Obituaries 1-27-2016: Bill Kidwell

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William G. ‘Bill’ Kidwell, 92, of Sullivan, passed away at 5:31 a.m. Wednesday February3, 2016 in Mason Point in Sullivan.

Celebration of Life services were at 3 p.m. Sunday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Grant Wade officiating. Public Masonic Rites were conducted by George A. Sentel Masonic Lodge # 764 AF & AM. Military Rites were conducted by Sullivan American Legion Post #68.   Read More

Obituaries 1-27-2016: Carol Fidroeff

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Carol Annette Horsman Fidroeff, 58, died in 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.

Visitation will be today (Wednesday), January 27, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan.  A “scattering of the ashes” memorial service will be held Saturday, July 9, Carol’s birthday, at 6 p.m. at Wil and Sunny’s dome home located four miles east of 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 1-27-2016: Leon Cochran

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G. Leon Cochran, 81, a resident of Trent Woods, N.C. died unexpectedly January 22, 2016 at home after battling a number of health issues.

Born February 22, 1934 in Lovington, he attended the University of Illinois and graduated from Eastern Illinois State University in 1956 with a B.S. in Education.

Leon served in the US Army stationed at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Tex.  After his discharge from the army, he began a successful career with General Electric. Hired by the Audio Products department in 1960 in Decatur, Leon was promoted and relocated to Bridgeport, Conn. to work in the housewares division and then promoted and relocated to become a manager of Market Administration for the Advanced Products Operation in Schenectady, N.Y. He was selected to promote in print and media General Electric’s electric lawn mower “Elec-Trak”. He was called back to GE in 1981 to become a facilities manager for the I &SE Department completing a 16 year career. Read More

Obituaries 1-20-2016: Sheila Harshman

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Sheila M. Harshman, 82, of Sullivan went home to be with her Savior at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, January 14, 2016 in her residence after a courageous and graceful battle with cancer.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Sunday in Elim Springs Church of Jesus Christ with Felix Hagerman and Vanessa Patient officiating. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery. Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan was in charge of arrangements.  Read More

Obituaries 1-20-2016: Helen Rowe

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Helen Louise Shelton Rowe, 93, of Sullivan passed peacefully in her sleep at Mason Point in Sullivan, joining the Lord at 12:35 a.m., Monday, January 18, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 22 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Visitation will be held after 9 a.m. Friday in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial will be in Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany. Read More

Obituaries 1-20-2016: Robert E. ‘Bob’ Reed

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Robert E. ‘Bob’ Reed, 87, of Sullivan died at 6 a.m. Thursday January 14, 2016 in his residence.

Celebration of Life services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Tom Bush officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. today (Wednesday). Military rites will be conducted by the Sullivan American Legion Post # 68. Private family burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.  Read More

Obituaries 1-20-2016: Dr. Carl F. Erickson

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Dr. Carl F. Erickson passed away January 14, 2016 in Sullivan at the age of 97. Dr. Erickson was born February 8, 1918, in Concordia, Kansas to Edd and Clara Gilbertson Erickson.  He married Ruth Swanson May 30, 1942 in North Luck, Wisconsin. He is survived by three daughters Clarice (Gary) Kessinger of Decatur, Alabama, Janet (Dave) Redenbaugh of Danville, Illinois and Ruthann Erickson of Los Angeles, California and one son Carl N. Erickson of Sullivan. Also, surviving are six grandchildren Dave Kessinger of Danville, Indiana, Kevin Kessinger (Tanya) of Plainfield, Indiana, Ryan Redenbaugh (Debbie) of Huntington Beach, California, Daran Redenbaugh (Janette) of Chicago, Illinois, Bryan Huber (Viktoria) of San Diego, California and Heather Huber of San Diego, California. Also surviving are five great-grandchildren Will and Evan Kessinger, and Alex, Emma, and Isaac Kessinger. He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth of 62 years, his parents, his sister and infant brother. Read More

Obituaries 1-13-2016: Eleanor Snyder

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Nolia Eleanor Snyder, 88, of Bethany passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016, in her home in Bethany.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday in First Christian Church in Bethany. Burial was in Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany. McMullin-Young Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.

Eleanor was born January 9, 1927, in Lovington, the daughter of Otho and Vivian Gladville Snyder. She was a member of First Christian Church in Bethany. The family would like to give special thanks to Tom Gregory and Lois Adams for their friendship to Eleanor. Read More