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Eunice C. Russell of Lincoln

Eunice C. Russell, 92, Lincoln, died at 5:55 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 31, 2012). Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln, with the Rev. Julie Azbell officiating. Burial will follow at Hartsburg Union Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hartsburg United Methodist Church or Humane Society of Logan County.

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Patricia L. Bybee Domescik of Oreana

Patricia L. Bybee (Netterville) Domescik, 60, of Oreana, IL passed away on Monday (Jan. 30, 2012). Memorial visitation will be from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 4, 2012) at Dawson & Wikoff North Chapel. Memorial contributions may be directed to the National Kidney Foundation .

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Sherry Sue Volk of Lincoln

Sherry Sue Volk, 62, Lincoln, died at 9:20 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 29, 2012). Visitation: Celebration of life visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Memorials: may be made to the family.

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Francis William Phillips of Monticello

Francis William Phillips, 89, of Monticello, passed away at 1:05 a.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2012. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. on, Monday, January 30, 2012 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, 215 E. Washington St., Monticello. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Tim Bauler officiating. Burial will be in the Monticello Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Tatman Village or a charity of the donor's choice.

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Raymond E. Turner of Lincoln

Raymond E. Turner, 94, of Lincoln, died 5:40 p.m. Friday (Jan. 27, 2012) at Christian Village, Lincoln. His funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lincoln, with the Rev. Andrew Nyren and Chad Ragsdale officiating. Burial will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln, with full military rites by American Legion Post 263. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Memorial gifts may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lincoln.

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Dorothy E. Murphey of Farmer City

Dorothy E. Murphey, 93, of Farmer City died at 1:30 a.m. Friday (Jan. 27, 2012) at LeRoy Manor, LeRoy. Cremation rites will be accorded and no services are planned. A private inurnment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial gifts may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Emma Jean Rempe of Clinton

Emma Jean Rempe, 84, Clinton, retired Clinton High School cafeteria employee, died Thursday (Jan. 26, 2012). Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Monday, St. John's Catholic Church, Clinton. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with 4:30 p.m. rosary. Burial: Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton. Memorials: St. John's Catholic Church or Dove Inc. Send condolences: www.calvertmemorial.com.

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Billy C. Cornwell of Bement

Billy C. Cornwell, 70 of Bement, IL. passed away Thursday, January 26, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, January 30, 2012 , at the Roux – Hinds Funeral Home, Bement, IL. The Rev. E. Paul Unger will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at the funeral home. Burial with Military honors by the Macon County Honorguard, will be held at the Hammond Cemetery, Hammond, Illinois. Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.

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Ivan D. Jones of Cerro Gordo

Ivan D. Jones, 94, of Cerro Gordo, IL, died 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, January 25, 2012. Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M., Saturday, January 28, 2012, at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Cerro Gordo, IL. Masonic services will be conducted by the Cerro Gordo Masonic Lodge #600 AF & AM, prior to the start of the service. Visitation will be 12:00 - 1:00 P.M., Saturday, January 28, at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date in Bement Township Cemetery, Bement, IL. Memorials may be made to Donor's Choice.

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Dwayne D. Spencer of Oreana

Dwayne D. Spencer 72, of Oreana, IL passed away at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday January 25, 2012 in Decatur Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at Camp Butler National Cemetery with full military rites provided by the Macon County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Care specialist of Central Illinois Charitable Fund.

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Thelma Marie Van Winkle of Heyworth

Thelma Marie Van Winkle, 84, Heyworth, passed away at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 24, 2012). Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth. The Rev. Richard Gray will officiate. Burial will be in Heyworth Cemetery, Heyworth. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today and from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Heyworth Library.

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Imogene Cowless Blue of Clinton

Imogene Cowles Blue, 87, Clinton, died Tuesday (Jan. 24, 2012).  Her funeral will be at 10 AM Saturday at the Kenney United Methodist Church, in Kenney, IL with D.J. Smith officiating. The visitation will be from 5-7 pm Friday at Calvert Funeral Home in Clinton, IL. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Clinton, IL. Memorials can be made to the DeWitt County Museum Association or Kenney United Methodist Church.

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Anneta L. Aubert of Clinton

Anneta L. Aubert, 79, Clinton, formerly of Decatur, died Monday (Jan. 23, 2012). Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation was Thursday. Burial: Graceland Cemetery, with "Flight Home" ceremony. Memorials: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure or Alzheimer's Association .

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George David Varner of Monticello

George David Varner, 84, Ursa, formerly of Monticello, died Jan. 22, 2012. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Monticello United Methodist Church. No visitation. Arrangements by: Vigen Memorial Home, Keokuk, Iowa. Memorials: Blessing Hospice or Blessing Hospital Cardiac Care, Quincy.

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Mildred E. Bobbe Shelton of Lincoln

Mildred E. "Bobbe" Shelton, 90, Burtonview, formerly of Lincoln, died Saturday (Jan. 21, 2012). Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Richmond Grove Cemetery, New Holland. Memorials: Logan County Food Bank.

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Brody S. Morger of Heyworth

Brody S. Morger, 11 months, Heyworth, died at 9 p.m. Friday (Jan. 20, 2012) at Carle Hospital, Urbana. His private graveside service will be Wednesday at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington, with the Rev. Allen L. Steinbeck officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Swann Special Care Center in Champaign or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington, is handling arrangements.

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Vernon Dearwood Crook of Farmer City

Vernon Dearwood Crook, 83, Farmer City, passed away at 11:35 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 19, 2012) at Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care, Farmer City. Cremation rites have been accorded. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care’s front lobby. Visitation will be one hour prior from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Burial will be at a later date in Arcola Cemetery, Arcola.

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Agnes Roethe of Heyworth

Agnes Roethe, 95, Heyworth, passed away at 8:55 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 19, 2012) at Bloomington Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth, with the Rev. Richard Gray officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior starting at 1 p.m. today. Burial will be in Heyworth Cemetery, Heyworth. Memorials may be made to the McLean County Humane Society.

Agnes was born March 16, 1916, at Tamaroa, a daughter of Joseph and Eva Miller Goldman. She married George H. Roethe on Aug. 6, 1935, in Pinckneyville. He passed away June 16, 1978.

She is survived by three daughters, Nancy (Howard) Simpkins, Heyworth; Georgia Henshaw, Carbondale; and Barbara Tracy (James) Kullman, Liverpool; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Marie Giacomo, Pinckneyville.

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Donald L. Schoby of Kenney

Donald L. Schoby, 81, of Kenney died Tuesday (Jan. 17, 2012). Services will be 11 a.m. Friday in Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Dennis Corley officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney. Memorials: Kenney Heritage Association.

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Patricia Joan Behm of Lincoln

Patricia Joan Behm, 76, Lincoln, died Monday (Jan. 16, 2012). Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Zion Lutheran Church, Lincoln. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the church. Burial: Zion Cemetery, Lincoln. Arrangements by: Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Memorials: Zion Lutheran School or Zion Lutheran Church.

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Josephine L. Rich of Waynesville

Josephine L. Rich, 88, Pekin, formerly of Waynesville, died Sunday (Jan. 15, 2012). Service: 1 p.m. Saturday at Quiram Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta. Visitation: one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Waynesville.

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James I. French of Lincoln

James I. French, 92, Lincoln, died at 8:45 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 15, 2012) at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln. Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Quiram Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta, with Dustin Fulton officiating. Burial: Rock Creek Cemetery, rural Waynesville. Visitation: one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials: Jefferson Street Christian Church.

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Virginia B. McConnell of Clinton

Virginia B. McConnell, 89, of Clinton died 11:05 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 15, 2012). Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in United Methodist Church, Clinton, with the Rev. Greg Courtright and the Rev. C. Don Ferrill officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services in the church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: PEO Foundation.

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Lorena Mina Vest of Oreana

Lorena Mina Vest, 100, Oreana, died Friday (Jan. 13, 2012). Services: 2 p.m. Monday, Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Decatur. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Cerro Gordo Cemetery. Memorials: Oreana Library.

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Janet L. McCauley of Kenney

Janet L. McCauley, Kenney, passed Friday Jan. 13.

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William J. Durbin of Urbana

William J. Durbin, 77, Urbana, formerly of Bement, died Friday (Jan. 13, 2012). Memorial services: at a later date. Body will be cremated. Burial: Bement Township Cemetery. Arrangements by: Roux-Hinds Funeral Home, Bement.

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David Ryan McEntire of Lincoln

David Ryan McEntire, 32, Lincoln, passed away Friday (Jan. 13, 2012). His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Lincoln Church of God. Burial will follow in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home, Lincoln. Memorials may be made to the Lincoln Church of God children’s ministry or Lincoln Tae Kwon Do and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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Robert O. Bob McKinley of Clinton

Robert O. “Bob” McKinley, 80, of Clinton died at 7:55 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 12, 2012) at Dr. John Warner Hospital, Clinton. His private graveside service will be Tuesday at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington, with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Private visitation will be at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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Billy Joe Benscoter of Maroa

Billy Joe Benscoter, 73 of Maroa passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2012. Visitation and car show will be 1-2:00 pm Monday, January 16, 2012 in Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. A memorial service will begin at 2:00 pm with military rites conducted by the Macon County Honor Guard and conclude with the "Flight Home" ceremony. Memorials are suggested to the Show Stopper Car Club.

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Ronald Eugene Butts of Lincoln

Ronald Eugene Butts, 63, Lincoln, died Wednesday (Jan. 11, 2012). Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Burial: New Union Cemetery, with military rites. Memorials: to the family or WLVJ radio station, Springfield.

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Elmer Lloyd Bahn of Mount Pulaski

Elmer Lloyd Bahn, 96, Mount Pulaski, formerly of Chestnut, died Wednesday (Jan. 11, 2012). Graveside services: 2 p.m. Friday, Laenna Cemetery, Chestnut, with military rites. Arrangements by: Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mount Pulaski. Memorials: American Cancer Society.

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Margaret J. Conrady of Lincoln

Margaret J. Conrady, 82, Lincoln, died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 11, 2012) at Christian Village. Service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Faith Lutheran Church, Lincoln, with the Rev. Mark Peters officiating. Burial: Union Cemetery, Lincoln. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Memorials: Faith Lutheran Church.

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Thomas K. Fitzpatrick of Argenta

Thomas K. Fitzpatrick, 76, Argenta, died Wednesday (Jan. 11, 2012). Services: 1 p.m. Monday, Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home North Chapel. Visitation: one hour before services: Burial: Monticello Township Cemetery.

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Thomas O. Loeffelholz of Lincoln

Thomas O. Loeffelholz, 72, Lincoln, passed away Tuesday (Jan. 10, 2012). A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Lincoln, with the Rev. Glen Fontanna officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lincoln, with military rites accorded by American Legion Post 263. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Peasley Funeral Home, Lincoln. A rosary service will be at 4:45 p.m. Friday prior to the visitation. Memorials may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church or Holy Family Food Pantry.

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Tracy Lynn Love Lowther of Farmer City

Tracy Lynn Love Lowther, 48, Farmer City, passed away at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 10, 2012) at Dr. John Warner Hospital, Clinton. Graveside memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Cemetery, Farmer City, with the Rev. Dave Ashby officiating. There will be no visitation. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, is in charge of arrangements.

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Randy William Auteberry of Tuesday

Randy William Auteberry, 52, Monticello, died Tuesday (Jan. 10, 2012). Services: noon Saturday, Christ Lutheran Church, Monticello. Visitation: two hours before services in the church. Burial: Ingram Cemetery, Monticello. Arrangements by: Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello. Memorials: to the family or donor's choice.

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Tracy Lynn Love Lowther of Farmer City


Tracy Lynn Love Lowther, 48, Farmer City, passed away at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 10, 2012) at Dr. John Warner Hospital, Clinton. Graveside memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Cemetery, Farmer City, with the Rev. Dave Ashby officiating. There will be no visitation. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, is in charge of arrangements.


 

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Robert L. Case of Clinton

Robert L. Case, 69, Clinton, died Friday (Jan. 6, 2012). Arrangements are made by Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Services will be at 10 A.M. on Monday at Calvert. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 P.M. Internment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Clinton. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital or donations to the family for a charity to be determined.

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Peggy Lucille Golden of Lincoln

Peggy Lucille Golden, 78, Lincoln, died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 5, 2012) at her home. Service: was Monday at Oak View Cemetery, Armington, with John Nelson officiating. Visitation: none. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, Friendship Manor of Lincoln. Arrangements are by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

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Michael Dwayne Rockhold of Clinton

Michael Dwayne Rockhold, 52, of Clinton died 12:21 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 5, 2012) in Medical Center of Arlington, Arlington, Texas. Services will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. until services Wednesday. Burial will be in McCord Cemetery, Dewitt. Memorials: to his children's education fund.

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Alice K. Zimmerman of Lincoln

Alice K. Zimmerman, 53, Lincoln, formerly of Charleston, died Wednesday (Jan. 4, 2012). Private services. Arrangements by: Harper-Swickard Funeral Home, Charleston.

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Drina A. Rau of Farmer City

Drina A. Rau, 69, Farmer City, died Tuesday (Jan. 3, 3012). Memorial services: 6 p.m. Saturday, Mahomet Christian Church. Visitation: two hours before services in the church. Arrangements by: Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City. Memorials: Carle Hospice or American Cancer Society .

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Janeen Burkholder of Clinton

Janeen Burkholder, 57, of Springfield, formerly of Clinton, passed away peacefully at Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield on Tuesday, January 3, 2012.

Janeen was born on May 2, 1954, the daughter of Barbara (Doyle) and John Burkholder.

Survivors include her children Tara Crowley and Colin Crowley, both of Springfield; the love of her life, John Selmet, of Springfield; brother John (Andi) Burkholder of Clinton; two nephews and four nieces.

Her parents and brother Gary Burkholder preceded her in death.

Janeen moved to Clinton from San Bernadino, California with her parents in the 1960s. Her parents Barbara and John Burkholder owned Burkholder’s Pastry Shop on West Washington Street, in Clinton.

Janeen graduated in 1972 from Clinton High School and was editor of the student newspaper the Margol her junior and senior years

After finishing high school, she briefly attended Parkland Community College. She worked at Murray’s Shoes on the Square in Clinton and then later worked at Eureka Company in Bloomington.

She graduated from ISU with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and later taught journalism at ISU. She also worked on the college newspaper the Daily Vidette, where she served as an editor

Janeen later received her master’s degree from Sangamon State University, now known as the University of Illinois at Springfield.

She worked at various news papers over her 36-plus-year career in journalism including The DeWitt County Observer, The Pantagraph, The DeMoines Register, The Peoria Journal-Star, Illinois Times, The Clinton Journal and The Lincoln Courier.

Janeen’s first newspaper job was with the Clinton Daily Journal in the late 1970s. Janeen returned to The Clinton Journal after a brief absence from journalism and worked as a reporter for the newspaper from 2007 to 2010, winning nine Illinois Press Association awards for the publication.

Janeen was the founder of CAART – Clinton Area Arts Resource Team and established the Under the Prairie Stars summer concert series in Clinton.

She loved newspaper work, blues music, National Public Radio, public television, reading and was an avid quilter. She once served as volunteer editor of the Springfield Blues magazine.

A celebration of her life will be held at Robbies’, in Springfield, at a later date.

Letters of condolences may be sent to The Clinton Journal P.O. Box 615, 111 S. Monroe, Clinton, IL 61727.

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