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Joan Halm Crumbaugh

Joan Halm Crumbaugh, 84, of LeRoy, Illinois, passed away at 10:28 P.M., Friday, June 23, 2017, at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, Illinois. 
 
A Graveside Service will be at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in Peru City Cemetery, Peru, Illinois, with Abbott Phillip Davey of St. Bede Abbey officiating.  Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, Illinois is in charge of arrangements.
 
 Joan was born August 6, 1932, in Spring Valley, Illinois, a daughter of John and Mary Marenda Balsavich.  She married Roger Halm on August 7, 1954, in Spring Valley, Illinois.  He passed away July 10, 1969.  She married Richard Crumbaugh on December 27, 1975, in Bloomington, Illinois.  He passed away September 19, 2008.
 
 Surviving are sons, David (Cheryl) Halm of Peoria, Illinois; Gregory (Carrie) Halm of Jacksonville, Florida; daughter, Nancy Halm of LeRoy, Illinois; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
 
 She was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Abbott Marion Balsavich.
 
Joan attended Sacred Heart in Farmer City. She was a member of the LeRoy Garden Club. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and devoted friend who will be deeply missed.
 
Memorial donations may be made to St. Bede Academy, 24 US – 6, Peru, Illinois 61354.

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Michael Christopher Aper

Michael Christopher Aper, 36, of Lincoln passed away on Thursday June 22, 2017 at 7:20a.m. at his home after a brief illness.
 
Michael was born September 12, 1980 in Lincoln the son of David Eugene and Kim (Windschanz) Aper.
 
Michael is survived by his parents, David and Kim Aper of Lincoln, his children: Ella, Brayden, and Paternal Grandmother Mary Ann Aper of Lincoln.
 
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather and maternal grandparents.
 
A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at the Lincoln American Legion Post #263 from 2:00-4:00 P.M. Saturday July 1, 2017. The family would like to extend a special thank you to David and Katie Parn for their special care and support. Memorials may be made to the Michael C. Aper family. Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln is entrusted with the arrangements.

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Anna Louise Shockey

Anna Louise Shockey, 92, of Lincoln passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at The Christian Village in Lincoln.
 
Anna was born on November 15, 1924 in Lincoln, IL the daughter of Joseph Charles and Olga Clara (Ahrens) Buckstegge. She married Jerry Bock Shockey on November 24, 1948 in Lincoln, IL at Anna’s grandparents’ home. He preceded her in death on April 21, 2012.
 
Anna is survived by her two daughters: Gail (George) Petro of Lincoln, Melissa Shockey of Springfield, two sons: Roger Shockey of Cape Coral, FL, and Jerry Bock Shockey (Heather Haborstroh) of Tucson, AZ, her sister: Dorothy Harrison of Lincoln, IL, three grandchildren: Ben (Sarah) Petro of St. Charles, IL, Drew Von Waldner of Denver, CO and Taylor Shockey (Justin Joyce) of Cincinnati, OH; two great grandchildren.
 
Anna graduated from Memorial School of Nursing in 1946. She attended school through the Cadet Nurse Program. She also attended St. Francis College in Joliet, IL and graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Anna worked as a registered nurse at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and with Dr. Arthur Williamson. She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church, Lincoln, and American Legion Auxiliary Post#263.
 
A celebration of life for Anna will be 2:00 p.m. Friday June 30, 2017 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lincoln, IL with Father Mark Evans officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Anna’s name to The Christian Village of Lincoln, Trinity Episcopal Church, or Donor’s Choice. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL.

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Suzanne E. Aper

Suzanne E. Aper, 73, of New Holland, IL died at 12:15 a.m. June 23, 2017 at her home.
 
Suzanne was born on December 7, 1944 in Lincoln, IL, the daughter of Gilbert and Dixie (Long) Blaum. She married Myron Aper on June 16, 1963 in New Holland. He preceded her in death on March 2, 2016.
 
Surviving Suzanne is her children: Teresa (Otis) Tripplett of Middletown, IL, Tim Aper of New Holland, IL, and Butch Long of Bloomington, IL; three grandchildren: Bret, Nicole, and Brandon; one brother: Dr. Gene Blaum of Springfield, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents.
 
Suzanne was a receptionist/office manager for Dr. Miller for 41 years; she currently worked for Midwest dental. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in New Holland, IL. She was elected mayor of New Holland in 2009 and held the position currently. She and Myron ran Aper’s crafts for 25 years, enjoyed going to craft shows, and she was a real estate agent for several years. She loved spending time with family and friends.
 
Services for Suzanne will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday June 27, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church in New Holland, IL with Rev. Charles Olander officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Monday June 26, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL. Burial at Richmond Grove Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Suzanne’s name to Zion Lutheran Church or New Holland Fire Department.

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William Joseph "Joe" Matthews

William Joseph "Joe” Matthews, 93, of Mt. Pulaski passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017 in his home.
 
Joe was born on August 31, 1923 in Mt. Pulaski, IL, the son of William and Irene (Volle) Matthews. He married Jean Ogden in St. Louis, MO, in 1961. She preceded him in death on May 12, 2005.
 
Joe is survived by his children: Jennifer Fettis, Peter (Pam) Matthews, Jacquelyn (Bob) Laurent, and Colin Matthews; his brother: Paul Matthews; his sister-in-law: Pauline Matthews; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Additionally, Joe is survived by his very good friends Derek (Renee) Martin and Denise "Bama” Quinn.
Joe was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, his brother Bob, and his sister Helen.
Joe proudly served in The U.S. Army during World War II and The Korean War. He was also a member of various clubs including The Knights Templar, Masonic Lodge, Shriners, Rotary, and the Clinton Elks Club.
 
A memorial gathering will be held in Joe’s honor from 4:00-7:00P.M. on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski. Masonic Services will be performed by Mt. Pulaski Lodge #87 at 6:15P.M. on Thursday, June 29, 2017 also at the funeral home. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date at Camp Butler National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Joe’s name to The Mt. Pulaski Masonic Lodge #87.

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William L. "Sonny" Neal

William L. "Sonny" Neal 78 of Normal, Illinois passed away 11:10 PM June
25, 2017 at McLean County Nursing Home, Normal, IL.
 
Masonic Services will be 7 PM, Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Calvert Funeral
Home, Clinton, IL.  Religious Services will follow with J. Kent Hickerson
officiating.  Visitation will be 5 - 7 PM, Thursday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to his Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren's
Education Fund.
 
Sonny was born March 13, 1939 in Bloomington, IL the son of Wilbur and
Florence (Black) Neal.  He married Norma J. Spencer August 10, 1958 in
Clinton, IL.
 
Survivors include his wife, Norma J. Neal, Normal, IL; children:  Michael
K.. Neal, Normal, IL  and Mark S. Neal, Normal, IL; 2 grandchildren:
Jordan (Daniella) Neal, Wapella, IL and Nathan (Brittany) Neal, Niles, MI;
2 great-grandchildren:  Sophia Neal and Wyatt Neal; sister, Martha (Joe)
Underwood, Clinton, IL.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 sister, Betty Baker.
 
Sonny retired from GTE and then worked for Busey Bank.  He enjoyed
golfing, fishing, camping, hunting, and boating.  Sonny was a member of
the DeWitt Masonic Lodge #84 AF & AM for 50 years.  He especially enjoyed
spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  The family
would like to extend a "thank you" to Heritage Health, Bloomington and the
McLean Co. Nursing Home, Normal, IL for their excellent care.

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Steven D. Sebok

Steven D. Sebok, 62, passed away on June 22, 2017, surrounded by family. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes. Visitation follows from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
 
Steve was born on July 26, 1954, in Decatur, Illinois, son of Joseph and Margaret Sebok. He graduated from Niantic Harristown High School in 1972. He began making cabinets alongside his brother at the age of 13 and embarked on his lifelong career as a skilled craftsman after graduation. Steve never met a stranger, he loved the simple things in life, treasured spending time with friends and family, and adored his grandchildren.
 
Left to cherish his memories are his wife Debbie of Forsyth; their daughters Tina and Zach Palmer of Forsyth; Lori and Joey McCoy of Forsyth; grandchildren Hailee, McKayla, Shae, Kylee, Keegan, Chloe, Ryne, and Cruz; brother Joseph James Sebok, Jr. of Decatur, sister Judy and husband Phillip Gallagher of Decatur, and beloved nieces and nephews.
 
Steve was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Peggy McGhee.
 
Memorials: Maroa-Forsyth School District Foundation
 
Steve’s golden heart stopped beating and his hard working hands are at rest. Our hearts are broken, God has taken one of the best.

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Janet Smith

Janet Wilson Smith, 62, of LeRoy, died at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday (June 21, 2017) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
 
There will be a funeral service for Janet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Northside Church of Christ, Normal. Minister Larry Sharp will officiate. There will be a visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church prior to the funeral. Interment will be in Secor Cemetery, Secor.
 
Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, is handling arrangements.
 
Janet was born on July 4, 1954, in Bloomington, to Frank and Betty Barnett Wilson. Celebrating her birthday along with the birthday of our nation was always a big deal to her and it was an event every year.
 
She married Roger Smith on March 23, 1985, in Funks Grove. He survives.
 
Also surviving are her children, Kristen Smith, LeRoy; Katelyn Smith, St. Louis, Mo.; JT Hollenstain, Bloomington; and Sarah Smith, LeRoy; and her siblings, Linda (Warren) Johnson, Salida, Colo.; Jim (Mary) Wilson, Benson; and Pat (Ed) Fox, Secor.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and one nephew, Andrew Johnson.
 
For over 30 years, Janet worked for area doctors as a registered nurse, coding specialist and office manager. She loved what she did but her true passion was being a mother, a wife and friend to all.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central Illinois Small Animal Rescue, Colfax.
 
Condolences may be left at www.calvertmemorial.com.

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Edward J. Shepherd

Edward J. Shepherd, 45, of Saybrook, Illinois, passed away at 11:55 A.M., Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Windsor Township, Shelby County, Illinois.
 
A loving and supportive husband of Michelle J. Shepherd of Saybrook, Illinois. I will miss dancing in the kitchen with you!
 
A kind and adoring father to Sydney, Julia and Stella D. The beloved son of Fred and Vicki Shepherd of Saybrook, Illinois. The good-hearted brother of Tami (Steve) Martin and nieces Logan and Emily all of Morris, Illinois and Fred (Bea) Shepherd and nephews Patrick and Dylan all of Saybrook, Illinois.
 
An avid hunter; Free Mason; Shriner; and lifelong NRA member; animal whisperer; and lover of everything outdoors.
 
An incredibly hard working, fun loving guy that was a friend to everyone.
 
A memorial service will be held at his house at 39130 S. East St., Saybrook, Illinois at 10:00 A.M., Sunday, June 25, 2017.
 
You will be missed dearly, Eddie Shepherd.

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Patrick Lee Stafford

Patrick Lee Stafford, 73, of Mansfield, IL, passed away at 2:00 A.M., Monday, June 19, 2017 at his residence. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Mansfield, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.
 
Patrick was born September 9, 1943 in Reno, Nevada, a son of Lee L. and Helen Fullam Stafford. He married Mary McKenzie on June 18, 1994 in Mahomet, IL. She survives in Mansfield, IL.
 
He is survived by his wife, Mary; sons, Patrick M. Stafford and Shawn Lee Stafford; step-sons, Mitchell (Mary) Crawford; Joe (Bonnie) Crawford; Charlie (Cindy) Crawford; Donald Crawford; step-daughters, Mander Vernell Crawford and Brenda (Jeff) Tucker; three grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; Several step-great-grandchildren; brothers, John P. (Denise) Jones and Stanley M. (Corrine) Jones; sister, Kathleen (Ken) Currie. Preceded in death by parents, and 3 step-great grandchildren.
 
Patrick was a retired machinist from Kraft Foods. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.

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Ellyn Campbell

Ellyn Campbell, 66, passed away at her home on June 17, 2017 at 12:35 AM.
 
Ellyn was born on July 10. 1950 in Springfield, IL; Daughter of John and Phyllis (Anderson) Campbell.
 
Ellyn is survived by one brother: Kevin (Paula) Campbell of Decatur, IL., one niece, Julie (Michael) Clark, and one nephew Joseph Campbell, both of Decatur, and four great-nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one infant brother: John Spencer Campbell.
 
Ellyn developed Cerebral palsy at birth and faced many challenges in her life. At age 10, Ellyn became a resident of Lincoln Developmental Center (LDA) until 2002. After spending a year in a group home in Tinley Park, IL, Ellyn returned to central Illinois to a CTF group home in Atlanta, and then finally in Lincoln. Ellyn loved to attend summer camp each year, and loved fishing, boating and making crafts. Ellyn loved Jesus and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Lincoln.
 
The family would like to thank Linda Shafer for faithfully taking Ellyn to church for many years. Special thanks go to Ellyn’s extended family at CTF that took such excellent care of her: Brandy Smith, Sarah, Jessica, Amanda, Stellakay, Steven, Chelsee, Cara, Bradly, Skylir and Shay.
 
Services for Ellyn will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday June 24, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Mark Peters officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service (10:00-11:00 a.m.) Burial at Oak Ridge cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made to United Cerebral Palsy, and Faith Lutheran Church.

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Donald A. Ramlow

Donald A. Ramlow, 89, of Lincoln passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017 in his home surrounded by his loving family.
 
Donald was born on August 6, 1927 in Hartsburg, IL. the son of Carl and Lena (Skonetski) Ramlow. He married Vera Hutchison on October 17, 1948 in Broadwell, IL. she survives in Lincoln.
 
Donald is also survived by his children: Judy (Dean) Kukuck of Lincoln, Donna (Bob) Twist of Elkhart, and Gary (Lisa) Ramlow of Lincoln; five grandchildren, Dawn Peterson, Laura Stephenson, Joel Kukuck, Christopher Ramlow and Betsy Ramsey, four great-grandchildren; his sisters: Ruth Ackerman of Lincoln and Lena Ingram of Lincoln.
 
Donald proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1946 to 1947. Donald was a very active member in the Lincoln Christian Church. He was a member of Jolly Seniors and active in the Harvest of Talents. He loved woodworking and making things for his kids and grandkids and loved to garden. He was a great husband and loved his family.
 
Services for Donald will be held at 10:00A.M. on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Lincoln Christian Church in Lincoln with Tim Searby officiating. Visitation will take place from 4:00-7:00P.M. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 also at the church. Burial will follow the services at Zion Cemetery in Lincoln where full military rites will be accorded by the Lincoln American Legion Post #263. Memorial donations may be made in Donald’s name to Jolly Seniors or Land of Lincoln Honor Flight. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

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Margaret E. (LaMar) Werner

Margaret E. (LaMar) Werner 86 of Maroa, Illinois passed away 3:33 PM June 20, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.
 
Services will be 10 AM, Monday, June 26, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL with Rob Talbot officiating.  Burial will follow at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL.  Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Margaret Werner Memorial Fund.
 
Margaret was born July 31, 1930 in Latham, IL the daughter of Wendell and Sarah (Hays) Duncan.  She married Bertel Beard “Blue” LaMar September 3, 1948.  He passed away July 8, 1969.
 
Survivors include her children:  Juanita (James) Bona, Florence, AZ; Danny (Charlotte) LaMar, Maroa, IL; and Darla (Rob) Talbot, Mesa, AZ; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-granddaughter.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, 5 brothers, and 7 sisters.

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Hal R. Clark

Hal R. Clark, 71, of Saybrook, Illinois, passed away at 1:47 P.M., Sunday, June, 18, 2017 at Gibson City Area Hospital, Gibson City, Illinois.  Visitation will be from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M., Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Saybrook, Illinois.  A funeral service will follow at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Wayne Giermann officiating.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Saybrook, Illinois.  Memorial donations may be made to the Gibson City Area Ambulance.  
 
Hal was born April 16, 1946, a son of Eugene and Edith Miller Clark.  He married Barbara Taylor on November 13, 1966. She survives. 
 
Surviving are three sons, David (Ashley Simpsen) Clark of Farmer City, Illinois; Jason (Dakota) Clark of Saybrook, Illinois; Lucas Clark of Saybrook, Illinois; seven grandchildren, Amara; Jaron; Wesley; Austin; Trevor; Rocco Clark; Leona Rodriguez; two brothers, Warren (Charlotte) Clark and Mark (Peggy) Clark of Saybrook, Illinois; two sisters, Connie Key of Georgia and Marian (Kenneth) Morgan of LeRoy, Illinois.
 
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Marilyn, Lila and Donna.
 
Hal was an Army veteran, a great brother, husband, father and grandfather.  He loved his faithful companion, Polar.  He was a Ford man and a diesel mechanic for over 40 years.  He will be dearly missed by all that knew him.

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Charles Robert "Bob" Lord, Sr.

Charles Robert (Bob) Lord, 86, of Clinton passed away on Fri. June 16, 2017 at home surrounded by family.
 
There will be no visitation or funeral service. There will be a open house on Tues, June 20, 2017 from 2pm to 4 pm at the home of Bob & Pat Lord -- 516 S. East St, Clinton, Il 61727.
 
Bob was born January 26, 1931 to Henry and Mary Hammer Lord. He married Patricia Willoughby on February 27, 1954. She survives.
 
Other Survivors include 1 son Charles Robert (Robbie) of Riverview, Fla. 3 daughters: Denise Becker of Mattoon, Teresa (Chester) Walker of Waynesville and Cindy Monkman of Clinton. 4 grandchildren & 2 great-grandchildren. Also, special Nephew Doug Willoughby & family of Clinton.
Bob was preceded in death by his mother, father, sister & brother.
 
Bob was a member of Clinton Eagles & Elks. He worked various construction jobs through the years & retired as a bartender from the Vermillion Bowl after 30 years of service. Bob was an avid Chicago Cubs & Bears fans. Bob loved to golf & sports in general.
 
Memorials may be made to Safe Haven Hospice Care in Lincoln, Il., or Warner Hospital & Health Services in care of Family Medicine.

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Gayle McKee

Gayle McKee, 82, of Mansfield, Illinois, passed away at 5:00 P.M., Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Kirby Medical Center, Monticello, Illinois.
 
A graveside service will be held at 11:30 A.M., Monday, June 19, 2017 at Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Illinois with Pastor Ed Davis officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M., Monday, June 19, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Mansfield, Illinois.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
 
Mr. McKee was born October 7, 1934 in Mansfield, Illinois, a son of, Frank and Pauline Smock McKee Sr. He married Patricia Joan “Pat” Cheser on May 15, 1965 in Monticello, Illinois. She passed away, February 19, 2002.
 
Survivors include two sons, Martin G. McKee of Chicago, IL and Matthew C. (Amanda) McKee of Florissant, MO; one brother, Frank McKee Jr. of Ft. Pierce, FL; and one sister, Marilyn (Robert) Harvey of Urbana, IL.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Robert, Harold, and Donald McKee.
 
Gayle served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1958 and was stationed in Germany.
 
He worked for Clifford & Jacobs Forging Company, Champaign, Illinois for 38 years.

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Douglas Allen Gondek

Douglas Allen Gondek, 66 of Decatur, IL passed away 9:50 A.M. June 15, 2017 at his family home in Decatur, IL.
 
No services are planned at this time. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.
 
Doug was born September 24, 1950 in Michigan City, IN the son of Edward and Allene (Eikelberg) Gondek. He married Edna M. Hale (Fleischauer) June 20, 1981 in Decatur, IL.
 
Surviving Doug is his wife: Edna M. Gondek, Decatur, IL; sisters: Peggy (Tom) Bushore, Fleshing, MI, Marylou (Greg) Goode, Fort Lauderdale, FL; brothers: Patrick (Diane) Gondek, Brimingham, AL, David (Susan) Gondek, Viera, FL.  He didn’t have kids of his own but really he did: step-daughter: Debbie Ellen (Greg) Ooton; step-sons: Brad (Eva) Hale, Greg (Renee) Hale, Sr.; grandchildren: Sean Hoelzen, Wesley Ooton, Gregory (Julie) Hale, Jr., Adam (Courtney) Alburtis and Whitney Ooton; 6 great grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents;
 
Doug was a truck driver working for ADM Trucking and later Farmer’s Express.
 
He enjoyed collecting and selling guns, along with poker games. But most of all he enjoyed his family, especially his grandkids.

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Micah Bradley "Bubba" Wakeman

Micah Bradley "Bubba” Wakeman, 43, of Mt. Pulaski passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Emden, IL.
 
Micah was born on December 25, 1973 in Decatur, IL. the son of Jerry Wakeman and Gwendolyn Gilman. Micah married Laura Pierdos on September 22, 1995 in Westfield, IN.
 
Micah is survived by his wife: Laura Wakeman; his children: Ashton, Emily, Josie, and Zeke Wakeman all of Mt. Pulaski; his father: Jerry (Gail) Wakeman; his mother: Gwen Wagner; his sisters: Cynthia (Scott) Broadway of Westfield, IN, Heather (Rodney) Case of Arcadia, IN, and Amanda (Jim) Grubaugh of Cicero, IN; his brother: Andrew (Jenny) Wakeman of Amelinghousen, Germany; his step-sister: Kristin (Jason) Quimby of Anderson, IN; his mother-in-law: Deborah Pierdos; father-in-law: John Pierdos; sister-in-law: Lisa (Luke) Gilliatt of Westfield, IN; 16 aunts & uncles, 14 nieces & nephews and numerous cousins. Additionally, Micah was a father figure to TeNejah and Taylah; as well as many other foster children.
 
First and foremost he was a servant of Christ. Because of this he was able to serve his family, his church, and his community selflessly. He found joy in farming and had a passion for the fatherless which led him to foster children in need--causing him to lead mission trips around the world.
 
Micah was a Firefighter in Decatur, IL. He was an elder at Mt. Pulaski Christian Church where he also taught Sunday school, was a youth group leader, and filled countless other roles. He was associated with the Emmaus Community and was the Director of Mt. Pulaski EMS.
 
Services for Micah will be held at 11:00A.M. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Life Foursquare Church in Decatur, IL with Mark Weber officiating, where full Fire Department Honor Guard services will be accorded. Visitation will take place from 3:00-7:00P.M. on Monday, June 19, 2017 at Mt. Pulaski Christian Church (in the Family Life Center). Fire Department line up will be at 5:30P.M. with the Fire Department walk through at 6:00P.M. Burial will take place after the services at Illini Cemetery in Warrensburg, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Micah’s name to The Micah Wakeman Memorial Fund. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski.

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Donald E. Semple

Donald E. Semple, 84, of New Holland passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at St. Clara’s Manor in Lincoln.
 
Donald was born on July 16, 1932 in New Holland, IL the son of John and Lorene (Langenbahn) Semple. He married Barbara Allison on August 16, 1953 in New Holland, IL. She survives.
 
Donald is also survived by his children: Leland (Becky) Semple of Hartsburg, and Melinda Semple of Springfield; his grandchildren, Kara Costello of Pleasant Prairie, WI, Scott Semple of Hartsburg, Erin Semple of Lincoln, and Mitchell Semple of Bloomington; his brother, Wayne Semple of Decatur; his sister, Doris Kelly of Farmer City; additionally he is survived by two great-grandchildren. 
 
Donald was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
 
Donald was a member and the Finance Officer of the Porter Bell American Legion Post #715 for 26 years. Donald proudly served his country in The U.S. Army where he spent 19 months in Korea; prior to his service he had engineering training in Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Donald was a member of the Logan Co. Farm Bureau and The Richman Community Club. He enjoyed camping, farm auctions, thrasher shows, dancing, and polka music.
 
Services for Donald will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, June 16, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln with Rev. Stephanie McCullough officiating. Visitation will also be at the funeral home from 5:00-7:00P.M. on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Burial will follow the services at Richmond Grove Cemetery in Hew Holland. Memorial donations may be made in Donald’s name to Porter Bell American Legion Post #715.

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Larry Funk

Larry Funk, 85, passed away at 12:57 a.m. Saturday June 10, 2017 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.
 
Larry was born on February 20, 1932 in Lincoln, IL; son of Daniel and Lula (Huff) Funk. He married Patricia Rickord on June 22, 1952 in Lincoln, IL. She preceded him in death on July 2, 2011.
 
Surviving Larry are his two sons: Michael (Sandra) Funk of Williamsville and Daniel (Sheri) Funk of Flatrock; five grandchildren: Evan, Ashton, Matt, Megan, and Dustin; and his four legged companion: Cha Cha. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, six brothers, and one granddaughter: Katie Jo.
 
Larry was a United States Air Force veteran. He was a member of Lincoln Christian Church, Masonic Lodge, Ansar Shrine, Scottish Rite, and Eastern Star.
 
Larry had a green thumb and enjoyed taking care of his flowers and plants. As an avid fisherman, he also shared many great memories with his family on several fishing trips.
 
Masonic Services for Larry will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday June 15, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL conducted by the Lincoln Masonic Lodge #210 following Masonic services a funeral service will be held with Ron Otto officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30-11:00 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow the service at Zion Cemetery where full military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post #263. Memorials may be made in Larry’s name to the American Kidney Fund.

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Beverly J. Bryant

Beverly J. Bryant, 77 of Clinton, IL passed away 7:10 A.M. June 12, 2017 at the Warner Hospital and Health Services.
 
Graveside Services will be 10 A.M. Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.
 
Memorials maybe directed to Warner Hospital Health Services Family Medicine. Beverly was born June 1, 1940 in McLean Co., IL the daughter of Leslie and Edna (Ratliff) Hasler. She married Clarence Wendell Bryant on December 7, 1958 in Clinton, IL. He passed in August of 1981.
 
Survivors include her son: Ira (Christine) Bryant, DeWitt, IL; William G. Bryant, Clinton, IL; several Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren; along with one sister: Mary Lou Shockey, Maroa, IL.
 
She is preceded in death by her parents; one daughter; Cathy J. Miller; one brother; and 3 sisters.
 
Beverly was a loving mother and grandmother, and loved just about everyone she met. She was an avid Cubs fan.

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Katherine M. "Kathy" Staton

Katherine M. “Kathy” Staton, 61 of Clinton, IL passed away 12:40 P.M. June 11, 2017 at her family home in Clinton, IL.
 
Services will be 11 AM Saturday June 17, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating.  Burial will follow at McClimans Cemetery, Hallsville, IL. Visitation will be from 10 – 11 AM June 17, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.
 
Memorials may be directed to Kathy Staton Memorial Fund.
 
Kathy was born March 6, 1956 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Ellis E. and Bonnie (Floyd) Stone. She married Marvin Staton September 3, 1976 in Clinton, IL.
 
Survivors include her husband: Marvin Staton, Clinton, IL; son: Nick Staton and grandson: Dexter of Clinton, IL; brother: Bill (Debbie) Stone, Mansfield, IL; sister: Barb (Gene) Towns, Harvest, AL; son: Thomas (Elizabeth) Staton, Lincoln, IL along with 4 grand and 4 great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister: Sue (Stone) Overcash.
 
Kathy was owner and operator of the restaurant K&M Yak Shak in Clinton, IL. She loved her restaurant and enjoyed spending time with her customers, but especially loved spending time with her family.
 
She was a member of the Clinton Eagles Lodge. Kathy was a die-hard Cubs fan.

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Norman L. Simmons

Norman L. Simmons, 77 of Wapella, IL, passed away peacefully at 9:35 P.M. Monday, June 12, 2017 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL.
 
Celebration of Norman’s life will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, June 16, 2017 at the Family Life Center at the First Christian Church Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Visitation will be 5 – 7 Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. John’s Hospital, First Christian Church, or Second Chance Pet Adoption.
 
Norman was born July 23, 1939 in Lane, IL, the son of Robert and Marie (Cowles) Simmons.  He married Sharon Phelps on June 25, 1961, in Clinton, IL. They had two daughters, Janet (Mark Johnson) and Mary Beth (Lora Novak).  On February 10, 1990, he married Kelley Fryman in Maui, HI.
 
Survivors include his wife: Kelley Fryman, Wapella, IL; daughters: Janet and Mary Beth; grandsons: Hunter, Connor, and Kyler, along with numerous adoring nieces and nephews.
 
“Stormin’ Norman” was a member of the Clinton Country Club for 59 years.  He defined the term “avid golfer” with a number of club championships and twelve holes-in-one.  Besides golf, he loved his family, a good martini with a blue cheese olive, and breakfast with his golf buddies every Thursday.

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Reta Joyce Allen

Reta Joyce Allen, 86 of Greenwood, IN formerly of Champaign, IL passed away 5:40 P.M. June 10, 2017 at Aspen Trace, Greenwood, IN.
 
Services will be 3 P.M. Friday, June 16, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, IL. Burial will follow at DeLand Cemetery, DeLand, IL. Visitation will be 2-3 P.M. Friday prior to services.
 
Memorials may be made out to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl. New York, N.Y. 10001.
 
Reta was born July 8, 1930 in Heyworth, IL the daughter of William and Hazell Irene (Russ) Francisco.
 
Survivors include her son: Todd (Martha) Allen, Bargersville, IN; 5 Grandchildren; and 8 Great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; 1 daughter: Reta Lynn Englehardt, Sioux Falls, SD, passed in 2011; 4 brothers: Harald, Bill, Charles, and Earl; 5 sisters: Dolly, Susie, Mary, Annie, and Agnus; 4 half-brothers and half-sisters.
 
Reta retired from Kraft foods in 1992. She enjoyed golfing, going to garage sales, and especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

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Jane Geske Amerman

Jane Geske Amerman, 95, of Heyworth, passed away at 11:07 p.m. Friday (June 9, 2017) at Heritage Health, Bloomington.
 
Jane was born Sept. 22, 1921, in Randolph, to Al and Florence Smith Geske. She married Kenneth Amerman on April 8, 1944, in LeRoy. He preceded her in death on July 4, 1979.
 
Surviving are a daughter, Melissa (Larry) Ross, Matthews, N.C.; four grandchildren, Stacy (Todd) O’Sadnick, Mendota; Eric (Heather) Ross, Worthington, Ohio; J. Bryce (Moriah) Davis, Westerville, Ohio; and Megan (Daniel) Charlton, Concord, N.C.; and 10 great-grandchildren.
 
Jane was a very active member of Heyworth Christian Church and active in her community.
 
Jane’s celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Heyworth Christian Church with Pastor Vernon Oakley and Pastor Pete Hopkins officiating. Burial will be at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, and an hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.
 
Memorials may be made to Heyworth Christian Church missions for the spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Sarah Ellen Terry

Sarah Ellen Terry, 58, of Clinton, IL passed away at 7:50 PM, June 11, 2017 at
Springfield Memorial Hospital, Springfield, IL.
 
No services are planned at this time. Calvert Funeral Home assisted the family with cremation rites.
 
Sarah was born August 18, 1958 in Clinton, IL the daughter of John Richard and Phyllis Jean (Lange) Alwood. She married Michael Terence Terry February 19, 1977 in Clinton, IL.
 
Survivors include her husband, Michael Terry, Clinton, IL; daughters: Christy (Thomas) Terry-Porter, Weldon, IL and Theresa Terry, Clinton, IL; mother; 5 grandchildren, 9 sisters and 2 brothers.
 
She was preceded in death by her father and 2 brothers.

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Kathleen Dalton

Kathleen Ruth Dalton, 88, of Weldon, passed away at 5:20 p.m. Thursday (June 8, 2017) at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur.
 
Her service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Weldon Baptist Church, with Brother Barry Lawson and the Rev. Clyde Shreve officiating. Burial will follow at Weldon Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
 
Memorials may be directed to Weldon Baptist Church.
 
Kathleen was born Sept. 3, 1928, in Monticello, the daughter of Ceasar and Ada Johnson Eastham. She married Beecher Dalton Aug. 9, 1947. He passed away Feb. 4, 1993.
 
Survivors include her son, Harold Dalton, Weldon; granddaughter, Darinda Ripper, White Heath; great-grandchild, Adam Ripper; sisters, Audrey Eastham, Russell Springs, Ky., and Delora Parker, Monticello; niece, Shirley Mae Lawson, Russell Springs, Ky.; and dear friends, the McDormand Family.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Don Eastham, James Eastham, Cassie Cornthwarte, Edith Stephens, and Junior “Nook” Eastham.
 
Kathleen was a member of Weldon Baptist Church. She was a cook for DeLand-Weldon School District and worked in the housekeeping department for Dr. John Warner Hospital, Clinton.
 
Condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com.

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Mackenzy Sue Ann Brown

Mackenzy Sue Ann Brown, 6 years old, of Lincoln IL, passed away at 9:10am Monday, June 5, 2017 at The Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria.
 
Visitation will be Monday, June 12th, 2017 from 4-7 pm. The funeral will be Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 at 10:00 am. Both will take place at the Lincoln Christian Church, 204 N. McLean St. Lincoln, IL 62656.
 
Burial will be at the Harmony Cemetery in Beason, IL (Logan County).
 
Mackenzy was born February 1st, 2011 in Lincoln, IL. The daughter of Jeremy Brown (Paula Lawhorn) and Tina Brown (Roger West). Mackenzy attended school at Chester East Lincoln Elementary in Lincoln where she just finished Kindergarten.
 
Mackenzy was a daughter, granddaughter, great granddaughter, sister also the best friend of Bella her puppy. Mackenzy was a beautiful, outgoing, fun loving little girl with a touch of sass! She loved music, playing, dancing, shopping with mommy and fishing with daddy. She was loved by all!
Mackenzy is survived by her parents as well as her siblings Steven, Kayleigh, Joanna, Jayden and Alivia Brown. Along with two step brothers Joshua and Paul Lawhorn of Mattoon, IL. Also surviving are her grandparents Julie Brown (Rex Gill), Frank Brown. Kathy Dale, and special friend Mary Martin as well as her special cousin Rachel Sexton all of Lincoln. Great Grandparents John and Ione Davison of Middletown as well well as Duane Perry also survive.
 
She is also survived by several Aunts and Uncles including Jon (Samantha) Brown, Gina (Chris) Welchel, Robbie (Carrie) Dale, April Dale, Kim (Ron) Skelton, John Boswell (Cheryl Butts), Ella (Dean) Mahnke, Susan (Melvin) Schwenke, Tammy (Rob) Dunn, Twilla (Joe) Wilcoxen, Doris Brown, Roy Lawhorn, Jr., and Step Uncle Rex Gill, Jr.
 
Preceding her in death were Great Grandma Nona Perry, Grandpa Roy Lawhorn, Sr., Grandma Emma Lawhorn, Great Grandparents Sara and Marvin Brown, Uncle Jason Brown and Grandpa Larry Dale.
 
Although we mourn the loss of Mackenzy, we rejoice knowing that she will live on in the lives of others through The Gift of Hope Organ Donor Program.
 
The family would like to say a special thank you to the caring staff at The Children’s Hospital of Illinois and The Gift of Hope as well as all the others who were involved with her care.
 
The family would also like to thank all of their family, friends and members of the community for their loving support.

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Annie Mae Davis

Annie Mae Davis, 74, passed away at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL on June 6, 2017 at 8:43 a.m.
 
Annie was born on December 30, 1942 in Mounds, IL. She is the daughter of Andrew and Ethel Nellie (Frazier) Hunt.
 
Annie married Ronald W. Davis May 19, 1965 in Lincoln, IL.
 
Annie was the last of her immediate family. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Davis; parents; 1 child, Bonesia; 1 brother and 4 sisters.
 
She leaves her loving memories to be shared with her surviving daughters: Rowlettia "Letia” (Doug) Gossard, Springfield, IL and Annettia Davis – Cook, MN; 5 grandchildren: E’pris Krushall, Josh (Courtney) Gossard, Aly Gossard, Davin McCray and Janeesa Cook.
 
Annie valued education. She was Valedictorian of her class and went on to earn a degree in nursing at Carbondale University.
 
Annie worked at IL State School (Now known as Lincoln Developmental Center), St. Patricks Church Rectory (Now known as Holy Family), was a Foster Grandparent, assisted with the Head Start Program and a retiree from the State of Illinois.
 
Annie was a member of Holy Family Church, very kind and gentle soul. She had a loving and generous heart and was always giving to others. She enjoyed providing for her family, cooking, park recreation, eating at Bonanza and Western movies!
 
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the doctors and nurses at Abraham Lincoln Hospital, Springfield Clinic, Memorial Hospital, the staff at Kroger Pharmacy, Help at Home, Memorial Home Health, Visiting Nurses and Therapist for all their support in her final months and days.
 
In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations can be made to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NINDS. This is for research for early detection for Communicating and Non-Communicating Cerebrospinal Fluid, CFS.
 
Visitation will be held on Tuesday June 13, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL.
 
A service for Annie Davis will be held on Wednesday June 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Church, Lincoln, IL with Father Simon Taabu officiating.
 
Burial will follow at Camp Butler, Springfield, IL.

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James R. "Chubs" Edwards

James R. "Chub” Edwards, 74, of Lincoln, formerly of Beason passed away on June 6, 2017.
 
James was born on December 6, 1942 in Beason, IL, the son of Eugene Hall and Rachel Elizabeth (Zook) Edwards.
 
James is survived by one brother, Harry David "Bear” (Margaret) Edwards of Lincoln, two sisters: Carolyn Elizabeth (Gary) Schall of Springfield, IL and Marilyn Louise Jackson, two grandchildren, Austin Lee Jones of Lincoln, IL and Megan McGrath of Springfield, IL.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, Carol Lynn Edwards and Vicki Viola McGrath, and one sister, Mary Catherine Bland.
 
James was an avid NASCAR Fan, a member of the Beason Sportsman’s Club, the Chestnut Sportsman’s Club, and the Eagles Lodge #2708. He worked for Reckitt/Coleman and Beason Ag Center.
 
Services for James will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, June 9, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Ron Otto officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00 A.M. prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will take place after the services at Harmony Cemetery in Beason. Memorial donations may be made in James’s name to the Beason Fire Department or Beason Sportsman’s Club.

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Martha Vorwerk

Martha Vorwerk 83 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 6:30 PM June 7, 2017 at Liberty Village, 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 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
 
Martha was born March 10, 1933 in Christian County, KY the daughter of Roy and Mary (Hester) Morris.
 
Survivors include her daughter-in-law: Kathy Evans, Clinton, IL; grandchildren: Matthew Evans and Kristin Evans; great grandson: Irie Evans; 2 sisters: Geneva Hughes, Evansville, IN and Ruby Underwood, Clarksville, TN.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, son Norman Evans, 7 brothers and sisters.

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Lila Lee Andrews

Lila Lee Andrews 86 of Clinton, Illinois moved to her new eternal residence of “Streets of Gold” in the Kingdom of God, where Jesus reigns, 4:30 PM June 7, 2017.
 
Services will be 11 A.M. Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Lane Christian Church, Lane, IL with Jim Kilson officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 A.M. Tuesday at the Church. The family has entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Lane Christian Church Ministries or a charity of the donor’s choice.
 
Lila was born June 16, 1930 in Clinton, IL the daughter of John D. and Ella (Campbell) Johnson. After graduating from Clinton High School she married Donald Andrews June 10, 1949 in Clinton, IL.
 
Survivors include her 5 children: David (Darlene) Andrews, Jacksonville, FL, Linda (Mark) Walston, Clinton, IL, Terry (Mallon) Wood, Minier, IL, Julie (John) Meeks, Bradenton, FL, and Janet (John) McKay, Ocala, FL; sister: Esther Covey, Clinton, IL; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren and 2 more on the way.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother, 7 sisters, 1 granddaughter and1 great granddaughter.
 
Lila loved her family and was an active member of the Lane Christian Church until she moved to Liberty Village in July 2014.
 
She as a diehard Cub fan and was so thrilled to see them win the World Series. We know she will be watching them win big this year, Go Cubs! As an amateur genealogist, she kept track of all the births and deaths in her large family. She loved to send cards to her family and friends, and enjoyed word search puzzles. Above all, she was a sweet, kind hearted lady who loved her family and gracefully dealt with what life handed her.

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Kevin Lane

 Kevin Michael Lane 31 of Urbana, IL formerly of Clinton, IL passed away 1:12 PM June 5, 2017 at his family residence, Urbana, IL.
 
Services will be 1 PM Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Lane Christian Church, Lane, Illinois with Jim Kilson officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Valley Cemetery, Adams, County, Nebraska. Visitation will be 12 Noon to 1 PM on Friday at the Church.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Illinois is in charge of arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to Kevin Michael Lane Memorial Fund.
 
Kevin was born July 26, 1985 in Clinton, IL the son of Kenneth L. and Kay E. (Long) Lane.
 
Survivors include his daughter: Daisy Lane; mother: Kay (Jerry) DeMuth, Ayr, NE; father: Kenneth Lane, Clinton, IL; siblings: Sherry (CJ) Hawkins, Clinton, IL, Dean Lane, Ayr, NE, Lisa (Mike) Nissen, Harvard, NE, Kristina (Josh) Deerwester, Clinton, IL; step-sisters: Josie DeMuth, Jocelyn (Nick) Glore; nieces & nephews: Alexis Remmers, Hailee Hawkins, Olivia Hawkins, Dylan Wold, Rylie McAleese, Victoria Nissen, Jaxton Nissen, Samantha Nissen, Aaron Nissen, Alex Deerwester, Logan Deerwester; step-nephew & step-niece: Judah Glore and Jessa Glore.
 
Kevin was baptized at the Lane Christian Church. He graduated from Blue Hill High School in 2003; then moved back to Illinois. Kevin was employed as a warehouse supervisor. He enjoyed fishing, animals, music and riding four wheelers. With pens or tattoos, Kevin was an amazing artist. Kevin was a family man and loved spending time with his nieces and nephews.

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Richard Thomas Morgan

Richard Thomas Morgan, 84, passed away at Memorial Medical Center on June 5, 2017 at 5:55 am.
 
Richard was born on December 27, 1932 in Virden, IL; son of Harold and Phyllis (Thirlwall) Morgan. He married Sandra Jannette Beaver on July 4, 1963 in Girard, IL. She survives him.
 
Also surviving are his children: Kathy (Al) Anderson of WI, Greg (Jolene) Morgan of UT, Rodney (Justine) Morgan of Lincoln, Rhonda (Don) Howard of Lincoln, Rochelle (Richard) Joseph of Lincoln, and Randy (Laura) Morgan of CA; one sister: Geraldine(Clyde) Stone of Havana, IL; 13 grandchildren: Eric, Garrett, Jacqueline, Ryker, Katrina, Skylar, Noah, Lucas, Jackson, Brittany, Morgan, Megan, and Owen; 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one son-in-law.
 
Richard served in the United States Navy in the Korean War. He was a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ, was a deacon for many years and helped with repairs, the American legion #263, and Boy Scout leader. He specialized in making shelves and trunks, he was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed working in the yard, camping, and in his retirement years ran Pine Tree County Crafts. He was a manager of a shoe store, carpenter, electrician, and retired as a correctional officer.
 
A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Friday June 9, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Visitation will be 2 hours prior to service (4:00-6:00 p.m.) Burial at Lucas Chapel Cemetery will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in Richard’s name to the Humane Society of Logan County, Logan County Food Pantry, or American Legion Post #263.

 

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Paula Mills

Paula Mills, 59, passed away at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital on June 3, 2017 at 11:24 a.m.
 
Paula was born on September 12, 1957 in Springfield, IL; daughter of Myron and Patricia (Burg) Mizeur.
 
Paula is survived by her mother, her daughter: Katie (Luke) Hanger of Lincoln, IL; one grandson: Harrison Hanger of Lincoln, IL. She was preceded in death by her father and sister: Pammy Mizeur.
 
Paula was a graduate of Ursline and I.S.U. she retired from Illinois Department of Corrections as a counselor. Through the years at Logan County Corrections she made lasting friendships which continued through get togethers and the birthday clubs. Paula enjoyed trips to Riverboats, Las Vegas, Florida, and Europe. She became a Cub fan later in life plus NCAA basketball and avid QVC fan, but her #1 fan was her grandson Harrison. Her infectious laugh and sense of humor will be remembered forever.
 
Services for Paula will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday June 8, 2017 at Holy Family Catholic Church with Rev. Geoffrey Horton officiating. Visitation will be 2 hours prior to service (9:00-11:00 a.m.) also at the church. Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery in Springfield ,IL. Memorials may be made in Paula’s name to Carroll Catholic School of the Humane Society of Logan County. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL.

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Sim Simpson Jr.

Sim Simpson Jr., 78, of LeRoy, passed away at 5:06 P.M., Saturday, June 3, 2107 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.
 
There will be a visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Friday, June 9, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the LeRoy Fire Department, LeRoy Emergency Ambulance Service, or LeRoy Police Department.
 
He was born March 5, 1939 in Harlan, KY, to Rusaw and Mossie Saylor Long. He married Lona Gayhart on January 25, 1964 in Lancaster, KY. She survives in LeRoy.
 
Also surviving are one daughter, Teresa G. (Roger) Shoemaker of LeRoy, one granddaughter,  Kaycee Shoemaker of Louisville, KY, and one sister, Thelma (Wayne) Austin of Woodward, IL.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; his uncle that raised him, Sim Simpson Sr.; one daughter, Barbara Lynn Simpson; six brothers; and four sisters.
 
Sim had worked for Done Stone Ford in Bloomington and retired from ISU Building Services in 1985.

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Mary Janice "Jan" Clark

Mary Janice “Jan” Clark, 61, of Mansfield, IL, lost her battle at 4:12 P.M., Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO surrounded by her loving family.
 
Funeral Service will be 1:30 P.M., Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the Mansfield United Methodist Church with Pastor Ed Davis officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, IL. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Monday, June 5, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, IL. Memorials may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60611.
 
Jan was born January 8, 1956 in Kankakee, IL, a daughter of John Lewis and Ann Steichen Mortenson. She married Michael David Clark on May 8, 1981 in Urbana, IL.
 
She loved her family and animals, especially her Monarch Butterflies who visited her every September. Her pride and joy were her children and sweet grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Michael; her son, Tucker; her daughter, Morgan; granddaughter, Savannah; grandson, Spencer; brother, Jerry (Joy) Mortenson; sister, Julie (Rich) Inda. Preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Alexandria and brother, Terry.
 
Jan retired after working 35 years as a printer for Colwell Printing, Champaign, IL.
 
She will be missed forever.

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Kathryn D. "Kathi" Silvey

Kathryn D. “Kathi” Silvey, 55, of Easton passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.
 
Kathi was born on December 20, 1961 in Pekin, IL the daughter of Charles and Donna (Cain) Isom. She married Randy Silvey on December 24, 1988 in Hudson, IL. He preceded her in death on November 23, 2008.
 
Kathi is survived by her children: Shannon Silvey, Shane Silvey, and Kassidy Silvey all of Easton; her mother, Donna Isom; her granddaughter, Opal; and her fiancé, Michael Calhoun of Easton.
 
She was preceded in death by her father, husband, and her brother.
 
A memorial service for Kathi will be held at 6:00P.M. on Monday, June 5, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service (4:00-6:00P.M.) also at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the family of Kathi Silvey.

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Dustin Richard Smith

Dustin Richard Smith 29 of West Palm Beach, Florida passed away at 10:53 A.M. May 28, 2017.
 
Services will be 10 AM, Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL.  Visitation will be 6 – 7 PM, Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Dustin Richard Smith Memorial Fund.
 
Dustin was born November 15, 1987 in West Palm Beach, FL the son of Richard D. and Denise (Marsalona) Smith.
 
Survivors include his father, Richard Smith, Baytown, TX; daughter, Lucy Lynn Smith, Murphy, N.C.; sister, Daniella (Sean) McClutchy, Lutz, FL; niece, Sloan and nephew, Hendrix; uncle, Terry (Sara) Smith, Clinton, IL; step-mother, Olga Torres, Baytown, TX; step-sister, Veronica (Hector) Perez, Atascocita, TX; and step-nieces Emma and Maya.
 
He was preceded in death by his mother, Denise Smith; grandmother, Rose; and aunt, Christine of West Palm Beach, FL.
 
Dustin was a dedicated father and son.  He took pride in all his work and accomplishments.  He was an avid sports fan and loved the outdoors.  Always putting others before himself, he was a friend to all.  Gone way too soon, may he rest in peace. 

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Stanley C. Walden

Stanley C. Walden, 82 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 2:33 PM June 1, 2017 at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Illinois.

Services will be 3 PMSaturday, June 3, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Greg Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 2 - 3 PMSaturday at the
funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to MS Talk, Inc. or the Dr. John Warner Hospital Foundation.

Stanley was born June 19, 1934 in Solomon, IL the son of Harry and Clara Ethel (Gibson) Walden. He married Dixie Rees October 14, 1954 in Clinton, Il.

Survivors include his wife, Dixie Walden, Clinton, IL; children, Bruce (Liz) Walden, Urbana, IL; and Paula (Chuck) Nelson, Clinton, IL; 3 grandchildren:  Jessica (Cory) Black, Riverside, IL; Jennifer (Matthew) Horn, Inverness, IL; and Tyler Walden, Champaign, IL; 3 great-grandchildren:  Johnny Walker Horn; Thomas Walden Horn; and William Clifford Black; several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Stanley worked for Illinois Central Gulf for 39 years and farmed in DeWitt County.  He was the Center for the Clinton Maroons Basketball team and held several records.  Stanley was an avid sports fan and enjoyed bad golf with his son and son-in-law as well as being a Cardinal fan and Illini
fan. Stanley enjoyed being outside and nature.  His greatest joy was
watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their activities.

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Rev. Virgil L. Sprunger

Rev. Virgil L. Sprunger, 95, of Lincoln, formerly of Elkhart, IL, passed away at 9:00 A.M. Saturday May 20, 2017 at Villa Health Care East in Sherman.
 
Mr. Sprunger was a member of the clergy for 40 years serving as a Nazarene Pastor in Ohio, chaplain at the Illinois Youth Center in Geneva, IL and senior chaplain at Logan Correctional Center, retiring in 1985. He was a member at the Church of The Nazarene and attended Elkhart Christian Church. Mr. Sprunger also served as village clerk for Elkhart for many years.
 
Mr. Sprunger was born in Adams County, IN on December 29, 1921, son of Leo and Mary Sprunger. He married Mary Anna Snuggs on June 10, 1944. Mary Anna passed after 61 years of marriage on October 23, 2005.
He is survived by his daughter: Linda Jeanne Tilghman of St. Cloud, FL; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother: Fred Sprunger of IN; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law: Jerry, grandson: Marcus, and brother: David.
 
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday June 10, 2017 at the Elkhart Christian Church with Stacy Popejoy officiating. Mr. Sprunger donated his body to science as did his wife Mary Anna upon her death. Memorials may be given to Elkhart Christian Church. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL.

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Pauline F. Boward

Pauline F. Boward, 85, of Lincoln passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at The Christian Village in Lincoln.
 
Pauline was born on February 28, 1932 in Lincoln, the daughter of James B. and Ethel (Ritchhart) Wright. Pauline married James L. Boward on January 1, 1950. He preceded her in death on June 1, 2001.
 
Pauline is survived by her two daughters: Connie (Roger) Boss, and Carol (Rick) Charron, both of Lincoln. Also surviving are seven grandchildren: Brad (Laura) Boss of Clarksville, TN; Erica (Josh) Maynard of Lincoln; Brock (Abby) Boss of Towanda; Austin (Heidi) Charron of Peoria; Brayton (D’Lisa) Boss of Morton; Kyle (Brooke) Charron of Elkhart; and Brennan Boss of Phoenix, AZ. In addition, she is survived by 19 great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, and one brother.
 
Pauline worked as the teletype operator for Sears, Roebuck & Co. for 19 years and was then employed as secretary at Chester-East Lincoln School for 17 years retiring in 1988. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lincoln, The Rachel Circle, Royal Neighbors of America, the Oasis Senior Center, and The Round Robin Pinochle Club.
 
A memorial service for Pauline will be held at 11:00A.M. on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at The First United Methodist Church in Lincoln with Brad Curtis and Ryan Edgecombe officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service (9:00-11:00A.M.) also at the church. Burial will follow the services at Richmond Grove Cemetery in New Holland. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Christian Village Grace Point,Woods Foundation Garden Villa, or Safe Haven Hospice.

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Franklin W. Mitchell

Franklin W. Mitchell 75 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 9:28 AM May 29,
2017 at his family residence, Clinton, IL.
 
A time to celebrate Franklin's life will be 5 - 7 P.M. Friday, June 2,
2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Franklin W. Mitchell memorial fund.
 
Franklin was born March 13, 1942 in DeWitt County, IL the son of Kenneth
and Lula (Crum) Mitchell. He married Carolyn Sue Sanders July 22, 1993 in
Nashville, TN.
 
Survivors include his wife: Carolyn Sue Mitchell, Clinton, IL; children:
Kenneth (Lueverta) Mitchell, Victorville, CA, Shelli Mitchell, Clinton,
IL, Lisa Mitchell, Clinton, IL, Stephen (Debbie) Mitchell, Clinton, IL,
Janie Wyatt, Clinton, IL; 10 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and
sister: Dolores Foster, Texas.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Sandra Cusick.
 
Franklin retired from Revere Copper & Brass Inc. and drove cars for
Anderson Ford in Clinton. At Moraine View State Park in LeRoy, Franklin
took care of the horses and gave rides to the visitors.

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Phoebe Lucille Lehman

Phoebe Lucille Lehman, 96, of Wapella, IL formerly of Buckley, IL passed away at 10:25 AM May 30, 2017 at her family residence, Wapella, IL.
 
Services will be 11 AM, Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Greg Taylor officiating.  Burial will follow at Point Pleasant Cemetery, Long Creek, IL.  Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM, Saturday at the funeral home.
 
Memorial may be directed to a Charity of the Donor’s Choice.
 
Phoebe was born January 24, 1921 in Fayette County, IL the daughter of Henry Earl and Cora Althea (Storm) Breese.  She married Floyd Lowell Lehman September 16, 1939 in St. Charles, MO.  He passed away January 20, 1998.
 
Survivors include her children:  Sharon (Merle) Mearida, McKenzie, TN; Norma Staton, Wapella, IL; Sandra (Larry) Knuth, Loda, IL; and Larry (Debra) Lehman, Loda, IL; daughter-in-law:  Phyllis Lehman, Monticello, IL; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Charles (Betty) Breese, Springfield, IL; sisters:  Jean Ackroyd, S.C. and Iris (Jim) Wasser, Vandalia, IL.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; 1 son, Leslie; and 1 daughter, Carolyn Ruth Pilkington; 2 sisters:  Hazel Springman and Mildred Karch; and 1 brother, Dale Breese.
 
Phoebe worked at Electronics and Switchcraft in Paxton, IL as well as being a homemaker.  She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and quilting and loved to travel.

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Robert Strotheide

Robert Clyde Strotheide, 74, of Lincoln, died Wednesday (May 24, 2017) at his home.
 
He was born Jan. 27, 1943, in Bloomington, the son of L.G. and Doris Elizabeth (Eigsti) Strotheide. He married Sarah Marie Crum on Sept. 3, 1964, near Monmouth.
 
He is survived by his wife; two children, Joshua (wife, Julie Slater) and Erin (husband, Mohamed Sobih); seven siblings, Sandra (Jim) Benner, Janet Bertsche, Larry (Cass), Carol (Bill) Schmidtgall, Terry (LeRoy) Block, Paul, and Randy; and many nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents.
 
He graduated from Flanagan High School, attended Bluffton College in Ohio, and received his B.S. and M.S. from Illinois State University. He taught math and sciences at Hartsburg-Emden schools for more than 20 years, then taught for Richland Community and MacMurray colleges at Lincoln and Logan correctional centers until retirement in 2007.
 
He enjoyed fishing and hunting with his dad. He was in the Boy Scouts and later was the scoutmaster for his son's troop. He took part in several Lincoln Community Theater shows and attended countless productions with his family. He coached basketball and was a class sponsor at Hartsburg-Emden. His favorite author was James Michener, and he read and collected translations of the Bible. He enjoyed playing golf and could frequently be spotted bargain hunting at auctions, garage sales and thrift stores.
 
An avid traveler, he took trips to Vietnam, Ireland, Egypt, Malaysia, Norway, Portugal, Toronto, and many Canadian border water camping trips. Being an adventurous foodie, he often inspired his family and friends to try exotic foods.
 
He loved chatting with old friends and strangers alike and was known as a practical joker. With a true servant's heart and as a consummate host, one had only to mention a need and he was there to provide.
 
He was a member of the Lincoln Church of the Nazarene, serving on the board and participating in many ministries. He had been a member of and held several offices with Gideons International since 2008.
 
His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lincoln Church of the Nazarene, 2501 Woodlawn Road, Lincoln, with a dinner after the service at the church. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Waldo Township Cemetery near Flanagan. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Gideons International or Lincoln Church of the Nazarene. Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln, is in charge of the arrangements.

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A. Jean Daniels

A. Jean Daniels 73 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 11:12 A.M. May 23, 2017 at Liberty Village Nursing Home, Clinton, Illinois.
 
Graveside Services will be at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Memorial Park Cemetery Clinton, IL with Scott Marsh officiating. There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, American Cancer Society, or American Heart Association.
 
Jean was born February 15, 1944 in Chesterfield, MO, the daughter of Thurman and Edna (Mayfield) Jones. She married Richard Edward Daniels May 24, 1980 in Normal, Illinois. He passed away August 17, 1992.
 
Survivors include her Children: Shelly (Eric) Koshinski of Clinton, IL; Scott March of Clinton, IL; and Matthew (Shannon) Daniels of Manchester, NH; Grandchildren: Dalton Koshinski and Isabella Daniels; Step-Daughter: Christine Dubose of Jacksonville, FL; Step-Grandchildren: Jacqueline,
Ashlee, and MacKenzie Dubose; Brothers: James (Barbara) Jones of Downs, IL; Eugene Jones of Clinton, IL; and Charles (Coretta) Jones of Kell, IL; Sisters: Edith (Larry) Blankenship of Texaco, IL; Sue (Wayne) Schroeder of GA; Jeanette (Bob) Young of Mt. Vernon, IL;  Grace (Dan) Schroeder, MI; and Carolyn (Ron) Clark of Clinton, IL.
 
She was preceded in death by one sister: Virginia Carver.
 
Jean was a member of the First Christian Church in Clinton. She loved to read and always took care of everyone before herself. Her children and grandchildren were most important to her, and she dearly loved spending time with them. Jean was best known as "Nanna" to almost everyone.

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Earl Gene Taylor

Earl Gene Taylor, 59, of Urbana, IL passed away at 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Presence Covenant Urbana, IL.  Cremation rites have been accorded. 
 
A Memorial Service will be 10:00 A.M., Monday, May 22, 2017 at the American Legion Lincoln Post 102, DeLand, IL. Memorial donations may be made to PACE 1317 E Florida Ave. Urbana, IL 61801.  
 
Earl was born December 22, 1957 in Columbus, OH to Earl Junior and Patricia Joan Knickerbocker Taylor.  He married Chong C. Chun in 1983. She survives.
 
Survivors: two sons, Earl J. and Steven A. Taylor both of Urbana, IL; three brothers, Michael Dean (Angela Dew) Taylor, Farmer City, IL, Dennis James (Tina) Taylor, Clinton, IL, Robert Dean (Traci Golden) Taylor, Clinton, IL; three sisters, Mary Jane Brown, Cactus, TX, Carol Ann (Garel Schumaker) Andrews, Clinton, IL, and Carla Sue (Eddie) Hardwick, Clinton, IL; sister-in-law, Teresa Taylor; 17 nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jack Hunter.
 
Earl was a 15 yr Food Service Specialist in the Army.  He owned and operated A-Ri-Rang Korean restaurant in Urbana for many years. Earl loved to travel all over the world with his wife.  Most of all Earl loved the open air.  He was a loving husband, father, brother, and devoted friend who will be deeply missed.

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Leona Pearl Dyson

Leona Pearl Dyson, 93, of Jamestown, KY passed away on Tuesday May 16, 2017 at Fair Oaks Health Systems in Jamestown, KY.
 
A Graveside Service will be 11:30 A.M., Monday, May 22, 2017 at Mansfield Cemetery Mansfield, IL. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Mansfield, IL in charge of local arrangements.
 
 
Leona was born January 17, 1924 in Bloomington, IL, a daughter of, the late Adam Lee and Leona Marie (Kearby) Kent.
 
 
Leona is survived by 2 sons, Richard (Terry) Dyson, of Deep Water, MO.; John (Karen) Dyson, of Jamestown, KY; 2 daughters, Deanna Singsime, of Loves Park, IL; Sherri (Fran) Kelch, of Hoffman Estates, IL; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard; 2 brothers, Henry and Dean Kent; 2 sisters, Opal Schultz, and Betty Gibson.
 
She was a retired school bus driver.

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Russell R. Cole

Russell R. Cole, 88, of LeRoy, IL, passed away at 2:25 P.M., Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.
 
A Graveside Service will be held at 12:00 P.M., Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Iowa. Masonic Rites and Military Rites will be accorded. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to Manchester Masonic Lodge #165.
 
Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, IL is in charge of local arrangements.
 
Mr. Cole was born March 1, 1929 in Spencer, Iowa to Daniel E. and Mabel Schadt Cole. He married Nadine Nieman on April 14, 1951 in Minnesota. She passed away in 1977 after 26 years of marriage.
 
Survivors include one son, Todd R. (Nancy) Cole of Bloomington, IL; one daughter, Holli C. (Don) Hohimer of Pawnee, IL; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Norma Jean (Don) Hongisto of Berkley, CA; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Hilda DeGaa of California.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; one son, Scott Cole; and three grandchildren, Myles Capranica, Kelsey and Bryan Cole.
 
Russell was a United States Marine Corps veteran. He was a funeral director with Murdoch Funeral Homes in Marion, Center Point, and Coggon, IA. He purchased the Gill Funeral Home in Manchester, IA and operated it from 1954 to 1961. In 1961, he and his brother purchased a Terminix Franchise in Springfield and Quincy, IL and operated it until 1981. Russell then moved to California and obtained a Real Estate license at the age of 75. He worked in the Real Estate Industry until moving back to Illinois in 2014.
 
He was a member of the Manchester Masonic Lodge #165.
 
Russell was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and will be sorely missed.

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Angeline Sweazy

Mrs. Angeline "Angie" Sweazy, 99 of St. Louis, MO, passed away Wednesday,
March 1, 2017 in Swampscott, MA.
 
Graveside services will be 11 A.M. Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Memorial Park
Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Rev. Fr. James Henning officiating. The family
entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements. A memorial
service was held by her dear friends at the Bertram House in Swampscott,
MA on April 12, 2017.
 
Angie was born in St Louis, MO and spent most of her life in Clinton, IL
and Chetek, WI. Her recent years were spent in Swampscott, MA with her
nephew Larry Sweazy of Swampscott, his wife Kilmer and their children,
Austin and Dustin, and their wives and children. Angie is also survived by
her sister-in-law Margie Sweazy of Clinton, IL; her nephew Charlie Ware of
Clinton, IL, his children and grandchildren; her nephew Larry Roth of St
Louis, MO, his wife Margie and their children, Chris and Patrick; her
niece Joann Zarenbeck of St. Louis, MO, her children and grandchildren.
She is also survived by her beloved friends in St. Louis, MO, Chetek, WI
and Clinton, IL where she will be laid to rest beside her husband, Charles
Sweazy.
 
Angie was an avid golfer and black jack player.  She could turn any
sentence into a cheerful song and lit up the room with her bright and
vibrant smile. She wanted nothing more than to spend time laughing and
joking with family and friends.
 
Angie brought joy to everyone she met and charmed the world with a one of
a kind laugh that could be heard for miles. Her love of life was
undeniable. Angie Sweazy was truly one of God's angels on earth.

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Charles Mounce

Charles Mounce, 88, of Bloomington, formerly of Lincoln, died May 9, 2017, at Heritage Health, Bloomington.
 
Service: celebration of life at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.
 
Burial: Zion Cemetery, Lincoln.
 
Visitation: 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials: Heritage Health, 700 E. Walnut St., Bloomington, IL 61701.
 
Survivors: his four children, Charlotte (Mike) Horath, Atlanta; Linda (Dale) Rogers, Heyworth; Rodney Mounce, Gifford; and David (Lyn) Mounce, Downs; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

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Ronald Sprague Sr.

Ronald Sprague Sr., 79, passed away at 8:20 p.m. at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield on May 12, 2017.
 
Ron was born on October 9, 1937 in West Liberty, IL; son of Robert and Ilma (Franklin) Sprague. He married Mary King on August 9, 1957. She survives him.
 
Also surviving are his children: Beth (Russell) Wright and Ronald Sprague Jr. both of Lincoln, IL; three grandchildren: Kassie Henrichsmeyer of Clay City, IL, Colt (Haley) Wright of Sunset, TX, and Chase Wright of Lincoln, IL; seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson: Joshua Sprague and one sister: Glenys McWilliams.
 
Ron was a ware house supervisor at PPG in East Peoria, IL before he retired. He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, was a member of the Eagles Lodge#2708 in Lincoln, IL, was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan, and was in the Mazda Miata Club.
 
Services for Ron will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday May 17, 2017 at St. John’s United Church of Christ with Rev. Kenneth Kramer officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday May 16, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL. Burial at New Union Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Ron’s name to the American Heart and Lung Association or St. Johns United Church of Christ.

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Margaret A. Eimer

Margaret A. Eimer, 86, passed away at 3:05 p.m. on May 13, 2017 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
 
Margaret was born on June 15, 1930 in Berlin Center, OH; daughter of Charles and Blanche (Wilson) Coleman. She married Thomas Eimer on June 14, 1975 in Lincoln, IL. He survives her.
 
Also surviving are her children: Charlotte Baldwin of Mt. Pulaski, IL, Michael Eimer of Hallandale, FL, Kathy McKinley of Texas City, TX, Scott Eimer of Lincoln, IL, and Craig Eimer of Lincoln, IL; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, three brothers, one grandson, and two great-grandchildren.
 
Margaret was a member of Jefferson Street Christian Church in Lincoln. She was a seamstress and enjoyed sewing and crafts. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
 
Services for Margaret will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday May 18, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Michael Mallick officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday May 17, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Margaret’s name to Holy Family Food Pantry, Alzheimer’s Association, or Donor’s Choice.

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Sandra K. Hurst

Sandra K. Hurst ,65, passed away at her home on Saturday May 13, 2017. Sandra was born on August 10, 1951 in Beebe, AR; daughter of Paul Lee Osborne and Beatrice Cox Johnson.
Sandra is survived by her father Paul Lee Osborne; her children: Paul Scheurer of
Lincoln, IL, Jamie (Joe) Scheurer Skelton of Lincoln, IL, and Angie Scheurer Daniels of Lincoln, IL; five siblings: Paula Osborne, Vickie (Jim) Bowen, Donnie (Mary Ann) Osborne, Gary (Kathy) Osborne, Billy Jerald (Sue) Osborne; six grandchildren: Christian Skelton, Caleb Skelton, Jacquelyn Scheurer, Bryson Scheurer, Chelsey Scheurer, and Jacob Scheurer; ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, step-mother Marie Osborne, grandmother: Viola Cox, and one great grandchild: Cyannah Skelton.
 
Sandra graduated from Capital Area Nursing School in 1996; she has worked various places including Maple Ridge, Lincoln Christian Village, and was a registered nurse at the Department of Corrections in Lincoln, IL. Sandra was a member of Full Gospel Tabernacle in Lincoln, IL. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them especially her grandchildren. Her favorite hobbies included knitting and crocheting.
 
Services for Sandra will be 6:00 p.m. Thursday May 18, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Oscar Owens officiating. Visitation will be 2 hours prior to service, 4:00-6:00 p.m.). Memorials may be made to the family of Sandra K. Hurst.

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Lura Murphy

Lura Elizabeth Murphy, 100, of Clinton, passed away at 1:47 p.m. Thursday (May 11, 2017) at Liberty Village, Clinton.
 
Her services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with the Rev. Wesley Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home; the family requests casual attire.
 
Memorials may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice.
 
Lura was born July 2, 1916, in Wapella Township, the daughter of Earl and Alta (Cunningham) Crum. She married Elwin Patrick Murphy on Aug. 17, 1936, in Jacksonville. He passed away Aug. 23, 1986.
 
Survivors include her children, Melvin “Mick” (Ginny) Murphy, Clinton; Marvin (Karen) Murphy, Clinton; Vernon “Hop” (Kathy) Murphy, Wapella; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; two stepgranddaughters; one stepgrandson; and several nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and five sisters.
 
Lura enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and mowing the yard.
 
Condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com.

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Bonnie Lee Nelson Hill

Bonnie Lee Nelson Hill, 77, of Saybrook, Illinois passed away at 11:40 P.M., Monday, May 8, 2017 at Helia Healthcare of Champaign.
 
Bonnie was born December 16, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, a daughter of George Walter & Helen Marie Kinsell Nelson. She married Robert E. Hill on February 1, 1959 in Saybrook, Illinois.
 
She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Hill of Saybrook, IL; daughter, Mary Michelle (Dennis) Bowen of Saybrook, IL; son, Robert Michael (Kristy) Hill of Bloomington, IL; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Lorraine Kingsley of Saybrook, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister and brother.
 
Bonnie was a member of the Saybrook Christian Church and the Saybrook American Legion Auxiliary.
 
There will be no services. Cremation Rites have been accorded. Memorials may be made to the Saybrook Christian Church or a charity of the donor’s choice. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home Saybrook, IL in charge of arrangements.

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David D. Lewis

David D. Lewis, 86, of Orlando, FL, formerly of Clinton, IL passed away
9:25 AM, May 8, 2017 at Orlando Lutheran Towers, Orlando, FL.
 
Services will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home,
Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak
Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL.  Visitation will be 5:30 - 7:30 PM, Friday,
May 12, 2017 at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Clinton YMCA.
 
David was born February 9, 1931 in Camargo, IL the son of Hugh Tevis and
Florence (Boyce) Lewis.  He married Marian P. Brown May 30, 1952 in Noble,
IL..  She passed away September 23, 1996.
 
Survivors include his children:  David H. Lewis, Apopka, FL and Sandra A.
Hines, Annapolis, MD; 3 grandchildren:  Matthew (Vanessa) Hines, Puerto
Rico; Derek (Rebecca) Lewis, Orlando, FL; and Allison Lewis, Clermont, FL;
1 great-grandson, James David Hines, Puerto Rico; and 1 brother, Harold
"Shorty" Lewis, Camargo, IL.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; 1 brother, Neal Lewis, and 2
sisters:  Frances Junkins and Leah Denniston.
 
David retired from Caterpillar.  He was a member of the Clinton Country
Club.  After retiring from Caterpillar, he helped maintain the grounds at
the country club.  David was also a member of the Elks Lodge, the Eagles
Lodge, the DeWitt Co. Sportsman's Club, the Masonic Lodge and the Decatur
Moose Lodge.  David enjoyed golfing.  When he was with his friends, he
saved aluminum tabs and sent the funds to the Ronald McDonald Charity.

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Jean A. Curtis

Jean A. Curtis, 86, of Lincoln, IL passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.
 
Jean was born on January 11, 1931 in Ogelsby, IL, the daughter of Leonard Webb and Mildred Lauretta (Trout) Rose. She married William Wesley Fisher on July 1, 1949, from this union four children were born. She married William A. Bunner on March 2, 1979.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and former spouses William Fisher and William Bunner.
 
She married John “Jack” Curtis on November 17, 1984. He preceded her in death on November 23, 2003.
 
She is survived by: her four legged companion, Baxter; her children: Sharon (Bill) Clark of Grand Rapids, MI; Kathie (Tom) Vincent of Lincoln, IL; David (Anna) Fisher of Pekin; John (Tim Green) Fisher of Middletown, IL; her grandchildren: Michelle (Keith) Constance of Kenney, IL; Fran Clark of Portage, MI; Sarah (Mike) McCabe of Effingham, IL; Amy Clark of Grand Rapids, MI; Eric (Michaelene) Quinn of Carmel, IN; Leslie Clark of Grand Rapids, MI; Kristina (Matt) George of Oceanside, CA; Thomas (Loretta) Clark of Grand Rapids, MI; Heather Fisher of Lincoln, IL; Allie Fisher of Peoria, IL; Kristopher Fisher of Lincoln, IL; Dani (Kyle ) Fisher of Peoria, IL; and 16 great-grandchildren.
 
She retired from Willamette Industries after 30 years of service. She worked at The Lincoln Elks Club after her retirement. She was a member of The Lincoln Elks Emblem Club. She enjoyed watching golf and Illini basketball. Most of all she loved spending time with her family.
 
A private family graveside service will be held at a later date at New Union Cemetery in Lincoln. Memorial donations may be made in Jean’s name to The Wounded Warriors Project. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln, IL.

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F. Marie Anderson

F. Marie Anderson 84 of Maroa, IL passed away 9:50 AM May 6, 2017 at her family residence, Maroa, IL.
 
Services will be 11 AM, Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL with Pastor Mark Yeske officiating. Burial will follow at Ridge Cemetery, Maroa, IL.  Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM Friday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to Maroa United Methodist Church or Safe Haven Hospice.
 
Marie was born August 14, 1932 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Herschel and Icie Fair (Knott) Madden. She married Harry O. Anderson January 27, 1953 in Decatur, IL. He passed away January 12, 1995.
 
Survivors include her children: Phyliss E. (Robert) Covey, Maroa, IL, Mary Jane (Steve) Johnston, Plano, TX; brother: Michael (Sharon) Madden, Portland, TN; 4 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her Parents, 1 son, 2 brothers and 1 sister.
 
Marie was a member of the Maroa United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary, Mt. Zion, IL, Rebekah Lodge and the DeWitt County Home Extension. She was a Nurse’s Aide in home health care and she volunteered at Decatur Memorial Hospital for several years.
 
The family would to extend a special thank you to Safe Have Hospice; especially Missy and Shantiale.

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Edward Joseph Dries

Edward Joseph Dries, Clinton, died at 7:05 p.m. Sunday (May 7, 2017) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
 
There will be a memorial service at a later date.
 
Edward was born Feb. 18, 1931, Chicago, to George and Bernadine Girten Dries.
 
Edward was an avid reader and was always interested in learning something new. He worked many years as an accountant. He was a graduate of Spalding High School, Peoria, and Bradley University. He received the Bronze Star medal for meritorious service in the Korean War.
 
Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, is handling arrangements.

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Mary Frances Kimbrough "Kim" Webb

Mary Frances Kimbrough “Kim” Webb, 99, of Lincoln, IL, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at her home. She was born at home in rural Hancock County near Joetta, Illinois on January 29, 1918, daughter of Edward Wyatt and Edna B. Seipel Kimbrough. She received her B.A. from Carthage College in 1939 and taught home economics at Blandinsville High School until her marriage to John L. Webb.  They were the parents of four children: Susan of Lincoln, IL; David (Mary Jane Moffat) of Walton, OR; Carol of Lincoln, IL and Melbourne, Australia; and Jean of New Haven, CT. All of them survive. 
 
After the death of John Webb, she returned to school at SIU-E and received her master’s degree in counseling and guidance.  She served as a counselor at North Junior High School in Godfrey, IL, until her marriage in 1977 to her childhood friend G. Albert Webb and moved, along with her mother, Edna B. Kimbrough, to Lawndale. Mr. Webb died in 1998.  From this marriage, she gained two sons Alvin (Barbara) of Louisville, KY and Allen (Gayle) of Springfield, IL.  They survive.
 
Upon their retirement, Kim and Albert moved to the Christian Village in Lincoln. Throughout their life together in Lawndale and Lincoln, they were active in the St. John UCC Church. Kim is also survived by 5 grandchildren (Jeff, Dawn, Jaixen, Debbie & Becky) and eight great-grandchildren (Stephanie, Nathan, McKenna, Haley, Mariah, Phoenix, Hannah, and Eli) and preceded in death by one great-grandson, Jacob.
 
Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, May 11, 2017 at St. John United Church of Christ in Lincoln, with Rev. Kenneth Kramer, Ryan Edgecombe, and The Rev. Patti Meyer officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. There will also be a visitation one hour prior to service on Thursday (10:00-11:00 A.M.) Burial will take place at Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage, IL at 12:00 P.M. on Friday, May 12,2017.

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Sheilie Altieri

Sheilie Altieri, 47, of Heyworth, passed away Friday (May 5, 2017) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.
 
Sheilie was born Dec. 29, 1969, in Peoria, the daughter of Dennis and Patricia Bohannon Carroll. She married Pete Altieri on Dec. 29, 1989, in Danbury, Conn. He survives.
 
Also surviving are their children, Kaitlin (Dathan Engel) Altieri and Joseph (Marsha) Altieri; a grandson, Peter Robert “Nana’s Handsome” Altieri; a granddaughter, Alex Crow; three sisters, Kristina “Bopper” Conder, Natasha “Tashie” (Tim) Carroll and Sabrina “Beaner” (Sean) Henderson; parents, Dennis and Patricia Carroll; sisters-in-law, Dina (Sara) Altieri; 12 nieces, Brittany Botkin, Chelsea Stewart-Caroll, Amber Fisher, Kelsey Harness, Krystin Henderson, Kourtnee Henderson, Taylor Allison, Kyleigh Henderson, Cassie Stewart, Payton Allison, Avery Thomas and Maggie Bartosik; two nephews, Reyln Matthews and Brogan Conder; a great-niece, Leighton “Lei Lei” Denson; a great-nephew, Hunter Baize; and parents-in-law, Joseph and Adele Altieri.
 
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Joseph and Jeanne Carroll; maternal grandparents, Ruby and Charles Bohannon; her brother, Dennis Carroll Jr.; two aunts, Jolene New and Charlotte Connor; two uncles, Guy “Buster” Seth Jr. and Charles Bohannon; a brother-in-law, Darrin Conder; her niece and nephew, Ryder and Ryan Carroll; and a cousin, Ruby Roberson.
 
Sheilie enjoyed doing genealogy during her free time. She also loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.
 
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Entombment will follow the service at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington.

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June R. Devore

June R. Devore, 82, of Heyworth, died 8:27 a.m. Thursday (May 4, 2017) at McLean County Nursing Home, Normal.
 
Her funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at Heyworth Christian Church. Pastor Pete Hopkins will officiate. Interment will be in Randolph Township Cemetery, Heyworth. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington.
 
June was born March 1, 1935, in Bloomington, to Charles and Joretta Griffith Roberts. She married Loren A. Devore on Jan. 22, 1956, in Colfax. He survives.
 
She is also survived by her five children, Cheryl (Terry) Cordell, McLean; Bonnie Devore, Wapella; Lori (Kathy) Devore, Bloomington; Charles (Sonja) Devore, Clinton; and Stacey Devore, Clinton; nine grandchildren, Terry Lee Cordell Jr., Stephen (Leslie) Cordell, Timothy (Kristin) Cordell, Samuel (Destyni) Cordell, Seth Devore, Brittany Cantrell, Chloe Sapp, Carissa Sapp, Kelley Devore; and one great-grandson, David Cordell.
 
She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Matthew Sapp and Danielle Schaefer.
 
In 1974, June helped start Heyworth Ambulance Service. She was very active in her community and a committed community servant. She was also involved in the Milton Fire Department in New Jersey. June loved her pet dogs and she and Loren were foster parents to over 20 children throughout the years. She was a member of Heyworth Christian Church.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to Heyworth Christian Church.

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Alberta Frances Wheeler

Alberta Frances Wheeler, 85, of Lincoln passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her family.

 

Alberta was born on October 31, 1931 in Leroy, IL, the daughter of Roscoe and Cora Virginia (Satterfeal) Bailey. She married Robert Snowden Wheeler on July 20, 1947 in Farmer City, IL. He preceded her in death.

 

Alberta is survived by her children, Robert (Deb) Wheeler, Alice (Mac) McCarthy, Janice (Jim) Adye, Betty (Jack) Renfrow, and Mitch (Barb) Wheeler; her brothers and sisters, Martha Embry, Larry Bailey, Rosie Rogers, Deon (Donna) Bailey, Gail (Jerry) Denney, Terry (Alene) Bailey, and A.J. (Diana) Bailey; her nine grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

 

Alberta was preceded in death by her parents, husband, five brothers, and one sister.

Alberta was a member of Open Arms Christian Fellowship. She was also a member at the Oasis Senior Center. Alberta enjoyed spending time in her flower garden, watching the Food Network, and visiting with her family and friends.

 

Services for Alberta will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, May 8, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. with Larry Crawford officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00-10:00 A.M. on Monday, May 8, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Alberta’s name to The United Kidney Foundation.

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Doris Dean Builta

Doris Dean Builta, 90, of LeRoy, passed away at 3:05 a.m. Tuesday (May 2, 2017) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
 
Her funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, LeRoy, with Pastor Eric Swanson officiating. Burial will be in Dawson Cemetery, rural Ellsworth. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, LeRoy; LeRoy Emergency Ambulance Service; or Dawson Cemetery.
 
Doris was born Oct. 2, 1926, in Wapella, a daughter of Fred L. and Effie Houchin Martin. She married Owen Russell Builta on Oct. 21, 1947, in Bloomington. He passed away May 11, 1991.
 
She is survived by her children, Carol Builta, Lady Lake, Fla.; Janet Carlson, Thornton; Wayne (Marge) Builta, LeRoy; and Kenneth (Kathi) Builta, Bloomington; five grandchildren, Krista (Trever) Kuipers, Kimberly Carlson, Kirk Builta, Kara Builta and Kyle Carlson; two great-grandchildren, Claire and Kelson Kuipers; sister, Dorothy Weber, Wayne City; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Martin, Waynesville, and Alice Builta, Minonk.
 
She was preceded by her parents; grandson, Keith; siblings, Helen Clark, Thomas Martin, Carl Martin, Eileen Mandrell, Lela Nelson, Harry Martin, Edna Patterson, John Martin, Lawrence Martin and Roy Martin; and son-in-law, Roland Carlson.
 
Doris and her husband farmed in the Bellflower area for 30 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, LeRoy; Junior Mothers' Club of LeRoy; LeRoy Woman’s Club; and Home Extension Club of Bellflower.

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John Joseph Kapik

John Joseph Kapik, 96, passed away at 6:40 p.m. on April 29, 2017 at The Christian Village of Lincoln, IL.John was born on April 17, 1921 in Lincoln, IL; son of Valentine and Marie (Krotz) Kapik.  He married Ruth Evelyn Riggs on April 10, 1949 in Lincoln, IL. She preceded him in death on October 15, 1997.
Surviving John are his daughters: Carol (Stan) Kuhn of Yantis, TX, Janice Kapik of Lincoln, IL, and Sharon (Rick) Lunn of Spring Hill, KS; two grandchildren: Michael and Michelle Pepper; two step grandchildren: Keri (Charles) Wallace and Jenni (Ethan) Stover. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Amelia Casstevens, Albert Kapik, and Rosemary Provin.
 
John was a United States Navy veteran, who proudly served his country during WWII. He retired from the light company after 35 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post #263, he enjoyed spending time outdoors especially hunting, fishing, gardening, and camping.
 
Services for John will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday May 4, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Ryan Edgecombe officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:30 p.m. Wednesday May 3, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial at New Union Cemetery will follow the service where full military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post# 263. Memorials may be made in John’s name to the Christian Village.

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Linda K. Newman

Linda K. Newman 72 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 6:46 PM April 28, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.
 
Services will be 11 A.M. Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 P.M. Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to Clinton FFA.
 
Linda was born September 7, 1944 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Robert and Iona (Hedgepath) Dean. She married Charles H. Newman October 6, 1972 in Clinton, IL. He passed away March 29, 2013.
 
Survivors include her children, Karen Shinneman, St. Claire, MO; Jill (Mark) Karkiewicz, Mahomet, IL; Brad (Mitzi) Willard, Clinton, IL; Gregg (Kim) Willard, Palm Harbor, FL; Brandi (Gary) Alsup, Clinton, IL; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Faye) Dean, Decatur, IL; sister: Vicki Densmore, Maroa, IL.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughters: Violet June Newman, Sheila Campbell; Charles’s parents: Herschel and June Newman.
 
Linda retired from Revere Copper & Brass Inc. in 1999 after 30 years of service.
 
The family would like to give a special “Thank You” to Dr. Williams, Kidney Specialist of Central IL, Davita Dialysis of Decatur, Liberty Village, Judy Land, and Lucretia Crawford.

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Ernest Breithaupt

The Rev. Ernest D. Breithaupt, 79, of Wapella, died Thursday (April 27, 2017) at his home.
 
His funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Apostolic-Pentecostal Church, 2810 Tractor Lane, Bloomington. Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at First United Pentecostal Church, 3 Jones Lane, Bloomington. Interment will immediately follow services at Randolph Township Cemetery. Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington, is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Pentecostal Church of Bloomington Missions Fund.
 
Ernest DeWitt Breithaupt was born Aug. 16, 1937, in Grant Parish, La., son of Rufus DeWitt and Rosa Belle Blackshear Breithaupt. He began to feel his call into the ministry when he was 16 and he later gave up a football scholarship to Louisiana State University to go into ministry.
 
In 1957, he went to Apostolic Bible Institute, St. Paul, Minn. At ABI, he met Wally Ann Bierschenk from Louisville, Ky. They were married Aug. 23, 1958. In 1959, they moved to Frankfort, Ky., to build a church there.
 
In 1962, he returned to ABI as an instructor and also pastored the daughter church of Midway Tabernacle, St. Paul, Minn. From there, he moved to Apopka, Fla., and pastored the United Pentecostal Church. 
 
In 1968, he was elected to the pastorate of Apostolic Church, Belleville. Gateway College of Evangelism began in 1968 and, for its first three years, he served as an adjunct faculty member.
 
In 1972, Pastor Breithaupt was elected to be full-time district secretary of the Illinois District and in 1981 was elected to be district superintendent of the Illinois District. He held this position for 20 years.
 
In 1989, he was appointed to the budget committee of the general board for United Pentecostal Church International and continued to serve until 2015. In 1991, he became pastor of First United Pentecostal Church, Bloomington. One very enjoyable assignment for him was becoming a part of the board of directors of the Tupelo Children's Mansion in 1972, where he continued to serve as an honorary board member until his death.
 
Surviving are his wife, Wapella; two daughters, Lori (Daniel) Bentancur, Lyndhurst, N.J., and Lisa Mustread, Bloomington; five grandchildren, Alexis, Stefan (Miranda), Joshua, Abby amd Lanette; one great-granddaughter, Alejandra; and one sister, Lorain Carroll, Winnfield, La.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Robby.
 
Pastor Breithaupt will be remembered fondly by his family and friends because he was the best gumbo-maker outside of Louisiana, a marvelous story-teller, and though he was serious and compassionate, he was a prankster with a loud-booming laugh.
 
To express condolences, please visit www.carmodyflynn.com.

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Karl Kimble Ives

Karl Kimble Ives, 92, of Forsyth, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Hickory Point Nursing Home in the care of Safe Haven Hospice.
 
Services to celebrate Karl's life will be 11 AM Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating.  Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, Il. with Military Honors.  There will be no visitation.
 
Karl was born April 1, 1924, in Birkbeck, Illinois.  He was the son of True and Clara (Willson) Ives. He graduated from Wapella High School in 1942.  Karl attended Millikin before proudly serving in the U.S. Navy at Solomon Island for three years.  He married Phyllis Jean Hulburt on May 4,
1946 in Freeport, IL.  Karl was a grain and livestock farmer in Wapella. He was a director on the Dewitt Savings Bank, Clinton, IL board for 20
years and was also a member of the Clinton Country Club, the Clinton Elks,
and the Clinton Presbyterian Church.   Karl and Phyllis had many fond
memories with dear friends in their gourmet club, bridge club, and their
swim club.  After retiring from farming the couple moved to Clinton, and
also enjoyed their winters in Florida.  For the past eleven years they
have resided in Forsyth.   He also loved spending time with their dog
Millie.  Last May Karl and Phyllis celebrated 70 wonderful years together.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Jean Ives, Forsyth, one daughter,
Karla Jean Manceaux, Decatur, one grandson, Chad (Jessica) Stewart, Blain,
Pennsylvania, and five great grandchildren, Taylor, Larry, Kevin, Casey,
and Timothy Kimble Stewart.  Karl will also be missed by his 4 nieces and
2 nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Steven
Kimble Ives, two sisters, Harriet Jane Bruning, Orange, California, Anita
M. Gibson, Clinton, Illinois, and a brother-in-law Dr. James Hulburt,
Madison, Wisconsin.
 
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of
Home Helpers of Clinton for their love and kindness over the past few
years, and also a special thank you to Safe Haven Hospice for their care
and support.
 
Memorials can be directed to St. Jude Children Research Hospital or
Clinton Presbyterian Church.

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Larry D. Wilborn

Larry D. Wilborn, 79, of Monticello, formerly of Champaign, passed away from pulmonary fibrosis at 7:05 p.m., Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Kirby Medical Center, Monticello. His family was by his side.
 
Larry was born on March 18, 1938 in Danville, IL the son of Clifford H. ‘Pete’ and Alice D. ‘Sally’ (Wood) Wilborn. He married Marilyn Grace James on October 23, 1965 in Champaign, IL.
 
Larry is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marilyn Wilborn of Monticello; daughter, Laura (Greg) Gelwicks of Manchester, IA; grandchildren, James G. and Mark T. Gelwicks of Manchester, IA; sister, Patricia Busboom of Batavia, IL formerly of Urbana; niece, Shari (Dave) Lendy of Geneva, IL; and nephew, Scott (Paula) Busboom of Decatur, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, son James Todd Wilborn, and brother-in-law Wayne Busboom.
 
Larry graduated from Champaign High School in 1956. He attended the U of Illinois and Eastern Illinois University before entering Northwestern Dental School of which he was a 1964 graduate. After practicing in Champaign for 26 years, he sold his practice. He and his wife started their daylily business Newbury Daylilies, Etc. in Champaign and later moved it to Monticello. Larry was a member of the Monticello United Methodist Church.
 
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Monticello United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeff Bealmear officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until service time, Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Monticello United Methodist Church. Interment will be held in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign. Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello is handling the arrangements.
 
The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Kirby Medical Center and Harbor Light Hospice of Decatur for their caring services.
 
Memorial donations may be made to the Monticello United Methodist Church or Illinois State University Foundation c/o James Todd Wilborn Scholarship Fund Campus Box 8000 Normal, IL 61790-8000.

 

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Elwyn R. "Phil" Phillips

Elwyn R. “Phil” Phillips, 94, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, April 23. Phil was born June 20, 1922 in Merna, NE to the Rev. Irven M. and Ferne Rogers Phillips. He graduated in 1943 from York College in York, NE with a degree in music. Immediately drafted into the Army, he completed basic training, married his college sweetheart, Margaret Trout, was assigned to the 465th Engineer battalion, and went to England to prepare for D-Day.
 
He went ashore in Normandy on day 18 of the invasion, marched through the Battle of the Bulge, and worked in the Berlin occupation. Upon his honorable discharge in 1945, he returned to the University of Nebraska where he earned a Masters of Social Work degree. He spent the rest of his career with the VA, helping fellow veterans. Phil served as Chief of Social Service at the Fort Meade (SD) VA hospital and later in the same position at Mountain Home VA hospital in Johnson City, TN.
 
Upon retirement, Phil and Margaret moved to Boynton Beach, FL where they lived 28 years before moving to assisted living in Gibson City, IL. Phil later moved to a skilled nursing facility in Powell, TN.
 
Phil was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 72 years, Margaret. He is survived by two sons, Leon (Rebecca) Phillips, Farmer City, IL and Larry (Patti) Phillips, Tellico Village, TN; grandchildren, Rev. Bryan (Kristal) Phillips and Mark (Amy) Phillips of Farmer City, IL; Rev. Paul (Tiffani) Phillips, Gibson City, IL; Kristi (Sam Mall) Hale, Mahomet, IL; Josie (Ryan Curcio) Phillips, St. Petersburg, FL; and Jamie (Bridgett Allison) Phillips, Nashville, TN; and 13 great-grandchildren.
 
A Graveside Service will be 1:00 P.M., Friday, April 28, 2017 at Danville National Cemetery, Danville, IL with Elwyn’s grandson, Rev. Bryan Phillips officiating. Military Rites will be accorded. There will be no visitation. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, IL in charge of arrangements.

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M. Irene Woodrey

M. Irene Woodrey, 96, of Normal, IL, formerly of the Blair House and LeRoy, IL, passed away at 4:00 A.M., Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Heritage Manor, Normal, IL.
 
A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy, IL with Pastor Ed Davis officiating. There will be no visitation.  Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, IL is in charge of arrangements.
 
Irene was born March 5, 1921 in LeRoy, IL to Paul and Emma Staley Woodrey.
 
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Pauline Woodrey and two brothers, Roger and Raymond Val Woodrey.
 
Irene was a member of the LeRoy Bethel Church for many years. She worked for State Farm for 42 years and retired in 1986. After her retirement she volunteered at St. Joseph Hospital for a few months. She enjoyed helping people.
 
The family would like to thank OSF Hospice and Heritage Manor for their care of Irene.

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Loren W. Proefrock

Loren W. Proefrock, 90, of Lincoln passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln.
 
Loren was born on May 1, 1926 in Petersburg, IL, the son of Carl and Anna (Hagel) Proefrock, He married Darlene Reiss on February 12, 1949 in Altamont, IL. She has preceded him in death.
 
Loren is survived by his sons; Dr. David (Vicki) Proefrock of Augusta, GA, Dean (Traci) Proefrock of New Berlin, IL, John Proefrock of Hartsburg, IL, and Jim (Marlo) Proefrock of Hudson, WI; his eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and two brothers.
 
Loren retired from Illico Independent Oil Co. as a Comptroller in 1995. He was also the Secretary Treasurer for the Logan County Fair Board for many years. Loren was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Lincoln American Legion Post #263. Loren proudly served his country during WWII in the Army Air Corp.
 
A memorial service for Loren will be held on a later date. Memorial donations may be made in Loren’s name to Friendship Manor or The Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

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Larry Joe Dodd

Larry Joe Dodd, Sr. 73 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 5:30 AM, April 23, 2017 at his family residence, Clinton, Il.
 
Services will be 10 AM, Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with Dan Ormond officiating. Graveside services at DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, IL will follow with Military Honors. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
 
Larry was born April 19, 1944 in Farmer City, Illinois the son of Ernest and Anna (Vance) Dodd.
 
Survivors include his children, Larry (Lisa) Dodd, Jr., Imperial Beach, CA; Teresa (Greg) Grathwohl, Mt. Pulaski, Il. Grandchildren, Michael Short, Clinton, Il.; Logan Dodd, Imperial Beach, CA; Siblings Thomas Dodd, DeWitt, Il.; Rose (Lee) Fisher, Kingman, AZ.
 
Larry was preceded in death by his Parents, 2 Sisters and 3 Brothers.
 
Larry served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion and the V.F.W. He retired from Revere Copper & Brass Inc., Clinton, Il. He enjoyed fishing, joking andplaying pranks on others.

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Norma Park Muck

Norma Park Muck, 96, of Lincoln, died Friday (April 21, 2017) at Lincoln.
 
Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, Lincoln, with the Rev. Michael Paulson and the Rev. Brad Curtis officiating.
 
Burial: following the service in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.
 
Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.
 
Memorials: Norman and Norma Muck Scholarship fund at Lincoln College or First United Methodist Church, Lincoln.
 
Survivors: children, Douglas (Laurie) Muck and Kaellyn (Terry) Arch; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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