Brookhart, Lilly Earnestine, died March 27. Services: 11 a.m. CDT today at the Allendale (Ill.) United Methodist Church. Visitation: 10 a.m. CDT until the hour of services today at the church. Condolences:

Flummerfelt, Joseph, died March 1. Services: 11 a.m. on May 3 at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Indianapolis. Memorials: University of Illinois School of Music Advancement, 1114 W. Nevada St., Urbana, IL 61801 for “Joseph R Flummerfelt Graduate Choral Music Fund,” or DePauw University, Robert G. Bottoms Alumni and Development Center, 201 E Seminary St., Greencastle, IN 46135, for the “Joseph Flummerfelt Endowed Music Scholarship.”

Ray, Irene Kern, died April 2. Services: 11 a.m. today at St. James Episcopal Church, 610 Perry St. Burial: on Saturday at St. James Episcopal Church garden. Visitation: 9 a.m. until the hour of services today at the church. Memorials: St. James Episcopal Church. Condolences:

Richardson, Mary Ann, died March 29. Services: 11 a.m. CDT today at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation: 9 a.m. CDT until the hour of services today at the funeral home. Memorials: Deaconess Hospice. Condolences:

Smith, Grace L., died April 3. Services: noon on Monday at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home, 521 Vigo St. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery.

Webber, Daniel Lee, died April 3. Services: 1 p.m. CDT on Monday at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg, Missouri. Burial will be in Knob Noster Cemetery. Visitation: noon CDT until the hour of services on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials: Camp Valor Outdoors of Kingsville, Missouri, at

Wright, Alden F., died March 30. Services: 10 a.m. CDT today at Crest Haven Memorial Park. Memorials: Riley Hospital for Children. Condolences:

York, Mary Lue, died March 30. Services: 3 p.m. CDT today at the First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, Illinois. Burial: White House Cemetery. Visitation: 1 p.m. CDT until the hour of services today at the church. Memorials: First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville or the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences:


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