Decatur Obituaries

Decatur Obituaries

Local obituary notices in Decatur, IL

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  • Tuesday Jul 21 | via Worcester County Times 

    Longest serving Decatur principal dies at 96

    Longest serving Decatur principal dies at 96 Virginia Burbage Markham remembered for her dedication to education, the community Check out this story on Virginia Burbage Markham, the longest serving principal at Stephen Decatur High School, died Friday, July 10, at the age of 96. She served as Decatur's principal from 1968-1987. Prior to that, she was a guidance counselor from 1959-1968 and an English teacher from 1956-1959.


  • Friday Jul 17 | via Chicago Tribune 

    Decatur Mayor Mike McElroy dies at 63 after auto crash

    In this March 26, 2015 photo, Decatur Mayor Mike McElroy answers a question during the mayoral forum in Decatur, Ill. McElroy died Friday, July 17, 2015.


  • Friday Jul 17 | via Dayton Daily News 

    CARSON, Patricia C.

    News Death Notice CARSON, Patricia C. 75, of Kettering Ohio, more recently living in Raleigh, North Carolina, passed away on July 14, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents Joe and Josephine Major, her sisters Linda Hughes and Marilyn Major, and her husband Richard Carson.


  • Thursday Jul 16 | via Dayton Daily News 

    DOORE Jr., Jack Eugene

    News Death Notice DOORE, Jr., Jack Eugene Age 48, of Kettering, OH, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Jack was born on October 15, 1966 in Decatur, IL.


  • Friday Jul 10 | via Norwalk Citizen News 

    Longtime central Illinois journalist Bob Fallstrom, ...

    In this July 2, 2015 photo, veteran Herald & Review newspaper editor Bob Fallstrom is pictured in the conference room named after him at the paper, in Decatur, Ill. Fallstrom, who spent 66 years with the Herald and Review died Thursday, July 9, 2015, of complications following emergency surgery.


  • Friday Jul 10 | via WAND-TV Decatur 

    Decatur newspaper veteran Bob Fallstrom dies at age 88

    Veteran Decatur newspaper editor Bob Fallstrom who spent 66 years with the Herald and Review has died at age 88. The newspaper reports Fallstrom died Thursday of complications following emergency surgery. He retired just more than two weeks ago after serving as a reporter, sports writer and editor, lifestyle editor and most recently community news editor.


  • Thursday Jul 9 | via Breeze Courier 

    Nancy L. Gaither

    Nancy L. Gaither, 77, of Blue Mound, passed away on Tuesday July 7, 2015, in her home. Nancy was born on May 17, 1938 in Decatur the daughter of Glen and Edna Tucker.


  • Tuesday Jun 30 | via Breeze Courier 

    Myrtle Esther O'Brien

    Myrtle Esther O'Brien, 94, of Taylorville, formerly of Bradenton, FL and Decatur, IL, died at 3:19 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Gowin Parc in Taylorville. She was born September 14, 1920 in Owaneco, IL, the daughter of Madison Monroe and Pearl Mae Berry Cameron.


  • Jun 27, 2015 | via Breeze Courier 

    Merle Allen Thomas

    Mr. Merle Allen Thomas, 75, of Kincaid, IL, passed away at 1:10 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2015 at his home, with his loving family by his side. He was born in Edinburg, IL on January 4, 1940 the son of Alva and Mildred Thomas.