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Jacinda Marie Jiles

Jacinda Marie Jiles, 30, of Clinton, IL, passed away January 19, 2019 in Decatur, IL.

 

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

 

Jacinda was born March 22, 1988 in Bloomington, IL the daughter of William Bryant and Shawna Welch. 

 

Survivors include her mother, Shawna and Dale Nelson, Clinton, IL; father, William and Juanita Bryant, Clinton, IL; children, Joseph Jiles, Christian Jiles, Faith Jiles, McKennzie Jiles, and Ariel Cox; grandparents, Robert and Alice Welch; Virginia Mitchelle; siblings and their children,

 

Cassandra Mitchelle (Shawn and Aalieya Mitchelle), Brooke Bryant, Kaye and Lorin Riddle (Aubrey, Dawson, and Khloey Thayer), Jerad Nelson (Cullun and Deacon Nelson), Raymond Nelson (Elijah Vandervort), Jarad Bryant and Sandra Davis (Rylan and Leland Bryant), Cody Bryant (Khloe and Abel Bryant), Keri Nelson (Mylah, Maleah, and Isaiah Nelson), Charesa Acklin, Clarence “Sonny” Bryant, II, Collin Bryant, Carlye Parson, Jessika Parson, Jaycee Nelson.

 

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clarence “Sonny” and Bev Bryant, uncle, John Pinkston, great grandmother, Irene Dunn, and great-grandpa, Elemer Brewer. 

 

"Your life was a blessing, Your memory a treasure... You are loved beyond words; And missed beyond measure."

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Richard Allen Stanley

Richard Allen Stanley, 67, of Latham, Illinois passed away at 3:05 a.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Illinois. 

 

Funeral services will be held at Brintlinger & Earl Funeral Home, Decatur Illinois, at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 2, with visitation one hour before the service. Burial will be in Illini Cemetery, Warrensburg, Illinois.  

 

Memorials are suggested to the family or to Cancer Care Specialists of IL. 

 

Richard was born in Monticello, IL, on January 29, 1952 to Lloyd Gene and Dorothy May (Stone) Stanley. He married Wilma Mae Marshall on November 10, 1973; she preceded him in death on May 4, 2012. He worked at ADM for over 35 years and was a member of the American Federation of Grain Millers Union, Local 103. 

 

He is survived by daughters, Leslie Stanley of Latham, IL and Angela Stanley of Decatur, IL; brothers, Lloyd Gene Stanley Jr. and Gary (Brenda) Stanley, both of Springfield, IL; sisters, Donna (Mark) Wade of Sherman, IL and Tina (Michael) Evans of Hidalgo, IL; grandchildren Jacob and Taylor; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and son Richard Allen Stanley, Jr. 

 

The family would like to thank the Decatur Cancer Care Center and DMH ICU & Comfort Care Department for their excellent care and compassion. Richard will always be remembered for his caring, helpful, and jokester personality! 

 

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family in care of Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes at www.brintlingerandearl.com.

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Martha M. Underwood

Martha M. Underwood, 76, of Clinton died at 5:20 p.m. Monday (Jan. 28, 2019) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington. 

 

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Calvert Funeral Home.  201 S. Center St., Clinton, IL.

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Orvil E. Schwartz

Orvil E. Schwartz, 70, of Wapella, IL passed away 11:26 PM January 28, 2019 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

 

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

 

Memorials may be directed to the Orvil Schwartz Memorial Fund.

 

Orvil was born October 29, 1948 in Braggadocio, MO the son of George and Zora (McNabb) Schwartz, Sr. He married Maxine Craw April 30, 1982 in Ivesdale, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Maxine Schwartz, Wapella, IL; daughter, Lisa Jo (fiancé, Josh Benson) Phillips, Clinton, IL; 2 grandchildren: Madison Slaughter, Wapella, IL; and Hunter Eads, Clinton, IL; sister, Joanne Cruise, Clinton, IL; brother, Curtis Schwartz, Clinton, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, and 1 sister.

 

Orvil retired from R. R. Donnelley, formerly Wallace Computer Services, Clinton, IL.

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Sharon Kay Purviance

Sharon Kay Purviance, 76, of Lincoln passed away on Sunday,, January 27, 2019, at Copper Creek Cottages in Lincoln, IL. 

 

Sharon was born on June 22, 1942, in Mt. Pulaski, IL the daughter of Frank and Mildred (Harnish) Stengel. She married Robert "Bob” Purviance on September 4, 1960, in Lincoln, IL. He preceded her in death on April 23, 2016.

 

Sharon is survived by her children; Greg Purviance of Terre Haute, IN, Kim (Kenneth) Nevius of Bull Shoals, AR, Chris Purviance of Lincoln, and Nicole Hoagland also of Lincoln; her half-brother, Tony Campbell of Grapevine, TX; and six grandchildren.

 

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

 

Sharon was a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln. She was a secretary for The Department of Corrections for many years. Sharon enjoyed decorating and crafting; she was a member of the American Business Women’s Association. She loved her pets and watching animals in nature. Above all else, Sharon loved her family.

 

Services for Sharon will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Visitation will take place two hours prior to the service (9:00-11:00 a.m.) also at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services at Old Union Cemetery, Lincoln. Memorial donations may be made in Sharon’s name to The Parkinson Research Foundation.

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Sandra Russell

Sandra Russell, 76, formerly of Lincoln, passed away at 9:55 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

 

Sandra was born on January 7, 1943, in Chicago, IL; daughter of Bob and Maxine (Johnson) Zbinden. She married John Russell on December 26, 1981, in Lincoln, IL. He survives her.

 

Also, surviving Sandra are her children: Dianne Whitman of Franklin, N.C. and Doug Meier of New Castle, IN; her sister: Myrna Bair of Pennsylvania; her brother: Ray Zbinden of Illinois; three grandchildren: Emma, Grace, and Corinne Meier. She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Sandra attended Faith Lutheran Church in Lincoln. She was a member of the Elks Emblem Club and assisted with Elks Crippled Children’s Trust, and was a member of the Red Hats.

 

Services for Sandra will be 12:00 Noon Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Mark Peters officiating. Visitation will be 2 hours prior to the service (10:00-12:00). Burial at New Union Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Sandra’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Humane Society of Logan County.

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Shirley Mae Brannan

Shirley Mae Brannan, 83, of Clinton, IL passed away at 10:11 AM January 26, 2019 at her family residence.

 

Services will be 10 AM Friday, February 1, 2019 at Calvert Funeral Home Clinton, IL with Rev. Jeff DeLaughter officiating. Burial will follow at DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, IL. Visitation will be at 5 – 7 PM Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to Community Cancer Center, Normal, IL.

 

Shirley was born March 14, 1935 in East St. Louis, IL, the daughter of Sherman and Leona (Prather) Atteberry. She married John Leslie Brannan June 28, 1953 in Clinton, IL. He passed September 19, 1996.

 

Survivors includer her children, Leslie Ann (Bill Scarcliff) Welch, Pekin, IL; Stephen (Deanna) Brannan, Clinton, IL; Paula (Alex) Lukas, Clinton, IL; David (Rita Coleman) Brannan, Midland City, IL; Mary Beth Landstrom, Beason, IL; 10 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 1 great grandchild on the way; brother, Terry (Dixie) Atteberry, Pinckneyville, IL; 7 nephews; 5 nieces; and Debbie Mitchell, whom she loved like a daughter.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Gene.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Margaret M. Spray

Margaret M. Spray 83 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 4:15 A.M. January 26, 2019 at Liberty Village, LeRoy, Il.

 

Private Graveside Services will be at a later date at Long Point Cemetery, Wapella, IL.

There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society

 

Margaret was born January 17, 1936 in Wapella, Il. the daughter of Wilbur Scott “Coke” and Vivian (Cary) Laiser. She married William A. Spray November 11, 1972 in Meredosia, Illinois. He passed away November 3, 2001.

 

Survivors include her daughter, Susie (Bob) Schaefer, Wapella, Il.; 4 Grandchildren; 8 Great-Grandchildren; Sister, Jo Schmitt, Bloomington, Il.

 

Margaret was preceded in death by her Parents and 1 Son, Rich Underwood.

 

Margaret was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church and the Eagles Lodge.

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Kenneth Wyman Burk

Kenneth Wyman Burk, 81, of Clinton, IL passed away 4:38 PM January 24, 2019 at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, IL.

 

Graveside Services will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL with Military Honors at a later date. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.

 

Memorials may be directed to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.

 

Kenneth was born March 25, 1937 in Peoria, IL the son of Wyman Elbert and Ella (Hudson) Burk. He married Ingeborg Janzer August 13, 1960 in Schweinfurt, Germany.  She passed away July 8, 2014.

 

Survivors include his children, Dorothy Cockrell, Clinton, IL and Linda (Jeff) Bickford, Seattle, WA; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; one brother, Harold Burk, Phoenix, AZ.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; 1 daughter, Peggy Sullivan; 2 brothers, Jim Burk and Gary Burk; and 1 sister, Jo Anne Hackett.

 

Kenneth was in the Army for 20 years serving in Vietnam and retired from Illinois Central Gulf Railroad after 20 years of service.  He enjoyed working on and restoring clocks.

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Phyllis Elaine Green

Phyllis Elaine Green, 88, of Clinton, Il. passed away 10:00 PM January 23, 2019 at The Warner Hospital and Health Services, Clinton, Il.

 

Services will be 11 AM Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the First Christian Church, Clinton, Il. with Cody Monkman officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, Il. Visitation will be 5 - 7 PM Friday, January 25, 2019 at the First Christian Church, Clinton, Il. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to First Christian Church, Clinton, Il., or the Warner Hospital and Health Services Foundation.

 

Phyllis was born October 2, 1930 in Cooksville, Il., the daughter of Ivan and Edna (Wagnest) Littrell. She married Carl William “Bill” Green June 20, 1954 in Cooksville, Il. He passed away October 13, 1997.

 

Survivors include her children, David (Tammie) Green, Clinton, Il.; Kenneth Green, Tuscarora, MD; Joseph (Danielle) Green, Westminster, MD; 9 grandchildren:  Amanda (Brandon) Pitt, Cortney (Dan) Wrathburn, Ashley Green (Jackie Howard), Lydia Owens, Ally (Colby) Patelski, Carly Green, Emma Green, Samantha Green, and Calden Green; 7 great-grandchildren; sisters: Kathy (Randy) Sumrall, Bloomington, Il. and Marge Buckner, Momence, Il.; and brother, Richard “Dick” (Jackie) Littrell, Winter Haven, FL.

 

Phyllis was preceded in death by her Parents, and 2 sisters: Mary Harpeneau and Linda Bates.

 

Phyllis worked for the Warner Hospital and Health Services, Clinton, Il. as Director of Nursing and retired as a Registered Nurse after nearly 50 years of service.  She was a past board member of the Hospital’s Foundation and the Hospital Auxiliary Board. Phyllis was a member of First Christian Church, Clinton, Il. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, serving as the Worthy Matron and Treasurer. Phyllis volunteered at the DeWitt County Blood Bank.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Earl M. Scaggs

Earl M. Scaggs, 77, of LeRoy, Illinois passed away January 21, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. Earl was born October 29, 1941 in Ironton, Missouri to Edith Talley Scaggs and Johnnie C. Scaggs.

 

A celebration of life is planned for spring.

 

He married Fern Wilkerson on November 4, 1960 in LeRoy, Illinois. He is survived by his wife and their three children, Angela Andrews of Shawnee, Kansas, Steven E. (Cynthia) Scaggs, McMinnville, Tennessee, and Amy (Dwayne) Oyer, Bloomington, Illinois. He is also survived by thirteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is survived by two brothers, Ed Scaggs and Guy (Debi) Scaggs and five sisters, Louise Williams, Velma (Gary) Morris, Donna (Joe) Berner, Vickie (Dan) Crews, and Brenda (Ron) Smith. 

 

He is preceded in death by his parents, infant son Kevin, brother John Scaggs, sisters Mary Nalley, Beulah Fox, Daisy Roberts, and Nadine Danner. 

 

Earl never met a stranger and you couldn't mistake his infectious laugh. His greatest joy was the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was always a hard worker and his knowledge, experience, and expertise will be greatly missed.

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Mary Sprague

Mary Sprague, 79, of Lincoln, passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019, at Copper Creek Cottages, Lincoln, IL.

 

Mary was born on April 12, 1939, in Olney, IL; the daughter of Virgil and Ester (Reinhart) King. She married Ronald Sprague Sr. on August 9, 1957, in Shawneetown, IL. He preceded her in death on, May 12, 2017.

 

Mary is survived by her daughter, Beth (Russell) Wright of Lincoln, IL; her son, Ronald Sprague Jr. of Lincoln, IL; her grandchildren, Kassie Henrichsmeyer of Clay City, IL, Colt (Haley) Wright of Sunset, TX, Chase Wright of Lincoln, IL; and eight great-grandchildren. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her grandson, Joshua Sprague.

Mary was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Lincoln. She enjoyed a variety of hobbies including the crafting of all sorts and painting. Mary loved driving down to Missouri with her husband in their little red Miata; where they would visit and tour different wineries.

 

Services for Mary will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 25, 2019, at St. John United Church of Christ in Lincoln. Visitation will take place from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Burial will follow the services at New Union Cemetery in Lincoln. Memorial donations may be made in Mary’s name to The Alzheimer’s Association or The Parkinson’s Research Foundation.

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Robert Stephen "Bob" Chamberlain

Robert Stephen “Bob” Chamberlain, 71 of Warrensburg died at 8:32 am. Sunday, January 20, 2019 in Decatur Memorial Hospital with his family by his side.

 

A Memorial service to celebrate Bob’s life will be held at 11:30 am. Friday, January 25, 2019 in the Illini Congregational Church Warrensburg, Illinois with Rev. Dennis Hughes officiating. The family will greet friends at 10:00 am. until service time Friday at the church. Burial will be at a later date in Illini Cemetery. Memorials may be made to www.glioblastoma foundation.org or to the Warrensburg Fire Department. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Bob was born December 21, 1947 in Effingham, Illinois son of John C. and Mary M. (Klepzig) Chamberlain. He attended schools in Shumway and Beecher City, Illinois and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural from SIU, Carbondale, Illinois. Bob worked for the Cooperative Extension Service before becoming a Seed Corn District Manager for many years. Bob was a member of the Corn Items Collectors Association, former Secretary-Treasurer and Co-editor of the Bang Board newsletter. Bob was Austin Township Supervisor for 30 years. He married Carolyn S. Devore on June 15, 1969 in Shumway.

 

Surviving is his wife of nearly fifty years, Carolyn S. Chamberlain of Warrensburg, sons, David R. (Deann Drake) Chamberlain of Decatur, Timothy J. (Lindsay) Chamberlain of Austin, Texas, brother, Richard J. Chamberlain of Effingham.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

The family wishes to thank the Doctors and Nurses of OSF Peoria, Hickory Point Rehab Center, Dr. Kumar and Nurses of 4100 at DMH especially Ella, Angela, and Eleanor. Also thanks to the Warrensburg Fire Department, Cancer Care Support Group, Care Giver’s Support Group and many friends and neighbors for all their help.

 

Please sign the family guest book at www.tanzyuslogan.com

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Jay Thoms

Jay Thoms, 76 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 10:26 AM January 20, 2019 at Sugar Creek Normal, IL.

 

A time to celebrate Jay’s life will be 11 AM, Monday, January 28, 2019 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM, Monday at the funeral home. 

 

Memorials may be directed to the Clinton YMCA.

 

Jay was born February 22, 1942 in Wapella, IL the son of Jesse and Aretta (Nelson) Thoms.

 

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Barbara (Ijams) Thoms, Clinton, IL; Children, Randy Thoms of Clinton; Rodney (Lisa) Thoms of Chicago, Il.; One grandchild, Viola Thoms of Chicago, Il. and One Sister, Sara Lee Stewart of Loysville, PA.

 

Jay was preceded in death by his Siblings, Joan Lewis, Ray Thoms and Ida Gentry.

 

Jay retired in 1997 from RR Donnelley (formerly Wallace Computer Services) where he was Corporate Transportation Manager.

 

Jay served on the boards of the Clinton YMCA, the Clinton Chamber of Commerce, and the Clinton Country Club, taking a turn as president at both the YMCA and the Chamber. He also served on the city Police and Fire Commission and volunteered for the United Way. A lifelong fitness and recreation enthusiast, he enjoyed running, biking, basketball, golf, fishing, hunting, boating and camping. He coached, co-founded and participated in local sports programs and events for all ages.

The family would like to thank Sugar Creek for their care and kindness.

 

Jay enjoyed his retirement years traveling with Barb in their RV. Above all, Jay was a family man and a good provider. He touched the lives of many and will be missed.

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Betty Jean Fenton McLemore

Betty Jean Fenton McLemore 85 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 7:34 PM January 19, 2019 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

 

A time to reminisce with family and friends will be held at a later date. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.

 

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

 

Betty was born December 9, 1933 in Johnston City, IL the daughter of Thomas Edward and Juanita (Anderson) Bray. She married Earl Fenton. She later married Dale McLemore in 1981 in Alcoa, TN and he preceded her in death.

 

Survivors include her children, Bob (Sandy) Fenton, Scottsboro, AL; Lee Ann (Ron) Pollock, Clinton, IL; Kenny (Kathy) Fenton, Decatur, IL; stepsons: Mark (Sherrie) McLemore, Yakima, WA, Matt (Diane) McLemore, Taylorville, IL; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Louie (Carol) Bray, Decatur, IL; Virginia (Bobby) Effler, Alcoa, TN; Dale (Beverly) Bray, Decatur, IL.

Betty was preceded in death by her Parents.

 

Betty was a life long homemaker and nanny to many children. She enjoyed cooking, get-togethers, stopping quickly for yard sales, and her knick-knacks. She attended the First Nazarene Church in Clinton. Most of all she loved spending time with her family, who she truly loved and held dear to her heart. 

 

The family would like to extend a special “Thank you” to the CNA’s, Nurses and the entire staff of Liberty Village, along with Dr. Brit Williams for the tender care and love she received.

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James "Jim" W. Cale

James “Jim” W. Cale, 70, of Lincoln passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.

 

Jim was born on July 19, 1948 in Macomb, IL the son of Clarence W. and Pauline (Ford) Cale. He married Colleen Kuhlmeier on September 14, 1973, she preceded him in death on September 18, 2003. He later married Suzanne R. Adams on August 2, 2008. She preceded him in death on May 7, 2016.

 

Jim is survived by his children; Chad (Lisa) Cale, Jeremy (Cindy) Cale, Brian (Kelly) Cale, Amy (Scott) Kuhlman; and his brother, Perry Cale. Additionally, he is survived by six grandchildren, Sean Cale, Gage Cale, Logan Cale, Josh Cale, Gabby Kuhlman, and Ethan Kuhlman.

 

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; his spouses; two sisters; and his grandson, Nick Cale.

Jim was the Meat Manager at Eagle’s Grocery Store in Lincoln for many years; he also worked at Eaton Corp in Lincoln.

 

Services for Jim will be held at 2:00p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2019 with Ron Otto officiating at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

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Thomas R. Geason

Thomas R. Geason, 60, of Lincoln suddenly passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln. 


Tom was born on September 22, 1958 in Peoria, IL the son of Richard C. and Loretta (Laney) Geason. He married Terri Wheeler on May 18, 2017 in Lincoln, IL she survives.


Tom is also survived by his step-children; Trish (Justin) Armburst and Charles Samuel Cox; his siblings, Kathleen (Mike) Spanier, Daniel (Deb) Geason, and Peggy (Kip) Switzer; his brothers-in-law, Donnie E. Wheeler and Randy S. Wheeler. Additionally, Tom is survived by his granddaughter, Mackenzie Cobb.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother-in-law, John M. Humbert.


Tom was a “homebody” he loved spending time at home with his family, cooking, and enjoying a cold beverage. Tom’s passion was found in helping people; even in death Tom found a way to help others by donating tissue to Gift of Hope which will give the gift of life to 26 people in need.


A celebration of Tom’s life will be held on a later date. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

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Jacinda Marie Jiles

Jacinda Marie Jiles, 30, of Clinton, IL, passed away January 19, 2019 in Decatur, IL.

 

Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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Vonajean Baker

Vonajean Baker, 78, of Clinton, IL passed away 9:30 PM January 15, 2019 at her family residence, Clinton, IL. 

 

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

 

Memorials may be directed to DeWitt County Animal Shelter.

 

Vonajean was born March 28, 1940 in Ford County, IL the daughter of John and Avoil (VanAntwerp) Schmidt. She married David A. Baker, November 6, 1959 Bloomington, IL.

 

Survivors include her husband, David A. Baker, Clinton, IL; children, Jean Ann Baker, Clinton, IL, Teresa Lynne Baker, Clinton, IL, Michael A. Baker, Clinton, IL; 7 grandchildren, Kindra, Cami, Kelley, Jeremy, Christine, Kayla, and Laura; 8 great grandchildren; siblings, Larry (Linda) Schmidt, Mt. Vernon, IL, and Wanda (Charlie) Wagner, New Bern, NC.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 sister, 1 brother.

 

Vonajean enjoyed quilting and crocheting.
 

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Janfer Reeves

Janfer Reeves, 83 of Weldon, IL passed away January 15, 2019 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

 

A time to celebrate Jan’s life will be 10 AM Friday, January 18, 2019 at the Weldon United Methodist Church with Rev. C. Don Ferrill officiating. Visitation will be 4 – 7 PM Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.

 

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

 

Janfer was born in Weldon, IL the daughter of Thad and Ruth Ruby. She graduated from Deland-Weldon High School in 1953. She married Ron Reeves August 1955. 

 

Survivors include her daughter, Rhonda (Murl) Kimmel, Weldon, IL; son, Shawn (Brenda) Reeves, Cisco, IL; grandchildren, Meaghann (Seth) Floyd, Monticello, IL; Nathan (Casey) Reeves, Sidney, IL; Jennifer Bolanos, Cisco, IL; great grandchildren, Benjamin & Corrie Reeves; Addison & Avery Floyd; and another great granddaughter coming in May.

 

She was preceded in death by parents, sister, Evelyn, and husband, Ron

 

Janfer was a 27 year employee of Decatur Memorial Hospital.

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Brian Tucker

Brian Robert Tucker, 57, of Clinton, Illinois passed away 12:40 PM January 6, 2019 in Cancun, Mexico.

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

 

Memorials may be directed to BroMenn Hospice.

 

Brian was born October 28, 1961 in Bloomington, IL, the son of Garry Owen and Patricia W. (Flowers) Tucker. He married Coni Lee Hackett, March 19, 2010 in McLean County, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Coni Lee Tucker, Clinton, IL; children, Andrew (Debbie)Wright, Orlando, FL; James Wright, Salem, OR; Amanda (Tony) Roland, Danvers, IL; Cody Wright, Clinton, IL; Robert (Karli) Tucker, Bloomington, IL; 8 grandchildren; siblings, Mark Tucker, Gibson City, IL; Krista (Darren) Dial, Kenney, IL; Erin (Adam) Wosley, Madinah, IL.

 

Brian was preceded in death by his Parents.

 

Brian worked at Mitsubishi, Bloomington, IL for 27 years and later was a truck driver for ADM, Decatur, IL.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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William L. "Bill" Follis

William L. "Bill” Follis, 92, of Mt. Pulaski passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mt. Pulaski, IL.

 

Bill was born on July 7, 1926, in Mt. Pulaski, IL the son of William A. and Mabel J (Johnston) Follis. He married Delores Anna Seidel on September 11, 1946, in Decatur, IL. She survives in Mt. Pulaski.

 

Bill is also survived by his four daughters, Carolyn Sue Follis of Kenney, IL, Shirley (Jack) Knutson of Mesa, CO, Mary (Gary) Sherrer of Denver, CO, and Julie (Danny) Lobb of Kenney, IL; his four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

 

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Allen; three sisters; and one brother.

 

Services for Bill will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski, IL. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service (10:00-11:00 a.m.) also at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services at Steenbergen Cemetery, Mt. Pulaski, IL. Memorial donations may be made in Bill’s name to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mt. Pulaski.

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Vernadine Witt

Vernadine Witt, 89, of Clinton, IL passed away 5:58 PM January 8, 2019 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

 

A time to celebrate Vernie’s life will be 1 – 3 Sunday, January 13, 2019 at the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

 

Vernadine was born June 8, 1929 in Gary, IN the daughter of John Vernon and Edna Mae (Hand) Ward. She married Donald Foster. She later married Roger Witt September 16, 1957.

 

Survivors include her children, Carol Sue (Waylon) Burton; Donna (Robert) Turney; Nancy (Ricky) Jackson; Barbara (Tony) Scogin; Tammie (Jim) Inman; 11 grandchildren: Latonia Eagleson, Jodi Kauffman, Tina McDaniel, Chastity Coleman, Carrie Zbinden, Ashley Scogin, Chris Scogin, Brad Scogin, Heather Blue; 27 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; along with close family friend, Kathy M. Shelton.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; daughter, Paula Marie Witt; granddaughter, Michelle Sears; and sister, Patty Wickenhauser.

 

Vernadine worked for Eureka Williams in Bloomington, IL as an inspector supervisor for 33 years. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL and member of the Ladies Eagles Lodge Auxiliary. She was a proud supporter of St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the Veteran’s Association. She enjoyed traveling, animals, gardening with her son-in-law, Jim Inman, and most of all spending time with her family.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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M. Jeremy Reynolds

M. Jeremy Reynolds, 57, of Farmer City passed away at 2:15 A.M. Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at his residence.

 

His memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Trinity Community Fellowship, Farmer City with Pastor Dave Ashby officiating. Inurnment will follow in Greenleaf Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Friday, January 11, 2019, at Trinity Community Fellowship, Farmer City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Farmer City Fire Protection District or the Champaign Sportsmen’s Club of Mahomet.

 

Jeremy was born December 6, 1961, in Bloomington, Illinois, a son of Jimmy L. and Mary Jean Smith Reynolds. He married Marie Winstead on April 27, 1991, in rural Farmer City. 

 

Jeremy is survived by his wife, Marie of Farmer City; parents, Jimmy and Mary Jean Reynolds of Farmer City; two stepsons, Jesse Winstead of Farmer City and Moe Winstead Jr. of Farmer City; goddaughter, Anna Marie Smith of Farmer City; five step-grandchildren; one step-great-granddaughter; siblings, Jona (Lonnie) Franklin of Farmer City, Jon (Judy) Reynolds of Farmer City and Janene (Brian) Woodard of Kingsport, TN; many nieces and nephews; many great-nieces and great-nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents. 

 

Jeremy worked twenty-nine years for Evergreen FS, as a petroleum specialist. He was a thirty-nine-year active volunteer for the Farmer City Fire Department. He loved working at the Farmer City Race Track for several years. He enjoyed camping and playing with his many, many friends.

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Marguerite Gibson-Thompson

Marguerite Gibson-Thompson, 92, of Monticello, IL passed away 7:53 PM, January 7, 2019 at the Piatt Co. Nursing Home, Monticello, IL.

 

Graveside Services will be 11:45 AM Friday, January 11, 2019 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Jim Kilson officiating. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM Friday, at the Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, IL.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Halcyon Unit of the Piatt County Nursing Home.

Marguerite was born September 16, 1926 in Decatur, IL, the daughter of Wilbur and Emily J. (Thain) Helmick. She married John R. Gibson April 1, 1945 in Clinton, IL. He passed away August 22, 1985. She later married Halsey Lee Thompson October 26, 1997 in DeLand, IL. He passed away February 4, 2015.

 

Survivors include her children, Richard Gibson, Wellington, IL, Barbara (Frank) Schwarz, Clinton, IL, David Gibson, Bloomington, IL; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her Parents, 1 Son, William Gibson and Sister, Wilma Harris-Wasson.

Marguerite was a member of the DeLand Christian Church and a member of the Home Bureau, Monticello, IL. She volunteered at the Kirby Hospital gift shop and enjoyed crossword puzzles. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

 

The family would like to Thank, the Piatt County Nursing Home Staff, Nurses, and Activity Personnel for their loving care and friendship during Marguerite’s time at the nursing home.

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Myrna Johnson

At the age of 83, Myrna Johnson, of Lake Worth Florida, passed away quietly with her children by her side at Wellington Regional Medical Center, Wellington Florida, where she lived with her daughter Thresa Newkirk since 2015.  Prior to Florida, she lived in Danville, Georgetown and Warrensburg, Illinois.  She was raised outside Clinton, Illinois.

 

Born to Ina and Lester Cunningham, she was the youngest of four children, all who pre-deceased her, Leota, Carl, and Jean.  Myrna graduated from Kenney High School in 1953, and was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Johnson. 

 

She is survived by three children, Paul Johnson of Sedona, AZ, Thresa Newkirk of West Palm Beach, Florida, and Rhonda Powell of Danville, Illinois.  Myrna had four grandchildren, Emily Carter, Tristan Johnson, Matthew Turner, and Alexis Newkirk.  She also has four great-grandchildren, Noah, Evan, and Abigail Carter, and Eli Johnson.

 

Myrna will be missed by her loving family, a legacy she cherished.

 

Services will be 11 A.M. Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. Randy Myers officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 A.M. Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the funeral home.

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Jeff A. Landis

Jeff A. Landis, 59, of Decatur, IL passed away 7:19 A.M. January 7, 2019 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

 

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

 

Jeff was born August 18, 1959 in Decatur, IL the son of Darrell and Joyce E. (Stringer) Landis

Survivors include his mother, Joyce E. Landis, Argenta, IL; siblings, Andi (Janece) Landis, Harristown, IL, James (Tammy) Landis, Oreana, IL; beloved nephew, Matthew Landis, Oreana, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his father on September 21, 1979.

 

Jeff was a millwright at ADM for 20 years and performed much carpentry work over the years. He enjoyed his motorcycles and old cars.

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Steve Davenport

Steve Davenport, 74, of Clinton, IL passed away 10:45 PM, January 6, 2019 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

 

A time to celebrate Steve’s life will be 10 AM Friday, January 11, 2019 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation or the Little Galilee Christian Assembly.

 

Steve was born June 24, 1944 in Clinton, IL the son of George and Freda (Perkins) Davenport. He married Carol Emery June 26, 1966 in Herrin, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Carol Davenport, Clinton, IL; children, Russell “Rusty” Davenport, Clinton, IL and Stefanie (Colin) Runyen, Clinton, IL; 2 grandsons, Grant Steven Davenport, Clinton, IL and Cade Emery Runyen, Clinton, IL; siblings, Ed Davenport, Clinton, IL and Charles Davenport, Clinton, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Barbara Latham.

 

Steve was a retired high school teacher and farmer, who was very involved in the community. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton Country Club, past Clinton School Board member, and past member of the Drainage District. He loved to hunt, fish, golf, and play cards.

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Brian Robert Tucker

Brian Robert Tucker, 57, of Clinton, Illinois passed away 12:40 PM January 6, 2019 at Cancun, Mexico.

 

Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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Joseph M. Ambrose

Joseph M. Ambrose, 61, of Mahomet, Illinois, formerly of Le Roy, Illinois, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Illinois.

 

His funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Le Roy, Illinois, with Deacon Gary Koerner officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Le Roy, Illinois. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at the funeral home.

 

Joe was born July 28, 1957, in Peoria, Illinois, to Joseph J. and Charlotte M. Mittendorf Ambrose. He married Julianne Epperson on June 21, 1980, in Le Roy, Illinois. 

 

He is survived by his loving wife in Mahomet and four children. Three sons, Joseph Jacob (Danielle) Ambrose of Champaign, Illinois, Benjamin Matthew Ambrose of St. Louis, Missouri, and Bradley Conard (Sarah) Ambrose of Boulder, Colorado; one daughter, Megan Leta (David) Jones of Washington, D.C.; eight grandchildren; one brother, James (Kathryn) Ambrose of Springfield, Illinois; and three sisters, Julie Ambrose of St. Charles, Illinois, Mary Ambrose of New York, New York, and Margaret Ambrose of Peoria, Illinois.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Gregory R. Ambrose.

 

Joe moved to Le Roy with his family in 1967, where he met his future wife, Julie, both graduated from Le Roy High School in 1975. He received a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Illinois in 1979, a law degree from Indiana University in 1982, and a master’s in business administration from Northwestern University in 2001.

 

Joe first worked as a lawyer with Bane, Allison, & Saint in 1982, and later Saint & Ambrose, Hinshaw & Culbertson, and Costigan & Wollrab. He joined Horizon Hobby in 2006, and became C.E.O. in 2008.

 

Joe and Julie traveled frequently visiting 20 countries, Disney World, and their grandchildren. Joe loved motorcycles, readings, and spending time with friends and family.

 

He was a member of St. Mary Church in Downs, the Champaign Country Club, and the Board of Directors for First Busey Corporation.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Le Roy Education Advancement Foundation or Horizon Hobby’s Hobbies for Good.

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John E. Scott

John E. Scott, 96, of Bellflower and Fisher, died Thursday, January 3, 2019 at the Gibson City Annex.

 

John was born September 19, 1922 near Ellsworth, the second son of C. Emil and Maude Stinde Scott. He married his beloved wife, Mary Ellyn Sloan, on February 14, 1948. She died in May 2015. 

 

Surviving are two daughters, Marcia (Ralph) Turpin, Farmer City and Peggy Scott, Normal, and a son, John W. (Penny) Scott, Fisher; three grandchildren, Crystal (Ian) Martin, Rantoul; Jonathan (Jordan) Scott, Fisher, IL; and Tyler Scott, Paxton; and three great-grandchildren, Corley and Cowan Martin and Joanna Scott. Also, surviving is one sister, Joyce Beals, Beloit, WI and three sisters-in-law, Millie Scott and Nancy Scott, both of Bloomington and Lois Hedrick, Gibson City. Preceding him in death were four brothers, Charles, Ivan, George and Larry Scott, and two sisters, Betty Scott Woliung and Clarice Scott Miller as well as his parents.

 

Visitation will be Monday, January 7, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home in Farmer City with Masonic rites accorded at 7:45 P.M. Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, January 8, 2019 also at Calvert –Belangee Funeral Home with Pastor Jonathan Scott and Pastor Seth Schutte officiating. Burial will be at Willowbrook Cemetery in Fisher with military rites. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Fisher United Methodist Church, the Mahomet Masonic Lodge #220 Scholarship Fund or the Gibson City Annex Scholarship Fund for caregivers.

 

John and Mary Ellyn farmed near Bellflower from 1949 to 1986 before retiring in Fisher where he was active in the United Methodist Church, Lion’s Club and delivering Peace Meals. He was a 70+ year member of the Masons as well as a Past Master and lifetime member and past Commander of the Bellflower American Legion. John served in the Merchant Marines during World War II traveling through the Panama Canal, to South America and the west coast of the U.S., and crossing the Pacific to Enewetak in the Marshall Islands.

 

He enjoyed anything to do with farming, his family and traveling—having visited all fifty states. He never wanted to miss a family reunion or the chance to visit with extended family. John loved a good joke or story and enjoyed those who told them. He was a good neighbor who was willing to help at any time and was a role model of a good work ethic. He was a devoted chess player as long as his vision allowed, always looking for a game and teaching his children, son-in-law, grandsons and many ministers the basics of the game. He also had collections of chess sets and antiques.

 

John has said that his family was the highlight of his life. In recent years, he delighted in playing with his great-grandsons during their visits. The family would like to thank the Gibson City Annex for their care and becoming part of John’s extended family during his last years, and a special heartfelt blessing to Mick Kingsley of Elliot, for his faithful friendship and visits to John at the Annex. John will be deeply missed by family and friends.

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Stephen B. Widenhofer

 Dr. Stephen B. Widenhofer, 67, went to his eternal home with Jesus on January 1, 2019. 

 

Born October 25, 1951 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, he was the son of the late Norman and Esther Widenhofer and brother to the late David B. Widenhofer. Known to many in the Millikin University School of Music as “Doc,” he was a beloved teacher, administrator, friend, and mentor.

 

He was a dedicated and loving husband and father to his wife Debra (Bouman) and three children, Brittany (Michael) Atwood of Monticello, IL, Dr. Marc Widenhofer of Nashville, TN, and Jacob (Emily) Widenhofer of Nashville, TN. He is also survived by grandchildren, William, Joshua, and Andrew Atwood; brother Gerald (Ronelle) Widenhofer of Ft. Wayne, IN; parents-in-law David and Lorene Bouman of Ft. Wayne, IN; brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

 

Above all else he loved Jesus and he loved people. 

 

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday January 5, 2019, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1 Bachrach Ct. Decatur, IL, followed by burial in Boiling Springs Cemetery, Decatur. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2019, at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, 2827 N. Oakland Ave, Decatur, IL, and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or the Stephen B. Widenhofer Memorial Fund in care of First State Bank, 201 W. Main, Monticello, IL 61856. Proceeds go to support students and musical arts at the Lutheran School Association of Decatur and Millikin University. 

 

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family in care of Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes at www.brintlingerandearl.com.

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Donna R. Poundstone

Donna R. Poundstone, 87 of Monticello, IL., formerly of Bement, IL., passed away at 8:37 A.M., on Thursday, January 3, 2019, at the Kirby Medical Center, Monticello, IL.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded, per Donna's wishes, private family services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the Faith In Action, Monticello, IL.

 

Donna was born on December 2, 1931, in Fisher, IL., a daughter of Willie Asa and Charlotte Frances Crowley Paul. She married Jerry Poundstone on November 19, 1955, and he passed away on December 2, 1994. Surviving children include; Tim (Gayle) Poundstone of Assumption, IL., Donald “Butch” (Sandy) Hanshaw of Murphysboro, IL., Daniel (Deb) Poundstone of Lake Jackson, TX., and David (Stacy) Poundstone of Monticello, IL. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren, and 2 sisters; Dorothy Logan of TN., and Wanda Mahin of Theodosia, MO.

 

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 sons; Rick “Rocko” Poundstone, Larry Hanshaw, a grandson; Nicholas Poundstone, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

 

Aaron and Susie Hinds of Hinds Funeral Home, Bement, IL., have the honor to serve the Poundstone in their time of need. “Our Family Is Here To Serve Your Family”.

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Erma Lanter

Erma J. Lanter, 88 of Argenta, IL passed away 11:30 PM January 4, 2019 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

 

Services will be 11 AM Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at the Bridge Church Fellowship (Argenta UMC & Presbyterian Church), Argenta, IL with Pastor Bob Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM Tuesday at the church. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Bridge Church Fellowship.

 

Erma was born July 21, 1930 in Bingham, IL the daughter of Homer and Doris (Blaylock) Hunter. She married Elwood K. Lanter September 11, 1953. He passed away November 19, 1985.

Survivors include her daughters: Donna (Richard) Kimler, and Carol Lanter, both of Argenta, IL; granddaughter: Breann Lanter, LaPlace, IL.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons: Allen and Dale, 2 brothers and 1 sister.

 

Erma enjoyed gardening, jigsaw puzzles, word searches, and cards.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Mae Louise Fitzgerald

Mae Louise Fitzgerald 95 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 1:19 A.M. January 2, 2019 at Liberty Village, Clinton, Il.

 

Private Graveside services will be Monday, January 7, 2019 at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, Il. There will be no visitation.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL.

 

Mae was born June 20, 1923 in Hamel, Illinois the daughter of William Robert and Mabel (Florence) Brewer. She married Harold Dean Fitzgerald February 1945 in Peoria, Il. He passed away January 1, 2014.

 

Survivors include her brother, William (Karen) Brewer, Jr., Stephens City, Virginia; and special friend, Jeff Moore, Clinton, IL.

 

Mae was preceded in death by her parents, and son, Major Rodney H. Fitzgerald on April 30, 1980.

 

Mae was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL.  Mae and her husband owned and operated Fitzgerald Jewelers, Clinton, Il. which opened April 1, 1957. They then opened a second store in 1978 at the Hickory Point Mall, Forsyth, IL.  Harold and Mae also owned the Meadow Lakes Subdivision on Route 10 west of Clinton.  She was also a member of the Red Hat Society.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Harriet Lynn Palombo

Harriet Lynn Palombo 58 of Weldon passed away 12 Midnight January 1, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Il.

 

Graveside services will be 3 P.M. Thursday January 3, 2019 at DeLand Cemetery, DeLand, Il. Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to Harriet Lynn Palombo Memorial Fund.

 

Harriet was born February 4, 1960 in Schenectady, New York, the daughter of John and Karen Ann (Martin) Palombo.

 

Survivors include her daughter Ashlee Kelley, Spring, TX; 2 grandchildren Mia Boyd and Xander Boyd; siblings Christi (Greg) Baker, Weldon, IL, Carmon (Freddie) Dalton, DeLand, IL, and John (Sue) Palombo, DeLand, IL.

 

Harriet was preceded in death by her parents and the love of her life, Harold Kelley.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Peggy E. Reeter

Peggy E. Reeter, 87, of Clinton, Il. passed away 2:51 PM January 1, 2019 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Il.

 

Memorial services will be 11 AM Wednesday January 9, 2019 at the First Christian Church, Clinton, Il. with Greg Taylor and Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Private burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, Il. Visitation will be from 10-11 AM Wednesday January 9, 2019 at the church. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to First Christian Church, Clinton Il., Little Galilee Christian Assembly, or the DeWitt County Friendship Center.

 

Peggy was born July 25, 1931 in Whitehall, Il. the daughter of William Frances and Fefa Erma (Taylor) Dowdy. She married Charles M. Schmidt September 29, 1951 in St. Charles, MO. He passed away March 28, 1969. She later married Maurice “Mousey” F. Reeter May 26, 1973 in Clinton, Il. He passed away April 21, 2005.

 

Survivors include her children, Randy (Sue) Reeter, Mt. Pulaski and their children Mark, Laura and Sarah; Anita Schmidt , Clinton, IL and her children Jeremy, Jennifer, and Bill; Bill Reeter, Florida, and his son Bill; along with 11 Great Grandchildren. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 daughter, Rhonda Hammer, 2 brothers, Lloyd Dean and Junior, and 2 sisters, Elnor and Betty.

 

Peggy served for 59 years at the First Christian Church. She tutored and volunteered at local grade schools, Faith in Action, and served on the board of the DeWitt County Friendship Center. She enjoyed gardening, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Wilma E. Evans

Wilma E. Evans, 91, of Farmer City, Illinois, passed away at 3:10 P.M. Sunday, December 30, 2018, at the Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Farmer City, Illinois.

 

Her graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, January 3, 2019, at Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City, Illinois, with Pastor Danny McCubbins officiating.

 

Arrangements are entrusted with Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Illinois.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Mrs. Evans was born May 25, 1927, in Glasgow, Kentucky, to Allie Dee and Ola P. Spencer Bowles. She married Delmar E. Evans on March 15, 1960, in Gibson City, Illinois. He passed away April 12, 2011.

 

She is survived by her one daughter, Pam (Billy) Thomas of Farmer City, Illinois; two grandchildren, Bradley Thomas and Lena Thomas; one brother, Willis (Adriana) Bowles of Farmer City, Illinois; one sister, Thelma Parr of Urbana, Illinois, and several nieces and nephews.

 

Wilma was a cashier at Eisner’s Grocery store in Farmer City, Illinois, for many years and later a CNA at Jackson Heights Nursing Home, Farmer City, Illinois.

 

She attended Cowboy Church, Farmer City, Illinois.

 

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt who will be deeply missed by all.

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Richard Dale Workman

Richard Dale Workman, 84, of Farmer City, Illinois, passed away at 3:35 P.M. Saturday, December 29, 2018, at the Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Farmer City, Illinois.

 

His graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, January 4, 2019, at Greenleaf Cemetery, Farmer City, Illinois, with Deacon Scott Whitehouse officiating. Military rites will be accorded.

 

Arrangements are entrusted with Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Illinois.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Joe Williams American Legion Post 55, Farmer City, Illinois, or to the Moose Lodge 745, Bloomington, Illinois.

 

Mr. Workman was born January 8, 1934, in Farmer City, Illinois, to Frederick B. and Pauline L. Zettler Workman. He married Florence E. Hardesty on August 31, 1963, in Bloomington, Illinois. She survives in Farmer City, Illinois.

 

He is also survived by his three sons, Richard “Rick” (Jill) Hardesty of Farmer City, Illinois, Joseph (Jo) Workman of Champaign, Illinois, and Michael Workman of Farmer City, Illinois; two daughters, Mary (John) Strum of Farmer City, Illinois, and Marguerite “Marge” (Ron) Roeske of Bloomington, Illinois; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and one sister.

 

Richard was an United States Air Force Veteran. He was an Airman 2nd Class and served as a Police Officer in the 388th Air Police Squadron from 1954 to 1957.

 

He was a member of the Joe Williams American Legion Post 55, Farmer City, Illinois, and the Moose Lodge 745, Bloomington, Illinois.

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Lloyd Chaudoin

Lloyd L. “Lucky” Chaudoin, 74, of Normal, Illinois, passed away December 30th, 2018 after a brief battle with liver disease.

 

He was born July 11, 1944 in LaPorte, Indiana, to ElRey Eugene and Betty Wood Chaudoin.  He married Sue Smith on August 6th, 1977 in Bradford, Illinois.  She survives.  Also surviving is his daughter, Bree Chaudoin (Keri Jackson); granddaughters, Makayla and Abigail Jackson, Kennedee Nott, and Hanna (Collin) Salzenstein; and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and in-laws that he loved very much, who have all provided incredible support.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

He was a proud veteran of the United States Army, serving his country in the Vietnam era.  Most of his career thereafter was spent as a police officer and correctional sergeant for the Dewitt County Sherriff's Department in Clinton, Illinois.  In his free time, he loved spending time in the outdoors, boating and fishing.  He also had a passion for cars and riding motorcycles and watching his beloved Chicago Cubs.

 

At his request, there will be no services.  Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington, is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Any memorial donations will be made to local animal rescue and veterans organizations.

 

To express condolences, please visit www.carmodyflynn.com.

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William Shane Peterson

William Shane Peterson 41 of Kenney, IL passed away 10 PM December 14, 2018 in Macon County as a result of a single vehicle accident.

 

Celebration of Shane’s life will be 12:00 Noon, Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating.  Visitation will be 11:00 – 12:00 Noon at the church.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to William Shane Peterson Memorial Fund.

 

Shane was born March 14, 1977 in Fort Worth, TX the son of Patrick Peterson and Kathleen Pitman. He married Jennifer Carter on March 13, 2012 in Clinton, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Peterson, Kenney, IL; father, Patrick Peterson, Clinton, IL; mother, Kathleen (John) Zeller, MN; children, Jonathan Peterson, Kenney, IL, Gage, Decatur, IL, Paris, Travis, and Cameron all of Kenney, IL, Alex Clymer, Ashley Jesse, Brittany Jesse; biological mother, Kelly Garcia, Tilden, TX; grandmother, Rhea Peterson, Clinton, IL; siblings, Jessica Keough, Pleasanton, TX, Chelcie Garcia, Pleasanton, TX, Cody Garcia, Jourdanton, TX, Cory Garcia, Tilden, TX, Shana Nickel, MN, Eliza Zeller, MN, Sheridan Zeller, MN, and John Zeller, MN; and niece, Madison Keough, Pleasanton, TX.

 

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Paul “Bearpaw” Peterson.

 

Shane was a partner in Freedom Wood Restoration in Omaha, NB. His interests include Native American Culture, powwows, fishing and home projects. He was a very dedicated and hard-working man. He loved his family and friends, and spending time with them.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Ellen Hovis

Ellen Lee Hovis 88 of Jerseyville, Il. formerly of Maroa, Il. passed away 7:57 A.M. December 29, 2018 at her family residence, Jerseyville, Il.

 

Services will be 11 A.M. Friday, January 4, 2019  at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with Rev. Michael Trotter officiating. Burial will follow at Bellflower Cemetery, Bellflower, Il. Visitation will be 10 – 11 A.M. Friday, January 4, 2019 at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to Ellen Lee Hovis Memorial Fund.

 

Ellen was born April 27, 1930 in Parma, Missouri the daughter of Dewey and Mary (Arnold) Shipley. She married Billy Gene Hovis July 24, 1947 in New Madrid, Missouri. He passed away August 14, 1996.

 

Survivors include her children, Barbara Ann (Ken) Dutchik, Pineville, Louisiana.; Vickie Melissa (Vernon) Timcke, Jerseyville, Il.; Daughter-in-Law; Lori Hovis, Clinton, Il.; 8 Grandchildren; 4 Step-Grandchildren; 16 Great-Grandchildren; 19 Step-Great-Granchildren Siblings, Alma Jean (Rev. Jimmy) Trotter, Nashville, TN; Scarlet Butler, St. Louis, MO.

 

Ellen was preceded in death by her Parents, 2 Sons, Jim and Benny, 1 Daughter, Marcia and 2 Brothers.

 

Ellen retired from Todd Uniform, Clinton, Il. after 20 years of service. She was a member of Eastland Baptist Church, Jerseyville, Il.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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