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Linda Jackson

Linda Sue James Scott Jackson 70 of Kenney, Illinois went to her Heavenly Home on her 70th birthday at 6:27 PM July 22, 2021 at her family residence, Kenney, Il.

 

Services will be 10 AM, Thursday, July 29, 2021 at the Calvert Funeral, Clinton, IL with Joe Cornell officiating.  Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Linda Jackson Memorial Fund.

 

Linda was born July 22, 1951 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Raymond and LaJean (Short) James of Clinton, IL.   She married the love of her life Roger Scott on November 14, 1970.  He preceded her in death.  She married Sidney Jackson on December 12, 2015. He also preceded her in death..

 

Survivors include her children:  Dana (Jon) Taylor; Roger (Lea) Scott; and Douglas (Jessica) Scott; grandchildren:  Amber (Caleb) Bell; Silas (Erica) Taylor; Ashley (Wyatt) Scott; Sydney (Josh) McKee; Jessica (Kaleb) Shepherd; Aubrey (Gage) Scott; William Scott; Charity Grace (John) Taylor; Joshua Taylor; and Madilyn (Chris) Scott; great-grandchildren:  Declan Bell; Piper McKee; Blakelyn Hosier; Ivy Shepherd; Lively Bell; and Elody Bell; plus one on the way.

 

Linda was “Gma Linda” to countless people.  She never met a stranger and loved everyone just as they were.  After retiring from Mitsubishi and PII, she dedicated herself to ministry and taking care of others.  She founded Toasty Toes Ministry.  This provided thousands of socks, undergarments, blankets, and winter apparel to local school children and intercity homeless.  Linda was a valued member of LifeBridges Church in Clinton, IL where she was the Nursery Coordinator.  She volunteered countless hours to many people in need.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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William Good

William L. “Bill” Good, 66, of Clinton, Il. passed away peacefully July 21, 2021 surrounded by family at his residence, Clinton, Il.

 

Bill is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carla Good, his mother, Donna M. Good, children, Alicia (Samuel “Will”) Sparks and Sean Good, his beloved grandchildren, Jack Sparks, Rylan Sanders and Harper Good and brother, Randy E. Good. He was preceded in death by his father.

 

Bill was born January 29, 1955 in Clinton, IL to Donald L. and Donna M. (Linderman) Good. He was married Carla Rempe on April 30, 1977 in Clinton, Il.  Known for his dedication and hard work, he retired from Ameren in 2016. A true sense of adventure and love for travel led him on many motorcycle journeys; he visited the 49 Continental states by motorcycle. Most recently, he enjoyed trips with dear friends to Alaska, Oregon and British Columbia. He was a great cook and grill master, and loved his large group of friends, many of whom he had known since childhood. His spirit was generous and selfless, and he cared deeply about supporting our Veterans.  To the end, his main concern was for the care and comfort of his family.  

 

A private graveside service will be held at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL.  A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at a later date.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be directed to St. John's Children's Hospital in Springfield, IL.  Giving | HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital, Springfield, IL

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Galen Lee Reeder

 Galen Lee Reeder 66 of DeWitt, IL passed away 12:24 PM July 18, 2021, at his residence, DeWitt, Il.

 

Graveside services will by 11 AM Monday, July 26, 2021, at DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, IL. There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Galen was born June 15, 1955, in Bloomington, IL the son of Carl B. and Nellie May (Janes) Reeder.

 

Survivors include his three children, Travis, Jason, and Eric Reeder; brother, Albert Lee Reeder, DeWitt, IL; and Aunt, Mary Kate “Katie” Fraley, Taylorville, IL.

 

Galen was preceded in death by his parents.

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Loy Steward

 Loy “Bud” Steward, 95 of Clinton, IL, passed 6 PM July 17, 2021, at St. Clara’s Manor, Lincoln, IL.

 

Services will be 2:30 PM, Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at McClimans Cemetery, Hallsville, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be 12:30 – 2:30 PM, Saturday at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Clinton American Legion or the Clinton AmVets.

 

Loy was born August 13, 1925, in Girard, IL the son of Archie and Grace (Kelley) Steward. He married Annette Fransen November 23, 1946, in Chicago, IL. She passed away June 7, 2000.  He later married Geraldine “Geri” Paulson on July 5, 2002 in Branson, MO.  She survives in Clinton, IL.

 

Survivors include his children:  Susan (the late Steve) Williams, Minier, IL; David L. (Emily) Steward, Kenney, IL; Bill (Kay) Steward, Clinton, IL; Laura (Doug) Koons, Clinton, IL; 10 grandchildren:  Terri & (Glen) Harmison, Mackinaw, IL; Moriah & (Josh) Adkins, Franklin, IL; Loni & (Patrick) Trimble, White Heath, IL; Amanda & (Luke) DeGrave, Atkinson, IL; Melody Steward, Scottsdale, AZ; Bill & (Lori) Steward Jr., Kenney, IL; Kelli & (Jarrod) Krall, Warrensburg, IL; Jamie Steward & (Christopher) Hernandez, Lincoln, IL; Donald & (Jamie) Koons, Bloomington, IL; Daniel & (Jenna) Koons, Pontiac, IL; and 15 great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brother and one sister, and son-in-law, Steve Williams.

 

Loy was a WWII Veteran serving in the 82nd and 101st Airborne Division.  He was a patriarch in agriculture by becoming a partner in the Hallsville Elevator to keep grain elevators owned locally.  Loy was committed to farming starting in 1949 and continuing for 47 years.  He then was “part-time” help and mentor to two sons and a grandson who carried on the family tradition.  He loved to travel, whether it was in his Fifth-wheel or to his second home in Ft. Myers, FL.  He was an avid story teller that didn’t know a stranger so he made friends wherever he went.  He was also an expert gardener and was known for his delicious watermelons.  Loy’s greatest love was spending time with his family that loved him immensely.  

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Carolyn B. Johnson

Carolyn B. Johnson, 98, of McLean passed away at 1:30 a.m. , Sunday, July 18,2021 at her home surrounded by her family and close friend.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Johnson will be held on Friday, July 23,2021 at 11:00 a.m.at the Funks Grove Church in rural McLean with Rev. Aletha Weatherall and Rev. Don Doty officiating.

 

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Funks Grove Church in rural McLean.

Burial will be in the Funks Grove Cemetery in rural McLean.

 

Carolyn was born on February 13, 1923, in her family home in rural McLean, the daughter of Lyle and Mattie (Leach) Munson. Carolyn was united in marriage to W. Paul Johnson on September 4,1948 in Pekin. He preceded her in death on March 9, 1982.

 

Survivors include her daughters: Nanette and Marianne, her niece, Helen Johnson Snodgrass, and her dearly devoted pet "Heidi" 

 

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister Nan Louise Munson.

 

She was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Ladies Aid, McLean Supper Club and the McLean High School Class of 1941.

 

Carolyn loved her farm life. She resided in the same home all of her life, being born here and then passing into eternal life at the same residence. 

 

Her family would like to thank Carolyn's doctors and nurses, McLean Fire & Rescue and Carle Bro Menn Home Health Care and Hospice for their great care.

 

Memorials may be made to Ebenezer United Methodist Church or McLean Fire & Rescue Department.

 

Quiram Peasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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Robert Emerson Moffat, Jr.

Robert Emerson Moffat, Jr., 82, passed away peacefully at 3:37pm on July 11, 2021 at his home in Fenton, MO surrounded by his loving family.  Robert (Bob) was born on September 15, 1938 to Rebecca Jane and Robert E. Moffat, Sr. In St. Louis, MO.   The family lived in Sikeston, MO, Farmer City, IL, Decatur, IL  and later moved to Clinton, IL where Bob grew up and met his bride, Elizabeth Ann (Gardner) Moffat.  He and Liz moved to California shortly after they were married and lived in San Diego and Menifee, California for many years.   After his beloved Liz passed, Bob moved back to Missouri and enjoyed living in Fenton. Bob and Liz were blessed to celebrate 52 years of marriage before her passing in 2011.

 

Bob was preceded in death by his wife Liz, his parents Robert and Rebecca Jane and his brother Thomas Rhoades.  Bob, a beloved father of his only child Stephanie Jane Little (Todd), loving grandfather of Robbie Reed (Alexis), Allison Lopez, Jordan Reed and cherished great-grandfather of Hunter James Lopez, Emma Leigh Reed and Cole Byron Lopez all of Atlanta, Illinois.  He was a dear brother to Carl Moffat (Carol) of Fenton, Missouri.  Bob was also a loving brother-in-law to Mary Freeman (Carl),  Arvetta Parrish, Steve Gardner and  Dan Gardner (Sharon).  Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews and a wonderful friend to many.  Bob will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

 

Bob graduated from Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri and then served in the United States Marine Corps from 1958-1964.  After his honorable discharge, Bob and Liz moved back to Clinton, IL where Bob worked for the City Police as well as the Sheriffs Department as a Deputy and an Investigator for the States Attorney, of which he had many great stories.  After several years, Bob and Liz moved back to California where Bob worked for the Department of Defense as a Quality Assurance Engineer at North Island Naval Air Station in Coronado, California until he retired in 1993.  After retirement, Bob thoroughly enjoyed working for the Del Mar Fairgrounds and Thoroughbred Club as a sergeant with the security department for many more years where he was highly regarded by his co-workers.  He also enjoyed volunteering for the Department of Fish and Game and taught Gun safety classes.

 

 In 1958,  Bob followed in his father’s footsteps and became a member of the fraternal order of Freemasonry as well as the Scottish RIte. He earned his 50 year pin, received various awards and held many offices as well as serving as Worshipful Master of his Lodge in Mission Bay, California.  He was proud to attend Lodges in Mexico, Japan, the Philippines, Guam, Hawaii and Scotland.   Bob also joined the Order of the Eastern Star and served alongside his wife, Liz for many years.  He was proud to hold the office of Worthy Patron multiple times as well as serving as Grand Sentinel in 2014.

 

Bob’s hobbies and pastimes included woodworking and as many know, he has created some beautiful pieces.  He also loved the sport of hunting and loved the various trips he took hunting elk, deer, wild boar, to name a few!  He also loved fishing, shooting and reloading as well as gun safety which he proudly passed on to his grandsons.  Bob loved traveling, good food, spending time with his daughter Stephanie, her children and new grandchildren.  A recent high point was when Stephanie was proudly able to take Bob to Scotland in 2019 to see the town of Moffat, which was on his “bucket list.”  They even got to fly First Class!  Bob was very adventurous and in his younger years experienced flying airplanes, skydiving, riding motorcycles, scuba diving (bringing home many abalone and lobster) and in his travels was able to go on multiple cruises to Mexico, Alaska and the Mediterranean where he and Liz got to ride camels.

 

One of Bob’s favorite sayings that he would impart to others was, “In order to enjoy the view from the top of the mountain, you need to be willing to make the climb.”  Bob climbed that mountain over the course of his life and is now enjoying the heavenly view with his beloved bride, Liz.

 

Celebration of life with military honors will be held Monday, July 26, 2021.   Meet at Jay B. Smith Funeral Home:  777 Oakwood Dr. Fenton, MO 63026 at 1:15pm for procession to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery to begin at 2pm.  Reception will follow at Dad’s house in Fenton.  Please let me know if you’re coming.

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Jeffrey D. Maxwell

A Celebration of Life Service will be held for Jeffrey D. Maxwell on Saturday, July 24,2021 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 263 1740 5th street Lincoln, Illinois 

 

Jeffrey D. Maxwell 56, of Lincoln left this earth on February 13,2021 to be reunited with his sister, Janine, and his parents, Wilma and Jim Maxwell, in heaven. Born in Peoria, IL on July 24,1964 Jeff and his family would move to their family farm south of Manito, IL where he spent most of his childhood. Here Jeff would attend the Forman School System and the Forest City Community Church. Jeff would participate in many activities and groups where he would excel as well as making lifelong friends along the way. Later Jeff would move to Pittsfield, IL. where he finished out his high school education at Pittsfield High School. Here he would participate in music, choir, theatre, and other activities, such as student council, Latin Club, Spanish Club, and many more. He also was named Prom King at Pittsfield High School his Junior year. He loved being involved. Most importantly, this is where he met the love of his life, Rebecca Lemons. Graduating from Pittsfield High School in 1982 he would continue his education at Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, MO. graduating with a degree in Advertising/Marketing. The best was yet to come when he wed his high school sweetheart, Rebecca Lemons, on August 8, 1987 in Pittsfield, IL. It was the hottest day of the year, but it was the event of the season being one of the largest weddings in Pittsfield. Once married, Jeff and Becky moved to Morris, IL where they welcomed their first born, Adam Jeffrey Maxwell, their pride and joy on December 24,1989 a Christmas miracle. Jeff, Becky, and Adam would later move to Lincoln, IL where they would find their forever home. While in Lincoln, IL they welcomed their second child, Anna-Grace Maxwell, on October 5,1993 who would become Jeff’s princess. Jeff loved his children more than anything and was beyond proud of the achievements and accomplishments they both have made. He could not have a conversation without mentioning how proud he was of both of his children. They were his everything. Jeff left a lasting impression on everyone he encountered. He was known as the life of the party as well as being able to make everyone laugh. Jeff was a devoted Radio Personality for WLCN 96.3FM and always said he had a face for radio. His voice was very distinguished and one of a kind. He loved music as much as he loved being the center of attention. He was also a caring and compassionate man that loved deeply. He made lifelong friends throughout his journey through life and will be missed by many. Very few can say they did not know Jeff #2. Jeff is survived by; his wife, Rebecca Maxwell, of Lincoln, son, Adam Jeffrey Maxwell, of Lincoln, daughter and son-in-law, Anna-Grace and Dirk Conrady, of Lincoln. Jeff’s final wishes of being an organ donor were honored. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the James B. Maxwell Memorial Educational Scholarship Fund or to the Gift of Hope ? Peasley Funeral Home, 401 Delavan Street, Lincoln, IL, 62656.  Final arrangements are entrusted with Peasley Funeral Home of Lincoln.

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Jeanette M. Keim

 Jeanette M. Keim, 56 of Clinton, IL, passed away 12:59 AM July 16, 2021, at her family home in Clinton, IL.

 

Services will be 10 AM Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Jim Kilson officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM Friday, July 23, 2021, at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.

 

Jeanette was born June 2, 1965, in Princeton, IL the daughter of Leslie and Irene (Harmon) Wooden. She married Brian D. Keim October 27, 1990, in Tiskilwa, IL.

 

Survivors include her husband, Brian D. Keim, Clinton, IL; children, Alexander N. Keim, Walled Lake, MI, Abigail E. Keim, Clinton, IL; brother, Brian (Karen) Wooden, Decatur, IL.

 

She was preceded in death by parents and brother, Dale.

 

Jeanette was employed at the Clinton Unit School District #15 since 2005. She enjoyed puzzles and her main love in life was her family.

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Richard M. Whitlock

Richard M. " Rich" Whitlock, 54, of rural Clinton passed away at his home on Thursday, July 15, 2021.

 

A Memorial Service for Mr. Whitlock will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 4:0 p.m. at Living Hope Christian Church,  N. Huff Street, Downs, Il. with Pastor Mark Moore officiating.

 

Visitation will be held from 3:30 p.m. until the time of the service at the church.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded.

 

Rich was born on October 7, 1966 in Viroqua, Wisconsin the son of Richard B. and Susan (Steinkamp) Whitlock. 

 

He is survived by his loving companion: Talea Wessel, his mother: Susan Whitlock, his daughters: Victoria and Angela Whitlock,


one brother: Brett Whitlock and Talea's children: Trinia, Alex, Garrett, and Liz. 

 

He was preceded in death by his father.

 

Rich graduated from Bloomington High School in 1985 and from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1989.

 

He was last employed at Country Companies as a Claims Adjuster.  He was also Fire Chief on Ellsworth Fire Department.

 

Rich was a member of the Living Hope Christian Church in which he helped in the construction of the permanent building.  His hobbies included horsemanship, woodworking, and pheasant hunting. 

 

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Huntington's Disease Society of America, Living Hope Christian Church, or OSF Hospice.

 

Peasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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Norma Wollen

Norma J. Woollen, 85 of Clinton, IL, passed away 5:09 A.M. July 16, 2021, at her family residence, Clinton, IL.

 

Services will be 3 P.M. Monday, July 19, 2021, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Joshua Gorrie and Georgia Allison officiating. Burial will follow at DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, IL. Visitation will be 2 – 3 P.M. Monday at the funeral home..

 

Memorials may be directed to Battle Cross Crusaders.

 

Norma was born November 4, 1935, in DeWitt County, IL the daughter of Merle and Edith (Lamb) Zimmerman. She married Earl D. Woollen May 18, 1952, in DeWitt, IL. He passed away September 12, 2020.

 

Survivors include her children, Beverly Lynn (Clyde III) Leggett, Wapella, IL; Bobbi LouAnn (Thomas) Frost, Lincoln, IL; 7 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and one on the way, 11 great-great grandchildren and one on the way; 2 step-great grandchildren; brothers, Jerry (Kay) Zimmerman, Farmer City, IL; Don (Jean) Zimmerman, Mansfield, IL.

 

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, 1 daughter, Linda Lee Gibson on August 24, 1986, and brother, Kent Zimmerman.

 

Norma worked at the Clinton United Methodist Church for 21 years as a custodian and also delivered Peace Meals.  After retiring, she worked with her husband Earl.  Most importantly, Norma loved spending time with her family.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Nancy C. Massey

 Nancy C. Massey, 47 of Clinton, IL, passed away 3:47 PM July 10, 2021 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

 

A celebration gathering of Nancy’s life will be 5 – 7 PM Friday, July 16, 2021 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL. The family requests casual attire.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Nancy C. Massey Memorial Fund.

 

Nancy was born November 22, 1973 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Chris Lee and Nancy (Whitehouse) Winebrinner. She married Terry L.. Massey August 2, 2013 in Clinton, IL.

 

Survivors include her husband, Terry L. Massey, Clinton, IL; mother, Nancy Winebrinner, Clinton, IL; stepson, Dustin Leckrone, Lincoln, IL; best friend, Vanessa, along with 3 brothers.

 

She was preceded in death by her father.

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Stephen Smith

Stephen J. Smith, 88, of Clinton, IL, passed away peacefully at 6:35 PM July 6, 2021 at his family home in Clinton, IL.  He was a loving son, husband, grandfather, and great-grandfather.  He grew up in Clinton, IL, graduated from Clinton Community High School, the University of Illinois, and John Marshall Law School after which he practiced law in Clinton for 47 years. 

 

During high school, Steve was a member of The National Honor Society and participated in Football and Track.  Steve was the President of the Junior Class and Vice-President of the Student Council at John Marshall Law School.  He was Chairman of The DeWitt County Cancer Drive and was President of Kiwanis in Clinton.  Steve along with his wife, Jackie, were co-founders of The Stroke/Brain Injury Support Group of the Bloomington-Normal Area.

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Clinton, IL with Rev. Fr. James Henning, celebrant. Burial will follow at Memorial Park, Cemetery, Clinton, IL.  Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Monday, July 12, 2021 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Clinton, IL with Rosary Service at 5 PM.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to The Ocean Conservancy or The National Parks Conservation Association.

 

Stephen was born August 11, 1932 in Clinton, IL the son of William Frances and Vira (Bryan) Smith. He married his high school sweetheart Jacqueline “Jackie” Wood in 1953.   During their 68 years of marriage they lovingly raised their daughter, Sara and sons, Steve, Doug and Dan.  He was a bright light who put smiles on everyone he met and was an avid lover of family, friends and life.  Steve enjoyed cooking, scuba diving, woodworking, jewelry making, backpacking, camping and canoeing.  He delighted in waving to and visiting with passersby while sitting on his porch swing smoking his evening cigar.

 

Survivors include his wife, Jackie Smith, Clinton, IL; four children:  Sara (Paul) Esch; Steve M. (Corrine) Smith: Doug (Karen) Smith; and Dan (Ginny) Smith; Eleven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and three more on the way; sister, Marilyn Smith Bielenberg, Peoria, IL; and sister-in-law, Elaine Smith, Clinton, IL

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, William B. Smith; nephew, Jody Smith; and brother-in-law, Jim Bielenberg.

 

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Austin Rauch

Austin Dennis Rauch, 21 of Normal, IL, passed away 7:40 A.M. July 2, 2021 at his family residence, Clinton, IL.

 

Services will be 10 AM Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at the St. Luke Lutheran Church, San Jose, IL with Rev. David Jacob officiating. Burial will follow at Allens Grove Cemetery, San Jose, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 8 PM Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Austin Rauch Memorial Fund.

 

Austin was born December 10, 1999 in Ottawa, IL the son of Clinton Dennis and Angie Diane (Shawgo) Rauch.

 

Survivors include his parents, Clint and Angie Rauch, Clinton, IL; sister, Kaitlyn D. Rauch, Clinton, IL; paternal grandparents, Dennis and Judy Rauch, San Jose, IL; maternal grandparents, Debbie and her husband John Duitscher, Mason City, IL; uncles and aunt, Daren (Sarah) Rauch, Clinton, IL, Eric (Michelle) Tibbs, Havana, IL, Christine (Scott VanHorn) Fitzpatrick, Chestnut, IL, and  Jason (Tracy) Shawgo, Randolph, NJ; along with several cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Gary Shawgo.

 

Austin was a senior attending Illinois State University while working at Bayer in Farmer City, IL. He loved sports; he was an All American in Division III in the High Jump; 2A State Champion in the High Jump; along with holding the school record at Clinton High School and the indoor/outdoor record at Knox College in Galesburg in the High Jump.

 

He loved playing basketball with his four best friends from high school, Seth, Dalton, Austin, and Chase and spending time with his roommate, Wes.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Charles Jefferson Ware

Charles "Pete" Jefferson Ware, 79, died 3:38 a.m. Thursday, June 24, 2021, accompanied by family, at Liberty Village, Clinton, IL.

 

He was born May 7, 1942 in the family home on Main Street in Clinton, IL to Orval D. "Jake" and Dorothy E. Sweazy Ware. Pete married Nelda Pearl Anderson September 5, 1964,; she proceeded him in death February 3, 2007. He was also proceeded in death by his parents.

 

He is survived by his three children: daughter, Jennifer (Mark) Tarbox, Clinton, and sons, Christopher, Clinton and Curtis (Amy), Mahomet; three grandchildren: Mylee Tarbox, Clinton, Jonathan Ware and Anthony Ware of Mahomet.

 

After high school, Pete went into the U.S. Army, ultimately, serving as a Meteorological Observer in Greenland. Upon return home, he worked at Wallace Press/Computer Services until his retirement in 1997.

 

Pete enjoyed working on cars and tinkering on anything with a motor. He was always a fan of watching any kind of car race. He rode motorcycles over the years and thoroughly enjoyed hunting.

 

He was a strong supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, serving as the W.D. Boise Council District Leader for Advancement for several years. Pete had been a member of the DeWitt County Sportsman's Club.

 

All his life, Pete had a special love for dogs. The last dog he had, Zeus, was a rescue and they couldn't have been better suited for each other. In that spirit, the family requests any memorials be made to 2nd Chance For Pets in Clinton.

 

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL with military honors by the Crang-Bennett American Legion Post 103. Evergreen Cremation Services is honored to assist the family.

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Sasha Cook

Sasha Gale Cook, 28 of Bloomington, IL, passed away 12:41 AM June 22, 2021 at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

 

A memorial service will be at a later date. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

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

 

Sasha was born November 27, 1992 in Titusville, PA the daughter of Timothy and Heidi (Gettig) Cook.

 

Survivors include her parents, Tim and Heidi Cook, Clinton, IL; siblings, Sean Cook, Normal, IL, Chance Cook, Clinton, IL, and Tabatha Cook, Clinton, IL; along with her cat, she loved deeply, Luna.

 

Sasha worked for Securitas Security Services as a security guard at Westminster Village in Bloomington, IL. She loved reading, and horse riding and was working towards becoming a veterinarian technician.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Jessie Mae Monkman

Jessie Mae Monkman, 80, of Metropolis, went peacefully into the arms of our father in heaven on June 19, 2021, at Baptist Health Hospital in Paducah while surrounded by her loving family.

 

Jessie was born on June 27, 1940, in Clinton, Illinois, the daughter of John O. and Frances B. Alwood.  She married Richard Monkman on July 25, 1956 in Clinton, Illinois. 

 

A visitation with the family will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 am at Metropolis Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 with a graveside service immediately following.  

 

Jessie was a devoted Christian wife to her husband Richard for nearly 65 years. She lived each day showing the love of a wife and mother to her husband and five children that she loved very much.

 

She was a not only a loving mother to her five children, but also to a special man, Dean Gambrel (Kathy), who she loved like a son. Jessie always placed faith and family first, as she encouraged and supported all her children in everything they did and was always very proud of all their accomplishments in life.  It came natural to her to inspire others and make them believe that they could do it too. Helping others reach their dreams and get to the point in their life where they were happy with everything was the moment she lived for.  

 

She was known for her hamburgers and nut rolls, as she loved to cook for her family and others. She spent the rest of her time quilting, reading and most of all, she loved playing cards with her family. Jessie was a loving mother that appreciated the simple things in life. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed. 

 

Jessie is survived by her husband; her 3 sons, Richard Monkman (Ladonna), William Monkman, and Mike Monkman (Lisa); her 2 daughters, Barbara Harding and Christina Burnham (Keith); 7 grandchildren, James Davis (Cassie), Michael Monkman, Ricky Monkman (Jessica), Makaela Johnson (Jarelle), Allen DeLacey (Chrissy), Zachary Burnham, and Brock Burnham; 4 great-grandchildren, Carter Bell, Jillian Monkman, Oliver Monkman, and Jerzey Johnson; sister, Dorothy Sutton (Art); brother, Charles Alwood (Poge); several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 sisters, Bertha Lane and Polly Alwood; 4 brothers, William, John, Claude, and Joe Alwood.

 

Memorials may be made in honor of Jessie to:  St. Jude’s Gift Funds – Please include your ID # (7096161) on the checks that are mailed in or paid online.  Mail to the following address. ATTN: St. Jude Gift Funds, PO Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

 

Arrangements are entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home in Metropolis. Condolences may be left online at www.aikinsfarmer-millerfh.com. 

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Walter Garland Strohl

 Walter Garland Strohl, 95 of Clinton, IL passed away 2 PM June 18, 2021 at his family home in Clinton, IL.

 

Services will be 11 AM Wednesday June 30, 2021 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Cody Monkman officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with military honors. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM Tuesday June 29, 2021 at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to Little Galilee Christian Assembly or the Clinton First Christian Church.

 

Garland was born January 5, 1926 in Shelbyville, IL the only son of Roy and Sylvia (Prosser) Strohl. He married Daris Hopper of Mattoon, IL on March 20, 1944.

 

Survivors include his wife of 77 years, Daris Strohl of Clinton; daughters, Janet (Wayne) Webb of Clinton and Darla (Tom) Kissel of Lincoln; daughter-in-law, Vickie Strohl of Downs; grandsons, Scott (Lisa) Strohl, Bloomington, Brian (Sambath) Strohl, Beaverton, OR, Tyler “T.J.” Kissel of Lincoln; step granddaughters, Darcie (Jared) Callison, Palatine, and Kristy Semanik, Springfield; great grandsons, Logan, Colton, Caden; step great grandsons, Baylor Callison, and Bill Semanik; and step great granddaughter, Samantha (fiancé Austin McHaffey) Nebergall.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Kennth Strohl of Downs and granddaughter, Megan Leigh Kissel of Lincoln.

 

Garland graduated from high school at the age of fifteen. While working full time in various business careers, he was able to earn his Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Illinois University in Business Administration.

 

Mr. Strohl was a member of the Clinton First Christian Church. He was also actively involved in his church and business community in Tuscola. Mr. Strohl was an elder, superintendent, and served as a board member of the Little Galilee Christian Assembly in its early development. He was an alderman and Mayor of Tuscola and the Jarman Hospital Administrator in Tuscola for several years. He ended his career as Hospital Administrator at the Shelby Memorial Hospital, Shelbyville.

 

Reaching the rank of Colonel, Garland was a proud veteran of the US Army Infantry serving during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was also a Battalion Commander in the Illinois National Guard, retiring from the guard as a Brigadier General.

 

Mr. Strohl was a well-respected member of his communities, a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be greatly missed. 

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Bernard Hoffman

Bernard A. “Bernie” Hoffman, 70, of Clinton, IL passed away at 9:07 AM, June 13, 2021 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

 

Services will be 11 AM Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Scott Marsh officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be 10-11 AM, Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Memorials will be directed to the COPD Foundation.

 

Bernie was born April 11, 1951 in Clinton, IL the son of Robert and Rose (Arnold) Hoffman. He married Elisa Cooper May 7, 2016. She passed away on June 23, 2020.

 

Survivors include two daughters, Alisha Boysen (Jason Reynolds) of Clinton; Nicole DeBauche of Wapella; A sister Debra Hoffman of Clinton; grandchildren, Noah Boysen and Noel Boysen, of Clinton; Sierra Atteberry (Colten Reeves) of Clinton; Cheyenne Hughes (Kyle) of Lexington; Paine DeBauche of Wapella; great-grandchildren, Mia Underwood and Ewan Hughes of Lexington and two nephews, Bobby Hoffman of Chicago and Jeff Hoffman of Bloomington.

 

He was proceeded in death by his wife and parents.

 

Bernie was a US Navy veteran serving in the Vietnam War. He was a Union Electrician for IBEW Local #51. He enjoyed playing pool, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family, friends and his dog Flash.

 

You’re number 1 Dad! I love you!

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Nina Miller

Antonina “Nina” (Curcuru) Miller, 72 of Clinton, IL passed away 4:02 PM June 1, 2021 at her home in Clinton, IL

 

Services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, June 17, 2021 at the First Baptist Church, Clinton, IL with Pastor John Roberson officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 10 A.M. – 11 A.M. Thursday, June 17, 2021 at the church. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church, Clinton, IL or St. John’s Catholic Church, Clinton, IL.

 

Nina was born July 7, 1948 in Sicily, Italy the daughter of Giovanni “John” and Anna (Evola) Curcuru.

 

Survivors include her children, Anna Maria Miller-Lane, Mahomet, IL, John Miller, Clinton, IL; twin granddaughters, Sera Brooke Lane and Alissa Jianna Marie Lane, both of Mahomet, IL; sisters-in-law, Lisa (Jim) Drew, Lincoln, IL, Sharon Klein, Bemus Point, NY; nieces and nephews, John Curcuru, FL, Annalisa Curcuru, PA., Jetty Curcuru, IL, Tony Curcuru, IL; great nieces, Mia and Sophia.

 

Nina was preceded in death by her parents and 1 brother, Serafino Curcuru.

 

Nina Co-Owned and Operated Sorrento’s Pizza, Clinton, IL with her son John Miller. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Clinton, Il. Nina loved making pizzas and giving to others. She loved to cook for her family and spend time with them. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren, who were the love of her life. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

 

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Richard Wallace

Richard L. Wallace 84 of Argenta, Illinois passed away 10:40 PM June 11, 2021 at his family residence Argenta, IL.

 

Visitation will be Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 5-7pm at The Bridge Fellowship Church, Argenta, IL.  Service immediately following with Pastors Bob Baker and Charles "Bucky" Francisco officiating.  The family has entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to VA Home Based Primary Care (HBPC), Decatur, IL.

 

Richard was born December 14, 1936 in Argenta, IL the son of Russell and Ellen (McMillen) Wallace. He married Shirley J. Manning August 8, 1963 in Argenta, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Shirley J. Wallace, Argenta, IL; children, Jeff (Beth) Wallace, Decatur, IL and Shelly (Bob) Nichols, Ormond Beach, FL; two grandchildren, Heath (Krista) Nichols, Ormond Beach, FL and Von (Cecelia Gates) Nichols, Palm Coast, FL; great-grandchildren:  Claire, Kolby, and Chloe Nichols; siblings:  Barbara (Pete) McConkey, Geneva, IL; Edwin (Kay) Wallace, Argenta, IL; and Jack (Marsha) Wallace, St. Charles, IL.

 

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters.

 

Richard was a farmer, sexton for Friends Creek Cemetery and a driver for Decatur Auto Auction. 

 

He enjoyed watching racing, tv-westerns and wrestling.  He loved spending time with family and especially his grandchildren.

 

“Love you more”

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Nellie Koons

Nellie M. Koons, 93 of Clinton, IL passed away 9:52 PM Friday, June 4, 2021 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 1 PM Saturday, June 19, 2021at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Scott Marsh officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to Texas Christian Church or the Little Galilee Christian Assembly.

 

Mrs. Koons was born March 1, 1928 to Lee L. Crawford and Nellie Fern Wasem in Patoka, IL. Nellie married Robert E. Koons June 16, 1946 in Clinton, IL. He passed away December 1, 2007.

 

Preceding her in death are her parents, brothers, Dean Crawford and Carl Crawford, daughter-in-law, Julie Koons and granddaughter-in-law, Nikki Welch.

 

Survivors include her children, daughter, Karen Welch (Roy Peddycoart), Clinton, IL, sons, Keith Koons and Kenneth Koons, Clinton, IL, sister, Carol Crabb and sister-in-law, Lona Donahower, grandchildren, Gary Welch, Clinton, IL; Chris Welch, Decatur, IL; Zack Koons (Samantha), Clinton, IL; Jenny Smiddy (Jared); Jessica McCleary (Mark) and Kyle Koons, great grandchildren, Clayton Welch; Jacob Smiddy; Juliette Smiddy; Isaac McCleary; Ezekiel McCleary; Samuel McCleary; and Carver Koons. Also survived by a special friend, Michelle Stephenson and several nieces and nephews.

 

Nellie was the Owner of Triple K Konstruction, a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL, Golden Eagle with the Clinton Eagle’s Lodges, DAR, Beta Sigma Phi, Artist Alley, White Shrine and Commandary.

 

She was an avid Illinois fan and spent many hours working in her flowers. Nellie also enjoyed cooking, sewing, and painting. She loved spending time with her family and most of all loved her Lord and Savior.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Antonina Miller

 Antonina “Nina” (Curcuru) Miller, 72 of Clinton, IL passed away 4:02 PM June 1, 2021 at her home in Clinton, IL

 

Services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, June 11, 2021 at the First Baptist Church, Clinton, IL with Pastor John Roberson officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 10 A.M. – 11 A.M.. Friday, June 11, 2021 at the church. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church, Clinton, IL or St. John’s Catholic Church, Clinton, IL.

 

Nina was born July 7, 1948 in Sicily, Italy the daughter of Giovanni “John” and Anna (Evola) Curcuru.

 

Survivors include her children, Anna Maria Miller-Lane, Mahomet, IL, John Miller, Clinton, IL; twin granddaughters, Sera Brooke Lane and Alissa Jianna Marie Lane, both of Mahomet, IL; sisters-in-law, Lisa (Jim) Drew, Lincoln, IL, Sharon Klein, Bemus Point, NY; nieces and nephews, John Curcuru, FL, Annalisa Curcuru, PA., Jetty Curcuru, IL, Tony Curcuru, IL; great nieces, Mia and Sophia.

 

Nina was preceded in death by her parents and 1 brother, Serafino Curcuru.

 

Nina Co-Owned and Operated Sorrento’s Pizza, Clinton, IL with her son John Miller. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Clinton, Il. Nina loved making pizzas and giving to others. She loved to cook for her family and spend time with them. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren, who were the love of her life. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

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Carolyn Nobles

Carolyn J. Nobles, 78 of Clinton, IL passed away 12:50 PM June 4, 2021 at the Warner Hospital and Health Services, Clinton, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Cody Monkman officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to Carolyn J. Nobles Memorial Fund c/o Carol Arteman.

 

Carolyn was born October 6, 1942 in Lane, IL the daughter of Darrell L. and Fleta (Duff) Moody. She married G.A. Nobles September 4, 1981 in Clinton, IL. He passed away September 11, 2019.

 

Survivors include her children, Paul Harris, Diane Morris, Tommy Harris, and Carol Arteman; stepchildren, Carla Anderson and Blake Nobles; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; siblings, Ronald Moody and Marilyn Brewer.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and two siblings, Patricia Butler and Donald Moody.

 

Carolyn retired from Eureka in Bloomington, IL. She enjoyed traveling and sitting on her front porch. She was a loving and giving person, who loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren very much. Her family was the most important to her.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Jerry Mahoney

Jerry Stuart Mahoney, 85, of Argenta, IL, passed away at 2:55 AM June 3, 2021 at his family home in Argenta, IL.

 

A small private service is planned for a later date. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jerry Mahoney Memorial Fund c/o Judy Mahoney.

 

Jerry was born April 21, 1936 in Argenta, IL the son of Howard L. and Lydia A. (Dallman) Mahoney. He married Judy Ferrill in on September 28, 1963.

 

Survivors include his wife; daughter-in-law, Michele Mahoney; grandsons, Chase (Whitney) Stephenson, Caleb (fiancée, Meghan Mathews) Mahoney, Dalton Mahoney; Granddaughter, Kaitlyn Mahoney. great grandchildren, Wesley and Layla Stephenson.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and sons, Jeffrey and Timothy Mahoney.

 

Jerry proudly served in the U.S. Army Infantry with a specialty in heavy weapons.

 

Jerry worked for Revere Copper & Brass/Corning Ware in Clinton, IL for 36 years before retiring. He was also a Golden Eagle with Clinton Eagles Lodge #593.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Kymberli Anne Whitted

 Kymberli Anne Whitted, 51, of Clinton, IL passed away at 7:05 AM, May 29, 2021 at her residence, Clinton, IL.

 

A Celebration of Life will be 3 PM, Sunday, June 13, 2021 at The Abagail in Clinton, IL. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.

 

Memorials may be directed to Muscular Dystrophy Association.

 

Kymberli was born July 4, 1969 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Danny and Nancy (Perry) Haynes.  She married Damon K. Whitted on October 7, 2006 in Clinton, IL.

 

Survivors include her husband, Damon K. Whitted, Clinton, IL; parents, Danny and Nancy Haynes, Fayetteville, TN; children, Keevan (Molly) Long, Wapella, IL, Kaid Long, Wapella, IL, Shane (Amanda Sherman) Edwards, Clinton, IL; granddaughter, Felicity Lynne Edwards, Clinton, IL; siblings, Chad (Lorie) Haynes, Clinton, IL, Jay (Alicia) Haynes, Kenney, IL; nieces and nephews, Andrew (Bronwyn) Haynes, Jackson, MI, Daren Gawthorp, Clinton, IL; Magan (Cody) Swanzy, Charleston, SC, Madyson Haynes, Clinton, IL, Peyton Haynes, Kenney, IL, Aliviyah Haynes, Kenney, IL, Gavyn Haynes, Kenney, IL, Brenna (Noah) Weitekamp, Wapella, IL; great niece, Avia Haynes, Jackson, MI, and one great niece on the way; sister from another mister, Tonya (Mike Howell) Allen, Kenney, IL.

 

Kymberli loved crafting and was always positive no matter the situation.

 

“My obituary will never say I kept a clean house, but I had fun in life.” Kymberli Anne Whitted

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