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Roberta Jaspers

Roberta Marie (Cutright) Jaspers 71 of Kenney, IL passed away 9:45 A.M. September 9, 2021 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

 

Private graveside services will be Thursday at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, IL with Angie Cosgrove officiating. There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to Kenney Fire Dept, Second Chance Pet Adoption or DeWitt County Animal Shelter.

 

Roberta was born April 20, 1950 in Lincoln, IL the daughter of Orville James and Hazel Pauline (Centers) Cutright. She married Jay Jaspers June 2, 1990 in Bloomington, IL. He passed away September 2001.

 

Survivors include her siblings, Barbara (Richard) Johnson, Kenney, IL; Sharon Greenslate, Kenney, IL; Paula (Randy) Kelly, Kenney, IL; and Orville H. (Linda) Cutright, Kenney, IL.

 

Roberta was preceded in death by her Parents, Siblings, Lois Summers, Mary Rohrscheib, Charles Cutright and Betty Cutright.

 

Roberta enjoyed making Christmas and Easter cards for church, photography, and collecting car paraphernalia. She was a member of the Good News Gospel Trio and loved animals. Roberta had a nursing career spanning more than thirty years.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Lora Jane Sparks Ash

Lora Jane Sparks Ash, 91, of Atlanta, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at the Christian Village Nursing Home in Lincoln.

 

Private family services are scheduled. Burial will be in the Atlanta Cemetery.

 

Lora Jane Sparks was born August 28, 1930, in Lincoln, the daughter of Commodore N. and Lora S. Whitehead Sparks. She was united in marriage to James A. Ash, Jr., on April 4, 1953. He preceded her in death on November 7, 2008.

 

Surviving Lora Jane are her two daughters: Julie Yarcho of Atlanta and Lori (Kate) Grace of Indian Wells, CA; one son: James (Laura) Ash, III , of Lincoln; six

grandchildren: Jaime Flack, Jodi (Michael Stewart) Yarcho, Jackie (Justin) Dietrich, Ryan Ash , Justin Ash, and Mollie (Ron Smith) Ash; and six great-grandchildren: Taylor and Samuel Flack, Deacon and Charlize Ashenbremer, and Hudson and Barrick Dietrich.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and one brother: John Sparks.

Lora Jane was a farmer's daughter raised in Beason. A Beason Yellowjackets cheerleader, she graduated from Beason High School in 1948, and then attended McMurry College and Millikin University. Lora Jane loved her family, her pets, and was an avid book reader and gardener. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lincoln and the DAR.

 

Her family gives thanks to The Christian Village for taking such wonderful care of Lora Jane.

 

Memorials may be made to the Atlanta Rescue Squad, Alzheimer's Foundation, Atlanta Public Library or Ruby's Rescue & Retreat.

 

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

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Rev. C. Don Ferrill

 Rev. C. Don Ferrill was born in Clinton, IL. on June 23, 1931 to Charlie and Eva (Conn) Ferrill. He went to be with His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 7, 2021. He was raised on a farm just west of Weldon Springs State Park where he spent the first part of his life working as a farmer alongside his family. He also worked at Revere making shell casings. Don received his call to ministry six years post High School. He quickly went to get his education at Eastern Illinois University and Evangelical Theological Seminary to become a local Pastor.

 

Pastor Don served numerous churches across Central Illinois spanning 65 years of Christian Ministry which included: 1956 Oakley-Garver Brick EUB, 1963 Saybrook EUB, 1968 Peoria Grace UMC, 1976 Clinton UMC, 1988 Danville St. James UMC, 1997 Retired from UMC, 2000 Clinton Presbyterian, 2005 Decatur Grace UMC, 2013 Weldon UMC, 2019 Kenny UMC.

 

Don was married to the love of his life Fran (Hall) Ferrill for 52 years. Fran was not only his best-friend but a faithful and dedicated Pastor’s wife and ministry partner. Don had two sons, Timothy James (Mindy) Ferrill and Peter Andrew Ferrill. He has eight grandchildren: Irelyn, Landyn, Layne, Kieran, and Drayden Ferrill, Hope Ferrill, Hayden (Sidney) Maurice, and Laurenn Maurice. He has one great-grandchild Tate Maurice. Don has one older sister Marjorie (Joe) Shearer of Villa Grove and one younger brother Ross (Dorothy) Ferrill of Argenta. He has one sister-in-law Beverly (Don) Swanstrom of Gibson City and one brother-in-law Dr. Samuel Hall of St. Paul, Minnesota. Don has countless nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

 

Pastor Don’s greatest passion and purpose in life was being a witness to others in our world for Jesus Christ. He loved God, the church, local pastors, and gave his life for the mission of telling others about Jesus. His life and ministry have impacted countless thousands of lives with the good news of the Gospel of Hope, Healing, Salvation, and Victory through faith in Jesus Christ. 

 

His visitation will be from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. followed by his Celebration of Life Service from 11:00 – 12:00 p.m., Saturday, September 11, 2021 both located at the Clinton United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in his honor to The Tabernacle Church located at 1845 W. Hovey Ave. in Normal, IL. or any church of your choice.

 

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

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.comr

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Melody M. Wilson

Melody M. Wilson, 59, of Clinton, IL passed away at 11:58 AM, September 4, 2021 at her family residence, Clinton, IL.

 

Services will be 10 AM, Friday, September 10, 2021 at the First Baptist Church, Clinton, IL with Pastor John Roberson officiating. Burial will follow at Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wapella, Il. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Thursday, September 9, 2021 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.

 

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

 

Melody was born August 15, 1962 in Clinton, Il. the daughter Timothy and Penny (Cowles) Cornell. She married Tom Wilson May 2, 1987 in Clinton, Il.

 

Survivors include her husband, Tom Wilson, Clinton, Il.; daughter, Charity (Brandon) Hardwick, Clinton, Il.;  four grandchildren:  Grace and Faith Gates and Kearington and Brock Hardwick; mother, Penny (Don) MacIsaac, Clinton, Il.; siblings: Gene (Selena) Cornell, Wapella, Il.; Annette Cornell, Normal, Il.; Jerry (Jenny) Schulz, Lakeville,  Minnesota; Steve (Hollie) Schulz, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; and Christy (Scott) Webb, Clinton, Il..

 

Melody was preceded in death by her father.

 

Melody was a member of First Baptist Church, Clinton, IL. She had been a Certified Nurse’s Assistant for years in Clinton, Lincoln, and Decatur.  She was very compassionate and caring to those she cared for as a CNA.  

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Kathy J. Coyle

Kathy J. Coyle, 60, of Clinton, passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. 

 

A Memorial Service for Mrs. Coyle will held on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta with Rev. Tami Werschey- Kessinger officiating.   

Burial will be held at a later date in Goose Creek Cemetery in Deland, Illinois. 

 

Kathy J. Hobson was born on March 30, 1961, in Bloomington, the daughter of Ralph Thomas and Nancy Jo Godden Hobson. She was united in marriage to Russell Martin Coyle on September 30, 1996. He preceded her in death on June 15, 2016.  

 

She is survived by one daughter, Kasy (Kyle) Swickard of Clinton; one brother: Ralph Hobson; and two grandchildren: Alex and Brylie. 

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three brothers, and one sister. 

 

Kathy was a member of the Beason United Methodist Church. 

 

She had previously worked at Lawrence Place in Lincoln. 

 

Memorials may be made to her family.  

 

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Quiram Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta.  

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Donald McKimmy

Donald Wayne McKimmy, Sr., 80, of Clinton, IL passed away at 1:10 AM, September 3, 2021 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 2:30 PM, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Pastor Abraham Mogerman officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to The DeWitt County Friendship Center.

 

Donald was born April 12, 1941 in Clinton, IL the son of Arthur Dean and Dorothy Faye (Lawler) McKimmy.

 

Survivors include his children: Donna Louise Turcer, Steinhatchee, FL; Lana Sue Crady, Steinhatchee, FL; and Donald Wayne McKimmy, Jr. (Kimerly Pierce), Bell, FL; brother, Alan (Linda) McKimmy, Bloomington, IL; three grandchildren:  John Michael Wayne Turcer; Bobbie Nicole Brady; and Misty Dawn Hand; three great-grandchildren:  Jema Rose Brady; John Michael Wayne Turcer, II; and Jasmine Turcer; and along with many nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Larry Dean McKimmy, and one sister, Carol Sue McKimmy

 

Don was a truck driver, welder, and held various other jobs before he had a stroke and was forced to retire.  He enjoyed playing the bass and played in various bands in the area.  Don loved fishing, hunting, and the Cubs, but most of all he loved Jesus and his family.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Phyllis Winter

Phyllis Joan Winter, 91, of Bloomington, passed away at 10:45 a.m., Thursday, September 2, 2021, at Bickford House Assisted Living. She was born on May 12, 1930 in Clinton, the daughter of Earl and Christina (Frantz) Rich.

 

She graduated from Waynesville High School and married Marvin H. Winter of Beason on October 22, 1949. She was proceeded in death by her husband, her sister, Donna Short and son, Terry Winter.

 

Phyllis is survived by her son Darwin Gene Winter, her son Steven (Deborah) Winter of Bloomington, four grandchildren Erin (Chad) Keefe of Normal, Christina (Steven) Rustemeyer of Bloomington, Timothy (Kelly) Winter of Bloomington and Scott (Ashley) Winter of Davenport, IA. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren William and Delaney Keefe, Andrew, Tyler and Allison Rustemeyer, Mackenzie and Josie Winter and August and Amelia Winter.  

 

Phyllis was a homemaker and attended the Beason United Methodist Church. She was active in the Rural Letter Carriers Association and enjoyed traveling to conventions all over the US with Marvin. She also enjoyed her grand children and going to the fair each summer. Phyllis loved country music and attending concerts including the Grand Ole Opry. She was very outgoing and didn’t know a stranger.

 

A private graveside service will be held at the cemetery in Waynesville. 

 

Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.

 

Quiram Peasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Earl D. Tippitt

 Earl D. Tippitt, 92, of Clinton, IL passed away 7:19 PM August 31, 2021 at Manor Court Clinton, IL.

 

Graveside services be 11 AM, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Rev. Michael Taylor officiating. There will be no visitation.  The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to The Earl Tippitt Memorial Fund c/o Beverly Nunnery.

 

Earl was born June 5, 1929 in Taylorville, IL the son of Dudley N. and Hazel Bell (Foster) Tippitt. He married Vivian M. Lucas October 20, 1950 in Kincaid, IL. She passed away March 2, 2020.

 

Survivors include his children: Allen (Kay) Tippitt, Flintstone, GA; Beverly (Mike) Nunnery, Clinton, IL and Mark (Sheryl) Tippitt, New Berlin, IL; 11 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren, sisters:  Ana Michaels, Oreana, IL and Charlene Basil, Kincaid, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Donald Tippitt, Gerald Tippitt, and Ronald Tippitt and two sisters, Rita Coffey and Zelma Haley.

 

Earl was a member of the Clinton First Church of Nazarene.  He retired from Mueller Co. in Decatur, IL after 41 years of service which included several years as caretaker of the Mueller Lodge. He enjoyed spending time with his family and devoted his life to serving the Lord.

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Pastor R. David Stogsdill

Pastor R. David Stogsdill, 75, of Oakley, IL, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur.
 
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Monday, September 6, at Life Foursquare Church, Decatur, with visitation 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday, September 5, at the church.  Private family burial will be in Cerro Gordo Cemetery, Cerro Gordo, IL.
 
Memorials in David’s honor may be made to Life Foursquare Church.
 
David was born March 8, 1946 in Decatur, IL, the son of Robert and Doris (Williams) Stogsdill. He married Ellen McDonald on June 19, 1966 in Cerro Gordo. 
 
David was a member and Care Pastor at Life Foursquare, Decatur.  He previously was a Pastor for 45 years, in Bradley, IL, Melvin, IL, Newcastle, IN, was the founder of Open Hearts Foursquare in Monticello and loved studying God’s Word.  David loved construction and built their home and the Open Hearts Foursquare Church in Monticello.  He also enjoyed  computer programming and driving a bus for Argenta-Oreana schools after his retirement.
 
David is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ellen of Oakley, IL; son Michael (Michelle) Stogsdill of Cerro Gordo; daughter Tammie (Brian) Ennis of Clinton; grandchildren Tiffany (Ryan) Cochran, Aaron (Heather) Ennis, Nathan (Molly) Ennis, Miranda (Jacob) Overton; step grandchildren Jackson, Samuel, Morgan; great grandchildren Finley Rose Cochran, Theodore Ennis, and one on the way, Elsie Ennis; sister Judie (Robert) Smith; nieces and nephews Brandon, Michelle, and Shawna; family in heart Scott (Michelle) Reece and their children Jessica, Jordan, Lauren, Joseph, Kate, Bella; and many others who he mentored.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, great granddaughter Abigail.
 
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family in care of Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes at www.brintlingerandearl.com.

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Dorothy Greenarch

Dorothy Lee Greenarch “Mamo”, 89 of White Heath, IL passed away 3:31 PM August 25, 2021 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 11 AM, Monday, August 30, 2021 at Ingram Cemetery, White Heath, IL with Pastor Seth Emerson officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to The White Heath United Methodist Church or The White Heath Community Center.

 

Dorothy was born February 7, 1932 in Louisville, KY the daughter of Jack Benny and Johanna (Dolan) Cummings. She married William Clayton Greenarch, Jr. September 10, 1949 in Seymour, IL. He passed away February 20, 2010.

 

Survivors include her children: Mark Edward (Carla) Greenarch, Ivesdale, IL; Dennis Clayton Greenarch (Roni), Bement, IL; Lisa Rose Greenarch, Cisco, IL; and Lori Renee (Steve) Harper, White Heath, IL; eight grandchildren, twenty-seven great grandchildren; and sister, Teresa Rose Stiles, Louisville, KY; she is also leaving behind the Bell Brothers:  Mike, Larry, and Arthur.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Jack Cummings.

 

Dorothy retired from and was also multiple times the Employee of the Year at Capitol Record Club and Leggs Inc., Champaign, IL.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Corwin Burris

Corwin “Cord” Burris 88 of Clinton, Illinois passed away peacefully at 1:35 AM August 26, 2021 at Liberty Village, Clinton, IL with his family at his side.

 

Services will be 11 AM, Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr., Mike Cahill, and Allison Hitchings officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Monday, August 30, 2021 at the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the American Legion Post #103, Clinton, IL or Little Galilee Christian Assembly.

 

Corwin was born October 15, 1932 in Wapella, IL the son of Robert Jackson and Ida May (Cox) Burris. Cord’s father passed away when he was only three years old and his mother was left to raise six sons.  He started working at a very young age.  He was The Pantagraph carrier for the Village of Wapella for many years as well as helping farmers in the area.  He always had a job, went to Wapella Schools, played basketball, baseball, and ran track and was good at all of them.  He graduated in 1950 and was drafted into the Army on January 26, 1953 as a PFC and did his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri.  This was during the Korean Conflict, but he spent the most of his time in Germany.  He was discharged on January 24, 1955 receiving the National Defense Medal and Army of Occupation Medal.  He served in Company C of the 547th Engineer Battalion in Germany.  For 59 years, he worked for The Illinois Central Gulf Railroad.  Cord married Judy Wickenhauser October 27, 1967 in Wapella, Il.

 

Survivors include his wife, Judy Burris, Clinton, IL; daughter, Robin (Kim) Lecouris, granddaughters, Miranda (Ryan) Freeman and Melanie Lecouris, grandson, Kyle Lecouris, all of Clinton, IL and three great-grandchildren, Willow and Riley Freeman and Marshall Smith.

 

Cord was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, Leonard, Jack, Thomas, Bob, and Don, and sister, Betty Jean.

 

Cord was a member of the American Legion Post 103 and Clinton Elks and served many years on the Clinton Police and Fire Commission retiring in December 2011.  Cord loved boating and fishing at Clinton Lake, Lake Lida in Minnesota, and Canada, playing cards, and staying busy.  After retirement he enjoyed having coffee with his buddies at the local restaurants.

 

Cord loved his family and many friends and will be missed by so many.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Martha Hoffman

 Martha “Ann” Hoffman 81 of Clinton, IL passed away 12:50 A.M. August 23, 2021 at her family residence, Clinton, IL.

 

Graveside services for Martha and Bob will be at a later date at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Rev. Mark Cooper and Rev. Jeff DeLaughter officiating. Military honors will follow.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Woodlawn Church of God, Clinton, IL.

 

Martha was born July 30, 1940 in Forsyth, GA the daughter of Leonard and Pauline (Moreland) Hamby. She married Donald Robert Hoffman, Sr. December 26, 1957 in Yuma, AZ. He passed away August 25, 2020.

 

Survivors include her son, Donald (Tammy) Hoffman, Jr., Yellville, AR; granddaughter, Brittney Dalton; 2 great-granddaughters, Gretchen Rhea-Ann Dalton and Emoreigh Layne Dalton; sister, Toni Awtry, Barnesville, GA; brothers, Harry (Faye) Hamby, Barnesville, GA and Pete (Kathy) Hamby, Prescott Valley, AZ.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Leon Hamby, and sister, Doris Conkle.

 

Ann was a member of the Woodlawn Church of God and an avid believer in the bible, who loved God and family.

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Mabel Rosine Rich

 Mabel Rosine Rich 96 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 4:35 A.M. August 23, 2021 at Park Pointe Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Morris, Il.

 

Services will be 2 PM, Friday, August 27, 2021 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Nick Blacklidge officiating. Burial will follow at Willmore Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 1 – 2 PM, Friday at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to The Clinton Assembly of God Church or The DeWitt County Friendship Center.

 

Mabel was born April 28, 1925 in Birkbeck, IL the daughter of Nathan and Mary Ona (Spencer) Welch. She married Gilbert T. Manigan September 16, 1942 in Rockford, IL. He passed away March 17, 1999. She later married Jim Rich April 9, 2005 in Clinton, IL. He passed away August 14, 2018.

 

She is survived by her son, Tom (Cindy) Manigan, Minooka, IL; three grandchildren,  seven great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren, and brother, Merle Welch, Clinton, IL.

 

Mabel was preceded in death by her daughter, Anna Stepp; granddaughter, Chele Spears; three brothers and three sisters.

 

Mabel and Gilbert owned and operated the Gold-N-Rise Donut Shop in Clinton.

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Robert F. Adcock

 Robert F. “Bob” Adcock 87, a lifelong Clintonian who spent his last few years in Pontiac was reunited with his beloved wife Lootie at 3:32 PM on August 18, 2021.  It is reported that Heaven got a whole lot chattier with his arrival, as Bob was never known to have met a stranger.

 

Bob married Laura Lou “Lootie” Newberry on March 31, 1954, and when she passed on Sept. 20, 2004, a part of his heart left with her.  We are so thankful that his heart is full again.

 

Bob was born on March 16, 1934 in Clinton, IL, the son of Joseph C. and Etta E. (Craft) Adcock.  He lived an incredibly full life, and had three children Nanette (Jim) Strange, The Villages, FL; Brenda (Jerome) Blattner, Tampa, FL; Bob (Deb) Adcock, Pontiac, IL; six grandchildren Josh (Theresa) Strange; Jamee Strange; Adam Blattner; Alex (Bree) Adcock; Andrew Adcock; and Aaron Adcock; five great-grandchildren: Nathaniel, David, and Caleb Strange; Anna Lou and Emma Adcock.

 

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers John and Joe.

Bob was a devoted husband to Lootie, and deeply loved his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  He worked hard and was a loyal and true friend.

 

Bob grew up on a farm that he loved, served his country as a Seabee in the US Navy in Guam, worked on the railroad and was a proud union plumber and pipefitter, and ran the welding test shop at Clinton Nuclear Power Station.  He was a member of First Christian Church in Clinton and Local #99 in Bloomington, IL as well as the American Legion.

 

Visitation will be held, Tuesday, August 24, 2021 from 1 – 3 PM at the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL.  Services will begin immediately thereafter (3 PM) with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Long Point Cemetery, Wapella, IL with Military Honors.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements. 

 

Memorials may be directed to Clinton First Christian Church, Little Galilee Christian Assembly, or Southern Illinois Honor Flight.

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MICHAEL WAYNE ANGEL

Michael Wayne Angel 62 of Farmer City, IL passed away 11:49 A.M. August 19, 2021, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL

 

Graveside services will be 10:00 AM Thursday September 2, 2021 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted the family with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to Michael Wayne Angel Memorial Fund.

 

Michael was born May 27, 1959, in Clinton, IL the son of Earl Lee and Betty Lucille (Works) Angel.

 

Survivors include his partner, Maddie Brady, Farmer City, IL; children, Tracy Renee (Michael) France, Wesley Chapel, FL, Justin Michael Angel, Kingman, AZ; grandchildren, Savannah Angel, Michael France, Jr., Tyson France; stepson, Matt Miller, Bloomington, IL; step grandchildren, McKenna Miller, Anna Miller, E’va Miller all of Champaign, IL; Maddie’s daughter, Christina Huff, Lincoln, IL and her daughter, Alyssa Keator, Lincoln, IL; siblings, Linda Marie (Angel) (Brian) Diskin, Fithian, IL; Ricky Lee (Beverly) Angel, Clinton, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Mike attended Clinton High School. He worked for Revere Copper & Brass for 22 years then as a meat cutter at IGA in Farmer City. He loved the outdoors, hiking and rodeos. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with family.

 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses, doctors, and chaplain on the COVID floor at Carle Foundation Hospital.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Betty Johnson

Betty L. Johnson of Clinton, Illinois, formerly of Newman, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday evening, August 18, 2021 at Manor Court of Clinton.

 

She was born in rural Newman, December 7, 1928, to E. David and L. Jewell (Soards) Wax. She was Valedictorian of the Newman Township High School Class of 1946. She married the love of her life, Keith ???Pete??? Johnson, on September 20, 1947 in Newman. He preceded her in death on July 2, 2001.

 

Betty graduated from Champaign Beauty School in 1947. She had a salon in Hume for four years before her and Pete moved to rural Chrisman to farm. From then on, she was a farmer. She operated everything on the farm at one time or another, except the planter. Her main job was tillage. In addition, she had beautiful flower beds, a large garden, and enjoyed mowing. She canned many fruits and vegetables. She was an excellent seamstress and loved for her home to be decorated with countless Christmas lights.


She is survived by two daughters, Leigh (Randy) Snyder of Metcalf, Illinois, and Jo (Steve) Miller of Clinton, Illinois, former daughter-in-law, Bonnie Johnson (Charles Smith) of Alvin, Illinois, and a son, Marc. She will be dearly missed by her six grandchildren, Klynt (Sheila) Johnson of Ridge Farm, Jaree Johnson (Rick Smith) of Madison, Alabama, Shaye (Andrew) Huffman of Wapella, Jaye (Pat) Sanstrom of Newman, Sydne (Matt Turner) Miller of Clinton, and Trey (Chelsea) Miller of Clinton. She leaves behind her seven precious great-grandchildren, Talon and Karsyn Huffman, Layke and Anchor Sanstrom, Samuel and Kaden Johnson, and Mackenna Miller.

 

Visitation will be Sunday, August 22, from 4-6pm at the Joines Funeral Home in Newman, Illinois with a Celebration of Life on Monday, August 23 at 10:30am at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Fairfield Cemetery, north of Newman. Donations to the family will be used to establish a scholarship for women in agriculture.

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Wilma M. Buraglio

 Wilma M. Buraglio, 95, of Clinton, IL passed away at 4:10 PM, August 13, 2021, at The Warner Hospital and Health Services, Clinton, IL.

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 AM, Saturday, August 21, 2021 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Clinton, IL with Rev. Fr. James Henning, celebrant.  Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 9:30 – 11 AM, Saturday at the church.

 

Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Catholic Church, 502 N. Monroe St., Clinton, IL  61727.

 

Wilma was born May 20, 1926, in Clinton, IL the daughter of Henry and Nina (Linderman) Matthews.  She married Sero Felix “Sonny” Buraglio on May 20, 1943, in Rantoul, IL.  He passed away April 11, 1997.

 

Survivors include her children:  Victor (Bonnie) Buraglio, Champaign, IL; Dennis (Jean) Buraglio, Clinton, IL; and Susie Alexander, Clinton, IL; seven grandsons:  Mark Buraglio; Jeff (Kim) Buraglio; Nick (Rebecca) Buraglio; Tony (Nicole) Buraglio; Michael (Ela) Buraglio; Brian Alexander; and Justin (Tori) Alexander; five great-grandsons; and three great-granddaughters.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Steven Buraglio; two brothers and eight sisters; and grandson, Christopher A. Buraglio.

 

Wilma worked at Sud’s Center Laundromat in Clinton, IL.  Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

 

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Philip Charles Schmid

 Philip Charles Schmid, 58 of Waynesville, IL passed away 3:20 PM August 13, 2021 at his family home, Waynesville, IL.

 

Services will be 10 AM, Friday, August 20, 2021 at the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL with Cassandra Benton officiating. Burial will follow at Rock Creek Cemetery, Waynesville, IL. Visitation will be 4 – 8 PM, Thursday, August 19, 2021 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Philip Charles Schmid Memorial Fund.

 

Philip was born June 28, 1963 in Bloomington, IL the son of Edward Charles and Joyce Elaine (Wakefield) Schmid, Jr. He married Roxanne Martens.  He later married Margaret Kohler on June 12, 1996 in Waynesville, IL. She passed away September 20, 2020.

 

Survivors include his children, Bryanna Schmid, Monticello, IL and Andy (Kaylee) Schmid, Bloomington, IL; step-sons, Alex Villanueva, Decatur, IL and Dusty Norby, Normal, IL;  grandchildren:  Fynlee Schmid and Ajaye Reetz, both of Bloomington, IL; Mia Grace, Sonny, Bella, Dominic, and Letty Villanueva, all of Clinton, IL;  siblings, Judy Mowery, Heyworth, IL; Larry (Kathy) Schmid, Waynesville, IL; Marti (Rene Stidham) Schmid, Macks Creek, MO; Christine (Fritz) Robinson, Kenney, IL; Bonnie Schmid, Clinton, IL; Paul (Laurie Burk) Schmid, Waynesville, IL; and Kevin (Debby) Schmid, McLean, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Steve.

 

Philip attended Wapella Schools and graduated in 1982.  He worked for Wallace Press, Clinton, IL and currently was working for Starcrest Cleaners-Hermes Management, Bloomington, IL.  Philip was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL.  He loved horses and he especially loved his dog, Angus.

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Janet Ann Ruyle

 Janet Ann Ruyle, 80 of Kenney, IL, passed away 1:30 PM August 16, 2021 at her family home in Kenney, IL.

 

Services will be 2 PM, Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Mike Cahill officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Friday, August 20, 2021 at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Janet Ruyle Memorial Fund.

 

Janet was born September 12, 1940 in Sandoval, IL the daughter of Monroe and Wilma (Foltz) Pfeffer. She married Joseph Wardell Ruyle October 21, 1983 in Heyworth, IL. He passed away March 7, 2012.

 

Survivors include her children, Denise (Rick) Johnson, Kenney, IL; Bryan (Robyn) Schanafelt, Scottsdale, AZ; Sheila (Steve) Taylor, Mississippi; stepchildren, Jeffrey W. Ruyle, Clinton, IL; Kimberly Jo (Brian) Vinson, Camdenton, MO; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sister, Marilyn Hintz, Sandoval, IL; and special brother, Roger Jones, Naples, FL.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Janet and her husband Joe owned and operated The Depot in Kenney for over 20 years.  She enjoyed crocheting, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

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Alvin A. Ayers

Ayers, Alvin A. (Al), 86, passed away peacefully in St. Petersburg, Florida, on August 2, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Vicki; his children, Mark (Susan), Christy Daum (Doug), Andrew aka Butch (Leisa), and Allen (Sunny); several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and nieces. Al was born on May 19, 1935, in Clinton, Illinois, and grew up in Waterloo, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his father Elray Walter Ayers (Demaris) of Waterloo, Iowa, mother Wava Sprague of Clinton, Illinois, and brothers Richard {MIA Vietnam) and Lenard Ayers. A private service will be held by the family.

 

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Victor "Vic" Ranney

A long-time Clinton businessperson has died. Victor “Vic” Ranney, who owned Border Control Pest Control for over 20 years, died on July 28th.

 

Visitation for Ranney will be held this Friday afternoon from 2 til 4, at First Christian Church, 3350 N. MacArthur Road in Decatur. A Celebration of Life service will start directly after the visitation at 4 p.m.

 

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Mildred Coppage Schutte Frese

 Mildred Coppage Schutte Frese, 99 of Clinton, IL formerly of Quincy, IL passed away 10:28 AM August 1, 2021, at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30 A.M. Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Clinton, IL with Rev. Fr. James Henning celebrant. Visitation will be 10:30 – 11:30 AM Wednesday at the church. Graveside services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday August 5, 2021, at Calvary Cemetery, Quincy, IL. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements..

 

Memorials may be directed to the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Clinton, IL or the St. Peter Catholic Church, Quincy, IL.

 

Mildred Ellen Coppage Schutte Frese was born July 12, 1922, in Macon, MO the daughter of Cecil E. and Iva Mae (Wood) Coppage. She married Leo H. Shutte, her husband of 46 years, on April 18, 1942; Leo passed away July 13, 1988, in Quincy, IL. Later, she married Albert E. Frese September 22, 1990, enjoying 20 years with Al until his passing on January 12, 2011, in Quincy, IL.

 

Mildred and Leo were blessed with three children, John L. Schutte; he passed May 12, 1988, Sandy Peters, she passed December 15, 2014, and Kathy (Michael) Rakers of Clinton, IL. Her marriage to Al included three stepchildren, Jack (Sybil) Frese of FL, Julie (Michael) Reiter of Quincy, IL and Rod (Jan) Frese of Quincy; he passed June 28, 2020.

 

Also surviving, Millie, are four grandchildren, Michelle Peters, Jonathan (Rose) Rakers, Jason (Colleen) Rakers, and Melissa White, five step grandchildren, Gina (Brad) Dietrich, Jen (Dustan) Kern, Kimberly Sammartino, Philip Frese, and Ryan Frese; eight great grandchildren, Carlie Schroeder, Ashley, and AJ Rakers, Sydney, Katelyn, and Michael Rakers, and Jaxson and Briggs White along with three great step grandchildren, Taylor Dietrich and Jacob and Michael Kern.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Mildred worked at various jobs throughout her adult life being most proud of being a CNA at St. Mary’s Hospital in Quincy and later for Adams County Health Department.

 

Her favorite saying was, “It’s a great life, if you don’t weaken.” She was a survivor; she lost two husbands and two children. She survived breast cancer and at the age of 98 survived COVID. Millie was devoted to her family and friends. She loved life. At times she could be ornery but that is what made her special. 

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Daniel Brinkley

Daniel Emmett Brinkley 75 of Clinton, IL passed away 4:23 A.M. July 29, 2021, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating and military honors following. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to Clinton Eagles Lodge.

 

Danny was born July 23, 1946, in Clinton, IL the son of Lonnie and Marjorie (Emmett) Brinkley. He married Jackie Diane Shaw July 31, 1971, in Clinton, IL. She passed away June 7, 2003.

 

Survivors include his children, Shari (Gage) Irvin, Clinton, IL; Nick (Ashley Wrigley) Brinkley, Clinton, IL, grandson, Tyler Brinkley, Simpson, IL, sisters, Kathy (Tony) Tedrick, Clinton, IL; Londa Reffett, Mt. Zion, IL, along with many nieces, nephews and special friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jimmy Brinkley.

 

Danny was US Army Veteran serving in Vietnam from 1967 to 1971, and a member of the Clinton Eagles Lodge. He worked for Caterpillar in Decatur, IL for 30 years and later for Douglas Dodge in Clinton, IL for many years. Danny loved antiques and the Chicago Cubs.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Mary Weikel

Mary L. Weikel 87 of Clinton, IL passed away 8:15 A.M. December 31, 2020 at Carle BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, IL.

 

Services will be 2 PM, Saturday, August 14, 2021at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. Michael Taylor officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 1 – 2 PM, Saturday at the funeral home.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Clinton First Church of the Nazarene or the DeWitt County Friendship Center.

 

Mary was born May 4, 1933 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Wesley Elmer and Rena Murril (Moore) Dunham.. She married Dale Weikel November 22, 1953 in Maroa, IL. He passed away January 17, 2013.

 

Survivors include her daughters, Cathy Daniels, Clinton, IL and Patti Darling, Bloomington, IL, son-in-law, Jeff Hendricker, Clinton, IL, 5 grandchildren, Joe Daniels, Jill (Matt) Sullivan, Jarrod (Erin) Darling, Jessa and Jordan Hendricker, 7 great-grandchildren, McKinley, Ethan, Kelsey, Aidan, Kaylyn, Cal, Sophia, and brother, Harold Dunham, Maroa, IL.

 

Mary was preceded in death by her Parents, 1 Daughter, Judy Hendricker, son-in-law, Joe Daniels, two sisters, and one brother.

 

Mary was a woman of strong faith and a member of the Clinton First Church of the Nazarene. She worked as the cafeteria manager for the Clinton School District but mostly at the Washington School. She enjoyed meals with her church group “Mondays at Monicals” and also eating with the “Friday Eating Group”, and BINGO at the friendship center. Mary truly loved her family and spending time with them.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Shane Baldis

Shane Isaac Senters Baldis, 46 of Weldon, IL passed away 4:35 A.M. July 19, 2021, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL.

 

Visitation will be 1 – 3 PM Friday, July 30, 2021, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL. Cremation rites will be accorded.

 

Memorials may be directed to Shane Senters Memorial Fund.

 

Shane was born August 7, 1974, in Normal, IL the son of Franklin Senters and Susan Ann Anderson. He was legally adopted by Carlyle Baldis.  Shane had one daughter and she preceded him in death, Kyleigh Elizabeth Hamm.

 

Survivors include his mother, Susan Baldis, Weldon, IL; siblings, Angela Dawn (Kenneth) Cardwell, Clinton, IL; Thomas Eugene Ishmael, Farmer City, IL; Franklin Reginald Senters, Weldon, IL; Kim Hettinger, Waynesville, IL; Jeff Senters, Oak Ridge, OR; Regina Senters, Flora, IL; Constance Marie (Joe) Keppner, Molalla, OR; Jamie (Maria) Farmer, Flora, IL; Nicole Keller, Flora, IL; Michelle Powell, Flora, IL; Tasha Rosenburg, Flora, IL; Steven Powell, Flora, IL; Gale (Doug) Browning, Flora, IL; Jennifer Dennis, Louisville, IL, step children he raised, Katrina and Slater Reeves; and multiple nieces and nephews.

 

Shane was a 1993 Wapella High School Wildcat graduate and attended the ITT Technical Institute of Indianapolis.

 

He loved to make people laugh and fish. He enjoyed sports and was an avid Illini, Packers, and Cubs fan.  Shane identified himself with Native American Culture.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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