Obituaries 12-3-2014: Larry Wacaser

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Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Lawrence “Larry” Keyes Wacaser, 77, died peacefully October 16, 2014, in Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Penn.  Five days earlier, he suffered anoxic brain damage from cardiac arrest which resulted from tragically choking on food.

McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan is coordinating Dr. Wacaser’s memorial service at the Lovington United Methodist Church at 241 S. Broadway in Lovington at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 7 with visitation also at the church at 1p.m. Burial will be in Hewitt Cemetery in Lovington.

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Obituaries 12-3-2014: Patricia Hodson

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Funeral services for Patricia Mae Hodson, 77, of Springfield were held at 11 a.m. Monday in Bisch and Son Funeral Home in Springfield with a graveside service at 2:30 p.m. in Macon County Memorial Park in Harristown.

The former Sullivan and Illiopolis resident died at 7 a.m. Wednesday Nov. 26, 2014.

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Obituaries 12-3-2014: Gerald Obrecht

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Gerald L. Obrecht, 91, of Sullivan, passed away at 2:25 p.m. Thursday November 27, 2014 in Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Coles County.

Celebration of Life services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Sullivan First United Methodist Church with Pastor Charliam Renner officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial with military rites conducted by Sullivan American Legion Post #68 will be in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.

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Obituaries 12-3-2014: Kerrie Sims

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Kerrie Sims, affectionately known as “Gwa”, “Momma Kerrie” and “Kerr Bear” (to name only a few of her endearing nicknames), originally of Atwood, Illinois and most recently of Troy, Missouri, passed peacefully at the age of 61 amongst family Friday, November 28, 2014.

Memorial visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, December 5, 2014 in Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 66 East US Highway 36 in Atwood. The family will have a toast in Kerrie’s memory at Mona’s Steak & Spirits, 114 North Main Street in Atwood following the visitation.

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Obituaries 12-3-2014: Sue Rothrock

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Funeral services for Rohima Sue Rothrock, 70, of Findlay were held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) in the Findlay United Methodist Church with Pastor Marge Overlot officiating. Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Findlay handled arrangements. Burial will be in Findlay Cemetery at a later date.

She passed away Saturday November 29, 2014 in her residence.

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Obituaries 11-26-2014: Mary Buckner

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Mary P. Buckner, 90, of Sullivan, passed away at 9:16 a.m. Sunday November 23, 2014 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

Celebration of Life services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Sullivan First United Methodist Church with Pastor Charliam Renner officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.

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Obituaries 11-26-2014: Chalyssa Yokley

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Funeral services for Chalyssa Marie Mae “Boo” Yokley, 14, of Kewanee, formerly of Sullivan, were held at 12 p.m. Tuesday in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Bethany.

She died at 11:55 p.m. November 20, 2014 in OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Boo was born July 11, 2000 in Centralia, a daughter of Troy Allen Yokley and Carla Fay Crain Yokley. She was a member of Brown Christian Church Meacham Township. Boo loved her family, friends and music.

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