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Rita Jostes

Rita Foster Jostes, 87 of Monticello, IL formerly of Argenta, IL passed away 3:48 A.M. November 21, 2017 at Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, IL.
 
Services will be 11 A.M. Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL with Rev. Andrew Maxwell officiating. Burial will follow at Harristown Cemetery, Harristown, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 A.M. Saturday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed the Roman Family Foundation, 737 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1520, Chicago, IL, 60611.
 
Rita was born April 30, 1930, in Normal, IL, the daughter of James and Opal Crowe Foster. She was raised in Niantic, IL in a loving home by her Aunt Erma and Uncle Bryan Spencer. She married Dick E. Jostes on December 11, 1949 in Niantic, IL. He preceded her in death on September 4, 2014, having been married for 65 wonderful years.
 
Survivors include her son, Dave (Cheri) Jostes of Argenta, IL; a daughter, Deborah (John) Crow of Vinton, IA; five granddaughters: Laura (Jaiman) Fisher of Orlando, FL; Kristin (Scott) Craig of Clinton, IN; Abby (Aaron) Siek of Blairstown, IA; Kari Jostes of Shelbyville, KY; and Danielle (Doug) Spalding of Shelbyville, KY; and six great-grandchildren: Adelaide and Everett Fisher, Owen Siek and Amelia, Lily and Kate Craig.
 
She was preceded in death by both her parents, an infant son, Rodney, 3 brothers and two sisters.
 
She was a member of Forsyth United Methodist Church.
 
Rita was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and loved to entertain. She was well-known for her delicious meals, cookies and cakes, and her ability to put together a meal quickly for the unexpected guests her late husband would often bring home. Although she will be missed greatly , the family takes great comfort in knowing that Rita has left this earthly place to be with her beloved husband and family members she lost at too young of an age.
 
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Monte Earl Jenkins

Monte Earl Jenkins, 74, of Bloomington, Illinois, passed away at 2:20 A.M., Sunday, November 19, 2017, at LeRoy Manor, LeRoy, Illinois.
 
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
 
Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, Illinois is in charge of arrangements.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
 
Monte was born April 24, 1943, in Bloomington, Illinois the son of Earl and Mabel Fern Montgomery Jenkins. He married Pamela Sue Moore on October 24, 2003, in Bloomington, Illinois. She survives in Bloomington, Illinois.
 
He is also survived by his daughter, Julie Ann Jenkins of Bloomington, Illinois, one niece and one nephew.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Sandra Doty.
 
Monte was a sports enthusiast who enjoyed the Cubs and the Bears. He also enjoyed his motorcycle.

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Michael D. Hardin

Michael D. Hardin of Norwich, CT formerly of Lincoln, IL passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, in Willimantic, CT.
 
Michael was born on June 4, 1951, in Lincoln, IL the son of William and Louise (Eimer) Hardin. He married Bear Nolan on March 16, 2010, in Willimantic, CT. She survives in Norwich.
 
Michael is also survived by his children: Sherri (Scott) Rappé, Sarah (Michael) Kendrick, Michael R. Hardin, William J. Hardin, and Conall N. Hardin; his siblings: Dan (Debi) Hardin, Tom Hardin, Jayne (Peter) Hintzman, and Phil (Michelle) Hardin. Additionally, he is survived by his grandchildren: Dallas Rappé, Hailey Rappé, Hunter Kendrick, and Blake Kendrick.
 
Michael was preceded in death by his parents.
 
Michael was a longtime employee of Gunther International. He was dedicated to customer service in the technology and manufacturing field. He was a hard worker and worked until his last days. He encountered many people through his line of work and all would describe him as charismatic. He was a very accomplished bowler with many perfect games. One of his highest achievements was holding the highest series of 858 for a number of years as well as being inducted into the Bowling Hall of Fame at age 41.
 
Services for Michael will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services at St. Mary Cemetery in Lincoln. Memorial donations may be made in Michael’s name to Ronald McDonald house or gofund Jamaica AED.

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Phyllis A. Ruwe

Phyllis A. Ruwe, 68, of Maroa passed away Friday, November 17, 2017, at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 22, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held 5:00 - 8:00 PM, Tuesday, November 21 at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, and one hour prior to service time, Wednesday, at the church. Burial will be in Upper Ridge Cemetery, Maroa, IL (west of Maroa).
 
Memorials in Phyllis’ honor may be made to Pilgrim Lutheran Church or New Life Pregnancy Center.
 
Phyllis was born July 31, 1949, in Lincoln, IL, the daughter of Albert and Mildred (Koester) Johnson. She married Alan Ruwe on February 1, 1970, in Lincoln, IL.
 
She was a teacher for the GED program at Richland Community College and was a counselor at New Life Pregnancy Center for over 30 years. Phyllis was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Decatur and a member of the Bible Study Fellowship.
 
She is survived by her husband, Alan; children, Chad Ruwe and wife Beth of Maroa, IL, Brad Ruwe and wife Lori of Aurora, IL, and Ryan Ruwe and wife Elaine of Dripping Springs, TX; grandchildren, Kiersten, Alexandra, Braden, Peyton, Aryn, Logan, Jack, and Dylan; sisters, Betty Hamann of New Holland, IL and Donna Ware of Holt Summit, MO.
 
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents.
 
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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Jay Haning

Jay Michael Haning, 40, of Morton, passed away 12:11 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 15, 2017) at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
 
His funeral will be noon Monday at Minier Christian Church. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church. Davis-Oswald Mortuary, Hopedale, is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Jay Haning Memorial Fund.
 
Private interment will be at a later date.
 
Jay was born March 10, 1977, in Bloomington, a son of Duane and Joyce Ruwe Haning. His mother preceded him in death on June 26, 1996.
 
Surviving are his father, Duane Haning, Minier; one brother, Brad (Julie) Haning, Mackinaw; one sister, Jill (Mike) Leahy, St. Croix Falls, Wis.; and three nephews, Brady, Nolan, and Calan Leahy, all of St. Croix Falls.
 
Jay graduated from Olympia High School, Stanford, in 1995. In August 1995, he entered the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He majored in agronomy and joined Alpha Gamma Sigma fraternity, where he lived during his college years. He also worked for Ken and Barb Dalenberg on their grain farm during this time, which he enjoyed thoroughly. Jay graduated in 1999, earning a bachelor’s degree.
 
After graduation, he went to work with John Deere Company in the Hay and Forage Equipment Division. He tested a prototype and new introduction baling equipment. He traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and lived in Australia for a short time, testing machines there. From there, he went to Davenport Training Center where he was an ag service training instructor. He taught dealer service training for dealer techs and personnel. He developed an extensive background for John Deere Ag machines.
 
After some years at the training center, he went to the customer support division, where he was a territory customer support manager in western Illinois. He supported dealers in several territories throughout Illinois. He gained many wonderful friends throughout his career with John Deere. He wore no other hat.
 
Besides Jay’s time with Deere, he maintained his absolute passion for farming and continuing the family farm. He was very adamant about keeping up with the latest technologies introduced in agriculture and he applied his experience from one career to the next. He was first and foremost an Illinois farmer.
 
Jay’s hobby was tractor pulling. He started at age 14. His first pulling tractor was a 1934 Hart Parr. He then expanded his hobby with Paul, Bill, Joe, and Herb of Friedrich Farms Pulling Team. They spent the last 12 years pulling throughout the Midwest. They ran in the 10,000-pound pro-stock class, most recently running a new component tractor named Buck with No Doe. This was Jay’s biggest thrill and he spent many hours working on the tractor with the guys. The team received ITPA Sportsmanship of the Year Award in 2015 and received Friedrich-Haning pulling team family of the year 2017.
 
Jay will be greatly missed by his family and thousands of friends. He will be remembered for his “off the wall” sense of humor, his infectious laugh, and his engaging smile. Godspeed Driver!

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Lorraine Johnson Bayer

Lillian Lorraine Johnson Bayer, 96, of Lincoln, passed away Friday (Nov. 17, 2017) at St. Clara’s Manor, Lincoln.
 
Lorraine was born April 20, 1921, in Chicago, the daughter of James and Lottie (Beck) Morriss. She married Everett Johnson on Nov. 21, 1940, in Downers Grove. He preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 1971. Lorraine later married Edward A. Bayer on April 1, 1977, in Lincoln. He preceded her in death.
 
Lorraine is survived by her children, Christel Huff, Creigh (Linda) Johnson, and Curtis (Debra) Johnson; her stepchildren, Bonnie (Gabe) Vuolo, Ted (Mare) Bayer, Mary Ann (Pat) Johnson, and Edie Bayer; many grandchildren, stepgrandchildren, great-grandchildren, and step-great-grandchildren.
 
Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, and one brother, Richard Morriss.
 
Lorraine was a member of First United Methodist Church, Lincoln, and Lincoln chapter 351 of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a life member of ALMH Auxiliary and an ALMH life member senior citizen of Logan County. Lorraine was a longtime member of Oasis Senior Center.
 
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Visitation will take place one hour prior to her service at the funeral home. Burial will take place at New Union Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Lorraine’s name to Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Oasis Senior Center in Lincoln, Arthritis Foundation, and Humane Society of Logan County.

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Michael Dawson

Michael Dawson, 60, of Elkhart passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
 
Michael was born on September 3, 1957, in Carlinville, IL; the son of Conrad Joseph and Betty (Baggs) Dawson. He married his best friend, Michelle Danley on September 13, 2003, in Elkhart, IL She survives.
 
Michael is also survived by his children: Jason Dawson, Melissa (Josh) Brown, Tosha (Travis) Brannum, and Jessica (Shun) Hicks; his brothers: Phillip Dawson, Steve (Linda) Dawson, Jim (Pam) Dawson, and John (Janelle) Dawson; additionally he is survived by seven grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, as well as many great-nieces and nephews.
 
Michael was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Anne; and his four-legged pal, Jack Dawson.
Michael enjoyed traveling with Michelle. He was the owner and operator of The Taste of Illi restaurant in Illiopolis, IL. Above all else, he loved spending time with his family.
 
A celebration of Michael’s life will be held from 2:00-5:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Michael’s name to The Elkhart Fire Dept.

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Anthony J. "Tony" Hable and Karen S. Hable

Anthony J. "Tony" Hable 57 and Karen S. Hable 57 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 5:58 PM November 11, 2017, from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of  Rt. 51 North and Autumn Rd., Clinton, IL.
 
Mass Of Christian Burial will be 10 AM, Friday, November 17, 2017, St. John's Catholic Church, Clinton, IL with Rev. Fr. James Henning Celebrant. Burial will be  St. Joseph Cemetery, Farmer City, IL. Visitation will be 4 - 7 PM, Thursday, November 16, 2017, at the church with Rosary at 3:30. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.
 
In lieu of flowers, Masses or donations may be directed to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Clinton, St. Paul's Catholic School in Bloomer, Wisconsin, or another organization of your choosing.
 
Tony was born March 24, 1960, in Chippewa Falls, WI, in his early years was a resident of Bloomer, WI, the son of William and Marcella (Grill) Hable. Karen was born June 19, 1960, in Evansville, IN the daughter of Albert W. and Ruth (Ahlering) Schoettlin, Jr. Tony and Karen were married on June 16, 1984, in Evansville, IN.
 
Survivors include their children, Alan (Ashley) Hable, Champaign, IL and Emily Hable, Indianapolis, IN; granddaughter, Ava Hable, Champaign, IL and one grandchild on the way.
 
Also surviving are his siblings:  Monica (Michael) Dimino, Watertown, MA; Patricia Zastrow, Sun Prairie, WI; Jean (Kirby) Bischel, Cincinnati, OH; William (Judy) Hable, Bloomer, WI; Peter Michael "Mike" (Sally) Hable, Bloomer, WI; David (Nancy) Hable, Beraby, British Columbia, Canada.
 
Tony was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Thomas Hable; sister-in-law, Gloria Hable; and brother-in-law, Milfred Zastrow.
 
Also surviving are Karen's siblings: Ruthanne (Thomas) Otto, Baltimore, MD; and Mary Kaye Mooney, St. Louis, MO.
 
Karen was preceded in death by her parents; and brother-in-law, Timothy Mooney.
 
They were dearly loved as a brother and a sister, as parents, as grandparents, as an uncle and aunt, as in-laws, as cousins, and as friends.
 
Tony worked his entire post-college career for the Clinton Power Station as a Professional Engineer and spent many hours in his garden in his free time. Karen raised their two children and volunteered her time and energy in caring for many people in the Clinton community and doting on her granddaughter.
 
Their lives will be marked not by themselves or their careers, but rather, by those that they affected. They often chose to serve others rather than living for themselves. They were both members of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Clinton, IL where they served as lectors, extraordinary ministers of holy communion, singers in the choir, Sunday school teachers, parish council members, and general servants of all. Along with their parish, they participated in the Cursillo community and their generosity was known by many.
 
They often remarked that they loved being with their family. Whether it be around the table for a nice meal or on a trip to somewhere new, they loved being with their kids and especially loved being together.

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Dr. Donald Reed Jensen

Dr. Donald Reed Jensen, 86, of Bloomington, Illinois, died at 10:00 A.M., Monday, November 13, 2017.   
 
His visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M., Friday, November 17, 2017, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home in Le Roy, Illinois. His funeral service will follow at 3:00 P.M. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Le Roy, Illinois.  Military rites provided by Ruel Neal Post 79 American Legion LeRoy, Illinois.  Memorial donations may be made to the Dept. of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University or Donor's Choice.
 
Reed was born May 4, 1931, in Pocatello, Idaho, the third of four sons, to Joseph Golden and Myrtle Lillie Reddish.  He married Brigitte E. Becker in Heuchelheim, Kreis Giessen/Lahn, Germany November 2, 1956.  She survives.  
 
Surviving are two daughters, Linda C. (Chad) Covert and Donna M. (Mark) Brent Hicks; son, David R. (Kaori) Jensen; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 
 
Mr. Jensen attended Pocatello public schools, Idaho State University (BS, Chemistry, 1953), University of Washington, Seattle (BA, Zoology, 1954).  He served in the United States Army Medical Corp from 1954-1957.  Upon release from the military, he attended Utah State University where he earned advanced degrees in Physiology (MS, 1961; Ph. D. 1964).  He was awarded a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellowship and conducted research in Germany at the Institute of Physiological Chemistry at the University from 1964 to 1966.  Dr. Jensen then accepted a position in the Department of Biological Sciences at Illinois State.  During his tenure at ISU, he was known for his great love for teaching and for the unselfish dedication of his time to students.  He served as Assistant to the Department Chairman for 10 years directing affairs of the Undergraduate Program, Inventory and Space allocation, advising students in the Academic Advisement Office, and Chairman of the Physiology and Anatomy Section of the Department for many years.  He was elected to the status of Fellow in the American Association of Sciences in 1959.  Mr. Jensen retired in September 1994.
 
At home, "Reed" was known for his great devotion to family, friends, neighbors, and gardening.  Passers-by were always pleased to see his flowers.  The raspberries, gooseberries, currents, and apples he grew were always a delight to his children and grandchildren.  Reed was loved and adored by all that knew him and he truly will be missed.  Reed Jensen (Papa) had a strong Faith in Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  God's comfort and promises bring peace to his loved ones.  "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord."   Amen.

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Richard L. Treatch

Richard L. Treatch, 83, passed away at 12:51 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital on November 7, 2017.
 
Richard was born on October 2, 1934, in Grand Forks, North Dakota; son of George and Helen Evelyn Olson Treatch. He married Betty Ann Gordon on May 19, 1954, in Lincoln, IL. She preceded him in death, he then married Nancy E. Curry on May 22, 1993, in Cambria CA.
 
Surviving Richard are his children: Richard B. (Phyllis) Treatch of Fresno, CA, Charles E. (Rhonda) Treatch of Palos Verdes Estates, CA, Marci (Douglas) Haas of Clovis, CA, and Lori (James) Erickson of Madera, CA; step-children: Gregory (Lisa) Curry of Lincoln, IL, William Jeffrey (Jackie) Curry of Lincoln, IL, Robert Curry of Lincoln, IL, and Janet Sue (Roger) Alsup of Lincoln, IL one nephew Willie; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
 
Richard was a devoted Chicago Cubs fan.
 
A memorial service for Richard will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Ron Otto officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be given in Richard’s name to the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation.

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Betty Lou Kopatz

Betty Lou Kopatz,88, passed away at 5:36 a.m. on November 11, 2017, at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mt. Pulaski, IL.
 
Betty was born on January 28, 1929, in Lincoln, IL; daughter of Theodore and Cleva (Brashear) Aderman. She married Carl Kopatz on June 18, 1966. He preceded her in death on November 15, 2016.
 
Surviving Betty is her son: Rev Dr. Perry Kopatz of Phoenix, AZ; two grandchildren: Jeremy Kopatz and Christine Kopatz both of Phoenix, AZ; two great-grandchildren: Peyton Rose Kopatz and Ryden Quinn Kopatz; one nephew: Don Zelle of St. Louis, MO; one niece: Deborah (Jim) Stahl of Sherman, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister: Mildred Aderman Haynes, and two aunts: Alma Bridges and Ann Brashear.
 
Until age 17, she lived on the Elias Buckles farm west of Mt. Pulaski. She graduated from Buckles Grade School and Mt. Pulaski Township High School. She then graduated from Millikin University in Decatur, IL received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in art and a minor in science. She took classes in Normal at the University Of Illinois and did graduate work at S.I.U. in literature and writing.
 
She taught school kindergarten through eighth grade as well as art and music for grades one through six and science for grades one through four. She taught for 20 plus years in several communities in Illinois and Prince Georges County, Maryland with poetry writings published in several anthologies.
 
Betty worked one year as a district director for the Land Of Lincoln Girl Scouts and two years at The Franklin Life in Springfield, IL. She was a member of Mt. Pulaski Historical Society and the Zion Lutheran Church of Mt. Pulaski.
 
Services for Betty will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 17, 2017, at Zion Lutheran Church in Mt. Pulaski, IL with Rev. Jonathan Buescher officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service also at the church. Burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, IL will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Betty’s name to Zion Lutheran Church of Mt. Pulaski. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski, IL.

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Kyle Eric Sigler

Kyle Eric Sigler, 44, of Farmer City, Illinois, passed away at 6:35 P.M., Friday, November 3, 2017, at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Zion, Illinois.
 
A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 P.M., Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Trinity Community Fellowship, Farmer City, Illinois with Pastor Dave Ashby officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M., Saturday, November 11, 2017, at the church.
 
Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Illinois, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Education Trust for his son, Nick.
 
Kyle was born June 8, 1973, in Normal, Illinois, to Stephen L. and Linda L. Crow Sigler. He married Tiffany Hodges on October 8, 2016, in Monticello, Illinois. She survives in Farmer City, Illinois.
 
He is survived by his father, Stephen L. (Gail) Sigler of LeRoy, Illinois and his mother, Linda L. Crow Sigler of Monticello, Illinois; four children, Gregory (Anna) Sigler of Brooklyn, Indiana, Tyler Dale Sigler of Mahomet, Illinois, Dakota Marie Sigler of Farmer City, Illinois, and Nickalas Roger Dale Sigler of Clinton, Illinois; two grandchildren, Naomi and Samuel Sigler of Brooklyn, Indiana; one sister, Jennifer Nicole Sigler of Monticello, Illinois; one stepbrother, Jon Thomas of Lincoln, Illinois; one stepsister, Abby Cannon of Bloomington, Illinois; mothers of Kyle’s children, Holly Lane of Brooklyn, Indiana, Lisa Sigler of Farmer City, Illinois and Dawn Copeland of Clinton, Illinois; and a lifetime friend, Tabitha Keysear of Washington, Illinois.
 
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Cecil and Phyllis Crow, his paternal grandparents, Edison and Dorothy Sigler and one uncle, Nick Crow.
 
Kyle was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. He took part in the American Passion Play – Roman Soldier (4th generation of the family) for several years. He liked to shoot pool and hang out with friends and family.

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Richard D. Abbott

Richard D. Abbott 58 of Waynesville, IL passed away 6:05 AM November 8, 2017, at his family residence, Waynesville, Il.
 
Graveside services will be 1:00 PM, Sunday, November 12, 2017, at Dudley Cemetery, Dudley, MO with Pastor A. Lynn Ash officiating.  Visitation will be 10 AM – 12 Noon, Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Masonic Services at 12 noon.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Richard D. Abbott Memorial Fund.
 
Richard was born April 16, 1959, in St. Louis, MO the son of William and Velma Louise (Jarrell) Abbott.  He married Pauline K. Davis March 14, 1987, in Dudley, MO.
 
Survivors include his wife, Pauline K. Abbott, Waynesville, IL; children:  Amy L. Abbott, Lincoln, IL and Kristina D.  (Devon C.) Lashbrook, Wapella, IL; grandson, Rylan C. Lashbrook;  mother, Velma Louise Abbott, Dudley, MO; sister, Vicki (Wayne) Holmes, Carrollton, GA.
 
He was preceded in death by his father.
 
Richard worked at Lincolnland, Lincoln, IL.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #210 AF & AM in Lincoln, IL.  Richard loved fishing, gardening, and the outdoors. 

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Marjorie Ann Hayes Spencer

Marjorie Ann Hayes Spencer, 99 of Ankeny, Iowa formerly of Clinton, Il. passed into her heavenly home 7:50 A.M. November 5, 2017, at Millpond Retirement Community, Ankeny, Iowa.
 
Services will be 11 A.M. Thursday, November 9, 2017, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor John Hayes officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 10 - 11 A.M. Thursday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church, Mill Pond Retirement Community or the donor's choice.
 
Marjorie was born May 14, 1918, in Crow Agency, MT the daughter of J.R. and Maud (Billings) Johnson. She moved to Watauga, TN at an early age and grew up there. She graduated from Happy Valley High School. Marjorie married Frank Hayes in Bristol, VA in 1939. In 1990 she married Robert Spencer in Clinton, IL. She was a great caretaker of both of them before they preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, sister: Eloise Phillips, grandson: Paul Michael Hayes and step-grandson: Sean Rogers.
 
Frank and Marjorie moved to Clinton in 1951 where she lived until her health needs required her to move to Mill Pond Retirement Community in Ankeny, IA in 2005.
 
Some of the great loves of her life were her family, her friends and her faith in Jesus Christ. She was a very active member of First Baptist Church in Clinton, as long as health allowed. She loved to teach the Bible to children in Sunday School Classes and Back Yard Bible Clubs. She also regularly shared her faith with teens and adults throughout her life.
 
She was known for and enjoyed being a fine homemaker, a fantastic cook, wonderful hostess, a very happy and friendly lady with a southern accent and charm. She worked as a telephone operator and dental assistant. In later years she also enjoyed Wii Bowling and Bingo with friends at Mill Pond.
 
Left to cherish her memory is a daughter: Judy (Russell) Delaney of Lecanto, FL; son: Joe (Marty Abbott) Hayes of Ankeny, IA; step-daughter: Dianne Rogers of Cumming, GA; grandchildren: Sheila (Jeff) Clark, Allen, TX, Karen (Paul) Findling, Tampa, FL, James Hayes, Overland Park, KS, John (Deb) Hayes, Grand Island, NE, Dan (Trish) Hayes, Shawnee, KS; step-grandson: Bryan Rogers, Cumming, GA; 13 great-grandchildren; nephew: Jack (Marilyn) Phillips, Hudson, IL and other relatives and friends.
 
Mom, we are looking forward to seeing you again soon and forever.
 
The family would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to the staff at Mill Pond, much other medical personnel and her dentist for their wonderful care of Mom.

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Eileen Catherine Edwards

Eileen Catherine Edwards 87 of Maroa, Illinois passed away 2:15 PM November 4, 2017, at the Eastern Star Home, Macon, IL.
 
Services to celebrate Eileen's life will be 11 AM, Friday, November 10, 2017, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL with Greg Taylor officiating. Graveside services will be at 2:30 PM, Friday at Mottarville Cemetery, Rochester, IL. There will be no visitation.
 
Memorials may be directed to the donor's choice.
 
Eileen was born October 7, 1930, in Springfield, IL the daughter of William H. and Clara Agnes (Schmidt) Ryan. She married Charles "Don" Edwards October 15, 1948, in Springfield, IL. He passed away December 16, 2008.
 
Survivors include her children: David E. (Rose) Edwards, Nicholasville, KY; Carole L.  Barnhorst, Greenwood, IN; Darla Rae (Roger) Wiseman, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; siblings: Mary E.. Springer, Springfield, IL; Carolyn Vancil, Springfield, IL.; William J. Ryan, Murphysboro, IL; Donna Ryan Neuman, Chatham, IL; and special caregiver, and longtime family friend, Larry Pumphrey, Maroa, IL.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, and one brother.
 
Eileen was a retired secretary. She was a member of the Hazlemere Chapter #221 O.E.S., Taylorville, IL.  She loved to do arts and crafts, sew, and cook.

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Steven Mac Cook

Steven Mac Cook 66 of Decatur, Illinois passed away 7:37 PM October 28, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur, Illinois.
 
A celebration of his life will be held from 2 – 4 P.M. Sunday, November 12, 2017, at the Argenta Community Building.  The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL with cremation rites.
 
Memorials may be directed to Argenta-Oreana Booster Club.
 
Steven was born June 28, 1951, in Decatur, IL the son of Bob and Norma (LeHew) Cook.
 
Survivors include his father and step-mother: Bob and June Cook, Loxely, AL; sister and brother-in-law: Tara and John Fornear, Argenta, IL; nephew and nieces: Audra Heckwine, Adam Fornear, Erin Fornear and Morgan Fornear.
 
He was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents.
 
Steven was a 1969 graduate of Argenta-Oreana High School.

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Lillian Ruth Goldberger

Lillian Ruth Goldberger, 92, passed away at 5:25 p.m. at The Christian Village on November 6, 2017.
 
Ruth was born on September 7, 1925, in St. Louis, MO; daughter of Otis Conrad and Lillian (Eckberg) Moore. She was united in marriage with Rev. Arthur J. Goldberger on March 13, 1943, at Hope Lutheran Church in St. Louis, MO. He preceded her in death on October 7, 2011.
 
Surviving Ruth are her children: Linda Loos of Lincoln, IL, Rev. Arthur Jack (Kay) Goldberger of Bettendorf, IA, Susan Moore of Champagne, IL, Kathleen (Pete) Bishop of West Lafayette, IN, Patricia (Jim) Dermody of Monee, IL, Laura Williams of Lincoln, IL, and Nancy Goldberger of Skokie, IL; fourteen grandchildren; thirty two great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers: King, Conrad, and Edgar Moore, two sisters: Olive Moore and Jacqueline Younger.
 
Ruth was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln, IL where she was very active in church activities, one being she taught Sunday school for many years. She was a realtor for many years and was the President of Realtors Association of Logan County and also served as Executive Secretary. Because of her love for children, she and her husband conceived the idea of building a Christian based school that is now Zion Lutheran School.
 
Service for Ruth will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2017, at Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln with Rev. Mark Thompson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Burial at Zion Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Ruth’s name to Zion Lutheran Church, Zion Lutheran School, or Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL.

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Marvin "Marv" Board

Marvin "Marv” Board 86, passed away at 10:25 p.m. on Sunday, November 5, 2017, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL surrounded by his loving family.
 
Marvin was born on February 8, 1931, in Lincoln, IL; son of Herbert and Blanche (Miller) Board. He married Joyce Joann Anderson on July 4, 1958, in Lincoln, IL. She survives him.
 
Also surviving are his children: Vicki (Keith) Hasprey of Lincoln, IL, Victor Board, Scott Board, and Doug (Regina) Board all of Lincoln, IL, Jeff Board of Encino, CA; three sisters: Carol Meents, Marcie Brooks, and Alice Tuma; two brothers-in-law: Speed (Jo) Anderson and Ronnie (Nancy) Anderson; two sisters-in-law: Doris Anderson, Carol (David) Young; six grandchildren: Nathan, Nick, Katlyn, Aurora, Maya May, and Maverick. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother: Gene Board, one sister: Louise Coombs, and four brothers-in-law: Robert, Eugene "Bugs”, Larry, and Gary Anderson.
 
Marvin was a member of Jefferson Street Christian Church. He was an ironworker out of Local 46 Springfield, IL. for twenty-five years, and local 433 of Los Angeles, CA for ten years. He has been owner-operator of Family Custom Cleaners since 2000.
 
He was a member of the APA Nine Ball Wednesday Night, and Eight Ball Thursday Night Pool League as well as a member of the Eagles Lodge, Ford Antique Club, and a Golden Glove Boxer in his youth.
 
He loved all sports and games and traveling the world with his family. His favorite past time was building birdhouses and taking care of his birds. Big R has his special mixture of birdseed "Marv’s Mix”.
 
Always fun loving and happy go lucky, he never met a person he did not like and was a friend to all with a big smile on his face and no heart he didn’t touch. Those who knew him would say he was one of a kind and a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was doing what he loved: building a home with his wife, daughter, son, sons-in-law, and best friend Vic when he went to be with his Lord and Savior.
 
A celebration of Marvin’s life will be from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 12, 2017, at The Lincoln Eagles Lodge. Memorials may be made in Marvin’s name to:
 
Lincoln/Logan Food Pantry 125 North Logan St. Lincoln, IL 62656. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL. Special thanks to Dr. Laya and The Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Emergency Room and Staff.

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Donna Jean Lessen

Donna Jean Lessen, 88, passed away at 3:15 p.m. at St. Clara’s Manor on November 4, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.
 
Donna was born on April 24, 1929, in Lincoln, IL; daughter of Oliver William and Edna (Hilgendorf) Kromminga. She married Henry "Hank” Lessen Jr. on December 26, 1948, in Lincoln, IL. He preceded her in death on May 1, 2002.
 
Surviving Donna are her children: Terry (Sheila) Lessen of Lincoln, IL and Pamela (Dean) Bismark of Hennepin, IL; one brother: Oliver William Kromminga Jr. of Sacramento, CA; six grandchildren: Terry Lessen Jr., Josh Bismark, Annie Armstrong, Jeff Bismark, Matthew Fricke, and Erik Fricke. Nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter: Kristie Fricke, and one grandson: Scott Alan Lessen.
 
Donna was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where she was very active in church activities and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #263. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, really looked forward to cousins reunion day, loved singing and playing the piano; she loved animals, and always had a furry companion.
 
A memorial service for Donna will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Roger David officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Donna’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Alzheimer’s Association, or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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Carolyn "Sue" S. Slater

Carolyn "Sue” S. Slater, 77, of Lincoln passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017, in her home surrounded by her family.
 
Carolyn was born on April 15, 1940, in Lincoln, IL, the daughter of Jacob and Gladys (Doty) Proctor. She married Brad Slater on April 22, 1978, in Lincoln, IL, he survives.
Carolyn is also survived by her son, Tom (Teri) Perry; her daughter, Kerri (Shane Lucas) Slater; her grandchildren, Taylor, Jordan, Hayden, Hilary, Aubrey, Mary, and Ashley. Additionally, Carolyn is survived by her great-grandchildren, Landon, Tate, and Sydney.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her two sons, Randy Heinzel and Greg Slater; two sisters; and one brother.
 
A Celebration of Carolyn’s life will be held from 3:00-6:00 P.M. on Friday, November 10, 2017, at The Knights of Columbus Hall in Lincoln. Memorial donations may be made in Carolyn’s name to her family.
 
Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

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Loren Edward Murphy

Loren Edward Murphy, 48, of Farmer City, Illinois, passed away at 10:15 A.M., Friday, November 3, 2017, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Illinois.
 
There will be a casual gathering of friends from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., Friday, November 10, 2017, at the Victory Christian Center, Farmer City, where friends and family can meet and tell stories about Loren.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to Carle Foundation Hospital Rehabilitation Unit.
 
Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Illinois is in charge of arrangements.
 
Loren was born February 21, 1969, in Monticello, Illinois, to Herschel and Elda Lembke Murphy. He married Khristina Lee Kirk on November 29, 1997, in Farmer City. She survives in Farmer City.
 
He is survived by his children, Damien Murphy, Kenny Murphy and Chelsea Ferguson all of Farmer City, Illinois; sisters, Julie Murphy Graning of Farmer City, Illinois, Pam (Kelly) Lyle of Bloomington, Illinois and Donna Sue Nickison of Grant City, Missouri; brothers, Ray (Cathy) Murphy of Johnsonville, Illinois and Thomas (Donna) Murphy of Brodhead, Wisconsin.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, David Lee and Von Haas.
 
Loren was an employee of Cabinetland in Farmer City for thirty years.
 
He was a loving husband; father; a brother; son; and friend to many. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.

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Ramona Joan Irvin

Ramona Joan Irvin 89 of Kenney, Illinois passed away 12:28 AM November 5, 2017, at the Warner Hospital & Health Services, Clinton, IL.
 
Services will be 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 9:30 – 10:30 AM Wednesday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Kenney Christian Church or the Kenney Heritage Foundation.
 
Joan was born October 22, 1928, in rural Kenney, IL the daughter of Harold and Delta (Kemp) Ferry. When Joan was two years old her mother died and she was adopted by her great uncle and aunt, Ivon and Helen Kemp.  She married Wilbur Irvin December 25, 1951, in Kenney, IL.
 
Survivors include her husband, Wilbur Irvin, Kenney, IL; sons: Robert Irvin, Clinton, IL; Roger (Paula) Irvin, Kenney, IL; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Norman.
 
Joan was a homemaker and a member of the Kenney Christian Church.

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Vernon H. Jacobs

Vernon H. Jacobs, 102, of Arrowsmith, Illinois, passed away at 12:45 A.M., Thursday, November 2, 2017, at the Gibson City Annex.
 
His visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Saybrook, Illinois.  A graveside service will follow at 11:00 A.M. in Union Cemetery.
 
Memorial donations may be made to Ridgeview High School FFA.  
 
Vernon was born January 9, 1915, in Arrowsmith, Illinois, to Howard V. and Bernice Lemons Jacobs.  He married Doris Hensley on September 30, 1935, in Waukegan, Illinois.  She passed away September 29, 2006.
 
He is survived by one son, Gary (JoAnne) Jacobs, Ellsworth, Illinois; two daughters, Janet Butler, Arrowsmith, Illinois and Jean (Wally) Ward, Hudson, Illinois; nine grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and sixteen great-great-grandchildren. 
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; one sister; son-in-law, Larry Butler; and an infant grandson, Steven Butler.
 
Vernon farmed all his life in Arrowsmith, officially retiring in 1978.  His life was the farm and his family.  He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, and devoted friend who will be deeply missed.

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Margaret Steiling

Margaret "Margo" H. Steiling, 83, of Atlanta, passed away at 7:05 p.m. Friday (Nov. 3, 2017) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.
 
Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2017) at the Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta. Mr. Dave Harmon will officiate. A private family burial at Atlanta Cemetery will follow.
 
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home and for one hour prior to the service Wednesday.
 
Margaret H. Johnson was born Sept. 14, 1934, in Peoria, the daughter of Carl B. and Eliza Maddox Johnson. She first married Harold S. Stout Sr., who is deceased. She later married Don Steiling.
 
Margaret is survived by children, Betty (Angela Younker) Stout, Atlanta; Rita (Steve, deceased) Billings, Emden; Rick Stout, Atlanta; Sharon (Ric) Cheek, Atlanta; Judy (Greg) Nichols-Harris, Normal; and Dustin (Wendy) Steiling, Normal; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, five sisters, one infant son; and son, Harold Stout Jr.
 
Margaret had worked at Lehn & Fink, Caterpillar and Nestle-Beich. She was a member of the Atlanta Christian Church.
 
Margaret adored her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There was nothing she would not do for them. She also loved working in her yard and planting flowers.
 
Memorials may be made to Atlanta Rescue Squad or the Logan County Paramedic Association.
 
Final arrangements are entrusted to Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta.

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Albert S. Rosenberger

Albert S. Rosenberger “Rosie”, 89, of Severn, MD, passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017 with family by his side. Al was born on August 21, 1928 in New Britain, PA to the late Albert and Rella (Bean) Rosenberger. He graduated from Girard College in Philadelphia and attended Syracuse University in New York. He married his lifelong sweetheart, Elizabeth (Betty) Hopstein, in 1951.
 
Al proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1978. During that time, he and Betty had seven children and traveled the world. From Germany to Pakistan, then onto Okinawa and England, plus three state-side tours – they were always on the move. After retiring at Ft. Meade, Maryland, Al worked for the Department of Defense from 1983 to 1995.
 
In his spare time, Al loved to bowl and was often recruited for the “base teams". All of his children learned to bowl at a young age. He never lost his bowling touch even when it had to be amusement park bowling. After retiring, Al and Betty continued their travels around the USA and Canada, visiting their children and grandchildren. He delighted in finding the latest hot toy, whether it was Beanie Babies, Barbie dolls, or Thomas the Tank Engine, for his much-loved grandchildren. He loved a good game of cards and was quick to show his competitive spirit as his many grandchildren will confirm.
 
Rosie and Betty built many friendships over the years. Many of their closest friends also retired on the east coast. Instead of cards and bowling, the group would gather at the pool or in the evenings for a spirited game of bunko.
 
Al was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters (Martha and Peg) and his loving wife, Elizabeth and son, Craig. He is survived by his son, Randy Rosenberger, of Severn, MD; five daughters, Sheri (Charlie) DeBose of Argenta, IL, Vicki (Ken) Cichocki of Granite Bay, CA, Debra (Steve) Morgen of Windsor, CO, Jill (Jay) Hanchey of Hanover, MD, and Michele (Jim) Uhler of Columbia, MD; and eleven grandchildren - Tegan, Tyler, Chelsea, Jillian, Jeff, Greg, Kristen, Cody, Hope, JT and Zach. Al is also survived by four brothers: Ray (Myra) Rosenberger of Kempton, PA, Roy (Barb) Rosenberger of Camarillo, CA, Herb Rosenberger of Mt. Laurel, NJ, and Dale of Mesa, AZ.
 
The family gives thanks to all the caregivers and nurses who lovingly helped Al in his last years. Their cheerful dispositions and dedication to keeping him busy with wonderful crafts helped him to more fully enjoy life in his final years.
 
A memorial service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 7474 Washington Blvd, Elkridge, Maryland on November 9th at 10:00 a.m. Private interment will take place later that day at Crownsville Veterans Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Albert’s name may be made to CurePSP, 30 E. Padonia Rd, Suite 201, Timonium, MD 21093 or the ASPCA, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090.
 
The family of Albert Rosenberger is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N Oakland Ave, Decatur, IL Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at www.gracelandfairlawn.com

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Carl Robert Hillman

Carl Robert Hillman, 94, of Cerro Gordo, IL, passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Hickory Point Christian Village, Forsyth, IL.
 
Visitation will be held from 6 - 8 pm Tuesday, November 7 at Brintlinger and Earl Cerro Gordo Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 am Wednesday, November 8 at Cerro Gordo Church of the Brethren. Interment will be in Cerro Gordo Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Cerro Gordo Booster Club or American Cancer Society.
 
Carl was born on October 27, 1923, in Mahomet, Illinois, son of Lewis and Laura (Schwear) Hillman. He married Ethel Elanor Eades on April 18, 1954, in Oakley, IL. She passed away January 20, 2000 in Decatur, IL.
 
Surviving are three daughters: Carla Luann Hillman of Kewanee, IL; Janie Carlene (John) Savage of Skokie, IL and Debbie Carcl Wilson of Cerro Gordo; and one son: Harl Lewis (Deanne) Hillman of Decatur, IL; two grandsons: Carl Wilson and Hayden Hillman; two granddaughters: Hayley and Hannah Hillman; two step-granddaughters: Erin Waltemate and Sarah Savage; one brother: Delmar Hillman of St. Joseph, IL, and many nieces and nephews.
 
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and five sisters: Vera Cleek, Vivian Sprau, LaVern Grant, Pauline Bateman, and Naomi Kroner, and one brother: Estal Hillman. He also had one brother and one sister who both died in infancy.
 
After graduating from Mahomet High School in 1942, where he held the baseball record with 17 strikeouts in seven innings, Carl played in competitive softball leagues until age 60 and coached several youth baseball teams. Carl was a lifelong believer in the Chicago Cubs and was a loyal Cerro Gordo Broncos fan. He was honored as Broncos #1 Fan in 2009. He farmed with his father Lewis Hillman in Central Illinois from the mid-1940s to the mid-1960s. Carl retired from the Firestone plant in Decatur, IL in 1989, after 23 years of service and many dedicated overtime hours. He was a member of the Lions Club in Cerro Gordo for 48 years.
 
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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Carolyn Sheets

Carolyn Sheets, 83, of Monticello, passed away at 9:15 a.m., Friday, November 3, 2017 at her residence.
 
Carolyn was born February 11, 1934 in Joplin, MO the daughter of William Cleo and Lela Mae (DeGraffe) Brasher. She married Albert Dale Sheets on April 11, 1952 in La Jolla, CA. He passed away August 18, 1999.
 
Carolyn is survived by her sons, David E. Sheets, Bill L. (Leslie) Sheets, and Tim D. Sheets all of Monticello; 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and sister-in-law, Susan Sheets of Evergreen, CO. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Gary W. Sheets, 1 grandson, 2 brothers and 1 sister.
 
Carolyn was a retired Respiratory Therapist. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Monticello and she enjoyed quilting and square dancing.
 
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Monticello Township Cemetery with Rev. Steve Ingram officiating. Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello is handling the arrangements.
 
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
 
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mackey-wrightfuneralhome.com

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Wayne A. Conrady

Wayne A. Conrady, 86, of Lincoln, passed away at 4:40 a.m. on October 29, 2017, at his home at Timber Creek Village, Lincoln, IL.
 
Wayne was born on December 5, 1930, in Lincoln, IL; son of Benjamin Franklin and Viola Ferne (McChesney) Conrady. He married Lois Elaine Paulus on October 7, 1951. She preceded him in death on July 23, 2014.
 
Surviving Wayne are his children: three daughters: Elaine Conrady, Lincoln; Carla (Greg) Jurgenson, Atlanta; Jan (Mark) Schleder, Green Valley; two sons: Gary (Valerie) Conrady, Lincoln; and Greg (Lisa) Conrady of Hartsburg; twelve grandchildren: Ryan (Lyndi) Alberts, Alissa (Rob) Smith, Theresa (Justin) Kegley, Leanne (Dan) Walton, Caleb (Jordan) Schleder, Sawyer, Schyler, and Sage Conrady, and Cody, Savannah, Wyatt and Shyanne Conrady; and nine great-grandchildren; two brothers: Gene (Joyce) Conrady and Benjamin (Rosemary) Conrady both of Lincoln; one sister-in-law: Alice Paulus. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother: Harold (Margaret) Conrady, brother-in-law: Wilbur Paulus and son-in-law: Daniel Hayes.
 
Wayne graduated from Hartsburg-Emden High School, Hartsburg, IL and attended Lincoln College of which he served on the Alumni Board.
 
As owner-operator of Big Oak Farms and Big Oak Hunting Paradise, Wayne’s true passions were Family, Agriculture, and Civics. If Wayne was not at an event with family, he was out working with livestock or raising crops, or advocating for the rural community, agriculture and natural resources. Through Wayne’s lifetime, he was a member of Lincoln Jaycees (Outstanding Young Farmer, 1964); Logan County Board (Chairman ‘82-‘86), Land of Lincoln Workforce Board (35 yrs.); Lincoln Courier Man of the Year, Lincoln Elks; Logan County Agriculture Toastmasters; Logan County Soil and Water District; Agriculture Advisor to USDA Secretary Edward Madigan; Logan County Pork Producers; Illinois Pork Producers (Pork Promoter of the Year, 2011); Annual Illinois State Fair Pork Patio Cashier; Logan County Angus Association; Illinois Angus Association Director; American Angus Association; Breeder of the Year Logan County Calf Scramble; Pheasants Forever, Quail Unlimited, and a proud NRA member.
 
Wayne was an active member of St. John United Church of Christ where he served on Church Council in various leadership roles.
 
Wayne’s love for life was fueled by his active support of children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. His loyalties encompassed Hartem Stags, Lincoln Railers, Midwest Central Raiders and most recently Mt. Pulaski Bruins. Livestock shows were his summer highlight, Angus cattle, and swine shows. He also enjoyed attending music programs, award ceremonies, and the Farm Progress Show to see his grandsons’ contributions to the Ag industry. Thank goodness for FaceTime so he could interact with his great-grandchildren who do not live locally. His greatest joy was food, fun, and laughter as he retreated with the whole family each summer in various locales.
 
A memorial service for Wayne will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 5, 2017, at St. John United Church of Christ in Lincoln with Rev. Kenneth Kramer officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Saturday, November 4, 2017, and one hour prior to the memorial service. Burial at Hartsburg Union Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Wayne’s name to the Logan County 4-H Foundation/Ross B. Conrady Scholarship Fund or Land of Lincoln Workforce (to provide training funds for individuals in need).
 
Wayne’s family would like to thank the staff of Timber Creek and Jennifer Wallace for all the care, love and support that was given to their father.
 
Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL.

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Mary Ellen Bristow

Mary Ellen Bristow, 91, of Lincoln passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017, at The Christian Village in Lincoln.
 
Mary Ellen was born on August 6, 1926, in Waynesville, IL the daughter of Everett Paul and Mary Theresa (Krenkel) Huffer. She married Francis Wilson "Mick” Bristow on August 10, 1944, in Atlanta, IL, they lived in Waynesville, Clinton, and then retiring in Lincoln. He preceded her in death on January 2, 1981.
 
Mary is survived by her children, Paul (Melvina) Bristow, Jerry (Terri) Bristow, and Linda (Gary) Nodine all of Lincoln; her sister, B. Sue (Richard) Marcotte of Lexington, SC. Additionally, Mary is survived by eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
 
Mary was preceded in death by her parents and one brother: Charles Everett Huffer.
Mary was retired from Lincoln College, DCFS, Fifth Street Dollar Store, and Lincoln Garment Factory Store. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and her grandchildren.
 
A graveside service will be held for Mary at 1:00 P.M. Friday, November 3, 2017, at Union Cemetery in Waynesville, IL with Ryan Edgecombe officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Mary’s name to The Humane Society of Logan County. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

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Thomas J. Romer

Thomas J. Romer, 85, of Mt. Pulaski, IL, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 28, 2017, in Decatur, IL.
 
Tom was born on August 31, 1932, at St. Clara’s Hospital in Lincoln, IL, to Roman C. and Dorothy (Davis) Romer and is a graduate of Mt. Pulaski High School and Western Illinois University. He is survived by his sons Thomas Romer of Mt. Pulaski, IL and Timothy (Bethany) Romer of Heyworth, IL and his two grandsons Timmy and Alex Romer.
 
Tom is also survived by his siblings, Joan Suycott of Verona, WI, Roman "Jim” Romer of Springfield, IL, Steve "Kibby” Romer of Dillon, CO. Richard "Dick” (Barbara) Romer of Springfield, IL and Joe (Emily) Romer of Pinecliffe, CO.
 
Tom married Marietta McCue of Elkhart, IL on September 26, 1966, and was happily married to her until her passing on June 30, 2013. Tom is also preceded in death by his parents, infant son John, sister Lynne Baylis and brother Robert "Bob” Romer.
After high school, Tom served in the United States Navy from 1952-1956. Tom was a proud citizen of Mt. Pulaski and was an active member and one-time commander of the American Legion Post #447 and served several terms on the Mt. Pulaski School Board. He was also an Eagle Scout. An avid supporter of the arts, Tom played trumpet in area community bands and was instrumental in reviving the Mt. Pulaski Community Band. He was a lifelong member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic church. He was most proud of his Dixie band The Vinegar Hill Brass. Tom also loved the Chicago Cubbies and passed this passion down to his sons.
 
Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 P.M. Thursday, November 2, 2017, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski. A rosary will be recited at 3:15 P.M. prior to visitation. The funeral will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017, at 10:00 A.M. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Mt. Pulaski. Burial will follow at Mt. Pulaski Cemetery where full military rites will be accorded.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Illinois Down Syndrome c/o Team Alex Romer, The American Alzheimer’s Association, American Legion Post #447, or Mt. Pulaski Community Band.

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Duane Melton

Duane Melton, 81, passed away at 6:23 a.m. on October 28, 2017, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
 
Duane was born on September 9, 1936, in Lincoln, IL; son of Dale H. and LaMoyne (Fletcher) Melton. He is preceded in death by his parents.
 
Surviving Duane are his two brothers: William "Bill” (Linda) Melton and Jerry (Rosemary) Melton both of Lincoln, IL.
 
Duane was a member of the Lincoln Christian Church
 
A graveside service for Duane will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at New Union Cemetery with Ron Otto officiating. Memorials may be made in Duane’s name to the American Legion Post# 263. Services entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL.

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Kevin Lee Baker

Kevin Lee Baker, 58, of Dwight, IL formerly of Mt. Pulaski, IL, passed away at 12:15 a.m. on October 24, 2017, at the Fox Developmental Center in Dwight.
 
Kevin was born on February 19, 1959, in Lincoln, IL. He was the beloved son of devoted parents: Don and Margaret (Martin) Baker. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister: Mary Eileen Baker.
 
Kevin is survived by his siblings: Ronn (Joann) Baker of Streator, IL, Larry (Pam) Baker of Mt. Zion, IL, Debra (Steve Battin) Pollock of Lincoln, IL, and Candy (Gary) Foss of Camp Point, IL; nieces and nephews: Seth, Audra, Bethany, Julie, David, Clint, Ian, and Ashley.
 
Kevin was a long-term resident of the Lincoln and Fox Developmental Centers for over 40 years. He had a vibrant laugh, loved music, and touched the lives of those who knew him.
 
A private family graveside service was held at the Mt. Pulaski Cemetery honoring Kevin’s life.

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Dorothy J. Weidner

Dorothy J. Weidner, 93, of Heyworth, Illinois, passed away at 7:58 A.M., Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community. 
 
Her graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, November 6, 2017, at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois with military rites accorded. 
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heyworth Public Library District. 
Dorothy was born December 21, 1923, in Heyworth, Illinois, to George and Viola Buckley Pendleton. She married Cecil Weidner on July 30, 1948, in Wiesbaden, Germany.
 
She is survived by her two sisters, Mary Schmidt of Denver, Colorado and Charlotte (Robert) O'Dea of Clinton, Illinois; one brother, Charles (Betty) Pendleton of Estero, Florida; niece, Lori (Deron) Penn; nephews, Bob (Debi) O'Dea and Mike (Lucia) Pendleton.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
 
Dorothy was a WWII Army veteran.  After her service, she worked as a Government Employee.  She was an avid genealogist. 

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James Edward Tobin

James Edward Tobin, 84, a longtime resident of Farmer City, passed away at 1:05 AM Tuesday (October 31, 2017). While he was a reluctant transplant to Mahomet for his last couple of years, he most recently briefly resided at Eastview Terrace in Sullivan until the time of his passing.
 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 Friday-November 3rd at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home in Farmer City. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday-November 4th at the funeral home with Deacon Scott Whitehouse officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy with Military Rites Accorded. Memorials may be made to VFW Fred G. O’Malley Post #6190 Farmer City Honor Guard.
 
He was born July 10, 1933, in Bloomington, son of James Edward and Neoma Besser Tobin. He married Eunice Louise Scott on January 28, 1956. She survives, currently of Mahomet.
 
Other survivors include three children, Janet E. Caldwell, Bloomington, Donna L. (Allen) Arrowsmith, LeRoy, and Paul T. (Peggy) Tobin, Farmer City. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Jennie (Paul) Calhoon, Erin (Kyle) Winters, Rebecca (David) Matakas, Ryan Sessions, Jim (Mershon) Tobin, and Katelyn Tobin; and four great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren, Jessica and Quinton Calhoon, Samantha and Camille Matakas, and Kaylin and Jace Winters.
 
He was preceded in death by both of his parents, his brother Thomas Tobin, his grandson Jonathan Sessions, and his son-in-law Gary Caldwell.
 
Jim began working at the Farmer City Journal in 1947 at age 14. Upon graduating from Moore Township High School, he attended the University of Illinois before serving in the Army. He loved the printing business and returned from his military duty in Turkey to continue his work at the Journal.   In 1961, he accepted a position reporting for the Pantagraph. In 1963, he was hired at the Farmer City State Bank and no longer had to commute from his beloved Farmer City. He worked at the bank until his retirement and was able to be an active community leader through the Jaycees and the Chamber of Commerce. Jim was a great writer and combined that skill with his love of the stock car races he announced to write a Journal feature each week called “The Finish Line.”   In his retirement, he spent time with his grandchildren and will be remembered by his neighbors for creating fun decorations that graced the front porch for all seasons. He also began a newsletter for the Genealogical Society called “The Mirror,” as well as editing a book compiled by local World War II Veterans, and writing an autobiography for his family that traced the history of Farmer City throughout his lifetime.

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Jerry Allen Davenport

Jerry Allen Davenport 70 of Forsyth, IL passed away 6:54 PM October 29, 2017, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.
 
Services will be 10 A.M. Thursday, November 2, 2017, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Bruce Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be 5-7 P.M. Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
 
Jerry was born March 19, 1947, in Decatur, IL the son of Raymond E. Davenport, Sr. He married Sandy McCool on June 4, 1967, in Forsyth, IL.
 
Survivors include his wife: Sandy Davenport, Forsyth, IL; Children: Nicholas Allen Davenport, Maroa, IL, Matthew Allen (Melissa) Davenport, Maroa, IL; 4 grandchildren: Devvon Davenport, Maxwell Allen Davenport, Evan Creek, and Sophia Morgan Davenport; one brother: Raymond E. (Judy) Davenport, Jr., Pittsfield, IL; several nieces and nephews also survive; and best-friends: Frank and Diane Friend also survive.
 
He was preceded in death by his father; daughter: Melinda Sue Davenport; granddaughter: Morgan Rene' Davenport; brother: Clinton Davenport; sister: Shirley Ann Taylor; aunt: Mildred “Mike” Hance; and step-mother: Betty Davenport.
 
Jerry worked and retired from Caterpillar Inc. He was an Air Force Veteran, volunteer fireman, and a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed woodworking and doing woodcarvings. Jerry loved to go fishing, do oil paintings, and attend his grandchildren’s activities.

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Linda S. Moxley-Goodlett-Cox

Linda S. Moxley-Goodlett-Cox, 52, of Mansfield, Illinois, passed away at 7:35 A.M., Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at Presence Covenant Medical Center, Urbana, Illinois.
 
Her funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, October 30, 2017, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Mansfield, Illinois with Rev. Johnny Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Illinois. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M., Monday, October 30, 2017, at the funeral home.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the family c/o Mary K. Moxley.
 
Mrs. Cox was born on May 3, 1965, in Decatur, Illinois, to Charlie and Mary H. Hardwick Moxley. She married John Goodlett on June 9, 1984, in Mansfield, Illinois. He passed away on November 25, 2010. She later married and is currently separated from Larry Cox of Mobile, AL.
 
Linda is survived by her parents of Mansfield; two sons, Christopher A. (Lisa) Goodlett of Birmingham, AL and Wesley S. Goodlett of Hopkinsville, KY; one daughter, Stephanie R. Cox of Mansfield; three grandchildren; four brothers, Charles H. (Mary K.) Moxley of Mansfield, Mineous F. (Sabrina) Moxley of Tacoma, WA, Eddie (Anita) Moxley of Rockmart, GA, and Kirby Moxley of Mansfield; several nieces and nephews; and three great-nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents.
 
Linda was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #261, Columbus, GA.

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Donna J. Whitehouse

Donna J. Whitehouse, 77, of Bloomington, passed away at 2:05 P.M., Monday, October 23, 2017, in Heritage Health, Bloomington.
 
Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Friday, October 27, 2017, at Tri-Valley Baptist Church, Bloomington.  Her funeral will be 10:00 A.M., Saturday, October 28, 2017, also at the church.  Burial will be at 1:00 P.M. in Chandler Cemetery, Chandlerville, IL.  Memorial donations may be made to PATH Crisis Center - TELEPHONE ROOM, 201 E. Grove St., Suite 2A, Bloomington, IL 61701.
 
Donna was born January 6, 1940, in Chandlerville, IL, to George Wade and Marguerite Hohimer Hampton.  She was married to Carl Gazelle and they had one son, Greg.  She later married Donald Whitehouse.
 
Surviving are two sons, Michael (partner, Joseph Tunson) Whitehouse, Los Angeles, CA and Patrick (Jeannie) Whitehouse, New Smyrna Beach, FL; sisters, Ruth (Wiley) Sanders, Adkins, TX and Wadine Mibb, Chandlerville; six grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Bruce (Joyce) Whitehouse; sister-in-law, Donna Mae Morefield; several loving nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. 
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Greg Gazelle; husband, Don Whitehouse; and sister, Kae Hunt.
 
Donna retired from State Farm after 30 years of service.  She started with one of the major construction contractors for the State Farm headquarters building.  She then became a secretary for State Farm in 1973, retiring from the Creative Service Department in 2003.  After retirement, she volunteered with PATH Crisis Center.  She served as treasurer for Tri-Valley Baptist Church for many years.  She was a fan of ISU women's basketball, attending games for many years. 
 
Donna was a loving mother; a sister; grandmother; great-grandmother; an aunt; and devoted friend who will be deeply missed.

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David Lee Moore

David Lee Moore 76 of Clinton, IL passed away 10:15 AM October 27, 2017, at his family residence, Clinton, IL.
 
Services will be 10 A.M. Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. Father James Henning officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be 5 – 7 Monday, October 30, 2017, at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
 
David was born February 10, 1941, in DeWitt County, IL the son of F. Wilson and Margaret M. (Frantz) Moore. He married Rita A. Brown June 27, 1964, in Clinton, IL. She passed away November 19, 2007.
 
Survivors include his children: Erin L. (Kevin) Cook, Monticello, IL, Mark J. (Angela) Moore, Lubbock, TX; 4 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; siblings: Dan Moore, Clinton, IL, Doris Ann (Arnold) Hawkins-Coffey, Russell Springs, KY, Dorothy Hanna, Mahomet, IL.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son: Shawn Patrick Moore and 1 brother: Richard.
 
David served his country proudly in the Navy from 1959 – 1963 aboard the USS Midway as an E4.
 
David had worked for Kolp Servi-Soft and Revere Copper & Brass Inc. in Clinton and retired from Illinois Power in 2003.

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Sandra O. Smith

Sandra O. Smith 77 of Maroa, IL, a devoted servant of God, passed from this earthly life into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at 10:52 PM October 26, 2017, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.
 
Services will be 11 A.M. Monday, October 30, 2017, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL with Gary Mosley officiating. Burial will follow at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL. Visitation will be 3 – 5 P.M. Sunday, October 29, 2017, at the funeral home.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Harvest Community Church.
 
Sandra was born February 13, 1940, in Chicago, IL the daughter of Neysa Beckemier. She married Ellis Leroy Smith December 21, 1958, in Cerro Gordo, IL. He passed away on May 25, 1990.
 
Survivors include her children: Janet (Jane Porter) Elliott, Fayetteville, NC; Linda (Mike) Baker, Forsyth, IL, Jeffery Smith, Dalton City, IL, Shelly (James) Fields, Wentzville, MO, Donna (Fiancé: Steven Wood) Smith, Wagoneer, IL; 13 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, son: Daniel Smith, 1 great grandson: David Smith, Jr., and daughter-in-law: Tammy Smith.
 
Sandra retired from Maroa Forsyth School Dist. She was a 50-year member of the Harvest Community Church in Maroa and was a breast cancer survivor.
 
The family wishes to express a special “Thank You” to Dr. Timothy Miller and the Cardiac Staff on the 5th floor at DMH for their loving care during a difficult time.

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Ruth Ann Brown

Ruth Ann Brown 82 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 6:04 PM October 26, 2017, at the Warner Hospital & Health Services, Clinton, IL.
 
Private family services will be held at a later date. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Illinois assisted the family with cremation rites.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Ruth Ann Brown Memorial Fund.
 
Ruth was born September 9, 1935, in Clinton, IL the daughter of Harry Troy and Sally Frances (Crutcher) Dubson. She married Richard E. Brown August 6, 1981, in Clinton, IL.
 
Survivors include her husband: Richard E. Brown, Clinton, IL; children: Wendi Lowe, Clinton, IL; Richard Todd (Julie) Brown, Clinton, IL; Tiffany McLaughlin, Decatur, IL; Billy Jo Riggs, Clinton, IL; 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; one sister: Patty (Glen) Reynolds, Clinton, IL.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters.
 
Ruth was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. She loved to play Bingo and was a foster parent.

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Marilyn Kay Cherry

Marilyn Kay Cherry, 74, of Elkhart, passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.
 
She was born March 5, 1943, in Springfield to Winnie Ackridge Wise.  She married Ed Cherry on June 13, 1963, and he preceded her in death on October 20, 2015.  She is also preceded in death by her mother, her brother Mike Wise, her granddaughter Jill Denise Reynolds, and her brothers in law Orville Bentley, Bob Fuiten, and John Cherry.
 
Marilyn is survived by her five children: Melisa (Mike) Beal of Mechanicsburg, Rebecca (Joseph) Simko of Sherman, Laura (Robb) Hanner of Athens, Scott (Hillary) Cherry of Mt. Pulaski, and Robert (Callie) Cherry of Normal: ten grandchildren: Chris (Kristy) Maus, Mary (Mitchell) Gillett, Brittney (Rory) Taylor, Jessie Maus, Nick Hanner, Nathan Simko, Cason Cherry, Teagan Cherry, Lila Cherry, and Eve Cherry; five great-grandchildren: Lexy, Evelynn, Fallon, Faye, and Adeline; her sisters Jan Bentley and Connie Wise, her brother Larry (Polly) Wise, her sisters in law Linda Wise, Ruth Fuiten and Janet Cherry, and  numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
 
Marilyn graduated from Elkhart High School in 1961 and retired from Corporation Service Company in 2006.  She and Ed lived and farmed in the Cornland area for 42 years, then moved to Elkhart in 1992. She was a member of the Elkhart American Legion Auxiliary.
 
Marilyn was known for being a great cook, creating memorable family holidays, and for being able to host many coffee and tea drinkers at her kitchen table at a moment’s notice. She was usually the quietest person in the room, but she had a great sense of humor and loved her family deeply. She was always there when we needed her.  She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.  We were blessed to have her in our lives, and she will be greatly missed.
 
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Elkhart Cemetery at 10:00 A.M. Memorial donations may be made in Marilyn’s name to Ronald McDonald House of Central Illinois. Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home of Mt. Pulaski has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Dixie J. Montgomery

Dixie J. Montgomery 80 of Clinton, IL passed away 5:05 A.M. October 22, 2017, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL.
 
Services will be 1 P.M. Saturday, October 28, 2017, at the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson and Scott Marsh officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 10 A.M. – 1 P.M. Saturday at the church. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to First Christian Church or Texas Christian Church.
 
Dixie was born July 27, 1937, in Clinton, IL the daughter of Charles A. and Bette (Adams) Anderson. She married Gregory Montgomery March 2, 1957, in Clinton, Il.
 
Survivors include her husband: Gregory Montgomery, Clinton, IL; children: Mark Montgomery,  Bloomington, IL; Sterling (Stephanie) Montgomery, Catlin, IL; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother: Charles “Chick” Anderson, Boise, ID, and sister: Jill Ann Zollman, Evansville, IN.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents.
 
Dixie retired from Eureka Company in Bloomington, IL. She was the organist at the First Christian Church in Clinton for over 60 years and played for countless weddings and funerals.
 
She loved to crochet and sing in the choir. She was very dedicated to her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

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Arvilla Mae Simpson

Arvilla Mae Simpson, 81, of Farmer City, IL, passed away at 11:18 A.M., Saturday, October 21, 2017, at her residence.
 
Her Funeral Service will be at 10:00 A.M., Friday, October 27, 2017, at Trinity Community Fellowship, Farmer City, IL, with Pastor Dave Ashby officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City, IL. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Thursday, October 26, 2017, at Trinity Community Fellowship, Farmer City, IL. Memorials may be made to Trinity Community Fellowship Vision Fund, Farmer City, IL. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City in charge of arrangements.
 
Arvilla was born on December 4, 1935, in Clinton, IL, a daughter of Scott L. & Eunice Irene Wilson Dawson. She married Charles O. Simpson on April 26, 1958, in Fullerton, IL. He passed away, March 14, 1996.
 
She is survived by her daughter, Tammy Rose (Edward) Potter of Farmer City, IL; six grandchildren, Jameson Potter; Calen Potter; Benjamin Potter; Sierra Potter; Erika Potter; Alexandra Potter; four sister-in-laws, Shirley Dawson of Oreana, IL; Martha Keeney of Danvers, IL; Carol Hanna of Bloomington, IN; Nancy (Roger) Thorp of Des Moines, IA; several nieces and nephews.
 
Preceded in death by her husband, Charles O. Simpson; parents, and four brothers, Wayne Dawson, Raymond Dawson, Lyle Dawson, and Carl Dawson.
 
Arvilla was a farmer. She was a member of Trinity Community Fellowship; former member of Fullerton Cumberland Presbyterian Church; member and Past President of Farmer City American Legion Unit 55 Auxiliary and a Past President of the 19th District Auxiliary; member of 40 & 8 Auxiliary; Hobby Club, Farmer City; Shakespeare Club, Farmer City; Red Hat Society, Farmer City; and the DeWitt County Farm Bureau.

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Leonardo "Dino" Navarra

Leonardo “Dino” Navarra, 80, of LeRoy, IL, passed away at 9:13 P.M., Friday, October 20, 2017, at his home in LeRoy, IL.
 
A Funeral Celebration will be held at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, October 26, 2017, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, IL with Father Dustin Schultz officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy, IL. Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at the funeral home.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
 
Mr. Navarra was born on July 18, 1937, in Tunis, Tunisia to Liborio and Giovanna Mangialomini Navarra. He married Giovanna G. Albanese on August 9, 1962, in Tripoli, Libya. She survives in LeRoy, IL.
 
Also surviving are two daughters, Lidia B. Navarra of LeRoy, IL and Patrizia L. Tegenkamp of Normal, IL; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Jerry (LuAnn) Navarra of Morrison, IL; and two sisters, Maria Copley of LeRoy, IL and Rita (Don) Casillo of Moore, OK.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Antonella Navarra, six grandchildren, and one sister, Carla Kellogg.
 
Dino had been a correctional officer at the McLean County Jail and a police officer for the LeRoy Police Department.
 
Dino was a member of St. Mary Church, Downs, IL and was a past member of the Knights of Columbus, Bloomington, IL.

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Dorothy Donovan

Dorothy Donovan, 91, of Springfield, IL formerly of Heyworth, IL, passed away at 11:11 A.M., Thursday, October 19, 2017, at Lewis Memorial Christian Village, Springfield, IL.
 
Her Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at St Mary Church, Downs, IL. Father Dustin Schultz will officiate. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Wapella, IL. Visitation will be from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at the church.
 
Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth, IL is in charge of arrangements.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Church, Downs, IL or the Carl E. Miller American Legion Auxiliary Unit #624, Heyworth, IL.
 
Mrs. Donovan was born September 22, 1926, in Normal, IL to Wendell Wallace and Ida Josephine Gilbert Beeler. She married Richard James Donovan on August 20, 1949, in Downs, IL. He passed away March 27, 2000. She later married James E. Pantier October 1, 2005, in Downs, IL. He survives in Springfield, IL.
 
Also surviving are three sons, Edward James (Linda) Donovan of LeRoy, IL, Jerry Richard Donovan of Heyworth, IL and Dennis Eugene (Kimberly) Donovan of Wapella, IL; two daughters, Jo Ann (David) Jones of Sparks, NV and Julia Ann Herpel of Chatham, IL; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Charles (C. J.) Beeler of Osage Beach, MO, Wallace (Lois) Beeler of Peoria, IL, and William (Sharon) Beeler of McLean, IL; and one sister, Jo Ann Stills of Clearwater, FL.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Naomi Ruth (Robert) West, and one step-grandson, Michael Hunley.
 
Dorothy retired from State Farm in 1988 after working 25 years.
 
She was a member of St. Mary Church, Downs, IL; the St. Mary’s Altar and Rosary Society; the Clinton YMCA; the Carl E. Miller American Legion Auxiliary Unit # 624, Heyworth, IL; The Downs Homemaker Extension; the Downs Senior’s Group; and a past member of the Clinton-DeWitt DAR.

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William Norris "Bill" Johnson

William Norris “Bill” Johnson 71 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 2:22 PM October 21, 2017, at Kindred Hospital, Peoria, IL with his wife Pat and daughter Kathy by his side.
 
Services will be 11 A.M. Friday, October 27, 2017, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Edward Cain officiating. Burial will follow at Heyworth Cemetery, Heyworth, IL Visitation will be 10 – 11 A.M. Friday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to Kindred Hospital, Peoria, IL.
 
Bill was born May 14, 1946, in Lincoln, NB the son of Bert and Florence (Hunter) Johnson. He married Pat Sweet October 1, 1987, in Bloomington, IL.
 
Survivors include his wife: Pat Johnson; children: Tina Marie, Kathleen Dawn, Rebecca Ann, William Earl, Lisa Kae, and Randall Scott; siblings: Deloris Strohkirch, Wanda Jean Elsner; 16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers: Raymond and Merle Johnson and 2 sisters: Kay Hulvey and Janice Woodall.
 
The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to Kindred Hospital, Peoria, and OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington for the excellent care Bill received.

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Stephen R. "Skinner" Johnson

Stephen R. “Skinner” Johnson, 64, of Farmer City, IL passed away at 11:25 P.M., Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL. 
 
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 3:00 P.M., Monday, October 23, 2017, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, IL.  Inurnment will follow in Johnson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M., Monday, October 23, 2017, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Skinner’s page at team.kidney.org.
 
Skinner was born on March 5, 1953, in Bloomington, IL, a son of Kenneth Dean and Patricia Ann Fogal Johnson.  He married Mickie Nelson on 27 June 2006.  Skinner is preceded in death by his loving parents.
 
He is survived by his wife, Mickie, of Farmer City, IL; sons, Calvin (Kenna) Johnson of Osman, IL, Clinton Johnson of Farmer City, IL, Toby (Melissa) Johnson of Slidell, LA, and Tucker Johnson of Utica, IL; three stepdaughters, Stefani (Greg) Warsaw of Farmer City, IL; Lora (Julien) Huck of Scottsdale, AZ and Elisha (Nick) Walters of Farmer City, IL; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Doug (Marcia) Johnson of Dora, MO and Greg (Joy) Johnson of Mansfield, IL; one sister, Stacie (Steve) Sutton of Frankfort, KY; dear friend, Sarah McCoy Shoemaker of Decatur, IL; and several nieces and nephews.
 
Skinner worked for John Deere in Farmer City, IL and in Clinton, IL and he loved driving trucks across the prairie for multiple outfits.
 
He graduated from Moore Township High School, Farmer City, IL and attended Joliet Junior College where he played basketball and was nicknamed “Farm”. Skinner was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Farmer City, a member of the Farmer City Masonic Lodge 710, and the National Rifle Association.
 
Steve’s timely wit will be missed.

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Gene Bathe

Gene Bathe, 88, of Hartsburg passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.
 
Gene was born on October 15, 1929, in Sullivan, IL, the son of Harry and Mabel (Byrom) Bathe Sr. He married Marjorie Lessen on June 28, 1953, in Hartsburg, IL. She survives.
 
Gene is also survived by his children, Norma Bathe of Hartsburg, Michael (Christine) Bathe of Normal, and Nancy (Paul) Kemp of Janesville, WI; his grandchildren, Courtney Bathe, Quinnton Kemp, and Cassidy Kemp.
 
Gene was preceded in death by his parents and seven siblings; Gene was the last member of his immediate family.
 
Gene retired from Lehn & Fink as a shipping clerk after 42 years. Gene worked with the Hartsburg Fire Dept. for 41 years; 16 of which he was the Fire Chief. He was an EMT for 28 years, and the Water Plant Operator for 55 years. He was with the International Chemical Workers Union Local #316 for 42 years, where he was president for 3 years; and recording secretary for 21 years.
 
Additionally, Gene was the President of the Lehn & Fink Credit Union for 10 years. He was Chairman of the Board at Hartsburg Methodist Church and served as the Sunday School Superintendent for 13 years. Gene was on the Board of Logan County Paramedics Association. He was the recipient of The Larry Schroyer Award for Lifetime of Excellence in Emergency Services.
Gene enjoyed sports, especially his beloved St. Louis Cardinals and NASCAR; Jeff Gordon was his favorite.
 
Services for Gene will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hartsburg, with Rev. Lisa Goodwin, officiating. Visitation will take place from 4:00-7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Burial will follow the services at Hartsburg Union Cemetery, Hartsburg. Memorial donations may be made in Gene’s name to Disabled American Veterans or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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Tom McCurry, Jr.

Tom McCurry, Jr., 95, of Lincoln, formerly of Cornland, IL, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017, at the Christian Village, Lincoln.
 
Tom was born on December 5, 1921, the son of Thomas and Eva (Scroggins) McCurry Sr.
 
Tom married Eleanora L. Utech in Lincoln, IL in 1944.  She preceded him in death on March 27, 1991.
Tom is survived by his children, Thomas W. McCurry III of Lincoln and Janet M. McCurry of Lincoln; his sister, Annis Morris of AZ; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and three brothers.
 
Tom was a farmer; he also enjoyed camping, auctions, and he loved Mardi Gras.
 
 Services for Tom will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski. Visitation will take place two hours prior to the service (9:00-11:00 A.M.) on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, also at the funeral home. Following the services burial will be held at Steenbergen Cemetery in Mt. Pulaski. Memorial donations may be made in Tom’s name to The Christian Village.

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Emil C. Ramlow

Emil C. Ramlow, 92, of Beason passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017, at The Christian Village in Lincoln.
 
Emil was born on April 29, 1925, in Burtonview IL, the son of John H. and Katherine (Stuan) Ramlow. He married Lois J. Wood on September 15, 1946, in Lincoln. She preceded him in death.
Emil is survived by his son, Thomas (Nancy) Ramlow of Beason, IL; his daughter, Gloria Jean (Steve) Schaub of Gibson City; his brother, Virgil Ramlow of Dayton, OH; and a special friend Marie Harris of Springfield. Additionally, Emil is survived by nine grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.
 
Emil was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, five brothers, two sisters, and one great-granddaughter.
 
Emil proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from August 1943 – January 1946. When Emil returned to Lincoln he worked as a supervisor at The Bottle Factory for 36 years; and farmed. Emil also loved to dance, fish, and hunt; but above all else, Emil loved spending time with his family.
 
Services for Emil will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Amy Ziettlow officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Following the services, The Illinois Patriot Guard Riders will escort the funeral procession to New Union Cemetery; where full military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post Number #263. Memorial donations may be made in Emil’s name to Holy Cross Lutheran Church or Immanuel Lutheran Church. 

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Jaxton Lee Denno

Jaxton Lee Denno, the infant son of Michele Denno of Bellflower, IL, passed away at 7:25 P.M., Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL.
 
A Candle Light Celebration of Life Service will be at 6:30 P.M., Friday, October 27, 2017, at Trinity Community Fellowship, Farmer City, IL with Pastor Dave Ashby officiating. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope4Aubree or to Trinity Community Fellowship. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, IL in charge of arrangements.
 
Jaxton was born October 14, 2017, in Urbana, IL, a son of Michele Denno.
 
He is survived by his mother, Michele Denno of Bellflower, IL; maternal grandparents, Andy and Lisa Denno of Bellflower, IL and Joe Zapala of San Angelo, TX; maternal great-grandparents, Pat and Diane VanMatre of Champaign, IL and Mitchell and Judy Denno of Newton, NH; uncle, Joey (Carolyn) Denno of Farmer City, IL.
 
Jaxton is preceded in death by his maternal great-grandfather, Richard Pruitt and maternal great-grandparents, Bill and Mary Ann Zapala.

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Roger Lee Lorance

Roger Lee Lorance, 79, of Bellflower, Illinois, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017, at 8:05 A.M. in Canton, Illinois. Visitation will be from 9:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M., Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the Saybrook Christian Church. A Celebration of Life will follow at 11:30 A.M. also at the church. Military rites will be provided by David Humphrey Daniel Post 427 Saybrook, Illinois.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family.
 
Roger was born September 15, 1938, in Saybrook, Ilinois to Halford and Ethel Savage Lorance. They preceded him in death. He married Janet Marie Waggoner on March 3, 1961, in Saybrook, Illinois. She survives.
 
Also surviving are his two sons, Darrell (Kim Thompson) Lorance and Dale (Marie Delabre) Lorance; two grandchildren, Brandon (Casey) Lorance and Jacob Lorance; one great-grandchild, Amalia Rose Lorance; one brother, Ron (Loretta) Lorance; two sisters, Laverne (Bob) Johnson and Delores Lorance.
 
Roger served in the Marines from 1955-1958. He was a Blacksmith Mentor and belonged to the Illinois Valley Blacksmith Association for over 30 years. He was a loving husband; father; grandfather; great-grandfather; brother, and devoted friend who will be deeply missed.

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William Ray Martin

William Ray Martin 96 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 3:15 PM October 18, 2017, at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.
 
Services will be 11 AM, Monday, October 23, 2017, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM, Monday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to First Christian Church, Clinton, IL.
 
Ray was born July 30, 1921, in Wapella Township, DeWitt County, IL the son of Clarence and Myrtle (Taylor) Martin.
 
Surviving is his special companion of 34 years, Betty Jean Clark, Clinton, IL; Betty’s daughters and granddaughter whom he treated as his own, Deanna (Mike) Spencer, Clinton, IL; Londa Dunlap, Bloomington, IL; Stevi Lee Dunlap. Several Nieces and Nephews also survive.
 
He was preceded in death by his Parents, 1 Brother, and 2 Sisters.
 
Ray was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton, Il. He served his country proudly during WW II in the Army. He had retired from the Clinton School District as a bus mechanic. He enjoyed his family and traveling with Betty.
 
The family would like to extend a “special thank you” to Dr. Brit Williams and the Manor Court staff for their care.

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Mary Nell Pray

Mary Nell Pray, 93, of LeRoy, Illinois, passed away at 5:48 P.M., Monday, October 16, 2017, in LeRoy, Illinois.
 
Her funeral will be 10:00 A.M., Friday, October 20, 2017, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, Illinois with Rev. Bruce Swartz officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy, Illinois. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the funeral home.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Grove Cemetery Association.
 
Mrs. Pray was born March 19, 1924, in Campbellsville, KY to Hugh C. and Thomas Ann Wise Richerson. She married Lyle E. Pray on July 29, 1945, in Bloomington, Illinois. He passed away June 18, 2001.
 
Survivors include one son, Wally E. (Connie) Pray of LeRoy, Illinois; one daughter, Judy E. Short of LeRoy, Illinois; four grandchildren, Tim (Amy) Short of St. Joseph, Illinois, Jason Short of LeRoy, Illinois, Ryan (Lindsay) Pray of LeRoy, Illinois, and Christopher (Stasia) Pray of Heyworth, Illinois; seven great-grandchildren, Maureen Short; Audrey Short; Katharine Short; Izzy Pray; Henry Pray; Jack Pray; and Hadley Pray; and one sister, Betty (Glenn) Stappenbeck of Normal, Illinois.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and two brothers.
 
Mary was a homemaker. She retired from State Farm as an underwriter after working 34 years.
 
She loved to go camping.

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Dorothy Arlene Huff

Dorothy Arlene Huff 77 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 8:22 AM October 13, 2017, at her family residence, Clinton, IL.
 
No services are planned at this time. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Dorothy Arlene Huff Memorial Fund.
 
Dorothy was born July 27, 1940, in Warrensburg, IL the daughter of Carl and Betty Jean (Sturgeon) Binkley. She married Robert Huff, Sr. June 16, 1957, in Clinton, IL. He passed away in 1993.
 
Survivors include her children: Michelle O’Neal, Decatur, IL; Robert Huff, Jr., Texas; Carl Huff, Michigan; David (Jackie) Huff, Medford, OR; Brad Huff, Tacoma, WA; Debbie (Doug) Rowlan, Tacoma, WA, 12 Grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and sister: Nancy (Larry) Tuttle, Decatur, IL.
 
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Son-in-Law: Allen, Grandson: Matthew, and two brothers: Thomas and Jack Binkley.

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Richard R. Tuggle

Richard R. Tuggle 92 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 3:05 PM October 17, 2017, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Illinois.
 
Services will be 11 A.M. Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson and David Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL.
 
Visitation will be 5 – 7 P.M. Friday, October 20, 2017, at the funeral home.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Young at Heart.
 
Dick was born July 28, 1925, in Creek Township, DeWitt County, IL the son of Fred and Alice (Willson) Tuggle. He married Marjorie L. Massey November 30, 1947, in DeWitt County, IL. She passed away July 13, 2008.
 
Survivors include his children: Steve (Becki) Tuggle, Clinton, IL, Stan (Barb) Tuggle, Clinton, IL, Stephanie (Bill) Boyd, Clinton, IL; 7 grandchildren: Chad Tuggle, Courtney Tuggle Heisel, Tricia Tuggle Cooper, Rich Tuggle, Kyle Tuggle, Kari Medler Martin, Abby Medler Floy, 15 great-grandchildren and one on the way; brother: Robert Tuggle, Downers Grove, Il. He is also survived by his special friend Betty Gaultney and their dog Sam.
 
Dick was preceded in death by his parents, 1 granddaughter: Kimberly Tuggle Cooley, Siblings, Harrold Tuggle, Mildred Riddle, Margaret Nixon and John Tuggle.
 
Dick was a member of First Christian Church, Clinton, IL. He served in the Navy 1944 – 1947. He and Marjorie farmed many years before retiring and moving to town in 1980. He was President of the Weldon Co-Op Board from 1977 – 1985. He served on the DeWitt County Board of Review, The Clinton School Board and was a member of the DeWitt County Farm Bureau. He was the Secretary of the Elks Club for several years and a longtime member of the Clinton Country Club. Dick enjoyed traveling with the Young At Heart, especially going to plays and traveling to Branson, Mo. He loved eating out with friends and visiting for hours at a time. He always had a jigsaw puzzle in progress. Dick enjoyed life to the fullest every day and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Even though his passing has left a deep hole in our hearts we are comforted by knowing he lived his long life to the fullest.
 
The family would like to thank the Doctors and staff at Decatur Memorial Hospital for their loving care during such a difficult time.

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Jeffry Lynn McCartney

Jeffry Lynn McCartney, 73, of Riverton, formerly of Monticello and Rushville, passed away at his home Wednesday, October 11, 2017. He was born March 26, 1944 in Monticello, Il to Thomas Nathaniel and Margaret Hendrix McCartney. His wife, Maycell Phyliss Fay, parents, and infant sister Melinda preceded him in death.
 
In high school, Jeffry was a member of the FFA and loved the outdoors, especially fishing. He turned his passion into a career as a conservation officer working for the State of Illinois for 30 years in Schuyler and Piatt County, retiring in 2001. He was very active in the Christian Church in Buffalo, Monticello and Astoria.
 
He will be greatly missed by his children, Douglas B. (Kathy) McCartney of Latham, Amy (Brett) Johnson of Sidney, Andrew McCartney of Ashland, Lindsay (MSgt Dan USAF) Sabraw of Spangdahlem, Germany, and Marcy (John) Loper of Michigan; grandchildren, Christian Johnson, Riley and Logan Loper, Daelen and Annabelle McCartney; brother Noble Thomas McCartney of Pectonicia; sisters, Mary Margaret Duvall of Monticello and Ruth Ann McCartney of Bloomington.
 
His family will greet friends from 10am until the time of the funeral ceremony at 1pm, Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Staab Polk Memorial Home, 8855 State Route 4, Chatham, IL, 62629. Dr. Rich Mc Quinn and Pastor Matthew Thiner will be officiating.
 
Cremation rites will be accorded by Cremation Services of Central Illinois in Chatham, after services. Burial of his urn will be at Willow Branch Cemetery, south of Monticello.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the White Fields India Mission, 1805 King Fisher Drive, Lafayette, IN, 47909.
 
Please visit www.staabpolk.com to offer your condolence and share memories.

 

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Barbara J. Stephens

Barbara J. Stephens, 74, of Normal, formerly of Farmer City, passed away 8:50 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 12, 2017) at Evenglow Lodge, Pontiac.
 
Her service will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Weldon Baptist Church, 437 Route 48, Weldon, with Pastor Clyde Shreve officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded with inurnment at Greenleaf Cemetery, Farmer City, at a later date.
 
Visitation will be 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home, Pontiac, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Barb was born April 18, 1943, in Mayfield, Ky., to William and Nadine (Ellis) Brewer. She married Bill C. Stephens on June 30, 1961. He passed away Feb. 3, 2016.
 
She is survived by her three children, Sandy (Tom) Corcoran, Pontiac; Kathy White, Farmer City; and William Stephens, Decatur; five siblings, Gene Brewer, Crawfordsville, Ind.; Pat McGlaughlin, Crawfordsville, Ind.; Stella VanZile, Madisonville, Tenn.; Della Nuckols, Crawfordsville, Ind.; and Herman Culbertson, Indianapolis, Ind.; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 28 nieces and nephews,. She was Grandma Barb to many who loved her.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Bill.
 
Barb attended Crawfordsville High School in Indiana. She was a member of Weldon Baptist Church, Weldon. Barb loved her flower garden and enjoyed painting watercolors.
 
Memorials may be made to Weldon Baptist Church, 437 Route 48, Weldon, IL 61882.
 
Condolences may be made to the family at duffyfuneralhome.com or visit us on Facebook.

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Ricky Lee Reynolds

Ricky Lee Reynolds 55 of Wapella, Illinois passed away 10:15 PM October 3, 2017, at his family residence, Wapella, IL.
 
A gathering of friends will be from 3 – 6 P.M. Thursday, October 12, 2017, at Ricky’s “Garage-Mahal” 112 S. Locust St. Wapella, IL. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Eagles Lodge, Clinton, IL.
 
Ricky was born March 28, 1962, in Decatur, IL the son of Larry and Shirley (Squires) Reynolds.
 
Survivors include his daughters: Maresa Reynolds, Corpus Christi, TX; and Laura Reynolds, Corpus Christi, TX; four grandchildren: Jacob, Kerstin, Mackenzie, and Jalynn; sister, Tawnya (Troxel) Fogarty, Chattanooga, TN; and brother, Jeff Barger, Clinton, IL.
 
He was preceded in death by his mother; step-father, Dugan Troxel; and brother, Larry Reynolds, Jr.
 
Ricky retired from the US Navy as a P01/E6 and worked at Bridgestone, Bloomington, IL. He was a volunteer firefighter in Aransas, TX. Ricky was a member of HOGS, ABATE, and the Eagles Lodge.

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Martha M. Waldron

Martha M. Waldron 96 of DeWitt, Illinois passed away 8:50 AM October 9, 2017, at her family residence, DeWitt, IL.
 
Services will be 11 A.M. Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. Jeff DeLaughter officiating. Burial will follow at DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 A.M. Saturday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to Second Chance Pet Adoption.
 
Martha was born December 4, 1920, in DeWitt, IL the daughter of Everett and Lena (Dowell) Clymer. She married Arthur “Buck” Waldron February 9, 1940, in East St. Louis, IL. He passed away September 13, 1974.
 
Survivors include her daughters: Nancy Dyer, Clinton, IL and Penny Pasqualucci, Bloomington, IL; grandchildren: Phillip Dyer, Clinton, IL, Jennifer (Ryan) Benson, Clinton, IL, Amber (Gerald) Rucker, Minot, ND and Briana (Rodney) Bolton, Rapid City, SD; 4 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, a son: Jerry Waldron, 5 brothers, and 3 sisters.
 
Martha was a Post Master for 31 years at the DeWitt, IL Post Office. She loved flowers, gardening, quilting, and animals.

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Tyrone "Ty" Tinkham

Tyrone "Ty" Tinkham, 63, of Clinton, IL, passed away October 6, 2017, at the Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.
 
A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, IL is assisting the family.

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Charles Richard "Rick" Kelly

Charles Richard “Rick” Kelly of Marina Del Rey, California, passed away on Friday, September 22, in Marina Del Rey following a brief illness.
 
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Beacon Mortuary, Santa Monica, California, is assisting the family with arrangements.
 
Rick was born on January 30, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Charles and Wilma Kelly.   He graduated from Clinton Community High School in 1975.  He was a self-employed musician and worked as a watchmaker for various companies for many years.
 
He married Jennifer Payumo on February  5, 2013, in Manila, Philippines.  She survives.
 
He is also survived by one brother Scott (Julie) Kelly of Clinton and one sister Cindy (Jerry) Haile of Paxton,  nieces Stacy (Brandon) Abkemeier of St. Louis and Holly (Kurt) Boehle of Paxton, nephews Stephen (Megan) Haile of Bloomington and Clay Kelly of Edwardsville, two great-nieces and one great-nephew and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents.
 
Rick had an undying love of music and wrote, recorded,  and performed for numerous years in Dallas, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

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Patricia L. Byrd

Patricia L. Byrd, 79, of Farmer City, Illinois, passed away at 6:50 A.M., Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care.
 
Her Funeral will be held at 12:00 P.M., Monday, October 9, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Illinois with Pastor Steve Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Illinois. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., Monday, October 9, 2017 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Elizabeth Kingsboro.
 
Patricia was born May 11, 1938 in Colfax, Illinois, a daughter of Jay W. & Carrie Phinney Turnipseed. She married Donald Byrd on October 9, 1980 in Farmer City, Illinois. He passed away on November 18, 1999.
 
She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth of Salyersville, Kentucky; two stepsons, Bryan Byrd of LeRoy, Illinois and Brett Byrd of Champaign, Illinois; five step-grandchildren.
 
Patricia is preceded in death by her husband, parents and brother.
 
Patricia was a retired Nurses Aid.

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Leon Gibson

Leon Gibson, 78, of LeRoy, Illinois, passed away surrounded by his family at 6:40 P.M., Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, Illinois.
 
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, Illinois with Father David Halt officiating.  A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the funeral home and from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the funeral home.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leon Gibson Memorial Fund, c/o Flanagan State Bank, LeRoy, Illinois.
 
Mr. Gibson was born June 2, 1939 in Bloomington, Illinois to Mack and Aileen Jensen Gibson.  He married Judith Brandt on October 25, 1986 in Bloomington, Illinois.  She survives in LeRoy, Illinois.
 
Also surviving are his children, Brenda (Jim) Casino; Mark (Kathy) Gibson of Bloomington, Illinois; Scott (Amy) Gibson of Oswego, Illinois; their mother, Rita Petty Gibson of Normal, Illinois; five grandchildren, Emilee, John and Briana Gibson and Mitchell and Olivia Casino;  three step-children; eight step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren;  one sister, Kay Klockenga of Lincoln, Illinois.
 
Leon was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and one son, M.L. Gibson.
 
Raised on a farm near Shirley, he attended Ben Funk and Heyworth High School, Leon spent nearly 40 years in the feed business, built one of the first hog confinement operations in McLean County, and then owned and operated Gibson’s Old Bank Inn in LeRoy and Gibson’s Concessions at Dawson Lake with his wife, Judy.  He was a longtime member and past vice president of the LeRoy Country Club and trustee for the Empire Township Fire Protection District. 

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Joseph J. Ambrose

Joseph J. Ambrose, 90, of LeRoy, Illinois, passed away at his home at 11:25 A.M. on Monday, October 2, 2017.
 
His funeral service will be held at 10 A.M. on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, Illinois. Inurnment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy, Illinois with military rites accorded. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Monday, October 9, 2017 at the funeral home.
 
He was born April 29, 1927 in Champaign, Illinois, the son of James and Pearl (Judy) Ambrose. He married Charlotte Mittendorf on August 18, 1948 at Holy Cross Church, Champaign, Illinois. He is survived by his loving wife and five children: Julie Ambrose, St. Charles; Mary Ambrose, New York, NY; Joseph (Julianne) Ambrose, Mahomet; James (Kathryn) Ambrose, Springfield; and Margaret Ambrose, Peoria. He was preceded in death by his son, Gregory R. Ambrose. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
 
Joe enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and was a World War II veteran serving in the Pacific.
 
Joe graduated from University High School, Urbana, Illinois and received a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Illinois in 1949, and graduated from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University.
 
He worked for the FDIC as a federal bank examiner until joining the LeRoy State Bank in 1967 where he served as President and later Chairman of the Board, retiring in 1995.
 
Joe was active in many organizations in LeRoy, including the Crumbaugh Library Board, the LeRoy Boy Scouts, the LeRoy Kiwanis, the LeRoy Chamber of Commerce, and the Red Cross. He was a member and past president of the LeRoy Country Club. He was also a member of the University of Illinois President’s Council, the St. Mary’s Church of Downs and a life member of the Ruel Neal American Legion Post #79.
 
Joe enjoyed playing golf and spending time in Florida. He was an avid reader, particularly of books on American history. He especially enjoyed the company of his family and his friends.
 
Memorials may be made to the Ruel Neal American Legion Post #79 or to the LeRoy Emergency Ambulance Service.

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Audrey J. Massey

Audrey J. Massey 87 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 1:35 A.M. October 7, 2017 at The Christian Village, Lincoln, IL.
 
Graveside services will be 11 AM, Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Weldon Cemetery, Weldon, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the First Christian Church, Clinton, Il.
 
Audrey was born October 23, 1929 in Walnut Grove, IL the daughter of Oren and Lela Madge (Baker) Bundy. She married William Junior Massey February 7, 1947 in Piggott, Arkansas. He passed away November 18, 2010.
 
Survivors include her children, Diane (Gerry) Flaugher, Poplar Grove, Il.; Debra (Michael) Mittica, Alva, FL.; 4 Grandsons, Eric (Ginger); Matthew (Christina); Chad; Christopher (Stacey). 6 Great-grandchildren, Eric Jr.; Libby; Liam; Lillian; Adrianna and Annabelle; Siblings: Thomas Bundy, Clinton, Il.; Charles Deward (Shirley) Bundy, Clinton, Il.; Danny (Connie) Bundy, Clinton, Il.; Peggy (Lloyd) Disney, Lane, Il.; Nancy (Michael) Casey, Kissame, Missouri; Melanie Cheatham, Clinton, Il.
 
She was preceded in death by her Parents, Brother, Keith Bundy and Sister, Marjorie Hines.

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Larry Lee Helton

Larry Lee Helton, 77 of Weldon, IL, passed away 11:55 A.M. October 5, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.
 
Private graveside services will be at a later date. Visitation will be 3 – 5 P.M. Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.
 
Memorials may be directed to Children’s Hospital of Illinois, Peoria, IL.
 
Larry was born May 23, 1940 in Weldon, IL the son of Harold and Lavone (Fleming) Helton. He married Gail Ann Wheeler November 6, 1981 in Weldon, IL.
 
Survivors include his wife: Gail Ann Helton, Weldon, IL; children: Chris (Karen) Helton, Arthur, IL, Steve (Cindy) Helton, Arthur, IL, Tami (Roger) Sanders, Mattoon, IL, Colin West, Weldon, IL and Christan (Eric) Smith, Weldon, IL; grandchildren: Andrew (Jessica) Hopkins, Arthur, IL, AnneMarie Hopkins, Robinson, IL, Mitchell Helton, Arthur, IL, Kaylee and Morgan Hampton, Mattoon, IL, Ty, Alex, Ethan, Aiden and Asher Smith, Weldon, IL; great grandchildren: Drake and Evyn Hopkins, Arthur, IL; sister: Shirley Utterback, Clinton, IL, twin sister: Linda Nurnberger, Broken Arrow, OK; brother: Richard Helton, Weldon, IL.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister: Victoria Burge, infant brother: William, grandchildren: Mollie Hampton and Blake Smith.
 
Larry was a building contractor for over 45 years. He was member of the Weldon Fire Department for over 40 years; Weldon Lions Club for over 40 years; Friends Creek Township Drainage Commissioner for over 25 years; and the Nixon Township Road Commissioner for over 39 years. He had been a past mayor of Weldon. He was instrumental in the designing and building of the Weldon Library. Larry’s entire life was dedicated to making Weldon a better community.
 
Larry enjoyed fishing and camping at the Taylorville Lake.

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Jeffery Eugene Morfey

Jeffrey Eugene Morfey, 55, of Mansfield, IL passed away October 3, 2017.
 
His funeral will be 1:00 P.M., Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Mansfield, IL with Pastor Ed Davis officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., Friday, October 6, 2017 at the funeral home. Interment will be in Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, IL with Military Rites Accorded. A meal will be provided immediately following the graveside service at the Fire House in Mansfield, IL.
 
Jeff was born January 21, 1962 in Champaign, IL, a son of Harold ?Arp” and Gloria Babb Morfey. They survive in Mansfield, IL.
 
Jeff is survived by his children, Lydia (Codey) Morfey of Urbana, IL and Jacob (Morgan) Morfey of Fort Eustis, VA; grandchildren, Luca, Taylor and Jax; siblings, Bob (Monee) Morfey of Oakland, IL; Todd (Michelle) Morfey of Mahomet, IL; Chad (Kristin) Morfey of Atwood, IL; Tish (Nate) Evans of Mahomet, IL; special friend, Deana Quinn of Farmer City, IL; and his dog, Dulce who was his best friend.
Jeff served in the Air Force from 1984-1988. He was a long time employee of Home Depot. He enjoyed antiquing, landscaping, watching the Dallas Cowboys and NASCAR.
 
Jeff could put a smile on anyone’s face. He was Happy Go Lucky and selfless in so many ways.

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Robert L. Prunty

Robert L. Prunty, 89, of Lincoln passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at The Christian Village in Lincoln.
 
Robert was born on April 3, 1928 in Lincoln IL, the son of Floyd and Mary (Lee) Prunty. He married Virginia Rachel Williamson on April 16, 1950 in Lincoln. She preceded him in death on March 1, 2014.
 
Robert is survived by his son, Thomas (Michelle) Prunty of Aurora, IL; two grandchildren, Thomas Paul Prunty Jr. and Sarah Rose Prunty. Additionally, Robert is survived by Fran Wilson of Lincoln and Patricia Czajkowski of Las Vegas, NV, who were both extended and crucial members of the Prunty Family.
 
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his brother, Jerry; his sisters, Marilyn and June.
 
Robert proudly served his county in the U.S. Army from June 1951 – September 1953 as a Mess Sergeant and a Barber. When Robert returned to Lincoln he worked as a barber; and later opened Prunty Barber Shop where in 2013 they celebrated 50 years of business. Robert enjoyed playing tennis at the Lincoln Recreation Center. Additionally, Robert loved going on Caribbean cruises with his wife, Virginia.
 
A Memorial Service will be held for Robert at 11:00A.M. on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at The First United Methodist Church in Lincoln with Pastor Michael Paulson officiating. A visitation will be held prior to the service from (9:30-11:00A.M.). In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Robert’s name to The Alzheimer’s Association. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

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Donald "Donnie" Wheeler, Jr.

Donald "Donnie” Wheeler, Jr. of Lincoln passed away on September 29, 2017 at 10:13 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
 
Donnie was born on January 23, 1975, the son of Donald Wayne and Helen (Weber) Wheeler. He married Tiffany Martinie on February 6, 2014 in Lincoln, IL. She survives him.
 
Also surviving Donnie is his mother: Helen Young; daughters: Bailey, Cydnee, and Kyra; one step daughter: Patience Pedigo; his siblings: Chris Nichols, Amber Nichols, Stacy Wheeler, and Joey Metelko. He was preceded in death by his father.
 
Donnie worked at Eaton Corporation for 15 years and was a member of Anytime Fitness in Lincoln, IL.
 
Cremation rites for Donnie will be accorded. There will be a celebration of life held at a later date. Memorials may be made in Donnie’s name to his wife: Tiffany Wheeler. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL.

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Daniel "Danny" L. Rich

Daniel "Danny" L. Rich, 42, of Waynesville, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center.
 
Funeral Services for Mr. Rich will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Waynesville Christian Church with Mr. Dave Taylor officiating.
 
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at the Waynesville Christian Church.
 
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Waynesville.
 
Daniel Lee Rich was born January 14, 1975, in Bloomington, the son of Steven Dennis and Jacqueline Huth Rich. He was united in marriage with Tammi Spencer on May 14, 2016. She survives.
 
Also surviving are his parents; his grandfather, Loren Huth; three children: Caitlyn Rich, Dalton Spencer, and Sydney Funk; and two sisters: Jenny (Scott) Darnall and Jamie (Chad) Cummings.
 
He was preceded in death by grandparents Virginia Huth, and Charles and Mary Rich.
 
Danny attended Olympia High School. He was employed at Cummins in Normal as a Diesel Technician.
 
Danny was very talented and loved to customize everything he owned. He was a perfectionist. He enjoyed Nascar racing and loved to spend time with his family and friends.
 
Memorials may be made to the Waynesville Fire Department or the Waynesville American Legion.
 
Final arrangements are entrusted with Quiram Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta.

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Duane F. Aughenbaugh

Duane F. Aughenbaugh 81 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 7:15 AM October 1, 2017 at St. Clara’s Manor, Lincoln, Il.
 
Services will be 10 AM, Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Illinois with Rev. Laurie Hill officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, IL. Visitation will be 4 – 7 PM, Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the funeral home with Masonic Rites at 7 PM.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Kenney Heritage Association or the DeWitt Co. 4-H Foundation.
 
Duane was born December 24, 1935 in Kenney, IL the son of Hershel and Irene (Shyer) Aughenbaugh. He married Betty L. Smith February 25, 1955 in Decatur, IL
 
Survivors include his wife, Betty L. Aughenbaugh, Clinton, IL; children: Steve (Sarah) Aughenbaugh, Lincoln, IL and Tom (Karen) Aughenbaugh, Clinton, IL; six grandchildren: Laura (Kyle) Frick, Evan Aughenbaugh, Gregory Aughenbaugh, Ethan Aughenbaugh and Cami and Cari Aughenbaugh.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Dale Aughenbaugh; and one sister, Marjorie Schoby.
 
Duane farmed in Macon and DeWitt Counties and was a Crop Adjusting Supervisor for North Central Crop Ins. Co. He was a member of several Masonic bodies including a Lifetime Member of DeWitt Lodge #84 AF & AM; Clinton Commandery Chapter #66, Clinton Council #74, Scottish Rite Valley of Bloomington, Goodbreak Chapter #59 Presiding Officer, Past Officer and Past Master of Henderson Lodge #820 and Secretary for over 50 years, a Knight York Cross of Honor, Past Patron Order of the Easter Star, the oldest living Past Commander of Clinton Commandery #66, and Past District Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Illinois. Duane was also a member of the Farmers’ Grain Board of Directors of Chestnut and Kenney, the Prairie Production Credit Assoc. Board of Directors and the 
DeWitt Co. Genealogical Society.
 
The family would like to thank the caregivers at St. Clara’s Manor and Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital for their excellent care during Duane’s illness.

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Annabell Perry

 Annabell Perry, 91, of Clinton, IL., formerly of Bement, IL., passed away at 12:57 P.M., on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at the Manor Care of Clinton.
 
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., on Monday, October 2, 2017, at the Hinds Funeral Home, 348 N. Piatt St., Bement, IL. The Pastor Tim Davis will officiate. Burial will be in the Bement Township Cemetery, Bement. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2017, from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M., also at Hinds Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Albert Parker American Legion Post #620.
 
Annabell was born on February 20, 1926 in Omega, IL., a daughter of Thomas and Elsa Smith Arnold. She married Vernon “Cleo” Perry. He passed away on April 13, 1996. Surviving children include; Nancy (Danny) Haynes of Clinton, IL. and Jeff Perry of Herrick, IL. Surviving grandchildren are; Chad Haynes, Kym Whitted, Johnny Perry, Angela Thoren, Jason Perry, Amanda Alsop, Jay Haynes, James Perry, Micheal Perry, and Joseph Perry, as well as 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 4 sons; Arnold Buff, Carl Perry, Merle Perry and Roy Perry, as well as a great-grandson; Christopher Perry, 8 brothers and a sister.
 
Annabell was a member of the First Christian Church of Bement, the Clinton United Methodist Church. She loved to read and spend time with her family.
 
Aaron and Susie Hinds of Hinds Funeral Home, Bement, would like to thank the Perry family for the honor to serve them in there time of need. “Our Family Is Here To Serve Your Family”.

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Pauline S. Rau

Pauline S. Rau, 92, of Warrensburg passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.
 
Pauline was born on August 14, 1925 in Mt. Pulaski, IL the daughter of Hugh F. and Nina (Dobbs) Stiles. She was a member of Warrensburg Unite Methodist Church and the women's group. She enjoyed quilting, hand weaving rag rugs, sewing, and cooking. She married William E. Rau on August 20, 1944 in Latham. He preceded her in death on June 25, 2008.
 
Surviving are her son, David L. Rau (Jan) of Jackson, MO; daughter, Christina Robinson of Warrensburg; brothers, Dan Stiles of Decatur; 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Mark W. Rau; brother, Hugh F. Stiles Jr., and 3 sisters, Hazel Bender, Mary Gribbins, and Pat Roure.
 
Funeral service to celebrate Pauline's life will be 12 Noon Saturday, October 7, 2017 in Warrensburg United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 10 AM – 12 Noon Saturday in the church. Memorials are suggested to Heartland Manor Care Activity Fund, 444 W. Harrison Ave. Decatur, IL 62526-4157.
 
The family of Pauline S. Rau is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Avenue, Decatur, IL 62526. Send condolences to the family at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.

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Nancy A. Jensen

Nancy A. Jensen 87 of Clinton, Illinois formerly of Orland Park, IL passed away 6:34 AM September 28, 2017 at Manor Court, 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 Nancy A. Jensen Memorial Fund
 
Nancy was born January 24, 1930 in Cook County, Illinois the daughter of Fredrick and Minnetta (Winegardner) Kasten. She married Raymond F. Jensen September 2, 1949 in Chicago, IL. He passed away August 13, 2010.
 
Survivors include her children: Susan L. (Ralph) Radecky, Kunkeltown, PA, Glen F. Jensen, Frankfort, IL, Aleen R. (Tom) Hammond, Tinley Park, IL, Carl K. (Brenda) Jensen, Clinton, I; along with 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.
 
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents and 1 Sister, Dorothy Gerth.
 
Nancy was a receptionist for Country Companies and bookkeeper for Orland State Bank. She loved to travel and sing; singing for 40 years in the church choir.
 

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