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Martha Louise Johnson Singleton

 Martha Louise Johnson Singleton 77 of Clinton, Il. passed away 10:37 A.M. December 12, 2019 at Manor Court, Clinton, Il.

 

Services will be 11 AM, Monday, December 16, 2019 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with Rev.. Michael Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, Il. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM, Monday at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to the First Church of the Nazarene, Clinton, Il. or to the National Heart and Lung Association.

 

Martha was born January 11, 1942 in Malden, Missouri the daughter of James Homer and Lemma Albertina (Harris) Johnson.

 

Survivors include her sons, Bobby Gene Singleton, Jr., Clinton, IL; Marcus Homer (Connie) Singleton, Lane, IL; grandson, Marcus Keith (Paige) Singleton, Malden, Missouri; siblings, Charles (Wanda) Johnson, Malden, Missouri; Marilee (Wayne) Jakobitz, Clinton, Il.;

 

Martha was preceded in death by her Parents and brother, Jerry Homer Johnson.

 

Martha worked at several jobs in Bloomington, Decatur and in Clinton. She retired from Illinois Power in 2000. She had many friends and co-workers there.

 

A special thanks to all who prayed for Martha and her family and to the nurses and workers at Manor Court of Liberty Village, also to the nurses and workers of the OSF Hospice in Bloomington, Il. 

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Mary Winifred Bradshaw

 Mary Winifred Bradshaw, 83, of Clinton, IL passed away 3 A.M. December 12, 2019 at Manor Court, Clinton, Il.

 

Services will be 10 AM, Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at Texas Christian Church, Clinton, IL with Scott Marsh and Pastor Joe Bradshaw officiating. Burial will follow at Harmony Cemetery, Beason, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Monday, December 16, 2019 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Texas Christian Church, Second Chance Pet Adoption or to the Mary Bradshaw Memorial Fund.

 

Mary was born November 1, 1936 in Beason, IL the daughter of Claude and Cora (Lovan) Lowery. She married Arvest D. Bradshaw August 11, 1956 in Lacon, IL. He passed away March 28, 2000.

 

Survivors include daughters, Frances Clark, Mesa, AZ; Bev Dial, Mesa, AZ; Barbara (Larry) Boehl, Clinton, IL; Tina Leathers, Clinton, IL; and Annette (Troy) Lashbrook, Clinton, IL, 16 grandchildren, along with many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister Mildred (Jewel) Presswood.

 

Mary was a member of the Texas Christian Church, where she was the Treasurer for many years. She had worked for UPS for over 10 years and at State Farm.

 

Mary was a big lover of animals and supported many their organizations.

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Virginia Sue Barlow

Virginia Sue (Keysear) Barlow, 80, Farmer City died at 6:20 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 1, 2019) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.


Virginia Sue Keysear was born June 25, 1939 in Urbana to Charles and Guyneth Keysear. She married Roger Barlow on Nov. 12, 1960 at the Farmer City United Methodist Church. He survives in Farmer City. She is also survived by her sons, Kevin, of Farmer City, and Ken, of Indianapolis, Ind.; a niece who she loved as a daughter, Tabitha Keysear of Washington; nephew, Tim Keysear, of Austin, Tex.; grand-nieces Victoria Lenz, Savannah Budd, Jacqueline Keysear, a grand-nephew, Logan Keysear; and her grand-dog, Dugger.


She was preceeded in death by her parents; an infant son, Timothy; and two brothers, Rick, and Guy.


Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home in Farmer City is in charge of arrangements.


She attended elementary and junior high school in Normal and graduated from Moore High School in Farmer City in 1957.


Virginia was a teacher's aide in the Farmer City-Mansfield School District and then, later, an office manager for Classic Coil in Farmer City. She also worked as an engineer's aid at the Clinton Power Station, retiring in May 2000.


Virginia and Roger started their lives together in Farmer City in the 1960s, moved to Cissna Park in the 1970s, and returned to rural Farmer City in 1973. They shared a love for country music and local opry shows. Together, they helped create the Prairie Promenaders Square Dance club in the 1970s. Virginia loved all of the family dogs, including Dugger, who lives in Indianapolis, with Ken. That passion led her and Roger to volunteer with Mobile Mutts, an organization which helps transfer adopted dogs to their forever homes. She also enjoyed the holidays including the annual traditions of baking, decorating and shopping, The team at eGov Strategies (co-founded by Ken) in Indianapolis always awaited and appreciated the arrival of new candies from Virginia's kitchen.


A visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday night at the Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home in Farmer City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Farmer City United Methodist Church. Cremation rites will be accorded.


Memorials may be made to the Mobile Mutts Rescue Transport of Champaign.

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