Obituaries 4-27-2016: Roger Gustin

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Roger Orval Gustin, passed away peacefully February 28, 2016 at the age of 81 ending his long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was surrounded by his immediate family.

Roger was born June 20, 1934 in Sullivan, graduating with the high school class of 1952 where he was a member of the H.S. band and lettered in basketball, baseball, football and track. Roger received his bachelor degree from Millikin University in Decatur and then his master’s degree in administration and teaching credential from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. In 1960 Roger moved to Madera, California and started teaching at Madera High School from where he retired in 1992. In 1963 Roger married Joan Cappelluti of Madera, and they were together for 47 years. She predeceased him in 2010.  Read More

Obituaries 4-27-2016: Brian Hart

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Brian P. Hart, 56, of Sullivan, passed away at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2016 in Decatur Memorial Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer.

Celebration of Life services were held at 7 p.m. Friday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Marge Overlot officiating.  Read More

Obituaries 4-27-2016: Coleen Miller

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Coleen Miller, 100, of Sullivan, died at 9:06 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2016 in Mason Point in Sullivan.

Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Marrowbone Twp. Cemetery in Bethany. Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan assisted with arrangements.  Read More

Obituaries 4-27-2016: Victor Tessman

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Victor Eugene Tessman, 98, of Sullivan passed away in the presence of his family into the arms of Jesus at 5:55 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2016 in Mason Point in Sullivan.

Services to celebrate Vic’s life were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial with military rites by Sullivan American Legion Post #68 was in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.  Read More

Obituaries 4-27-2016: Darrell Morris

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Darrell G. Morris, 69, of Arthur, formerly of Sullivan, passed away at 12:12 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2016 in his residence.

Celebration of Life services were at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Gene Godfrey officiating. Burial will be at a later date.  Read More

Obituaries 4-20-2016: Margaret Alumbaugh

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Margaret Alumbaugh, 86, of Lovington passed away at 10:43 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2016 in her residence.

Private family services were Sunday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with Ray Batman officiating. Burial was in Keller Cemetery in Lovington.

Margaret was born March 23, 1930 in Moweaqua, the daughter of Harold and Helen Cooley Woltz. She married Willis F. Alumbaugh August 18, 1952 in Lovington, and he preceded her in death January 19, 2009. Read More

Obituaries 4-20-2016: Dale Hodges

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Dale Hodges, 81, of Lakewood passed away peacefully Monday, April 18, 2016 in Shelby Memorial Hospital in Shelbyville. Dale was born April 11, 1935, a son of Otis and Gladys Epps Hodges. Dale lost his mother soon after birth and was blessed to have Faye Hodges assume the role of his mother.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday, April 21 with the funeral service at 10 a.m. Friday, both at Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery. Read More

Obituaries 4-20-2016: Jim Saddoris

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Memorial services for James D. “Jim” Saddoris, 80, of Sullivan were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan. Private burial will be at a later date in Findlay Cemetery.

The former Findlay resident died at 9:43 a.m. Wednesday April 27, 2016 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur. Read More

Obituaries 4-20-2016: Darlene Demaree

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Darlene P. Demaree of Peachtree Corners near Atlanta, Georgia, died peacefully at home April 2, 2016. A memorial service will be held in Georgia at Norcross First United Methodist Church April 23. Graveside services will be held at Red Oak Grove Cemetery near Tipton, Iowa. She grew up in Tipton and graduated from Tipton Consolidated School, Iowa State College (now University), and the University of Illinois.  Read More

Obituaries 4-20-2016: Kay Blankenburg

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Kay Blankenburg, 94, of Sullivan, died at 7:50 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2016 in Mason Point in Sullivan.

Celebration of Life services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Sullivan Faith Lutheran Church with Pastor Paul McGhghy officiating. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan. Visitation will be one hour before the funeral at the church.

Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan handled arrangements. Read More