Funeral Planned For Children Killed In Percy, IL Fire

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PERCY, IL (KTVI)-Funeral arrangements are scheduled for the four children killed early Friday morning in a house fire in Percy, Illinois. The children, 12 year old Ethan Owen, 9 year old Kailey Owen, and 5 year old twins Brandon and Landon Owen, all died. On Sunday, the Randolph County Coroner, Randy Dudenbostel, confirmed that preliminary autopsy reports show that they died of smoke inhalation.

A fifth child and the adults in the home got out safely.

The funeral service for the Owen children has been planned. It will be held Tuesday, May 14, at 2:00pm at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Steeleville, IL, with visitation Monday evening from 4:00pm until 8:00pm and again Tuesday from 7:30am until 1:45pm also at the church.

Derrick J. Twardoski, 33, is accused of setting the fire.  He's charged with murder and will make his first court appearance Monday.

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State Police, the State Fire Marshal, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, and the State’s Attorney office are continuing their investigation.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church is accepting financial donations to help the Owens with their expenses.