Obituaries for June 22, 2018

Richard Hayden

MAHOMET — Richard Matthew Hayden, 90, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Glenwood Assisted and Supportive Living, Mahomet.

He was born Dec. 22, 1927, in Medford, Mass., to Matthew and Margaret (Curran) Hayden. Richard married Geraldine Marie O'Meara on Aug. 7, 1954, in Stoneham, Mass.

Richard is survived by his wife; children, Daniel Joseph Hayden, Douglas Matthew (Rajka) Hayden, David Arthur Hayden and Cheryl (Jean Hayden) Morin; grandchildren, Jessica (Jason) Moore, Danielle (Joseph) Gram, Margaret Hayden, Katherine Hayden, Dane Hayden, Tiana Hayden, Ben (Katlyn) Morin and Matthew Morin; and great-grandchildren, J.D. Moore, Hayden Gram, Eli Morin and Aria Morin.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Marie.

Richard graduated from Boston University on June 8, 1953, with a master's degree in education, and he was a former superintendent of schools. He was a sailing enthusiast, he loved football, camping, playing chess and playing bridge.

A memorial celebration of Richard's life was from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Sunset Funeral Home, 710 N. Neil St., Champaign, IL 61820.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made in Richard's name to Carle Hospice. Please join his family in sharing memories, photos and videos on his tribute wall at

Jack Holderer

MAHOMET — Jack Ray Holderer, 76, of Mahomet passed away peacefully on Tuesday (June 12, 2018) after a courageous battle with ALS.

Jack will be lovingly missed by his wife of 52 years, Deborah, along with his children, Lisa Ervin of Monticello, Tim (Lisa) Holderer of Edwardsville and Jack H. (Grace) Holderer of Alhambra, Calif. He will also be missed by his five grandsons, Andrew and Evan Holderer, Nicholas and Noah Ervin, and Christian Holderer; and one granddaughter, Olivia Ervin. He is also survived by his only sister, Marsha Holderer of Sarasota, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Genny VanNote Holderer.

He attended Southern Illinois University. He was employed by the University of Illinois and retired from there. He was also a member of Mahomet Christian Church.

Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Blair-Owens Funeral Home, 102 E. Dunbar St., Mahomet. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at Mahomet Christian Church, 908 N. Lake of the Woods Road, Mahomet. Burial immediately followed at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign.

Memorials may be given to the church or to the Great Chicago Chapter of the ALS Association, 220 W. Huron St., Suite 4003, Chicago, IL 60654.

Condolences may be offered online at

Jerry Kibler

BROADLANDS — Jerry Kibler, 86, of Broadlands passed away at 4:08 p.m. Monday (June 11, 2018) at Newman Health and Rehabilitation Center, Newman.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2018, at Joines Funeral Home, 401 W. Gillogly St., Newman. Pastor Kathy Murphy officiated. Burial was in Fairfield Cemetery, north of Newman. Visitation was from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Jerry was born March 22, 1932, in Kewanee, a son of Denzil and Mame Garrett Kibler. He married Marjorie Wiese on June 10, 1954. She preceded him in death on Jan. 4, 2011.

Surviving are two sons, Eric (Kathy) Kibler of West York and Cliff (Karen) Kibler of Mahomet; five grandchildren, Craig Kibler of Hammond, Ind., Kurt Kibler of Columbus, Ohio, Kyle Kibler and Clayton Kibler, both of Chicago, and Kaylee Kibler of Mahomet; two great-grandchildren, Erik and Bailey Kibler; and one sister, Louise Forrester of Newman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Lee, Paul, Karl and Mack; and two sisters, Eileen and Delores.

He was a lifelong farmer in the Broadlands area. He loved fishing, gardening and playing golf. He was a longtime member of the Broadlands Community Club.

Memorials may be made to Newman Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Ginny Muhich

MAHOMET — The Alto Angel, Virginia "Ginny" Muhich, 71, of Mahomet went to join the heavenly choir in the presence of her beloved Lord and Savior at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2018. She was at peace and at home with her family.

Memorial services were held Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. Visitation started at 5 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 501 W. State St., Mahomet. The Rev. Fr. Joseph Hogan officiated. A second service will be held Saturday, June 23, 2018, at 10 a.m. with visitation starting at 9 a.m. at St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church, 600 N. Adelaide St., Fenton, Mich. The Rev. Fr. Robert Copeland will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Flint, Mich.

Ginny was born Dec. 28, 1946, in Flint, Mich., the daughter of Roy and Pauline (Trebnik) DeShano. She married Frank Muhich on April 2, 1971, in Flint, Mich., and he survives.

She is also survived by her sons, Mathew Muhich of Arlington Heights, Kevin Muhich of Miami and Brian Muhich of St. Cloud, Fla.; daughter, Kristal Muhich of Kauai, Hawaii; brothers; Wayne DeShano of Swartz Creek, Mich., and Rick DeShano of Gaines, Mich.; sister, Bea DeShano-McCarthy of Holly, Mich.; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Carolyn Snyder.

Ginny attended St. Luke School, St. Agnes High School and Mott Community College in Flint, Mich. She was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Mahomet where she sang in the church choir. She was also a member of The Chorale and was The Chorale's social director for 36 years.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family requests that donations be made to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls at

Condolences may be offered at

Mary Newberry

FARMER CITY — Mary Nell Newberry, 95, of Clinton, formerly Farmer City, died at 4:43 p.m. Friday (June 15, 2018) at Liberty Village, Clinton. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, 106 N. Main St., Farmer City.

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