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Karen Weikle

Karen Elizabeth Weikle 56 of Maroa, IL passed away 5:58 A.M. October 25, 2020 at her family residence, Maroa, IL.

 

A celebration of Karen’s life will be 6:00 PM Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at the Decatur First Church of the Nazarene, 1177 W. Hickory Point Road, Decatur, IL with a family greeting from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Calvert Funeral Home Clinton, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial funds can be made to the Decatur First Church of the Nazarene to the Weikle Memorial Fund to help cover funeral expenses and to support the children still at home or go to https://gf.me/u/y6dpmw.

 

Karen was born September 23, 1964 in Danville, IL the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Simpkins) Miles.  She married Dan Smith, he preceded her in death. She later married Wes Weikle on April 5, 1996

 

Survivors include her husband, Wes Weikle, children, Tiffany Peters (Jamie), Jennifer Art (Jason), Zach Palmer (Tina), Grace Weikle, Wesley Weikle, Deontae Weikle, Cierra Taylor, Cori Weikle, JT Weikle, Oz Weikle, Jillian Weikle, Taye Weikle and Ty Weikle. She was a beloved Mimi to her 16 grandchildren Nathan, Hailee, McKayla, Lorelei, Josie, Shae, Audra, Kylee, Jackson, Keegan, Samuel, Joseph, Taylor, Junior, Kennady and Kymeire. Also surviving are her siblings, Tom (Pam) Miles, Cindy Henry, and Cathy (John) Davis.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother-in-law, Corby Henry.

 

Karen was the head of children’s ministries at the Decatur First Church of the Nazarene where she happily rocked about every child that set foot in the church over the past 20 years.  She dedicated her life to her children. Her life’s calling was to help children through the foster care system, she spent the last 23 years of her life making an impact providing a loving home for over 30 foster children. She believed her job as a foster mom was to teach kids what love is supposed to look and feel like..

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Rex King

N. Rex King 84 of Weldon, IL passed away at 12:30 PM on October 21, 2020, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

 

Private Family Graveside Services will be Saturday, October 31, 2020, at Bethel Cemetery, Blue Mound, IL with Rev. Dr. Ellen B. Moma officiating. There will be no visitation.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.  The family requests face masks and casual attire. 

 

Memorials may be directed to The Weldon Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Betty Cone

On October 21, 2020, Betty I. Cone went home to join up again with Herb, her husband of 61 years, to continue their eternal life together.

 

Graveside services will be 11:15 AM Monday, October 26, 2020 at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL with Kelsey Lewis and Richard Kaufman officiating.  Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM, Monday at Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL. 

 

Memorials may be directed to Vonderlieth Living Center, Mt. Pulaski, IL.

 

Betty was born October 26, 1928 in Argenta, IL, the daughter of Earl F. and Thelma C. (Hilbrant) Kaufman.  She married Herbert L. Cone on November 4, 1949 in Argenta, IL.  As a life long resident of Argenta, Betty enjoyed flower gardening, yard work, and volunteering at the DMH Thrift Shop.

 

Herb and Betty enjoyed numerous anniversary trips to the Amana Colonies in Amana, IA.  They also enjoyed the yearly trips to Midwest Old Threshers Reunion, with their kids and grandkids, in Mt. Pleasant, IA which they attended since 1955. 

 

Betty is survived by her children, Donna (Scott) Lewis of Oreana, Connie Roderfield, and Jim Cone; grandchildren, Denny, Sarah, and Andy Moore, Matt and Josh Cone, Cody (Stacie), Dillon (Robin), Kelsey (Neil) Lewis; and one very special great-grandson, Gabriel “Gabe” Lewis.

 

Betty was preceded in death by her husband Herb, her parents, and brothers, Don, Bob and Charles Kaufman.

 

The family would like to give a special thanks to the entire staff at Vonderlieth Living Center for their exceptional loving care and compassion.

 

As Herb would say, “A life well lived!”  “Thanks for the memories.”

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Curtis Miller

Curtis Emanuel Miller, Jr.., 78, of Maroa, IL passed away at 11:43 AM, October 19, 2020 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

 

Private graveside services will be Friday, October 23, 2020 at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL with Scott Marsh officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida.

https://www.epilepsy.com/make-difference

 

Curtis was born February 16, 1942 in Danville, IL the son of Curtis E. and Effie Alice (Huffman) Miller, Sr.  He married Margaret Ann Nichols on December 6, 1964 in Decatur, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Miller, Maroa, IL; children: Brenda Marie (John) DelaCruz, Pensacola, FL; Scott Curtis (Dawn) Miller, Clinton, IL; and Daniel Clifford (Heather) Miller, Cerro gordo, IL; 2 sisters, Edith Spittler and Esther McEvoy; sister-in-law, Joan Miller; 8 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren also survive.

 

Curtis was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother, and 1 sister.

 

Curtis worked at Superior Welding in Decatur, IL and retired from the Maintenance Department of the Decatur Public Schools after 27 years of service.  He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and scuba diver.  Curtis enjoyed sharing his pursuits with his family.

 

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Betty Stone

Betty Ilene Stone 92 of Clinton, IL passed away 9:10 A..M. October 18, 2020 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, October 24, 2020 at the Texas Township Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Scott Marsh officiating.  The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to Second Chance Pet Adoption.

 

Betty was born April 21, 1928 in Decatur, Il. the daughter of Homer H. and Sylvia (Barger) Cook.

 

Survivors include her grandchildren, Cheryl (Mike) Cyrulik, Clinton, IL, George Doug (Beth) Sturgeon, Clinton, IL, great grandchildren, Levi (Carl Olson) Sturgeon, Bloomington, IL; Amber Sturgeon, Peoria, IL; Jennifer (Travis) Bless, Clinton, IL; Justin (Whitney) Cyrulik, Clinton, IL, great-great grandchildren, Karlie Bless, Khloe Bless, and Nellie Cyrulik, sister, Mildred Sturgeon, Clinton, IL.

 

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, 1 daughter, Linda Rios in 1970, and 2 sisters, Nona Kemplin and Pearl Hassinger.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Steven Buchanan

Stephen Ray Buchanan, 73, of DeWitt, IL passed away at 12:27 PM, October 17, 2020 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 11 AM Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, IL.  There will be no visitation.  The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.

 

Stephen was born January 17, 1947 in Clinton, IL the son of Earl and Mildred Leona (Shores) Buchanan.  He married Donita Ann Rousey on November 18, 1966 in Kenney, IL.  She passed away February 7, 2018.

 

Survivors include his children, Melissa (Heath) Peek, Clinton, IL and Kimberly (Michael Alwood) Buchanan, Springfield, IL, 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandsons and 2 great-granddaughters, sister, Adele (Steve) Lenchner, Clinton, IL, brother, David Earl (Linda) Buchanan, Clinton, IL, and half-sister, Vicki Buchanan, Clinton, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Stephen retired from Revere Copper & Brass, Clinton, IL after 34 years of service as a Shipping and Receiving Clerk. He also built and remodeled homes for many years and enjoyed crossword puzzles.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Herald Swarts

Herald Michael Swarts, 74 of Cisco, Illinois passed away at 7:28 PM August 6, 2020, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Il.

 

Graveside services will be 1 PM, Saturday, October 24, 2020, at Croninger Cemetery, Cisco, IL with Scott Marsh officiating and Military Honors.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Harold Michael Swarts Memorial Fund.

 

Michael was born August 17, 1946, in Decatur, IL the son of Herald E. and Sarah Eileen “Sally” (Edwards) Swarts. He married Mary Catherine Reed on January 12, 1990, in Monticello, Il. She passed away on April 9, 1999.

 

Survivors include his son, Timothy (Freedom) Swarts, Tullahoma, TN, stepchildren, Donna Roe, Cisco, IL, Matt (Brie) Clark, Pensacola, FL; Paul Clark, Cisco, IL, 8 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 Son, Farren Andrew Swarts.

 

Michael served his country in the U.S. Army from 1966 until 1968, obtaining the rank of PF1. He was a successful business owner for many years. Michael had an out personality and loved to visit with people.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Christina Devenbaugh

Christina Devenbaugh, 51, of Lincoln, IL passed away at 2:57 PM, October 10, 2020 at her family residence, Lincoln, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 2:30 PM Monday, October 19, 2020 at Willmore Cemetery, Clinton IL with Scott Marsh officiating.  Visitation will be 1 – 2 PM, Monday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Christina Devenbaugh Memorial Fund

 

Christina was born March 17, 1969 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Paul W. Devenbaugh, Sr. and Jeanita (Sheeley) Huffman.

 

Survivors include her children:  Justin Couve, Lincoln, IL;  Ashley Couve, Lincoln, IL;  Dylan Walsh, Springfield, IL; and Alyson Walsh, Springfield, IL; 3 grandchildren:  Alexis Reed, Nolan Couve, and Grace Mehan, with 1 grandchild on the way; mother, Jeanita Huffman, Ocala, FL.

 

She was preceded in death by her father; 1 brother, Paul Wayne Devenbaugh, Jr. and grandmother, Agnes Nan Sheeley.

 

Christina never knew a stranger and her family was her life.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Orville "Ollie" Dash

Orville “Ollie” Leroy Dash, 83, of Maroa, IL passed away at 8:53 AM, October 13, 2020 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

 

Private graveside services will be Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL with Rev. Mary Alice Cunningham officiating and military honors following. Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL is in charge of arrangements. A celebration of Ollie’s life will be held at a later date.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Wish Bone Canine Rescue of Bloomington, IL, Macon County CASA or American Legion (Maroa).

 

Ollie was born April 28, 1937 in Maroa, IL, the son of Kenneth L. and Christibel (Harmon) Dash. He married Cynthia “Cindy” C. Christman August 21, 1959 in Maroa, IL. She passed away January 18, 2001.

 

Survivors include his children, Kimberley (David) Moore, Maroa, IL; Jeffrey Dash, Chicago, IL; and Tiffany (Harris) Sophocleous, Columbia, MO, granddaughter, Whitney Moore, Webster Grove, MO, sister, Linda (Ron) Voudrie, Decatur, IL. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins, who will greatly miss him.

 

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

 

Ollie was a US Army veteran. He retired in 1992 after 37 years at Caterpillar in Decatur, holding various manufacturing management positions. He then became a manufacturing consultant for Wagner Castings in Decatur.

 

Ollie was a member of the Maroa United Methodist Church. He was very patriotic and volunteered for many civic and charitable organizations, including: Alderman, Maroa City Council; Clinton Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge; Maroa Lion’s Club; Maroa American Legion; Clinton AMVETS; Macon County CASA, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Macon County; Maroa Sesquicentennial Committee; Maroa-Forsyth School District Foundation Board Member; and Maroa Youth League Baseball Coach. 

 

Ollie loved dogs and enjoyed cooking, listening to music, bowling, fishing and golfing. He was also an avid sports fan. He enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals and Maroa-Forsyth sports.  In his retirement years, he enjoyed helping local farmers during harvest time.

 

The family would like to express their gratitude to Ollie’s friends, neighbors, and healthcare providers for the love and care they gave him.                     

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Larry Chapman

Larry D. Chapman 79 of Clinton, IL passed away 5:15 A.M. October 12, 2020 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 11:15 AM Monday, October 19, 2020 at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Allison Hitchings officiating.. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM Monday, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.

 

Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Larry was born May 3, 1941 in Richland County, IL the son of Donald F. and Eldrid (Crouse) Chapman. He married Nancy Rader December 23, 1963 in Moline, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Chapman, Clinton, IL; children, Greg (Tara) Chapman, Clinton, IL; Keith (Serena) Chapman, Clinton, IL; Sherry (Mark) McInnis, Hartsville, SC; 14 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren with one on the way; siblings, Bill (Sandy) Chapman, Clinton, IL; Mike (Kay) Chapman, Clinton, IL; Carol (Steve) Springer, Ft. Myers, FL.

 

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter, Jody Lynn Chapman, and brother, David Chapman.

 

Larry worked at Revere Copper & Brass, Inc., Clinton, Il. and retired as the Parts Manager at Interstate Brands Peoria, IL after 20 years.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Douglas "Dougie" Patterson

Douglas E. “Dougie” Patterson, 48 of Clinton, IL passed 10:29 PM October 10, 2020 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

 

Services will be 10 AM, Friday October 16, 2020 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM Thursday, October 15, 2020 at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Douglas Patterson Memorial Fund.

 

Dougie was born November 22, 1971 in Decatur, IL the son of Lester and Betty C. (Muex) Patterson, Sr. He married Amy N. Sunderland October 22, 2011 in Clinton, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Amy N. Patterson, Clinton, IL, son, Malik Washington-Conlee, Decatur, IL; fur babies, Bentley, Sugar Plum, and Kingston, siblings, Shirley (Buddy) Muex-Graves, Decatur, IL; Lester (Bobbi) Patterson, Decatur, IL; Gary Muex, Decatur, IL; Raymond Patterson, Georgia; Fred Patterson, Decatur, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, two brothers.

 

Dougie loved the Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Cubs, and Snoopy.

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Patty Hanly

Patty Jo Hanly 60 of Forsyth, Illinois passed away 9:30 A.M. October 9, 2020 at her family residence, Forsyth, Il.

 

Services will be 11 AM, Monday, October 12, 2020 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il.  Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, Il. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM, Monday at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il.

 

Memorials may be directed to The Macon County Humane Society.

 

Patty Jo was born May 8, 1960 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Ivan and Jean (Anderson) Manley. She married Doug Hanly on January 1, 2003 in Forsyth, IL.

 

Survivors include her husband, Doug Hanly, Forsyth, IL; son, Josh (Melissa) Schoen, Forsyth, IL; 1 grandson, Jaxon Schoen, Forsyth, IL; and 1 brother, Benjamin (Michelle) Manley, Assumption, IL; along with several nieces and nephews and 1 great-niece.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; 1 daughter, Kristy Schoen; and 1 sister, Ann Schneider.

 

Patty Jo was a Firefighter and EMT for Hickory Point Township and a secretary at the Forsyth United Methodist Church.  She was an avid Cardinals baseball fan.  Patty Jo was an awesome person but most of all she loved her family

 

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Thomas Bray

Thomas E. Bray 93 of Clinton, IL passed away at 5:15 PM on October 9, 2020, at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

 

Private graveside services and military honors will be Monday, October 12, 2020, at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to Clinton American Legion.

 

Thomas was born December 31, 1926, in Clinton, IL the son of Thomas Walter and Gladys (Rice) Bray. He married Juanita M. Graham on October 2, 1945, in Clinton, IL. She passed away on October 13, 1993.

 

Survivors include his children, Kaye M. Smith, Clinton, IL; Stephen T. (Deb) Bray, Upton, KY; Lori A. (James) Stephenson, Clinton, Il.; 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren.

 

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents and 1 Sister.

 

Thomas served his country in the Marine Corps during WW II. He worked in construction for many years and eventually retired from Thrall Car Company in 1992. He was a member of the Hod Carriers Local 982 and was an avid hunter and turtle hogger.

 

Thomas was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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William "Bill" LaDew

William "Bill" G. LaDew, 67, of Clinton, passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur. 

 

Graveside Services will be held on Monday, October 12, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at the Rock Creek Cemetery in rural Waynesville with Mr. Bob Meschnark officiating.

 

Wiliam G. "Bill" LaDew was born on February 25, 1953, in Clinton, the son of Andrew and Dorothy Shipley LaDew. He was united in marriage with Kathy Fleck on December 10, 1994. She survives. 

 

Also surviving are his brother: Greg (Teresa) LaDew of Champaign; one niece: Jessica (Mason) Gowdy of Chatham; four step-children: Angie (Larry) Dietsch of LeRoy, Bob (Jennifer) Meschnark of Savannah, TN., Josh (Emily) Meschnark of Normal, Traci (Chris) Mancl of Wisconsin Rapids, WI., and seven step-grandchildren: Lauren and Delaney Dietsch; Issac, Ian, Emily, and Isabelle Meschnark, and Harper Mancl.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Bill was employed as a truck driver for Cline Trucking Company of Heyworth.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the Waynesville Fire and Rescue Department or Wishbone Animal Rescue of Bloomington.

 

Quiram Peasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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Roger Edgecombe

On Saturday, October 3, 2020, Roger D. Edgecombe, loving husband, son, brother, father of 4, grandfather of 11, friend to many, passed away at age 62.

 

Services will be 10 AM, Friday, October 9, 2020 at the Oreana Christian Church, Oreana, IL with Pastor Dan Perry officiating.  Burial will follow at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL.  Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Thursday, October 8, 2020 at the church.  Face masks are requested at the church.  Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Oreana Christian Church or the American Cancer Society.

 

Rog was born February 22, 1958 in Decatur, IL to William and Tamara Kay (Walker) Edgecombe.  He started at ADM on March 25, 1985 and retired from there on August 1, 2018.  He married Janet Hickerson on June 17, 1995.

 

Rog loved God and loved going to church.  He so loved to ride his Harleys with his buds.  They rode to Sturgis many times.  He had a lot of laughs with his dear friends.  He loved playing with his grandchildren and teaching them to drive.  He became a wonderful cook.  After retirement Rog was able to share the skills and knowledge, he had gained through his career by traveling to Montana and providing consultation for the startup of a hemp oil plant.

 

Surviving Roger is his wife, Janet; his children:  Alicia (Brad) Mullen of Florida; Tiffany (Wade) Cox of Mt. Zion; Levi Edgecombe of Decatur; and Matthew (Ashley) Grammer of Decatur; grandchildren:  Kayle and Mahala Mullen; Meela and Deacon Goetz; Maddie Cox; Mackenzie, Chase, and Audrey Grammer; Chloe Adams; Avery Smith; Maddox Edgecombe; his mother, Tamara Kay Edgecombe of Argenta; sisters, Tammy (Mark) Pool of Clinton and Lorie (Rich) Brunner of White Heath; Rog loved going to Missouri to visit his mother-in-law, Shirley Hickerson.  He made so many dear friends there.  Especially his wife's siblings Susan and Jim Koch, Jack and Glenda Hickerson and Gary Hickerson.  Roger will be so very missed.

 

Preceding him in death is his father, Bill Edgecombe and his brother, David Edgecombe.

 

The family wants to thank all of the professional and compassionate people at Boone County Hospital in Columbia, MO; especially his oncologist Dr. Bala and Julie and the wonderful nurse Claire in Cancer Care and Elizabeth in ICU.

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Laurie Lovell

 Laurie Beth Lovell, 51, of Clinton, IL passed away 9:48 AM September 25, 2020, at her home in Clinton, IL after losing her ongoing battle with addiction.

 

Visitation will be 2 - 3 PM, Friday, October 9, 2020, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.

 

Memorials may be directed to D.O.V.E.

 

Laurie was born in Boston, MA the daughter of Edward and Cynthia (Himelfarb) Fox.

 

Survivors include her two young daughters, Julia (14) and Rachel (10), along with her former spouse, Alex Lovell of Clinton, her father, Ed and his wife Gina Fox, brothers, Steve and Adam Fox, and her friend, Tom Hunt of Decatur, IL.

 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Cynthia Fox, and her uncle, Gary Himelfarb.

 

Laurie always had a passion for cooking and fulfilled a dream of hers by graduating from Richland Community College in 2014 with a degree in Culinary Arts.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Mary Olson

 Mary F. Olson, 83, of Weldon, IL passed away at 4:37 a.m., Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at OSF Medical, Bloomington, IL. 

 

Graveside services will be Monday, October 5, 2020, at 10 a.m. at Nixon Township Cemetery, Weldon IL with Jim Kilson officiating.  Cremation Rites have been accorded.  The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to Kloe’s Giving Heart.

 

Mary, daughter of Hugh and Flossie T (Burton) Weaver, was born on February 7, 1937, in DeLand, IL.  She married Donald (Gene) Olson, on June 4, 1955, in Farmer City, IL.  Mary and Gene were married for 54 years before he preceded her in death on September 12, 2009.

 

Survivors include her children, Gina (Scott) Leischner, Farmer City, IL; Gala (Claude) Alwood, Weldon, IL; grandchildren, Spring Ann (Cody) Vinson, Cookville, TN; Colton Alwood, Weldon, IL; Taylor Alwood, Weldon, IL;  great-grandchildren, RayAnn Vinson, Jacob Vinson, Landon Vinson, and Laine Vinson; sibling Lendon “Pete” (Janice) Weaver, Weldon, IL.

 

Also preceding her in death were two children, Ginger and Glen, parents, in-laws, and siblings, Mike Weaver, and John Jeffrey Weaver.

 

Mary graduated from DeLand High School in 1955. 

 

While working on the farm alongside her husband until retiring from farming in 1996, Mary also worked for several years with the DeLand-Weldon School District retiring in 2002.  She was known as “Granny” to not only her grandchildren and their friends and great-grandchildren, but to many students from the years working at the school.  She was always there to listen, to talk, and to make everyone smile with her fun-loving and upbeat personality.

 

In addition to her love of family and working with children, she had a soft spot in her heart for dogs and cats, and throughout the years had had many pets too numerous to count.  Her beloved dog, Lucky, passed away on September 28, 2020.  Her adored Mr. Cat survives.

 

She has touched so many lives throughout the years, and will continue to do so with continuous stories and “remember whens”.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Elizabeth "Betty" Thompson

Elizabeth "Betty" W. Thompson, 86. of Lincoln, passed away at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 27, 2020, at The Christian Village in Lincoln.

Private family services will be held. Cremation Rites have been accorded.

Elizabeth Wicker was born April 5, 1934, in Louisville, Kentucky, the daughter of the Rev. Norvell and Marion Bailey Wicker. She was united in marriage with Donald H. Thompson on December 22, 1956. He preceded her in death on January 25, 2005.

Betty in survived by one daughter, Elizabeth (Bob) Twyman of Middletown; four grandchildren: Jason Allen, Stephanie Lonsdale, Peyton Anderson, and Brock Twyman; and four great-grandchildren: Killyian, Madison, Dawn, and Kaitlynn.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Donald B. Thompson; and one brother, Novell Wicker, Jr.

Betty was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Ga. She attended the Trinity Episcopal Church in Lincoln. She was an accomplished floral arranger who showed her skills and talents in world flowers shows in places such as Chelsea, England and South Africa.

Memorials may be made to the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation.

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

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Helen Strack

Helen Elizabeth Strack, 86 of Clinton, IL passed away 11:50 PM September 24, 2020 at Illini Heritage and Healthcare Center, Champaign, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Scott Marsh officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to Helen Elizabeth Strack Memorial Fund.

 

Helen was born June 29, 1934 in Chana, IL the daughter of William Allen and Grace (Newman) Lawson.

 

Survivors include her children, Mark L. Miller, Mahomet, IL and Nancy A. Brady, Urbana, IL, 2 grandchildren, siblings, Ronald Lawson, Texas, Laura Bush, Clinton, IL, and Marilyn Cox, Decatur, IL

 

She was preceded in death by parents, 1 son, siblings, Howard Lawson and Marie Heuman .

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Thomas Dodd

Thomas E. Dodd, 81 of DeWitt, IL passed away 9:06 AM September 27, 2020 at his home in DeWitt, IL.

 

Services will be 11 AM, Thursday, October 1, 2020 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Jonathan Roberson officiating. Burial will follow at DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM, Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to The Clinton American Legion or The Disabled American Veterans.

 

Thomas was born May 12, 1939 in Monticello, IL the son of Ernest and Anna (Vance) Dodd. He married Shirley Dolores Palmer September 14, 1962 in Clinton, IL. She passed away February 21, 2016.

 

Survivors include his children, Richard D. (Darlene) Dodd, Moyock, NC; Ernest E. (Patricia) Dodd, Clinton, IL; Anita (John) LaFond, Cheyenne, WY; Allena (Scott) Malone, Clinton, IL, 12 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

 

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Bonnie J. Dodd, 1 grandson, Caleb Helfrich, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters.

 

Thomas was a U.S. Army Veteran.  He loved fishing and farming. 

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Sarajane "Sallie" Marcotte

Sarajane "Sallie" Marcotte, 79, of Lincoln, passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at the Richard L. Owens Hospice House in Peoria.

 
All services will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lincoln. CDC Guidelines regarding social distancing and face coverings will be followed. The Rosary will be recited at 8:30 a.m. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jeffrey G. Laible officiating. The service will be livestreamed at www.LoganCountyCatholic.org
 
Burial will be at a later date at St. Mary's Cemetery in Lincoln.
 
Sarajane "Sallie" Aten was born on May 18, 1941, in Peoria, the daughter of Francis Burl and Mildred L. Hawkins Aten. She was united in marriage to William E. "Bill" Marcotte on August 30, 1969, in Peoria. He survives.
 
Also surviving are her children: Richard (Jan) Marcotte and Staci Collins; five grandchildren: Chase, Mason, Eli, and Evan Collins, and Tina Marcotte; one sister: Paula Sue Thompson, and one stepbrother: Tony (Beth) Morgenthau.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather: Edwin F. Morgenthau, and two brothers-in-law: John Thompson and Jerry Marcotte.
 
Salie graduated from Peoria Manual High School in Peoria in 1959.
 
She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Lincoln and the Lincoln Emblem Club. In her younger years, Sallie was a Professional Baton Twirler. She enjoyed playing bridge, cooking family dinners during the holidays and spending time with her little black dog "Mr. Gibbs".
 
Memorials may be made to Holy Family Interior Renovation Fund, Humane Society of Logan County, or Richard L. Owens Hospice House in Peoria.
 
Peasley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Agnes "Bonny" Davis

Agnes Josephine “Bonny” Davis, 91 of Clinton, IL passed away 3:37 AM September 25, 2020 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

 

Private graveside services will at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to Agnes J. Davis Memorial Fund.

 

Bonny was born March 25, 1929 the daughter of Martin and Margaret (McCann) Bullinger of Johnstown, PA. She married Isaac T. “Bud” Davis December 4, 1948 in Clinton, IL. Buddy Banta was the adopted son of Charles and Emily Banta. He passed away July 6, 1999 after 51 years of marriage.

 

Survivors include her children, Patricia (Larry) Cowman; Phillip (Gabriele) Davis, Decatur, IL; Valerie (Stephen) Sronce; Debra (William, deceased) Strohirch  all of Clinton, IL, grandchildren, Bryan Davis, Michele Davis, Randy Cowman, Thomas Davis, Elke (Ashley) Davis, Janie (Derek) Atteberry, Keeley (William) Lampkin, Austin Thacker, and Alex Davis, along with 6 great grandchildren, who she loved and adored, and brother, James Bullinger.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Margaret Bullinger, sister, Patricia Ann Miller, Bel Air, CA, brother, Richard Bullinger, son, Michael Davis, Kenney, IL, and granddaughter, Amber Cowman, Rosamond, CA.

 

Bonny graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in Los Angeles, CA and attended Mount St. Mary’s College in Brentwood, CA.

 

She traveled and lived in many countries, including the Philippines, Turkey, and Greece with her children and husband, he was in the Air Force for 26 years.

 

Bonny volunteered and ran the gift shop at the John Warner Hospital for 15 years.

 

She loved her family, people, traveling, oil painting, playing cards, and BINGO.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Darvin Volker

Darvin Volker, 85 of Clinton, IL passed away 12:15 AM September 25, 2020 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

 

Services will be 11 AM Wednesday September 30, 2020 at the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating.. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with military honors. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL. The family requests all guests to write down a memory they have of Darvin on a card provided at the funeral home. Masks are requested at the at the funeral home and the church.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Clinton American Legion, Alzheimer’s Association, or the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

 

Darvin was born December 31, 1934 in Marshall County, IL the son of Herbert and Evelyn (Crone) Volker. He married Elsie Feigert June 1, 1957 in Wenona, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Elsie Volker, Clinton, IL, children, Barbara (David Buckalew)Volker, Russellville, AR; Rob (Fiancé Paula Mason) Volker, Clinton, IL; Kevin (Dianne) Volker, Chatham, IL; Kent (Jo) Volker, Chatham, IL; Keith (Sara) Volker, Clinton, IL; Karyn Henson, Clinton, IL, 23 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren with 1 on the way, 8 great-great grandchildren; siblings, Darlene Ioerger, Wenona, IL and Donna (Richard) Oncker, Minonk, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Dale Volker, grandsons, Shawn Micheal Volker and Kyle Doyle Volker, and 4 brothers.

 

Darvin was a barber for 59 years and owned his own shop, Darvin’s Barber Shop, for over 50 years. He was a veteran of the U..S. Marines, who was involved with many veteran organizations and was a passenger on the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. for recognition for his service to his country. He was also a member of the Clinton Eagles Lodge and Clinton Elks Lodge. Most of all Darvin loved his family dearly.

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Christian Reynolds

Christian Alexander Reynolds, 19 of Clinton, IL, passed away 5:05 PM September 19, 2020 at AMG Specialty Hospital, Greenfield, IN..

 

Services will be 11 AM Monday September 28, 2020 at the Frist Baptist Church, Clinton, IL with Pastor John Roberson officiating. Burial will follow at DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, IL.

Visitation will be 2 – 5 PM Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Christian Alexander Reynolds Memorial Fund.

 

Christian was born April 24, 2001 in Decatur, IL the son of Phillip and Amy (Bateson) Reynolds.

 

Survivors include his parents, Phillip and Amy Reynolds, Clinton, IL, brothers, Koby (Paige Roberts) Reynolds, Clinton, IL; Isaih Reynolds, Clinton, IL; Jonathon Reynolds, Clinton, IL, niece, Keilana Reynolds, paternal grandmother, Lindsay (Noel) McCoy, Farmer City, IL, maternal grandmother, Rhonda Alvarenga, Clinton, IL, maternal grandfather, Francisco Jacinto, Decatur, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his great grandmother, Barbara Bateson and grandfather, Dennis Reynolds.

 

Christian loved wrestling, football, coaching, and helping others. Most of all he loved his family and had a smile that could light up the world. With the scholarship he received, Christian was planning to attend Milliken University in Decatur this fall.

 

Even in death, Christian gave life by donating his organs, saving five lives.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Richard Parks

Richard H. Parks 86 of Weldon, IL formerly of Joliet, IL passed away September 22, 2020 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln, IL.

 

Private graveside services will be held at a later date at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Joliet, IL. There will be no visitation. The family has entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the donor’s favorite animal shelter.

 

Richard was born January 11, 1934 in Joliet, IL the son of Joseph and Helen (Clark) Parks.  He married June H. Babbe on June 15, 1954 in Joliet, IL.  She passed away August 29, 2014.

 

Survivors include his children, Cindy Parks, Joliet, IL; Cherie (Steve) Brittin, Weldon, IL; Randy (Susan) Parks, Coal City, IL; Tracy Parks, Sycamore, IL, grandchildren, Suzy; Pam; Dan; Braden; Kevin; Samantha and Harrison; numerous great-grandchildren; former son-in-law, Daniel Oakley, Morris, IL; and siblings, Jean and Don.

 

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, 1 infant daughter and infant twin boys; and brothers Charles and Joseph, Jr., and sister, Bonnie.

 

Richard was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a business owner for many years in Joliet, IL.  He could create something out of nothing and was always willing to help anyone.  Richard loved animals, always made people laugh, and enjoyed drinking a beer with friends and family.  Most of all, Richard’s greatest passion in life was his family.  He was greatly loved and will be deeply missed.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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