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Gerard M. Lacroix

 Gerard M. Lacroix 70 of Kenney, Illinois passed away 1:40 A.M. February 18, 2020 at his family residence, Kenney, Il.

 

Services will be 11 AM, Friday, February 21, 2020 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, Il. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM, Friday at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Gerard M. Lacroix Memorial Fund.

 

Gerard was born December 28, 1949 in Suresnes, France the son of Edmond and Fernande (Coulevrat) Lacroix. He married Kathleen M. Edmison on January 25, 1975 in Suresnes, France.

 

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Lacroix, Kenney, Il.; Children, Cynthia (Lawrence) Hunt, Clinton, Il.; Stephane (Alyssa Zieman) Lacroix, Clinton, Il.; Jeremie (Ama) Lacroix, Lincoln, Il.; Anthony (Kylie) Lacroix, Clinton, Il.; Teddy (Ashley) Lacroix, Clinton, Il.; 15 Grandchildren, 2 Great-Grandchildren; Sister, Josiane Damotte, Bram, France; and special companion and best friend, Kipper.

 

He was preceded in death by his Parents, Son, William, Sister, Denise.

 

Gerard enjoyed reading, cycling, animals and learning about history. He was quite the handyman and could fix anything.

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Ramona Gail Stroh

 Ramona Gail Stroh 80 of Clinton, IL passed away 3:49 A..M. February 19, 2020 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

 

Services will be 3 PM, Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. Julia Abel officiating. Burial will follow at Weldon Cemetery, Weldon, IL. Visitation will be 1 – 3 PM Saturday at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to American Heart Association.

 

Ramona was born June 20, 1939 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Orin and Leta (Howard) Hartsock. She married Rodney Stroh August 30, 1959 in Clinton, IL.

 

Survivors include her husband, Rodney Stroh, Clinton, IL, children, Douglas (Donna) Stroh, Clinton, IL; Debra Jordan, Mahomet, IL; Carol (Alan) Priestley, Mahomet, IL; Cheryl (Bryan) Gerber, Mahomet, IL, 6 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Ramona attended Illinois State University and Illinois Commercial College of Champaign. She was a member, Sunday School Teacher, Bible School Teacher and Bible School Director of the Weldon United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker all her life, helping on the family farm as well as being the bookkeeper of the farm. Along with being a 4-H Leader in DeWitt County, Ramona was a member of the Martha’s Circle and the Home Extension. She enjoyed reading Western Romance Books and loved to volunteer. Most of all Ramona loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

 

The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to Harbor Light Hospice, Liberty Village Nursing Home in Clinton, and Carle Hospital in Urbana for the excellent care Ramona received. 

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Stacy Marie Schaefer

 Stacy Marie Schaefer 49 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 6:45 A.M. February 15, 2020 at her family residence, Clinton, IL.

 

Services will be 11 AM Monday, February 24, 2020 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. Jeff Delaughter officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM Monday at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Stacy Marie Schaefer Memorial Fund.

 

Stacy was born October 24, 1970 in Urbana, IL the daughter of James A. and Pamela (Veach) Schaefer.

 

Survivors include her father, James A. Schaefer, Monticello, IL; fiancé, Alvin Smith, Clinton, IL; children:  Elizabeth (Sabrina) Ingram, Granville, IL; Brittney Cox, Decatur, IL; Davey Cox, Clinton, IL; Ashley Cox, Clinton, IL; Skylar (Nicole) Schaefer, Clinton, IL; and Kelsey (Reinaldo) Baez, Tennessee Ridge, TN; 5 step-children; 22 grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; and 1 brother, Matthew Schaefer, Decatur, IL.

 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Pamela Veach-Kinder, granddaughter, Destiny Cox, and niece, Danielle Schaefer.

 

Stacy enjoyed reading, music, and watching the Golden Girls and Frazier.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

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Judith Ann Holt

Judith Ann Holt, 70, of Waynesville, Illinois, went to be with her Lord on Thursday February 13, 2020.

 

Born August 10, 1949 in Clinton, Illinois, she was the daughter of Joel and Delores June Edwards [Owens]. She married Kent Holt on May 25, 1968.

 

She worked at Illinois State University in the Office of Residential Life where she retired after 15 years of service. She enjoyed golf, gardening, mornings with her coffee group and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Atlanta Christian Church praise & worship team where her passion for singing could be realized.

 

She is survived by her son Jamison Holt and wife Meggan of Gallatin, TN and Lisa Schillinger and husband Michael Schillinger of Palatine, IL; six grandchildren Alexander (20), Ethan (17), Mason (17), Grant (16), Katherine (13) and Zachary (9). 

 

Visitation services will be conducted from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Friday, February 21, 2020 at Calvert Funeral Home 201 S Center St, Clinton, IL. A memorial service will be conducted at 9:00 AM Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home with Maurice Stribling officiating.

 

Judith suffered from a rare and deadly form of brain cancer, glioblastoma. The team of doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL worked tirelessly to give her every opportunity of survival.

 

If you would like to donate in Judith's honor to help champion their cause and further research in the area of brain cancer, please go to https://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/sites/brain-tumor/donate/


Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

 

 

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Wanda Faye Martin

Wanda Faye Martin, 77, of Forsyth, IL formerly of New Mexico and Washington, passed
away at 3:41 PM, February 11, 2020 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

 

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

 

Faye was born August 15, 1942 in Maryville, TN the daughter of John L. and Clyda
(Nichols) Bradley.

 

Survivors include her daughter, Kimberlee (Michael Dausey, Jr.) Lambert, Republic,
WA; son, Timothy Hardesty; and sister, Linda Blazeck, Forsyth, IL.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 sisters:  Barbara Cross and Debbie
Bauer.

 

Faye was a nurse for over 20 years and a very hard-working woman.  She loved to Line
Dance and spending time outdoors.


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Joshua E. Byrd

 Joshua E. Byrd, 41 of Clinton, IL passed away 3:05 PM February 7, 2020 in Wapella, IL.

 

Celebration of Joshua’s life will be 2 – 5 PM, Saturday, February 22, 2020 at The Abagail, Clinton, IL. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.

 

Memorials may be directed to Joshua E. Byrd Memorial Fund.

 

Joshua was born December 30, 1978 in Bloomington, IL the son of George David Byrd and Joyce Alexander.

 

Survivors include his mother and father, Joyce and Larry Graham, Clinton, IL, sister, Tammy (Ginnie) Lee-Viol, East Peoria, IL, 2 daughters, he loved like his own, Jayden Moss and Haven Lieneham, 1 nephew, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edward and Viola Alexander and father, George Byrd.

 

Joshua worked for the Village of Wapella for 2 years. He loved fishing and riding.

 

The family would like everyone to know how proud they are the he was baptized and received into God.

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Sandra L. Zeigler

 Sandra “Sandy” L.  Zeigler, 79, of Clinton, IL passed away at 2:55 PM, Friday, February 7, 2020 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

 

Gravesides serves will be 11 AM, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Sandra was born August 12, 1940 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Raymond and Evelyn (Cockerham) Comer.

 

Survivors include her son, Erik Zeigler (Mendy Wheeler), Clinton, IL; step-daughter, Tere (Mike) Tedrick, Clinton, IL; step-son, John (Kay) Werts, Clinton, IL; grandson, Kyle Zeigler, Clinton, IL; siblings:  Thomas (Linda) Comer, Mattoon, IL; Carol Sue Colbert, Clinton, IL; Nancy (Ted) Roseman, Clinton, IL; and Pamela Lane, Clinton, IL; many nieces and nephews also survive.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Rick; sister, Patricia Maxwell; and brother, Donald Comer.

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ARTHUR  JOSEPH  ROUSSEAU,  JR.


Arthur Joseph Rousseau, Jr. 91 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 3:10 PM February 3,
2020 at his family residence, Clinton, Il.

 

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

 

Arthur was born November 22, 1928 in Tarentum, PA the son of Arthur and Germaine
(Dercqu) Rousseau. He married Antoinette "Toni" DonGilli on April 21, 1950 in
Tarentum, PA. She passed away April 14, 2018.

 

Survivors include his children, Geri Rousseau, Clinton, Il.; Michael (Teri)
Rousseau, Clinton, Il. and Jonni (Michael Goad) Rousseau, Flower Mound, TX; 6
Grandchildren and 2 Great-Grandchildren; and sister, Joanne (Anthony) Sieminski,
Tarentum, PA.

 

Arthur was preceded in death by his Parents, 1 Son, Arthur Rousseau; and 3 sisters.

Arthur worked for Wallace Press and retired in 1988.  He was a Pittsburgh Sports
fanatic.


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Laura F. Eagleton

Laura F. Eagleton 74 of Clinton, IL passed away 11:09 A.M. February 2, 2020 at her
family residence, Clinton, IL.

Memorial services will be 11 AM Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Calvert Funeral Home,
Clinton, IL with Scott Marsh officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery,
Clinton, IL.

Memorials in Laura's name may be directed to Donald Morgan c/o Calvert Funeral Home

Laura was born January 4, 1946 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Coalman and Nettie
(Miller) Arthur. She married Donald Morgan, Sr. in 1963 in Joliet, IL.. He passed
away.

Survivors include her children, Donald (LaDonna) Morgan, Jr., Channahon, IL; Nettie
Montgomery, Villa Grove, IL; Howard Morgan, Joliet, IL; and Daniel Morgan, Clinton,
IL. Also surviving are many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Laura was preceded in death by her parents, son, Charles Leo Morgan, Sr.

She was a living "Coal Miner's Daughter", thank you Loretta Lynn.

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Leland D. Stine

Leland D. Stine 91 of Clinton, Illinois, was reunited with his wife, Edna, of 70 years at 4:18 A.M. January 27, 2020 at the Manor Court, Clinton, IL. They are now together in heaven.

 

A Celebration of Leland’s life will be at a later date. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.

 

Memorials may be directed to the New Beginnings Church of God, Normal, IL.

 

Leland was born November 24, 1928 in Indiana the son of Oscar and Nellie Margaret (Turner) Stine. He married Edna L. Probus May 3, 1947 in Bloomington, IL. She passed away June 30, 2017.

 

Survivors include her children, Larry (Julie) Stine, Kappa, IL; Sandra (Roger) Griffith, Clinton, IL; and Steven (Gina) Stine, Chicago, IL; 9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren.

 

Leland was preceded in death by his parents, 1 great grandchild, 4 brothers, and 1 sister.

 

Leland was a member of the Woodlawn Church of God and the Assembly of God Church in Clinton, IL; also, he attended the Church of God, Normal, IL. He enjoyed spending time working on his farm in Kenney.

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Russell K. Martens

 Russell K. Martens, 60, of Clinton, IL passed away at 2:05 PM, January 23, 2020 at his family residence, Clinton, IL.

 

Services will be 10 AM, Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Calvert Funeral Home, 201 S. Center St., Clinton, IL with Pastor Chuck Bahn officiating.  Burial will follow at Randolph Memorial Cemetery, Heyworth, IL.  Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the funeral home. 

 

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

 

Russell was born July 6, 1959 in Bloomington, IL the son of Roger A. and Reta (Dagley) Martens.  He married Sherrie Hazel November 11, 1989 in Bloomington, IL.

 

Survivors include his parents, Roger A. and Reta Martens, Mack Creek, MO; partner, Susan E. Huffman, Clinton, IL; children: Katherine (Tristan) Easley, Macon, IL; Clayton Martens, Clinton, IL; Andrew J. (Shaye) Huffman, Wapella, IL; and Ashley Huffman, Clinton, IL; grandchildren, Wylien James Easley and Westyn Kent Easley; Avery and Adlyn Smith; and Talon and Karsyn Huffman; sister, Roxanne (Martens) Schmid, Heyworth, IL; brothers, Ryan (Sherri) Martens, Bloomington, IL and Reed Martens, Bloomington, IL; he is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

 

Russell worked at Wallace Press for 30 years and was currently employed at PTC Alliance, Fairbury, IL.  He was a life-long member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Bloomington, IL.  Russel was a die-hard Cardinal Fan.  He enjoyed watching the “Andy Griffith Show”.

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Nellie May Reeder

 Nellie May Reeder 91 of DeWitt, Illinois passed away 5:50 PM January 20, 2020 at Manor Court, Clinton, Il.

 

Graveside Services will be 11 AM, Friday, January 24, 2020 at the DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, 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 DeWitt County Animal Shelter.

 

Nellie was born October 3, 1928 in Lexington, IL the daughter of Bert and Elizabeth (Rosenberger) Janes. She married Carl B. Reeder August 19, 1950 in Bloomington, Il. He passed away May 14, 1993.

 

Survivors include her sons, Galen Lee Reeder, Nashville, TN and Albert Lee Reeder, DeWitt, IL; Sister-in-Law Mary Kate “Katie” Fraley, Taylorville, IL; and 3 grandchildren.

 

Nellie was preceded in death by her Parents, and 5 brothers and 4 sisters.

 

Nellie retired from State Farm Insurance, Bloomington, IL.

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Henry Elon Zang

Henry Elon Zang, 83 of Wapella, IL passed away 5:59 AM January 18, 2020 at his family home in Wapella, IL.

 

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

 

Memorials may be directed to Henry Elon Zang.

 

Henry was born April 4, 1936 in Kewanee, IL the son of Henry Nicholas and Elizabeth (Steer) Zang. On August 26, 1961, he married Stephanie Kane in Bloomington, IL. She passed away August 21, 2004. 

 

Survivors include his daughter, Kim Zang, Wapella, IL, son, Mark Henry (Amy) Zang, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, grandchildren, Madison and Morgan Zang, brother, Rev. Richard Zang, sister-in-law: Denise Kane, brother-in-law, James Kane.

 

Henry was a 1958 graduate of Notre Dame College.

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Niceene Kay Connolly

Niceene Kay Connolly, 70 of Wapella, IL passed away 10:58 AM January 22, 2020 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

 

Services will be 7 PM, Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Kim Litwiller officiating. Visitation will be 4 – 7 PM, Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to the DeWitt County 4-H Foundation or the Illinois Appaloosa Association.

 

Niceene was born September 1, 1949 in Springfield, IL the daughter of Louis G.H. and Verla Maxine (Stone) Busch. She married Gary Dean Connolly August 1, 1969 in Havana, IL.

 

Survivors include her husband, Gary Dean Connolly, Wapella, IL; son, Paul (Ann) Connolly, Clinton, IL; daughter, Amber (Greg) Willis, Clinton, IL; grandchildren, Amanda, Matthew, Lauren, and Wyatt; great-grandson, Colt; step-granddaughter, Alyssa; and step-great-grandson, Landon.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Niceene worked at Farm and Fleet in Bloomington, IL and retired after 17 years of service.  She was in the horse industry for 70 years and served for over 30 years on the Board of the Illinois Appaloosa Association.  Niceene was also at DeWitt County 4-H Leader for many years.  She enjoyed spending weekends with her children and grandchildren at horse shows.

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Rhea Ida Peterson

 Rhea Ida (Nelson) Peterson, 90, of Clinton, passed peacefully away the morning of Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Liberty Village of Clinton.

 

Services will be at a later time. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.

 

Memorials may be directed the Rhea Ida Peterson Memorial Fund.

 

Rhea was born on June 1, 1929 in rural Wapella, IL, the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Ida Minerva (Kesecker) Nelson. She married Paul "Bearpaw" Peterson February 13, 1948 in Monticello, IL. Paul passed away July 1992.

 

Survivors include her son, Patrick Peterson, Clinton, IL; daughter, Kelly Garcia, Jourdanton, TX; 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, with one on the way, and 4 step great grandchildren.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents, son, Michael "Butch" Peterson, an infant daughter, and grandson, William Shane Peterson; 3 sisters, Bonnie Breeze, Aretta Thoms, and Iona Thoms; 5 brothers, Sammy Nelson, Lyle Nelson, Gerald Nelson, Wayne Nelson, and Milford Nelson. 

 

She also had an extended family through the Pow Wows she attended with Bearpaw and was called Mom and Grandma by many who loved her.

 

She attended The First Christian Church, Clinton, IL. She worked and retired from Charles Todd Uniform. Rhea continued to work part time at Modern Cleaners after retirement. 

 

Rhea enjoyed camping and the outdoors, traveling to pow wows with her family, and loved listening to country music -- her favorite being Alan Jackson.  Preparing meals for her family and friends was one of her greatest joys and she was particularly famous for her homemade noodles. Rhea "The Navigator" led a life of many adventures, always ready and willing to pursue the next one! Her greatest adventure has just begun in the reuniting with those gone on before her.

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Thomas L. Bundy

 Thomas L. Bundy 83 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 11:19 A.M. January 11, 2020 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

 

Memorial services will be 11 AM, Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Lane Christian Church, Lane, Il. with Jim Kilson officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, Il. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM, Thursday at the church. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Lane Christian Church.

 

Thomas was born February 26, 1936 in Lane, Illinois the son of Thomas Oren and Coyla Juanita (Parker) Bundy. He married Evelyn Mae (Dubson) Miller September 15, 1972 in Clinton, Il. She passed away August 15, 2002.

 

Survivors include his children, Denise (Amo) Lapitan, Clinton, Il.; and Lynette Falcon, South Bend, IN; 9 Grandchildren, 5 Great-Grandchildren; siblings:  Deward (Shirley) Bundy, Clinton, IL; Peggy (Lloyd) Disney, Clinton, Il.; Danny (Connie) Bundy, Clinton, Il.; Nancy (Mike) Casey, Mexico; and Melanie Cheatham, Clinton, Il.

 

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, 1 Brother, and 2 Sisters.

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Paul K. Ryerson

 Paul K. Ryerson 66 of Clinton, IL passed away 8:18 PM January 6, 2020 at OSF St. Francis HealthCare, Peoria, IL.

 

Memorial services will be 3 PM, Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating.  Visitation will be 2 – 3 PM, Saturday at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Paul K. Ryerson Memorial Fund.

 

Paul was born September 10, 1953 in Pontiac, IL the son of Paul and Mable (Whalen) Ryerson. He married Julie A. Slown March 8, 1980 in Pontiac, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Julie A. Ryerson, Clinton, IL; children, Jeremy Ryerson, Morgantown, WV and Eric Ryerson, St. Joseph, IL; granddaughter, Callie Ryerson, St. Joseph, IL; sister, Janet Johnson, Bloomington, IL; and nephew, Doug (fiancée, Bridget Langdon) Johnson, Bloomington, IL..

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and 1 son, Cory Michael Ryerson.

 

Paul was a member of the Elks Lodge, Eagles Lodge, and Pheasants Forever as well as an Eagle Scout.  He was a referee and was involved in youth sports.  Paul was the Service Manager at Wilson Chrysler in Clinton, IL for 30 years and worked at Applied Consultants the last 4 years.  He loved to build chairs and to help people.

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Phyllis A. Jakoby

 Phyllis A. Jakoby, 86 of Clinton, IL passed away 1:39 PM January 10, 2020 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 10:30 AM, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Crum Cemetery, Wapella, IL with Rev. Fr. James Henning officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Phyllis A. Jakoby Memorial Fund or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

Phyllis was born December 31, 1933 in Bloomington, IL the daughter of Alfred and Pauline (Franklin) Stone. She married Marcel Jakoby November 4, 1972 in Sugar Grove, IL. He passed away May 5, 2019.

 

Survivors include her children, Allen (Josette), Clinton, IL, and Eric (Karen), Decatur, IL, 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Terry (Nancy), Riverton, WY; and sister, Rita Sue (Gordon), Las Vegas, NV.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother, and husband, Marcel.

 

Phyllis worked at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley, IL.  She loved to paint, make crafts, and listening to music. 

 

The family would like to thank Liberty Village, Clinton, IL for their excellent care. 

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Randy L. Benz

 Randy L. Benz 65 of Argenta, Illinois passed away 12:40 PM January 11, 2020 at Fair Havens Senior Living Center, Decatur, IL after a courageous battle with ALS.

 

Graveside services will be 11 AM, Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL with Pastor T. J. Hahn officiating. Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, Illinois is in charge of arrangements.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the ALS Association or the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Randy was born April 8, 1954 in Decatur, IL the son of Robert L. and Donna L. (Walker) Benz.  He married Frances M. Jones December 17, 1983 in Decatur, IL.  She passed away February 3, 2017.

 

Survivors include his mother, Donna L. Benz, Argenta, Il.; siblings, David (Deana) Benz, Oreana, Il.; and Mary (Rick) Schenck, DeWitt, IL; 1 grandson; 1 nephew, and several nieces.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert “Spike” Benz, and brother, Robert Alan Benz.

 

Randy worked at Revere Copper and Brass, Inc. until its closure in 1999.  He was a rural postal carrier until his retirement in early 2019.  Randy was an avid Minnesota Vikings Fan.  He enjoyed watching Westerns and Army movies.

 

The family would like to extend a special “Thank you” to Fair Havens; especially Marche and Jackie, the nursing staff, and his roommate Chad Hale who helped support him during his stay. The family also thanks Ashley and Lori at Elara Caring Hospice.

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Rozanne Karr

 Rozanne Karr 96 of Wapella, IL passed away 3:51 A.M. January 6, 2020 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM, Saturday, January 11, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Wapella, IL with Fr. Geoff Horton Celebrant. Burial will follow at Long Point Cemetery, Wapella, IL. Visitation will be 3 – 7 PM Friday, January 10, 2020 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rosary at 7 PM.

 

Memorials may be directed to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Wapella, IL, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or DOVE

 

Rozanne was born December 17, 1923 in Des Moines, IA the daughter of Edwin Lloyd and Margaret (Roan) Tenny. She married John Mayo Karr April 7, 1942 in Pine Lawn, MO. He passed away February 23, 1998.

 

Rozanne is survived by her children Jo Ann, John “Danny” (Sue), Dwayne (Debbie), Dwight, Durwood “Woody” (Shirley), Alyce, Rita (John) Spencer, Dale (Carla), Dottie (Mike) Anderson, Loretta (Ed) Van Houten, Millie Humes, Peggy Tippett, Dean, Darrell (Brenda), Doyle (Tamara), Elizabeth Cunningham, David, and Amy (Rick) Rueff.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; son Richard “Dick” Karr; and three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

Also forty-six grandchildren include; Frank, Tina Benedetto, Richard, Sheri Spencer, Karen Brock, Ned, Sean Spencer, Woody, Leslie Maunsbach, Phillip Anderson, Kurtis, Rusty, Staci Clark, Lisa, Sarah Saner, Steven Woodrum, Wesley, Kimberly, Susan Moreau, Dennis Anderson, Andrew, Kathy Moran, Bryan Humes, Darrell “Joe”, Josh, Adam, Erin Humphries, Joel, Rachelle, Derek, Traci Droke, Mitchell, Tony Girardi, Laura, Jason McCurdy, Jimmy Girardi, Amanda Mock, Dillon Cunningham, Will, Ethan Cunningham, Caleb Cunningham, Anna, and Hannah Cunningham. Preceded in death are grandchildren Brian Anderson, Jennifer Karr and Holly Karr.

 

Sixty-five great grandchildren include; Kyle & Daniel Benedetto; Spencer, Edward & Cordelia Anderson; Isaac Anderson, Cassi, Lucas & Caitlyn Turner; Sammie & Jimmy Spencer; Trevor & Jack Karr; Isabella & Riley Brock; Alexis Franzen; Katie & Spencer Kopling; Zac Lange, Ellery & Etta Humphries; Lillian, Astrid & Isabelle Maunsbach; Lauren Lilienthal; Tylor Fair, Ariana Humes & Justin Droke; Valory & Connor Karr; Makenzie & Noah Karr; Kellen & Reagan Karr; Olivia Woodrum; Kenzie & Dawson Anderson; Nathan, Holly & Lynlee Moran; Camden & Camden Clark; Joey Karr; Kale, Adelyn, Kizen & Alaya Mock; Teegan & Haley Karr; Coley Karr & Lucas Poppe; Kirklyn & Maitland Girardi; Riley Humes; Bennett Moreau; Aubree, Delaney & Finn Karr; Braden & Brody Karr; Adriana & Brody Girardi; Laishley Karr and two more expected before March 2020.  Preceded in death are great grandchildren Adelynn Karr and Michael Karr.

 

Rozanne was an active member of St. Patrick’s church in Wapella for most of her life where she served as the Religious Education Coordinator for more than forty years. She also served on the alter and rosary society and created banners for the church. She was a longtime member and leader of the Home and Community Education Association and served as an election judge in Wilson Township for many years. As the mother of nineteen children she was very active in parent teacher organizations and volunteered in many community groups. She loved butterflies, reading, sewing, and visiting with friends and family.

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Karen Sue Barnett

 Karen Sue Barnett 78 of Clinton, IL passed away 11:33 A.M. January 5, 2020 at her family residence, Clinton, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 1 PM Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, IL with Scott Marsh officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Vespasian Warner Library, Clinton, IL.

 

Karen was born September 4, 1941 in Kenney, IL the daughter of John Henry and Reva D. (Henderson) Brelsfoard.

 

Survivors include her son, Dale Barnett, Kenney, IL, sister, Beverly (Howard) Hartsock, Clinton, IL, 1 niece, and 3 nephews.

 

Karen had worked at State Farm for 35 years.

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Guyneith Snoke

Guyneith L. Snoke 90 of Clinton, IL formerly of Argenta, IL passed away 4:37 A.M. January 3, 2020, at Manor Court, Clinton, IL

 

Services will be 12 Noon, Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. Mike Sullins officiating. Burial will follow at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL. Visitation will be 10 AM – 12 Noon, Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

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

 

Guyneith was born December 21, 1929, in Argenta, IL the daughter of John and Lula (Evans) Davis. She married C. Dean Snoke on October 29, 1961, in Farmington, IL. He passed away on January 31, 2011.

 

Survivors include her children: Belinda (Jim) High, Kenney, IL; Cherri (Bernie) Mennemeyer, Springfield, IL; Jan (Ben) Cannini, Gahanna, OH, 14 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren, along with a good friend of over 70 years, Margaret Bennett, Decatur, IL

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Dedee Ferris; son, William David Snoke; 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

 

Guyneith retired after 32 years of service with Eldorado Apparel in Decatur, IL. She was also a member of the Christian Motorcyclist Association.

 

The family would like to thank the staff of OSF and Manor Court for the wonderful care they gave Guyneith and give a special Thank You to Dr. Gandhi.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Robert Warrick

Robert J. Warrick, 83, of Atlanta, passed away at 9:02 a.m. on Monday, December 30, 2019, at his home.

 

No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation Rites have been accorded.

 

Robert J. Warrick was born May 6, 1936, in Atlanta, the son of Merlin and Nadine Heft Warrick.

Bob is survived by one niece, Amy McCallister; one great-nephew, Cody (Brittany) Aughton; one great-niece, Paige Aughton; two great-great-nieces: Oaklyn Gaston and Landry Aughton; and friend, Ann Marquis.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers: Jack and Larry.

 

Bob graduated from Atlanta High School in 1954. He then served in the U.S. Army. Bob retired from Douglas Dodge Ram in Clinton. He was a member of the Hereford Cattle Association.

 

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

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Lawrence Taylor

Lawrence E. Taylor 77 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 12:56 A.M. December 29, 2019, at The Warner Hospital and Health Services, Clinton, Il.

 

A celebration of life will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, January 25, 2020, at the Woodlawn Church of God, Clinton, IL with Pastor Jeff DeLaughter officiating.  The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Lawrence E. Taylor Memorial Fund.

 

Lawrence was born August 26, 1942, in Clinton, IL the son of Elmer and Mae (Soulyrette) Taylor. He married Ruth Martin.

 

Survivors include his loving wife and caregiver, Ruth Martin-Taylor, Clinton, IL and 5 children:  daughter Aimee (Brian) Jones and their 2 children Brenna Murphy and Autumn Jones, who were also his caregivers with Ruth; other children include:  Lonnie Taylor, Tammi (Lance) Gehlbach, Michelle (Mike) Taylor, and Robin Legendre.  He also has 3 living step-children:  Scott, Kim, and Stella; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; 8 siblings; 1 step-son, Mike Legendre; 1 grandson, Lawrence E. Taylor; and 2 great-grandchildren.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Helen Defebaugh

Helen Joan Defebaugh 79 of Clinton, IL passed away 8:56 PM December 28, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 10 AM, Friday, January 3, 2020, at Macon County Memorial Park Cemetery, Harristown, IL with Pastor Nick Blacklidge officiating. Visitation will be 2 – 4 PM, Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with a service at 4 PM.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

 

Helen was born July 22, 1940, in Maroa, IL the daughter of Clifford and Deloris E. (Hall) Garren. She married Robert Defebaugh in 1959.

 

Survivors include her husband, Robert Defebaugh, Clinton, IL, children, Lorinda Defebaugh, Clinton, IL; Curtis (Sonia) Defebaugh, Naples, FL; Martin (Phyllis) Defebaugh, Maroa, IL; Shireena Defebaugh, Chicago, IL; 8 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; siblings, Richard Garren, Maroa, IL; and Rose Coffman, Lincoln, IL.

 

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; infant son, Darrell H. Garren; and brother, Roger D. Garren.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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