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Juanita Ruth Warren

Juanita Ruth Warren, 86, of Farmer City, IL, passed away at 7:00 A.M., Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Farmer City Rehab & Health Care Center.
 
Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M., Friday, December 29, 2017, at Calvert-Belangee Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, IL. Her funeral will be at 2:00 P.M., at the funeral home with Pastor Dave Ashby and Bud McMasters officiating. Burial will follow in McCord Cemetery, Fullerton, IL. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, Farmer City, IL or Farmer City Rehab & Health Care Center Activity Fund.
 
Juanita was born November 7, 1931, in Santa Anna Township, DeWitt County, IL, a daughter of Fred Fedellis and Eva Marie Galloway Marshall. She married Dale D. Warren on September 3, 1948, in Fairfield, IL. He passed away March 5, 2017.
 
She is survived by her daughter, Anita (Gene) Lewis of Mahomet, IL; three grandchildren, Samantha (Ian) Estes of Mahomet, IL, Katie (Brett) Taylor of Mahomet, IL and Chad (Kathy) Lewis of Mahomet, IL; eight great-grandchildren, Tanner Estes; Morgan Estes; Kayla McKinney; Kassie McKinney; Kallen Taylor; Kade Taylor; Abbie Lewis; and Faith Lewis. Preceded by her husband, Dale D. Warren, parents and one sister.
 
Juanita was a retired farmer and school bus driver for the Blue Ridge School District. She was a member of the Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church and attended the First Christian Church, Farmer City, IL. She was a member of the Fred G. O’Malley V.F.W. Auxiliary Unit 6190, Farmer City, IL.

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Anna E. Tibbs

Anna E. Tibbs, 92, of New Holland, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at St. Clara’s Manor in Lincoln, IL.
 
Anna was born on August 12, 1925, in Logan County Illinois, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Harnacke) Juhl. She married Paul Tibbs, he preceded her in death on January 19, 1988.
 
Anna is survived by her sons, Dennis (Bev) Tibbs and Darrell "Wes” (Debi) Tibbs; her daughter-in-law, Sharon Tibbs; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Norma Juhl and Harriet Morrison.
Anna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brothers, Walter, William, and Herman; her sister, Helen; and her son, David.
 
A graveside service for Anna will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Richmond Grove Cemetery, New Holland. Memorial donations may be made in Anna’s name to Zion Lutheran Church, New Holland or New Holland Fire Department. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

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Bonnie J. Dodd-Allen

Bonnie J. Dodd-Allen 47 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 9:23 AM December 24, 2017, at her family residence, Clinton, Illinois.
 
Services will be 2:30 PM, Friday, December 29, 2017, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor John Roberson officiating. Burial will follow at DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, IL. Visitation will be 1:30 – 2:30 PM, Friday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Bonnie J. Dodd-Allen Memorial Fund.
 
Bonnie was born August 1, 1970, in Decatur, IL the daughter of Thomas E. and Shirley Dolores (Palmer) Dodd. She married Hadley Dale Allen October 19, 2012, in Clinton, IL.
 
Survivors include her husband, Hadley Dale Allen, Clinton, IL; children: Justin A. Winebrenner-Dodd, Clinton, IL; and Joseph Andrew Lee Dodd, Clinton, IL; father, Thomas E. Dodd, DeWitt, IL; siblings: Richard D. (Darlene) Dodd, Moyock, NC; Ernest E. (Patricia) Dodd, Clinton, IL; Anita (John) LaFond, Cheyenne, WY; and Allena (Scott) Malone, Clinton, IL.
 
Bonnie was preceded in death by her mother.
 
Bonnie worked at the Shell Travel Plaza, LeRoy, IL for 15 years. She enjoyed fishing. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

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Daniel E. "Danny" McDavitt

Daniel E. ?Danny” McDavitt, 78, of Farmer City, Illinois, passed away at 2:27 A.M., Saturday, December 23, 2017, at the Farmer City Rehab & Health Care Center, Farmer City, Illinois.

His Memorial Service will be 10:00 A.M., Friday, December 29, 2017, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Illinois, with Pastor Dave Ashby officiating. Inurnment will follow in DeLand Cemetery, DeLand, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vicki McDavitt.

Danny was born September 22, 1939, in Lincoln, Illinois, a son of Donald Eugene and Gladys Margaret Schmall McDavitt. He married Vicki L. Wills on November 15, 1975, in Farmer City, Illinois. She survives in Farmer City, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Judith Ann Weaver.

Danny worked at the Farmer City I.G.A. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Farmer City, Illinois and was now attending Trinity Community Fellowship in Farmer City, Illinois. He enjoyed the outdoors, eating out and traveling.

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Harold A. Ryburn

Harold A. Ryburn, 88, of Heyworth, Illinois, passed away December 21, 2017, at his home. 
 
A graveside memorial service will be at a later date. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth, Illinois, is in charge of arrangements. 
 
Harold was born May 5, 1929, in Heyworth, Illinois, to Charles A. and Hazel Winchell Ryburn. 
 
He is survived by his two daughters, Bonnie Ryburn of Urbana, Illinois and Dixie Pickett of Warner Robbins, Georgia; one son, Robert (Audrey) Ryburn of Farmer City, Illinois; two sisters, Ruth Hill of Newton, Iowa and Marjorie Smith of Bloomington, Illinois.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Paul Ryburn.
 
Harold was a Korean War veteran. After returning from the war he started working at GMO Railroad as a brakeman and later as a conductor.

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Elaine E. Ray

Elaine E. Ray, 83, of Lincoln passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
 
Elaine was born on October 31, 1934, in Havana; IL; daughter of Earl S. "Slim” and Corena (Stoever) Morris. She married Richard Ivan Ray on March 8, 1953, In Havana, IL. He survives in Lincoln. Sir Ivan was her top priority and they were married nearly 65 years.
 
Elaine is also survived by her children: Kevin M. (Linda) Ray of Lincoln, IL, Keith H. (Jeaneen) of Lincoln, IL, Kimber Leigh (Dave) Brucker of Bloomington, IL, and Kara L. (Clay) Rull of Maryville, IL; eleven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother: Richard H. Morris, and one son: Kyle I. Ray.
 
Elaine was devoted to her family, enjoying tea parties with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She spent much of her time creating crafts, items for her wardrobe, home decorations, and banners for the church. She volunteered countless hours in service to LWML, Zion Lutheran Church and School, ALMH Auxiliary, and the local food pantry.
Services for Elaine will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 29, 2017, at Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Mark Thompson officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00-11:00 a.m. prior to service also at the church. Burial at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Havana, IL will be at 2:00 p.m. Memorials may be made in Elaine’s name to Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, Zion Lutheran Church, and School. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL.

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Otis G. "Pete" Howe, Jr.

Otis G. "Pete” Howe Jr., 81, of Mt. Pulaski, IL, passed away at 1:00 A.M. Thursday, December 21, 2017, at Vonderlieth Living Center.
 
Pete was born on August 3, 1936, in Lincoln to Otis G. and Minnie (Miller) Howe Sr. He married Phyllis Scheuler on September 22, 1956, in Mt. Pulaski. He later married Marjorie June Vignali on June 30, 1966, in Springfield. She preceded him in death. 
 
Surviving are his daughter, Cheryl (Doug) Davis of Elkhart, IL, three grandsons, Kyle Davis, Matthew Davis and Aaron Davis, one brother Donald Howe of Warrensburg, IL, two step-daughters, Deb Mifflin of Springfield, IL and Marge Banta of St. Louis, MO, and his best friend Dolly Buckles of Mt. Pulaski.
 
Pete was a retired heavy equipment mechanic. He was a lifetime member of Local #150 operating engineers, the Mt. Pulaski Masonic Lodge and the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church.
Services for Pete will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, December 28, 2017, at the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church with Casey McCormick officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00-11:00 A.M. prior to services. Burial will follow services at Lake Bank Cemetery, Mt. Pulaski. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Pulaski EMS or to the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski.

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June Elizabeth Rockwell

June Elizabeth Rockwell, 97, of Mt. Pulaski, IL passed away at 4:23 A.M. Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln. 
 
June was born on June 8, 1920, in Mt. Pulaski, IL to John and Ruth (Von Lobberecht) Bender. She married Russell Rockwell on September 10, 1941, in Mt. Pulaski. He preceded her in death on November 6, 1984.
 
Surviving are five children, Gene (Donnie) Rockwell of Pickens, SC, Jana Goodman of Louisville, KY, Dennis (Cathleen) Rockwell of Harvel, IL, Nancy (Danny) Boyd of Linn Creek, MO, and Cathie (Jim) Sutton of Mt. Pulaski, 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers, and two sisters. June was a homemaker and worked for the Glass Factory in Lincoln for 19 years. She was a member of the Mt. Pulaski Historical Society and loved to read.
 
Services for June will be at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9:00-11:00 A.M. prior to services. Burial will follow at Mt. Pulaski Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Pulaski EMS.

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Flora Helen Tibbs

Flora Helen Tibbs, 87, passed away at 8:03 a.m. on December 20, 2017, at St. Clara’s Manor in Lincoln, IL.
 
Flora was born on October 3, 1930, in Cicero, IL; daughter of William and Helen (Rogers) Anderson. She married Wilburn Tibbs on June 23, 1951, in Lincoln, IL. He preceded her in death on October 14, 1991.
 
Surviving Flora are her children: Jennie (Dan) Dean of New Holland, IL, Billy Joe (Susan S.) Tibbs of Middletown, IL, Jeff (Andy) Tibbs of Greenview, IL, John (Susan R.) Tibbs of Middletown, IL, and Jerry Tibbs of New Holland, IL; her siblings: Mary Etta Rogers, Abraham Anderson, and Elsie Tibbs; nine grandchildren: Brittany, Julie, Jessica, Jodee, Rachael, Jill, Jay, Jason, and Jade; nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings: Benny, Lem, William, and Robert.
 
A graveside service for Flora will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Richmond Grove Cemetery in New Holland, IL with Rick Deters officiating. Memorials may be made in Flora’s name to New Holland Fireman’s Fund or St. Clara’s Manor. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

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Martha J Hendrickson

Martha J. "Marty” Hendrickson, 88, of Lincoln passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017, at St. Clara’s Manor in Lincoln.
 
Martha was born on June 5, 1929, in Bloomington, IL, the daughter of Charles and Katherine (Gilbert) Nichols. She married Ralph Hendrickson on June 3, 1950, in Lincoln, IL, he survives her in Lincoln.
 
Martha is also survived by her children: Julie (Joe) Daugherty, Sue (Bruce) McWilliams, and Steven Hendrickson; her brother: Gene (Pat) Nichols; four grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and eleven great-great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Don and Jerry; and her sister, Judy.
 
Martha was retired after working for Dr. Carroll, Dr. Ulrich, and Dr. Tomlinson. She enjoyed fishing, bowling, and playing cards; Martha was also an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Above all else, Martha loved her family and friends.
 
Services for Martha will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, December 22, 2017, at Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln with Rev. Mark Thompson officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7: 00 P.M. on Thursday, December 21, 2017, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Burial will take place after the services at New Union Cemetery in Lincoln. Memorial donations may be made in Martha’s name to Zion Lutheran School or Illinois Council of The Blind.

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George Jeffery Schwartz, Jr.

George Jeffrey Schwartz, Jr. 75 of Decatur, IL passed away 12:55 PM December 25, 2017, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.
 
No services are planned at this time. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association.
 
George was born December 27, 1941, in Steele, MO the son of George J. and Zora (McNabb) Schwartz, Sr.
 
Survivors include his sons: Jeffrey Lee Schwartz, Seattle, WA and Russel (Dawn) Schwartz, Springfield, IL; grandson: William Christopher Schwartz, Clinton, IL; brothers: Curtis Schwartz, Clinton, IL and Orvil (Maxine) Schwartz, Wapella, IL; sister: Joan Cruise, Clinton, IL.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister.
 
George loved spending time with his grandson and gambling. He had worked for Wagner Casting and Zexel Corp. in Decatur, IL. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

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Larry Edward Austin

Larry Edward Austin 76 of Forsyth, Illinois passed away 9:15 AM December 23, 2017, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.
 
Masonic Services will be 11:00 AM December 29, 2017, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL; religious services will follow with Rev. Randy Myers officiating. Burial will follow at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM Friday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to Maroa Masonic Lodge #454.
 
Larry was born February 21, 1941, in Maroa, IL the son of Albert Lynn and Clara Louise (Wikoff) Austin. He married Julia Ann Liming January 15, 1960, in Clinton, IL.
 
Survivors include his wife: Julia Ann Austin, Forsyth, IL; daughter: Kathryn Louise (Robert Lee) Darling, Becker, MN, Sherilyn Kay (Charles Gregory) Weikle, Forsyth, IL; grandsons: Matthew Robert (Anne Marie) Darling, Sartell, MN, Charles Andrew (fiancé, Rachael Johnson) Weikle, Chicago, IL, Derek Austin (Cayla) Weikle, St. Louis, MO; great-granddaughters: Brynn Kelly Darling, Cailin Marie Darling, Marin Austin Jean Darling.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister: Alice Virginia Moit, and a brother: Robert Lynn Austin.
 
Larry was a member of the Maroa Masonic Lodge #454, the Ansar Shrine, the Myrtle Chapter #131 Order of the Eastern Star and the Caterpillar Retirees. After 35 years of service, he retired from Caterpillar Tractor Company.

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Martha Mae Beck

Martha Mae Beck, 86, of Farmer City, passed away 8:17 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 20, 2017) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
 
A private family graveside memorial service will be at a later date at Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City. Memorials may be made to Farmer City Food Pantry. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Martha was born July 9, 1931, in Bloomington, a daughter of Wayne P. and Verla Trimble Moister. She married Joseph Lloyd Beck on Nov. 19, 1949, in Farmer City. He passed away Nov. 9, 2007.
 
She is survived by her children, Dan Beck, Marsha (Kenneth) Peters, Patricia (Randy) Harris, and Susan (Dion) Lathrom, all of Farmer City; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Lloyd Beck; parents; and daughter-in-law, Donna Beck.
 
Martha and her husband farmed together all of their married life.

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Lucy Mae Tharp

Lucy Mae Tharp, 98, of Farmer City, Illinois, passed away at 5:05 A.M., Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at the Farmer City Rehab & Health Care Center.
 
Her funeral service will be 3:00 P.M., Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Illinois, with Bud McMasters officiating. Visitation will be 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M., Saturday, December 23, 2017, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City, Illinois. 
 
Lucy was born October 19, 1919, in Noble, Illinois, a daughter of Irene Farleigh and Wesley Ratcliffe. She married Charles Francis Tharp Sr. on October 27, 1945, in Farmer City, Illinois. He passed away May 24, 2008.
 
She is survived by her sons, Donald (Joan) Corder of Lemoore, California, Charles F. Tharp Jr. of Farmer City, Illinois and Robert L. (Janet) Tharp of Farmer City, Illinois; daughter-in-law, Louise Corder of Jacksonville, Illinois; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; four stepgrandchildren; sister, Betty (Glenn) Smith of Bloomingdale, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, John Corder; sisters, Josephine Ratcliffe and Betty Smith; brothers, James, Robert and Roy Ratcliffe.
 
Lucy was a member of the First Christian Church, Farmer City, Illinois, past president and a 70-year member of the Joe Williams American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 55, Farmer City, Illinois, Fred G. O’Malley V.F.W. Auxiliary Unit 6190, Farmer City, Illinois and served on the DeWitt County Election Board for many years.

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Hilton A. Wilson

Hilton A. Wilson, 90, of Heyworth, Illinois, passed away at 12:40 P.M., Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at home with his loving family at his side. 
 
His visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home Heyworth, Illinois. The Funeral Service will be at 12:00 P.M., Saturday, December 23, 2017, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Randolph Township Memorial Cemetery, Heyworth, Illinois. Memorial donations may be made to the Heyworth Park or OSF Eastern Regional Hospice.
 
Hilton was born Feb. 14, 1927, in Chestnut, Illinois, to John and Lottie Vail Wilson joining his only sibling, Marjorie. He married his high school sweetheart, Neva Hamblen in June 1945. She passed away March 17, 2004. Hilton and Neva first farmed in the Beason area, moving to Mt. Pulaski and finally the day after Thanksgiving of 1952, to a farm between McLean and Heyworth. Blessed with two children born on the farm in Beason and two more in Mt. Pulaski, they were forever referred to as Hilton, Neva and the four J’s. 
 
He is survived by Jeff (Leisa) Wilson of Heyworth, Illinois; Jennifer (Gary) Sieg of Pinehurst, Idaho; Jack (Brenda) Wilson of Waynesville, Illinois; and Jane (Keith) Greene of Kellogg, Idaho. Hilton was blessed with 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Marjorie, 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 6 brothers-in-law, and 3 sisters-in-law.
 
Happiest times for Hilton with his faithful companion, Benji by his side were spent with family, friends, on any piece of farming machinery, driving around in his blue F150, or in a semi. 
 
Family, friends, farming, and trucking is who Hilton Wilson was.

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Atlee Dean Blacker

Atlee Dean Blacker, 9 Months, of Mansfield, Illinois, passed away at 11:42 A.M., Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Illinois.
 
His visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Mansfield, Illinois. The funeral will follow at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Ed Davis officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Atlee Dean Blacker memorial fund c/o Busey Bank, Mahomet, Illinois.
 
Atlee was born March 17, 2017, in Urbana, Illinois, a son of Troy Robert & Kelsey Lynn Brown Blacker.
 
He is survived by his parents, Troy Robert & Kelsey Lynn Blacker of Mansfield, Illinois; two brothers, Abram Nixon and Brantley Blacker; one sister, Brystal Blacker; maternal grandparents, Jennifer (Cash) Gembicki of Farmer City, Illinois; paternal grandparents, Jeff (Tina) Blacker of Monticello, Illinois; paternal grandmother, Joann Wade of Willow Hill, Illinois; maternal great-grandparents, Abe (Evelyn) Brown of Mansfield, Illinois.
 
Preceded in death by his maternal great-great-grandparents, Phyllis (Raymond V.) Woodrey; paternal great-great-grandparents, Earl & Marion Blacker and Don & Edith Wade.

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Alice Eleanor Mayall

Alice Eleanor Mayall 98 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 10:38 PM December 20, 2017, at Fair Havens Christian Village, Decatur, Illinois.
 
Services will be 11 AM Saturday, December 23, 2017, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Illinois with Scott Marsh officiating. Burial will follow at Ridge Cemetery, Maroa, Il. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Friday, December 22, 2017, at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Special Olympics.
 
Alice was born July 1, 1919, in Maroa, IL the daughter of Walter and Edith (Boyer) Hastings. She married Ralph P. Mayall July 5, 1941, in New London, Missouri. He passed away January 29, 2009.
 
Survivors include her son, Phillip R. (Sharon) Mayall, of California; 3 grandchildren, Silas (Kelli) Mayall, Zachary Mayall, and Katherine (Scott) Wagner. 
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 son, Robert, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters.
 
Alice was a volunteer for the physically and mentally disabled. She was a member of the Texas Christian Church where she played the organ.

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Thomas J. Weedman

Thomas J. Weedman 60 of Eldorado, IL passed away 3:09 AM December 16, 2017, at Ferrell Hospital, Eldorado, IL.
 
Private family graveside services will be held at DeLand Cemetery, DeLand, IL. Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, IL is in charge of arrangements.
 
Thomas was born January 16, 1957, in Champaign, IL the son of Herbert and Edith (Foster) Weedman.
 
Survivors include his father: Herbert Weedman, Casey, IL; children: Christopher (Eudora) Weedman, Murphysboro, TN, Elisha (Nick) Walters, Farmer City, IL, grandchild: Charlotte Walters, Farmer City, IL; siblings: Pam (Bill) Maibach, Morton, IL, Vicki (Jay) Tyler, Nashville, TN, Mark (Sandy) Weedman, Kansas City, MO, and fraternal twin: Jim (Sherry) Weedman, Casey, IL.
 
He was preceded in death by his mother.

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Doris I. Anderson

Doris I. Anderson, 84, of LeRoy, Illinois, passed away at 6:45 A.M., Monday, December 18, 2017, at Liberty Village, LeRoy, Illinois.
 
Her visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M., Thursday, December 21, 2017, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Illinois. The funeral will follow at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Steve Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City, Illinois.
 
Doris was born January 5, 1933, in Santa Anna Township, DeWitt County, Illinois, a daughter of Charles H. Bosserman and Sylvia T. Van Note. She married Ivan G. Anderson on April 20, 1955, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He survives in LeRoy, Illinois.
 
She is also survived by her daughter, Janet (Bill) Swier of Bloomington, Illinois; son, Ivan G. (Jerry) Anderson II of Bloomington, Illinois; two grandsons, Caleb Swier of Bloomington, Illinois and Jacob Swier of Bloomington, Illinois; three granddogs, Dora, Davey, and Kane. Doris was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Marie Bosserman; Dorothy Bosserman; Ruth Bosserman; Helen Overmyer; Anna Bosserman; and Charles H. Bosserman Jr.

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Joel Clifton Edwards, III

Joel Clifton Edwards, III 65 of Clinton, IL passed away 12:55 PM December 15, 2017, at his family residence, Clinton, IL.
 
No services are planned at this time. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.
 
Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church, Clinton, IL.
 
Joel was born September 26, 1952, in Clinton, IL the son of Joel Clifton Edwards, II, and Delores June (Arthur) Edwards-Owens.
 
Survivors include his mother: Delores June Owens, Clinton, IL; siblings: Judith Ann Holt, Waynesville, IL, Jean (Bill) Meyer, Hillsboro, IL, JoAnne Fort, Clearwater, FL, Pauline Gaultney, Clinton, IL; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews also survive.
 
Joel loved to fish, hunt and read. In his earlier years, he enjoyed racing motorcycles.

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David Kent Lofland

David Kent Lofland, 57, of Mt. Pulaski, IL, passed away at 2:10 P.M. Friday, December 15, 2017, at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
 
David was born on October 14, 1960, in Decatur, IL to Kenneth W. Lofland and Eileen Marie Kinney. He was a member of the Mt. Pulaski United Methodist Church. He enjoyed riding his Harley, golfing, camping, skiing and fishing.
 
David is survived by his mother Eileen (Jack) Gasaway of Mt. Pulaski, father, Kenneth (Betty) Lofland of Payson, AZ, three brothers Rick Lofland of Grand Junction, CO, Michael (Debbie) Lofland of Springfield, MO, Rodney Lofland of Springfield, MO, one sister, Angela (Doug) Maxheimer of Mt. Pulaski, IL and several nieces and nephews.
 
Services for David will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 22, 2017, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski with Rev. Ziola Marty officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 A.M. prior to services. Burial will be at Lake Bank Cemetery, Mt. Pulaski. Memorials may be made to the Latham United Methodist Church.

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Robert P. Lolling

Robert P. Lolling, 87, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at his home in Lincoln, IL.
Robert was born on September 13, 1930, in Hartsburg, IL the son of Gratus and Marie (Swartz) Lolling. He married Jean Elenore Huskins on October 2, 1950, in Lincoln, IL. She preceded him in death on July 31, 2016.
 
Surviving Robert are his children: Kenneth “Mike”Lolling of Embarras, MN, David Paul Lolling of Lincoln, IL, Deborah Sue (Tony) Meyer of Lincoln, IL, and Shari Diane (Donnie) Boyd of Metropolis, IL; Eight grandchildren: Tanya Lolling Adams, Mark Kazakaitis, Kristi Kazakaitis Carter, Sabra Boyd (Dagan) Brucker, Mollie Lolling (Matt) Murphy, Jeannie (Daniel Maxey) Lolling, Zachary Lolling, Hannah Lolling. Three great-grandchildren: Shane Adams, Jamison Carter and Addison Brucker. One great-great-grandchild: Asher Scott. Sister-In-Law, Pat Lolling; and one Brother-In-Law, Kenneth Huskins; several nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two brothers, Walt and Donald Lolling; and two sisters, Gretchen Knowles and Minnie Buss Bates.
 
Robert was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Lincoln. He worked as a storage control manager at Caterpillar for 37 years. Robert also worked in housekeeping at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. Robert adored his family and enjoyed spending a lot of time with them.
 
Services for Robert will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, December 18, 2017, at Faith Lutheran Church in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Mark Peters officiating. Visitation will take place from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 17, 2017, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Burial at Zion Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Robert’s name to Faith Lutheran Church or Alzheimer’s Association.

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Elizabeth Ann McIntosh

Elizabeth Ann McIntosh 86 of Bloomington, Illinois passed away 6:03 PM December 15, 2017, at Martin Health Center, Bloomington, Il.
 
Services to Celebrate Elizabeth’s Life will be 11 AM, Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at Wesley United Methodist Church, Bloomington, IL with Rev. Vaughn Hoffman officiating. Private family interment will be at a later date. Visitation will be 4 – 7 PM, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at the church. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.
 
Memorials may be directed to Heifer International.
 
Elizabeth was born September 28, 1931, in Decatur, IL the daughter of Rev. Harold and Maxine (Anderson) Halfyard. She married Rev. Burt McIntosh December 17, 1950, in Cisco, IL.
 
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Rev. Burt McIntosh, where they have lived the last four years at Westminster Village, Bloomington, IL; children: Jennifer McIntosh, Normal, IL; Rev. John (Patty) McIntosh, Mahomet, IL; Jane Elizabeth (Keith) Kleid, Coppell, TX; Jeff (Ellen) McIntosh, Stratham, N.H.; Joe (Jerry Gemmecke) McIntosh, Indianapolis, IN; four grandchildren: Sarah Jane, Robert, and Adam Kleid; and Molly McIntosh; sister-in-law, Shara Lee. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents.
 
Elizabeth graduated from Indiana State University in 1971 and worked as a Librarian for a short period of time. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Bloomington, IL. Elizabeth served on the Board of Education, Clinton, IL, was a co-founder of Countering Domestic Violence in McLean Co., IL, and a member of the United Methodist Women and P.E.O. She enjoyed reading, sewing, quilting, and photographing barns. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

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James E. Gelsthorpe

James E. Gelsthorpe 81 of Waynesville, Illinois passed away 2:20 AM December 14, 2017, at his family residence, Waynesville, IL.
 
Services will be 12 Noon, Monday, December 18, 2017, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with David Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Waynesville, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be 11:00-12:00 Noon, Monday, December 18, 2017, at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to The United Cerebral Palsey. 
 
James was born February 13, 1936, in Waynesville, IL the son of Jessie and Martha (McCallister) Gelsthorpe. He married Marsha L. Wright on December 16, 1961, in Clinton, IL. She passed away April 9, 2013. 
 
Survivors include his children, Rita Byrd, Russellville, KY; Randall Gelsthorpe, Waynesville, IL; Ricky Gelsthorpe, Waynesville, IL; 3 Grandchildren; 7 Great-Grandchildren; 2 Great-great-Grandchildren; and sisters: Mary Gelsthorpe, Lincoln, IL; and Ginny French, Lincoln, IL.
 
He was preceded in death by his Parents, 4 sisters, and one brother.
 
James proudly served his country as a veteran of the United States Air Force and was a member of the Laborer’s Union in Bloomington, IL. He was a handyman that loved country and western music, fishing, singing, and especially, being with his family.

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Helen J. Miller

Helen J. Miller 80 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 1:52 PM, December 9, 2017, at the Warner Hospital & Health Services, Clinton, Il.
 
Services will be at 11:30 am Saturday, December 16, 2017, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, Il. Visitation will be immediately prior to the funeral from 9:00-11:30 am, December 16, 2017, at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to “Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant.” 
 
Helen was born September 20, 1937, in Clinton, the daughter of Raymond E. and Opal D. (Atteberry) Wagner. She married Merle S. Miller December 12, 1959, in Clinton, Il. He passed away December 13, 2014. 
 
Survivors include her 3 sons, Brett (Jill) Miller, Clearwater FL; Bart Miller, Albany, NY; Brad (Janeen) Miller, Fort Wayne, IN; 4 Grandchildren, Brianna, Ryan, Ashley and Grace; and two sisters, Wanda (Jack) Schroeder, Rockford, IL and Dorotha (Tom) Duggan, Sequim, WA.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters. 
 
Helen was a professional homemaker who loved to cook. Her chocolate sheet cakes were a sought-after treat from a long list of friends at holiday times. She was a member of the First Christian Church, the Clinton Country Club and the Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks. As a young woman, Helen worked as a telephone switchboard operator in Clinton where she had a reputation for being the first to catch incoming calls. A little-known fact is that Helen and Merle were great dancers and once won a dance competition while traveling on vacation. Helen also had a flair for style and served as the Director for the Farmer City Fair Queen Pageant and as an Illinois State Fair Queen Pageant advisor and coach for many years. During the years Merle served as the Director of the Division of Fairs and Horse Racing for the State of Illinois, Helen was always at his side as the true “queen” of the fair.

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Paul K. Matthews

Paul K. Matthews, 90, of Mt. Pulaski passed away at 11:46 A.M. on Monday, December 11, 2017, at his home.
 
Private family graveside services will take place at Camp Butler National Cemetery on a later date. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski.

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Harrison A. Turley

Harrison A. "H.T.” Turley, 92, of Lincoln, passed away Saturday Morning at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital with his loving family by his side.
 
Harrison was born on March 30, 1925, in Lincoln, IL; son of Ora Harrison and Ora Emily Clemens Turley. He married Nola Willmert on June 14, 1952, in Searcy, AR. She survives him.
 
Also surviving are his children: Darnell L. Turley of Cantonment, FL, Kevin A. Turley of Whitesburg, TN, Mark V. Turley of Murfreesboro, TN, Randall D. Turley of Clinton, IL, Cinda L. Lubich of Litchfield, IL, Rhonda J. Manus of Lincoln, IL, and E. Gerian Rahn of Lincoln, IL; one brother: Charles E. Turley of Kimberling City, MO; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Henry and Harold Turley, and one sister: Mary Elizabeth.
 
Harrison graduated Lincoln Community High School in 1943, after high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy for active duty from March 29, 1943- April 5, 1946. He served as Chief Radio Operator for the Merchant Marines from 1946-1955.
 
He worked at PPG for 30 years and retired in 1987. He was chosen PPG Citizen of the Year in 1978 and received 1,000 dollars for charity of choice. H.T. also worked for over 20 years at Lincoln Park District. Harrison was very active in Boy Scouts of America, serving many areas. He enjoyed the annual fishing derby at Goodman’s Ponds in Atlanta, IL, coached Little League Baseball and loved baseball, as he was a pitcher for the Men’s Fast Pitch Baseball. He was a member of the American Legion Post #263 and Lincoln Southern Baptist Church.
 
A memorial service for Harrison will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln with Rev. James Williford officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to service. Burial at Zion cemetery will follow the service where full military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post #263. Memorials may be made in Harrison’s name to Boy Scouts Of America.

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Ronald E. Bowen

Ronald E. Bowen, 65, of Bloomington, Illinois, formerly of Arrowsmith, Illinois, passed away at 9:07 P.M., Sunday, December 10, 2017, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Illinois.
 
Private inurnment will be held at a later date in Riverside Cemetery, Saybrook, Illinois. Memorial contributions may be made to the McLean County Humane Society.
 
Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Saybrook, Illinois is in charge of arrangements.
 
Mr. Bowen was born on April 15, 1952, in Bloomington, Illinois, to Donald R. and Lila B. Miller Bowen.
 
Ronald is survived by his two sons, Elliot (Trisha) Varner of Bloomington, Illinois and Gregory (Carly) Varner of Peoria, Illinois; five grandchildren, Blaze Gmeiner, Blake and Mason Harold, and Duncan and Elliot Varner; one brother, Roger (Sharon) Bowen of Champaign, Illinois; one sister, Darlene (Paul) Bishop of The Villages, Florida; and three nieces, Debbie Deedrich of Champaign, Illinois, Katie (Kevin) Builta of Windsor, Colorado and Lisa Brewer of Coco Beach, Florida.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Doris Goodall

Doris Louise Goodall 83 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 1:14 PM December 11, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Il.
 
Services will be 10 AM, Friday, December 15, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with Jim Kilson officiating. Burial will follow at Lisenby Cemetery, Lane, Il. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Lane Christian Church.
 
Doris was born May 6, 1934 in Lane, IL the daughter of Cecil and Jewel (Wantland) Benefiel. She married Don E. Goodall August 1, 1954 in Lane, IL.
 
Survivors include her husband, Don E. Goodall, Clinton, IL; daughter, Stacey (Dave) Williams, Speedway, IN; grandchildren:  Kolby Louise Williams, Speedway, IN; Justin Ryan Williams, Marines, Munich, Germany; Delany Rae Williams, Speedway, IN; two sisters, Alberta Burton, DeWitt, IL and Shirley Ellis, Clinton, IL; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents.
 
Doris worked at John Warner Bank for 43 years before retiring as an officer.  She loved flowers, baking, reading, and working on Seek-and-Finds.
 
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Juanita Elliot

Juanita Elliott 79 of Heyworth, Illinois passed away on December 9, 2017, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL after courageously battling multiple medical problems.
 
Per her wishes, a graveside service will be held at 1 PM, Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington, IL with Rev. Jim Warren officiating. There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Illinois is in charge of arrangements.
 
Juanita was born in Clinton, IL to Veryl and Freda (Swartz) Crutcher on September 19, 1938. She attended Clinton High School and graduated in 1956.  She married Ronald Elliott on June 28, 1957.  Juanita became a passionate and talented homemaker, loving mother and extraordinary grandmother.  Her family and home brought her unlimited joy.
 
Juanita became a dedicated affiliate of the First Christian Church in Bloomington, IL where she enjoyed preparing for and teaching Sunday school lessons as well as contributing to funeral meals at the church.  Juanita delighted in planting and tending to her many flower gardens each year.
 
Juanita was preceded in death by her parents; son, Steven Elliott; sister, Diana Crutcher; brothers, Russell Crutcher, Roy Crutcher and Merl Crutcher.
 
Juanita is survived by her husband Ronnie of 60 years; son David and his daughter Faith; daughter Chris and her husband Michael and their sons Evan, Grant, and Carter; son Tim and his wife Tami and their sons Logan, Levi and Layten.  She is also survived by her brother Veryl Crutcher and his wife Sue.
 
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the dedicated and caring staff at OSF Medical Center particularly the nurses, who provided care and comfort to Juanita and her family throughout her difficult illness.

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Dallas Harris

Dallas E. Harris 71 of Clinton, Illinois passed 1:30 PM December 7, 2017, at his family residence, Clinton, IL.
 
Graveside services will be 10 A.M. Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Cody Monkman officiating, military honors will follow. A Celebration of Life at the Eagles Lodge will be at a later date. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to the ALS Association or Second Chance Pet Adoption.
 
Dallas was born October 28, 1946, in Clinton, IL the son of Reo and Ruby (Smith) Harris. He married Betsy A. West March 21, 1970, in Anna, IL.
 
Survivors include his wife: Betsy A. Harris, Clinton, IL; sons: Bret (Sherrie) Harris, Clinton, IL, Bart Harris, Clinton, IL; grandchildren: Allie and Livie Sanders, Braden and Trevor Harris; great-grandson: Rylan Sanders; brother: Duane “Arkie” Harris, Clinton, IL; brother-in-law: Andy (Veronica) West, Marion, IL, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister: Donna Cox and brother-in-law: Jim West.
 
Dallas retired from the Dept. of Natural Resources after 30 years of service. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and avid Cardinal fan. He became a member of the Eagles Lodge in 1974, attaining the status of Golden Eagle. He was a former commissioner of finance for the Clinton City Council.  He loved his dogs, Bella the Queen and Toby.

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Dorothy Cunningham

Dorothy Frances Avery Cunningham passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at home surrounded by her loving family, including her husband of 64 years, Bruce T. Cunningham, son Mark D. Cunningham and daughter Terri L. Cunningham.
 
Dorothy was born on August 19, 1931, in Vernon, NY. She graduated in 1949 from VVS High School and went on to work at Oneida Silver, where she worked with Peggy Cunningham who subsequently introduced “Dottie” to her future husband, Bruce. They married on March 28, 1953. They eventually moved to Clinton, Illinois and lived there for several years before moving to Rome, NY due to Bruce’s job, which eventually took them back to Clinton, where he retired. In 2010, they decided to be closer to their daughter, so they uprooted once more to move to Carolina Lakes, Sun City, Fort Mill, SC, only 15 miles from Terri’s home in Charlotte, NC.
 
Dorothy’s priorities were always her husband and children. Considered the last of the great American housewives, one of the world’s best cooks, and a fierce, protective Lioness by her family, she leaves an empty void in their lives that can never be filled. Her only other true passion was golf, which she didn’t start playing until she was 40 years old; she excelled at it and played every chance she got, right up until she became ill over three years ago. Even in her last few days of life, she could still tell you the month, year, and who she was playing with when she shot her first and only hole-in-one. Dorothy also loved baseball and was a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan. 
 
Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, John Robert and Dora Burdick Avery, brothers John Robert and Richard, and sister, Virginia Avery Lewis.
 
She is survived by her husband, Bruce; son, Mark and wife Pam of Clinton, IL; daughter, Terri, Charlotte, NC; sister, Emogene Corcoran, Verona, NY; granddaughters, Amanda Jo and husband Natu Visinia, Clinton, IL; Jamie Cunningham, Bloomington, IL; three great-grandchildren, Leilani, Matai and Koa Visinia, Clinton, IL; along with several nieces and nephews.
 
A Memorial Service was held at 3:30 pm on November 26, 2017, at Forest Hill Church, Charlotte, NC followed by a Celebration of Life at Terri’s home.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Kindred Hospice, 223 S. Herlong Ave, Suite 120, Rock Hill, SC 29732 or American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave., Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207.
Cremation services were provided by Wolfe Funeral Home, Fort Mill, SC.

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Rosemary Clark

Rosemary Clark, 80, of Mansfield, Illinois, passed away at 5:15 P.M., Friday, December 8, 2017, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Illinois. 
 
Her visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M., Monday, December 11, 2017, at the Mansfield Community Church of the Nazarene. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. James Blue officiating. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Illinois. Memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Community Church of the Nazarene.
 
Rosemary was born on March 21, 1937, in Wilmington, Illinois, to Lester and Laura S. Frost Calhoun. She married Leslie E. Clark on March 2, 1954, in Wilmington, Illinois. He passed away, December 1, 1991.
 
She is survived by her son, Neal A. (Debbie) Clark of Mansfield, Illinois; daughters, Susan B. (Cecil) King of Farmer City, Illinois, Mary Jane (Bob) Justice of Eagle Point, Oregon and Laura I. Clark of Mansfield, Illinois; eleven grandchildren; thirty-six great-grandchildren; two great- great-grandchildren; brothers, David Calhoun of Georgia, Larry Calhoun of Mahomet, Illinois, Roger (Betty) Calhoun of Braidwood, Illinois, and Gary (Brenda) Calhoun of Braidwood, Illinois; sisters, Jeanette (Elwin) White of Florida; Delores Volkert of Minot, North Dakota; Phyllis (Steve) Gaines of Florida; Gloria (Bob) Stern of Florida; and Beverly Mansfield of Bourbonnais, Illinois.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; two sisters; a granddaughter; and three great-great-grandchildren.
 
Rosemary loved to sew. She was a member of the Mansfield Community Church of the Nazarene and Treasurer of the church for many years.
 
Rosemary was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, and devoted friend who will be deeply missed.

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David Michael Franklin

David Michael Franklin, 74, of Heyworth, Illinois, passed away at 5:07 P.M., Friday, December 8, 2017, at his daughter’s home in Normal, Illinois, surrounded by his family. 
 
His visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M., Monday, December 11, 2017, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth, Illinois. The funeral service will follow at 2:30 P.M. also at the funeral home. Burial will be in Randolph Township Memorial Cemetery, Heyworth, Illinois, with military rites accorded by Carl E. Miller Post 624, Heyworth, Illinois. Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association or Prairieland Anglers Association, P.O. Box 31, Heyworth, IL 61745.
 
David was born September 5, 1943, a son of Blanco and Margaret Schooley Franklin. He married Carol Ann Cruise on July 27, 1963, in Heyworth, Illinois. She survives.
 
David is also survived by his son, Timothy (Darci) Franklin; daughter, Davina Franklin; grandchildren, Brenton, Logan and Lia Franklin; great-grandchildren, Hunter and Jordan Franklin; two brothers, Thomas (Ann) Franklin and Richard (Lillie) Franklin; sister, Parmalee Franklin; several nieces and nephews; two brothers-in-law, Kenny and Kevin Cruise; and sister-in-law, Candice Cruise.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Stephan and James Franklin and his mother-in-law, Bette Cruise.
 
David was a U.S. Navy veteran serving from October 1961 to February 1966 aboard the USS Chilton (APA-38) during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the USS Mountrail (APA-213) during his final years of service. He was a member of the Carpenters Local 63 Bloomington and Millwright Local Union 1051, Lincoln, Illinois, for over 30 years. He loved to fish and tie flies. He was a member of the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance, treasurer of the Prairieland Anglers Association and member of the Zoning Board of Appeals in Heyworth, Illinois. 
 
David was very proud of having a great-grandson, Jordan Michael John Franklin, and 
great-nephew, Isaak David Glass named after him. 
 
He was a loving husband; father; grandfather; great-grandfather; a brother; an uncle; and devoted friend who will be deeply missed.

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Bette Cook

Bette Cook 80 of Argenta, IL passed away 3:29 PM December 7, 2017, at Heritage Health, Mt. Zion, IL with her family at her side.
 
Private services will be held at Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL. Burial will follow at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL.
 
Memorials may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice.
 
Bette was born July 14, 1937, in Decatur, IL the daughter of Earnest and Edith (Meier) Bell. She married Donald Lee Cook June 30, 1956, in Decatur, IL.
 
Survivors include her husband, Donald Lee Cook, Argenta, IL; sons, Mark A. (Rosena) Cook, Argenta, IL and Lynn A. (Carol) Cook, Forsyth, IL; 7 grandchildren: Daniel (Mindy) Cook, Argenta, IL; Blake Cook, Argenta, IL; Sean Cook, Decatur, IL; Tony (Samantha) Knierim, California, MO; Stephen Barnes, Kansas City, MO; Alyson (Jacob) Martin, Decatur, IL; and Samantha Cook, Decatur, IL; 8 great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews, and very dear friends. 
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jerry Lee Bell; daughter, Kimberly Suzanne (Cook) Barnes; and grandson, David Lee Cook.
 
Bette graduated from Stephen Decatur High School and retired from Kroger, Fairview Plaza, Decatur, IL. She was an avid bowler and die-hard Cubs fan. Bette loved to go gamble with her friends Betty Jean and Sharon. She loved to travel and followed her grandchildren in their sports during High School. Bette loved to shop! She would go with her friends Lisa and Joanne frequently. She was a military wife and traveled the world with her family. Bette loved her grandchildren very much and devoted herself to family and friends. Bette will be greatly missed but heaven gained an awesome angel. 
 
Mom, we love you and your presence will be greatly missed.

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Ramona C. Henricks

Ramona C. Henricks, 94, of Cerro Gordo, died December 7 after a brief, serious illness. 
 
Ramona was the daughter of Bert L. and Lorraine W. (Wilson) Chapman. She graduated from Cerro Gordo High School in 1940, and attended Millikin University, where she was the first female drum major. She enlisted in the US Navy WAVES, honorably discharged November 17, 1945. 
 
She married Firman E. Henricks, also of Cerro Gordo, on June 25,1944. The couple had 5 children. Mrs. Henricks worked as secretary in the Cerro Gordo schools. She completed her degree at Millikin in 1966, then taught in Cisco and Deland-Weldon before earning her Master's degree at the U of I. She taught business education at Cerro Gordo High School until her retirement in 1985. Mrs. Henricks was active in the CG Woman's Club, the Cerro Gordo Alumni Association, Retired Teachers' Association, and the Macon County Salon of the 8 &40. She was very involved in the American Legion, and was a charter member of the Cerro Gordo American Legion Auxiliary Unit 117. She filled numerous local, county, District, and Division offices in the Auxiliary, and served as IL State President in 1971-72. She was also a National Central Division Vice President. Ramona was a long-time volunteer at the VAMC in Danville, IL, and the Decatur VA clinic, having served over 15,000 hours for our Veterans. She was a member of the Cerro Gordo United Methodist Church. 
 
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, sister Caroline Chapman, sister Martha C. Glennon (Robert), brother Lawrence R. Chapman (Clare), son Craig Henricks, daughters Madeline H. Devereux (Harry) and Barbara Jo Bennett (Rodger), and great-granddaughter, Lauren Young. 
 
She is survived by sister Karen Hale (Felix) of Sullivan, IL, daughter Doreen Henricks of Tucker, GA, son Todd Henricks (Jane) of Cerro Gordo, grandchildren Jay Bennett (Beth), Nicole Young, Andrea Catchings, Leah Henricks, Noah Henricks, 7 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
 
Visitation will be Saturday, December 9, at the Cerro Gordo United Methodist Church from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm with a funeral service at 2:00pm at the church, with Pastor James Allison and Chaplain Matt Filiscky officiating. Burial will be in Cerro Gordo Cemetery, Cerro Gordo, IL. Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Cerro Gordo, will be assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be made to Cerro Gordo Alumni Memorial Scholarship Fund or the Department of Illinois American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship Fund. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family in care of Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home at www.brintlingerandearl.com.

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Dallas E. Harris

Dallas E. Harris, 71, of Clinton, passed away 1:30 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 7, 2017) at his home.
 
His graveside service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, with Cody Monkman officiating. Military honors will follow. A celebration of life at the Eagles Lodge will be at a later date. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to the ALS Association or Second Chance Pet Adoption.
 
Dallas was born Oct. 28, 1946, in Clinton, the son of Reo and Ruby (Smith) Harris. He married Betsy A. West on March 21, 1970, in Anna.
 
Survivors include his wife, Betsy A. Harris, Clinton; sons, Bret (Sherrie) Harris and Bart Harris, all of Clinton; grandchildren, Allie and Livie Sanders and Braden and Trevor Harris; great-grandson, Rylan Sanders; brother, Duane “Arkie” Harris, Clinton; brother-in-law, Andy (Veronica) West, Marion; and numerous nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Donna Cox; and brother-in-law, Jim West.
 
Dallas retired from the Department of Natural Resources after 30 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran and avid Cardinal fan. He became a member of the Eagles Lodge in 1974, attaining the status of Golden Eagle. He was a former commissioner of finance for the Clinton City Council. He loved his dogs, Bella the Queen and Toby.
 
Condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com.

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Richard Vernelle Nixon

Richard Vernelle Nixon, 102, of Farmer City, passed away peacefully Thursday, December 7, 2017.
 
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m., Saturday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City. His funeral will be at 2 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home with Curt Glawe and Darrell Howard officiating. Burial will follow in McCord Cemetery. 
 
Vernelle was born December 5, 1915, on a family farm in DeWitt County near DeWitt, IL, the son of Thomas Edwin Nixon and Lyda Jane Dawson Nixon. Vernelle was an identical twin to Vernon Nixon. Vernelle attended the Swigart country school his first eight years and then Moore Township High School. Vernelle and Vernon attended the University of Illinois with a major in Dairy Technology. Vernelle took a job as Plant Manager of a dairy in Savanna, IL. Vernelle met his future bride, Bernie on a blind date.
 
Vernelle married Bernie Toepfer on May 3, 1941, in the Savanna Methodist Church and enjoyed 73 years together. They started home keeping in Danville, with Vernelle working in milk plants, in Danville, Decatur, and Berwyn. In 1942, they moved to the Nixon family farm where they farmed for more than 30 years with Bernie, his brother, Vernon, and his wife, Mildred.
 
Survivors include his three children, Connie (Tom), Farmer City; Bob (Joyce) Nixon, Albert Lea, MN; and Kay (Gary ) Turner, White Heath; six grandchildren, Curt (Rhonda) Ellis, Kristi (Brent) Jayne, Tempest (Brad) Arends, Heidi (Rod) Brandt, Toni (Matt) Dalton, Tasha (Jeremy) Lane and 16 great-grandchildren, Tyler (Amy), Taylor, Lauren and Lexi Ellis; Cory and Aaron Jayne; Amanda, Abigail and Emily Arends; Cody, Zachary and Joseph Brandt; Alexandra and Raegan Dalton, and Elena and Raymond Wachob.
 
Vernelle was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Bernie and his brother.
 
Vernelle was baptized and joined the Fullerton Cumberland Presbyterian Church on March 25, 1951. He was very dedicated to his faith.
 
After retiring in 1979, they took up residence in Farmer City, with winters spent in Lakeland, FL, enjoying friends and playing bridge, shuffleboard, golfing, playing cards, particularly pitch and ponce along with enjoying the weather.
 
Vernelle was a warm, kind, fun-loving dad, grandad and great-grandad with his family and friends.
 
The family would like to express their appreciation for the care received by Dr. David Webb and all of the other wonderful caregivers with their gentle kindness and love shown to Vernelle. 
 
We will miss you but know that our loss is your eternal gain.
 
Memorials may be made to Fullerton Cumberland Presbyterian Church or other charities of choice.

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Pamela (Bateson) Coppenbarger

Pamela (Bateson) Coppenbarger, 54, of Clinton, IL passed away at 2:00 AM, December 7, 2017, at Fair Havens Christian Village, Decatur, IL. 
 
Services will be 11 A.M. Monday, December 11, 2017, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Illinois with Jim Kilson officiating. Visitation will be 4 – 7 P.M Sunday, December 10, 2017, at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to Lane Christian Church; Lincoln or Douglas Schools in Clinton.
 
Pam was born December 25, 1962, in Clinton, IL the daughter of Delbert Arthur “Art” and Beverly Jane (Isaac) Bateson. She married Alan Coppenbarger May 9, 1987, in Clinton, IL.
 
Survivors include her husband: Alan Coppenbarger, Clinton, IL; children: Toni (Scott) Richardson, Forsyth, IL, Seth Coppenbarger, Clinton, IL, Tara (fiancé, Gabriel Lueras) Coppenbarger, Clinton, IL; grandchild: Lainey Richardson, Forsyth, IL; siblings: Brenda Griffin, Clinton, IL and Darrin (Sara) Bateson, Clinton, IL. 
 
She was preceded in death by her parents.
 
Pamela was an avid Garth Brooks and Keith Urban fan. She collected snowmen and enjoyed being a library aid at the Lincoln and Douglas schools. Also, she enjoyed campfires in the backyard, but most of all spending time with her family.

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Raymond P. Buch

The departure for Raymond P. Buch of Lincoln, IL came on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. As the apostle, Paul wrote, "The time of my departure is at the hand. I fought the good fight and kept the faith, and henceforth there is made up for me a crown of righteousness; but not for me alone, but for all those who love the Lord.” 2nd Timothy 4:7.
 
Ray was preceded in death by his wife Audrey, who taught chemistry and science at the Lincoln Jr. High School. Ray is survived by his sons: Ron (Dianne) Buch of Highland, IL, and Dave (Mary Ellen) Buch of Springfield, IL; one daughter: Carol (Mike) Forbeck of Shamong, NJ. He had five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Ray was born in Pittsburgh, PA on November 12, 1926. He graduated from Perry High School in 1944, after which he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific theatre, ending with the battle at Okinawa Island.
 
Ray held a BA in Radio, a Masters in Speech, and a Masters of Divinity from Lincoln Christian College. He held preaching ministries in Illinois and Florida and was an Associate Professor of Speech at Lincoln Christian College. He retired from Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL.
 
Services for Ray will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Ken Genicks officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Burial at Zion Cemetery will follow the service, where full military rites will be accorded by American Legion post #263. Memorials may be made in Ray’s name to Lincoln Christian Village.

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Russell Barry

Russell Barry, 56, of Emden passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.
 
Russell Dean Barry was born on January 12, 1961, in Emden, Illinois, the son of Allen and Lula Belle (Conrady) Barry.
 
Russell attended Emden Grade School and was a member of Hartsburg-Emden High School’s Class of 1979. Russell was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and the Sons of the American Legion, Post 506, Emden, IL. Throughout his working life, he drove a semi-truck, both cross-country and locally. He also worked construction and helped on the family farm.
 
When Russell was home, he spent as much time as he could outdoors, fishing and hunting at local ponds and on the river. Russell was a supporter of Hartem Athletics and was very proud of his nieces, who play volleyball. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. He also enjoyed nice dinners and trying his luck at the card table.
 
Russell will be missed by his mother, Lula Belle; sister, Roberta (Ron) Gray of Byrnes Mill, MO, and brother Ron (Vanessa) Barry of Emden; nieces and nephews, Rebekah (Jason) Gray-Long of High Ridge, MO, Robert Gray of West Lafayette, IN, and Lexi and Lily Barry of Emden; great-nephews, Jace and Grayson Long; aunt, Darline Becker of Emden; and special friend Tina Coers, of Emden.
 
Russell is preceded in death by his father, Allen Barry; grandparents William and Lilly (Hilgendorf) Barry, Seide and Anna (Rademaker) Conrady.
 
Visitation will be held on Friday, December 8 from 3-7pm at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. A memorial service will be held at the church on Saturday, December 9 at 1 pm. Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln is handling the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Emden Fire & Rescue and Hartem Athletics. Interment will follow the service at Hartsburg Union Cemetery.

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James Larry Andrews

James Larry Andrews, 69, of Clinton, IL passed away at 11:30 AM, November 28, 2017, at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO. 
 
Graveside Services will be 11 AM Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Rev. Fr. James Henning officiating, with Military Honors. There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements. 
 
Memorials may be directed to Angel Tree or Second Chance Pet Adoption. 
 
Larry was born March 24, 1948, in Clinton, IL the son of William H. and Florence A. (Keatley) Andrews. 
 
Survivors include his children: Leslie Andrews, Clinton, IL; Daniel (Keri) Andrews, Gibson City, IL; and Thomas Andrews, Carmichael, CA; 3 grandchildren: Kaleb Volker-USAF, Charleston, SC; Abbey (Colton) Nixon, Clinton, IL; and Jack Andrews, Gibson City, IL; Siblings: William G. (Phyllis) Andrews, Bloomington, IL; and Jane (Jered) Hooker, Clinton, IL; and former son-in-law: Keith Volker, Clinton, IL. 
 
Larry married Cynthia L. Armstrong on March 20, 1971, in Clinton, IL. 
 
He was preceded by his parents. 
 
Larry bravely served his Country during the Vietnam War in the US Marine Corps. from 1968-1970. He worked for Illinois Central Gulf, Southern Pacific, and retired from Union Pacific Railroad. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, spending time with his grandchildren, and attending their sporting events.

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Linda K. Overbey

Linda K. Overbey 73 of Chestnut, IL passed away 2:16 PM December 4, 2017, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln, IL.
 
Services will be 11 A.M. Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Greg Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at McClimans Cemetery, Hallsville, IL. Visitation will be 10 - 11 A.M. Saturday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to a charity of the Donor's Choice.
 
Linda was born September 24, 1944, in Mount Pulaski, IL the daughter of Irwin George and Mary Louise (Allison) Grathwohl. She married Thomas L. Overbey July 3, 1964, in Clinton, IL.
 
Survivors include her husband: Thomas L. Overbey, Chestnut, IL; 2 children: Tommy Overbey, Alton, IL and John (Jenni) Overbey, Hallsville, IL; 2 granddaughters: Katie and Bethany Overbey, Clinton, IL; siblings: Pat Burman, Forsyth, MO, and Ruth Ann (Jim) Frye, Kenney, IL.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents.

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Wanda Burton

Wanda C. Burton 88 of Heyworth, Illinois passed away 5:55 PM December 2, 2017, at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, Il.
 
Services will be 1 PM, Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Illinois with Rev. Darrel Arndell officiating. Burial will follow at DeLand Cemetery, DeLand, IL. Visitation will be 6 - 8 PM, Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at the funeral home.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice.
 
Wanda was born November 22, 1929, in Willow Branch Township in Piatt Co., IL the daughter of Victor J.. T. and Mattie C. (Dalton) Burton. She married Vernon M. Burton August 18, 1945, in Nancy, KY. He passed away February 16, 1979.
 
Survivors include her three daughters: Barbara Ryburn (Tom) Carr, Oxford, FL; Betty (Darrel) Arndell, Litchfield, KY; and Lynn (Doug) Necessary, Clinton, IL; 7 Grandchildren, 18 Great-grandchildren, and 2 Great-great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 daughter, 1 great-grandson, 2 sisters, and 3 brothers.
 
Wanda retired from Jackson Heights Nursing Home at the age of 75.  She loved working in her garden and flowers.  Wanda loved baking Christmas cookies, banana bread, and other sweet treats for her family.

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Viola Williamson

Viola Williamson, 102, of LeRoy, Illinois, passed away at 7:55 P.M., Sunday, December 3, 2017, at LeRoy Manor, LeRoy, Illinois.
 
Her graveside service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, December 7, 2017, at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington, Illinois, with Jeff Mayfield officiating.
 
There will be no visitation. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, Illinois, is in charge of arrangements.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the LeRoy Peace Meal or the LeRoy Emergency Ambulance Service.
 
Mrs. Williamson was born on August 25, 1915, in LeRoy, Illinois, to Moss and Neva Hendren Shifflett Riggs. She married Howard E. Williamson on April 15, 1933, in Monticello, Illinois. He passed away on October 17, 1992.
 
She is survived by her son, Wilbur (Karen) Williamson of Bloomington, Illinois, two grandsons, four great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, LaDonna Ruth Phillips and three sisters.
 
She worked for 10 years at General Electric and was the site supervisor for the LeRoy Peace Meal for 10 years. She was a past member of the Ruel Neal American Legion Auxiliary Unit 79.

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Michael Joseph Maxwell

Michael Joseph Maxwell, 64, of Heyworth, Illinois, passed away at 8:19 P.M., Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at his home in Heyworth, Illinois.
 
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth, Illinois, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Memorials may be made to the Michael Maxwell Memorial, c/o First State Bank, Heyworth, Illinois.
 
Mr. Maxwell was born on October 5, 1953, in Bloomington, Illinois, to Wayne C. and Elizabeth J. Burns Maxwell.
 
He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth J. Maxwell of Heyworth, Illinois; one sister, Cecilia E. (Terry Wise) Prochnow of Heyworth, Illinois; two nieces, Nicole Prochnow of Normal, Illinois, and Brittany Wise of Bloomington, Illinois; and his caregiver, Jeff Prochnow of Heyworth, Illinois.
 
He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, John P. Maxwell.
 
Michael had worked at Eureka Co., Bloomington, Illinois, for 22 years and Wal-Mart, Normal, Illinois, for 10 years. He was a member of the Machinist’s Local 1000, Bloomington, Illinois, and past member of the Sons of the American Legion, Heyworth, Illinois.
 
He loved baseball and was a fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears. He played football at Heyworth High School and was a part of the team that won the Sangamon Valley Conference title in 1971.
 
Michael had a big heart and would do anything for anyone.

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Georgina A. Collins

Georgina A. Collins, 46, formerly of Havana, IL passed away at 5:35 a.m. on November 26, 2017, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.
 
Georgina was born on February 6, 1971, in Havana, IL; daughter of Melvin Allen and Ruth Charlene (Mason) Rilea. She married Jerry Skelton Sr. on July 7, 2017, in Lincoln, IL. He survives her.
 
Also surviving are her children: Misty (Ronald) Mendenhall of Springfield, IL, Charlene (Aaron) Morris of Springfield, IL, and Moriah (Tiffani) Snider of Lincoln, IL; two step-sons: Jerry Skelton Jr and Kyle Merreighn. of Lincoln, IL one grandchild: Zaydin Pellhum; two sisters: Daleta Wilkey and Brenda Simers both of Havana, IL; several stepbrothers and sisters; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Georgina was of the Christian faith.
 
A Remembrance will be held at 5:00 p.m. Monday, December 4, 2017, at Lifepoint Church of God with Jacob Skelton officiating. A celebration of life will be held on the evening of February 6, 2018. Memorials may be made in Georgina’s name to the Humane Society of Logan County.

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Garth T. Taylor

Garth T. Taylor, 93, of Saybrook, Illinois, passed away at 9:28 P.M., Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, Illinois.
 
His funeral will be held at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Saybrook, Illinois, with Pastor Wayne Giermann officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Saybrook, Illinois, with military rites accorded. Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M., Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Wesbein United Methodist Church, Saybrook, Illinois or David Humphrey Daniel American Legion Post 427, Saybrook, Illinois.
 
Garth was born February 24, 1924, in Saybrook, Illinois, a son of William V. & Hazel Holt Taylor. He married Myra LaTeer on February 17, 1946, in Piggott, Arkansas. She passed away January 24, 2017.
 
He is survived by his son, Lyndall Taylor of Saybrook, Illinois; daughter, Sidney Ann (Larry) Schaefer of Saybrook, Illinois; two granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; brother, Nile Taylor of Saybrook, Illinois.
 
He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.
 
Garth owned and operated Taylor Earth Moving, Saybrook, Illinois. He also had worked for the State of Illinois Department of Transportation. Garth was an Army Veteran of WWII. He was a member of the Wesbein United Methodist Church, Saybrook, Illinois, David Humphrey Daniel American Legion Post 427, Saybrook, Illinois and  Milton Hill VFW Post 2029, Saybrook, Illinois.

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Robert "Bob" Edward Stone

Robert “Bob” Edward Stone, 82, of Mansfield, Illinois, passed away at 1:10 P.M., Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at his residence with his family at his side.

 

His funeral will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, December 4, 2017, at the Mansfield United Methodist Church with Pastor Ed Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign, Illinois with military rites accorded. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M., Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice, American Cancer Society or Habitat For Humanity Piatt County, Illinois. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce funeral home, Mansfield, Illinois, in charge of arrangements.

 

Bob was born May 31, 1935, in rural Seymour, Illinois, a son of Edgar J. & Dorothy Irene Kingston Stone. He married Alberta Louise White on November 24, 1956, in Golden Gate, Illinois.

 

He is survived by his wife, Alberta Louise Stone of Mansfield, Illinois; siblings, Ruby Perry of Champaign, Illinois, Clarence Eugene “Stoney” Stone of Monticello, Illinois, Virginia Ann Stone of Champaign, Illinois, and Faith (Charles) Kennedy of Troy, Illinois. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Charles and Richard Stone and one sister, Ruth Stone.

 

Bob had worked at Humko in Champaign, Illinois for 25 years, retiring in 1992, due to health reasons. He graduated from DeLand-Weldon High School, class of 1954; an  Army veteran of the Korean War;  member of the Mansfield United Methodist church and served in several capacities during the years;  member and past commander of Kelso M. Garver American Legion Post 650, Mansfield, Illinois;  Bob was a past commander of the Piatt County American Legion;  Past president of Mansfield Lions Club, where he held different offices in the club;  served on the Lions Lifeline Board for 12 years;  helped organize the Piatt County Veterans Assistance Commission;  held local and district level positions in Boy Scouts;  served on the Piatt County Habitat For Humanity Board for a number of years;  served 36 years on the Mansfield Village Board; and was a volunteer fireman for 36 years for Northern Piatt Fire Protection District.

 

The family would like to thank George, Cece, Heather, and Kayla of Harbor Light Hospice of Forsyth, Illinois for the special and excellent care that was given to Bob.

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Priscilla L. Reynolds

Priscilla L. Reynolds, 65, of Farmer City, Illinois, passed away at 1:30 A.M., Saturday, November 25, 2017, at Farmer City Rehabilitation and Healthcare.
 
A graveside service will be 3:00 P.M., Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Illinois, with Bud McMasters officiating. There will be no visitation. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Illinois, in charge of arrangements.
 
Priscilla was born December 25, 1951, in Watseka, Illinois, a daughter of Kenneth Virgil & Myrtle Elizabeth Hall Larkin. She married Kevin Paul Reynolds. He passed away April 14, 2017.
 
She is survived by her son, Greg (Jamie) Larkin of Mansfield, Illinois; three stepdaughters, Kerri Reynolds of LeRoy, Illinois, Shannon (Steven) Cox of Bloomington, Illinois and Krystal Reynolds of LeRoy, Illinois; two grandchildren, Colby and Cory Larkin; three brothers, Larry (Mariam) Larkin of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Kenneth (Robert Dahm) Larkin of St. Louis, Missouri and Martin A. Larkin of Kansas City, Kansas; one sister, Jo C. (Norman) Hunt of Downers Grove, Illinois.
 
Priscilla was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
 
 Priscilla was a member of the First Christian Church, Farmer City, Illinois.

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John Davison

John Davison, 89, of Middletown passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.
 
John was born on March 16, 1928, in Logan County; the son of James and Matilda (Steinhour) Davison. He married Ione Leinweber on June 22, 1952, in Minooka, IL. She survives him in Middletown, IL.
 
Also, surviving John are his children: Julie (Rex Gill) Brown and Gail (Karen) Davison; one sister: Delores Burger; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one step great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, two brothers, one grandchild, and one great-grandchild.
 
John proudly served his country as a member of The Military Police in The U.S. Army. John enjoyed being outside, especially while spending time in his garden. When he wasn’t outside, he would often be found watching his beloved Chicago Cubs. He also loved his western shows and movies, John Wayne was his favorite. John was truly a hard working man, but he always made time for his family; especially listening to his grandchildren’s stories.
 
 Services for John will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Josh Gorrie officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial at Irish Grove Cemetery will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in John’s name to First United Methodist Church in Middletown, IL.

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Tori Nicole Lanter

Tori Nicole Lanter, 17, of Monticello, passed away at 5:55 p.m., Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Carle Hospital, Urbana.
 
Tori was born April 11, 2000 in Champaign, IL the daughter of Ricky L. Lanter and Elta D. (Clesson) Finke.
 
Tori is survived by her father, Ricky Lanter of Monticello; mother, Elta Finke (Scott) of Farmer City; brother, John Lanter of Monticello; grandparents, Pam Lanter of Monticello, Terry Lanter (Phyllis) of La Grange, GA, Linda Scott of Gilbertsville, KY; great grandmothers, Phyllis Stukins of Decatur and Betty Miller of Taylorville. She was preceded in death by her grandfather David Clesson and her great grandfathers, Wilbur Stukins and Leslie Miller.
 
Tori was a senior at Monticello High School, worked at Shopko and enjoyed being a member of the FFA. She loved spending time with her boyfriend Isiah and her friends. There wasn’t a day that she didn’t miss spending time with her dog Twinkie
 
Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m., Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home. Interment will be held in Monticello Township Cemetery.
 
Memorial donations may be made to the Family of Tori Lanter in c/o First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust of Monticello 219 W. Center St. Monticello, IL 61856.
 
Tori was a loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece and cousin who will be missed dearly by family and friends. She was a very loving girl who never met a stranger.
 
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mackey-wrightfuneralhome.com.

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Jeffrey A. Moery

 Jeffrey A. Moery, 60 of Urbana, IL., passed away at 8:52 P.M., on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at the Kirby Medical Center, Urbana, IL.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Monday, December 4, 2017, at the First Presbyterian Church, 249 N. Macon St., Bement, IL. Pastor Marsha Frederick will officiate. Visitation will be held from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at the Hinds Funeral Home, 348 N. Piatt St., Bement, IL. Burial will be in the Bement Township Cemetery, Bement. Memorial contributions can be made to the John Ovid Moery Scholarship at Bement High School, the Bement Ballpark Fund, or the First Presbyterian Church, Bement.
 
Jeff was born on November 3, 1957, in Urbana, IL., a son of John Ovid and Audine M. Tompkins Moery. He married Vicki L. Preston on August 30, 1981 in Decatur, IL., and she survives of Urbana, IL. Surviving are 4 daughters; Cherie (Joe) Moery-Metzka of O'Fallon, IL., Jennifer (Jeff) Griffin of Bolingbrook, IL., Alycia Moery of Urbana, IL., and Krista (Brian) Chassee of Hoffman Estates, IL. as well as a grandaughter; Mackenzie Griffin. Also surviving is his mother; Audine M. Severns of Bement, IL., sister; Jill (Terry) Lawson of Bement, IL. and a brother; John Allen (Kathryn) Moery of Chicago, IL. He was preceded in death by his father.
 
Jeff worked for over 26 years for Archer Daniels Midland CO., Aventine and Bunge North America. He loved watching football, and the Illini. He loved working on projects around the house, and loved being with family. The family would like to say a special thank you to the Presence Home Care and the Harbor Lights Hospice Program.
 
Aaron and Susie Hinds of Hinds Funeral Home, Bement, IL, have the honor to serve the Moery family in their time of need. “Our Family Is Here To Serve Your Family.”

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Betty Jean Lewis

Betty Jean Lewis, 92, of Farmer City, Illinois, passed away at 8:21 A.M., Sunday, November 26, 2017, at Farmer City Rehabilitation and Healthcare.
 
Her funeral will be at 2:00 P.M, Friday, December 1, 2017, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Illinois, with Pastor Dave Ashby officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M., Friday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Farmer City Rehabilitation and  Healthcare activity fund.
 
Betty was born July 20, 1925, in Farmer City, Illinois, a daughter of Jesse and Marguerite Ruch Anderson. She married Carry Allen “Bud” Lewis, May 2, 1947, in Farmer City, Illinois. He passed away, November 8, 2011.
 
She is survived by her son, Gene (Anita) Lewis of Mahomet, Illinois and daughter, Pamela (Richard) Chapman of Broadlands, Illinois; four grandchildren, Chad (Kathy) Lewis of Mahomet, Illinois, Blake (Jamie Jarboe) Propst of Foosland, Illinois, Wesley (Jordan) Propst of Farmer City, Illinois, and Ryan (Courtney Johnson) Propst of Mahomet, Illinois; three stepgrandchildren, Samantha (Ian) Estes of Fisher, Illinois, Katie (Brett) Taylor of Mahomet, Illinois and Bailey (Todd) Schiff of Ogden, Illinois; eight great-grandchildren, Abbie Lewis; Faith Lewis; Julian Hudspath; Charlotte Propst; Conner Propst; Gabbie Jarboe; Corbin Johnson; and Josie Johnson; eight stepgreat-grandchildren, Tanner Estes; Morgan Estes; Kayla McKinney; Kassie McKinney; Kallen Taylor; Kade Taylor; Beau Hauersperger; and Dean Schiff; siblings, Duane (Sylvia) Anderson of Bellflower, Illinois; Louise Jiles of Farmer City, Illinois; Judy (Dale) Marshall of LeRoy, Illinois; Jack (Rita) Anderson of Wyoming and Arizona; and Carolyn (Walt) Jiles of Atkinson, Illinois; sister-in-law, Roxee Anderson of Atkinson, Illinois.
 
Betty was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Ronald, Donald, Robert, and James Anderson; sisters,  Martha Anderson, Anna Mae Okeson and Mary Lou Flegel.
 
Betty had been a train master clerk for the New York Central Railroad and Conrail Railroad. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Farmer City, Illinois. Betty loved bowling and craft work.

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Nancy R. Dale

Nancy R. Dale, 76, of Lincoln passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at her residence.
 
Nancy was born on June 22, 1941, in Lincoln; the daughter of Clyde and Birdie (Stigl) Davis. Nancy is survived by her daughter, Kim (Ron) Skelton; her brother, Robert (Laura) Davis; her sister, Patricia (Donald) Augspurger; and her grandson, Tyler M. (Ana Velasquez) Skelton. Additionally, Nancy is survived by her four-legged friends, Molly and Snowball.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her longtime companion, Ralph "Bud” Lawrence.
 
Nancy was an avid reader; she truly enjoyed a good book. Nancy also had a love for animals; she often would be found feeding birds and leaving food for any lone critter. The family would like to extend special thanks to "Help At Home and Senior Services” after their many faithful years of service to Nancy.
 
Services for Nancy will be held at 6:30 P.M. on Friday, December 1, 2017, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln with Michael Mallick officiating. Visitation will take place from 4:00-6:00 P.M. on Friday, December 1, 2017, also at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made in Nancy’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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William R. "Bill" Wurth

William R. "Bill” Wurth, 91, of Lincoln passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017, at St. Clara’s Manor in Lincoln.
 
Bill was born on October 27, 1926, in Lincoln; son of Leo H. and Ethel May (Carpenter) Wurth. He married Ruth Ellen Wiggers on April 3, 1948, in Lincoln, she preceded him in death on June 23, 1993. He later married Vera L. Wilson on December 29, 1995, in Lincoln, IL. She survives in Lincoln.
 
Bill is also survived by his daughter, Cynthia Lee (Roger) Boerma of Athens, GA; two sons, Michael Lynn (Judith) Wurth of Bloomington, IL, and Stephen Robert (Linda) Wurth of Hartsburg, IL, three stepsons; one sister, Sister Mary Alan Wurth of Redbud, IL. Additionally, he is survived by eight grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, and seven step great-grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Ruth Ellen.
 
Bill retired from farming after forty-three years in Orvil Township. He did custom farming and ran Wurth Ceramics with his wife, Ruth Ellen for many years. He attended Holy Family Church in Lincoln. Bill proudly served his country in The U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Hartsburg American Legion Post #1146, The Knights Of Columbus, and Lincoln Elks Lodge #914.
 
Services for Bill will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, December 1, 2017, at Holy Family Church in Lincoln. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL. A rosary will be recited at 3:30 P.M. (prior to visitation). Burial will follow the services at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lincoln where full military rites will be accorded. Memorials may be made in William’s name to Holy Family Church, Lincoln or St. Clara’s Manor, Lincoln.

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Donna Westen

Donna Westen, 81, of Mt. Pulaski, passed away at 3:44 P.M. Sunday, November 26, 2017, at Manor Court in Clinton.
 
Donna was born on February 7, 1936, in Logan County, IL to Woodrow and Ruby (Montgomery) Allison. She married Robert Westen on December 17, 1954, in Latham, IL. He preceded her in death on January 12, 2017
 
Donna is survived by her children Kim (Doug) Chandler of Decatur, Kristy Westen of Mt. Pulaski, Casey (Stephanie) Westen of Latham, "adoptive son” Bruce (Sue) Lamb of Latham, her grandchildren Libby (Steve) Hayes of Cerro Gordo, IL, Blake Smith of Decatur, CPL Kyle Westen of Fort Stewart, GA and Colton Westen of Latham, and five great-grandchildren, Josh, Jacob and Hannah Hayes and Ava and Gianna "Gigi” Smith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons Terry and Randy Westen and one sister.
 
Donna was a farmer’s wife and enjoyed going to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren” sporting events, county fairs and showing cattle.
 
Services for Donna will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, December 2, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church in Latham with Rev. Mark Morgan and Rev. Ziola Marty officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services from 9:00-10:00 A.M. Memorials may be made in Donna’s name to the Latham Fire and Rescue. Private graveside services will be held at Lake Bank Cemetery at a later date. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski.

 

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Clarence A. "Jack" Ackerson

Clarence A. "Jack” Ackerson, 93, of Lincoln passed away at 1:05 p.m. on November 25, 2017, at St. Clara’s Manor in Lincoln.
 
Jack was born on June 2, 1924, in Lincoln; son of Clarence E. and Mamie (Cuzick) Ackerson. He married Margaret Ann Amberg on October 8, 1949, in Paragould, AR. She survives in Lincoln.
 
Also, surviving is his daughter: Dawn (Gerald) Begolka of Atlanta, IL; one grandson: John Cunningham; one brother: Robert "Bob” Ackerson. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters: Essie Marie Altman, Isabel Stout, and Erma Naugle.
Jack was a Lincoln City Police Department Sergeant and owner and operator of Jack’s Sunoco Station in Atlanta, IL. He attended Holy Family Catholic Church in Lincoln with his wife and was a lifetime member of the VFW #1756 in Lincoln.
 
Jack loved his family and his Lord. He took pride in being a WWII veteran, where he was stationed in France, Germany, the Philippines, and Japan. He loved nature and his rides through Scully Park. He will be missed as a great family man and friend. He lived a full life.
 
Visitation for Jack will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL. Memorials may be made in Jack’s name to The Lincoln VFW #1756.

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Randall Tungate

Randall Tungate, 58, of Illiopolis, IL passed away at 7:00 A.M. Thursday, November 23, 2017, at his home.
 
Randall was born on July 19, 1959, in Kentucky, to Milburn and Hallie Tucker Tungate. He married Debbie Reinhart in Lincoln, IL. He later married Fawndalin Boyle on May 31, 1996, in Lincoln. She survives him.
 
Also surviving are two daughters, Crystal Ann Tungate and Kasey Marie Tungate, two sons Dustin Boyle and Gary Boyle, four sisters, Mary Lou (JT) Noe of Bradsfordville, KY, Debbie (Gary) Brandt of Lincoln, IL, Ann (Mitch) Rohlfs of Lincoln, IL and Susie Tungate of Shawnee, OK, three brothers, Jr. (Diane) Tungate and Glenn Tungate, both of Lincoln, IL, and Hoagie Tungate of Lebanon, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, James, Robert and Sandy and one sister Marsha.
 
Randall was a welder at Trall Carr and Matcor Metalcraft. He had been a welder for 35 years.
 
There will be no services. Memorials may be made to the family of Randall Tungate. Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski is entrusted with arrangements.

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Glendora Allen

Glendora Allen, 80, of Lincoln, passed away at 12:59 A.M. Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at the Christian Nursing Home in Lincoln.
 
Glendora was born on December 29, 1936, in Mt. Pulaski, IL, to Robert and Maude (Banner) Allen. They preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers. She is survived by one sister-in-law, Esther Allen, of Springfield.
 
Services for Glendora will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday, November 27, 2017, at Faith Lutheran Church with Rev. Mark Peters officiating. Burial will take place at Steenbergen Cemetery in Mt. Pulaski at a later date. Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Terrence "Terry" Ollis

Terrence "Terry” Ollis, 80, passed away at 3:38 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
 
Terry was born on July 7, 1937, in Lincoln, to Clifford and Marguerite (Schrishuhn) Ollis. He married Judith "Judy” Jones on August 26, 1959. He later married Deanna Sue Kodatt on June 23, 1982. She survives in Mt. Pulaski.
 
Also surviving are two daughters Areta (Steve Karvunis) Carlin of Rochester, IL and Yvonne Litterly of Mt Pulaski, IL, one son Michael (Dianna) Ollis of Omaha, Nebraska, one step-daughter Kelly (Scott) Faith of Mt. Pulaski. He also has 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one sister, infant son Byron Clifford, and one stepson Chip Kodatt.
 
Terry was an Insurance Agent with State Farm Insurance for many years. Terry was a United States Veteran serving in the US Navy. In his younger days, he coached kids in baseball, basketball and swimming teams.
 
A memorial gathering will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, December 1, 2017, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski. Memorials may be made to Mt. Pulaski EMS or the Lincoln American Post #263.

 

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Merrill Bishop

Merrill Bishop, 90, of Decatur, formerly of Mt. Pulaski, passed away at 3:48 P.M. Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at Heritage Manor in Mt. Zion.
 
Merrill was born on July 12, 1927, in Fairfield, IA, to Sherman and Etta (Murphy) Bishop. He married Patricia Karns on September 18, 1947. She survives him in Decatur.
 
Also surviving are three sons, John (Julie) Bishop of Mt. Pulaski, David (Leann) Bishop of Corpus Christi, TX, and Michael (Chay) Bishop of Decatur, 3 sisters, Patricia Peebler of Red Bluff, CA, Connie Miller of Las Vegas, NV, and Mary Jane Johnson of Green Lake, WI, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
 
Merrill managed several fertilizer plants during his career. He was a United States Navy veteran serving in WWII. He was a lifetime member of the Mt. Pulaski American Legion Post #447 where he was a past commander and was also a member of the VFW Post #777.
 
Services will be on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Mt. Pulaski with Rev. Jeffrey Laible officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services (10:00-11:00) at the church. Military honors will follow services at the church. Arrangements are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski.

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Dean Edward Skelton

Dean Edward Skelton, 67, passed away at 5:00 a.m. on November 23, 2017, at Heritage Health in Springfield, IL.
 
Dean was born on January 1, 1950, in Springfield, IL; son of Burt and Edith Marie (Allen) Skelton. He married Joyce A. Gurnsey on June 8, 1977, in Middletown, IL. She preceded him in death on June 25, 2015.
 
Surviving Dean are his mother; two children: Adam (Catherine) Skelton of Chatham, IL and Michelle (Jeff) Killion of Elkhart, IL; six grandchildren: Austin, Brayden, Cadence, Hayden, Camrynn, and Graedy; three sisters; one brother.
 
Dean was a United States Army Veteran and was a member of the Middletown American Legion Post #594.
 
Services for Dean will be 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Mark Weber officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, November 27, 2017, also at the funeral home. Burial at Camp Butler National Cemetery will follow the service where full military rites will be accorded by the Lincoln American Legion Post# 263. Memorials may be made in Dean’s name to Heritage Health Hospice in Springfield, IL.

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