MATTOON -- Mass of Christian Burial for Robert K. Luther was held on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial followed at Roselawn Cemetery. Organist, Barb Konrad accompanied Cantor, Vivian Taylor in, “Be Not Afraid,” “Ave Maria” and “How Great Thou Art.” Pallbe…

ARCOLA -- Mabel Elizabeth Bennett, 90, of Humboldt, died at 9:20 a.m. Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Heartland Christian Village in Neoga.

CHARLESTON -- Elizabeth Sharon Stark, age 70 of Charleston, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at her home. Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 25, 2017 at Adams Funeral Chapel in Charleston. Services honoring and celebrating he…

MATTOON -- Eleanor E. Lawrence, age 91, of Decatur passed away at 3:56 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Fair Havens Nursing Home.

TRILLA -- Derek R. Malone, 35, of Trilla, died at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 20, 2017) at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

SULLIVAN -- Kenneth E. Ducker, Sr., 76, of Sullivan, formerly of Mattoon, died at 3:20 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 21, 2017) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

CASEY -- James Leon Baize, 68, of Casey, formerly of McHenry, Ky., died at 12:05 a.m. Friday (Sept. 22, 2017) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

NEOGA -- Bobbie Balch, 79, of rural Neoga died at 9:55 a.m. Friday (Sept. 22, 2017) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

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OAKLAND -- Funeral Services for Frances Dorris were held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Schilling Funeral Home with Dr. John Calio officiating. Burial followed at Oakland Cemetery. Pianist and Soloist, Allen Webner played prelude and postlude music and sang “Morning Has Broken.”

MATTOON -- Freda L. Beals, of Mattoon, IL, age 90, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 7:50 A.M. at Douglas Rehabilitation and Care Center in Mattoon, IL.

MATTOON -- Philip Lawrence, age 89, of Decatur passed away at 7:25 a.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

CHARLESTON -- James Oliver Lang, age 78 of Charleston, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Adams Funeral Chapel beginning at 10:00 a.m. and will conclude at noon with Masonic Service…

MATTOON -- Freda Beals, 90, of Mattoon died at 7:50 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 21, 2017) at Douglas Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

HUMBOLDT -- Mabel Bennett, 90, of Humboldt died at 9:20 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 21, 2017) at Heartland Christian Village in Neoga.

ARCOLA -- Jim Pullen, 80, of Shelbyville, IL, formerly of Mt. Zion, IL and Arcola, IL passed away at 12:25 A.M. on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.

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WICHITA FALLS, Texas -- Mildred E. Morgan, 87, of Wichita Falls, Texas, formerly of Mattoon, died at 4:36 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 20, 2017) at Texoma Christian Care Center.

CAMARGO -- Robert Daniel “Bob” Clapp, age 81, of Oakland, IL, passed away September 19, 2017 at his daughter, Teresa’s home, surrounded by his family. He was born February 6, 1936 in Oakland, IL, the son of Jack and Louise (French) Clapp.

SHELBYVILLE -- Jim Pullen, 80, of Shelbyville, formerly of Mt. Zion and Arcola, died at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 20, 2017) at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

CHARLESTON -- James Lang, 78, of Charleston died Wednesday (Sept. 20, 2017) at Hilltop Skilled Nursing and Rehab.

GREENUP -- Virginia L. Henderson, 93, of Charleston, IL, formerly of Greenup, passed away at 8:08 pm on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Brookstone Estates in Charleston, Illinois.

CASEY -- Cecil Harvey Martin, 76, of Savoy, formerly of Casey, died at 10:18 p.m. Monday (Sept. 18, 2017) at Carle Hospital in Urbana.  

LERNA -- Philip C. Lawyer, 100, of rural Lerna, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

DECATUR -- Eleanor Lawrence, 91, of Decatur died at 3:56 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 19, 2017) at Fair Havens Nursing Home.

DECATUR -- Philip Lawrence, 89, of Decatur died at 7:25 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 19, 2017) at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

MATTOON -- Memorial services for Mary Jean Williams will be held at 9:45 A.M., Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home located at 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938 with Reverend Dr. Timothy Perkins officiating.  Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery in Mattoon, …

SULLIVAN -- Robert Scott Morrow, 70, of Jeffersonville, Indiana, formerly of Sullivan passed away Monday September 4, 2017 in his residence.

MATTOON -- Charles Patrick “Pat” Sullivan, age 76, formerly of Mattoon IL, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Breeze Park in St. Charles, MO, at 10:41 A.M.

MATTOON -- Norma Lucille White, age 91 of Mattoon, IL, peacefully passed away Sunday, September 16, 2017 at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, IL, at 9:41 A.M.

CHARLESTON -- Lois Snider, age 84 of Charleston, went to her Heavenly Home on Monday, September 18, 2017 while in the loving presence of her family at Hilltop Skilled Nursing and Rehab. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Adams Funeral Chapel in Charl…

CHARLESTON -- Michelle P. Hasbargen, 49, of Charleston, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 at her home.

ARCOLA -- Merna Grace Gilbert, 81, of Charleston, IL formerly of Mattoon, IL passed away at 6:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at her residence.

MATTOON -- Charles Patrick Sullivan, 76, of St Charles, Mo., formerly of Mattoon, died at 10:41 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 16, 2017) at Breeze Park Nursing Home in St. Charles, Mo.

TOLEDO -- William Emerson Clark, 98, of Toledo, IL passed away at Cumberland Rehab & Health Care in Greenup, IL surrounded by family, on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 4:26 p.m. Visitation will be held at the Barkley Funeral Chapel in Toledo, IL on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm w…

MATTOON -- Norma White, 91, of Mattoon died at 9:41 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 17, 2017) at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

CHARLESTON -- Merna Gilbert, 81, of Charleston, formerly of Mattoon, died at 6:00 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 16, 2017) at her residence.