Velma Irene Baylor, 89, died May 19 at her home in St. Joseph. Baylor worked in the department of agricultural economics from 1939 to 1944. Memorials: UI Class at the St. Joseph Church of Christ to support a missionary in Poland, the Hanging Rock Camp for children; or to the American Cancer Society.
Randy C. Berbaum, 51, died May 18 at his Champaign home. Berbaum had worked at WILL radio for 20 years as a television bradcast equipment operator.
Edward H. Betts, 87, died May 17. Betts taught at the UI for 35 years, retiring in 1984 as professor emeritus of arts. Memorials: Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Road, Ogunquit, ME 03907 or the Ogunquit Art Association.
Raymond W. Collins, 77, died May 22 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Collins worked at the UI physical plant on the floor and moving crews for 32 years. Memorials: Champaign County Humane Society or the Meadowbrook Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Kenneth E. Harshbarger, 93, died May 17 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Harshbarger was a professor of agriculture at the UI for 40 years, retiring in 1982 as head of the department of dairy science. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association of Circle of Friends.
Marjorie “Ruth” McIntosh, 83, died May 24. McIntosh worked in the Housing Division for more than 10 years before retiring in 1986 as a typing clerk III. Memorials: Grace United Methodist Church of Urbana or Provena Hospice of Urbana.
Danny Dee Morris, 60, died May 19 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Morris worked for the Institute of Aviation for 24 years, first as a master ground flight simulator repairman and then later as an electronics engineer. He then worked as an electronics engineer assistant for life sciences from 1996 until he retired in 2001. Memorials: American Diabetes Association.
Vern Elmer Rittenhouse, 90, died May 23 at Asta Care Nursing Home, Paxton. Rittenhouse was a small animal caretaker at the UI for more than 30 years, retiring in 1999. He worked for microbiology, medical sciences and then the College of Medicine. Memorials: Asta Care Nursing Home.
Priscilla “Prill” Smiley, 63, died May 18 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Smiley was a librarian at the UI for 30 years, retiring in 1997 as an assistant professor. Memorials: Rantoul Christian Church or the Association for Frontotemporal Dementias.
Robert Steward “Bob” Williams, 73, died May 9 at the TideWell Hospice House, Saratoga, Fla. Williams worked as a librarian at the UI Library until his retirement. Memorials: Carle Hospice, Carle Cancer Center of the American Cancer Society.