as a carpenter under the Post-WWII WPA program.  Her birthright was a lifelong love of travel. Nancy loved her brothers and sisters: Joyce… Na…

  • Champaign,  Mahomet

    James Heringer

    James Heringer James “Jim” T. Heringer, 79, of Seymour died early morning on Thursday (Oct. 17, 2019) of natural causes. Jim was born Feb. 17, 1940, in Covington, Ky. Jim started his career with Baldwin Piano and Organ Company as a sales manager in Cincinnati, Ohio, and subsequently opened his own dealership in Champaign in 1967. Jim was an avid golfer earlier in his life and was also an active member at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Mahomet. He is survived by his wife, Claire of……

  • Champaign,  Mahomet

    James Neidel

    James Neidel James Ernest Neidel, 76 passed peacefully in his home on October 15th, 2019. Preceded in death by Father, Ernest Neidel, 1st wife Judith Simmons, and son James Neidel.  Surviving is his mother Bernice Neidel, loving wife of 52 years Kathryn Neidel; children, Jeffrey (Darla) Neidel, John (Jennifer)Neidel, Aaron (Betty) Neidel, and Sarah (Christopher) Tudor; grandchildren Justin, Jared (Courtney), A.J, Greg, Leigh-Anne, Marissa, Michalynn, Ethan, Adalynn, and Ella. Please Join…

  • Champaign,  Mahomet

    Eva Collins

    Eva Collins Eva M. Collins, 92, of Mahomet, formerly of LaCrosse, IN, died on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.  There will be a visitation on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 3-5 pm at New Beginnings Lutheran Church, 304 E. Dunbar, Mahomet. The funeral service will begin at 5:30 pm at the church with Pastor Allan Oman officiating. Burial will take place on Friday, Oct 18 at 10:30 am at Oak Grove Cemetery, Lacrosse, IN. Blair-Owens Funeral Home, Mahomet, is assisting the …

  • Champaign,  Mahomet

    Walter Arnstein

    Walter Arnstein Walter L. Arnstein, aged 89, died peacefully at home on October 6 from complications due to multiple myeloma and brain cancers. His wife and daughter were at his side. Dr. Arnstein became fondly known to decades of U. of I. history students as a founder and frequent host of the British History Association (BHA).  Inspiration for this unique and popular off-campus organization came partly from a less ambitious organization at the University of Chicago and partly from …