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Mary Christine (Van Devanter) Porcheddu, 87, Champaign, Ill.

Mary Christine (Van Devanter) Porcheddu, 87, of Champaign, Ill., passed away 8:40 a.m. Sunday March 3, 2013 at Illini Heritage Nursing Home in Champaign, Ill.

She was born on March 4, 1925 in Veedersburg, daughter of Grace and Karl Van Devanter. She had three sisters, Faith Seeger, Juliet Dundore and Virginia Carter. Her parents; 3 sisters; and a son, Karl Joseph Porcheddu preceded her in death. Christine received a degree from Indiana University and she was a big IU fan. Christine raised her family in Danville, Ill., and later moved to Nashville where she was a member of the Brown County Art Gallery, exhibiting oil paintings in the Hoosier Salon and Indiana Heritage Art Exhibits. She later moved to Fort Myers, Fla., and painted there until she became ill. She lived at Illini Heritage Nursing home in Champaign until her death.

Christine leaves behind a daughter, Julie Porcheddu of Urbana; and a son, Fred Porcheddu of Granville Ohio; a niece, Cynthia Elmquist of Minnesota; a nephew, Van Carter of South Dakota; and many dear friends.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. (EST) Wednesday March 6, at Dickerson Funeral Home, 303 N. Main St., Veedersburg, with Chaplin Tim Haworth officiating. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. (EST) Wednesday and continue until the time of service. Burial will be at Rockfield Cemetery near Veedersburg.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Champaign County Humane Society in her name.

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  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West