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Earl D. Strohl

 Earl D. Strohl 92 of Argenta, IL passed away 2:33 A.M. October 13, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur, IL.

 

A Celebration of Earl’s Life will be at a later date.  Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.

 

Earl was born December 13, 1926 in Shelbyville, IL the son of Noah Benjamin and Ruby Elizabeth (Summers) Strohl. He married Gladys Eller November 17, 1956.

 

Survivors include his wife, Gladys Strohl, Argenta, IL; daughter, Robin (Richard) Berglin, Lexington, IL; 3 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; and sister, Lorraine King, Indianapolis, IN.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son, Michael Lynn Strohl, and 1 brother.

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Harry Raynor Wheeler

 Harry Raynor Wheeler, 68 of Clinton, IL passed away 6:07 PM October 11, 2019 in rural Clinton, IL.

 

Services will be 10 AM, Friday, October 18, 2019 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to Boy Scout Troop 1142 or The Weldon Springs Foundation.

 

Harry was born February 8, 1951 in Ottawa, KS the son of Archie and Elizabeth (Waymire) Wheeler. He married Brenda Kay Phelps October 27, 1973 in Rolla, MO. She passed away December 2, 2009.

 

Survivors include his children, Michelle (Brian) Greenslate, Mackinaw, IL; Nathan (Sarah) Wheeler, Clinton, Il.; Christopher (Megan) Wheeler, Clinton, Il.; grandchildren:  Tyler Wheeler, Savannah Wheeler, Noah Wheeler, Ella Wheeler, and one on the way.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and in-laws, Wilbert and Lucille Phelps, Rolla, MO.

 

He loved the outdoors and spending time with his grandkids.

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Thomas Wayne Mathes

 Thomas Wayne Mathes, 72, beloved husband, father and Papaw, passed away September 20, 2019 in his home after a long and courageous fight with cancer. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Calvert Funeral Home-Argenta Chapel 685 N Main St. Argenta, IL with Sally Cissna officiating. Burial will be in Friends Creek Cemetery with full military honors.

 

A Gloucester, VA resident for 35 years, Tom was born October 14, 1946 in Monticello, Illinois and grew up in Argenta, Illinois. He was the son of Harley Wayne and Clara (Cissna) Mathes. He married his high school sweetheart Sharon King on November 19,1966 and together they raised their 3 children in Mt. Zion until moving their family to Virginia in 1984. They shared an amazing 53 years together. Tom proudly served his country in the United States Airforce during Vietnam as a bomber mechanic. He was stationed in California, Guam and Japan. Using the trade skills, he learned in the United States Air Force he worked his way through the mechanical field before landing in commercial refrigeration.

 

Tom loved spending time with his family. Often just sitting and laughing around a campfire together. His love of the outdoors, kept him fishing, camping and enjoying the simple things in life. He spent his off time tending his oriental gardens and breeding Japanese Koi, an interest he developed while stationed in Japan. He also enjoyed breeding different varieties of ducks and chickens. He was a lover of animals. Only second to the love of his family. His favorite hobby of all of was aggravating his grandkids which they thoroughly enjoyed and aggravated him back. He was a former of member of the Mt Zion Christian Church in Mt. Zion Il and attended Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church in Hayes, Va.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents Wayne and Clara and also his sister Janet.

 

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Sharon, daughter Tina (Mathes) Kempa and her husband Bryan, son Jason Mathes and his wife Heather and son Patrick Mathes.  5 grandchildren, Whitney, Ashley, Summer, Andrew, and Logan and 2 great grandchildren Kinley and namesake Charles Thomas. He will be missed by his mother in law Mildred King and many special sisters in law, brothers in law, nieces, nephews, extended family as well as his best friend from childhood, John Kruse.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Toms memory.

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Wyatt Pope

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup is releasing the name of a Georgetown, Illinois child who has died from injuries sustained after being involved in a motor vehicle crash in Vermilion County on October 9, 2019.

Wyatt Pope, 9, of Georgetown, Illinois, died at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois at 8:46 AM on October 12, 2019, from multiple traumatic injuries. Wyatt was reported to be a passenger in a vehicle that struck two vehicles before crossing into oncoming traffic and colliding head-on with a third vehicle.

The crash occurred on Illinois Route 1 near Vermilion County 900 North.

 

Wyatt’s father, Tyler J. Pope, died on October 9, 2019, of his injuries at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville, Illinois.

 

No autopsy will be performed however, an inquest may be held on a later date.

 

This death is being investigated by the Champaign County Coroner’s Office and the Illinois State Police District 10.
 

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Harry O'Riley

Harry J. O’Riley, 88, of Maroa, IL passed away at 10:55 AM, October 10, 2019, at Hickory Point Christian Village, Forsyth, IL.

 

Masonic services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at the Maroa United Methodist Church, Maroa, IL with religious services to follow with Rev. Mary Alice Cunningham officiating.  Burial will follow at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM Wednesday at the church. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL with arrangements.

 

Harry was born July 4, 1931, in Decatur, IL the son of Harry and Sophia (Miller) O’Riley. He was a Naval Korean War Veteran serving in the Coral Sea and later serving in the Naval Reserves. Harry retired from Revere Copper and Brass. He served on the Maroa City Council for twenty years and was a member of the Maroa Masonic Lodge and past member of the Lions Club, along with being a nearly sixty-year member of the Maroa United Methodist Church.

 

Harry married Margaret Gordon on January 7, 1956, at the Beecher City United Brethren Church. Survivors include his wife, Margaret, children, Vickie (Charles) Buckingham; Steven (Teri) O’Riley; Lori (David) Dougherty, seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

 

His parents, two brothers, and four sisters preceded him in death.

 

Harry’s favorite times were spent with family and watching the St. Louis Cardinals.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorials to Maroa United Methodist Church, the American Cancer Society, or American Heart Association.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Hattie Ogg

 Hattie Faye Moore Ogg, 94, of Clinton, IL passed away at 10:15 AM, October 8, 2019 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

 

Services will be 3 PM Friday, October 11, 2019 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Scott Marsh officiating.  Burial will follow at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL.  Visitation will be 2 – 3 PM Friday at the funeral home.

 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to First Christian Church, Clinton, IL or the Little Galilee Christian Assembly.

 

Faye was born February 20, 1925 in Waynesville, IL the daughter of William and May (Kesecker) Vinson.  She married Floyd Moore October 12, 1942.  He passed away October 27, 1970.  She later married Raymond C. Ogg June 16, 1973.  He passed away September 10, 1993.

 

Survivors include her children:  Kenneth Ray (Wanda) Moore, Herrin, IL; and Donna (Larry) Preston, Clinton, IL, 8 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, 5 sisters, and 2 brothers.

 

Faye loved spending time with all of her grandchildren.

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Robert D. Primmer

 Robert D. Primmer 84 of Clinton, IL passed away 3:35 PM October 6, 2019 at the Warner Hospital and Health Services, Clinton, IL.

 

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

 

Memorials may be directed to the Clinton Fire Department.

 

Robert was born March 6, 1935 in DeWitt Co., IL the son of Fredric and Helen (McHaney) Primmer. He married Dolores J. Wilson April 16, 1954.

 

Survivors include his wife, Dolores J. Primmer, Clinton, IL; daughter, Juliana and friend Kim, Cooksville, IL; 2 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; and sister, Marie Trummel.

 

Robert was a member of the Clinton Fire Department for 35 years.

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Dorothy Janis (Huffman) DeVisser

 

 

 Dorothy Janis (Huffman) DeVisser 92 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 5:05 A.M. September 22, 2019 at Generations at McKinley Court, Decatur, Il.

Services will be 7 P.M. Friday, October 4, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3955 Lourdes Drive, Decatur, Il. with Bishop Mark Tonelli officiating. Private family graveside services will be Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Monticello Township Cemetery, Monticello, Il. Visitation will be 6 – 7 P.M. Friday, October 4, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Decatur, Il.  The family has entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Perpetual Education Fund.

Dorothy was born December 25, 1926 in Clinton, Il. the daughter of Charles A. and Ruth E. (Smith) Huffman. She married Christian DeVisser June 19, 1964 in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. He passed away October 9, 2011.

Survivors include her Brother-in-Law, Colonel Emerson Loveland, South Jordan, Utah and several Nieces and Nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her Parents and Sisters, Helen Loveland, Doris Huffman Barber and Brother, Paul Randall Huffman.

Dorothy was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Decatur, Il.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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