Obituaries for Sept. 8, 2017

Donna Marguerite Beck

FARMER CITY — Donna Marguerite Beck, 71, of Farmer City passed away at 1:26 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care.

Donna was born on Jan. 3, 1946, in Pueblo, Colo., a daughter of William "Corky" and Jessie Dyson Carkenord. She married Dan Beck on July 16, 1977, in Farmer City.

Obituaries for Aug. 18, 2017

Kevin Boggs

FARMER CITY — Kevin Clarke Boggs, 56, of Farmer City passed away at 7:15 a.m. Thursday (Aug. 10, 2017) at his residence.

Private services will be held at a later date.

He will be missed by his family and friends.

Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, in charge of arrangements.

Sandra Dixon

Obituaries for Aug. 11, 2017

Julia 'Julie' Dawson

MAHOMET — Julia Ann "Julie" Dawson, 84, of Mahomet, formerly of Mansfield, passed away at 8:53 a.m. Thursday (Aug. 3, 2017) at The Waterford at Bridle Brook, Mahomet.

Obituaries for Aug. 4, 2017

Louis Ballard

SEYMOUR — Louis A. Ballard was born Oct. 30, 1954, in Pawhuska, Okla., to Dolores Lookout of the Osage nation and Louis W. Ballard of the Quapaw nation.

He attended Princeton University as a freshman in the school year 1972-1973. He later earned a BFA from the University of Colorado in Denver in 1978.

Obituaries for July 14, 2017

Evelyn Anderson

MANSFIELD — Evelyn Ann Anderson, 87, of Mansfield passed away peacefully on Wednesday afternoon (July 5, 2017) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana with family and friends by her side.


Helen Dowell Edmunds

ABINGDON, Md. — Helen Dowell Edmunds, of Abingdon, MD, (formerly of Champaign and Mahomet) passed away on April 3, 2017. She was 85.

Mrs. Edmunds was born in Champaign, to Jesse and Lydia Dowell.

Looking for the garage sale map?

The map for the Fall 2015 Community-Wide Garage Sale can be found in the Oct. 1 Mahomet Citizen, which will be available late Wednesday evening at local gas stations, Mahomet IGA and other retailers.

Copies are also available in the machine at the post office and outside the Mahomet Citizen office at 303 E. Main Street.

Community-Wide Garage Sale May 1 and 2

Got a question about this weekend's Community-Wide Garage Sale? The answer is probably here.

Q. When is the sale?

A. Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2, although a few sellers have scheduled for Thursday evening.

Q. How many sales are there?

A. About 50 sellers have advertised with the Citizen this spring.

Q. Where can I get the map?

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