Area events canceled or on hold due to Covid-19

Here are the latest cancellations, closures, postponements and other adjustments announced by area organizations due to the novel coronavirus: CENSUS DAY Census Day activities that had been planned April 1 have been postponed indefinitely pending further notice. AREA MUSEUMS Dickson Mounds Museum in rural Lewistown and Canton Area Heritage Center have closed pending further notice.…

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Coroners, funeral home directors firm up fatality plan for Covid-19

  BY JOHN FROEHLING Coroners from Fulton and five other counties met Wednesday with representatives OSF St. Francis Medical Center and the Illinois Funeral Directors Association to solidify their fatality plan for deaths that potentially may result from Covid-19. They also set guidelines for current and upcoming funeral services. The coroners and IFDA Board of…

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Dennis R. Dye

Dennis R. Dye, age 74, of Reedsburg, formerly of Havana died peacefully on Tuesday, March 18, surrounded by his family. He was born on March 5, 1946 in Popular, City, Illinois, the son of “Dutch” and Deloris (Holmes) Dye. Denny was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the U.S. Navy. On June 27,…

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Kathryn “Kathy” V. Dye

Kathryn “Kathy” V. Dye, 70, of Havana passed away at her home on Tuesday, March 17, at 11:45 a.m. She was born on January 15, 1950 in Avon, Illinois to Warren Clark and Kathryn (Bishop) Sperry. She married Gary R. Dye on December 27, 1970 at the 1st Baptist Church in Havana. He preceded her…

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Fulton County Courthouse open but operations reduced

BY JOHN FROEHLING Courts in the Ninth Judicial Circuit will remain open, but civil cases and other non-essential matters will be postponed due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Vital matters will continue to be heard. Reducing other operations will take place to minimize personal contact and deter the spread of COVID-19.   Emergencies, suspects in…

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Raymon Meyer

Raymon Meyer, 88 of Avon, IL passed away, Thursday, March 12, 4:40 p.m. at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home. He was born Monday, September 14, 1931 in Maquan, the son of Edde and Florence (Tasker) Meyer. He married Delores Hiton on October 11, 1950 and she preceded him in death on June 15,…

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Ruth Phelps

Ruth Phelps, 73, of Bath, passed away on Friday, March 13. She is survived by her husband, Larry Phelps of Bath, two sons, Wesley (Denise) Phelps, grandson, Caleb Phelps of Bath, Andy (Dawn) Phelps, grandson Ryan Phelps of Bath. Hurley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Wendell E. Koke

Wendell E. Koke, 89, of Springfield, died at 3:32 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, at Abraham Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln. Wendell was born July 29, 1930, in Havana, IL, the son of Elmer H. and Anna H. Horstman Koke. He married Evelyn Bumgardner-Raridon on October 30, 1993, in Springfield. Wendell proudly served his country during…

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Robert Eugene (Doc) Morgan

Robert Eugene (Doc) Morgan, DDS passed away on Wednesday, March 11 at Graham Hospital in Canton, Illinois. He was born March 21, 1929 to Robert David Morgan and Helen Ann Fillip in River Rouge, Michigan. He married Joan Wallbaum on June 16, 1957 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Havana, Illinois. Dr. Morgan graduated Cum…

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John Maurice Ridle

John Maurice Ridle, 92, passed away Wednesday, March 11 at his home in Canton surrounded by close family and friends. John was born July 3, 1927 to Glen and Garnet (Douglas) Ridle on a farm in Marietta, Illinois. He met his beautiful bride and wife of 70 years, Donita Faye Burnham, after the war and…

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