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Patricia Smith

 Patricia Mae Smith, or “Pidge” as she was known to her family and close friends, was born on October 30, 1946 in Clinton, IL to Paul Franklin Zimmerman and Ida Mae (Figg) Zimmerman.  She passed away on March 25, 2020 in the home that she grew up in.

 

Pat was the proud mother of three children:  Joseph Spencer (Amy) Smith, Clinton; Angela Nicole (Nikki) Smith; and Bryanna Jo Ross (Timothy Rosten) Zimmerman, Bloomington, IL.  She was also the proud and loving grandmother to two beautiful granddaughters:  Lauren Nicole Smith and Emily Marie Smith, both of Clinton.  She had one brother, Paul Franklin (Nancy) Zimmerman, Jr., Buhl, Idaho, and one sister, Dolly Ross (Norman) Lauria, Bay City, MI, plus nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins who were very dear to her.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Nikki.

 

Pat was a woman of many talents and never met a craft she couldn’t conquer.  In recent years, she greatly enjoyed selling her homemade items at the Clinton Area Farmers and Artisans Market.  Everyone there became like a second family.  Pat also enjoyed reading, sudoku and word puzzles, watching TV and movies, and spending time with her family and pets.

 

For several years, Pat volunteered at the Clinton elementary schools through the Foster Grandparents program.  She was proud of the work she did there and loved the teachers and students who came to know her as “Grandma Pat” or “G.P.”

 

She was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Patricia Mae Smith Memorial Fund.

 

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

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Dolores Ludlam

Dolores J. Ludlam, 90, of Atlanta passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at OSF. St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.

 

Private Graveside services will be held at the Atlanta Cemetery with Mr. Dave Harmon officiating.

 

A Celebration of her Life will be held at a later date.

 

Dolores Jene Ludlam was born on December 25, 1929 in Middletown,  the daughter of Ancle Albert and Ella Gladys Boyer Frakes. She was united in marriage to Leonard  C. Ludlam on January 11, 1970. He preceded her in death on October 9, 1980.

 

She is survived by her son Dana (Penny) Carter, Stepchildren: Marsha (Paul) Hindman, Shelly (John Ford) Buettner,  Grandchildren: Christy (Scott) O’Neill, Jeremy Carter, Samantha (Adam) Nagrocki, Jennifer (Luey) Garcia, Misha (Andy) Egan, Preston Hindman, Daniel (Fernanda) Carter, Logan (Cami) Buettner.

 

Great grandchildren: Finn, Grace, Collin, Remington, Lottie, Layla, Jeremy, Sammy, Daniel.

She was preceded in death by one daughter: Susan Carter, one son: David Carter, one sister: Jacqueline Sullivan, one brother: Don Frakes.  One grandson: Joshua Hodo.

 

Dolores graduated from the Middletown High School in 1948.

 

She is a member of Atlanta Christian Church, Foster Grandparents, Royal Neighbors and Veteran’s of Foreign War Auxiliary.

 

Memorials may be made to her family.

 

Quiram Peasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangement.

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Melvina Robb

Melvina “Mel” Robb 92 of Argenta, Illinois passed away 1:00 A.M. March 27, 2020 at her family residence, Argenta, IL.

 

Graveside Services will be 1 PM, Monday, March 30, 2020 at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, Illinois with DMH Hospice Chaplain Jan Dial officiating. There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, Il. is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to Cancer Care Center of Decatur or D.M.H. Hospice.

 

Melvina was born July 8, 1927 in Fort Ancient, OH the daughter of Eddie Clifton and Martha Virginia (Vandevender) Vaughn. She married Marion “Rob” Robb May 29, 1955 in Mackinaw, IL.

 

Survivors include her husband, Marion “Rob” Robb, Argenta, IL; children, Cathie (Lonnie) Askren, Walstonburg, N.C. and Melvin “Mike” (Charla) Robb, Moweaqua, IL; 3 grandchildren:  Jenny, Eric, and Lindzi; and 4 great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters.

 

Mel was a talented lady.  She was a ceramicist, artist, owned her own shop, and dabbled in wood carving.  Mel loved to play cards and Bingo.  Most of all she loved being a Homemaker and loved children.  She was known to them as “Mama Mel.”

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Nancy Baker

Nancy L. Baker 78 of Clinton, IL passed away 11:30 PM March 20, 2020, at Heritage Health and Rehab, Bloomington, IL.

 

Private graveside services will be Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at the Weldon Cemetery with Ernie Harvey, Jr.. officiating.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is handling the arrangements. A Celebration of Life will be scheduled in the near future. 

 

Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer Association or Heritage Health and Rehab.

 

Nancy was born September 10, 1941, in Farmer City, IL the daughter of Elman and Lou Ree Rittenhouse. She married John R. Baker on June 19, 1960, in Farmer City, IL.

 

Survivors include her husband, John R. Baker, Clinton, IL, children, Linden (Lisa) Baker, Clinton, IL; Connie (Tom) Cooper, Clinton, IL; Carol (Pat) Halihan, Hudson, IL;

6 grandchildren, Brandon (Amanda) Baker, Megan (Josh) Ellis, Cortney (Dan) Green, Collin Halihan, Caitlin Halihan, Wyatt Cooper; 4 great-grandchildren Kyleigh Baker, Hazel Mae Rathbun, Mattalynn Baker, and James Patrick Rathbun; siblings, Bill (Shirley) Rittenhouse, Farmer City, IL; Martha (Ed) Gillispie (DeKalb, IL); Glen (Rita) Rittenhouse, Pekin, IL; sister-in-law Jenny Rittenhouse, Clinton, IL; brother-in-law Arlen Isaacs, Mt. Zion, IL; brother-in-law Bill (Sandy) Baker Foley, MO; and sister-in-law Sandy Rockhold, Clinton, IL.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Raymond Rittenhouse and Thomas Rittenhouse and two sisters Irene Oakley and Laura Isaacs.

 

Nancy co-owned Bakers ITCO and Bakers True Value with her loving husband John and retired from Gibson Ace Hardware in 2000. She was a member of the First Christian Church and enjoyed her time with family, camping, and playing cards. 

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Rowena Fuller

 Rowena L. Fuller, 57 of Wapella, IL passed away 8:01 PM March 16, 2020, at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, IL.

 

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

 

Memorials may be directed to Clinton VFW Women’s Auxiliary #416

 

Rowena was born June 29, 1962, in Clinton, IL the daughter of Darrell Eugene and Shirley (Whitney) Rueger. She married Michael C. Fuller in Peoria, IL.

 

Survivors include her husband, Michael C. Fuller, Wapella, IL, daughter, Sarah Piatt-Prawl, Clinton, IL, son, Matthew D. Piatt, Peoria, IL, stepsons, Micah C. Fuller and Matthew R. Fuller both of East Peoria, IL, 7 grandchildren, and 6 brothers and sisters.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Rowena was a member of the Clinton VFW Women’s Auxiliary #416. She had worked in the hospitality industry for many years, always making sure people had meals during the holidays.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Carol Henderson

 Carol Kay Henderson, 78 of Maroa, IL passed away 2:15 P.M. March 17, 2020, at St. Clara’s Manor, Lincoln, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 11 AM Friday, March 20, 2020, at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to Carol Henderson Memorial Fund.

 

Carol was born November 29, 1941, in Shobonier, IL the daughter of Charles and Pauline (Kagy) Klukis. She married Derald Henderson. He preceded her in death along with her parents, 3 brothers, and 1 grandson.

 

 

Survivors include her children, Paula Barry, Decatur, IL; Lola Dianne (Gregory) Peck, Murrieta, CA; David M. Cotner, FL, 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters, and 2 brothers. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

 

Carol worked for the United States Postal Service and retired from St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur, IL.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Ruth Sprague

Ruth E. Sprague 105 of Clinton, IL passed away 11:29 PM March 17, 2020, at her family residence, Clinton, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 2:30 PM Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Pastor Tracy Ray officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Weldon Springs Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Ruth was born December 26, 1914, in Clinton, IL the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth (McKinney) McHaney. She married Paul A. Sprague on April 11, 1937, in Clinton, IL. He passed away on September 8, 2004.

 

Survivors include her children, Norma (Neil) Nichols, Maroa, IL; Janice Sprague, Clinton, IL, 3 grandchildren, Julie (Scott) Kelly, Clinton, IL; Jennifer (Tony) Rhodes, Clinton, IL; Chris Nichols, Normal, IL, 4 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.

 

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, 1 Son, Charles Sprague, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters.

 

Ruth was an avid Cubs fan and saw them win the World Series. She loved to crochet.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Joyce C. Smith

Joyce C. Smith 83 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 1:46 PM March 15, 2020 at Manor Court, Clinton, Il.

 

Services will be 11 AM, Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, Il. Visitation will be 9 – 11 AM, Saturday at the funeral home.

 

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

 

Joyce was born January 9, 1937 in Clinton, Il. the daughter of Charles A. and June F. (Thomas) Provin. She married Keith R. “Corky” Smith February 24, 1954 in Clinton, Il. He passed away August 26, 2009.

 

Survivors include her children, Keith W. (Kathy) Smith, Clinton, Il.; Terri A. Davis, Ringold, Georgia; Steven R. (Marsha) Smith, Clinton, Il.; 8 Grandchildren, 12 Great-Grandchildren, and 2 Step-Great-Grandchildren.

 

Joyce was preceded in death by her Parents, 2 Brothers, Bruce and Ron Provin, and Sister, Karen Provin.

 

Joyce was a bookkeeper for many years.

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Richard Lenchner

 Richard Charles “Dick” Lenchner 72 of Clinton, Il. passed away 1:56 PM, March 12, 2020, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

 

Graveside Services with Military Honors will be 1 PM, Monday, March 16, 2020, at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Chaplain Marc Rogers officiating. There will be no visitation.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.

 

Dick was born on October 30, 1947, in St. Paul, Minnesota the son of Benjamin Jacob and Geraldine (McKinney) Lenchner.   He married Paula Gail Larson.  She passed away on February 1, 2006.

 

Survivors include his son, Benjamin (Billie) Lenchner, Ocala, FL; 2 grandsons, Kyle (Serena) Livingston, Ocala, FL, and Justin Lenchner, Ocala, FL; 2 great-grandchildren, Cooper Livingston and Abiegail Livingston; 2 brothers, Tom (Betty) Lenchner, Maroa, IL and Steve (Adele) Lenchner, Clinton, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother, Robert Lenchner.

 

Dick was a US Army veteran.  He served in the 2nd Infantry Div. in Korea during the Vietnam War.  He was an AMVETS member.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com.

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Judy D. Webb

Judy D. (Scott) Webb, 76, of Clinton, IL, passed away March 8, 2020, at Liberty Village in Clinton, IL.

 

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

 

Judy was born in Wapella, IL, the daughter of Wayne and Grace (Riddle) Scott. She married Clarence "Dick" Webb on January 1, 1964.

 

Survivors include her son Scott (Christy) Webb, Clinton, IL, 5 grandchildren, and 1 great-granddaughter.


She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Gary Scott, and one granddaughter.


Judy was a loving and caring wife, daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed riding alongside her husband and shopping. Her greatest joys were her son and grandchildren.

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William David Hammer

 William David Hammer 79 of Argenta, Illinois passed away 3:25 A.M. March 12, 2020 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Il.

 

Graveside Services will be 12:00, Noon, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL with Military Honors. There will be no visitation.  Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.

 

William was born January 10, 1941 in Argenta, IL the son of Juanita “Sis” Evans. He married Sarah A. Donaldson May 14, 2004 in Decatur, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Sarah A. Hammer, Argenta, IL; children, Penny (Curt) Price, Clinton, IL; Betty (Jim) Morrison, Clinton, IL; Tammy (John) Moffett, Westfield, IL; Jennifer (Devon) Maybo; Decatur, IL; Charity (Shannon) Slater, Decatur, IL; and Misty Hammer, IL; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Billy Hammer.

 

William retired from Norfolk and Western Railroad after 42 years of service.  He was a U.S. Army veteran.

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James R. Tomes

 James R. “Cec” Tomes 79 of Clinton, IL passed away 1:39 PM March 9, 2020 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

 

Services will be 10 AM Friday, March 13, 2020 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to Cancer Care Center of Decatur.

 

Cec was born August 27, 1940 in Clinton, IL the son of Cecil and Ruth (Janes) Tomes. He married Frances J. Followell January 29, 1960 in Clinton, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Frances J. Tomes, Clinton, IL, children, Kathy (Francis) Jackson, Clinton, IL; Diana (Roger) Sams, Bellevue, NE, 3 grandsons, Kevin (Kristin) Jackson, Clinton, IL; Timothy (Krista) Jackson, Clinton, IL; Collin Sams, Madison, WI, 1 great grandson, 4 great granddaughters, siblings, Mary (Howard) Watts, Brentwood, TN; Barbara (Adrian) Bilyeu, Normal, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Cec worked for Caterpillar in Decatur for 34 years. He was a member of the Clinton Eagles Lodge for 58 years and lifelong Chicago Cubs fan.

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Lyle Day

Lyle R. Day, 94 of Clinton, IL passed away 1:10 am on March 6, 2020, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

Graveside services will be 3:00 PM Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating with military honors. Visitation will be 1:30 – 2:30 PM Wednesday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.

 

Memorials may be directed to Lyle Day Memorial Fund.

 

Lyle was born on November 26, 1925, the son of Ernest and May (Arthur) Day. He married Norma L. Tucker on February 19, 1944, in St. Louis, MO. She passed away on September 16, 1994.

 

Survivors include his son, David L. Day, Clinton, IL, daughter, Joy Rolofson, Clinton, IL, grandchildren, Brian, Kelly, and Sandra, 6 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandson.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; 1 son, James Day; 8 brothers; and 1 sister.

 

Lyle served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a fireman and engineer for Illinois Central Railroad and later sold cars for Fehrenbach Chevrolet in Decatur, IL.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Norman Lane

 Norman Robert “Bob” Lane, 83 of Momence formerly of Clinton, IL passed away 3:28 PM February 29, 2020 at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee, IL.

 

Services will be 12:30 PM Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Darrell Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Baptist Cemetery, Kenney, IL. Visitation will be 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Clinton Community High School Sports or the American Heart Association.

 

Bob was born January 24, 1937 in Clinton, IL the son of Norman “Red” and Wilma (Matheny) Lane. He married Jane Ann Reynolds November 13, 1955 in Clinton, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Jane Ann Lane, Momence, IL, children, Robert “Tim” (Sharon) Lane, Momence, IL; Tobin (Lorinda) Lane, Tomah, WI, 4 grandchildren, Andrew (Kim) Johnson, Kansas City, KS; Kyle (Kirstin) Lane, Bloomington, IL; Timothy “T.J.” Lane (Joline Pettit), Momence, IL; Mary (Josh) Peot, Madison, WI, 2 great grandchildren, Trenton Lane and Jemma Lane.

 

He was preceded in death by parents, 1 infant daughter, Susan Merinda Lane, 2 brothers, Jerry Lane and Dick Lane, and beloved dog, Sasha.

 

Bob loved his family, his country and sports. He served his country in the United States Airforce and was an Alaska State Policeman. He was an avid golfer, Cubs fan and received his Varsity Letter in all four sports in all four years at Clinton Community High School. 

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John Harris

John “Richie” Harris, 59, passed away at 1:16 p.m. on February 27, 2020, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.

 

John was born on December 28, 1960, in Clinton, IL; son of George and Dorothy (Underwood) Harris. He married Penny Ball in 1997 in Lincoln, IL. She survives him.

 

Also surviving John is his parents, his stepson: Joshua Dubson, his siblings: Tony (Cherie) Harris, Dennis (Lori) Harris, and Tina (Randy) Turley, and several nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his grandparents and one granddaughter: Emma.

 

Cremation rites for John will be accorded. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in John’s name to Gift of Hope, www.giftofhope.org.

 

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Gary L. McConnell

 Gary L. McConnell 81 of Argenta, Illinois passed away 11:17 A.M. February 22, 2020 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Il.

 

Services will be 10 AM, Friday, February 28, 2020 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with Pastor Carlton Binkley officiating.  Burial will follow at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL with Military Honors.  Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Thursday, February 27, 2020 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with Masonic Rites at 7 PM. and 9 AM until the service time Friday at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.

 

Memorials may be directed to Tabernacle Baptist Church or The American Lung Association.

 

Gary was born April 9, 1938 in Decatur, IL the son of Orville and Eloise (Bricker) McConnell. He married Gwen Querrey May 27, 1999 in Springfield, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Gwen McConnell, Argenta, IL; Gary McConnell, Decatur, IL; Doug (Tonya) McConnell, Oreana, IL; Susanna (Bryan) Zimmerman, Columbia, MO; Michael K. (Christina) James, Atlanta, GA; and Andree D. James, Los Angeles, CA; 4 grandchildren:  Emma L. McConnell, Elsah L. James, Harrison James, and Eden B. James.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Gary was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Decatur, IL and served in the Air National Guard, Springfield, IL.  He farmed for over 60 years.  Gary was a 50 year plus member of the Masonic Lodge #871 A.F. & A.M.  He loved to fish and travel, but most of all, he loved spending time with his family.

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Sandra J. Laffey

 Sandra J. Laffey 69 of Clinton, Il. passed away 7:36 A.M. February 21, 2020 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Il.

 

Services will be 11 AM, Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Cody Monkman officiating.  Visitation will be 9 – 11 AM, Saturday at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to The Vespasian Warner Library, Clinton, IL or Friends of the Child 1st Center, Decatur, IL.

 

Sandra was born January 25, 1951 in Richmond Heights, MO the daughter of William and Dorothy (Bode) Duncan.

 

Survivors include her mother, Dorothy Duncan, Valley Park, MO; daughter, Alison (Ryan) Elsea, Argenta, IL; granddaughter, Lillian Elsea, Argenta, IL; brother, Craig (Marsha) Duncan, Fenton, MO.

 

She was preceded in death by her father.

 

Sandra was a Spanish and French teacher for over 35 in the Clinton School District.  She enjoyed playing Bunco with the “Bunco Babes” and spending time with her family and friends.

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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.


Online condolences may be made at
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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.


Online condolences may be made at
www.calvertmemorial.com<http://www.calvertmemorial.com>

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