DECATUR -- Marty Bradshaw, 63, of Decatur went to his heavenly home surrounded by his family on Sunday, November 18, 2018. 

PANA -- 94 year old Lucille Tex of Pana died Friday, November 16 at 12:45 at her residence in rural Pana. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, November 24th at 10:30 AM in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Pana. Cremation rites have been accorded. Lucille was born August 15, 1924 i…

DECATUR -- Joseph Allen Barnes, 87, of Decatur, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018 at McKinley Court in Decatur. 

SHELBYVILLE -- Marjorie Louise Kensil, 83, of Shelbyville, IL, passed away at 3:10 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2018 in HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, Shelbyville, IL.

DECATUR -- Norma Jean Gilbert, 87, of Decatur, IL, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018, at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

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Helen Revell Irvin, 65, of Clinton died peacefully surrounded by her family at home Friday (Nov. 16, 2018).

COWDEN -- Viola Marie “Vi” Jones, 84, of Peoria, AZ, formerly of Cowden, IL, passed away at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, November 15, 2018 in Sunview Health & Rehabilitation Center, Youngtown, AZ.

MOUNT ZION -- Mary Ellen Nichols, 82, of Mt. Zion, IL passed away on November 16, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Fancher, IL on July 29, 1936. She spent most of her childhood in Decatur, Illinois and graduated from Stephen Decatur High. Her biggest joy was being a wif…

MAROA -- Mrs. Virginia R. Crouch, age 94, of Maroa, widow of Dr. Rolla M. Crouch (Bob), who preceded her in death in 1988, passed away on November 12, 2018 at Hickory Point Christian Village in Forsyth, Illinois. She was born in Ogemaw, Arkansas in the southwest corner of the state near Camd…

DECATUR -- Mary Dolores Martin Cummins, 78, of Decatur passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Heritage Healthcare in Mt. Zion.

SHELBYVILLE -- Gerald Dean “Moose” McNeese, 72, of Shelbyville, Illinois, passed away at 4:48 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2018 in Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

SPRINGFIELD -- James T. “Ted” Sunderland, 73, of Springfield, died at 4:10 p.m., Monday, November 12, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born on August 16, 1945 to Edgar and Carol Gee Sunderland.

DECATUR -- Infant son of Abriana and Kaitlyn (Baker) Gessford of Decatur, IL, passed away at 9:29 P.M., Thursday, November 15, 2018 in the HSHS St. John's Hospital of Springfield, IL.

DECATUR -- Rev. Dennis Darrel Blankenship, 87, of Decatur, IL, went to his Heavenly home Tuesday, November 13, 2018. 

DECATUR -- Barbara Gail Scott, 69, of Decatur, IL, passed away Monday, November 12, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital. 

DECATUR -- John L. Jones, 74, of Decatur departed this life on Monday, November 12, 2018 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

BLUE MOUND -- Lee Allen Schultz, 81, of Blue Mound, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

CLINTON -- Jean Howry, 83, of Clinton, IL passed away 10:10 A.M. November 11, 2018 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

DECATUR -- Kimberly Lawrence Richter, 59, of Decatur, Illinois passed on from this life to be with the Lord on Friday, October 26th, 2018. She was born in Decatur to Gerald and Shirley Lawrence on August 5, 1959. Kim leaves behind her loving husband Terry, sister Becky Collins (Steve), broth…