Obituaries

Patricia Baxter, 87

Patricia Ann (Deckard) Baxter, 87, of Ottawa, IL, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her family. Private services will be held. Burial will be in Oakwood Memorial Park. Ottawa Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Patricia was born November 15, 1932, in Ottawa to Lindsay and Zelda (Lyle) Deckard.…read more »

Barbara Kerwin

Barbara Kerwin

Barbara Ann Kerwin of Apache Juncton, AZ, formally of Ottawa, IL passed peacefully in her sleep after a long illness on Saturday March 29, 2020 at the home of her daughter, Cathy (Collins) Moats. Private family services will be held. Ottawa Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Barbara was born on September 9, 1939…read more »

William Kanellis

William “Bill” Kanellis, 89

OTTAWA – William L. “Bill” Kanellis, age 89, of Ottawa, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020, with his loving family at his side. Private family viewing and services will be held with Rev. Fr.Chris Avramopoulos officiating. Interment will be in Ottawa Avenue Cemetery. A public visitation and service will be held at a later date…read more »

Helen Thomas

Helen L. Thomas, 90

Helen L.Thomas, 90, of Ottawa, IL, passed away Thursday March 26, 2020. Helen was born on September 15, 1929, in Spring Valley, IL, to Alexander and Winifred (Charneskey) Blassick. Teaching was her passion and she loved serving as a fourth grade teacher at McKinley School in Ottawa for over 25 years. After “retiring”, Helen helped…read more »

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June Mennie, 89

June (Charlier) Mennie 1930 – 2020 Alberta “June” Mennie, 89, of Ottawa, died on Thursday afternoon, March 26, at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa. Private services were on Monday, March 30, in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd in Oakwood Memorial Park in Ottawa with Rev. Michael Driscoll, officiating. Interment followed in the…read more »

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Mark Nephew, 33

Mark Nephew 1986 – 2020 Mark Nephew, 33, of Ottawa died on Friday morning, March 27 at OSF St. Elizabeth medical Center in Ottawa. Services will be private. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are through the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa. Mark was born on July 6, 1986…read more »

Robert J. Brown, 71

Robert J. Brown, 71, of Princeton passed away Friday, March 27, 2020 at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. Ottawa Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with cremation rites.read more »

Stanley Twait

Stanley D. Twait, 91

Stanley Twait, 91, of Ottawa, IL, passed away Friday, March 27, 2020 at Pleasant View. A Celebration of Life will be at a later date. Ottawa Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with cremation rites. Mr. Twait was born July 25, 1928 in LaSalle County to Clarence and Florence (DeBolt) Twait. He married Maxine…read more »