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James W. Camper of Heyworth

James W. Camper, 59, Heyworth, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 29, 2011). His funeral will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth. The Rev. Richard Gray will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date in Randolph Township Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Randolph Township Fire Department or the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

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Anna Martha Matheny of Wapella

Anna Martha Matheny, 89, Wapella, died Tuesday (Nov. 29, 2011). Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton. Memorials: American Cancer Society or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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Leta Glasgow Heath of Monticello

Leta Glasgow Heath, age 96, of Monticello, passed away at 2:09 a.m., Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello. Graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 1, 2011 at the Monticello Township Cemetery with Rev. Dan Siebert officiating. No visitation. Mackey-Wright Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Friends and family are invited to the home of Dale and Nancy Huisinga following the service. In Lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Piatt County Nursing Home or Kirby Hospital.

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William Richard Leimbach Sr. of Clinton

William Richard Leimbach Sr., 67, Clinton, Army National Guard veteran and retired Thrall Car foreman, died Sunday (Nov. 27, 2011). Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Burial: Maroa Cemetery. Memorials: William Leimbach Memorial Fund.

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Lucianna Clack of Bement

Lucianna Clack, 96 of Bement, IL. passed away at 1:50 P.M. on Saturday, November 26, 2011. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at the Bement United Methodist Church, 249 N. Piatt St., Bement, IL. The Rev. Paul Unger will officiate. There will be no visitation. Burial will be at a later date in the Bement Township Cemetery, Bement, IL. Memorial contributions can be made to the Bement United Methodist Church, Bement.

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Elvira Louise Fleming of Lincoln

Elvira Louise Fleming, 95, Lincoln, died Saturday (Nov. 26, 2011). Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Zion Lutheran Church, Lincoln. Visitation; one hour before services in the church. Memorials: Zion Lutheran Church.

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Almeda J. Schick of Clinton

Almeda J. Schick, 88, of Clinton died at John Warner Hospital at 2:44 P.M. on November 26, 2011. There will be a private graveside service at Mt. Pulaski Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church in Clinton or Salvation Army.

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Frances Marion Evans of Wapella

Frances Marion Evans, 78, Wapella, died at 8:50 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 24, 2011) at her family residence.

Service: 10:45 a.m. Monday VFW Auxiliary services at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with funeral service to follow at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Jeff DeLaughter officiating.

Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton.

Visitation: 9 to 10:45 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Frances M. Evans Memorial Fund.

Survivors: Her children: Daniel Lee (Carol Johnson) Barry and Michael Eugene Evans, both of Clinton; Jackie Wayne Evans, Marion; and Katherine Rose (Curtis Carter) Dorsey, Clinton; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

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Paul Dean Dever of Clinton

Paul Dean Dever, 59, Wilton, Iowa, formerly of Clinton, died Wednesday (Nov. 23, 2011) at Lutheran Homes of Muscatine, Iowa.

A memorial gathering will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Fro’s Pub and Grub, Wilton, Iowa. Memorial donations may be made to the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital for cancer research in his memory.

 

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L. Susan Bleavins of Cerro Gordo

L. Susan Bleavins, 61, Cerro Gordo, hairdresser, died Wednesday (Nov. 23, 2011). Services were Saturday. Arrangements by: Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Cerro Gordo. Burial: Cerro Gordo Cemetery. Memorials: Cerro Gordo High School Scholarship, Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois, Cerro Gordo Ambulance Service or The Brethren Church of Cerro Gordo.

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Christina Lynn Hammock-Merritt of Ludlow

Christina Lynn Hammock-Merritt, 38, Ludlow, formerly of Gibson City, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 20, 2011) in Iroquois County from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Service: 1 p.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. Burial: Drummer Township Cemetery. Visitation: one hour before the service. Memorials: to the family.

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Winifred P. Lowe-Ray of Maroa

Winifred P. Lowe-Ray, 86 of Maroa passed away at 4:50 am Sunday. Lowe-Ray will be cremated at Graceland/Fairlawn Crematory and a service will be held at a later date at Graceland Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to DMH Hospice. Arrangements are through Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home.

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Robert K. Keck of Mt. Pulaski

Robert K. Keck, 81, passed away Nov. 20, 2011. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mount Pulaski, with a private family graveside service at a later date in Mount Pulaski Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Coach Bob Keck Scholarship Fund at Illinois Wesleyan University.

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E. Elizabeth Morris of Lincoln

E. Elizabeth Morris, 72, of Lincoln died Saturday (Nov. 19, 2011). Service: 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian burial Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Lincoln, with the Rev. Jeffrey G. Laible officiating. Burial: Lucas Chapel Cemetery, Lincoln. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Peasley Funeral Home, Lincoln, with a rosary service at 4:45 p.m. prior to the visitation. Memorials: Sweet Pea Foundation or Holy Family Catholic Church.

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Eddie Jackson of Decatur

 
DECATUR - Eddie Jackson, 82, Decatur, died Friday (Nov. 18, 2011). Arrangements incomplete: Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home.

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F. Eileen Johnson of Clinton

F. Eileen Johnson, 90, of Clinton, formerly of Decatur, died at 5:40 p.m. Friday (Nov, 18, 2011) at Manor Court, Clinton.

Her service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with the Rev. C. Don Ferrill officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

She was born April 25, 1921, in Argenta, to Florence Bricker and Martin Westerman. She married William Brinkman. She later married Ralph D. Johnson on Feb. 17, 1962, in Clinton.

Survivors include spouse, Ralph D. Johnson of Clinton; son, Ronald Brinkman of Farmer City; daughters, Patricia (Phillip) Lisenby of Decatur, Sandra (Keith) Rich of Clinton and Betty (Loren) Anderson of Farmer City; stepson, Joe (Sharon) Johnson of Freeport; stepdaughters, Deanna Zook of Lincoln, Janice Mapes of Sarasota, Fla., and Nancy (Jim) Cunningham of Pontiac; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren;  eight stepgrandchildren; several stepgreat-grandchildren; and several stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, one brother and two sisters.

She was a member of United Methodist Church, Sholes, Ark. She was a retired employee of Revere Copper & Brass Inc., Clinton. She was a member of the Revere Retires Club.

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Martha M. Falcon of Lincoln

Martha M. Falcon, 47, Lincoln, Gambro Health Care certified nurse assistant, died Friday (Nov. 18, 2011). Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: St. Mary's Cemetery, Lincoln. Memorials: to the family.

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William Glenn Roe of Mansfield

William Glenn Roe, 73, of Mansfield passed away at 10:06 a.m. Friday (Nov. 18, 2011). His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mansfield United Methodist Church, Mansfield, with the Rev. Sharon Monroe officiating. Visitation will be from 6  to 8 p.m. Monday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Mansfield. Inurnment will be at a later date.

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Ralph Elsea Jr of Argenta

Ralph Elsea, Jr., Argenta, IL, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. Funeral service will be at 11 AM Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 at Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL with Rev. Kevin Treptow officiating.  Burial will be in Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL with Military Honors.  Visitation will be Monday morning from 10-11 AM at Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL.  Memorials may be made to the Argenta Methodist Church.

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Sandra Dee Ebel of Lincoln

Sandra Dee Ebel, 62, Lincoln, died Tuesday (Nov. 15, 2011). Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Zion Lutheran Church, Lincoln. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Burial: New Union Cemetery. Memorials: Zion Lutheran Church or Zion Faith Youth Fund.

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Jacquelyn Jackie Ware of Lincoln

Jacquelyn "Jackie" Ware, 66, Lincoln,  died Tuesday (Nov. 15, 2011). Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Burial: Zion Cemetery, Lincoln. Memorials: National Kidney Foundation or donor's choice.


 

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Eugene G. Brown of Heyworth

Eugene G. Brown, 88, of Heyworth died at 12:04 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 15, 2011) at his residence. Service: Private graveside service at a later date at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield.

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Nancy J. Brian of Monticello

Nancy J. Brian, 71, of Monticello, passed away at 8:21 p.m., on November 15, 2011 at Kirby Hospital, Monticello. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 19, 2011 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello with Doug Winder officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, November 18, 2011 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home with a VFW Memorial service at 7:45 p.m. Interment will be in Monticello Township Cemetery.

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Burtisdale Roberts of Monticello

Burtisdale Roberts, 85, of Monticello, Illinois passed away at the Bement Healthcare Center on Monday, November 14, 2011. Funeral services will be held at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home in Monticello at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 18, 2011. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2011. Burial will be at the Monticello Township Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Monticello United Methodist Church, Bement Healthcare Center, or the charity of the donor's choice .

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Christine Suzanne Edgecomb of Clinton

Christine Suzanne Edgecombe, 55, of Clinton died Monday (Nov. 14, 2011) in her home. Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Monday in Grace Baptist Church, Decatur. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, is in charge of arrangements.

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Maurice Max Moe Wileaver of Monticello

Maurice Max "Moe" Wileaver, 73, of Monticello, died at 12:00 p.m., November 13, 2011 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home. Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Danville.

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Helen F. McDonald of Cerro Gordo

Helen F. McDonald of Cerro Gordo passed away Saturday, November 12, 2011. Visitation will be Monday, November 14, 2011 in The Brethren Church of Cerro Gordo from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Her funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 15, 2011 in The Brethren Church of Cerro Gordo at 10:30 a.m. Burial at Cerro Gordo Cemetery. Memorials can be given to The Brethren Church or the Cerro Gordo Ambulance Service.

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Helen F. McDonald of Cerro Gordo

Helen F. McDonald, 88, Cerro Gordo, died Saturday (Nov. 12, 2011). Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Brethren Church of Cerro Gordo. Visitation: was Monday. Burial: Cerro Gordo Cemetery. Memorials: Brethren Church or Cerro Gordo Ambulance Service.

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Nathan Joseph Huckile Flash Trower of Decatur

 
DECATUR - Nathan Joseph Huckile "Flash" Trower, 29, Baxter, Tenn., formerly of Decatur, died Nov. 11, 2011. Body will be cremated. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Saturday, French Cemetery, Allenville. Arrangements by: Oak Lawn Funeral Home, Sparta, Tenn. Send condolences: www.oaklawnmemorial.com.

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Kenneth E. Fletcher of Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON — Kenneth E. Fletcher, 83, Bloomington, died at 2:25 a.m. Friday (Nov. 11, 2011) at Bloomington Rehabilitation, Bloomington.

Service: 2 p.m. Saturday, graveside at McLean Cemetery, McLean, with the Rev. Carla Fletcher officiating.

Burial: McLean Cemetery, McLean. Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements.

Survivor: brother; Doug Fletcher, Hazelwood, Mo.

Online condolences may be sent at www.beckmemorial.com.



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Dorothy Jane Cisco of Maroa

Dorothy Jane Cisco, 89, of Maroa died 6:15 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 10, 2011) in Manor Court, Clinton. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday in Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Tim Barbee officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will be in Maroa Cemetery. Memorials: Wapella Christian Church. Dorothy was born Sept. 19, 1922, in Maroa, the daughter of Derrick and Bertha Ferree Braden. She was a member of Wapella Christian Church. She was retired from Ace Hardware, Clinton, and former employee of General Telephone Co. and Thorp Seed Co. She had a great sense of humor, loved life and cherished her friendships. Her church was very important to her, and her main topic of conversation was her nieces and nephews who she loved dearly. She married Wayne Thrift in 1941. He preceded her in death in 1944. She later married Herbert Lyle Cisco on June 5, 1948, in Clinton. He preceded her in death Dec. 8, 2003. Surviving are her nieces and nephews, Bill Schroeder of Franklin Park; Robert Braden, Steve Braden and Ron Braden, all of Maroa; Russel Hawks of Metamora; Mary Gualano of Estero, Fla.; Charlotte Crabtree of Decatur; Ruth Ann Wilson of Clinton; Margaret Jane VonBoeckman of Peoria; special cousin, Jerry Cisco of Waynesville. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; two sisters; nephew, Dick Schroeder; niece, Jane Blanchard.

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Louis J. Lou Rempe of Clinton

Louis J. "Lou" Rempe, 81 of Clinton, IL, passed away 4:20 A.M. Thursday, November 10, 2011 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL. Funeral mass will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, November 14, 2011 at St. John's Catholic Church, Clinton, IL with Father James Henning officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be Sunday from 5 – 7 P.M. at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with a Rosary Service at 5 P.M. Memorials may be made to the St. John's Catholic Church, Clinton, IL.

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Judith McKenrick of Maroa

Judith McKenrick, 64, formerly of Maroa, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 in Lynchburg, Virginia. A memorial service will be held 12:00 p.m., Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Timberlake United Methodist Church, Lynchburg, Virginia. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may take the form of contributions to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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Michael L. Haley of Chestnut

Michael L. Haley, 53, Girard, formerly of Chestnut, died Wednesday (Nov. 9, 2011). Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Clinton Assembly of God. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday in the church. Burial: Leanna Cemetery, Chestnut. Arrangements by: Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mount Pulaski. Memorials: to the family.

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Edward Raymond Lemme of Lincoln

Edward Raymond Lemme, 93, Lincoln, World War II Navy veteran and retired International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers employee, died Tuesday (Nov. 8, 2011). Services: 1 p.m. Friday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Richmond Grove Cemetery, New Holland, with military rites. Memorials: First United Methodist Church, Lincoln, American Legion Post 263 Building Fund, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital or the Christian Village.

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William W. Bill Woodward of Clinton

William W. “Bill” Woodward, 70, Mulberry Grove, formerly of Clinton, died at 2:58 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 8, 2011). His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to William D. Woodward Memorial Fund.

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Carry Allen Bud Lewis of Farmer City

Carry Allen “Bud” Lewis, 91, Farmer City, passed away at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 8, 2011) at the Veterans Administration Illiana Health Care System, Danville. His funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, with the Rev. Dave Ashby officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City, with military rites accorded. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Joe Williams American Legion Post 55 or Fred G. O’Malley VFW Post 6190, both in Farmer City.

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Gerald F. Nelson of Bloomington

Gerald F. Nelson, 88, of Bloomington died 9:21 a.m. Monday (Nov. 7, 2011). Services will be 11 a.m. Friday in Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with David Taylor officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wapella. Memorials: Alzheimer's Foundation.

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Gary L. Cyrulik of Mt. Pulaski

Gary L. Cyrulik, 72, Mount Pulaski, died Monday (Nov. 7, 2011). Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mount Pulaski. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Burial: Mount Pulaski Cemetery. Memorials: donor's choice.

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Thomas Benjamin Sparks of Monticello

Thomas Benjamin Sparks, 86, of Monticello, died at 12:50 a.m., November 7, 2011. A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at the Christ Lutheran Church, Monticello with Pastor Micah Garnett officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m, Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at the Christ Lutheran Church, Monticello. Interment will be in Monticello Township Cemetery. Mackey-Wright Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Christ Lutheran Church, Monticello.

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Gerald F. Neslon of Waynesville

Gerald F. Neslon, 88, Bloomington, formerly of Waynesville, died Monday (Nov. 7, 2011). Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Burial: Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wapella. Memorials: Alzheimer's Foundation.

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Everett John Bauman of Warrensburg

Everett John Bauman, 89, of Warrensburg, IL, passed away at 9:00 a.m. Sunday, November 6, 2011. Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m. Noon, Tuesday, November 8, at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, with visitation two hours prior to service time, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Illini Cemetery, Warrensburg, IL. Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, is assisting the family with the arrangements. Memorials may be made to: Barclay Public Library, Warrensburg, IL.

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Mioma Gertrude Shaw of Clinton

Mioma Gertrude Shaw, 100, of Clinton died 7:20 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 5, 2011). Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton. Memorials: First Christian Church Young At Heart, Clinton.

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Pearl M. Walters of Mansfield

Pearl M. Walters, 99, Mansfield died Saturday (Nov. 5, 2011). Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Mansfield Community Church of the Nazarene. Visitation: one hour before services in the church. Burial: Mansfield Cemetery. Arrangements by: Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Mansfield. Memorials: Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

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Doris A. Donahower of Arcola

Doris A. Donahower, 74, Arcola, formerly of Clinton, died Friday (Nov. 4, 2011). Memorial services: 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Hallsville Christian Church. Body will be cremated. Arrangements by: Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Memorials: Hallsville Christian Church. Send condolences: www.gracelandfairlawn.com.

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Wilma Jean Jostes of Macon

Wilma Jean Jostes, 82, of Macon, passed away Friday (Nov. 4, 2011) in Decatur Memorial Hospital. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Seitz Funeral Home, Moweaqua. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Macon Cemetery. Memorials: Macon Pentecostal Church or DMH Hospice. Wilma was born Aug. 25, 1929, in Moweaqua Hospital, the daughter of John L. and Eunice Woolfe Williams. She was a lifelong resident of Macon, graduating from Macon High School in 1947. She met the love of her life, Lyle "Sheep" Jostes, in Macon. They were married in Henderson, Ky., in February 1949. They enjoyed 50 years of marriage. He preceded her in death in 1999. Surviving are her son, Michael Jostes of Macon; sister, Carole Arleigh Thomas of Decatur; granddaughter, Courtney of Clinton; many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces; and her beloved and faithful dog, Baxter. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; nephew, Jeff Reed Jostes; and special friends, Frank and Josephine Pokorney. The family would like to thank DMH Hospice, Jim and the nurses on 5100 for the care, kindness and compassion they showed our mother, sister and aunt.

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Thelma Pederson of Lincoln

Thelma Pederson, 81, of Lincoln died at 11 p.m. Friday (Nov. 4, 2011) at her residence.

Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Park Meadows Baptist Church, Lincoln, with the Rev. Tony Bazen officiating.

Burial: Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, with a graveside service at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

Memorials: Adams School Activity Fund for library books.

Survivors: Two daughters, Sandra (David Robbins) Scheurer, Lincoln, and Carol (Steve) Newman, Lake Forest; two sisters, Clara Detmers and Shirley Cox, both of Lincoln; one brother, Donald Roach, Normal; and six grandchildren.



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Kenneth L. Huddleston of Monticello

Kenneth L. Huddleston, 52, of Monticello, passed away November 3, 2011 at Kirby Hospital, Monticello. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, November 7, 2011 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home with Rev. Wes Cornwell officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m., Sunday, November 6, 2011 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home. Interment will be in Monticello Township Cemetery. Kenneth was born February 22, 1959 in Monticello the son of Kermit L. and Shirley Doreen (Palmer) Huddleston. He married Carolyn Staley on January 1, 2007 in Bement. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Huddleston of Monticello; children; Amanda "Mandy" (Mike) Earles of Bement, Carrie (Mike) Darsham of Monticello, Abigail (Jordan) Turner of Normal, step children; Justin Allen of Villa Grove and Heather Chrispen of DeLand, 8 grandchildren, brothers; Kevin (Sandy) Huddleston of Bement and George (Kelly)Palmer of Bement, and sister; Karen Huddleston of Champaign. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. Kenneth worked in the maintenance department at the Piatt County Nursing Home. He was a member of the Lodge Church of God. He led the Nursing Home Ministry and bible studies. He enjoyed fishing, was a St. Louis Cardinal fan, and an avid NASCAR fan of #24 Jeff Gordon.

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Harriett Mings of Oreana

Harriett Mings, 90, Oreana, Army veteran, died Wednesday (Nov. 2, 2011). Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Decatur. Burial: Illini Cemetery, Warrensburg, with military rites. Memorials: Heartland Community Church or DMH Home Health & Hospice Services.

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R. Roger Oleson of Farmer City

R. Roger Oleson, 97 of Farmer City, passed away at 2:20 P.M. Wed-nesday-November 2, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday-November 6th at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City. David Vance will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 Sunday-November 6th at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

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Harriett Mings of Oreana

Harriett Mings, 90, Oreana, Army veteran, died Wednesday (Nov. 2, 2011). Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Decatur. Burial: Illini Cemetery, Warrensburg, with military rites.

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Debra Cahill Noe of Monticello

Debra Cahill Noe, 49, Monticello, died Wednesday (Nov. 2, 2011). Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Philomena Catholic Church, Monticello. Visitation: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello. Burial: Monticello Township Cemetery. Memorials: Piatt County Nursing Home.

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