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Judith Cox

Judith Cox, 75 of Westville, IL formerly of DeLand, IL passed away 10:28 AM February 13, 2019 at her home.

 

Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, IL is in charge of arrangements.
 

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Joan "Joey" Short

Joan “Joey” Short, 83, of Clinton, passed away, Thursday night, February 5, 2019 at 7:50 p.m. at John Warner Hospital in Clinton.  She was born February 15, 1935 in Clinton, the daughter of Estle “Tubby” and Isabelle Reid Lowe.  She married Robert Short on November 29, 1956 in Clinton.  He preceded her in death in 2009. 

 

Joey was a longtime nurse, working at John Warner Hospital in Clinton for 35 years until her retirement.  She also worked in other areas of medicine, including home health care.  She was an avid baseball fan, and enjoyed cheering on her beloved St. Louis Cardinals. 

 

She is survived by three sons, Michael Lee Short of Clinton; Steven T. (Linda) Short of Clinton; and Phillip L. Short of Scottsdale, Arizona; five grandchildren, Jim (Ashley) Blue of Birmingham, Alabama; Adam (Heather) Blue of Bloomington; Justin (Tracie) Blue of Champaign; Andrea (Cody) Shepard of Maroa; and Trevor Blue of Clinton; four great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Doris Dash. 

 

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents. 

 

Honoring Joey’s wishes, cremation services will be provided by Moran and Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2801 North Monroe Street, Decatur, IL.  Memorial services will be held on Saturday, February 16th at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church of Clinton.  Burial of Joey’s ashes will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Clinton.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. 

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the DeWitt County Animal Shelter, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or the American Cancer Society.   

 

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.moranandgoebel.com.

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Raymond "Red" E. Turner

Raymond "Red” E. Turner, 78, of Lincoln, passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at St. Clara’s Manor, Lincoln, IL.

 

Raymond was born on May 26, 1940, in Lincoln, IL; the son of Edward and Leona (Gant) Turner. He married Carol Ann Otto on September 12, 1965, in Lincoln, IL. She survives him in Lincoln.

 

Raymond is also survived by his children, Michael (Debbie) Turner, Jeffrey (Elaine) Turner, and Kimberly (Brad) Bryant; his sisters, Edna (Wayne) Mara, Donna (Randy) Buse; five grandchildren, Alexandra Turner, Chase Turner, Jake Turner, Kenzie Bryant, and Blake Bryant. 

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Rosemarie.

 

Raymond was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, in Lincoln. He was also a Charter Member of the Railsplitter Antique Auto Club, and an avid NASCAR fan, especially Dale Earnhardt.

 

Services for Raymond will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 16, 2019, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Visitation will take place two hours prior to the service (9:00 to 11:00 A.M.) also at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services at New Union Cemetery in Lincoln, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Raymond’s name to the Parkinson’s Research Foundation.

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Howard D. Glawe

Howard D. Glawe, 93, of Farmer City, Illinois, passed away at 1:20 A.M. Monday, February 11, 2019, at Kirby Medical Center, Monticello, Illinois. 

 

A joint memorial service for Frances L. & Howard D. Glawe will be held at 11:30 A.M. Saturday, February 16, 2019, at the Fullerton Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Pastor Darrell Howard officiating. Inurnment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City, Illinois. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. Saturday, February 16, 2019, at the Fullerton Cumberland Presbyterian Church. 

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fullerton Cumberland Presbyterian Church or Faith in Action, Monticello, Illinois.

 

Howard was born March 31, 1925, in Volga, South Dakota, a son of Clarence E. & Clara R. French Glawe. He married Frances L. Wood on June 8, 1952, in Cairo, Illinois. She passed away November 3, 2018.

 

He is survived by his daughter, Colleen Manuel of Farmer City, Illinois; son, Curtis (Julie) Glawe of Farmer City, Illinois; three grandchildren, Aaron (Kamie) Manuel of Mahomet, Illinois, Andrea (Adam) Weedman of Farmer City, Illinois and Molly (Andrew) Schneman of Farmer City, Illinois; 6 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elnor H. Ruch of Farmer City, Illinois and C. Marleen Williams of Clinton, Illinois. 

 

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

 

Howard was a retired farmer. He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II.

 

Howard was a member of the Fullerton Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was an Elder of the church; past president of the DeWitt County Board; past president of the Dewitt County Farm Bureau; served on the John Warner Hospital Board; served on the DeWitt and Macon County Corn Belt FS Board; and a member of the Farmer City Kiwanis Club.

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Richard L. "Rick" Johnson

Richard L. “Rick” Johnson, 63, of Bloomington, Illinois, formerly of

Le Roy, Illinois, passed away at 7:08 P.M. Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri.

Information for a memorial service will be released at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family, care of Jared Johnson.

Mr. Johnson was born January 17, 1956, in Bloomington, Illinois, to Ival Dean and Noritta Mae Towner Johnson.

He is survived by his son, Jared C. (Elizabeth) Johnson of Downs, Illinois; three grandchildren, Preston, Trevor and Ella all of Downs, Illinois; three brothers, Steve (Becky) Johnson of Columbia, Missouri, Mark (Michelle) Johnson of Le Roy, Illinois, and Scott (Linda) Johnson of Jacksonville, Florida.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents.

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Curtis L. Carter

Curtis L. Carter, 62, of Clinton, IL passed away at 8:40 PM, February 9, 2019 at the Warner Hospital and Health Services, Clinton, IL.

 

A gathering to celebrate Curtis’ life will be 3 – 6 PM Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the American Legion Hall, Clinton, IL. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Curtis L. Carter Memorial Fund c/o Jesse Carter.

 

Curtis was born December 17, 1956 in Clinton, IL the son of Goldie M. Isaac.

 

Survivors include his children: Jesse (Lacy) Carter, Clinton, IL and Josh (Dena) Carter, Fisher, IL; grandchildren: Aaron Carter, Kindell Carter, Kamden Carter, and Kambree Carter; siblings: Regina Fabris, Clinton, IL and Eric Isaac, Clinton, IL; and uncle, Delmar Bateson, Clinton, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother.

 

Curtis enjoyed racing of all kinds.

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Shirley A. Turner

Shirley A. Turner, 82, of Monticello, passed away at 2:57 a.m., February 10, 2019 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

 

Shirley was born on January 8, 1937 in Monticello, the daughter of Elmer and Anna (Willis) Meece. She married Dale R. Turner on January 20, 1956, in Monticello.

 

Shirley is survived by her husband, Dale Turner of Monticello; children, Gary Turner (Andrea) of Cisco, Carla Taylor (Wes) of Monticello, Janet Warnick of Monticello, Mike Turner (Joy) of Bement; grandchildren, Courtney Berning (Ed), Derek Taylor, Caroline Turner, Audrey Bohannon (Nathan), Zeb Turner, Wyatt Turner; great-grandchildren, Rebecca Berning, Bridget Berning, Gwendolyn Turner; and sister Sondra Harris of Morris, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, 7 brothers, 1 sister, and son-in-law Scott Warnick.

 

Shirley worked many years for Dr. Bruce Wintersteen DDS. She was a member of the Monticello United Methodist Church, the Kirby Auxiliary, and volunteered with the Senior Center Meals on Wheels. Shirley loved to cook, feeding whomever stopped by, and she loved to travel with Dale.

 

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the Monticello United Methodist Church. Funeral service will be at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the Monticello United Methodist Church with Pastor Kathy Sweet officiating. Interment will follow in Monticello Township Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Piatt County Nursing Home of Senior Center Meals on Wheels.  

 

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.mackey-wrightfuneralhome.com.

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Lawrence Russell "Larry" Wilham

Lawrence (Larry) Russell Wilham, 85, of rural Lincoln, passed peacefully from this life at 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at St. John’s Hospital surrounded by his family. 

Lawrence was born on April 21, 1933, a son of Lawrence, Sr., and Viola (Munyon) Wilham. 

Lawrence was born in Elkhart Township and remained committed to preserving and maintaining local farmland throughout the remainder of his life. He graduated from Elkhart High School in 1951. He married his bride, Selma Sigrist on March 1, 1958. Their 60th anniversary in 2018 was a special milestone that both Larry and Selma joyously celebrated with their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Larry and Selma became the proud parents of Kathy Mae (Maske) and Kevin Russell Wilham (wife Kathy).

Larry and Selma spent their married life farming local land and raising livestock. Eventually, their partnership developed into a woodworking business, “The Kindling Box”, that expanded beyond Larry’s “tinkering” in the woodshop. Together they crafted and sold products at local craft shows throughout Illinois including nearly 30 years as a vendor at “Christmas on Vinegar Hill”. He loved his woodshop and the possibilities that existed in every piece of wood he cut and the conversations and friendships that emerged when someone asked him about his work. In more recent years, Larry’s carvings became a mainstay of their business. His creations ranged from the serious to the quirky but always started with an “ol’ block of wood.” Larry would often say, “I’m just an old woodcarver,” but that aspect of his life brought him great joy. His creativity, humor, and love of history lives on in the homes of customers who bought his works over the years.

Larry loved the simple pleasure of enjoying the company of family and friends. He never knew a stranger and loved to share a simple cup of coffee with anyone who would sit and listen to his stories. He had a fondness for antique tractors and steam engines and enjoyed spending time at shows reminiscing about days gone by. His family knew him as a master fire builder, always up for impromptu weiner roast parties with family and friends along the banks of his beloved Salt Creek. He found great pleasure in fishing from its banks and driving around in his pick-up to check the water levels. He was a jokester and a storyteller who loved to tease and entertain his grandchildren and great-grandchildren relating his mischievous antics of boyhood as if they had just happened yesterday. He dearly loved family gatherings and eagerly anticipated the arrival of family and friends to share good food around the dining room table. 

Larry served in the United States army, leaving the family farm after being drafted in 1953. He served in Germany during the Korean War, and although he downplayed his service compared to fellow soldiers serving in Korea at the time, his family admired him for answering his country’s call to serve. He was a member of American Legion Post 447 of Mt. Pulaski. He also served as a school board member for Elkhart Public Schools and as a trustee for the Broadwell Drainage District.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters and their spouses, Norma (Paul) Stewart, Louise (Rudy) Baumhardt, and Ethel (Ben) Spann as well as brothers-in law Albert, Robert, and Dallas Sigrist.

In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his grandchildren Katie (Carl) Florczyk of Breese, Illinois; Sally (Alex) Norton of Daphne, Alabama; Thomas (Emily) Maske of Granger, Indiana, Kelsey (fiance, Noah Lindsay) Wilham of Morton, Illinois, and Kourtney Wilham of Mt. Pulaski, He also leaves behind 7 sweet great-granddaughters: Anna and Elyse Florczyk, Julia and Reese Norton, and Eva, Ella, and Molly Maske. Also, surviving are his sisters-in law, Janice Torbeck, Carolyn Sigrist, Juanita Sigrist, and Pearl Sigrist, and his many nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Services for Larry will be held at 10:00a.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at St. John United Church of Christ in Lincoln. Graveside service will be at 1:30p.m. at Steenbergen Cemetery in Mt. Pulaski. Visitation will take place from 4:00-6:00p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 also at the church. Memorial donations may be made in Larry’s name to St. John United Church of Christ in Lincoln or Zion Lutheran School, Mt. Pulaski. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

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Phyllis Meister

Phyllis Meister, 86, of Mt. Pulaski, IL, passed away at 2:43 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2019, at Country Lane Memory Care, Assisted Living in Riverton. 

 

Phyllis was born on January 20, 1933, in Clinton, IL the daughter of Harold and Nellie (Taylor) Wilson. She married G. Loren Meister on April 18, 1956, in Colorado. He preceded her in death on July 16, 2010.

 

Surviving are three sons, David (Angela) Meister of Mt. Pulaski, IL, Gary (Jeryn) Meister of Savage MN, and Jeff Meister of Mt. Pulaski, one sister, Karen (Ron) Steward of Clinton, seven grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.

 

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and her sister, Joyce Adam.

 

Phyllis was a member of Mt. Pulaski United Methodist Church serving on various committees. Member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit #447- past president and various committee leader. Mt. Pulaski Historical Society, Decatur Memorial Hospital Alumni Assoc. Bridge club member for 41 years. She also served on the Mt. Pulaski Community Unit District #23 Board of Education from April 1979- November 1985 and served as board secretary from November 1983- November 1985. She worked as an RN for Decatur Memorial Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital, and the office of J.B Borgerson MD for many years. She was also a breast cancer since 1989. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend; she will be deeply missed by all. May God be with you in all your days.

 

Services for Phyllis will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski. Visitation will take place from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services at Mt. Pulaski Cemetery, Mt. Pulaski. Memorial donations may be made in Phyllis’ name to The First United Methodist Church of Mt. Pulaski or The American Legion Auxiliary Post #447.

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Dr. (Doc) William E. Mundt

Dr. (Doc) William E. Mundt passed away Friday evening, February 8 at the Piatt County Nursing Home.  He was 92.  A graduate of Bloomington High School, he graduated from the West Point Military Academy in 1949.  He served 4 years as a pilot in the Strategic Air Command.  Bill graduated from Washington University's medical school in 1959 and went on to practice medicine in Monticello from 1964-1989.  Bill also served as county coroner after leaving private practice.

 

Bill married Shirley Heil of Maroa, IL in 1949.  She predeceased him in 2007.  Also predeceasing him were sons, Ed and Bill; daughter, Nancy; and grandson, David.  Surviving family are his daughter, Susan Cambier, son-in-law Craig and grandson Steve; son-in-law Bob Wisehart, grandchildren Adam and Katie and great-granddaughter, Ava.

 

Bill was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Monticello, the Rotary Club, the U of I Oratorio Society and Faith in Action.  He loved his family, his community and his faith.  He and Shirley enjoyed walks in Allerton Park, playing the piano, reading, traveling and Mexican food on a Friday night.

 

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church of Monticello with Rev. Paul Spangler officiating. Interment will follow in Monticello Township Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or American Alzheimer's Association.

 

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.mackey-wrightfuneralhome.com.

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David Kent Mayfield

David Kent Mayfield 74 of Clinton, Il. passed away 5:03 AM February 7, 2019 at his family residence, Clinton, Il.

 

No services are planned at this time. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. assisted the family with cremation rites.

 

Memorials may be directed to David Kent Mayfield Memorial Fund.

 

David was born January 27, 1945 in Clinton, IL the son of Earl and Mary (Houchin) Mayfield. He married Rebecca Gilbert March 12, 1977 in Decatur, IL. She passed away March 6, 2002. 

 

Survivors include his children: David Mayfield, Leslie Mayfield, Michelle Whitehouse, and Bradine Holt all of Clinton, IL and 4 grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.

 

David enjoyed fishing, camping, and bowling.

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Waneta Febus Milner Stephens

Waneta Febus Milner Stephens, 97, passed away at 9:10 a.m. on Thursday February 7, 2019 at Vonderlieth Living Center.

 

Waneta was born on January 27, 1922 in Lake Fork, IL; daughter of Clyde and Mary (Bryson) Febus. She married Harry Milner on November 4, 1938; he preceded her in death on March 13, 1970. She then married Thomas Stephens on July 15, 1989; he preceded her in death on September 2, 2018.

 

Waneta is survived by her children: Harry Wayne (Valera) Milner of Sherman, IL and Lisa Brown of Mt. Pulaski, IL; grandchildren: Karla Newton of Edwardsville, IL, Patrick (Vicki) Newton of Wentzville, MO, Tim (Julie) Milner, Kara (Jeremy) Davis of Mt. Pulaski, IL, and Clayton (Alicia) Brown of Mt. Pulaski, IL; step-children: Jeff, Ben, and Kathy Stephens; one niece: Cynthia Hill of Elgin, IL, and fifteen great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother: Wayne Febus, sister-in-law: Jeanne Febus, and son-in-law Bob Brown.

 

Waneta was a waitress at Bertoni’s Restaurant for 35 years. She was a founding member of the Mt. Pulaski Historical Society and Museum, Mt. Pulaski Christian Church since 1934, wrote 2 genealogy books, member of VFW #777 Auxiliary, volunteered at the Mt. Pulaski Courthouse, and was the Secretary of Zoning Board of Appeals since its conception in February of 1975. 

 

Services for Waneta will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Mt. Pulaski Christian Church with Mark Weber officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Burial at Mt. Pulaski ?Cemetery will follow the service.

 

Memorials may be made in Waneta’s name to Mt. Pulaski Christian Church, Humane Society of Logan County, or Mt. Pulaski Historical Society. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski, IL.

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Robert D. "Bob" Tubbs

Robert D. "Bob” Tubbs, 91, of Lincoln passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at Heritage Health, Springfield, IL.

 

Robert was born on February 24, 1927, in Milford, NY; the son of Ford Harrison and Hazel (Weeks) Tubbs. He married Jean Monroe on December 18, 1948, in Plattsburg, NY. She preceded him in death on April 25, 2016.

 

Robert is survived by his three sons, Richard (Shari Piekarski) Tubbs of Coralville, IA; Mark (Aren Ginsberg) Tubbs of St. Louis, MO; William (Jennifer Johnson) Tubbs of Springfield, IL. Sister in Law Dorothy Wind of Englewood, FL; one granddaughter: Audrey Ling Tubbs of Springfield, IL, and four nieces and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother: Edward.

 

Robert was a member of United Methodist Church, Elks Club, and The American Legion Post# 263. He loved maps and was a lifetime St. Louis Cardinal fan.

 

A private family graveside service will be held. Memorials may be made to Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital or Memorial Home Hospice. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL.

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Joan "Joey" Short

Joan “Joey” Short, 83, of Clinton, passed away, Thursday night, February 5, 2019 at 7:50 p.m. at John Warner Hospital in Clinton.  She was born February 15, 1935 in Clinton, the daughter of Estle “Tubby” and Isabelle Reid Lowe.  She married Robert Short on November 29, 1956 in Clinton.  He preceded her in death in 2009. 

 

Joey was a longtime nurse, working at John Warner Hospital in Clinton for 35 years until her retirement.  She also worked in other areas of medicine, including home health care.  She was an avid baseball fan, and enjoyed cheering on her beloved St. Louis Cardinals. 

 

She is survived by three sons, Michael Lee Short of Clinton; Steven T. (Linda) Short of Clinton; and Phillip L. Short of Scottsdale, Arizona; five grandchildren, Jim (Ashley) Blue of Birmingham, Alabama; Adam (Heather) Blue of Bloomington; Justin (Tracie) Blue of Champaign; Andrea (Cody) Shepard of Maroa; and Trevor Blue of Clinton; four great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Doris Dash. 

 

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents. 

 

Honoring Joey’s wishes, cremation services will be provided by Moran and Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2801 North Monroe Street, Decatur, IL.  Memorial services will be held on Saturday, February 16th at 11 a.m.  at First Christian Church of Clinton.  Burial of Joey’s ashes will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Clinton.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. 

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the DeWitt County Animal Shelter, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or the American Cancer Society.   

 

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.moranandgoebel.com.

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Lloyd Owens

Lloyd Owens, of Lincoln, IL passed away at 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, in his home surrounded by his loving family. 

 

Lloyd was born on February 20, 1924, in Johnston City, IL; the son of Lewis and Omie Owens. He married Hazel Fern Shelby on November 21, 1945, in Johnston City, IL. She preceded him in death on August 14, 2017.

 

Surviving Lloyd are his two daughters: Jean (Dennis) Carter of Lincoln, IL and Barbara (Allen) Trago of Clinton, IL; four grandchildren: Angela Slayton, John (Karen) Carter, Cathy (Bryan) Hickman, and Christy Trago Thayer; seventeen great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews in Southern, IL and one sister-in-law, Pearl Russell of Norman, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, two sisters, two brothers-in-law, one sister-in-law, and one grandchild: Paul David Carter.

 

Lloyd proudly served in the United States Army during WWII.

 

A celebration of life for Lloyd will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 10, 2019, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Ernie Harvey officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made in Lloyd’s name to Safe Haven Hospice. Following the service military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post # 263.

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George W. Cope

George W. Cope, 95, of LeRoy, passed away at 1:42 a.m. Monday (Feb. 4, 2019) at OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.

 

He was born Aug. 21, 1923, in Ellsworth, to Frank and Lizzie Hess Cope. He married Catherine VanWinkle on Oct. 12, 1951, in Colfax. She survives along with three sons, Ricky Cope, Cary; Dwayne Cope, McHenry; and Ronald Cope, Cary; two grandchildren, Bob (Sue) Cope, Pam (Tony) Passarelli; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Dale (Ina) Cope, Vincennes, Ind.

 

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

 

George was a United States Army veteran. He first started out farming on the family farm then went to work for Curtis Breeding Services in Cary until its closing, then retired from Warwick Publishing.

 

He was a member of the LeRoy Christian Church.

 

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington. A graveside service will follow the visitation at East Lawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Bloomington.

 

Memorials may be made to the LeRoy Christian Church.

 

You may view George's obituary at www.eastlawnfuneralhome.com.

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Martha M. Underwood

Martha M. Underwood 76 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 5:20 PM January 28, 2019 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

 

A gathering to celebrate Martha’s life will be 2 – 5 PM, Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Woodlawn Church of God, Clinton, IL with Rev. Jeff DeLaughter officiating. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.

 

Memorials may be directed to Girl’s Athletics at the Clinton High School.

 

Martha was born November 11, 1942 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Wilbur and Florence (Black) Neal. She married Joseph Underwood, November 27, 1960 in Clinton, IL.

 

Survivors include her husband, Joseph Underwood, Clinton, IL; children, Marty Underwood, Plano, TX; Mindy Underwood, Normal, IL; Marlin Underwood, Clinton, IL; Martina (Raymond) Toohill, Wapella, IL; step-daughter, Pam Allsopp, Normal, IL; grandchildren, Maranda Underwood; Haley Toohill; Ashley Toohill; Elizabeth Williams; Daniel Taylor, II; great-grandchildren, Brylee Summers-Toohill; Tomias Underwood.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, William Neal; sister, Betty Terry; and granddaughter, Elizabeth Williams.

 

Martha worked with her parents for many years at Neal’s Bakery which was famous for their nut and cinnamon rolls, and also worked at the Clinton High School for 20 years.. She taught Sunday School at the First Christian Church, Clinton to the 5-year-old children for 25 years. A 25-year member of the Clinton Khory League, Martha started as a coach and rose to President in 1971. Also, she was a member of Tops Weight Group for 25 years. She was a very active member in the school band and athletic club, volunteering at the Apple and Pork Festival for the Band Boosters, and chaperoning for band trips. She also volunteered at the YMCA helping with the Swim Team.

 

Martha loved Bingo, taking trips with the Kenney Travel, playing games with family, and especially watching her children and grandchildren’s sports and band activities.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Lou Emma (Roberts) Burton

Lou Emma (Roberts) Burton, 95, of Clinton, IL formerly of Nancy, KY passed away 5:20 A.M. February 1, 2019 at her family residence, Clinton, IL.

 

Graveside Services will be 1:00 PM Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Farview Cemetery, Nancy, Kentucky.  Visitation will be 10 – 12 Noon Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Okalona Baptist Church, Nancy, KY.

 

Emma was born May 16, 1923 in Norfleet, KY the daughter of Elmer and Mary Catherine (Daulton) Roberts. She married Winfield Burton, March 20, 1941. He passed away October 27, 2005.

 

Survivors include her son, Thurman W. (Sandy) Burton, Batesville, AR; daughter, Evelyn (Woody) Wilson, Clinton, IL; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Shirley Mae Burton; 3 brothers; 5 sisters.

 

Emma was a homemaker and retired after 20 years from Better Coils in Goodland, IN. She was a member of the Okalona Baptist Church in Nancy, KY.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Ike J. Varboncoeur

Ike J. Varboncoeur, 61, of Lincoln passed away on January 30, 2019 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

 

No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation rites have been accorded.

 

Ike Joseph Varboncoeur was born July 7, 1957  in Wilcox, Arizona the son of Dewey and Martha Jane Bailey Varboncoeur.

 

He is survived by his brothers: Roscoe (Kelly) Embery , Ray Embery and Mike (Becky) Varboncoeur.

 

Ike had been employed at the Burger garage in Lincoln.  His hobbies included woodworking, crafts and cars.

 

Memorials may be made to his family.

 

Peasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Linda Lou Riddle

Linda Lou Riddle, 82, of Maroa, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

 

Linda was born November 13, 1936, in Decatur, Illinois, the daughter of Woodrow and Helen (Day) Agee. She retired from ADM and enjoyed keeping up on current events, reading, camping with her husband, and spending time with her family. Linda married Earl Leonard Riddle December 24, 1978. He preceded her in death June 28, 2017.

 

Linda is survived by her daughter Cindy Cooper and husband Dan, granddaughters Mallory Cooper and Justine Houk and husband TW, and great-granddaughter Avery Houk.

 

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sisters Ellen Marie Sinkosky and Joann Agee.

 

Graveside services to celebrate Linda’s life will be at noon Monday, February 4, 2019, at Point Pleasant Cemetery in Long Creek. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Parkinson’s Foundation.

 

Arrangements by Dawson & Wikoff North Chapel, 4020 N. Water St. Decatur, view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at www.dawson-wikoff.com.

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Martha A. Hutton

Martha A. Hutton, 78, of Le Roy, Illinois, passed away at 7:05 P.M. Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, Illinois.

 

Her Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 P.M. Sunday, February 3, 2019, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Le Roy, Illinois, with Rev. Ron Woodrum officiating. A private inurnment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Le Roy, Illinois, at a later date. Visitation will be from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Sunday, February 3, 2019, at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Cindy Baker.

 

Martha was born May 27, 1940, in Arrowsmith, Illinois, to Kline and Mary Phelps Gilmore. She married Bob Hutton on January 4, 1964, in Fisher, Illinois. He passed away August 17, 2014.

She is survived by her three sons, Randy (Melissa) Wahls, Bobby (Debbie) Hutton and Joe Hutton; two daughters, Kathy Brining and Cindy (Jeff) Baker all of Le Roy, Illinois; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one brother, Melvin Gilmore of Le Roy, Illinois.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Dale Gilmore.

 

Martha held a beautician’s license and had worked in retail.

 

She was a member of the Tri-Valley Baptist Church, Downs, Illinois.

 

Martha was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

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Jacinda Marie Jiles

Jacinda Marie Jiles, 30, of Clinton, IL, passed away January 19, 2019 in Decatur, IL.

 

No services are planned at this time. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.

 

Jacinda was born March 22, 1988 in Bloomington, IL the daughter of William Bryant and Shawna Welch. 

 

Survivors include her mother, Shawna and Dale Nelson, Clinton, IL; father, William and Juanita Bryant, Clinton, IL; children, Joseph Jiles, Christian Jiles, Faith Jiles, McKennzie Jiles, and Ariel Cox; grandparents, Robert and Alice Welch; Virginia Mitchelle; siblings and their children,

 

Cassandra Mitchelle (Shawn and Aalieya Mitchelle), Brooke Bryant, Kaye and Lorin Riddle (Aubrey, Dawson, and Khloey Thayer), Jerad Nelson (Cullun and Deacon Nelson), Raymond Nelson (Elijah Vandervort), Jarad Bryant and Sandra Davis (Rylan and Leland Bryant), Cody Bryant (Khloe and Abel Bryant), Keri Nelson (Mylah, Maleah, and Isaiah Nelson), Charesa Acklin, Clarence “Sonny” Bryant, II, Collin Bryant, Carlye Parson, Jessika Parson, Jaycee Nelson.

 

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clarence “Sonny” and Bev Bryant, uncle, John Pinkston, great grandmother, Irene Dunn, and great-grandpa, Elemer Brewer. 

 

"Your life was a blessing, Your memory a treasure... You are loved beyond words; And missed beyond measure."

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Richard Allen Stanley

Richard Allen Stanley, 67, of Latham, Illinois passed away at 3:05 a.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Illinois. 

 

Funeral services will be held at Brintlinger & Earl Funeral Home, Decatur Illinois, at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 2, with visitation one hour before the service. Burial will be in Illini Cemetery, Warrensburg, Illinois.  

 

Memorials are suggested to the family or to Cancer Care Specialists of IL. 

 

Richard was born in Monticello, IL, on January 29, 1952 to Lloyd Gene and Dorothy May (Stone) Stanley. He married Wilma Mae Marshall on November 10, 1973; she preceded him in death on May 4, 2012. He worked at ADM for over 35 years and was a member of the American Federation of Grain Millers Union, Local 103. 

 

He is survived by daughters, Leslie Stanley of Latham, IL and Angela Stanley of Decatur, IL; brothers, Lloyd Gene Stanley Jr. and Gary (Brenda) Stanley, both of Springfield, IL; sisters, Donna (Mark) Wade of Sherman, IL and Tina (Michael) Evans of Hidalgo, IL; grandchildren Jacob and Taylor; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and son Richard Allen Stanley, Jr. 

 

The family would like to thank the Decatur Cancer Care Center and DMH ICU & Comfort Care Department for their excellent care and compassion. Richard will always be remembered for his caring, helpful, and jokester personality! 

 

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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Martha M. Underwood

Martha M. Underwood, 76, of Clinton died at 5:20 p.m. Monday (Jan. 28, 2019) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington. 

 

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Calvert Funeral Home.  201 S. Center St., Clinton, IL.

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Orvil E. Schwartz

Orvil E. Schwartz, 70, of Wapella, IL passed away 11:26 PM January 28, 2019 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

 

No services are planned at this time. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Orvil Schwartz Memorial Fund.

 

Orvil was born October 29, 1948 in Braggadocio, MO the son of George and Zora (McNabb) Schwartz, Sr. He married Maxine Craw April 30, 1982 in Ivesdale, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Maxine Schwartz, Wapella, IL; daughter, Lisa Jo (fiancé, Josh Benson) Phillips, Clinton, IL; 2 grandchildren: Madison Slaughter, Wapella, IL; and Hunter Eads, Clinton, IL; sister, Joanne Cruise, Clinton, IL; brother, Curtis Schwartz, Clinton, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, and 1 sister.

 

Orvil retired from R. R. Donnelley, formerly Wallace Computer Services, Clinton, IL.

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