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Judith A. Judy Harper of White Heath

Judith A. "Judy" Harper, 74, of White Heath, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2011. Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the Monticello United Methodist Church with Rev. Dan Seibert officiating. No visitation. Interment will be held in Ingram Cemetery. Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to Kirby Hospital or Habitat for Humanity.

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Carolyn M. Carol May of Mt. Pulaski

Carolyn M. "Carol" May, 79, of Mt. Pulaski, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 10:42 p.m. at her home with her family at her side. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Mt. Pulaski. Pastor Rachel A. Stockle will officiate. No visitation is scheduled. Cremation rites have been accorded.

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Dale Adkins of Shelbyville

Dale Adkins, 85, of Shelbyville, died at noon on Friday, October 28, 2011 in his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 31, 2011 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Strasburg with Rev. Steven Becker officiating. Visitation from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Monday in the church. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery, Strasburg, IL. Arrangements are by Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville. Memorials may be given to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Strasburg or Strasburg United Methodist Church. Mr. Adkins was born on December 31, 1925 in Lerna, IL, the son of Burt and Gertrude Millage Adkins. He was a farmer and a member of Shelby County Farm Bureau. Dale was also a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Strasburg. He married Emogene R. Kircher on January 26, 1951. Surviving are his wife, Emogene; daughter, Mary Lou Brehmer and husband Gary of Strasburg; brother-in-law, Harold Kircher and wife Nancy of Decatur; sister-in-law, Francis Adkins of Mattoon; two grandsons, Seth Brehmer of Strasburg and Zed Brehmer and wife Brandi of Strasburg; and one great granddaughter, Emma Louise Brehmer. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Carroll, Floyd and Ithiel Adkins; and granddaughter, Courtney Brehmer.

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John C. Wildman of Monticello

John C. Wildman (78) of Monticello, Illinois died Friday, October 28. A Masonic service will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello with a funeral service immediately following. Visitation will be held from 11:00-1:00 PM prior to the service Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home. Interment will be in Bement Township Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites.

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Clifford Leo Bishop II of Decatur

Clifford Leo Bishop II, 48 of Decatur passed away at 6:49 a.m., Friday, October 28, 2011 in Loyola Medical Center, Maywood, IL A service to celebrate Clifford's life will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday November 2, 2011 at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion. Visitation will be from 5:00p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials be made to the family for his children c/o Debra Kennedy or PNC Bank.

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Vesta Nichols Buckley of Decatur

Vesta Nichols Buckley, 96, Decatur, retired from Office of General Assistance, died Thursday (Oct. 27, 2011). Graveside services: 1 p.m. Monday, Graceland Cemetery. Arrangements by: Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. Memorials: First Congregational Church.

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Luana 'Ludi' Froschauer of Lincoln

Luana "Ludi" Froschauer, 69, Lincoln, died Thursday (Oct. 27, 2011). Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Lincoln Elks, Lincoln. Body was cremated. Arrangements by: Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Memorials: to the family.

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Larry D. Jug Malerich of Broadwell

Larry D. "Jug" Malerich, 70, Broadwell, died Wednesday (Oct. 26, 2011). Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Visitation: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Burial: Zion Cemetery, Lincoln, with military rites. Memorials: Logan County Humane Society or American Heart Association .

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June Frances Provin of Clinton

June Frances Provin, 92, Clinton, died Wednesday (Oct. 26, 2011). Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton. Memorials: donor's choice.

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David M. Dougherty Sr. of Decatur

David M. Dougherty, Sr., 71, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2011. David "Dave" Dougherty Sr. was born November 14, 1939, in Decatur, the son of John R. and Wilma Kathryn (Buzan) Dougherty. He was an active member of St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church. He owned and operated several family businesses including the D&D Shell/Marathon service stations for 50 years, located at Grand & Water, until his retirement in 2007. The 74-year-old family business was his passion and he valued each and every customer. He enjoyed spending time with family, fishing, boating, and playing cards at the family's lake house in Effingham, IL. He also shared his love of cars with his grandkids; working at the station and teaching them to drive his old cars. Dave married Karen Alsbury September 19, 1959 and she preceded him in death on April 24, 1987. He then married Joan E. Bruner on May 15, 1998 and she survives. Surviving is his wife, Joan; sons: David Jr. (Lori) Dougherty, Jr., Daniel (Kathy) Dougherty and Darryl (Alycia) Dougherty; grandchildren: Gail (Brad) Osborne, David "Michael" Dougherty III, Samantha Dougherty, Dustin Dougherty, Sean Dougherty, Sarah Dougherty and Grayson Dougherty; aunt: Delores Marty; step-children: William (Kim) Bronson and Charles (Tammy) Bronson; step-grandchildren: Aaron Bronson and Zachery Bronson; brothers: Jack (Sylvia) Dougherty and Jim Dougherty; brothers-in-law: Dennis (Eleanor) Alsbury, James Bruner, Robert (Donna) Bruner and John Bruner; sisters-in-law: Kathy (Jim) Alsbury, Sue Bruner, Sonja Kay Ellis and Billie (Kenney) Raleigh; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Karen; son, Douglas; daughter, Debra and sister, Kay. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Moran & Goebel Funeral Home, vigil prayer service at 4:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 2, 2011 in St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church, Rev. Dennis Kollross, celebrant. Burial will take place in Harristown Cemetery. The family of David M. Dougherty, Sr., is being served by the Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2801 N. Monroe St., Decatur, IL.

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Virgie B. Moody of Farmer City

FARMER CITY — Virgie B. Moody, 90, Farmer City, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 25, 2011) at Farmer City Rehabilitation & Health Care, Farmer City.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, with the Rev. C. Don Ferrill officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Virgie was born Aug. 4, 1921, in Marion County, Mo., a daughter of William Edward and Maude Wood Couch.

She married Russell Baker on July 26, 1947, in Monroe City, Mo. He passed away July 17, 1979. She later married David J. Moody on Jan. 18, 1986, in Ellsworth.

She is survived by her husband, David J. Moody, Farmer City; son, Gary (Marsha) Baker, Loveland, Colo.; daughter, Sharon Fitzwater, Clinton; three stepdaughters, Barbara Shoemaker, Griggsville; Wanda (Charles) Rule, Bowling Green, Mo.; and Sharon (James) Arteman, Towanda; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Donald (Barbara) Couch, Quincy; and sister, Lacy Watson, Quincy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Marshall Couch; and sister, Violet Watson.

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Betty J. Howe of Warrensburg

Betty J. Howe, 85, Warrensburg, died Tuesday (Oct. 25, 2011). Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Warrensburg United Methodist Church. Visitation: one hour before services in the church. Burial: Illini Cemetery, Warrensburg. Arrangements by: Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Decatur. Memorials: Warrensburg United Methodist Church or Warrensburg Eastern Star, Illini Chapter 813.

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Mildred R. Holland of Lincoln

Mildred R. Holland, 101, of Lincoln, Illinois passed away at 2:20 PM on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. Visitation will be 4-7 PM Friday, October 28, 2011 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln, IllinoisFuneral services will be Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln with Pastor Phillip Blackburn officiating. Burial will follow in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln. Memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Lincoln and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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Eloise Wilkinson Rhodes of Maroa

MAROA - Eloise Wilkinson Rhodes, Born Louisville, KY 10/29/15, died Henderson, NV 10/25/11 Attended University of Louisville, University of Chicago. Graduated as RN from Jackson Park Hospital, Chicago, IL. Worked in husband Gustave Rhodes' medical office for 42 years, including in Maroa, IL 1943-1954. Worked as Gray Lady American Red Cross, taught first aid for many years, member Red Cross Disaster Team in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Girl Scout leader for 15 years, served on Camping Committee Chaparral Girl Scout Council in Albuquerque, NM for 11 years. Volunteer for KAFB Woman's Club for 27 years. Past member National Assn. Miniature Enthusiasts, Havasu Gem and Mineral Society, NAACOG, Lake Havasu Food Bank Board of Directors, volunteer LHC Food Bank for six years. Member Hart County KY Historical Society, volunteer Friends of the Library Louisville, KY and Henderson, NV. Predeceased by husband Gustave G. Rhodes, MD. Survived by son Robert of Hotevilla, AZ, daughter Diane of Henderson, NV, and daughter Jan Rhodes Ketzler of Madison, WI, grandchildren Collin and Kerry of Albuquerque, NM and Bryson of Hotevilla, AZ, great-grandchildren Sydney, Payton, Chelsea, Wesley, Dillon, Avery Eloise, and Aiden of Albuquerque, NM and Alicia and Lorene of Hotevilla, AZ, and great-great grandson Diesel James of Albuquerque, as well as brother C.M "Bob" Wilkinson of Louisville, KY. Obituary written by family members.

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F. Arline Torbert of Clinton

F. Arline Torbert, 95, of Clinton, passed away Monday, October 24, 2011 at her home. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, October 28th at Lane Christian Church in Lane, Illinois. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Interment will be in Mausoleum Park, Woodlawn Cemetery in Clinton. Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be given to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Memorial Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Daniel C. Floyd of Monticello

Daniel C. Floyd, 50, of Monticello, IL, died Sunday, October 23, 2011. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 P.M., Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, IL. Graveside services will be 1:00 P.M., Thursday, October 27, at DeLand Cemetery, DeLand, IL. The family requests casual attire. Memorials may be made to Donors Choice.

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Eva Helen Mayfield of Clinton

Eva Helen Mayfield, 85, of Clinton died 9:50 p.m. Friday (Oct. 21, 2011). Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Pastor Dennis Corley, Pastor Ryan Mayfield and Pastor Jeff Mayfield officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney. Memorials: Kenney Christian Church or Kenney Civic League.

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Arnold M. Tammen of Farmer City

FARMER CITY — Arnold M. Tammen, 90, Farmer City, formerly of Fairbury and rural Paxton, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 21, 2011) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McDowell Methodist Church, 18156 E 1400 North Road, Pontiac, with the Rev. Donna Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Avoca Cemetery, Fairbury. Baier Family Funeral Services, Paxton, is handling arrangements. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home in Paxton.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Arnold was born July 11, 1921, at Fulda, Minn., the son of Henry and Margaret Schmidt Tammen. He married Loyce Barrett on Nov. 14, 1948, at Chenoa.

He is survived by three sons, David Tammen and Duane (Diane) Tammen, both of Leesville, S.C.; and Dale (Gina) Tammen, Mansfield; one daughter, Rita (John) Collura, East Long Meadow, Mass.; and one brother, John Tammen, rural Gridley; three grandchildren, Theresa Collura, Michael Collura and Melissa (Paul) Gensic; and one great-grandson, Jacob Gensic.

Arnold was preceded in death by his parents and 12 brothers and sisters.

Arnold grew up in Flanagan. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a farmer and union construction worker. He later worked as the custodian at Ludlow Grade School. He was a member of the Ludlow American Legion. He loved working in his woodworking shop, playing cards and fishing with his friend, Charlie.

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Charles E. Chuck Eckert of Lincoln

Charles E. "Chuck" Eckert, 92, Lincoln, World War II Army veteran and retired truck driver, died Thursday (Oct. 20, 2011). Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Monday, Holy Family Church, Lincoln. Visitation: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Burial: Elkhart Cemetery. Memorials: donor's choice.

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Viola Stella Baldwin of Decatur

Viola Stella Baldwin, 96, Pace, Fla., formerly of Decatur, died Thursday (Oct. 20, 2011). Graveside services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Graceland Cemetery, with "The Precious Memories Dove Release." Arrangements by: Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care. Send condolences: www.leavememoriesnotdebt.com.

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Jariah Journey Hubbert of Decatur

Jariah Journey Hubbert, daughter of Shartrese Grayned and Randy Hubbert of Decatur, died Wednesday (Oct. 19, 2011). Arrangements incomplete: Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home.

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Charles Edward Koch of Bloomington

Charles Edward Koch, 88, Bloomington, died at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 19, 2011) at McLean County Nursing Home, Normal.

His funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington, and at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Church, Bloomington, with the Rev. Ric Schneider officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Bloomington, where military rites will be accorded by the Bloomington-Normal American Legion Honor Guard.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with a prayer service at 6 p.m.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s School, where all eight of their children attended grade school.

Charlie was born May 17, 1923, in Bloomington, the son of Frank and Mary Salch Koch. He married Anne Marie Kniery on Oct. 1, 1949, at Holy Trinity Church in Bloomington. They were married for 58 years before she died on June 7, 2008.

He is survived by seven daughters, Mary (Jim) Thiel, Margie (Tim) Simmons and Jane (Tom) Harris, all of Bloomington; Christine (Rob) Knight, Normal; and Colleen (Jim) Stokes, Cindy (Joe) Stokes and Teri (Dan) Brady, all of Bloomington; one son, Jim Koch, Bloomington; and a sister, Anna Koch, Normal.

Also surviving are 20 grandchildren, Nancy (Grant) Bellis, Bill Thiel, Michael Thiel, Tom Thiel, Brian Simmons, Angie (Daniel) Brennan, Brett Simmons, Trisha Simmons, Brad Simmons, BreeAnn Koch, Jake Koch, Cristal Rever, Kim (Glen) Johnson, Kathleen Knight, Jenny Stokes, Kristi Stokes, Sean Stokes, Ashley Stokes, Danielle Brady and Tommy Brady; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Otto, Frank, and twins Roland and Raymond; one sister, Dee Devine; and two infant daughters, Nancy and Susie Koch.

Charlie was a graduate of Trinity High School, Bloomington, and the Naval Air Technical Training Center at Navy Pier in Chicago. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Charlie was employed as a laborer for Local 362, Bloomington, and by the State of Illinois, working at Illinois Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s School (ISSCS), Normal. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Bloomington; the Knights of Columbus, Bloomington; and the VFW.

He grew up by the lake at Miller Park where he learned to fish and swim from his older brothers. Later, he and Anne often vacationed at his sisters’ home at Lake of the Ozarks. He liked to fish and hunt, and also played baseball for many years. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and had memorable trips to Wrigley Field.

Charlie was a loving brother, husband, father and grandfather whose greatest pastime was spending time with his family. There are lots of fond memories from family and friends who often gathered at Mill Street. After retirement, he enjoyed preparing Saturday breakfast at Dawes Place for whoever would stop by. 

He was a devout Catholic, who worked hard and taught his children and grandchildren invaluable life lessons. 

The family extends their thanks to the staff at McLean County Nursing home for their compassionate care during his stay.



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Doug L. Letterle of Mt. Pulaski

Doug L. Letterle, 35, Mount Pulaski, died Monday (Oct. 17, 2011). Graveside services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Mount Pulaski Cemetery. Arrangements by: Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mount Pulaski. Memorials: Mount Pulaski EMS.

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Thomas Bateman of Decatur

Thomas Bateman, 67, Decatur, died Saturday (Oct. 15, 2011). Arrangements incomplete: Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care.

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Barbara L. Carter of Decatur

Barbara L. Carter, 68, Decatur, died Saturday (Oct. 15, 2011). Arrangements incomplete: Moran & Goebel Funeral Home.

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Marilynn Charlene of Decatur

Marilynn Charlene McKinney, 74, of Decatur passed away at 4:30 am Saturday, October 15, 2011 in her home in her husband's arms. Marilynn was born on August 24, 1937 in Decatur the daughter of Othniel and Edra (Hawthorne) Marsh. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and the Christian Motorcycle Association. She was a retired secretary from Millikin University. She loved to go camping, riding on the motorcycle and being a Grandma. She married Charles Duane Street on August 31, 1957 he preceded her in death on October 19, 1970. She then married John McKinney on November 13, 1985. She is survived by her husband John; sons, Stephen Street of Decatur; David Street (Starla) of Decatur; Lyle Street (Valarie) of Macon; Gary Street (Jennifer) of Murphysboro; daughter, Linda Jordan (Steve) of Mabelvale, AR; step-sons, Carl McKinney (Ellie) of Naples, FL; Steve McKinney of Terre Haute, IN; brother Don Marsh (Jo) of Hattiesburg, MS; sister, Beverly Halsema of Mason City; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, one brother, Robert, one step-son, Daniel McKinney, and one grandson, Jordan Street. Funeral service celebrating Marilynn's life will be 10 am Wednesday, October 19, 2011 in Tabernacle Baptist Church, 650 N. Wyckles Road, Decatur. Visitation will be 5-7 pm Tuesday in Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. Burial will be in Harristown Cemetery.

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Mary E. Medlock of Decatur

Mary E. Medlock, 78, Decatur, died Saturday (Oct. 15, 2011). Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Freewill Baptist Church. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in the church. Private burial: Camp Butler Nation Cemetery, Riverton. Arrangements by: Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care.

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Dean F Winder of Monticello

Dean F Winder, 83, died at 5:00 a.m. Saturday (Oct 15, 2011). Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday, October 17, 2011 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home and funeral services will be Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Monticello Lions Club.

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Paul Woodrow Strange of Clinton

Paul Woodrow Strange, 94, Clinton, died Friday (Oct. 14, 2011). Services: 1:30 p.m. Friday, Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton. Memorials: United Methodist Church, Clinton.

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Helen Minnie of Decatur

Helen Minnie Fields, 89, of Decatur, IL, passed away Friday, October 14, 2011, at Decatur Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 18, at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, with visitation 5-7 p.m. Monday, October 17, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, Decatur. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church. Helen was born April 15, 1922, in Farrenburg, Missouri, the daughter of Enoch Elmer and Viola Ann (McFadden) Eby. She married Wilson Robert Fields on August 25, 1946, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He preceded her in death on January 4, 2005. Helen was a member of First Christian Church in Decatur. Surviving are her son Michael Wilson Fields and wife Linda of Decatur, IL; grandsons Jeffry Michael Fields and wife Tara of Kansas City, MO and Christopher Robert Fields of Decatur, IL. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Lillian Weaks, and brothers Elmer, Louis, Calvin, and James Eby.

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Steve W. Kennedy of Decatur

Steve W. Kennedy, 64, Decatur, G&D forklift operator, died Thursday (Oct. 13, 2011). Memorial Mass of the Resurrection: 5 p.m. Monday, St. James Catholic Church. Visitation: one hour before services in the church. Arrangements by: Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. Memorials: St. James Catholic Church.

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Linda Darlene Radtke of Mt. Pulaski

Linda Darlene Radtke, 52, Mount Pulaski, died Thursday (Oct. 13, 2011). Graveside services: 11 a.m. Monday, Lake Bank Cemetery. Arrangements by: Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mount Pulaski. Memorials: to the family.

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Shirley J. Funk of Cerro Gordo

Shirley J. Funk, of Kokomo, Indiana, formerly of the Cerro Gordo area, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Monday, October 17, 2011, at Rock Springs Church of God, Decatur, IL, with visitation 5 to 7 P.M., Sunday, October 16, at Brintlinger and Earl Cerro Gordo Funeral Home, Cerro Gordo, IL. Burial will be in East Frantz Cemetery, near Cisco, IL. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association .

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Norma Carder of Decatur

Norma Carder, 86 of Mattoon, formerly of Decatur, IL passed away 2:30 P.M. October 11, 2011 at Palm Terrace, Mattoon, IL. Arrangements are pending at Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL.

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Carey P. Peg Clark of Monticello

Carey P. "Peg" Clark, 69, of Monticello, passed away at 8:45 AM, Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at Carle Hospital, Urbana. Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:30 AM, Saturday, October 15, 2011 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello. Private family services will be held at a later date.

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Margaret Jean Trummel of Clinton

Margaret Jean Trummel, 77, of Clinton died at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 11, 2011) in McKinley Court, Decatur. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney. Memorials are to the Susan G. Komen Foundation .

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Bernice Gimbel of Mt Pulaski

Bernice Gimbel, 90, Mount Pulaski, died Monday (Oct. 10, 2011). Private family services: Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mount Pulaski. Burial: Mount Pulaski Cemetery. Memorials: Mount Pulaski EMS, Mount Pulaski Zion Lutheran Church or Mount Pulaski Zion Lutheran School.

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Allen Marquiss of Bement

Allen Marquiss, 96, of Bement, died at 6:25 AM, Sunday, October 9, 2011 at the Bement Health Care Center, Bement. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Dalrymple officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Bement Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to an organization of the donor's choice.

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Barbara E. Dale of Bement

Barbara E. Dale, 82 of Bement, IL. passed away at 6:35 A.M. on Sunday, October 9, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at the Roux – Hinds Funeral Home, Bement, IL. The Rev. Marsha Frederick will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Monticello Township Cemetery, Monticello, IL. Memorial contributions can be made to the National Kidney Foundation.

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Joseph Louis Gentry of Argenta

Joseph Louis Gentry, 83, Argenta, Army veteran and retired A.E. Staley Mfg. Co. employee, died Sunday (Oct. 9, 2011). Graveside services: 1 p.m. Friday, Calvary Cemetery, with military rites. Arrangements by: Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Decatur. Memorials: Macon County Animal Shelter.

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Joseph Louis Gentry of Argenta

Joseph Louis Gentry, 83, of Argenta, IL, died 11:25 A.M., Sunday, October 9, 2011, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL. Graveside services will be 1:00 P.M., Friday, October 14, 2011, at Calvary Cemetery, Decatur, IL, with military rites conducted by the Macon County Honor Guard. Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, IL, will be handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to Macon County Animal Shelter.

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Christian De Visser of Clinton

Christian De Visser, 81, Clinton, died Sunday (Oct. 9, 2011). Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial: Monticello Township Cemetery with military rites. Memorials: Christian De Visser Memorial Fund.

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Waldo Bertoni of Mt. Pulaski

Waldo Bertoni, 85, Mount Pulaski, died Saturday (Oct. 8, 2011). Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mount Pulaski. Visitation: two hours before services. Burial: Mount Pulaski Cemetery, with military rites. Memorials: Mount Pulaski Courthouse 175th Legacy Foundation or Lincoln College Heritage Museum.

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Shirley Ann Henson Dunn of Kenney

Shirley Ann Henson Dunn, 83, Springfield, formerly of Kenney, died Saturday (Oct. 8, 2011). Graveside services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney. No visitation. Arrangements by: Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Memorials: Shirley Ann Dunn Memorial Fund.

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Arthur J. Goldberger of Lincoln

LINCOLN - The Rev. Arthur J. Goldberger, 88, Lincoln, Army Air Corps veteran and retired Lutheran minister emeritus, died Friday (Oct. 7, 2011). Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Zion Lutheran Church, Lincoln. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Fricke-Calvert-Shrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Burial: Zion Cemetery, Lincoln, with military rites. Memorials: Lincoln Zion Lutheran School.

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June J. Renfro of Weldon

June J. Renfro, of St. Charles, Missouri, formerly of Weldon, died on Friday, October 7, 2011 at the age of 90. Services: The family is being served by The Baue Funeral and Memorial Center, St. Charles, MO where visitation will be held Thursday, October 13, 2011 5:00-8:00 PM. A second visitation will be held on Friday, October 14, 2011, from 10:00-11:00 AM at Immanuel United Church of Christ, Ferguson, MO with a funeral service following at 11:00 AM. Interment St. Charles Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association or Immanuel United Church of Christ.

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Ethel Fuiten McCain of Mount Pulaski

Ethel Fuiten McCain, 93, Mount Pulaski, died Thursday (Oct. 6, 2011). Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mount Pulaski. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Burial: Steenbergen Cemetery, Mount Pulaski. Memorials: Oblong Christian Children's Home or Mount Pulaski Christian Church Building Fund.

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Mildred (Billie) Henry of Decatur

DECATUR - Mildred (Billie) Henry, 102, of Decatur died October 6 in Cincinnati, Ohio, after a short illness. She was born March 9, 1909 in Barclay, daughter of George Thomas and Susan Gertrude (Yocom) Hickman. Billie graduated from Williamsville High School in 1927 and attended Brown Business College in Springfield. She was married toe J. Harold (Dutch) Henry in 1930 and moved to Decatur. They had two daughters, Nancy (Pat) Boylson and Sally (Ed) Kuny. Billie was above all a homemaker, wife, and mother. She was active in PTA and Girl Scouts while her daughters were growing up. She was a caring, loving grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, mother-in-law, aunt, cousin, neighbor, and friend to many young and old. She had a special love for children and animals. Billie spent many hours in volunteer work in the community and in her church, First United Methodist where she was a member for over 78 years. She especially enjoyed her church circle and her Tri Psi membership. Billie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother, four sisters, and grandson Greg Boylson. She also leaves 12 grandchildren, one daughter-in-law, 42 great grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 12 nieces and nephews, several cousins, and special neighbors. Funeral services will be held at Thursday, October 13 at 1:00 PM in the chapel of Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, with visitation from 12:00 until 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Mt. Zion, IL. Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home are handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Decatur, Homeward Bound, or the charity of your choice. Condolences may be left to the family at www.brintlingerandearl.com. Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at http://legacy.com/obituaries/herald-review/

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John M. Warren of Decatur

DECATUR - John M. Warren (88) of Decatur, formerly of Park Ridge, IL, WWII Army Veteran, retired Clingan Steel salesman, died October 6, 2011. Survived by, and mourning his passing, are wife Ellen, sons Arthur, Marshall (Alana), Brad (Cari), sister-in-law Irene Wheeler, son-in-law Mark Westrich, niece Tracey (Ed) Frugoli, grandchildren Erich (Marit) Westrich, Leisa (Aaron) Bertram, Pierce and Parker Warren, and Maddie & Trisha Warren. Preceded in death by parents Bertha and Arthur Warren and daughter Emily Westrich. Cremation and private services provided by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Memorials to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 836, Decatur, IL 62525 appreciated. Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at http://legacy.com/obituaries/herald-review/

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Joseph W. Joe Walsh of Farmer City

FARMER CITY — Joseph W. “Joe” Walsh, 71, Farmer City, died at 10:09 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 5, 2011) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, following a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).

His funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City. The Rev. Mike Jenkins will officiate. Burial will be in Campground Cemetery, Farmer City. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) or the First Baptist Church of Farmer City. 

Joe was born Aug. 27, 1940, in Springfield, son of Robert E. and Elizabeth Reeser Walsh. He married Pat Hurley on July 27, 1967, in Farmer City, they were married 26 years. He married Paula Palivos on April 4, 2011, in Farmer City, they shared 18 years together. 

He is survived by his wife, Paula Walsh, Farmer City; his father, Robert E Walsh, Farmer City; two children, Patty Jo Walsh and Rob Walsh, both of Normal; three stepchildren, Nathan (Annie) Bowns, Farmer City; Angela (Kevin Sisney) Palivos, Mahomet; and Andrea (Brent McCullough) Palivos, Rantoul; two brothers, Tom (Sandra) Walsh, Camdenton, Mo., and Richard (Sally) Walsh, Farmer City; one sister, Linda (Steve) Rogers, Eureka Springs, Ark.; eight stepgrandchildren; six nephews; one great-niece; and one great-great-nephew. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth; his grandparents; three nephews; and one infant stepson.

Joe loved to study the stock markets and commodity markets. He enjoyed a long career in agriculture and business, owning and operating Mansfield Grain Inc., Joe Walsh Trucking, Walsh Grain Propane, and farming in Parnell. He also managed Walsh Grain Elevator for several years. He served in the Illinois Air National Guard from 1963 to 1969. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Farmer City, Piatt County Farm Bureau, and DeWitt County Pheasants Forever. He loved to laugh and visit with friends. 

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Clinton Garbs of Okawville,IL

Mr. Clinton Garbs of Okawville, IL departed this life in the Washington County Hospital at Nashville, IL on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 5 A.M. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 10 A.M. from the Campagna Funeral Home in Okawville with Pastor Jeffrey Schwab officiating. Interment will be in the St. Peter Cemetery in Okawville with graveside rites by American Legion Post #233. Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home in Okawville on Friday from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M. and on Saturday from 8 A.M. until the service hour. Should friends desire memorials may be made to the Special Olympics or to the Irvington Food Pantry and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

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Ralph R. Bus Siders Jr of Monticello

Ralph R. "Bus" Siders, Jr., 93, of Monticello, passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at the Bement United Methodist Church. The Pastor Marsha Frederick will officiate. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until time of services on Saturday at the church. Burial will be in the Bement Township Cemetery, Bement. Military graveside rites will be given by the Albert Parker American Legion Post #620, Bement. Memorial contributions can be made to the Bement United Methodist Church, Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, IL. or the charity of the donors choice.

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John Frederick Dettman of Decatur

DECATUR - John Frederick Dettman, 85, Decatur, died Tuesday (Oct. 4, 2011). Memorial services: 4 p.m. Sunday, First Lutheran Church. Arrangements by: Brintliner and Earl Funeral Homes, Decatur. Memorials: First Lutheran Church.

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Loretta S. Forrest of Clinton

Loretta S. Forrest, 74, Clinton, died Monday (Oct. 3, 2011). Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Burial: Randolph Township Cemetery, Heyworth. Memorials: donor's choice.

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Eleanor C. Stoll of Lincoln

Eleanor C. Stoll, 93, of Peoria, IL formerly of Lincoln passed away on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln with Rev. Mark Peters officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Burial will be at Laenna Cemetery, Chestnut, IL. Memorials may be given to Alzheimer's Association or American Heart Association or donor's choice.

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Frank J. Mula of Monticello

Frank J. Mula, 91, of Monticello, passed away October 2, 2011. Funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, October 6, 2011 at the St. Philomena Catholic Church in Monticello with Fr. Bruce Lopez officiating. A prayer service with a short Eulogy will be held at 5:30 PM with visitation to follow from 6:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello. Interment will be in Monticello Township Cemetery with Military graveside Rites.

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Vera E. Spangler of Oreana

Vera E. Spangler Lewis, 92, of Ore City, Texas, formerly of Oreana, passed away Oct. 1, 2011. Her body was donated to science. Private memorial will be at a later date.

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Martha Jane Halsema of Bloomington

Martha “Jane” Halsema, 81, of Bloomington died at 4:48 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 1, 2011) at her home.

A private graveside service will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Normal, with Monsignor Douglas Hennessy officiating. There will be no visitation. A memorial Mass will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society. Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Feb. 22, 1930, in Bloomington, the daughter of George and Viola Frazier Callahan. She married Warren Lee “Bud” Halsema on Aug. 7, 1948, in Bloomington. He died Dec. 16, 1994.

Surviving are two daughters, Erin (Doug) Poag, Bloomington, and Barbara (Lane) O’Connor, Towanda; six grandchildren, Warren Poag, Margaret “Meg” Poag, Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Poag, Erin O’Connor-Fabrizio, Ryan O’Connor and Mark Krug; two great-grandchildren, Emily and Nathan Poag; and two sisters, Gertrude Briggs and Margaret Crawford.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, John and George Callahan; and a sister, Minnie (Jack) Lower.

Jane was a member of Holy Trinity Church, Bloomington.

She was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother whose greatest joy in life was taking care of her family.

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