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Barbara Jo Dolph

Barbara Jo Dolph, 68, of Mahomet, Illinois, passed away the morning of Monday, February 12, 2018, at her daughter’s home in Mansfield, Illinois.
 
Her visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M., Friday, February 16, 2018, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Mansfield, Illinois. A reception will follow the visitation at the Mansfield Community Church of the Nazarene. Memorials may be made to the Barbara Jo Dolph Memorial Fund c/o First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, Mansfield, Illinois.
 
Barbara Jo was born on May 29, 1949, in Effingham, Illinois, in the home of her maternal grandparents. She is a daughter of Peter Harding and Nora Lee Newlin Rogers. She married Rolla Charles Dolph, Sr. on June 30, 1968, in Champaign, Illinois. She later married Terry Glenn Bartley on January 17, 1986, in Rockville, Indiana. He passed away February 28, 1997.
 
She is survived by her children, Rolla Charles Dolph Jr. of Urbana, Illinois, Regina C. Johnson (Jason) of Farmer City, Illinois, and Jessica Nicole Bartley (Chris Stillabower) of Mansfield, Illinois; stepdaughters, Phyllis Eldridge of Gamaliel, Kentucky and Terri Glenna (Todd) Reed of Canton, Illinois; stepson, Terry Glenn Bartley Jr. of Illinois; grandchildren, Joshua McElhiney, Dylan Johnson, Jacob Johnson, and Logan Stillabower; step grandchildren, John Cross, Stephanie Reed, Taylor Bartley, and Brayden Bartley; brothers, Robert Alan (Lavonn) Rogers of Fisher, Illinois, Gary Gene (Kathy) Rogers of Mansfield, Illinois and Thomas Dean (Donna) Rogers of Salome, Arizona. 
 
Barbara Jo was preceded in death by her husband, Terry Glenn Bartley and her parents.
 
Barbara Jo enjoyed being outdoors and loved spending time with her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt who will be deeply missed.

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Evelyn Minna Baker

Evelyn Minna Baker, 82, of Normal, formerly of Lincoln passed away on February 13, 2018 at Heartland Health Care Center in Normal, IL. 
 
Evelyn was born on June 25, 1935 in Chenoa, IL; the daughter of Louis and Ann (Gerwick) Jones. 
 
Evelyn is survived by her children: Deanna (Gabriel) Peterson of Yuma, AZ; Eric (Sara) Baker of Bloomington, IL; Ryan (Katana) Baker of Decatur, IL; and Monica (Robert) Smith of Bloomington, IL; her eight grandchildren: Elise, Andrew, Jacob, Megan, Isaac, Emma, Mara, and Aidan; and her sister, Marcia (John) Baker of Weldon, IL. Additionally, she is survived by her dear friends Laura, Maxine, and Nancy of Bloomington-Normal; and Jean of Lincoln.
 
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents.
 
She graduated from Chenoa High School where she played the piano, was in band, chorus, and honor society. Evelyn graduated from Arizona State University, where she graduated with high distinction. She was also a member of Psi Chi, Phi Delta Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi, and Kappa Delta Pi; all honorary societies.
 
She taught English in Normal Unit 5 Schools, Marengo, IL and Hartsburg, IL. She was also a student at Millikin University, and Decatur School of Nursing.
 
Evelyn was active in several services in the community until her health failed her. 
She loved her children, grandchildren, and was very proud of them. She loved the Lord, her Savior.
 
Services for Evelyn will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at The First United Methodist Church in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Michael Paulson officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service, (10:00-11:00 a.m.) also at the church. Burial will be held at Funks Grove Cemetery on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Memorials may be made in Evelyn’s name to The Multiple Sclerosis Society, First United Methodist Church, Lincoln, IL, or Community Action of Lincoln, IL. 
 
Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

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Robert 'Bob' McKinley, Jr.

Robert “Bob” McKinley Jr., 92, of Farmer City, Illinois, passed away at 3:12 A.M., Monday, February 12, 2018, at his residence.
 
His graveside service will be at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, February 15, 2018, at Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City, Illinois with Pastor Steve Anderson and Rev. C. Don Ferrill officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church, Farmer City, Illinois. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Illinois, in charge of arrangements.
 
Bob was born December 30, 1925, in Rutledge Township, DeWitt County, Illinois, a son of Robert and Ruby Winsor McKinley Sr. He married Marianne LaMont on November 23, 1946, in Bloomington, Illinois. She passed away on June 19, 2004. He later married Fern Heck on July 31, 2006, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
 
He is survived by his wife, Fern McKinley of Farmer City, Illinois, and nephew, Stephen Lynn McKinley of Tempe Arizona. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marianne McKinley, parents, and brother, Richard McKinley.
 
Bob was an owner and operator of the Diamond Horseshoe Tavern in Farmer City, Illinois, for twenty-three years. He also worked as a truck driver, worked at Webb’s clothing store in Farmer City, Illinois, for nine years and was a custodian at the Clinton Power Station. He was an Army veteran of WWII. He was a member of the Joe Williams American Legion Post 55, Farmer City, Illinois, and a member of the Fred G. O’Malley V.F.W. Post 6190, Farmer City, Illinois.

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Donna Sue Marcum

Donna Sue Marcum, 65, of Le Roy, Illinois, passed away at 5:50 P.M., Sunday, February 11, 2018, at her home in Le Roy, Illinois.
 
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Le Roy, Illinois, with Pastor Eric Swanson officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 17, 2018, at the funeral home.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
 
Mrs. Marcum was born March 20, 1952, in Bloomington, Illinois, to Donald and Mary Helen Petty Litherland. She married Thomas Lee Marcum August 31, 1973, in Le Roy, Illinois. He survives in Le Roy, Illinois.
 
She is also survived by her two sons, Jason L. Marcum and Justin Willie (Mindi) Marcum all of Le Roy, Illinois; daughter, Julee Ann (Mikel) Misch of Ellsworth, Illinois; 8 grandchildren, Jadyn, Jillian and Joelle Misch, Makana, Samuel, Maddux & Cylas Marcum, and Payton Thomas Marcum Brown; two brothers, Randy (Beverly) Litherland of Le Roy, Illinois and Ronnie (Sue) Litherland of Bloomington, Illinois.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Mary Ann Roberts, and brother, Danny Litherland.
 
Sue was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Le Roy, Illinois.

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Clarence R. 'Dick' Webb, Jr.

Clarence R. “Dick” Webb, Jr. 76 of Clinton, IL passed away 12:40 AM February 13, 2018, at Advocate BroMenn Medical, Center, Normal, IL.
 
Graveside services will be 10:00 A.M., Friday, February 16, 2018, at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL with Military Honors.
 
Memorials may be directed to Second Chance Pet Adoption.
 
Dick was born January 28, 1942, in Clinton, IL the son of Clarence R. “Budge” and Minnie (Hott) Webb, Sr. He married Judy D. Scott January 1, 1964, in Clinton, IL.
 
Survivors include his wife: Judy D. Webb, Clinton, IL; son: Scott (Christy) Webb, Lane, IL; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter and his dog: Copper.
 
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents and 1 sister: Sandra Ellen Webb.
 
Dick worked at Revere Copper & Brass Inc. for 35 years. He enjoyed riding his Honda Goldwing Motorcycle.

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Elmo C. Munster

Elmo C. Munster, 77, of Le Roy, Illinois, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at 2:28 P.M., Sunday, February 11, 2018, at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, Illinois.
 
His funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at the Le Roy Christian Church, Le Roy, Illinois with Jeff Mayfield and Joe Willis officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Le Roy, Illinois. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at the church and from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at the church.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Le Roy Christian Church or the Le Roy Emergency Ambulance Service.
 
Elmo was born October 20, 1940, in Bloomington, Illinois, to Harry P. and Arladene Gilmore Munster. He married Mary Lou Stocker on September 16, 1962, in Le Roy, Illinois.
 
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Lou of Le Roy, Illinois; children, Rhonda (Bill) Green of Le Claire, Iowa, Rodney Munster and Denise (Rod) Noe all of LeRoy, Illinois; grandchildren, Darcie Scott; Danny (Amanda) Scott; Craig (Ashley) Noe; Brent (Hanna) Noe; Dalton Noe; Kaleigh Munster; and Jimilynn (Dalton) Anderson; four great-grandchildren, Colbie Scott, Konner Anderson, Hayden Scott, and Harper Noe; brothers, Ronald, Wayne and Richard (Patti) Munster all of Le Roy, Illinois; sisters, Betty (David) Habben of Erie, Illinois, and Barbara Munster of Lincoln, Illinois; sister-in-law, Pam Munster of Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and brother, John Munster.
 
Elmo graduated from Le Roy High School in 1958.
 
He currently worked for State Farm for the past 17 years. Prior to that, he worked on the Rust/Perring/Swartz farms for 41 years.
 
Elmo enjoyed volunteering at the Le Roy Emergency Ambulance Service as an ambulance driver for 30 years. He was a Le Roy 4-H Club leader and he enjoyed keeping stats for the Le Roy High School Football team. He was a member of the Le Roy Christian Church and served as a deacon and Sunday School secretary.
 
Elmo enjoyed his family and anyone that he came in contact with. He loved watching his grandkids and great-grandson play sports, along with camping and traveling. Anyone that knew him knows he always had a Dove chocolate to hand them.

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Richard Allen Albert

Richard Allen Albert, 76, of Bloomington, Illinois, passed away at 5:49 P.M., Thursday, February 8, 2018, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Illinois.
 
His visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M., Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Le Roy, Illinois. A memorial service will follow at 6:00 P.M. also at the funeral home. 
 
Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church Le Roy, Illinois, Midwest Food Bank of Bloomington, Illinois, or ALS Association.
 
Dick was born February 4, 1942, in Bloomington, Illinois, to Elza and Leona Stucker Albert. He married Martha Morris on June 18, 1977, in Bloomington, Illinois. 
 
He is survived by his wife, Martha Albert of Bloomington, Illinois; son, Todd Morris of Bloomington, Illinois; sisters, Dorothy Canon of Louisville, Kentucky, and Elizabeth Golden of Columbia, Missouri; several nieces and nephews. 
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert Albert and Kenneth Albert.
 
Dick served in the U. S. Army from 1964-66 in the 556th Transportation Company. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW Post 454 and a very proud veteran. Dick was the first player to make a basket in the Dud Berry gymnasium in Le Roy. He graduated from Le Roy High School in 1959. Returning from the Army Dick bought a 1966 Pontiac GTO as his first drag racing car. This began his passion for drag racing. In 1995, he rebuilt a Pontiac Firebird to drag race and continued to race until physical limitations set in. He worked as a crew foreman for Corn Belt Energy for 37 years, retiring in 2004. In his free time, he loved to play golf and softball.
 
The family would like to give a special thank you to the OSF doctors and nurses, the Veterans Administration, and Res-Care of Bloomington for all their devotion toward Dick’s care.
 
He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and devoted friend and will be deeply missed.

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Dean Horn

Dean Horn, 88, passed away at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, IL on February 10, 2018.
 
Dean worked with his brother Delbert "Preach” Horn, running the Standard Oil Station located on the square in Mt. Pulaski, IL for approximately 44 years.
 
Dean was a devoted husband to his late wife Georgiann, whom he married on January 16, 1959, in Mt. Pulaski, IL. She preceded him in death on February 10, 1986. Dean was a loving uncle to his nieces and nephews and their families.
 
Dean’s hobbies included gardening and earlier in life fishing. He was fond of motorcycles and scooters all his life. Throughout his life, he enjoyed watching high school and college basketball games and also Major League Baseball. Dean was a member of the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church. He served in the United States Army, during the Korean Conflict from 1951-1953.
 
Surviving Dean are two nephews: Kevin (Susan) Horn of Mt. Pulaski, IL and Edwin (Yvonne) Horn of Streator, IL; two nieces: Karen Colliver of Heyworth, IL and Debra Glueck of Morton, IL; one sister-in-law: Norma Dukett of Bloomington, IL; his cousin’s son: Dennis Beggs of Mt. Pulaski, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Emerson and Delbert.
 
Services for Dean will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 15, 2018, at Fricke-Calvert- Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski, IL with Casey McCormick officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior (9:00-11:00 a.m.) also at the funeral home. Burial at Mt. Pulaski Cemetery will follow the service where full military rites will be accorded. Memorials may be made in Dean’s name to Mt. Pulaski Christian Church or Mt. Pulaski EMS.

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Kathy A. McHood

Kathy A. McHood, 59, of Argenta, IL passed away 12:24 P.M. February 9, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.
 
Private services will be held at Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL with Pastor Will Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL. 
 
Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association or to a Charity of the Donor’s Choice.
 
Kathy was born June 17, 1958, in Decatur, IL the daughter of John and MaryAnn (Moore) Ragle. She married Steve McHood October 18, 1975, in Argenta, IL.
 
Survivors include her husband, Steve McHood, Argenta, IL; parents, John and MaryAnn Ragle, Argenta, IL; children: Sarah (Richard Hale) McHood, Argenta, IL and Jill (Brian Jones) McHood, Edinburg, TX; 5 grandchildren: Keegan McHood, Brock Wade, Ireland McHood-Wade, Brylan McHood, and Griffin Hale; siblings: Eric (Tobey) Ragle, Argenta, IL; Mike Ragle, Argenta, IL; and Carol (Lynn) Cook, Maroa, IL.
 
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Raymond and Geneva Moore and Vern and Hazel Ragle, and her son-in-law Michael “Abe” Wade.
 
Kathy worked at D.M.H. as an Ultrasound Technologist for 25 years. She loved her family and spending time with them but most of all, her grandchildren were her life.

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Norma Graue

Norma Graue of Lincoln passed away Thursday (Feb. 8, 2018) at Timber Creek, Lincoln.
 
She was born in Chester Township on Aug. 29, 1924, the daughter of Robert (Jack) and Edna Huffman, and was a graduate of Lincoln Community High School. She married Darrell L. Graue on Dec. 15, 1945, in Lincoln. He preceded her in death on Oct. 21, 2003. They farmed in Elkhart for 37 years before retiring to Lincoln in 1983.
 
She was a devoted housewife, mother and grandmother her whole life, and worked as a secretary and office manager at Row Motors for over 20 years. She was an avid bridge and pinochle player, and loved playing cards with her friends and grandkids.
 
She is survived by her sister, Evelyn Row Fulkerson, Lincoln; one son, Dennis Graue, Lincoln; three grandsons, Eric (Traci) Graue, Lincoln; Chad (Katie) Graue, Chatham; and Seth Graue, Lincoln; and six great-grandchildren, Lauren Jean Graue, Abbie Jane Graue, Andrew Daniel Graue, Griffin Matthew Graue, Parker Conrad Graue and Carson Michael Graue.
 
The family is extremely grateful to Dr Melissa Cox, Dr. Kristen Green, Memorial Home Services Hospice Care, and to the staff at Timber Creek Village for all their love, support and excellent care.
 
A private family graveside will be Monday.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Norma’s name to Carroll Catholic School or St. John’s United Church of Christ.
 
In lieu of bringing food to the family, please make a donation in Norma’s name to Holy Family Food Pantry.
 
Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

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Russell Purlee

Russell D. "Rusty" Purlee, 57, of Lincoln passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at his sister's home in Bloomington.
 
Funeral Services for Rusty will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Waynesville Christian Church with Mr. David Taylor officiating.  Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Waynesville.
 
Visitation will be held on Monday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Quiram Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta.               
 
Russell David Purlee was born on August 20, 1960, in Clinton, the son of Linda K. Purlee.
 
He is survived by his children: Amanda Purlee and Candice Purlee; mother: Dorothy Rich; his siblings: Connie (Mike) Underwood, Clint Valentine, Mike Valentine, Connie Coone, Bonnie Coone, Melissa (Pat) Lee, Randy (Wanda) Rich, Roger (Michelle) Rich, Rachel Simpson, and Rita Mann; and five grandchildren: Hunter, Hannah, Isaac, Jenna, and Damien.
 
He was preceded in death by his mother: Linda Purlee Valentine and his father: Max Rich.
 
Rusty was a member of the Waynesville Christian Church.  He was employed as a Mental Health Technician for 24 years by the State of Illinois.
 
Rusty was an avid Cardinals fan and morel mushroom hunter.  He loved to play pool and was a Waynesville member of the American Poolplayers Association, playing in the World Championship in 2017.  He collected baseball cards, was a member of the Sons of American Legion in Waynesville, and enjoyed shooting off fireworks.
 
Memorials may be made to his family.
 
Funeral arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home.

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Jennifer Lea Henson

Jennifer Lea Henson, 67, of Le Roy, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at her home. 
 
A memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Monday, February 12, 2018, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Le Roy, Illinois. Memorial donations may be made to the Le Roy Emergency Ambulance Service or to the Le Roy Fire Protection District.
 
Jennifer was born on December 28, 1950, in Champaign, Illinois, to Ervan and Carol Pendleton Gawthorp. She married Thomas Henson on December 30, 1968, in Le Roy, Illinois. He survives. 
 
She is also survived by her daughter, Cathy (Rich) Roth; son, Matt (Rebecca) Holderby; sisters, Peggy Kuykendall, Chris Harlan and Sheila Dunbar; brother, Danny Gawthorp; grandchildren, Ainsley; Nolan; Krysten; Matthew; Garrett; and Gabe.
 
She was preceded in death by father; mother; stepfather, Russell Fonger; sister, Carla “Penny” Kirby; and brother, Greg Gawthorp.
 
Jennifer attended Le Roy High School. She worked at the Union Hall in Bloomington for twenty years. She enjoyed quilting and crocheting. She was a great cook and loved cooking for her family and friends. She was a loving wife; mother; sister; devoted friend; and grandmother who loved spending time with her grandkids. Jennifer will be deeply missed.

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Barney 'Butch' Hildebrandt

 Barney "Butch” Hildebrandt, 61, of Athens passed away on February 6, 2018, at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. 
 
Butch was born July 26, 1956, in Lincoln, the Son of Bernard "Barney” and Mary (Rankin) Hildebrandt. He married Roberta "Bert” Zumwalt on August 7, 1976, in Emden, IL. She survives in Athens, IL.
 
Butch is also survived by his sister, Deborah (Hildebrandt) Skelton; his brother, Wayne Hildebrandt; and his brother-in-law, Larry (Cathy) Zumwalt. Additionally, he is survived by many nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Rhonda Hildebrandt.
 
Butch was a long time member of The First United Methodist Church in Lincoln, IL.
 
Services for Butch will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at The First United Methodist Church in Lincoln. A visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 pm on Friday, February 9, 2018, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home Lincoln. With an additional hour visitation prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Burial will take place after the service at Hartsburg Union Cemetery, Hartsburg, IL. Memorial donations may be made in Butch’s name to Logan County Relay for Life Team Faith, Hope, and Love or The First United Methodist Church. 
 
To honor Butch further, Casual Dress is suggested for his services.

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Donita A. Buchanan

Donita A. Buchanan, 67, of DeWitt, IL passed away 8:30 P.M. February 7, 2018, at the Generations at Lincoln Rehabilitation, Lincoln, IL.
 
Private graveside services will be at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, IL. There will be no visitation. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Donita Buchanan Memorial Fund.
 
Donita was born August 5, 1950, in Clinton, IL the daughter of Donald and Shirley (Henson) Rousey. She married Stephen R. Buchanan November 18, 1966, in Kenney, IL.
 
Survivors include her husband: Stephen R. Buchanan, DeWitt, IL; daughters: Melissa (Heath) Peek, Clinton, IL and Kimberly (Michael) Alwood, Springfield, IL; 5 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter, and 1 great-grandson.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents.

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Lois L. Martin

Lois L. Martin, 94 of Kenney, IL passed away 9:00 A.M. February 7, 2018, at Manor Court, Clinton, IL. 
 
Graveside services will be1:30 P.M. Saturday, February 10, 2018, at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Kenney Civic League for the Children’s Playground Equipment Fund.
 
Lois was born February 2, 1924, in Chestnut, IL the daughter of George and Margaret (Heyn) Koenig. She married Winford D. “Pep” Martin March 26, 1944, in Decatur, IL. He passed away February 20, 2009.
 
Survivors include her son: John Martin, Forsyth, IL; grandson: Jeff (Michelle) Wade, Piper City, IL; 3 great-grandchildren: Brianna, Brittany, and Brody Wade; and a son-in-law: Dennis (Cathy) Wade, Decatur, IL.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter: Helen Ann Wade, brother: Raymond Koenig and sister: Helen Von Behren.
 
Lois was a member of the Kenney Christian Church.

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Donald B. Devore

Donald B. Devore, 83, of Weldon, IL passed away 11:05 PM February 6, 2018, at Manor Court, Clinton, Il.
 
There will be no services. Private burial will be at Lisenby Cemetery, Lane, Il. at a later date. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.
 
Donald was born December 2, 1934, in Clinton, IL the son of Carl V. and Eleanor (Humphrey) Devore. He married Pearl L. Dubson January 24, 1953, in Bible Grove, Il. She passed away May 27, 2010.
 
Survivors include his children: Donna Hammer, Clinton, IL and Ron Devore, Clinton, IL; 3 grandsons: Don Hammer, Doug Hammer, and Tanner Devore; 5 great-grandchildren; 1 Great-Great-Granddaughter; siblings: Pearl (Bud) Moore, Mobile, AL; Helen (John) Robeson, Clinton, IL; Johnnie Devore, Weldon, IL; and Jimmy (Sharon) Devore, Clinton, IL.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother, C.V. “Bub” Devore Jr.
 
Donald was a life-long Millwright and welder. He loved stock car racing.

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James Daniels

James "Jamie” Daniels Jr., 44, passed away at 6:17 p.m. on February 5, 2018, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, IL.
 
Jamie was born on August 16, 1973, in Lincoln, IL; son of James and Cheryl (Lowe) Daniels. They survive him. He married Angie Scheurer in March 2006. She survives him.
 
Also surviving Jamie are his children: Allaniee Merritt, Jonathan (Charissa) Ingram, Katherine (Alex) Vieregge, James Daniels III, Gage Daniels, Jake Scheurer, and Chelsea Scheurer; his siblings: Jessica (David"Tubby”) Sullivan, Joseph (Jamie) Daniels, and Jerry (Elizabeth) Daniels; one granddaughter: Layla Diberardino.
 
Jamie loved music, especially playing drums and guitar. He also enjoyed spending time fishing and spending time with his children.
 
Services for Jamie will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 9, 2018, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Ron Otto officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00-11:00 a.m. prior to service also at the funeral home. Burial at Pleasant Valley Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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J.R. (John Robert) Black

JR Black, age 78, died February 2, 2018, in Kankakee, IL at Riverside Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Deanna, three children Lon (Bobbi) of Eagan, MN, Mike (Barbara) of Fall River, WI, Carrie (David Graf) of Momence, IL and four grandchildren, Jordan, Lauren, Elise, and Cade. His two sisters Rebecca Thoms of Clinton, IL and Linda Chockley of Lincoln, IL along with half-sister Ruth Tannehill of Troy, MO also survive. Preceded in death by his parents, William and Dorothy (Lambert) Black, brother Frank and half-sister Rose Marie Kelly.
 
Born July 18, 1939, in Clinton, IL, JR graduated from Clinton High School class of 1957 and Illinois State University class of 1961. Attending ISU on a football and state teacher’s scholarship, he competed in football and track becoming captain, all-conference, athletic hall member, and IIAC record-holder. He began his teaching and coaching career at Herscher High School before moving to Kankakee High School, Eastridge High School and finally, to Westview High School as Athletic Director and Head Football Coach. He was proud to have the Westview football field named in his honor. During his educational career, JR went on to receive his Masters Degree and Advance Certificate from the University of Illinois. He was named to the Kankakee District 111 Hall of Fame, Outstanding Educator and three-time District Athletic Director of the year. In 1979, JR left education for a business career and served on the Downtown Business Association and on the Kankakee Chamber of Commerce board. Before retiring in 2002, he returned to education as an administrator at the Kankakee Area Career Center.
 
JR was a lifelong active conservationist and a charter member of the Northern Illinois Anglers serving many years as President and Executive Director. He was dedicated to protecting, restoring and enhancing the Kankakee River and founded many key events including the Fishing Derby and the adopt-a-river program. He served as chair, founder and advisor of various Kankakee commissions, alliances, and boards including the Kankakee River Valley Whitetails while holding memberships in numerous organization dedicated to preserving and benefiting the environment. JR was a statewide delegate in the Conservation Congress assemblies, Governor Edgar’s appointment to the Land Use and Water Resource Task Force and inducted into the Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame in 2004. JR received many other awards and designations honoring his lifelong passion, respect, and commitment to the natural resources he so enjoyed.
 
Visitation will be Friday, February 9 from 4-8pm at the Schreffler Funeral Home of Kankakee. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 10 at 10 am with visitation 1 hour prior at the Asbury United Methodist Church of Kankakee with the Reverend Scott Henley officiating. Graveside burial services will be 2:30 pm the Texas Township Cemetery in Clinton, IL.
 
Memorials to Asbury United Methodist Chuch and the American Cancer Society.

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Moulton D. Dowell

Moulton D. Dowell, 82, passed away at 2:35 a.m. on February 4, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
 
Moulton was born on September 26, 1935, in Menard County, IL; son of Rube and Hazel (Pierce) Dowell. He married Twila Altig on July 29, 1962, in Greenview, IL. She survives him.
 
Also surviving is his daughter: Amy (Jeff) Edwards of Ballwin, MO; three grandchildren: Olivia, Cole, and Jackson all of Ballwin, MO; his siblings: James "J.E.” (Joyce) Dowell of Colorado Springs, CO, Marcella Edwards of Springfield, IL, twin brother Bob G. (Betty) Dowell of Springfield, IL, and Robbie Dowell of Athens, IL; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters: JoAnn Plummer and Lillian Kirby, and an infant brother: Raymond.
 
Moulton attended Elkhart Christian Church, was a member of Elkhart American Legion, and was the Hurlbut Township Commissioner. He enjoyed spending time with his family and above all else, he had a huge personality and loved joking with people. He also enjoyed gardening and collecting toy tractors. By many, he will be remembered for his infectious smile. He retired from Fiat-Allis after 40 years, and he worked for the Illinois Secretary of State.
 
Services for Moulton will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 9, 2018, at Elkhart Christian Church with Stacy Popejoy officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL. Burial at Elmwood Cemetery in Greenview will follow the service, where full military rites will be accorded. Memorials may be made to the Elkhart American Legion or Simmons Cancer Institute or Elkhart Christian Church.
 

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Charles W. Anderson

Charles W. Anderson Jr., 95, formerly of Lincoln passed away at 10:55 a.m. on February 3, 2018 at Martin Health Center in Bloomington.
 
Charles was born on February 4, 1922 in Lincoln, IL; son of Charles W. and Emma (Schwantz) Anderson Sr. He married Mary Jane Gayle on July 22, 1945 in Lincoln, IL. She preceded him in death on February 5, 2015.
 
Charles is survived by two daughters: Virginia Gayle Johnson, wife of Kenneth who reside in Sterling, Illinois and Susan Elizabeth Anderson, wife of Carl Bennett who reside in Bloomington, Illinois. He has six grandchildren: Darren Johnson (Meredith), Kathryn Stroyan, Emily Bozek (Joseph), Peter Stroyan (Jennifer), Teri Johnson, and David Bennett. Charles is survived by eight great-grandchildren: Alikah Marshall, Aiden and Piper Stroyan, Alexander and Jackson Johnson, Travis Campbell, William and Teddy Bozek.
 
Charles was on the board of American Red Cross of Logan County for 17 years, with 15 years being the Chairman. During the time the chapter grew from blood bank only to a full activities chapter; which means an office with paid staff members, detail disaster plans, first aid and CPR classes. Other programs that were established: Fire and Tornado Relief and Chemical and hazardous Materials Handling procedures. Charles personally trained guards for first aid and CPR when the prison opened and has personally been an active blood donor, providing 12 gallons of blood over the 17 years. His chapter had received an award for being one of the top chapters in the country. He received the Clara Barton Medal for service of only 2 persons in Logan County to receive the award in the history of the chapter. 
 
Charles was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lincoln, IL, where he served as Superintendent of Sunday School, provided guidance to remodel classrooms to be more functional and efficient. He worked with the church youth by raising money for turkey dinners to the community, served as a lay pastor for area churches when their ministers were on vacations, and served as Trustee of Church Board. He also served on the Lincoln Elementary School Board for 9 years, a number of those years as President. More recently he has been a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomington.
 
Charles joined the Masonic Lodge in 1942 and became a Master Mason in 1976. He started the Lincoln Masonic Foundation with $1,100.00.It has since grown over $60,000.00. He was also a member of the Knights of the Cross of Honor, and is a 32nd Degree Mason. In 2015 he received the 70 year member award.
 
In the community Charles worked as a postman, a union leader until he became supervisor. He led and assisted in fund raising drives to improve the community, including United Way and even the funds in 1954 to help establish the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. He was the Lincoln Courier Citizen of the year in 2003.
Charles enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1940 where he trained as a flight engineer. He was a member of the 15th Air Corps and flew in a B-24 Heavy Bomber from a base in Italy. On his 8th mission in August of 1944, his plane was shot down, and he helped a number of his crewmates prepare and proceed to parachute out. They landed in occupied area and were they were captured and became POWS. Sometime through the experience his left leg was wounded. He was awarded 2 Purple Heart Medals.
 
Visitation for Charles will be from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Thursday February 8, 2018 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Rev. John Richmond officiating. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. continued by Masonic Services also at the funeral home. Burial at New Union Cemetery will follow, where full military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post#263. Memorials may be made in Charles name to the Lincoln Masonic Foundation INC or St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.
 

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Mary Lou Jason

Mary Lou Jason, 83, of Mt. Pulaski, IL passed away at 7:18 p.m. on February 2, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center.
 
Mary Lou was born on September 17, 1934, in Livingston County, IL; daughter of Frederick and Helen E. (Stahler) Schmitt. She married Royal L. “Doc” Jason on June 19, 1954, in Henry, IL, he preceded her in death on October 28, 2010.
 
Surviving Mary Lou are her children: Steven (Michelle) Jason of Mt. Pulaski, IL, Kevin (Patty) Jason of Chestnut, IL, Royal “Doc” (Cheryl) Jason of Mt. Pulaski, IL, Rhonda (Ben) McCarty of Buffalo, IL, Frederick Jason of Mt. Pulaski, IL, and Lyndon (Mindy) Jason of Heyworth, IL; her siblings: Father Harold Schmitt of Henry, IL, Richard (Barb) Schmitt of Tiskilwa, IL, Jerry Schmitt of Henry, IL, Sharon Jason (George) of Lacon, IL, Joy (Butch) Wunder of Lacon, Il, Betty Shearer of Henry, IL, and Pam (Ernie) Waldschmidt of Lacon, IL; twelve grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Larry.
 
She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas and American Legion Auxiliary in Magnolia, IL. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family and playing cards.
 
Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Mt. Pulaski, IL with Rev. Jeffrey Laible officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to service (9:00-11:00 a.m.). Burial at Steenbergen Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Mary Lou’s name to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church or Alzheimer’s Association. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL.

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Mary Carolyn Lubbers

Mary Carolyn Lubbers 71 of Weldon, IL passed away 11:30 PM February 3, 2018, at her residence surrounded by her family.
 
Services will be 10 AM, Friday, February 9, 2018, at the Weldon United Methodist Church, Weldon, IL with Rev. John Baylor and Rev. C. Don Ferrill officiating. Burial will follow at Weldon Cemetery, Weldon, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Thursday, February 8, 2018, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.
 
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, the Weldon United Methodist Church, or Carle Hospice.
 
Carolyn was born December 23, 1946, in Monticello, IL the daughter of Walter and Mary (Milligan) Dressler. She married Terry L. Lubbers September 4, 1966, in Weldon, IL.
 
Survivors include her husband, Terry L. Lubbers, Weldon, IL; children: Cynthia (James) Megenhardt, St. Elmo, IL; and Mark (Tena Moore) Lubbers, Champaign, IL; 3 grandchildren: Hannah, Mary, and John David, St. Elmo, IL; sister, Margaret Baylor, Decatur, IL.
 
Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents and 2 sons, Roger and Timothy. 
 
Carolyn worked at Parkland College from 1974 – 1978 and worked at the Peoples’ State Bank in Weldon, IL. She continued working at Parkland’s bookstore. She loved being a homemaker and raising a family. Carolyn enjoyed walking. She was involved with being a 4-H leader in Weldon, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and Decatur Walk for the Cure. The Weldon United Methodist Church was very important to her where she was a “soul winner” for Christ, and she loved being part of funeral dinners.

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Joyce Idell Piatt

Joyce Idell Piatt 86 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 11:32 PM February 2, 2018, at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.
 
Visitation will be 10 – 11 A.M. Saturday, February 10, 2018, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL. Graveside services will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with prayers given by J. Kent Hickerson.
 
Memorials may be directed to Second Chance Pet Adoption.
 
Joyce was born September 22, 1931, in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of Merrill and Lida (McCord) Nebold. She married Robert E. Piatt March 8, 1953, in Clinton, IL. He passed away March 9, 2002.
 
Survivors include her children: John Piatt, Clinton, IL, David (Gail) Piatt, Farmer City, IL;
3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 3 step-grandchildren; 9 great-step-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.
 
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, daughter-in-law: Susan Piatt, and sister: Norma Nunnery.
 
Joyce worked for Dr. Myers and Dr. Viers for several years. She enjoyed having lunch with her friends and classmates, cross-stitching and reading Stephen King novels. She was a wonderful Wife, Mother, Grandmother and a diehard Cubs Fan. The family wishes to extend a special “Thank You” to Dr. Rauch, Manor Court, and their wonderful staff.

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Joyce Elaine Neil

Joyce Elaine Neil, 78, formerly of Saybrook, Illinois, passed away at 12:33 A.M., Thursday, February 1, 2018, at Le Roy Manor, Le Roy, Illinois.
 
Her visitation will be from 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M., Monday, February 5, 2018, at Wesbein United Methodist Church, Saybrook, Illinois. The funeral will follow at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Wayne Giermann officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Saybrook, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the grandchildren’s college education fund in c/o Shannon Brooks. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Saybrook, Illinois, in charge of the arrangements.
 
Joyce was born November 21, 1939, in Saybrook, Illinois, a daughter of Clyde Elmer and Jessie M. Brittin Furnish. She married Charles Paul Neil on November 23, 1963, in Saybrook, Illinois. He passed away on April 2, 2016.
 
She is survived by her daughter, Shannon (Tim) Brooks of Farmer City, Illinois; son, Shawn (Terri) Neil of Potomac, Illinois; five grandchildren, Chelsea Brooks; Ariel Neil; Jordan Neil; Connor Yoak; and Noah Brooks; sister, Barbara Elledge of Deer Creek, Illinois. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
 
Joyce was a former owner and operator of a craft store in Saybrook, Illinois. She worked as a graphic artist at Chanute Air Force Base, Rantoul, Illinois. Joyce was a member of the Wesbein United Methodist Church, Saybrook, Illinois.

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Randy Carl Buchanan

Randy Carl Buchanan 50 of Decatur, Illinois passed away 1:15 A.M. February 1, 2018, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.
 
Graveside services will be 9:30 AM, Monday, February 5, 2018, at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Randy Buchanan Memorial Fund.
 
Randy was born August 4, 1967, in Decatur, IL the son of Russell Charles and Patricia Ann (West) Buchanan. 
 
Survivors include his mother, Patricia Ann Buchanan, Decatur, IL; father, Russell Charles (Barb) Buchanan, Decatur, IL; siblings, Jamie Paulette (Russell) Snoke, Mt. Zion, IL; William Lester Cook, North Dakota; Rodney Charles Buchanan, Decatur, IL; as well as several nieces and nephews.
 
Randy loved the outdoors, gardening, and was an avid Bible reader.

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Doris J. Cundiff

Doris J. Cundiff, 81 of Clinton, IL passed away 7:00 A.M. January 30, 2018, at Sullivan Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Sullivan, IL. 
 
Services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, February 2, 2018, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Willmore Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 10:00-11:00 A.M. Friday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Moultrie County Beacon, Sullivan, IL; where Christopher resides. 
 
Doris was born November 9, 1936, in DeWitt County, Illinois the daughter of Arthur Joseph and Irene Vista (Johnson) Menapace. She married Emmett “Doc” Cundiff February 4, 1953, in Wapella, IL.
 
Survivors include her husband: Emmett “Doc” Cundiff, Sullivan, IL; children; Emmy (Harold “Harry”) Daniels, Clinton, IL; Carol (Allen) Cripe, Mooresburg, TN; Christopher Scott Cundiff, Sullivan, IL; 4 Grandchildren; 3 Great-Grandchildren; Sister; Mary Linthicum, Clinton, IL.
 
Doris was preceded in death by her Parents, 1 Daughter, Donna Hicks and Half-Brother, Tommy Tucker.
 
Doris and her husband, “Doc” owned and operated Cundiff’s Carpet Service, Clinton, IL for 57 years. She loved to attend auctions in the local area.

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Louise Mae Cardoni

Louise Mae Cardoni, 98, of Mt. Pulaski passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mt. Pulaski.
 
Louise was born on August 28, 1919, in Lake Fork, IL the daughter of Oscar and Tereisa (Stengel) Shanle. She married Joseph L. Cardoni on December 26, 1942, in Camp McCoy, WI. He preceded her in death on February 24, 2004.
 
Louise is survived by her children, Ken (Gail) Cardoni of Chatham, Linda Van Hook of Forsyth, Bob (Lea) Cardoni of Danville, IA, Judy (Gary) Baker of Olive Branch, MS, and Deb Cardoni of South Milwaukee, WI; her eleven grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren. Additionally, Louise is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Louise was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one brother, Charles Shanle.
 
Louise was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Mt. Pulaski; she was also a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Ladies Auxiliary. Louise was a member of The Mt. Pulaski American Legion Auxiliary; and also served as an Election Board Judge. Louise enjoyed taking time to watch birds and squirrels. But above all else, Louise loved her family; especially spending time with her grandchildren.
 
Services for Louise will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 5, 2018, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Mt. Pulaski. Visitation will take place prior to the service from 9:30-11: 00 a.m. on Monday, February 5, 2018, also at the church. Burial will follow the services at Mt. Pulaski Cemetery in Mt. Pulaski. Memorial donations may be made in Louise’s name to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church or The Mt. Pulaski American Legion Auxiliary. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski.

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John L. Wey

John L. Wey, 76, of Heyworth, Illinois, passed away at 3:14 A.M., Sunday, January 28, 2018, at his home in Heyworth, Illinois.
 
A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 P.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the Heyworth Christian Church with Pastor Peter Hopkins officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the church.
 
Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth, Illinois, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the family, c/o Suzanne Wey.
 
Mr. Wey was born March 9, 1941, in Bloomington, Illinois, to Pearl D. and Della M. Rafferty Wey. He married Kay Suzanne Wyatt on October 3, 1959, in Heyworth, Illinois. She survives in Heyworth, Illinois.
 
He is also survived by his son, John Bradley (Cynthia) Wey; daughters, Angela Sue (Jeff) Shoemaker and Stacy Jo (Danny) Williams all of Heyworth, Illinois; six grandchildren, Monica (Bill Bentley) Shoemaker of Bloomington, Illinois; Andrew Shoemaker of Bloomington, Illinois; Darcey (Tyler) Sunken of Wapella, Illinois; Lacey Wey of Heyworth, Illinois; Emma Williams of Heyworth, Illinois; and Alison Williams of Heyworth, Illinois; four great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Mila and Isabella Shoemaker and Cooper Sunken; and one brother, Don Wey of Heyworth, Illinois.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Thelma Rosendale.
 
John was a member of the Heyworth Christian Church and the Illinois Tractor Pulling Association.

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Carrie M. Deal

Carrie M. Deal, 83, passed away at 1:20 a.m. on January 29, 2018, at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mt. Pulaski.
 
Carrie was born on November 19, 1934, in New Philadelphia, OH; daughter of Robert B. and Luray (Coffee) Inherst. She married Ralph Deal on February 19, 1954, in Gary, IN. He survives her.
 
Also surviving are her children: Brenda (Gary) Stanley of Springfield, Ed (Brenda) Deal of Latham, and David (Robin) Deal of Latham; one brother: Patrick (Anne) Inherst of Chesterton, IN; special niece: Barbara (Joe) Lombardo; seven grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother: Robert.
 
Carrie was a member of Grace Baptist in Decatur, IL. She loved her church and her family.
 
Services for Carrie will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 2, 2018, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski, IL with Rev. Dwight Durbin officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 1, 2018, also at the funeral home. Burial at Lake Bank will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Carrie’s name to Latham Fire Department.

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Rozella Delane Richards

Rozella Delane Richards 85 of Weldon, Il. passed away 5:00 am January 28, 2018, at Bickford of Champaign, Champaign, Il.
 
Private services will be at the Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, Il. with Rev. C. Don Ferrill officiating. Burial will follow at Goose Creek Township Cemetery, DeLand, Il. Private Family Visitation will be at the Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, Il.
 
Memorials may be directed to Central Illinois Chapter Alzheimer’s Association, 606 West Glen Ave., Peoria, Il. 61614
 
Rozella was born May 10, 1932, in Russell Springs, Kentucky, the daughter of Timothy and Eliza (Grider) Bryant. She married Lester Richards April 2, 1949. He passed away April 13, 2015.
 
Survivors include her children, Linda (Charles) Cohen; Jerry Dale Richards; Kathy (Brendan) McKiernan; 3 Grandchildren, Nathan; Brandy; Amber; 15 Great-Grandchildren; Brother, Richard Bryant; Half-Brothers, Jimmy & John Gasper; Half-Sister, Sandy Thrasher.
 
Rozella was preceded in death by her Parents.
 
Rozella was a school bus driver for the DeLand-Weldon School District for 20 years.
 

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Robert J. Cheek

Robert J Cheek, 93 of Normal, IL passed away 6:36 P.M., January 25, 2018, at the Gibson Community Hospital Annex, Gibson City, IL. 
 
Services will be at a later date. The family has entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Arthritis Foundation or the American Heart Assoc.
 
Robert was born February 18, 1924, in Aledo, IL the son of NJ and Johanna (Nagel) Cheek. He married Harriett Jean Johnson August 8, 1948, in Abingdon, IL. She passed away September 13, 2012. 
 
Survivors include his 3 sons: Timothy (Michelle) Cheek, Champaign, IL, Kirby (Melinda) Cheek, Bloomington, IL and Paul Cheek, St. Charles, IL; 3 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. 
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 sisters.
 
Robert, or more commonly Bob, was a member of the United Methodist Church of Normal and Clinton. He was a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge as well as past Master of Urbana Masonic Lodge. While serving in the US Army during WWII in the European Campaign, he was awarded the Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters. After retiring from the University of Illinois Purchasing Department, he and Harriett moved to Arkansas where he enjoyed life as a woodworker and as an avid fisherman. Returning to Central Illinois to be closer to family, he lived in Clinton IL for several years and later moved to Evergreen Assisted Living in Normal IL.
 

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Dona Ann McCartney Hooser

Dona Ann McCartney Hooser, 78, of Mahomet, Illinois, formerly of Farmer City, Illinois, passed away at 8:30 A.M., Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at the Champaign County Nursing Home, Urbana, Illinois.
 
Her Funeral Service will be at 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, 106 N. Main St., Farmer City, Illinois, with Rev. Deborah Slack and Dick Sprague officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City, Illinois. Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., Monday, January 29, 2018, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Mahomet Lions Club, Leader Dogs for the Blind.
 
Dona Ann was born July 8, 1939, in Farmer City, Illinois, a daughter of Earl Donald & Harriett Lucille Newberry McCartney. She married Edward E. “Bud” Hooser on September 6, 1960, in Monticello, Illinois.
 
She is survived by her husband, Edward E. “Bud” Hooser of Mahomet, Illinois; two daughters, Tamara (John) Bronkema of Bells, Texas and Lisa Jo Hooser of Mahomet, Illinois; four grandchildren, Dustin (Brandy) Bronkema, Amanda (Michael) Leonard, Sierra Washington, and T. J. Washington; eight great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild on the way; and sister, JoNell (Dan) Dolbert of Farmer City, Illinois.
 
Dona Ann had been a bookkeeper for Franks Jewelry Store and Spritz Jewelry Store in Champaign, Illinois. She was a member of the Farmer City United Methodist, Farmer City, Illinois, and the American Legion Post 1015 Auxiliary, Mahomet, Illinois.
 
Dona Ann was a recipient of a Leader Dog for the Blind.

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Neva Mae Hardy

Neva Mae Hardy, 80, of Mansfield, Illinois, passed away at 4:09 P.M., Friday, January 26, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Illinois.
 
Her funeral service will be at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, 202 East Oliver Street, Mansfield, Illinois, with Pastor Ed Davis officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Illinois. Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Martha’s Cupboard Food Pantry, Mansfield, Illinois.
 
Neva was born September 1, 1937, in Parkersburg, Illinois, a daughter of Conrad Otis & Maggie McCleary Gillespie. She married Robert L. Hardy, on June 3, 1956, in Osman, Illinois. He passed away on April 26, 2007.
 
She is survived by her sons, Bill (Karen) Hardy of Mansfield, Illinois, and Allen (Kelly) Hardy of Bloomington, Illinois; six grandchildren, Justin (Lauren) Hardy; Allysa Moorefield; Valerie Purdy (Brian); Adam (Kirsten) Hardy; Kinsley Hardy; Karrigan Hardy; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Joyce Smith of Naples, Florida, Tom (Susie) Gillespie of Claremont, Illinois, and Sharon (John) Mosser of Arthur, Illinois . Preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Bob, Bill and Gene Gillespie.
 
Neva enjoyed spending time on Lake Mattoon boating, wintering at the Riveria Resort in DeLand, Florida, and watching NASCAR racing. She was an avid Tony Stewart fan. Neva also enjoyed crocheting.

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Rick L. Perkins

Rick L. Perkins, 62, of Windsor, formerly of Oreana, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018, in his home surrounded by his family. 
 
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, January 29, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church. Visitation will be 4-8 P.M. Sunday, January 28, at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, and 10-11 A.M. Monday at the church. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Decatur. Memorials may be made to Pilgrim Lutheran Church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 
 
Rick was born December 30, 1955, in Decatur, the son of Robert Perkins and Betty (Benson) Funkhouser. He married the love of his life, Debbie, on February 14, 1975. 
 
Rick began working in the storeroom at Adolph Meyer Mental Health Center in 1974. He also worked in maintenance and as an engineer there until 1995. He became Chief Engineer of the Decatur Correctional Center from 1996 to 2002. 
 
He was a member and Financial Secretary of Pilgrim Lutheran Church since 1975, and member and President of Argenta Oreana School board. 
 
Rick and Debbie designed and built their dream home in 2006. If anything could be built or fixed, Rick would be the one to do it. 
 
Rick always put his family first! He loved to spend time with his grandchildren and watch his grandson play baseball. Rick coached girls softball in Oreana, and was an avid fisherman and hunter with longtime friend, Mark Brown. 
 
Rick is survived by his wife of 42 years, Debbie, of Windsor; daughters, Amy L. Cassell (Brian) of Mt. Zion and Amber N. Saul (Brad) of Sullivan; grandchildren, Brianna and Alexis Cassell and Caden and Ryder Saul; sisters, Pam Roan of Decatur and Tina Campbell of Oreana; mother, Betty Funkhouser of Decatur. 
 
He was preceded in death by his father and stepfather, Bob. 
 
Everyone that met Rick loved him, and he would do anything for anyone. 
 
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the oncology department of Carle Hospital, especially Dr. Vasireddy, Jane, and nurses Jennifer and Vanessa. 
 
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family in care of Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes at www.brintlingerandearl.com

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Robert "Pick" Shanle

Robert "Pick” Shanle, 87, passed away at 10:53 p.m. on January 23, 2018, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln.
 
Robert was born on January 20, 1931, in Mt. Pulaski, IL; son of Robert Emmett and Alma (Erlenbush) Shanle. He married Donna L. Hild on January 14, 1951, in Lincoln, IL. She preceded him in death September 24, 1994.
 
Also surviving one daughter, Vickie (David) Dunham of Lincoln, two sons, Glenn (Terri) Shanle of Lincoln, Daniel (Cathy) Shanle of Maiden, NC, one brother Larry Shanle of Mexico MO., three sisters, Wanda (Doug) Peterson of Stromsburg, NE., Kay (Richard) Snyder of Lincoln, IL. Connie (Jeff) Laatsch of Mt. Pulaski, IL; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and one sister.
 
Robert was a United States Marine veteran, who got the chance to be a part of the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. He was a member of the Lincoln Christian Church and was the president of Christian Homes for 21 years. Over the years, he gave over 37 gallons of blood, he received awards for everything that he had done for the American Disabilities Act, and he enjoyed going to Wal-Mart.
 
Services for Robert will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 29, 2018, at the Lincoln Christian Church with Ron Otto officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00-5:00p.m. Sunday, January 28, 2018, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Burial at Steenbergen Cemetery will follow the service where full military rites will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Robert’s name to Lincoln Christian Church or the American Cancer Society.

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Marjorie Bathe

Marjorie Bathe, 84, of Hartsburg passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, IL. 
 
Marjorie was born on July 15, 1933, in Hartsburg the daughter of Heiko and Matilda (Sampen) Lessen. She married Gene Bathe on June 28, 1953, in Hartsburg, IL. He preceded her in death on October 21, 2017.
 
Marjorie is survived by her children, Norma Bathe of Hartsburg, Michael (Christine) Bathe of Normal, and Nancy (Paul) Kemp of Janesville, WI; her grandchildren, Courtney Bathe, Quinnton Kemp, and Cassidy Kemp; her brothers, William Lessen and Robert (Bertha) Lessen; and her sister-in-law, Alice Lessen.
 
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brother, Alan.
 
Marjorie was an EMT with Hartsburg for 20 years. She was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church in Hartsburg; where she served as past President of The Methodist Women. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, loved camping & fishing. Marjorie was also well known for her cinnamon rolls. But above all else, Marjorie loved her family; her grandchildren were her life.
 
Services for Marjorie will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hartsburg, IL., with Rev. Lisa Goodwin officiating. Visitation will take place from 4:00-6: 00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Burial will follow the services at Hartsburg Union Cemetery, Hartsburg. Memorial donations may be made in Marjorie’s name to ALS Awareness.

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Lois Lucille Bowles

Lois Lucille Bowles, 88, of Mt. Pulaski passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018, in Lawndale, IL.
Lois was born on August 29, 1929, in Mt. Pulaski, IL. the daughter of Arie and Madge (Gilbert) Deibert. She married Weldon “Willie” Bowles on February 28, 1948, in Mt. Pulaski, IL. he preceded her in death on April 17, 1996.
 
Lois is survived by her children, Larry (Sandy) Bowles, Randy (Deborah) Bowles, Janet (David) Naugle, and daughter-in-law, Gloria Bowles; her brother, Darold (Janet) Deibert; seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
 
Lois was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one son, Ronald.
Lois was a member of Mt. Pulaski Christian Church. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
 
Services for Lois will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski. with Casey McCormick officiating. Visitation will take place two hours prior to the service (9:00-11: 00 a.m.) on Thursday, January 25, 2018, also at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made in Lois’ name to Mt. Pulaski Christian Church.

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Alice Davis

 Alice Davis, 96, of Mt. Pulaski, died at 1:30 A.M. at Vonderlieth Living Center.
 
Alice was born April 25, 1921, in Potter County, South Dakota, the daughter of Tom and Vernita (Weckel) Wachter. She graduated from Mt. Pulaski High School in 1939.
 
She was preceded in death by two sons, Martin in 1957 and David in 1963, and two sisters Beryl Mudget and Florence Beck.
 
She held offices in the Mt. Pulaski P.T.A. and District P.T.A., Women’s Club and Past Presidents Women’s Club.
 
She was a nurse’s aide at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital from 1965 to 1985. Then was on staff in activities and social service at the Christian Nursing Home for 20 years. She was the first president of the Nursing Home Auxiliary and was a volunteer & key person. She was a volunteer at the Mt. Pulaski Court House. Alice was a member of the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church.
 
She made many wedding and bridesmaids dresses and planned many weddings and showers.
Services for Alice will be held 10:30 A.M. on Friday, January 26, 2018, at Mt. Pulaski Christian Church in Mt. Pulaski, IL. with Casey McCormick officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service (9:30-10: 30 A.M.) on Friday, January 26, 2018, also at the church. Memorials may be made to Mt. Pulaski Christian Church. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski.

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Gerald Francis "Jerry" Ryan

Ryan, Gerald Francis “Jerry” Ryan 81, of Clinton, passed from this world at 5:12 p.m. on January 17, 2018, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, surrounded by those he loved. Jerry will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, and a loyal friend to many. 
 
Born on January 24, 1936, in Heyworth to James Vincent and Helen (Donovan) Ryan, Jerry attended Wapella schools, graduating in 1953. He was a member of the Future Farmers of America and played basketball for the Wapella Wildcats. He remained proud throughout his life of his early achievements, including the time he and his classmates earned First Place in the DeWitt County Rural School Scrap Drive in 1943. 
 
After graduation from high school, Jerry joined his dad in operating the family farm. He entered the army in 1959 and served in the Army Reserves. Later, Jerry would work for the Illinois Railroad while continuing a career in agriculture. 
 
On August 1, 1959, Jerry married his wife of 58 years, Mary Ann (Grady), at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Wapella and the couple raised two children, including Cynthia Ryan (Bruce) McComiskey of Birmingham, AL. Jerry is survived by his wife, children, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren as well as a brother, Thomas Henry (Rosemary) Ryan of Orland Park; sister-in-law, Sharon (Raymond) Ryan of Bloomington; and ten nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death are his parents and two brothers, Leo Vincent, and Raymond Joseph “Buddy” Ryan.
 
A long-time parishioner of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Clinton, Jerry was active in the Knights of Columbus and could always be counted on to contribute to church activities, whether playing Santa Claus at the annual Christmas party for persons with disabilities or helping to clean out a storeroom or mend a leaky roof. In recognition of their commitment to a life centered on faith and farming, Jerry and his wife were honored with the St. Isidore Award by the Peoria Diocese in 2008. He was a member of the Clinton Eagles and American Legion, and for ten years, Jerry served on the Dewitt County Board. He also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and gave willingly of his time and gifts to a number of other local, national, and global organizations. 
 
Jerry will be dearly missed by his family, for whom he cared passionately. His absence will also be felt at several grain elevators in the area, where he regularly shared a cup of coffee and conversation with his fellow farmers. His quick Irish wit, a lifelong curiosity, love of the land, and enduring spirit will live on through the memories of those who mourn his loss while celebrating his rich life. 
 
A memorial mass will be held on Thursday, January 25 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Clinton, with a celebratory dinner to follow. Visitation is scheduled prior to mass from 10:00-11:00 a.m. The family requests that donations in Jerry’s memory be given to Prairie Heart Foundation, 619 E. Mason Street, Springfield, IL 62701 (designate St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur) or Future Farmers of America in Clinton. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted the family.

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George F. Johner

George F. Johner, 90, of Warrensburg, IL, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018, at Hickory Point Christian Village, Forsyth, IL.
 
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 22, 2018, at Warrensburg United Methodist Church with visitation one hour prior to service time at the church. Burial will be in Illini Cemetery, Warrensburg, IL. Memorials may be made to Warrensburg United Methodist Church.
 
George was born December 25, 1927, in Decatur, IL, the son of George Fredrick and Freida (Latal) Johner. He married Norma J. Schroeder on July 6, 1947 in Warrensburg, IL and she preceded him in death on January 6, 2015.
 
George farmed all of his life in the Warrensburg area. He was a proud member of Warrensburg United Methodist Church, serving on the Building Committee for the new church building and was a Sunday school teacher. George was a Farm Bureau member, Chairman of the Prime Timers, member of Board of Directors for Farm Credit Services, and a member of Warrensburg Lion’s Club.
 
He is survived by sons Randy (Diane) Johner of Forsyth, Mark (Shirley) Johner of Warrensburg; daughter-in-law Emily; grandchildren Andrew, Karyn, Lucas, Joel, Steve, Kevin, Brian, Alison; great grandchildren Kayla, Kraig, Kyle, Kolton, Haley, Ashley, William, Jackson; great granddaughter Mia; sister Elsa (Terry); sisters-in-law Arlene and Virginia (Oz).
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Norma, son Craig, daughter Debra; brother Carl; and sister Katherine.
 
The family would like to give a special thank you to Suzy, Comfort Keepers, and the staff at Hickory Point Christian Village for the wonderful care they gave to George.
 
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family in care of Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes at www.brintlingerandearl.com

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Michael Andrew Wrigley

Michael Andrew Wrigley, 76, of Forsyth, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in Illinois Veteran’s Home in Quincy.
 
Michael was born September 25, 1941 in Decatur, Illinois, the son of Robert Michael and Esther Irene Wrigley. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. Michael retired from the State of Illinois where he served as a CPA. He married Ruth Morland on February 4, 1967 in Decatur. They shared over fifty years together.
 
Surviving is his wife Ruth, children Jennifer (John) Cernich of Riverton, David (Wendy) Wrigley of Manhattan Beach, California, and Andrew (Nicky) Wrigley of Troy, Michigan, brothers Steve (Linda), Tom (Betty), Bob, Jim (Becky), and Chris (Robyn), sisters Mary (Larry) King and Melinda O’Brien, sister-in-law Jacque Wrigley, and grandchildren Lydia, Thomas, Daniel, Johanna, Katherine, Samuel, Mary Katherine, Timothy, and Micaela.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers John and Matthew Wrigley, and sister-in-law Gloria Wrigley.
 
Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Michael’s life will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 24, 2018 in St. Patrick Catholic Church, 407 E Eldorado St, Decatur, with Rev. John Burnette, celebrant. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the Mass. Burial with military honors conducted by the Macon County Honor Guard will be at Calvary Cemetery in Decatur. Memorials are suggested to the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Quincy.
 
Arrangements by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2801 N. Monroe Street, Decatur, IL 62526. View the obituary, send condolences, and share memories with the family at www.moranandgoebel.com.

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David R. Gaither

David R. Gaither, 54, of Atlanta, passed away at 6:50 a.m. Friday (Jan. 19, 2018) at his home.
 
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta. Cremation rites have been accorded. Private family burial will be Tuesday.
 
David Ray Gaither was born Sept. 2, 1963, in Springfield, the son of Bill and Edna Brooks Gaither.
 
David is survived by his father; three sons, David L. (Ashley) Gaither, Atlanta; Jordan (Taylor) Gaither, Tremont; and Kyle Gaither, Atlanta; one sister, Julie (Gary) Frantz, Atlanta; and two nephews, Jason Frantz, Atlanta, and Alex Frantz, Bloomington.
 
He was preceded in death by his mother and one infant son.
 
David was a driver for Carri Scharf Trucking. He was a 1981 graduate of Olympia High School and a member of Atlanta Christian Church. David loved and cared for his family and will be greatly missed.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a college fund for Kyle Gaither at Atlanta National Bank.

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Jude Anthony Bennett

Jude Anthony Bennett, 43, of Lincoln passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, in Oblong, IL. 
 
Jude was born on September 23, 1974, in Alton, Il; son of James Patrick and Rowena (Bruns) Bennett Sr. He married Jami Lee Hansbrough on October 11, 2004, in Lincoln, IL; She survives him.
 
Also surviving Jude are his parents; his children: Cierra of Lincoln, IL, Cody of Springfield, IL, Cheyenne of Misawa Air Force Base, Japan, Shawn of Litchfield, IL, Jude of Lincoln, IL, and Faith of Lincoln, IL; one sister: Christine (Steve) Schilling of Lincoln, IL two brothers: Jake (Bridgitt) Bennett and Chad Bennett both of Lincoln, IL; He was Papaw to Sophia and Zade. He is also survived by his father and mother-in-law: George and Janine Hansbrough, sister-in-law: Tamara (Shannon) Brownlow, brother-in-law: Fred (Carol) Hansbrough. He is also survived by a very large loving close-knit ring of "peeps”. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and one infant sister: Jude Marie.
 
Jude served in The United States Army from 1992-1995, serving in Somalia where he took part in Operation Restore Hope. He was a home inspector and co-owner of Bennett Builders with his brother Jake. He loved making people laugh and spending time with family. His hobbies included: target shooting, karaoke, working out, and watching movies. His claim to fame was when he created and starred in Haunted Renovations on HGTV.
 
A Memorial service for Jude will be 5:00 p.m. Sunday, January 21, 2018, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Jeffrey Laible officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00-5:00 p.m. (two hours prior to service) also at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Jude’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or The Wounded Warrior Project.

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Annabelle Fisher

Annabelle Fisher 98 of DeLand, IL passed away 3:38 P.M. January 17, 2018, at Villas Of Holly Brook, Monticello, IL.
 
Services will be 11 A.M. Saturday, January 20, 2018, at the Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, IL with Steve Ingram and Pastor Steve Brady officiating. Burial will follow at DeLand Cemetery, DeLand, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 A.M. Saturday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to Harbor Light Hospice.
 
Annabelle was born July 5, 1919, in Piatt County, IL the daughter of Charles and Jessie (Mitchell) Manning. She married David O. Fisher December 21, 1940, in DeLand, IL. He passed away June 11, 1985.
 
Survivors include her children: Norman (Louann) Fisher, Savoy, IL, Mark (Pam) Fisher, Springfield, IL; daughter-in-law: Jody Fisher, Monticello, IL; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 son: Ronald, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
 
Annabelle collected owls, loved gardening, scrapbooking, and music. She played the organ, piano, and guitar. In 1995 she was voted “Fan Of The Year” by ICMA.

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Evelyn Rosalie "Tootie" Eaton

Evelyn Rosalie “Tootie” Eaton 87 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 10:55 PM January 9, 2018, at the Warner Hospital & Health Services, Clinton, IL.
 
Graveside services will be at a later date at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.
 
Evelyn was born May 11, 1930, in Clinton, IL the daughter of Patrick Dennis and Nellie Fern (Moberly) Ryan. She married Ralph David Eaton on August 1, 1953, in Clinton, IL. He passed away April 18, 1980.
 
Survivors include her children: Tim Eaton, Clinton, IL; Jeff (Jennifer) Eaton, Peoria, AZ; one Granddaughter: Shelby Eaton, Peoria, AZ; and sister: Jean Nowlin, Mexico, MO.
 
She was preceded in death by her Parents, one sister: Mary Margaret Brewer, and one brother: F. E. “Bud” Ryan.
 
Evelyn retired from the Vespasian Warner Public Library, Clinton, IL with over 20 years of service.

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Ruth Finchum Logeman

Ruth Finchum Logeman 97, of Emden, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. 
Ruth was born on September 23, 1920, in rural Hartsburg, IL, the daughter of Nanke J. and Bertha Arnold Rademaker. She married Fred O. Finchum on August 11, 1940, in Emden, IL. He preceded her in death on April 19, 1980. She married Edward L. Krueger on June 4, 1984, in Emden, IL. He preceded her in death on October 28, 1990. She married Lewis Logeman on December 26, 1994. He preceded her in death on July 31, 2008. 
 
Ruth is survived by her children, Fred R. (Susan) Finchum of Atlanta, IL; Jayne (John) Cross of Emden, IL; James (Carole) Finchum of Springfield, IL. Ruth is survived by her grandchildren, Mark Finchum, Ron Finchum, Bryan (Amber) Finchum, Michelle (Drew) Olson, Janna (Brett) Conrady, Jaci (Shaun) Manning, Jillyn (Ryan) Thornton, Joshua Finchum. great-grandchildren: Brooke, Katelyn, Shelby Finchum, Brayden (Mandi) Finchum, Brodee Finchum, Daulton Finchum, Alexis, Paige, Kennadie Finchum; Nic, Ty, Tessa, Callen Olson; Ryder, Brantley, Coltyn Conrady, Carson, Cruz, and Kendall Manning.
 
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; her daughter, Joyce; great-grandson, Grant Finchum; her brothers, Walter, Arnold, and Ralph.
 
Ruth was a member St. Peter Lutheran Church Emden, IL, Good Samaritan Circle, American Legion Auxiliary, and Oasis Card Club. She graduated from Gem City Business College in Quincy. Ruth also worked as a bookkeeper for Heineken Brothers Ford for 20 years.
 
Services for Ruth will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 19, 2018, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Emden, IL. Visitation will take place from 9:00-11: 00 a.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018, also at the church. Burial will follow the services at Hartsburg Union Cemetery in Hartsburg, IL. Memorial donations may be made in Ruth’s name to St. Peter Lutheran Church or Camp Griesheim. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

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Katharina Bertha Goldham

 Katharina Bertha Goldhammer, 96, passed away at 1:20 a.m. on January 16, 2018, at St. Clara’s Manor in Lincoln.
 
Katharina was born on November 3, 1921, in Emden, Ill; daughter of Frederick and Wilhelmina (Englehorn) Wiggers. She married John H. Goldhammer on October 21, 1961, in Lincoln, IL. He preceded her in death on February 6, 1986.
 
She is survived by her cousin: Harold (Vi) Wiggers; her sister-in-law Darlene (Bob) Singley; her nieces and nephews: Elizabeth (Tom) Kavelman, Lori (Paul) Bottrell, Lois Pruitt, Roger Wainwright, Carrie Wiggers, Karen (John) Sandel, Amy (Nathan) Chen, Bobby (Jill) Awe, Alan (Sheryl) Wiggers, Kim (Paul) Otte, Kurt (Ronda) Wiggers, Pam (Rex) Mallekoote, Beckie (Mike) Geskey, Valerie (Jimmy) Wright, Roger (Julie) Matson, Randy (Ann) Matson, Rodney (Tammy) Matson, Mark (Patty) Wiggers, Debbie (Rick) Bilyeu, and Doug Wiggers; several great nieces and great nephews; several great-great nieces and great-great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Mildred, Eileen, Frederick, Marvin, Kendall, Thelma, and Milton, and one nephew: Kevin Wiggers. Katharina was the oldest and last living relative of her immediate family.
 
Katharina was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lincoln, IL including the Ruth Circle. She was a member of ESA Sorority and worked for over 25 years at Glenn Pontiac- Cadillac Dealership as the Office Manager and Bookkeeper.
 
Services for Katharina will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 22, 2018, at The First United Methodist Church in Lincoln, with Rev. Brad Curtis officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00-11:00 a.m. prior to the service also at the church. Burial at Hartsburg- Union Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Katharina’s name to The Logan County Food Pantry or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL.

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Linda D. Yanez

Linda D. Yanez, 58, of Bloomington formerly of Lincoln passed away on January 1, 2018, at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.
 
Graveside Services will be held at a later date in New Union Cemetery. Cremation Rites have been accorded.
 
Linda D. Batterton was born on August 22, 1959in Lincoln the daughter of Jerald R. and Betty Jean Vannoy Batterton.
 
She is survived by two sisters: Edith Miller of Lincoln and Evelyn Houghton of Bloomington. Two Uncles: Darrell (Nancy) Vannoy of Atlanta, Jerrell (Lois) Vannoy of Lincoln.
 
She is preceded in death by two infant sisters. Her sister Viola Batterton passed away on January 6, 2018.
 
Memorials may be made to her family.
 
Peasley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Viola M. Batterton

Viola M. Batterton, 60, of Bloomington formerly of Lincoln passed away on January 6, 2018, in Bloomington.
 
Graveside Services will be held at a later date in New Union Cemetery. Cremation rites have been accorded.
 
Viola M. Batterton was born on July 15, 1957, in Lincoln the daughter of Jerald R. and Betty Jean Vannoy Batterton.
 
Surviving are her two sisters: Edith Miller of Lincoln, Evelyn Houghton of Bloomington. Two Uncles: Darrell (Nancy) Vannoy of Atlanta, Jerell (Lois) Vannoy of Lincoln. Several cousins also survive.
 
She was preceded in death by one sister: Linda Yanez and two infant sisters.
 
Memorials may be made to the family.
 
Peasley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Robert Eugene Mowbray

Robert Eugene Mowbray, 86, of Normal, Illinois, passed away at 8:52 A.M., Sunday, January 14, 2018, at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, Illinois. 
 
His visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Thursday, January 18, 2018, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth, Illinois. A Masonic Service will follow at 7:00 P.M., Thursday, January 18, 2018, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth, Illinois. Robert’s funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M., Friday, January 19, 2018, with Rev. Linda Vonck officiating. Burial will be in Randolph Township Memorial Cemetery, Heyworth, Illinois, with military rites accorded. 
 
Memorial donations may be made to the United Church of Heyworth Good Samaritan Fund.
 
Robert “Gene” was born September 6, 1931, in Farmer City, Illinois, a son of Joseph Robert and Mary Edith Snow Mowbray. Joseph died when Robert was only 4 years old. Robert, his mother, and brother moved to the family farm in Heyworth to live with his grandparents, William Harris (Amanda) Snow. He married Glenna Roberta White on May 15, 1950, in Heyworth, Illinois. She preceded him in death on March 20, 2005. 
 
He is survived by his daughters, Diana (Don) Hancock of Heyworth, Illinois and Lisa (Larry) Fields of Bloomington, Illinois; five grandchildren, Mindy (Shane) Arndt of Fisher, Illinois; Mark (Jessica) Hancock of Groveland, Illinois; Megan (David) Tjaden of Heyworth, Illinois; Kayla (Keith) Fuentes of Chillicothe, Illinois, and Mitchell Fields of Bloomington, Illinois; and seven great-grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents and brother, John Mowbray.
 
Robert was a proud US Navy veteran serving during the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of the Heyworth American Legion. He worked in the accounting department at State Farm for 42 years, retiring in 1993. Robert was a very active 32 degree Mason in the Bloomington Masonic Lodge #43 A.F. & A.M. serving as a previous Grand Master.
 
Gene was a man of few words with a big heart who was deeply loved by his family. He will be greatly missed.

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Linda D. Yanez

Linda D. Yanez, 58, of Bloomington formerly of Lincoln passed away on January 1, 2018 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.


Graveside Services will be held at a later date in New Union Cemetery. Cremation Rites have been accorded.


Linda D. Batterton was born on August 22, 1959 in Lincoln  the daughter of Jerald R. and Betty Jean Vannoy Batterton.


She is survived by two sisters: Edith Miller of Lincoln and Evelyn Houghton of Bloomington. Two Uncles: Darrell (Nancy) Vannoy of Atlanta , Jerrell (Lois) Vannoy of Lincoln.


She is preceded in death by two infant sisters. Her sister Viola Batterton passed away on January 6, 2018.


Memorials may be made to her family.


Peasley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


 

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Viola M. Batterton

Viola M. Batterton, 60, of Bloomington formerly of Lincoln passed away on January 6, 2018 in Bloomington.


Graveside Services will be held at a later date in New Union Cemetery. Cremation rites have been accorded.


Viola M. Batterton was born on July 15, 1957 in Lincoln the daughter of Jerald R. and Betty Jean Vannoy Batterton.


Surviving are her two sisters: Edith Miller of Lincoln , Evelyn Houghton of Bloomington. Two Uncles: Darrell (Nancy) Vannoy of Atlanta, Jerell (Lois) Vannoy of Lincoln. Several cousins also survive.


She was preceded in death by one sister: Linda Yanez and two infant sisters.


Memorials may be made to the family.

Peasley  Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

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Alvin Earl Whiteside

Alvin Earl Whiteside, 77, of Bloomington, Illinois, passed away at 3:50 A.M., Wednesday, January 10, 2018. 
 
A Memorial Service will be at 11:00 A.M., Friday, January 19, 2018, at Freedom Baptist Church, 2405 East Washington Street, Bloomington, Illinois, with a family luncheon to follow also at the church. 
 
Memorial donations may be made to Wishbone Animal Rescue or Freedom Baptist Church Building Fund.
 
Alvin was born March 20, 1940, in Bloomington, Illinois to Dean and Betty (McCullum) Whiteside. They preceded him in death. 
 
He is survived by his wife, Marie Whiteside; sons, Don Whiteside and Tony Whiteside; daughters, Tina (Philip) Nadzam and Teresa (Jeffrey) Lenhardt; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brothers, James Whiteside and Jerry (Nancy) Whiteside.
 
Alvin was a U.S. Army veteran. He loved dirt track racing and was an avid car enthusiast.

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Erma "Louise" Bohn

Erma “Louise” Bohn passed into the arms of her Savior on Sunday, January 14, 2018, at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mt. Pulaski. She was a long time resident of Cornland.
 
Her journey began December 15, 1923, the daughter of Fred and Hilma (Gaffney) Fuiten. She had two brothers, Dale and Robert and one sister, Betty Holmes who preceded her in death.
 
On July 31, 1945, she married Charles Bohn, the love of her life. They shared 68 years until his passing in 2013. Rarely did you see one without the other. They had two children, Brenda (Darrell) Woolums of Chestnut and Dennis (Cindy) Bohn of Sandwich, IL. They were blessed with five grandchildren: Adam, Amy, Andrew, Alex and Jordan, and three great-grandsons, Matthew, Braeden, and Aiden.
 
Louise devoted her life to God, her family, her church, and her community. She was a Christian woman, her gift to us all.
 
Services for Louise will be at 11:30 A.M. Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski with Allen Hickerson officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior, 9:30-11:30, also at the funeral home. Interment will be at Steenbergen Cemetery, Mt. Pulaski. Memorials may be given to the Cornland Christian Church or to the Vonderlieth Living Center Activity Fund.

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Catherine S. "Kate" Burton

Catherine S. “Kate” Burton, 89, of Lincoln passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
 
Kate was born on February 26, 1928, in Monticello, IL. The daughter of Harold and Opal (Wampler) Fitzwater. She married Wendell D. Burton Sr. on September 16, 1945, in Deland, IL. He preceded her in death on September 11, 2010.
 
Kate is survived by her daughters, Tracy (Terry) Brown and Carolyn Sue (Justin) Dammerman. Additionally, Kate is survived by her 6 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
 
Kate was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sons, Wendell and Steven; her brother, Harold; and her sisters, Betty, Nellie, and Bobbeye.
 
Kate was an avid reader she had an eclectic taste from books. However, she truly enjoyed any and every John Grisham novel.
 
A celebration of Kate’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in Kate’s name to The Humane Society of Logan County. Arrangements have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.
 

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High C. "Chris" Keough

 Hugh C. "Chris” Keough, "The Man, The Myth, The Legend” 83, of Lincoln passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018, at his home.
 
Chris was born on January 18, 1934, in Pittsburg, PA. The son of Bernard J. and Matilda (Doyle) Keough. He married Beverly Kay Bree on February 17, 1957, in Fayetteville, NC. She preceded him in death on January 9, 2014.
 
Chris is survived by his daughter, Christy Ann Keough Beard; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson. 
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
 
Chris proudly served his country with The 82nd Airborne. Chris was also a great storyteller and had a story to fit any situation.
 
Chris’ wishes were to be cremated, there will be no services. Memorial donations may be made in Chris’ name to The Humane Society of Logan County at 1801 N Lincoln Pkwy, Lincoln, IL 62656. Arrangements have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL.

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Eugene Geyer

Eugene Geyer, 93, passed away at 9:03 a.m., Jan. 10, 2018, at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
 
Gene was born Dec. 13, 1924, in Mt. Pulaski, Ill., son of John and Bertha (Krueger) Geyer. He married Mildred Lucille "Lucy” Etter on Mar. 23, 1957, in Springfield, Ill. She preceded him in death on Aug. 17, 2016.
 
Surviving Gene are his children: Connie (Kevin) Leonard of San Antonio, Texas, Jean Ann (Mike) Miller of Lincoln, Ill., and Barbara (Mike) Morris of Mt. Pulaski, Ill.; four grandchildren: Kate Miller, and Samantha, Wyatt, and Hayden Morris. 
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife.
 
Gene was a retired farmer in the Mt. Pulaski area. He also loved to travel; especially to Branson, MO.
 
A private family graveside service will be held on a later date at Mt. Pulaski Cemetery. Visitation will take place from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski. Memorials may be made in Gene's name to The Christian Village or Latham Fire and Rescue.

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John F. Baylor, Sr.

John F. Baylor, Sr., 71 of Decatur, Illinois, formerly of Weldon, Illinois passed away 7:00 AM January 13, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur, IL.
 
Services will be 11 AM, Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at the Weldon United Methodist Church, Weldon, IL with Pastor Doug Lowery and Rev. C. Don Ferrill officiating. Burial will follow at Weldon Cemetery, Weldon, IL. Visitation will be 4 – 7 PM, Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Weldon United Methodist Church.
 
John was born July 25, 1946, in Bloomington, IL the son of Oscar and Irene (Storey) Baylor. He married Margaret Dressler April 25, 1965, in Weldon, IL
 
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Baylor, Decatur, IL; children: Nancy (John) Connett, Avon, IN; Rev. John (Anita) Baylor, Jr., Fort Branch, IN; Gary (Carrie) Baylor, Decatur, IL; Peggy Baylor (Matthew Jenkins) , Decatur, IL; 11 grandchildren; siblings: Hester (Robert) Kingston, Monticello, IL; LaVon Day, Champaign, IL; and Oscar “Grant” (Linda) Baylor, Decatur, IL.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Carol Rapp.
 
John worked at various body shops in Clinton, Decatur, and Bloomington, IL. He taught auto mechanics at Richland C.C. and taught Autobody at the Decatur Area Vocational Center. He lived his faith and was a member of the Weldon United Methodist Church. At church, he was an usher, High School Sunday School Teacher, and a United Methodist Youth Fellowship Director. John enjoyed Contemporary Christian Music, but most of all spending time with his family.

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James G. "Red" Russell

James G. "Red” Russell passed away at 5:32 a.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.
 
Red was born on October 28, 1945, in Lincoln, IL; son of Grover B. and Agnes (Flinn) Russell Jr. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother: Robert E. Russell.
 
Red is survived by his cousins.
 
He was a member of Living Water Church in Springfield, IL.
 
Graveside services for Red will be 12 noon Monday, January 15, 2018, at Carlyle Cemetery in Lake Fork, IL with Dr. Robert Armstrong officiating. Memorials may be made in Red’s name to the Logan County Paramedics in Lincoln, IL.

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Oliver Glenn Wilson

Oliver Glenn Wilson 92 of Luther Oaks, Bloomington, IL passed away 2:37 AM January 11, 2018, at Heartland Healthcare, Normal, IL.
 
Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM, Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL. There will be no services. Graveside services will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL at a later date. 
 
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
 
Glenn was born November 20, 1925, in Clinton, IL the son of Oliver Asa and Anna Lotus (Walden) Wilson. He married Opal E. Clary August 27, 1946, in Clinton, IL. She passed away February 14, 2013.
 
Survivors include his son, Gary D. (Susan) Wilson, Bloomington, IL; 5 Grandchildren, 4 Great-Grandchildren; Daughter-in-Law, Kathy Wilson, Clinton, IL.
 
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, 1 Son, Steven Glenn Wilson, 2 sisters and 1 brother.
 
Glenn farmed most of his life in Wilson Twp., DeWitt Co., IL and served his country in the US Navy during WW II. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Bloomington, IL. He was a member of the Bloomington Country Club, Bloomington Consistory, and York Rites.

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Ronald C. Gaddis

Ronald C. Gaddis 77 of Clinton, IL passed away 9:30 PM January 8, 2018, at the Bloomington Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Bloomington, IL.
 
Services will be 6 P.M. Friday, January 12, 2018, at the Waynesville Christian Church, Waynesville, IL with Daniel Heath Yielding officiating. Visitation will be from 4 – 6 P.M. Friday at the church. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.
 
Memorials may be directed to Ronald C. Gaddis memorial fund.
 
Ronald was born February 11, 1940, in Sullivan, IL the son of Carl Edward and Vera Agnes (Reynolds) Gaddis. He married Sharon Kornewald September 2012, she passed away in 2017.
 
Survivors include his children Stephen Gaddis, Baton Rouge, LA and Terry Gaddis, Waynesville, IL; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister: Sharon Williams.
 
Ronald was a lifelong musician. He was a piano tuner for many years and had done work for many big stars.

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Jon C. Hilty

Jon C. Hilty, 78, of Farmer City, IL passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at his home. 
 
Jon was born in Indianapolis, IN on March 11, 1939, to the late Wayne Woodrow and Phyllis Alene (Campbell) Hilty. He attended Thomas Carr Howe High School Indianapolis, IN and graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science. Throughout his career he worked for Purdue Farms, ABS in DeForest, WI, Johnson & Johnson Co, ADI in Carmel, IN and retired from American Cyanamid in October 1996. He was an avid deer hunter, fisherman and loved to travel. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, and loved by all who knew him.
 
On November 17, 1961, he married Wanda Bowen. She survives. Also surviving are his children, Julie (Greg) Lutz of Fort Wayne, IN, Jon Scott Hilty of Chicago, IL and Nicole (Bryce) Warren of Edwards, IL; two grandchildren, Jessica (Samuel) Rollins, Kyle Lutz; three great-grandchildren, Samuel, Jayden and Levi Rollins of Fort Wayne, IN; and a sister, Hedy Baker of Mt. Pleasant, SC. 
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Pamela Bowen Hauser; brother-in-law, Michael Baker. Jon attended Farmer City United Methodist Church. He enjoyed his family, grandchildren, and friends. 
 
Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the Farmer City United Methodist Church, 101 S. William St., Farmer City, IL 61842 from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. A Memorial Service will follow at 2:30 pm.
 
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Farmer City United Methodist Church or Carle Hospice Memorial Fund.

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Cora Stella Builta

Cora Stella Builta, 98, of Ellsworth, Illinois, passed away at 3:51 P.M., Monday, January 8, 2018, at Heartland Health Care Center, Normal, Illinois.
 
Her funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the Saybrook Christian Church, Saybrook, Illinois with Pastor Stacy Landry officiating. Entombment will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Bloomington, Illinois. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the church. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, Illinois, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Saybrook Christian Church, Saybrook, Illinois.
 
Cora was born October 27, 1919, in Ellsworth, Illinois, to Edward Perry and Viola Phelps Taylor. She married Lincoln B. “Abe” Builta on January 3, 1942, at the Clinton Christian Church, Clinton, Illinois. He passed away January 22, 2002.
 
Cora is survived by her twin sister, Nora Della Taylor Builta of Ellsworth, Illinois; two sisters-in-law, Mariam Moberly of Rockwall, Texas and Phyllis Hudson of Dallas, Texas. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews including Don (Connie) Builta of Clinton, Illinois, Richard Builta of Farmer City, Illinois, Karen (Dave) Barron of Ellsworth, Illinois, and Cheryl Wyatt of Bloomington, Illinois, and their families.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Ruth Taylor Wells; brother, Eugene “Dick” Taylor, three infant sisters, Amanda, Layla and Reccia Taylor; five brothers-in-law; and three sisters-in-law.
 
Cora graduated from Saybrook High School. She farmed alongside her husband for 42 years. She was a Dawson Township Assessor, a member of the Saybrook Christian Church, loved fishing and taking walks with her husband, and was a Chicago Cubs fan.
 
Cora thought the world of her family and friends and will be sadly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was well-known for her red hats and was happiest when she was helping others.
 
Cora’s family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers at Heartland Health Care Center for their kindness and love shown to her.

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Michael Brian "Perk" Perkins

Michael Brian “Perk” Perkins 48 of Weldon, IL passed away 8:53 AM January 9, 2018, at his family residence, Weldon, IL.
 
Visitation will be 5 – 7 P.M. Friday, January 12, 2018, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites to follow.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Perkins Farm.
 
Brian was born September 3, 1969, in Flanagan, IL the son of Michael and Carolyn (Carr) Perkins. He married Lisa K. Whitehouse December 14, 1991, in Farmer City, IL.
 
Survivors include his parents: Michael and Carolyn Perkins, Clinton, IL; children: Kayla B. Perkins, Bloomington, IL and Michael S. Perkins, Weldon, IL; siblings: Angie (Diann Thumser) McConkey, Madison, WI and Jill (Bill) Stewart, Walnut, IL; nephew: Dane Stewart, Walnut, IL, along with several cousins.
 
Brian was a farmer and truck driver. He loved rock n’ roll music and enjoyed U of I sports and was a member of the Deland American Legion. He was the Class President for DeLand/Weldon School 1987.

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Velma N. Kennedy

Velma N. Kennedy 93 of Clinton, IL passed away 1:15 PM January 9, 2018, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.
 
Services will be 1:30 P.M. Monday, January 15, 2018, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 2 – 4 P.M. Sunday, January 14, 2018, at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or American Heart Association. 
 
Velma was born June 21, 1924, in Bismarck, ND the daughter of James Henry and Grace (Geiser) Anunson. She married Wesley C. Hall December of 1939 in Steel, ND. She married Edward Barkley June 30, 1952. He passed away in November of 1964. She later married Robert “Rocky” Kennedy June 28, 1967. He passed away August of 1992.
 
Survivors include her son: Lean (LaVonne) Wedar, Minot, ND; sister: Edith Port, Bismarck, ND; grandchildren: Lori (Shawn) Sanford, Lyn (Melissa) Wedar, Staci (Rob) Cheshire, Stephanie (Jeff) Ferner, John (Peggy) Barkley, Laurie Jo (Lyle) Burnett, Leanne (Michael) Anzalone; 13 great-grandchildren; special friends: Sharon (Paul) Dunakey, Karen (Dick) Meadows, Laurie Birk, and Connie Hantla.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, son: Gary Pederson, 1 brother, and 4 sisters.
 
Velma had retired from the dietary department at the Dr. John Warner Hospital, Clinton, IL. She loved to play bingo, crochet, work puzzles and bake. She especially enjoyed giving away her baked goods.

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David Lee Hubbard

 David Lee Hubbard, 60, of Lincoln, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at his home.

 

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Lincoln.  Rev. Steve Blaum will officiate.

 

David Lee Hubbard was born January 26, 1957, in Lincoln, the son of Ronald Wayne and Eileen Aper Hubbard.

 

Surviving him are his parents, one daughter: Stephanie (Gregory) Wheeler, one son: Jacob (fiancée Tara Stokes) Hubbard, two sisters: Cathy (Bart) Morris and Rhonda (Jack) Tyrell; one brother: Kevin (Kim) Hubbard; and five grandchildren.

 

David graduated from Lincoln Community High School.  He was a member of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  He was a truck driver for ABF Trucking.

 

Memorials may be made to his church.

 

Final arrangements are entrusted with Peasley Funeral Home of Lincoln.


 

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Wilma Auer

Wilma Auer, 84, passed away at 6:54 p.m. on January 4, 2018, at Advocate Bromenn Hospital in Normal, IL.
 
She was born on February 5, 1933, in Prairie Creek, IL; daughter of William Richard Herman and Gesina Johanna (Bartmann) Heinzel. She married Carroll Auer on December 31, 1950, and later they were divorced.
 
Wilma is survived by her children: Doug (Mary Ann) Auer of Metamora, IL and Deborah (Claude) Rorabaugh of Washougal, WA; her sisters; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents and her ex-husband.
 
Wilma was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln, IL.
 
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Mark Thompson officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made in Wilma’s name to Zion Lutheran Church or School.

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Dennis J. Morgan

Dennis J. Morgan, 57, of Le Roy, Illinois, passed away at 1:29 P.M., Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Illinois.
 
His funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Le Roy, Illinois, with Jeff Mayfield, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Le Roy, Illinois. Visitation will be from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., Saturday, January 6, 2018, at the funeral home with I.O.O.F. service at 6:30 P.M.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
 
Dennis was born August 6, 1960, in Bloomington, Illinois, to Robert W. and Sylvia J. Savage Morgan. He married Terri L. Kumler on February 25, 1989, in Le Roy, Illinois. She survives in Le Roy, Illinois.
 
He is also survived by his mother, Sylvia J. Morgan of Mesa, AZ; son, Alan (Tricia) Loy of Le Roy; daughters, Amber (David) Abrams of Bloomington, Jill (T.J.) Schopp of Le Roy and Kelley (Joey Fleming) Morgan of Le Roy; grandchildren, Grace, Braden, and Natalie Loy, Dalton and Kinley Abrams, and Logan Schopp; brothers, Brian (Kelli) Morgan of Le Roy and Scott (Janel) Morgan of Bloomington; sisters, Terri Lynn Morgan of Normal and Barbara Ann (Gary) Corwin of Excelsior, MN.
 
He was preceded in death by his father and maternal and paternal grandparents.
 
Dennis worked at Morgan and Son’s Trucking, Le Roy as an owner/operator.
 
He was a member of the Le Roy I.O.O.F. Lodge #149 and the Bloomington Elk’s Lodge #281.

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Eva Marie Alley

Eva Marie Alley, 72, of Lincoln passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018, at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mt. Pulaski, IL.
 
Eva was born on May 13, 1945, in Lincoln, IL the daughter of Harry Wayne and Evelyn (Emmons) Sisk. She married Erskine Wayne “Corky” Alley on June 14, 1962, in Lincoln, IL he survives.
 
Eva is also survived by her children; Sandra Renee (Derek) Staples, Clifford (Laura) Alley, Edgar (Lynette) Alley, Melissa Alley, and Starla Giddeons, her siblings; Harry Sisk, Stanley (Bea) Sisk, Ronald (Donna) Sisk, and Judith (Owen) Eaton, her grandchildren; Christopher, Amber, Ashley, Dwayne, Heather, Matthew, Brandon, Annalissa, Jeremy, Kyle, Nichole, Patrick, Jerad, Timmothy, and Curtis. Additionally, Eva is survived by 24 great-grandchildren, with the two more on the way.
 
Eva was preceded in death by her parents, and one grandson, Briar.
 
A Celebration of Eva’s life will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, January 12, 2018, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Ron Otto officiating. Visitation will take place from 5:00-7: 00 P.M. on Thursday, January 11, 2018, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services at Zion Cemetery in Lincoln. Memorial donations may be made in Eva’s name to her family.

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Arta Louise Billington

 Arta Louise Billington, 94, of Mt. Pulaski, passed away at 6:25 A.M. Monday, January 8, 2018, in Bloomington, IL.
 
Louise was born on January 24, 1923, in McLean County to Oscar "Shorty” and Edith (Godker) Long. She married Ernest "Ernie” Charles Billington on January 6, 1943, in Bloomington. He preceded her in death on February 8, 2006.
 
Louise is survived by two sons, Robert (Vickie) Billington of Creve Coeur, IL, Ronald (Donna) Billington of Bellevue, NE, daughter-in-law, Annette Billington of Lincoln, IL, two brothers, Harold Long of Atlanta, IL, Kenny Long of Bloomington, IL, two sisters, Nancy Horner of Armington, IL, Mary Lou Pierce of Riverside, CA, seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son James, two sisters and one brother. 
 
She was a member of the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church. After her retirement from Lehn and Fink in Lincoln, she and her husband enjoyed camping and fishing.
 
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, January 12, 2018, at Atlanta Cemetery in Atlanta, IL officiated by Casey McCormick. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church Building Fund. Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski is handling arrangements.

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Robert E. Russell

Robert E. Russell, 69, passed away at 3:36 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018, at his home.
 
Robert was born on October 26, 1948, in Lincoln, IL; son of Grover B. and Agnes "Gretchen” (Flinn) Russell Jr. He married Sandra J. Letterle on November 2, 1973, in Lincoln, IL. She preceded him in death on April 5, 2004.
 
Surviving Robert is his brother: James G. Russell of Riverton, IL; his cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.
 
A graveside service at Lake Bank Cemetery in Mt. Pulaski will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2018, with Larry Crawford officiating. Memorials may be made in Roberts’s name to the Christian Village in Lincoln, IL. Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home is assisting his family with the arrangements.

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Dallas Jacob

Dallas L. Jacob, 96, formerly of San Jose passed away at 8:25 p.m. on January 4, 2018, at St. Clara’s Manor.
 
Dallas was born on February 18, 1921, in Mason County, IL; son of William and Rosa (Imig) Jacob. He married Irma Griffin on August 4, 1940, in St. Charles, MO. She preceded him in death on August 29, 2015, after 75 years of marriage.
 
Surviving Dallas are his Children: Gary Jacob of Lincoln, IL, Linda (Thomas) Hashman of Lincoln, IL, and Robert (Dorinda) Jacob of Beason, IL; grandchildren: Kevin Hashman, Paula (Steve) Crawford, Coralee (Brian) Stoltzenburg, Sarah Jacob, and Darren Jacob; great-grandchildren: Zachary Lee, Emma Stoltzenburg, Kate Stoltzenburg, and Evan Crawford; one great-great-grandchild: Preston Lee-Boch. Dallas was preceded in death by his parents, one son: Larry Jacob, and his sister: Ruth Leinweber.
 
Dallas was a retired farmer in San Jose area after retiring helped several farmers in Mason and Logan County. He also worked 16 years at the Lincoln Park District. He was a long time member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in San Jose, where he held many offices in the church. He became a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln, after moving to Lincoln, IL.
 
Dallas enjoyed being with his family and telling his many jokes, helping to bring joy to his family and friends. He liked fishing, playing horseshoes, and other games. He played many instruments in a band called the "Cookie Dusters” at house and community dances. He and his wife were members of Linpro Square Dance Club.
 
Services for Dallas will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 11, 2017, at Zion Lutheran Church with Rev. Mark Thompson officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2018, atFricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL. Burial at Mason City Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Dallas’ name to Zion Lutheran Church or School.

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Herbert Amos Weedman

Herbert Amos Weedman 92 of Casey, Illinois formerly of Farmer City, IL passed away 6:25 AM January 4, 2018, at Casey Health Care Center, Casey, Illinois.
 
Private family graveside services will be at DeLand Cemetery, DeLand, IL. There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand is in charge of arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to Wounded Warrior Project.
 
Mr. Weedman was born November 13, 1925, in Bloomington, IL the son of Amos and Marguerite (Stone) Weedman. He married Edith Foster June 6, 1953, at the Monticello United Methodist Church in Monticello. They were married for nearly 52 years until her death in 2005. He spent the last decade of his life with his companion, Dorothy Strange. She preceded him in death in 2017
 
Survivors include his children: Pam (Bill) Maibach, Morton, IL, Vicki (Jay) Tyler, Nashville, TN, Mark (Sandy) Weedman, Kansas City, MO, Jim (Sherry) Weedman, Casey, IL. He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, son: Thomas J. Weedman, sister: Helen Wiggins, and one grandson.
 
Mr. Weedman grew up in rural Piatt County and graduated from DeLand Township High School in 1945. He served as a corporal in the Army during the Korean War as a member of the 443rd and 747th Engineers, including a stint as a turnapole operator while stationed in Tulle, France.
 
A longtime resident of Farmer City, Mr. Weedman was a farmer in rural Piatt County for more than 50 years. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Mahomet and the American Legion in Farmer City. A devoted husband and family man, he possessed a sharp sense of humor and a generous spirit. He enjoyed Norton motorcycles, vacationing with his family in Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach, FL, and finally seeing the Chicago Cubs win the World Series in 2016.

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Cory Michael Ryerson

Cory Michael Ryerson 37 of Wellington, Colorado formerly of Clinton, IL passed away 4:19 AM January 1, 2018, at his family residence, Wellington, Colorado.
 
Services will be 11 AM, Monday, January 15, 2018, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM, Monday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Cory Michael Ryerson Memorial Fund.
 
Cory was born August 10, 1980, in Pontiac, IL the son of Paul K. and Julie A. (Slown) Ryerson. 
 
Survivors include his parents; Paul K. & Julie A. Ryerson, Clinton, IL; girlfriend, Karina Garcia, Wellington, CO, and her son, Isiah; siblings; Jeremy Ryerson, Morgantown, WV; and Eric Ryerson, St. Joseph, IL; niece, Callie Ryerson, St. Joseph, IL; and grandmother, Wanda Slown, Pontiac, IL.
 
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather and paternal grandparents.
 
Cory was an Eagle Scout and worked in the Oil and Gas Industry for the last 10 years. He enjoyed playing sports, football, and baseball. Cory also enjoyed the outdoors, especially the mountains in Colorado.

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Alvin Austin

Alvin Austin, 90 of Colorado Springs, formerly of Brooksville FL and Clinton IL, passed away at 11:06 PM, Friday, December 29. He was at home and under the care of loving family and hospice. 
 
He was born on October 14, 1927, in VanLear KY, son of Isom and Bessie Austin. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister.  He is survived by his wife, Ruth, three children Greg Austin, Jann (Mike) Martin, and Teri (Michael) Rousseau. He is also survived by four grandchildren ( Art and Andy Rousseau, Logan Martin and Jackie Powell), as well as six great-grandchildren. 
 
Al loved God, his family, and his country. He was proud of his service in the Korean War, was an avid hunter and fisherman, loved camping, and spending time with family. He was a PE Teacher and Coach of nearly every sport at Clinton Community High School in Clinton, IL. 
 
Memorials may be made to Hospice or to Alzheimer’s Association. 
 
He will be missed by all who loved him and is probably leading calisthenics with a loud whistle in heaven. 

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