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Jill Ward Chaney
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Jill M. Ward Chaney, age 38 of Decatur, Ill., passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill. with her family by her side.  Jill was born on Feb. 25, 1976 in Darlington to Judy Edwards and Max Ward.

A celebration of Jill’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Immanuel United Church of Christ, 339 E. Louisa St., Darlington. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund in Jill’s memory has been established for her girls. Memorials may be directed to: In Memory of Jill c/o Iowa Trust and Savings Bank, P.O. Box 159, Emmetsburg, Iowa 50536. Sunset Funeral Home, Champaign, Ill. assisted the family.

Jill’s family would like to give special thanks to Dr. White and Dr. Hill of the CCU Carle Tower 7 team, along with the incredible nurses who felt like part of the family when we left. Also, a very special thank you to Nikki and Jill for dropping everything when called upon to sit with her so that we could rest.

You’ll be with me like a handprint on my heart.

For the full obituary see the April 24, 2014 edition of the Republican Journal.