Steven L. Reeser of South Haven MI, formerly of Okemos MI, passed away on August 30, 2017 at age 70 after a brief battle with cancer.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Abigail Jane, and his parents, Ed and Lola Reeser. He is survived by his son, Jordan (Christina), his daughter, Jessica (Justin Savage), and his grandchildren Baylor, Olivia, and Gabriel Savage.
Services will be held at Calvert Belangee Bruce Funeral Home, 106 N. Main Street, Farmer City IL 61842. Visitation will be Friday, September 1, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. and funeral service will be Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 11 A.M.
Vernon Eugene Busboom, 84 of Deming, New Mexico passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City, New Mexico.
A graveside service will be held at 11 o’clock in the morning on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Clinton, Illinois. Minister Dean Cripe will officiate. Veteran honors will be accorded.
Vernon was born June 18, 1933 in Champaign County a son of Rankin G. and Anna (Meier) Busboom.
Preceded in death by Rankin, Anna, and brothers, Marvin and Norman. Surviving sons are Mark (Lisa)
of Taylorville, IL, Brad (Ruth) of Stonington, IL and Richard (Ruth) of Taylorville, IL. Surviving brothers are Clarence (Marian) of Traverse City, MI, Leon (Ginger) of Hartland, WI. Surviving wife, Betsy of Deming, New Mexico.
Vernon attended Harston Grade School in Champaign County, Armstrong Township High School in Vernillian County and the University of Illinois earning a degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. He worked full time for the Garwood Seed Company from 1960 to 1999. He was named Golden Harvest
Seeds district salesman of the year in 1986. Working as a part time dealer after retirement. Vernon also enjoyed going to church and served as a Deacon and Elder in the Christian Church in various areas.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to: Little Galilee Christian Assembly, 7539 Little Galilee Rd., Clinton, Illinois 61727-9372 phone number (217) 732-4121.
Bradley E. Anderson 68 of Wapella, IL passed away 8:31 AM August 29, 2017 at his family residence, Wapella, IL.
Services will be 10 AM, Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Ed Bacon officiating. Burial will follow at Hieronymus Cemetery, Armington, IL., 2 PM., Saturday. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Friday, September 1, 2017 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Bradley was born June 12, 1949 in Pana, IL the son of Joseph Marion “Andy” and Mary Eileen (Daugherty) Anderson. He married Rebecca Current and later married Karen Hedrick February 21, 2001 in Florida.
Survivors include his wife: Karen Anderson, Wapella, IL; children: Joseph W. (Angela R.) Anderson, St. Louis, MO and Jason E. (Da-Niel M.) Anderson, Stonington, IL; step-children: Kris Hedrick, Clinton, IL and Brooklyn Hoyt, Clinton, IL; eight grandchildren; siblings: Joseph G. (Sylvia) Anderson, Bloomington,
IL; Margaret (Dave) Handyside, Watertown, WI; Cheryl (Joel) Miller, St. Louis, MO; and Richard “Andy” (Chris) Anderson, Dewey, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Bradley was a retired Brick Mason. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Clinton, Il. He enjoyed golfing, woodworking, and sports with his children.
Donald L. “Donny” Underwood 60 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 6:35 AM August 11, 2017 at his family residence, Clinton, IL.
A celebration of his life will be 4 P.M. Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the United Methodist Church, Clinton, IL with the Rev. Randy Myers officiating. Inurnment will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Waynesville, IL at a later date. Visitation will be from 2 – 4 P.M at the church. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.
Memorials may be directed to the Donald L. Underwood Memorial Fund.
Donny was born August 25, 1956 in Lincoln, IL the son of Edward and Lucinda (Baker) Underwood.
Survivors include his siblings: Bobby (Pamela Sue) Baker, Lincoln, IL; Phyllis Underwood, Margaret Finn, Jackie Underwood and Susie Underwood all of Clinton, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Gene Underwood; sister-in-law, Lois Underwood; and two nieces: Jennifer and Tammy.
Donny delivered papers and mowed lawns with his sister, Susie. He also worked at Steri-cycle. He loved to read and watch history movies.
Joreece G. “Jody” Crumbaugh, 96, of LeRoy, Illinois, passed away at 10:05 A.M., Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Heartland Health Care Center, Normal, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 P.M., Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, Illinois. Pastor Eric Swanson will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy, Illinois. Visitation will be from 10:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the LeRoy Education Advancement Foundation (academics only) or the Oak Grove Cemetery Association.
Born Joreece G. Johnston on September 25, 1920 in Normal, IL to William and Gertrude MaGirl Johnston, the fifth of five children (Mildred “Tidge”, Kenneth, Glenn and Vernon “Bun”). There is no explanation for the name “Joreece”; she claimed that her older sister chose it and her parents (apparently having no preferences of their own) went along with it. She went by Jody most of her life, but was not a stickler for spelling (there is a street named for her in LeRoy spelled “Jodi”).
Jody was a child of the Depression; her father died when she was a child and the family moved from a large brick house on Broadway to a smaller frame house on Prospect in Normal.
She attended University High School where she met her future husband, Wendell S. Crumbaugh. She graduated from Illinois State University in 1942 with a BA in Education; she was a member of Sigma Tau Delta (English) and Theta Alpha Phi (Speech). Her fondest wish was to pursue a career in journalism, but there were jobs for teachers, and not for journalists. She taught school in Staunton, Illinois after graduating and briefly worked at an advertising agency.
She married Wendell Crumbaugh on December 9, 1944 in her mother’s living room and they moved to a small farmhouse in DeWitt County without indoor plumbing (ironically her father had owned a plumbing company). Wendell soon hand dug the basement under that house and installed plumbing.
Jody was a substitute teacher, a housewife, and a volunteer in LeRoy for over 65 years.
Wendell loved Jody, and Jody loved Wendell. They were true partners until his death on August 21, 2001. Each of them deferred to the other (and rarely to anybody else!).
Jody loved to cook for other people; it was her means of artistic expression and she was good at it. She could list the names of other women in LeRoy whose cooking she admired like a patron of the arts could list her favorite Impressionist painters. As a child of the Depression she kept enough canned goods in the house to outlast a Biblical flood, folded and re-used her aluminum foil, and thought they stopped making “real” music when Rock and Roll became popular.
Jody was a member of the Longfellow Club for more than 50 years, Garden Club from more than 10 years, Child Study Club from its inception through 1975, as well as Junior Mother’s Club and Women’s Club.
She is survived by her children, Steven (Bonnie), David (Mary Jo Bollero) and Carol Vance (William); seven grandchildren, John; Daniel; Susan; Ann; Brian; Lindsey, and Katie Crumbaugh; two step-grandchildren, Jason and Rachel Carr; two nieces, Patsy Carlson and Peggy Kay Strauchman; and five great-grandchildren, Max and Grace Crumbaugh, Kate Orzolek, Ramiel Dunn and Pirie Crumbaugh.
Jody was independent, often opinionated and occasionally stubborn, but always capable of spontaneous acts of kindness. She was the last leaf on the tree and she will be missed.
Evan Ray Connor, 19, of Mt. Pulaski passed away Saturday morning August 26, 2017.
Evan was born on August 4, 1998 in Lincoln, IL. the son of Stephen Connor and Renay Drake.
Evan is survived by his father, Steve (Anna) Connor of Lincoln; his mother, Renay Anderson of Mt. Pulaski; his brother, Justin Robbins of Lincoln; his sister, Tieriny (Kary) Klockenga of Lincoln; and his grandmother, Mary Drake of Mt. Olive; and his grandfather, Gerlad Connor of Beason.
Evan was preceded in death by his grandfather, David Drake; his grandmother, Judith Connor; and his grandmother, Judy Bernahl; and his step-father, Steve Anderson.
Evan was a cook at The Old Brickyard in Mt. Pulaski. He enjoyed bowling and rooting for his beloved Mt. Pulaski Hilltoppers. Evan was also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Services for Evan will be held at 12:00P.M. on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski, IL. Visitation will take place three hours prior to the service (9:00A.M.-12:00P.M.) on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services at Mt. Pulaski Cemetery in Mt. Pulaski. Memorial donations may be made in Evan’s name to the family of Evan Connor for the expense of a headstone.
John J. Kohler, 74, of Broadwell passed away at 8:15a.m. on Friday, August 25, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
John was born on October 5, 1942 in Bloomington, IL, the son of Robert H. and Mary (Welch) Kohler. He married Kay Bumgardner on August 21, 1961 in Bloomington, IL. She survives in Broadwell.
John is also survived by one son, David A. Kohler: one brother, Robert D. Kohler of Fox Lake, IL; one sister, Jane Kohler of Morton, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
John graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelors Degree in Education. He was employed as a teacher in Kewanee and Atlanta, IL School Districts for several years. He was also in sales for a number of years. John enjoyed learning about history. He liked watching political programs, Alaskan State Troopers. Additionally he enjoyed watching car shows and auctions.
Cremation rites have been accorded; and a private service will be held on a later date. Memorial donations may be made in John’s name to the Broadwell Christian Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.
John R. White, 79, of Mt. Pulaski, IL, passed away at 10:48 a.m. Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mt. Pulaski.
John was born on July 11, 1938 to Paul N. and Marie O. (Latta) White. John was a railroad worker and was an over the road truck driver for many years. He served in the United States Army from 1958-1961. He loved his HAMM radio business and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.
Surviving are three children, John W. (Linda) White of Rochester, IL, James P. (Jennifer) White of Troy, OH and Janette (Chad) Cooper of Mt. Pulaski, IL, five grandchildren: April White, Bethany (Rick) Hoffert, Jessica Hilbert, Denise White, and Olivia Cooper, four great grandchildren, Chloe White, Kherrington Hilbert, Emerson Hilbert, RJ Suits, two step grandchildren, Denver Hoffert and Keira Hoffert. Also surviving is one brother Harold N. (Jean) White of Florida, and one brother-in-law Doc Wells of Macon, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister and one grandson Pfc. James P. White Jr.
Services for John will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski with Rev. Jonathan Buescher officiating. Visitation will be Friday, September 1, 2017 also at the funeral home from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Burial will take place at Steenbergen Cemetery in Mt. Pulaski. Memorials may be made to Vonderlieth Living Center or the American Diabetes Association.
Harold O. Heacock, 86, of Arrowsmith, Illinois, passed away at 3:45 P.M., Monday, August 21, 2017 at home.
Visitation will be 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, Illinois. A memorial service will immediately follow at 12:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Arrowsmith Christian Church or Clinton First Church of the Nazarene.
Harold was born August 15, 1931 in Altoona, PA, a son of Oliver James and Dorothy Sellers Blackburn Heacock. He married Maurita Gilmore September 11, 1954 in Ellsworth, IL. She passed away on November 21, 1975. He married Evalena “Evie” Pool Ritchie August 2, 1980 in Clinton. She survives.
Surviving are two sons with Maurita Gilmore, Daniel L. (Suella) Heacock of Pleasant Plains, IL and Lawrence A. (Tami) Heacock of Farmer City, IL; two stepsons, Brian D. (Joanne) Ritchie of Heyworth, IL and Daniel L. (Melissa) Ritchie of Cary, IL; two stepdaughters, Pamela S. Landstrom of Normal, IL and Stacy L. (Pat) Sheridan of Normal, IL; eight step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Price of Lancaster, PA; several nieces and nephews.
Harold was an Army veteran. He graduated from Earlham College in 1953. Farming was his work and his hobby. His passion was bailing hay, tending livestock and attending farm sales. In his younger years when not on the farm Harold enjoyed snow skiing and dancing. Harold was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, and devoted friend who never met a stranger.
Anna (Evola) Curcuru, 92 of Clinton, IL passed away 2:08 P.M. August 22, 2017 at family residence in Clinton, IL surrounded by her family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 28, 2017 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Clinton, IL with Rev. Fr. James Henning, Celebrant. Entombment will follow at Clinton Mausoleum, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 2 – 4 P.M. Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton with Rosary at 1:30 P.M.
Memorials may be directed to St. John's Catholic Church.
Anna was born April 4, 1925 in Cinisi, Sicily, Italy the daughter of Giuseppe and Angela (Vitale) Evola. She married Giovanni “John” Curcuru; he passed away September 9, 2001.
Survivors include her daughter: Nina Miller, Clinton, IL; 6 grandchildren: Anna Maria Miller-Lane, Mahomet, IL, John Miller, Clinton, IL, John Curcuru, Orlando, FL, Annalisa Curcuru, York, PN, Angioletta Curcuru, Bloomington, IL, Tony Curcuru, Cinnisi, Sicily; 4 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law: Lisa (Jim) Drew, Lincoln, IL.
Anna was preceded in death by her parents and 1 son, Serafino Curcuru.
Anna and her husband John immigrated to the United States in 1965. The family opened Sorrentos Pizza in Lincoln, IL in 1969. She enjoyed working in the family pizza business until the age 0f 90.
Anna was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She loved to cook for the family and spend time with her grandchildren.
Edward D. J. “Alaska” Wilson 75 of Clinton, IL passed away 10:10 PM August 20, 2017 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.
Services to celebrate Edwards’s life will be 11 A.M. Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Greg Taylor officiating. Military honors will follow. Visitation will be from 10 – 11 A.M. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to ABATE of Illinois.
Edward was born August 13, 1942 in Port Orchard, Washington the son of James E. and Claudia (Kelly) Wilson.
Survivors include his children: Adam (Bobbi Smith) Wilson, Clinton, IL, Roy Wilson, Clinton, IL; sister: Jean Ann Jensen, Wasilla, Alaska; former wife: Jana Wilson, Maroa, IL.
Edward was preceded in death by his Parents and 1 Brother, James T. Wilson. Edward served in the Army Reserves. He was a journeyman electrician with IBEW and retired from Bodine Electric. He was a member of the Fraternal Order Of Eagles. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Motorcycles were his passion and he had served as the ABATE state safety education coordinator. He also liked to write poetry and oil paint. He was a “Die Hard” Chicago Cub and Seattle Seahawk fan.
Vincent Keith Albert, 64, of Heyworth, Illinois, passed away at 2:06 P.M., Monday, August 21, 2017 at his home in Heyworth, Illinois.
A memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Friday, August 25, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth, Illinois.
In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to OSF Hospice, Bloomington, Illinois or the Heyworth Community Angel Tree c/o First State Bank, Heyworth, Illinois.
Mr. Albert was born August 19, 1953 in Bloomington, Illinois to Robert E. and Joan K. Wrage Albert.
Survivors include his step-mother, Lee Albert of LeRoy, Illinois; two sons, James Ryan of Bloomington, Illinois and Vincent Ross (Kathleen) Albert of Heyworth, Illinois; his life partner, Laura Smith of Heyworth, Illinois; three grandchildren; three brothers, Gary (Katie) Young of Alabaster, Alabama, Jerry (Bonnie) Albert, of LeRoy, Illinois and Monti (Nikki) Albert of LeRoy, Illinois; two sisters, Linda (Rod) Ramsey of LeRoy, Illinois and Sheila (Larry) Swartz of Arlington, Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Karen Lindstrom and brother, Lee Albert.
Vincent was a life member in the Doughbelly Club.
Verne Lee Garrison, 84, of Valley Park, MO, formerly of Mt. Pulaski, IL, passed away at his home on August 18, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.
Verne was born on September 22, 1932 in Decatur, IL; son of Verne Gasaway and Florence Helen (Stogdell) Garrison. He married Mary Ann Olson on September 6, 1953 in Lincoln, IL. She survives him.
Also surviving are his children: Martin Lee (Mary) Garrison of Leawood, KS; Stuart L. (Karen) Garrison of Jackson, MO; Lee Ann (Jim) Appelbaum of Ballwin, MO; one brother: Larry Wayne (Leona) Garrison of Springfield, IL; seven grandchildren: Martin Andrew, Zachary Stuart, Hunter Joseph, Lauren Elizabeth, Lindsay Olson, Jack Garrison, Kendall Parkes, and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Verne was a United States Army veteran. He was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Kirkwood, MO.
Visitation will be from 11:00 to 12:30 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski, IL. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. August 26, 2017 at Lake Bank Cemetery following the visitation.
Johnny William Garrett, 81, of DeWitt, Illinois, formerly of Galesville, Illinois, passed away at 7:55 P.M., Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at the Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care.
Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Illinois. His funeral service will follow at 12:00 P.M. with his granddaughter, Megan Otto officiating. A graveside service will be at 2:30 P.M., Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Dodge Grove Cemetery, Mattoon, Illinois. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Johnny was born on March 1, 1936 in Mattoon, Illinois, a son of Paul and Blanche Sanders Garrett. He married Carolyn Joyce Babb on July 18, 1953 in Covington, Indiana. She passed away June 20, 1996.
He is survived by his children, Johnny E. (Teresa) Garrett of DeLand, Illinois; Karen (Russ) Pearl of Farmer City, Illinois; Tina (Brad) Myers of Neoga, Illinois; eleven grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren. Johnny is preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn, parents and three brothers.
Johnny worked for Young Radiator in Mattoon, Illinois. He was a member of Laborers’ Local 703, Champaign, Illinois.
Johnny loved fishing, hunting and turtle hunting. He enjoyed his family and friends and the love of his life, Carolyn.
Mary Ann Cooper, 76, of Lincoln passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.
Mary Ann was born on February 28, 1941 in Delavan, IL, the daughter of Thomas and Genevieve (Gabbett) Murphy. She married Robert S. Cooper on December 17, 1966 in Peoria, IL. He survives in Lincoln.
Mary Ann is also survived by her brother, William (Bobby) Murphy of Morton, IL; and her sister, Patricia Murphy of Grover, MO. Additionally she is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Mary Ann began her career at Lehn & Fink in 1960; she retired after 36 years on June 14, 1996. Mary Ann loved spending time in Florida, especially walking the beaches and picking up seashells. She was also an avid Chicago Cubs fan.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Martha; her brother-in-law, Dan Stephenson; and her stepson, Darren Scott Cooper.
Services for Mary Ann will be held at 11:00A.M. on Monday, August 21, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Rev. Jeffrey Laible officiating. Visitation will take place two hours prior to the service from 9:00-11:00A.M. on Monday, August 21, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial will take place after the services at New Union Cemetery in Lincoln, IL. Memorial donations may be made in Mary Ann’s name to Holy Family Parish or Donor’s Choice.
Hazel Owens, 91, of Lincoln, IL passed away at 3:07a.m. on Monday, August 14, 2017 at OSF ST. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.
Hazel was born on December 14, 1925 in Marion, IL, the daughter of Rufus and Alta Mae (Hill) Shelby. She married Lloyd Owens on November 21, 1945 in Johnson City, IL. He Survives her.
Surviving Hazel are her two daughters: Jean (Dennis) Carter of Lincoln, IL and Barbara (Allen) Trago of Clinton, IL; one sister: Pearl Russell of Oklahoma four grandchildren: Angela Slayton, John (Karen) Carter, Cathy (Bryan) Hickman, and Christy (Jeremy) Thayer; fifteen great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, three siblings: Bertha Dieckman, Leo V. Shelby, and Bill Shelby, and one grandchild: Paul Carter.
A celebration of life for Hazel will be held at 6:00 p.m. Thursday August 17, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Robert Long officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Memorials may be given in Hazel’s name to the Ronald McDonald House Charities or the Humane Society Of Logan County.
Charles Edward Ridgeway Sr., 93, of Broadwell passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017.
Charlie was born on July 22, 1924 in Mechanicsburg, IL the son of Leslie Ridgeway and Teanie Judy Ridgeway. He married Ruth Annette Langenbahn on October, 10, 1943 in Bowling Green, MO. She preceded him in death on February 25, 2006.
Charlie is survived by his children, Ron (Hazel) Ridgeway of Broadwell and Judy (Simon) Aper of Broadwell; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Doris Langenbahn of Lincoln; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Charlie was a member of the Illinois Sheriff’s Association, the Loyal Order of the Moose and the Eagles. He was also a member of Broadwell Christian Church. Charlie retired as a welder from Fiat Allis in Springfield with 30 years of employment. He also worked at Siebs Hatchery and Stetson China Company.
Charlie enjoyed gardening and ornamental welding at home. Charlie had a great sense of humor and always had a joke for everyone he met.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his son, Charles Ridgeway Jr. and his wife, Ruthann Cook Ridgeway; three brothers; seven sisters; and one great-granddaughter, Hinley Ann Freese. Charlie was the last of his immediate family.
Services for Charlie will be held at 10:00A.M. on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Ryan Edgecombe officiating. Visitation will take place from 5:00-7:00P.M. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial will take place after the services at Kline Cemetery in Broadwell, IL. Memorial donations may be made in Charlie’s name to Broadwell Christian Church.
Richard Allen Nelson, 47 of Clinton, IL, passed away 4:38 P.M. August 15, 2017 at Heritage Health, El Paso, IL.
No services are planned at this time. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.
Richard was born July 22, 1970 in Elm Hurst, IL the son of Robert T. and Beth Ann (Leimbach) Nelson.
Survivors include his mother: Beth Ann Nelson, Clinton, IL; brother: Robert T. Nelson, III, Batavia, IL and sister: Shannon K. Osgood, Clinton, IL.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Ronald “Ron” E. Holland 81 of Maroa, Illinois died peacefully surrounded by family at 1:17 PM August 15, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Illinois.
Services will be 10 AM, Monday, August 21, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, Il. with Scott Marsh officiating. Burial will follow at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, Il. Visitation will be 3 – 5 PM, Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the funeral home with Masonic services at 5 PM.
Memorials may be directed to the Maroa Christian Church.
Ron was born June 14, 1936 in Wapella, IL the son of Paul and Martha (Collins) Holland. He married Joyce Haenny February 11, 1956 in Clinton, Il.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Holland, Maroa, IL; Children, Steve (Jean) Holland, Decatur, IL; Barb Hill, Moweaqua, IL; 3 Grandchildren, Alex (Angela) Holland, Springfield, IL; Trevor (Rachel) Holland, Carmel, IN; Callie (Donald) Hill, Moweaqua, IL; Step-Granddaughter, Kelly Gamble, Pelham, Alabama; 3
Step-Great-Grandchildren; Siblings, Betty Ellis, Clinton, IL; Kathy (Vernon) Meadows, Wapella, IL.
He was preceded in death by his Parents, 3 Brothers and 1 Sister.
Ron was a member of the Maroa Christian Church. He owned and operated R.E. Holland Contracting for 50 years where he did Industrial painting and sandblasting. Ron also developed Holland Mobile Home Park, Maroa, IL in 1973. He was a 54 year member of the Maroa Masonic Lodge #454 A.F. & A.M. and also was a member of the Shriner’s and Consistory.
Gladys J. Boyer, 81 of Heyworth, IL passed away 2:50 A.M. August 13, 2017 at her family residence, Heyworth, Il.
Services will be 10 AM, Friday, August 18, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Greg Taylor officiating. Graveside service will be 3 PM at Ohio Cemetery, West Union, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Thursday, August 17, 2017 and one hour prior service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church Library, Clinton, IL or the Lewy Body Dementia Association.
Gladys was born April 24, 1936 in Hume, Illinois the daughter of Thomas Kelly and Naomi (Harris) Waren. She married John R. Boyer June 12, 1965 in Catlin, IL.
Survivors include her husband: John R. Boyer, Heyworth, Il.; Children; Leigh (Larry Ulrey) Kimmel, Indianapolis, IN; Brian Russell Boyer, Bloomington, Il.; Kevin Thomas (Angela) Boyer, Bloomington, Il.; Brad Allen Boyer, San Jose, CA; two Grandchildren: Joanna Lynn Boyer and Joshua John Boyer.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Gladys graduated from Illinois State University, Normal, IL. For two years, she was a teacher/librarian
at Chatsworth High School; five years at Catlin High School and a Librarian at Frankfort, IL Public Library until her retirement.
Mary F. Dile 79 of Clinton, IL passed away 5:02 AM August 13, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.
Services will be 2 P.M. Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Sharon and Kevin Peterson officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 12 Noon – 2 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Guardians of the Children.
Mary was born July 9, 1938 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Clifford and Leona (Chandler) Burge. She married Donald Wayne Cox, December 31, 1955; he passed away October 7, 1993. She later married Wilbur Dile, May 18, 1973.
Survivors include her husband: Wilbur Dile, Clinton, IL; children: Kimberly (Richie) Cox Thomas, Clinton, IL, Dereck Wayne Cox, Clinton, IL, David (Sandra) Cox, Erin, TN; 13 grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren; and sister: Marilyn Thomas, Las Vegas, NV.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother and 1 great granddaughter.
Mary was an avid supporter of Guardians of the Children and CASA to help abused children.
She was a diehard Cubs fan and valued her family greatly.
Kevin Clarke Boggs, 56, of Farmer City, Illinois, passed away at 7:15 A.M., Thursday, August 10, 2017 at his residence.
Private Services will be held at a later date.
He will be missed by his family and friends.
Nancy Lou Kamer passed away peacefully on July 9, 2017 in West Palm, Florida. She was 86.
Visitation is Friday, August 18, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home at 127 S. Logan St. Lincoln, IL. Memorial Service: Saturday, August 19, 2017, 10:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church at 301 Pekin St., Lincoln, IL with Internment following at Elkhart Hill Cemetery. Celebration of life follows at Whiskers Grill & Pub (Lincoln Elks Club).
Nancy was born on August 18, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA, to Edward and Charlotte Hill. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Robert “Tony” Bersch and Leonard “Len” Kamer, son David Kamer and sister Barbra Reilly.
She is survived by her sister Dorothy Rollings; sons Bill Kamer, Jeff Kamer, John (Lauren) Kamer, Nick Bersch and Greg Bersch; daughters Marilyn Kamer, Deb Kamer, Lisa Langan; grandchildren Troy (Jaime) Langan, Ian Langan, Amber Pierce, Riley Bersch, Alexa Kamer, Nick Kamer and great granddaughter Samantha Langan.
Jaime Wessbecher, 38, of Lincoln, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Mercy Hospital, St. Louis, MO.
Jaime was born on December 6, 1978 in Lincoln, IL; the daughter of Jim and Kaye (Krueger) Wessbecher.
Jaime is survived by her parents, Jim and Kaye Wessbecher; her brother, Adam (Sara) Wessbecher of Lincoln, IL; and her niece: Reagan Wessbecher.
Jaime was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents; Frank and Ruth Krueger; and her paternal grandparents; Albert and Mary Jane Wessbecher.
Jaime graduated from Lincoln Community High School class of 97’ and went on to receive her Doctorate in Pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Jaime worked through her schooling at Target Pharmacy where she became the Pharmacy Manager at Target in Kirkwood, MO. Jaime enjoyed travelling with her family and friends as well as all kinds of sports; she was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. She was also a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Lincoln. Above all else, Jaime loved her family; especially her Niece Reagan, whom she spoiled relentlessly.
Services for Jaime will be held at 10:00A.M. on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lincoln. Burial will follow the services at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lincoln. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Jaime’s name to Holy Family Parish or The American Cancer Society. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.
Sue Ann Irving, 71, of Lincoln, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.
Sue was born on October 26, 1945 in Quincy, IL; the daughter of Clyde and Edna May (Proctor) Sloniger. She married Robert Samuel Irving in 1963 in Lincoln, IL. He preceded her in death on August 11, 1991
Sue is survived by her son, Robert Irving of Lincoln, IL; her siblings; Dean (Pat) Sloniger and Evelyn Knight; many nieces and nephews; and her beloved miniature poodle Cloe.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brother Robert Sloniger.
Sue was a member of Jefferson Street Christian Church. She enjoyed local history and genealogy, as well as planting in her garden. Sue also loved spending time cruising down country roads with her son and her dog in her son’s 1968 Chevy Caprice.
Services for Sue will be held at 2:00P.M. on Friday, August 11, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service (12:00-2:00P.M.) on Friday, August 11, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services at New Union Cemetery in Lincoln. Memorial donations may be made in Sue’s name to Jefferson Street Christian Church or Mt. Pulaski Christian Church.
James D. (Jim) Moriearty , 94, of Lincoln died peacefully on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at The Christian Village with his family by his side. He was born September 22, 1922 in Lincoln, the eldest son of James D. and Lucille (Carson) Moriearty. He married Frances Jones on August 15, 1942. She passed away on January 21, 1983.
Jim graduated as co-valedictorian from Lincoln Community High School and attended Lincoln College. In January of 1943 he enlisted in in the U.S. Army Air-Corps. He was deployed in the China-Burma-India campaign in World War II, where he served in Third Combat Cargo Squadron in the Central Burma campaign and was awarded three Bronze Service Stars. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
After his discharge as a Sergeant in January of 1946 he returned to Lincoln, where he completed training as a licensed insurance broker. As an independent agent he established the Moriearty Insurance Agency, which he led for well over 50 years, providing all types of coverage to businesses and families throughout Logan County and beyond. He is remembered by many of his former clients and other Lincoln residents for his support and assistance in times of difficulty and loss. He was active as an officer in in the Lincoln Kiwanis Club for many years, and as a volunteer instructor with local Boy Scout Troop 102.
With an active and enquiring mind, Jim was an avid reader and long-time supporter of public television. He loved music, particularly Irish folk music, jazz and the blues. He also loved nature and travel. With his children and grandchildren, he toured in his motor home throughout the western United States and Canada and into deep into Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. He also made trips abroad with family members and friends to the British Isles, Spain, France, Italy, and Cuba.
Jim is survived by his daughter, Dr. Pamela Moriearty of Lincoln, son Scott Moriearty (Yolanda Kodrzycki) of Cambridge, Mass., grandchildren James Grimaldi (Jennifer) of Lincoln, Lane Grimaldi (Angela) of Mahomet, Perry Moriearty (Kyle Hofmann) of Minneapolis, and Eleanor Moriearty of New York City, and eight great grandchildren. Also surviving are siblings Jacqueline Simpson of Lincoln, Marjorie Poffenbarger of Morton and Michael Moriearty of Lincoln, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and by seven siblings, Patricia, Sue, Carolyn, Norman, John, David and Stephanie.
Following his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Homes. Private family burial and a public Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society,, Creekside Outdoor Center for Environmental Education (Lincoln College), Doctors Without Borders, the Lincoln Public Library, or The Nature Conservancy.
William B. McCubbin, 79, of Springfield formerly of Mt. Pulaski and Buffalo, IL passed away at 1:48 a.m. Friday August 4, 2017 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield.
William was born on December 29, 1937 in Buffalo, to Paul and Viola (Lane) McCubbin. Bill married Joyce Wiebking on November 23, 1961 in Springfield, IL . She survives.
Bill and Joyce were the proud parents of one daughter Michelle (Stephen) Mason of Mt. Pulaski and one son Michael (Cathy) McCubbin of Buffalo.
He was Grandpa Bill to six grandchildren, Ryan Mason (fiancée) Kayla Rossi; Rachel Mason; Jennifer (Casey) McCormick; Jessica (Chris) McCawley; Eric (Emily) McCubbin; and Kristen McCubbin. To his two great-granddaughters, Harper and Evyn, he was Papa Bill. He is also survived by his sister Paula (Mick) Bell and by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Kathleen (Charlie) McKay and Frances (Ben) Hickman.
Bill graduated from Mt. Pulaski High School in 1955. He served in the Air National Guard from 1955 until 1962 attaining the rank of Staff Sgt. He was a founding director of the bank in Mechanicsburg, IL. He also served in the founding of the Illini Corporation and Holding Company in Springfield. Bill was a lifelong farmer, and very proud to be a steward of the land.
He was a member of Mt. Pulaski Christian Church. He was a big Chicago Cub fan and was thrilled when they won the World Series in 2016. Bill also loved watching the Fighting Illini.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday August 9, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski, IL with Casey McCormick and Mark Weber officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday August 8, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Steenbergen cemetery in Mt. Pulaski. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Family Life Center Building fund or to Memorial Home Hospice Services.
Marcia Diane (Thorp) Roesch 76 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 9 PM August 10, 2017 at Sugar Creek Assisted Living Center, Normal, Il.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 PM, Monday, August 14, 2017 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Wapella, Il. with Rev. Fr. James Henning Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Wapella, Il. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the funeral home with Rosary Service at 5 PM.
Memorials may be directed to Second Chance Pet Adoption or St. Patrick’s Church. Marcia was born June 13, 1941 in Clinton, IL the daughter of James and Mary (Cisco) Thorp. She married John D. Roesch, Sr. on July 18, 1964 in Clinton, Il. He passed away March 18, 2005.
Survivors include her children, John David (Erin) Roesch, Jr., Clinton, IL; Christina (Jeff) Beckemeyer, Forsyth, IL; Paul Roesch, Clinton, IL; Anne (Shannon) Leischner, Washington, IN; Six grandchildren: Ashley, Justin, Kate, Hallie, Paige, and Cole; three sisters: Joan (Jack) Morris, Clinton, IL; Antoinette Anastas, Bartlett, IL; and Elizabeth (Steve) Shelley, Bloomington, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Marcia graduated from Murray State in 1963 and taught Physical Education in Farmer City. She then worked at First National Bank and was a secretary at Clinton High School. Marcia enjoyed gardening and the outdoors.
Alice F. Polen 67 of Decatur, Illinois passed away 12:25 AM August 11, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Il.
Services will be 10 AM, Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor John Roberson officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the funeral home.
Alice was born October 11, 1949 in Tuscola, IL the daughter of Clint and Ruby (Walters) Hensley. She married Steve Polen November 1966.
Survivors include her son, Jeffrey S. Polen, Decatur, IL; three grandchildren: Heather (Brandon) Houser, DeWitt, IL; Brittany (Nicholas) Somers, Lindenwood, IL; and Ryan (Alyssa) Polen, Hudson, IL; four great-grandchildren: Cheyenne, Cole, Aubrey, and Oliver; siblings: Barb Stone, Clinton, IL; and Mary Elizabeth Shaw, Clinton, IL; best friend: Vicki Jones, Decatur, IL; and special friend, Bud Conyers, Decatur, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and one brother.
Alice was an astonishing business woman. She was owner and operator of Polen’s Locker Plant from 1973-1985, owner and operator of Decatur Auto Auction from 1985-1997, and managed JSP Properties since 1997. Alice had a passion for volunteer work. She loved to help nursing and hospice patients at DMH Hospice. She also volunteered at Second Chance Pet Adoption, First Baptist Church, Clinton, IL, Glad Tidings, Decatur, IL, and Meals-on-Wheels. Alice had an unwavering Faith in God and was involved in many church activities. She had so much love for her family, friends and pets. Her family and friends were blessed to learn many valuable lessons from Alice during her 67 years.
Alice would like you to know that her work here is done. She received a call, a sort of an offer you can’t refuse, to a place she often dreamed about. Her new job is to be in the Glorious Kingdom where she will be surrounded by family and friends socializing, dancing, and laughing to her hearts content.
Memorials may be directed to Second Chance Pet Adoption or to DMH Hospice.
John William Pool, 88 of Bloomington, IL passed away 2:30 P.M. August 9, 2017 at Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, IL.
Services will be 10:30 AM, Monday, August 14, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Chaplain Ryan Edgecombe officiating. Burial will follow at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be 3 – 5 PM, Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the American Legion Post 54, Fairbury, IL.
John was born September 23, 1928 in rural Chenoa, IL the son of Gordon and Josephine (Boian) Pool. He married Elizabeth Baker in 1956. He later married Rosemary Bornder in 1992.
Survivors include his wife: Rosemary Pool, Bloomington, IL; children: Cheryl (Gary) Connelley, Bement, IL; Mark W. (Tamara) Pool, Clinton, IL; Gary L. Pool, Belleville, IL; and Cathy J. (Joseph) Perritano, Scottsdale, AZ; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; step-children: Connie (Pete) Bachman, Lexington, IL; and Vicky (Curt) Meiner, Colfax, IL; five step-grandchildren and six step-great- grandchildren; sister, Clara Mae Morris, Bloomington, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, June Schrishuhn.
John was a Veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean Conflict and a member of the American Legion Post #54, Fairbury, IL. He was known for his work ethic and worked multiple farming jobs during his adolescence. After returning from the Army, he worked at Caterpillar for 16 years. He then worked for Koehl Enterprises of Fairbury as a welder and millwright and retired after 20 years in 1993. He was an accomplished mechanic and carpenter who built two homes.
John obtained his aviation license at the age of 16 and carried it for 30 years. He was a long time member of the Moose and American Legion. John enjoyed boating and watching dirt track racing. As a young mechanic, he worked on race cars.
Barbara Ann Albin Brown, 78, of Foosland, Illinois, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at her son’s home in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. -2:00 P.M., Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Bellflower United Methodist Church. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Louella Pence officiating. Inurnment will be in Bellflower Township Cemetery, Bellflower. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bellflower United Methodist Church or the Owl Creek Rebekah Lodge #91, PO Box 41, Fisher, Illinois 61843. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Illinois in charge of arrangements.
She was born on May 2, 1939 in Bloomington, Illinois to Clifford L. and Opal N. Loveless Albin. She is survived by her son, Clyde Brown of Edmond, Oklahoma, granddaughter, Kelsey Allen of Abilene, Texas, brother, Robert (Rebecca) Albin of Bellflower, Illinois, and two nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a nephew.
Barbara was a graduate of Fisher High School, Illinois Commercial College and retired from work at the University of Illinois. She was a member of the Bellflower United Methodist Church and a longtime member of the Owl Creek Rebekah Lodge #91, Fisher, Illinois, the Fisher IOOF #704 where she held many offices at the local and state levels, and the Zonar Canton and Auxiliary #18, Fisher, Illinois. Barbara loved to travel and visit new places and had the honor of placing a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for the Rebekah’s. She was involved in many Civic and service clubs.
Claron Glenn Wheeler, 62, of Farmer City, Illinois, passed away at 11:18 A.M., Monday, August 7, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Illinois.
He was born on November 21, 1954 in Bloomington, Illinois, to Clarence and Nellie Mae (Gandy) Wheeler. He married Shari Wisegarver on January 27, 1990 in DeLand, Illinois.
He is survived by his wife, Shari; son, Joshua (Leah) Wheeler; daughter, Jordan (Jonathan Dawson) Wheeler; one grandson, Maks Wheeler, with a second grandchild on the way; and two sisters, Nellie Henry of LeRoy and Shawanda Reynolds of Independence, MO, along with many nieces and nephews.
Claron was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ralph Duane Davis and Retired Col. Richard N. Davis; and two sisters, LaDonna Rose Lunt and Mary Jo Davis.
Claron was a graduate of Farmer City schools. He worked at Bridgestone-Firestone in Bloomington for the last 22 years. Claron was happiest at home as he enjoyed working in the yard and feeding the squirrels, wood working, and spending time with family.
Per his wishes, there will be no visitation. A private service will take place in the future. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Illinois in charge of arrangements.
William H. Bingham, 85, of Bellflower, Illinois, passed away at 3:12 P.M., August 7, 2017 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Illinois.
A Memorial Service will be at 11:00 A.M., Friday, August 11, 2017 at Bellflower Township Cemetery, Bellflower, Illinois with Pastor Louella Pence officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the family. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Illinois in charge of arrangements.
William was born February 27, 1932 in Springfield, Illinois, a son of Wayne C. & Eloise Parkinson Bingham. He married Lois J. Wood, May 31, 1968 in Normal, Illinois.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Bingham; Children, Wayne Bingham; Janet Bingham; Joseph Bingham; and two granddaughters. William is preceded in death by his parents and brother.
William was a retired farmer. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. William was an over 50 year member of the Gibson City Masonic Lodge 733 and the Bellflower American Legion Post 202.
Timothy Lee, 71, of Bloomington, Illinois, passed away at 6:40 A.M., Thursday, August 3, 2017 at home.
A memorial service will be at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Center for Hope Ministries, 14940 Old Colonial Rd, Bloomington, Illinois 61704 or C.I.S.A.R. 29738 E 1400 North Road Colfax, Illinois 61728.
Tim was born on August 16, 1945 in Peoria, Illinois, a son of Jack and Ruth Lee. He married Cindy Trenkle on August 4, 1984 in LeRoy, Illinois. She survives.
He is survived by his son, Ryan (Anne) Lee of Lemont, Illinois; daughter, Amy (Brandt) Andreassen of Iowa; five grandchildren; sisters, Melissa Abel of Des Plaines, Illinois and Linda Polk of Georgia; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and Fred Medina and Jack Lee.
Tim previously owned restaurants and was an excellent chef. He owned businesses that researched and developed alternative fuels. He was a researcher, scientist, inventor, and traveled the world to help with remediation. He was a lover of nature and animals as well as a photographer and artist. Tim enjoyed pushing himself and others intellectually--he loved a challenge. He enjoyed spending time with his Coffee Shop crew and partner in crime, Dave Buss.
Tim was a loving husband; father; grandfather; brother, and devoted friend who will be deeply missed.
Virgil “Llew” Hoffman, 83 of Clinton, IL, passed away 10:42 A.M. Sunday, August 6, 2017 at his family home in Clinton, IL.
Services will be 11 AM, Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. C. Don Ferrill and Rev. Stephen Hill officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the Clinton Presbyterian Church or the Diabetes Association.
Llew was born September 8, 1933 in Clinton, IL the son of William A. and Nellie (Poole) Hoffman. He married Arlene Case July 3, 1957 in Clinton, IL.
Survivors include his wife: Arlene Hoffman, Clinton, IL; children: Lew (Sheila) Hoffman, Brighton, TN; Barbara (Jack) Duggins, and Sandy (Bill) Barretts, both of Clinton, IL; five grandchildren: Todd Schoch, Tracie (David) Alwood, Billy Barretts, Brooke (Eric) Wilson, and Casey Barretts; three great- grandchildren: Macie Heuerman, Mylie Alwood, and Jaxon Wilson; siblings: Faye Kaufman, Maroa, IL; Edward (Evelyn) Hoffman, LaPlace, IL; and Gene Hoffman, Clinton, IL; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and one brother.
Llew was a member of the Clinton Presbyterian Church and the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. He was employed for 24 years at Wallace Business Forms and ten years at the City of Clinton City Hall. He and Arlene liked wintering in Florida. Llew enjoyed farming, family vacations, and wood crafting.
Arlene Williams Vance Dittus 90 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 1 PM August 3, 2017 at the Warner Hospital and Health Services, Clinton, IL.
Services will be 2:30 P.M. Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. Lou Ella Pence officiating. Burial will follow at Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, IL. Visitation will be 1:30 – 2:30 P.M. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the Farmer City United Methodist Church, the Bellflower United Methodist Church, or the Bellflower Historical Society.
Arlene was born July 16, 1927 in Bellflower, IL the daughter of Walter and Marie (McIlvain) Williams. She married Donald D. Vance February 23, 1946 in Paxton, IL. He passed away June 30, 1980. She later married Merle Dittus September 12, 1984. He passed away June 21, 1996.
Survivors include her niece: Cathy Arlene Allen, Henderson, KY; 3 great-nieces and nephew: Cathy Garriga, Henderson, KY, Connie Goldstein, Cold Spring, KY and Paul Moses, Lincoln, NE; along with 4 great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, step-father: Wilbur Forbes and brother: Harland Williams.
Arlene was a member of the Farmer City United Methodist Church and affiliated with the Grand Prairie
United Methodist Church, Bonfield, IL.
She was a long time employee for George H. Dunn and had worked at the John Warner Bank.
Arlene enjoyed life with a sparkle, always looking for fun. She was always happy and a very caring person. Arlene cherished her Monday lunches at the Lion’s Club with her lady friends. She enjoyed
knitting and crocheting.
A special “Thank You” is extended to her cousin Robert McIlvain for all his kind attention and support at Arlene’s recent birthday party.
Rachel B. Zeigler, 77, of Farmer City, Illinois, passed away at home Thursday, August 3, 2017. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Illinois. Her funeral service will follow at 12:00 P.M. also at the funeral home with Pastor Dave Ashby officiating. Burial will be in Greenleaf Cemetery, Farmer City, Illinois.
Rachel was born November 6, 1939 in Kentucky, a daughter of George and Lora Dalton Burton. She married Harold Richard “Dick” Zeigler on March 20, 1970 in Farmer City, Illinois.
Surviving are five sons, Craig (Melinda) Zeigler of Farmer City, Illinois; James Ratcliffe of Mahomet, Illinois; Jeffrey (Cindy) Ratcliffe of Concord, Ohio; Robert (Kim) Ratcliffe of Mentor, Ohio; and Erik (Mindy Wheeler) Zeigler of Clinton, Illinois; nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; brothers, Edwin (Irene) Burton and Carlos Burton; sisters, Carol (Jerry) Kirschner; Florene Fisher; Betty (John) Naplin; Shannon (Dennis) Kuykendall; and Brenda (Marty Wright) Maria.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, and stepson.
Rachel was a loving mother; grandmother; great-grandmother; sister, and devoted friend who will be deeply missed.
Julia Ann "Julie" Dawson, 84, of Mahomet, IL, formerly of Mansfield, IL, passed away at 8:53 A.M., Thursday, August 3, 2017 at The Waterford at Bridle Brook, Mahomet, IL.
Visitation will be from 12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M., Monday, August 7, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, IL. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Steve Anderson officiating. Inurnment will be in McCord Cemetery, Fullerton, IL. Memorials may be made to Carle Hospice or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Julie was born January 23, 1933 in Charter Grove, IL, a daughter of Earl and Susan Dorothy Westlake. She married Harley Beryle Dawson on June 18, 1950 in Champaign, IL. He passed away on December 30, 2011.
She is survived by her children, Connie (Tom) Hieronymus of Farmer City, IL; Vicki Oglesby of Farmer City, IL; Jeff (Mari) Dawson of Two Rivers, WI; Amy Dawson of Mansfield, IL; Laurie (Greg) Franklin of Farmer City, IL; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Marj Mowers; brothers, Milton Westlake and Melvin Westlake.
She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother, Orville Westlake, and son-in-law, Harvie Oglesby.
Julie was a dedicated homemaker for 25 years. After all of her children were born, she graduated from Parkland College, studying secretary work and literature. She went on to graduate from the U of I with a degree in advertising. She retired from the U of I Telecommunications Department.
One of Julie’s favorite pastimes was Saturday morning coffee with her dear friend, Kitter Dawson and close family and friends.
Julie was a member of the Ladies Aid of the former Cumberland-Presbyterian Church in DeWitt, IL. She loved traveling with Harley, being involved with her family, and was an avid reader.
Charles Edison “Eddie” Ommen, 87, of Arrowsmith, IL and later LeRoy, IL passed away at 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Hospital Bloomington, IL, surrounded by his loving family.
Eddie was born July 24, 1930 in Loda, IL, a son of Charles H. and Ina Edland Ommen. He graduated from Arrowsmith High School, and married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Lorig, and they enjoyed 62 years of marriage.
He was preceded in death by Barbara; his parents; sister, Betty Anderson; brother-in-law, Ralph Anderson, and brother, Donald.
Surviving are his sister, Esther (Ed) Bodart of Eureka, MO, and four children: Joe (Lili) of Tempe, AZ; Jean (Rob) Gill of Urbana, IL; Janet (Atsushi) Fukada of West Lafayette, IN; and Julie (Kirk) Swanson of Lake Zurich, IL. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Eddie began farming with his dad and farmed until his retirement. He served in the Illinois National Guard, was a substitute mail carrier in Arrowsmith, served on the West Township Election Board, and was a member of the Arrowsmith Christian Church.
He loved taking road trips, camping, walking on the beach and watching auto racing. He was a devoted husband and father. His children will forever remember camping trips, Cubs baseball games, stock car races, and eating at Steak ‘n Shake with Dad.
The family would like to thank the staffs of Luther Oaks and OSF St. Joseph for the wonderful care they gave Eddie.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at the Arrowsmith Christian Church. Memorial donations may be made to the church.
Bill E. Turner was born on December 2, 1937 in Argenta, Illinois and passed away in his home in Maroa, Illinois on August 2, 2017. His parents James “Shake” Turner and Thelma Turner were farmers though he did not continue in that tradition and instead forged new paths. He enjoyed his time at Argenta High School serving in leadership roles and developing a passion for singing. He enlisted in the Army from 1960-1964. His professional career lasted over 40 years at Illinois Power Company with Bill retiring as Director of Computer Operations.
Singing remained a passion throughout various points in his life including membership in the Greater Decatur Chorale, numerous church choirs, and many important events for family and friends. He loved to travel and explore the nooks and crannies of every location. Dedicated to Christ, Bill served his larger community with all of his heart including leadership in the Maroa Methodist Church, Optimist Club, Lion’s Club, the Maroa-Forsyth School Board, Board of Directors of CASA, and Board of the Maroa Library.
While Bill strived to serve others, his family was the foundation of his life. He enjoyed going to numerous sporting events and recitals of his grandchildren. His wife Brenda, who preceded him in death, made his life complete.
Surviving are his sister Mary (Jack) Dickey of Decatur; children Michael (Dawn) Turner of Forsyth; Bradley Turner of Bloomington; Anne (Jayson) Meyer of Columbia, Missouri; Desiree Sandfrey of San Diego, California; Kristi (Steve) Long of Webster Groves, Missouri; Jeff Stubblefield of Mt. Zion; Lisa (Art) Miller-Rich of Nashville, Tennessee; and Stacy (Chad) Benjamin of Bloomington; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Preceding him in death were his father Shake, mother Thelma, wife Brenda and former spouse Betty.
Memorial visitation at Dawson & Wikoff North Chapel in Decatur on Tuesday, August 8 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Funeral service on Wednesday, August 9 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Macon County CASA.
Kenneth Ray Bogle 67 of Maroa, IL passed away 2 AM, August 3, 2017 at his home with his family at his side.
A gathering of family and friends will be 5 PM Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Ferrill’s Pond in Kenney, IL. Casual attire is requested. Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.
Kenneth was born May 2, 1950 in Morehouse, MO the son of Carlos and Sybil (King) Bogle.
He leaves behind his sons: Wesley, Steve, Greg (Miranda); daughter: Stephanie (Jason) Brelsford; grandchildren: Makayla, Hailey, Bradley and Payton; the woman in his life: Toni Shoemaker, her children, sons: David (Jessie), John (Cassy); daughter: Jillian (Julio) Medrano; her grandchildren: Xavier, Shae and Kylee; his brother: Richard (Sandy) and sister: Ruth Ann Calls.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Jimmy and Michael Bogle and sister: Peggy Brownsfield.
Myrna Larue Wilson, 83, of Lincoln passed away at 4:15 A.M. on Tuesday, August 2, 2017, at
the Christian Village, in Lincoln.
Myrna was born on July 7, 1934 in Beason, IL; the daughter of Homer and Ferne (Crowe)
Poffenbarger . She married William E. Wilson on March 6, 1955. He preceded her in death on July 3,
Surviving Myrna are her children Debra Walker of Washington, IL, Warren Wilson of Lincoln, IL,
David (Tammy) Wilson of Clinton, IL, and Rita (Duane) White of Beason, IL; ten grandchildren, three
great-grandchildren; one brother Jack (Midge) Poffenbarger of Augusta, GA, three sister-in-laws Bert
Poffenbarger of Bradenton, Fl, Helen Lawson of Bloomington, IN, and Marily Wilson of Washington, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two siblings: Robert Poffenbarger and Luberta Knauer.
Myrna was a member of the White Shrine and Gideon’s International. Myrna and her husband
were members of Clinton Assembly Of God Church in Clinton, IL.
Services for Myrna will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday August 5, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home, in Lincoln, IL with Ryan Edgecomb officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service
also at the funeral home in Lincoln, IL. Burial at Harmony Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials
may be made in Myrna’s name to Christian Homes.
Max E. Vandiver 88 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 6:16 PM July 30, 2017 at Bickford Home, Bloomington, IL.
Services will be 10 A.M. Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Greg Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with military honors. Visitation will be 5 – 7 P.M. Wednesday, August 2, 2017 and 9:30 - 10:00 A.M. Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Rushville-Industry High School FFA.
Max was born October 24, 1928 in Macomb, IL the son of Hal and May (Fowler) Vandiver. He married Mary “Ruth” Vandiver June 5, 1955 in Brooklyn, IL. She passed away January 29, 2017.
Survivors include his children: Paul (Lisa) Vandiver, LaCygne, KS; Susan (Larry) Duling, Clinton, IL; Steve (Mary) Vandiver, Heyworth, IL; Phil Vandiver, Bloomington, IL; 9 grandchildren: Barbara, Michael, Bryan, Colin, Abby, Maggie, Molly, Lucy and Liam.
Max was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother: Don.
Max served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. He started working at the McNabb State Bank in McNabb, IL and finished his career as the bank president of the Old Farmers and Merchants State Bank in Hillsdale, IL. Max loved his family and farming. He was dedicated to the communities he lived in throughout his career as a bank executive, making sure he supported the businesses, and people, who were his neighbors. He taught a strong sense of loyalty to his family and love of community. Throughout his life, Max enjoyed working on his homes and inventing projects to improve them. He and his wife, Ruth, enjoyed moving and lived throughout Illinois. He was a compassionate banker and made many friends throughout his career. After retirement, he continued to stay involved by volunteering on civic and church boards. He will be dearly missed.