Obituaries 5-24-2017: Roger Uphoff

Roger Uphoff

Roger Chris Uphoff, 71, of Lovington, died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family May 17, 2017.

He was born January 18, 1946 in Shelbyville, Illinois to his loving parents Lois Aileen (Gordon) and Gilbert Franklin Uphoff (deceased). He joined his three siblings Connie Yantis (deceased), Duane (Marjorie) Uphoff and Stanley (Pat) Uphoff. He was raised on the family farm, and even though he worked for 39 years as a computer room supervisor at Wagner Castings, he was always a farmer at heart. His parents raised him with a strong devotion to God, family, community, the Findlay Falcons, and the Chicago Cubs. Read More

Obituaries 5-24-2017: Mary Livergood

Mary Livergood

Mary Livergood lived a full, wonderful life that ended on this earth Friday evening, May 12, 2017.  However, the real story is her incredible journey that began the day she was born May 6, 1921 to John and Mary Brown Tueth of rural Bethany. The Tueth family was one of the original 16 settlers as they were called, having founded St. Isidore’s Catholic Church just north of Bethany.  Mary often rode her horse Joker to White School before attending and graduating from St. Teresa High School in Decatur. She graduated from Brown’s Business College and went on to work at Tabor Grain Company in Sullivan. While at Tabor Grain, she was Purvis Tabor’s secretary. Read More

Obituaries 5-24-2017: Weldon Kingery

Weldon Kingery

Weldon Elmer Kingery, 74, of Sullivan passed away at 5:25 a.m., Saturday, May 20, 2017 in his home in Sullivan. Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. today (Wednesday, May 24) in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan with military rites by Sullivan American Legion Post #68. Visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the funeral home. Inurnment will be at a later date in Smyser Cemetery in Gays. Read More

Obituaries 5-17-2017: Nathan Hudspath

Nathan Hudspath

Nathan Andrew Hudspath, 22, of Sullivan, formerly of Tennessee, passed away as a result of a brain tumor May 10, 2017 in St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

His greatest aspiration was to become an electrical engineer. “ I want to change the world and be someone. Not just another person, someone who will be remembered for what he has done.” - Nathan Hudspath. Nathan is living by his quote; his brain and tumor are being donated for research for studies for the benefits of others. Read More

Obituaries 5-17-2017: Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor

Zachary Louis Taylor, 85, of Clearwater Florida, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on May 9, 2017.

Zachary (Zach) was born April 17, 1932 in Westville, Illinois to Zachariah and Margarite Taylor (Alaway). He married the love of his life Edythe (Edy) Ann Blair of Danville, Illinois January 26, 1957 in Danville. He and Edy raised five children; they opened their home to many college students and welcomed foster children throughout their married life. Read More

Obituaries 5-17-2017: Sally Jacobson

Sally Jacobson

Sarah “Sally” Tabor Jacobson, 78, passed away in Naples, Florida May 2, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer. She was comforted by the loving presence of Paul, her husband of 56 years, and her family.

Sally was born in Decatur July 29, 1938 to Purvis and Roberta Tabor and was the elder of two daughters. She grew up in Sullivan where she developed a love of music. Sally had a beautiful soprano voice and sang in both formal church choirs and in informal settings with friends and family. She also was an accomplished pianist and played throughout her life. After graduating from Chatham Hall in 1956, Sally attended the University of Michigan where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education. During her freshman year at Michigan she met Paul Jacobson, whom she wed shortly after their graduation in 1960.  Read More

Obituaries 5-17-2017: Ezra Plank

Ezra Plank

Ezra J. Plank, 97, of Lovington died at1:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2017 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

Funeral services were held at 9 a.m. May 14 in the HCK West Building near Arthur. Burial was in Otto Cemetery in Arthur. Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola assisted with arrangements. Read More

Obituaries 5-17-2017: Roger Perry

Roger Perry

A memorial service for Roger G. Perry, 63, of rural Findlay was held at noon Saturday, May 13 in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Burial followed in Wright Cemetery in Findlay.

Perry died at 1:38 p.m. Wednesday May 10, 2017 in Decatur Memorial Hospital. Read More

Obituaries 5-17-2017

Vera Arthur

Vera L. Arthur, 71, of Allenville, died Thursday, May 11, 2017 in Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Celebration of Life services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan.

Burial was in Windsor Cemetery.  Read More

Obituaries 5-17-2017: Alice Miller

Alice Miller

Alice M. Miller, 92, of Sullivan, died at 1:06 a.m. Thursday, May 11, 2017 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

Celebration of Life services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Charliam Renner officiating. Burial was in Moultrie County Memorial Park in Bethany.  Read More