Herald and Review from Decatur, Illinois (2024)

A4 Tuesday, April 16, 2024 Decatur Herald Review live in my old village 00 1 Custom obituaries, which are printed exactly as submit- ted with no editing, must be emailed to com or submitted at www.herald-review.com/Tribute. Fu- neral home or crematory information must be included on submitted obituaries. Obituaries must be received in the office by 1 p.m. The obituary desk is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

daily. Call (217) 421-7969 or 1-800-453-3639 or fax to (217) 421-7965. In addition to print and online, obituaries also are listed on the Herald Facebook page. OBITUARIES FUNERALS PENDING COFFMAN, Treva Mae, 69, of Beecher City, died Friday (April 12, 2024). Lockart-Green Funeral Home, 12, 2024).

Funeral Home. Beecher City. HUGHES, David Thomas, 99, of Maroa, died Friday (April 12, 2024). Moran and Goebel Funeral Home. (April 12, 2024).

Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home. NORRIS, JoAnn, 84, of Sullivan, died Saturday (April (April, 13, 2024). Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home. URBANA Robert Jay 13, 2024). Calvert Wikoff North Chapel.

RIPLEY, Delmar 93, of Oreana, died Friday (April SANDAGE, David Earl, 88, of Forsyth, died Friday WINTER, William, 75, of Decatur, died Saturday FUNERALS TODAY LOYD, Kenneth Michael, 69, Decatur, 1-2 p.m. at Lodge Church of God, 2168 Church Lodge. Brian Lee Kendall Mathews of Decatur, IL, MAY 24, 12, 2024 DECATUR Brian Lee Kendall, 64, of Decatur, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2024 at home. The family will greet friends from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at Moran and Goebel Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life in true Brian fashion will take place at 3350 W. Marietta Street, Decatur, IL 62522 on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Brian was born May 24, 1959, to Howard and Betty (Chuck); grandchildren: Todd Tucker, Tiffany Shelley, (Hill) Kendall in Longview, Illinois.

Brian was a carpen- and Marshall Tucker; long-time friend, Rae Owens; and by trade. Brian had a dedicated and accom- beloved cat, Waylon. Phyllis was preceded in death by plished work ethic. He was an avid Chicago Bears fan. sister, Donna; parents, Gale and Eileen; grandmother, He belonged to the Eagles Lodge and was a long-time Edith Rink; son, Edward Dale Tucker; and life- member.

His greatest passion in life was spending time with those he loved, and hosting cook outs. Brian is survived and lovingly remembered by his In lieu of cards or flowers, donations can be made children: Josh (Brandy) Kendall, Gabrielle (Christopher to the Humane Society of Decatur and Macon County. Coble) Kendall, Mariah (Travis) Tuttle; partner, Dawn A special Thank You for son-in-law, Joe Doss for be- Brown; his brothers: Dennis Kendall, Mi- ing right-hand man. She truly appreciated the chael (Patricia) Kendall, Alan Kendall; honorary sister and best friend, Michelle Kendall; and grandchildren: Makaylie Gossett, Nathan Hanson, Brayden, Emelia, Wyatt Coble, Bradley, Andrew, Kaywin Tuttle. Brian is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Randy Kendall.

Online condolences can be left at www.moranand- goebel.com. Phyllis A. Mathews DECATUR Phyllis A. passed away on April 4, 2024, at 91 years of age. Phyllis retired from after a long career.

During her retirement years, Phyllis enjoyed lis- tening to music, shopping, reading, crafting, and play- ing pinochle. Phyllis was a cat enthusiast and vol- unteered at the local Cat House where abandoned cats are taken and cared for until a ever home is found. Phyllis is survived by her son, Mike Tucker (Eileen); daughters: Marney Doss (Joe), Lisa Humphrey long friend, Lois Bretz. At request no services will be held. time you spent with her.

Donovan R. Parish NOV. 23, 11, 2024 DECATUR Donovan R. Parish, 76, of Decatur, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2024 at Decatur Memorial Hospital. Graveside Service will be 2:00 PM, Friday April 19, 2024 at Harristown Cem- etery, Harristown, IL with military rites by the U.S.

Air Force and Macon County Honor Guard. Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, De- catur is assisting the family. Donovan was born No- vember 23, 1947 in St. Louis, MO, the son of Howard and Doris (Carney) Parish. He married Donna Kyall on April 27, 1972 in Taylorville.

She preceded him in death on April 8, 2012 Donovan proudly served our country in the United States Air Force. He was a lifetime farmer and also a truck driver. Surviving are his sons: Charles (Rachel) Parish of Decatur and Robert Hanks of Shobonier; grandson, Brian Hanks; great-grandson, Mav- erick; and sister, Margaret Ann (Jim) Sutton of Urbana. Donovan was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Donna. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family in care of Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes at www.brintlingerandearl.com.

Robert Jay Stiehl AUGUST 12, 9, 2024 Stiehl, 76, of Urbana, IL, passed away at 12:10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at Carle Foundation Hospi- tal, Urbana, IL. Graveside Services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, April 19, 2024, at Mackville Cemetery, Atwood, IL. The family will meet at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home in Atwood and pro- ceed to the cemetery. A Celebration of Life Ser- vice will be held at a future date.

Robert was born on August 12, 1947, in Pana, IL, the son of George and Phyllis (Bowen) Stiehl. His parents preceded him in death. He married Barbara (Hamilton) on June 10, 1978. She survives. Also surviving are his children: Emily (Brian Ziebart) Stiehl of Chicago, IL, and Melanie (David) Rosin of East Lansing, MI; grandchildren: Zachary Rosin, Theodore Ziebart, and Sophie Ziebart; brother, James (Martha) Stiehl of Salem, IL; and nieces and nephews.

Mr. Stiehl received a degree in music ed- ucation from Millikin University, Decatur, IL, and a Master of Science degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL. He taught instrumental and general music in the Atwood-Hammond School Dis- trict from 1969-1978 and in the Urbana School District from 1980-1983. He worked in various positions at the University of Illinois School of Music from 1985 until his retirement in 2013. He arranged and composed music arrangements for marching bands and assisted band programs around the state.

As part of his involvement with music programs, Mr. Stiehl served as an adjudica- tor for marching band competitions, solo and ensemble contests, and organizational music events. Mr. Stiehl was a lifetime member of the Millikin Uni- versity and University of Illinois Alumni Associations, a member of the National Association for Music Edu- cation. Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and the Illinois Music Education Conference.

Bob enjoyed following St. Louis Cardinal baseball and University of Illinois basketball and football. He attended Drum Corps International marching band fes- tivals, Bands of America marching competitions, and various marching band competitions held in Illinois. He was fond of attending University of Illinois music concerts and loved interacting with faculty, staff, and students. To give a gift in memory of Robert Stiehl, mail your donation for the School of Music Annual Fund sic Advancement, School of Music, 1114 West Nevada Street, Urbana, IL, 61801; or give online at go.illinois.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 66 East US Highway 36, At- wood, IL. Visit www.hilligossshraderfh.com for further infor- mation and to send online condolences. DAVID RISING Associated RUN TA EK, Cambodia been more than a year since Yem Srey Pin moved with her family from the vil- lage where she was born on Cambo- Angkor UNESCO World Her- itage site to Run Ta Ek, a dusty new settlement about 15 miles away. Hers is one of about 5,000 fam- ilies relocated from the sprawling archaeological site, one of Southeast top tourist draws, by Cambo- dian authorities in an ongoing pro- gram that Amnesty International has condemned as a violation of international human rights Another 5,000 families are still due to be moved. The allegations have drawn strong expressions of concern from UNESCO and a spirited rebuttal from Cambo- Chhem Hay, 37, stands at a main door of her house under construction at Run Ta dian authorities, who say do- Ek village April 2 in Siem Reap province, Cambodia.

ing nothing more than protecting the heritage land from illegal squatters. the rise, including those coming ille- Yem Srey single-room home said Long Kosal, spokesperson major concerns. is a far cry better than the makeshift for the Cambodian agency known as tent she lived in with her husband and APSARA responsible for man- had to take on heavy debt to build even five children when they first arrived, aging the Angkor site. we did basic houses, and there is little work to which did little to protect from the was that we provided an monsoon rains and blew down in the winds. And their property is significantly bigger than the Angkor area plots of land, a two- at the time tourism but also other the plot they oc- month supply of canned food and sources of income linked to the loca- cupied illegally in the village of Kh- rice, a tarp and 30 sheets of corru- tion at she said.

are vean on the Angkor site. But the 35-year-old is also in debt Benefits also included a Poor Card, the site and can no longer access these from building the new house. Her essentially a state welfare program husband finds less construction work giving them about $75 monthly for nearby and his wages are lower, and 10 years. there are no wild fruits or vegeta- bles she can forage, nor rice paddies questioned how voluntary the relo- report on the state of conservation at where she can collect crabs to sell at cations actually were, saying many the Angkor site, specifically asking for her stand. more than a year here I hav- ened or coerced into moving and that been able to save any money and the relocations were more SCO in March, Cambodia said it had I earned she said.

evictions in The Angkor site is one of the larg- est archaeological sites in the world, from former Prime Minister Hun only moving people involved in the spread across some 155 square miles Sen in which he said people occupation of heritage in northwestern Cambodia. It con- either leave the Angkor site soon and and that in Run Ta Ek many were now tains the ruins of Khmer Empire cap- receive some form of compensation or property owners for the first time in itals from the 9th to 15th centuries, be evicted at a later time and receive their lives. including the temple of Angkor Wat. When it was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1992, it was named record, saying that under his long- able to analyze response. a heritage whose local time rule Cambodian authorities had population observed ancestral tradi- been responsible for several forced to previous comments from Lazare tions and cultural practices that have evictions elsewhere that it alleged Eloundou Assomo, director of the disappeared elsewhere.

Still, UNESCO at the time noted man It said Run Ta Ek with who stressed the agency had that Angkor was under pres- from some 100,000 inhab- itants in 112 historic settlements who try to expand their dwelling and from encroach- ment from the nearby town of Siem Reap. answer was a plan to entice the 10,000 families illegally squatting in the area to resettle at Run Ta Ek and another site, as well as to encourage some from the 112 historic settlements to relocate as their fami- lies grow in size. number of people were on Cambodia began moving people to of research team investi- Run Ta Ek in 2022, giving those who gating the Angkor Wat resettlements. volunteered to leave their homes in gated metal to use to build a home. now at least 30 minutes away from In a November report, Amnesty for submission of its own people they interviewed were threat- the allegations to be addressed.

The rights group cited a speech with the relocations, saying it was Amnesty also noted Hun track ment on the situation until it has been gross violations of hu- UNESCO World Heritage Center, dirt roads, insufficient drainage, poor sanitation and other issues did not fulfill international obligations under human rights treaties to provide peo- ple adequate housing. That has now changed: Homes with outhouses have been built, roads paved, and sewers installed. Primitive hand pumps made of blue PVC pip- ing provide water, and electricity has been run in. a school, a health center, a temple; bus routes were added, and a market area was built but is not yet operating, Long Kosal said. But Amnesty maintains there are Among other things, families have be found, said Montse Ferrer, the head had a clear source of income Following scathing re- port, UNESCO moved up the timeline In that report, submitted to UNE- not violated any international laws UNESCO said it would not com- It referred The Associated Press categorically rejected the use of forced evictions as a tool for management of World Heritage listed Yem Srey Pin said even though Run Ta Ek has slowly improved since she arrived in February 2023, and her new home will be paid off fairly soon, rather return to her village if it were possible.

But with almost all of the 400 families moving out, Yem Srey Pin says nothing left for her there. she said. Cambodia under fire for family relocation program HENG SINITH, ASSOCIATED.

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