DECATUR -- John Harper, 63, of Springfield, formerly of Decatur passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on Thursday, September 14, 2017.

DECATUR --Mrs. Harriett Gale Salzman (Brown), 91, of Decatur, IL, passed away from natural causes at midnight on September 1, 2017 at her current residence at Bickford Cottage.

DECATUR -- Marilyn Neumann 84, of Decatur, IL passed away at 6:03 a.m., Saturday, September 16, 2017, in Symphony of Decatur Nursing Home.

DECATUR -- Robert D. "Bob" Wesselink, 85, of Decatur, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Hickory Point Christian Village in Forsyth.

DECATUR -- Steven A. Trippiedi, 57, of Decatur passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

BLUE MOUND -- Leona Bourisaw, 84, of Blue Mound passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 in Heritage Health Care in Mt. Zion.

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CRAYCROFT, Gail L., 57, Sullivan, 10 a.m. in Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan.

ARGENTA -- William C. “Bill” Millhorn, Jr., of Argenta, IL passed away 11:30 A.M. September 13, 2017 at his home in Argenta, IL.

CARR, Russell W., 73, Decatur, died Monday (Sept. 18, 2017). Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home.

DECATUR -- Stacy Lyn Melton, 55, of Decatur, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 in her home with her family by her side after a courageous year and a half battle with cancer.

DECATUR -- Patricia Jean “Pat” Ryan, 84 of Decatur died at 11:27 pm. Monday, September 18, 2017 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

DECATUR -- Roniesha J. Biggs, 31, of Georgia formerly of Decatur departed this life on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Services: 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Main Street Church with visitation one hour before service. Burial: Greenwood Cemetery. Professional Service entrusted to W…

DECATUR -- Sandra Lee Bittmann, 60, of Decatur, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 in her home.

HILLSBORO -- Dolores L. (Stroup) Plankenhorn, 89, of Hillsboro, formerly of Kankakee passed away Sept 18, 2017.

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

CARBALLOSA, Maria, 35, Chicago, formerly of Decatur, 5 p.m. in Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home.

PANA -- Walter “Max” Trexler, 85, of Pana, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 at his home. He was born on November 2, 1931 in Fayette County, IL, the son of Floyd & Evelyn (Ritter) Trexler. He married Lola Bone on January 27, 1951 in Ramsey, IL and she survives him.

MELTON, Stacy, 55, Decatur, died Monday (Sept. 18, 2017). Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home.

DECATUR -- Stephen Boyer "Steve" Richardson, 82, of Sullivan, formerly of Decatur, passed away, Sunday, September 17, 2017.

DECATUR -- Theodore A. Hammann, 96, of Carlinville passed away Sunday morning, September 17, 2017 at Heritage Health Care in the company of his daughter, Elner. 

DECATUR -- Robert D. "Bob" Wesselink, 85, of Decatur, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Hickory Point Christian Village in Forsyth.  

DECATUR -- Mary Katherine Eckles, 95, of Decatur passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Fair Haven’s Christian Home.

DECATUR -- Dorothy J Haynes 92, of Decatur passed away at 8:05 p.m., Saturday, September 16, 2017, in Eastern Star Nursing Home, Macon, IL.

RICE, Doris, 72, Decatur, died Saturday (Sept. 16, 2017). Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home.

DECATUR -- Maria Carballosa, 35, of Chicago, formerly of Decatur, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017, at Rush Presbyterian Hospital.

ILLIOPOLIS -- Lila (Beth) Sternes loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother passed away September 15, 2017 surrounded by her family. Lila was born July 1, 1945 in Moweaqua IL, her parents whom preceded her in death were Elmer Barringer, and Ruby (Elmina) Barringer and brother Othy Jacob (…

ECKLES, Mary Katherine, 95, Decatur, died Friday (Sept. 15, 2017). Dawson & Wikoff West Wood St. Funeral Home.

CLINTON -- Donald G. Rapp, 82, of Clinton, IL passed away 8:25 PM, September 14, 2017 at Heritage Health, El Paso, IL.

DECATUR -- Steven A. Trippiedi, 57, of Decatur passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

SULLIVAN -- Gail L. Craycroft, 57, of Sullivan, died 6:20 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017 in Mason Point, Sullivan.

ASSUMPTION -- Grace C. Fathauer, 99, of Pana, formerly of Assumption, died September 12, 2017 in Prairie Rose Health Center, Pana, IL.