George Lee Biggers, 71, died Jan. 18 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Biggers worked in food service at the UI.
Edwin Joe DeMaris, 90, died Jan. 15 in Edmonds, Wash. DeMaris taught at the UI for 20 years, retiring in 1975. He served as a professor and the head of accountancy and as the director of graduate studies in the College of Business.
Violet Mae Clark Emling, 84, died Jan. 26 at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Mo. Emling worked at the UI for 25 years, retiring in 1988 as a chief library clerk for the UI Library. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association.
Zada Jean Hopkins, 80, died Jan. 18 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Hopkins worked at the UI for about 27 years, retiring in 1995 as a collection specialist with Student Accounts.
E. June Johnson, 89, died Jan. 20 at Decatur Memorial Hospital. Johnson worked at the UI from 1944 to 1952 as a clerk II with the Bursar’s Office.
Carol Attaway Lyke, 68, died Jan. 30 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Lyke worked in Admissions and Records for 22 years, retiring in 2004. Memorials: WILL-AM-FM-TV, Campbell Hall,300 N. Goodwin, 61801, MC-252.
Michael E. Manuel, 68, died Jan. 22 at the Wilson Memorial Hospital, E.O.R., Sidney, Ohio. Manual worked at the UI from 1962 until 1976 as a storekeeper II with the Housing Division. Memorials: Multiple System Atrophy Research Foundation; St. Thomas School, Philo; or Botkins, Ohio, Fire Department.
Stephen F. Owen, 66, died Jan. 23 in Green Lake, Wis. Owen worked at the Institute of Aviation as an administrator/aviation specialist from 1970 until his retirement in 1999. Memorials: Send to P.O. Box 371, Ripon, WI 54971
Robert Dean Richards, 81, died Jan. 20 at the Champaign County Nursing Home, Urbana. Richards retired from the UI in 1993, after 20 years as a herder with animal sciences. Memorials: American Heart Association.
Thelma Z. Lawless Skinner, 98, died Jan. 23 at the Champaign County Nursing Home, Urbana. Skinner worked as a kitchen helper at the Illini Union for 11 years, retiring in 1978. Memorials: United Community Church of Broadlands or the Broadlands Volunteer Fire Department.
Maurice C. Tempel, 84, died Jan. 20. Tempel worked at the UI for 29 years, retiring in 1986 as a building services supervisor in the Housing Division. Memorials: Holy Cross Catholic Church/Education Fund or Central Illinois Honor Flight (online at www.centralillinoishonorflight.org).