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William Johnston

William L. Johnston, 95 of Bloomington, IL passed away 7:30 A.M.  February 19, 2017 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, IL.
 
Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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Genevieve Farnsworth

Genevieve Louise Farnsworth, 95 of Clinton, IL passed away February 15, 2017, Ollie Steele Burden Manor, Baton Rouge, La.
 
Services will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Greg Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be at 5:00 – 7:00 PM on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il.
 
Memorials may be directed to Little Galilee Christian Assembly.
 
Genevieve was born September 3, 1921 in Heyworth, IL the daughter of Clyde and Ruby (Roark) Padgett. She married Harry Farnsworth May 6, 1942 in Fullton, MO. He passed away October 25, 2000.
 
Survivors include her Children, Diane Sympson, Gonzales, LA, Paul (Bonnie) Farnsworth, Fort Pierce, FL, 3 Grandchildren, Shawn (Tracy) Smith, Prairieville, LA, Jeff (Kristy) Sympson, La Place, LA, John Sympson, La Place, LA, 4 Great-Grandchildren, Jordan (Jacob) Cross, Lauren Smith, Kelsey Smith, Maddie Sympson and Harper Sympson; Sister, Helen Polley, Clinton, IL. Also surviving are Step-Brother: Raymond (Anna Marie) Moss, Clinton, IL, 3 Nephews, Mike (Sharon) Polley, Bloomington, IL, Kenneth (Camelia) Dieckmann, San Clemente, CA, and Joseph (Sandy) Johnson, Gettysburg, PA.
 
Genevieve was preceded in death by her Parents, one sister Catherine Dieckman, and one Granddaughter, Leslie Sympson.
 
Genevieve was a retired school teacher and taught over 30 years at Webster and Washington Elementary schools. She was a member of the Myrtle Chapter #131of the Order of Eastern Star.
 
Genevieve was a lifelong member of Clinton 1st Christian Church and served faithfully there as a Sunday school teacher, as well as registrar for Little Galilee for over 50 years.
 
Genevieve was an honest, generous, and caring person who set an example for how to lead a life worth living as a Christian. She has left a legacy that will last beyond a lifetime and will be missed dearly by friends and family.

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Thomas Polston

Thomas O. Polston, 77, of Clinton, IL passed away at 9:25 AM, February 15, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.
 
No services are planned at this time. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.
 
Thomas was born October 14, 1939 in Lincoln, IL the son of Otho Cleveland and Alberta Lee (Allison) Polston. He is survived by many cousins.
 
Thomas was an artist.

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Nancy Day

Nancy B. Day 78 of Maroa, IL passed away 3:20 AM February 18, 2017 in her home surrounded by family.
 
Services will be 10 A.M. Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Nic Showalter officiating. Burial will follow at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 P.M. Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the funeral home.
 
Nancy was born February 14, 1939 in DeWitt County the daughter of Gilbert and Alice (Armstrong) Florey. She married Maurice W. Day July 28, 1956 in Clinton, IL.
 
Survivors include her husband: Maurice W. Day, Maroa, IL; sons: Michael (Kim) Day, Decatur, IL and Les (Jenny) Day, Herrick, IL; daughter: Pamela (John) Vogel, Decatur, IL; grandchildren: Andrea Cullison, Stephanie Kiley, Heather Hodges and Melanie Casner; 7 great grandchildren and several step grandchildren and great grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and son Melvin Day.
 
Nancy’s greatest joy in life was her family; she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She leaves behind many broken hearts and will be truly missed by all that knew her. Nancy had retired from Kay’s Merchandise in Decatur, IL.
 
The family wishes to extend a sincere “Thank You” to Becky of DMH Hospice for her loving care of our Mother and Grandmother.

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Roger Witt

Roger Witt 80 of Clinton, Il. passed away 1:55 am February 18, 2017 at Henry & Jane Vonderlieth Living Center, Mt. Pulaski, Il.
 
Arrangements are incomplete at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il.

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Robert Yeagle

Robert Albert Yeagle, 56, of Farmer City, passed away at 7:53 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 14, 2017) at his home.
 
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Farmer City, with Father James P. Henning, O.F.M., Conv., officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, with the rosary recited at 5:30 p.m., at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
 
Robert was born Nov. 5, 1960, in Bloomington, a son of Ambrose N. and Eleanor M. Thoms Yeagle. He is survived by his son, Seth A. Yeagle, Farmer City; daughter, Kayla (Joseph) Kyrouac; five grandchildren; brothers, Mark A. Yeagle, Farmer City, and William A. Yeagle, Farmer City; sisters, Ann E. (Greg) Petry, Champaign, and Sallie M. (Ted) White, Farmer City.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Matthew A. Yeagle; and nephew, Nicholas Yeagle.
 
Robert worked as an electrician and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
 
A Mass of Christian burial for Matthew A. Yeagle will be at the same time as for Robert A. Yeagle.

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Roberta Cowgur

Roberta Cowgur, 92, of Chestnut, IL passed away at Autumn Accolade Assisted Living in Green Valley, IL on February 13, 2017 at 10:21 a.m.
 
Roberta was born October 22, 1925; daughter of Ernest W. and Essie (Tackett) Koehler. She married Maxwell Eugene Cowgur on October 18, 1947 in Vandalia, IL ( 59 years). He preceded her in death in August of 2006.
 
Surviving her are two sons: Lester E. (Patsy) Cowgur of Chestnut, IL and Brian Cowgur of Springfield, IL; one daughter: Becky Landis of Danville, IL; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; one brother: Richard Koehler of Brownstown, IL; one sister: Iris Bernhardt of Green Valley, IL; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, son: Bruce E. Cowgur, granddaughter: Alaina Landis; and great grandson: Brian Harmony Jr.
 
Mrs. Cowgur worked at the Sangamon Ordinance Plant west of Illiopolis, IL in the mid 1940’s. She was a dedicated homemaker for many years and later worked at Landauer’s Clothiers in Lincoln in where she served as seamstress before retiring in 1976. Mrs. Cowgur loved to cook and to garden. She was most famous for always having homemade cookies in abundant amounts for family and the neighborhood kids. She also loved to crochet and made everything from Christmas Tree ornaments to blankets for friends and family. Roberta will be greatly missed by family and friends.
 
Services for Roberta will be Monday February 20th 11am At Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski, IL with Rev. Jack Wolf officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial at Mt. Pulaski Cemetery will follow the service.
 
Memorials may be made in Roberta’s name to:
Bridgepointe Kids, Bridgepointe Christian Church
850 Waterman Ave 
East Providence RI 02914
http://​http://www.bridgepointechristian.com/h

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Thomas Hunter

Thomas Hunter, 85, of Lincoln, passed away at 12:01 a.m., Feb. 8, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Ill.
 
Thomas was born June 30, 1931, in Lincoln, Ill., son of Samuel Hunter and Ernestine Sparrow Hunter. He married Mary B. McKinney on Aug. 28, 1965, in Lincoln, Ill. She preceded him in death on June 9, 1998.
 
He is survived by nieces and nephews. 
 
Thomas was the last of his immediate family. He was preceded in death by parents; one daughter, Cheryl; one sister, Norma; and two brothers, George and Ernest.
Thomas was a U.S. Air Force veteran. 
 
He was a member of Lincoln Christian Church, and Heritage In-flight Museum at the Lincoln Airport.
 
Services for Thomas will be held at 11 a.m., Feb. 11, 2017, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, Ill., with Ron Otto officiating. 
 
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 10-11 a.m.
Burial at Zion Cemetery will follow the service where full military rites will be accorded by the Lincoln American Legion Post #263.

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D. Marlene Howell

D. Marlene Howell, 71, of Lincoln passed away at 3:07 P.M. on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
 
Marlene was born on October 13, 1945 in Effingham, IL, the daughter of Lester and Deloris (Morton) Manuel. Marlene married Ronald Howell on February 5, 1966 in Altamont, IL. He survives in Lincoln.
 
Marlene is also survived by her children, Marnie (Ronald) Harris of Lincoln, Blaine Howell of Chestnut, and Laura (Eric) Davis of Streator; her sister, Florence (Delbert) Mooney of Plainview, TX; and her five grandchildren, Caleb Harris, Daniel Harris, Lauren Harris, Lance Davis, and Holly Davis.
 
Marlene was preceded in death by her parents.
 
Marlene worked for the State Street Baptist Academy. She lived for her husband, kids, and grandkids; Marlene also loved gardening and raising flowers. She loved the Lord and wanted her family to.
 
Services for Marlene will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Park Meadows Baptist Church in Lincoln, officiated by Pastor Jeremy Vance. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service (11:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.) on Friday, February 17, 2017 also at the church. Burial will be held at Zion Cemetery after the services. Memorial donations may be made in Marlene’s name to Park Meadows Baptist Church. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

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Sandra Doty

Sandra M. Doty, 78, of Lincoln passed away at 3:25P.M. on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at The Christian Village Memory Unit, in Lincoln.
 
Sandra was born on February 4, 1939 in Bloomington, IL; the daughter of Earl and Mabel (Montgomery) Jenkins. She married Thomas H. Doty on June 5, 1982 in Buffalo, IL.
 
Sandra is survived by her daughter, Valerie (Clem) Martin of Waynesville; her son, Mitch (Missy) Graham of Lincoln; her brother, Monte (Pam) Jenkins of Bloomington; her granddaughter, Shyanne Martin of Waynesville; and her niece, Julie Jenkins of Bloomington.
 
Sandra was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 33 years, Thomas H. Doty.
 
Sandra worked for Hoagland Transfer in Lincoln as a bookkeeper for many years. She was a longtime member of The Eagles Lodge #2708 in Lincoln as well as The Moose Lodge #1441 in Lincoln. Sandra enjoyed spending time with her family whether it was camping, or watching her beloved Illini. Sandra also enjoyed watching The Chicago Cubs, The Chicago Bears, and NASCAR; Sandra loved watching her soap operas too. Above all else, Sandra loved her family; she will be greatly missed by anyone fortunate enough to have known her. Especially the squirrels that lived near her house, whom Sandra would feed from her hand.
 
A private family graveside service will be held at a later date at Lexington Township Cemetery, Lexington, IL. Memorial donations may be made in Sandra’s name to The Christian Village in Lincoln. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

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Kay Ann Schmid

Kay Ann Schmid, 65 of Waynesville, IL passed away 11:16 A.M. February 10, 2017 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.
 
Services will be 10:30 AM Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Wapella, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 8 PM, Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital because of her love of children.
 
Kay was born February 18, 1951 in Lincoln, IL the daughter of Roger and Wilma (Nichols) Sampson. She married Richard “Dick” Schmid February 8, 1969 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Clinton, IL.
 
Survivors include her husband: Dick Schmid, Waynesville, IL; children: Travis (Andrea) Schmid, Clinton, IL; Trent (Paula) Schmid, Teutopolis, IL; and Misti (Doug) Tucker, Clinton, IL; grandchildren: Aaron Sams, Carson Schmid, Jordan Williams, Julia Schmid, Brylee Williams, Tanner Schmid, Tessa Defebaugh, Tatum Defebaugh; two sisters:  Carol (Jack) Sampson, Waynesville, IL and Karen TeVoert, Waynesville, IL; many nieces and nephews also survive.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers: Charles “Bud” Sampson and Duane “Duke” Sampson.
 
Kay was the previous leader of the Jimtown 4-H Club.  In 1993, she started Kay’s Collectibles at the Clinton Antique Mall, booth #41. Always looking for that special bargain, Kay loved going to auctions, garage sales and tag sales. Kay’s love for her family was more important than any special bargain.
 
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff at Liberty Village for the special care that Kay received.

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Rev. Richard Vettrus

Rev. Richard Vettrus, age 78, interim pastor of Ebenezer Lutheran Brethren Church of Rolette, ND, passed away on Monday morning, February 6, 2017 at Trinity Hospital, Minot, ND after an extended illness.
 
Richard Vettrus was born the third child of Rev. Ole and Clara (Olson) Vettrus when they served Zoar Lutheran Brethren Church in Superior, WI, on October 23, 1938. He is preceded in death by his parents, as well as his youngest sister, Jean Vettrus Spahn. Richards grandparents, Kolben and Bertha Vettrus homesteaded south of Rolette in the North Ox Creek area.
Pastor Vettrus graduated from Hillcrest Lutheran Academy and later Lutheran Brethren Seminary, both is Fergus Falls, MN. He also attended Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA and received a Masters in history from Wagner College in Staten Island, NY. Richard served congregations in Floral Park and Brooklyn on Long Island, NY as well as Nanuet, NY, Princeton, NJ, Pasadena, CA, West Union and DeWitt, IA with interim pastorates in Arvada, CO, Eugene, OR, and Rolette, ND.
Richard is survived by older siblings, David Vettrus of Minnesota and Donna Vettrus of California, and younger siblings, Rhoda Vettrus Rubey of Oregon, Joel, Jerome, and Rev. Timothy Vettrus, all of Wisconsin.
 
Honorary Bearers are all family and friends.  Music by Judy Martinson and Timothy Vettrus.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Ebenezer Lutheran Brethren Church, Rolette, ND with Pastor Dan Chell and Pastor Bob Overgard officiating. Burial will be in North Ox Creek Cemetery, Rolette, ND in the spring.  Elick Funeral Home, Rolla, ND.

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George Armstrong

George R. Armstrong 80 of Clinton, IL passed away 2:35 PM February 9, 2017 at his family residence, Clinton, IL.
 
Services will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Military honors will follow the services. Visitation will be 5 - 7 P.M. Monday, February 13, 2017 at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to Clinton AM Vets Post 14.
 
George was born March 28, 1936 in Tunbridge Township, DeWitt County, IL the son of George E. and Marie (Thomas) Armstrong. He married Betty F. McKinney March 14, 1959 in Phoenix, AZ.
 
Survivors include his wife: Betty E. Armstrong, Clinton, IL; children:
Lisa (David) McMurtry, Channahon, IL, Dee Kirwan, Macomb, IL, Ron
Armstrong, Clinton, IL, Robert (Jen) Armstrong, Decatur, IL;
grandchildren: Derek Vickers, Drew Vickers, Sean Kirwan, Brent McMurtry,
Morgan McMurtry, Hope Kirwan, Natalie Kirwan, Nathan Armstrong; great
granddaughter: Sophia Jordan; siblings: Joyce Zieters, Bloomington, IL,
Janice Laramee, Clinton, IL, Marilyn (Joe) Bourn, Lisle, IL, Carol (Noel)
Hutchcraft, Gibson City, IL, and David (Mary) Armstrong, Mansfield, IL.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother: Walter A. Armstrong.
 
George was a member of the Clinton First Christian Church and a U.S. Army
veteran serving with NATO in Izmer, Turkey.
 
He loved to fish and had been a mail courier and farmer.

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Virginia Samuel

Virginia Mae Samuel, 85 of Decatur, IL passed away 4:04 P.M.  February 7,
2017 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.
 
No Services are planned at this time. Calvert Funeral Home assisted the
family with cremation rites.
 
Virginia was born October 3, 1931 in Decatur, Il. the daughter of Arthur
and Sophie (Stogsdill) Gordon.
 
Surviving, Daughter, Tracey Tull, Indianapolis, IN.
 

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Laura van Dyk

Laura van Dyk 85 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 4:21 PM February 5, 2017
at her family residence, Clinton, Il.
 
Services to celebrate Laura's life will be 11 AM, Monday, February 13,
2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with Rev. Father James
Henning officiating. Visitation will be 10-11 AM, Monday, February 13,
2017 at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the DeWitt County Friendship Center.
 
Laura was born June 14, 1931 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Murrel Samuel
and Maude Louise (Wilson) Campbell. She married Richard Waranius in March
1951 in Las Vegas, NV.  She later married Frans van Dyk March 25, 1962 in
Long Beach, CA. He passed away March 25, 2008.
 
Survivors include her children, Kenneth (Connie) Waranius, Shasta, CA;
Lana (Case) Ophorst, Clinton, IL; Sharon Waranius, Redding, CA, Cyndi
(Tery) Beaver, Riverside, CA ; step-children, Dirk van Dyk, Strawberry,
AZ; Karl (Renee) van Dyk, Placerville, CA; 5 Grandchildren, 1
Great-Grandson, and 2 step-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her Parents.
 
Laura was a CNA for many years.  She lived in California from 1952 until
she moved to Clinton in 1985.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed going on
walks and riding the Show Bus.

 

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Kole Bishop

Kole Frances Richard Bishop 25 of Peoria, IL passed away 11:43 AM, February 5, 2017. Born July 5, 1991 in Peoria, IL the son of William S. Bishop and Maureen (Dahman) Dubson, Kole graduated from Clinton Community High School in 2009. Known for his fierce love and loyalty to the Chicago Blackhawks, his ready smile and wicked sense of humor, he will be forever loved and missed by those whose lives he touched.
 
Survivors include his parents, William S. Bishop, East Peoria, IL; mother, Maureen (Odell) Dubson, Clinton, IL; sisters: Paiton Dubson, Clinton, IL and Skylar Bishop, East Peoria, IL; paternal grandmother, Charlene Bishop, Peoria, IL; and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Welcoming him to eternal life are five grandparents who preceded him in death.
 
Visitation will be 2 – 5 PM, Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL, with Celebration of Life services at 5 PM. Graveside services will be 1 PM, Monday, February 13, 2017 at Hewitt Cemetery, Lovington, IL.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Kole Bishop Memorial Fund.

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Mary Helen Holt

Mary Helen Holt, 87, of Farmer City, passed away at 2:20 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 4, 2017) at the Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care.
 
Her celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, with Jerry Hawn officiating. There will be no visitation. Private family inurnment will be in Greenleaf Cemetery, Farmer City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mary Helen Holt Memorial Fund, in care of Heartland Bank, Farmer City. The funds will be for the Carle Hospice Program and Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care.
 
Mary Helen was born Oct. 18, 1929, in Blue Ridge Township, Piatt County, a daughter of Albert Linuel and Bertha Maude Van Gorder Larson. She married Richard Eugene “Gene” Holt on July 9, 1949, in Farmer City. He passed away Dec. 22, 2009.
 
She is survived by five daughters, Jan (Joe) Necessary, Heyworth; Chris (Ken) Hermann, DeLand; Anita (Mac) Harden, Farmer City; Diana (Chuck Penny) Thomas, Weldon; and Nanci Holt, Farmer City; eight grandchildren, Mike (Joanna Powell) Necessary, Travis (Melissa) Hermann, Brett (Janelle) Hermann, Daci (Joe) Lehnert, Josh (Jesse) Harden, Jessi (Aaron) Price, Kati (Nick) Bumgardner and Logan (Annie Shiley) Anderson; great-grandchildren, Bella Necessary; Naomi, Isaiah and Titus Hermann; Tate and Dane Harden; Landon Price; Emme Bumgardner; and three more on the way; several stepgrandchildren; several stepgreat-grandchildren; sister, Clara Belle (Junior) Lamb, Farmer City; and sister-in-law, Helen Larson, Sun City, Ariz.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two brothers, Charles William Larson and Albert Paul Larson; and sister-in-law, Laura Larson.
 
Mary Helen graduated from Moore Township High School in 1948, and attended Illinois State Normal University. She was baptized at Bethel Church, near Galesville, at the age of 12. She was a kindergarten aide and librarian aide for 35 years at the Farmer City elementary schools.
 
For 34 years, Mary Helen, along with Gene, furnished and chauffeured their classic convertible for Judy Frazier in the Farmer City Christmas Parade. In 1981, Mary Helen was chosen Mother of the Year in Farmer City. In 2005, Mary Helen and Gene were awarded Outstanding Volunteer of the Year from East Central Illinois Council on Aging. Over the years, Mary Helen was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader; delivered Peace Meals; was a Red Cross Bloodmobile worker; avid seamstress and quilter; and helper to many elderly and shut-in people. Mary Helen, along with Gene, restored several landmark homes, player pianos and antique furniture.
 
Most of all, she was dedicated to her family, always providing a fun place with lots of really good food and extravagant love. 
 

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David Duff

David E. Duff, 75, of North Fort Myers, FL formerly of Clinton, IL passed away at 11:19 PM, February 6, 2017 at Cape Coral Hospital, Cape Coral, Florida.
 
Services will be 10 AM, Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating.  Burial will follow at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL.  Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
 
David was born April 21, 1941 in Gary, IN the son of Rex and Josephine (Oakman) Duff.  He married Judith L. Prawl July 1, 1960 in Clinton, IL.  She passed away September 17, 2007.  He later married Beverly J. Armstrong March 14, 2009 in Ormond Beach, FL.
 
Survivors include his wife, Beverly J. Duff, North Fort Myers, FL; children:  Dru Corwin, Clinton, IL and Dana Archer (Todd Burlingame), Battle Creek, MI; grandchildren:  Dave Corwin, Clinton, IL; Josh Girard, Nashville, TN; Lauren Archer, Battle Creek, MI; four great-grandchildren:  Chloe, Shay, Antonio, and Ashontez; step-children:  Teresa Armstrong, Clinton, IL and Debbie (Dave) Defebaugh, Sherman, IL; step-grandchild, Juston Triplett, Carlinville, IL; sister, Suellen (Ron) Randolph, Bloomington, IL; brother, Richard (Rose) Duff, Bloomington, IL.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, JoDean Koget and Mary Danison.
 
David worked for Caterpillar Tractor for 38 years before retiring in 2003.  He moved to Florida full time in 2014.  David was an avid Cub and Illini fan but most of all he was a devoted family man.
 

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Tammy Chapman

Tammy Lynn Chapman, 51, of Clinton, IL passed away at 11:25 AM, Monday,
February 6, 2017 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln, IL.
 
Services to celebrate Tammy's life will 10 A.M. Friday, February 10, 2017
at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Greg Taylor officiating.
Visitation will be 9 - 10 A.M. Friday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Tammy Lynn Chapman Memorial Fund.
 
Tammy was born August 10, 1965 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Perry and
Judith (Centofonti) Renfroe. She married Gregory Wayne Chapman October 12,
1991 in Clinton, IL.
 
Survivors include her mother: Judith Renfroe, Lincoln, IL; children:
Elizabeth Marie Chapman, Clinton, IL, Emily Anne (Alex) Champion, Lincoln,
IL and Erika Lynn Chapman, Clinton, IL; fiancé: Gerald Robinson ,Peoria,
IL; brother: Tim Renfroe, Chicago, IL.
 
She was preceded in death by her father.
 
Tammy was a hair stylist for 19 years in Clinton.

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Shirley Allspach

Shirley Jean Allspach, 90, of Mount Pulaski, died at 7:03 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 4, 2017), at Vonderlieth Living Center, Mount Pulaski.
 
Service: 10 a.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mount Pulaski, with Mark Weber officiating.
 
Burial: following the service at Steenbergen Cemetery, Mount Pulaski.
 
Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Mount Pulaski Christian Church Family Life Center.
 
Memorials: Vonderlieth Living Center or Mount Pulaski Christian Church.
 
Survivors: one son, George (Karen) Allspach, Mount Pulaski; four daughters, Kathryn (Scott) Steinfort, Sunrise, Fla.; Linda (Dennis) Sheehan, Lincoln; Jerilee (Brad) Gibbs, Crawford, Colo.; and Jo Ellen (Mark) Gilbert, Paris, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

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LeRoy Black

Leroy C. Black 82 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 8:20 AM February 3, 2017 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.
 
Graveside services will be 10 AM Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with military honors. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM Monday, February 6, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Lincoln Gun Club.
 
Leroy was born May 8, 1934 in Addison Township, DuPage County, IL the son of William “Bill” and Dorothy (Morrow) Black. He married Carolyn J. Carter November 20, 1953. She passed away August 23, 2016.
 
Survivors include 2 grandsons, Ryan Black (Shelby), Clinton, IL; Daryn Black (Jennifer), Rogersville, MO; 5 great-grandchildren: Avery, Ethan, Saddie, Kyla and Lilly; daughter-in-law: Marjorie Black.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sons: Randy Black and Carter Black, 13 brothers and sisters.
 
Leroy served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was an avid trap shooter and worked for Illinois Bell, retiring as a foreman in 1989.

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Richard Cleaver

Richard Lee Cleaver, 72, of Farmer City, went to be with the Lord at 6:05 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 1, 2017) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.
 
Richard was born Jan. 20, 1945, in Springfield, the son of Aubra E. Cleaver and first wife, Lula Mae McCubbin Cleaver Ryder. He married Jeanne A. Bollman on June 9, 1973, in Peoria.
 
Richard was a graduate of Bloomington High School, Class of ’63, and worked at Caterpillar Inc. in East Peoria for 35 years, retiring as a manufacturing engineer on April 30, 1999. He and his wife Jeanne moved to Stoutsville, Mo., where they started a construction business called RLC Deck Builders. In November 2001, they moved to Farmer City and Richard went to work for M & W Gear (now Alamo Group). He started as a CNC programmer and quickly worked his way up to manufacturing engineering manager. After leaving there, he and his wife developed and started a restaurant called The Whistle Stop Café in Weldon. It was sold and became Mama D’s Smokehouse.
 
He was a member of Tri-Valley Baptist Church in Downs and was past treasurer. He was also a member of Joe Williams American Legion Post 55, Farmer City, and served on the firing squad of the Honor Guard. Richard served in the Illinois Army National Guard for six years and in the Illinois Air National Guard for three years.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Josephine Cleaver and Betty Hughes, both of Springfield, and Mary Lou Gleason; three brothers, William Cleaver, Frank Cleaver and John L. Cleaver of Champaign. Richard was the youngest of nine children; still living are Joseph T. Cleaver and Virginia M. Dixon of Bloomington. He also has six half brothers and one half sister living in the Pekin area.
 
Richard is survived by his wife, Jeanne A. Cleaver, Farmer City; their children, Jennifer (James) Brown, Illiopolis; Chad Cleaver, Mackinaw; and Jesse (Keri) Cleaver, Peoria. He had five grandchildren, Sam and Mitchell Cleaver, Jora Cleaver, Fisher Cleaver and Briana Brown. Richard also had three grandchildren by a son from a previous marriage. They are son, Richard L. (Patti); grandson, Richard G.; and granddaughters, Jennifer and Summer Matheson, of Farmer City.
 
Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, 106 N. Main St., Farmer City.
 
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, with Pastor Ron Woodrum officiating.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to Tri-Valley Baptist Church Memorial Fund.
 
Interment service will follow the service at the funeral home at Camp Ground Cemetery, southwest of Farmer City on Route 54. Joe Williams American Legion Post 55 will perform military honors.
 
A meal will follow the burial at Tri-Valley Baptist Church in Downs; address is Tri-Valley Baptist Church, 8385 North 1900 East Road, Bloomington, IL 61704.
 

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Jordan Brooks

Jordan Brooks, 25, of Atlanta, passed away 7:20 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 28, 2017) at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
 
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Atlanta Christian Church. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Atlanta Christian Church. Pastor Joe Bowman will officiate. Burial will follow at Zion Cemetery, Lincoln.
 
Jordan Lee Brooks was born March 14, 1991, the son of Rodney Brooks and Angie Leesman-Brooks.
 
He is survived by his parents; one son, Abel; the mother of his child, Kayla Bailey; one brother, Caedan Brooks; paternal grandparents, Dan and Linda Brooks; three uncles, Darren Leesman, Keith Brooks and Brad Brooks; and four cousins, Meagan, Ryan, Austin and Rebecca.
 
Jordan was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Darrell Leesman and Linda Leesman.
 
Jordan attended Olympia High School and Heartland Community College. He was employed at Eaton Corp. in Lincoln. He was a self-taught musician who never found an instrument he couldn't learn to play, and he also had a keen interest in cars. Jordan was a devoted father. He took care of his son every day.
 
Memorials may be made to the Atlanta National Bank for an education fund for his son, Abel.
 
In this tragedy, his family has taken comfort in the knowledge that his life will continue through the gift of organ donation to multiple recipients.
 
Final arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta.

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Connie Miller

Connie G. Miller, 61, of Waynesville, passed away at 10:45 p.m. Monday (Jan. 30, 2017) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
 
Her celebration of life visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Waynesville United Methodist Church. A brief remembrance service will follow at noon. The Rev. William Ramsdale will officiate. Cremation rites have been accorded.
 
Connie Gail Stillwell was born April 8, 1955, in Frankfort, Ind., the daughter of William R. and Josephine L. Bybee Stillwell. She married Steven Lee Miller on July 12, 1974, in Bloomington. He survives.
 
Connie is also survived by their children, Brian (Carrie) Miller and William (Tanya Fancher) Miller; two brothers, Benjamin (Beth) Stillwell and Reece Stillwell; eight grandchildren, Emery Miller, Brody Miller, Brenley Miller, Braden Higdon, Tristan Higdon, Audree Miller, Avery Higdon and Laikyn Miller; and her loving pets, dogs Lady and Ozzy, and cat Cheyanna.
 
Connie was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Caleb Miller.
 
Memorials may be made to her family.
 
Final arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta.

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David Camfield

David R. Camfield 73 of Argenta, Illinois passed away 3:38 AM February 2, 2017 surrounded by his sons at his family residence, Argenta, IL.
 
Services will be 10:00 AM, Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the Argenta United Methodist Church with Pastor Bret Bone officiating. Burial will follow at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, Il. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Monday, February 6, 2017 at the church.  Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL is in charge of arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
 
David was born June 17, 1943 in Decatur, IL the son of William “Chief” and Ima (Bean) Camfield. He married Joan Boyd and later married Rhonda F. Dively February 22, 1984 in Gainesville, Florida. She passed away September 27, 2014.
 
Survivors include his sons:  William W. Camfield, Decatur, IL; Jonathon W. Camfield, Illiopolis, IL; David L. Camfield, Decatur, IL; step-children: Jerry Reinstorf, KY and Amy McCoy; Bement, IL;  daughter-in-law, Sherri Camfield, Decatur, IL; 15 Grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brothers:  Jerry (Sandy) Camfield, Decatur, IL; Joe (Carol) Camfield, El Paso, TX; Terry (Shelly) Camfield, Oreana, IL; Tom Benton, Maroa, IL; Dennis (Brenda) Crowder, Argenta, IL; sister, Patricia Camfield, Oreana, IL; many cousins, nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Richard David Camfield, grandson, Jason David Camfield, and brother, Don Benton.
 
David was an entrepreneur of several businesses.  He co-founded, owned and operated the Soy City Sock Co. in Monticello, IL.  For 51 years, David was an avid Race Car driver and a member of the MARA, POWRi, and USAC race clubs.

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Ernest Thorp

Ernest N. Thorp 95 of rural Clinton, Illinois passed away 8:47 PM, Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Hawthorne Inn, Clinton, Il. Our family wishes to thank the staff at Hawthorne Inn as well as the 24/7 caregivers that gave such loving and dedicated care to Ernest.
 
Services for Ernest will be 11 AM, Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Clinton United Methodist Church, 308 E. Main St., Clinton, IL, with Rev. C. Don Ferrill officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be 4 – 8 PM, Friday, February 10, 2017 at the church with Masonic Rites at 4 PM. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to the Clinton United Methodist Church Endowment Fund or the American Red Cross, Central Illinois Processing Center, PO Box 811460, Chicago, IL 60681-1460 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
 
Ernest was born February 3, 1921 in Clinton, IL, the son of Claude W. and M. Louise (Carter) Thorp. He married Mary Ellen Harris in 1945, she passed away in 1986, Verneal Dunn in 1990, she passed away in 2005, and Helen Hume in 2006.
 
Survivors include his wife, Helen; son, Nelson I. (Linda) Thorp, rural Wapella, IL; daughters: Carol van Rossum, Lincoln, NE; Marjorie Thorp, Bothell, WA; and Zelda Lewis, Joliet, IL; and son, Lewis A. (Cathy) Thorp, Herndon, VA; 7 grandchildren: Jennifer (Trent) Klomhaus, Natalie (Rory) O’Connell, Jered (McKenzie) Thorp, Emily (Jason) Plourde, Kira (Gabrial) van Rossum, Sarah (Steve) Kaminsky, Doug (Emily) Lewis; 8 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters: Andrea Miller, Winston-Salem, NC; Ruth Lutz, Dewey, IL; and Norma Wedekind, Raymond, IL, and numerous nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by a brother, Carl E., 3 sisters, Evalyn, Mary Alice Moberly, and Sarah Jackson, and son-in-law, Charles van Rossum.
 
Ernest lived and thrived on the farm. He attended Thorp Grade School, Wapella High School Class of 1939, Illinois State Normal University for 2 years and then graduated from the University of Illinois in 1943. Ernest obtained his private pilot’s license in 1941. He served in the Army Air Corps 1943-1945 as a B-17 pilot.He was shot down over the North Sea and was a POW for 9 months. Upon coming home, he joined his brother and father in the family seed business, Thorp Seed Company. He retired from the US Air Force Reserve as a Captain. His community involvement included the Methodist Churches of Prairie Center and Clinton. He was proud to become a certified lay leader of the church and served on district and conference boards of the United Methodist Church.
 
He served on the Wapella School Board and was able to give all 5 of his children their high school diplomas.
 
Other involvements included being a director of First National Bank of Clinton, the Masonic Orders, Kiwanis, Farm Bureau, DeWitt County Housing Authority, DeWitt County Building Commission, DeWitt County Conservation Board, DeWitt County Co-op, and the Clinton YMCA.
 
Ernest was an active member of the International Flying Farmers and served through the executive offices. He received great satisfaction in speaking publicly about his World War II experiences. His passions were flying, accumulating over 7000 hours over 70 years, reading, trees, birds and his beloved Chicago Cubs baseball team. Numerous people had their first airplane ride with Ernest as a pilot.
 
Ernest was known about town for his 1977 White Ford LTD station wagon that he drove until 2014. Whether it be driving to the Post Office or busting snow drifts it was special to him in many ways.
 
Ernest was recognized by the community for his philanthropic gifts.
 
Ernest’s life was based on his faith, his love of family, flying and community. A man who made a difference to many, in many different ways. “He was just a boy that wanted to be home on the farm.”

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David Buck

David N. Buck 77 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 1:18 A.M. February 1, 2017 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.
 
Services will be 11 AM, Monday, February 6, 2017 at the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating.  Burial will follow at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL.  Visitation will be 10 - 11 AM, Monday at the church. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in
charge of arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to Young at Heart at First Christian Church.
 
David was born October 23, 1939 in Clinton, IL the son of Sherman B. and Virginia (Wilmore) Buck.  He married Judy Anderson June 21, 1962.
 
Survivors include his former wife: Judy Buck, Springfield, IL; three
daughters: Lori Markey, Springfield, IL Amy (Gary) Kiphart, Dalzell, IL
and Jenny (Matthew) Morrell, Springfield, IL; five grandchildren;
siblings: Charlotte (Jerry) Milton, Clinton, IL, Martha (Robert) Bray,
Wapella, IL, along with special friends: Lauren and Hannah Miles.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Craig and 1 sister, Jan
Eldridge.
 
David was a member of First Christian Church, Clinton, IL and Young at
Heart at the church.  He was a salesman for New York Life Insurance and
worked at Buck Appliance for several years.  He loved antiquing.

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Robert Laramee

Robert "Bob" Lavon Laramee 80 of Clinton, IL passed away at 8:02 AM Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur, IL.
 
Services will be 1 P.M. Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Christ Lutheran Church, Clinton, IL with Rev. David Dunlop officiating. Burial will follow at Laenna Cemetery, Chestnut, IL.  Visitation will be 5 - 7 P.M. Friday, February 3, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.
 
Due to Bob's commitment to being a faithful servant of the Lord, in lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Christ Lutheran Church, Clinton, IL or to St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur, IL.
 
Bob was born December 29, 1936 in Lincoln, IL the son of Ed and Verna (Carlson) Laramee.  He married Janice Armstrong June 30, 1957 at the First
Christian Church in Clinton, after a longer courtship than Bob cared for.  They were happily and committed to marriage for 59 1/2 years and were expected to celebrate many additional years together.
 
Survivors include his wife: Janice M. Laramee, Clinton, IL; sons:  Michael (Lori) Laramee, Ft. Worth, TX; Alan (Cindy) Laramee, Vandalia, IL; Roger (Tim) Laramee, Champaign, IL; daughter, Margo (Ed) Hodges, Delavan, IL; 5 grandchildren:  Hanna (Gus) Schmillen, Blythe (Nathaniel) Bergstrom, Dillon Hodges, Sam Hodges and Charlie Hodges; 2 great-grandchildren:
McKay and Westin Bergstrom; sister, Kathy (Marlin) Roos, Lincoln, IL.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Duane Laramee; and twin brothers, Ronald and Arnold.
 
After graduating high school with the last class attending Kenney High School in 1955, Bob was employed as a Layout Developer for Caterpillar in Decatur for 30 years.  In addition, he was a long-time farmer and Chester White swine producer and showman within DeWitt County where he was a lifetime resident.
 
Bob was a compassionate, hard-working, generous and faithful husband, father, and grandfather.  He enjoyed fishing, chasing a little white ball around the golf course with his buddies, hunting, boating, playing cards with friends and at family gatherings, but most of all he was most proud
of his grandchildren and often boasted to his friends.
 
He was an avid Illini and Cubs fan - no matter their record; he also traveled many miles following his grandsons and cheering them in their many sports activities.  He was very proud of each of his grandchildren and was known as "Grandpa Bob" by his great-grandchildren who loved and
cared for him deeply.
 
Bob was a member of the DeWitt County Farm Bureau, Fire Protection Board,
Clinton Country Club and Christ Lutheran Church.
 
Bob's family wishes to extend sincere thanks and appreciation to Pastor Dunlop and to all the physicians, nurses and staff members of St. Mary's who kept fantastic care for both Bob and his family during such a difficult time.

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Larry Edwards

A Celebration of Life honoring Larry T. Edwards will be held February 4, 2017, from 2-4 p.m. at the American Legion in Farmer City. Larry passed away December 8, 2016 at his home. Larry graduated from Monticello High School and resided most of his life in Cisco, moving to Farmer City in 2003.
 
Larry's wife, Martha, and his children and grandchildren invite his friends and family to come share memories and Oreos.
 

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Ruth Markword

Ruth V. Markword, 95, of Lincoln, (formerly of Quincy, IL) passed away on January 29, 2017 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
 
Ruth was born on February 15, 1921 near Hannibal, MO; the daughter of Charles and Floye (Oliver) Irwin. Ruth married W.E. (Sprout) Markword on October 12, 1959.
 
Ruth is survived by her son, Mark (Vicki) Kuhlmeier of Quincy, IL, her daughter, Barbara Hadsell of NV; her grandchildren, Steve (Teresa) Hadsell, Jay (Krishell) Hadsell, of NV, Scott Hadsell, of MO, Jean (Ted) Wagner, of TX, Brian (Kelly) Cale, Chad (Lisa) Cale of Lincoln, IL, Amy (Scott) Kuhlman, of New Holland, IL, Jeremy (Cindy) Cale, of IN, Lauren Kuhlmeier of  Hamilton, IL, Colby (Stasha) Kuhlmeier, of Quincy; her 13 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews including her beloved niece Delores Gunterman and family of SC.
 
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and three sisters, one daughter, Mary Colleen Cale, one son-in-law, Jerry Hadsell, two great-grandchildren, Ashley Bringer and Nick Cale.
Ruth will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Per Ruth’s request there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

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Ralph Holland

Ralph Dean Holland 73 of Heyworth, IL passed away 2:38 AM January 30, 2017 at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, IL.
 
Private family graveside services will be held at Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wapella, IL with military honors. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.
 
Ralph was born May 15, 1943 in Wapella, IL the son of Paul and Martha (Collins) Holland.  He married Karen Lea Willis on August 12, 1967.  They were married for 21 years.
 
Survivors include his son: Brian (Jill) Holland, Heyworth, IL; three grandchildren: Matthew, Ben and Anna Holland; siblings: Betty Ellis, Clinton, IL, Ronnie (Joyce) Holland, Maroa, IL, and Kathy (Vernon) Meadows, Wapella, IL.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: William Richard and John Wesley Holland and one sister: Beverly Ann Kraft.
 
Ralph was a 1961 graduate of Wapella High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran. After working for Holland Brothers Plumbing and Heating until 1996, he started Ralph Holland Plumbing Inc. in Heyworth, IL with his son and worked until present day.
 
The family wishes to extend a special “Thank You” to the staff of the Progressive Care Unit at BroMenn Regional Medical Center.

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Joyce Compton

Joyce A. Compton, 80, of Atlanta, passed away Sunday (Jan. 29, 2017) at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
 
Her graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Atlanta Cemetery. Andy Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in the Atlanta Cemetery.
 
Joyce Ann Johnson was born June 29, 1936, in Atlanta, the daughter of Oren Brock and Alma Leesman Johnson. She married Orville E. "Speed" Compton on July 10, 1954. He preceded Joyce in death on March 25, 2012.
 
Joyce is survived by their children, Peggy Aper, Atlanta; Susan (Dean) Benedict, Atlanta; and Matthew (Nancy) Compton, Colorado Springs; nieces, Shelly (Randy) Brooks, Atlanta, and Julie (Paul) Homan, El Paso, to whom she was a caring mother; six grandchildren, Angie Neville, Atlanta; Elizabeth (Darrell) Miller, Danvers; Elaina (R.J.) Romani, Washburn; Lyndi (Kory) Leesman, Hartsburg; and Meghan and Rachel Compton, Colorado Springs; five great-grandchildren, Kolton Neville; Raelyn and Clayto Romani; and Levi and Luke "Little Speed" Leesman; one brother, James L. (Barbara) Johnson, Minier; two cousins, Gaylord Wikle, Waynesville, and Ben Leesman, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Jane Bottoms and Judy Ford, and one son-in-law, Ron Aper.
 
Joyce was a 1954 graduate of Atlanta High School. She had served as president of the Atlanta Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1824 Auxiliary. Joyce enjoyed reading, playing cards, crocheting, hunting for morel mushrooms, and fishing at Patterson Bay.
 
Memorials may be made to the Atlanta Christian Church or the Atlanta Public Library.

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Forrest Appleton

Forrest Lee Appleton, 73, went to be with the Lord Friday morning (Jan. 27, 2017) in Peoria.
 
Lee was born June 13, 1943, in Logansport, Ind., to Forrest Leo and Hanna Fultz Appleton, both preceding him in death. He was raised in Camden, Ind., along with his three brothers.
 
Upon graduation from Camden High School, Lee attended Purdue University for two years and played trumpet in the band before he enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1964 at the age of 20. A Vietnam veteran, 1965-1966, Lee reached the rank of staff sergeant while serving his country at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., where he met his bride-to-be, Geraldine "Gerre" Higgins. He completed his service at the Pentagon for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, leaving active duty in 1971.
 
Lee and Gerre moved to Stanford, where he began working for State Farm in Bloomington, and raising three children, Forrest David, Theodore "Ted" Appleton and Laura Appleton Shuler. He also worked for Mitsubishi Motors and as a truck driver, a profession he enjoyed while in high school and college. Lee was also very active in his community as a Freemason since the age of 21 in the Scottish Rites, 32nd degree, belonged to the Bloomington Consistory, and the Minier Comet Lodge. He participated in the Passion Play at the Consistory, enjoyed woodworking and shooting, and was a historian and published author. Later in his life, Lee researched and published multiple articles and books on the railroad system in Indiana and historical articles pertaining to central Indiana, where he grew up. He also spent as much time as he could loving on and enjoying his grandchildren.
 
Loved and respected by all who met him, Lee Appleton was a man of honor, loyalty and integrity; believed in hard work; was a good friend of many; and a provider for his family.
 
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Gerre; brothers, Dean, Brian and Bill Appleton; sons, Dave and Ted Appleton; daughter, Laura (Kevin) Shuler; and eight grandchildren, Amber Kasner; Alek, Kendra, Alyana and Talon Appleton; and Gavin, Carlee and Aubrey Shuler.
 
His celebration of life is being planned for June 13 at First Baptist Church in Camden, Ind., and he will be interred in a family plot at the Camden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Shriner's Hospital for Children.
 

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Dorothy Paxton-Butler

Dorothy J. Paxton-Butler, 84, of Lincoln, died at 8 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 29, 2017) at Christian Village, Lincoln.
 
Service: 1 p.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln, with Ron Otto officiating.
 
Burial: following service at Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington.
 
Visitation: noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association.
 
Survivors: her children, Allan Butler, Kansas City, Kan.; Charles Butler, Lincoln; Suzan Butler, Milwaukee, Wis.; Sherri (Wade) Wimp, Bloomington; and Mike Butler, Normal; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

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Ralph Holland

Ralph Holland 73 of Wapella, IL passed away 2:38 AM January 30, 2017 at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, IL. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.
 

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Edna Ryan

Edna Ruth Ryan, 77 of Oreana, IL, went home peacefully in her sleep and is celebrating with Jesus, family and friends, dancing and walking the streets of gold at 5:40 AM January 30, 2017 at her family residence in Oreana, IL.
 
Graveside services will be 1:30 P.M. Friday, February 3, 2017 at Macon County Memorial Park Cemetery, Harristown, IL with Paul Roberts officiating. Visitation will be 5 – 7 P.M. Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL
 
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
 
Edna was born November 23, 1939 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Clifton Vance and Betty June (Rardin) Ball. She married Robert E. Ryan, Jr. September 6, 1958 in Decatur, IL. He passed away January 1, 2006.
 
Survivors include her children: June (Mike Price) Yates, Nokomis, IL, Terri (Roger) Browning, Decatur, IL and Cindy Gahwiler, Oreana, IL; grandchildren: Shauna Rush, Jason Benge, Tyler Yates, LaRae (Paul) Roberts, Nichole (Robert Goyen) Foster, Levi Gahwiler, along with several great grandchildren. Also surviving are her siblings: Nadeen (Carl) Williams, Decatur, IL, Arleigh (Sandy) Ball, Rockledge, FL and Clifton Ball, Oreana, IL.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother: Charles Ball.
 
Edna loved flowers and British sit-coms. She was a very caring and loving person, always putting others first.
 

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Ruth Vandiver

Ruth Vandiver 81 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 3:35 PM January 29, 2017 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.
 
Services will be 11 A.M. Thursday, February 2, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 9:30 – 11 A.M. Thursday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association.
 
Ruth was born June 20, 1935 in Macomb, IL the daughter of Hallie and Margaret (Drake) Reeves. She married Max E. Vandiver June 5, 1955, in Brooklyn, IL.
 
Survivors include her husband: Max E. Vandiver, Clinton, IL; children: Paul (Lisa) Vandiver, LaCygne, KS, Susan (Larry) Duling, Clinton, IL, Steve (Mary) Vandiver, Heyworth, IL, Phil Vandiver, Bloomington, IL; 9 grandchildren: Barbara, Michael, Bryan, Colin, Abby, Maggie, Molly, Lucy and Liam.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
 
Ruth enjoyed cooking and quilting.

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Floyd E. Payne

Floyd E. Payne, 87 of Lincoln passed away at 12:05 a.m. January 23, 2017 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital of Lincoln, IL.
 
Floyd was born March 1, 1929 in Union Illinois the son of Everett and Edna (Oltman) Payne. He married Norma JoAnn Teaney on February 4, 1950 in Hartsburg, IL. She survives him.
 
Also surviving are his children: Kerry Payne of Lincoln, Roger (Randy) Payne of Lincoln, Reggie (Tracy) Payne of Hartsburg, and Robyn Redfairn of Lincoln. Two brothers: Ray (Charlene) Payne of Lincoln, Harold (Ann) Payne of New Jersey; nine grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents and one brother Howard.
 
Floyd was a member of Jefferson Street Christian Church. He worked and retired as a forklift operator at PPG.
 
A Memorial service for Floyd will be held at 6:00 p.m. Friday January 27, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Joe Sanders officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00-6:00 p.m. prior to the service. A private family burial will be held at a later date. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Floyd’s name to American Cancer Society or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
 

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Jean Bachman

Jean Eileen Bachman, 91, of Chenoa, formerly of Heyworth, passed away at 11:31 a.m. Monday (Jan. 23, 2017) at Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community, rural Chenoa.
 
She was born on March 23, 1925, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to Samuel and Viola I. Roszhart Rediger.
 
As a young child, she moved to Meadows and graduated from Chenoa High School. Jean met Roy Bachman at the Eureka Pumpkin Festival, and they later married in 1946. She took great joy in the role as a farm wife and mother to their nine children. They had been married 36 years when Roy passed away in 1983.
 
She is survived by her children, Linda (Paul) Woith, Normal; Leroy (Ethel) Bachman, Auburn; Peter (Connie) Bachman, Lexington; Connie (Calvin) Schick, Ruth (Joe) Haney and Roger Bachman, all of Bloomington; Gary (Linda) Bachman, Hudson; and Phillip (Rhonda) Bachman, Heyworth; 17 grandchildren, Jeff Woith, Tami Cappos, Melissa Courtney-Willis, Chris Bachman, Kim Berg, Cara Penn, Stacy Haney-Strnad, Tony Haney, Eric Haney, Roger Bachman, Ben Bachman, Megan Bachman, Christina Messerschmidt, Noah Bachman, Katie Bachman, Jacob Bachman and Audra Bachman; 26 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; infant sister, Betty; and son, Marlin.
 
Jean was a member of the Calvary Mennonite Church of Washington and later the Meadows Mennonite Church. She is remembered by her family and friends for her love of baking, gardening, her joyful laughter and spending time with her grandkids. She will be forever missed and held in the hearts of those who knew her.
 
Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mennonite Church of Normal with Pastor Tim Schrag officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to her service at the church. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Monday in Stewart Harmony Cemetery, rural Metamora. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Community Cancer Center or Meadows Mennonite Nursing Home. Mason Funeral Home, Metamora, is handling arrangements.

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Olive G. Gibson Moberly

CLINTON — Olive G. Gibson Moberly, 94, of Clinton, passed away at 4 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 25, 2017) at River North Bradley Health and Rehabilitation Center, Bradley. She was six days short of celebrating her 95th birthday with those she left behind.

Her service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church, Clinton, or the scholarship fund for Clinton Eagles FOE 593.

 

Olive was born Jan. 31, 1922, at home in Lane, the daughter of Reuben L. and L. Lavada Reddish Gibson, and the younger sister of Virgil Gibson. Virgil preceded her in death July 10, 2009. She married William E. Moberly on March 15, 1941, in DeWitt, and they had 59 years together before Bill was called home on May 8, 2000.

Survivors include her children, Ellen K. West, Bourbonnais, and James “Jim” Moberly, Bradley; Olive and Bill always opened their home to their children’s friends, many of whom made lasting friendships with them; four stepgrandchildren, Scott West, Buffalo, N.Y.; Brian West, Clarence, N.Y.; Stephanie (David) Sawyer, Clarence N.Y.; and David (Erin) West, Buffalo, N.Y. There are 10 stepgreat-grandchildren who will miss her as well: Nicolas and Julia West, Denver, Colo.; Joshua West, Nashville, Tenn.; Tyler West, Hamilton, Ohio; Andrew and Audrey Sawyer and Danielle Keitel, Clarence, N.Y.; and Samuel and Ruby West, Clarence, N.Y.; and Sydney Sawyer, N.Y.

She was preceded in death by her parents and son-in-law, Kenneth “Bill” West, on June 26, 2008.

 

Olive was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton. During her working years, Olive worked at Kroger grocery store, Gibson’s Ace Hardware store, and finally at First National Bank and Trust. She retired from her position at the bank at age 79.

Olive had two great loves other than her family. She was known for her delicious caramels, toffee and peanut brittle. She took great pleasure in making and sharing her candy with family and friends. Her other love was sports — the Illini, the Bears, the Bulls, the Blackhawks and the Cubs. She was excited to see her beloved team become world champions.

Condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com.

 

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Glenda Mae Bunn

CLINTON — Glenda Mae Bunn, 64, of Clinton, passed away 4:55 a.m. Friday (Jan. 27, 2017) at John Warner Hospital and Health Services, Clinton.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Ernie Harvey Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Crum Cemetery, Wapella. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family requests casual attire.

Memorials may be directed to an education fund for her grandchildren.

 

Glenda was born Oct. 12, 1952, in Litchfield, the daughter of Roy and Glema F. (Swartz) Smith. She married Charles H. Rasor on Dec. 18, 1972. She later married William W. “Bill” Bunn on Jan. 2, 2004, in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Survivors include her husband, William W. “Bill” Bunn, Clinton; son, Blake (fiancée, Janna Underwood) Rasor, Clinton; stepsons, Troy W. (Amy) Bunn, LeRoy, and Tom (Kristi) Bunn, Lincoln; five grandchildren, Mason Rasor, Kaybree Rasor, Rylee Bunn, Baylee Bunn and Cole Bunn; sisters, Joann (Kenneth) Manley, Clinton; Catherine (Daniel) Rozanski, Decatur; and Janet (Charles) Schram, Clinton; and her beloved dog, Maylee.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Patsy Peavler.

 

Glenda worked for Ray Moss and Associates before retiring from State Farm Insurance. She loved spending time with her famil,y especially her grandchildren. Glenda also loved to have a good time and laugh, and enjoyed her friends.

Condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com.

 

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Wilma Parrish

Wilma L. Parrish, 81, of Lincoln, IL passed away on Wednesday January 25, 2017 at 2:10 a.m. at her home surrounded by her loving family.
 
She was born on February 10, 1935 in Patoka, IL; the daughter of James W. and Eunice (Snyder) Meridith. She graduated from Stonington High School in 1953. She married Robert E. Parrish on December 23, 1956 in the Stonington Methodist Church, Stonington, IL. Wilma worked for Dr. Rose, Brown, Jack in Decatur, IL, a licensed beautician, the University of Illinois, a caregiver in Lincoln, IL, and retired from Lincoln Developmental Center in Lincoln, IL.
 
She was a 50 year member of Eastern Star, 26 year member of White Shrine of Jerusalem, Oasis Red Hats, AFSCME Union, and enjoyed eating with the monthly Methodist luncheon group. She loved her family, all her friends, and the USS Ashland Reunion group. She enjoyed reading books, painting in her early years, cross stitch, old movies, playing bingo and card games.
 
Surviving are her husband: Robert E. Parrish of Lincoln, IL; sons: Robert R. Parrish of Mt. Pulaski, IL and Meridith L. Parrish of Mt. Pulaski, IL; daughter: Deborah L. (John) Ewins of Lincoln, IL; grandchildren: Jennifer (Isaac) Sheley of Chestnut, IL, Christopher Parrish of Mt. Pulaski, IL, Tiffany Parrish of Decatur, IL, Sylvia M. and Margo Bobbi Parrish of Lincoln, IL; great-grandchildren: Layla S. Parrish, Tatum S. Bateson, Colton Edwards, Keaton W. Dinger, Addison M. Sheley; one brother: James (MaryLou) Meridith of Highland, IL; brother-in-law: Harold (Dottie) Parrish of Taylorville, IL; sister-in-law: Edmona Vitali of Taylorville, IL; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her in-laws: Harold and Clara Parrish, brother-in-laws: Charles Davis and Aldo Vitali, sister-in-law: Virginia Davis, and grandson James R. Ewins.
 
Services for Wilma will be 9:00 a.m. Monday January 30, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Michael Paulson officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday January 29, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial at Camp Butler National Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Wilma’s name to the Shriner’s Childrens Hospital in St. Louis, MO or Logan County Oasis Senior Center in Lincoln, IL.

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Deborah Eckert

Deborah Eckert, 67, of Lincoln passed away at 1:51 a.m. on January 25, 2017 at Abraham Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln.
 
Deborah was born March 31, 1949 in Terre Haute, IN., the daughter of Richard Cooley and Juney Cooley-Rowe. She married Robert Eckert on September 4, 1978 in Tuscola, IL, her home town. He survives.
 
Deborah is also survived by her daughter, Jamie Lee (Fiance, Seth Peacock) Eckert of Peoria, IL; her son, Dr. Andrew R. (Rene) Eckert of Dillsburg, PA; her grandchildren, Isabella Eckert, Ethan Eckert, Zoey Peacock, Austin Musser, and Tyler Musser; her sister, Cathie Bradley of Auburn, IL; her step-mother, Ruth Cooley of Harrisburg, IL; and her special baby, Oreo Poodle.
Deborah was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Charles Williams.
 
Deborah graduated from Tuscola high school in 1967 and from Eastern Illinois University in 1972. She was employed at Logan/Mason Rehab Center as a QMRP and retired from there.
Deborah loved collecting anything Raggedy Ann and Andy and had enough Raggedy ornaments to entirely decorate her Christmas Tree. She also collected Pipka old fashioned Santa Clauses, and anything black & white chickens. She loved learning about family history. She was a member of Holy Family Parish in Lincoln.
 
Services for Deborah will held at 11:30A.M. on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Curt Weaver officiating. A visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00A.M. Saturday, January 28, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lincoln, IL. Memorial donations may be made in Deborah’s name to Disabled American Veterans, or American Diabetes Association.

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Marjorie R. Beal

Marjorie R. Beal, 95 of Decatur, IL passed away 9:25 P.M. January 26, 2017
at Primrose Retirement Community, Decatur, IL.
 
Services will be 1 P.M. Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Calvert Funeral
Home, Maroa, IL with Pastor Bob Baker officiating. Burial will be at Maroa
Cemetery, Maroa, IL at a later date. Visitation will be 5 - 7 P.M.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL.
 
Memorials may be directed to Muscular Dystrophy Assoc.
 
Marjorie was born November 12, 1920 in Oswego, IL the daughter of Robert
and Florence (Ebenger) Hall. She married Loren W. Beal August 15, 1942. He
passed away July 9, 2012.
 
Survivors include her sons: David (Soheila) Beal and Andrew (Sarah) Beal;
daughters-in-law: Debby and Patricia; grandchildren: Krista, Amy, Jenny,
Alison, Kate, Robert, and Allison; great grandchildren: Makenzie, Bennett,
Joshua, Josiah, Rebecca, Kaley, Ryan, Natalie, Tyler, Zoey, Hunter,
Skylar, Ashlyn and 1 great grandchild on the way. Along with one brother:
Everett (Fern) Hall surviving.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, sons: Kenneth H. and John P. Beal,
 
Marjorie graduated from U of I with a degree in Library Science. She
enjoyed reading, traveling, flowers and nature.

 

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Robert Cowles

Robert Cowles, 81,of Green Valley, AZ, has passed January 9, 2017 at Peppi's Hospice in Tucson, AZ.. He leaves his wife, Betty, three children, Matthew, Roseville CA, Katie Long, Tucson AZ and Mark, Bloomington,IL, 6 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.
 
Bob was born in Clinton, IL.to Asa and Lulu Cowles. He was raised on the family farm and went to a one-room grade school in Creek Township. He attended Chaddock School for Boys in Quincy IL, where he found his love of singing. He married Betty Gawthorp May 9, 1958 in St John’s Catholic Church. He was a member of The Knights of Columbus and sang in choir at St. John’s. Bob loved reading about the Civil War especially the Battle of Franklin, where his grandfather fought. Bob and Betty moved to Henderson NV in 1981.
 
He retired from the City of Henderson, and then moved to Green Valley in 2005 to be near family. Bob was a kind quiet, man who loved his family. He was a lifelong fan of the Cubs and celebrated their World Series win. He donated his body to Science Care in Phoenix. A Celebration of his Life was held at home

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Virginia M. Clark

Virginia M. Clark, 92 of Bement, IL., passed away at 8:00 A.M., on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, IL.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at the Bement United Methodist Church, 249 N. Piatt St., Bement, IL. Visitation will be held from 9:30 A.M. until time of services on Thursday at the church. The Pastor Amos Dillman will officiate. Burial will be in the Bement Township Cemetery, Bement, IL. Memorial contributions can be made to the Bement United Methodist Church, Bement.
 
Virginia was born on January 28, 1924 in Atwood, IL. , a daughter of Ervin and Mary Wells Anderson. She married Ralph F. Clark on August 8, 1948 in Decatur, IL, and he passed away on March 27, 2015. Surviving are two daughters; Cheryl (Bob) Frank of Milwaukee, WI., and Debbie (Randy) Niles of Decatur, IL. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren; Sheri (Josh) Campbell, Troy (Brandi) Shott, Wendi (Jared) Fritz, Kristi (Mat Cox) Niles, Justin (Jen) Niles, Brian (Carrissa) Clark, Julie (Jimmie) Burkeen, as well as 11 Great-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son; Roger Clark.
 
During her life she enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers, sewing and knitting, going to the Bement pool, and going with Ralph to Masonic events. She and Ralph were regulars at the Brown Bag in Monticello and spent many hours Ballroom Dancing together. She enjoyed serving as the Bement United Methodist Church Secretary for many years. Her favorite hobby was playing bridge with her Bridge Club. She loved her family dearly and especially spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
 

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Wesley Rosenberger

Wesley H. Rosenberger, 84, of Clinton, passed away at 1:07 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 21, 2017) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
 
A private graveside service will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, assisted the family with cremation rites.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
 
Wesley was born Aug. 11, 1932, in Aurora, the son of Francis G. and Bessie Lane Rosenberger. He married Patricia C. Rice on Nov. 11, 1951, in Clinton.
 
Survivors include his wife, Patricia C. Rosenberger, Clinton; children, Diana (David) Massey, Clinton, and Wesley Steven (Terri) Rosenberger, Heyworth; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Charles (Lita) Rosenberger, Walnut Park, Calif.; and mother-in-law, Erma Spencer, Clinton.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.
 
Wesley was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses for 42 years. He was a sheet metal worker with Union Local 1.

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Marilyn Petry

Marilyn M. Petry, 88, of Heyworth, went to be with Jesus at 2:43 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 22, 2017) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.
 
Her memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington, with the Rev. Ken Martin officiating. A private family interment will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Full Gospel Tabernacle, Heyworth.
 
Marilyn was born May 20, 1928, in Chicago, the daughter of Marion and Ethel Hantz Conn. She married Paul M. Petry on April 26, 1952, in Chicago, and for 65 years, they shared a marriage that was “made in Heaven.” He survives her.
 
Also surviving are her children, Paul S. (Barbara) Petry, Plano; Susan (Robert) Slusarek, Plainfield; Sharon Smith, Winnebago; Mark (Charlotte) Petry, Plainfield; and Janet (Ken) Martin, Bloomington; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her mother and a brother, Don Conn.
 
Marilyn had a deep love of the Lord and was a true Proverbs 31 woman. To her family and others who knew her she was the most self-sacrificing, kind, considerate and generous person.
 
Marilyn was a phenomenal wife, mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed by all those who knew her.

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Gene M. Hilgendorf

Gene M. Hilgendorf, 91, passed away at 7:09 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 19, 2017) at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
 
Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln, with Ryan Edgecombe officiating.
 
Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
 
Burial: Hartsburg Union Cemetery with full military rites accorded by Emden American Legion Post 506.
 
Memorials: Christian Village.
 
Survivors: children, Sue O’Hara, Lincoln, and William (Debbie) Hilgendorf, Lincoln; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

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William Henderson

MAROA -- William Henderson, 57 of Maroa, IL passed away 12:58 P.M. January 16, 2017 at his family home in Maroa, IL.

Services to celebrate his life will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL with Greg Taylor officiating. Private family burial at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 A.M. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the William Henderson memorial fund.

William was born February 11, 1959 in Lincoln, IL the son of Ralph William and Judith (Fortner) Henderson.

Survivors include his mother: Judy Coffey, Clinton, IL; children: Steven W. (Michelle) Henderson, Lincoln, IL and Stephanie Henderson, Lincoln, IL; grandchildren: Annalynn Henderson, Triston Henderson and Levi Mayberry; siblings: Marjorie (Gordan) Foster, Heyworth, IL, Julie (Mark) Guzouskis, Lincoln, IL, Vonda (Bubba) Cable, Clinton, MS, Dawn Jackson, FL, Michelle (Dave) Turner, Madison, WI and Chad Henderson, Oreana, IL; and step-mother: Sally Henderson, Clinton, MS.

He was preceded in death his father.William was a construction contractor and all around “Mr. Fixit”.

 

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Steven Ross

WAYNESVILLE — Steven Ross, 64, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday (Jan. 17, 2017) at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Steven was born on Feb. 3, 1952, in Waynesville, the son of Donald and Waunita (Finger) Ross. He proudly served his country in the USMC. He loved dogs and motorcycles.

 

Surviving are his sister, Terri Keim (Kevin), Georgia; stepdaughter, Shelley Jun (Andy), Bloomington; grandchildren, Rebekah, Luke, and Adam.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Honoring Steven’s wishes, cremation will take place at Graceland/Fairlawn Cremation Center. Service will be at a later date.

 

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Mary Loeffler

Mary Loeffler, 94, of Lincoln, died at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 17, 2017) at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
 
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln, with Ron Otto officiating.
 
Burial: Zion Cemetery, Lincoln.
 
Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials: Lincoln Christian Church.
 
Survivors: her children, Jay (Debbie) Loeffler, Normal; Marcia Horn, St. Charles; and Jim (Diana) Loeffler, Lincoln; one sister, Delores Berger, Lincoln; one brother, John Davison, Middletown; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. 

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Richard D. Rowe

Richard Dale Rowe 88 of Argenta, IL passed away 2:26 PM, January 17, 2017 at his family residence, Argenta, IL.
 
Services will be 10 AM, Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Argenta United Methodist Church with Pastor Bob Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL with Military Honors.  Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Friday, January 20, 2017 at the church.  Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL is in charge of arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Argenta United Methodist Church.
 
Dale was born January 1, 1929 in Lowell, Illinois the son of Leonard E. and Esther (Metzler) Rowe. He married Marilyn Bernice “Sally” Marshall May 11, 1952 in Tonica, IL.
 
Survivors include his wife Sally Rowe, Argenta, IL; children, Paula Jean (Ricky) Henon, Decatur, IL; Marla Sue (Terry) Stephens, Argenta, IL, Gregory Allen (Tracy) Rowe, Bethany, IL; 5 Grandchildren, 1 Great-Grandchild; sisters, Ramona Tohill, TX and Donna (Joe) Nedza, LaSalle, IL.
 
He was preceded in death by his Parents and 1 Son.
 
Dale served in the Army and was a member of the Cisco American Legion. He was a member of the Argenta United Methodist Church and was a past member of the Argenta Zoning Board.. He was a retired truck driver.

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Mack L. Gibson II

Mack Leon “M.L.” Gibson II, 43, of Farmer City, passed away at 4:50 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 15, 2017) in Mansfield.
 
His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City. Pastor Jeremiah Thompson will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to Bonnie L. Gibson.
 
He was born Dec. 19, 1973, in Champaign, to Leon and Bonnie L. Dolbert Gibson.
 
Survivors include his mother, Bonnie L. Gibson, Farmer City; his father, Leon (Judy) Gibson, LeRoy; his girlfriend, Tiffany Phillips, Mansfield; three half brothers, Matthew J. (Debbie) Barton, Bloomington; Mark D. (Kathy) Gibson, Bloomington; and Scott A. (Amy) Gibson, Oswego; four half sisters, Michelle B. (John) Wolfe, Chandler, Ariz.; Melinda S. (Richard) Wallace, Andalusia, Ala.; Monica L. (Scott) Ohlenkamp, Farmer City; and Brenda S. (Jim) Casino, Bloomington; 15 nieces and nephews; and six great-nieces and -nephews.
 
M.L. was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
 

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Dottie R. Summers

Dottie Rosalie Summers, 77, of Wapella, died at 5:20 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 15, 2017) at Heritage Health, Normal.
 
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington, with Pastor Keith Barclay officiating.
 
Burial: Long Point Cemetery, Wapella.
 
Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Friday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, both at the memorial home.
 
Memorials: Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance or a charity for dementia or neurological disease.
 
Survivors: her children, Dennis Wagner, Clinton; Julie Hinrichs, Edwardsville; and Jill (Michael) Smith, Eureka; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Linda Summers, Wapella; and three brothers, Ken (Kae) Summers, California; James (Kay) Summers, Clinton; and David (Terri) Summers, Farmer City.

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Dorothy Lee Schrock

Dorothy Lee Schrock, 83, of Farmer City, passed away at 10:15 p.m. Monday (Jan. 16, 2017) at her home after a brief, inspirational battle with cancer.
 
Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Community Fellowship, 1300 W. Clinton Ave., Farmer City, with Pastor Dave Ashby officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Community Fellowship, Farmer City. Memorials may be made to Trinity Community Fellowship. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, is in charge of the arrangements.
 
Dorothy was born Jan. 27, 1933, in Brandenburg, Ky., a daughter of Robert Lee and Mary Ellen Thornhill Daily. She married Walter M. Schrock on Dec. 14, 1963, in Springfield. He passed away on April 20, 1985.
 
Survived by her son, Greg (Cathy) Schrock, Farmer City; daughter, Rhonda (Curt) Ellis, Danville; six grandchildren, Jordan (Holly) Schrock, Jessica Schrock, Tyler Ellis, Taylor Ellis, Lauren Ellis and Lexi Ellis; and great-grandson, Rylan Tull.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter M. Schrock; one brother and one sister.
 
Before retiring, she was a secretary at Moraine View State Recreation Area, LeRoy. Dorothy was a member of Trinity Community Fellowship. She was an avid reader; enjoyed walking her loving dog, Sadie; and loved her grandchildren, great-grandson and family.
 
Dorothy was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend to all, and used her faith as a living testimony.

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Paula Jones

Paula K. Jones, 52, of Lincoln, formerly of Bloomington, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Friday (Jan. 13, 2017) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
 
Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Normal, with Pastor Jeff Henricks officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington, is assisting the family with arrangements.
 
Memorials may be made to SOAR (Special Opportunities Available in Recreation).
 
Paula was born July 15, 1964, in Bloomington, a daughter to Jimmy P. and Annie Foster Jones.  
 
Surviving are her mother, Annie Allen, and stepfather, Larry Allen, both of Normal; stepmother, Carol Jones, Bloomington; and sister, Julie (James) Drake, Bloomington.
 
She was preceded in death by her father, Jimmy Jones, and her maternal and paternal grandparents.  
 
She attended MarcFirst, Illinois State University Laboratory School and Sarah Raymond Early Childhood School.
 
Paula was employed at MarcFirst in Normal and Tri-County Special Education Association in Lincoln. She enjoyed bowling at SOAR with her friends.
 
She was from a large family who all loved her dearly.

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Margeret H. Anderson

Margaret Helen “Meg” Anderson, 82, of Houston, Texas, passed away on Jan. 7, 2017, in Houston, Texas.
 
She was born March 30, 1934, in Farmer City. She graduated from Moore Community High School in 1952 and spent one year at Illinois State University. She married Richard Monroe Anderson in 1960, and is survived by two sons, Shawn and Chris.
 
Memorial service details are yet to be arranged. Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Craig "Huggy" Bryan

Craig “Huggy” Bryan, 47, of Heyworth, passed away Wednesday (Jan. 11, 2017), at his home, surrounded by his family.
 
Craig was born May 15, 1969, the son of Dan and Letha Bryan. He married Melissa Merritt on Nov. 8, 2006, in Clinton. She survives.
 
Also surviving are their children, George Bryan and LeeAnn, Mark and Sara Merritt; his mother, Letha Bryan; brothers, Bruce (Vickie) Bryan and Jeff Bryan; three grandchildren, and one on the way. He was preceded in death by his father, Dan Bryan.
 
Huggy was known for his hard work ethic. Huggy drove a truck for many years until he started working for Randolph Agriculture Services.
 
The family would like to thank the many friends and family who helped take care of Huggy in this trying time and for all their thoughts and prayers. The family would like to thank the doctors who took care of him.
 
Cremation has been accorded; there will be a celebration of life at 4 p.m. Jan. 28, 2017, at Circle II Bar & Grill, Heyworth. Memorial contributions may be made to the Illinois Cancer Care Center for brain cancer research.

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Barbara A. Wright

Barbara A. Wright 79 of Clinton, Il. passed away 5:09 PM January 13, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Il.
 
Celebration of life will be 3 – 5 PM, Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il.  Burial will follow at Olive Hill, Coffeen, IL at a later date.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project
 
Barbara was born February 12, 1937 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Fredrick and Dorcas (Jiles) Woltz.  She married William A. Wright September 3, 1953 in Decatur, IL.  He passed away January 2, 1988.
 
Survivors include her children, Sherry (Thomas) Donnelly, Beecher, IL; Thomas (LuAnne) Wright, Chanhassen, MN; Timothy (Lisa) Wright, Litchfield, IL; and Christopher (Monica) Wright, Taylorville, IL; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; three sisters: Rose Marie (Gerald) Ellrick, Clinton, IL; Laura Jones, Decatur, IL; and Kay (Ray) Cavanaugh, Tucson, AZ; one brother, Fredrick Woltz, Colorado.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.

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Robert W. "Bob" Westen

Robert W. “Bob” Westen, 81, of Mt. Pulaski, passed away at 7:20 A.M. Thursday January 12, 2017 at his residence.
 
Bob was born on August 2, 1935 in Logan County, IL, the son of Harm and Louise (Sams) Westen. He married Donna Allison on December 17, 1954 in Latham, IL.
 
Bob is survived by his wife Donna, his children Kim (Doug) Chandler, Kristy Westen, Casey (Stephanie) Westen, “adoptive son” Bruce (Sue) Lamb, his brother Roger “Butch” (Judy) Westen, his four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by his sons Terry and Randy Westen.
 
Bob was a retired farmer and Lake Fork Township Road Commissioner for many years. Bob was very active in the Show Cattle Circuit.
 
Services for Bob will be at 6:00 P.M. Monday January 16, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski. Visitation will be two hours prior to services from 4:00-6:00 P.M. Memorials may be made in Bob’s name to the Logan County 4H.

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Calvin Lighthall

Calvin L. Lighthall, 86, of Rockford, passed away Monday (Jan. 9, 2017) in Rockford.
 
He was born Nov. 11, 1930, in Clinton, to Leon and Grace Maple Lighthall. He married Carolyn Reeser on May 4, 1952, in Weldon. He was owner and operator of C.L. Lighthall Accountants.
 
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Lighthall; son, Ron Lighthall; daughters, Diana (Tom) Nealey, Cynthia (Charles) Rodberg, Dawn (Mike) Enevoldsen, Tanya (David) Blumenshine and Kim (Pete) Olson; daughter-in-law, Dawn Lighthall; grandchildren, Kelli Nealey (Ky) Kizzee, Carrie Nealey (Alan) Bardwell, Haley Nealey (Michael) Black, Justin (Jessica) Wolfe, Lindy Nealey, Shaun Wolfe, Michael Wolfe, Jason Enevoldsen and Paul Enevoldsen; great-grandchildren, Josey, Allie, Kinley Kizzee, Ansley and Avery Bardwell; and brother, Niles Lighthall.
 
He was predeceased by beloved son, Larry Lighthall; parents; three brothers; and three sisters.
 
His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Honquest Family Funeral Homes with Crematory-Mulford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Road, Loves Park, with a visitation from 1 p.m. Sunday until time of service. Memorials may be given to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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Madeline "Kitter" Dawson

Mary Madeline “Kitter” Dawson, 91, of rural Farmer City, died at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 10, 2017) at Gibson Area Hospital Annex, Gibson City.
 
Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City. Deacon John Leonard will officiate. Burial will be in McCord Cemetery, Fullerton. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gibson Area Hospital Annex, Gibson City, or Pets for Seniors, P.O. Box 64, Edwards, IL 61528-0064.
 
Kitter was born on June 28, 1925, at the family homestead in rural Farmer City. She was the second of four children born to Willard Anthony and Mary Katherine Albright Trenkle. She graduated from Moore Township High School of Farmer City in 1943. Kitter married her high school sweetheart, Raymond W. Dawson, on April 12, 1945, a day made famous by the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. When Raymond completed his service in the U.S. Army Air Corps, they moved to Parnell, In 1951, they moved to the current farm in rural Farmer City where they resided until their deaths. Raymond died on Aug. 21, 1992.
 
Kitter is survived by her sister, JoAnn (John) Shreve, Neenah, Wis. Also surviving are three children, Micheal R. (Cheryl) Dawson, Peoria; Mary Diane Hocker, Farmer City; and Laura L. (Gregory) Delost, Gibson City; seven grandchildren, Heather Dawson, Peoria; Jennifer (Curt) Vance, Bloomington; Laura (Chris) Browning, Mahomet; Shelli (A.J.) Zimmerman, Normal; Nick Delost, Phoenix, Ariz.; Jessica (Dan Brucker) Delost, Farmer City; and Eric (Ashley) Delost, Sherman Oaks, Calif.; seven great-grandchildren, Cole, Madeline and Ellis Zimmerman; Jackson and Alexander Vance; and Kiley and Kolton Browning; and one black cat, Trouble, who earned his name honestly.
 
Besides her beloved husband, Raymond, Kitter was preceded in death by her son-in-law, David Hocker, and her brothers, William Howard "Bill" and George Richard "Dick."
 
Kitter devoted her life to her family. She was a dedicated farm wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening and was a very accomplished seamstress. She loved animals, specifically cats, and looked forward to hosting family gatherings each year, most notably Thanksgiving and Christmas. She had a special relationship with all her relatives, including her paternal grandmother, Mary Trenkle, and close family friend and neighbor, Julie Dawson. She loved her family immensely and took great pride in the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren. She was a force that brought people together, despite the occasional elbow nudge, and will be deeply missed every day.
 
The family would like to extend their gratitude for the excellent care given to her by the staff of the Gibson Area Hospital Annex during the last several months.

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Phyllis Gordon

Phyllis C. Gordon, 89, of Atlanta, passed away at 8:10 p.m. Monday (Jan. 9, 2017) at The Christian Village Nursing Home, Lincoln.
 
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta. Ryan Edgecombe will officiate. Burial will be in the Atlanta Cemetery.
 
Phyllis C. Chrisman was born May 10, 1927, in Atlanta, the daughter of Leonard and Nannie Bicknell Chrisman. She married William Martin Gordon on June 15, 1945. He preceded Phyllis in death on Nov. 16, 1982.
 
Phyllis is survived by one daughter, Susan Gordon, and one grandson, Scott Hern.
 
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Lyle Chrisman, Wayne Chrisman, and Wendell Chrisman; one sister, Eva Lake; and two great-grandsons, Scott Dean Hern and Trayce Martin Hern.
 
Phyllis was a graduate of Atlanta High School. She retired from General Electric in Bloomington. She was a member of the Atlanta Christian Church.
 
Memorials may be made to The Christian Village Nursing Home Activity Department.

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Delmar Dean Carter

Delmar Dean Carter 86 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 5:15 AM January 10, 2017 at John Warner Hospital and Health Services, Clinton, IL.
 
Services will be 10 A.M. Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. C. Don Ferrill officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with military honors. Visitation will be 5 – 7 P.M. Friday, January 13, 2017 at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Delmar Dean Carter Memorial Fund.
 
Delmar Dean was born August 13, 1930 in DeWitt, IL the son of William Lee and Osie (Short) Carter. He married Edna L. Ray February 19, 1954 in Clinton, IL.
 
Survivors include his wife: Edna L. Carter, Clinton, IL; children: Tony Dean Carter, Ronald Carter and Liana Carter all of Clinton, IL; brothers: Kenneth “Buck” (Joyce) Carter, Lufkin, TX and Charles (Shirley) Carter, Clinton, IL; 5 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren also survive.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters, 5 brothers including his twin brother: Gene Carter.
 
Delmar Dean enjoyed woodworking, horseshow pitching, bowling and dancing. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in the Korean Conflict and had farmed for 42 years in DeWitt County. He also was a member of the Clinton Eagles Lodge.

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Brenda Ann Lauterberg

Brenda Ann Lauterberg, 44, of Heyworth, passed away at 2:35 p.m. Friday (Jan. 6, 2017) at home.
 
Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Full Gospel Tabernacle, 107 E. Newton St., Heyworth, with Pastor Spencer McPheron and the Rev. Richard Gray officiating. Burial will be in Heyworth Cemetery, Heyworth. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Full Gospel Tabernacle, Heyworth. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brenda Ann Lauterberg memorial fund to be used for her children’s education, in care of Jessica Frink, P.O. Box 351, Heyworth, IL 61745. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth, in charge of arrangements.
 
Brenda was born Feb. 27, 1972, in Bloomington, a daughter of Robert and Joann Lush Nowlin. She married James P. Lauterberg on April 10, 1999, in Heyworth.
 
She is survived by her husband, James P. Lauterberg, Heyworth; her children, Jared Lauterberg, Joe Lauterberg and Addy Lauterberg, all at home; parents, Robert and Joann Nowlin, Heyworth; sister, Jean (Jerry) Frink, Heyworth; brother, Andy (Dawn) Nowlin, Heyworth; nieces and nephews, Josh Frink, Jessica Frink, Jake (Brittany) Frink and Michelle (Brad) Spencer; great-nieces and -nephews, Cora Frink, Brayden Spencer, Camden Spencer and Aniston Frink.
 
She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.
 
Brenda was a 1990 graduate of Heyworth High School. She was a registered nurse and worked at Manor Care, Normal, and was a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle, Heyworth. She loved going to her children’s activities. Brenda was an incredible loving mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and a friend to all.

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Helen M. (Perryman) Veach

Helen M. (Perryman) Veach 88 of Tyler, TX formerly of Clinton, Il. passed away January 5, 2017 at her family residence, Tyler, TX.
 
Services will be 10 AM January 13, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. Leanne Noland and Rev. C. Don Ferrill officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM January 12, 2017 at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Chapter BN P.E.O or the Clinton United Methodist Church.
 
Helen was born November 21, 1928 in Benton, IL the daughter of Delmar and Ethel (Nave) Perryman. She married Bob Veach May 7, 1950 in Carbondale, Il. He passed away August 6, 1990. 
 
Survivors include her son: Bob and wife, Dawn Veach, Bullard, TX; grandchildren: Nicole and husband, Tanner (Veach) Berryhill, Tyler, TX, Ashley Veach, Hoover, AL, and great grandchildren: Presleigh and Jackson Berryhill of Tyler, TX.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter: Marci Veach, December 5, 1953.
 
Helen was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, Clinton Country Club, Clinton Elks Club and the Clinton and Tyler, TX Chapter of P.E.O.
 
She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Illinois University. Later, Helen went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Guidance Counseling from Sangamon State University. She retired from Richland Community College in 1993 after years of services.
 
Helen touched many lives throughout her life and will be sorely missed.

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Bessie Lucille Scott

Bessie Lucille Scott 78 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 8:53 AM January 6, 2017 at her family residence, Clinton, IL.
 
Services will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Weldon Cemetery, Weldon, IL. Visitation will be from 10-11:00 A.M. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Bessie Lucille Scott Memorial Fund.
 
Lucille was born March 8, 1938 in Weldon, IL the daughter of John and Ida (Black) Followell. She married Everett Lealon “Junior” Scott, Jr.. November 24, 1960 in Weldon, IL. He passed away April 28, 1987.
 
Survivors include her children, Jacob V. McPeek, Sr., Seymour, IL; Sabrina Peavler, Clinton, IL; James R. McPeek, Clinton, IL; 7 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and 4 brothers.
 
Lucille was an avid Cub fan, and enjoyed bowling, bunko, and bingo. She loved to sing and dance at the hospital, and nursing home, to entertain the residence as a member of the Swinging Grandmother’s Club. She also, volunteered for DOVE and at the Highrise.
 
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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James L. Harrold

James L. Harrold, 74, of Clinton, IL passed away at 1:35 AM, January 5, 2017 at his family residence, Clinton, IL.
 
Services will be 11 A.M. Monday, January 9, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Scott Seynemeier officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 4 – 6 P.M. Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to Dr. John Warner Hospital Foundation.
 
James was born February 6, 1942 in Clinton, IL and was raised by C. Lee and Charlene Baker. He married Janet K. Callison April 10, 1983 in Clinton, IL.
 
Survivors include his wife: Janet K. Harrold, Clinton, IL; children: Jim (Dorothy) Harrold, II, Clinton, IL, Chris (Ira) Bryant, DeWitt, IL, Jeff (Hillari) Harrold, DeWitt, IL; step-daughter: Christy Witcher, Chesapeake, VA; grandchildren: JT Harrold, III, Brandon Bryant, Megan Wold, Wesley Harrold, Katie Witcher, Billy Clark, great-granddaughter: Sophia Carter; sisters: Charlotte (William) Newton, Ventura, CA, Charle Kline, Howell, MI; Suzan (Don) Schlesinger, Clinton, IL  and sister-in-law: Evelyn Harrold, Fort Worth, TX.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother: Bob.
 
James had worked for Wallace and Revere Copper and Brass Inc. before retiring from the DeWitt County Human Resource Center.

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A. Joyce Dunham

A. Joyce Dunham 86 of Maroa, Illinois passed away 5:21 AM December 31, 2016 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.
 
Services will be 11 AM, Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL with Rev. Gordon Speagle officiating. Burial will follow at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL. Visitation will be 9 – 11 AM, Thursday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
 
Joyce was born September 30, 1930 in Hammond, IL the daughter of Fred and Zeda (Goodrich) Landgrebe. She married Harold Dunham February 20, 1955 in Maroa, IL.
 
Survivors include her husband, Harold Dunham, Maroa, IL; children, Gary Dunham, Maroa, IL; Curtis (Candy) Dunham, Maroa, IL; Judy Dunham, Maroa, IL; and Carol (Brian) French, Naperville, IL; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; siblings, Zola Copeland, Forsyth, IL; Dean Landgrebe, Leeton , MO; Ruth Foster, Maroa, IL; Donnie Landgrebe, Decatur, IL; Martha (Monty) Moit, Normal, IL; and Marie (Dick) Workman, Richmond, MO.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers and 1 sister.
 
Joyce worked as a cook for Maroa-Forsyth Schools for 32 years.

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James R. Shinneman

James R. Shinneman, 82 of Denver, CO formerly of Clinton, IL, and Hudson, MI, passed away 8:36 A.M. December 26, 2016 at Sky Ridge Medical Center, Lone Tree, CO.
 
Services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Greg Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Weldon Cemetery, Weldon, IL, with Military Honors. Visitation will be 10-11:00 A.M. on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Salvation Army. 
 
James was born September 27, 1934 in Kansas City, MO the son of Carl and Helen (Potter) Shinneman. He married Marcy Krachum February 12, 1966 in Peoria, IL. She passed away July 27, 1998.
 
Survivors include his children: Cynthia (James) Mitchell, Highland Ranch, CO, Annette Wylie, St. Petersburg, FL, Greg Shinneman, Victoria Lampling, and Craig Shinneman; six grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and step-son: Dennis Dahlen.
 
James was a veteran of U.S. Air Force. He was member of the Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Denver, CO, along with being a cabinet maker, and salesman. He enjoyed fishing and playing golf.

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Marsha Lee Walters

Marsha Lee Walters, 70 of Weldon, IL passed away 9:20 A.M. January 2, 2017 at her family home in Weldon, IL.
 
Services will be 10 AM, Friday, January 6, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. Michael Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Weldon Cemetery, Weldon, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Weldon Fire and Rescue or the Weldon Library.
 
Marsha was born April 10, 1946 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Donald L. and Constance L. (Rucker) North. She married Robert D. Walters June 21, 1964 in Clinton, IL.
 
Survivors include her husband: Bob Walters, Weldon, IL; father, Don North, Clinton, IL; son, Robb (Becky) Walters, Clinton, IL; daughter, Wendy (Brian) DeMent, Clinton, IL; four grandchildren:  Rachel, Matthew, Jadon and Rebekah DeMent, all of Clinton, IL; two step-grandchildren:  Krista and Nolan Hickman, Clinton, IL; brother, John (Lynn) North, Edwardsville, IL; and sister, Julie North, Clinton, IL.
 
She was preceded in death by mother, Connie North; daughter, Carrie; and her paternal and maternal grandparents and two nieces.
 
After graduating from Clinton High School, Marsha worked at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield for 15 years, Carle Hospital in Urbana, The Weldon State Bank, and Illinois Power Co./Dynegy in Decatur.  She retired in 2001 as Supervisor of Records Management for Illinois Power from 1981 to 2001 for the entire State of Illinois, everything except nuclear facilities.
 
Marsha was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the DeWitt Clinton Chapter of the DAR, the Westmoreland Glass Society, Inc., and the National Milk Glass Collectors Society.  She enjoyed searching for and finding rare milk glass pieces and antiquing in general.  Marsha served one term as Interim Board President and on the village board for 18 years, and one term as Library Board President.  She enjoyed working and helping people.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

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Brian S. Warnick

Brian S. Warnick, 45 of Clinton, IL passed away 6:37 P.M. December 28, 2016 after a, courageous, 2 month battle with lung cancer at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.
 
Services will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL, with Greg Taylor and Rev. Sigurd Bjorklund officiating. Casual attire is requested. Burial will follow at Illini Cemetery, Warrensburg, IL. Visitation will be 5-7 P.M. Monday, January 2, 2017 at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
 
Brian was born January 6, 1971 in Decatur, IL, the son of Gary and Jacqueline (Ater) Warnick.
 
Survivors include his son: Zachary Warnick, LaPlace, IL; mother and step-father: Jacqueline and Keith Talley, Dumas, AR; father: Gary Warnick, Springfield, IL; sister: Natalie (Joe) Conway, Decatur, IL; girlfriend: Nereyda Anaya, Clinton, IL, and her children Noel, Mateo, and Liam; maternal grandmother: Joyce Ater, Monticello, AR; nephew: Seth Duncan; niece: Alexa Duncan; great-nephew: Easton Duncan. Several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive.
 
He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Bob and Marj Warnick; maternal grandfather: Warren Ater; and step-grandparents: Doyle (Helen) Talley.
 
Brian enjoyed spending time with his family, and friends. He especially enjoyed farming. He was employed by Stericycle in Clinton. He also served as a volunteer firefighter from 1997 until 2008 for the Clinton Fire Dept.
 
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses at Decatur Memorial Hospital in ICU, especially Tressa and Micah.
 
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Virginia Ruth Evans

 Virginia Ruth Evans, 91, of Clinton, passed away at 12:28 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 29, 2016) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
 
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel, Edwardsville. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Vespasian Warner Public Library Fund or the DeWitt County Friendship Center.
 
Virginia was born Sept. 27, 1925, in Edwardsville, the daughter of G. “Ray” and Margaret Eberhart Wheat. She married James Hugo Evans on Dec. 24, 1942, in Edwardsville. He passed away on June 6, 2016.
 
Survivors include her children, Kenneth J. (Mary Elizabeth) Evans, Havana; Gene M. (Nancy Ann) Evans, Gainesville, Ga.; and Glen R. Evans, Clinton; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and four siblings.
 
Virginia grew up in Edwardsville and graduated from Edwardsville High School. She moved to Clinton in late 1958 to open a local Western Auto Store with her husband. She was a member of Clinton United Methodist Church. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing bridge. Mostly, she loved being with her family.
 
Condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com.

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Susan J. Semlow

Susan J. Semlow, 75, of Bourbonnais, formerly of Lincoln, passed away Thursday (Dec. 29, 2016) at her home.
 
She was born Jan. 23, 1941, in Lincoln, the daughter of Harry and Louise Fletcher Hostetter.
 
Susan married Bruce E. Semlow on Aug. 26, 1961, in Lincoln.
 
She was a former employee of Alexander Lumber Co. She enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren.
 
Surviving are her husband, Bruce Semlow, Bourbonnais; one son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Sherry Semlow, Bloomington; one daughter, Kelly Semlow-Smith, Bourbonnais; and one brother and sister-in-law, James and Brenda Hostetter, Lincoln; and 11 grandchildren, Corinne (Devan), Hollie (Trey), Emily, Abigail, Annabelle, Mia, J.B., Isaiah, Josiah, Kaden and Lydia.
 
Susan was preceded in death by her parents.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial service will be at a later date at American Lutheran Church, Bourbonnais. Inurnment will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.
 
Memorials may be made to American Lutheran Church.
 
Arrangements are by Clancy-Gernon Funeral Homes.
 
Please sign her guestbook at www.clancygernon.com.

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