MAROA -- Phyllis A. Ruwe, 68, of Maroa passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

MOWEAQUA -- Linda K. Shaffer, age 67 of Moweaqua, IL passed away on Friday November 17, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, IL. She was born on July 15, 1950 in Salem, IL to George and Pauline (Ellis) Kretzer. She married Carl Shaffer on May 22, 2016 in Alma, IL and he survives in …

DECATUR -- Tonya Skowronski, 51, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur, with her family by her side.

DECATUR -- Carlos (Carl/Kickie), E Catron of Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of Springfield and Decatur, Illinois began his final journey as he passed peacefully in his sleep early Monday, October 30, at the age of 87.

DECATUR -- Charles William May, 82, died peacefully surrounded by his family in the home he built.

COWDEN -- Hazel Irene Riley, 87, of Cowden, IL, passed away at 5:40 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2017 in her residence.

DECATUR -- G. Eileene Pfeifer, 100, of Decatur, IL, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at her residence.

KELLY, Charles W., 68, Springfield, formerly of Decatur, 3 p.m. in First Church of God, Springfield. 

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ESTRADA, Thomas, 59, Decatur, died Friday (Nov. 17, 2017). Moran & Goebel Funeral Home.

DECATUR -- Carlos (Carl/Kickie), E Catron of Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of Springfield and Decatur, Illinois began his final journey as he passed peacefully in his sleep early Monday, October 30, at the age of 87.

DECATUR -- Eva “Sue” Durand 76, of Decatur, IL passed away at 3:14 p.m., Thursday, November 16, 2017, in St. Mary’s Hospital.

PARIS -- James L. Eveland, age 79 of Paris, passed away at 8:19 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana. He worked at U.O. Colson and Company and also at Ivy Hill in Terre Haute, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky. He was a member of the National Guard 1544t…

PFEIFER, G. Eileene, 100, Decatur, died Wednesday (Nov. 15, 2017). Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Decatur.

LOVINGTON -- Joyce E. Marquis, 82, of Lovington, passed away, 5:50 a.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at Mason Point, Sullivan.

BAIN, James C. "Boomer," 85, Bonita Springs, Fla., formerly of Mattoon, 1 p.m. in Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, Mattoon.

DECATUR -- Robert A. Summers, 74, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in his home with his family by his side.

DECATUR -- Maxine Lugari, 93, of Decatur, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at her home.

BOBBITT, Kathy, 57, Decatur, noon in Apostolic Lighthouse UPC. 

ROSS, Barbara J., 75, Decatur, died Wednesday (Nov. 15, 2017). Walker Funeral Service and Chapel. 

LONG CREEK -- Gregory Bruce Hill, 57, of Long Creek, IL left this world to be with Jesus Saturday, November 11, 2017 in his home with his wife, children and “Gracie Mae” by his side.

ELZY, Juanita A., 92, Sullivan, 11 a.m. in McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan.

DECATUR -- Kathy Bobbitt, 57, of Decatur passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2017 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

DECATUR -- Phillis Lee Holmes, 85, of Decatur went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 12, 2017.

CLINTON — Anthony J. “Tony” Hable 57 and Karen S. Hable 57 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 5:58 PM November 11, 2017 from injuries sustained in a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Rt. 51 North and Autumn Rd., Clinton, IL.

DECATUR -- Carol Ann Harres, 78, of Decatur died at Fair Havens Christian Village on Friday, November 10, 2017 in Decatur, IL. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home in Decatur, IL at 10:00am with the visitation one hour prior to the…

DECATUR -- Elnora Jacquline Harlin died on November 12, 2017 surrounded by her family. Elnora was born in Decatur on August 6, 1933 the daughter of Samuel Jackson and Lucy Della Day. She graduated from Lakeview High School in 1951 and married Harold D. Harlin on September 28, 1951. He preced…

DECATUR -- Robert J. Knight, 72, of Decatur, died Saturday, November 11, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

FORSYTH -- Donald Charles Van Lyssel, age 74, of Forsyth, IL went home to his Creator on November 11, 2017, peacefully, at his home. Don was born on July 5, 1943, in Appleton, WI, the only son of George and Josephine Van Lyssel, both of whom preceded him in death.

OREANA -- Darrel Lee Wilber 70, of Doniphan, MO formerly of Oreana, IL passed away at 9:08 p.m., Wednesday, November 8, 2017, in the Current River Nursing Center.

BEMENT -- Stephen Russell Postlewait, 67, of Bement, IL., passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Saturday, November 11, 2017, after a six-year battle with Multiple System Atrophy.

DECATUR -- Gary Edward Humble, 66, of Decatur departed this life on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital. Services for Gary E. Humble will be Thursday, November 16 at Walker Funeral Service & Chapel located on 566 North Water street. Service times are set for 12:00 p.m…