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John T. The Judge McCullough of Lincoln

John T. “The Judge” McCullough, 81, Lincoln, Army veteran and Fourth District Appellate Court judge, died Tuesday (Oct. 30, 2012). Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, Holy Family Catholic Church, Lincoln, with 10:30 a.m. rosary. Celebration of Life: 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Elks, Lincoln. Private burial. Memorials: Carroll Catholic School, Lincoln or Elks Charitable Trust 914, Lincoln.

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Julia Penny Brown of Monticello

Julia “Penny” Brown, 67, Monticello, retired McGladrey and Pullen accountant, died Tuesday (Oct. 30, 2012). Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial: Monticello Township Cemetery. Memorials: Carle Hospice or American Cancer Society.

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Lewis Horton of Lincoln

Lewis C. Horton, 92, Lincoln, died at 10:10 p.m. Monday (Oct. 29, 2012) at Christian Village, Lincoln. Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln, with the Rev. Floyd Blackard and Ryan Edgecombe officiating. Burial: New Union Cemetery, Lincoln. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Memorials: First United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Doloris Jane Bush of Maroa

Doloris Jane Bush, 95, of Maroa passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2012. Visitation will be from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM Thursday, November 1, 2012 in Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. No service is scheduled. Cremation will follow. Memorials may be directed to St. Johns Hospice in Springfield. The family of Doloris Jane Bush is being served by the Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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Norma J. Rich of Clinton

Norma J. Rich, 85, Clinton, died at 4:30 a.m. Oct. 27, 2012, at The Christian Village, Lincoln.

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, Clinton. Jim Rich and Penny Rich will be officiating. Burial  will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Waynesville. The family will receive friends following the services. The family has entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Little Galilee Christian Assembly.

Norma was born Dec. 28, 1926, in Clinton, the daughter of Theodore Roseman and Eleanor Foster. She married Carl Dean Rich on Dec. 26, 1947, in Clinton. He preceded her in death Jan. 11, 2007.

Surviving her are children, Jim (Teri) Rich, Mason City, and Penny (Leonard Dinges) Rich, El Cajon, Calif.; three grandchildren, Josh (Kelly) Rich, Alton; Amanda (Justin) Morgan, Virginia Beach, Va.; and Sita (Emmett) Gleeson, Crete; five great-grandchildren, Katherine and Nathanael Rich, Jack Morgan, and Autumn and E.J. Gleeson; two brothers, Jerry (Betty) Roseman, Decatur, and Ted (Nancy) Roseman, Clinton; and three sisters, Betty Kyle and Mary Burton, both of Clinton; and Sally (Jim) Wellman, Hernando, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and one brother.

She was a lifelong member of First Christian Church of Clinton choir and supporter of Little Galilee Christian Assembly. She loved singing, camping, cooking, gardening and playing cards with her grandchildren and friends.

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Jeffrey Lee Crang of Clinton

Jeffrey Lee Crang, 57, of Clinton died 3:43 p.m. Oct. 25, 2012, in Manor Court.

Private services will be Monday in Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Farewell party will be 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Dec. 1, in Eagle Lodge, Clinton. Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton. Memorials: Decatur Memorial Hospital. Send condolences: www.calvert memorial.com.

Jeffrey was born Sept. 16, 1955, in Decatur, the son of Francis B. and Mary E. Barnett Crang. He worked at Revere Copper & Brass Inc. for 27 years. He was a member of the Eagle Lodge. He enjoyed getting together with friends and doing crossword puzzles in the newspapers.

Surviving are his son, Travis Jeffrey (Laarni P.) Crang of Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii; parents, of Clinton; grandson, Caeden Travis Crang of Hickam Air Force Base; brothers and sisters, Mike (Nan) Crang and Nancy (Chris) Riddle, all of Clinton; Steve (Melissa) Crang of Webster Groves, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Julie A. Koons.

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H. Lorraine Montgomery of Monticello

H. Lorraine Montgomery, 90, Arthur, formerly of Monticello, retired teacher, died Wednesday (Oct. 24, 2012). Graveside services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Arthur Cemetery. Arrangements by: Shrader Funeral Home, Arthur. Memorials: Arthur United Methodist Church.

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Cora Mae Seitz of Lincoln

Cora Mae Seitz, 95, Lincoln, died Wednesday (Oct. 24, 2012).

Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Decatur. Private burial: at a later date, North Fork Cemetery. Memorials: Castle Manor, Lincoln.

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Norman D. Hammerschmidt of Monticello

Norman D. Hammerschmidt, 91, of Monticello, passed away at 10:50 a.m., October 24, 2012 at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

Norman was born on December 21, 1920 in Monticello the son of William and Elizabeth (Carrow) Hammerschmidt. He married Mary Ellen Cox on February 17, 1940 in Crawfordsville, IN. She passed away on May 5, 1992. He then married Joan Hilgendorf Remmers on October 24, 1992 in Monticello.

Norman is survived by his wife; Joan Hammerschmidt of Monticello, sons; Dennis (Carla) Hammerschmidt of Decatur and Larry (Claire) Hammerschmidt of Sunrise Beach, MO., 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, 1 daughter (Norma Kay) and 3 sisters.

Norman was a carpenter and owner of Hammerschmidt Construction. He was a member of the Monticello Masonic Lodge #58 AF&AM for over 50 years. Norman was an avid Illini and Bears fan and along with enjoying woodworking, he truly enjoyed fishing.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello with Rev. Steve Ingram officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, October 26, 2012 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home. Interment will be in Monticello Township Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Monticello Masonic Lodge #58 AF&AM or the American Heart Association.

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James E. Six of Maroa

James E. Six, 49, of Maroa, IL passed away on Wednesday (Oct. 24, 2012) in his residence. A service to celebrate James’ life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday (Oct. 26, 2012) at Dawson & Wikoff North Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Maroa Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

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Michael A. O'Malley of Lincoln

Michael A. O’Malley, 71, of Knoxville, formerly of Lincoln, passed away at 4:35 p.m. Oct. 23, 2012, at Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville.

Cremation has been accorded, and a memorial Mass will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Galesburg. The Rev. William T. Miller, IC, will officiate. Burial of ashes will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery following the Mass.

Memorials may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

He was born Jan. 14, 1941, in Galesburg, to Austin J. and Zelma A. Mitchell O’Malley.

Michael is survived by his brother, Phil O’Malley, Rialto, Calif.; and two sisters, Marie Brewer, Longmont, Colo.; and Nancy Larson, Galesburg.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Austin Jr., John, Bill, Jimmy and David; and three sisters, Margaret, Catherine and Helen.

Michael was of the Catholic faith.

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John A. Jack Thomas of Wapella

John A. “Jack” Thomas, 79, Wapella, Army veteran and Thomas Automotive owner/operator, died Tuesday (Oct. 23, 2012). Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Burial: Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wapella, with military rites. Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Eva Mae Dahmm of Lincoln

Eva Mae Dahmm, 79, Lincoln, died at 1:17 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 23, 2012) at St. John’s Hospice, Springfield. Service: 9 a.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Lincoln, with the Rev. Clarence Mankin officiating. Burial: Old Union Cemetery, Lincoln. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Memorials: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or St. John’s Hospice. Services were entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

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Jerry Whalen of Bement

Jerry Whalen, 81 of Bement, IL., passed away at 8:00 A.M. on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at his residence. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Roux–Hinds Funeral Home, 348 N. Piatt St., Bement, IL. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, October 26, 2012 at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Ivesdale, IL. The Rev. Father John Cyr will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Ivesdale. Military graveside rites will be given by the Albert Parker American Legion Post #620, Bement. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, for masses, and to the Carle Hospice Program.

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Ronald L. Ross of Warrensburg

Ronald L. Ross, 65, Warrensburg, retired PPG Inc. electrical technician, died Sunday (Oct. 21, 2012). Mass of Christian Burial: 5 p.m. Thursday, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Visitation: after services in the church. Arrangements by: Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Warrensburg Fire Department.

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Ronald L. Ross of Warrensburg

Ronald L. Ross, 65, of Warrensburg, passed away at 8:20 p.m. Sunday, October 21, 2012 in his home with his family by his side. Mass of Christian Burial to Celebrate Ronald’s life will be 5:00 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2012 in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 3850 Lourdes Dr., with Father Rick Weltin, celebrant. The family will receive friends immediately following the Mass. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Warrensburg Fire Department.

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Patty L. Ewins of Lincoln

Patty L. Ewins, 68, Lincoln, passed away at 5:35 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 21, 2012) at her home surrounded by loved ones. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Peasley Funeral Home, Lincoln, with Maurice Stribling officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date at Park Lawn Cemetery in Danvers. Memorials may be made to the Lincoln/Logan Food Pantry or Memorial Hospice.

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George Jasper Call of Heyworth

George Jasper Call, 75, Heyworth, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and dear friends on Sunday (Oct. 21, 2012).  The family will take visitors at noon Saturday at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m., with the Rev. David Keithley officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in George’s memory to the McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation, 2243 Westgate Drive, Suite 501, Bloomington, IL 61705. Donations support local Agriculture in the Classroom programs.

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L. Velva Vel Wickstrom of Monticello

L. Velva “Vel” Wickstrom, 92, of Monticello, passed away at 11:23 p.m., on October 21, 2012 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the Bement Township Cemetery with Pastor Katie Hopper officiating. No Visitation. Mackey-Wright Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Ruth Esther Hart of Wapella

Ruth Esther Hart, 90, Wapella, died at 12:55 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 21, 2012) at Manor Court, Clinton. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Clinton United Methodist Church. The Rev. Stephen Killion will officiate. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Memorials may be made to Clinton United Methodist Church or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Anna K. Duncan of Kenney

Anna K. Duncan, 73, Kenney, died Saturday (Oct. 20, 2012). Body was cremated. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Clinton United Methodist Church. Arrangements by: Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. Memorials: Clinton United Methodist Church or Second Chance for Pets of DeWitt County.

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Luella M. Lowe of Maroa

Luella M. Lowe, 81, of Maroa died 8:59 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 17, 2012) in her family residence. There will be no services. Visitation will be 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday in Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa. Memorials: Luella M. Lowe Memorial Fund.

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Patrick R. Allen of Warrensburg

Patrick R. Allen, 31, Warrensburg, formerly of Fairview, passed away on October 17, 2012 at 9:10 pm at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 10:00 am at the Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton with a visitation from 4-7, on Friday, October 19, 2012 at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to an education fund for his daughters c/o CEFCU.

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Nettie B. Davenport of Clinton

Nettie B. Davenport, 89, Clinton, died Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2012). Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton. Memorials: Dove Inc.

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Iantha L. Kelly of Maroa

Iantha L. Kelly, 71, Highland, IL formerly of Moroa, IL passed away at 12:25 AM Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 at Highland Health Care Center, Highland, IL. Graveside services will be 11 AM Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL with Jeff Brunsman officiating. There will be no visitation. The Family has entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa IL with arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Decatur Public Library or Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library.

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Iantha L. Kelly of Maroa

Iantha L. Kelly, 71, Highland, IL formerly of Maroa, IL passed away at 12:25 AM Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 at Highland Health Care Center, Highland, IL. Graveside services will be 11 AM Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL with Jeff Brunsman officiating. There will be no visitation. The Family has entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL with arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Decatur Public Library or Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library.

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Mary Lee Hambleton of Lincoln

Mary Lee Hambleton, 86, Lincoln, died at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 10, 2012) at Heartland Healthcare, Normal. Service: 10 a.m. Friday at Funks Grove Church, McLean. The Rev. Ed Herald will officiate. Burial: Funks Grove Cemetery, McLean. Visitation: none. Memorials: Funks Grove Cemetery Association, McLean. Arrangements are being handled by Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington.

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Norma Jean Morr of Cerro Gordo

Norma Jean Morr, 82, Cerro Gordo, died Wednesday (Oct. 10, 2012). Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Cerro Gordo United Methodist Church. Visitation: one hour before services in the church. Burial: Cerro Gordo Cemetery. Arrangements by: Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Cerro Gordo. Memorials: American Legion Ladies Auxiliary or Cerro Gordo United Methodist Church Women’s Club.

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Alice E. Brooks of Oreana

Alice E. Brooks, 88, Oreana, retired A.E. Staley Mfg. Co. secretary, died Oct. 10, 2012. Memorial services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Central Christian Church. Arrangements by: Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Decatur. Memorials: Central Christian Church or Dove Inc.

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Nancy B. Whitecotton of Heyworth

Nancy B. Whitecotton, 74, Heyworth, passed away at 10:54 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 9, 2012) at her home. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Hudson Christian Church. Interment will be at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington, following the service. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington. Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation or Hudson Christian Church.

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Myrtle Crickellas of Bloomington

Myrtle Crickellas, 91, Bloomington, died Tuesday (Oct. 9, 2012). Memorial services: at a later date. Body was cremated. Burial: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo. Arrangements by: Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton.

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Keith R. (Sid) Shehorn of Lincoln

Keith R. (Sid) Shehorn died October 8th 2012 at his home. His wife ,Lois Shehorn preceded him in death on October 22, 2011. A memorial service is planned for November 24th at 11:00 am in Union Cemetery with a celebration of life immediately following at the Lincoln College dining hall for family and friends from 12:00-5:00 pm.

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Charles Lynn Brown of Argenta

Charles Lynn Brown, 84, Argenta, meat cutter, died Sunday (Oct. 7, 2012). No services. Body was cremated. Arrangements by: Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta. Memorials: Special Olympics.

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Frances J. Joanne Payne of Clinton

Frances J. “Joanne” Payne, 78, Clinton, died Saturday (Oct. 6, 2012). Graveside services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation: one hour before services, Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Memorials: First Baptist Church Operation Christmas Child, Gwinn, Mich.

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Francis J. Joanne Payne of Clinton

Francis J. “Joanne” Payne, 78, of Clinton died 2:15 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 6, 2012) in Manor Court, Clinton. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, with the Rev. Amanda Richards officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services in Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Memorials: First Baptist Church Operation Christmas Child, Gwinn, Mich.

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Milton Todd Lewis of Lincoln

Milton Todd Lewis, 69, of Lincoln, passed away Saturday (Oct. 6, 2012). A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Lincoln, with the Rev. Jeffrey G. Laible officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lincoln. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Peasley Funeral Home, Lincoln. A rosary service will be at 4:45 p.m. prior to the visitation. Memorials may be made to the Holy Family Food Pantry or to Carroll Catholic School.

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Elizabeth Betty Hughes of Bloomington

Elizabeth “Betty” Hughes, 83, Bloomington, died Friday (Oct. 5, 2012). Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Memorial Cemetery, Clinton. Body was cremated. Arrangements by: East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington. Memorials: Advocate Home Health Services or Humane Society of Central Illinois, both of Normal.

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Helen L. Muse of Monticello

Helen L. Muse, 89, of Monticello, passed away at 4:50 a.m., on October 4, 2012 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello. Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, October 8, 2012 at the Monticello Township Cemetery with Bob Lane officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Piatt County Nursing Home Halcyon Unit.

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Julie A. Roe-Sanders of Heyworth

Julie A. Roe-Sanders, 48, of Springfield, formerly of Heyworth, passed away at 10:35 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 4, 2012) at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. Her funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth. The Rev. Richard Gray will officiate. Inurnment will be in Heyworth Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Laurie Scott.

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Robert Fitzwater Jr. of Monticello

Robert Fitzwater Jr. age 58, of Monticello, passed away at 5:18 P.M. Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at Carle Foundation Hospital. A Graveside service will be held at a later date.A Graveside service will be held at a later date.

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Eugene Paul Bud Collins of Mt. Pulaski

Eugene Paul “Bud” Collins, 88, of Mt. Pulaski passed away at 12:27 P.M. on October 2, 2012 at Decatur Memorial Hospital. Services for Eugene will be held at Camp Wilson Foursquare Church in Harristown IL, at Noon on Saturday, October 6 with Rev. Brian Canaday officiating. Visitation will be held from 10-Noon prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Pulaski EMS. Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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