Obituaries 7-13-2016: Mary Elder

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Mary Elizabeth Elder, 93, of Sullivan passed away at 2:36 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2016 in her home in Sullivan.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Read More

Obituaries 7-13-2016: Barry Hagerman

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Funeral services for Barry Vandeveer Hagerman, 61, of Sullivan were held at 11 a.m. Sunday in Elim Springs Church of Jesus Christ in Sullivan with Felix Hagerman and Vanessa Patient officiating. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan. Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan was in charge of arrangements.

He died at 4:16 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2016 in his home. Read More

Obituaries 7-6-2016: Carol Fidroeff

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Carol Annette Horsman Fidroeff, age 58, died at her home Saturday, January 23, 2016 with her husband Wil at her side. Carol, a very brave woman, decided to go home and forgo futile aggressive cancer treatment when it was discovered that she had advanced stage 4 cancer.

A “scattering of the ashes” memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 9, Carol’s birthday, at Wil and Sunny’s dome home located four miles east of Sullivan at 1331 CR 1470 E. Arrangements are by Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan.

Carol was born July 9, 1957 in Shelbyville, Ill. to Ivan and Louise Horsman. She graduated from Sullivan High School and Lake Land College and attended Rhode Island Community College. Read More

Obituaries 7-6-2016: Kenny Cap

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Walter Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Cap, 71, of Sullivan passed away at 7:35 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2016 in his residence.

Celebration of Life Services were at 3 p.m. Sunday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Grant Wade officiating.

Kenny was born March 11, 1945 in Jackson, Mississippi, a son of Walter Andrew and Mavis Phillips Cap. He retired from the Chicago Police Department in 2000. He was the highest decorated police officer in the department. Kenny loved fishing and camping with his many friends. He was a member of the Good Sams Prairielander Camping Club. He married Gloria M. Matuszewski June 26, 1965 in Chicago, and she survives in Sullivan. Read More

Obituaries 7-6-2016: Roger Yarnell

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William Roger Yarnell, 74, of Bethany went to meet Jesus at 12:12 a.m. Monday, July 4, 2016 in his home with his wife Sue by his side.

A memorial celebration will start at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 9 followed by a visitation with the family until 4 p.m. in the Vineyard Church in Sullivan. McMullin-Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Read More

Obituaries 6-22-2016: Tammy Smith

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Tammy L. Smith, 51, of Dalton City passed away at 9:02 p.m., June 18, 2016 in Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

A service to celebrate Tammy’s life will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 24, in Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home in Mt. Zion. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Decatur. The family will receive friends for visitation from 5-7 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.  Read More

Obituaries 6-22-2016: Delores Marshall

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Delores Marshall, 90, of Neoga, formerly of Bethany, passed away at 7:42 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2016 in St. Anthony’s Hospital in Effingham.

Celebration of Life services will be at 12 noon Thursday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Lloyd Simpson officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany.  Read More

Obituaries 6-22-2016: Bea Cummings

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Clarabelle E. “Bea” Cummings, 88, of Mattoon, formerly of Windsor, passed away at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2016 in Mattoon Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.

Bea was born July 27, 1927 in Lovington, a daughter of James and Leta Bell Miller. She married Carl K. Cummings December 13, 1941 in St. Louis, Mo., and he preceded her in death August 19, 1992. Bea owned and managed the Bea Hive in Windsor. She was a member of the Windsor Christian Church.  Read More

Obituaries 6-22-2016: Lucille Tessier

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Lucille M. Tessier passed away at 2:05 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2016 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 27 in Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany with Deacon John O’Brien officiating. Arrangements are by Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan.

Lucille was born May 22, 1923 in Spruce, Wisconsin, a daughter of Louis T. and Ann G. Massard Tessier. She was a homemaker but returned to school at the age of 50 and received a degree in computers. She then went to work for Colorado National Bank and then retired in 1985. Lucille attended St. Columcille Catholic Church in Sullivan. She married Orville Kuhlmann in 1939 in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin, and he preceded her in death in 1945. She then married Arthur Judd in 1946 in Dubuque, Iowa, and he preceded her in death in 1991. Read More