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Jimmy L. Lane of Bement

Jimmy L. Lane, 44 of Bement, IL. passed away at 8:23 P.M. on Saturday, December 31, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at the Roux – Hinds Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. on Thursday at the funeral home. The Rev. Paul Unger will officiate. Burial will be in the Bement Township Cemetery, Bement. Memorial contributions can be made to the Katrina Lane memorial fund in care of the State Bank of Bement.

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Vivian M. Nelson of Lincoln

Vivian M. Nelson, 96, of Lincoln and formerly of Galesburg, died at 3:35 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 31, 2011) at the Christian Village Nursing Home in Lincoln. Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Bethel Baptist Church, Galesburg, Ryan Edgecombe and the Rev. Lee Johnson officiating. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Jefferson Street Christian Church, Lincoln, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at Bethel Baptist Church in Galesburg. Burial: Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Galesburg. Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln is in charge of arrangements.

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Michaelene Mahan Sutherland of Wapella

Michaelene Mahan Sutherland, 54, Wapella, died Saturday (Dec. 31, 2011). Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton. Memorials: Michaelene Sutherland Memorial Fund.

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Harley Beryle Dawson of Mansfield

Harley Beryle  Dawson, 85, of Mansfield died at 10:19 p.m. Friday (Dec. 30, 2011) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, with the Rev. Dennis Smith officiating. Inurnment will be in McCord Cemetery, rural Farmer City. Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Marjorie Eileen of Mt. Pulaski

Marjorie Eileen, age 90 of Franklin, TN., formerly of Mt. Pulaski, IL. passed away December 30, 2011. Services will be held at Steenbergen Chapel, south of Mr. Pulaski, Il. on Mon. Jan. 9th with visitation (9:30 am) and a memorial service (10:30am). Memorials: Mt. Pulaski Methodist Church or Historical Society.

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Charles Franklin Taylor of Clinton

Charles Franklin Taylor, 76, Clinton, died Thursday (Dec. 29, 2011). Arrangements incomplete: Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton.

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Ruth E. Parsons of Monticello

Ruth E. Parsons, 88, of Monticello, passed away at 7:45 a.m., Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at the Piatt County Nursing Home. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 31, 2011, at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Heiniger officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held in the Monticello Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Piatt County Nursing Home or an organization of the Donor's Choice.

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Betty Lee Snyder Smith of Lincoln

Betty Lee Snyder Smith, Lincoln, died Wednesday (Dec. 28, 2011) in Lincoln. Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Lincoln. Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln, is in charge of arrangements. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Donald E. Yedtman of Clinton

Donald E. Yedtman, 85, of Clinton, IL, formerly of Atwood, IL, passed away at 7:05 a.m., Monday, December 26, 2011 at Manor Court Liberty Village in Clinton, IL Private family graveside services will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at the Mackville Cemetery, Atwood, IL. There will be no visitation. Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 66 East US Highway 36, Atwood, IL is handling the arrangements.

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Betty Jo Looney of Monticello

Betty Jo Looney, 86, of Monticello, passed away at 2:23 AM, Sunday, December 25, 2011. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Monticello United Methodist Church Building Fund.

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Helen Marie Azbill of Clinton

Helen Marie Azbill, 79, Clinton, DeWitt County Treasurers Office chief deputy, died Sunday (Dec. 25, 2011). Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Burial: Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton. Memorials: First Christian Church, Clinton.

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Irna F. Weinberg of Clinton

Irna F. Weinberg, 88, Clinton, died Sunday (Dec. 25, 2011). Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Visitation: 12:30 p.m. until services. Memorials: Dr. John Warner Hospital or Warner Library.

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Lola F. Myers of Heyworth

Lola F. Myers, 97, Heyworth, formerly of Pekin, died at 9:55 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 24, 2011). Her funeral will be at noon Thursday at Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home, Pekin, with burial at Mason City Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours before the service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial gifts may be made to United Church of Heyworth or Heyworth Ambulance Service.

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Steve Bird of Heyworth

Steve Bird, 60, Heyworth, passed away Saturday (Dec. 24, 2011). A celebration of his life will be at noon Friday at Tri-Valley Baptist Church, Bloomington, with a visitation starting at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Funks Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth. The family asks that memorial donations be made to ISU Credit Union, Normal, in the name of Steve Bird.

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Helen Kindred of Atlanta

Helen Kindred, 86, of Atlanta died Friday (Dec. 23, 2011). Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Atlanta United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rob Roy officiating. Burial will be at Atlanta Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Quiram Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta, and one hour prior to the funeral Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be made to Atlanta United Methodist Church, Atlanta Rescue Squad or Atlanta Public Library.

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Wenell W. Windy Lewis Jr. of Lincoln

Wendell W. “Windy” Lewis Jr., 79, of Lincoln passed away Wednesday (Dec. 21, 2011) at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Holy Family Catholic Church, Lincoln, with the Rev. Simon Taabu officiating. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 263 of Lincoln. Visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. today (Tuesday) at the church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lincoln, at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. Peasley Funeral Home, Lincoln, is in charge of arrangements.

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Cathelena M. Daily of Clinton

Cathelena M. Daily, 84, Clinton, died at 9 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 20, 2011) at Evenglow Health Center, Pontiac.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Breast Cancer Foundation.

She was born Oct. 8, 1927, in Heyworth, daughter of John A. Bolin and Beulah Harrold. She married Robert Daily on April 1, 1944, in Clinton. He passed away March 10, 1995.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Boyd, Lake Station, Ind., and Sue May, Clinton; granddaughter, Wendy Reynolds-Buckley, whom she raised, of Walnut Creek, Calif.; one brother, John Bolin, Mesa, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Mary Kay Reynolds and Patricia Ann Wheeler; two brothers; and one sister.

She was a member of First Christian Church, Clinton. She was a member of the DeWitt County Farm Bureau and Home Extension.

Online condolences may be emailed to www.calvertmemorial.com.

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John W. Coakley II of Heyworth

John W. Coakley II, 57, Heyworth, passed away at 8:08 a.m. Monday (Dec. 19, 2011) at his home in Heyworth.

His funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth. The Rev. Amanda Richards will officiate. Burial will be in Randolph Township Memorial Cemetery, Heyworth. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Church of Heyworth or the Randolph Township Fire Department.

Mr. Coakley was born March 21, 1954, in Indianapolis, Ind., son of John W. and Florence Evelyn Norris Coakley. He married Debra L. Cline on Sept. 24, 1977, in Heyworth. She survives in Heyworth.

Also surviving are two sons, Johnny Coakley, Heyworth, and Jason (Amanda) Coakley, Jacksonville, Fla.; two grandchildren; and one sister, Kathi (Gary) Cain, Bloomington.

John was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Steven Coakley; and one daughter, Jennifer Coakley.

John loved his family very much and was a friend to many. He will be missed by all who knew him.

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Loren S. Doc Cotton of Atlanta

Loren S. “Doc” Cotton, 80, Atlanta, passed away Sunday (Dec. 18, 2011). A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at Quiram Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta, with Jeff Kindred officiating. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 341. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the time of service Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Atlanta Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Normal.

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William F. Ford of Monticello

William F. Ford, 82, of Monticello, died at 12:45 PM, December 18, 2011. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at the St. Philomena Catholic Church, Monticello with Fr. Bruce Lopez officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home with a Rosary service at 8:00 p.m. Interment will be in Monticello Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the St. Philomena Catholic Church or Kirby Medical Center.

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Ronald D. Atteberry of Warrensburg

Ronald D. Atteberry, 65, Warrensburg, formerly of Macon, died Saturday (Dec. 17, 2011). Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Macon. Burial: Wednesday, South Macon Township Cemetery. Memorials: Central Illinois Cancer Care Specialists Charitable Fund or St. John's Hospice.

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Paul Kenneth Clack Sr of Bement

Paul Kenneth Clack, Sr., 98 of Bement, IL. passed away at 10:30 P.M. on Saturday, December 17, 2011. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at the Bement United Methodist Church with the Rev. Paul Unger officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in the Bement Township Cemetery for the cremated remains of Paul Kenneth Clack, Sr. and his wife of 75 years, Lucianna Clack who passed away on November 26, 2011. Memorial contributions can be made to the Bement United Methodist Church.

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Cheryl A. Kaufman of Argenta

Cheryl A. Kaufman, 54, of Argenta died 10:45 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 17, 2011). Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, with the Rev. Brian Minott officiating. Visitation will be two hours before services. Burial will be in Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta. Memorials: Cheryl A. Kaufman Memorial Fund.

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Richard Dale Dick Ruch of Farmer City

Richard Dale “Dick” Ruch, 86, of Farmer City passed away at 3:30 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 17, 2011). His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, with Deacon Scott Whitehouse officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Northern Piatt Fire Department.

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Leta Jean Baker of Weldon

Leta Jean Baker, 66, of Weldon died 11:45 a.m. Friday (Dec. 16, 2011) in Bement Health Care Center. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday in Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will be in Weldon Cemetery. Memorials: Weldon United Methodist Church.

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John D. Westray of Clinton

John D. Westray, 80, of Taylorville, formerly of Clinton, died at 4:02 a.m. Friday (Dec. 16, 2011). Service: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Taylorville. The Rev. Rodney Blomquist will officiate. Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, with graveside military rites. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville. Memorials: Trinity Lutheran Church, General Fund, 1010 N. Webster St., Taylorville, IL 62568.

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Kyle J. Kent of Clinton

Kyle J. Kent, 49, Woodstock, Va., formerly of Clinton, died Friday (Dec. 16, 2011) at his home. Service: private family service. Memorials: in lieu of flowers, Woodstock Rescue Squad, Woodstock, VA 22664; Woodstock Fire Department, Woodstock, VA; or Woodstock United Methodist Church, Woodstock, VA.

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Alvin L. Rohlfs of Hartsburg

Alvin L. Rohlfs, 89, Hartsburg, died Wednesday (Dec. 14, 2011). Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Holy Family Church, Lincoln. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln, with 3 p.m. prayer service. Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Lincoln, with military rites. Memorials: Hartsburg Fire and Rescue.

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Alice Marie Warren Lee Cross of Mt. Pulaski

Alice Marie Warren Lee Cross, 79, Mount Pulaski, died Wednesday (Dec. 14, 2011). Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mount Pulaski. Visitation: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Burial: Steenbergen Cemetery, Mount Pulaski. Memorials: Vonderlieth Living Center or Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Research Foundation.

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Sharron Y. Wilkins of Mt. Pulaski

Sharron Y. Wilkins, 83, of Mt. Pulaski, passed away at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at Vonderlieth Living Center. Services to will be held at a later date. Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.

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Gregory Lee Westray of Joliet/Clinton

CLINTON — Gregory Lee Westray, 54, Frankfort, formerly of Clinton, died Dec. 14, 2011, at Joliet.

Service: Dec. 19 at St. Anthony’s Church, Orland Park. There will be a memorial walk May 12 at Weldon Springs Park, Clinton.

Burial: Good Shepherd Cemetery, Orland Park.

Survivors: his wife, Leanne; sons, Grant and Ross; mother, Mickie; and sister, Melissa.

Memorials: American Heart Association. Additional information can be obtained on Facebook.

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Richard W. Dick Maurer of Lincoln

Richard W. "Dick" Maurer, 82, Lincoln, died Tuesday (Dec. 13, 2011). Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Zion Lutheran Church, Lincoln. Burial: Old Union Cemetery, with military rites. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Memorials: Zion Lutheran Church or Zion Lutheran School.

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Edward Dale Gibson of Farmer City

Edward Dale Gibson, 65, of Farmer City died at 10:10 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 10, 2011). There will be no visitation or funeral. Cremation rites will be accorded. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Ruel Neal American Legion Post 79, LeRoy, or Fred O’Malley VFW Post 6190, Farmer City.

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William Cox of Arcola

William Cox, 84, Arcola, died Saturday (Dec. 10, 2011). Arrangements incomplete: Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola.

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Robert A. Jiles of Clinton

Robert A. Jiles, 76, Temple, Texas, formerly of Clinton, died Saturday (Dec. 10, 2011). Graveside services: Wednesday, Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, Killeen, Texas, with Celebration of Life in BJ's restaurant, Temple, Texas. No visitation. Arrangements by: Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Memorials: ALS Association South Texas Chapter, San Antonio, Texas.

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Kimberly Beth Cooley of Clinton


Kimberly Beth Cooley, 36, Marion, Ark., formerly of Clinton, died Friday (Dec. 9, 2011). Arrangements incomplete: Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton.

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Kimberly Beth Tuggle Cooley of Clinton

Kimberly Beth Tuggle Cooley, 36, of Marion, Ark., formerly of Clinton, died at 3:45 a.m. Friday (Dec. 9, 2011). Services will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Ernie Harvey Jr. officiating. Visitation will be two hours before services. Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton. Memorials: Alexis Benson Education Fund.

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Terry Lee Butch Horn of Maroa

Terry Lee "Butch" Horn, 68, of Marion, formerly of Maroa, died Friday (Dec. 9, 2011). Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Maroa United Methodist Church. Visitation was Monday. Arrangements by: Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Decatur. Burial: Maroa Cemetery. Memorials: Andrea Eads Bank Account in the Bank of Marion or Maroa United Methodist Church.

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Maxine Cox of Arcola

Maxine Cox, 85, Arcola, died Thursday (Dec. 8, 2011). Previously planned services have been postponed so that they can be held with her husband, William Cox, who died Saturday. Arrangements by: Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola.

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Betty J. Warner of Monticello

Betty J. Warner, 87, Monticello, died Wednesday (Dec. 7, 2011). Services: 1 p.m. Monday, First Presbyterian Church, Monticello. Burial: Monticello Township Cemetery. Arrangements by: Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello.

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Lavern M. Gerth of Monticello

LaVern M. Gerth, 93 of Monticello, IL, formerly of Knierim, IA passed away at 2:00am on December 6, 2011. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:30am, Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Knierim, IA with Pastor Chadric Dietrich officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11:30am preceding the service. Interment will be in Trinity Lutheran cemetery. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Ladies Aide and the Piatt County Nursing Home.

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Mararet M. Gehlbach of Lincoln

Margaret M. Gehlbach, 82, Lincoln, died at 2:05 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 6, 2011) at the Christian Village Nursing Home, Lincoln. Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Mass of Christian burial at Holy Family Catholic Church, Lincoln, with the Rev. Glenn Fontanna officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service Saturday. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Peasley Funeral Home, Lincoln, with a rosary service at 4:45 p.m. prior to the visitation. Burial: at a later date at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials: The Christian Village Nursing Home.

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Ruthann Ridgeway of Lincoln

Ruthann Ridgeway, 67, formerly of Lincoln, died Sunday (Dec. 4, 2011). Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial: Kline Cemetery, Broadwell. Memorials: Scovill Zoo or Logan County Food Bank.

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Leon E. Durbin of Monticello

Leon E. Durbin, 86, Monticello, died Saturday (Dec. 3, 2011). Services: at a later date. Arrangements by: Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello. Memorials: Bement EMTs.

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Marie F. Fogel of Monticello

Marie K. Fogel, 91, Monticello, former Chuck Wagon diner waitress, died Friday (Dec. 2, 2011). Services: 2:30 p.m. Monday, Roux-Hinds Funeral Home, Bement. Visitation: 1 to 2:30 p.m. before services. Memorials: Tatman Village, Monticello.

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Allen Dale Monts of Maroa

Allen Dale Monts, 92, of Maroa died 12:44 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 1, 2011) in OSF St. Mary's Hospital, Galesburg. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday in Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, with the Rev. Mark Schleeter officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will be in Maroa Cemetery, with military rites. Memorials: Galesburg to Peoria St. Jude Run. Send condolences: www.calvertmemorial.com. Allen was born June 18, 1919, in Tunbridge Township, the son of Cuba H. and Mary V. Butler Monts. He served in the Army from 1941 to 1944. He farmed most of his life. He married Normaline L. Marsh Myers on Aug. 12, 1951. She preceded him in death June 28, 2011. Surviving are his son, Roger (Barbara) Myers of Galesburg; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Carl Lynn Myers; one sister; and one brother. Online guest book at http://legacy.com/obituaries/herald-review/

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