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Marie R. Telfer, 88

OTTAWA – Marie R. Telfer, age 88, of Ottawa, passed away Monday, February 4, 2019 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center with her loving family at her side. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2019 at St. Francis of Assisi Church with Father Augustin Kassa officiating. Interment will follow in…read more »


Leonard Mennie, 91

Leonard Mennie 1927-2019 Leonard Mennie, 91, of Ottawa, died on Monday evening, February 4, 2019 at the Ottawa Pavilion, surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be private. Interment will be at the Shrine of Rest Mausoleum at Oakwood Memorial Park. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa. Leonard was born…read more »


Karen Sons, 75

Karen M. (Cabal) Sons 1943-2019 Karen Sons, 75, of Tonica died on Wednesday morning, Jan. 16, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 19 in Holy Family Church in Oglesby with the Very. Rev. Gary Blake, pastor, officiating. Burial will be…read more »


Robin B. Forsyth, 67

Robin B. Forsyth 1951-2019 Robin B. Forsyth, 67, of Ottawa passed away on January 15, 2019, with his wife at his side, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. There will be no services, to honor his wishes. Burial will be at Oakwood Memorial Park at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to…read more »

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David E. Godwin, 56

DAVID EDWARD GODWIN GRAND RIDGE – David Edward Godwin, age 56, of Grand Ridge, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. David was born October 30, 1962 in Ottawa, a son of Donald and Betty (Kessler) Godwin. He is survived by a son, Seth (Michelle) Godwin and a…read more »

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Violet V. Tonielli, 70

VIOLET V. TONIELLI OTTAWA – Violet V. Tonielli, age 70, of Ottawa, passed away Sunday, January 13th at her residence. Violet was born December 5, 1948 in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, a daughter of Edward and Ada (McGinnis) Abbott. She was raised by her mother and step-father, Ada and Glen While. Violet married Joseph Tonielli June 10,…read more »

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Barbara Jean Furlong, 89

Barbara Jean Furlong, 89, of Ottawa passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at Pleasant View. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 am, Monday, January 14, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Church, with Rev. David Kipfer officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 am, prior to services, at the church. Burial will be in…read more »

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MaryLou Stevens, 82

OTTAWA – MaryLou Kathleen Stevens, age 82, of Ottawa, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Pleasant View. MaryLou was born March 1, 1936 in Ottawa, a daughter of Arthur and Mae (Johnson) Bruck. She married William Stevens October 17, 1953 in Nashville, Illinois. He preceded in death November 5, 2009. Surviving are her children,…read more »