Ralph Dean Holland 73 of Heyworth, IL passed away 2:38 AM January 30, 2017 at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, IL.
Private family graveside services will be held at Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wapella, IL with military honors. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.
Ralph was born May 15, 1943 in Wapella, IL the son of Paul and Martha (Collins) Holland. He married Karen Lea Willis on August 12, 1967. They were married for 21 years.
Survivors include his son: Brian (Jill) Holland, Heyworth, IL; three grandchildren: Matthew, Ben and Anna Holland; siblings: Betty Ellis, Clinton, IL, Ronnie (Joyce) Holland, Maroa, IL, and Kathy (Vernon) Meadows, Wapella, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: William Richard and John Wesley Holland and one sister: Beverly Ann Kraft.
Ralph was a 1961 graduate of Wapella High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran. After working for Holland Brothers Plumbing and Heating until 1996, he started Ralph Holland Plumbing Inc. in Heyworth, IL with his son and worked until present day.
The family wishes to extend a special “Thank You” to the staff of the Progressive Care Unit at BroMenn Regional Medical Center.
Joyce A. Compton, 80, of Atlanta, passed away Sunday (Jan. 29, 2017) at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Her graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Atlanta Cemetery. Andy Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in the Atlanta Cemetery.
Joyce Ann Johnson was born June 29, 1936, in Atlanta, the daughter of Oren Brock and Alma Leesman Johnson. She married Orville E. "Speed" Compton on July 10, 1954. He preceded Joyce in death on March 25, 2012.
Joyce is survived by their children, Peggy Aper, Atlanta; Susan (Dean) Benedict, Atlanta; and Matthew (Nancy) Compton, Colorado Springs; nieces, Shelly (Randy) Brooks, Atlanta, and Julie (Paul) Homan, El Paso, to whom she was a caring mother; six grandchildren, Angie Neville, Atlanta; Elizabeth (Darrell) Miller, Danvers; Elaina (R.J.) Romani, Washburn; Lyndi (Kory) Leesman, Hartsburg; and Meghan and Rachel Compton, Colorado Springs; five great-grandchildren, Kolton Neville; Raelyn and Clayto Romani; and Levi and Luke "Little Speed" Leesman; one brother, James L. (Barbara) Johnson, Minier; two cousins, Gaylord Wikle, Waynesville, and Ben Leesman, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Jane Bottoms and Judy Ford, and one son-in-law, Ron Aper.
Joyce was a 1954 graduate of Atlanta High School. She had served as president of the Atlanta Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1824 Auxiliary. Joyce enjoyed reading, playing cards, crocheting, hunting for morel mushrooms, and fishing at Patterson Bay.
Memorials may be made to the Atlanta Christian Church or the Atlanta Public Library.
Forrest Lee Appleton, 73, went to be with the Lord Friday morning (Jan. 27, 2017) in Peoria.
Lee was born June 13, 1943, in Logansport, Ind., to Forrest Leo and Hanna Fultz Appleton, both preceding him in death. He was raised in Camden, Ind., along with his three brothers.
Upon graduation from Camden High School, Lee attended Purdue University for two years and played trumpet in the band before he enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1964 at the age of 20. A Vietnam veteran, 1965-1966, Lee reached the rank of staff sergeant while serving his country at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., where he met his bride-to-be, Geraldine "Gerre" Higgins. He completed his service at the Pentagon for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, leaving active duty in 1971.
Lee and Gerre moved to Stanford, where he began working for State Farm in Bloomington, and raising three children, Forrest David, Theodore "Ted" Appleton and Laura Appleton Shuler. He also worked for Mitsubishi Motors and as a truck driver, a profession he enjoyed while in high school and college. Lee was also very active in his community as a Freemason since the age of 21 in the Scottish Rites, 32nd degree, belonged to the Bloomington Consistory, and the Minier Comet Lodge. He participated in the Passion Play at the Consistory, enjoyed woodworking and shooting, and was a historian and published author. Later in his life, Lee researched and published multiple articles and books on the railroad system in Indiana and historical articles pertaining to central Indiana, where he grew up. He also spent as much time as he could loving on and enjoying his grandchildren.
Loved and respected by all who met him, Lee Appleton was a man of honor, loyalty and integrity; believed in hard work; was a good friend of many; and a provider for his family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Gerre; brothers, Dean, Brian and Bill Appleton; sons, Dave and Ted Appleton; daughter, Laura (Kevin) Shuler; and eight grandchildren, Amber Kasner; Alek, Kendra, Alyana and Talon Appleton; and Gavin, Carlee and Aubrey Shuler.
His celebration of life is being planned for June 13 at First Baptist Church in Camden, Ind., and he will be interred in a family plot at the Camden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Shriner's Hospital for Children.
Dorothy J. Paxton-Butler, 84, of Lincoln, died at 8 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 29, 2017) at Christian Village, Lincoln.
Service: 1 p.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln, with Ron Otto officiating.
Burial: following service at Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington.
Visitation: noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association.
Survivors: her children, Allan Butler, Kansas City, Kan.; Charles Butler, Lincoln; Suzan Butler, Milwaukee, Wis.; Sherri (Wade) Wimp, Bloomington; and Mike Butler, Normal; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Ralph Holland 73 of Wapella, IL passed away 2:38 AM January 30, 2017 at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, IL. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.
Edna Ruth Ryan, 77 of Oreana, IL, went home peacefully in her sleep and is celebrating with Jesus, family and friends, dancing and walking the streets of gold at 5:40 AM January 30, 2017 at her family residence in Oreana, IL.
Graveside services will be 1:30 P.M. Friday, February 3, 2017 at Macon County Memorial Park Cemetery, Harristown, IL with Paul Roberts officiating. Visitation will be 5 – 7 P.M. Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Edna was born November 23, 1939 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Clifton Vance and Betty June (Rardin) Ball. She married Robert E. Ryan, Jr. September 6, 1958 in Decatur, IL. He passed away January 1, 2006.
Survivors include her children: June (Mike Price) Yates, Nokomis, IL, Terri (Roger) Browning, Decatur, IL and Cindy Gahwiler, Oreana, IL; grandchildren: Shauna Rush, Jason Benge, Tyler Yates, LaRae (Paul) Roberts, Nichole (Robert Goyen) Foster, Levi Gahwiler, along with several great grandchildren. Also surviving are her siblings: Nadeen (Carl) Williams, Decatur, IL, Arleigh (Sandy) Ball, Rockledge, FL and Clifton Ball, Oreana, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother: Charles Ball.
Edna loved flowers and British sit-coms. She was a very caring and loving person, always putting others first.
Ruth Vandiver 81 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 3:35 PM January 29, 2017 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.
Services will be 11 A.M. Thursday, February 2, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 9:30 – 11 A.M. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association.
Ruth was born June 20, 1935 in Macomb, IL the daughter of Hallie and Margaret (Drake) Reeves. She married Max E. Vandiver June 5, 1955, in Brooklyn, IL.
Survivors include her husband: Max E. Vandiver, Clinton, IL; children: Paul (Lisa) Vandiver, LaCygne, KS, Susan (Larry) Duling, Clinton, IL, Steve (Mary) Vandiver, Heyworth, IL, Phil Vandiver, Bloomington, IL; 9 grandchildren: Barbara, Michael, Bryan, Colin, Abby, Maggie, Molly, Lucy and Liam.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
Ruth enjoyed cooking and quilting.
Floyd E. Payne, 87 of Lincoln passed away at 12:05 a.m. January 23, 2017 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital of Lincoln, IL.
Floyd was born March 1, 1929 in Union Illinois the son of Everett and Edna (Oltman) Payne. He married Norma JoAnn Teaney on February 4, 1950 in Hartsburg, IL. She survives him.
Also surviving are his children: Kerry Payne of Lincoln, Roger (Randy) Payne of Lincoln, Reggie (Tracy) Payne of Hartsburg, and Robyn Redfairn of Lincoln. Two brothers: Ray (Charlene) Payne of Lincoln, Harold (Ann) Payne of New Jersey; nine grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents and one brother Howard.
Floyd was a member of Jefferson Street Christian Church. He worked and retired as a forklift operator at PPG.
A Memorial service for Floyd will be held at 6:00 p.m. Friday January 27, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Joe Sanders officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00-6:00 p.m. prior to the service. A private family burial will be held at a later date. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Floyd’s name to American Cancer Society or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Jean Eileen Bachman, 91, of Chenoa, formerly of Heyworth, passed away at 11:31 a.m. Monday (Jan. 23, 2017) at Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community, rural Chenoa.
She was born on March 23, 1925, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to Samuel and Viola I. Roszhart Rediger.
As a young child, she moved to Meadows and graduated from Chenoa High School. Jean met Roy Bachman at the Eureka Pumpkin Festival, and they later married in 1946. She took great joy in the role as a farm wife and mother to their nine children. They had been married 36 years when Roy passed away in 1983.
She is survived by her children, Linda (Paul) Woith, Normal; Leroy (Ethel) Bachman, Auburn; Peter (Connie) Bachman, Lexington; Connie (Calvin) Schick, Ruth (Joe) Haney and Roger Bachman, all of Bloomington; Gary (Linda) Bachman, Hudson; and Phillip (Rhonda) Bachman, Heyworth; 17 grandchildren, Jeff Woith, Tami Cappos, Melissa Courtney-Willis, Chris Bachman, Kim Berg, Cara Penn, Stacy Haney-Strnad, Tony Haney, Eric Haney, Roger Bachman, Ben Bachman, Megan Bachman, Christina Messerschmidt, Noah Bachman, Katie Bachman, Jacob Bachman and Audra Bachman; 26 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; infant sister, Betty; and son, Marlin.
Jean was a member of the Calvary Mennonite Church of Washington and later the Meadows Mennonite Church. She is remembered by her family and friends for her love of baking, gardening, her joyful laughter and spending time with her grandkids. She will be forever missed and held in the hearts of those who knew her.
Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mennonite Church of Normal with Pastor Tim Schrag officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to her service at the church. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Monday in Stewart Harmony Cemetery, rural Metamora. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Community Cancer Center or Meadows Mennonite Nursing Home. Mason Funeral Home, Metamora, is handling arrangements.
CLINTON — Olive G. Gibson Moberly, 94, of Clinton, passed away at 4 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 25, 2017) at River North Bradley Health and Rehabilitation Center, Bradley. She was six days short of celebrating her 95th birthday with those she left behind.
Her service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church, Clinton, or the scholarship fund for Clinton Eagles FOE 593.
Olive was born Jan. 31, 1922, at home in Lane, the daughter of Reuben L. and L. Lavada Reddish Gibson, and the younger sister of Virgil Gibson. Virgil preceded her in death July 10, 2009. She married William E. Moberly on March 15, 1941, in DeWitt, and they had 59 years together before Bill was called home on May 8, 2000.
Survivors include her children, Ellen K. West, Bourbonnais, and James “Jim” Moberly, Bradley; Olive and Bill always opened their home to their children’s friends, many of whom made lasting friendships with them; four stepgrandchildren, Scott West, Buffalo, N.Y.; Brian West, Clarence, N.Y.; Stephanie (David) Sawyer, Clarence N.Y.; and David (Erin) West, Buffalo, N.Y. There are 10 stepgreat-grandchildren who will miss her as well: Nicolas and Julia West, Denver, Colo.; Joshua West, Nashville, Tenn.; Tyler West, Hamilton, Ohio; Andrew and Audrey Sawyer and Danielle Keitel, Clarence, N.Y.; and Samuel and Ruby West, Clarence, N.Y.; and Sydney Sawyer, N.Y.
She was preceded in death by her parents and son-in-law, Kenneth “Bill” West, on June 26, 2008.
Olive was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton. During her working years, Olive worked at Kroger grocery store, Gibson’s Ace Hardware store, and finally at First National Bank and Trust. She retired from her position at the bank at age 79.
Olive had two great loves other than her family. She was known for her delicious caramels, toffee and peanut brittle. She took great pleasure in making and sharing her candy with family and friends. Her other love was sports — the Illini, the Bears, the Bulls, the Blackhawks and the Cubs. She was excited to see her beloved team become world champions.
CLINTON — Glenda Mae Bunn, 64, of Clinton, passed away 4:55 a.m. Friday (Jan. 27, 2017) at John Warner Hospital and Health Services, Clinton.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Ernie Harvey Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Crum Cemetery, Wapella. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family requests casual attire.
Memorials may be directed to an education fund for her grandchildren.
Glenda was born Oct. 12, 1952, in Litchfield, the daughter of Roy and Glema F. (Swartz) Smith. She married Charles H. Rasor on Dec. 18, 1972. She later married William W. “Bill” Bunn on Jan. 2, 2004, in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
Survivors include her husband, William W. “Bill” Bunn, Clinton; son, Blake (fiancée, Janna Underwood) Rasor, Clinton; stepsons, Troy W. (Amy) Bunn, LeRoy, and Tom (Kristi) Bunn, Lincoln; five grandchildren, Mason Rasor, Kaybree Rasor, Rylee Bunn, Baylee Bunn and Cole Bunn; sisters, Joann (Kenneth) Manley, Clinton; Catherine (Daniel) Rozanski, Decatur; and Janet (Charles) Schram, Clinton; and her beloved dog, Maylee.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Patsy Peavler.
Glenda worked for Ray Moss and Associates before retiring from State Farm Insurance. She loved spending time with her famil,y especially her grandchildren. Glenda also loved to have a good time and laugh, and enjoyed her friends.
Wilma L. Parrish, 81, of Lincoln, IL passed away on Wednesday January 25, 2017 at 2:10 a.m. at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on February 10, 1935 in Patoka, IL; the daughter of James W. and Eunice (Snyder) Meridith. She graduated from Stonington High School in 1953. She married Robert E. Parrish on December 23, 1956 in the Stonington Methodist Church, Stonington, IL. Wilma worked for Dr. Rose, Brown, Jack in Decatur, IL, a licensed beautician, the University of Illinois, a caregiver in Lincoln, IL, and retired from Lincoln Developmental Center in Lincoln, IL.
She was a 50 year member of Eastern Star, 26 year member of White Shrine of Jerusalem, Oasis Red Hats, AFSCME Union, and enjoyed eating with the monthly Methodist luncheon group. She loved her family, all her friends, and the USS Ashland Reunion group. She enjoyed reading books, painting in her early years, cross stitch, old movies, playing bingo and card games.
Surviving are her husband: Robert E. Parrish of Lincoln, IL; sons: Robert R. Parrish of Mt. Pulaski, IL and Meridith L. Parrish of Mt. Pulaski, IL; daughter: Deborah L. (John) Ewins of Lincoln, IL; grandchildren: Jennifer (Isaac) Sheley of Chestnut, IL, Christopher Parrish of Mt. Pulaski, IL, Tiffany Parrish of Decatur, IL, Sylvia M. and Margo Bobbi Parrish of Lincoln, IL; great-grandchildren: Layla S. Parrish, Tatum S. Bateson, Colton Edwards, Keaton W. Dinger, Addison M. Sheley; one brother: James (MaryLou) Meridith of Highland, IL; brother-in-law: Harold (Dottie) Parrish of Taylorville, IL; sister-in-law: Edmona Vitali of Taylorville, IL; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her in-laws: Harold and Clara Parrish, brother-in-laws: Charles Davis and Aldo Vitali, sister-in-law: Virginia Davis, and grandson James R. Ewins.
Services for Wilma will be 9:00 a.m. Monday January 30, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Michael Paulson officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday January 29, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial at Camp Butler National Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Wilma’s name to the Shriner’s Childrens Hospital in St. Louis, MO or Logan County Oasis Senior Center in Lincoln, IL.
Deborah Eckert, 67, of Lincoln passed away at 1:51 a.m. on January 25, 2017 at Abraham Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln.
Deborah was born March 31, 1949 in Terre Haute, IN., the daughter of Richard Cooley and Juney Cooley-Rowe. She married Robert Eckert on September 4, 1978 in Tuscola, IL, her home town. He survives.
Deborah is also survived by her daughter, Jamie Lee (Fiance, Seth Peacock) Eckert of Peoria, IL; her son, Dr. Andrew R. (Rene) Eckert of Dillsburg, PA; her grandchildren, Isabella Eckert, Ethan Eckert, Zoey Peacock, Austin Musser, and Tyler Musser; her sister, Cathie Bradley of Auburn, IL; her step-mother, Ruth Cooley of Harrisburg, IL; and her special baby, Oreo Poodle.
Deborah was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Charles Williams.
Deborah graduated from Tuscola high school in 1967 and from Eastern Illinois University in 1972. She was employed at Logan/Mason Rehab Center as a QMRP and retired from there.
Deborah loved collecting anything Raggedy Ann and Andy and had enough Raggedy ornaments to entirely decorate her Christmas Tree. She also collected Pipka old fashioned Santa Clauses, and anything black & white chickens. She loved learning about family history. She was a member of Holy Family Parish in Lincoln.
Services for Deborah will held at 11:30A.M. on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Curt Weaver officiating. A visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00A.M. Saturday, January 28, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lincoln, IL. Memorial donations may be made in Deborah’s name to Disabled American Veterans, or American Diabetes Association.
Marjorie R. Beal, 95 of Decatur, IL passed away 9:25 P.M. January 26, 2017
at Primrose Retirement Community, Decatur, IL.
Services will be 1 P.M. Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Calvert Funeral
Home, Maroa, IL with Pastor Bob Baker officiating. Burial will be at Maroa
Cemetery, Maroa, IL at a later date. Visitation will be 5 - 7 P.M.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL.
Memorials may be directed to Muscular Dystrophy Assoc.
Marjorie was born November 12, 1920 in Oswego, IL the daughter of Robert
and Florence (Ebenger) Hall. She married Loren W. Beal August 15, 1942. He
passed away July 9, 2012.
Survivors include her sons: David (Soheila) Beal and Andrew (Sarah) Beal;
daughters-in-law: Debby and Patricia; grandchildren: Krista, Amy, Jenny,
Alison, Kate, Robert, and Allison; great grandchildren: Makenzie, Bennett,
Joshua, Josiah, Rebecca, Kaley, Ryan, Natalie, Tyler, Zoey, Hunter,
Skylar, Ashlyn and 1 great grandchild on the way. Along with one brother:
Everett (Fern) Hall surviving.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sons: Kenneth H. and John P. Beal,
Marjorie graduated from U of I with a degree in Library Science. She
enjoyed reading, traveling, flowers and nature.
Robert Cowles, 81,of Green Valley, AZ, has passed January 9, 2017 at Peppi's Hospice in Tucson, AZ.. He leaves his wife, Betty, three children, Matthew, Roseville CA, Katie Long, Tucson AZ and Mark, Bloomington,IL, 6 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.
Bob was born in Clinton, IL.to Asa and Lulu Cowles. He was raised on the family farm and went to a one-room grade school in Creek Township. He attended Chaddock School for Boys in Quincy IL, where he found his love of singing. He married Betty Gawthorp May 9, 1958 in St John’s Catholic Church. He was a member of The Knights of Columbus and sang in choir at St. John’s. Bob loved reading about the Civil War especially the Battle of Franklin, where his grandfather fought. Bob and Betty moved to Henderson NV in 1981.
He retired from the City of Henderson, and then moved to Green Valley in 2005 to be near family. Bob was a kind quiet, man who loved his family. He was a lifelong fan of the Cubs and celebrated their World Series win. He donated his body to Science Care in Phoenix. A Celebration of his Life was held at home
Virginia M. Clark, 92 of Bement, IL., passed away at 8:00 A.M., on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at the Bement United Methodist Church, 249 N. Piatt St., Bement, IL. Visitation will be held from 9:30 A.M. until time of services on Thursday at the church. The Pastor Amos Dillman will officiate. Burial will be in the Bement Township Cemetery, Bement, IL. Memorial contributions can be made to the Bement United Methodist Church, Bement.
Virginia was born on January 28, 1924 in Atwood, IL. , a daughter of Ervin and Mary Wells Anderson. She married Ralph F. Clark on August 8, 1948 in Decatur, IL, and he passed away on March 27, 2015. Surviving are two daughters; Cheryl (Bob) Frank of Milwaukee, WI., and Debbie (Randy) Niles of Decatur, IL. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren; Sheri (Josh) Campbell, Troy (Brandi) Shott, Wendi (Jared) Fritz, Kristi (Mat Cox) Niles, Justin (Jen) Niles, Brian (Carrissa) Clark, Julie (Jimmie) Burkeen, as well as 11 Great-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son; Roger Clark.
During her life she enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers, sewing and knitting, going to the Bement pool, and going with Ralph to Masonic events. She and Ralph were regulars at the Brown Bag in Monticello and spent many hours Ballroom Dancing together. She enjoyed serving as the Bement United Methodist Church Secretary for many years. Her favorite hobby was playing bridge with her Bridge Club. She loved her family dearly and especially spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Wesley H. Rosenberger, 84, of Clinton, passed away at 1:07 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 21, 2017) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
A private graveside service will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, assisted the family with cremation rites.
Memorials may be directed to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Wesley was born Aug. 11, 1932, in Aurora, the son of Francis G. and Bessie Lane Rosenberger. He married Patricia C. Rice on Nov. 11, 1951, in Clinton.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia C. Rosenberger, Clinton; children, Diana (David) Massey, Clinton, and Wesley Steven (Terri) Rosenberger, Heyworth; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Charles (Lita) Rosenberger, Walnut Park, Calif.; and mother-in-law, Erma Spencer, Clinton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.
Wesley was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses for 42 years. He was a sheet metal worker with Union Local 1.
Marilyn M. Petry, 88, of Heyworth, went to be with Jesus at 2:43 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 22, 2017) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.
Her memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington, with the Rev. Ken Martin officiating. A private family interment will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Full Gospel Tabernacle, Heyworth.
Marilyn was born May 20, 1928, in Chicago, the daughter of Marion and Ethel Hantz Conn. She married Paul M. Petry on April 26, 1952, in Chicago, and for 65 years, they shared a marriage that was “made in Heaven.” He survives her.
Also surviving are her children, Paul S. (Barbara) Petry, Plano; Susan (Robert) Slusarek, Plainfield; Sharon Smith, Winnebago; Mark (Charlotte) Petry, Plainfield; and Janet (Ken) Martin, Bloomington; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother and a brother, Don Conn.
Marilyn had a deep love of the Lord and was a true Proverbs 31 woman. To her family and others who knew her she was the most self-sacrificing, kind, considerate and generous person.
Marilyn was a phenomenal wife, mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed by all those who knew her.
Gene M. Hilgendorf, 91, passed away at 7:09 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 19, 2017) at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln, with Ryan Edgecombe officiating.
Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Burial: Hartsburg Union Cemetery with full military rites accorded by Emden American Legion Post 506.
Memorials: Christian Village.
Survivors: children, Sue O’Hara, Lincoln, and William (Debbie) Hilgendorf, Lincoln; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
MAROA -- William Henderson, 57 of Maroa, IL passed away 12:58 P.M. January 16, 2017 at his family home in Maroa, IL.
Services to celebrate his life will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL with Greg Taylor officiating. Private family burial at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 A.M. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the William Henderson memorial fund.
Survivors include his mother: Judy Coffey, Clinton, IL; children: Steven W. (Michelle) Henderson, Lincoln, IL and Stephanie Henderson, Lincoln, IL; grandchildren: Annalynn Henderson, Triston Henderson and Levi Mayberry; siblings: Marjorie (Gordan) Foster, Heyworth, IL, Julie (Mark) Guzouskis, Lincoln, IL, Vonda (Bubba) Cable, Clinton, MS, Dawn Jackson, FL, Michelle (Dave) Turner, Madison, WI and Chad Henderson, Oreana, IL; and step-mother: Sally Henderson, Clinton, MS.
He was preceded in death his father.William was a construction contractor and all around “Mr. Fixit”.
WAYNESVILLE — Steven Ross, 64, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday (Jan. 17, 2017) at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Steven was born on Feb. 3, 1952, in Waynesville, the son of Donald and Waunita (Finger) Ross. He proudly served his country in the USMC. He loved dogs and motorcycles.
Surviving are his sister, Terri Keim (Kevin), Georgia; stepdaughter, Shelley Jun (Andy), Bloomington; grandchildren, Rebekah, Luke, and Adam.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Honoring Steven’s wishes, cremation will take place at Graceland/Fairlawn Cremation Center. Service will be at a later date.
Mary Loeffler, 94, of Lincoln, died at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 17, 2017) at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln, with Ron Otto officiating.
Burial: Zion Cemetery, Lincoln.
Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials: Lincoln Christian Church.
Survivors: her children, Jay (Debbie) Loeffler, Normal; Marcia Horn, St. Charles; and Jim (Diana) Loeffler, Lincoln; one sister, Delores Berger, Lincoln; one brother, John Davison, Middletown; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Richard Dale Rowe 88 of Argenta, IL passed away 2:26 PM, January 17, 2017 at his family residence, Argenta, IL.
Services will be 10 AM, Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Argenta United Methodist Church with Pastor Bob Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Friday, January 20, 2017 at the church. Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to the Argenta United Methodist Church.
Dale was born January 1, 1929 in Lowell, Illinois the son of Leonard E. and Esther (Metzler) Rowe. He married Marilyn Bernice “Sally” Marshall May 11, 1952 in Tonica, IL.
Survivors include his wife Sally Rowe, Argenta, IL; children, Paula Jean (Ricky) Henon, Decatur, IL; Marla Sue (Terry) Stephens, Argenta, IL, Gregory Allen (Tracy) Rowe, Bethany, IL; 5 Grandchildren, 1 Great-Grandchild; sisters, Ramona Tohill, TX and Donna (Joe) Nedza, LaSalle, IL.
He was preceded in death by his Parents and 1 Son.
Dale served in the Army and was a member of the Cisco American Legion. He was a member of the Argenta United Methodist Church and was a past member of the Argenta Zoning Board.. He was a retired truck driver.
Mack Leon “M.L.” Gibson II, 43, of Farmer City, passed away at 4:50 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 15, 2017) in Mansfield.
His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City. Pastor Jeremiah Thompson will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bonnie L. Gibson.
He was born Dec. 19, 1973, in Champaign, to Leon and Bonnie L. Dolbert Gibson.
Survivors include his mother, Bonnie L. Gibson, Farmer City; his father, Leon (Judy) Gibson, LeRoy; his girlfriend, Tiffany Phillips, Mansfield; three half brothers, Matthew J. (Debbie) Barton, Bloomington; Mark D. (Kathy) Gibson, Bloomington; and Scott A. (Amy) Gibson, Oswego; four half sisters, Michelle B. (John) Wolfe, Chandler, Ariz.; Melinda S. (Richard) Wallace, Andalusia, Ala.; Monica L. (Scott) Ohlenkamp, Farmer City; and Brenda S. (Jim) Casino, Bloomington; 15 nieces and nephews; and six great-nieces and -nephews.
M.L. was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Dottie Rosalie Summers, 77, of Wapella, died at 5:20 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 15, 2017) at Heritage Health, Normal.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington, with Pastor Keith Barclay officiating.
Burial: Long Point Cemetery, Wapella.
Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Friday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, both at the memorial home.
Memorials: Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance or a charity for dementia or neurological disease.
Survivors: her children, Dennis Wagner, Clinton; Julie Hinrichs, Edwardsville; and Jill (Michael) Smith, Eureka; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Linda Summers, Wapella; and three brothers, Ken (Kae) Summers, California; James (Kay) Summers, Clinton; and David (Terri) Summers, Farmer City.
Dorothy Lee Schrock, 83, of Farmer City, passed away at 10:15 p.m. Monday (Jan. 16, 2017) at her home after a brief, inspirational battle with cancer.
Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Community Fellowship, 1300 W. Clinton Ave., Farmer City, with Pastor Dave Ashby officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Community Fellowship, Farmer City. Memorials may be made to Trinity Community Fellowship. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, is in charge of the arrangements.
Dorothy was born Jan. 27, 1933, in Brandenburg, Ky., a daughter of Robert Lee and Mary Ellen Thornhill Daily. She married Walter M. Schrock on Dec. 14, 1963, in Springfield. He passed away on April 20, 1985.
Survived by her son, Greg (Cathy) Schrock, Farmer City; daughter, Rhonda (Curt) Ellis, Danville; six grandchildren, Jordan (Holly) Schrock, Jessica Schrock, Tyler Ellis, Taylor Ellis, Lauren Ellis and Lexi Ellis; and great-grandson, Rylan Tull.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter M. Schrock; one brother and one sister.
Before retiring, she was a secretary at Moraine View State Recreation Area, LeRoy. Dorothy was a member of Trinity Community Fellowship. She was an avid reader; enjoyed walking her loving dog, Sadie; and loved her grandchildren, great-grandson and family.
Dorothy was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend to all, and used her faith as a living testimony.
Paula K. Jones, 52, of Lincoln, formerly of Bloomington, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Friday (Jan. 13, 2017) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Normal, with Pastor Jeff Henricks officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorials may be made to SOAR (Special Opportunities Available in Recreation).
Paula was born July 15, 1964, in Bloomington, a daughter to Jimmy P. and Annie Foster Jones.
Surviving are her mother, Annie Allen, and stepfather, Larry Allen, both of Normal; stepmother, Carol Jones, Bloomington; and sister, Julie (James) Drake, Bloomington.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jimmy Jones, and her maternal and paternal grandparents.
She attended MarcFirst, Illinois State University Laboratory School and Sarah Raymond Early Childhood School.
Paula was employed at MarcFirst in Normal and Tri-County Special Education Association in Lincoln. She enjoyed bowling at SOAR with her friends.
She was from a large family who all loved her dearly.
Margaret Helen “Meg” Anderson, 82, of Houston, Texas, passed away on Jan. 7, 2017, in Houston, Texas.
She was born March 30, 1934, in Farmer City. She graduated from Moore Community High School in 1952 and spent one year at Illinois State University. She married Richard Monroe Anderson in 1960, and is survived by two sons, Shawn and Chris.
Memorial service details are yet to be arranged. Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Craig “Huggy” Bryan, 47, of Heyworth, passed away Wednesday (Jan. 11, 2017), at his home, surrounded by his family.
Craig was born May 15, 1969, the son of Dan and Letha Bryan. He married Melissa Merritt on Nov. 8, 2006, in Clinton. She survives.
Also surviving are their children, George Bryan and LeeAnn, Mark and Sara Merritt; his mother, Letha Bryan; brothers, Bruce (Vickie) Bryan and Jeff Bryan; three grandchildren, and one on the way. He was preceded in death by his father, Dan Bryan.
Huggy was known for his hard work ethic. Huggy drove a truck for many years until he started working for Randolph Agriculture Services.
The family would like to thank the many friends and family who helped take care of Huggy in this trying time and for all their thoughts and prayers. The family would like to thank the doctors who took care of him.
Cremation has been accorded; there will be a celebration of life at 4 p.m. Jan. 28, 2017, at Circle II Bar & Grill, Heyworth. Memorial contributions may be made to the Illinois Cancer Care Center for brain cancer research.
Barbara A. Wright 79 of Clinton, Il. passed away 5:09 PM January 13, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Il.
Celebration of life will be 3 – 5 PM, Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. Burial will follow at Olive Hill, Coffeen, IL at a later date. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.
Memorials may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project
Barbara was born February 12, 1937 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Fredrick and Dorcas (Jiles) Woltz. She married William A. Wright September 3, 1953 in Decatur, IL. He passed away January 2, 1988.
Survivors include her children, Sherry (Thomas) Donnelly, Beecher, IL; Thomas (LuAnne) Wright, Chanhassen, MN; Timothy (Lisa) Wright, Litchfield, IL; and Christopher (Monica) Wright, Taylorville, IL; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; three sisters: Rose Marie (Gerald) Ellrick, Clinton, IL; Laura Jones, Decatur, IL; and Kay (Ray) Cavanaugh, Tucson, AZ; one brother, Fredrick Woltz, Colorado.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.
Robert W. “Bob” Westen, 81, of Mt. Pulaski, passed away at 7:20 A.M. Thursday January 12, 2017 at his residence.
Bob was born on August 2, 1935 in Logan County, IL, the son of Harm and Louise (Sams) Westen. He married Donna Allison on December 17, 1954 in Latham, IL.
Bob is survived by his wife Donna, his children Kim (Doug) Chandler, Kristy Westen, Casey (Stephanie) Westen, “adoptive son” Bruce (Sue) Lamb, his brother Roger “Butch” (Judy) Westen, his four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sons Terry and Randy Westen.
Bob was a retired farmer and Lake Fork Township Road Commissioner for many years. Bob was very active in the Show Cattle Circuit.
Services for Bob will be at 6:00 P.M. Monday January 16, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski. Visitation will be two hours prior to services from 4:00-6:00 P.M. Memorials may be made in Bob’s name to the Logan County 4H.
Calvin L. Lighthall, 86, of Rockford, passed away Monday (Jan. 9, 2017) in Rockford.
He was born Nov. 11, 1930, in Clinton, to Leon and Grace Maple Lighthall. He married Carolyn Reeser on May 4, 1952, in Weldon. He was owner and operator of C.L. Lighthall Accountants.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Lighthall; son, Ron Lighthall; daughters, Diana (Tom) Nealey, Cynthia (Charles) Rodberg, Dawn (Mike) Enevoldsen, Tanya (David) Blumenshine and Kim (Pete) Olson; daughter-in-law, Dawn Lighthall; grandchildren, Kelli Nealey (Ky) Kizzee, Carrie Nealey (Alan) Bardwell, Haley Nealey (Michael) Black, Justin (Jessica) Wolfe, Lindy Nealey, Shaun Wolfe, Michael Wolfe, Jason Enevoldsen and Paul Enevoldsen; great-grandchildren, Josey, Allie, Kinley Kizzee, Ansley and Avery Bardwell; and brother, Niles Lighthall.
He was predeceased by beloved son, Larry Lighthall; parents; three brothers; and three sisters.
His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Honquest Family Funeral Homes with Crematory-Mulford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Road, Loves Park, with a visitation from 1 p.m. Sunday until time of service. Memorials may be given to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Mary Madeline “Kitter” Dawson, 91, of rural Farmer City, died at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 10, 2017) at Gibson Area Hospital Annex, Gibson City.
Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City. Deacon John Leonard will officiate. Burial will be in McCord Cemetery, Fullerton. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gibson Area Hospital Annex, Gibson City, or Pets for Seniors, P.O. Box 64, Edwards, IL 61528-0064.
Kitter was born on June 28, 1925, at the family homestead in rural Farmer City. She was the second of four children born to Willard Anthony and Mary Katherine Albright Trenkle. She graduated from Moore Township High School of Farmer City in 1943. Kitter married her high school sweetheart, Raymond W. Dawson, on April 12, 1945, a day made famous by the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. When Raymond completed his service in the U.S. Army Air Corps, they moved to Parnell, In 1951, they moved to the current farm in rural Farmer City where they resided until their deaths. Raymond died on Aug. 21, 1992.
Kitter is survived by her sister, JoAnn (John) Shreve, Neenah, Wis. Also surviving are three children, Micheal R. (Cheryl) Dawson, Peoria; Mary Diane Hocker, Farmer City; and Laura L. (Gregory) Delost, Gibson City; seven grandchildren, Heather Dawson, Peoria; Jennifer (Curt) Vance, Bloomington; Laura (Chris) Browning, Mahomet; Shelli (A.J.) Zimmerman, Normal; Nick Delost, Phoenix, Ariz.; Jessica (Dan Brucker) Delost, Farmer City; and Eric (Ashley) Delost, Sherman Oaks, Calif.; seven great-grandchildren, Cole, Madeline and Ellis Zimmerman; Jackson and Alexander Vance; and Kiley and Kolton Browning; and one black cat, Trouble, who earned his name honestly.
Besides her beloved husband, Raymond, Kitter was preceded in death by her son-in-law, David Hocker, and her brothers, William Howard "Bill" and George Richard "Dick."
Kitter devoted her life to her family. She was a dedicated farm wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening and was a very accomplished seamstress. She loved animals, specifically cats, and looked forward to hosting family gatherings each year, most notably Thanksgiving and Christmas. She had a special relationship with all her relatives, including her paternal grandmother, Mary Trenkle, and close family friend and neighbor, Julie Dawson. She loved her family immensely and took great pride in the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren. She was a force that brought people together, despite the occasional elbow nudge, and will be deeply missed every day.
The family would like to extend their gratitude for the excellent care given to her by the staff of the Gibson Area Hospital Annex during the last several months.
Phyllis C. Gordon, 89, of Atlanta, passed away at 8:10 p.m. Monday (Jan. 9, 2017) at The Christian Village Nursing Home, Lincoln.
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta. Ryan Edgecombe will officiate. Burial will be in the Atlanta Cemetery.
Phyllis C. Chrisman was born May 10, 1927, in Atlanta, the daughter of Leonard and Nannie Bicknell Chrisman. She married William Martin Gordon on June 15, 1945. He preceded Phyllis in death on Nov. 16, 1982.
Phyllis is survived by one daughter, Susan Gordon, and one grandson, Scott Hern.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Lyle Chrisman, Wayne Chrisman, and Wendell Chrisman; one sister, Eva Lake; and two great-grandsons, Scott Dean Hern and Trayce Martin Hern.
Phyllis was a graduate of Atlanta High School. She retired from General Electric in Bloomington. She was a member of the Atlanta Christian Church.
Memorials may be made to The Christian Village Nursing Home Activity Department.
Delmar Dean Carter 86 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 5:15 AM January 10, 2017 at John Warner Hospital and Health Services, Clinton, IL.
Services will be 10 A.M. Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. C. Don Ferrill officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with military honors. Visitation will be 5 – 7 P.M. Friday, January 13, 2017 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the Delmar Dean Carter Memorial Fund.
Delmar Dean was born August 13, 1930 in DeWitt, IL the son of William Lee and Osie (Short) Carter. He married Edna L. Ray February 19, 1954 in Clinton, IL.
Survivors include his wife: Edna L. Carter, Clinton, IL; children: Tony Dean Carter, Ronald Carter and Liana Carter all of Clinton, IL; brothers: Kenneth “Buck” (Joyce) Carter, Lufkin, TX and Charles (Shirley) Carter, Clinton, IL; 5 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters, 5 brothers including his twin brother: Gene Carter.
Delmar Dean enjoyed woodworking, horseshow pitching, bowling and dancing. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in the Korean Conflict and had farmed for 42 years in DeWitt County. He also was a member of the Clinton Eagles Lodge.
Brenda Ann Lauterberg, 44, of Heyworth, passed away at 2:35 p.m. Friday (Jan. 6, 2017) at home.
Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Full Gospel Tabernacle, 107 E. Newton St., Heyworth, with Pastor Spencer McPheron and the Rev. Richard Gray officiating. Burial will be in Heyworth Cemetery, Heyworth. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Full Gospel Tabernacle, Heyworth. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brenda Ann Lauterberg memorial fund to be used for her children’s education, in care of Jessica Frink, P.O. Box 351, Heyworth, IL 61745. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth, in charge of arrangements.
Brenda was born Feb. 27, 1972, in Bloomington, a daughter of Robert and Joann Lush Nowlin. She married James P. Lauterberg on April 10, 1999, in Heyworth.
She is survived by her husband, James P. Lauterberg, Heyworth; her children, Jared Lauterberg, Joe Lauterberg and Addy Lauterberg, all at home; parents, Robert and Joann Nowlin, Heyworth; sister, Jean (Jerry) Frink, Heyworth; brother, Andy (Dawn) Nowlin, Heyworth; nieces and nephews, Josh Frink, Jessica Frink, Jake (Brittany) Frink and Michelle (Brad) Spencer; great-nieces and -nephews, Cora Frink, Brayden Spencer, Camden Spencer and Aniston Frink.
She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.
Brenda was a 1990 graduate of Heyworth High School. She was a registered nurse and worked at Manor Care, Normal, and was a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle, Heyworth. She loved going to her children’s activities. Brenda was an incredible loving mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and a friend to all.
Helen M. (Perryman) Veach 88 of Tyler, TX formerly of Clinton, Il. passed away January 5, 2017 at her family residence, Tyler, TX.
Services will be 10 AM January 13, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. Leanne Noland and Rev. C. Don Ferrill officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM January 12, 2017 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the Chapter BN P.E.O or the Clinton United Methodist Church.
Helen was born November 21, 1928 in Benton, IL the daughter of Delmar and Ethel (Nave) Perryman. She married Bob Veach May 7, 1950 in Carbondale, Il. He passed away August 6, 1990.
Survivors include her son: Bob and wife, Dawn Veach, Bullard, TX; grandchildren: Nicole and husband, Tanner (Veach) Berryhill, Tyler, TX, Ashley Veach, Hoover, AL, and great grandchildren: Presleigh and Jackson Berryhill of Tyler, TX.
She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter: Marci Veach, December 5, 1953.
Helen was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, Clinton Country Club, Clinton Elks Club and the Clinton and Tyler, TX Chapter of P.E.O.
She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Illinois University. Later, Helen went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Guidance Counseling from Sangamon State University. She retired from Richland Community College in 1993 after years of services.
Helen touched many lives throughout her life and will be sorely missed.
Bessie Lucille Scott 78 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 8:53 AM January 6, 2017 at her family residence, Clinton, IL.
Services will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Weldon Cemetery, Weldon, IL. Visitation will be from 10-11:00 A.M. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the Bessie Lucille Scott Memorial Fund.
Lucille was born March 8, 1938 in Weldon, IL the daughter of John and Ida (Black) Followell. She married Everett Lealon “Junior” Scott, Jr.. November 24, 1960 in Weldon, IL. He passed away April 28, 1987.
Survivors include her children, Jacob V. McPeek, Sr., Seymour, IL; Sabrina Peavler, Clinton, IL; James R. McPeek, Clinton, IL; 7 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and 4 brothers.
Lucille was an avid Cub fan, and enjoyed bowling, bunko, and bingo. She loved to sing and dance at the hospital, and nursing home, to entertain the residence as a member of the Swinging Grandmother’s Club. She also, volunteered for DOVE and at the Highrise.
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com
James L. Harrold, 74, of Clinton, IL passed away at 1:35 AM, January 5, 2017 at his family residence, Clinton, IL.
Services will be 11 A.M. Monday, January 9, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Scott Seynemeier officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 4 – 6 P.M. Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Dr. John Warner Hospital Foundation.
James was born February 6, 1942 in Clinton, IL and was raised by C. Lee and Charlene Baker. He married Janet K. Callison April 10, 1983 in Clinton, IL.
Survivors include his wife: Janet K. Harrold, Clinton, IL; children: Jim (Dorothy) Harrold, II, Clinton, IL, Chris (Ira) Bryant, DeWitt, IL, Jeff (Hillari) Harrold, DeWitt, IL; step-daughter: Christy Witcher, Chesapeake, VA; grandchildren: JT Harrold, III, Brandon Bryant, Megan Wold, Wesley Harrold, Katie Witcher, Billy Clark, great-granddaughter: Sophia Carter; sisters: Charlotte (William) Newton, Ventura, CA, Charle Kline, Howell, MI; Suzan (Don) Schlesinger, Clinton, IL and sister-in-law: Evelyn Harrold, Fort Worth, TX.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother: Bob.
James had worked for Wallace and Revere Copper and Brass Inc. before retiring from the DeWitt County Human Resource Center.
A. Joyce Dunham 86 of Maroa, Illinois passed away 5:21 AM December 31, 2016 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.
Services will be 11 AM, Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL with Rev. Gordon Speagle officiating. Burial will follow at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL. Visitation will be 9 – 11 AM, Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
Joyce was born September 30, 1930 in Hammond, IL the daughter of Fred and Zeda (Goodrich) Landgrebe. She married Harold Dunham February 20, 1955 in Maroa, IL.
Survivors include her husband, Harold Dunham, Maroa, IL; children, Gary Dunham, Maroa, IL; Curtis (Candy) Dunham, Maroa, IL; Judy Dunham, Maroa, IL; and Carol (Brian) French, Naperville, IL; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; siblings, Zola Copeland, Forsyth, IL; Dean Landgrebe, Leeton , MO; Ruth Foster, Maroa, IL; Donnie Landgrebe, Decatur, IL; Martha (Monty) Moit, Normal, IL; and Marie (Dick) Workman, Richmond, MO.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers and 1 sister.
Joyce worked as a cook for Maroa-Forsyth Schools for 32 years.
James R. Shinneman, 82 of Denver, CO formerly of Clinton, IL, and Hudson, MI, passed away 8:36 A.M. December 26, 2016 at Sky Ridge Medical Center, Lone Tree, CO.
Services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Greg Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Weldon Cemetery, Weldon, IL, with Military Honors. Visitation will be 10-11:00 A.M. on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.
Memorials may be directed to the Salvation Army.
James was born September 27, 1934 in Kansas City, MO the son of Carl and Helen (Potter) Shinneman. He married Marcy Krachum February 12, 1966 in Peoria, IL. She passed away July 27, 1998.
Survivors include his children: Cynthia (James) Mitchell, Highland Ranch, CO, Annette Wylie, St. Petersburg, FL, Greg Shinneman, Victoria Lampling, and Craig Shinneman; six grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and step-son: Dennis Dahlen.
James was a veteran of U.S. Air Force. He was member of the Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Denver, CO, along with being a cabinet maker, and salesman. He enjoyed fishing and playing golf.
Marsha Lee Walters, 70 of Weldon, IL passed away 9:20 A.M. January 2, 2017 at her family home in Weldon, IL.
Services will be 10 AM, Friday, January 6, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. Michael Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Weldon Cemetery, Weldon, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the Weldon Fire and Rescue or the Weldon Library.
Marsha was born April 10, 1946 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Donald L. and Constance L. (Rucker) North. She married Robert D. Walters June 21, 1964 in Clinton, IL.
Survivors include her husband: Bob Walters, Weldon, IL; father, Don North, Clinton, IL; son, Robb (Becky) Walters, Clinton, IL; daughter, Wendy (Brian) DeMent, Clinton, IL; four grandchildren: Rachel, Matthew, Jadon and Rebekah DeMent, all of Clinton, IL; two step-grandchildren: Krista and Nolan Hickman, Clinton, IL; brother, John (Lynn) North, Edwardsville, IL; and sister, Julie North, Clinton, IL.
She was preceded in death by mother, Connie North; daughter, Carrie; and her paternal and maternal grandparents and two nieces.
After graduating from Clinton High School, Marsha worked at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield for 15 years, Carle Hospital in Urbana, The Weldon State Bank, and Illinois Power Co./Dynegy in Decatur. She retired in 2001 as Supervisor of Records Management for Illinois Power from 1981 to 2001 for the entire State of Illinois, everything except nuclear facilities.
Marsha was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the DeWitt Clinton Chapter of the DAR, the Westmoreland Glass Society, Inc., and the National Milk Glass Collectors Society. She enjoyed searching for and finding rare milk glass pieces and antiquing in general. Marsha served one term as Interim Board President and on the village board for 18 years, and one term as Library Board President. She enjoyed working and helping people. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Brian S. Warnick, 45 of Clinton, IL passed away 6:37 P.M. December 28, 2016 after a, courageous, 2 month battle with lung cancer at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.
Services will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL, with Greg Taylor and Rev. Sigurd Bjorklund officiating. Casual attire is requested. Burial will follow at Illini Cemetery, Warrensburg, IL. Visitation will be 5-7 P.M. Monday, January 2, 2017 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
Brian was born January 6, 1971 in Decatur, IL, the son of Gary and Jacqueline (Ater) Warnick.
Survivors include his son: Zachary Warnick, LaPlace, IL; mother and step-father: Jacqueline and Keith Talley, Dumas, AR; father: Gary Warnick, Springfield, IL; sister: Natalie (Joe) Conway, Decatur, IL; girlfriend: Nereyda Anaya, Clinton, IL, and her children Noel, Mateo, and Liam; maternal grandmother: Joyce Ater, Monticello, AR; nephew: Seth Duncan; niece: Alexa Duncan; great-nephew: Easton Duncan. Several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive.
He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Bob and Marj Warnick; maternal grandfather: Warren Ater; and step-grandparents: Doyle (Helen) Talley.
Brian enjoyed spending time with his family, and friends. He especially enjoyed farming. He was employed by Stericycle in Clinton. He also served as a volunteer firefighter from 1997 until 2008 for the Clinton Fire Dept.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses at Decatur Memorial Hospital in ICU, especially Tressa and Micah.
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com
Virginia Ruth Evans, 91, of Clinton, passed away at 12:28 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 29, 2016) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel, Edwardsville. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton.
Memorials may be directed to the Vespasian Warner Public Library Fund or the DeWitt County Friendship Center.
Virginia was born Sept. 27, 1925, in Edwardsville, the daughter of G. “Ray” and Margaret Eberhart Wheat. She married James Hugo Evans on Dec. 24, 1942, in Edwardsville. He passed away on June 6, 2016.
Survivors include her children, Kenneth J. (Mary Elizabeth) Evans, Havana; Gene M. (Nancy Ann) Evans, Gainesville, Ga.; and Glen R. Evans, Clinton; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and four siblings.
Virginia grew up in Edwardsville and graduated from Edwardsville High School. She moved to Clinton in late 1958 to open a local Western Auto Store with her husband. She was a member of Clinton United Methodist Church. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing bridge. Mostly, she loved being with her family.
Condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com.
Susan J. Semlow, 75, of Bourbonnais, formerly of Lincoln, passed away Thursday (Dec. 29, 2016) at her home.
She was born Jan. 23, 1941, in Lincoln, the daughter of Harry and Louise Fletcher Hostetter.
Susan married Bruce E. Semlow on Aug. 26, 1961, in Lincoln.
She was a former employee of Alexander Lumber Co. She enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren.
Surviving are her husband, Bruce Semlow, Bourbonnais; one son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Sherry Semlow, Bloomington; one daughter, Kelly Semlow-Smith, Bourbonnais; and one brother and sister-in-law, James and Brenda Hostetter, Lincoln; and 11 grandchildren, Corinne (Devan), Hollie (Trey), Emily, Abigail, Annabelle, Mia, J.B., Isaiah, Josiah, Kaden and Lydia.
Susan was preceded in death by her parents.
Cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial service will be at a later date at American Lutheran Church, Bourbonnais. Inurnment will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.
Memorials may be made to American Lutheran Church.
Arrangements are by Clancy-Gernon Funeral Homes.
Please sign her guestbook at www.clancygernon.com.
Carolyn F. Day, 59, of Clinton, Illinois passed away 4:15 A.M. December 30, 2016 at her family home in DeWitt, IL.
Services will be 10 AM, Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with Pastor Dan Bell officiating. Burial will follow at DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, Il. Visitation will be 5-7 PM, Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at the funeral home. Casual attire is requested.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
Carolyn was born October 24, 1957 in Clinton, Il. the daughter of John F. and Adeline O. (Thrasher) Bratcher. She married Loren Charles Day February 16, 1973 in Palmyra, MO. He passed away November 6, 2003.
Survivors include her children, William “Bill” F. (Amber) Day Marshall, Il., Heather A. (Scott) Miller, Clinton, Il., Dale Alan Day, DeWitt, Il., Charles Edward Day, Harvel, Il. 13 Grandchildren and 3 Great-Grandchildren and one Great-grandchild on the way.
She was preceded in death by her Parents and 2 Brothers.
Carolyn was a member of the Clinton Assembly Of God Church. She retired from State Farm. She enjoyed Woodworking, Crocheting, Plastic canvas work, gardening, karaoke, and spending time with her family especially her grandkids.
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com
Kyong O. Lyons, 67, of Farmer City, IL passed away at 9:35 P.M., Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at her residence.
A Graveside service will be at 1:30 P.M., Monday, January 2, 2017 at Sunny Slope Cemetery, Saunemin, Illinois.
There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of the donor’s choice. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, IL is in charge of the arrangements.
Kyong was born October 21, 1949 in Seoul, South Korea. She married Randy Lyons October 28, 1975 in Seoul, South Korea.
Survived by her husband, Randy Lyons of Farmer City, IL and Sister, Yun Mi Barton of Spanaway, Washington.
Preceded in death by her parents.
Kyong was a cosmetologist in Champaign and Urbana, Illinois. She was a member of the Church of God-PKG.
William ‘Bill’ Dean Edgecombe 79, of Argenta, went to be with the Lord on December 28, 2016 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta. Burial will follow at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2017, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the Argenta-Oreana Fire Protection District.
Survivors include his wife, Tamara Kay (Walker) Edgecombe, Argenta; brother Gary (wife, JoEllen) Edgecombe of Oakley, brother Jay (wife, Vicki) Edgecombe of Oreana; son Roger (wife, Janet) Edgecombe of Oreana, daughter Tammy (husband, Mark) Pool of Clinton, daughter Lorie (husband, Rich) Brunner of White Heath; six grandchildren Alicia (husband, Brad) Mullen, Tiffany Goetz, Levi (wife, Crystal) Edgecombe, Matthew (wife, Ashely) Grammer, Tanda (husband, Blake) Holt, Heath Pool; ten great-grandchildren Kayle & Mahala Mullen, Meele & Deacon B. Goetz, Chloe Adams & Avery Smith & Maddox Edgecombe, Machenzie & Chase Grammer, Farrah Holt.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son, David Brian Edgecombe.
Bill Edgecombe was a livestock and grain farmer in Argenta all his life. Bill held the position of Pioneer Seed Sales Representative for over 40 yrs. He was the founding leader of A/O Producers 4-H club, Macon County Fair Swine Superintendent, served on the Argenta-Oreana School Board of Education, member of the Boots & Bows Square Dance Club, and a member of the Oreana Baptist Church where he was a Deacon.
Bill loved his wife of fifty-nine years, faith, family, and farming.
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com