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Mary “Virginia” Womack 85, of Edinburg, died on Monday, January 10, 2022 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.

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Patrick Franklin Connolly, 69, of Riverton, passed away January 13, 2022 at his home.

Gary L. Abner, 71, of Riverton, died Saturday, January 15, 2022 at his home. 

Billie Sue Butler, 79, of Pawnee, passed away Friday, January 14, 2022 at Springfield Memorial Hospital in Springfield. 

Cynthia (Sindi) Louise Wiedman, 64, of Pawnee, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. 

Willis Lee “Sonny” Willoughby, 85, of Virden, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022 at his home.

Yvonne Catherine Butcher, 84, of Springfield, died Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Rochester Estates Senior Living after a 2 ½ year battle with cancer.

Ashley Nichole Underwood, 25, of Springfield, died Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Phyllis Byers, 92, of Springfield, died Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Bickford Senior Living. 

Dollie Louise Cleaver, 89, of Chatham, died Saturday, January 15, 2022 at her daughter’s home. 

Daniel Aaron O’Brien, 65, of Chatham, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Springfield Memorial Hospital in Springfield. 

Elizabeth “Betty” L. (Gallina) Rowden, 82, of Springfield, passed away  Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Springfield Memorial Hospital. 

Evelyn L. Cain, 90, of Virden, passed away Friday, January 7, 2022 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital. 

Mildred Elizabeth Sharp, 98, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022.

Helen Marion (Goodwin) McGranahan, 96, of Chatham, died Sunday, January 2, 2022 at Springfield Memorial Hospital. 

Jeromy J. Chevalier, 45, of Pawnee, passed away Friday, December 31, 2021 at his home. 

Richard L. Harrison, Sr., 82, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022 at St. John’s Hospital.

Carolyn Mae Smith, 82, of Rochester, died Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Hillsboro Area Hospital. 

Anthony Tyler “A-Train” Frantz, 28, of Springfield, died Friday, December 31, 2021 at St. John’s Hospital. 

Robert A. “Bob” Shay, 72, of Rochester, formerly of Jacksonville, passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at The Villas Senior Care Center in Sherman following a seven-year battle with cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA).

Olga Gietl Marr, 97, of Springfield, died Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at Cedarhurst of Springfield. 

John S. Fickas, 80, of Springfield, died Friday, December 31, 2021 at McLean County Nursing Home. 

Joseph “Vito” Towne, 83, of Sherman, passed away Saturday, January 1, 2022 at St. John’s Hospital. 

Joanne S. Andring, 90, of Pawnee, passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at St. John’s Hospital.

Deacon Roy Hopper, 42, formerly of Auburn, passed away Friday, December 31, 2021 at his home. 

Betty D. Kendall, 89 of Auburn, passed away Saturday, January 1, 2022 at St. John’s Hospital.

Phyllis Sue (Burchett) Elston, 74, of Divernon, passed away  Tuesday, December 28, 2021 in Springfield. 

Gary Ray Conner, 70, of Pawnee, passed away Sunday, December 19, 2021 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. 

Henry A. “Duey” DuPont, 90, of Springfield, died Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Bickford House. 

Eileen Kirchner, 71, of Chatham, passed away Saturday, December 25, 2021. 

Roy L. Borg, 81, of Chatham, passed away Friday, December 31, 2021 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. 

Dorothy J. Chaudoin, 80, of Alexander, died Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital.

Patricia Smith, 59, of Pawnee, formerly of Spring Hill, Florida, passed away Sunday, December 19, 2021 at her home.

Robert (“Bob”) H. Sloan, 73, of Rochester, passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Springfield Memorial Hospital.

William “Bill” F. Hatcher, Jr., 82, of Springfield, passed away Friday, December 24, 2021 at St. John’s Hospital.