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Judith Ann Coogan

Judith Ann Coogan, 75, of Mt. Pulaski passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Country Lane Memory Care in Riverton, IL.
 
Judith was born on December 14, 1942 in Bloomington, IL the daughter of Cecil and Dorothy (Goetsch) Mardis. She married James Henry "Jim Boy” Coogan on July 10, 1965 in Lincoln, IL. He survives in Mt. Pulaski.
Judith is also survived by her children, J.C. (Joyce) Coogan of Mt. Pulaski, and Teena (Doug) Lowery of Mt. Pulaski; her brother, Clarence Mardis of Mt. Pulaski; her grandchildren, Cady Lowery, Michael Lowery, and Claire Coogan.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her grandson, Caleb Coogan.
 
Services for Judith will be held at 11:00a.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski, IL, with Rev. Jonathan Buescher officiating. Visitation will take place two hours prior to the service (9:00-11:00a.m.) also at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services at Steenbergen Cemetery in Mt. Pulaski, IL. Memorial donations may be made in Judith’s name to Zion Lutheran School.
 

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Loraine Wubben

Loraine Wubben, 98, of Mt. Pulaski passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.
 
Loraine was born on March 20, 1920 in rural Latham, IL. The daughter of Charles T. and Jessie M. (Williams) Vaughan. She married Harold E. Wubben on September 4, 1940 in Keokuk, IA. He preceded her in death on April 2, 2004.
 
Loraine is survived by her children, Janice (John) Poffenbarger of Mt. Pulaski, Judith (Norm) Maxheimer of Lincoln, and Julian (Lou Ann) Wubben of Mt. Pulaski; her grandchildren, Mark (Suzanne) Maxheimer, Tom (Jasper) Maxheimer, Greta (Dakota) Russell, Jennifer (Dave Albin) Wubben, and Julie (Nick Stone) Wubben; her nine great-grandchildren, one step great-grandchild, and one great-great grandchild.
 
Loraine enjoyed knitting, crochet, and sewing. Above all else, Loraine loved her family; especially her grandkids and great-grandkids.
 
A private family graveside service will be held at later date. Memorial donations may be made in Loraine’s name to Vonderlieth Living Center. 
Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski, IL.

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Donald McCool

 Donald B. McCool, 91, of Decatur, Illinois passed away 2:50 A.M. May 17, 2018, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Il.
 
Services will be 11 AM, Monday, May 21, 2018, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson and Rev. C. Don Ferrill officiating.  Burial will follow at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Forsyth United Methodist Church.
 
Don was born January 31, 1927, in Macon Co., IL the son of Bert and Leda (Lanter) McCool. He married Betty J. Massey on November 4, 1944, in Keokuk, IA.
 
Survivors include his wife of 73 years, Betty J. McCool, Decatur, IL; children:  Judy Query, Sandy Davenport, Barb Young (Richard), and Brad McCool (Teresa); 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-mother, Margaret McCool; 1 son; 1 daughter, 1 granddaughter, 1 great-granddaughter, 1 son-in-law, and 1 infant brother.
 
Don was a lifetime farmer.  He owned Belgian Draft Horses and was a member of the Belgian Draft Horse Corporation of America.  When he was no longer able to keep his horses on his farm, he kept his horses in Arthur, IL and formed many relationships in Arthur with the Amish community.  Don was a member of the Forsyth United Methodist Church and was on several boards.  He was a past Macon Co. Fair Board member, past Cisco Elevator Board member, and past Hickory Point Twp. Board Trustee.  Most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and going to their sporting events.
 
The family would like to extend a “Special Thank you” to the staff at Hickory Point Christian Village and DMH ICU, 4th floor.
 
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Paul Lucien Turner Jr.

Paul Lucien Turner, Jr., 84, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018. He was born on December 22, 1933 in Harristown Township, IL. Paul is survived by his loving wife, Carol Turner of Mt. Pulaski, IL; daughters Teresa (John) Pierce of Orion, IL, and Paula (Carl) Wilke of Chapel Hill, NC; sons Steven (Michele) Turner of Decatur, IL, and Russell Curtis (Kim) Turner of St. Charles, MO; brother James (Jane) Turner of Springfield, IL; and grandchildren Paul Turner, Ben Pierce (Lilly Lavner), Andrea (Neal) Sawyer, Adam (Claire) Pierce and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents Paul Sr. and Loyelle Turner, son James Todd Turner, and sister, Judith Ann Leonard. 
 
Paul graduated from Decatur High School in 1951 and attended Millikin University. He first married Patricia Little in 1956; and married Carol Horn in 1980. He enjoyed a long career with Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL. Woodworking and rehabbing old homes were some of his hobbies and he was known for his craftsmanship. Paul loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. His kind heart, keen sense of humor and gift of story-telling will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. 
 
A funeral service will be held at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, 202 N Lafayette St, Mt. Pulaski IL on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 11:00 am. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am prior to the funeral. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Mt. Pulaski EMS. Interment will be held at Macon County Memorial Park at a later date.

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Rev. Kenneth D. Kramer Jr.

Rev. Kenneth D. Kramer Jr., 63, of Mt. Pulaski passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at his residence.
 
Kenneth was born on June 7, 1954 in Biloxi, MS; the son of Kenneth D. and Janet Sue (Lewis) Kramer Sr. He married Norma Burge on March 6, 1981 in Centralia, IL. She survives him.
 
Also surviving Kenneth are his sisters: Zola (Jeff) Pickrell of Evansville, IN and Kerri (David) Horton of Henderson, KY. He is also survived by five nieces and six great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
 
Kenneth retired from serving United Church of Christ Churches. He served eight churches in Illinois, four in Indiana, and one in Ohio. He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ of Lincoln, IL. He was most recently the Moderator of the Western Association of The Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ. 
 
Services for Kenneth will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2018 at St. John United Church of Christ with Rev. Tom Norwalk, Rev. Laurie Hill, and Rev. Bruce Moeller officiating, and also 2:00 p.m. Monday May 21, 2018 at Friedens United Church of Christ in Irvington, IL with Rev. Tom Norwalk, Rev. Stacy Tate, Rev. Bruce Moeller, and Rev. John Holst officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Friday May 18, 2018 prior to service at church and 10:00-11:30 a.m. Monday May 21, 2018 prior to the service. Burial will follow the service Monday May 21, 2018 at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Centralia, IL. The family requests absolutely no flowers due to allergies, memorials may be made to the Eden Theological Seminary or Hoyleton Youth Family Services. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL.

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Lucille A. Simpson

Lucille A. Simpson, 104, of Heyworth, Illinois, passed away at 2:12 A.M., Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Martin Health Center, Bloomington, Illinois.
 
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth, Illinois, with Rev. Richard Gray officiating. Burial will be in Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, Illinois. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Friday, May 18, 2018, at the funeral home.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heyworth Christian Church or the Heyworth Ambulance Service.
 
She was born on July 7, 1913, in Macon County, Illinois, to Frank and Bessie Beatrice Marsh Westerman. She married Lockwood M. Simpson on July 15, 1933, in Clinton, Illinois. He passed away January 11, 2000.
 
Lucille is survived by her son, Richard (Judy) Simpson of Bloomington, Illinois; daughter, Nancy Brown of Normal, Illinois; six grandchildren, Jeff (Patti) Brown of Sugar Grove, Illinois; Julie Hussong of Bloomington, Illinois; John (Dede) Brown of Goodfield, Illinois; Jim Brown of San Tan Valley, Arizona; Amy (Greg) Sutter of Normal, Illinois; and Matthew (Therese) Simpson of Helena, Montana; one stepgrandson, Andy (Angie) Scott of Bloomington, Illinois; eight great-grandchildren, Devin (Erica) Doran; Clayton Sutter; Connor Brown; Alysen (Fiancé, Matt Michey) Brown; Rachel Brown; Derek Brown; Dalton Brown; and Evelyn Simpson; four stepgreat-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren, Addison, Ava, Lilly, and Ellora Doran; and eight stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Verneil and William Westerman; sister, Maxine Johnston; son-in-law, Jim Brown; and a grandson-in-law, Mike Hussong.
 
Lucille was a member of the Heyworth Christian Church, Heyworth, Illinois.
 
She started selling Avon Cosmetics in 1964. She retired in December of 2015, after 51 years at the age of 102. She had been the top sales person in her district for more than 35 years. She had received numerous honors from Avon.
 
Lucille had been an election judge in Heyworth and helped with the Randolph Township Book auditing each summer.

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Gerald L. Riggs Sr.

Gerald L. Riggs Sr., 78, of Heyworth, Illinois, passed away at 7:29 A.M., Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Warner Hospital & Health Services, Clinton, Illinois. 
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. His visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M., Friday, May 25, 2018, at The United Church of Heyworth. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 A.M. also at the church with Pastor Linda Vonck officiating. Memorial donations may be made to JACK’S PLACE for Autism, 17360 W. 12 Mile Rd., Suite 200, Southfield, MI 48076.
 
Gerald was born April 22, 1940, in Brookville, Illinois, to James and Myrtle Spencer Riggs.
He is survived by his daughter, Jamie S. (Doug) Cline of Heyworth, Illinois; son, Jerry L (Molly) Riggs Jr. of Shelby Township, Michigan; stepdaughters, Robin Sweborg and Leslie Pool of Avon, Illinois; brothers, Richard (Emma) Riggs of Fort Worth, Texas and Bob (Rhoda) Riggs of Janesville, Wisconsin; sister, Cathie Tompkins; twelve grandchildren; many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, wives, Darla and Sharon and daughter, Kelly Zimmerman.
 
Gerald had a long successful career that he loved at Caterpillar where he retired in 1998. He was a loving man who was always smiling. Others came first to Gerald. He had an infectious laugh and was quite the charmer who made sure others he met felt special. Gerald was a loving father; stepfather; brother; grandfather; great-grandfather; uncle; and devoted friend who will be deeply missed.
 

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Thomas R. Young

Thomas R. Young, 79, of Saybrook, Illinois, passed away peacefully at 9:45 P.M., Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, Illinois, surrounded by his family. 
 
His visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Wesbein United Methodist Church, Saybrook, Illinois, with Pastor Wayne Giermann officiating. The funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, May 17, 2018, also at the church. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Saybrook, Illinois.
 
Memorial donations may be made to the U of I Livestock Judging Team; Wish Bone Canine Rescue, Bloomington, Illinois; or Ridgeview Athletics. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Saybrook, Illinois, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Thomas was born January 21, 1939, in Bondville, Illinois, to George and Lola Bowman Young. He married Madonna Ninmer in August of 1960. He later married Sharon Tomlinson in November of 1982, in Saybrook, Illinois, she survives.
 
He is also survived by his son, Steven Young of El Paso, Illinois; daughters, Susan (David) Baker of Arrowsmith, Illinois, and Veronica Young of Colfax, Illinois; stepson, Matthew Hall of Bellevue, Illinois; stepdaughter, Shannon Croft of Seymour, Illinois; sister, Barbara Jean Lemke of Gifford, Illinois; twelve grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and special cat, Morgan.
 
He was preceded by his stepson, Jason Hall; brother, Donald; and sister, Martha.
 
Thomas was a lifelong farmer and livestock producer in the rural Saybrook area. He owned and operated Young’s Catering for over 30 years. He was an U of I Alumni, avid fan of all Illini sports and Ridgeview athletics. He was a loving husband; father; stepfather; brother; grandfather; great-grandfather; and devoted friend who will be deeply missed.

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JoAnn (Spencer) Kleist

Jo Ann (Spencer) Kleist, 75 of Clinton, IL passed away 3:45 AM May 13, 2018 at Primrose Retirement Community, Decatur, IL.
 
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Lincoln, IL with Fr. John Pham celebrant. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to Holy Family Catholic Church, Lincoln, IL.
 
Jo Ann was born July 21, 1942 in McLean County, IL the daughter of Boyd and Glenna (Burnsmeir) Spencer. She married Dr. George J. Kleist on August 3, 1963 in Bloomington, IL. He passed away August 27, 2016.
 
Survivors include her children: Jeffrey (Carol) Kleist, Clinton, IL, Kenneth (Michelle) Kleist, Madisonville, KY, Karen (Timothy) Shuman, Culver, IN, James (Robin) Kleist, Decatur, IL, Steven Kleist, Bloomington, IL, Daniel (Allison) Kleist, Gibson City, IL; 19 grandchildren, 3 great grandchild; siblings: Jeanie (Jack) Kilcrece, Peru, IN, Marjorie (Keith) Sheppelman, Denver, CO, Boyd “Buddy” Spencer, Heyworth, IL, John (Rita) Spencer, Wapella, IL, Paul (Teri) Spencer, Heyworth, IL, Pete (Denise) Spencer, Towanda, IL, Eddie (Yon) Spencer, Granite City, IL and Ellen Spencer, Naples, FL. 
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother: Dan.
 
Jo Ann was a registered nurse at Adolf Meyer in Decatur and McFarland in Springfield. She enjoyed reading, gardening, auctions and was an NRA fan.

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Erna Henrichsmeyer

 Erna Henrichsmeyer, 102, passed away at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mt. Pulaski at 6:10 a.m. on May 12, 2018.
 
Erna was born on February 9, 1916 in St. Peter, IL; daughter of Edward and Anna (Hassebrock) Michel. She married Elmer Henrichsmeyer in 1936 at Zion Lutheran Church in Mt. Pulaski. He preceded her in death in January 1976.
 
She is survived by her children: Marilyn (Larry) Gerardot of Mt. Pulaski, Nancy (Ralph) Bree of Lincoln, Melvin (Pepper) Henrichsmeyer of Mt. Pulaski, and Delores (Jim) Vandevender of Mt. Pulaski; one daughter-in-law: Donna Henrichsmeyer of Lincoln; one sister-in-law: Helen Henrichsmeyer of Mt. Pulaski; ten grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, two daughters: Mary Lou and Shirley Jean, two sons: Harold and Richard, two granddaughters: Darla and Yvonne, one son-in-law: Jim, one brother: Leroy, and one sister: Doris Jean.
 
Erna was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Mt. Pulaski.
 
Graveside services for Erna will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday May 16, 2018 at Mt. Pulaski Cemetery with Rev. Jonathan Buescher officiating. Memorials may be made in Erna’s name to Zion Lutheran Church or Zion Lutheran School. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home

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Raymond G. Brummett

Raymond G. Brummett "The Fishing Fool” born on February 28, 1937, passed away peacefully at his home in Lincoln, IL on May 11, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.
 
He was a 1955 graduate of East Richland High School, Olney, IL. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in education from Eastern Illinois University in 1959. He is a life member of Sigma Pi Fraternity.
 
 
He married Barbara Anne Cloonan on September 7, 1957. She preceded him in death. He is survived by five children: Tony Brummett, Stephanie Brummett, Tim Brummett, Jennifer (Jeff) Bergman, and Leslie (Steve) Koetters; ten grandchildren: Austin and Anthony Brummett, Mackenzie and Keagan Newhouse, Brandon Brummett, Joey and Emma Bergman, Katie, Lily, and Nicholas Koetters; his sisters: Linda Brummett and Kathy Tomblinson; he was preceded in death by his parents: William T. and Jennie B. (Hubble) Brummett and his brother: Sonny Brummett.
 
Ray was an avid fisherman and Cardinal fan. He served in the United States Army from 1959-1962. He began his teaching career in 1962, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. In 1965 he helped form and was elected the 1st State President of The Alaska On-Base Education Association. In 1966 he was elected President of The Alaska Education Association, serving 2 terms. In 1968 he began teaching Industrial Arts at Chester-East Lincoln School, where he later became principal. In 1980, when his arm became too tired from applying the Board of Education to his student’s backsides, he started as a tool designer at Eaton Corporation. In 1986, he was promoted to supervisor of tool engineering and retired in 1999.
 
 
In retirement he worked with Crappie USA, assisting with Crappie Tournaments throughout the United States. He was a life member of the National Education Association, 3rd and 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, served as Grand Knight and Faithful Navigator, Member of the American Legion Post #89, serving 2 years as Commander, member of AMVETS Post #45, served on Carroll Catholic School Board and as a Lector of Holy Family Catholic Church. He greatly enjoyed cheering on the Cardinals in person at BUSCH Stadium wearing his infamous rally squirrel hat.
 
The family requests for the visitation that all in attendance wear their favorite Cardinals or fishing shirts. Cub fans will be welcomed for this one time only special event.
 
Services for Raymond will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday May 15, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic Church with Rev. John Pham officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Monday May 14, 2018 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with a prayer service prior to visitation at 3:30. Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery will follow the service where full military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post #263. Memorials may be made in Raymond’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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June E. Kohler

June E. Kohler, 85 of Decatur, IL passed away 5:39 A.M. May 12, 2018 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Il.
 
Per June’s request, a private graveside service will be held at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL with Pastor Justin Neufeld officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL with arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to American Parkinson Disease Association.
 
June was born June 1, 1932 in Decatur, IL the daughter of James Eldo and Faye (Higgins) Grider. 
 
Survivors include her son: Robert (Alice) Kohler, Oreana, IL; 2 grandchildren; brothers: Charles, Ralph and Ron; sisters: Nancy and Linda.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 sons: David and Bill; brothers: Duane and Norman; sister: Shirley and former husband: Earl.
 
June was an avid sports fan. The family would like to express a special “Thank you” to the 5100 Nursing Staff and Chaplains of DMH.

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Ronald Martin

 Ronald Martin 79 of Clinton, Illinois passed away at 3:30 PM May 13, 2018, at his residence surrounded by his family.
 
Services will be 10 AM, Friday, May 18, 2018, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. C. Don Ferrill officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 6 – 8 PM, Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the National Association for Amateur Radio, ARRL, 225 Main St., Newton, CT  06111, in memory of K9BJJ, Ron Martin, Advanced Class Operator.
 
Ronald was born February 16, 1939, in Charleston, IL, the son of Uriel and Wilma (Butler) Martin. He married Katherine Schaible January 1, 1960, in Clinton, IL.
 
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Katherine Martin, Clinton, IL; daughters, Debra Martin, Clinton, IL; Janice (Richard) Rethorst, Benton, IL; grandchildren: Christina Fenton, Weldon, IL; Sheryl (Cheree) Kauffman, Sullivan, IL; Andrea Landers, Decatur, IL; Beth Anne Mitchell, Normal, IL; Heather Mitchell, Lebanon, TN; and Anthony Mitchell, Benton, IL; and 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Henry Martin, Clinton, IL; and Charles Martin, Sr., Mapleton, IL; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins
 
He was preceded in death by his Parents, 1 Son, Steven Martin.
 
Ronald was a 1957 graduate of Clinton Community High School.  Ronald retired from General Electric on July 1, 1994, with 34 years of service.  Ronald was an Amateur Radio Advance Class Operator, K9BJJ.  He mentored many new operators in obtaining their “Ham” licenses.  Ronald enjoyed traveling in his RV and playing cards with friends and family.
 
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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David A. Schlosser

David A. Schlosser, 79, of Le Roy, Illinois, passed away at 3:00 A.M., Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Illinois.
 
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Monday, May 14, 2018, at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington, Illinois, with Pastor Eric Swanson officiating. There will be no visitation. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Le Roy, Illinois, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to Carle Cancer Center, Urbana, Illinois.
 
Mr. Schlosser was born March 19, 1939, in Normal, Illinois, to Delmar Arlo and Faye Elizabeth Matlock Schlosser. He married Judy A. Brown on June 22, 1958, in Farmer City, Illinois. She survives in Le Roy, Illinois.
 
He is also survived by his son, Mike (Kim) Schlosser of Rantoul, Illinois; daughter, Julie (Jeff) Warren of Champaign, Illinois; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Steve (Shirley) Schlosser of Bloomington, Illinois, and Tony (Sandra) Schlosser of Clinton, Illinois.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents.
 
David was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Le Roy and has been a member of the Masonic Lodge # 673, Bloomington since 1965. In addition to being a farmer and selling farm equipment, David had sold office equipment and worked for State Farm as an underwriter. Along with being a sports enthusiast, David was a golfer and an artist. He was also a die-hard Cubs fan.

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Lucretia Walden

 Lucretia Anne “Susie” Walden 80 of Bloomington, IL passed away 4:27 A.M. May 11, 2018, at Heritage Health, El Paso, IL.
 
Graveside services will be 11 AM, Monday, May 14, 2018, at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with William Dean Walden officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to Heartline and Heart House, Eureka, IL.
 
Susie was born February 22, 1938, in DeLand, IL the daughter of Dean and Ruby Pauline (Dressback) Oakley. She married William Kent Walden July 23, 1955, in Sardis, MS. He passed away on April 12, 1979.
 
Survivors include her children, William Dean (Marina) Walden, Secor, Il.; Richard Eugene
(Lorraine) Walden, Peoria, Il.; Deanna Kay Martin, Pitkin, LA; 8 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Richard Oakley, Casa Grande, AZ
 
Susie was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters.
 
Susie worked for Growmark and retired from Snyder Agencies, Bloomington, IL.  She was an avid quilter.

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Imogene Fern Zelhart

Imogene Fern Zelhart 93 of Warrensburg, IL passed away 3:50 A.M. May 8, 2018 at Hickory Point Christian Village, Forsyth, IL.
 
Services will be 10 AM Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Maroa United Methodist Church, Maroa, IL with Rev. Mary Alice Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow at the Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM Monday, May 14, 2018 at the Church. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL with arrangements. 
 
Memorials may be directed to Maroa-Forsyth School District Foundation or the Maroa United Methodist Church.
 
Imogene was born February 15, 1925 in Green Valley, IL the daughter of Frederick J. and Fanny H. (Schroen) Worner. She married her husband of 58 years, John M. Zelhart September 3, 1955 in Green Valley, IL. He passed away October 30, 2013. 
 
Survivors include her children: John (Jill) Zelhart, James (Andrea) Zelhart, and David (Cindie) Zelhart all of Maroa, IL; 6 grandchildren: Corey (Emily), Warrensburg, IL; Matthew, New Orleans, LA, Marie (Fiancé: Jeremy Durbin), Downers Grove, IL, Jordan (Lindsey), Nashville, TN, Ryan (Diane), Maroa, IL, Brandon (Mariel), Nashville, TN; great grandchildren: Carly and Ellie Zelhart. 
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings: Dorothy Clauser, Helen Clauser, Mildred Krugler, Lawrence Worner.
 
She was a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and member of Kappa Delta. She taught at the Maroa High School until she retired to care for her sick father and raise her family. 
 
Imogene was a most generous person who love the Lord and her family. Her smile could light up a room.
 
The family would like to give a special “Thank You” to the staff of Hickory Point Christian Village for their passion and care of Imogene.

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Betty Jo Wilson

Betty Jo Wilson, 92, of Bloomington, Illinois, formerly of Le Roy, Illinois, passed away at 11:45 P.M., Saturday, May 5, 2018, at her home in Bloomington, Illinois.
 
Her funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Le Roy, Illinois, with Pastor Jason Smith officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington, Illinois. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the funeral home. 
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church, Le Roy, Illinois, Le Roy Emergency Ambulance Service or a charity of the donor’s choice.
 
Mrs. Wilson was born February 15, 1926, in Hudson, Illinois, to Wilbur and Mabel Jones Lawrence. She married James F. Wilson on October 6, 1946, in Bloomington, Illinois. He passed away June 23, 2011.
 
She is survived by her son, Dr. David A. (Chris) Wilson of Columbia, Missouri; three daughters, Pamela J. Dotson of El Paso, Illinois, Patricia D. Wilson of Bloomington, Illinois, and Dr. Dixie D. (Steve) Reynolds of Normal, Illinois; nine grandchildren, Nicole Durham; Kristin (John) Rollins; Erin (Mike) Barbaro; Emily (Matt) Miller; Megan Wilson; Millie Reynolds; Weston Reynolds; Olivia Reynolds; and Chloe Reynolds; and five great-grandchildren, Ava Barbaro, Anthony Barbaro, Peyton Rollins, Makenna Rollins, and Sage Miller.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Kenny, Lowell, Robert, and Jim Lawrence, and one sister, Patricia Purinton.
 
Betty worked at General Electric, Bloomington for 20 years. She also helped her husband on the farm for many years. She was a loving and dedicated wife and mother. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, Le Roy and a past member of the May Queen Rebekah Lodge #210, Le Roy.
 
We would like to thank Amy Clem, Olivia Reynolds and Advocate Bro-Menn Hospice for their exceptional care and loving support to Betty and her family.

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Waltraud 'Wally' Martha Jutte Howe

Waltraud "Wally” Martha Jütte Howe, 86, of Mt. Pulaski passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mt. Pulaski, IL.
 
Wally was born on June 14, 1931 in Simmerhausen, Germany. 
 
She was the daughter of August Johann and Wilhelmina Katarina Eberhardt Jütte. She met her husband, Robert William "Bill” while he was stationed at Rothwesten Air Force Base, and they were married in Germany on September 4, 1954. He preceded her in death in 2007.
 
Wally was a Member of Zion Lutheran Church and the American Legion Auxiliary Post #447.
 
Wally was a homemaker, an awesome cook and baker. She has made many pans of äpfelstrudel, sweet rolls, bags of homemade noodles for family and friends, and Christmas on Vinegar Hill. She loved gardening and since her stroke in 2015, kept hoping for energy so she could get back out in her yard.
 
She loved people and never knew a stranger. She enjoyed her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family; as well as the Friday night group, her bridge club friends, and the Legion Auxiliary gals. Wally and Bill were very supportive of their grandchildren’s activities and Wally was known only as Omi (endearing slang term for grandma in German) to many. She was a great influence on her grandchildren…. "Always say hello when entering a room or seeing someone, never wear your hat indoors, always say please and thank you, when you do a job, do it right the first time, respect your elders, treat everyone the way you want to be treated, and no elbows on the table.”
 
Wally is survived by her children, Greg (Charissa) Howe, and Julie (Carl) Oglesby; her grandchildren, Katie (Tyler) White, Kristen (Brian) Griffiths, Kim (Jesse) Martin, Kelsey Oglesby, Breanna Howe, and Roman Howe; her four great-grandsons with one on the way, Preston and Phinn White, Lukas and Mikah Martin, and baby Griffiths.
 
Wally was also preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Margot Jütte Robinson of Easley, South Carolina. 
 
Services for Wally will be held at 10:00a.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski, IL with Mark Weber officiating. Visitation will take place from 4:00-7:00pm on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at The Family Life Center in Mt. Pulaski, IL. Burial will follow the services at Lake Bank Cemetery in Mt. Pulaski. Memorial donations may be made in Wally’s name to The American Legion Auxiliary Post #447.
 

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Theda E. Adams

Theda E. Adams 81 of Clinton, IL passed away 4:50 AM May 5, 2018 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.
 
Services will be 11 AM Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. Andy Maxwell officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, IL. Visitation will be from 10 – 11 AM Friday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the DeWitt Masonic Lodge #84 A.F. & A.M., Clinton, IL.
 
Theda was born May 8, 1936 in Assumption, IL the daughter of Harry and Janie (York) Whennen. She was raised by her foster parents, Bert and Margaret McCool. She married Elwood M. Adams, Jr. December 3, 1954 in Forsyth, IL. He passed away May 20, 2008.
 
Survivors include her son: Jeff Adams, Bloomington, IL; grandchildren: Bobbie Jo McCue, Clinton, IL, Byron (Reva Chehak) Isaac, Clinton, IL, Malory (Enrique) Alvarez, Bloomington, IL, and Athena Marie Dockstader, Bloomington, IL; 3 great-grandchildren: Caitlyn McCue, Maggie McCue and Abel Alvarez; son-in-law, Jerry Isaac, Clinton, IL; siblings: Ellen Stanton, MI, and Jack (Janet) Whennen, Decatur, IL. 
 
Theda was preceded in death by her parents, 1 daughter: Kathy J. Isaac, 1 granddaughter: Andrea Lynn Staley and 1 grandson: Jeremiah Adams.
 
Theda was a hostess for the Grecian Gardens in Clinton, IL. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

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Tim Griswold

Tim Griswold 53 of Argenta, IL passed away 6:33 PM May 5, 2018 surrounded by his family and friends at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur, IL.
 
A gathering to celebrate Tim’s life will be 1 PM May 27, 2018 at the Argenta Friends Creek Community Center. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL with cremation rites.
 
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Tim Griswold memorial fund.
 
Tim was born March 15, 1965 in Decatur, IL the son of Robert “Sport” and Nancy (Grider) Griswold.
 
Survivors include his mother: Nancy Humes, Argenta, IL; 2 brothers: Todd (Lydia) Griswold, Decatur, IL and Troy Griswold, Decatur, IL; also surviving are his beloved dog: Maggie, several cousins and may dear friends. 
 
He was preceded in death by his father.
 
No matter where he lived, Tim’s passion was auto body repair.

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Peggy Lee Wilham

Peggy Lee Wilham, 69, of Mt. Pulaski, IL, passed away peacefully on Saturday May 5, 2018 with her family by her side.
 
Peggy was born on April 5, 1949 in Princeton, IL, to Leon and Maxine (Sloan) Schinzler. She married Donald R. Wilham on November 21, 1981. He survives in Mt. Pulaski. 
 
Also surviving is her daughter, Andrea (Karl) Bender of Williamsville, IL, step-son, Michael Wilham of Peoria, AZ; two brothers, Glen Schinzler of Bethlehem, GA, and Jim (Sheree) Schinzler of Decatur, IL; two sisters, Linda (Don) Yeakley of Decatur, IL, and Debbie Nelson of Champaign, IL; two grandchildren, Maebri and Kaesen Bender of Williamsville; and two step-granddaughters, Emily and Megan Wilham of Peoria, AZ. 
She was preceded in death by her parents.
 
Peggy was The Assistant Bureau Chief for The Department of Human Services for The State of Illinois. She loved spending as much time as she could with her grandchildren; they are the reason that she retired.
 
A celebration of Peggy’s life will be held at 11:00a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski, IL. Visitation will take place two hours prior to the service (9:00-11:00a.m.) also at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services at Steenbergen Cemetery in Mt. Pulaski, IL. Memorial donations may be made in Peggy’s name to Memorial Home Hospice.

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Doug M. Vinson

Doug M. Vinson 74 of Maroa, Illinois formerly of Clinton, Illinois passed away 9:00 PM May 5, 2018 surrounded by his family.
 
Services will be 1 PM, Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Bob Sheets officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be 11 AM – 1 PM, Thursday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Doug M. Vinson Memorial Fund.
 
Doug was born December 30, 1943 in Clinton, Il. the son of Walter and Martha (Davis) Vinson. He married Sandra Fortner July 1, 1967 in Clinton, Il. She passed away June 15, 2012. He later married Pam Parker September 16, 2017 in Clinton, Il.
 
Survivors include his wife, Pam Vinson, Maroa, Il.; Children, Brian (Kimberly) Vinson, Linn Creek, MO; David (Traci) Vinson, Camdenton, MO; Step-Son, David (Miranda) Florey, Pontiac, Il.; 7 Grandchildren, 3 Great-Grandchildren
 
He was preceded in death by his Parents, 3 Brothers and 1 Sister.
 
Doug served his country from 1966 – 1968 in the Army. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, carpentry, driving trucks, and playing and singing with his guitar.

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Lola Alice Lindner

Lola Alice Lindner, 85, of Le Roy, Illinois, passed away at 7:00 P.M., Thursday, May 3, 2018, at Le Roy Manor. 
 
Her visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce funeral home Le Roy, Illinois. A memorial service will be on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at 10:00 A.M. at the funeral home with Jeff Mayfield officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial donations may be made to the Ruel Neal American Legion Post #79, Le Roy, Illinois. Inurnment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Le Roy, Illinois, at a later date.
 
Lola was born April 1, 1933, to George Wilber and Ruby Lola Howell Clark in Galt, Iowa. While working as a waitress at the Champaign bus station she met her future husband, William. She married William John Lindner on June 6, 1958, in Champaign, Illinois. 
 
She is survived by her two sons, Michael (Carla) Lindner of Longview, Texas and Jeffery (Rhonda Codding) of Le Roy, Illinois; two daughters, Penny Wilson of Bloomington, Illinois and Lisa (Billy) Lowe of Le Roy, Illinois; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Verl Clark of Georgetown, Illinois; sister, Vanessa (Dick) Mandrell of Clinton, Illinois.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Steve Givens, and brother, Virgil Clark
 
Lola retired from BroMenn hospital after 27 years of service. She worked in many different departments. She was a unit secretary, worked in the radiology department, and helped out anywhere the hospital needed her. In her spare time, she loved to sew and when the kids were younger she made many outfits for them. Lola was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, and devoted friend who will be deeply missed.

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Betty Carolyn Cruse

 Betty Carolyn Cruse, 76, of Mansfield, passed away Monday, April 30, 2018, at home. She was surrounded by her spouse and family.
 
Betty was born on August 22, 1941, a daughter of Lewis and Edith Mae Raney. She married Marvin Cruse on May 17, 1958. 
 
She leaves behind her spouse and 5 children, Audie, Kim, Shelly, Karl, and Tina; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Catherine Hobbs, Shirley Shelmadine and Carol Williams; 1 brother, James Raney (Connie); and many nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by 1 son, Mark, her parents and 5 brothers.
 
She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She loved music. Betty especially liked to listen to her spouse sing. They held many “jam” sessions at their home.
 
A private celebration of life will be at a later date.

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Marjorie J. Walker

Marjorie J. Walker, 92, of Lincoln passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018 at The Christian Village in Lincoln, IL.
 
Marjorie was born on January 14, 1926 in Dalton City, IL, the daughter of S. Bruce and Elise J. (Jackson) Pugh. She married Paul W. Walker on January 9, 1945 in Vernon, IL. He preceded her in death on December 22, 1988.
 
Marjorie is survived by her children: John W. (Janice) Walker of East Peoria, IL; Emil D. Walker of Beason, IL; N. Paulette Hart of Lincoln, IL; Jo Anne (Jon) Pope of Spring, TX.; one sister, Wilma M. Hafner of St. Louis MO; seven grandchildren: Gail Montgomery, Alison Knee, Christopher Pope, Samantha Toft, Nicholas Pope, Suzanne Walker-Cortez, Amy Collora and 14 great-grandchildren, 4 great great-grandchildren.
 
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, and her two brothers; Robert and George Dean Pugh.
 
Services for Marjorie will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Day Macz Funeral Home in Patoka, IL. Visitation will take place from 5:00-7:00p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL. Burial will follow the services at Magassi Cemetery in Patoka, IL. Memorials may be made in Marjorie’s name to American Alzheimer’s Association.

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George Church Thorp

George Church Thorp 85 of Jacksonville, Illinois formerly of Clinton, Illinois passed away 11:07 PM May 3, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, Il.
 
Services will be 11 AM, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the United Methodist Church, Clinton, IL with Rev. Randy Myers officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be 6 – 8 PM, Monday, May 7, 2018 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.
 
Memorials may be directed to the GPS Program at the Culver Educational Foundation, 1300 Academy Rd. #153, Culver, IN 46511 or on-line at www.Culver.org/makeagift in honor of George Church Thorp.
 
George was born September 15, 1932 in Clinton, IL the son of Howard and Edna (Church) Thorp. He married Shirley A. Daniels April 6, 1957 in Clinton, IL.
 
Survivors include his wife, Shirley A. Thorp, Jacksonville, Il.; children: George Mark (Jill) Thorp, St. Louis, MO; Richard Eric (Andrea M.) Thorp, Boerne, TX; Brian Edward Thorp, Snoqualmie, WA; Janice Elaine Thorp, Jacksonville, IL; 4 grandchildren: George Jonathan E. (Kristina) Thorp, Lake St. Louis, MO; Kristina (Anthony) Thorp-White, Florissant, MO; Richard Christopher (Meagan) Thorp, Humble, TX; Stephanie Danielle (Kevin) Thorp-Koether, Boerne, TX; 5 great-grandchildren: George Jacob G. Thorp; Grace L. Thorp, Hannah White; Richard Jackson Thorp; and Parker Rae Koether.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother, Richard Thorp.
 
George was an Airforce Veteran of the Korean Conflict, 1951-1955. He was a Boy Scout Leader and Master. George retired from Lundia Meyer, Jacksonville, IL. He was a longtime benefactor of Culver Academies, Culver, IN. George had traveled as far east as Saudi Arabia and as far west as Hong Kong.

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Robert C. Strange, Sr.

Robert C. Strange, Sr. 81 of DeLand, Illinois passed away 9:00 PM May 2, 2018 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Il.
 
No Services are planned at this time. Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, Il. assisted the family with cremation rites.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Robert C. Strange, Sr. Memorial Fund.
 
Robert was born July 13, 1936 in Williamsville, MO the son of John A. and Iva Marie (Meadows) Strange. He married Pauline Grace Dile Oct. 2, 1954 in Corinth, MS. 
 
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Strange, DeLand, IL; children, Sherry Strange and David Strange both of DeLand, IL; 1 grandson, Shane Strange; siblings: Clyde (Esther) Strange, Williamsville, MO; Willis (Nancy) Strange, Williamsville, MO; Paul Strange, Morton, IL; Parro (Rita) Strange, Daleville, IN; Lorrine (Lyle) Johnson, Galesburg, IL; Susan (Butch) Perry, Cameron, IL.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; 1 son, Robert, Jr.; and brothers, William and Nathan.
 
Robert was a drywaller, painter, and jack-of-all-trades. He founded the Chapel of Hope Church in DeLand. Robert was a strong Christian advocate. He enjoyed traveling, gospel music, and fishing. Robert was known for his kindness, great advice, and humor.

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Deborah 'Debbie' Faye Moore

Deborah “Debbie” Faye (Reid) Moore, 68 of Maroa, IL formerly of DeWitt, IL and later Clinton, IL passed away May 1, 2018 with her loving husband at her side.
 
She was born in Monmouth, IL on March 19, 1950, the daughter of Max and Faye (Nicholas) Reid. Debbie graduated from Springfield High School, Springfield, IL in 1968. After spending time in California, she settled in Illinois when she married Dennis “Buck” Moore in 1978. Together they owned and operated the Country Store in DeWitt, IL while raising six children. Debbie enjoyed shopping, garage sales, and gardening; and is the creator of the famous Country Taters. She took great pride in retail and worked at Bergner’s, Von Maur and Walmart. She was a devoted wife and made many memories her family will cherish forever.
 
Debbie is survived by her parents: Max and Faye Reid of Savoy, IL; her husband of 39 years: Buck Moore of Maroa, IL; five children: Alicia (Brian Olms) Walters of Gurnee, IL, Stacy Morris of Clinton, IL; Melissa Dolbert of Clinton, IL, Adam (Rebecca) Moore of Clinton, IL; and Summer Moore of San Francisco, CA. She leaves behind six grandchildren: Hailey Moore, Kylie Jordan, Jack Morris, Reid Walters, Shelby Morris, and Alex Moore. She is also survived by her nephew: Carter Newnam and former spouse: Jesse Francis.
 
Her brother: Kyle Reid and daughter: Lindsey Moore, preceded her in death.
 
Services will be 3 PM Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Visitation will be 1 – 3 PM Saturday at the funeral home.
 
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in Debbie’s memory may direct that to the Debbie Moore Memorial Fund.

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Dennis Boyd

Dennis “Butch” Boyd 74 of Clinton, IL passed away 3:56 PM April 29, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL.
 
A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Butch’s life will be 5 – 7 PM Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.
 
Memorials may be directed to Second Chance Pet Adoption or a charity of the donor’s choice.
 
Butch was born July 21, 1943 in Decatur, IL the son of Carl and Lucille (Meador) Boyd. He married Lee Ann Burns in 1965 in Kenney, IL. She passed away December 2, 2013.
 
Survivors include his children: Mike (Pat) Boyd, Sherman, TX and Bonny (Don) Hammer, Clinton, IL; 3 grandchildren: Zack Boyd, Denison, TX, Jordan Hammer, Clinton, IL and Kyle Hammer, Clinton, IL; great granddaughter: Eleanor “Lenny” Eveland; siblings: Diane (Bill) Morse, Kenney, IL and Bill (Steph) Boyd, Clinton, IL. Special dog Buddy, who preceded him in death.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents.
 
Butch was a 20-year veteran of the Kenney Fire Dept. He enjoyed racing and especially spending time with his grandchildren.
 
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Martha Jane Gifford

We joyfully announce that Martha Jane Gifford (previously Thrasher/Ward) has joined her mother Mary Ward Shields and other family who have passed including 5 siblings after a lengthy 15 year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She passed peacefully at Baker Katz nursing home in Haverhill, MA on April 26, 2018, with loving family by her side. Martha Jane was born on March 26, 1947, to the late Mary Ward Shields and Clarence Ward.
 
She is survived by 2 other siblings and 2 daughters whom she loved so very much. Julie Miller (Thrasher/Ervin) of Pesotum, IL and Misti Joél Goodwin (Thrasher) of Concord, NH. She also has 5 precious grandchildren and 6 beautiful great-grandchildren who will all miss her. She is also survived by her childhood best friend Rosie Wickenhauser (Thayer) of Clinton, IL.
 
She loved her family and friends and cherished time spent with them. Martha Jane loved gardening, everything involving the ocean, and wildlife. She also was gifted with a magnificent singing voice and enjoyed playing her piano, performing and singing for many weddings, funerals, and church. She also loved cooking, laughing, and collecting miniature dollhouses. Most of all, she was a devoted Christian who loved the Lord. A celebration of life is being planned and will be held in August 2018 in her home state of Illinois near Clinton.
 
Contributions may be made in memory of Martha Jane Gifford to The Alzheimer’s Association by going to their website at www.alz.org or by calling 800-272-3900 or by mail with a check to PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
 

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Judith Elaine Marshall

Judith Elaine Marshall, 78, of Le Roy, Illinois, passed away at 5:55 P.M., Monday, April 30, 2018, at her home in Le Roy, Illinois.
 
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, May 4, 2018, at St. Mary’s Church, Downs, Illinois, with Father Dustin Schultz officiating. There will be no interment. A prayer service will start at 5:30 P.M., Thursday, May 3, 2018, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, 
Le Roy, Illinois. Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M., Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the funeral home. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Le Roy, Illinois, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Le Roy Emergency Ambulance Service, St. Mary’s Church, Downs, Illinois, Easter Seals, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
 
Mrs. Marshall was born July 24, 1939, in Farmer City, Illinois, to Jesse Franklin and Marguerite Magdalene Ruch Anderson. She married Dale Arthur Marshall on January 30, 1960, in DeKalb, Illinois. He survives in Le Roy, Illinois.
 
She is also survived by children, Kimberly Marshall of Normal, Illinois; Stephanie (Bob) Bruning of Le Roy, Illinois; Lynne (Jeff) Johnson of Sycamore, Illinois; Patrick (Susan) Marshall of DeKalb, Illinois; Karen (Park) Allison of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Sarah (Joseph) Beck of Suwanee, Georgia; and Andrew (Heather) Marshall of Le Roy, Illinois; twenty-three grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; four brothers and sisters, Duane (Sylvia) Anderson of Bellflower, Illinois; Louise Jiles of Farmer City, Illinois; George (Rita) Anderson of Powell, Wyoming; and Carolyn (Walt) Jiles of Atkinson, Illinois.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and four sisters.
 
Judy was instrumental in establishing the AFSCME local for clerical at Illinois State University and was their first president. She also served on both the Le Roy Park District board and the Le Roy City Council. She was an active community volunteer. She was an artist and donated many pieces of stained glass to various charity auctions.
 
She was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Downs, Illinois, where she was very active teaching CCD and serving on the Ladies Auxiliary.

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Chester Donovan Henry

Chester Donovan Henry, age 86, of Le Roy, IL, died at 10:38 a.m. on April 28, 2018, at Liberty Village, 
Le Roy, IL.
 
His visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at the Le Roy Christian Church, followed by his funeral at 11 a.m. The minister will be Jeff Mayfield. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Le Roy with military rites accorded. There will be a Masonic service. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Le Roy, is in charge of arrangements.
 
He was born October 7, 1931, in Thomasboro, IL, the son of L. Earl and Anna Neal Henry. He married Nellie Davis on March 15, 1951, in Clinton, IL. They were married 67 years. She survives.
 
Other survivors include their children, William (Jennifer) Henry, Sherman, IL; LaWanda (Rod) Matson, 
Le Roy, IL; Steve Henry, Mason City, IL; Keith Henry, Le Roy, IL; and Kristi (Donald) Henry-Craig, Le Roy, IL; grandchildren, Kathryn (Lance) Dockins, Edmond, OK; Cory Henry, Sherman, IL; Regan Henry, Le Roy, IL; and Donovan Craig, Le Roy, IL; great-grandchildren, Kaleo and Kaden Dockins, Edmond, OK; and several nieces and nephews. He is survived by one brother, John T. (Evelyn) Henry, Farmer City, IL.
 
Chester was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, William N. Henry. 
 
Chester was a retired Illinois State Police Lieutenant, a retired IRS employee, and former LeRoy police officer until his final retirement in 2003. He was also a member of the Route 66 Hall of Fame and internationally published author of the book, Route 66, My Home Away From Home.
 
He was a member of the Le Roy Christian Church, Masonic Lodge No. 221 and Ruel Neal Post 79, American Legion, Le Roy.
 
Memorials may be made to Le Roy Christian Church.
 
Chester was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather whose family and friends will miss him dearly, but they know he is reuniting and celebrating with loved ones in heaven, his new “home away from home.”

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Evelyn L. Johnston

Evelyn L. Johnston, 89, of Lincoln passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018 at St. Clara’s Manor in Lincoln, IL.
 
Evelyn was born on October 22, 1928 in Lincoln, IL the daughter of Theodore and Annette (Sims) Bailey. She married Cletus L. Johnston on June 27, 1946 in Lincoln, IL. He preceded her in death on March 13, 1984.
Evelyn is survived by her sister: Margaret Rogers; daughter-in-law: Sarah Johnston, two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild.
 
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, her son: Dale Johnston; two brothers; Glenn and Charles; and her sister: Catherine Phyllis Allers. 
 
Graveside services for Evelyn will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2018 at Old Union Cemetery in Lincoln, IL. Visitation will be one hour prior to service also at the graveside. (10:00-11:00a.m.) Memorials may be made in Evelyn’s name to St. Clara’s Manor. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

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Richard Eugene Underwood

Richard Eugene Underwood 57 of Wapella, Il. passed away 12:37 AM May 1, 2018 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Il.
 
Services will be 10 AM, Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with Cody Monkman officiating. Burial will follow at Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wapella, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Friday, May 4, 2018 at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
 
Richard was born November 19, 1960 in Clinton, IL the son of Charles and Marlene (Laiser) Underwood. Richard married Loritta Chapman October 20, 1979 in Clinton, IL.
 
Survivors include his father, Charles (Marilyn) Underwood, Wapella, IL; mother, Marlene Spray, LeRoy, IL; children: Tori (Justin) Alexander, Bloomington, IL; Kaysi (Ryan) Whitlock, Clinton, IL; Janna (Blake Rasor) Underwood, Clinton, IL; 8 grandchildren: Tinley and Jude Alexander; Ty, Jakobe, and Kraetyn Whitlock; and Mason, Kaybree, and Jayda Rasor; sister: Susie (Bobby) Schaefer, DeWitt, IL; special aunt, Jo Schmidt, Bloomington, IL; 1 nephew, Asa Schaefer, Kenney, IL.
 
Richard worked at R.R. Donnelley in Clinton, IL. He was a Cardinal fan, weather watcher, and enjoyed racing. Richard volunteered at Home Sweet Home for many years.

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Linda S. Budas

Linda S. Budas 68 of Gays, Illinois passed away 4:00 AM April 30, 2018 at her family residence, Gays, Illinois
 
A Celebration of Her Life will be at a later date. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with cremation rites.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Sarah Bush Lincoln Regional Cancer Center, Mattoon, IL.
 
Linda was born July 12, 1949 in Gillett, AR the daughter of Odis and Cordelia (Phillips) Buggar. She married Timothy M. Budas February 15, 1997 in Bartlett, TN.
 
Survivors include her husband, Timothy M. Budas, Gays, IL; children: Rich (Sharon) Henson, Clinton, IL; Sara (Mack) King, Clinton, IL; Melissa (Jonathon) Estep, Marshall, MI; and Timothy J. (Judy) Budas, Coldwater, MI; 13 grandchildren; siblings: David (Carole) Buggar, Mattoon, IL; J. R. (Pam) Buggar, Downs, IL; Melvin (Sharon) Buggar, Kenney, IL; and Mary Ann (Wally) Carlson, Midway, AR.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; 1 brother, Roger; and 1 infant sister, Edna Faye Buggar.
 
Linda loved motorcycles, traveling, and gardening. She especially loved her grandchildren.

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Timothy 'Soup' Campbell

Timothy “Soup” Campbell 63 of Clinton, IL passed away 8:30 AM April 29, 2018 at his family residence, Clinton, IL.
 
No services are planned at this time. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.
 
Memorials may be directed to Timothy “Soup” Campbell Memorial Fund.
 
Timothy was born September 28, 1954 in Russellville, KY the son of Cecil Victor and Virginia Lee (Chick) Campbell. He married Kimberly Carter, May 23, 1981 in Hartsville, TN.
 
Survivors include his wife: Kimberly Campbell, Clinton, IL; son: Christopher Shawn (Aimee) Carter, Marion, IN; stepson: Jimmy Ray Tanner, Clinton, IL; special grandson: Carter Tanner; siblings: Terry Lee Campbell, Bowling Green, KY, Vicki Bond, Auburn, KY, Mary Kay Mills, Russellville, KY; along with many nieces and nephews.
 
Tim enjoyed fishing and playing pool. He was a master painter, helping to restore many homes in Bloomington. 
 
The family would like to give a special “Thank You” to Shelbi Tanner for her care and attention during this time.
 
He loved his family dearly.

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Shannon Nicole Shepherd

Shannon Nicole Shepherd, 23, of Clinton, Illinois passed away 5:15 PM April 28, 2018 at her residence, Clinton, Illinois.
 
Services will be 10 AM, Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Greg Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Shannon Nicole Shepherd Memorial Fund.
 
Shannon was born February 20, 1995 in Bloomington, IL the daughter of Nick and Shawn (Conn) Shepherd.
 
Survivors include her mother, Shawn (Doug) Brewer, Clinton, IL; father, Nick Shepherd, Clinton, IL; siblings: Nick (Chelsea) Brewer, Clinton, IL; Bethany Brewer, Bonnie, IL; Nichole Brewer, Clinton, IL; Kaleb (Jessica) Shepherd, Clinton, IL; Paige Shepherd, Clinton, IL; Addison Brewer, Clinton, IL; Laney Brewer, Clinton, IL; Carson Shepherd, Clinton, IL; and Kameron Shepherd, Clinton, IL; grandparents, Eldon (Kathy) Conn, Clinton, IL; grandfather, Richard Shepherd, Clinton, IL; grandmother, Kathy Shepherd, Lincoln, IL; grandparents, Mike (Debi) Easton, Clinton, IL; and grandmother, Gloria Brewer, Lincoln, IL. 
 
Shannon was a very giving and beautiful person inside and out.

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Terry L. Reeder

Terry L. Reeder, 67, passed away at his home on April 27, 2018 at 3:30 a.m.
 
Terry was born on February 14, 1951 in Pittsfield, IL; son of Lyndle and Betty (Martin) Reeder. He married Gail Berger on May 9, 1998 in Lincoln, IL. She survives him.
 
Also, surviving are his two sons: Todd and Matt Reeder; his siblings: Bill Reeder, Steve (Susie) Reeder, Laurie (Tom) Branham, Becky (Ed) winner, and Doug Reeder; three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
 
Terry was a member of Lincoln Christian Church. Terry also worked for Pepsi Cola as a Route Driver.
 
A family memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family of Terry. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

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Charles V. 'Chuck' Leach

Charles V. (Chuck) Leach, 63, of Maroa, IL passed away Tuesday April 24, 2018 in his home with his family by his side.
 
Chuck was born December 28, 1954 in Decatur, IL son of Charles E. and Juanita LaThorne (Willis) Leach. He married Tina Ferrill April 6, 1974 and they have a son, Charles Ross, Maroa, IL.
 
Chuck was a life long resident of Maroa, an outstanding athlete and a 1973 graduate of Maroa-Forsyth High School. He was a die hard Cubs fan and an avid outdoorsman. Chuck was a member of Maroa Masonic Lodge #454, Scottish Rite of Springfield and Ansar Shrine. 
 
Chuck was employed at Wagner Casting for 32 years and was currently employed at Carry Transit in Decatur, IL.
 
He leaves behind his wife Tina and son Charlie both of Maroa. Sisters Beverly Leimbach of Clinton, and Belinda Stiles of DeWitt. He will be missed by many in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents Charles and LaThorne, in-laws Ross and Dorothy. Brother and sister-in-law Teri and Tom Hogan. Brothers-in-law William R. Leimbach and Jerry Lee Stiles.
 
Per Chuck’s request, no services will be accorded. Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.
 
Memorials can be made to Maroa-Forsyth Athletic Department or Macon County Humane Society.

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Florine Payne

Florine Marie Payne 80 of Clinton, IL passed away 3:05 AM April 23, 2018 at the Warner Hospital and Health Services, Clinton, IL.
 
Services will be 12:00 PM Noon, Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Darren Palmer officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. There will be no visitation.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Florine Payne Memorial Fund.
 
Florine was born January 13, 1938 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Harry Magill and Eva Mae (Rice) Foster.
 
Survivors include her children:  Randall Dean Ayers, Clinton, IL; Cindy R. (Kirk) Ayers Bandeko, Normal, IL; Wiley Ayers, Jr., Lincoln, IL; Bradley Ayers, Clinton, IL; Beverly J. Jackson, Riddle, OR; step-daughter, Judy (Greg) Plattner, St. Louis, MO; step-son, Bob Payne, Owaneco, IL; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; sibling, Sandy Taylor, Clinton, IL.
 
She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Lee Ayers; step-son, Mike Payne, Jr.; and brother, George Foster.
 
Florine liked to watch TV and she loved to fish.

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Dorothy L. Smock

Dorothy L. Smock, 70, passed away at 2:33 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at her home.
 
Cremation Rites have been accorded. 
 
A Memorial Mass will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Clinton. 
 
A time of visitation will be held from 2:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the church prior to the service.
 
Dorothy Louise Gleason was born June 24, 1947, in Godfrey, Ill., the daughter of Basil and Geraldine Craft Gleason.  She first married Gary Jenkins.  Dorothy later married Charles Smock on June 14, 1981.  She was a widow.
 
Dorothy is survived by her daughter: Marla (Jon) Menter of Clinton, step-son Russel (June) Smock of Mulberry Grove, Ill, five grandchildren: James Mendenall and Joseph Menter of Bethany, Ill., Jesse Menter of Chicago, Burgandy (Nick Johnston) Bilyeu and Cheyenne Menter of Clinton; four great-grandchildren: Amelia and Audrey Mendenall of Bethany and Peyton and Nicholas Johnston of Clinton; one brother: Jon Gleason of Carrollton, Ill.; and one sister: Diane Bowman of Godfrey, Ill.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister: Margaret Alesandrini; one brother: Basil Gleason, Jr.; and her husband, Charles Smock.
 
Memorials may be made to her family or Second Chance for Pets in Clinton.
 
The family is being assisted by Peasley Funeral Home of Lincoln.

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Esther L. Iseminger

Esther L. Iseminger, 82, of Heyworth, Illinois, passed away at 6:25 A.M., Sunday, April 22, 2018, at Aperion Care, Bloomington, Illinois.
 
Funeral services will be at 12:00 P.M., Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth, Illinois, with Rev. Charles F. Brannock officiating. Burial will be in Randolph Township Memorial Cemetery, Heyworth, Illinois. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the funeral home.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Fellowship Center, Heyworth, Illinois.
 
Mrs. Iseminger was born May 9, 1935, in Chatsworth, Illinois, to Ralph and Geneva Shepard Spence. She married Otis Duane Iseminger on October 31, 1953, in Bloomington, Illinois. He passed away October 1, 2004.
 
She is survived by her one son, Otis Duane (Sheila) Iseminger Jr. of Bloomington, Illinois; two daughters, Dixie (Jack) Casey of Bloomington, Illinois and Donna (Michael) Kirkwood of Bloomington, Illinois; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; four brothers, Richard Spence of California, Lawrence Spence of Bloomington, Illinois, Jerry (Sandy) Spence of Hudson, Illinois, and Rodger Spence of Effingham, Illinois; and two sisters, Beulah Spence and Mary Anderson both of Bloomington, Illinois.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, two grandsons and two brothers, Chuck and Kenneth Spence.
 
Esther had worked for J & W Motors as a secretary and attended Faith Fellowship Center, Heyworth, Illinois.

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Jean Rae Hayes

Jean Rae Hayes, 78, of Downs, went to be with the Lord at 10:15 p.m. Thursday (April 19, 2018) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
 
Jean was born to Ray and Geneva Patterson in Brazil, Ind., on June 2, 1939. Jean married Richard Hayes on Sept. 14, 1963, and they were married for 54 years. Richard survives in Downs. They spent many wonderful years together enjoying life.
 
Jean is survived by many who love her, including son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Leigh Hayes, and granddaughters, Ericka Leigh and Ashlyn Rae; son and daughter-in-law, David and Connie Voegele, and grandchildren, Will (Brandi) Watson; son, John Voegele, and grandchildren, Joey, Johnny, and Jeanna; two brothers, Butch Clarence Jr. (Lenda) Patterson and Dennis (Sheila) Patterson; five sisters, Janice (Ronnie) Balla, Lynda Flowers, Kay Bruner, Donna (Ron) Saathoff and Sherry (Carl) Wiley; one aunt, Irene Rose; special friend, Stella Kidwell; 12 great-grandchildren; and many extended family and friends.
 
Jean was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Margaret.
 
Jean was a cook at Illinois State University for many years. She enjoyed retirement for 18 years. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, friends, and grandchildren. She was a wonderful example of kindness and generosity. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and funny laughter. The best stories were told by Jean and she was sure to make you laugh. She will be missed by all her knew her.
 
Jean would have been 79 on June 2. An open house celebration of life and luncheon is planned June 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Downs United Methodist Church. All are welcome to attend to honor Jean and share in her memory. The family suggests memorials be made to Jean’s favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
 
The family would also like to send a special Thank You to the nurses and hospice team at Advocate BroMenn.

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Donna Jannone Driscoll Foehrer

Donna Jannone Driscoll Foehrer 63 of DeWitt, IL passed away 4:37 AM April 23, 2018 in DeWitt, IL.
 
No services are planned at this time. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.
 
Donna was born March 25, 1955 in Charlestown, MA the daughter of Charles and Mary (Johnson) Jannone. She married Jerry Foehrer April 20, 1996 in Champaign, IL.
 
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Foehrer, DeWitt, IL; children: Nicole Foehrer, Danville, IL, Cassondra (Kahmil) Kamalov, Bloomington, IL, Jerimiah Foehrer, Danville, IL; along with 4 grandchildren and sister: Susan (Nigel) Boston, Madison, WI.
 
Donna loved people, animals and enjoyed life.

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Carol Joan Alsup

Carol Joan Alsup, 71, of Beason, IL, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, IL.
 
Carol was born on August 28, 1946 in Logan County, IL, the daughter of Irvin Earl and Wardie (Coates) Schroth. She married Larry Alsup on August 19, 1965 he survives in Beason.
 
Carol is also survived by her children, Michael Alsup of Beason, Lisa (Tyler) Messer of Burlington, IA, and Lynne (Randall) Maus of Mt. Pulaski; her grandchildren, Haley Maus, Emily Maus, Kira Messer, and Toby Messer; one great-grandchild, Tinley Rubenacker; her sisters, Norma Shehorn of Mt. Pulaski, and Sonia (Paul) Heft of Chestnut.
 
Carol was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Lori Kocialkowski; her brothers, Charles and Dean; and her sister, Elizabeth.
 
Carol was a homemaker; and the caretaker of Harmony Cemetery in Beason, IL. She truly loved being the caretaker of the cemetery. Carol also enjoyed studying genealogy and drinking coffee with her friends. Above all else, Carol loved her family; especially spending time with her grandchildren. 
 
Services for Carol will be held at 11:00a.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Mt. Pulaski Christian Church, with Mark Weber officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the services (10:00-11:00a.m.). Memorials may be made in Carol’s name to Decatur Memorial Hospital. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski.

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Glenn R. 'Rick' Gill Jr.

Glenn R. “Rick” Gill Jr. 58, of Clinton passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in his home.
 
Glenn was born on November 18, 1959 in Queens, NY; the son of Glenn and Shirley (Gillum) Gill Sr. He married Cassie Jean in Elizabethtown, KY; she preceded him in death in 2013. 
 
Glenn is survived by his mother, Shirley Gill; his brother, Brian (Bobbie) Gill; his sister, Pamela (Eddie) Johnson; his step-children, Michael Deckard and Michelle Best. Additionally, he is survived by his step-grandchildren, Lachelle Best, Chantasia Best, Briaunna Deckard, Dustin Taulbe, Makayla Deckard, Matthew Deckard, Austin Deckard; and one step-great-grandchild, Colton.
 
Glenn was preceded in death by his father; his wife, Cassie; his daughter, Melinda Ann Gill; his step-son, Matthew Deckard; one brother; two sisters; his grandparents; several aunts and uncles.
 
Glenn Proudly served his country in The U.S. Army. He worked in Environmental Services at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Glenn was a member of USABOT (U.S. Army Brotherhood of Tankers); he was also a member of USCRA (United States Calvary Riders Association).
A Celebration of Glenn’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Memorial donations may be made in Glenn’s name to Memorial Hospice or The American Cancer Society.

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Kathleen Sue Hoffman Frantz

Kathleen Sue Hoffman Frantz, 71 of DeWitt, IL, passed away 7:43 AM April 20, 2018, at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.
 
Private graveside services will be at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Pastor Jeff DeLaughter. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Harbor Light Hospice.
 
Kathleen was born November 18, 1946, in Clinton, IL the daughter of Robert F. “Sonny” and Geneva (Conover) Hoffman. 
 
Survivors include husband: C. Robert Frantz, DeWitt, IL; children: Tammy Sue (Christopher) White, Dallas, TX, Sherri Dianne Lopez, Dallas, TX, John Aaron McKinnery, Houston, TX, Darren (Kelly) Frantz, Pawnee, IL, Danna (Cliff) Verhines, Jefferson City, MO; 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and 1 on the way; brother: Robert “Bobby” (Martha Ann) Hoffman, Wapella, IL.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother: Paul H. Hoffman, and sister: Dianne Kay Ziegler.

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Marie Mitchell Cavanaugh

Marie Mitchell Cavanaugh, 95, of Monticello, passed away at 4:55 p.m., April 19, 2018 at Fair Havens Christian Village, Decatur.
 
Marie was born on February 26, 1923 in Reeves, LA to Steven and Ella (Seily) Isreal. She was one of seven girls. She married Marshal R. ‘Mitch’ Mitchell on December 22, 1945 in Kankakee, IL. He passed away February 19, 2006. She married Jim Cavanaugh on April 28, 2012.
 
Marie is survived by her husband, Jim Cavanaugh of Monticello; daughter, Melissa Mitchell of Monticello; sons, Marty Mitchell (Vicky) of Peoria, Kevin Mitchell (Jayne) of Portland, OR, Mark Mitchell (Kurt) of Tucson, AZ; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, son Steven, grandson Matthew, and six sisters.
 
Marie was a housewife. She graduated from Reeves High School, attended School of Nursing, Shreveport, LA, and Parkland College. Marie was a member of the Centerville United Methodist Church, Faith in Action, Centerville United Methodist Women, and was a volunteer at the Piatt County Nursing Home. She also knitted many scarves for the Provena Mitten Tree Project. She loved people, had many friends, and was kind to everyone. Marie will be remembered for all the cards and notes she sent and for the many good deeds she did that no one knows about.
 
A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello with Rev. Cindy Rettig and Rev. Gary Fairchild officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home. Interment will be held in Monticello Township Cemetery.
 
Memorial donations may be made to the Centerville United Methodist Church.
 
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mackey-wrightfuneralhome.com

 

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Robert E. McQuality

 Robert E. McQuality, 91, of Gainesville, Mo., formerly of Warrensburg, died Monday (April 16, 2018). 
 
Private graveside services will be at a later date. 
 
Robert was born Feb. 22, 1927, in Decatur, the son of Calvin and Beulah McQuality. He was a World War II Navy veteran and retired from Mueller Co. He married Jane Mosier on Feb. 18, 1950. 
 
Surviving are his children, Betty (Dennis) Hughes and Vicki Baumgartner, both of Decatur; Mark (fiance Julie Carter) McQuality of Springfield; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. 
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife. 

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Wanda J. Carter

Wanda J. Carter, 61, of Cerro Gordo, IL, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in her residence. 
 
Funeral services will be 10:00 am Tuesday, April 24, at Brintlinger and Earl Cerro Gordo Funeral Home with visitation from 6-8 pm Monday, April 23, at the funeral home in Cerro Gordo. Burial will be in Cerro Gordo Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Central Illinois Food Bank. 
 
Wanda was born January 2, 1957 in Danville, IL, daughter of John Kenneth and Leona Marilyn (Wheeler) Sherman. She married Leslie C. Carter October 6, 1982, in Cerro Gordo. 
 
Wanda enjoyed working puzzle books and crafts.
 
Wanda is survived by husband of 35 years, Leslie of Cerro Gordo; son: Christopher C. Carter and wife Sara J. of Cerro Gordo; grandsons: Russ and Noah; sister: Kathy Bingham and husband Dave of Mt. Zion; brother: John L. Sherman of Arcola, MO; and nephews: Zach and Zander Bingham. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Patty.
 
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family in care of Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes at www.brintlingerandearl.com

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Tia Cannon

Tia Marie Cannon, 41, of Heyworth, formerly of Minonk, passed away at 10:42 p.m. Sunday (April 15, 2018) at UnityPoint Health-Methodist, Peoria.
 
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, Minonk, with the Rev. Ed Sinclair officiating. Burial will follow at Minonk Township Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
 
Tia was born Feb. 9, 1977, in Bloomington, the daughter of Floyd B. Phinney and Patricia S. Cannon. She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents. Surviving are her parents, four brothers, two sisters, eight nieces and nephews, and her fiancé, David Swearingen.
 
She was a pre-K teacher at Posh Tots Academy, Metamora, where she was very loved by the children, parents and staff. She made Vale Church in Bloomington her home and looked forward to Sunday services. Tia believed in Jesus Christ, His promises and His plan and accepted Him as her Lord and Savior. Tia loved her family, loved planning get-togethers, entertaining and most of all spending time with her twin sister and best friend, Teresa (Curtis) Zoss.
 
In her spare time, she enjoyed being with family and taking her nieces on adventures. She enjoyed watching the Cubs play and other sporting events. She loved to be outside with nature. Hiking, playing bags, exercising, viewing robins and rescuing animals were just some of her passions. Easter was her favorite holiday, and she loved a nice sunny spring day and a clear blue sky.
 
Tia will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, her laugh, her faith and her toughness. She loved life and will be missed by many.
 
Memorials may be made to the family to assist with expenses.

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Harold V. Goodman

Harold V. Goodman, 89. We can only imagine the glorious reunion of our father, Harold Vernon Goodman, age 89, as he made his journey to the Lord in Heaven, and gained his heavenly body. 
 
Harold was the son of the late Vernon and Elizabeth (Stuan) Goodman. He married Phyllis Ann Hellman on August 20, 1950. She preceded him in death. He was a member of Jefferson Street Christian Church.
 
Harold was a hardworking man starting at the age of 14 years old. He worked with his father and brother at V. Goodman Transfer in Lincoln, IL, until 1983. He then worked alongside his sons at Harold Goodman Excavating and Trucking, Lincoln, IL and on the family farm. He was a longtime farmer and trustee for the Lincoln Rural Fire Department for 26 years; he was also a REACT member and was on the West Lincoln School Board. He had a strong work ethic and cared about the community. He loved his family and friends and above all he loved the Lord. Harold had a love for life. He liked to go to Branson and playing cards at the Oasis with his companion Pauline Boward, who preceded him in death. Harold was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan, and racing fan. He sponsored several cars in the county. He also liked watching LCHS Railer basketball. Harold was a kind and generous man to those who knew him and you may have been a recipient of his many hugs. He would give you anything you needed, all you had to do was ask. 
 
He is the last remaining member of his immediate family. He is survived by his three sons, Scott (Debbie) Goodman, Steve (Cindy) Goodman, and Stacy (Kim) Goodman; nine grandchildren: Stefanie Crane (Scott Wilkinson), Shelly (Dale) Miller, Austin Goodman (Hailey Birch), Steven (Jessica) Goodman, Shanna (Chris) Schneider, Shanae (Bret) Tripplett, Samantha Goodman (Dustin Miller), Becca Hagerman (Jeremy Sinnett), and Kelsey Hall; sixteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and brother: Walter Goodman.
 
Harold set a wonderful example for all his family and will be greatly missed.
 
Services for Harold will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday April 24, 2018 at Jefferson Street Christian Church with Michael Mallick officiating. Visitation will be from 400-7:00 p.m. Monday April 23, 2018 also at the church. Burial at Lucas Chapel Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Harold’s name to Jefferson Street Christian Church or The Lincoln Rural Fire Protection District. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL.

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Leamon E. 'Lee' Newberry

Leamon E. “Lee” Newberry 70 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 2:20 AM April 16, 2018 at Manor Court, Clinton, Illinois.
 
No Services are planned at this time. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. is in charge of arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to Leamon E. “Lee” Newberry Memorial Fund.
 
Lee was born January 1, 1948 in Clinton, IL the son of Otis Theodore and Helen Louise (Cambell) Newberry.
 
Survivors include his sisters: Helen La Verne Ballenger, Clinton, IL and Twanda Rose Reynolds, Clinton, IL. 
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister and 2 brothers.

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Carol Ann 'Aunt Sissy' Holloway

Carol Ann “Aunt Sissy” Holloway, 84, of Heyworth, Illinois, passed away at 4:12 P.M., Friday, April 13, 2018, at Liberty Village , Clinton, Illinois. 
 
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, April 21, 2018, at The Chat N Chew Café, 104 East Main Street, Heyworth, Illinois. Memorial donations may be made to Heyworth Public Library District. 
 
Carol was born March 18, 1934, in Bloomington, Illinois, to James Chester and Marie Ione Graham Holt. She married Harvey Holloway Jr. in Heyworth, Illinois, in November of 1954.
 
She is survived by one sister, Toni (Dale Maxedon) Schmidgall and over forty loving nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, whom all meant the world to her.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one sister, Patricia Dickerson.
 
Carol was a nurse at Dr. Cummings office in Heyworth for many years. She worked at and retired from Eureka-Williams. She enjoyed traveling and spending time in Florida. 
 
Carol was a loving sister, aunt and devoted friend who will be deeply missed.

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Mary F. 'Peggy' Scott

Mary F. "Peggy” Scott, 93, of Mt. Pulaski, passed away at 12:25 P.M. on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
 
Peggy was born on July 5, 1924 in Logan County the daughter of Samuel Nelson and Hattie Mae (Michael) Downing. She married Dean Scott on October 26, 1940 in Bowling Green, MO. He preceded her in death on April 15, 2014 after 72 years of marriage. 
 
Peggy is survived by three daughters, Kathy (Franklin) Richardson of Mt. Pulaski, Judy (Lyndel) Emrick of Mt. Pulaski, and Gloria Reynolds of Marion, TX. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Deborah; two brothers, Dean and Hubert Downing; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
 
Peggy worked for JCPenney in Lincoln for 14 years and was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening and was a member of The First United Methodist Church in Mt. Pulaski.
 
Services for Peggy will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski, with Rev. Zoila Marty officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to services. Burial will follow at Mt. Pulaski Cemetery. Memorials may be made to The First United Methodist Church in Mt. Pulaski.

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Alma Jean Buchholz

 Alma Jean Buchholz, 89, of Lincoln passed away at 7:30 a.m. on April 14, 2018 at her residence.
 
Alma was born on November 17, 1928 in Lincoln, IL; the daughter of Paul and Florence (Gallagher) Aderman. Alma was baptized on Easter Sunday, 1942 and confirmed in the Lutheran faith in 1951. She married Harmon Edward Buchholz of New Holland, IL on January 26, 1947. He preceded her in death on February 16, 2003.
 
Alma is survived by her sister-in-law: Lois Smith, Lincoln, IL and her children: Joyce Connor, Hillsboro, IL, Lori Jackson, Springfield, IL, and Bruce (Terrica) Buchholz, Lincoln, IL; seven grandchildren: Jenny (Jason) Erick, North Carolina, Jeremy (Shanna) Connor and Chase (Amber) Connor of Hillsboro, IL, Kelly Hubbard, Springfield, IL, Tera (Nic) Clark, Florence, KY, Blake (Megan) Buchholz, New Holland, IL, and Luke Jackson, Springfield, IL; eleven great grandchildren: Bryce, Brynn, and Brylee Connor, Kaya, Vincent, and Merritt Connor, Tyson, Jace, and Tavin Clark, and Beckett and Baylor Buchholz. Nieces and nephews: Kenny (Kathy) Aderman of Atlanta, IL, Janice (Dale) Coffman of MO, Randy (Linda) Krause of Port Gamble, WA, and Lynde (Bruce) Hays of Rochester, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother: Don Aderman, and son-in-law: Thomas Connor.
 
Alma enjoyed playing cards with her many friends and caregivers. She was a member of Neighborhood Watch, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Grace Lutheran Church, New Holland Women’s Club, Girl Scouts of New Holland, Lincoln Cancer Board, American Legion Aux 715, Lincoln Emblem Club, American Business Women, National Foundation of Elks Club, and Goodwill for Scouts.
 
Services for Alma will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday April 21, 2018 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with Pastor Roger David officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service (10:00-11:00 a.m.) Burial at New Union Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Alma’s name to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Lincoln Elks Lodge #914, or New Holland American Legion Auxiliary. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL.

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Thomas E. Jean

Thomas E. Jean, 75, of Saybrook formerly of Farmer City, went home to be with the Lord, while surrounded by his family, at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. 
 
Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Stacy Landry officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City. Memorial donations may be made to Carle Hospice. 
 
Thomas was born October 8, 1942, to Thomas E. and Anna Rhodes Jean, in Arthur, IL. He married Regeanna Stover on January 22, 1959, in Tolono, IL. 
 
He is survived by his wife, Regeanna Jean of Saybrook; son, Richard Scott (Teresa) Jean of Saybrook; daughter, Jamey Jo Jean of Saybrook; eight grandchildren; and twenty-three great-grandchildren. 
 
He was preceded in death by one son, Gregory Allan Jean, two brothers and two sisters.
 
Thomas retired from the University of Illinois. He loved hunting, fishing and playing with his grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and devoted friend who will be deeply missed.

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Abraham F. Anderson

Abraham F. Anderson Sr., 84, passed away at 1:15 a.m. on April 13, 2018, at St. Clara’s Manor in Lincoln, IL.
 
Abraham was born on February 12, 1934, in Middletown, IL; son of William and Helen (Rogers) Anderson. He married Betty L. Brown on May 12, 1953, in Williamsville, IL. She preceded him death on December 25, 2009.
 
Surviving Abraham are his children:, Abraham Anderson Jr. of Middletown, IL, Mike Anderson of Clinton, IL, Dennis (Judy) Anderson Sr. of Lincoln, IL, Kevin (Patti) Anderson of Texas, and Lona (Mark) Mann of Lincoln, IL; two sisters: Mary Etta Rogers of Westhoff, TX and Elsie Tibbs of Middletown, IL; thirteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter: Barbara J. Bergman, one sister: Flora Tibbs, and four brothers: Bill, Bob, Ben, and Lem Anderson.
 
Abraham proudly served in the United States Army. He loved gardening and giving away his produce. He enjoyed his kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. Bud and Betty were the foundation that kept the family together.
 
Graveside services for Abraham will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2018, at Richmond Grove Cemetery in New Holland, IL with Ryan Edgecombe officiating and where full military rites will be accorded by the Middletown American Legion Post # 672. Memorials may be made in Abraham’s name to the Parkinson’s Foundation. Services entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL.

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Antoinette 'Toni' Rousseau

Antoinette “Toni” Rousseau 85 of Clinton, IL passed away 8:19 PM April 14, 2018, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.
 
No services are planned at this time. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.
 
Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association.
 
Toni was born November 7, 1932, in Butler, PA the daughter of Angelo and Thelma (Derque) DonGilli. She married Arthur Rousseau April 21, 1950, in Tarentum, PA.
 
Survivors include her husband: Arthur Rousseau, Clinton, IL; children: Geri Rousseau, Clinton, IL, Michael (Teri) Rousseau, Clinton, IL and Jonni (Michael Goad) Rousseau, Flower Mound, TX; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 son: Arthur Rousseau, 3 brothers, and 1 sister. 
 
Toni had retired as a call center manager in Bloomington, IL for GTE – Verizon. She loved to read and listen to music.

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Eric Jaxon Koshinski

Eric Jaxon Koshinski, an infant son, passed away 9:39 AM April 11, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL.
 
Services will be 10 AM Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Scott Marsh officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 4 – 7 PM Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to Team Jax C/O DeWitt Saving Bank, 302 West Main St., Clinton, IL 61727.
 
Eric was born April 11, 2018, in Peoria, IL the son of Eric Dalton Koshinski and Katie Marie Powers.
 
Survivors include his mother: Katie Marie Powers, Clinton, IL; father: Eric Dalton Koshinski, Clinton, IL; brother: Oakley William Powers, Clinton, IL; maternal grandparents: Lynden K. (Ann C.) Powers, Clinton, IL; Carol A. (Jeff) Kleist, Clinton, IL; paternal grandparents: Eric (Shelly) Koshinski Clinton, IL; maternal great grandparent: Clara Taylor, Clinton, IL; paternal great grandparent: Helen Koshinski, Hallsville, IL; aunts: Tonya (Ashton) Mearida, Wapella, IL, Dana (Greg) Rubenacker, Hallsville, IL, and Amanda Ware, Chicago, IL; special aunt: Denise Torbert, Clinton, IL; uncles: Allen (Amy) Taylor, Weldon, IL and Mike Taylor, Clinton, IL
 
He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents: Herman and Brownie Powers, William Green Taylor and paternal great-grandparents: Jean Daniels and Herb Koshinski.
 
You will always be in our hearts, “Thank heaven for little boys”.

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Stephen Ronald Hines

Stephen Ronald Hines, 53, of Forsyth, IL died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, with his family by his side.
 
Stephen was born May 22, 1964 in Fort Worth, TX, the son of Ronald Stephen and Janet (Andrews) Hines. He worked as a sheet metal worker for Local 218. During his leisure he liked to have his coffee at Diamonds. He enjoyed hunting and was a strong volunteer for Good Samaritan and Love Packages. He was also a sound room technician volunteer for Resurrection Life.
 
Surviving are Stacey Wenskunas (significant other) of Forsyth; sons, Zackary Hines of Decatur, Austin Hines of Decatur; daughters-in heart, Jenessa Wenskunas, Savannah Dodd – Sharp; brother, Randy Hines of Decatur, Andy Hines of Decatur, Tony Hines of Maroa and step-mother, Irene Hines of Decatur; step-brothers Mike Mason of Decatur, Jason Mason of Vandalia, IL; step-sisters, Vee Arendall (David) of Tennessee, Marilyn Rosenthal (Larry) of Decatur and Teresa Mason (Lawerence) of Decatur.
 
Funeral service will be held 10:00 AM Monday, April 16, 2018 at Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home. Casual attire requested.
 
Burial will be at Mt. Gilead Cemetery.
 
Memorials: Resurrection Life Youth Group.
 
Condolences may be left to Stephen's family at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.

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Chad Polen

Chad J. Polen, 42, of Atlanta, passed away at 7:49 p.m. Tuesday (April 10, 2018) at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
 
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Funks Grove Cemetery, McLean. Tony Billingsley will officiate.
 
Chad Jeremy Polen was born Sept. 10, 1975, in Clinton, the son of Harry D. and Sharon L. Van Hoosier Polen. They survive.
 
Chad is also survived by his brothers, Rob Polen, Scott Polen and Steve (Merlin) Polen.
 
He was preceded in death by one brother, James M. Polen.
 
Chad worked at Kroger in Normal. He was an avid Cardinals fan and loved to fish.
 
Memorials may be made in support of autism programs.
 
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta.

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Andrea Lynn (Isaac) Staley

Andrea Lynn Staley, 35 of Washington, IL formerly of Clinton, IL passed away 5:02 AM April 11, 2018, at Unity Point Health-Methodist, Peoria, IL.
 
Services will be 10:30 AM, Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Jim Dann officiating. Private graveside services will be at Lisenby Cemetery, Lane, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Sunday, April 15, 2018, at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Andrea Staley Memorial Fund.
 
Andrea was born November 5, 1982, in Decatur, IL the daughter of Jerry L. and Kathy J. (Adams) Isaac. She married Aaron Staley July 24, 2010, in Lane, IL.
 
Survivors include her husband, Aaron Staley, Washington, Il.; Father, Jerry L. Isaac, Clinton, Il.; Grandmother, Theda Adams, Clinton, Il.; Siblings, Bobbie Jo McCue, Clinton, Il.; Byron (Reva Chehak) Isaac, Clinton, Il.; Malory (Enrique) Alvarez, Bloomington, Il.; 10 nieces and nephews. 
 
She was preceded in death by her mother, Kathy J. Isaac, and her grandparents.
 
Andrea enjoyed cross stitch, the Cubs, and Bears, and watching Dr. Who and the Office.

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Thomas E. Owens

Thomas E. Owens, 98 of Clinton, IL passed away 1:27 PM, April 10, 2018 at Hawthorne Inn, Clinton, IL.
 
Services will be 2 PM, Monday, April 16, 2018 at the Texas Christian Church, Clinton, IL with Scott Marsh officiating. Burial will follow at Texas Township Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be 1 – 2 PM, Monday at the Texas Christian Church, Clinton, IL. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to Texas Christian Church, DeWitt County Friendship Center or American Cancer Society.
 
Thomas was born May 26, 1919 in Clinton, IL the son of Edward and Lacy (Fishel) Owens. He married Ruth A. Buchanan September 29, 1939 in Palmyra, MO. She passed away January 29, 1998.
 
Survivors include his children: Joyce (Terry) Ahlheim, California, Connie (Phil) Brown, Clinton, IL; 4 grandchildren: Lisa (Jim) Polston, Eugene, Oregon, Thom W. Miller, Clinton, IL, Sheri (Lance) McMillan, Home, WA, David (Jennifer) Ahlheim, Los Altos, CA; 5 great-grandchildren; sisters; Dorothy Pettit, Waco, TX, and Nellie Howerton, Clinton, IL.
 
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers and 5 sisters.
 
Thomas retired as an engineer from the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad after 43 years of service.
He served his country during WW II as a Navy Signalman in the South Pacific. He loved motorcycles, boating, and gardening.
 
The family would like to thank Hawthorne Inn, Clinton, IL for their excellent care during this difficult time.

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Marilyn E. Glenn

Marilyn E. Glenn, 76, of Farmer City, Illinois, passed away at 8:20 A.M., Monday, April 9, 2018, at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, Urbana, Illinois. 
 
Her funeral service will be 3:00 P.M., Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Illinois with Pastor Steve Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Goose Creek Township Cemetery, DeLand, Illinois. Visitation will be 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M., Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
 
Marilyn was born on November 1, 1941, in DeLand, Illinois, a daughter of Earl V. & Bernice Redding Kidd. She married Frank E. Glenn on December 24, 1964, at the DeLand United Methodist Church.
 
She is survived by her husband, Frank E. Glenn of Farmer City, IL, and two sisters, Shirley (Jack) Swartz of DeLand, Illinois and Judith Kidd of Decatur, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents.
 
Marilyn worked at Federal Land Bank in Champaign, Illinois from 1959-1964. She also worked two years at a bank.
 
Marilyn spent many years doing Genealogy research. She was a former member of the DeLand United Methodist Church.
 

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Joyce L. Stanepher

Joyce L. Stanepher, 82, of Le Roy, Illinois, passed away at 11:41 A.M., Monday, April 9, 2018, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Illinois. Private family services will be at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Le Roy, Illinois, with Pastor Eric Swanson officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Le Roy, Illinois. 
 
Memorials may be made to the Le Roy Emergency Ambulance Service or the American Cancer Society.
 
Joyce was born on October 16, 1935, in Blue Island, Illinois, a daughter of Clarence & Loretta Holste Duey. She married Jack Stanepher Sr. on October 24, 1953, in Harvey, Illinois. He passed away on July 26, 2003.
 
She is survived by her son, Jack (Debbie) Stanepher Jr. of Kentland, Indiana and daughter, Vicki (Neil) Ehlers of Le Roy, Illinois; grandchildren, Neil Ehlers III; Jennifer (Greg) Craner; Emily Ehlers; Nicole Johnson; Michael Pierson; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; one brother, Kenneth (Dolores) Duey of Crown Point, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.
 
Joyce was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Le Roy, Illinois. She was a very talented poet and one of her poems was published in the Library of Congress. Joyce was an avid oil painter. She was a faithful follower of Jesus.

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Barbara May Steiling

Barbara May Steiling, 82, of Heyworth, Illinois, passed away at 11:21 A.M., Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center. 
 
Her visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M., Friday, April 13, 2018, at the United Methodist Church of Heyworth with Pastor Linda Vonck officiating. The Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 A.M. also at the church. Burial will be at 1:20 P.M. in Roach Cemetery, Rural Atlanta, Illinois. Memorial donations may be made to the Heyworth Public Library District or the United Methodist Church of Heyworth. 
 
Barbara was born May 7, 1935, in Lincoln Illinois, to Frank William and Idabel Baker Steiling. 
 
She is survived by Steiling and Baker cousins and her loving church family. 
 
Barbara was the ultimate community volunteer. She would deliver to all new residents of Heyworth a welcome basket with a loaf of homemade bread. She was on the Hey-Days Committee, Heyworth Alumni Assoc. and sang in the Sweet Adeline’s Group for many years. She was Grand Marshall for the Heyworth Christmas Parade in 2008. She was a very active member of the United Methodist Church of Heyworth, singing in the choir and taking part in many programs at the church. Barbara loved the Lord. She would always say, “Today is the day the Lord has made, rejoice and be glad in it.”

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Ronald 'Ron' Fonger

Ronald “Ron” Fonger, 80, of Solon Springs, WI, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018, at Essentia St. Mary’s Medical Center, in Duluth, MN. 
 
He was born August 26, 1937, near Downs, IL, to William “Lyle” and Bonnie McDowell Fonger. He married Nancy Shaw in November of 1955. They had two daughters, Renae and Toni.
 
He then married Shirley Burgess, whom Toni refers to as, “Ma”.
 
He then married Julia Drake Korleski, who had six children. Julia’s daughter, Deb (Ed) Coblentz, looked after “Dad” since her mother passed away in April of 2010.
 
He is survived by his two daughters, Renae Strawbridge of Mahomet, IL, and Toni (Rick) Fonger-Patton of Normal, IL; grandchildren, Courtney Borth, Jacob (Jessica) Borth, Tiffany (Brent) Huisinga, and Joshua Strawbridge; great-grandchildren, Aly, Greyson, Dominic, Libby, Jace, and Lucas.
 
Ron worked as a carpenter alongside his dad building many homes in Bloomington-Normal and surrounding counties in Illinois. He continued his carpentry business in every town and city in which he lived, earning an honest living, providing quality remodels, etc. He has resided in Solon Springs for the past 30 plus years where he continued his business until retiring a few years ago.
 
The family would like to thank all of the doctors and nurses for the wonderful, loving care they gave him during his hospitalization.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded.
 
A memorial visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Le Roy, IL.

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Cheryl Dianne Ballenger

Cheryl Dianne Ballenger 60 of Clinton, Illinois passed away peacefully 9:25 PM April 6, 2018, at her family home in Clinton, IL after an extended illness.
 
Private graveside services will be Thursday at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Deacon Scott Whitehouse officiating. There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Cheryl Dianne Ballenger memorial fund c/o DeWitt Saving Bank, Clinton, IL.
 
Cheryl was born April 28, 1957, in Aurora, IL the daughter of Charles and Patricia Sears. She married David Lee Ballenger October 25, 1975, in Clinton, IL. He passed away June 7, 2014.
 
Survivors include her sons: Brian (Ashley) Ballenger, Pottsboro, TX, and Michael Ballenger, Clinton, IL; 4 grandchildren, Breanna, Abbigale, Bryce and Makenna; three siblings: Chuck (Claudia) Sears, Texarkana, Tx, Jeannie Lawson, Clinton, IL and Patricia Sims (Mike Glass), Denison, TX; along with 8 nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents.
 
Cheryl started her own business at the age of 15 and had fond memories of the Cinnamon Dots baton twirlers. Later she worked in restaurant management development.
 
Cheryl continued to live life to the fullest even after her cancer diagnosis. Some of her favorite memories include vacations to Texas, Florida and a sibling Las Vegas vacation. Her greatest regret is that she will miss watching her grandchildren grow and being a part of their future milestones. 
 
Cheryl will be missed greatly by those she leaves behind and the family has suffered an incredible loss.

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Maxine B. Laun

Maxine B. Laun, 98, of Lincoln, formerly of Peoria, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Abraham Lincoln Hospital, Lincoln, IL.
 
Maxine was born on November 3, 1919, in Logan County, daughter of George W. and Marie (Seefeldt) Laun. After graduating from Hartsburg High School, she attended Business College in Peoria. She continued to live and work in Peoria, eventually retiring from Caterpillar in 1985. In 2005 she and her sister Mary purchased a duplex at Christian Village in Lincoln to make their home.
 
Maxine is the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, George "Buss” Laun; sisters, Mary Laun, Dorothy Laun, and Betty Litwiller; brother-in-law, Carol "Sonny” Litwiller; and nephew, Neil Litwiller. 
 
She is survived by two nieces and five nephews; nine great-nieces and nephews; and her sister-in-law, Sara Laun.
 
Services for Maxine will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date at Hartsburg Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lincoln First United Methodist Church or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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Donna Kathryn Arnold

Donna Kathryn Arnold 90 of Clinton, IL passed away 1:30 AM April 9, 2018, at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.
 
Services will be 1 PM Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 12 – 1 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association.
 
Donna was born December 22, 1927, in Clinton, IL the daughter of Samuel and Martha Faun (Luttrell) Griffin. She married Raymond “Bud” Arnold February 8, 1947, in Clinton, IL. He passed away April 2, 2004.
 
Survivors include her children: Mike (Clarene) Arnold, Clinton, IL, Scott D. (Pam) Arnold, Champaign, IL, Mary Faun McFall, Champaign, IL; 3 grandchildren: Sherry (Jack) Young, Clinton, IL, Sam (Kate) Arnold, Clinton, IL, and Ryan McFall, Columbus, IN; 4 great-grandchildren: Grace Arnold, Isabelle Arnold, Cole Young, and Brett Young; sister: Phyllis A. (George) Burns, Chula Vista, CA.
 
Donna was preceded in death by her parents.
 
Donna was a member of the First Christian Church where she taught Sunday School and was very active in the church. She was a homemaker and help farm alongside her husband, Bud.

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Reva J. Jones

Reva J. Jones 77 of Clinton, IL passed away 7:06 PM April 8, 2018, at Manor Court, Clinton, Il.
 
Services will be 2 PM Thursday, April 12, 2018, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Jim Kilson officiating. Burial will follow at DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, IL. Visitation will be 1 – 2 PM Thursday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to Lane Christian Church.
 
Reva was born February 17, 1941, in Clinton, IL the daughter of Roy Everett and Ruth Josephine (Nelson) Carter. She married Delbert L. Jones April 18, 1959.
 
Survivors include her husband: Delbert L. Jones, DeWitt, IL; children: Gary (Deana) Jones, Pittsfield, IL, and Corina Shaw, Clinton, IL; grandchildren: Jason (Dawn) Jones, Plattsmouth, NE, and Ryan Jones, Bellevue, NE; 4 great-grandchildren; brother: Roy Dean (Beverly) Carter, DeLand, IL. 
 
Reva was preceded in death by her parents, daughter: Trena Joann Jones, brother: Lloyd Carter and sister: Carolyn Miller.
 
Reva was a member of the Lane Christian Church. She enjoyed quilting, knitting, and card making and decorating for church functions.

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Zachary Andrew Cornell

Zachary Andrew Cornell, 34, of Warrensburg, IL, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018 after a long battle with Leukemia. 
 
Funeral services will be 12:00 Noon, Monday, April 9, at Life Foursquare Church, Decatur, with visitation two hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Boiling Springs Cemetery, Decatur. Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, is assisting the family with the arrangements. 
 
Zac was born July 22, 1983, in Decatur, IL, son of Donald Cornell and Janie Cornell-Vankleek. He married his wife, Arica Cornell on July 23, 2011. 
 
Zac attended MacArthur High School. He was an operator at Tate & Lyle until his diagnosis with AML Leukemia. He loved hunting and fishing, and was an avid Chicago Bears fan. 
 
Zac leaves behind his wife, Arica of Warrensburg; children: Kaley Cornell, Carter Cornell and Ally Donohue, all of Warrensburg; siblings: Megan Cornell, Joshua Cornell, both of Decatur, and Molly Cornell of Dawson, IL; step-sisters: Jennifer Vankleek of Nebraska and Michell (Kevin) Simons of Iowa; nephew: Payton Nimmons of Decatur and Karmynn Lopez of Dawson, IL; his special in-laws Bob and Tamara Foley of Decatur; brother-in-law: Aaron Woolever of Florida; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, especially Aunt Jill Nisbet and Uncle Jon Constant. 
 
Zac was preceded in death by his step-father James VanKleek, his grandparents, several aunts and uncles, sister-in-law Amber Vallandingham, and his special childhood friend Mark Ingram. 
 
A very special thank you to Dr. S. Kairouz and his wonderful staff, DMH Hospice Ty and Sandy, his doctors at Barnes Hospital, and to all his family and friends, and neighbors. (You know who you are). 
 
Zac was a fighter - he never gave up and kept his sense of humor till the very end. 
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to his wife, Arica Cornell. 
 
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family in care of Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes at www.brintlingerandearl.com

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Charles T. Lindsey

Charles T. Lindsey, 65, of Lincoln, Illinois, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Illinois. 
 
Cremation Rites have been accorded. 
 
Memorial donations may be made to Debbie Lindsey. 
 
Charles was born April 10, 1952, in Lincoln, Illinois, to Charles and Mabel Lorene Decker. He married Debbie Thompson on November 1, 2013, in Lincoln, Illinois.
 
He is survived by his son, Christopher Macrander of Lincoln, Illinois; two granddaughters, Allie Olsen and Ashley Schultz; sister, Hazel (Charles) Law of Heyworth, Illinois; many nieces and nephews; parents-in-law, James (Janet) Stout of Elwood, Indiana; and family dogs, Zoe and Brownie.
 
Charles was preceded in death by two sisters, Rena and Helen Lindsey and one brother, Randall Lindsey.
 
Charles was a bus driver for District 87 First Student in Bloomington. He was a member of the Jefferson Street Christian Church Lincoln, Illinois.

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Georgia Inger Clifton

Georgia Inger Clifton, 85, of Le Roy, Illinois, passed away at 1:40 P.M., Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Illinois.
 
Memorial Service information will be released at a later date.
 
Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Le Roy, Illinois, is in charge of arrangements.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Living Hope Christian Church, Downs or Ruel Neal American Legion Post 79, Le Roy.
 
Mrs. Clifton was born June 1, 1932, in Chicago, Illinois, to Adolph Christian and Ailene Gertrude Gilmore Midthun. She married Wesley George Clifton on October 7, 1961, in Oak Park, Illinois. He survives in 
Le Roy, Illinois.
 
Also, surviving are three daughters, Kari Beth Clifton of Pensacola, Florida, Juliane Marie Sama of Elmwood Park, Illinois, and Stephanie Rose Clifton of Carlock, Illinois; three grandchildren, David, Adam and Brian Sama; and one sister, Cecilia (Jack) Horner of Ames, Iowa.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, maternal and paternal grandparents and one brother, Adolph Christian Midthun Jr.
 
Georgia graduated from Oak Park-River Forest High School in 1950. She was a 1954 graduate of St. Olaf College at Northfield, MN. She was a 1957 Graduate of Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing, Chicago and then served there as an instructor. She was a volunteer nurse at Our Lady of Angels School, Chicago, and a registered nurse at Rush Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago and BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal and retired in 1995.

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