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S. Diane Tackett

February 21, 1936 – April 21, 2023 Armington – S. Diane Tackett, 87, of Armington, passed away at the OSF Richard L. Owens hospice home in Peoria on Friday, April 21, 2023. Services for Diane will be held at the Atlanta Christian Church on Tuesday, April 25, 2023. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. immediately followed by funeral services officiated by Mr. Tony Billingsley. Diane will then be taken to her final

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Raymond L. Schunke

November 17, 1947 – April 16, 2023 McLean – Raymond L. Schunke, 75, of McLean, passed away at his home, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, April 16, 2023. Memorial Services will be held at the McLean Christian Church on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. preceded by a visitation from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Mr. Tony Billingsley will officiate. Burial will follow at the McLean Cemetery. Raymond L. Schunke was born November

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Carol E. Estes

July 24, 1936 – April 16, 2023 Atlanta – Carol E. Estes, 86, of Atlanta, passed away at her home, surrounded by her loving family members, on Sunday, April 16, 2023. Services for Mrs. Estes are planned for Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at the Atlanta Christian Church. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at 12:00 p.m. Funeral Services will begin at 12:00 p.m. with Mr. Paul Weber officiating. Burial will follow at the

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Lori L. Schaub

March 16, 1960 – April 11, 2023 Hartsburg — Lori L. Schaub, 63, of Hartsburg, passed away at the Springfield Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Funeral Services for Lori will be held on Monday, April 17, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln with Rev. Mark Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery in Lincoln. Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 16, 2023, from

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Sherrill J. Graves

April 14, 1946 – April 3, 2023 Normal – Sherrill J. Graves, 76, of Normal, passed away at McLean County Nursing Home on Monday, April 3, 2023. Graveside Services will be held at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria on Monday, April 10, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Cremation Rites have been accorded. Sherrill J. Evans was born April 14, 1946, the daughter of James W. Evans and Marguerite L. Jacobson Miller. She was united in

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Mary Ellen Aeilts

February 12, 1941 – March 31, 2023 Lincoln — Mary Ellen Aeilts, 82, of Lincoln, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2023, at Springfield Memorial Medical Center. Graveside Services for Mary Ellen will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery in Lincoln. Mary Ellen Loobey was born on February 12, 1941, in Lincoln, the daughter of William T. and Evangeline Burns Loobey. She was united in marriage to

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Jocile Gerardot Thwing

February 15, 1923 – March 28, 2023 Lincoln — Jocile Gerardot Thwing, 100, of Lincoln, formerly of Mt. Pulaski, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at Copper Creek Village in Lincoln. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 31, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pulaski Cemetery in Mt. Pulaski. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Friday at

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Dolores J. Berger

September 21, 1930 – March 26, 2023 Lincoln — Dolores J. Berger, 92, of Lincoln, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at Timber Creek Village. Funeral Services for Mrs. Berger will be held on Monday, April 3, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln with Rev. Larry Moreau officiating. Burial will follow at New Union Cemetery in Lincoln. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service.

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Carolyn S. Sanders

October 13, 1942 – March 25, 2023 Atlanta — Carolyn S. Sanders, 81, of Atlanta, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at HSHS Saint John’s Hospital in Springfield. Graveside Services for Mrs. Sanders will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Zion Cemetery in Lincoln with Mr. Jim Webster officiating. No visitation is scheduled. Carolyn Sue Deverman was born on October 13, 1941, in Lincoln, the daughter of Walter

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William “Bill” H. Conley

October 25, 1939 – March 22, 2023 Lincoln — William “Bill” H. Conley, 83, of Lincoln, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at Lincoln Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. A Celebration of Life Service will start at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at the Eminence Christian Church in rural Atlanta. Masonic Rites will be performed at 4:30 p.m. at the church. Mr. Henry Johnson and Mr. Michael Mallick will speak

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Eugene W. Mattingly

September 10, 1932 – March 22, 2023 Atlanta – Eugene W. Mattingly, 90, of Atlanta, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at Springfield Memorial Hospital. Eugene William Mattingly was born on September 10, 1932, in Bloomington, the son of James William and Martha Frances Whitfield Mattingly. He was united in marriage to Mary Louise Pharis on July 26, 1958, in Atlanta. She preceded Gene in death on September 3, 2022. Gene is survived by

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Kenneth V. Rich

July 26, 1934 – March 21, 2023 Waynesville — Kenneth V. Rich, 88, of Waynesville, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at the Carle BroMenn Medical Center in Normal. Funeral Services for Mr. Rich will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Waynesville Christian Church with Mr. Maurice Stribling officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery

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Phillip G. Nichols

September 5, 1943 – March 20, 2023 Atlanta – Phillip G. Nichols, 79, of Atlanta, passed away at Carle BroMenn Medical Center in Normal on March 20, 2023, at 7:22 a.m. No services are planned. Cremation Rites have been accorded. Phillip G. Nichols was born September 5, 1943, in Lincoln, the son of Fred and Celeste Richards Nichols. He is survived by two children: Shelly (Millard) Davis and Steven (Sally) Nichols; three grandchildren: Michael Nichols,

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Olan R. Turner

June 1, 1947 – March 15, 2023 Lincoln – Olan R. Turner, Sr., 75, of Lincoln, passed away at The Loft of Normal on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at 8:06 p.m. Private family services are scheduled for New Union Cemetery in Lincoln. A Celebration of Olan’s Life will be held at The Loft of Normal on Saturday, May 20, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Olan Ray Turner was born June 1, 1947, in

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Mack Donald “Don” Turner

February 28, 1925 – March 18, 2023 Atlanta – Mack Donald “Don” Turner, 98, of Atlanta, passed away at 3:04 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Carle BroMenn Medical Center in Normal. Funeral Services for Don will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta. Mr. Maurice Stribling will officiate. Burial will follow at the Atlanta Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on

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Stephanie Jo Gleason

April 2, 1984 – March 18, 2023 Lincoln — Stephanie Jo Gleason, 38, of Lincoln, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at the Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln. A Mass of Christian Burial Service will be held on Friday, March 24, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Atlanta. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Lincoln. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at the Peasley Funeral

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James G. Adair

December 2, 1935 – March 17, 2023 Lincoln — James G. Adair, 87, of Lincoln, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family. Graveside Services for Mr. Adair will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the Union Cemetery in Waynesville. Cremation Rites have been accorded. James G. Adair was born on December 2, 1935, in Waynesville, the son of Robert Gilmore and Alberta Pearl

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Elizabeth Twyman

November 12, 1960 – March 15, 2023 Middletown — Elizabeth Twyman, 62, of Middletown, passed away at her home on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. A Memorial Service for Mrs. Twyman will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Lincoln with Rev. Christopher Simpson officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the church. Cremation Rites have been accorded. Elizabeth Thompson was born

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L. Carol Schwantz

December 25, 1929 – March 11, 2023 Lincoln — L. Carol Schwantz, 93, of Lincoln, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 11, 2023. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church on Thursday March 16, 2023. Funeral services for Carol will be held on Friday, March 17, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln with the Reverend Mark Thompson officiating. Burial will be in New Union

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Michael S. Thornton

June 13, 1952 – March 5, 2023 Lincoln – Michael S. Thornton, 70, of Lincoln, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2023, at Springfield Memorial Hospital in Springfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 13, 2023, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Atlanta. Rev. Joseph Dondanville will officiate. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Peasley Funeral

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S. Diane Tackett

February 21, 1936 – April 21, 2023 Armington – S. Diane Tackett, 87, of Armington, passed away at the OSF Richard L. Owens hospice home in Peoria on Friday, April 21, 2023. Services for Diane will be held at the Atlanta Christian Church on Tuesday, April 25, 2023. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. immediately followed by funeral services officiated by Mr. Tony Billingsley. Diane will then be taken to her final

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Raymond L. Schunke

November 17, 1947 – April 16, 2023 McLean – Raymond L. Schunke, 75, of McLean, passed away at his home, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, April 16, 2023. Memorial Services will be held at the McLean Christian Church on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. preceded by a visitation from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Mr. Tony Billingsley will officiate. Burial will follow at the McLean Cemetery. Raymond L. Schunke was born November

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Carol E. Estes

July 24, 1936 – April 16, 2023 Atlanta – Carol E. Estes, 86, of Atlanta, passed away at her home, surrounded by her loving family members, on Sunday, April 16, 2023. Services for Mrs. Estes are planned for Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at the Atlanta Christian Church. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at 12:00 p.m. Funeral Services will begin at 12:00 p.m. with Mr. Paul Weber officiating. Burial will follow at the

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Lori L. Schaub

March 16, 1960 – April 11, 2023 Hartsburg — Lori L. Schaub, 63, of Hartsburg, passed away at the Springfield Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Funeral Services for Lori will be held on Monday, April 17, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln with Rev. Mark Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery in Lincoln. Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 16, 2023, from

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Sherrill J. Graves

April 14, 1946 – April 3, 2023 Normal – Sherrill J. Graves, 76, of Normal, passed away at McLean County Nursing Home on Monday, April 3, 2023. Graveside Services will be held at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria on Monday, April 10, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Cremation Rites have been accorded. Sherrill J. Evans was born April 14, 1946, the daughter of James W. Evans and Marguerite L. Jacobson Miller. She was united in

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Mary Ellen Aeilts

February 12, 1941 – March 31, 2023 Lincoln — Mary Ellen Aeilts, 82, of Lincoln, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2023, at Springfield Memorial Medical Center. Graveside Services for Mary Ellen will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery in Lincoln. Mary Ellen Loobey was born on February 12, 1941, in Lincoln, the daughter of William T. and Evangeline Burns Loobey. She was united in marriage to

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Jocile Gerardot Thwing

February 15, 1923 – March 28, 2023 Lincoln — Jocile Gerardot Thwing, 100, of Lincoln, formerly of Mt. Pulaski, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at Copper Creek Village in Lincoln. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 31, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pulaski Cemetery in Mt. Pulaski. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Friday at

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Dolores J. Berger

September 21, 1930 – March 26, 2023 Lincoln — Dolores J. Berger, 92, of Lincoln, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at Timber Creek Village. Funeral Services for Mrs. Berger will be held on Monday, April 3, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln with Rev. Larry Moreau officiating. Burial will follow at New Union Cemetery in Lincoln. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service.

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Carolyn S. Sanders

October 13, 1942 – March 25, 2023 Atlanta — Carolyn S. Sanders, 81, of Atlanta, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at HSHS Saint John’s Hospital in Springfield. Graveside Services for Mrs. Sanders will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Zion Cemetery in Lincoln with Mr. Jim Webster officiating. No visitation is scheduled. Carolyn Sue Deverman was born on October 13, 1941, in Lincoln, the daughter of Walter

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William “Bill” H. Conley

October 25, 1939 – March 22, 2023 Lincoln — William “Bill” H. Conley, 83, of Lincoln, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at Lincoln Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. A Celebration of Life Service will start at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at the Eminence Christian Church in rural Atlanta. Masonic Rites will be performed at 4:30 p.m. at the church. Mr. Henry Johnson and Mr. Michael Mallick will speak

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Eugene W. Mattingly

September 10, 1932 – March 22, 2023 Atlanta – Eugene W. Mattingly, 90, of Atlanta, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at Springfield Memorial Hospital. Eugene William Mattingly was born on September 10, 1932, in Bloomington, the son of James William and Martha Frances Whitfield Mattingly. He was united in marriage to Mary Louise Pharis on July 26, 1958, in Atlanta. She preceded Gene in death on September 3, 2022. Gene is survived by

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Kenneth V. Rich

July 26, 1934 – March 21, 2023 Waynesville — Kenneth V. Rich, 88, of Waynesville, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at the Carle BroMenn Medical Center in Normal. Funeral Services for Mr. Rich will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Waynesville Christian Church with Mr. Maurice Stribling officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery

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Phillip G. Nichols

September 5, 1943 – March 20, 2023 Atlanta – Phillip G. Nichols, 79, of Atlanta, passed away at Carle BroMenn Medical Center in Normal on March 20, 2023, at 7:22 a.m. No services are planned. Cremation Rites have been accorded. Phillip G. Nichols was born September 5, 1943, in Lincoln, the son of Fred and Celeste Richards Nichols. He is survived by two children: Shelly (Millard) Davis and Steven (Sally) Nichols; three grandchildren: Michael Nichols,

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Olan R. Turner

June 1, 1947 – March 15, 2023 Lincoln – Olan R. Turner, Sr., 75, of Lincoln, passed away at The Loft of Normal on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at 8:06 p.m. Private family services are scheduled for New Union Cemetery in Lincoln. A Celebration of Olan’s Life will be held at The Loft of Normal on Saturday, May 20, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Olan Ray Turner was born June 1, 1947, in

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Mack Donald “Don” Turner

February 28, 1925 – March 18, 2023 Atlanta – Mack Donald “Don” Turner, 98, of Atlanta, passed away at 3:04 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Carle BroMenn Medical Center in Normal. Funeral Services for Don will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta. Mr. Maurice Stribling will officiate. Burial will follow at the Atlanta Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on

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Stephanie Jo Gleason

April 2, 1984 – March 18, 2023 Lincoln — Stephanie Jo Gleason, 38, of Lincoln, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at the Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln. A Mass of Christian Burial Service will be held on Friday, March 24, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Atlanta. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Lincoln. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at the Peasley Funeral

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James G. Adair

December 2, 1935 – March 17, 2023 Lincoln — James G. Adair, 87, of Lincoln, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family. Graveside Services for Mr. Adair will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the Union Cemetery in Waynesville. Cremation Rites have been accorded. James G. Adair was born on December 2, 1935, in Waynesville, the son of Robert Gilmore and Alberta Pearl

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Elizabeth Twyman

November 12, 1960 – March 15, 2023 Middletown — Elizabeth Twyman, 62, of Middletown, passed away at her home on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. A Memorial Service for Mrs. Twyman will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Lincoln with Rev. Christopher Simpson officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the church. Cremation Rites have been accorded. Elizabeth Thompson was born

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L. Carol Schwantz

December 25, 1929 – March 11, 2023 Lincoln — L. Carol Schwantz, 93, of Lincoln, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 11, 2023. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church on Thursday March 16, 2023. Funeral services for Carol will be held on Friday, March 17, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln with the Reverend Mark Thompson officiating. Burial will be in New Union

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Michael S. Thornton

June 13, 1952 – March 5, 2023 Lincoln – Michael S. Thornton, 70, of Lincoln, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2023, at Springfield Memorial Hospital in Springfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 13, 2023, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Atlanta. Rev. Joseph Dondanville will officiate. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Peasley Funeral

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