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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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Joseph Nixon

Joseph E. Nixon (87) of Clinton, IL passed away on December 22, 2019.  At the request of the deceased, a private graveside service was held on December 27, 2019, at Mausoleum Park Cemetery in Clinton, IL.

 

Joe was born August 24, 1932, in rural Weldon, IL to William McKinley and Alma Lafferty Nixon.  On April 6, 1952, he married Martha M. Lampe at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  Surviving immediate family are his wife Martha and their six children Cynthia D. (Clyde) Goin Decatur, IL;  Steven L. (Susan) Nixon Dayton, OH;  Phillip R. (Cathy) Nixon Mundelein, IL;  Don M. (Carrie) Nixon Clinton, IL;  Bruce E. (Lori) Nixon Woodbury, MN; and Kyle B. Nixon Clinton, IL. 

 

Also surviving are 8 granddaughters, 5 grandsons, 3 great-grandsons, 2 great-granddaughters, 1 step-grandson, 1 great step-grandson, and 1 great step-granddaughter.  Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers J. Sheldon, W. David, and Teddy E.; sisters Helen M. Baker and Virginia E. Ryan.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Clinton United Methodist Church Mission Committee.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Charleen Follis

 Charleen Follis 90 of Waynesville, Illinois passed away 4:35 A.M. December 26, 2019 at her family residence, Waynesville, Il.

 

Services will be 11 AM, Monday, December 30, 2019 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with Pastor Tony Billingsley officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Waynesville, IL. Visitation will be 2 – 4 PM, Sunday, December 29, 2019 at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to Memorial Hospice, Springfield, IL.

 

Charleen was born August 16, 1929 in Hammond, IN the daughter of Clifford and Nemia (Spork) Bales.  She married Floyd Eugene Follis December 12, 1947 in Clinton, IL.  He passed away February 13, 1987.

 

Survivors include her children, Ronald Follis, Ft. Wayne, IN and Sheri (Timothy) Dawson, Waynesville, IL; 4 grandchildren:  Jessi Follis, Ft. Wayne, IN; Stephen Follis, Ft. Wayne, IN; and Jenna (Andrew) Brown, Atlanta, IL; and Dallas Dawson, Waynesville, IL; 2 great-grandchildren, Carter Follis and Kenneth Brown.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and 1 great-grandchild, Jaxon Follis.

 

Charleen was a member of the McLean Christian Church.  She retired from Country Companies Insurance after 23 years of service.  Charleen was an avid Cubs fan and experienced watching the Cubs win the World Series.  She enjoyed travel and all kinds of sports.

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Donald L. Cook

 Donald L. Cook, 86, of Argenta, IL passed away 10:00 PM, December 24, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur, IL.

 

Private Family Services will be held at Calvert Funeral Home Argenta, IL with Earl Rodgers officiating.  Burial will follow at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL with Military Honors.  Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Sunday, December 29, 2019 at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project.

 

Donald was born January 18, 1933 in Argenta, IL the son of Ivan and Faye (Dodd) Cook.  He married Bette Bell June 30, 1956 in Decatur, IL.  She passed away December 7, 2017.

 

Survivors include his sons:  Mark A. (Rosena) Cook, Argenta, IL and Lynn A. (Carol) Cook, Forsyth, IL; 6 grandchildren:  Daniel (Mindy) Cook, Las Vegas, NV; Blake Cook, Decatur, IL; Sean Cook, Decatur, IL; Tony (Samantha) Knierim, Kansas City, MO; Alyson (Jacob) Martin, Weldon, IL; and Samantha Cook, Decatur, IL; 8 great-grandchildren and 1 on the way; and sister, Clara (Earl) Rodgers, Springfield, OH.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Kimberly Knierim Barnes; 2 grandsons:  Stephen Barnes and David Lee Cook; brother, Robert Cook; and sister, Mildred Fleming.

 

Donald retired after serving 16 years in the Navy and 4 years in the Airforce.  He served in Vietnam.  Donald worked for the City of Argenta in the Streets and Water Department.

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Robert K. Barnett

Robert “Bob” K. Barnett, 92 of Maroa, IL passed away 12:40 PM December 17, 2019 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

 

Services will be 1 PM, Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL with Scott Marsh officiating. Visitation will be 11 AM – 1 PM Saturday at the funeral home. Private graveside services will be at the Maroa Cemetery at a later date.

 

Memorials may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Bob was born November 19, 1927 in Austin Township, Maroa, IL the son of Frank Barnett and Ann (Perkins) Barnett Caplinger. He married Doris Joan Wilkey May 16, 1947 in Maroa, IL. She passed away October 14, 1991.

 

Survivors include his children, Caroline Barnett, Urbana, IL, Roberta “Bobbe” (Jesse “Squeak”) Mathews, Decatur, IL, Lucinda “Cindy” (Todd Hall) Barnett, Maroa, IL, Teresa “Treak” Barnett, Clinton, IL, Bob’s special lady friend, Joyce Landis, Argenta, IL, 3 grandchildren, William “Bill” Barnett, Maroa, IL, Rhett Tyler Mathews, Decatur, IL, Mary (Coleman) Mathews, Decatur, IL, great grandchildren, John-Michael, Patrick, McKenzi, Emma, Olivia, Wil (Julie), along with 3 great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, and 1 grandson, Rodney Mathews.

 

Bob graduated from the Maroa-Forsyth High School in 1946. He retired from General Transfer in Decatur in 1990 after 44 years of truck driving. He was a proud member of the Teamsters Local #279. After retirement, he worked for several area farmers. Bob took great pride in maintaining his lawn, but most of all he loved spending time with his family.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Blake Newman

Blake Newman, 25 of Phoenix, AZ formerly of Clinton, IL passed away 11:52 PM
December 16, 2019 at Abrazo West Campus, Goodyear, AZ. Calvert Funeral Home,
Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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Timothy Ray Craven

 Timothy Ray Craven 68 of Gifford, Illinois passed away December 13, 2019 at OSF Heart Of Mary Medical Center, Urbana, Il.

 

Memorial services will be 10 AM, Friday, December 20, 2019 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Randy Downing officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Wapella, IL.

 

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

Timothy was born September 2, 1951 in Hannibal, MO.

 

Survivors include his wife, Rosemary (Brady) Craven, Gifford, IL; sons, Brad (Denise) Craven and John Craven; and grandsons, Nathan and Matthew Craven, all of Hannibal, MO.  Sister-in-law, Cathy Craven, New London, MO; his sister, Marsha (Leon) Downing; nephews, Terry (Lori) Downing and Randy (Bonnie) Downing, all of Danville, IL and many nieces and nephews also survive.  A special uncle, Dale Campbell, of Catlin, IL survives.

 

Tim was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Ann Craven; his brother, Bud Craven; and grandparents, Herman and Mildred Barnes.

 

Tim served as a corpsman in the U.S. Navy.  He was a master carpenter and woodworker.

 

Growing up in Saverton, MO and spending time with his grandparents were among Tim’s fondest memories.  He enjoyed working and attending auctions at Hannagan’s Auction Company in Gordyville.

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Donna G. Baker

 Donna G. Baker 93 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 4:45 PM December 12, 2019 at OSF Healthcare, Bloomington, Il.

 

Services will be 11 AM, Thursday, December 19, 2019 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with Cody Monkman officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, Il. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM, Thursday at the funeral home.

 

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

 

Donna was born November 15, 1926 in Clinton, Il. the daughter of Ted R. and Irma (Dickmeier) Taylor. She married Richard W. Baker February 23, 1947 in Clinton, Il. He passed away November 24, 1999.

 

Survivors include her children, Alecia (Tom) Butler, Springfield, Il.; Marti Lintner, Zionsville, Indiana; 4 Grandchildren, and 6 Great-grandchildren.

 

Donna was preceded in death by her Parents.

 

Donna was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton, Il.

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Gloria Walker

Gloria Arlene Walker 81 of Decatur, Illinois passed away on December 12, 2019.

 

Private graveside services will be at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL.  Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL assisted the family with arrangements.

 

The family requests no flowers.

 

Gloria was born September 7, 1938, in Decatur, IL the daughter of Leland and Helen (Day) Merriman.

Survivors include her husband, Terry, of 63 years; children:  Deana (Tom) Koudelik of Houston; Terry Alan Walker of Tucson; and Shanna Garren of Decatur; grandsons Matt Oliver and Dale Koudelik.  She is also survived by her sisters Dixie Hood and Donna Liesse, and her sisters-in-law Tamara Kay Edgecombe and Naomi Walker.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Martha Louise Johnson Singleton

 Martha Louise Johnson Singleton 77 of Clinton, Il. passed away 10:37 A.M. December 12, 2019 at Manor Court, Clinton, Il.

 

Services will be 11 AM, Monday, December 16, 2019 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with Rev.. Michael Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, Il. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM, Monday at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to the First Church of the Nazarene, Clinton, Il. or to the National Heart and Lung Association.

 

Martha was born January 11, 1942 in Malden, Missouri the daughter of James Homer and Lemma Albertina (Harris) Johnson.

 

Survivors include her sons, Bobby Gene Singleton, Jr., Clinton, IL; Marcus Homer (Connie) Singleton, Lane, IL; grandson, Marcus Keith (Paige) Singleton, Malden, Missouri; siblings, Charles (Wanda) Johnson, Malden, Missouri; Marilee (Wayne) Jakobitz, Clinton, Il.;

 

Martha was preceded in death by her Parents and brother, Jerry Homer Johnson.

 

Martha worked at several jobs in Bloomington, Decatur and in Clinton. She retired from Illinois Power in 2000. She had many friends and co-workers there.

 

A special thanks to all who prayed for Martha and her family and to the nurses and workers at Manor Court of Liberty Village, also to the nurses and workers of the OSF Hospice in Bloomington, Il. 

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