Obituaries 11-18-2015: Donna Strong

Donna Strong

Donna Lee Strong, 87, of Decatur died Wednesday Nov. 11, 2015 in McKinley Court.

Services to celebrate her life will be at 10 a.m. Friday Nov. 20 at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home in Decatur with visitation 4-7 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Read More

Obituaries 11-18-2015: Matt Burger

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Matt E. Burger, 66, son of Matthew and Dolores Burger of Chicago, died November 10, 2015. He was born in Chicago, Ill. June 24, 1949.

After high school, Matt joined the US Army and served in communications in Vietnam from 1967 to 1969. In 1975 he graduated from Western Illinois University with a B.S. in science education and earned his M.S. in educational administration from Eastern Illinois University in 1985. In 1990 he married Peg Bray in Allerton Park. Read More

Obituaries 11-18-2015: Marie Cutler

Marie Cutler

E. Marie Cutler, 85, of Shelbyville died at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 10, 2015 in Shelbyville Manor in Shelbyville.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Friday in Glenwood Cemetery in Shelbyville. Howe and Yockey Funeral Home in Shelbyville handled arrangements. Read More

Obituaries 11-11-2015: Ron Evans

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Ronald Wayne Evans, 73, of Lovington, formerly of Sullivan, passed away at 11:43 a.m. Sunday, November 1, 2015 in Indiana University Hospice House in Bloomington, Ind.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Mcmullen-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan. Visitation will be held one hour before the services at McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan. Masonic Rites will be given at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan. Military Rites by the Sullivan American Legion Post #68 will be held after the service at McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan. Read More

Obituaries 11-4-2015: Katie Miller

Katie Miller

A funeral service for Katie Marie Miller, 67, of Lovington was held at 9 a.m. Saturday in the family residence. Burial was in Otto Cemetery in Arthur. Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola assisted the family with arrangements.

She died at 9:26 a.m. Wednesday Oct. 28, 2015 in her residence. Read More

Obituaries 11-4-2015: Wanda Vaughan

Wanda Vaughan

Wanda L. Vaughan, 80, of Springfield died at 7:05 a.m. Friday Oct. 30, 2015 in St. John’s Hospice in Springfield.

Cremation will be accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society Center.

She was born Oct. 2, 1935 in Coles County, a daughter of William C. and Edith E. Wellbaum Rowland.  Read More

Obituaries 11-4-2015: Jody Statzer

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Jody Deanne Statzer, age 52, of Decatur, died peacefully Sunday Nov. 1, 2015.

A family-led visitation and memorial service celebrating Jody’s life will be Thursday, November 5 in Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 219 S. Lincoln St. in Bethany. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. with a service to follow. Pastor Bret Bone and Adam McReynolds will officiate. Tanzyus Logan Funeral Service and Care is assisting the family.

Jody was born June 5, 1963 in Peoria, a daughter of Wayne and Sandra Barnes McReynolds. Jody graduated from MacArthur High School, Giodano School of Dance and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Bethany. Jody was very talented and a creative painting artist. She enjoyed playing with her sister, dancing and her pets. She found the love of her life at age 47, marrying Darrell Statzer Jr. on her birthday in 2010.   Read More