Obituaries

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Charles “Bigger” Baxter, 59

Charles “Bigger” Baxter 1961 – 2020 Charles “Bigger” Baxter, 59, of Granville, passed away on April 7, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. A private graveside service will take place at Oakwood Memorial Park in Ottawa, at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa. Charles was…read more »

Barb Higgins

Barbara Ann Higgins, 85

Barbara Ann Higgins, 85, of Seneca passed away Monday, April 6, 2020 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center. A memorial mass will be held at a later date. Osborne-Nelson Funeral Home has been entrusted with cremation rites. Barbara was born January 16, 1935 in Seneca to Melvin and Mary (Hochstetler) Timmons. She married Merlyn Higgins…read more »

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Joseph H. Temple, 100

Joseph Hite Temple, age 100, of Ottawa, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at his residence with his loving family at his side. In keeping with guidelines involving the worldwide pandemic, private graveside services will be held at West Serena Cemetery with the Rev. Rich Fassig officiating. A public visitation and service will be held…read more »

Troy Hill

Troy Hill, 57

Troy Joseph Hill, 57, of Ottawa passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Private family services have been held. Ottawa Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Troy was born January 11, 1963 in Ottawa to Bert and Nancy (Yates) Hill. He married Tammy (Neeley) Hill on August…read more »

Rick Less

Rick Less, 73

Richard L. “Rick” Less, 73, of Ottawa, IL passed away Friday, April 3, 2020 at his home. Private funeral services for will be held. He will be buried at Oakwood Memorial Park. Ottawa Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Rick was born in 1946 to Oscar & Shirley (Bonhorst) Less. He married Jean M.…read more »

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Dale Christensen, 67

Dale Christensen 1952 – 2020 Dale Christensen, 67, of Ottawa died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 2, at his home. Private services were held at the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa. Dale was born on August 24, 1952 in Ottawa to Russell and Frances Eileen (Murry) Christensen. He married Paula Schou on July 6, 1974 at…read more »

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Sherry Gaughan-Gaddis, 49

Sherry W. Gaughan-Gaddis 1970 – 2020   Sherry W. Gaughan Gaddis, 49, of Ottawa, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mueller Funeral Home on Ottawa.   Sherry was born on July 24, 1970 in Ottawa to Joseph and Willa (Janke) Gaughan.…read more »

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Cynthia Burrows-Myer, 59

Cynthia “Cindy” Marie Burrows-Myer 1960 – 2020 Cynthia “Cindy” Marie Burrows-Myer, 59, of Ottawa passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at the Ottawa Pavilion. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa. Cindy was born on September 28, 1960 in…read more »