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Arline Cobb

Arline V. Cobb, 95, of Weldon, IL passed away at 12:30 AM, May 12, 2022 at Heritage Manor, Mt. Zion, IL.

 

Services will be Monday May 16, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Clinton Assembly of God Church with Pastor Nick Blacklidge officiating.  Burial will follow at Baptist Cemetery, Kenney, IL.  Visitation will be 10:00-11:00 AM Monday at the church.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to Clinton Assembly of God Church, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or Weldon Public Library.

 

Arline was born February 6, 1927 in Grant Park, IL the daughter of John Nelson and Emma (Fischer) Rasmussen.  She married Alvin “Steve” O. Cobb November 10, 1945 in Clinton, IL.  He passed away April 25, 2003.

 

Survivors include her nieces and nephews Diane (Arthur) Shulte, Sherman, IL, Dale (Tina) Rasmussen, Freeport, IL, Mark (Betsy) Rasmussen, Oceanside, CA, and Karen (Tim) Noyes, Findley, OH; eight great-nieces and nephews; two great-great-nieces and nephews; and her “spiritual daughter” Barb Spencer.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and two sisters.

 

Arline was a member of the Clinton Assembly of God Church for several years and was a homemaker. She enjoyed reading, especially the bible, which she would read every day.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Timmothy Holt

Timmothy (Timm) Holt 73, of Chicago, IL passed away unexpectedly on May 1, 2022 from heart failure. 

 

Timm was a physician, entrepreneur, novelist, poet, playwright, activist, globetrotter, deacon, and father.  

 

Timm attended Illinois Wesleyan University where he earned his bachelors in Sociology, followed by receiving his Masters of Policy Administration at Roosevelt University, and then a doctorate from Loyola University School of Medicine. 

 

Timm is survived by his two children Jennifer and Jeremiah (Allison O’Brien) Holt, his sister Mary Ellen Torbert, his partner Dan Kuras, his friend and mother of his children Nancy Lewis, his nieces Kimberlee (Jeff) Toohill and Tara (Paul) Wanserski, and great nephew and niece Parker Toohill and Natalee Wanserski. He was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Mildred Holt, brother-in-law Jerry Torbert, great nephew Spencer Toohill, and partner Bill Munch. 

 

Timm’s funeral service will be held at St. James Cathedral at 65 E. Huron St. in Chicago on Saturday May 14th at 11:00 am with a festive reception immediately following at the cathedral. St. James Cathedral follows the Covid protocols of the City of Chicago, which at this writing is mask-optional for indoor spaces. The service will be live-streamed for those who cannot join in person via the St. James Streaming page at www.saintjamescathedral.org/stream-our-services.

 

Reduced-rate parking is available at ROW Parking Garage, 50 E Ohio Street, for $15 for up to 18 hours on Saturday. Parking is also available at Ohio Ontario Self Park, 33 W Ontario, for $11 up to 18 hours daily. Get a reduced-rate parking voucher from the St. James Commons reception desk. 

 

The family suggests those who wish to express sympathy please consider making a donation in memory of Timm to St. Martin's Episcopal Church (memo line: Food Pantry) at 5710 W Midway Park, Chicago, IL 60644 or Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly at 355 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607 

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Lois E. Pasley

 Lois E. Pasley, 92 of Decatur, IL passed away 10:45 AM May 7, 2022 at Hickory Point Christian Village, Forsyth, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 11 am, Friday, May 13, 2022 at Bellflower Township Cemetery, Bellflower, IL with Scott Marsh officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to American Heart Association or the Economy Shop of Decatur, IL.

 

Lois was born November 6, 1929 in Farmer City, IL the daughter of Chester G. and Nina (Dennison) Johnson. She married Fred G. Smith, Jr. July 12, 1948, he passed in 1971. She later married James B. Pasley September 27, 1974, he passed away in 1989.

 

Survivors include her sons, Mark L. Smith of Mountain Home, AR and Phillip V. Smith of Clinton, IL, along with 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Lois was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Decatur and the Clinton YMCA where she enjoyed water aerobics. She also enjoyed reading, lighthouses and helped a lot at the Economy Shop. After 10 years, she retired from the Macon County Eye Center.

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Anna Mae Spencer

 Anna Mae Spencer, 87, of DeWitt, IL passed away at 10:05 AM, May 1, 2022 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL..

 

Private Graveside Services will be Monday, May 9, 2022 Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Scott Marsh officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to a church or a Charity of the Donor’s Choice.

 

Anna Mae was born January 28, 1935 in Kenney, IL the daughter of Mervin Dean and Blanche Marie (Mills) Fort.  She married Jesse Lee Spencer January 4, 1952 in Kenney IL.  He passed away January 13, 2005.

 

Survivors include her children, Terry (Connie) Spencer, DeWitt, IL; Jeff (Kim) Spencer, Clinton, IL; and Marti (Steve) Schultz, Normal, IL; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and brother, Ivan E. (Ruthanne) Fort, Clinton, IL.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings:  William Fort, Keith Fort, Joyce Punke, and Freida Weber.

 

Anna Mae and Jesse Lee made their home in rural DeWitt where they farmed until his passing.  Anna Mae enjoyed reading, flower gardening, and quilting.

 

The family would like to thank the staff at Manor Court for their care of Anna Mae.

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Donna McMillan

Donna S. McMillan 85 of Clinton, IL passed away 7:32 PM April 21, 2022 at Heritage Health, Normal, IL.

 

Services will be 11 AM Monday April 25, 2022 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Scott Marsh officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 10-11 AM Monday at the funeral home. Family requests casual attire..

 

Memorials may be directed to the OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois, Peoria, IL.

 

Donna was born February 21, 1937 in Weldon, IL the daughter of Ora Jackson “Jake” and Verna Louise (Rich) Followell. She married William “Bill” McMillan October 13, 1957 in Clinton, IL. He passed away October 11, 2010.

 

Survivors include her children, Debi (the late Michael) Easton, Clinton, IL; Denise McMillan, Bloomington, IL.; Dawn (Kerry) Coles, Clinton, IL.; 6 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren with 1 on the way.

 

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, brother Ronald Gerald Followell, great-granddaughter, Shannon Shepherd, and son-in-law, Michael Easton.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Steven M. Rubenacker

 Steven M. Rubenacker, 64, of Midland City, IL. passed away 6:50 PM April 15, 2022 at his family residence.

 

No services are planned at this time. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. assisted the family with cremation rites.

 

Memorials may be directed to Farmer City BMX (Prairie Winds Youth Sports).

 

Steven was born March 29, 1958 in Clinton, IL the son of Gilbert and Marilyn (Clark) Rubenacker.

 

Survivors include his children, Amy Rubenacker, Clinton, IL, Greg (Dana) Rubenacker, Hallsville, IL, father Gilbert Rubenacker, Midland City, IL, grandson Jace Rubenacker, two step-grandchildren Mya and Autumn Bartell, siblings Jeff Rubenacker, New Holland, IL, and Lori Rubenacker, Midland City, IL.

 

Steven was preceded in death by his mother Marilyn Rubenacker.

 

Steven was a welder and pipefitter for 30 years. He enjoyed camping, dirt biking, and attending amateur and professional motor cross events. 

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Thomas B. Bray

 Thomas B. “Tom” Bray 92 of Clinton, Illinois formerly of Wapella, IL passed away 1:58 PM, April 18, 2022 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

 

Services will be 10 AM, Friday, April 22, 2022 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Darrell Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wapella, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Thursday, April 21, 2022 at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to Clinton United Methodist Church or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or a Charity of the Donor’s Choice.

 

Tom was born September 9, 1929 in Albion, IL the son of Albert and Violet (Rodgers) Bray. He married Thora E. Watson December 25, 1949 in Clinton, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Thora E. Bray, Clinton, IL; son, Bob (Martha) Bray, Wapella, IL; grandchildren, Sarah (Scott Filipiak) Ehrmantraut, Cincinnati, OH; Cade Bray, Clinton, IL; great-grandchildren, Chelsi Cline, LeRoy, IL, McKenna Ehrmantraut, Boston, MA; 1 great-great grandson, Bentley Cline, LeRoy, IL; siblings, Helen Wilson, Clinton, IL, Dennis (Carol) Bray, Clinton, IL, Norma (Ron) Brown, Bloomington, IL; daughter-in-law, Karen (Denny) Rosenberger, Westcliff, CO.

 

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; son, William Thomas Bray; brothers, Robert Dean Bray, Harold “Jack” Bray and sister, Wanda Mix.

 

Tom was an agribusinessman and a lifetime resident of DeWitt County. He was a member of the DeWitt Masonic Lodge AF & AM for 65 years and the Clinton Kiwanis Club for 24 years. He enjoyed traveling and flying his airplane.

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Ann Perring

 Anna “Ann” Norene Perring, 72 of Clinton, IL passed away 8:19 AM April 13, 2022 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

 

Services will be 11 AM, Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor John Roberson officiating. Burial will follow at DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, IL. Visitation will be 9 – 11 AM, Saturday at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to The National Kidney Foundation.

 

Ann was born February 17, 1950 in Lilly, IL the daughter of John and Eva (Mitchell) Gordon. She married Walter William “Butch” Perring February 14, 1970 in Heyworth, IL.

 

Survivors include her husband, Walter William “Butch” Perring, Clinton, IL, children, Joe (Dawn) Perring, Bloomington, IL; and Julie (Troy) Gyuran, Alta Vista, KS, eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; Don (Rachel) Aldridge, Bloomington, IL – whom she treated as their children; and one brother, Larry (Kathy) Gordon, Normal, IL.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, William N. “Bill” Perring, and 12 siblings.

 

Ann was a member of the First Baptist Church, Clinton, IL.  She enjoyed the “old-time” Gospel hymns.  Most of all, Ann loved spending time at church and with her family.  She had an infectious smile that would light up a room.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Shirley Lester (Wolfe)

 Shirley Lester, age 72, of Lansing IL passed away on April 2, 2022 at Munster Community Hospital, surrounded by her family. Shirley was born on July 26, 1949 to Raymond and Ethel (Elliott) Wolfe in Hammond IN, the youngest of four children. She married Richard Alan Chandler on January 30, 1970. He passed away on June 3, 1984. Survivors include beloved daughter Lisa (Lee) Peacock of Clinton IL, grandsons Ryan (Bree Lane) Peacock and Connor Peacock, brother Lewis “Gene” (Judy) Wolfe, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sister Helen Duke, and her brother Francis “Frank” Wolfe. Shirley was a lifelong Lansing resident. She graduated from Thornton Fractional South High School in Lansing IL.

 

Shirley worked for Sherwin-Williams in Chicago for her entire career, retiring in 2015 after 48 years of service. Shirley loved spending time with her family, reading (actual physical books – never a tablet!), shopping (especially a good sale!), and Damiani’s pizza.

 

A private family service will be held at Oak Glen Cemetery in Lansing IL. Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home in Lansing has been entrusted with Shirley’s arrangements and condolences may be made on Shirley’s online obituary at www.schroederlauer.com.

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Charles L. "Ozzie" Pearl

 Charles L. “Ozzie” Pearl, 75 of Weldon, IL passed away 6:02 PM April 9, 2022 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

 

Private graveside services will be at Friday, April 15, 2022 at Weldon Cemetery, Weldon, IL with Pastor Doug Lowery officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Carle Auxiliary Guest House, Carle Center for Philanthropy, 611 West Park St., Urbana, IL  61801 or the Weldon United Methodist Church, Weldon, IL.

 

Ozzie was born January 16, 1947 in Monticello, IL the son of Jack C. and Helen M. (Cobb) Pearl. He married Linda (Humphrey) Peterson December 1980.  He and Linda were married for 41 years.  Prior to faming with Linda for 41 years, he farmed alongside his dad.  

 

Survivors include his wife, Linda Pearl, Weldon, IL; sons, Jay (Sarah) Peterson, Clinton, IL and Jim (Karen) Peterson, Mt. Dora, FL; grandsons, Dustin (Jessica) Peterson and Dexter (Megan) Peterson; granddaughters, Emily Peterson and Lindsey Peterson; great-grandchildren:  Julian Peterson, Vivian Peterson, Aubrey Peterson, and Ava Peterson; aunt, Sharon Pearl; cousins:  Scott Pearl, Dan Pearl, Pat Pearl, and Russ Pearl, and the late Jeff Pearl; close cousin, Debbie (Mark) Haas and their children, Blake and Lizabeth.  Special friends Dick Helton and Terry Lubbers also survive.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; aunt and uncle, Evelyn and Dick Butram; and cousin, Linda Killough.

 

Ozzie graduated from DeLand-Weldon High School and attended Commercial Business College in Urbana.  He worked in the Weldon Post Office and served in the Army in Vietnam for one year.  Ozzie sold insurance with the Clodfelder Agency in Mahomet. 

 

Ozzie loved Square Dance Calling and entertaining various groups and nursing homes for 51 years.  He was inducted into the Illinois Square Dance Hall of Fame which he was very proud of.  He also had a square dance radio program on WHOW.

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Sara Harden

 Sara “Saranelle” Harden, 72 of Clinton, IL, passed away 5:53 PM April 7, 2022 at Carle BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, Il.

 

Sara was born on January 9, 1950 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Max and Bula (Thompson) Rainey. She married Randy P. Harden February 24, 1978 in Clinton, IL. He passed away April 8, 2020.

 

A time to celebrate the lives of Randy and Sara will be 3 PM, Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Calvert Funeral Home in Clinton, IL with Jason Sniff officiating.  Visitation will be 2 – 3 PM, Saturday at the funeral home.  

 

Survivors include her children, Jennifer (Lyle Denison) Harden, Clinton, IL; Megan (Ethan) Carriger, Lebanon, OH; and Nicole (Andy) McGirr, Bloomington, IL; and three grandchildren, Annabelle Denison, Avery McGirr, and Emmaline McGirr.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Sandra Kent.

 

Sara left this world with a beautiful legacy. She didn’t know a stranger and would take the time to talk to anyone about anything.  Throughout her life she had various jobs but the theme was consistent-her heart was for serving others.  Most recently Sara was an in-home caregiver, something she took great pride in. Her love for and faith in Jesus was evident and made a lasting impact on her children and those who knew her.  When things were difficult, Sara was always optimistic, trusting that things would turn out alright. This served as a foundation of strength for her children, grandchildren and all the many lives she touched with her kindness and generosity.  She was incredibly strong and her character was undeniable. She enjoyed fostering dogs through Second Chance Pet Adoption and was known to keep many of the animals she came to love.  Sara had a passion for gardening and growing her favorite flowers, lilacs and roses.  Her children and grandchildren will forever think of her when they bloom or when their scent lingers.  Sara loved spending time with her grandkids and being an active participant on the sidelines of their many activities.  She will be missed greatly by them and by everyone who knew and loved her.

 

Memorials may be directed to Second Chance in Clinton, IL

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Ronald Webb

Ronald Walter Webb, 82, passed away on March 31, 2022 in Clinton, IL.  Ronald, also known as “Ronnie, Rocket, & R.W. to many,” was born on June 11, 1939 in Clinton, IL to John Wesley and Vera Webb of Clinton. 

 

Ron joined the U.S. Navy at 17 years of age and served aboard the U.S.S. Lexington.  He returned to Clinton and later started his own successful paint contracting business, R.W. Webb Painting & Papering, for over 50 years, and continued to work into his 70’s.  One of his greatest joys was hanging out with his friends at his paint shop, where the door was always open for friends to share a good story and a beverage together with R.W.

 

Loved by all and the best storyteller one could meet, Ron had the greatest sense of humor and enjoyed his family and his friends, a cold beer, and listening to old school country music at Whitney’s Cove.  He loved playing cards, collecting coins, and had a passion for antique cars, car shows, and building model cars at his shop. 

 

He was quick-witted, an avid reader, and a history buff.  Not only was he street smart, but Ron was extremely intelligent and watched “Jeopardy” every day, often beating out the champion each and every time.  Ron always modeled the importance of working hard, putting your best effort forward, and living life to its fullest. 

 

His one and only child, Courtney, was the apple of his eye and his absolute pride and joy.  

 

Ron is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Loretta, his daughter, Courtney, and his two grandchildren, Nolan and Elle, who will continue to honor his legacy every day.  He also leaves behind a friend and someone who he considered family, David Waters, who stood by him until the very end.

 

Visitation will be at 5:00-7:00 PM on Friday April 8, 2022 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday April 9, 2022 at the funeral home with Ernie Harvey Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park, Clinton, IL with military honors.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Carolyn Jane Sennhenn

 On Sunday March 27, 2022 at 5:09 PM Carolyn Jane Sennhenn joyfully entered heaven at the age of 81.

 

Services will be 11:00 AM Thursday March 31, 2022 at Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL with Pastor Pat Edrington officiating. Burial will follow at the Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL.. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM Wednesday March 30, 2022 at the funeral home. Visitation will also be 10:30 until the time of the services on Thursday.

 

Memorials may be directed to Second Chance Pet Adoption.

 

Carolyn was born on Christmas Eve 1940 on the Lowery farm in Weldon, IL to Eugene and Evelyn (Baker) Lowery. She was a graduate of Deland-Weldon High School and Elkhart Indiana Dental School where she received her Dental Assistant degree. On June 5, 1965 she married Donald Sennhenn. They raised three children together.

 

Carolyn was an incredibly intelligent, talented, creative, and a witty person. After running Dr. Ritter and Dr. Pirolli’s dental offices in Decatur for over 25 years she poured her passion into her ceramic business and gift shop “Sweethearts” in Maroa. She taught many people to enjoy ceramic painting as well as giving lessons to students in various schools in the area.

 

She was known for her quick wit, infectious laugh, and storytelling. No one enjoyed her stories more than her.

 

Carolyn was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Lowery, mother, Evelyn (Baker) Lowery, Brother Dennis Lowery, Son Darren Dragoo, and daughter Alicia Sennhenn.

 

She is survived by her husband Donald Sennhenn, Maroa, IL; daughter Donnette Devore, Maroa, IL; son Larry Sennhenn, Maroa, IL; five grandchildren Cody Dalluge (Kelsey), Canton, GA, Cady Devore, Decatur, IL, Meghan (Doug) Koehler, Bolingbrook, IL, Devin Sennhenn, Elgin, IL, and Jordan Floyd, Maroa, IL; and five great-grandchildren, Connor, Cayleigh, Ryker, Karlee, and one expected in July.

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John Pedigo

John C. Pedigo, 86, of Argenta died at 5:41 PM on Monday, March 7, 2022, at his residence.

 

No Services are planned at this time.  Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta assisted the family with cremation rites. 

 

Memorials may be directed to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or Kemmerer Village in Assumption.

 

John was born July 6, 1935, in Decatur, IL the son of Collie and Leota M. (Downey) Pedigo.

 

Survivors include his daughter, Teresa A. Pedigo, Fairview Heights, IL. John was preceded in death by his parents, wife Theresa (Pat) Pedigo, and infant sister Nancy Pedigo.

 

John graduated from Decatur High School in 1953. A city boy with a passion for farming moved to the country to begin his lifelong dream in 1960 after completing two years of alternative service at the University of Maryland.  He retired from farming in 2004.

 

John married Theresa (Pat) Marcheschi on April 19, 1964 at the Church of the Brethren in Decatur, IL.  She passed away on May 7, 2019.

 

John served in various capacities on several agricultural boards.  He served as the Director of Friends Creek Township and Board Member for the Macon County Farm Bureau; the Macon County Soil & Water Conservation District, as well at the Agricultural Stabilization & Conservation Service (ASCS).  He was a Board Member for Corn Belt FS for many years and served as President for 14 years. John & Pat were active members of the Macon County Farm Bureau Prime Timers group enjoying many travels with good friends.

 

He was very involved in the Argenta community as a member of the AO Civic Club; a member and trustee of the Argenta Presbyterian Church; and the President/founding member of Prairie Park.  A true gentleman who valued integrity and honesty in every action.  A strong, quiet leader who always wore a smile to brighten up everyone’s day.

The family would like to thank the Pulmonologists, Cardiac Specialists, and Nurses at Memorial Health in Decatur for their care and support, along with everyone at Pulmonary Rehab.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Connie L. Rogers

 Connie L. Rogers 91 of Clinton, IL passed away 7:10 A.M. February 27, 2022 at St. Clara’s Lincoln, IL.

 

No services are planned at this time. The family has entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.

 

Connie was born December 1, 1930 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Rollie and Jewel (Hoge) Fortner. She married Raymond A. Rogers February 14, 1950 in Clinton, IL.

 

Survivors include her husband, Raymond A. Rogers, Lincoln, IL, children, Ricky Rogers, Taylorville, IL; Cathy Downs, Clinton, IL; and Cris Rogers, Clinton, IL, along several grandchildren and great grandchildren, and one sister, Judy Coffey, Clinton, IL.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister

 

Connie was a retiree of Revere Copper & Brass Inc.f

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Mary R. Burton

 Mary R. Burton, 91 of Clinton, IL passed away 10:30 AM March 4, 2022 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 10 AM, Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at Carlyle Cemetery, Lake Fork, IL with Mike Cahill officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to First Christian Church, Clinton, IL.

 

Mary was born January 31, 1931 in Weldon, IL the daughter of Ted and Eleanor (Foster) Roseman. She married Aubrey R. Burton February 8, 1985 in Decatur, IL. He passed away May 19, 1987.

 

Survivors include her brothers, Jerry (Betty) Roseman, Decatur, IL and Ted (Nancy) Roseman, Clinton, IL.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, Betty Kyle, Norma Rich, Shirley Roseman, and Sally Wellman.

 

Mary was a member of the Clinton First Christian Church, Clinton, IL. She enjoyed crafting and spending time with friends and family.

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Thomas C. Trigg

 Thomas C. Trigg, 75, of Monticello, IL passed away at 4:06 PM, March 4, 2022 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL.

 

Services will be 11 AM, Friday, March 11, 2022 at the First Baptist Church, Monticello, IL with Pastor Mitch Estep and Pastor John Roberson officiating.  Burial will follow at DeLand Cemetery, DeLand, IL with Military Honors.  Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Thursday, March 10, 2022 at the church.  Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Handicap Van Fund at First Baptist Church, Monticello, IL.

 

Tom was born September 29, 1946 in Bloomington, IL the son of James C. and Elsie Mae (Crosby) Trigg.  He married Janet Rolofson on June 22, 1968 in Clinton, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Janet Trigg, Monticello, IL; daughter, Mindy (Jeff) Duez, Peoria, IL; and two grandchildren, Grace Duez, Peoria, IL and Tommy Duez, Peoria, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Betty.

 

Tom was a member of First Baptist Church, Monticello and was Coordinator of Ministry from the church at the Piatt County Nursing Home.  Tom was a Vietnam Veteran.  He worked  for the State of Illinois in the Department of Child and Family Services and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and was a teacher and coach for the Monticello School District.  Tom was also a volunteer at the Decatur VA Clinic.  He was a fan of the Illini, Boston Celtics, Indianapolis Colts, and the L.A. Dodgers. Tom enjoyed golfing, but most of all he loved spending time with his family.

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Lois Woolum

Lois E. Woolum, 70 of Clinton, IL passed away 2:36 AM March 2, 2022 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

 

Private family services will be held at a later date. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to Lois Woolum Memorial Fund c/o Danelle Binkley.

 

Lois was born July 16, 1951 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Claude and Lela Lois (Lane) Alwood. She married John D. “J.D.” Woolum June 14, 1980 in Clinton, IL. He passed away May 15, 2007.

 

Survivors include her daughter, Tina Woolum, Clinton, IL and son, Brian Woolum, Clinton, IL; 4 grandchildren, Sean Tombaugh, Deztiny Woolum, Breanna Woolum, and Trintin Mosby.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, John Jason Woolum; one grandson, Conner Epting; and one brother, Kevin Alwood.

 

Lois enjoyed bowling, sewing, horses, and listening to Elvis. She had worked at Eureka for 28 years and later at Walmart.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Betty Marcum

Betty F. Marcum, 90, of Weldon, IL passed away at 7:15 PM, March 3, 2022 at Farmer City Rehab and Health Care, Farmer City, IL.

 

Services will be 3 PM, Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. Julia Abel officiating.  Burial will follow at Weldon Cemetery, Weldon, IL.  Visitation will be 2 – 3 PM, Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Betty was born May 22, 1931 in Calais, ME the daughter of Burleigh and Edna (Flood) Perkins.  She attended Woodland schools, graduating from Woodland High School.  After School, Betty moved to Bangor, ME, where she eventually met her husband, Curtis who was stationed at Dow Air Force Base during the Korean Conflict.  Betty and Curtis married at the Dow base chapel on August 2, 1953.  He passed away September 24, 2018. After moving around various parts of the U.S., Betty and Curtis settled in Weldon, IL where they raised three boys, Timothy, Jeffrey and Michael.  Betty later worked at the Deland State Bank for a number of years.  Earlier in her life, Betty loved to go to dances, sometimes hitchhiking with friends to get to the next dance..  As Curtis was never one to dance, Betty channeled her passion into reading.  She was never without a book.  While Weldon was her home for the majority of her life, she always thought of home back in Maine and as her memory faded with the advancing dementia, those memories were the last to leave.

 

Survivors include her children:  Tim Marcum, Farmer City, IL and Mike Marcum, Aurora, IL;

grandsons Kyle (Lauren), Michael Schulte Jr., Conor and Sean, Great Grandchildren, Eleanor and Charlotte; and various nieces and nephews in Maine.

 

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; husband, Curtis; sisters:  Winifred (O’Neal), Madeline, and Audrey (Moreside); and son, Jeffrey.

 

The family wishes to thank the staff of Farmer City Rehab for their great care of Betty of the last years of her life.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Andrew E. Brown

 Andrew E. Brown, 41, of Waynesville, IL, passed away at 10:39 A.M. February 28, 2022 at Paris Community Hospital, Paris, IL.

 

Services will be 11 AM Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Tony Billingsly and Maurice Stribling officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Waynesville, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM Monday, March 7, 2022 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.

 

Memorials may be directed to his children’s education fund c/o Jenna Brown.

 

Andrew was born November 16, 1980 in Lincoln, IL the son of Kenneth and Janet (Stedwell) Brown. He married Jenna Follis October 25, 2014 in McLean, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Jenna Brown, Waynesville, IL; children, Kenneth and Lydia Brown; siblings, Carol (Larry Roof) Shroyer, Lincoln, IL, James (Amy) McNail, Peoria, IL; Shawn McNail, Atlanta, IL; nephew, Thomas McNail, Peoria, IL; nieces, Shannon Shroyer, Lincoln, IL, Latisha Culler, Lincoln, IL; aunt, Kathy (Joe) Miller, Elmhurst, IL; uncles, Charlie Stedwell, Champaign, IL, George Stedwell, Indianapolis, IN.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, paternal and maternal grandparents.

 

Andrew graduated from Olympia High School in 1999. He had worked for Nutrien Ag Solutions in Atlanta for over 15 years. He loved to tinker with anything that had an engine and could rebuild anything.

 

With a contagious laugh and a smile that would light up a room, Andrew never knew a stranger. He loved a good joke and was an old soul, enjoying Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis. He was very proud of his children, nick naming Kenny “Scooter” and Lydia “His sweet little sugar”, and the love of his life was his wife, Jenna. 

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Dr. Harold B. Allen

Dr. Harold B. “Doc” Allen 90 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 7:52 A.M. February 19, 2022 in Clinton, Il.

 

Services will be 10 AM, Friday, February 25, 2022 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Darrell Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL.  Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Thursday, February 24, 2022 at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to The Clinton United Methodist Church or the Strong Kids at the Clinton YMCA.

 

Harold was born Harold B. Porter to Bee and Norine E. (Jones) Porter on January 27, 1932 in Champaign, IL.  After a fatal car accident took the life of his father, Harold was adopted by Ernest E. Allen at the age of 8.

 

Harold graduated from Stephen Decatur High School, then Lincoln College of Chiropractic in Indianapolis, IN in 1958.  He also served in the United States Naval Reserves.  He was married to Joan L. Thomas in 1952.  They later divorced in 1984.

 

Survivors include his children:  Harold Steven (Stacy) Allen, Clinton, IL; Dr. Gregory Lee (Patty) Allen, Ocala, FL; and James Kevin Allen, Clinton, IL; grandchildren:  Dustin Allen, Gainesville, FL; Kari Harris (Tim Stanley); Rachel (Kyle) Tuggle, Amy Danison (fiancé, Dylan Seaman), Elizabeth Lyons (fiancé, Aaron Barnes) all of Clinton.  Also surviving are 11 beautiful great-grandchildren and his older brother, Dr. James C.. (Mary) Allen, Decatur, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and his grandson, Christopher Steven Allen.

 

Dr. Harold Allen started practicing Chiropractic in 1960 in Clinton, IL.  He was still in practice at the time of his death.  He was a dedicated citizen of the City of Clinton sitting on numerous boards including the YMCA Board, Clinton School Board, the Clinton Zoning Board, and the Mental Health Board.  He was a member of the Clinton County Club, the Rotary Club, the Elks Lodge, and the Eagles Lodge.  He ran the clock for the Clinton High School basketball program and the chains for the football program for close to 50 years.  He was an avid learner attending weekly case studies in Bloomington with healthcare providers throughout Central Illinois.  Doc was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church and was a very active member.

 

Doc was a wonderful man, father, and community leader.  He will be forever missed.

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Beverly Jean Clemons

 Beverly Jean Clemons, 93, of DeLand, IL passed away at 1:15 PM, February 10, 2022, at Hickory Point Christian Village, Forsyth, IL.

 

Services will be 2 PM Sunday, February 20, 2022 at Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, IL with Pastor Chadwick Anderson officiating.  Burial will follow at DeLand Cemetery, DeLand, IL.  Visitation will be 1 – 2 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association or Arbor Day Foundation.

 

Beverly was born December 6, 1928, in DeWitt County, IL the daughter of Willard and Faun (Plankenhorn) Smith.  She married H.. Duane Clemons May 17, 1949, in DeLand, IL.  He passed away December 28, 2003.

 

Survivors include her children, Rick (Carol) Clemons, Macomb, IL, David (Lynnette) Clemons, Decatur, IL, and Barbara (Rick) Kaja, Lodi, WI; six grandchildren, Kelly, Ricky, Patrick, Josh, Tyler, and Alex; and three great-grandchildren Lisa, Nia, and Robert Tyler.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Richard Smith; and one sister, Ruby Anderson.

 

Beverly enjoyed doing arts and crafts, reading, painting, and traveling. She was a member of DeLand Christian Church and Moundford Free Methodist Church, Decatur, IL. She was a member of the DeLand American Legion Auxiliary, volunteered at the Decatur Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Meals on Wheels, and Faith in Action.

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Marvin Harris

It is with deep sorrow that Mrs. Judith Kay Martin Harris announces the death of her beloved husband, Marvin Eugene Harris, 76. Mr. Harris passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 5, 2022.

 

A funeral service will be held at 1 o'clock on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL, with burial to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Military Honors.  The family will receive friends prior to the service, from 12:00 until 1:00 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his honor to the Wounded Warrior Project,

P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

 

Marvin was born on June 20, 1945, in Clinton, IL. He was the son of the late Marvin Byron Harris and Norma Jean Long Stiles.

 

He loved his wife of 53 years and loved being a family man with great pride, and he loved his children and grandchildren -- Anything to make them happy. He worked many jobs, including at Caterpillar as a machinist, to teaching classes at Florence-Darlington Tech in his retirement. Being able to teach the values of hard work to the next generation brought him great joy.

 

He enjoyed many hobbies: traveling with his wife, fishing, car shows, one of his favorites, model trains, and train shows with his son.

 

He is survived by his loving wife, Judith Kay Martin Harris; sons, Martin E.. Harris, Christopher P. Harris, Jereme W. Harris; brothers, Clarence Stiles; sisters, Patricia Kochman, Darlene Root; grandchildren, Mitchell Harris, Weylan Harris, Austin Harris, Ashton Harris.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Charlie Alwood

Charles E. “Charlie” Alwood 77 of Clinton, IL passed away 6:40 A.M. February 8, 2022 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

 

No services are planned at this time. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.

 

Memorials may be directed to Lane Christian Church.

 

Charlie was born November 16, 1944 in Clinton, IL the son of John and Frances (Bateson) Alwood. He married Doris “Poge” Mandrell June 22, 1968 in Clinton, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Doris “Poge” Alwood, Clinton, IL; children, Michael Alwood, Springfield, IL, Susie (Steve Starkey) Schmid, Clinton, IL, and Claude (Gala) Alwood, Weldon, IL; 9 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Dorothy (Art) Sutton, Bolingbrook, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, 8 brothers and sisters, and 1 great grandchild.

 

Charlie was as Vietnam veteran serving from 1965-1969. He worked for the Local #159 Laborers and retired from the Clinton School District where he was a custodian. He always enjoyed his trips to Kentucky.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Gertrude Parrish

Gertrude Elizabeth Parrish, 98, of Clinton, formerly of Weldon, Champaign and Monticello, passed away Friday, February 11, 2022 at home in the loving care of her children by her side.

 

Born May 14, 1923 in Ortonville, Minnesota to George and Gertrude (Lyman) Gardner, she married Robert Parrish of Clinton on April 18, 1948 at the Clinton Methodist Church.  Robert passed away February 5, 1999. 

The fourth of six children, the family moved to Clinton when Gertie was three.  She attended Clinton schools graduating from Clinton High School in 1941 where she befriended and fell in love with Bob as biology class desk partners and as he walked past her home on North Center Street after school to his home.  Their children are Paula Duvall, Curt (Dorothy) Parrish, Marta (Jeff) Hogan, Kent Parrish and Karl Parrish. 

 

Gertie graduated from the Peoria Methodist School of Nursing as a registered nurse in 1945 and immediately began her career bravely serving polio patients at polio epidemic treatment centers for one year in Denver, Colorado and Urbana, Illinois.  In 1943 while in training she enrolled in the United States cadet nurse corps program.  She worked at John Warner Hospital in Clinton as an emergency, obstetrics, surgical and floor nurse and in private home nursing in Clinton.  She later was an emergency nurse for twenty years at the University of Illinois McKinley Hospital..  She was awarded the annual Service Award in Nursing in 2019 from Peoria Methodist School of Nursing for excellent service throughout her long career.  From her days as a candy striper in high school to her retirement from the U of I in 1991 she served faithfully in nursing for 50 years, mostly in night-time emergency.

 

Gertie was a member of the Monticello United Methodist Church, were she confessed her faith and was baptized.  She was a genuine and loving person to everyone, generously giving to families in need during the holidays and to young people at graduations.. 

 

Along with her children Gertie is survived by her 14 grandchildren Kim (Jay) Hamilton, Josh (Toni) Hogan, Jeremy (Jennifer) Hogan, Erin (Mike) Culver, Mike Duvall, Don Duvall, Steven (Kelly) Parrish, David (Lauren) Parrish, Michael Parrish (Nicole Andrade), Thomas (Hannah) Parrish, Eli Capilli, Joshua (Elizabeth) Capilli, Jesse Parrish and Kate Parrish.  She is also survived by her 19 great-grandchildren Christian Kovich, Matthew Kovich, Faith Kovich, Brody Culver, Riley Culver, Casey Culver, Kerrigan Culver, Ethan Hogan, Cannon Hogan, Brant Hogan, Tyler Hogan, Kayden Hogan, Parker Parrish, Jameson Parrish, Austin Parrish, Andrew Parrish, Clayton (Brooke) Hamilton, Carly Hamilton and Casey Hamilton.  She is also survived by sisters Margaret Pangburn and Connie Timms. 

 

Gertie was predeceased by her parents, former husband Robert Parrish, son-in-law Mike Duvall, sisters Georgia Thomason and Mary Ann Hamlin and brother Keith Gardner. 

 

Her children would like to express a heartfelt thank you to Dr. William Lanker at Carle Monticello for his excellent attentive care and to the outstanding staff at Monticello Kirby Hospital.  We appreciate and thank Transitions Hospice for the fine care and support in recent days.

 

A visitation will be held Wednesday, February 16 from 5 to 7 PM at Calvert Funeral Home in Clinton and funeral on Thursday, February 17 at 10 AM at the Weldon United Methodist Church.  Burial will be at Long Point Cemetery, Wapella.  In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the Weldon United Methodist Church. 

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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