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Jack D. Buckley of Chestnut

Jack D. Buckley, 77, Chestnut, died Thursday (May 31, 2012). Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Chestnut Zion Lutheran Church. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mount Pulaski. Burial: Illini Cemetery, Warrensburg, with military rites. Memorials: 4-H Club or Chestnut Zion Lutheran Church.

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Susannabelle Sue Marvel of Waynesville

Susannabelle “Sue” Marvel, 99, Waynesville, died at 6:13 a.m. Thursday (May 31, 2012) at her home. Her funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta, with the Rev. Andrew Maxwell officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Waynesville. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Waynesville United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Betty J. Scroggin of Mt. Pulaski

Betty J. Scroggin, 81, Mount Pulaski, died Wednesday (May 30, 2012). Celebration of Life services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Veail Chapel, Steenbergen Cemetery, Mount Pulaski. Visitation: one hour before services in the chapel. Arrangements by: Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mount Pulaski. Memorials: St. John's Lutheran Church, Mount Pulaski Phoenix Fire Department or Mount Pulaski EMS. Member: Mount Pulaski St. John's Lutheran Church.

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Marjorie Carlton of Monticello

Marjorie 'Marj' Carlton, 87, of Monticello, formerly of Sullivan, passed away at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday (May 30, 2012). Celebration of Life services will 2:00 p.m. Sunday in the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello with John Plummer officiating. Visitation will be 1:00- 2:00 p.m. Sunday. Graveside services will be 4:00 p.m. Sunday in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Oakwood. Memorials are suggested to the Piatt County Nursing Home or to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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William L. Bill Gillis of Monticello

William L. "Bill" Gillis, 69, Monticello, Vietnam Army veteran and retired Marathon Pine Line employee, died Tuesday (May 29, 2012). Graveside services: 11 a.m. Sunday, Monticello Township Cemetery. No visitation. Arrangements by: Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello. Memorials: grandchildren's education fund.

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Mary E. Williams of Latham

Mary E. Williams, 97, of Latham, passed away Monday, May 28, 2012. As per Mary's wishes cremation will be accorded at Graceland Crematory. A private family graveside service is to be held at Graceland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Latham Methodist Church or Decatur Memorial Hospital.

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Margaret Jane Laughlin of Argenta

Margaret Jane Laughlin Fairweather, 91, Sun Prairie, Wis., formerly of Argenta, died Sunday (May 27, 2012). Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Argenta Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by: Winn-Cress Funeral Home, Waunakee, Wis.

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Wilma A. Kelly of Clinton

Wilma A. Kelly, 83, Clinton, died Sunday (May 27, 2012). Arrangements incomplete: Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton.

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Linden Yvonne Lin Ray of Spaulding

Linden Yvonne “Lin” Ray, 62, Spaulding, IL, passed away at 5:51 PM Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.  Funeral services will be 10 AM Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Tony Thieman-Somora officiating.  Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5-7 PM at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.  Graveside committal services will at 2 PM Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Staunton City Cemetery, Staunton, IL.  Memorials may be to Heartland Metropolitan Community Church in Springfield or to the Animal Protective League of Springfield.

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Aileen L. Wills of Farmer City

Aileen L. Wills, 90, Farmer City, died at 2:57 a.m. Saturday (May 26, 2012) at Fellowship Health Rehab of Anderson LLC, Anderson, S.C. Her funeral will be at noon Saturday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, with the Rev. C. Don Ferrill officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Saybrook. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the funeral home.

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Roland Robert Resler of Farmer City

Roland “Robert” Resler, 85, Farmer City, passed away at 10:55 a.m. Saturday (May 26, 2012). A graveside memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Greenleaf Cemetery, Farmer City, with military rites accorded. Charles Brannock will officiate. There will be no visitation. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Elda Resler.

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Cyndie Cait Stites of Hot Springs, Arkansas

Cyndie “Cait” Stites, 64, Hot Springs, Ark., died May 24, 2012, at Hot Springs.

There will be a private memorial service in Hot Springs. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 14 Parkstone Circle, North Little Rock, AR 72116; www.arkansashospice.org

She was born Jan. 27, 1948, in Evanston, daughter of Stanley J. and Helen Stites. She will be most remembered as an artist and writer.

Survivors include her parents of Clinton; her very good friend, James Napier, Hot Springs, Ark.; his children, Tiffany and Clayton; and her sisters, Cheryl (Mike) Masters, Grand Junction, Colo.; Connie (John) Konya, Norwalk, Conn.; and Carol Stokes, Manitowoc, Wis.

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Wade Allen Lowrey of Clinton

Wade Allen Lowrey, 34, Joplin, Mo., formerly of Clinton, Center Point Christian Church associate minister, died Tuesday (May 22, 2012). Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, First Christian Church, Clinton. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the church. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton. Arrangements by: Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Memorials: Center Point Christian Church, Carthage, Mo., or Ozark Christian College, Joplin. Send condolences: www.calvertmemorial.com.

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Jerry L. Songer of Cerro Gordo

Jerry L. Songer, 74, Cerro Gordo, died Wednesday (May 23, 2012). Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Decatur. Visitation: two hours before services. Burial: Croninger Cemetery, Cisco, with military rites.

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Kenneth R. Smith of Waynesville

Kenneth R. Smith, 55, Waynesville, died at 11:08 a.m. Tuesday (May 22, 2012) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.

Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, memorial service at Vale Community Church, Bloomington, with the Rev. Ken Graham officiating.

Burial: Interment will be private.

Visitation: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Memorials: Home Sweet Home Ministries to be used to light the Jesus Cares sign. Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors: wife, Linda Smith, Waynesville; two daughters, Rachel (Joey) Spurlock, Atlanta, and Talea Smith, Waynesville; three grandchildren; his father, David Smith, East Peoria; a sister, Niki Johnson, Peoria; and his stepfather, Wilbur Barry, Washington.

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Tara Marie Murphey-Ware of Monticello

Tara Marie Murphey-Ware, 28, of Monticello, IL, passed away at 2:56 pm, Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the Kirby Hospital, Monticello, IL Celebration of Life Services will be at 2:00 pm, Friday, May 25, 2012 at the Monticello Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in the Boiling Springs Cemetery, Decatur, IL.

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Steven D. Taylor of Lincoln

Steven D. Taylor, 61, Lincoln, IL, passed away at 10:22 AM Monday, May 21, 2012 at his residence in Lincoln, IL. Graveside Services will be 11 AM Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Evergreen Cemetery, Waynesville, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating and with Military Honors. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Waynesville American Legion. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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Alice June Overbey Sprague of Lincoln

Alice June Overbey Sprague, 79, Lincoln, homemaker, died Sunday (May 20, 2012). Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Burial: McClimans Cemetery, Hallsville. Memorials: Alice Sprague Memorial Fund.

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Naomi Hamilton of Clinton

Naomi Hamilton, 98, Mount Pleasant, S.C., formerly of Clinton, retired registered nurse, died Sunday (May 20, 2012). Graveside services: 10 a.m. Thursday, Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton. No visitation. Arrangements by: Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Memorials: Salvation Army.

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Amalia Molly Barber of Clinton

Amalia “Molly” Barber, 23, Clinton, will be remembered as the light that brightened the lives of all those who knew and loved her. Molly died Saturday (May 19, 2012) on her 23rd birthday while hiking near Tucson, Ariz.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Clinton Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. C. Don Ferrill officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Memorials may be made to the Molly Barber Memorial Fund.

Molly was born May 19, 1989, in Manhattan, Kan., daughter of Roxanne and Kevin Barber.

She is survived by her parents of Clinton; brothers, Eric and Kennon “Kip” Barber, both of Clinton; grandparents, Candy Buckus, Tucson, Ariz.; Wayne and Evangeline Barber, Sherburn, Minn.; and Janet Meyer, Tumwater, Wash.; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and Andrew Scharrbrough, the love of her life, of Indianapolis, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather.

Molly was a senior at Purdue University, where she was completing a degree in mechanical engineering. She completed internships with Monsanto Co. She was a proud member of Purdue’s All-American Marching Band. She was a campus tour guide, residential adviser and a member of the Ambassador program in the College of Engineering.

Molly was a 2007 graduate of Clinton High School, where she was co-valedictorian of her class. She participated in band, cross country, track, softball and Excel Club.

For Molly, family and friends were the center of her life. She was a master storyteller with a creative spirit that made anything she put her hand to more beautiful. The essence of Molly lives on in the hearts she touched, the lives she changed with her generous spirit and the warmth that unforgettable smile brought to everyone she met.

Molly was a member of Clinton Presbyterian Church.

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Alice Marie Baize of Clinton

Alice Marie Baize, 65, of Clinton died on May 17, 2012 at 4:42 PM at Decatur Memorial Hospital. Services will be held at the Assembly of God Church in Clinton on Monday May 21, 2012 at 4 PM. Pastor Dan Bell will be officiating and there will be no visitation.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alice Marie Baize Memoiral Fund. Burial will be at a later date at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Kenney, IL. 

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Alice Marie Baize of Clinton

Alice Marie Baize, 65, of Clinton died at 4:42 p.m. Thursday (May 17, 2012) at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur. Service: 4 p.m. Monday at the Assembly of God Church, Clinton. The Rev. Dan Bell will officiate. Burial: At a later date at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney. Visitation: None. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, assisted the family with cremation rites. Memorials: Alice Marie Baize Memorial Fund.

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Creta J. Danielson of Bement

Creta J. Danielson, 70, of Bement, IL, passed away at 9:15 am, Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at the Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana, IL Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 pm, Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 66 East US Highway 36, Atwood, IL with Rev. Duane Piercy officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 am until the time of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Bement Township Cemetery, Bement, IL. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association .

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Debra Dee Ackerman of Lincoln

Debra Dee Ackerman, 58, Lincoln, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday (May 15, 2012) at her home. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. June 2 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Memorials may be made to Dewitt County 4-H or Springfield Memorial Home Services Hospice.

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Ella Ferguson of Heyworth

Ella Ferguson, 77, Heyworth, passed away Monday (May 14, 2012) at her residence in Heyworth. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the United Church of Heyworth. Burial will be in Heyworth Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Memorials may be made to the United Church of Heyworth. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth, is in charge of arrangements.

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Eileen Vermillion of Monticello

Eileen Vermillion, 81, of Monticello, passed away at 8:23 a.m., on May 14, 2012 at the Kirby Medical Center, Monticello. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 17, 2012 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home. Interment will be in Monticello Township Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Piatt County Museum.

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Evelyn Luther Arndt of Bement

Evelyn Luther Arndt 96, of Champaign and formerly of Bement passed away on Saturday May 12, 2012 at 10:42 P.M. at Kirby Hospital, Monticello. She was born on April 14, 1916 in New Harmony to George W. and Sarah Kathryn Downen Luther. She married Frederick Alexander Arndt in 1939 and he preceded her in death on August 23, 2001. Survivors include two daughters- Elaine (Ronald) Arndt Day of Hammond and Mary Jo (Gene) Arndt Hogan of Clarksville, Tennessee and two grandsons- Michael Patrick Hogan of Clarksville, Tennessee and Timothy Alexander Day of New York City, New York and one granddaughter- April Katherine (David) Day Oleksy of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee and also one sister- Martha Luther Wharton of Carmel, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her husband- Frederick A. Arndt in August 23, 2001, a brother- William G. Luther who was P.O.W. and KIC in 1944 and two sisters- Kathryn Luther Smithhart in 1968, and Josephine Luther Brill in 1999. She received her BSEd. From Southern Illinois University and her MSEd. from the University of Illinois. She taught elementary education from 1934-1973 beginning in a one room school house. Mrs. Arndt also taught in the Ridgeway Illinois school system, and ended her career after teaching first and second grade for 21 years in the Bement, Illinois school district. In later years she was an avid crossword and jigsaw puzzle solver and sports enthusiast. She was a member of the Bement United Methodist Church, Ridgway United Methodist Church, and the Raleigh Baptist Church. Private Graveside services will be held at the Masonic Cemetery, Raleigh at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Bement Township Library.

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Rebecca J. Manueal Gallivan of Mansfield

Rebecca J. Manuel Gallivan, 69, Champaign, formerly of Mansfield, passed away at 2:31 a.m. Saturday (May 12, 2012) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mansfield United Methodist Church, Mansfield. The Rev. Sharon Monroe will officiate. Inurnment will be in Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Mansfield, is in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Gallivan was born Oct. 23, 1942, in Champaign, daughter of Kenneth “Tune” and Ellen Firke Manuel.

Survivors include her mother, Ellen Manuel, Mahomet; her significant other, Jerry Kuykendall, Champaign; one daughter, Tina (Steve) Joergens, Arcola; two grandchildren, Gerri Bernard, Australia, and Cory Joergens, Arcola; two step-grandchildren, Stephanie (Thommy) Joergens Garrison and Stan (Lacey) Joergens, both of Tennessee; two brothers, Richard (Sandy) Manuel, Mansfield, and Linden (Teri) Manuel, McKinney, Texas; and one sister, Patricia Crosby, Urbana.

She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents.

Rebecca was assistant to the directors of the Illinois EPR Research Center at the University of Illinois. She was also administrative support for the International EPR/ESR Society. She also provided information for visitors and students from all around the world. 

She was an avid reader, enjoyed flower gardening, meeting new people and spending time visiting with old friends.

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Thelma Virginia Ruch of Farmer City

Thelma Virginia Ruch, 86, of Farmer City passed away at 8:30 a.m. Friday (May 11, 2012) at the Farmer City Rehabilitation Health Care Center.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, with the Rev. Louella Pence 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 Alzheimer’s Association.

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Gabriella Giada Galbo of Monticello

Gabriella Giada Galbo, 5, of Monticello, passed away at 10:58 a.m., on May 11, 2012 at St. Francis Children's Hospital, Peoria. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the St. Philomena Catholic Church, Monticello with Fr. Bruce Lopez officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Monday, May 21, 2012 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home. Interment will be in Monticello Township Cemetery.

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Zelma Pearl Plankenhorn of Maroa

Zelma "Pearl" Plankenhorn, 98, Maroa, died 1:39 a.m. Friday (May 11, 2012) in Manor Court, Clinton. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, with Phil Yakey officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services in Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Memorials: donor's choice.

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Lois Jean Haynes of Bement

Lois Jean Haynes, 88 of Bement, IL. passed away at 3:11 P.M. on Friday, May 11, 2012 at the Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the St. Michael's Catholic Church, Bement, IL. The Rev. Father Bruce Lopez will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until time of services on Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in the Bement Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Bement E.M.T.'s, St. Michael's Catholic Church, Bement or the John and Mary E. Kirby Hospital, Monticello, IL. Lois Jean was born on December 27, 1923 in Colfax Township, in Champaign County, IL. a daughter of Charles Francis and Flossie Roach Ryan. She married Raymond E. Haynes on April 15, 1944 in Bement, IL. Surviving are her husband, Raymond E. Haynes of Bement, IL., son, Jim Haynes of Bement; daughter, Ellen (Joe) Mooney of Tucson, AZ; grandchildren, Abby Chirico, Joseph Hickle, Jenna Sullivan, Megan Curtis; great-grandchildren, Tyler Sullivan and Jayce Curtis; nephews, William F. (Elaine) Tracy II of Monticello, Timothy W. (Molly) Tracy of Bement; great-nieces, Katherine Sokolowski, Colleen Kremitzki, Maggie Tracy and Kathleen Tracy; great-nephews, Ryan Tracy, Patrick Tracy; great-great-nephews, Lucas and Liam Sokolowski; great-great-niece Meredith Kremitzki; and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Agnes Tracy. Lois Jean graduated from Bement Township High School and was a Piatt County Landowner and retired farmer. She was a member of the St. Michael's Catholic Church and had worked at Haynes Auction Service of Bement from 1968 to 2004. Her family was the joy of her life. Lois Jean will forever be remembered, loved and missed by all her family and friends. Roux – Hinds Funeral Home, 348 N. Piatt St., Bement, IL. has been entrusted by her family to honor Lois Jean's life.

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Angela M. Woods of Clinton

Angela M. Woods, 45, Mahomet, formerly of Clinton, died Thursday (May 10, 2012). Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney. Memorials: Angela M. Woods Memorial Fund.

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Grace V. Dempsey of Clinton

CLINTON - Grace V. Dempsey, 80, of O'Fallon, IL, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Cedar Ridge Health & Rehab Center, Lebanon, IL, after a lengthy illness. Gracie was born December 26, 1931, at Edwardsville, IL, the daughter of Charles W. and Edith, nee Noble, Edwards. After graduation from Knoxville High School, Knoxville, IL, she attended Illinois State Normal University and Western Illinois University. Gracie married the love of her life, Derrel Loren Dempsey, on August 23, 1953, at the Methodist Church in Knoxville, IL. Gracie was a devoted wife of her husband, Derrel, as he served his country in the United States Air Force for 30 years. During those years she moved with their five children to many bases all over the world, including several countries in Europe and the Philippines. Wherever they were located, Gracie was not only a loving wife and devoted mother, she was active in supporting her husband and fulfilling the duties of the wife of an Air Force officer as Derrel was promoted through the ranks to become an Air Force Colonel. Gracie was a gracious hostess and often entertained members of the armed forces in their home. Upon returning to the United States and retirement in O'Fallon, IL, Gracie was a member of First United Methodist Church of O'Fallon, where she was a member of Methodist Women and the Mary Martha Circle. She served as chairperson of the P.E.O., which she truly enjoyed. Gracie was very active in the American Parkinson Disease Association, and was part of the research effort at Washington University School of Medicine. Gracie is survived by her loving and devoted caregiver husband, Colonel Derrel L. Dempsey, USAF, retired; two sons, Darrell (Pamela) Dempsey, of Grand Prairie, TX; Guy (Anne) Dempsey, of O'Fallon, IL, three daughters; Tamera (Michael) Luth of Amarillo, TX; Minda Lawson of Madison, Wisconsin; Lisa Dempsey and her husband Klaus Grillmaier of Dusseldorf, Germany; two sisters, Charlotte McGee of Clinton, IL, and Joann Heidloff of Bloomington, IL, 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Preceding Gracie in death were her parents, parents in law, two brothers and two sisters. Memorials in honor of Gracie may be made to First United Methodist Church of O'Fallon Special Building Fund. Expressions of sympathy made be directed to www.schildknechtfh.com. Friends may call Tuesday, May 15, 2012, from 10 to 11 am at First United Methodist Church, 504 E. Hwy. 50, O'Fallon, IL. A celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. following visitation at the church with Pastor Phil Gardner, a long standing family friend, to officiate. Arrangements were entrusted to Schildknecht Funeral Home and Cremation Services, O'Fallon, IL

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Louise E. Adams of Clinton

Louise E. Adams, 96, Clinton, died Tuesday (May 8, 2012). Graveside services: noon Saturday, Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton. No visitation. Arrangements by: Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Memorials: First Christian Church.

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Kelly J. Zimmerman of Heyworth

Kelly J. Zimmerman, 50, Heyworth, passed away at 8 p.m. Sunday (May 6, 2012) at her home, surrounded by her family and friends.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth. A celebration of life will follow at 11:30 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to Passages Hospice, 404 N. Hershey Road, Suite A, Bloomington, IL 61704.

Kelly was born Dec. 23, 1961, daughter of Gerald and Jo Ella Smith Riggs in Sterling.  She married Daniel L. “Booner” Zimmerman on Feb. 13, 1982, in Bloomington. He survives.

Also surviving are one son, Joseph Daniel Zimmerman, Bloomington; one daughter, Ashley Danielle Zimmerman, Heyworth; father, Gerald (Sharon) Riggs, Brimfield; second father, Carl Gazelle, Heyworth; mother-in-law, Carol Tellkamp, Fort Myers, Fla.; one brother, Jerry (Molly) Riggs, Shelby Township, Mich.; one sister, Jamie (Doug) Cline, Heyworth; stepbrother, Greg Gazelle, Georgia; stepsisters, Robin Mcelhiney, Bloomington; Leslie Pool, Avon; Karrie (Chuck) Jones, Brimfield; and Amy Stuckey, Peoria; “acquired” grandchildren, Braxton and Eli Tharp; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Jo Ella Gazelle; father-in-law, Eugene “Jeep” Zimmerman; and stepmother, Darla Riggs.

Kelly worked at Country Companies as an underwriter for 10 years. She also ran an in-home day care for 15 years. Most everyone that knew Kelly has tasted her wonderful cooking, especially Rocky. For whatever occasion, she made sure that there was something homemade to eat and was especially known for her cheesy tators. No one ever left her house without being offered food and drink. She was best described by her daughter as a born hostess. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and devoted friend who will be deeply missed.

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Gregory B. Scott of Clinton

Gregory B. Scott, 45, Clinton, died Sunday (May 6, 2012). No services. Body was cremated. Arrangements by: Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Memorials: Jordan and Brian's Education Fund.

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Mildred Patricia Midge Pollock Reid of Clinton

Mildred Patricia "Midge" Pollock Reid, 91, of Clinton died 4:20 a.m. Sunday (May 6, 2012) in Dr. John Warner Hospital, Clinton. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Casual attire is requested. Visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton. Memorials: Dr. John Warner Hospital, Presbyterian Church of Clinton or Manor Court activity fund. Send condolences: www.calvert memorial.com. Midge was born Nov. 1, 1920, in Clinton, the daughter of Edward A. and Fern Campbell Pollock. She was a member of Presbyterian Church, Clinton, where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was a nurse at Dr. John Warner Hospital and earlier was Shack manager. She married Robert Reid Jr. in 1942. Surviving are her daughters, Linda Marie Barnhill of Bloomington; Carol Ann Hammer of Denver, Colo.; grandchildren, Bob Barnhill of Bloomington; Jodi Barnhill and husband, Ted Hermann of Champaign; Cari (Jeff) Hampton of Westminster, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Sean, Nick, Jessica, Emily, Freja, Wesley; great-great-grandchild, Anthony; many nieces and nephews including Ron (Lee Ann) Pollock, who helped take care of Midge. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Marie Massey and Dorothy Gasser; brothers, Edward Pollock and Walt Pollock.

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Kenneth M. Holmes of Mt. Pulaski

Kenneth M. Holmes, 82, of Mt. Pulaski died at 9:52 P.M. Sunday May 6th at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Kenny was born on May 9, 1929 in Mt. Pulaski, IL to Benjamin Franklin and Selma Grathwohl Holmes. He married Reva Bristow on August 15, 1954 in Mt. Pulaski. She preceded him in death on April 12, 2007. He is survived by two sons, Marty Holmes of Lincoln and Kevin (Tammy) Holmes of Bloomington, IL, one daughter Karen M. Heaten of Farmersville, IL, one brother Charles (Betty) Holmes of Mt. Pulaski, one sister Dorothy (Richard) Palmer of Wentzville, MO, and four granddaughters, Amy Fitzsimmons, Alexandria Holmes, Samantha Holmes and Cecilia Holmes. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, one brother, Bob Holmes, one sister, Mary Thompson and son in law, Shane Heaton. Kenny was a self employed carpenter and brick layer with Holmes Construction. He served in the United States Army from January of 1951 to January of 1953 during the Korean War where he received the Korean Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars and the United Nations Service Medal. He was a lifetime member of The Mt. Pulaski VFW Post # 777 and he was a member of the American Legion Post # 447 for 34 years. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday May 11, 2012 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski with Mark Weber officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 P.M. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Burial will be at Steenbergen Cemetery in Mt. Pulaski where full military rites will be accorded. Memorials may be made to the VFW Post # 777 or the American Legion Post #447.

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Marion W. Doc Henderson of Lincoln

Marion W. "Doc" Henderson, 89, of Lincoln, passed away May 4, 2012 at home surrounded by his family. 

Visitation will be Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 4-7 PM at Henderson Hall on the campus of Lincoln  Christian University. Funeral services will be 10 AM Monday, May 7, 2012 at Lincoln Christian Church. Burial will follow at Zion Cemetery In Lincoln.

Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln is handling arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to Memorial Home Hospice or to the family to establish a scholarship fund for preaching ministry students.

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Gail (Huston) Potrafka of Oreana

Gail Potrafka, 91, of Oreana died May 4, 2012 at 4:40 A.M. She died at Decatur Memorial Hospital. Graveside Services will be 10 A.M. Monday at Union Cemetery in Oreana. Internment will take place at Union Cemetery as well. Rev. Dan Spruell will be officiating. Memorials can be made to Oreana Cub Scouts.

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Wilma Mae Stanley of Latham

Wilma Mae Stanley, 57, of Latham, IL., passed away at 6:44 A.M. on Friday (05-04-2012) in her home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday (05-09-2012) at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home. There will be no visitation. Burial will be at Illini Cemetery, Warrensburg, IL. Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home are handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to: Diabetes Foundation or the American Heart Association . Wilma was born on December 25, 1954 in Decatur, the daughter of Wilbur Marshall and Joyce (Scott) Marshall. She married Richard Stanley on November 10, 1973 in Latham, IL. Wilma was a member of Latham Baptist Church. She worked at G & D Integrated as an assembler, retiring in 2012. Wilma is survived by her husband Richard of Latham, IL.; two daughters: Leslie Stanley of Latham, IL. and Angela Stanley of Decatur, IL.; two grandchildren: Jacob and Taylor. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son Richard Jr., brother Larry and three nieces. Condolences may be left to the family at www.brintlingerandearl.com

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Donna Jean Depuoz of Kenney

Donna “Jean” Depuoz, 69, Kenney, formerly of Coffeyville, Kan., died at 6:46 p.m. Friday (May 4, 2012) at her residence.

Service: private graveside service will be at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, is handling arrangements.

Memorials: OSF Hospice.

Survivors: two daughters, Sheila Smith, Clinton, and Angela Peyton, Chanute, Kan.; four sons, David (Carolyn) Brockman, Kenney; Richard “Beetle” (Nicole) Brockman, Clinton; Stanley (Pamela) Brockman, Fayetteville, Ark.; and Michael (Delonna) Brockman, Kenney; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Clary, Kenney; and four sisters, Pat Barclay, Sharon (Melvin) Buggar, Cheryl (Earl) Robb and Sue (Harry) Brand, all of Kenney.

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Nancy Lee Chaney of DeLand

Nancy Lee Chaney, 69, DeLand, former SPCA employee, died Friday (May 4, 2012). Celebration of Life services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Restoration Urban Ministries, Urbana. No visitation. Body was cremated. Arrangements by: Trigg & Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand. Memorials: Nancy Lee Chaney Memorial Fund.

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Donald R. Palmiter of Clinton

Donald R. Palmiter, 81, Clinton, retired from Revere Copper & Brass Inc., died Friday (May 4, 2012). Private graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Randolph Township Cemetery, Heyworth, with military rites. No visitation. Arrangements by: Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Memorials: Donald R. Palmiter Memorial Fund.

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Lorahe M. Murphy of Farmer City

Lorahe M. Murphy, 82, Farmer City, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Thursday (May 3, 2012) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City. The Rev. Brent Roberson will officiate. Burial will be in Greenleaf Cemetery, Farmer City. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Sangamon Valley Christian Center, Mahomet.

Mrs. Murphy was born Jan. 2, 1930, in Hartford, Ky., to Frank and Carrie Stewart Maples. She married Henry O. Murphy on Sept. 6, 1947, in Buford, Ky. He survives in Farmer City.

Also surviving are one son, Allan Paul (Erika) Murphy, Ames, Iowa; seven daughters, Brenda (Jerry) Farney, Mahomet; Naomi Piper, Farmer City; Emma (Don) Thompson, Arvada, Colo.; Carolyn (Lonnie) Gettings, Colonial Heights, Va.; Edith (Mark) Fockler, Wooster, Ohio; Donna (Richard) Beck, El Paso; and Rita (Marty) Price, Farmer City; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Opal Smith, Masonville, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, one sister and two grandchildren.

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Adlia Charles Taylor Jr. of Cerro Gordo

Adlia Charles Taylor Jr "Chalk", 92, passed away at his home on May 2, 2012. Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M., Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Cerro Gordo United Methodist Church, Cerro Gordo, IL. Visitation will be 6 to 8 P.M., Friday, May 4, at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home in Cerro Gordo, IL. Burial will be in Bement Cemetery, Bement, IL, with military rites conducted by the Cerro Gordo American Legion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave 5th floor, Norwalk CT 06851 or the Cerro Gordo American Legion Post #117 Building Fund. Charles was born Aug 23, 1919 in Milmine IL, the son of Adlia Charles Taylor and Eunice Taylor. He married Luella Jane Wiggins on April 12, 1942. Charles served in the Marine Corp during WW II and played baseball on their team. He was a member of the Cerro Gordo American Legion Post #117. After working as an electrician and ADM, he took up farming with the help and tremendous support of his wife. They enjoyed spending many winters on the beach in Florida, weeks at Branson MO, and fishing at every vacation opportunity. He was an avid athlete and sports fan of all local athletic events, and a great card player. Charles enjoyed the comradiere of all the local populace of Bement, Milmine, and Cerro Gordo. Chalk played softball until his mid 40's with the local business sponsored teams. He was preceeded in death by his dearly missed wife Luella, brother and sister-in-law Ronald and Goldie Taylor, and brother -in-law Loren Schable. He is survived by his son Jack Alan Taylor M.D. and spouse Candace, grandson Britt Taylor all of Salt Lake City UT, and grandson Bryce Taylor DDS, currently completing an Endodontics Residency at the Univ Of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and sister JoAnne Schable of Atwood, IL. Chalk and Luella also raised her nieces Melinda Blickenstaff [Wiggins] and Deborah Danner [Wiggins] as their own. He was very close to their children and acted as their grandfather.

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Lillie Sue Walters of Weldon

Lillie Sue Walters, 92 of Weldon, IL, passed away at 10:45 A.M. on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL. Funeral services will be 10 A.M. Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Clyde Shreve officiating. Interment will follow at Nixon Township Cemetery, Weldon, IL. Visitation will be 5 to 7 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Weldon Library or the Weldon Fire Dept. Mrs. Walters was born on December 3, 1919 in Weldon, IL the daughter of Harry and Mildred (Saylor) Goble. She married Dean D. Walters on June 30, 1940 in Weldon, IL. He passed away May 23, 1981. Survivors include four Sons: Albert "Bud" Walters, Robert (Marsha) Walters and Jack Walters all of Weldon, IL and Paul (Joyce) Walters of Farmington, MO; five Grandchildren: Chet and Nikki Walters of Weldon, IL, Robb Walters of Springfield, IL, Wendy (Brian) DeMent of Clinton, IL and Joshua (Shae) Walters of Decatur, IL; and four Great Grandchildren: Rachel, Matthew, Jadon and Rebekah DeMent of Clinton, IL. She was preceded in death by her Parents, two Brothers: Gene and Lee, two Granddaughters and a Daughter-in-law. Mrs. Walters attended the Baptist Church in Weldon, IL. She graduated from Nixon Twp. High School in 1938. She was a member of the Town and Country Women's Club, Weldon Lions Club and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary. Sue edited and published a Weldon newsletter for over 25 years. She and her husband owned and operated Wil-O-Lou Restaurant and farmed in the Weldon area for over 40 years and she was a librarian for over 20 years. She loved to sing in the choir, play bingo and work crossword puzzles. Online Condolences may be sent to www.calvertmemorial. com.

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