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Raymond F. Hanslow of Lincoln

Raymond F. Hanslow, 88, Lincoln, died at 7:40 p.m. Friday (Nov. 30, 2012) at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln.

Service: Private family service will be at a later date, with Tim Searby officiating.

Burial: Mount Pulaski Cemetery, with full military rites accorded.

Memorials: Lincoln American Legion Post 263. Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mount Pulaski, is handling arrangements.

Survivors: one son, Raymond (Shirley) Hanslow Jr., Brookston, Ind.; one daughter, Pamela D. (David) Davis, Lincoln; one brother, Forrest E. (Donna) Hanslow, Sherman; two sisters, Lillian (Tom) Shull, Chestnut, and Emma (Francis) Nolan, Bloomington; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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Maxine K. Schaefer of Clinton

Maxine K. Schaefer, 96, Clinton, formerly of Springfield, died at 4:45 a.m. Friday (Nov. 30, 2012) at Manor Court, Clinton.

Her graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Laenna Cemetery, Logan County, with David Taylor officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Fricke Calvert Schrader Funeral Home, Mount Pulaski.

Memorials may be made to Kenney Heritage Association.

Maxine was born April 8, 1916, daughter of Vallas E. and Laura L. Morse Kuntzi in Chestnut. She was a secretary for Marine Bank in Springfield for almost 50 years, was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church of Springfield and a granddaughter of Daughters of Union Veterans. She married Otto E. “Bud” Schaefer on April 5, 1946, in Springfield. He preceded her in death on May 16, 1978.

She is survived by her aunt, Evelyn Kuntzi; and lots of cousins including her first cousins, Barbara Joan Morse, Dallas Michael Morse, Betty Taylor Gaultney, William (Diane) Morse, Robert Morse, Edward Darnell Altman, Frank Altman, Eileen Altman Simons, Connie Kuntzi Loveless, Robert Bruce and Ronda Morse.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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Brenda I. Luttrell of Clinton

Brenda I. Luttrell, 54, Clinton, died Thursday (Nov. 29, 2012).

No services. Body will be cremated. Arrangements by: Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Memorials: Brenda I. Luttrell Memorial Fund. Send condolences: www.calvertmemorial.com.

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Michelle Thomason of LeRoy

Michelle Thomason, 44, of LeRoy died at 5 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 29, 2012) at Franklin Hospital, Benton.

A memorial service will be at 3 p. m. Tuesday at Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory, Benton, with Brother Brett Beasley officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A second visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Cross Pointe Church of God, Bloomington, with a memorial service to follow at 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory, 301 S. Main St., Benton, IL 62812, to help with funeral expenses.

Mrs. Thomason was born Aug. 1, 1968, in Hopkinsville, Ky., the daughter of William Robert Gower and Kathleen Meehan Gower. She married Brian Thomason on Sept. 2, 1989. He survives.

Michelle was an active member of Cross Pointe Church of God in Bloomington, where she sang in the praise band, taught Sunday school and volunteered for various other church activities. She enjoyed reading, loved her dog, Polar, and was eagerly awaiting the birth of her first grandchild.

Surviving relatives include her husband, Brian Thomason, LeRoy; two daughters, Sarah Thomason and fiance, Nelson Tipsword, Sullivan; and Krysta Thomason and Stephen Lake, LeRoy; her mother, Kathleen Gower, Benton; a sister, Christine Leathers, Benton; a brother, Phillip Gower, Benton; a niece and nephew, McKenna and Evan Leathers, both of Benton; a brother-in-law, Allen Thomason, Christopher; and father-in-law, Gary Thomason, LeRoy.

Mrs. Thomason was preceded in death by her father, William Gower, and mother-in-law, Nancy Thomason.

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Wilma M. Powers of Clinton

Wilma M. Powers, 92, Clinton, passed away at 6 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 28, 2012) at Manor Court, Clinton.

Her funeral Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Wapella, with Father Peter Pilon officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with the rosary recited at 4 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church or Easter Seals – Team Alex in memory of Wilma Powers.

Wilma was born July 16, 1920, in Bluffs, the daughter of Arch and Opal McCannon Hale. She married John Paul Powers on Aug. 28, 1940, in Wapella. He passed away on June 15, 1977.

Survivors include her children, Linda Powers, Normal; James F. (Karen) Powers, Wapella; and Paul “Edd” Powers, Clinton; brother, Ben (Mary) Hale, Clinton; and sister, Darlene Griffith, Normal; six grandchildren, Shelby Svendsen, Paul “Andy” (Cyndi) Powers, Kristi (Justin) Goble, Kelli (Jeff) Powers, Lucas (Kara) Powers and Alex Powers; and six great-grandchildren, Sean Svendsen, Chloe Goble, Cooper Goble, Piper Goble, Presley Goble and Charlie Powers. Also surviving are a sister-in-law, Rosemary Girard, Clinton; brother-in-law, Francis Riddle, Pensacola, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Wapella. She grew up and was reared on a farm.

Wilma had worked at the Dixie Truck Stop in McLean. She loved to travel and most importantly, she loved her family.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com.

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Robert D. Jones of DeLand

Robert D. Jones, 75, DeLand, former General Cable employee and Bob’s Welding Service owner/operator, died Wednesday (Nov. 28, 2012).

Body will be cremated. No services. Arrangements by: Trigg & Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand. Memorials: Robert D. Jones Memorial Fund. 

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William R. Manuel of Mansfield

William R. Manuel, 81, Mansfield, passed away at 9 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 27, 2012) at Champaign Urbana Regional Rehab Center, Savoy.

His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Mansfield United Methodist Church, Mansfield, with the Rev. Sharon Monroe officiating. Burial will be at Mansfield Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to Mansfield United Methodist Church or Northern Piatt County Fire Protection District. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Mansfield, is in charge of arrangements.

William was born Sept. 13, 1931, in rural Mansfield, a son of Raleigh E. and Katherine J. Pittenger Manuel. He married Velma J. Gawthorp on Nov. 19, 1950, at Mansfield United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Velma J. Manuel, Mansfield; children, William M. Manuel, Mindy (John) Sherrick and Marlin (Christine) Manuel; and daughter-in-law, Stephanie Manuel, all of Mansfield; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Marc E. Manuel.

William had worked at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine for 35 years before retiring. He was a member of the Mansfield United Methodist Church, member of the Mansfield Lions Club, former volunteer fireman for the Mansfield Fire Department and had served on the Mansfield School Board and Mansfield Village Board.

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Helen M. Wright of Monticello

Helen M. Wright, 94, of Monticello, formerly of Cerro Gordo and Lake City, passed away at 2:00 p.m., on November 27, 2012 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 30, 2012 at the Church of the Brethren 102 E. Durfee St. Cerro Gordo with Rev. Kurtis Bueltmann officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Hewitt Cemetery, Lovington. Mackey-Wright Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Helen was born May 24, 1918 in LaPlace, IL the daughter of Ora V. and Jennie (Adkins) Alexander. She married Shelby Elbert Wright on August 26, 1936 in Boody, IL. He passed away April 28, 1997.

Surviving are her sons; Richard (Sherry) Wright of Monticello and Oren (Shirley) Wright of Oakley, daughter; Carolyn (David) Cox of Topeka, KS, 8 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband (Elbert), daughter (Barbara), 2 sisters and 2 brothers.

Helen retired as an LPN for St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur. Mrs. Wright was born on the Adkins/Alexander farm 1 ½ miles west of LaPlace, IL. She lived on the home place for 58 years. Mrs. Wright has lived in Piatt County all of her life except for 4 years. Helen was a great cook specializing in making noodles and pies. Helen and Elbert co-owned the Wil-O-Lou restaurant in Argenta. She loved to read, cross stitch, and quilt. Helen was an excellent quilter, making many quilts for all of her children and grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Church of the Brethren or the Piatt County Nursing Home.

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Charles L. Tomlinson of Beason

Charles L. Tomlinson, 71, Beason, died at 12:55 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 27, 2012) at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln.

Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Lincoln, with the Rev. Clarence Mankin officiating.

Burial: Harmony Cemetery, Beason.

Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the church.

Memorials: Illinois Junior Rodeo Association or a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. 

Survivors: his wife, Laura Dahmm Tomlinson, Beason; children, Lisa (Forrest) Bell, Burley, Idaho; Lynda (John) Karr, Altus, Okla.; Will (Mandy) Tomlinson, Athens; Jason (Heather) Tomlinson, Lincoln; and Esther (Kyle Farmer) Tomlinson, Elkhart; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Frank (Cheryl) Tomlinson, Carson City, Nev., and Tom Tomlinson, Elko, Nev.

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Justin E. Mentzer of Maroa

Justin E. Mentzer, 23, of Maroa, Illinois, passed away at 8:25 A.M., Monday, November 26, 2012, in his residence. Justin was born February 21, 1989, in Shelbyville, Illinois, the son of Leon R. and Mary Ann (McAllister) Mentzer. Justin was employed at christian

storyteller.com of Decatur, IL, and a former member of the Church Bell Choir. Justin married Leslie J. Knope on June 22, 2012, in Decatur, Illinois. Justin leaves his wife, Leslie Mentzer of Maroa, Ill,; father, Leon R. Mentzer of Decatur, Ill.; one brother, Joshua A. Mentzer of Decatur, Ill; Grandmother, Dorothy Mentzer of Lancaster, PA; He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ann Mentzer, and grandparents, Dean and Jeanette McAllister and Robert Mentzer. Memorials may be made to his wife, Leslie J. Mentzer of 13963 Oakland Ave., Maroa, IL 61756.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 1, 2012, in the First Baptist Church, 1320 Arbor Drive - Decatur, IL With the Rev. Wayne Mollohan, officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M., Saturday, December 1, 2012, until service time at the Church. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 P.M., Saturday, December 1, 2012 in the Neoga Memorial Cemetery of Neoga. The Swengel - O’Dell funeral Home of Neoga, is in charge of arrangements.

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Mabel Eileen Clarkson of Argenta

Mabel Eileen Clarkson, 97, of Argenta died 3:34 a.m. Monday (Nov. 26, 2012) in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, with the Rev. Kevin Treptow officiating. Visitation will be two hours before services. Burial will be in Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta. Memorials: Argenta United Methodist Church. Send condolences:www.calvertmemorial.com.

Mabel was born June 21, 1915, in Argenta, the daughter of Conrad and Emma Jane Heinz Hiser. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening. She was a member of Argenta United Methodist Church. She married George Parks on Dec. 2, 1936. He preceded her in death in November 1944. She later married Elmer “Spike” Clarkson on Oct. 14, 1950, in Argenta. He preceded her death on Sept. 15, 1995.

Surviving are her daughter, Lois (Gaylon “Whitey”) Harrell of Latham; son, Stan (Lyn) Clarkson of Evansville, Ind.; stepdaughter, Jeanette (Don) Olson of Pollock Pines, Calif.; grandchildren, Randy Harrell, Natalie Foster, Rodney Harrell, Jenny Wood, Kelly Reed; five great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; three brothers and two sisters.

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Thomas Harvey Banks of Champaign

 

Mr. Thomas Harvey Banks of Champaign, 73, passed away Monday (Nov. 26, 2012) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. He was born May 10, 1939, in Clinton.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy. Father Robert Rayson will officiate. Burial will be private.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the family.

 

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Juanita Lorraine Crowell of Clinton

Juanita Lorraine Crowell, 96, Clinton, died at 12:41 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 25, 2012) at Manor Court, Clinton. Service:  1:30 p.m. Thursday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. J. Kent Hickerson will officiate. Burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials: First Christian Church, Little Galilee or Angel Tree.

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Helen M. Robeson of Heyworth

Helen M. Robeson, 93, Heyworth, died at 7:40 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 25, 2012) at Heartland Health Care, Normal. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Heyworth Christian Church, with the Rev. Kurt Flora officiating. Burial will follow in Heyworth Cemetery, Heyworth. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the church. Memorials may be made to Heyworth Christian Church; Randolph Township Library, Heyworth; Randolph Township Fire Department; or Heyworth Ambulance Service. Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements.

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Evelyn May Welch of Wapella

Evelyn May Welch, 91, Wapella, died at 12:19 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 24, 2012). Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. The Rev. Steven Evans will officiate. Interment will be at Willmore Cemetery,  Clinton. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Clinton Christian Academy.

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Norma I. Allen of Atlanta

Norma I. Allen, 86, of Atlanta, died Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at 12:35 p.m. at St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Allen will be held on Monday, November 26, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta. Mr. Ed Loyd will officiate.

Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Mountjoy Cemetery at rural Atlanta.

Memorials may be made to the Armington rescue Squad or Atlanta Rescue Squad.

Final arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta.

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Charity Mae Dick of Maroa

Charity Mae Dick, 96, of Maroa, IL passed away on Tuesday (Nov. 20, 2012) in Vonderlieth Living Center, Mt. Pulaski. A graveside service to celebrate Mae’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday (Nov. 30, 2012) at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL. Dawson & Wikoff North Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Olive Rolena Brandenburg of Monticello

Olive Rolena Brandenburg, 86, Toledo, died Monday (Nov. 19, 2012).

Graveside services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Friends Grove Cemetery, Toledo. Private family visitation. Arrangements by: Barkley Funeral Chapel, Greenup. Memorials: Friends Grove Church, Toledo. Send condolences: www. barkleyfuneralchapels. com.

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David A. Evans of Clinton

David A. Evans, 51, Clinton, died at 8:35 p.m. Monday (Nov. 19, 2012) at Dr. John Warner Hospital, Clinton.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to his children, Devon and Minnie Evans.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com.

 

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Charles Lee Snoke of Monticello

Charles Lee Snoke, 84, Monticello, Korean War Army veteran, died Saturday (Nov. 17, 2012).

Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, United Methodist Church, Bement. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the church, with 7:30 p.m. Masonic rites. Burial: Cerro Gordo Cemetery, with military rites. Arrangements by: Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mount Zion. Memorials: Essential Tremor, Box 14005, Lenexa, KS 66285-4005.

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Everett Eugene Luttrell of Clinton

Everett “Eugene” Luttrell, 54, St. Joseph, formerly of Clinton, died Friday (Nov. 16, 2012). Memorial services: at a later date. Body was cremated. Arrangements by: Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Memorials: Everett Luttrell Memorial Fund.

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Muriel K. Barnard of Lincoln

Muriel K. Barnard, 56, of Lincoln passed away at 12:50 a.m. on November 16, 2012 at St. Clara's Manor, Lincoln.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Lincoln with Rev. Clarence Mankin officiating. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 23 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the church. Arrangements were entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Memorials may be given to St. John's College of Nursing Scholarship Fund, the Logan County Paramedic Association or Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. A celebration of life will immediately follow funeral services, at the Knights of Columbus, Lincoln, IL.

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Nathan John Morrow of Mt. Pulaski

Nathan John Morrow, 31, of Carbondale, formerly of Mount Pulaski, died at 3:56 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 15, 2012) at St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis.

Service: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Zion Lutheran Church, Mount Pulaski, with the Rev. Robert Gray and the Rev. Christopher Decker officiating. There will also be a memorial service at 3 p.m. Nov. 25, 2012, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Carbondale.

Burial: Mount Pulaski Cemetery.

Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church, Mount Pulaski.

Survivors: His parents, Ray “Butch” and Gloria Marie Yagow Morrow, Mount Pulaski; one brother, Sam (Pam) Morrow, Warrensburg; maternal grandfather, Raymond Yagow, Mount Pulaski; and paternal grandparents, Arland and Barbara Morrow, Hallsville.

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William A. Bill Drennan of Monticello

William A. “Bill” Drennan, 90, Monticello, formerly of Neoga, passed away at 1:19 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 15, 2012) in the Kirby Medical Center, Monticello.

As per Mr. Drennan’s wishes, he will be cremated and a memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 214 S. Charter St., Monticello. Swengel-O’Dell Funeral Home, Neoga, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church, 214 S. Charter St., Monticello, IL 61856 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

He was born Feb. 9, 1922, in Neoga, the son of Elda A. and A. Leona Lockhart Drennan. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army in Europe for three years.

Bill married Rowena Elson on Nov. 14, 1948, in Neoga. He was a deacon and elder of First Presbyterian Church, past member and president of the Lions Club 1973, both of Monticello. He was also a member of the Alumni Association of Millikin University and Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, both of Decatur.

Bill was employed by General Telephone Co. for 17 years and he was an insurance agent for New York Life Insurance Co., retiring after 17 years of service.

 Mr. Drennan leaves his wife, Rowena Drennan, Monticello; two daughters, Marsha Hinthorn and husband Robert, Normal; and Erin Cody and husband Terry, Indianapolis, Ind.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Drennan was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Clyde E. Drennan; and two sisters, Doris Jean Cameron and R. Irene Drennan.

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Mary A. Miner of Monticello

Mary A. Miner, 78, of Monticello, passed away at 2:24 p.m., on November 15, 2012 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur.

Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Ingram officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Monticello Township Cemetery.

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Marjorie Carol Monaghan of Farmer City

Marjorie Carol Monaghan, 86, Farmer City, passed away at 8:45 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 15, 2012) at her residence.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, with the Rev. Dave Ashby officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Farmer City.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Farmer City American Legion Unit 55 Auxiliary or Farmer City Peace Meal.

Marjorie was born  Sept. 29, 1926, in Blue Ridge Township, Piatt County, a daughter of Donald and Christa Hughes Wheeler.

She married James Edward Monaghan on Jan. 21, 1961, in Galesville. He passed away Jan. 7, 1986.

She is survived by two daughters, Martha Mae “Myrt” Hudson, Farmer City, and Christia (Gary) Risler, Farmer City; two grandchildren, G.D. (Erin) Risler, Mount Sterling, and James Risler, Farmer City; and two sisters, Gerry (Tom) Whitt, Franklin, Ohio, and Sandra Wheeler, Mansfield, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and two sisters.

Marjorie was a cook for the Farmer City school district from 1967 to 1994.

She was a member of First Christian Church, Farmer City, where she taught Sunday school for 25 years; a  member of Farmer City American Legion Unit 55 auxiliary and member of the 8/40 Voiture.

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Dorothy M. Lohmeyer of Farmer City

Dorothy M. Lohmeyer, 95, Farmer City, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 14, 2012) at Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care, Farmer City.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, with the Rev. C. Don Ferrill officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church, Farmer City.

Dorothy was born Dec. 12, 1916, at Arrowsmith, a daughter of Thomas Riley and Almira Rebecca Dotson Lush.

She married Emory Lohmeyer on May 28, 1935, in Bloomington. He passed away Feb. 10, 1995.

She is survived by her children, Norma Louise Jouett, Lincoln, and Robert Lynn (Ruthie) Lohmeyer, Casa Grande, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Lorie (Don) Conner, Staunton, Va.; Tony (Trish) Hedrick, Luray, Va.; Carl (Jamie) Lohmeyer, Las Vegas, Nev.; Ray (Jan) Jouett, Houston, Texas; and Claudette (David) Ellstrand, Arlington Heights; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Janet Robins, Peoria; and sister-in-law, Winifred Lush, Peoria.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two grandchildren, Carl Jouett and Rebecca Lohmeyer;  three brothers, Delmer Lush, Charles Lush and Loren Lush; two sisters, Alta Messamore and Helen Lush; and son-in-law, Harold Jouett.

Mrs. Lohmeyer was a member of the United Methodist Church, Farmer City.

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Virginia L. Rogers of Monticello

Virginia L. Rogers, 82, of Monticello, passed away at 12:05 a.m., on November 14, 2012 at the Kirby Medical Center, Monticello.

Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home with Bob Lane officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Monticello Township Cemetery.

Virginia was born August 4, 1930, in Monticello the daughter of Wade and Emma (Flora) Drawhon. She married A. Loren Rogers on August 21, 1948 in Morgansfield, KY. He passed away March 15, 2001.

Surviving are her children; Tod (Marsha) Rogers, Randy Rogers, and Shelley Rogers all of Monticello. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and 1 son (Tim Rogers).

Virginia was lifelong resident of Monticello and more than just a house wife, she was a farm wife. Virginia also volunteered at the Piatt County Nursing Home, was a charter member of the Piatt County Trailblazers, and was a Piatt County 4-H leader. Virginia enjoyed her yard work, gardening, and reading; however she loved her dogs and was especially proud of and loved her family.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Piatt County Nursing Home or the Piatt County Animal Shelter.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mackey-wrightfuneralhome.com

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Donna Jean Brumfield of Lincoln

Donna Jean Brumfield, 65, of Lincoln, passed away November 14, 2012 at Advocate Bromenn Hospital in Normal, IL.

Visitation will be Monday, November 19, 2012 from 5-7 PM at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln. Services will be Monday evening at 7 PM also at the funeral home. Cremation rites will then be accorded. Burial will be Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11 AM at St. Mary's Cemetery in Lincoln.

Memorial donations may be made to the family and will be accepted at the funeral home.

 

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Pamela Pam Bacon of Lincoln

Pamela “Pam” Bacon, 63, Lincoln, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2012) at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln, with Tom Ewald officiating. Burial: Zion Cemetery, Lincoln. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials: American Cancer Society. Survivors: her husband of 44 years, Robert, Lincoln; children, James Bacon and Stephanie Bacon, both of Lincoln; grandsons, Stephen Bacon-Presswood, Lincoln; and Daniel Bacon and Kenneth Bacon, New Holland; brothers, John (Sandy) Davis, Johnson, Iowa, and Tom (Brenda) Davis, Pleasant Hills, Mo.; and sister, Sherri (Chuck, Jr.) Powell, Williamsville.

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Eldon L. Joe Mallinson of Lincoln

Eldon L. “Joe” Mallinson, 95, Lincoln, died at 10:45 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 11, 2012) at St. Clara’s Manor, Lincoln. Service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln, with Ron Otto officiating. Burial: Zion Cemetery with full military rites accorded by American Legion Post 263. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

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Dorothy Luker of Clinton

Dorothy Luker, 83, Danville, formerly of Clinton, passed away at 5:34 p.m. Nov. 8, 2012, at her home.

There will be no service or visitation. Robison Chapel, Catlin, is handling arrangements.

Dorothy was born May 16, 1929, in Clinton, daughter of Emmett and Helen Didlake Kent.

Surviving are one brother, Bill Kent, Clinton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one sister; two brothers; and best friend, Thomas H. Viskniskki.

Dorothy retired in 1991 from the sState comptroller’s office in Springfield and moved to Danville in 1992.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Clinton and former member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Sisterhood in Clinton.

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Ruth M. Smith of Maroa

Ruth M. Smith, 92, of Morton, formerly of Maroa, passed away at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. Cremation will be accorded. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Morton United Methodist Church, with Rev. Gary Motta officiating. Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton. Burial of the cremated remains will be in Maroa Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Morton United Methodist Church Building Fund, Morton,  or to the Edward Foundation for Camp Hope, Naperville, IL.

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Kathleen Imogene Garrett of Lincoln

Kathleen Imogene Garrett, 83, of Lincoln, passed away November 5, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM also on Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Rachel Stockle officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lincoln.

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Norman L. Lehman of Forsyth

Norman L. Lehman, 69, of Forsyth, IL died on November 7, 2012 at 11:52 PM at St. John's Medical Center in Springfield. Services will be at Forsyth United Methodist Church at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Pastors Ken Dees and Norman Etnier will be presiding. Burial will be at 1:00 pm at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 PM Monday, November 12, 2012 At Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL. Memorials can be made to Good Samaritan Inn, Decatur, IL or Forsyth United Methodist Church.

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John L. Hubley of Bement


John L. Hubley, 49 of Bement, IL. passed away at 10:32 A.M. on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at the Kirby Medical Center E.R., Monticello, Illinois. There will be no services. Roux–Hinds Funeral Home, 348 N. Piatt St., Bement, IL. has been entrusted by his family to honor John’s life.

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Ivan R. Parrish of Lincoln

Ivan R. Parrish, 69, Lincoln, died at 10:11 a.m. Monday (Nov. 5, 2012) at his home. Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Casual dress or St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Bears or Nascar attire is requested. Burial: St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lincoln, with full military rights accorded by Lincoln American Legion Post 263. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials: State Bank of Lincoln for the family of Ivan Parrish.

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Delores Jackson of Springfield

Delores Jackson, 78, of Springfield, formerly of Clinton, passed away Monday, November 5, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 2012, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 3076 Normandy Road in Springfield, with Paul Williams officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any Kingdom Hall of the donor’s choice. Vancil-Murphy Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

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Michael L. Monts of Clinton

Michael L. Monts, 67, Clinton, IL, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 at the Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL. Funeral services will be 1:30 PM Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at Kenney United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5-7 PM at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL. Memorials may be made to standup2cancer.org.

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Barbara Mosier Fegan of Argenta

Barbara Mosier Fegan, 57, St. Augustine, Fla., formerly of Argenta, died Nov. 3, 2012. Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. Saturday, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Visitation: one hour before services in the church. Arrangements by: Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, Fla.

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Adra G. Kopp of Bement

Adra G. Kopp, 98 of Bement, IL., passed away at 2:08 P.M., on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at the Kirby Medical Center, Monticello, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M., on Monday, November 5, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church, Bement. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the services on Monday at the church. The Rev. Marsha Frederick will officiate. Burial will be in the Bement Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Piatt County Nursing Home or the First Presbyterian Church of Bement.

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