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Gary Braun

Gary E. Braun 74 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 9:29 PM April 29, 2021 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Il.

 

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

 

Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association.

 

Gary was born December 14, 1946 in Milwaukee, WI the son of Eugene and Mildred (Bloedorn) Braun. He married Katherine R. Kelley, February 1, 1969 in Milwaukee, WI.

 

Survivors include his wife, Katherine R. Braun, Clinton, IL; daughters, Ann (Jason) Neavor, East Peoria, IL and Kari (Tyrel) Klein, Clinton, IL; 6 grandchildren, Erin, Emma, Gavin, Grace, Sadie, and Sophie; sister, Sharon James, Hartford, WI.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Christine Ziegler.

 

Gary worked for Outboard Marine Corp. in Waukegan, IL for 35 years. After retirement, he worked security for the Antioch High School, Antioch, IL. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving from 1966 until 1968. He enjoyed golf and fishing.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Kathryn Wright

Kathryn Ann Wright 70 of Springfield, Il. passed away 8:20 PM April 23, 2021 at her family residence, Weldon, IL.

 

A Celebration of Life will be at a later date at the Roanoke Southern Baptist Church. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.

 

Kathryn was born July 14, 1950 in Pana, IL the daughter of William Ottis and Anna Lou (Rapp) Franklin.

 

Survivors include her children, Christy Davis, Weldon, IL and Susan (Russ) Haggard, Sherman, IL; 7 grandchildren, William (Fiancée, Kenzie) Davis, Heather Davis, Amber (Nate) Vaughn, Ryan (Mary Jo) Wright, Barron Haggard, McKenzie Haggard, and Madison Haggard; 10 great grandchildren, Corbin, Allysa, Abigale, Kaelub, Arian, Lily, Spencer, Todd, Hunter, and Liam; siblings, Steve (Sandy) Franklin, Jim Franklin, Arvil Franklin, Bill Franklin, Larry (Margaret) Franklin, Penny Burrell, Evalin (Bill) Woollen, and Missy Franklin.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, son, William David Wright, brothers, Bobby and Eddy Franklin.

 

Kathryn was a member of the Roanoke Southern Baptist Church. She had been a waitress, cook, and CNA. Most recently she was a foster grandparent with One Hope United at Fairview School in Springfield, IL for 8 years. She was a St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed making jewelry and balloon animals for children. Most of all she loved her family and spending time with them.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Richard Mac Pinney

 Richard Mac Pinney 63 of Maroa, Illinois passed away 9:55 A.M., April 20, 2021 at his family residence, Maroa, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 11 AM Monday, April 26, 2021 at the Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL with Rev. Mary Alice Cunningham officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Richard Mac Pinney Memorial Fund.

 

Richard was born August 3, 1957 in Decatur, IL the son of Richard M. and Sarah (McCay) Pinney.  He married Linda Brandt.

 

Survivors include his children, Brandon Pinney and Christine both of IA; and brother, James Mark Pinney, Maroa, IL.

 

Richard worked at Scretins Motorcycle in Decatur, IL. He started as a mechanic at Aggregate in Decatur, IL and later became the manager at Aggregate in Ankeny, IA.  Richard was a longtime bartender and loved the St. Louis Cardinals and racing.

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Bobbie L. Long

 Bobbie L. Long, 85 of Clinton, IL passed away 8:07 PM April 21, 2021 at his family home in Clinton, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 2 PM Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to The Wounded Warrior Project.

 

Bobbie was born November 20, 1935 in Estancia, New Mexico the son of Harry and Eliza (Dial) Long. He married Joyce C. Foster on June 29, 1953 in Ottumwa, IA.

 

Survivors include his wife, Joyce C. Long, Clinton, IL; son, Dale Lee (Penny) Long, Clinton, IL; and grandson, Tyler (Lynne) Long, Clinton, IL. 

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

 

Bobbie worked for The Illinois Central Railroad as a Carman for almost 30 years.

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Connie Hantla

Connie D. Hantla 84 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 3:53 PM May 1, 2020 at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, IL not related to COVID-19.

 

Graveside services will be 10 AM, Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Texas Township Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.

 

Connie was born September 20, 1935 in Bloomington, Il. the daughter of Walter and Lena (Mott) Sprague. She married Robert E. Hantla April 6, 1962 in Petersburg, Il. He passed away December 11, 1993.

 

Survivors include her children, Barbara Wright, The Colony, Texas; and Mark Hantla, Beason, IL; sister, Katie (Jerry) Whitehead, Clinton, IL; 2 grandchildren:  Ashlyn Wright, The Colony TX; and Mason Wright, Lewisville, TX; 1 great-grandchild, Eden Wright, Lewisville, TX.

 

Connie was preceded in death by her parents, brother, William Raymond Sprague - infant son to Lena and Walter.

 

Connie was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL where she served for many years in the food bank.  She had worked at Clinton Junior High and the Dr. John Warner Hospital in the dietary department for many years.

 

Connie helped so many friends and family as she was a caregiver at heart.  Her laughter, her great sense of humor, and infectious smile will be greatly missed.  She was well taken care of by her son, Mark, sweet friend, Laurie Burk, and niece, Stacy Meyer. 

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Bob Wieneke

Bob Dean Wieneke 85 of Clinton, IL went peacefully to his heavenly reward surrounded by his loving family April 15, 2021.

 

Bob was born August 19, 1935 in Bethalto, IL to John "Jack" C Wieneke and Louetta "Tart" (Neumann) Wieneke.  He was joined in Holy Matrimony with Thelma "Susie" Todd on August 16, 1958 in Bloomington, IL.  After 46 years of marriage she proceeded him in death April 25, 2004.

 

Bob graduated from Alton High School with the class of 1954.  He was a 1958 graduate of the Illinois State Normal School.  For 36 years Bob taught students in the Mansfield, IL and Harlem (Loves Park, IL) school districts.  He dearly loved his chosen profession and considered himself a teacher to the end.  In his retirement years he enjoyed traveling the world, spending afternoons fishing with his son-in-law and grandchildren, spending time with his family and returning to the family farm that was his pride and joy.

 

Bob leaves his daughter Kathleen (David) Wismer, Clinton, IL, grandchildren, Christopher Phillips, Chicago, IL, Michael Phillips, Clinton, IL and Kara Wismer, Clinton, IL, his sister Geraldine "Jerry" Jarvis, sister-in-law Betty Wieneke, dear friend Paul Trummel as well as several beloved nieces and nephews to cherish the lifetime of memories and lessons he imparted.

 

Bob was proceeded in death by his parents, Father-in-Law Ira "Pete" Todd, Mother-in-Law Mae Todd, sister Jacqueline "Jackie" Brill, Brother-in-law William "BIll" Jarvis, brother Bill Wieneke.

 

Services will be held at Lane Christian Church, 4794 Lane St., Lane, IL  61750 on May 15, 2021.  Visitation will be held 10 am-11 am with services following.  Bob's remains will be scattered at the family farm following the service at 2 pm. 

 

Bob was a member of Lane Christian Church.  Memorials may be directed to the Lane Christian Church youth program.

 

The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the devoted, loving hospice nurses who saw Dad through his final days.  Special thanks to Sue and Kyana.

 

Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Bonnie Fay Moran

 Bonnie Fay (Adams) Moran, age 69 of Clinton IL, passed away peacefully at her residence surrounded by family on April 10, 2021.

 

Bonnie was born at Alton Memorial Hospital on April 22, 1951. She was the daughter of William Freeman and Ruby (Carter) Adams. Bonnie went on to be a 1970 graduate of Bunker Hill High School and later moved to Clinton, IL. Bonnie enjoyed spending time with her family at St. Joe State Park “Flat River” where they camped, went four-wheeling and more. She also dedicated many years to working at John Warner Hospital. Ultimately, family and faith were two of Bonnie’s favorite things. She enjoyed being able to watch her grandchildren grow up and always expressed to them how proud they made her.

 

Bonnie is survived by her children, Tina Russell, Frankie Russell, Sheila Russell and Michelle Lambert. As well as her siblings, Dasda Baremore, Billy Adams, Carl Adams, Calvin Adams and Terry Adams. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren, Aundraya Rodas, Rebecca Russell, Isaiah Nichols, Kevin Rodas, Jasmin Lambert, Hannah Lambert, Sarah Russell and Faith Lambert.

 

Something many may not know about Bonnie is that she had twins. The family is comforted knowing that Bonnie and Theresa Russell are reunited once again. She is also preceded in death by her siblings, Joann Adams, Mike Adams, Jay Adams, Timmy Adams and Les Adams.

Bonnie was a beloved mother, grandmother, friend and follower of Christ. Something she always expressed to her children and grandchildren is that there are always angels protecting them. Keeping her favorite song, “One Day at a Time” in mind, the family now has an angel they know protecting over them every day.

 

The family would like to express great thanks to Pastor Scott Marsh of Texas Christian Church in Clinton as well as everyone who has given kind words, cards, prayers and much more over the past five months. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Texas Christian Church at 8301 Texas Church Rd Clinton, IL, 61727. Condolences may be sent to 1419 E Washington Street in Clinton, IL, 61727. A celebration of life will be at a later date. 

 

Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.

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Ryan Yoder

 Ryan D. Yoder, 43 of Heyworth, IL passed away 2:20 PM April 7, 2021 at his residence.

 

Private services will be Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Scott Marsh officiating. Burial will follow at East Twin Grove Cemetery, Bloomington, IL. Public visitation will be 5 – 7 PM Monday, April 12, 2021 at the funeral home. The family requests casual attire.

 

Memorials may be directed to Ryan D. Yoder Memorial Fund.

 

Ryan was born February 2, 1978 in Urbana, IL the son Rick and Tina M. (Atkins) Yoder. He married Theresa A. Marr, March 21, 2016 in Clinton, IL.

 

Survivors include his mother Tina M. (Chuck) Evans, Bloomington, IL; wife, Theresa A. Yoder, Heyworth, IL; children, Brittany Nicole Collins, Heyworth, IL and Cory Michael Collins, St. Petersburg, FL; siblings, Holly (Tom) Hanak, St. Louis, MO and Leeanne (Randy) Nesby, Heyworth, IL. He also leaves behind nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and employees, all of whom will miss him dearly.

 

He was preceded in death by his father; maternal grandparents, Howard and Beverly Atkins; paternal grandparents, Dean and Phylis Yoder; and uncle; Chad Yoder, Cambridge, IL.

 

Ryan was the owner/operator of Yoder Lawn Care and Yoder Farms. Farming was his hobby, but he also enjoyed hunting and auctions.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Ralph D. Morrow

Ralph D. Morrow, 64, of Atlanta, passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. 

 

A Celebration of Ralph's life will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021, from 12:00 Noon until 3:00 p.m. at the 217 Roadhouse in Atlanta. 

 

Cremation Rites have been accorded. 

 

Ralph Dean Morrow was born on September 12, 1956, in Springfield, the son of Richard Dean and Yvonne Henry Morrow. 

 

He is survived by two his sons: Josh (Cathy) Morrow and Nick (Michelle) Morrow; his companion of several years: Lisa Baker; four grandchildren: Emma, Mack, and Otto Morrow; and Addy Deterding; one brother: Tim (Jill) Morrow; and two sisters: Martina Morrow and Nancy (Daryl) Johnson.  

  

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

 

Ralph graduated from the Pawnee Community High School in 1974. He retired from Holland Trucking in Atlanta in 2019 and was employed at Wade Farms in McLean. 

    

His hobbies included golfing, watching Cardinal Baseball, and the San Francisco 49ers.  

 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

 

Quiram Peasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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Gary D. Bristow

Gary D. Bristow, 73, of Bloomington, formerly of Waynesville, died Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Carle BroMenn Hospital in Normal. 


His funeral service will be held April 12, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Funks Grove Church in rural McLean, with visitation one hour before the service. 


Gary Duane Bristow was born March 2, 1948, in Bloomington, son of Ansel and Biddy Sue Rich Bristow. He graduated from McLean-Waynesville High School in McLean and attended Illinois State University. 


Gary married Linda Stubblefield Marvel on December 20, 1974, in McLean. 


He is survived by his wife; children, Jason Marvel and Elizabeth (Corey Wright) Bristow; grandchildren Jack Marvel, Ella Marvel, and John Marvel; one brother, Ron (Linda) Bristow; one sister, Patty (Phil) Miller; and special niece, Tabby Miller. 


He was preceded in death by his parents, and by his special aunt and uncle, Colene and Gene Fisher. 


He served in the Illinois National Guard and was a member of the Burger-Benedict American Legion Post #573 in McLean. Gary retired from Caterpillar Tractor Co. in Decatur in 2004, but he was first and foremost a farmer, starting as a child with his father. 


He was strong for so long. 


Memorials may be made to Mt. Hope-Funks Grove Fire Department, Sugar Grove Nature Center, or Burger-Benedict American Legion Post #573. 


Final arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta. G

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Ava Mattson

Ava Marie Mattson, 11 months, passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021, at her home, in peace, surrounded by her closest loved ones. 

 

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Heyworth Christian Church. Private funeral services will be held. Burial will be at Funks Grove Cemetery in rural McLean. 

Ava Marie Mattson was born April 16, 2020, in Normal, the daughter of Michael D. and Kamryn Marie Van Hook Mattson.  

 

She is survived by her parents; one brother, Knox M. Mattson; maternal grandparents: Shawna Reich and Bryan Van Hook; paternal grandparents: David Mattson and Kimberley Mattson; great-grandparents: Alberta Van Hook, Jack Van Hook, Judy and David Burton; Linda and Richard Cory; and David and Kay Mattson. 

 

Memorials may be made to her family. 

 

Final arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta.

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Jasper Swafford

Jasper Allen Dean Swafford, 21 months, passed away at 9:29 AM, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

 

A Celebration of Jasper’s Life will be 2 PM, Friday, April 9, 2021 at the Heartland Community Church, 3253 Brush College Rd., Decatur, IL  62521 with Pastor Andy Troyer officiating.  Visitation will be 11 AM – 2 PM, Friday at the church.  Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Ronald McDonald House, St. Louis, MO.

 

Jasper was born June 6, 2019 in Decatur, IL the son of Tommy A. and Tricia K. (Poppenhouse) Swafford, Jr.

 

Survivors include his parents, Tommy A. and Tricia K. Swafford, Jr., Argenta, IL; siblings:  Sofia Swafford and Airalyn Swafford; maternal grandmother, Elaine (Chad) Newingham, Carrollton, IL; paternal grandparents, Thomas and Leesha Swafford, Sr., Forsyth, IL; maternal great-grandparents, Donald and Maxine Page, Litchfield, IL; maternal great-grandmother, Flora Patricia Poppenhouse, Astoria, OR; paternal great-grandmother, Rhonda Rhodes, Vandalia, IL; paternal great-grandmother, Princess Cole, Pana, IL; paternal great-great-grandparents, Doug and Billie Sitter, St. Charles, MO; aunt, Josie Swafford and her children, Zoey, Zac, and Zadie; uncle, Corie and Felicia Poppenhouse, their children, Connor, Arabella, Juniper, and Greenli; aunt, Chelsea and Connor Evans, their children, Adalee, and Bodhi; uncle, Cole, son, Weston; and uncle, Ethan.

 

Jasper was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Chester Allen Poppenhouse; maternal great-grandfather; paternal great-grandfathers, Teddy Dean Rhodes and Robert Swafford; and great-uncle, Nicky Dean Rhodes.

 

Jasper loved “Toy Story”, to draw, and play peek-a-boo.  He especially loved his sisters, mommy and daddy.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Margaret L. Guimond

 Margaret L. Guimond, 74 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 3:25 PM March 25, 2021 Clinton, IL.

 

Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM Friday, April 2, 2021 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.

 

Margaret was born September 24, 1946 in Pawtucket, RI the daughter of Louis and Helen (Mullen) Large..

 

Survivors include her daughter, Deborah (Mark) Tippet, Clinton, IL; grandchildren, Tyler (Shellie), Samantha, Jenna, Jeremy, Alex, Katerina, Josiah, Seraphina, Zechariah, Zane and Eliana; great grandchildren, Connor and Greyson.

 

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, and 1 grandson, Taylor Christian Tippet.

 

Margaret was a member of First Baptist Church, Clinton, IL and had worked for Crest in Lincoln, RI for many years. She had raised and shown horses for most of her life. She loved her pets, boating, and the ocean, but most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

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Maurice W. Day

 Maurice W. Day 84 of Maroa, IL passed away 5:01 A.M. March 26, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur, IL.

 

Services will be 10 AM, Thursday, April 1, 2021 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. Mary Alice Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at the funeral home.

 

Maurice was born July 12, 1936 in Creek Twp., DeWitt Co., IL the son of Burl C. and Gladys (Ballance) Day. He married Nancy B. Florey July 28, 1956 in Clinton, IL. His sweetheart, Nancy, passed away February 18, 2017.

 

Survivors include his sons, Michael (Kim) Day, Decatur, IL and Les (Jenny) Day, Maroa, IL; daughter, Pamela (John) Vogel, Decatur, IL; grandchildren, Andrea Cullison, Stephanie Kiley, Heather Hodges and Melanie Casner; seven great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren: siblings:  Carol (Lonnie) Schove, Normal, IL; Esther Crotchett, Springfield, IL; and Margaret Grissom, Maroa, IL.

 

Maurice was preceded in death by his son, Melvin Day, parents, two brothers, and one sister.

 

Maurice worked and retired from Caterpillar Tractor as a Master Adjuster after 37 years of service. He will be missed by his family, friends, and neighbors

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Douglas Hopper

Douglas R. Hopper, 58 of Clinton, IL passed away 9:04 PM March 12, 2021 at Carle BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 11 AM Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Weldon Cemetery, Weldon, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.

 

Memorials may be directed to Douglas R. Hopper Memorial Fund.

 

Douglas was born November 23, 1962 in Clinton, IL the son of Bill and Erma (Followell) Hopper, Sr.

 

Survivors include his mother, Erma Hopper; daughter, Kristen Hopper Ryman and her children, Carson (Michaela) Alexander and his daughter, Payton; Macy Alexander; Aiden Alexander; daughter, Britany Hopper and her son, Reed; brother, Billy Hopper; sister, Lee Ann Price.

 

He was preceded in death by his father.

 

Douglas was a superintendent for ADM and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Clinton, IL.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Edna Mae Seaton

Edna Mae Seaton, age 95, of Clinton, Illinois passed away  March 10, 2021, at Liberty Village, Clinton, IL.

 

Born June 21, 1925 in Clinton, IL, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Mary (Pharis) Kirby.

 

Edna was raised in Kenney and graduated from Kenney High School.  She married Ellis Ross Seaton in 1943.  They lived in Clinton and were married for 65 years.  She was a member of First Christian Church of Clinton, and retired from Country Companies in Bloomington, IL as head of central records.  Edna enjoyed traveling and square dancing with her husband.

 

Edna was preceded in death by her parents and husband and son-in-law, James Wilson.  She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Wilson of Decatur, granddaughter Jennifer (Dan) McClelland of Danville, KY, and great-grandson Ryan McClelland (fiancée Kandace Hodge) of Danville, KY.

 

A graveside service will be held at 9:30 AM, Monday, March 15, 2021 at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Pastor Glenn Baker officiating.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Judith Larson

Judith Lynn (Hagebush) Larson, 82 of Clinton, IL formerly of Decatur, IL passed away at 10:48 AM March 9, 2021 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

 

Services will be 11 AM Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Allison Hitchings and Bishop Mark Du Bois officiating. Graveside services will be 1 PM Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Riverside Cemetery, Newton, IL.  The family requests the wearing of face masks at services.

 

Memorials may be directed to the St. John’s Episcopal Church, Decatur, IL or Encore Developmental Services, Clinton, IL.

 

Judith was born August 1, 1938 in Tuscola, IL the daughter of Willard Lister and Marilynn (Isley) Hagebush. She married David Larson in 1960 in Macon County, IL. She later married Donald Williams in 1968 in Cook County, IL.

 

Survivors include her children, Chris (Ellen) Larson, San Marcos, CA; Tim (Debbie) Larson, Savoy, IL; Rachel Emery, Clinton, IL; and Nanette Larson, Peoria, IL, six grandchildren, Hannah Emery; Michaela (Devane) Amala; Jason (McKenna) Kitson; Sarah Emery; Levi Kitson; Naomi Emery, and one great granddaughter, Adeline Amala.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Judith was a 1960 Summa Cum Laude Graduate of Millikin University where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority.  She was also a lifelong member St. John’s Episcopal Church in Decatur. 

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Dwaine Miller

 Dwaine Miller, 88 of Clinton, IL passed away 4:21 AM March 9, 2021 at his family home in Clinton, IL.

 

Graveside Services will be 2:15 PM, March 12, 2021 at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating.  There will be a private family visitation.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements. 

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com


 

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Berneda Daniels

 It is with deep sadness for those left behind, but great joy for our loved one, to let you know that our precious mom, grandma, sister, and friend, Berneda E. “Bugg” (McDonald) Daniels, 94, moved to her eternal home on March 7, 2021.

 

Services will be 11 AM, Monday, March 15, 2021 at The First Church of the Nazarene, Clinton, IL with Dr. Michael Taylor officiating.  Burial will follow in Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL.   Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Sunday, March 14, 2021 at the church.  During the pandemic, family asks that you please wear a mask.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to First Church of the Nazarene, Clinton, IL or The DeWitt County Friendship Center, Clinton, IL.

 

Berneda McDonald was born July 27, 1926 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Bill K. and Ethel S. (Kirby) McDonald.  She married Tony E. Daniels, Jr. on February 3, 1951 in Clinton, IL.  He passed away March 12, 2006.

 

Survivors include three daughters:  Debra (Roger) Dwinell, Canyon Country, CA; Karren Osborne, Clinton, IL; and Shelley (Jerry) Danison, Clinton, IL; 1 step-son,  James (Kim) Daniels, Tunas, MO; grandchildren:  Ryan (Kacy) Osborne, Weldon, IL; Jim (Sandy) Daniels, Ft. Collins, CO; and Bob (Kathy) Daniels, LaPorte, CO; great-grandchildren, Radley and Maverik Osborne, Mariah Daniels, Tony Daniels, and Tyler Daniels; and 3 great-great grandchildren; sister, Lila Page, Watertown, SD; and brother, Dean McDonald, Washington, IL; and many nieces and nephews.

 

Berneda was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Kristina K. Osborne; great-granddaughter, Savannah Daniels; sisters, Hester Prunty and Eloise Thoms; and brother, Duard McDonald.

 

After graduation from Clinton High School, Berneda worked in civil service at Great Lakes Naval Academy in Chicago, IL.  She returned to Clinton and worked at the defense plant in Clinton, followed by employment as a telephone operator for General Telephone.  After the modifications at GTE where telephone operators were no longer needed, she became employed at General Electric in Bloomington, retiring after 25 years of service.

 

Berneda was a second-generation Nazarene having started attending the First Church of the Nazarene in Clinton at 6 months of age in January 1927.  Over the years, she enjoyed working in a number of roles and on several committees, including Women’s Ministries, Vacation Bible Schools, Hospitality (planning meals for sick and shut-ins and for funeral dinners), and the Prayer Quilt Ministry.  Her church family was very important to her.

 

She also enjoyed meeting her dear friends at the Friendship Center, the bank, a restaurant, or in homes for a hearty game or two of pinochle.  She enjoyed traveling and was able to almost fulfill a “bucket list” item of visiting all 50 states, having visited 41.  She enjoyed sewing, crafting, and embroidery.

 

She loved the Lord and truly enjoyed serving Him, as well as spending precious moments with her family.   She was proud to be a Christian and an American.  Our memory of her will be treasured forever.  She will be greatly missed.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Marc Mathias

 Marc Alan Mathias 47 of Kenney, IL passed away at 5:20 PM March 3, 2021 in Atlanta, Il.

 

Services will be 10 AM, Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at the Waynesville Christian Church, Waynesville, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 8 PM, Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at the Waynesville Christian Church. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Waynesville American Legion, the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer (V.org/donate), or a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Marc was born April 21, 1973 in Normal, IL to Mike and Joyce (Miller) Mathias, Kenney, IL, they survive.  He is also survived by his significant other, Chris McKown, Atlanta, and her sons, Cody, Will, Emmett, Tommy, and Van; his children, Justin (Anna) Mathias, Ashland City, TN; and Alexis (Cory) Combs, Clarksville, TN; sisters, Amy (Matt) Austin, Frankfort; and Alysha (Trent) Seggelke, Bloomington; his special auntie, Janice Miller, Normal; one niece and five nephews; the love of his life, granddaughter, Emerson Lynn Combs, 14 months, Clarksville, TN; and his beloved “show dog”, Jake.

 

Marc was preceded in death by his grandparents, Maurice and Marcie Mathias and Robert and Lucille Miller; aunt, Kathy Clifton and uncles John Clifton and David Miller.

 

At the age of 20, Marc acquired his CDL and began his career of trucking, working for several companies before purchasing his own truck hauling grain, seed, and limestone until 2012.  At the death of his grandfather, he gave up trucking for his dream job of farming full time with his dad.  This dream began during his years at Clinton High School and his involvement with FFA (Future Farmers of America), where in his senior year, he was president of the Clinton chapter.

 

Marc was a Waynesville resident from 1992 until 2016 when he moved to Kenney to live on the family homestead.  He was a past member of the Waynesville Village Board and Fire Department and enjoyed helping with the activities of Waynesville and the American Legion.  In earlier years, his hobbies included boating in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter.  You could often find Marc watching NASCAR races, hanging with friends, or traveling with Chris.  The past year, his greatest joy was the role of “Paw Paw” watching his granddaughter, Emerson, as she grew.

 

He had a willing hand for anyone in need of help.  Everyone who knew Marc commented that he was the nicest guy and they were better for having known him. 

 

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

 

The family would like to give special recognition to his partner, Chris, for all the love, care, and support she gave him through his 6 ½ year cancer journey.  

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Mary Shaw

Mary E. Shaw 74 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 3:17 A.M. February 12, 2021 at Manor Court, Clinton, Il.

 

Private graveside services will be at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, Il with Pastor John Roberson officiating. There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Mary E. Shaw Memorial Fund.

 

Mary was born March 7, 1946 in Pearson Station, IL the daughter of Clint and Ruby (Walters) Hensley. She married Ray Jerry Shaw April 23, 1966 in Maroa, Il. He passed away September 19, 1992.

 

Survivors include her Son, Jerry Lee (Karen) Shaw, Kenney, Il.; 2 Granddaughters, Jera and Kendra Shaw, Kenney, IL; Sister, Barbara Stone, Clinton, Il..

 

Mary was preceded in death by her Parents, 1 Brother, 4 Sisters.

 

Mary loved to do crafts and adored her cats, especially her cat Sherbie.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Raymond M. Armstrong

Raymond M. Armstrong, 76, of Atlanta, passed away on February 27, 2021, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. 

 

Funeral services for Mr. Armstrong will be held on Friday, March 5, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta.. Mr. Maurice Stribling will officiate. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in the Atlanta Cemetery. 

 

Raymond Michael Armstrong was born July 24, 1944, in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, the son of George R. and Sandy M. Gabriel Armstrong. He was united in marriage to Christy R. Haberland in Lincoln, on November 13, 1981. She survives. 

 

Ray is also survived by his children: Kasaundra (Lav) Grbav of Las Vegas, Nev., Kimberly Danielson, of McLean, Raymond M. "Ray Ray" Armstrong, Jr. of California, Michael A. Armstrong of McKinney, Tex., and Stephen Brogie, six grandchildren: Anthony Schettler, Brittany Grbav, Marissa Armstrong, Colin Armstrong, Corvin Danielson, and Jase Danielson; one brother, Robert Armstrong of Springfield, and one sister, Debbie Armstrong of Atlanta. 

 

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Arthur Armstrong and Roger Armstrong; one grandson, Jonathan Danielson, and one granddaughter, Sara Grbav. 

 

Ray served in the United States Air Force. He worked at Lincoln Development Center for over a decade. He then worked at Big R in Lincoln, which is where he retired from. He was a member of the Living Water Church in Springfield. 

 

Memorials may be made to the family in care of Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home. 

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Max E. Porter, Jr

 Max E. Porter, Jr. 52 of Weldon, IL passed away 7:40 PM February 27, 2021 at his family home in Weldon, IL.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.

 

Memorials may be directed to The Max E. Porter, Jr. Memorial Fund.

 

Max was born June 1, 1968 in Normal, IL the son of Max E. and Shirley E. Porter, Sr. He married Stephanie L. Ball on July 4, 1995 in Chenoa, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Stephanie L. Porter, Weldon, IL; children:  Jonathon S. (Lindsey) Porter, El Paso, IL; Justin L. (fiancée, Elizabeth Bown) Porter, Eureka, IL; Joshua B. (Kristina) Porter, Minonk, IL; Siara E. Porter, Weldon, IL; and Max E. Porter, III, Weldon, IL; grandchildren:  Chase, Mason, Aubree, Alexis, Lawny, Avry, Mallekai, Tay’n, Jerrex, Crimson, and Penelope; siblings:  David (Christine) Porter, Byron, IL; Diane Porter, Bloomington, IL; Douglas (Sandy) Porter, Towanda, IL; and Debra Schultz, Bloomington, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and two nephews, Jesse Porter and Shane Porter.

 

Max enjoyed the outdoors and hunting.  Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.

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Timothy J. Sexton

 Timothy J. Sexton, 73 of Clinton, IL passed away 11:42 PM February 16, 2021 at his family home in Clinton, IL.

 

Services will be 11 AM, Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Darrell Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Crum Cemetery, Wapella, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to The Timothy J. Sexton Memorial Fund.

 

Timothy was born December 24, 1947 in Taylorville, IL the son of Estel Hart and Helen M. (Jones) Sexton. He married Judith Lynn Hutmacher January 27, 1973 in Streator, IL. She passed away August 4, 2019.

 

Survivors include his children, Matt Sexton, Clinton, IL; Chad Sexton, Wapella, IL; and Michelle Sexton; granddaughter, Halen Ann Marie Sexton, Clinton, IL; siblings, Toni (Joe) Hayes, Herrin, IL and Maryanne (Bob) Bauer, Brazil, IN.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Donald, George, Teddy, and Terry Sexton, and half-brothers, David and Mike Bennett.

 

Timothy was a graduate of Taylorville High School and retired after 42 years with IBEW.  He enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, and walking his dog at Weldon Springs.  

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Lois J. Kearns

 Lois J. Kearns, 92 of Mt. Zion, IL passed away 1:45 PM February 17, 2021 at her daughter’s home in Oreana, IL

 

Private Graveside Services will be at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL at a later date.  Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.

 

Memorials may be directed to Memorial Hospice.

 

Lois was born November 9, 1928 in Shelby County, IL the daughter of Arthur and Reba (Chatham) Salmons. She married Ralph Fletcher on April 16, 1947.   He passed away November 19, 1989. She later married Jordan Kearns on June 26, 1997 in Oreana, IL. He passed away on August 10, 2016.

 

Survivors include her children, Marsha (Tom) Michel, Oreana, IL; Craig (Joanna) Fletcher, Oakley, IL; Vicki Fletcher, Miamisburg, OH; Rita (Keith) Moeller, Waynesville, OH; John (Nan Turner) Fletcher, Argenta, IL; Cheryl (Chuck) Conway, Oreana, IL; Kim (Jeff) Cochran, Christiansburg, VA; 14 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren with 1 great-great-grandchild on the way.

 

Lois was preceded in death by her Parents, 5 Brothers and 4 Sisters.

 

Lois was a member of the First Baptist Church, Mt. Zion, IL. She enjoyed sewing, yard work, and gardening.

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