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Gwendolyn J. "Gwen" McConnell

Gwendolyn J. "Gwen" McConnell 76 of Argenta, Illinois passed away at 8:16 PM August 24, 2020 at her family residence, Argenta Il. 

 

Graveside Services will be 10 AM, Friday, August 28, 2020 at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, Il. with Tim Sadler officiating. There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, Il. is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed the American Cancer Society (Pancreatic Cancer) or Tabernacle Baptist Church, Decatur, IL.

 

Gwen was born October 31, 1943 in Decatur, IL the daughter of William and Ellen (Black) Querrey. She married Gary L. McConnell May 27, 1999 in Springfield, Il. He passed away February 22, 2020.

 

Survivors include her children, Michael K. (Christina) James, Atlanta, GA; Andree D. James, Los Angeles, CA; Gary McConnell, Decatur, Il.; Doug (Tonya) McConnell, Oreana, Il.; Susanna (Bryan) Zimmerman, Columbia, MO; 4 Grandchildren, Elsah L. James; Harrison James, Eden B. James, and Emma L. McConnell; and brother, Billy (Doris) Querrey, Tallulah, LA.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Gwen was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Decatur, IL.  She was a homemaker and loved to travel and entertain.  Most of all, Gwen loved being with her family.

 

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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James Timothy "J.T." Sloat

James Timothy “J.T.” Sloat 59 of Clinton, IL passed away 9:17 PM August 22, 2020 at the Warner Hospital & Health Services, Clinton, IL.

 

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

 

Memorials may be directed to J.T. Sloat Memorial Fund.

 

J.T. was born March 25, 1961 in Centralia, IL the son of Vernon and Patricia (Timmons) Vinson. He married Christy Lee Maiden March 15, 1997 in Clinton, IL. She passed away September 17, 2017.

 

Survivors include his children, Jesse (Fiancé, Lizzie Neal) Sloat , Clinton, IL; Ka’lee (Fiancé, Jeremy Anglin) Maiden, Monticello, IL, grandchildren, Paislee Maiden-Anglin; Preslee Maiden-Anglin, siblings, Lumpy (Susan) Vinson, Clinton, IL; Lee Bob (Janet) Sloat, Clinton, IL, half-sister, Christy Wooters, Centralia, IL, special nephew, Otis Sloat, Wapella, IL, along with 6 nieces & nephews, 18 great nieces & great nephews

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Richard D. Chapman

Richard D. Chapman, 80, of Clinton, IL passed away at 3:42 PM, August 22, 2020 at his family residence surrounded by his wife and children, Clinton, IL.

 

Services will be 3 PM, Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Cody Monkman officiating.  Burial will follow at Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wapella, IL.  Visitation will be 1 – 3 PM, Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Diabetes Association.

 

Richard was born September 10, 1939 in Bloomington, IL the son of Christopher and Gurtha Mae (Walter) Chapman.  He married Helen Carolee Morris on July 10, 1960 in Lincoln, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Helen Carolee Chapman, Clinton, IL; children:  Loritta Underwood, Clinton, IL; Douglas W. (Dianna) Chapman, Clinton, IL; Tina (Jeff) Bell, Clinton, IL; Bonny (Shannon) Van Dalsen, Cape Coral, FL; Richard D. (Samantha) Chapman, Clinton, IL; and Valarie (Scott) Fauber, Plainfield, IL; 15 grandchildren:  Tori Alexander, Kaysi Whitlock, Janna Underwood, Deke Chapman, Derek Chapman, Kameron Bell, Kelsey Huffman, Tanner Van Dalsen, Saxton Van Dalsen, Kaehl Van Dalsen, Josee Chapman, Sierra Chapman, Logan Quaid, Maddie Quaid, and Chase Quaid and 15 great-grandchildren; and sister, Carolyn Sedrick, Lawrence, KS.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Marlene Fatheree, and brother, Stanley Chapman.

 

Richard was a graduate of the Ozark Bible Institute.  He was the Store Manager at Eisner Food for many years and then worked out of Local 703 in Champaign Urbana as a Union Steward and Foreman.  Richard enjoyed fishing and hunting, but most of all, he loved spending time with his family.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Michael "Mike" Davis

Michael “Mike” Davis 68 of Kenney, IL passed away 12:20 A.M. August 23, 2020 at Carle BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, IL.

 

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

 

Memorials may be directed to Kenney Fire Dept. or to the Kenney Christian Church.

 

Mike was born March 3, 1952 in Manilla, Phillipines the son of Isaac “Bud” and Agnes “Bonny” (Bullinger) Davis. He married Debra Mayfield on August 22, 1993 in Kenney, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Debra Davis, Kenney, IL, mother, Agnes “Bonny” Davis, Clinton, IL, children, Alexandra Davis, Kenney, IL; Bryan (Jane Ellen) Davis, San Antonio, TX; Michele Davis, San Antonio, TX, grandchildren, Katelyn and Audrey, sisters, Patricia (Larry) Cowman, Valerie (Stephen) Sronce and Debra Strohkirch all of Clinton, IL, brother, Phillip (Gabriele) Davis, Decatur, IL, brothers-in-law, Ed (Cindy) Mayfield, Mt. Pulaski and Jack (Peggy) Mayfield, Decatur, IL. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Isaac Davis and brother-in-law, William Strohkirch.

 

Mike was a member of the Kenney Christian Church. Mike had numerous jobs in his lifetime, but loved to negotiate deals with people the best. He was a loving father and husband.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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James W.  Leach

James W.  Leach 93 of Maroa, IL passed away 3:03 A.M. August 23, 2020 at the Order of the Eastern Star Home, Macon, IL.

 

Masonic services followed by religious services will be 10 AM Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL with Rev. Mary Alice Cunningham officiating. Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL is in charge of arrangements. The family asks that masks be worn, and social distancing be practiced.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Maroa Masonic Lodge #454 A.F. & A.M. or the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

 

James was born November 9, 1926 in Denver, Colorado the son of Virgil and Margaret (Eads) Leach.

 

James W. Leach was a life member of the United Methodist Church. He served as Past Master of Maroa Lodge #454, A.F. & A.M., Past President of the Maroa Township Library and Secretary of the Maroa Township Cemetery board for 25 years. He served as a Volunteer for the Maroa Fire Department for 20 years. He was a blood donor and has donated a total of 21 gallons of blood.

 

Jim and Mary Agee were married June 5, 1949 in the Maroa United Methodist Church. James worked with his father in the building business before going to Decatur Caterpillar Co. in the Data Processing Dept. He retired from Caterpillar in 1983.

 

Survivors include his wife of 71 years, his sons, Jim of Jacksonville, AR; John (Diana) of Maroa, and daughter, Karen (Randy) Melvin, Clearwater, FL, grandchildren, Shannon (Monte) Batson; John (Liz) Leach, Jr; Lance Melvin and Malia (A.J.) Blue, great grandchildren, Nicki, Miles, and Liam Leach; Emery Batson; Eliza and Mila Melvin; Bella Blue, two step grandchildren, and 3 step great grandchildren.

 

James was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, Charles and John Leach, and 3 sisters, Caroline Phelps, Ruth Aloha, and Marjorie Miller.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Darrell F. Weikle

Darrell F. Weikle, 87, of Maroa, IL passed away at 10:02 AM, August 22, 2020 at Taylorville Skilled Nursing and Rehab.

 

Services will be 10 AM Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with DMH Hospice Chaplain Jan Dial officiating.  Burial will follow at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL with military honors.  Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL. The family requests guests come in casual attire.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Darrell was born January 10, 1933 in Warrensburg, Illinois the son of Fred and Edna (Bird) Weikle.  He married Patricia Ann Burgess September 29, 1963 in Decatur, IL. She passed away February 24, 2019.

 

Survivors include his children, Pam Weikle, Maroa, IL and Tim (Patty) Weikle, Taylorville, IL; 4 grandchildren, Jessica, Amber, Alex, and Kate; siblings, Shirley Oakes, Maroa, IL; Jean Hill, Decatur, IL; and Frank Weikle, Maroa, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters.

 

Darrell served his country in the US Army. He retired from Caterpillar after 28 years. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and was a Maroa – Forsyth sports fan.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Roger Allen Terrell

Roger Allen Terrell, 83, of Lincoln, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020, at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

 

Private Services will be held at a later date.

 

Roger was born on March 6, 1937, in Bloomington, the son of Russell & Beulah Watts Terrell. He was preceded in death by his father and mother and his grandparents: Hudson & Myrtle Watts.

 

Roger is survived by his sister: Cathy (Bob) Welliver; and good friends Larry Collier, Steve Parrot, and Paul and Lori Bottrell.

 

Roger was raised by his grandparents Hudson and Myrtle Watts in the McLean County area. He then moved to New Orleans, and he always said, "The day I got there, I knew I was home and happy!"  

 

Roger loved to cook and worked for Universal Services, Inc. as their Chief Catering Cook on off-shore oil rigs. He was required to join the Coast Guard and received his Merchant Seamen's card as was requirement to work on the oil rig. He was responsible for feeding over 400 men on the oil rigs and he and his many staff would feed them 3 times a day! He became quite the culinary genius with food and variety. He said he always made a good living at it and would sometimes have to travel to other countries to train and teach other catering cooks on how to order what food and items were needed, how to cook for such large groups, show them how to handle time management, ordering and bookkeeping skills, as well. He would take 90 days on and then a few weeks off. He worked on several different rigs until he was sent to work on the aquatic boat named Ruth. He stayed on that rig for over 6 months before he came back to New Orleans.

 

After coming back to Illinois due to his mother's illness, where he cared for her until her death, he also discovered he had a sister, Cathy. Cathy contacted him in 1986, and they met and have been brother and sister since. She and her husband, Bob, moved to Lincoln to be closer to him.

 

Roger was quite the story teller about his days in New Orleans, along with all that happened while he lived there. His stories were entertaining, funny, and would always make you laugh.

 

Funeral arrangements are entrusted with Peasley Funeral Home.

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Delbert Lee Jones

Delbert Lee Jones 82 of DeWitt, Il. passed away 5:24 A.M. August 16, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, Il.

 

Graveside services will be 1 PM, Friday, August 21, 2020 at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Rev. Jeff DeLaughter officiating and Military Honors. There will be no visitation.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Salvation Army.

 

Delbert was born October 12, 1937 in DeWitt, IL the son of Walter Robert and Susan Esthel (Mott) Jones. He married Reva Carter April 18, 1959. She passed away April 8, 2018.

 

Survivors include a son, Gary (Deana) Jones, Pittsfield, IL; a daughter, Corina Shaw, Clinton, IL; a brother, Oscar Jones, Charleston, IL; sisters, Helen Colliver, Minonk, IL; Laura Etta (Jack) Colliver, Wapella, IL; Lilly (Butch) Green, Bloomington, IL; grandsons,  Jason (Dawn) Jones, Nebraska; and Ryan Jones, Nebraska; and 4 Great-Grandchildren,

 

Delbert was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Trena Joann Jones; brothers, Walter Ray and Theodore Calvin; and sisters, Esther, Twila, and Donna.

 

Delbert was a U S Army veteran serving from 1954 to 1957.  He was a retired Union Carpenter and a truck driver.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Mary Lynn Teeters

Mary Lynn Teeters 70 of Mahomet, Illinois passed away at 7:17 AM, August 14, 2020 at her residence, Mahomet, IL.

 

A celebration of Mary’s life will be 1 – 4 PM Saturday, August 22, 2020 at the DeLand American Legion Post #102, 430 North Highway Ave, DeLand, IL 61839.  Floral memorials may be delivered Saturday morning to the DeLand American Legion. The family requests face masks be worn during the celebration.  Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, IL assisted the family with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to Carle Cancer Center or Carle Hospice.

 

Mary was born May 30, 1950 in Keokuk, Iowa the daughter of Charles and Lavina Mary (Krenmeyer) Allen.

 

Survivors include her mother, Lavina Mary Krenmeyer, Seymour, IL; children, David (Sherry) Slade, DeLand, IL; Jamie (Mike) Huss, Sadorus, IL; Mary (Ron) Baker, Iowa; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; siblings, Dennis Krenmeyer, Seymour, IL; Nancy Nelson, Mahomet, IL.

 

Mary was preceded in death by her Father.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Richard E. Brown

Richard E. Brown, 80 of Clinton, IL passed away 11:43 A.M. August 16, 2020 at his home in Clinton, IL.

 

Graveside Services will be 10 AM, Friday, August 21, 2020 at Illini Cemetery, Warrensburg, IL with Military Honors and Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Richard was born August 8, 1940 in Latham, IL the son of Robert and Pearl (Kershner) Brown. He married Ruth Ann Dubson on August 6, 1981 in Clinton, IL.  She passed away October 26, 2017.

 

Survivors include his children, Wendi (Anthony Claybrooks) Lowe, Clinton, IL; Richard Todd Brown, Clinton, IL; Tiffany (Jeffrey Ulozas) McLaughlin, Decatur, IL; 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren.

 

Richard was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers.

 

Richard was a U S Army veteran and Past Commander of the Clinton, IL VFW Post 4168.  He was a foreman at Grain Flo, Inc. in Heyworth, IL until his retirement in August 2009.  Richard enjoyed fishing, camping, boating, and woodworking.  He especially loved spending time with his family.

 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to his nurse, Bonnie, for her special care and compassion.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Paul Defebaugh

Paul D. Defebaugh 59 of Clinton, Il. passed away 11:21 A.M. August 11, 2020 at Carle-BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, Il.

 

A celebration of Paul’s life will be 2 – 5 PM, Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Paul’s house:  205 N. Magill St., Clinton, IL  61727.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.

 

Memorials may be directed to Carle BroMenn Regional Hospital, Normal, IL or Warner Hospital and Health Services, Clinton, IL.

 

Paul was born September 30, 1960 in Chicago, IL the son of Richard E. and Edith Rae (Vass) Defebaugh..

 

Survivors include his siblings, Dave (Debbie) Defebaugh, Sherman, Il.; and Mark Defebaugh, Clinton, IL; and nieces, Tessa and Tatum Defebaugh, both of Clinton, IL

 

Paul was preceded in death by his Parents and 1 Brother, Steven M. Defebaugh.

 

Paul was a dog lover and enjoyed gardening.

 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Carle BroMenn Hospice for their excellent care.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Gloria Jean "Jane" Kaufman

 

Gloria Jean “Jane” Kaufman, 83 of Argenta, IL, passed away 8:35 PM Monday, August 10, 2020 at Henry & Jane Vonderlieth Living Center, Mt. Pulaski, IL. Services will be held 11 am, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 at New Day Community Church, Decatur, IL with Pastor Bruce Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL. Visitation will be 10-11 am Friday at the Church. Burial will be in Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL with arrangements.Jane was born on August 25, 1936 in Casner, IL to Lee Harold and Roberta Katherine (Litz) Fulk. She married her best friend Harold Keith “Cotton” Kaufman on June 10, 1954 in Decatur, IL.Jane leaves her daughters Lisa (Mike) Barber of Decatur, IL and Amy (Jerry) Overton of Clinton, IL; grandchildren, Jenny (Derek) Watts, Chelsea Barber, Torey (Zach) Zwanzig, Jacob (Miranda) Overton and Matthew Overton; and great grandchildren; Dylan, Dane, Clove, Zella, Silas, and Madi; sisters Bonnie Gabriel of Bella Vista, AR and Brenda (Ron) Grider of Argenta, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Cotton; son, Craig; sister, Joyce Ater.She was a Licensed Practical Nurse at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, IL for close to 20 years. Prior to that she was the proprietor of Jane’s Side, a small grocery store in Argenta next to Cotton’s Hardware. Jane was always willing to lend a helping hand in her church and the community. She was an incredible cook and baker. Her Birthday pies were legendary.Mom loved the Lord, and though we can’t imagine life without her, we are comforted in knowing she is in her heavenly home and reunited with our Dad and our brother Craig.Special thanks to Vonderlieth Living Center and her special person there, Bailey Leete.Memorials may be directed to New Day Community Church of Decatur or the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

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Ted West


Ted E. West from Portage, MI, formerly of LeRoy, IL, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020 at his home. Ted was born June 2, 1935 in Downs, Illinois, the son of Robert and Carabel (Hendren) West. On August 2, 1959, he was united in marriage to Mary Catherine (Goss) West who survives. Also surviving are 2 children, Pamela West and Douglas (Michelle) West; 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; a sister Donnabelle West of LeRoy, IL; 2 brothers, Dick (Marcia) West of LeRoy, IL, and Mike West of Iowa City, IA; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He served in the US Army from 1954 to 1956 in Germany. Ted worked as the production manager at various injection molding plants and was one of the owners of Engineered Plastic Components (EPC) in Mattawan, MI until he retired. He enjoyed going to NASCAR races with the boys, also golfing, and spending time with his family. He and Mary Catherine spent their retirement winter years in Ft. Myers, FL.  A graveside service will be held at the Dawson Cemetery in Ellsworth, IL, on Saturday August 22, at 11:00am.  Social distancing will be observed during the graveside service and masks are recommended.

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John "Big John" Fred Gebhardt

John “Big John” Fred Gebhardt, 60, of Heyworth, passed away peacefully at home August 4, 2020, surrounded by his family and loved ones.. 

 

John was born January 31, 1960, to Wallace and Roberta (Hayslip) Gebhardt of Shirley. John married Teena Joy Gore on November 18, 1988, and was the loving father of three children, Johnathan Stephen (Karen) Gebhardt, Maggie Danielle Gebhardt and Sydnee Paige (Travis) Morr, who all reside in Heyworth. John was also the loving grandfather of Maximo Stephen Gebhardt, Tiago William Gebhardt, and Enzo John Gebhardt. 

 

John was an extremely hard worker who loved westerns, farming, and being with his family. He loved working on and riding Harley Davidson motorcycles. He was an active member of the Local 99 Pipefitters Union and a Pipefitter by trade. He was a devoted husband, father, and family man and will be sorely missed. 

 

John was preceded in death by his parents Wallace and Roberta Gebhardt. 

 

He is survived by his siblings, George (Kim) Gebhardt of Bloomington, Wallace Daniel (Cheryl) Gebhardt of Heyworth, Diana (Erney) Runyon of Heyworth, and Mary (Rand) Barney of Champlain, New York. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. 

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family. 

 

A celebration of life memorial will be held at a later date.

 

Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Harold Michael Swarts

Harold Michael Swarts, 72 of Cisco, Illinois passed away 7:28 PM August 6, 2020 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Il.

 

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

 

Memorials may be directed to the Harold Michael Swarts Memorial Fund.

 

Michael was born August 17, 1946 in Decatur, IL the son of Herald E. and Sarah Eileen “Sally” (Edwards) Swarts. He married Mary Catherine Reed January 12, 1990 in Monticello, Il. She passed away April 9, 1999.

 

Survivors include his son, Timothy (Freedom) Swarts, Tullahoma, TN, stepchildren, Donna Roe, Cisco, IL, Matt (Brie) Clark, Pensacola, FL; Paul Clark, Cisco, IL, 8 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death his Parents, 1 Son, Farren Andrew Swarts.

 

Michael served his country in the U.S. Army from 1966 until 1968, obtaining the rank of PF1. He was a successful business owner for many years. Michael had an out personality and loved to visit with people.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Cindy Lou Gharrett-Thrasher

Cindy Lou Gharrett-Thrasher 56 of Clinton, IL passed away 11:52 A.M. August 5, 2020 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Il.

 

Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL. 

 

Memorials may be directed to The Cindy Lou Gharrett-Thrasher Memorial Fund.

 

Cindy was born October 31, 1963 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Ronald K. and Edna Kay (Svestka) Thrasher.

 

Survivors include her mother, Edna Kay Thrasher, Clinton, IL; children:  John Michael Thrasher, Clinton, IL; Douglas C. Scott (Marjorie)Thrasher, Kingman, AZ; Richard Amos Paul (Jennifer) Gharrett, Clinton, IL; and Lucas Noel Gharrett, Clinton, IL; 10  grandchildren; siblings: Lenard (Mary) Thrasher, Alabama; Jeff Thrasher, Clinton, IL; Penny (Bob) Thomas, Lincoln, IL; Mindy (Dwayne) Sessions, Clinton, IL; Ronald Paul Thrasher, Champaign, IL; Scott (Eva) Thrasher, Farmer City, IL; Paula (John) Carpenter, Mattoon, IL.

 

Cindy was preceded in death by her Father and 1 Brother, Ricky Thrasher.

 

Cindy enjoyed traveling.  She loved her grandchildren – they were her life.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Glenn Edward "Ed" Reynolds

Glenn Edward “Ed” Reynolds, 83 of Clinton, IL passed away 9:20 AM August 3, 2020 at Warner Hospital and Health Services, Clinton, IL.

 

Services will be 10 AM, Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Nick Blacklidge and Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL with military honors. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Friday, August 7, 2020 at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to The Ed Reynolds Memorial Fund.

 

Glenn was born July 13, 1937 in Bellflower, IL the son of Kenneth and Marion (White) Reynolds. He married Patty Dubson on November 14, 1959 in Clinton, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Patty Reynolds, Clinton, IL; 4 children:  Doug (Kim) Reynolds, Clinton, IL; Dennis (Angie) Reynolds, Lincoln, IL; Susan (Charles) Williams, Clinton, IL; and Leisa (Bret) Adcock, Clinton, IL; brother Ted (Toni) Reynolds, Arvada, Colorado; sister Caroline Reynolds, Clinton, IL; 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters, 1 brother, and a great-grandson.

 

Ed served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of the American Legion which he helped build as well as the AMVETS where he was the 1st Vice Commander and 2nd Vice Commander.  Ed was a member of the FOE Eagles where he served as chaplain. 

 He loved his church, The Clinton Assembly of God Church where he was a member and taught before he became ill.

 

He loved to do crosswords and joke around.  Ed loved all his family and would help everyone he could. 

 

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Richard Stanley "Red" "Stan" Sympson

Richard Stanley “Red” “Stan” Sympson 87 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 4:25 A.M. August 3, 2020 at his family residence, Clinton, Il.

 

Graveside services with Military Honors will be 11 AM, Friday, August 7, 2020 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. There will be no visitation.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to Second Chance Pet Adoption.

 

Richard was born November 25, 1932 in DeWitt Co., IL the son of Richard E. and Mabel Fern (Cushman) Sympson. He married Patricia Ann Ellis on May 20, 1960. He later married Peggy Ann (Donnan) Howe on March 12, 1977. She passed away May 15, 2019.

 

Survivors include his children, Pamela Heiberg, Wapella, IL; Penny Sympson, Des Plaines, IL; and Randy Sympson, Waynesville, IL; 2 grandsons, Erik Heiberg and Riley Sympson; 1 step-daughter; 1 step-grandson; and 1 step-great-granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

 

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Dorothy McKinzey and Marjorie Hall; brothers, Gerald Sympson and Howard Sympson.

 

Richard enjoyed socializing at McDonalds and Hardees.  He was the owner and operator of Stan’s Tire Sales in Clinton, IL and was a school crossing guard for the Clinton School District.  Richard was a U.S. Army Veteran.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Florence Lillian Kingsboro

 

Florence Lillian Kingsboro 96 of Farmer City, Illinois passed away 12:25 A.M. August 2, 2020 at Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, Il.

 

Graveside services will be 2 PM, Thursday, August 6, 2020 at DeLand Cemetery, DeLand, IL with Pastor Bob Lane officiating. There will be no visitation.  Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Piatt County Nursing Home.

 

Florence was born September 26, 1923 in Davenport, Iowa the daughter of Fred and Edith Mae (Banes) Matthews. She married Karl E. Kingsboro June 17, 1941 in Monticello, Il. He passed away September 14, 1997.

 

Survivors include her children, Nancy (John) Hammerschmidt, Monticello, Il.; and Carol Kingsboro, Morton, Il.; 9 Grandchildren; 9 Great-Grandchildren, and 3 Great-great-grandchildren.

 

Florence was preceded in death by her Parents, 1 Son and 1 Daughter, 2 Sisters and 1 Brother.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

 

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Donna Frances (Fitzpatrick) Coppenbarger

Donna Frances (Fitzpatrick) Coppenbarger, 85 of Kenney, IL passed away 8:59 AM Saturday, August 1, 2020 from complications due to Alzheimer’s.

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 AM Thursday, August 6, 2020 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Clinton, IL with Rev. Father James Henning Celebrant. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 9:30 – 10:30 AM Thursday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.

 

Donna was born September 22, 1934 to Joseph and Doris (Pitchford) Fitzpatrick of Waverly, Illinois.  She graduated from Illinois State Normal University in 1956 and taught elementary school until 1969 in Normal, Springfield, Decatur and Kenney.  She married Roy Coppenbarger on June 28, 1958 and they lived in Kenney for fifty-two years.  She worked as the office manager of Coppenbarger Insurance in Kenney for forty-eight years.  She enjoyed gardening, baking, and traveling with her family.

 

She is survived by her husband of sixty-two years, Roy and their daughter, Mary Coppenbarger of Bourbonnais.  Also surviving are sisters Kathryn (Fred) Norman of Springfield, Margaret (Richard) Long of Pittsboro, IN, Marilyn Fitzpatrick of Pawnee, Michele (Michael) Thompson of Springfield, brothers Dale (Peggy) of Effingham, James (Sue) of Wickenburg, AZ, Robert “Willie” (Debbie) of Alva, OK, Jerry of Franklin, sisters-in-law, Jean Ann Fitzpatrick of Waverly and Carolle Fitzpatrick of Springfield, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and her long time caregiver, Bobbi Morse of Kenney.  She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Joseph and Herschel and sisters Dorothy and Wilma Fitzpatrick.

 

Memorials may be made to the Kenney Heritage Association.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Dennis Carter

 Dennis Carter, 66 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 6 PM July 30, 2020, in Clinton, IL.

 

Services will be 2 PM Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, Il. Visitation will be 1 – 2 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Facial coverings are recommended at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association or the First Christian Church Care Center Food Pantry.

 

Dennis was born on October 9, 1953, in Clinton, IL the son of Burnell and Litta (Perkey) Carter.

 

Survivors include his brother, Weldon (Karlyn) Carter, Clinton, IL, nephews, Robert (Cathy) Carter, Bloomington, IL, and Brett (Lyn) Carter, Normal, IL. Dennis never married but actively followed his nephews’ sports careers. He was a loving son who provided excellent care for his mother in her last years.

 

Dennis graduated from Clinton High School in 1971. He was a member of the very first CCHS Wrestling Squad and later went on to become a state qualifier in wrestling. He was also an outstanding high school baseball pitcher. As an adult, Dennis enjoyed bowling and was active in both slow pitch and fastpitch softball leagues. He also participated in online Fantasy Sports Leagues and was a life-long Cubs fan.

 

Dennis graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a degree in Business Marketing and went on to work for Revere Copper & Brass and the Clinton Power Station. In later years, he was an active stock trader.

 

D-Rock will be greatly missed by family and friends.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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