Donald Lee Rousey, 84, of Heyworth, passed away at 5:15 p.m. April 20, 2016, at his home.
Cremation has been accorded. His inurnment will be at a later date in Funks Grove Cemetery, Funks Grove. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington, is assisting the family with arrangements.
He was born June 23, 1931, in Bloomington, a son of Vernon G. and Elizabeth Phoman Rousey. He married Nelva L. Anderson on Oct. 24, 1964, in Wapella. She preceded him in death in 2015.
Surviving are a son, Joey Rousey; stepson, Tom Anderson; six grandchildren, Michelle Doage, Veronica Smiley, Leisa Anderson, Greg Anderson, Emily Rousey and Linda Rousey; many great-grandchildren; three sisters, Myra Linden, Bessie Swearingen and Carol Sue Spring; and two brothers, Paul and David Rousey.
He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Lola Smiley; two brothers, Steven and Raymond; and a sister, Audrey Mae.
Don served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a private first class. He retired in 1989 after working several years as a union carpenter.
Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice.
Condolences and memories of Donald may be directed to his family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.
Linda J. Bell, 69, of Atlanta, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016, at 6:20 p.m., surrounded by her loved ones, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Quiram Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the funeral home. Pastor Clarence Mankin will officiate.
Cremation Rites will be accorded. Burial will be in the Atlanta Cemetery at a later date.
Linda Jean Bell was born September 16, 1946, in Lincoln, the daughter of Russell F. and Edna E. Winkel Noble. She married Gideon Patrick Bell on October 29, 1983. He survives.
Linda is survived by her husband, Pat; children: Cindy (Mark) Leesman of Atlanta, Chris Jackson of Atlanta, and Christine (Joe) Delahunt of Atlanta; one brother: Ernie Brown of Lincoln; and five grandchildren: Jessica Bihl, Dustin Leesman, and Tyler, Riley, and Payton Delahunt.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister: Dianne Provance.
Linda had worked in the ASCS government offices in Lincoln and Bloomington. Following her retirement, Linda volunteered at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Lincoln and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Memorials may be made to Atlanta Rescue Squad, American Cancer Society or the Atlanta Fire Department.
Final arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta.
Donald L. Askins Sr. 80 of Litchfield IL (formally from Latham IL). Don was born May 10 1935. He passed peacefully at St Francis Hospital, Litchfield, Illinois - Saturday April 23, 2016 with his family surrounding him with love.
Donald was a proud Son, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, U.S. Marine and long time over the road truck driver. He was preceded in death by his Father Nolen, Mother Gladys, Wife Imo and Brother Ben.
Don leaves behind brother Jim Askins Michigan, sister Clara Shivley Florida, daughters Karen (Garrett) Litchfield Il, Virginia (Estes) Litchfield IL, Vickie (Halfacre) Hillsboro IL, sons, Donald L Askins, Jr. of Decatur and Keith Askins of Decatur, IL - 8 Grand children, 12 Great Grand Children.
Please direct all memorials to Homeward Bound Pet Shelter, Decatur, Illinois.
Wanda J. Myers 87 of Maroa, Illinois passed away 8:43 PM April 23, 2016 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Illinois.
Services will be 11 A.M. Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Maroa United Methodist Church, Maroa, IL with Pastor Nic Showalter officiating. Burial will follow at the Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL. Visitation will be 9 – 11 A.M. Saturday at the church. Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to the Wanda Myers Scholarship Fund (Maroa-Forsyth School District).
Wanda was born August 21, 1928 in Maroa, IL the daughter of George and Effie (Katt) Rodgers. She married Bernard L. Myers March 20, 1949 in Maroa, IL.
Survivors include her husband: Bernard L. Myers, Forsyth, IL; children: Kathy Sharp, Maroa, IL, Kirk (Julie) Myers, Decatur, IL, Lisa (Jim) Peck, Forsyth, IL and Kim (Rich) Fox, Bloomington, IL; 9 grandchildren: Michael Blanco, Chase Myers, Savannah Myers, Jimmy (Stephanie) Peck, Jordan (Samantha) Peck, Kelly Peck, Caroline Fox, Jack Fox and Griffin Fox; 1 great granddaughter: Stevie Peck and 1 great grandchild on the way.
Wanda was a member of the Maroa United Methodist Church. She was a former employee of the Maroa-Forsyth School District and Linville Hardware Store in Maroa. Along with being an avid Maroa-Forsyth Trojans fan, Wanda loved reading and especially loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren.
Robert Dale Meade, 89, of Clinton, IL passed away at 12:02 PM, April 24, 2016 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.
Funeral services will be 11 A.M. Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Greg Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be 10 – 11 A.M. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association.
Robert was born September 21, 1926 in Mackinaw, IL the son of Claude Leo and Lillian Marie (Maps) Meade. He married Ruth A. Ballenger November 15, 1947 in Clinton, IL. She passed away July 10, 2011.
Survivors include his daughter: Beverly Jean (Robert) Bowlby, Houston, TX; twin granddaughters: Tamara (Kurt) Bellows, Slidell, LA and Tara (Chad) Brown, Humble, TX; four great grandsons: Joshua Marshall, Michael Marshall, Chase Brown and Carson Brown; one great granddaughter: Audrey Bellows; brother: Sam Meade, Clinton, IL and sister: Yvetta Harold, Plant City, FL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and three sisters.
Robert was a veteran of the US Navy. He was a member for over 50 years of the Laborer’s Local 159, Decatur, IL and member of the American Legion.
Shirley A. Lanter 78 of Decatur, IL formerly of Maroa, IL passed away 6:30 AM April 21, 2016 at Fair Haven Christian Home, Decatur, Il.
A private family burial will be held at a later date. Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, Illinois assisted the family with cremation rites.
Memorials may be directed to Shirley A. Lanter Memorial Fund.
Shirley was born August 19, 1937 on the family farm in Texas Township, IL the daughter of Roy and Christina (Smith) Lanter.
Survivors include her children: Randy (Debbie) Lanter, Champaign, IL; George (Karryn) Calfas, East Peoria, IL; Rex (Lorie) Calfas, Waynesville, IL; special cousin: Bev Brewner, Decatur, IL; 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother and 1 sister.
Shirley was a beautician for many years in Decatur, IL.
Charles W. Cutright, 77, of Kenney, passed away 12:41 a.m. Tuesday (April 19, 2016) at his home surrounded by family.
His service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Ernie Harvey Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Little Galilee Christian Assembly or Safe Haven Hospice.
Charles was born Dec. 4, 1938, in Latham, the son of Orville and Hazel Pauline Centers Cutright. On Aug. 13, 1966, Charles married Darla Mae Havelka. They remained husband and wife for nearly 50 years.
Survivors include his wife, Darla Cutright, Kenney; children, Amy (Steve) Law, Heyworth; Angela (Brad) Ellison, Monticello; Brent (Heather) Cutright, Glenmoore, Pa.; and Bradley (Elizabeth) Cutright, Downers Grove; seven grandchildren, Madisen Law, Colby Law, Jackson Law, Andrew Ellison, Aliyah Ellison, Katelyn Cutright and Edward Cutright; siblings, Lois Summers, Clinton; Mary Rohrscheib, Kenney; Barbara (Dick) Johnson, Sharon Greenslate, Roberta Jaspers, Paula (Randy) Kelly and Orville H. (Linda) Cutright, all of Kenney.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Betty Cutright.
Charles was a member of the Kenney Christian Church. He graduated from Illinois State University, Normal. He was a teacher and administrator at Sparland High School for 11 years. In 1973, he moved his family to Kenney and started working at Revere Copper and Brass Inc., Clinton, retiring after 27 years of service. Charles enjoyed woodworking, fishing and bird watching.
Condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com
Nola Hunter 67 of Monticello, Illinois passed away 8:55 AM April 17, 2016 at Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, Il.
Services will be 11 AM, Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Deland, Il. with Rev. Lee Ann Thais officiating. Burial will follow at DeLand Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 Hour prior to the services on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Nola Hunter Memorial Fund
Nola was born January 2, 1949 in Monticello, Il., the daughter of George and Margaret (White) Buchanan. She married Frank Hunter March 3, 1967 in DeLand, Il.
Survivors include her Husband, Frank Hunter, Monticello, Il., Children, Tim Hunter, Tilton, Il., Jack Hunter, Monticello, Il., Donna Hunter, White Heath, Il., Heather Hunter, Monticello, Il., 1 Grandson, Delsen Hunter, White Heath, Il., Brothers and Sister, Keith (Loretta) Buchanan, DeWitt, Il., Benne (Virginia) Buchanan, Farmer City, Il., Nancy (David) Brown, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
She was preceded in death by her Parents and 5 Brothers.
Nola was a homemaker enjoying crafts, gardening and baking. Most of all she loved spending time with her family.
Rita Mickey, 78, of Rantoul, mother of a Clinton woman, went to be with the Lord on the morning of Thursday (April 14, 2016) at Heartland Health Care Center, Paxton.
She was born Oct. 21, 1937, in Rawlins, Wyo., a daughter of William and Julia Flynn Waldron. She married Tom Mickey on Feb. 27, 1954, in Cheyenne, Wyo. He preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 2010.
She is survived by three daughters, Lynn Carter, Rantoul; Terri Mickey, Rantoul; and Patty (Jeff) Welch, Clinton; a brother, Bob Waldron, Lancaster, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Mike (Ericka) Carter, Shannon Carter, Kari (Darren) Pratt, Jimmy (Louie Barrios) Youngblood, Cory Hinners, Cody Hinners, Kyle Welch and Ryne Welch; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Julie, and a granddaughter, Kristy Carter.
Rita worked in civil service, retiring from Chanute Air Force Base in 1993. She was a member of St. Malachy Catholic Church and was a Dominican associate. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority for over 50 years. She played bunco and bridge and was an avid bowler.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Malachy Catholic Church, Rantoul. Father Joseph Donton will officiate. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rantoul.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday evening at Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 E. Grove Ave., Rantoul.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or the Henry J. Smith Trust Fund.
Verna J. Brown 83 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 1:58 PM April 13, 2016 at her residence surrounded by her family.
Services will be 11 AM, Monday, April 18, 2016 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Private family burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, Il. Visitation will be 4 – 6 PM, Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL or the Kenney Christian Church, Kenney, IL.
Verna was born September 7, 1932 in Fairbury, Il. the daughter of Lazern C. and Florence (Walker) Crydenwise. She married Richard L. Brown April 6, 1951 in Clinton, Il. He passed away January 8, 2009.
Survivors include her children, William D. (Martha) Brown, Clay City, IL; Roger (Linda) Brown, Tucson, AZ; Nancy (Paul) Wells, Mason City, Il.; 4 grandchildren, Clint Wells, Bill Brown, Kimberly Neideffer, and Rachel Patrick; 5 great-grandchildren, Kiersten, Katie, William, Dominick and Jose and one on the way; sister, Linda George, Medford, Oregon.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Verna was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She loved to garden.
Rhonda Lynn Roberts 64 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 4:55 AM April 13, 2016 at her family residence, Clinton, Il.
Private services will be Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with Phil Yakey and Kim Roberts officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, Il. The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 16, 2016 to celebrate Rhonda’s life at the Wapella Christian Church, Wapella, IL.
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Rhonda was born January 11, 1952 in Rensselaer, Indiana. She married Gary Roberts September 18, 1971 in Clinton, Il.
Survivors include her husband, Gary Roberts, Clinton, IL; children, Cassandra (Matt) Benton, DeWitt, IL, and Tony (Brandy Hedrick) Roberts, Wapella, IL, 4 grandchildren, Claire, Olivia and Laura Benton and Tate Roberts.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Caroline Roberts.
Rhonda attended the Wapella Christian Church. She worked for the Clinton School District as a crossing guard and in the cafeteria. Rhonda enjoyed cooking, reading and especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Steven Lee Martin, 54, of Springfield, IL, passed away at 7:15 AM, April 9, 2016 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL.
Services will be 2 PM, Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pat Meeter officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the Unity Church of Springfield, 417 Cordelia, Springfield, IL 62703.
Steven was born March 8, 1962 in Clinton, IL the son of Ronald and Katherine (Schaible) Martin.
Survivors include his parents, Ronald and Katherine Martin, Clinton, IL; sisters, Debra Martin, Clinton, IL and Janice (Richard) Rethorst, Benton, IL; nieces: Christina Fenton, Weldon, IL; Sheryl Landers, Atwood, Il; Andrea Landers, Weldon, Il; Beth Anne Mitchell, Normal, IL; and Heather Mitchell, Normal, IL; nephew, Anthony Mitchell, Benton, IL; eight great-nieces and four great-nephews; uncles, Henry Martin, Clinton, IL and Charles Martin, Sr., Mapleton, IL; and his beloved cat, O’Talli.
Steven was a 1980 graduate of Clinton Community High School and a 1992 graduate of Illinois State University. He worked as a computer programmer at the Illinois Department of Revenue until his retirement. Steven was an Amateur Radio Operator, KA9HFS, and an avid golf player.
Julia Ann Burger 56 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 3:50 PM, April 10, 2016 at her residence, Clinton, IL surrounded by family.
Services will be 10 AM, Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. and J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il.
Memorials may be directed to the Clinton Community Educational Foundation.
Julia was born June 15, 1959 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Donald E. and Shirley J. (Sronce) Wilson.. She married Jeff Burger June 2, 1984 in Clinton, IL.
Survivors include her husband, Jeff Burger, Clinton, IL, Daughters, Jaclyn (Kyle) Rogowski, Mesa, AZ, Melissa (Zach) Ruemelin, Lake In The Hills, IL, Sisters, Debby (Dave) Coale, Clinton, IL, Nancy (Dave) Jackson, Clinton, IL, Sister-in-Law, Brenda Wilson, Farmer City, IL.
Julia was preceded in death by her Parents and 1 Brother, Mark Wilson.
Julia was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL. and a former Sunday School Teacher. She was a former elementary teacher in the Clinton School District. She was a member of ADK and the Junior Women’s Club. She enjoyed volunteering for the kindergarten class at the Lincoln Elementary School. She loved the outdoors and camping with family.
Leonard F. Priest, 82, of Farmer City, passed away at 8:03 p.m. Wednesday (April 6, 2016) at his home.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. April 16 at Bellflower Christian Church. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m., also at the church. Inurnment will be in Bellflower Township Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Bellflower Christian Church. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Framer City, is in charge of arrangements.
Leonard was born Dec. 21, 1933, to Owen and Edith Smith Priest. He married Janice Golden on July 20, 1958, in Bellflower. She survives.
Surviving are three sons, Kevin Priest, Farmer City; Kenneth (Joni) Priest, Missouri; and Brian (Christopher) Priest, Chicago; two daughters, Jana Priest, Fisher, and Heather Priest, Champaign; granddaughter, Serena (Andrew) Erickson; great-grandchildren, Laura and Jennifer Erickson; and one sister, Ruby Keller, Mansfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Robert Owen Priest; and one sister, Genevieve Marlatt.
Leonard was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He worked for 33 years at Firestone in Bloomington. He was a member of the Bellflower Christian Church, Senior Citizen Club of Bellflower and the Local 787 United Rubber Workers.
Leonard was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and devoted friend who will be deeply missed. The family would like to express a special thank-you to Carle Hospice workers for all their care and devotion to Leonard.
Barbara J. Cunningham 70 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 5:58 AM April 3, 2016 at her residence, Clinton, Il.
Graveside services will be 10 AM, Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Barbara was born August 15, 1945 in Clinton, IL the daughter of David and Caroline (Grauer) Rees. She married Loren W. Cunningham June 8, 1963 in Clinton, IL.
Survivors include her husband, Loren W. Cunningham, Clinton, IL, son, Wayne A. Cunningham, Clinton, IL, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and brother, Thomas (Martha) Rees, Valdosta, GA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Robert L. Cunningham, one brother, William Rees, and one sister, Patricia Followell.
Barbara loved animals, baseball cards, flowers and computer games.
Quentin A. Stevens 39 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 2:20 AM March 20, 2016 at his family residence, Clinton, Il.
Memorial Services will be 11 A.M. April 9, 2016 at the New Life Community Church, Clinton, IL with Pastor Ed Cain officiating. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.
Memorials may be directed to the Quentin Stevens Memorial Fund.
Quentin was born December 27, 1976 in Springfield, IL the son of Herman Robert “Bob” and Emily Jean (Fletcher) Stevens. He married Andrea N. Vinson October 18, 1996 in Clinton, IL.
Survivors include his wife, Andrea Stevens, Clinton, IL; son, Trevor C. Stevens, Clinton, IL; daughter, Brooke L. Stevens, Clinton, IL; brother, Jeff Stevens, Walnut Hill, IL; sister, Mary Stevens, Lincoln, IL; 1 niece and 1 nephew.
He was preceded in death by his Parents, and Sister, Andrea K. Stevens.
Quentin enjoyed fishing, motorcycles, football, listening to music and drinking beer. He especially loved his children.
Kenneth L. Cunningham, 89, of Latham, IL, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mt. Pulaski, IL.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, IL, with visitation one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, Blue Mound, IL. Memorials may be made to Latham Fire and Rescue or to Latham United Methodist Church.
Kenneth was born May 30, 1926 in Blue Mound, IL, the son of John and Maude (Damery) Cunningham. He married Mary Ann Lash on January 1, 1948, and were married for 67 years, until her death on October 10, 2015.
Kenneth and Mary Ann farmed for 50 years in the Latham-Kenney area. He always loved going to the grandkids sporting events and all the activities they were in. Kenneth was a board member and past president of Farmers Grain Coop, loved drinking coffee with the guys and enjoyed fishing. He was a member of Latham United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his son: Larry W. Cunningham and wife Ralonda of Maroa, IL; 5 grandchildren: Aaron Cunningham (Jennifer) of Forsyth, IL, Kimberly Miller (Brian) of Kenney, IL, Lee Ann Price (Kyle) of Mattoon, IL, Rebecca Christain of Decatur, IL, and Kevin Cunningham (Trina) of Normal, IL; 12 great grandchildren; and 2 step-great grandchildren; brother: Neil (Erma) Cunningham, of Maroa, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mary Ann, son David, sister Elizabeth Bowers, and brothers Merle & Keith.
A special thanks to all the Vonderlieth personnel who helped keep Kenneth comfortable for his 5 years there.
Obituary written by family members.
Cornelia Elizabeth Rousey, 92, of Wapella, passed away at 2:28 p.m. Friday (April 1, 2016) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.
Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, has assisted the family with cremation rites.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn., and Little Galilee Christian Assembly.
Cornelia was born Sept. 8, 1923, in Bloomington, the daughter of James Kurt and Agnes Livengood Starnes. She married James L. Rousey on Sept. 19, 1942, in St. Charles, Mo. He passed away June 14, 1992.
Survivors include her children, Steven E. Rousey, Champaign, and Terry D. (Joan) Rousey, Floyds Knobs, Ind.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grand-daughter; siblings, Eldon Starnes, Bloomington; Dean Starnes, Bloomington; and Norman Starnes, Bloomington.
She was preceded in death by her parents; stepson, James L. Rousey Jr.; two grandchildren; and one sister.
Cornelia was retired from Revere Copper & Brass, Inc., Clinton.
Cornelia enjoyed fishing and pinochle. She loved her children and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. The family would like to thank Liberty Village, Clinton, and OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, for their excellent care.
H. Winston Zastrow, 88, of Elmhurst, formerly of Clinton, passed away Thursday (March 31, 2016) in Elmhurst.
He was the beloved husband of 67 years to Bernice Amen Zastrow; loving father of Craig (Catherine) Zastrow, Teresa (Jim) Rich, Brent (Kathie) Zastrow and Todd (Lynn) Zastrow; devoted grandfather of Michelle (Scott) Fulk, Eric Zastrow, Joshua (Kelly) Rich, Amanda (Justin) Morgan, Sita (Emmett) Gleason, Gene (Tonia) Talley, Brad (Stacie) Talley, Todd-Robert (Kyla) Zastrow, Ted-Winston Zastrow, and Grant, Benjamin and Hope Zastrow; great-grandfather of 16; and uncle of many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Alvin W. Zastrow.
He was a graduate of Minnesota Bible College; a pulpit minister for over 50 years, most recently the Christian churches in Clinton and Clarendon Hills, presiding at over 750 funerals and 1,000 weddings; and a lifelong supporter of global missions, including the founding of two Christian camps.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Christian Church of Clarendon Hills, 5750 Holmes Ave., Clarendon Hills. He will be lying in state 3 p.m. Sunday until the time of service at 4 p.m. at Christian Church of Clarendon Hills. There will be a private interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Colombia Christian Mission, Dale Meade, P.O. Box 95, Rittman, OH 44270-0095, or TCM International Institute, P.O. BOX 24560, Indianapolis, IN 46224.
Loveta Ann Borton, 85, of DeLand, passed away 12:45 a.m. Thursday (March 31, 2016) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
A service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, with the Rev. John Tennyson officiating. Burial will follow at DeLand Cemetery, DeLand. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Deland Christian Church or Champaign County Humane Society.
Loveta was born Oct. 8, 1930, in Independence, Mo., the daughter of Ralph and Martha Morris Jasper. She married Lorin Karl Borton Jr. on June 3, 1950, in Winchester.
Survivors include her husband, Karl Borton, DeLand; children, Karla (Greg Stoklos) LeVeque, Tucson, Ariz.; Shelly (Jack) Weakly, Bloomington; Robin (John) Borton-Scott, Champaign; and Thomas (Kelly) Borton, Gibson City; six grandchildren, Joshua (Rachel) Weakly, Champaign; Chelsea Weakly, Bloomington; Haylee Weakly, Bloomington; Ashley (Scott) Zachry, Naperville; Austin Borton, Milwaukee, Wis.; and Blythe Borton, Gibson City; and one great-granddaughter, Audrey Weakly, Champaign.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, William Jasper.
Loveta was a member of the Deland Christian Church. She enjoyed bridge club and riding horses, and had an extreme love of animals. Loveta participated in Meals on Wheels, as well as served on numerous boards in DeLand and Piatt County. She was the best cook and her family was most important to her. Loveta especially loved her grandchildren and enjoyed spending holidays and birthdays with them.
Timothy L. Wright, 53, of Farmer City, passed away at 2:33 p.m. Monday (March 28, 2016) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
His memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, with the Rev. Bryan Phillips officiating. There will be no visitation. Inurnment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City. Memorials may be made to Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, 4401 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64111.
Timothy was born Aug. 26, 1962, in Bloomington, the son of Jerry and Betty Wilson Wright.
He is survived by his parents, Jerry and Betty Wright, Farmer City; daughter, Brittany (Javier) Sanchez, Kansas City, Mo.; son, Jeremiah Wright, LeRoy; two grandchildren, Jeremiah Sanchez and Roman Sanchez; two sisters, Terry Adamson, Bellflower, and Tena (Jeff) Jones, DeWitt; many nieces and nephews; significant other, Becky Messick, Farmer City; her son, Joshua Messick, Farmer City, and Joshua's son, Bryer Messick.
He is preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Timothy was a farmer.
Virginia M. Alsup, 92, of Warrensburg, died Monday, March 28, 2016, at Fair Havens Christian Home.
Visitation will be 4-6 P.M. Friday, April 1, at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home. A private family graveside service will be held at Illini Cemetery, Warrensburg.
Memorials may be made to the Warrensburg United Methodist Church or the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Department.
Virginia was born October 30, 1923, in Warrensburg, the daughter of Clarence C. and Norma B. (Marshall) Rau. She married Marion D. Alsup on March 2, 1944, in Texas. He preceded her in death. Virginia was very active in Home Extension, and was a past president. She was previously an active member of Harmony United Methodist Church, where she played the piano and the organ. She was more recently an active member of Warrensburg United Methodist Church.
Virginia is survived by her children: Carol A. Myers of Warrensburg and her daughter Brandee Jones of Latham; Harold E. Alsup and wife Patricia of Decatur and their daughter Jamie Dubson and husband Jeremy of Decatur; Allen R. Alsup and wife Pamela of Warrensburg and their children Amanda Phillips of Bloomington, Matthew Alsup of Bloomington, and Emily Bailey and husband Ryan of Nokomis; 6 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother William Rau.
The family would like to thank Fair Havens Christian Home for all their care and service.
Condolences may be left to the family in care of Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home at www.brintlingerandearl.com.
Marilyn Irma Horn, 86, of Latham, IL passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016 in her residence.
Private family services will be held at Laenna Cemetery, Chestnut, IL. Dawson & Wikoff
West Wood Street Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Latham Fire Department.
Marilyn was born on March 11, 1930 in Warrensburg, IL, the daughter of Arthur J. and Irma J. (Dittus) Lawrence. She graduated as the Salutatorian for Warrensburg High School in 1948. She married Donald W. Horn on January 31, 1954. Marilyn was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Decatur, IL. Family and farming was most precious in Marilyn’s life.
Marilyn is survived by her husband: Donald W. Horn of Latham, IL; children: George L. Horn of Latham, IL, David D. (Cheryl) Horn of Decatur, IL, Julia M. (Richard) Austin of Oreana, IL and Rodney J. Horn of Latham, IL; grandchildren: Amy Horn, Jennifer (Justin) Young, Bruce (Molly) Osborn, Craig Austin and Brad Austin; great grandchildren: Mason Young and Gracelynn Osborn.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.dawson-wikoff.com.