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Scott Prows

Jul 18, 1964 - Aug 26, 2023

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Arcola, IL

Scott Ray Prows, 59 of Arthur, IL formerly of Arcola, IL passed away at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at his residence.A Memorials service will be held at 4:00 PM on Sunday, September 17, 2023 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main St. , Arcola, IL. Pastor John Stewart will officiate. A celebration to honor Scott’s life will be held following the service at Back Alley Saloon in Arcola, IL.Scott was born on July 18, 1964, in Mattoon, IL. He was the son of Junior and Linda Lou ...Read More

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Mary (Miller) Yoder

Mar 10, 1938 - Jan 28, 2024

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Arcola, IL

MARY (MILLER) YODER, 85 years 10 months and 18 days of rural Arcola, IL passed away at 1:20 P.M. on Sunday, January 28, 2024 at her residence.Funeral services will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at the HCK West Building, Arthur, IL. Bishop David J. Otto will officiate. Burial will be in the Yoder Cemetery in rural Arthur, IL. Visitation will be any time after 2:00 P.M. on Monday, January 29, 2024 and any time after 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 all at the HCK West Building. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.Mary was born on March 10, 1938. She was a daughter of Levi G. and Carrie (Kauffman) Miller. She married Edwin J. Yoder on April 21, 1978. He passed away on October 3, 2009.Leaves to mourn her departure are four children; Mary Hostetler and her husband Ervin of Arcola, IL, Irene Yoder of Arcola, IL, Howard Yoder and his wife Marcia (Schrock) of Arthur, IL, and Carol Gingerich and her husband Jonathan of Arcola, IL; twelve grandchildren, twelve step-grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, fifty-eight step-great-grandchildren, five step-great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Lela Reynolds of Arthur, IL and one brother-in-law, Jerry Kuhns of Arthur, IL.Mary was preceded in death by, her husband Edwin, her parents, Levi and Carrie Miller, two brothers, Eli William Miller and Harvey Miller, two sisters, Fannie Bontrager and Lizzie Ann Kuhns, and a daughter-in-law, Verna May Yoder.Mary was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

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Lucy (Schrock) Yutzy

Jun 15, 1929 - Feb 18, 2024

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Arcola, IL

LUCY (SCHROCK) YUTZY, 94, of rural Arcola, IL passed away at 9:30 PM on Sunday, February 18, 2024 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at the Sunnyside Mennonite Church, 475 East State Route 133 in rural Arcola, IL. Rev. Larry Rocke will officiate. Burial will be in the Sunnyside Mennonite Church Cemetery. Visitations will be held from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at the Sunnyside Mennonite Church in rural Arcola. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Lucy was born on June 15, 1929 to William B. and Elsie (Kauffman) Schrock. Lucy married Christian W Yutzy, son of William and Rachel (Stutzman) Yutzy on January 6, 1949.Survivors include: 3 children JoEllen, at home, Judith Elaine, married to Loyd Gingerich of Arcola, and Karen Kay, married to Ernest Gingerich, of Arcola; 1 daughter-in-law, Laura (Miller) Yutzy of Arthur. 7 grandchildren: Jonathan (Sharon) Gingerich, Heidi (Luke) Goss, Christopher (Cheryl) Gingerich, David (Kristin) Gingerich, Denise (Ryan) Herschberger, Sara Gingerich, and Dominic Gingerich; 2 step-grandchildren: Angela (Joshua) Bowman, and Alicia (Scott) Marner. 12 great-grandchildren: Bennett and Andre Gingerich; Keagan, Danielle, Russell, and Annette Gingerich; Jordyn and Zoey Gingerich; Lucy and Charles Goss; Kelsey and Grant Herschberger. 4 step-great-grandchildren: Anthony, Sophia and Remington Bowman; Abigail Marner. 2 sisters-in-law, Elsie (Yoder) Schrock, Gertie (Yutzy) Plank.She was preceded in death by her husband Christian W Yutzy, her son, Roger William Yutzy, her parents William B and Elsie (Kauffman) Schrock, 3 brothers, Levi Schrock, Ben Schrock and his wife Lucy, Martin Schrock, 3 sisters, Ida Schrock, Katie Kaufman and her husband Melvin, Caroline Miller and her husband Eli William.Lucy was a member of the Sunnyside Mennonite Church. Memorials may be made to Sunnyside Mennonite Church or the donor’s choice.

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Rondal J. Proffitt

Jun 15, 1957 - Feb 23, 2024

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Arcola, IL

Rondal J. Proffitt passed away on February 23, 2024 at Arcola Healthcare, where he had been living the past 15 years. He was 66. Rondal was born on June 15, 1957 in Danville, Illinois to Orval and Sarah Elizabeth Proffitt. He attended Ridge Farm schools growing up. Rondal was a collector of many things, but he especially loved growing his coin, currency, and stamp collections. He was an avid Cubs fan and could usually be found watching the History Channel. He took a key interest in family genealogy and enjoyed searching for family history. He was a faithful member of first the Pleasant Mound Church of Christ and then the East Park Church of Christ in Danville. Spending time with his family was very important to Rondal. He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Lois Proffitt; and his siblings Chuck Proffitt and Rebecca Williams. Rondal is survived by his sister Sara (Carroll) Baird of Indianola and stepsiblings Brenda (Chuck) Langloss of Huntsville, AL, David (Valerie) Lewis of Danville, and Terry (Valerie) Lewis of Ft. Pierce, FL. He also leaves behind sister-in-law Cindy Proffitt of Colorado Springs, 3 nephews, 2 nieces, and special friend Deb Marlatt. A visitation for Rondal will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 11 am – 12 pm at Sunset Funeral Home’s Houghton Leasure Chapel, located at 200 E. West Street in Georgetown. A funeral service celebrating his life will follow at 12 pm, at the funeral home. Gary Baird will be officiating. He will be laid to rest with his parents at Woodlawn Cemetery in Indianola. Memorial contributions may be given in his honor to the East Park Church of Christ or Arcola Healthcare. Fond memories and online condolences can be shared with his family at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com

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Rondal J. Proffitt

Jun 15, 1957 - Feb 23, 2024

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Arcola, IL

Rondal J. Proffitt passed away on February 23, 2024 at Arcola Healthcare, where he had been living the past 15 years. He was 66. Rondal was born on June 15, 1957 in Danville, Illinois to Orval and Sarah Elizabeth Proffitt. He attended Ridge Farm schools growing up. Rondal was a collector of many things, but he especially loved growing his coin, currency, and stamp collections. He was an avid Cubs fan and could usually be found watching the History Channel. He took a key interest in family genealogy and enjoyed searching for family history. He was a faithful member of first the Pleasant Mound Church of Christ and then the East Park Church of Christ in Danville. Spending time with his family was very important to Rondal. He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Lois Proffitt; and his siblings Chuck Proffitt and Rebecca Williams. Rondal is survived by his sister Sara (Carroll) Baird of Indianola and stepsiblings Brenda (Chuck) Langloss of Huntsville, AL, David (Valerie) Lewis of Danville, and Terry (Valerie) Lewis of Ft. Pierce, FL. He also leaves behind sister-in-law Cindy Proffitt of Colorado Springs, 3 nephews, 2 nieces, and special friend Deb Marlatt. A visitation for Rondal will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 11 am – 12 pm at Sunset Funeral Home’s Houghton Leasure Chapel, located at 200 E. West Street in Georgetown. A funeral service celebrating his life will follow at 12 pm, at the funeral home. Gary Baird will be officiating. He will be laid to rest with his parents at Woodlawn Cemetery in Indianola. Memorial contributions may be given in his honor to the East Park Church of Christ or Arcola Healthcare. Fond memories and online condolences can be shared with his family at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com

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Dr. Ramon U. Climaco

Mar 19, 1947 - Feb 12, 2024

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Arcola, IL

Dr. Ramon U. Climaco,76, of Arcola, Illinois passed away at 2:22 a.m. on Monday, February 12,2024 at his residence surrounded by family. Dr. Climaco was born on March 19, 1947 in Tetuan Zamboanga, Philippines. He was the son of the late Dr. Ricardo A. Climaco and Leonila Uro Climaco. He married Imelda Matias on April 19, 1981 in New Jersey.Survivors include his wife, Imelda Climaco of Arcola, four children, Dr. Diana Smith and her husband Brandon of Afton Minnesota, Ramon Climaco II and his wife Hannah Rae of Arcola, Dolly Herschberger and her husband Daren of Arcola, Dr. Maria Van Gundy and her husband Brook of Tucson Arizona; five grandchildren, Weston Smith, Corinna Smith, Bria Herschberger, Case Herschberger and Charlotte Climaco; one twin brother, Dr. Roberto U. Climaco and his wife Dr. Erlinda Climaco, two sisters, Dr. Rosemarie U. Climaco and her husband Dr. Nelcar Gadrinab, and Rosalinda Climaco; and nephew, Eric Glenn Climaco and his wife Nurah of Denver, Colorado.He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings Rosalilia U. Climaco and Jinjito Climaco.Dr. Ramon Climaco attended Ateneo de Zamboanga for elementary and high school. He completed his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in Manila, Philippines. He graduated from medical school in 1971 where he placed first on the Philippine Medical Board Examination. He was certified by the Educational Council for the Foreign Medical Graduates in 1972. In 1973, Dr. Climaco immigrated to the United States to complete his residency. He completed his internship and two years of General Surgery Residency at the Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, Illinois. He then completed a general practice residency for two years at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Elmer Allen Jr. was instrumental in encouraging Dr. Climaco to set up a practice in Arcola. Prior to that, Dr. Climaco had considered opening a general and surgical practice in Villa Grove. He started his own practice in January 1979 at the age of 31, occupying the former office of Dr. Allen in Arcola. He continued working two nights a week in the emergency department at Sarah Bush and one weekend a month at Jarman Memorial Hospital in Tuscola. In addition to his practice in Arcola, he also served as the medical director of several area nursing homes. Dr. Climaco received the Rural Physician of Excellence Award in 2009. He went above and beyond to meet the needs of our community and give them the best care they deserve. After 37 years of practice, Dr. Climaco retired in 2016. In 2016, a crowd gathered to congratulate Dr. Climaco on the honorary naming of a downtown intersection. Dr. Climaco was the Arcola Broomcorn Festival Grand Marshal in 2018. Dr. Climaco cared deeply about his patients, staff, family, and friends. Dr. Climaco was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Outside of work, his greatest happiness came from spending time with his family and grandchildren. He also enjoyed boating, fishing, traveling, and listening to The Beatles and Celine Dion.Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 16, 2024 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Arcola. Burial will follow at the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 15, 2024 at St. John the Baptist Church with Prayers at 3:00 p.m. Shrader Funeral Home, 2024 N. Locust Street, Arcola is assisting the family with arrangements.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and the Arcola Foundation. Online condolences to the family may be shared at www.hilligossshraderfh.com.

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Thomas Edwin Romine

Jan 07, 1939 - Jan 21, 2024

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Arcola, IL

Thomas Edwin "Tom" Romine, 85 of Arcola, IL passed away at 7:00 AM on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at his residence. Please check back for arrangements and a full obituary.

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Amelia Irene (Miller) Helmuth

Jul 06, 1952 - Jan 21, 2024

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Arcola, IL

Amelia Irene (Miller) Helmuth, age 71, died peacefully on January 21, 2024. She was born on July 6, 1952, in Lagrange, IN, as the daughter of Simon W. & Lydia (Schrock) Miller. She married Willard O. Helmuth on November 22, 1979. They lived in Holy Matrimony for 44 years & 2 months. Willard and Irene have 6 children- 4 sons and 2 daughters: Steven, who married Lucy Herschberger (Arthur, IL); Nelson, who married JoAnn Herschberger (Arthur, IL); Lydianna, who married Marcus Kaufman (Lovington, IL); Larry (Fort Collins, Colorado); Marnita, who married Christy Jess (Arthur, IL); and Melvin, who married Marnita Schlabach (Arthur, IL). Additional surviving mourners include 24 grandchildren; 1 sister- Anna, married to Elmer Miller (Goshen, IN); 1 sister-in-law- Larraine Miller (Shipshewana, IN); 2 brothers: Dan, married to Cheryl (Dayton, Oregon), and Harley, married to Lisa (Mount Vernon, Oregon). She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Freeman Miller, and 2 granddaughters: Marlys LuAnn and Heather Joy.Irene enjoyed birds (& most of nature), gardening, and her family. She faithfully and eagerly served her husband, children, and grandchildren until her health no longer allowed. Irene was devoted to reading her Bible, wherein she found the Bread of Life. The one she loves the most is Jesus of Nazareth. This was evident by her continual acknowledgement of and remorse for her sins, her faith that the God-man Jesus took upon Himself the wrath of God her sins deserved, and her steadfast hope in His promises of eternal life. Irene suffered much but not in vain, as she was filling up in her flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ (Col. 1:24). Her many surgeries for various reasons and especially her battle with cancer over the past 7 or 8 years were used to prepare her and those around her for glory. Her favorite Bible verse was Is. 41:10: "Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will also help you, I will also uphold you with my righteous right hand."Irene went to be with her beloved Savior at 3:20 a.m. as she fell asleep peacefully in the Lord while in her bed at home. Her loved ones are grateful that her suffering has ended and that her joy is complete, yet they mourn her departure. Visitation ceremonies are scheduled for Monday, January 22, 2024 from 2:00 PM to 7:30 PM and Tuesday, January 23, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 7:30 PM. The Funeral service is scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. Visitations and funeral will be held 1 mile South of Arthur at Helmuth Custom Kitchens’ West building. Steven Brenneman will be officiating. Burial will be in the Otto Cemetery in Rural Arthur.

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Deanne K. Kuhns

Aug 02, 1946 - Jan 15, 2024

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Arcola, IL

Deanne K. "Dee" Kuhns, 77 of Arthur, IL passed away at 10:15 PM on Monday, January 15, 2024 at Carriage Crossing in Arcola, IL, with her husband by her side. Visitation will be held from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at the Arthur Mennonite Church, 710 East Park Street, Arthur, IL. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, January 22, 2024 at the church. Pastor Glen Rhodes will officiate. Burial will follow in the Arthur Cemetery. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Dee was born on August 2, 1946 in Wauseon, OH. She was the daughter of Ralph "Bud" and Violet "Vi" (Rupp) Gisel. She married Willis E. Kuhns on August 19, 1972 in Fort Wayne, IN. She is survived by her husband, Willis Kuhns of Arthur, IL, two sons, JD Kuhns of Effingham, IL and Mark Kuhns of Arthur, IL, four grandchildren, Laura, Elizabeth, Chris and Ethan, two sisters, Barb Hoth and her husband Phil, and Mary Martin and her husband Steve all of Fort Wayne, IN, her father-in-law, Jerry Kuhns of Arthur, IL, as well as brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, twin sons, Christopher Adam Kuhns and Curtis Andrew Kuhns, daughter-in-law, Kara Kuhns, one sister, Pat Gisel, and her mother-in-law, Ann Kuhns. Dee graduated from Archbold High School, Archbold, OH in 1964. She then pursued her love for teaching by attending Goshen College and later earning her Masters in Elementary Education from Indiana University in 1972. Dee began her teaching journey in the East Allen County School District where she taught 3rd grade until her move to Arthur in 1975. In Arthur, she continued to teach 3rd grade until the time came to raise her family. After the boys were old enough to attend school themselves, Dee became a substitute teacher across Moultrie and Douglas County. Dee’s impact extended beyond the classroom. She