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Mary Loeffler

Mary Loeffler, 94, of Lincoln, died at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 17, 2017) at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
 
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln, with Ron Otto officiating.
 
Burial: Zion Cemetery, Lincoln.
 
Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials: Lincoln Christian Church.
 
Survivors: her children, Jay (Debbie) Loeffler, Normal; Marcia Horn, St. Charles; and Jim (Diana) Loeffler, Lincoln; one sister, Delores Berger, Lincoln; one brother, John Davison, Middletown; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. 

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Richard D. Rowe

Richard Dale Rowe 88 of Argenta, IL passed away 2:26 PM, January 17, 2017 at his family residence, Argenta, IL.
 
Services will be 10 AM, Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Argenta United Methodist Church with Pastor Bob Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL with Military Honors.  Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Friday, January 20, 2017 at the church.  Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL is in charge of arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Argenta United Methodist Church.
 
Dale was born January 1, 1929 in Lowell, Illinois the son of Leonard E. and Esther (Metzler) Rowe. He married Marilyn Bernice “Sally” Marshall May 11, 1952 in Tonica, IL.
 
Survivors include his wife Sally Rowe, Argenta, IL; children, Paula Jean (Ricky) Henon, Decatur, IL; Marla Sue (Terry) Stephens, Argenta, IL, Gregory Allen (Tracy) Rowe, Bethany, IL; 5 Grandchildren, 1 Great-Grandchild; sisters, Ramona Tohill, TX and Donna (Joe) Nedza, LaSalle, IL.
 
He was preceded in death by his Parents and 1 Son.
 
Dale served in the Army and was a member of the Cisco American Legion. He was a member of the Argenta United Methodist Church and was a past member of the Argenta Zoning Board.. He was a retired truck driver.

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Mack L. Gibson II

Mack Leon “M.L.” Gibson II, 43, of Farmer City, passed away at 4:50 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 15, 2017) in Mansfield.
 
His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City. Pastor Jeremiah Thompson will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to Bonnie L. Gibson.
 
He was born Dec. 19, 1973, in Champaign, to Leon and Bonnie L. Dolbert Gibson.
 
Survivors include his mother, Bonnie L. Gibson, Farmer City; his father, Leon (Judy) Gibson, LeRoy; his girlfriend, Tiffany Phillips, Mansfield; three half brothers, Matthew J. (Debbie) Barton, Bloomington; Mark D. (Kathy) Gibson, Bloomington; and Scott A. (Amy) Gibson, Oswego; four half sisters, Michelle B. (John) Wolfe, Chandler, Ariz.; Melinda S. (Richard) Wallace, Andalusia, Ala.; Monica L. (Scott) Ohlenkamp, Farmer City; and Brenda S. (Jim) Casino, Bloomington; 15 nieces and nephews; and six great-nieces and -nephews.
 
M.L. was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
 

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Dottie R. Summers

Dottie Rosalie Summers, 77, of Wapella, died at 5:20 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 15, 2017) at Heritage Health, Normal.
 
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington, with Pastor Keith Barclay officiating.
 
Burial: Long Point Cemetery, Wapella.
 
Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Friday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, both at the memorial home.
 
Memorials: Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance or a charity for dementia or neurological disease.
 
Survivors: her children, Dennis Wagner, Clinton; Julie Hinrichs, Edwardsville; and Jill (Michael) Smith, Eureka; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Linda Summers, Wapella; and three brothers, Ken (Kae) Summers, California; James (Kay) Summers, Clinton; and David (Terri) Summers, Farmer City.

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Dorothy Lee Schrock

Dorothy Lee Schrock, 83, of Farmer City, passed away at 10:15 p.m. Monday (Jan. 16, 2017) at her home after a brief, inspirational battle with cancer.
 
Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Community Fellowship, 1300 W. Clinton Ave., Farmer City, with Pastor Dave Ashby officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Community Fellowship, Farmer City. Memorials may be made to Trinity Community Fellowship. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, is in charge of the arrangements.
 
Dorothy was born Jan. 27, 1933, in Brandenburg, Ky., a daughter of Robert Lee and Mary Ellen Thornhill Daily. She married Walter M. Schrock on Dec. 14, 1963, in Springfield. He passed away on April 20, 1985.
 
Survived by her son, Greg (Cathy) Schrock, Farmer City; daughter, Rhonda (Curt) Ellis, Danville; six grandchildren, Jordan (Holly) Schrock, Jessica Schrock, Tyler Ellis, Taylor Ellis, Lauren Ellis and Lexi Ellis; and great-grandson, Rylan Tull.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter M. Schrock; one brother and one sister.
 
Before retiring, she was a secretary at Moraine View State Recreation Area, LeRoy. Dorothy was a member of Trinity Community Fellowship. She was an avid reader; enjoyed walking her loving dog, Sadie; and loved her grandchildren, great-grandson and family.
 
Dorothy was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend to all, and used her faith as a living testimony.

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Paula Jones

Paula K. Jones, 52, of Lincoln, formerly of Bloomington, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Friday (Jan. 13, 2017) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
 
Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Normal, with Pastor Jeff Henricks officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington, is assisting the family with arrangements.
 
Memorials may be made to SOAR (Special Opportunities Available in Recreation).
 
Paula was born July 15, 1964, in Bloomington, a daughter to Jimmy P. and Annie Foster Jones.  
 
Surviving are her mother, Annie Allen, and stepfather, Larry Allen, both of Normal; stepmother, Carol Jones, Bloomington; and sister, Julie (James) Drake, Bloomington.
 
She was preceded in death by her father, Jimmy Jones, and her maternal and paternal grandparents.  
 
She attended MarcFirst, Illinois State University Laboratory School and Sarah Raymond Early Childhood School.
 
Paula was employed at MarcFirst in Normal and Tri-County Special Education Association in Lincoln. She enjoyed bowling at SOAR with her friends.
 
She was from a large family who all loved her dearly.

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Margeret H. Anderson

Margaret Helen “Meg” Anderson, 82, of Houston, Texas, passed away on Jan. 7, 2017, in Houston, Texas.
 
She was born March 30, 1934, in Farmer City. She graduated from Moore Community High School in 1952 and spent one year at Illinois State University. She married Richard Monroe Anderson in 1960, and is survived by two sons, Shawn and Chris.
 
Memorial service details are yet to be arranged. Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Craig "Huggy" Bryan

Craig “Huggy” Bryan, 47, of Heyworth, passed away Wednesday (Jan. 11, 2017), at his home, surrounded by his family.
 
Craig was born May 15, 1969, the son of Dan and Letha Bryan. He married Melissa Merritt on Nov. 8, 2006, in Clinton. She survives.
 
Also surviving are their children, George Bryan and LeeAnn, Mark and Sara Merritt; his mother, Letha Bryan; brothers, Bruce (Vickie) Bryan and Jeff Bryan; three grandchildren, and one on the way. He was preceded in death by his father, Dan Bryan.
 
Huggy was known for his hard work ethic. Huggy drove a truck for many years until he started working for Randolph Agriculture Services.
 
The family would like to thank the many friends and family who helped take care of Huggy in this trying time and for all their thoughts and prayers. The family would like to thank the doctors who took care of him.
 
Cremation has been accorded; there will be a celebration of life at 4 p.m. Jan. 28, 2017, at Circle II Bar & Grill, Heyworth. Memorial contributions may be made to the Illinois Cancer Care Center for brain cancer research.

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Barbara A. Wright

Barbara A. Wright 79 of Clinton, Il. passed away 5:09 PM January 13, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Il.
 
Celebration of life will be 3 – 5 PM, Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il.  Burial will follow at Olive Hill, Coffeen, IL at a later date.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project
 
Barbara was born February 12, 1937 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Fredrick and Dorcas (Jiles) Woltz.  She married William A. Wright September 3, 1953 in Decatur, IL.  He passed away January 2, 1988.
 
Survivors include her children, Sherry (Thomas) Donnelly, Beecher, IL; Thomas (LuAnne) Wright, Chanhassen, MN; Timothy (Lisa) Wright, Litchfield, IL; and Christopher (Monica) Wright, Taylorville, IL; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; three sisters: Rose Marie (Gerald) Ellrick, Clinton, IL; Laura Jones, Decatur, IL; and Kay (Ray) Cavanaugh, Tucson, AZ; one brother, Fredrick Woltz, Colorado.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.

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Robert W. "Bob" Westen

Robert W. “Bob” Westen, 81, of Mt. Pulaski, passed away at 7:20 A.M. Thursday January 12, 2017 at his residence.
 
Bob was born on August 2, 1935 in Logan County, IL, the son of Harm and Louise (Sams) Westen. He married Donna Allison on December 17, 1954 in Latham, IL.
 
Bob is survived by his wife Donna, his children Kim (Doug) Chandler, Kristy Westen, Casey (Stephanie) Westen, “adoptive son” Bruce (Sue) Lamb, his brother Roger “Butch” (Judy) Westen, his four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by his sons Terry and Randy Westen.
 
Bob was a retired farmer and Lake Fork Township Road Commissioner for many years. Bob was very active in the Show Cattle Circuit.
 
Services for Bob will be at 6:00 P.M. Monday January 16, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski. Visitation will be two hours prior to services from 4:00-6:00 P.M. Memorials may be made in Bob’s name to the Logan County 4H.

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Calvin Lighthall

Calvin L. Lighthall, 86, of Rockford, passed away Monday (Jan. 9, 2017) in Rockford.
 
He was born Nov. 11, 1930, in Clinton, to Leon and Grace Maple Lighthall. He married Carolyn Reeser on May 4, 1952, in Weldon. He was owner and operator of C.L. Lighthall Accountants.
 
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Lighthall; son, Ron Lighthall; daughters, Diana (Tom) Nealey, Cynthia (Charles) Rodberg, Dawn (Mike) Enevoldsen, Tanya (David) Blumenshine and Kim (Pete) Olson; daughter-in-law, Dawn Lighthall; grandchildren, Kelli Nealey (Ky) Kizzee, Carrie Nealey (Alan) Bardwell, Haley Nealey (Michael) Black, Justin (Jessica) Wolfe, Lindy Nealey, Shaun Wolfe, Michael Wolfe, Jason Enevoldsen and Paul Enevoldsen; great-grandchildren, Josey, Allie, Kinley Kizzee, Ansley and Avery Bardwell; and brother, Niles Lighthall.
 
He was predeceased by beloved son, Larry Lighthall; parents; three brothers; and three sisters.
 
His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Honquest Family Funeral Homes with Crematory-Mulford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Road, Loves Park, with a visitation from 1 p.m. Sunday until time of service. Memorials may be given to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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Madeline "Kitter" Dawson

Mary Madeline “Kitter” Dawson, 91, of rural Farmer City, died at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 10, 2017) at Gibson Area Hospital Annex, Gibson City.
 
Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City. Deacon John Leonard will officiate. Burial will be in McCord Cemetery, Fullerton. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gibson Area Hospital Annex, Gibson City, or Pets for Seniors, P.O. Box 64, Edwards, IL 61528-0064.
 
Kitter was born on June 28, 1925, at the family homestead in rural Farmer City. She was the second of four children born to Willard Anthony and Mary Katherine Albright Trenkle. She graduated from Moore Township High School of Farmer City in 1943. Kitter married her high school sweetheart, Raymond W. Dawson, on April 12, 1945, a day made famous by the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. When Raymond completed his service in the U.S. Army Air Corps, they moved to Parnell, In 1951, they moved to the current farm in rural Farmer City where they resided until their deaths. Raymond died on Aug. 21, 1992.
 
Kitter is survived by her sister, JoAnn (John) Shreve, Neenah, Wis. Also surviving are three children, Micheal R. (Cheryl) Dawson, Peoria; Mary Diane Hocker, Farmer City; and Laura L. (Gregory) Delost, Gibson City; seven grandchildren, Heather Dawson, Peoria; Jennifer (Curt) Vance, Bloomington; Laura (Chris) Browning, Mahomet; Shelli (A.J.) Zimmerman, Normal; Nick Delost, Phoenix, Ariz.; Jessica (Dan Brucker) Delost, Farmer City; and Eric (Ashley) Delost, Sherman Oaks, Calif.; seven great-grandchildren, Cole, Madeline and Ellis Zimmerman; Jackson and Alexander Vance; and Kiley and Kolton Browning; and one black cat, Trouble, who earned his name honestly.
 
Besides her beloved husband, Raymond, Kitter was preceded in death by her son-in-law, David Hocker, and her brothers, William Howard "Bill" and George Richard "Dick."
 
Kitter devoted her life to her family. She was a dedicated farm wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening and was a very accomplished seamstress. She loved animals, specifically cats, and looked forward to hosting family gatherings each year, most notably Thanksgiving and Christmas. She had a special relationship with all her relatives, including her paternal grandmother, Mary Trenkle, and close family friend and neighbor, Julie Dawson. She loved her family immensely and took great pride in the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren. She was a force that brought people together, despite the occasional elbow nudge, and will be deeply missed every day.
 
The family would like to extend their gratitude for the excellent care given to her by the staff of the Gibson Area Hospital Annex during the last several months.

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Phyllis Gordon

Phyllis C. Gordon, 89, of Atlanta, passed away at 8:10 p.m. Monday (Jan. 9, 2017) at The Christian Village Nursing Home, Lincoln.
 
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta. Ryan Edgecombe will officiate. Burial will be in the Atlanta Cemetery.
 
Phyllis C. Chrisman was born May 10, 1927, in Atlanta, the daughter of Leonard and Nannie Bicknell Chrisman. She married William Martin Gordon on June 15, 1945. He preceded Phyllis in death on Nov. 16, 1982.
 
Phyllis is survived by one daughter, Susan Gordon, and one grandson, Scott Hern.
 
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Lyle Chrisman, Wayne Chrisman, and Wendell Chrisman; one sister, Eva Lake; and two great-grandsons, Scott Dean Hern and Trayce Martin Hern.
 
Phyllis was a graduate of Atlanta High School. She retired from General Electric in Bloomington. She was a member of the Atlanta Christian Church.
 
Memorials may be made to The Christian Village Nursing Home Activity Department.

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Delmar Dean Carter

Delmar Dean Carter 86 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 5:15 AM January 10, 2017 at John Warner Hospital and Health Services, Clinton, IL.
 
Services will be 10 A.M. Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. C. Don Ferrill officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with military honors. Visitation will be 5 – 7 P.M. Friday, January 13, 2017 at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Delmar Dean Carter Memorial Fund.
 
Delmar Dean was born August 13, 1930 in DeWitt, IL the son of William Lee and Osie (Short) Carter. He married Edna L. Ray February 19, 1954 in Clinton, IL.
 
Survivors include his wife: Edna L. Carter, Clinton, IL; children: Tony Dean Carter, Ronald Carter and Liana Carter all of Clinton, IL; brothers: Kenneth “Buck” (Joyce) Carter, Lufkin, TX and Charles (Shirley) Carter, Clinton, IL; 5 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren also survive.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters, 5 brothers including his twin brother: Gene Carter.
 
Delmar Dean enjoyed woodworking, horseshow pitching, bowling and dancing. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in the Korean Conflict and had farmed for 42 years in DeWitt County. He also was a member of the Clinton Eagles Lodge.

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Brenda Ann Lauterberg

Brenda Ann Lauterberg, 44, of Heyworth, passed away at 2:35 p.m. Friday (Jan. 6, 2017) at home.
 
Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Full Gospel Tabernacle, 107 E. Newton St., Heyworth, with Pastor Spencer McPheron and the Rev. Richard Gray officiating. Burial will be in Heyworth Cemetery, Heyworth. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Full Gospel Tabernacle, Heyworth. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brenda Ann Lauterberg memorial fund to be used for her children’s education, in care of Jessica Frink, P.O. Box 351, Heyworth, IL 61745. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth, in charge of arrangements.
 
Brenda was born Feb. 27, 1972, in Bloomington, a daughter of Robert and Joann Lush Nowlin. She married James P. Lauterberg on April 10, 1999, in Heyworth.
 
She is survived by her husband, James P. Lauterberg, Heyworth; her children, Jared Lauterberg, Joe Lauterberg and Addy Lauterberg, all at home; parents, Robert and Joann Nowlin, Heyworth; sister, Jean (Jerry) Frink, Heyworth; brother, Andy (Dawn) Nowlin, Heyworth; nieces and nephews, Josh Frink, Jessica Frink, Jake (Brittany) Frink and Michelle (Brad) Spencer; great-nieces and -nephews, Cora Frink, Brayden Spencer, Camden Spencer and Aniston Frink.
 
She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.
 
Brenda was a 1990 graduate of Heyworth High School. She was a registered nurse and worked at Manor Care, Normal, and was a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle, Heyworth. She loved going to her children’s activities. Brenda was an incredible loving mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and a friend to all.

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Helen M. (Perryman) Veach

Helen M. (Perryman) Veach 88 of Tyler, TX formerly of Clinton, Il. passed away January 5, 2017 at her family residence, Tyler, TX.
 
Services will be 10 AM January 13, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. Leanne Noland and Rev. C. Don Ferrill officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM January 12, 2017 at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Chapter BN P.E.O or the Clinton United Methodist Church.
 
Helen was born November 21, 1928 in Benton, IL the daughter of Delmar and Ethel (Nave) Perryman. She married Bob Veach May 7, 1950 in Carbondale, Il. He passed away August 6, 1990. 
 
Survivors include her son: Bob and wife, Dawn Veach, Bullard, TX; grandchildren: Nicole and husband, Tanner (Veach) Berryhill, Tyler, TX, Ashley Veach, Hoover, AL, and great grandchildren: Presleigh and Jackson Berryhill of Tyler, TX.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter: Marci Veach, December 5, 1953.
 
Helen was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, Clinton Country Club, Clinton Elks Club and the Clinton and Tyler, TX Chapter of P.E.O.
 
She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Illinois University. Later, Helen went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Guidance Counseling from Sangamon State University. She retired from Richland Community College in 1993 after years of services.
 
Helen touched many lives throughout her life and will be sorely missed.

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Bessie Lucille Scott

Bessie Lucille Scott 78 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 8:53 AM January 6, 2017 at her family residence, Clinton, IL.
 
Services will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Weldon Cemetery, Weldon, IL. Visitation will be from 10-11:00 A.M. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Bessie Lucille Scott Memorial Fund.
 
Lucille was born March 8, 1938 in Weldon, IL the daughter of John and Ida (Black) Followell. She married Everett Lealon “Junior” Scott, Jr.. November 24, 1960 in Weldon, IL. He passed away April 28, 1987.
 
Survivors include her children, Jacob V. McPeek, Sr., Seymour, IL; Sabrina Peavler, Clinton, IL; James R. McPeek, Clinton, IL; 7 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and 4 brothers.
 
Lucille was an avid Cub fan, and enjoyed bowling, bunko, and bingo. She loved to sing and dance at the hospital, and nursing home, to entertain the residence as a member of the Swinging Grandmother’s Club. She also, volunteered for DOVE and at the Highrise.
 
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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James L. Harrold

James L. Harrold, 74, of Clinton, IL passed away at 1:35 AM, January 5, 2017 at his family residence, Clinton, IL.
 
Services will be 11 A.M. Monday, January 9, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Scott Seynemeier officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 4 – 6 P.M. Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to Dr. John Warner Hospital Foundation.
 
James was born February 6, 1942 in Clinton, IL and was raised by C. Lee and Charlene Baker. He married Janet K. Callison April 10, 1983 in Clinton, IL.
 
Survivors include his wife: Janet K. Harrold, Clinton, IL; children: Jim (Dorothy) Harrold, II, Clinton, IL, Chris (Ira) Bryant, DeWitt, IL, Jeff (Hillari) Harrold, DeWitt, IL; step-daughter: Christy Witcher, Chesapeake, VA; grandchildren: JT Harrold, III, Brandon Bryant, Megan Wold, Wesley Harrold, Katie Witcher, Billy Clark, great-granddaughter: Sophia Carter; sisters: Charlotte (William) Newton, Ventura, CA, Charle Kline, Howell, MI; Suzan (Don) Schlesinger, Clinton, IL  and sister-in-law: Evelyn Harrold, Fort Worth, TX.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother: Bob.
 
James had worked for Wallace and Revere Copper and Brass Inc. before retiring from the DeWitt County Human Resource Center.

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A. Joyce Dunham

A. Joyce Dunham 86 of Maroa, Illinois passed away 5:21 AM December 31, 2016 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.
 
Services will be 11 AM, Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL with Rev. Gordon Speagle officiating. Burial will follow at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL. Visitation will be 9 – 11 AM, Thursday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
 
Joyce was born September 30, 1930 in Hammond, IL the daughter of Fred and Zeda (Goodrich) Landgrebe. She married Harold Dunham February 20, 1955 in Maroa, IL.
 
Survivors include her husband, Harold Dunham, Maroa, IL; children, Gary Dunham, Maroa, IL; Curtis (Candy) Dunham, Maroa, IL; Judy Dunham, Maroa, IL; and Carol (Brian) French, Naperville, IL; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; siblings, Zola Copeland, Forsyth, IL; Dean Landgrebe, Leeton , MO; Ruth Foster, Maroa, IL; Donnie Landgrebe, Decatur, IL; Martha (Monty) Moit, Normal, IL; and Marie (Dick) Workman, Richmond, MO.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers and 1 sister.
 
Joyce worked as a cook for Maroa-Forsyth Schools for 32 years.

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James R. Shinneman

James R. Shinneman, 82 of Denver, CO formerly of Clinton, IL, and Hudson, MI, passed away 8:36 A.M. December 26, 2016 at Sky Ridge Medical Center, Lone Tree, CO.
 
Services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Greg Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Weldon Cemetery, Weldon, IL, with Military Honors. Visitation will be 10-11:00 A.M. on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Salvation Army. 
 
James was born September 27, 1934 in Kansas City, MO the son of Carl and Helen (Potter) Shinneman. He married Marcy Krachum February 12, 1966 in Peoria, IL. She passed away July 27, 1998.
 
Survivors include his children: Cynthia (James) Mitchell, Highland Ranch, CO, Annette Wylie, St. Petersburg, FL, Greg Shinneman, Victoria Lampling, and Craig Shinneman; six grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and step-son: Dennis Dahlen.
 
James was a veteran of U.S. Air Force. He was member of the Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Denver, CO, along with being a cabinet maker, and salesman. He enjoyed fishing and playing golf.

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Marsha Lee Walters

Marsha Lee Walters, 70 of Weldon, IL passed away 9:20 A.M. January 2, 2017 at her family home in Weldon, IL.
 
Services will be 10 AM, Friday, January 6, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. Michael Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Weldon Cemetery, Weldon, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Weldon Fire and Rescue or the Weldon Library.
 
Marsha was born April 10, 1946 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Donald L. and Constance L. (Rucker) North. She married Robert D. Walters June 21, 1964 in Clinton, IL.
 
Survivors include her husband: Bob Walters, Weldon, IL; father, Don North, Clinton, IL; son, Robb (Becky) Walters, Clinton, IL; daughter, Wendy (Brian) DeMent, Clinton, IL; four grandchildren:  Rachel, Matthew, Jadon and Rebekah DeMent, all of Clinton, IL; two step-grandchildren:  Krista and Nolan Hickman, Clinton, IL; brother, John (Lynn) North, Edwardsville, IL; and sister, Julie North, Clinton, IL.
 
She was preceded in death by mother, Connie North; daughter, Carrie; and her paternal and maternal grandparents and two nieces.
 
After graduating from Clinton High School, Marsha worked at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield for 15 years, Carle Hospital in Urbana, The Weldon State Bank, and Illinois Power Co./Dynegy in Decatur.  She retired in 2001 as Supervisor of Records Management for Illinois Power from 1981 to 2001 for the entire State of Illinois, everything except nuclear facilities.
 
Marsha was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the DeWitt Clinton Chapter of the DAR, the Westmoreland Glass Society, Inc., and the National Milk Glass Collectors Society.  She enjoyed searching for and finding rare milk glass pieces and antiquing in general.  Marsha served one term as Interim Board President and on the village board for 18 years, and one term as Library Board President.  She enjoyed working and helping people.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

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Brian S. Warnick

Brian S. Warnick, 45 of Clinton, IL passed away 6:37 P.M. December 28, 2016 after a, courageous, 2 month battle with lung cancer at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.
 
Services will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL, with Greg Taylor and Rev. Sigurd Bjorklund officiating. Casual attire is requested. Burial will follow at Illini Cemetery, Warrensburg, IL. Visitation will be 5-7 P.M. Monday, January 2, 2017 at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
 
Brian was born January 6, 1971 in Decatur, IL, the son of Gary and Jacqueline (Ater) Warnick.
 
Survivors include his son: Zachary Warnick, LaPlace, IL; mother and step-father: Jacqueline and Keith Talley, Dumas, AR; father: Gary Warnick, Springfield, IL; sister: Natalie (Joe) Conway, Decatur, IL; girlfriend: Nereyda Anaya, Clinton, IL, and her children Noel, Mateo, and Liam; maternal grandmother: Joyce Ater, Monticello, AR; nephew: Seth Duncan; niece: Alexa Duncan; great-nephew: Easton Duncan. Several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive.
 
He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Bob and Marj Warnick; maternal grandfather: Warren Ater; and step-grandparents: Doyle (Helen) Talley.
 
Brian enjoyed spending time with his family, and friends. He especially enjoyed farming. He was employed by Stericycle in Clinton. He also served as a volunteer firefighter from 1997 until 2008 for the Clinton Fire Dept.
 
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses at Decatur Memorial Hospital in ICU, especially Tressa and Micah.
 
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Virginia Ruth Evans

 Virginia Ruth Evans, 91, of Clinton, passed away at 12:28 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 29, 2016) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
 
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel, Edwardsville. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Vespasian Warner Public Library Fund or the DeWitt County Friendship Center.
 
Virginia was born Sept. 27, 1925, in Edwardsville, the daughter of G. “Ray” and Margaret Eberhart Wheat. She married James Hugo Evans on Dec. 24, 1942, in Edwardsville. He passed away on June 6, 2016.
 
Survivors include her children, Kenneth J. (Mary Elizabeth) Evans, Havana; Gene M. (Nancy Ann) Evans, Gainesville, Ga.; and Glen R. Evans, Clinton; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and four siblings.
 
Virginia grew up in Edwardsville and graduated from Edwardsville High School. She moved to Clinton in late 1958 to open a local Western Auto Store with her husband. She was a member of Clinton United Methodist Church. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing bridge. Mostly, she loved being with her family.
 
Condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com.

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Susan J. Semlow

Susan J. Semlow, 75, of Bourbonnais, formerly of Lincoln, passed away Thursday (Dec. 29, 2016) at her home.
 
She was born Jan. 23, 1941, in Lincoln, the daughter of Harry and Louise Fletcher Hostetter.
 
Susan married Bruce E. Semlow on Aug. 26, 1961, in Lincoln.
 
She was a former employee of Alexander Lumber Co. She enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren.
 
Surviving are her husband, Bruce Semlow, Bourbonnais; one son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Sherry Semlow, Bloomington; one daughter, Kelly Semlow-Smith, Bourbonnais; and one brother and sister-in-law, James and Brenda Hostetter, Lincoln; and 11 grandchildren, Corinne (Devan), Hollie (Trey), Emily, Abigail, Annabelle, Mia, J.B., Isaiah, Josiah, Kaden and Lydia.
 
Susan was preceded in death by her parents.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial service will be at a later date at American Lutheran Church, Bourbonnais. Inurnment will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.
 
Memorials may be made to American Lutheran Church.
 
Arrangements are by Clancy-Gernon Funeral Homes.
 
Please sign her guestbook at www.clancygernon.com.

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Carolyn F. Day

 Carolyn F. Day, 59, of Clinton, Illinois passed away 4:15 A.M. December 30, 2016 at her family home in DeWitt, IL.
 
 Services will be 10 AM, Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with Pastor Dan Bell officiating. Burial will follow at DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, Il. Visitation will be 5-7 PM, Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at the funeral home. Casual attire is requested.
 
 Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
 
 Carolyn was born October 24, 1957 in Clinton, Il. the daughter of John F. and Adeline O. (Thrasher) Bratcher. She married Loren Charles Day February 16, 1973 in Palmyra, MO. He passed away November 6, 2003.
 
 Survivors include her children, William “Bill” F. (Amber) Day Marshall, Il., Heather A. (Scott) Miller, Clinton, Il., Dale Alan Day, DeWitt, Il., Charles Edward Day, Harvel, Il. 13 Grandchildren and 3 Great-Grandchildren and one Great-grandchild on the way.
 
 She was preceded in death by her Parents and 2 Brothers.
 
 Carolyn was a member of the Clinton Assembly Of God Church. She retired from State Farm. She enjoyed Woodworking, Crocheting, Plastic canvas work, gardening, karaoke, and spending time with her family especially her grandkids.
 
 Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Kyong Lyons

Kyong O. Lyons, 67, of Farmer City, IL passed away at 9:35 P.M., Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at her residence.
A Graveside service will be at 1:30 P.M., Monday, January 2, 2017 at Sunny Slope Cemetery, Saunemin, Illinois. 
 
 There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of the donor’s choice. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, IL is in charge of the arrangements.
Kyong was born October 21, 1949 in Seoul, South Korea. She married Randy Lyons October 28, 1975 in Seoul, South Korea.
Survived by her husband, Randy Lyons of Farmer City, IL and Sister, Yun Mi Barton of Spanaway, Washington.
Preceded in death by her parents.
Kyong was a cosmetologist in Champaign and Urbana, Illinois. She was a member of the Church of God-PKG.

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William Edgecombe

 William ‘Bill’ Dean Edgecombe 79, of Argenta, went to be with the Lord on December 28, 2016 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
 
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta. Burial will follow at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2017, at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Argenta-Oreana Fire Protection District.
 
Survivors include his wife, Tamara Kay (Walker) Edgecombe, Argenta; brother Gary (wife, JoEllen) Edgecombe of Oakley, brother Jay (wife, Vicki) Edgecombe of Oreana; son Roger (wife, Janet) Edgecombe of Oreana, daughter Tammy (husband, Mark) Pool of Clinton, daughter Lorie (husband, Rich) Brunner of White Heath; six grandchildren Alicia (husband, Brad) Mullen, Tiffany Goetz, Levi (wife, Crystal) Edgecombe, Matthew (wife, Ashely) Grammer, Tanda (husband, Blake) Holt, Heath Pool; ten great-grandchildren Kayle & Mahala Mullen, Meele & Deacon B. Goetz, Chloe Adams & Avery Smith & Maddox Edgecombe, Machenzie & Chase Grammer, Farrah Holt.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and son, David Brian Edgecombe.
 
Bill Edgecombe was a livestock and grain farmer in Argenta all his life. Bill held the position of Pioneer Seed Sales Representative for over 40 yrs. He was the founding leader of A/O Producers 4-H club, Macon County Fair Swine Superintendent, served on the Argenta-Oreana School Board of Education, member of the Boots & Bows Square Dance Club, and a member of the Oreana Baptist Church where he was a Deacon.
 
Bill loved his wife of fifty-nine years, faith, family, and farming.
 
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Mary Jane Jost

Mary Jane Jost, 85, of Clinton, IL passed away at 1:10 PM, December 27, 2016 at her residence, Clinton, IL.
 
Services will be 10 A.M. Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Scott Marsh officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 P.M. Friday, December 30, 2016 at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to Clinton Fire Dept.
 
Mary Jane was born June 6, 1931 in Kinmundy, IL the daughter of Don C. and Wilma (Gammon) Jackson.
 
Survivors include her children: Charlene (Darrell) McKinzey, Clinton, IL, Darlene (Randy) Baker, Mahomet, IL, Chuck Jost, Clinton, IL, Pat (Randy) Good, Clinton, IL, Beth (Doug) Sturgeon, Clinton, IL; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren with one on the way. Also surviving 1 brother: Jim Jackson, Mt. Pulaski, IL and 1 sister: Shirley DeVault, Farmer City, IL.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers.
 
Mary Jane was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

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W.C. Burkett

W. C. Burkett 70 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 12:25 PM December 24, 2016 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Il.
 
Services will be 10:30 AM, Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Clinton Assembly of God Church with Pastor Dan Bell officiating.  Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL with Military Honors.  Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Thursday, December 29, 2016 at the church.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Clinton Assembly of God Church or the Clinton Christian Academy.
 
W.C. was born March 23, 1946 in Poplar Bluff, MO the son of Alvin and Edith (Smith) Burkett.  He married Doris “Rie” McKee September 25, 1971 in Keokuk, IA. 
 
Survivors include his wife, Rie Burkett, Clinton, IL; children:  Wendy (Gordon) Woods, Clinton, IL; Lisa Burkett, Clinton, IL; Jason (Fatima) Burkett, Bloomington, IL; and Bobbi (Sam) Perryman, Warrensburg, IL; five grandchildren; brothers:  Eugene and Tim Burkett, Gateway, AR; John, Garry and Steve Burkett, Pea Ridge, AR; Bruce and David Burkett, Seligman, MO; Robert Burkett, Anderson, MO; sister, Onida Clubb, Rogers, AR.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers and 1 sister.
 
W.C. served in the U.S. Army from 1964-1972. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, hunting and Big Band music. W.C. always had a corny sense of humor even up until his passing.

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Marvin Robinson

 Marvin R. Robinson, 75 of Beason, IL passed away 2:00 P.M. December 26, 2016 at Dr. John Warner Hospital, Clinton, IL.
 
Services will be 10 AM, Friday, December 30, 2016 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Greg Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Harmony Cemetery, Beason, IL. Visitation will be 4 – 7 PM, Thursday, December 29, 2016 at the funeral home.  The family requests casual attire.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Beason Fire Department, the DeWitt Co. Museum, or the Beason United Methodist Church.
 
Marvin was born July 30, 1941 in Lincoln, IL the son of Vernet and Dorothy (Begolka) Robinson. He married Gail Hynd December 9, 1961 in Onarga, IL.
 
Survivors include his wife: Gail Robinson, Beason, IL; children:  Debra Ertl, Clinton, IL and Darvin (Tammy) Robinson, Beason, IL; 2 grandchildren:  Ana and Hunter Robinson, Beason, IL; sister, Sylvia Barry, Charleston, IL; brother, Dwayne (Cheryl) Robinson, Champaign, IL; several nieces and nephews also survive.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents.
 
Marvin worked at Revere Copper and Brass for 40 years and was also a lifelong farmer in the Beason area.  He was on the board of the DeWitt Co. Museum Assoc. and a trustee of the Beason Fire Dept.  Marvin was a member of HPOCA, the Hartland Oliver Collectors, the  I & I Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Club, and the DeWitt County Farm Bureau.  He was a member of the Beason United Methodist Church.  Marvin was an avid collector of Oliver Tractors. 
 
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Dorothy Marie Primmer

Dorothy Marie Elenora (Schultz) Primmer, 94, of Monticello, passed away at 9:31 p.m., December 22, 2016 at Maple Point, Monticello.
 
Dorothy was born on January 30, 1922 in Effingham County the daughter of Chris H. and Nancy Bertha Jane (Stockwell) Schultz. She married Raymond Albert ‘Ray’ Primmer. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Raymond A. Primmer September 30, 1991, two sisters Laura Bannick and Luevada Wright, three brothers Otto C. Schultz, Harvey R. Schultz, and one infant brother.
 
Survivors include two children Larry D. Primmer of Cerro Gordo and Jane Christine Jones of Lodge, grandchildren 13, great grandchildren 13, and several nieces and nephews.
 
She spent many years in the nursing occupation and was PTA President at White Heath school. She was a member of Centerville United Methodist Church, the W.S.C.S of the church, the Piatt County Farm Bureau, and a 4-H leader. Her hobbies included gardening, photography, and she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
 
Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 29, 2016 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello with Rev. Steve Ingram and Rev. Cindy Rettig officiating. Interment will be held in Ingram Cemetery.
 
Memorial donations may be made to the Piatt County Breast Cancer Fund or the Centerville United Methodist Church.
 
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mackey-wrightfuneralhome.com

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Ronald Benz

Ronald Benz, 75, of Clinton, passed away at 7:25 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 21, 2016) at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield.

 

His service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Greg Taylor and Pastor Dan Bell officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to First Christian Church, Clinton; the DeWitt County Animal Shelter; or Kenney Heritage Association.

 

Ron was born Sept. 16, 1941, in Monticello, the son of Howard B. and Hazel C. Stephens Benz. He married Donna Rae Polen on June 1, 1961, in Clinton.

 

Survivors include his wife, Donna Rae Benz, Clinton; children, Mike Lee (Teresa) Benz, Kenney, and Jackie (Fred) Bruner, Franklin, Ind.; two stepgrandchildren; sister, Sharon (friend, Willard Brown) Benz, Decatur; and brother, Rodger (Maria) Benz, Kaneohe, Hawaii.

 

Ron was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton. He had retired from Caterpillar after 30 years of service and farmed most of his life in DeWitt County.

 

Condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com.

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Lois (Maher) Ratcliffe

Lois (Maher) Ratcliffe, 83, of Sullivan, IL, formerly of Pesotum, IL, passed away at 4:03 P.M. on December 2, 2016. A memorial service will be conducted at 10 A.M. on Tuesday, December 27th at Mason Point Nursing Home Chapel, 1 Masonic Way, Sullivan with family friend and Chaplin Jan Dial officiating. There will be no visitation. Inurnment will be at Davis Memorial Cemetery, Pesotum, IL at a later date. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association or National Kidney Foundation.
 
Lois was born May 11, 1933 in Geneva, NY, the daughter of John and Beulah (Maher) Huntley. Her father nicknamed her “June” when she was just a baby. June graduated with honors from Urbana High School in 1951. She married Robert Ratcliffe in 1970. 
 
Survivors include her husband, Robert Ratcliffe, Sullivan; children John (Kay) Werts, Clinton; Tere (Mike) Tedrick, Clinton; stepsons Bob (Kim) Ratcliffe, Mentor, OH; Jeff (Cindy) Ratcliffe, Painesville, OH; Jim Ratcliffe, Mahomet, sister Doris Hertzman, Downers Grove IL; 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.
 
June was preceded in death by her parents.
 
The family wishes to extend their appreciation to Carle Hospital staff, Carle Hospice Program, and Mason Point Nursing Home staff Sullivan, IL for their tender care of June.

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Ronald Benz

Ronald Benz 75 of Clinton, IL passed away 7:25 AM December 21, 2016 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL.
 
Services will be 11 AM, Monday, December 26, 2016 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Greg Taylor and Pastor Dan Bell officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, IL. Visitation will be 9 – 11 AM, Monday, December 26, 2016 at the funeral home. 
 
Memorials may be directed to First Christian Church, Clinton, IL, the DeWitt Co. Animal Shelter, or the Kenney Heritage Association.
 
Ron was born September 16, 1941 in Monticello, IL, the son of Howard B. and Hazel C. (Stephens) Benz.. He married Donna Rae Polen June 1, 1961 in Clinton, IL
 
Survivors include his wife, Donna Rae Benz, Clinton, IL, children, Mike Lee (Teresa) Benz, Kenney, IL, Jackie (Fred) Bruner, Franklin, IN, 2 step-grandchildren, sister, Sharon Benz (friend, Willard Brown), Decatur, IL, brother, Rodger (Maria) Benz, Kaneohe, Hawaii.
 
Ron was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL. He had retired from Caterpillar after 30 years of service and farmed most of his life in DeWitt County.  

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James D. McDivitt

James D. ‘Jim’ Mc Divitt, 51, of Farmer City, passed away at 2:50 p.m., Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at his residence.
 
Jim was born on April 2, 1965 in Des Moines, IA the son of Dale and Ella Joyce (Bivans) Mc Divitt.
 
Jim is survived by his parents, Dale and Joyce Mc Divitt of Monticello and brother, Jon Mc Divitt (Tammy) of Urbana.
 
Jim worked as a carpenter and was a member of the Woodlawn Country Club, Farmer City. He loved building things with wood, he was an auto racing enthusiast, and he enjoyed golfing.
 
A Celebration of Life service will be held later.
 
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the Woodlawn Country Club, Farmer City.

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Carol J. Rapp

Carol J. Rapp, 80 of Clinton, IL, passed away 2:45 A.M. December 14, 2016 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.
 
Services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, December 19, 2016 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Dan Bell officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 3-5:00 P.M on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.
 
Memorials may be directed to OSF Hospice or Clinton Assembly of God Church.
 
Carol was born January 18, 1936 in Wapella, IL the daughter of Oscar and Irene (Storey) Baylor. She married Donald G. Rapp on December 17, 1955 in Clinton, IL.
 
Survivors include her husband: Donald G. Rapp, Clinton, IL; children: George (Lesslie) Rapp, Clyde, OH; James (Jackie) Rapp, Heyworth, IL; John (Donna) Rapp, Gridley, IL; Paul (Tina) Rapp, Lexington, IL; Philip Rapp, Clinton, IL; 10 Grandchildren; 9 Great-Grandchildren; siblings: Hester (Robert) Kingston, Monticello, IL; Grant (Linda) Baylor, Decatur, IL; John (Margaret) Baylor, Decatur, IL; and LaVonne (Gary) Day, Urbana, IL.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, and 1 son, David.
 
Carol enjoyed being a homemaker, spending time with her family, and riding motorcycles.
 
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Rebecca Phillips

Rebecca Rose "Becky" Brumett Phillips, daughter of Harry Garland Brumett and Daisy Ellen McGinnis Brumett, was born May 6, 1929, in Sullivan Ind. On Tuesday (Dec. 13, 2016) at her home in Unicoi, Tenn., she passed away following a lengthy illness.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. G. Richard Phillips; two older brothers, Thomas Dizney and Joe Wayne Brumett; and a sister, Naomi Ruth Brumett Turpen.
 
After she completed high school in 1947, she attended and graduated from what is now called Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln. She met her future husband, Dr. G. Richard "Dick" Phillips, while attending, and they were married Dec. 20, 1951. This year would have been their 65th wedding anniversary. Their son, Dr. Richard W., was born late in 1952, and their daughter, Jane Ellen, followed in 1958.
 
 
Becky began the role of “preacher’s wife” in Nebo, and then in Boswell, Ind. She worked as a veterinarian’s assistant while Dick continued his education at Butler University, Indianapolis. In late 1957, the family moved to East Ridge (Chattanooga), Tenn., for ministry to East Ridge Christian Church. She served as church secretary there, and played piano and led the singing. During this time, she received her master’s degree in education from the University of Chattanooga (now UTC), and began her teaching career at East Ridge High School. While there, she wrote the school’s alma mater, which is still used today.
 
In 1962, Dick was called to the faculty of Lincoln Christian Seminary. Becky began teaching at Springfield High School, and later at Central Elementary School in Lincoln. In 1967, the family moved to Johnson City, Tenn., so that Dick could serve on the faculty of Milligan College. Becky taught school at Rock Creek Elementary in Erwin, and at South Side School in Johnson City until her retirement. Becky was a strong advocate for her profession, being president of the Johnson City Education Association, and being named “Teacher of the Year” for Johnson City in 1985. Besides her teaching career, Becky enjoyed her hobbies of macramé, painting, traveling, playing the piano/organ (teaching her children and grandchildren), hand bells and many other crafts.
 
Becky was a warm and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an active participant of Grandview Christian Church, where she would have been a member for 50 years in 2017. She played the piano and organ there for many years, and led the Calling Group to visit and encourage homebound members of the congregation.
 
 
Becky is survived by son, Richard W. (Lucy), Unicoi, Tenn.; daughter, Jane Ellen, Staten Island, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Children of son Richard W. include Melissa Phillips (Jon) Reading, Richard J. (Ashley) and Sarah E. Phillips. Etolia Brooke Fisher is the daughter of daughter Jane Ellen. Great-grandchildren are Caroline Phillips, Savanna Torres, Logan Reading, Brynn Reading, Meadow Phillips and Willow Phillips.
 
Service was Friday at Grandview Christian Church, Johnson City. Graveside service and burial will at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Atlanta Cemetery, Atlanta. 
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The G. Richard and Rebecca R. Phillips Faculty Development Funds at either Milligan College (P.O. Box 750, Milligan College, TN 37682), or Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan College (One Walker Drive, Johnson City, TN 37601).
 
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.appfh.net. Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Johnson City, Tenn., is serving the Phillips family.
 
 

 

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Albert A. 'Al' Vermillion

Albert A. “Al” Vermillion, 92, of Clinton, passed away at 7:29 p.m. Friday (Dec. 16, 2016), at Warner Hospital & Health Services, Clinton.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with the Rev. Stephen Killion officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, with military honors. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to Clinton Eagles or Clinton United Methodist Church.

 

Al was born July 7, 1924, in Clinton, the son of Herbert A. and Jennie Mae Hubler Vermillion. He married Donna L. Johnson on Jan. 4, 1953, in Clinton. She passed away on March 1, 2005.

Survivors include his daughters, Mikki (Jim) Burns, Clinton; Barbara (Harlan) Powers, Clinton; Sara Williamson, Richardson, Texas; and Diana (John) Leach, Maroa; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and special nephew, Dick (Linda Schmid) Wagers, Clinton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother.

 

Al was a member of Clinton United Methodist Church, the Eagles, Elks and the American Legion. He was a past member of the Clinton Country Club. Al owned and operated the Vermillion Bowl and Grill, which he built in 1959, before retiring in 1989.

He was a World War II Marine Corps veteran, stationed in Hawaii. He took the Honor Flight on Nov. 10-11, 2012, and was chosen to put a wreath on the Marine Corps Memorial.

Al could be seen sporting his red pants on Friday nights, and he enjoyed driving his 1985 Oldsmobile station wagon that he nicknamed “Flivver.” He was a lifelong, die-hard Cubs fan.

Condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

 

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Douglas D. DeMay

Douglas D. DeMay, 51, of Lincoln died at 9 a.m. Friday (Dec. 16, 2016), at University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago.

Service: Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Lincoln, with the Rev. Jeffrey G. Laible officiating.

 

Burial: at a later date in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kewanee.

Visitation: from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church, with an Elks memorial ceremony following, and from 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 26, 2016, at Rux Funeral Home, Kewanee. 

 

Memorials: Shriners Hospitals for Children, Lincoln Elks Lodge 914 Charitable Trust or Douglas D. DeMay Memorial Fund. Peasley Funeral Home, Lincoln, is handling arrangements.

Survivors: parents, George P. and Berneice K. DeMay, Kewanee; and two brothers, Brad (Jackie) DeMay, Kewanee, and Rod DeMay, California.

 

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Duane Smalley

Duane Smalley, Lincoln, 86, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 18, 2016), at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln.

Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Lincoln Christian Church, with Ron Otto and Ryan Edgecombe officiating.

 

Burial: at a later date.

Visitation: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.

 

Memorials: Oasis Senior Center, Lincoln, or Lincoln Christian Church Jolly Seniors. Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln, is handling arrangements.

Survivors: wife, Marjory; son, Daniel (Heidi) Smalley, Cumming, Ga.; sister, Jean Beyer, Lincoln; and three grandchildren.

 

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