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    Dr. Lester Savage, Jr.

    View Dr. Lester Savage, Jr. Urbana Lester David Savage Jr, PhD, passed away peacefully on October 12, 2019 in Urbana, Illinois, at age 92. Lester was born in Hennepin County, Minnesota on September 24, 1927, to Gladys Margaret (née Swenson) and Lester David Savage Sr. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the US Navy. The first member of his family to attend university, he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota. Subsequently…

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    Jerry McArthur

    View Jerry McArthur Urbana Jerry McArthur, 71 of Urbana peacefully passed away October 12, 2019 surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren. Jerry was born August 26, 1948 in Mahomen, Minnesota to Louise Thomas McArthur and Robert K. McArthur.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise, father, Robert and sister, Jeanne Nicholas.  He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Susie Sleeter McArthur, Children, Joel (Bonnie) McArthur, Stacey (Craig) Goad and Jason McArthur.&nbsp…

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    Mary Rasmus

    View Mary Rasmus Urbana Mary Jane Rasmus, 95, of Urbana, died Wednesday surrounded by children and grandchildren. Mary Jane was born in Harding County, South Dakota, to Knute J. and Sophie Tufte.  She grew up on the family homestead near Buffalo, SD, graduated from Buffalo High School and continued her education at Black Hills State Teachers College in Rapid City, SD.  She married Albert Rasmus August 13, 1947 and he preceded her in death. They reared four children, Ripley, (El…

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    James Copas

    View James Copas Urbana James L. ‘JL’ Copas, 95, of Urbana passed away Saturday at 11:44 a.m., 5 October 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.  He was married to Mary Ann Coon, who predeceased him on 14 July 2008. Born 20 October 1923 in Tompkinsville KY, he was the oldest son of Larkin & Florence (Chapman) Copas. In 1941 the family moved to Buckley IL where JL graduated HS, then entered the army, being a Medic and part of the Normandy Invasion.  After WWII, he went to s…

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    Susanne Wood

    View Susanne Wood Philo, Illinois Dr. Susanne Kathryn Griffiths Wood, 85, of Philo, IL,  passed away at 10:52 AM, Sunday, October 6, 2019 at C-U Nursing and Rehab, Savoy, IL. Susanne was born December 28,1933 in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of John and Alice (Wiede) Griffiths.  She is survived by her husband Richard Bruce Wood, cousins Alice (Greer) Jones, Harold Wiede, a nephew, niece and other cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Priscilla (Griffiths) R…

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    Herbert “Jack” Williams Jr.

    View Herbert “Jack” Williams Jr. Tolono Herbert “Jack” Jackson Williams Jr., 66 of Tolono passed away at 12:10 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019 at his home surrounded by family. A visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Renner-Wikoff Chapel in Urbana. Cremation rites will be accorded and graveside services will be held at Stearns Cemetery in Fithian at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019. Jack was born in Champaign on April 16, 1953 to parents Herbert Sr…

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    Hazel Offner

    View Hazel Offner Urbana Hazel Offner of Urbana passed away at Carle Foundation Hospital Tuesday October 1, 2019.  A private burial is planned.  A Celebration of Life Service for friends and family will be announced at a later date. Hazel Offner of Urbana passed away at Carle Foundation Hospital Tuesday October 1, 2019.  A private burial is planned.  A Celebration of Life Service for friends and family will be… View   Send Flowers

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    Donald Houts

    View Donald Houts Savoy Donald Houts, 91, of Savoy passed away at 11:58 p.m. on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Willowbrook Memory Care of Savoy surrounded by his family. Donald Charles Houts was born December 30, 1927, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the middle child of Jehiras and Mary Houts. He married Charlotte Ann Stelcik on August 20, 1950. She survives, along with two sons, Michael of Allen, Texas, and Eric of Saco, Maine, a daughter-in-law, Susan Flynn, grandson, Ian, granddaughter-in-law, …

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    Cheryl Sturts

    View Cheryl Sturts Rantoul Cheryl Lynn Sturts, 65 of Rantoul died in her home on September 26, 2019.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday October 2 at 1614 Fairway Dr., Rantoul. Cheryl was born in Urbana, the daughter of Frederick Wayne and Doris (McCleary) Sturts.  She is survived by brothers, Rick Sturts of Rantoul and Mike Sturts (Georgeann) of Carbon Cliff, sisters, Patty Bloomer of Rantoul and Ann Suits (Darrell) of Rantoul and several nieces and nephews. Ch…

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    Beverly (Harris) Clark Davis

    View Beverly (Harris) Clark Davis Savoy Beverly Jean (Harris) Clark Davis, 81 of Savoy, passed away at 5:36 p.m. Tuesday September 24, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana with her sister, Pat Shepherd by her side. Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, September 30 at Renner-Wikoff Chapel & Crematory, 1900 Philo Rd., Urbana with visitation one hour prior to service time.  Rev. Mark Jordan will officiate, and burial will be at Locust Grove Cemetery, Philo. Beverly was bo…

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    Frances Hulin

    View Frances Hulin Urbana, Illinois URBANA, IL-  Frances C. Hulin died in her home in Urbana, IL on September 23, 2019 after a long battle with congestive heart failure.  She was born in Canastota, New York on April 28, 1936.  She was graduated from high school in Canastota in 1953 and then attended Northwestern University where she was graduated with a BA in 1957.  She married her husband, Chuck, in 1958.  They moved to Ithaca, New York where they lived until 1962 wh…

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    Lyle Gravlin

    View Lyle Gravlin Urbana Pershing Lyle Gravlin, 75, of Urbana passed away at 5:05 a.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at his home, surrounded by family. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. at Eastlawn Burial Park in Urbana on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Pastor Dave Ashby will officiate. A celebration of life will follow from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center, 1501 S. Neil St., Champaign. Lyle was born in Watseka, IL on June 6, 1944 to parents Pershing G and…

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    Donald Beasley

    View Donald Beasley Champaign, IL CHAMPAIGN, IL- Donald Paul Beasley, 91, of Champaign, IL, passed away at 7:25 AM, Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at his home in the Villas of Hollybrook, Savoy, IL.   Graveside services will be held at 12:00 Noon, Monday, September 23, 2019 at East Lawn Cemetery with military rites performed by Urbana American Legion Post 71.  There will be a memorial visitation from 10:30-11:30 AM on Monday at the Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana, IL.&n…

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    Anthony Davis

    View Anthony Davis Urbana Anthony Scott Davis, 53, of Urbana passed away at 11:17 a.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. A celebration of life will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the Urbana Sportsman Club, 705 W. Hickory St. Mahomet. Tony was born in Monticello on October 20, 1965 to parents Joseph R. Davis Sr. and Norma L. (Followell) Wood. They preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was his sister Robyn …

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    Donald Marlow

    View Donald Marlow Urbana Donald Lee Marlow, 75, of Urbana passed away at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at his home. A celebration of life dinner will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 21st at St Lawrence Parish Hall, 302 S Main St. Penfield, IL. 61862   Donald was born in Champaign on December 31, 1943, son of Luther and Dora (Adkins) Marlow. He attended Urbana schools and lived in Urbana all of his life. Donnie retired from the Developmental Services Center in Cha…

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    Janice Evens

    View Janice Evens Urbana Janice Eilene Evens, 81, of Urbana passed away at 6:29 a.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Renner-Wikoff Chapel & Crematory in Urbana. Cremation rites will be accorded after the service. A visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2019 at the funeral home. Janice was born in Bloomington, IL on November 10, 1937 to parents…

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    Vickie Collins

    View Vickie Collins Philo Vickie Mae Collins, 63, of Philo died at 6:06 a.m. Friday September 6, 2019 at home.  Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday September 16 at Renner-Wikoff Chapel & Crematory, 1900 Philo Rd., Urbana with burial at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign.  Pastor Terry Cooper will officiate. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Vickie was born May 3, 1956, the daughter of Paul Edward and Leona Mae (Stinde) Sigler.  She…

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    Douglas Strode

    View Douglas Strode MURFREESBORO, TN MURFREESBORO, TN –  Douglas Strode age 85 went to be with his Lord & Savior on Saturday September 7th after a courageous battle from complications due to diabetes and congestive heart failure.   Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, September 12, 2019 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2200 S. Philo Rd., Urbana, IL, with visitation one hour prior to the funeral at the church.  Burial will be held at Kopmann Cemetery, rural Roy…

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    Bernice Barden

    View Bernice Barden Urbana Bernice Barden, 96, of Urbana, died at 7:00 a.m. Sunday September 8, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.  Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday September 13 at Renner-Wikoff Chapel & Crematory, 1900 Philo Rd., Urbana with burial at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign.  Rev. Steven Brady will officiate.  Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6 to 8 and at 10:00 a.m. prior to the funeral on Friday. Bernice was…

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    Kenneth Holmes

    View Kenneth Holmes Urbana Kenneth Robert Holmes, 81, died peacefully on September 5, 2019 at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, Urbana surrounded by his loving family. A memorial service and celebration of life, with bluegrass music, will be held at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Urbana on November 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Mr. Holmes was born December 14, 1937, in Lansing, Michigan, the son of Evert A. and Cleo O. (Arndt) Holmes. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife of 51 years, …

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    Stephen Palmer

    View Stephen Palmer Champaign, IL CHAMPAIGN, IL- Stephen Henry Palmer, 77, of Champaign, IL, passed away at 12:05 AM, Thursday, September 5, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL.   There will be a memorial service at 12:00 Noon, Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana, with visitation from 10:00am – 12:00 Noon at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Danville National Cemetery, Danville, IL following the service. Danville American…

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    Charles Warren

    View Charles Warren Mahomet Charles B. Warren age 88, of Mahomet passed away peacefully at his home on August 21, 2019.  Funeral services will be at 12:00 p.m. Saturday September 7 at The First Baptist Church, 402 E. Elm St., Mahomet with visitation starting at 10:00.  Rev. Brian Romanowski will officiate.  Burial will be at the Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield with military honors provided by American Legion Post 1015, Mahomet, active service personnel from Scott Air Force Base a…

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    Howard Osborn

    View Howard Osborn Champaign Howard Osborn, 91, professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of Illinois, died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Champaign on August 21. A musical memorial service for Howard will be held at the university’s Smith Music Hall at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28. Born in 1928 to Harry and Florence Osborn in Evanston, Illinois, Howard began playing violin at age seven but switched to viola at age 12 because of his height and a need for violas in the Evanst…

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    Kip Hunt

    View Kip Hunt Urbana Kip Andrew Hunt, 29 of Urbana died at 10:54 p.m. Friday August 23, 2019.  A Celebration of Life service will be at 12:00 p.m. Saturday August 31, 2019 at Stone Creek Church, 2502 S. Race St., Urbana.  Visitation will take place at 11:00 a.m. prior to the service.  Pastor Ricky Spindler will officiate. Kip was born in Elmhurst, IL on July 17, 1990.  He is survived by his mother, Tracey Hunt, brothers Sean Hunt and Troy Hunt all of Urbana.  He was p…

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    Robert Riley

    View Robert Riley Urbana Robert Bartlett Riley, 88, died on Wednesday, August 21 at his home.  Bob was born on January 28, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois to Robert James Riley of Bellows Falls, Vermont and Ruth Collins of Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 19, Robert graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in philosophy, and went on to study under Mies van der Rohe at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received his Bachelor of Architecture in 1954. As an ROTC off…

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    Milford Allen

    View Milford Allen Urbana Milford Ray Allen, 95, died at home at 1:22 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, surrounded by family. He was reunited with his wife, Bee, and son, Larry. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Renner-Wikoff Chapel in Urbana.  Rev. Gary Fairchild will officiate. Burial with Military Honors will take place at Patterson Cemetery in St. Joseph. A visitation will be held prior to the funeral from 10:00-11:00 a.m., at the funeral home. Ra…

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    Phyllis Scaff

    View Phyllis Scaff Urbana Phyllis Louise Scaff, 96 of Urbana passed away at 12:26 p.m. on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. A private graveside service was held on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana. Pastor Robert Freeman officiated. Phyllis was born in Newman, IL on August 15, 1922 to parents Roy and Eava (Skidmore) Vaught. They preceded her in death as did four sisters and three brothers.  On October 7, 1945 Phyllis married Wilbur Scaff…

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    Delbert Foltz

    View Delbert Foltz Danville Delbert Junior Foltz, 93, of Danville, formerly of Urbana passed away at 7:05 a.m. Monday August 19, 2019 at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center, Danville. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday August 23 with a visitation starting at 9:00 a.m. at Renner-Wikoff Chapel & Crematory, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana.  Marlin Fourman will officiate and burial with military honors will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana. Delbert was born in Urbana on February 8, 1926, th…

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    Elizabeth Johnson

    View Elizabeth Johnson Urbana Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Johnson of Urbana passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 15, at Meadowbrook Health Center. Betty was born June 16, 1931, daughter of Arthur E. and Nellie (Ryan) Johnson. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Arthur T. Johnson. She is survived by her niece, Catherine Johnson Webber, her grandnieces, Wendy Webber and Alexandra Webber (Jonathan) Griffin, her grandnephew, Christopher (Anne) Webber, her great grandnephew, …

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    Betty Albert

    View Betty Albert Champaign Betty Jean Peters Albert, 94 of Champaign died at 3:00 a.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019 at University Rehabilitation Center, Urbana Private graveside services will be held at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Champaign. There will be no visitation. Betty Jean was the daughter of Minnie and Julius Peters and was born January 21, 1925 in Sidney, Nebraska.  She married Waco W. Albert on August 30, 1947 in Sidney, Nebraska.  He preceded her in death on May 11, 1981.  She…

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    Nellie Eyestone

    View Nellie Eyestone Urbana, Illinois –  Nellie Irene Eyestone, 82, of Urbana, IL, passed away at 2:00 PM, Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the Tuscola Health Care Center in Tuscola, IL.   Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana, IL, with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana.  There will be a visitation one hour prior to the funeral(10-11 AM) on Wednesday at the funeral home.   Nellie was bor…

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    Dorothy Palmer

    View Dorothy Palmer Urbana Dorothy Arlene Palmer, 85, of Urbana died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Reflections Memory Care, Savoy.  Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday August 22 with a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at Renner-Wikoff Chapel & Crematory, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana.  Rev. Sam Stow will officiate.  Burial will be at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Mayview.   Dorothy was born February 26, 1934 in Urbana, the daughter of Wilbur and Eva (Eva…

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    Antonio Santiago

    View Antonio Santiago Tuesday, August 6, 2019 the most gentle, loving man I have ever known went to join those who had gone before to his final resting place. A rest has rarely been more deserved.  Those who knew him saw Tony go through seemingly unendurable challenges with grace. He lived what he believed. Antonio Santiago was born April 18, 1950, son of Salvador & Eloina Santiago in Catano, Puerto Rico. He married Peg Santiago of Urbana on June 5, 2010. Tony leaves a sister, Juanit…

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    Verarose Blackford

    View Verarose Blackford Urbana, Illinois Verarose Blackford, 93, of Urbana, IL and formerly of Martinsville, IN, passed away at 5:57 AM, Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.   Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana, IL, with burial to follow at Eastlawn Cemetery, Urbana.  There will be a visitation held one hour prior to the funeral (9:30 AM-10:30AM) at the funeral home …

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    Stanley Blacker, Sr.

    View Stanley Blacker, Sr. Stanley E. Blacker, Sr. 60 of Paxton, formerly of Urbana died at 1:05 a.m. Monday July 29, 2019 at Accolade Healthcare of Paxton Senior Living.  Stanley was born September 28, 1958 in Urbana, the son of Edgar “Beefie” and Vera (Cafin) Blacker.  He is survived by two sons, Eddy and Stanley, Jr. and a daughter, Melinda.  Along with other cousins he is also survived by a cousin/care giver, Russell Cafin.  He is preceded in death by his parents, a ste…

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    Bridget Bridgeman

    View Bridget Bridgeman Fisher Bridget Ann Bridgeman, 59 of Fisher died Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at home.  Bridget was born February 20, 1960 in Highwood, IL, the daughter of James Burke and Delia Ann (Garrity) Faucett.  She has two children, Annie Sommer and Omer “Carl” Twonsend. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 10 at Glades Hall in Fisher. Bridget Ann Bridgeman, 59 of Fisher died Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at home.  Bridget was born February 20…

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    Kemal Piskin

    View Kemal Piskin Champaign, IL CHAMPAIGN, IL- Kemal Piskin, 90, of Champaign, IL, passed away at 11:33 AM, Monday, August 5, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL.    There will be a graveside service at 12:00 Noon, Friday, August 9, 2019 at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Champaign, IL.  Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana, is assisting the family with arrangements.    Kemal was born May 2, 1929, in Maras, Turkey,  a son of Osman and Fatma (Parlo) Piskin…

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    Pamela “Pooh” Adams

    View Pamela “Pooh” Adams Tolono Pamela Elizabeth Adams, “Pooh” passed away at 3:23 a.m. on August 4, 2019 at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, Urbana. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Pooh was born in Urbana on February 24, 1957 to Virginia K. Philbeck, she preceded her in death.  Pooh spent thirty –five years with the love of her life, Joanne Murry, Joanne passed away on May 24, 2011. She is survived by her children; Joey Cooley of Mahomet, John Cooley of Homer, Jeann…

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    Mildred Jacobs

    View Mildred Jacobs Urbana Mildred Molly Jacobs, 99, most recently of Urbana, Illinois, and formally of Lima, Ohio, passed away on July 31, 2019.  Mildred was born October 21, 1919 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the oldest daughter of Jacob and Esther Kitman (Gottlieb), both Jewish emigrants from eastern Europe.  Notably, Mildred was within three months of her 100th year.  Mildred graduated from the now-famous Schenley High School in Pittsburgh and studied music performance at Du…