Estella “Irene” Boggs Smith Harper, 81, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at Springfield Memorial Hospital. 

Joseph “Joe” Allen Wortley, 55, of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Auburn, passed away Friday, September 9, 2022 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Plano in Texas. 

Alvora Louise Sandidge, 94, of Pawnee, died Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Lincoln Village Healthcare Center in Lincoln. 

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Franklin “Gerald” Sharer, 88, of Rochester, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2022. 

Kathy Ann Williams, 72, of Chatham, died Monday, September 12, 2022 at Springfield Memorial Hospital. 

Wanda Lee (Seiders) Ketchum, 88, of Auburn, passed away suddenly Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Eastland Retirement Community. 

Kevin Dean Garner, 51, of Chatham, passed away Wednesday September 7, 2022 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, after a hard-fought battle with liver disease. 

Thomas James Fletcher, 47, of San Diego, California, formerly of Rochester, passed away of natural causes September 20, 2021 in San Diego. 

Frederick E. Roderick, 94, of Riverton, died Friday, September 16, 2022 at Springfield Memorial Hospital,

Richard “Rick” H. Anders, 60, of Auburn, died Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at his home. 

James Perry Hogge Jr., 74, of Chatham, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2022 at his residence. 

Kenneth Albert Wells Jr. (“Big Kenny”), 82, of Rochester, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2022 at his home.

Cyruss James “CJ” Millburg, 42, of Girard, passed away suddenly Friday, September 9, 2022 at Carlinville Area Hospital.  

Wanda Lee (Seiders) Ketchum, 88, of Auburn, passed away suddenly Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Eastland Retirement Community.

Lennis Craig Knight, 76, of Gann Valley, South Dakota, and Chatham, passed away Friday, August 12, 2022. 

Sherrie Lynne Kimble, 74, of Rochester, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2022 at her home. 

Donald Eugene Ashby, 91, of Auburn, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2022 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

Kevin Eugene Egnew Sr., 55, of Pawnee, passed away Monday, August 22, 2022 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. 

Darlene Elizabeth (Harris) Ashby, 89, of Auburn, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at Arcadia Care in Auburn. 

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Nicholas “Nick” Charles Williams, 40, passed away Friday, September 2, 2022 at St. John’s Hospital. 

Barbara Ann McElroy, 79, of Pawnee, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Springfield Memorial Hospital in Springfield. 

Joan Mundhenke, 88, of Pawnee, passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at South Park Villas in Chatham.

William R. Leach, 72, of Chatham, died Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at Springfield Memorial Hospital. 

Peggy Jo Taylor, 78, of Auburn, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at Springfield Memorial Hospital.

Ronald Jombock, 73, of Thayer, died Monday, August 29, 2022, at Springfield Memorial Hospital.

James (Big Jim) Edward McClelland, 80, of Auburn, died Friday, August 26, 2022 at Springfield Memorial Hospital.

M. Allison “Al” Talbott, 87, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at Springfield Memorial Hospital.

James D. Harp, 82, of Rochester, died Thursday, August 25, 2022.

Steve “Gerb” Thompson, 49, of rural Modesto, formerly of Auburn, died Saturday August 20, 2022 at his residence.

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Glenn Allison, 93, of Sherman, passed away Friday, August 26, 2022 at Springfield Memorial Hospital.

Larry R. Noble, 85, of Jacksonville, passed away Friday, August 26, 2022 at Carle Bromenn Hospital in Normal. 

Evelyn Jean Scott, 88, of Pawnee, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at Arcadia Care in Auburn.

James A. Mayfield, Sr., 85, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2022 at his home. 

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Sheryl Punke, 77, formerly of Divernon, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022 at her home in Vallejo, California from complications of cancer.  

Beatrice Yakus, 92, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at Heritage Health.