Sharon Y. Crook, 82, of Monticello, passed away at 5:04 a.m., September 27, 2018 at Arbor Rose, Monticello.
Sharon was born January 28, 1936 in Cisco, IL the daughter of Kenneth Robert and Iva Lou (Mills) Clow. She married Jesse L. Crook on November 30, 1958 in Bement, IL.
Sharon is survived by her husband, Jesse Crook of Monticello; son, Mark Crook (Kristi) of Monticello; and grandchildren, Meredith and Matt Crook. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Dale Clow.
Sharon was a homemaker and a member of the Monticello Christian Church and the Illinois Farm Bureau.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 1, 2018 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello with visitation held for one hour prior to the funeral on Monday. Interment will be held in Bement Township Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to help the Sharon Crook Library Memorial Fund or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mackey-wrightfuneralhome.com
Jerry L. Maxheimer, 76, of Mt. Pulaski, IL passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Joyce; three children, nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one sister.
Services for Jerry will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church in Mt. Pulaski with Jonathan Buescher officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 1, 2018 also at the church. Burial will follow the services at Steenbergen Cemetery in Mt. Pulaski. Memorial donations may be made in Jerry’s name to Zion Lutheran Church of Mt. Pulaski or American Legion Post #447. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski, IL.
Charles Russell Taylor, 64, of Fisher, formerly of Mansfield, passed away at 3:46 P.M. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at Heartland Health Care Center, Champaign, Illinois.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 3:30 P.M. Sunday, September 30, 2018, at the Fisher Foursquare Church with Pastor Joyce Gibson officiating. There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be made to the Charles Russell Taylor memorial fund, c/o Fisher National Bank.
Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, in charge of arrangements.
Charles was born June 8, 1954, in Gibson City, Illinois, a son of William E. & Mamie M. Shultz Taylor. He married Janie L. Hardwick on October 31, 1970, in Tennessee. She passed away March 6, 2009.
He is survived by two daughters, Tanya J. (David Christopher) Wall of Fisher, Illinois, and Amy J. Taylor of Fisher, Illinois; five grandchildren, Timothy T. Wall, Tyler C. Wall, Adrian M. Carr, Miracle R. Wall, and Madyson I. Wall all of Fisher, Illinois; siblings, Peggy J. Gaines of Le Roy, Illinois, William E. “Billy” (Pam) Taylor of Arrowsmith, Illinois, Johnny L. (Kim) Taylor of Lexington, Illinois, and Gladys F. Massey of Saybrook, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Janie L. Taylor; daughter, Charlene R. Wilhelm; parents, William E. and Mamie M. Taylor; siblings, Joyce P. Walker, Jewel “Bea” Embry, Lila M. Moore, and Delores A. Bigger.
Charles worked for Tri Star Marketing Inc. Mobil Super Pantry in Mahomet, Illinois.
Charles was a loving husband; father; grandfather; brother; uncle; great friend and will be missed by all.
Bennie Dale Mullins, 61, of LeRoy, passed away Monday (Sept. 24, 2018) at home.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Services will be at a later date. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, is in charge.
Dale was born July 20, 1957, in Bloomington, to John Bill and Dollie Mae “Ruth” Kirby Mullins.
Surviving are daughter, Angela (John) DeVault, Bloomington; sister, Rita (Michael) Lyvers, LeRoy; brothers, Mike (Pam) Mullins, LeRoy, and Monroe (Cherie) Mullins, Southport, Fla.; granddaughter, Johanna DeVault.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James Mullins.
Dale worked for the family business, the Fuzzy Duck, until its closing in 2009.
He was a loving father, brother, grandfather and devoted friend who will be deeply missed
Georgia Kay Clark (nee Shifflet), of Bourbonnais, and formerly of Lemont, Shorewood and Joliet, was raised in Waynesville. She passed away Aug. 17, 2018, in Bourbonnais.
Georgia was the daughter of George and Marilyn Shifflet (nee Huffer), both originally of Waynesville. Georgia Kay Shifflet was born July 31, 1945, in Lincoln. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents and grandparents.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond Clark, Bourbonnais, and three children, Christopher Clark (Barbara), Kimberly Deshazo (Benjamin), of Joliet, and Jonathan Clark of Bourbonnais. She is also survived by six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A brief committal service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Evergreen Cemetery in Waynesville, where Georgia will be laid to rest among her beloved family members, her parents and grandparents.
Curtis L. Marcum, 86 of Weldon, IL passed away 11:17 A.M., September 24, 2018 at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, IL.
Services will be 3 PM Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Weldon Cemetery, Weldon, IL with military honors. Visitation will be 2 – 3 PM Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Curtis L. Marcum Memorial Fund.
Curtis was born May 27, 1932 in Weldon, IL the son of Grace (Goken) Marcum. He married Betty F. Perkins August 2, 1953 in Bangor, ME.
Survivors include his wife, Betty F. Marcum, Weldon, IL; children, Tim B. Marcum, Weldon, IL; Michael Marcum, Aurora, IL; 3 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 son, Jeffrey.
Curtis was an Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict and later spent his career as a civilian employee at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, IL. He was also a member of the DeLand Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M, Bloomington Consistory, and Springfield Ansar Shrine. Curtis previously served as Chairman of the Dewitt County Housing Authority Board, as well as past Chairman of the Weldon Fire Protection board, overseeing the construction of the new firehouse. Curtis was a talented mechanic who enjoyed motorcycles.
Kloe A. Weiss, 14 of Clinton, IL passed away 7:20 PM, September 22, 2018 as a result of an ATV accident.
Services will be 10:00 AM Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the Lane Christian Church, Lane, IL with Jim Kilson officiating. Private family graveside services will be held. Visitation will be 4 – 8 PM Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at the church. Casual dress is requested by the family. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to the Kloe A. Weiss Memorial Fund.
Kloe was born August 4, 2004 in Bloomington, IL the daughter of Josh H. and Brooke R. (Martin) Weiss.
Survivors include her parents: Josh H. and Brooke R. Weiss, Clinton, IL; brother: Kole Weiss, Clinton, IL; sister: Kolby Weiss, Clinton, IL; maternal grandparents: Randy and Brenda Martin, Clinton, IL; paternal grandparents: Lloyd and Kathy Weiss, Clinton, IL; aunt: Stephanie (Brian) Reeser, Clinton, IL; uncle: Bryan Martin, Clinton, IL; cousins: Nadia and Mackenzie Reeser, Clinton, IL; along with many friends.
Kloe was a cheerleader at Clinton Community High School and worked at the Wagon Wheel Pumpkin Farm alongside her parents and grandparents. She enjoyed fishing with her dad. Her favorite time of the year was Christmas. She loved to sing and go to the beach but most of all spend time with family and friends.
James C. McIntosh, 70, of Monticello, passed away at 5:55 a.m., September 21, 2018 at his residence.
Jim was born March 30, 1948 in Peoria, IL the son of Charles L. and Margaret (Alexander) McIntosh. He married Margaret Ann Meece on November 21, 1970 in Milwaukee, WI.
Jim is survived by his wife of 47 ¾ years, Ann McIntosh of Monticello; children, Kimberly (Rusty) Hislope of Monticello, Brian (Melissa) McIntosh of Monticello, Katherine (Paul) Endris of Omaha, NE; grandchildren, Logan Hislope, Natalie McIntosh, Camden McIntosh, August Endris, Margot Endris; and brother John (Diane) McIntosh of Monticello. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles William McIntosh, and sisters Rebecca Keith and Julia Brown.
Jim was a self-employed farmer. He was a member of the Monticello Masonic Lodge #58 AF&AM and the ANSAR Shrine. Jim was involved with in Boy Scouts since his childhood and became an Eagle Scout in 1966. Jim served as Assistant Scout Master in 1984 for Troop #122 and became Head Scout Master in 1994 until the troop dissolved in 2008. Jim received a District Award of Merit in 1994 and the Boy Scouts Silver Beaver Award in 1998. Jim also won many lights shows in Monticello and moved to the animated musical light show 6 years ago on the corner of Marion and Route 105 with all donations going to Cancer and Alzheimer’s research.
Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Monday, September 24, 2018 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home with Masonic Rites at 8:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home with Rev. Alan Oman officiating. Interment will be held in Monticello Township Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Glioblastoma Foundation (Brain Cancer) or the Boy Scouts Prairieland Counsel.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mackey-wrightfuneralhome.com
Carl D. Pinkley, 67, of Mt. Pulaski passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018 in his home surrounded by his loving family.
Carl was born on April 12, 1951 in Charity, MO, the son of Virgil and Naomi (Franklin) Pinkley. He married Diana Gaultney on October 15, 1989 in Lincoln, IL. she survives in Mt. Pulaski.
Carl is also survived by his daughter, Melanie Pinkley; his step-sons, Richard L. Gaultney Jr. and Kirk A. Gaultney; his step-grandson, Andrew R. Gaultney; his siblings, Howard D. Pinkley, Richard L. (Donna) Pinkley, David R. Pinkley, Linda L. Gaitros, Gary L. (Fern) Pinkley, Betty A. Pinkley, Juanita K. (Mike) Buttell, Steve L. (Patty) Pinkley, and step-sister, Patricia J. Brooks.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents.
Cremations rites have been accorded. Arrangements have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski, IL.
Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Maxwell, 92, of Heyworth, passed away at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 19, 2018) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Betty Maxwell Memorial Fund, c/o First State Bank, Heyworth. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth, is in charge of arrangements.
She was born June 15, 1926, in Clinton, to Dennis and Mary Krueger Burns. She married Wayne Maxwell on Nov. 27, 1952, in Peoria. He passed away Jan. 24, 1982.
She is survived by her daughter, Cecilia (Terry Wise) Prochnow, Heyworth; two granddaughters, Nicole (John Curtis) Prochnow, Heyworth, and Brittany (Colby Simonton) Wise, Bloomington; one great-grandchild on the way; two sisters, Patricia Powers and Helen (Bob) Haas, all of Clinton; a sister-in-law, Fran Burns, LeRoy; and several nieces and nephews.
Betty was an avid bingo player. She will be deeply missed by all.
Rodger David Nixon, age 65 of Paducah passed away, at 11:51 a.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Baptist Health Paducah. Rodger was a native of Clinton, Illinois. He was a member of Lone Oak Church of Christ.
He was born on June 4, 1953 to the late James Sheldon & Margaret Tuggle Nixon. He was retired from Paducah/Louisville Railway where he served as Train Master. Rodger David, recognized as Rodger to some and David by others, loved golf, played pool, rode Harleys and was an avid University of Kentucky basketball fan. He loved to travel and be with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Lisa Hall Nixon; one daughter, Shae (Drew) Ramage, Boaz, Kentucky; two sisters, Kathy (Denny) Rich, Clinton, Illinois, Marjorie (Steve) Parrott, Eugene, Oregon; five brothers, Larry (Jill) Nixon, Portland, Maine, Jim Nixon, Clinton, Illinois, Doug (Carolyn) Nixon, Mapleton, Illinois, Fred (Brenda) Nixon, Fishers, Indiana and Ben Nixon, Clinton, Illinois; two grandchildren, Ross and Riley Ramage; dear friends, Roger (Patti) Bushong, Rodney (Debbie) Bushong and Ronnie (Kathy) Rorer; several nieces and nephews.
Services were held September 7, 2018 at the Lone Oak Chapel Milner & Orr Funeral Home with Marcus Thomas officiating.
Expression of sympathy may be made payable to Lone Oak Church of Christ Playground Fund, 2960 Lone Oak Road, Paducah, KY 42003.
You may watch a video tribute, light a candle or leave a message of sympathy at www.milnerandorr.com .
Thomas Murray Harris Sr., 95, of Lincoln, passed away peacefully Tuesday (Sept. 18, 2018) at his home.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Britta Borgeson Harris, whom he married on April 15, 1950. He is also survived by his children, Jean (Doug) Brown, LaGrange; Dr. John (Tamara) Harris, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; Julie Larson, Lincoln; Thomas (Regina) Harris Jr., Lincoln; and 12 grandchildren, Renee Brown, Andrew Brown, Janet Brown, Phillip Brown, Savannah Harris, John Harris Jr., Genevieve (Nathan) Neal, Britta (Kyle) Venstrom, Christina Larson, Thomas Harris III, Katherine Harris and Dean Harris.
He was preceded in death by his eldest daughter, Janet Harris, in 1974, and his brother, Homer B. “Bud” Harris Jr., in 2017.
Tom was born May 14, 1923, in Lincoln, the son of Homer Blinn and Renee Murray Harris. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1941. After completing two years at Northwestern University, he enlisted in the United States Naval Air Corps in 1943, and was in uniform for two and a half years during World War II as a carrier-based fighter pilot. He was honorably discharged from active service in November 1945, having attained the rank of ensign, and he remained in the Naval Reserve until 1957.
Following the war, Tom returned to Northwestern University where he studied law and received his degree in 1948. After passing the bar examination, he joined his father in the family law firm, Harris & Harris, in Lincoln in 1949. His younger brother, Bud, joined the law firm in 1950. Tom practiced law for 62 years, primarily as a probate lawyer, and retired in 2012 at age 89.
Tom was a former Republican state central committeeman and chairman of the Logan County Regional Planning Commission. He served on many civic and community boards in Lincoln and Logan County. Tom was a member of the Lincoln United Methodist Church, Illinois State Bar Association and Logan County Bar Association. He was honored to participate in a Land of Lincoln Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., in 2013.
Tom loved traveling with his family. He especially enjoyed his time spent fishing, whether or not he caught anything. A varsity tennis player in college, Tom continued to play in local leagues and introduced his children to the sport. He maintained an interest in flying for many years after his military service, flying locally and attending airshows. Tom was also a jazz music enthusiast. He and Britta regularly traveled with friends to jazz concerts and festivals.
Tom lived his life as a gentleman. He was both respectful and respected. He greeted others with an easy smile and firm handshake. He was loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.
His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church of Lincoln with the Rev. Michael Paulson officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln. Peasley Funeral Home, Lincoln, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Lincoln or American Legion Post 263.
Crystal G. Eads-Macias, 41 of Heyworth, IL passed away September 17, 2018 in Heyworth, IL.
Crystal was born May 12, 1977 in Lincoln, IL the daughter of James and Bonnie Eads. She married Mike Macias of Pennsylvania.
Survivors include her children: Sons, Justice and Austin Wood, Daughter, Faith Eads Synder, Clinton, IL; Brothers: Woody (Lisa) Eads, Clinton, IL; Rick (Marci) Eads, Lincoln, IL, Kenny Eads and Tony Eads, Clinton, IL; Father: James M. Eads and stepmother Barb Eads, Clinton, IL.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Bonnie, and stepfather Earl Johnson, Special Aunt, Dorothy Eads, paternal grandparents, John and Irene Eads, and brother, David Eads.
Cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial service will be done at a later date.
Joyce Juhl passed away peacefully on September 16, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Lincoln, Illinois, the daughter of Leonard and Eugenia Juhl. Her beloved daughter Kara (1975-1995) was the love of her life. Imagine their joyous reunion at the gates of Heaven!
Joyce received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Illinois and was a lifelong Illini fan. She later earned her Master’s Degree from Michigan State University and was a teacher and principal for 35 years before retirement.
She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lincoln, IL. Joyce was also active in the Lincoln Women’s Club and volunteered at the local hospital gift shop, the Humane Society of Logan County, and the Pink Shutter Thrift Shop. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her friends at the Lincoln Park Center.
Joyce is survived by her brother Gary (Debbie) Juhl and niece Amy (Jeff) Sanders, all of San Antonio, TX; nephew Todd (Jennifer) Juhl of Scottsdale, AZ; and 5 great-nieces - Maya, Rachel, and Leah Sanders and Avery and Emerson Juhl. In addition, Joyce had many friends with whom she shared a deep caring relationship. Her faithful furry companion Bailey also brought her much joy!
There will be a Memorial Service (no visitation) at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1409 Pulaski Street, in Lincoln on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 2:00 PM. There will be time for a gathering of friends after the service at Immanuel. A private burial service will be held at Richmond Grove Cemetery, New Holland, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Joyce’s name to Kara Leigh Broughton Memorial Scholarship Fund Western Illinois University 1 University Circle, Sherman Hall 303, Macomb, IL 61455. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.
Patricia A. Wickenhauser 88 of Clinton, IL passed away 1:37 A.M. September 18, 2018 at her family residence, Clinton, IL.
Services will be 11 AM, Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Long Point Cemetery, Wapella, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM, Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to DeWitt County EMS or OSF Hospice.
Patricia was born May 19, 1930 in Decatur, Illinois the daughter of Arthur “Archie” and Lavon (Hartsock) Wilson. She married Wonnie Wickenhauser May 1, 1964 in Clinton, IL.
Survivors include her husband, Wonnie Wickenhauser, Clinton, IL; children, Bill (Rita) Wooldridge, Springfield, IL; Patti Jo (Bill) Danison, Weldon, IL; Rick (Linda) Wooldridge, Clinton, IL; Kathy (Keith) Smith, Clinton, IL; Kara (Marc) Angell, Hallsville, IL; 21 Grandchildren, 37 Great-Grandchildren, and 5 Great-great-grandchildren; and 1 sister, Vernie Witt, Clinton, IL.
Patricia was preceded in death by her Parents; 1 son, Steve Wooldridge; and 1 granddaughter, Jennifer Young.
Patricia loved to bowl and enjoyed crafting. She was a Golden Eagle. Patricia especially loved her family and her best friend, Pepper.
Nancy C. (Williamson) Prather 81 of Clinton, IL passed away 4:35 AM September 18, 2018 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.
Services will be 1:30 PM Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Clinton United Methodist Church with Rev. Randy Myers officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 8 PM Friday, September 21, 2018 at the church. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to Clinton United Methodist Church, Illinois Foundation FFA, DeWitt County 4-H Foundation.
Nancy was born March 24, 1937 in Olney, IL the daughter of Thurl J. and Mabel Cleo (Wilson) Williamson. She married Donald R. Prather April 20, 1958 in Olney, IL.
Survivors include her husband, Donald R. Prather, Clinton, IL; children: Teresa (Jeff) Bivin, Cary, IL, Lisa Robbins, Decatur, IL, Bradley Prather, Clinton, IL; granddaughter, Kayla Bivin.
Nancy was preceded in death by her Parents.
Nancy was a teacher’s aide for the Clinton School District for several years. She was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir and playing handbells. She was also an avid seamstress.
Illinois, passed away on September 17, 2018, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, Illinois. He was 89.
Ernie was born February 5, 1929, in Woodstock, Illinois, the son of Ernie and Mary (Lockinger) O’Neil. He attended public schools in the Chicago area and proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After returning home, he married Gertrude A. Karlesky on June 30, 1956 in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. Ernie and his family moved from the Chicago area to Industry, Illinois in 1972. Ernie retired from Western Illinois University and was also a farmer. He recently lived in Clinton, Illinois with his daughter.
Ernie is survived by his son, Brian (Lori) O’Neil of Batavia, Illinois and his daughter, Brenda (Mel Duesenberg) Sanderson of Clinton, Illinois; his grandchildren, Erin O’Neil, SeAnna Sanderson Sloat, Colleen Antczak, and Haley Starkey; and four great-grandchildren, Kayel Sloat, Brody Sloat, Charolotte Antczak and Olivia Antczak. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gertrude; his sisters, Jane, Margaret and Ella; and his brother, John.
Private graveside services will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Illinois with cremation rites.
Memorials may be directed to the Arthritis Foundation or the American Cancer Society.
Wayneth L. Roberts, 86, of Monticello, passed away at 1:35 a.m., September 13, 2018 at his residence.
Wayneth was born September 2, 1932 in Faubush, KY the son of Leonard and Flossie (Cain) Roberts. He married Mary ‘Marlene’ Hord on October 9, 1953 in Bement, IL.
Wayneth is survived by his wife, Mary ‘Marlene’ Roberts of Monticello; daughters, Linda Mumm (Fred) of Homer and Diane Dyar of Champaign; grandchildren, Melissa Plotner (Chris), Angela Kamradt (Chris), and Justin Dyar; great granddaughters, Avery Kamradt and Ella Plotner. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Sylvia Taylor and Lorene Ard and 2 infant sisters Gertrue and Pauline.
Wayneth retired from ADM in Decatur. As a young boy he was baptized in Fishing Creek in Somerst, KY. In later years he was a faithful member of the Bement Baptist Church. Wayneth served in the Illinois National Guard and when they called him up to the U.S. Army they sent him to the Area Food Service School in Fort Sheridan, IL. He was discharged as a Sergeant from the U.S. Army National Guard in 1953. Wayneth enjoyed animals, birds, and word search books.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 17, 2018 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello, with Pat Tieman officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Bement Township Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Bement Baptist Church, Piatt County Humane Society, or an organization of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mackey-wrightfuneralhome.com
Matthew Bennett "Mouse" Warren, 2, passed away peacefully in his sleep early Monday morning (Sept. 10, 2018) at his home in McLean.
Matthew was born Sept. 29, 2015, in Joliet, a son to Andrew and Elisabeth Gron Warren.
He is survived by his parents; siblings, Phillip, Carter, Hailey, Bradley and Annabella; maternal grandparents, Roann and Daniel "Poppa" Gron; paternal grandparents, Sandra and Clay "Tractor" Warren; paternal great-grandparents, Patricia and Robert Bates, Irene and Charles Warren; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Matthew was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Mary Jo and Jim Melvin, Florence Gron, as well as two cousins, Molly and Grace Newberry.
His memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington, with Pastor Ed Wright officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the memorial home.
In honor of Matthew, memorials may be made to tubiefriends.com, an organization that provides children with feeding-tube-equipped "build-a-bear" companions.
Matthew adored his snow globe and sitting outside where he could watch the wind through the trees. He loved floor time with Poppa, holding hands with Grandma Ro, playing glow sticks swords with Tractor, swimming with Grandma Sandy, and being wheeled around in his brown chair by his siblings. Most of all, he basked in the love and care his parents showered upon him. They advocated for him to receive the best possible care and dedicated their lives to making him as comfortable as possible.
Matthew only knew how to love and will continue to share his love through his contributions to medical science. He will be greatly missed by all of those who cared for him.
Condolences and memories of Matthew may be left for his family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.
Doyle Lynn Winchell, 80, passed away at 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.
Doyle was born on January 1, 1938, in Danville, AR; son of Eloy and Macie (Bowers) Winchell. He married Elsie Stephens on February 6, 1960, in Atlanta, IL. She survives him.
Also surviving Doyle are his daughters: Mary Blain and Tammy (Tom) Haferkamp both of Bloomington, IL; his siblings: Geraldine Funkhouser, Joan (Wayman) Sides, and Dorothy (Herbert) Horn; five grandchildren: Jeremiah Todd Koester, Benjamin Owen Koester, Jordan Mark Blain, Macie Noel Blain, and Moriah Lynn Blain; two great-grandchildren: Judah Nathaniel Koester and Raiden Nathaniel Koester.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother: James Lloyd Winchell, one infant son: Todd Emmanuel Winchell, and one grandson: Nathaniel James Koester.
Doyle was a member of Park Meadows Baptist Church in Lincoln, IL. He retired from GTE (General Telephone) after 35 years of service.
Services for Doyle will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Clinton Coffman officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service (10:00-11:00 a.m.) also at funeral home. Burial at Zion Cemetery will follow the service.
Memorials may be made in Doyle’s name to The American Cancer Society.
Caroline Ann Hamlow, 101, formerly of Heyworth, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 9, 2018) at Luther Oaks, Bloomington. She has been awaiting her chariot ride to heaven just like Elijah was carried by a whirlwind into heaven (2 Kings 2:11).
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bloomington. Pastor Terry Strom will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church and School. Interment will take place at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington.
Caroline was born July 17, 1917, in Miller, Iowa. She was the daughter of William and Anna Laesch Kummer. Caroline graduated from Bloomington High School. After graduation, she worked at State Farm Fire and Casualty in downtown Bloomington until she married Howard Carl Hamlow on Nov. 30, 1939. They farmed northeast of Heyworth since 1944. They celebrated 63 years together. Howard preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 2002, at the age of 90.
Caroline was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church and served on the altar guild for 17 years. She was active in several organizations throughout her life. She was a member of Home Extension for 37 years, a cook at the Heyworth Grade School for 17 years, retiring in 1985. She was a 4-H leader for 10 years. She was a member of Flying Farmers for 30-plus years. During that time, she and Howard flew all over Illinois, the United States and Canada. They made many flying farmer friends and Caroline was the Flying Farmer Queen for the Illinois Chapter on more than one occasion. She was also an avid golfer at Highland for 15-plus years after retiring.
She is survived by her children, Karen (Hamlow) Connelly, Fort Myers, Fla.; and Donald Hamlow, Nila (Don) Deatrick and Carol (Mike) Limer, all of Heyworth.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Frank Kummer and William Kummer; one half-brother, Donald Kummer; and one infant son, Mikel Carl Hamlow.
Caroline was the grandmother of 12 granddaughters, Hali (Connelly) Roderick, Kristi (Connelly) Brownfield, Dawn (Maccs) Lavecchia, Mila (Maccs) Noblett, Shani Connelly, Deanna (Deatrick) Bair, Jaci (Connelly) Chounard, Tracy Deatrick, Erin (Hamlow) Redd, Tara (Limer) Wells, Erica (Hamlow) Turner and Megan (Limer) Winters. She had 24 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Caroline's confirmation verse she always remembered is "You are bought with a price: therefore, glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's." 1 Corinthians 6:20
Marilyn “Elaine” Franklin, 83, of Lincoln passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln.
Elaine was born on February 18, 1935, in Grantsburg IL, the daughter of David R. and Flossie (Mathis) Hutchison. She married Robert Franklin on June 30, 1957, in Lincoln, IL. He survives in Lincoln.
Elaine is survived by her daughter, Deidre Ann (Matt) Berger of Sherman IL; her brother, Charles D. (Ruth) Hutchison of Collinsville OK; her sisters, Mignon (Maurice) Hamrick of Rockford IL, and Judy Klopp of Springfield IL; one grandson, Chance (Kirstin) Berger of Davenport IL. Additionally, Elaine is survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, and son, David Franklin.
Elaine graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University as a Registered Nurse in 1957. After college she worked as a charge nurse at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln; where she later retired from.
Graveside services for Elaine will be held at 11:00a.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018, at New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.
Memorial donations may be made in Elaine’s name to The American Cancer Society, Asthma Foundation and ALMH Auxiliary.
Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.
Ronald P. Munster, 80, of Le Roy, Illinois, passed away at 5:38 P.M., Thursday, September 6, 2018, at Le Roy Manor, Le Roy, Illinois.
His funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, September 10, 2018, at the Le Roy Christian Church with Jeff Mayfield officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Le Roy, Illinois. Visitation will be from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M., Sunday, September 9, 2018, at the Le Roy Christian Church, and from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M., Monday, September 10, 2018, at the church. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Le Roy, Illinois, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family c/o Rick Munster.
Mr. Munster was born August 25, 1938, in Monticello, Illinois, to Harry P. and Arladene D. Gilmore Munster. He married Rita Kay Mitchell on February 12, 1961, in Le Roy, Illinois. She passed away December 21, 2010.
He is survived by his two sons, Ricky A. (Pamela) Munster of Le Roy, Illinois, and Robert A. (Melanie) Munster of Lowell, Indiana; one daughter, Roni Sue Munster of Le Roy, Illinois; four grandchildren, Jennifer Misch, Mallory (Thomas Bunch) Munster, Lauren (Kaden) Moore, and Cody Munster; two great-grandchildren, Jaxon Misch and Harper Moore; two brothers, J. Wayne Munster and Richard (Patti) Munster all of Le Roy, Illinois; and two sisters, Betty (David) Habben of Erie, Illinois, and Barbara Munster of Lincoln, Illinois.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Elmo and John Munster, and a brother-in-law, Bill Mitchell.
He was a member of the Le Roy Christian Church. Ron was very active in the Le Roy community including the Le Roy Emergency Ambulance Service, the Le Roy Fire Department, Le Roy FFA, and Le Roy school functions.
Kathryn Voyles, 99, of Hartsburg passed away on Thursday, September 6. 2018 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln.
Kathryn was born on October 7, 1918, in Greenview, IL the daughter of Samuel T. and Lottie (Whiteman) Banister. She married Lewis M. Voyles on July 30, 1937, in Lincoln, IL. He preceded her in death on March 17, 1977.
Kathryn is survived by her children, Ruby Swinford and Merle Abe Voyles; her sister, Vivian Skelton; 10 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 20 great-great-grandchildren.
Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Vivian Harris; four sisters, and two brothers.
Kathryn loved to cook and gather with her family.
Services for Kathryn will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 10, 2018, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Visitation will take place from 2:00-5: 00 p.m. on Sunday, September 9, 2018, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services at Irish Grove Cemetery in Middletown, IL.
Memorial donations may be made in Kathryn’s name to The American Heart Association.
Thomas Archer Stephens, 97, of Idaho Falls, ID, formerly of Mt. Pulaski IL, passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018.
Tom was born on October 7, 1920, in Decatur, IL to Harry Mayo and Freda Annis (Archer) Stephens. He married Wyvona Price on December 1, 1943. He later married Mary Nixon, and then Waneta (Febus) Milner on July 15, 1989, in Mt. Pulaski. Wyvona and Mary preceded him in death.
Tom is survived by his wife Waneta, two sons, Jeffery Stephens of Anaheim, California and Benjamin Stephens of Idaho Falls, Idaho, one daughter, Kathleen of Groveland, Florida, one stepson, Harry Milner of Sherman, Illinois, and one stepdaughter Lisa Brown of Mt. Pulaski, 28 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.
Tom was a member of the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church where he served as a trustee and was very involved with the Family Life Center. He was a master mason and belonged to the Mt. Pulaski Masonic Lodge, where he received his 60-year pin. He was a member of the Mt. Pulaski Historical Society and a very active member of the Mt. Pulaski VFW Post #447. Tom was a patriot and very proudly served in the United States Army infantry during WWII, and was a lifetime member of the NRA.
Tom was known for his skills to build, fix or figure out how things worked. He was an open-hearted, generous man and always utilized these skills to help others. Tom spent his last two years in Idaho with his son Ben where he loved driving the cart while Ben played golf, keeping score and commenting on his shots.
The family would like to thank the staff of Fairwinds of Sandcreek who took loving care of him.
Services for Tom will be at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at the Family Life Center in Mt. Pulaski. Burial will be at Macon County Memorial Park in Decatur where full military rites will be accorded. Memorial donations may be made to Mt Pulaski Christian Church, The Family Life Center. Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski is entrusted with the arrangements.
James S. Willis, 69 of Clinton, IL formerly of the Quad Cities passed away 5:30 AM, September 4, 2018, at his home in Clinton, IL.
Services will be 1:30 PM, Friday, September 7, 2018, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Military Honors. There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be directed to Donor’s Choice.
James was born July 4, 1949, in Clinton, IL the son of Orville Oscar and Donna Jean (Manley) Willis. He married Carol A. Collinson August 29, 1981, in Rock Island, IL. She passed away March 17, 2011.
Survivors include his children: Jeff (Gina) Willis, Thomson, IL and Angela (Dale) Appel, Thomson, IL; step-children: Theresa (Larry) Chaves and John (Lena) Downing, Andalusia, IL; 9 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren; brother: Brad (Kathy) Willis, Kansas.
He was preceded in death by his father, and brothers, Roger Willis and Bob Willis.
Charles Dean Wachob Jr., 77, of Farmer City, passed away at 5:30 A.M., Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care.
A private family gathering will be at a later date. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City in charge of arrangements.
Charles was born October 15, 1940, in Clinton, Illinois, a son of Charles Dean & Nova Juanita Thompson Wachob Sr. He married Cheryl Ann Runge Lindstrom, on August 21, 1998, in Clinton, Illinois.
Survived by his wife, Cheryl Ann “Cheri” Wachob of Farmer City, Illinois; two daughters, Julie (Ken) Nemecek of Oreana, Illinois and Jennifer (Dave) Johnson of Indianapolis, Indiana; two stepsons, Richard (Kristi) Lindstrom of Pontiac, Illinois, and Matthew (Kristi) Lindstrom of LeRoy, Illinois; three grandchildren, Denver (Kelsey) Johnson, Jessica Johnson and Nick Nemecek; three step-grandchildren, Lane Lindstrom, Alec Lindstrom and Kira Lindstrom; one great-grandson, Diesel Johnson.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents.
Charles was a retired farmer.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care for the excellent care and friendship while Charles was a resident.
Thomas L. Overbey, 73 of Chestnut, IL passed away 6:10 PM September 2, 2018, at his family home in Chestnut, IL.
Services will be 11 AM, Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Greg Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at McClimans Cemetery, Hallsville, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM, Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be direct to the Thomas L. Overbey Memorial Fund.
Thomas was born July 29, 1945, in Lincoln, IL the son of Ira Francis and Helen (Laughner) Overbey. He married Linda K. Grathwohl July 3, 1964, in Clinton, IL. She passed away December 4, 2017.
Survivors include his children: Tommy Overbey, Alton, IL and John (Jenni) Overbey, Hallsville, IL; granddaughters: Katie and Bethany Overbey, Clinton, IL; sister: Darlene Naugle, Lawndale, IL
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, David Overbey; and sister, Sharon Ealy.
Thomas enjoyed camping and riding motorcycles.
Clara Belle Lamb, 91, of Farmer City, Illinois, passed away at 7:15 P.M., Friday, August 31, 2018, at Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care.
A private family graveside service will be at Goose Creek Township Cemetery, DeLand, Illinois, with Pastor Steve Anderson and Rev. C. Don Ferrill officiating. There will be no visitation. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Illinois, is in charge of arrangements.
Clara Belle was born November 29, 1926, in Galesville, Illinois, a daughter of Albert and Bertha VanGorder Larson. She married Wallace Junior Lamb on October 14, 1946, in Macon, Missouri. He passed away July 24, 2018.
She is survived by her children, Kenneth (Laura) Lamb of Morrisville, Vermont, Owen (Doris Ann) Lamb, of Mansfield, Illinois, Eugenia (Michael) Watson of Seymour, Illinois, and Donna (Edward) Krauss of Farmer City, Illinois; ten grandchildren; Nathan (Jen) Lamb; Tammis (Tyson) Kelley; Justin (Alisa) Lamb; Jeremy (Marissa) Lamb; Megan (Adam) McCloud; Emily Bailey; Hannah Watson; Sarah (Shannon) Montgomery; Tony (Christie) Krauss and Claire (Eric Feinburg) Krauss; and sixteen great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.
Clara Belle had worked at PreFab in Farmer City and was owner and operator of Belle’s Bootery in Farmer City, Illinois.
Clara Belle was a member of the Farmer City United Methodist Church. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Garden Club, and Woodlawn Country Club all of Farmer City, Illinois.
She was an avid gardener and especially enjoyed raising flowers. Clara Belle also greatly enjoyed lapidary and fishing.
The family would like to thank the staff of Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care for the excellent care and friendship while Clara Belle was a resident.