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Joy Palmer

Nov 02, 1926 - Nov 17, 2023

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Danville, IL

Joy Palmer, 97, of Normal, IL formerly of Danville, IL passed away at 5:05 AM on November 17, 2023 at her daughter's home in Normal, IL. Ida Joy Palmer was born on November 2, 1926 the daughter of David L. and Sadie (Larson) Anderson in Danville, IL. She married Mayor David S. Palmer on December 21, 1947 in Danville, IL and he preceded her in death on March 9, 1985. Survivors include her children, Jan (Darryl) Coffman of Normal, IL, Jeff (Lynn) Palmer and Greg (Maridale) Palmer of Danville, IL, ...Read More

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Bruce "Mickey" Overstreet

Sep 29, 1936 - Feb 27, 2024

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Danville, IL

Danville – The soul of Bruce “Mickey” Overstreet, born, September 29, 1936, returned to God who gave it on February 27, 2024, surrounded by his wife and children.Mickey was born to R.B. Overstreet and Ann Henry. He was preceded in death by his parents, and dad Wayne Henry, a brother, and two sisters. He is survived by the love of his life and soulmate Betty, of 57 years, whom he loved more than mere words can express. Also surviving are his sons; Troy (Tanya) Overstreet and Tim (Tracy) Overstreet; daughters Becky (Todd) Baldwin, Sherry (Gary) Parrill, and Tammy (Kevin) McBee; seven grandchildren; Special visits from Tyler, Jordan, Kiari, Lilith, Shelby, Alexis, Seth, and friends. Special sister-in-law, Joann Shank, brother and sister-in-law Jim & Carole Seyfert; many nieces, nephews, and friends, especially Big Mike, Matt, Lindsey, Johnny, and Brian.Mickey was a member of Community Bible Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Midwest Bible College and Bob Jones University. Mickey was youth pastor, teacher, lay pastor for many years. He retired from Koa Printing, previously known as R&S. Mickey was Race Shop Supervisor and biggest cheerleader for Troy at the racetracks. Mickey and Betty were inseparable.A celebration of Mickey’s life will be held at 11 am Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Robison Chapel in Catlin with Evan Sharbaugh officiating. He will be laid to his earthly rest at Gundy Cemetery in Bismarck, IL. Visitation 5-7 pm Friday, March 1, 2024, at Robison Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice. On-line condolences at www.robisonchapel.com.

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Everett Lewis Laury

Aug 31, 1932 - Feb 24, 2024

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Danville, IL

Everett Lewis Laury, 91, passed away on February 24 at Goldwater Care in Danville, IL. He was born August 31, 1932 (a day when the Cubs beat the Giants 10-9) in Chicago, IL to parents Everett Moses Laury and Erma Lewis Laury. Ev, as he was known to those closest to him, is survived by Peggy, his loving wife of 62 years; his children, Ann (Paul) Luciani, Susan (Mark Brewer) Laury, and Cathy (Don) Wiese; grandchildren, Libby and Jacob Luciani; and brother, Bob (Linda) Laury of Mason, Texas. He is also survived by his two feline family members: his cats, Elsie and Frankie. Preceding him in death are his parents and brother Charles Laury. After graduation from DePauw University, Everett enlisted the U.S. Army where he served a ‘hardship’ assignment in Hawaii. He left active duty to attend Northwestern Law School. He served in the Army Reserves. He retired as a Lt. Colonel but never lost hope that he would be called back up to active duty. Everett loved his family. He always lit up when his wife walked into the room. He was a devoted father and grandfather, always happy to take his family out to dinner and often travelled great distances to attend his loved one’s running events. Other than his family the two things he loved most were the law and sports (in particular the Chicago Cubs). Everett was proud of being a lawyer and was never happier than when his love of sports intersected with his legal practice. One of the proudest moments of his legal career was when he represented the Kansas City Kings. He was a Cubs fan "through thin and thin” as he liked to say and was surprised and delighted when the Cubs won the World Series in 2016. Everett was active in St. James United Methodist Church and many community organizations. For years he was involved in local elections as a precinct committeeman and member of the Danville Election Commission. He served for many years as a member of the Vermilion County Museum Board. A memorial service in his honor will be held at 1pm on Saturday March 2 at St. James United Methodist Church, 504 N Vermilion St, Danville, IL 61832. He will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at Danville National Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N Vermilion St., Danville, IL, 61834. Please join us in remembering Everett’s life by posting photos, memories, and videos to his tribute wall at sunsetfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in Everett’s name can be made to St. James United Methodist Church or the Vermilion County Museum. To to the family, please

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Everett Lewis Laury

Aug 31, 1932 - Feb 24, 2024

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Danville, IL

Everett Lewis Laury, 91, passed away on February 24 at Goldwater Care in Danville, IL. He was born August 31, 1932 (a day when the Cubs beat the Giants 10-9) in Chicago, IL to parents Everett Moses Laury and Erma Lewis Laury. Ev, as he was known to those closest to him, is survived by Peggy, his loving wife of 62 years; his children, Ann (Paul) Luciani, Susan (Mark Brewer) Laury, and Cathy (Don) Wiese; grandchildren, Libby and Jacob Luciani; and brother, Bob (Linda) Laury of Mason, Texas. He is also survived by his two feline family members: his cats, Elsie and Frankie. Preceding him in death are his parents and brother Charles Laury. After graduation from DePauw University, Everett enlisted the U.S. Army where he served a ‘hardship’ assignment in Hawaii. He left active duty to attend Northwestern Law School. He served in the Army Reserves. He retired as a Lt. Colonel but never lost hope that he would be called back up to active duty. Everett loved his family. He always lit up when his wife walked into the room. He was a devoted father and grandfather, always happy to take his family out to dinner and often travelled great distances to attend his loved one’s running events. Other than his family the two things he loved most were the law and sports (in particular the Chicago Cubs). Everett was proud of being a lawyer and was never happier than when his love of sports intersected with his legal practice. One of the proudest moments of his legal career was when he represented the Kansas City Kings. He was a Cubs fan "through thin and thin” as he liked to say and was surprised and delighted when the Cubs won the World Series in 2016. Everett was active in St. James United Methodist Church and many community organizations. For years he was involved in local elections as a precinct committeeman and member of the Danville Election Commission. He served for many years as a member of the Vermilion County Museum Board. A memorial service in his honor will be held at 1pm on Saturday March 2 at St. James United Methodist Church, 504 N Vermilion St, Danville, IL 61832. He will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at Danville National Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N Vermilion St., Danville, IL, 61834. Please join us in remembering Everett’s life by posting photos, memories, and videos to his tribute wall at sunsetfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in Everett’s name can be made to St. James United Methodist Church or the Vermilion County Museum. To to the family, please

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Margaret Rutan

Sep 27, 1938 - Feb 23, 2024

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Danville, IL

Margaret Rutan, 85, of Danville, Illinois passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024, at her home. She was born September 27, 1938, in Danville, IL., daughter of the late John and Zola (Robertson) Sands. She married Richard Rutan on August 24, 1956, in Tilton, IL., and he preceded her in death on April 17, 2009. Margaret is survived by her son: Terry Rutan and his wife Sue of Niota, TN; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Along with her husband, Margaret was preceded in death by one infant daughter: Tammy and one sister: Shirley Lee. Margaret spent much of her life as a homemaker. She took pride in cooking meals for her family to enjoy, and loved making food for her son when he would come from Tennessee to visit her. She also loved reading and would look forward to her call from the library letting her know that the books she had ordered were in. She enjoyed traveling, and most importantly, spending time with her family and friends. A Celebration of Life for Margaret will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 10AM with Pastor Miles Clark officiating at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center 3940 N Vermilion Street Danville, Illinois 61834. Visitation will be from 9-10AM on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the funeral home. A private burial will take place at Springhill Cemetery in Danville at a later date. Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center 3940 N Vermilion Street Danville is assisting the family with arrangements. Please join Margaret’s family in sharing memories, photos and videos on her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com. To to the family, please

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Margaret Rutan

Sep 27, 1938 - Feb 23, 2024

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Danville, IL

Margaret Rutan, 85, of Danville, Illinois passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024, at her home. She was born September 27, 1938, in Danville, IL., daughter of the late John and Zola (Robertson) Sands. She married Richard Rutan on August 24, 1956, in Tilton, IL., and he preceded her in death on April 17, 2009. Margaret is survived by her son: Terry Rutan and his wife Sue of Niota, TN; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Along with her husband, Margaret was preceded in death by one infant daughter: Tammy and one sister: Shirley Lee. Margaret spent much of her life as a homemaker. She took pride in cooking meals for her family to enjoy, and loved making food for her son when he would come from Tennessee to visit her. She also loved reading and would look forward to her call from the library letting her know that the books she had ordered were in. She enjoyed traveling, and most importantly, spending time with her family and friends. A Celebration of Life for Margaret will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 10AM with Pastor Miles Clark officiating at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center 3940 N Vermilion Street Danville, Illinois 61834. Visitation will be from 9-10AM on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the funeral home. A private burial will take place at Springhill Cemetery in Danville at a later date. Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center 3940 N Vermilion Street Danville is assisting the family with arrangements. Please join Margaret’s family in sharing memories, photos and videos on her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com. To to the family, please

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Ronald Dean Baldwin

Aug 07, 1960 - Feb 23, 2024

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Danville, IL

Ronald Dean "Dino or Spanky" Baldwin Ronald Dean "Dino or Spanky" Baldwin, aged 63, of Danville, Illinois, passed away peacefully at home with family by his side early morning on February 23, 2024. He was born on August 7, 1960, in Danville, Illinois. Ronald, known to some as Dino or Spanky, had a vibrant personality and a love for gardening, spending time with his grandchildren, his companion Terry, and his beloved dog Titus. He enjoyed shopping at flea markets, fairs, and rummage sales. Ronald was a proud grandpa who cherished the time spent with his grandchildren, Katelynn, Blayton, Courtney, Shyann, and Noah. In his earlier years, Ronald enjoyed traveling and worked at I-Tel before joining McLanes for many years until his career ended in 2002 due to a work-related injury. He also worked at Main Package, Securitas, and volunteered with Jaycees. He also briefly worked for Bob Watson part time to clean machines. Ronald graduated from Westville High School in 1978 and attended Danville Area Community College. He worshiped at Hooten Church in the Grapecreek area during his childhood. His hobbies included playing Euchre, bowling at Lincoln Lanes, gardening, spending time with his grandchildren, watching wrestling, Family Guy, and Looney Toons, as well as fishing and mushroom hunting. He leaves behind his daughter, Amy (Bradley) Simmers of Danville IL, former companion, Terry Hazel of Knightstown IN, brother, Russell (Maggie) Baldwin of Tilton IL, nieces, Gracie (Robert) Moore, Brandy Baldwin, Melissa Baldwin, nephews, Richard(Tammy) Baldwin Jr., Simeon Baldwin, grandchildren Katelynn, Blayton, Courtney, Shyann & Noah, great nieces & great nephews, and many cousins. Ronald was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, Ralph L. Baldwin and Lillian Rose Baldwin, brothers, Ralph Jr. (Junie) and Richard, a nephew, Robert, and several other relatives. A memorial service for Ronald will be held at Kennukuk State Park at the Hideaway building on March 1, 2024. Visitation will begin at 12 pm, with the memorial service at 1 pm, followed by a potluck dinner. Donations to assist with expenses can be made through Amy Simmers or Kimberly Thomas. Cremation is being handled by Rortvedt Funeral Services and Crematory. To to the family or in memory of Ronald Dean Baldwin, please

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Angela Denise Hill

Nov 23, 1964 - Feb 13, 2024

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Danville, IL

Angela Denise Hill passed this life at 1:15 Wednesday, February 13, 2024 surrounded by her family Angela was born November 23, 1964 to Andrew Hill and Ethel Lee Mcgrown. Angela attended Danville area schools and was a graduate of Danville High School. Angela enjoyed reading, listening to gospel music,cooking, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Angela accepted Christ at an early age where she was a member of Word of Life Mt.Zion Church. She served on the usher board as well as sang in the choir. Angela leaves to cherish in her memories her Paternal father Andrew(Ellen) Hill, her daughter Larissa (Rickey)Hill, her son James (Katelyn)Hill both of Danville, 7 grand children, and 6 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Mary Dandridge of Chicago IL, Kimberly Dandridge and, Latoya(Terrell) Parrish both of Danville; 4 brothers, Grant Jr Smith of GarlandTx, Juan (Eyvonne) Dandridge of Huston Tx, Andrew Hill Jr of Danville, and Joseph (Saleema)Dandridge of Urbana IL; her grandmother Catherine Mcgrown; and a host of nieces and nephews whom she treated like her own children .She also leaves her Best Friend Dawanda Nalior to cherish her memories. Angela was proceeded in death by her Dad Grant Lee Dandridge, her mother Ethel Lee Dandridge, her fiancé James Marble, her daughter Ciara Marie Hill, and her brother Kenneth Dandridge. Angela was a mother figure to her siblings,her grandchildren ,extended family, and many others. She had a warm spirit and a beautiful soul that will live in each and every one of us forever. Any room she walked in she brought joy and a sense of peace. She will be truly missed. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 Noon Friday March 1, 2024 at Leek & Sons Funeral Home 304 E. Williams St., Danville. To to the family or in memory of Angela Denise Hill, please

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James Benjamin Buckley

Jun 05, 1937 - Feb 21, 2024

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Danville, IL

James Benjamin Buckley, 86, of Champaign died on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at Accolade Healthcare of Danville, IL. James was born on June 5, 1937 in Monticello, Mississippi to George and Sarah Buckley. He married Carrie Harmon Buckley on December 25, 1959. She preceded him in death. James graduated from University of Illinois Laboratory High School in Urbana, IL in 1958 and completed business courses at Parkland College. He served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1962 at Fort Lewis Washington, before returning to Champaign-Urbana. James accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age and was a member of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church for more than 70 years where he served as deacon and as a member of the male chorus, as well as the chair of the church’s building committee, which resulting in a new, expanded sanctuary, classrooms and office space. James was a supervisor at Kraft Foods, Inc. before retiring after 33 years of service. He enjoyed singing, fishing, gardening and was a loyal Illini basketball and football fan. James was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Waltine Johnson, Ollie Mae Harris, Samuel Sibley, Christine Parnell, Johnny Buckley, Harriet Octavia Cole and Helen Dunnigan. He leaves to cherish precious memories his 102-year old sister, Maudine Taylor of Jackson Mississippi, a daughter, Karen Buckley Washington and a grandson, James Washington both of Lawrenceville, GA, one brother-in-law, three sisters-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and friends. Arrangements are under the care of Leek & Sons Funeral in Urbana. A celebration of life service will be held for James on Wednesday, February, 28, 2024 at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 808 E. Bradley Ave. in Champaign. Visitation at 11:00 AM and funeral service at Noon. Flowers and other condolences made be sent to the church. To to the family or in memory of James Benjamin Buckley, please

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Larry L. Newell, Sr

Feb 19, 1945 - Feb 20, 2024

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Danville, IL

Larry L. Newell, Sr, 79, of Danville, IL passed away at his home on February 20, 2024 at 7:31 PM. Larry was born on February 19, 1945 the son of Harry and Josephine Newell in Danville, IL. Larry is survived by his life partner, Carol Willis of Danville, his children, Kristal Reed-Wolfe, Chris Newell, Larry Newell, and a special daughter Tami (Mike) Conrad, who nicknamed him ‘Medford’, his grandchildren, one special granddaughter, Katie (Brian) Brumett, and several great grandchildren. Larry is preceded in death by his parents and son by heart, Jimmy Willis. Larry served in the United States Army and was retired from the Illiana Veterans Affairs Hospital where he worked in the Warehouse. He enjoyed spending time with his church family, listening to Gospel Music, going to Culver’s after church on Sunday and watching Wrestling and Golf on television. He especially loved his coffee. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at Life Church in Danville IL, 2105 N Bowman Ave Danville, Illinois 61834. Archie Neal will officiate. Burial will be in Danville National Cemetery with Military Rites accorded by American Legion Post 210. Visitation will be held from 9:00-10:30 at Life Church prior to services. Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville, Illinois, 3940 N Vermilion St. Danville, IL 61834 is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be made in Larry’s memory to Life Church in Danville, IL. Please join Larry’s family in sharing memories, photos and videos on his tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com . To to the family, please

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Larry L. Newell, Sr

Feb 19, 1945 - Feb 20, 2024

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Danville, IL

Larry L. Newell, Sr, 79, of Danville, IL passed away at his home on February 20, 2024 at 7:31 PM. Larry was born on February 19, 1945 the son of Harry and Josephine Newell in Danville, IL. Larry is survived by his life partner, Carol Willis of Danville, his children, Kristal Reed-Wolfe, Chris Newell, Larry Newell, and a special daughter Tami (Mike) Conrad, who nicknamed him ‘Medford’, his grandchildren, one special granddaughter, Katie (Brian) Brumett, and several great grandchildren. Larry is preceded in death by his parents and son by heart, Jimmy Willis. Larry served in the United States Army and was retired from the Illiana Veterans Affairs Hospital where he worked in the Warehouse. He enjoyed spending time with his church family, listening to Gospel Music, going to Culver’s after church on Sunday and watching Wrestling and Golf on television. He especially loved his coffee. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at Life Church in Danville IL, 2105 N Bowman Ave Danville, Illinois 61834. Archie Neal will officiate. Burial will be in Danville National Cemetery with Military Rites accorded by American Legion Post 210. Visitation will be held from 9:00-10:30 at Life Church prior to services. Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville, Illinois, 3940 N Vermilion St. Danville, IL 61834 is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be made in Larry’s memory to Life Church in Danville, IL. Please join Larry’s family in sharing memories, photos and videos on his tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com . To to the family, please

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