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Christian Reynolds

Christian Alexander Reynolds, 19 of Clinton, IL, passed away 5:05 PM September 19, 2020 at AMG Specialty Hospital, Greenfield, IN..

 

Services will be 11 AM Monday September 28, 2020 at the Frist Baptist Church, Clinton, IL with Pastor John Roberson officiating. Burial will follow at DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, IL.

Visitation will be 2 – 5 PM Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Christian Alexander Reynolds Memorial Fund.

 

Christian was born April 24, 2001 in Decatur, IL the son of Phillip and Amy (Bateson) Reynolds.

 

Survivors include his parents, Phillip and Amy Reynolds, Clinton, IL, brothers, Koby (Paige Roberts) Reynolds, Clinton, IL; Isaih Reynolds, Clinton, IL; Jonathon Reynolds, Clinton, IL, niece, Keilana Reynolds, paternal grandmother, Lindsay (Noel) McCoy, Farmer City, IL, maternal grandmother, Rhonda Alvarenga, Clinton, IL, maternal grandfather, Francisco Jacinto, Decatur, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his great grandmother, Barbara Bateson and grandfather, Dennis Reynolds.

 

Christian loved wrestling, football, coaching, and helping others. Most of all he loved his family and had a smile that could light up the world. With the scholarship he received, Christian was planning to attend Milliken University in Decatur this fall.

 

Even in death, Christian gave life by donating his organs, saving five lives.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Richard Parks

Richard H. Parks 86 of Weldon, IL formerly of Joliet, IL passed away September 22, 2020 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln, IL.

 

Private graveside services will be held at a later date at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Joliet, IL. There will be no visitation. The family has entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the donor’s favorite animal shelter.

 

Richard was born January 11, 1934 in Joliet, IL the son of Joseph and Helen (Clark) Parks.  He married June H. Babbe on June 15, 1954 in Joliet, IL.  She passed away August 29, 2014.

 

Survivors include his children, Cindy Parks, Joliet, IL; Cherie (Steve) Brittin, Weldon, IL; Randy (Susan) Parks, Coal City, IL; Tracy Parks, Sycamore, IL, grandchildren, Suzy; Pam; Dan; Braden; Kevin; Samantha and Harrison; numerous great-grandchildren; former son-in-law, Daniel Oakley, Morris, IL; and siblings, Jean and Don.

 

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, 1 infant daughter and infant twin boys; and brothers Charles and Joseph, Jr., and sister, Bonnie.

 

Richard was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a business owner for many years in Joliet, IL.  He could create something out of nothing and was always willing to help anyone.  Richard loved animals, always made people laugh, and enjoyed drinking a beer with friends and family.  Most of all, Richard’s greatest passion in life was his family.  He was greatly loved and will be deeply missed.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Robert O'Dea

Robert L. O’Dea, Sr.. 90 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 8:59 A.M. September 22, 2020 at Generations of Lincoln, Lincoln, Il.

 

Services will be 2 PM, Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL, with Steve Soice officiating.  Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL.  Visitation will be 1 – 2 PM, Saturday at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Donor’s choice.

 

Robert was born January 14, 1930 in Clinton, IL the son of Dennis and Ila (Riddle) O’Dea. He married Charlotte Pendleton on September 12, 1954 in Heyworth, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife; Charlotte O’Dea, Clinton, IL; son, Robert L. O’Dea, Jr., Clinton, IL; grandsons, Robert Kyle O’Dea, Clinton, IL and Mark Bradley Moore, Simpsonville, S.C.; and great-grandchildren, Olivia Grace Moore and Rylan Ozias Moore, Simpsonville, S.C.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Robert retired from Illinois Central Railroad as a Brakeman after 26 years of service.  He also farmed in Wapella and Hallsville.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Margaret "Maggie" Schmid

Margaret A. “Maggie” Schmid 60 of Waynesville, IL passed away 9:44 A.M. September 20, 2020 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

 

Services will be 10 AM, Saturday, September 26, 2020 at The First Christian Church, Clinton, IL with Cassandra Benton officiating. Burial will follow at Rock Creek Cemetery, Waynesville, IL.  Visitation will be 5 – 8 PM, Friday, September 25, 2020 at the church.  Face masks will be required at the church. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to The Maggie Schmid Memorial Fund.

 

Maggie was born September 18, 1960 in Bloomington, IL the daughter of Philip J. and Nancy A. (Schwoerer) Kohler, Jr.  She married Philip C. Schmid on June 12, 1996 in Waynesville, IL.

 

Survivors include her husband, Philip C. Schmid, Waynesville, IL; children: Catarino A. “Alex” Villanueva, Decatur, IL; Dustin N. Norby, Normal, IL; Bryanna L. Schmid, Monticello, IL; and Andrew C. (Kaylee) Schmid, Bloomington, IL; mother, Nancy A. Kohler, Bloomington, IL; 6 grandchildren; and siblings:  Emily, Kathy, Barbie, Philip “Tony”, and Amy.

 

Maggie was preceded in death by her father.

 

Maggie worked at ISU for over 30 years as a Building Service Worker.  She loved 4-H, baking, and sewing.  She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

 

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Donna Benz

Donna L. Benz 86 of Argenta, IL passed away 12:17 A.M. September 20, 2020 at her daughter’s home in DeWitt, IL.

 

Graveside Services will be 12:30 PM, Friday, September 25, 2020 at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL with Pastor T. J. Hahn officiating. Visitation will be 10 AM – 12:00 Noon at Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL.

 

Memorials may be directed to The Argenta Historical Society.

 

Donna was born December 21, 1933 in Argenta, IL the daughter of Fred H. and Mary Etta (Fullerton) Walker, Sr.  She married Robert L. “Spike” Benz February 19, 1953 in Piggott, AR. He passed away April 15, 1994.

 

Survivors include her children, David (Deana) Benz, Oreana, IL; Mary (Rick) Schenck, DeWitt, IL; 4 Grandchildren; 3 Great-Grandchildren; sisters:  Jean Kendall, Ft. Walton Beach, FL and Ruth Pierson, Tallahassee, FL; 6 nieces and 1 nephew also survive; as well as her special friends Roland and Donna Malone, Judy Smith, and Edwin and Kay Wallace. 

 

Donna was preceded in death by her parents; 2 sons, Robert Alan Benz and Randy L. Benz; and 1 brother, Fred H. Walker, Jr.

 

Donna worked at the Argenta Post Office – first as a clerk and then served as Postmaster.  She enjoyed “long” lunches with her friends.  Donna was a Tom Selleck fan and enjoyed listening to Country Music – especially Merle Haggard – as well as cooking and family get togethers.  Donna loved the town of Argenta and referred to it as “God’s Country”. 

 

The family would like to extend a special “Thank you” to Susan and April from DMH Hospice.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Daeven Jackson

Daeven Alexander Jackson 37 of Clinton, Il. passed away 8:00 PM September 15, 2020 at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri.

 

A Time to Celebrate Daeven’s Life will be 4 PM, Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating.  Visitation will be 3 – 4 PM, Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to The Lymphoma & Leukemia Society.

 

Daeven was born August 27, 1983 in Normal, Il. the son of Rodney Dean and Becky Sue (Hopkins-Inman) Jackson.

 

Survivors include his father, Rodney (Emily) Jackson, Mesa, AZ;  step-father, Tom Inman, Clinton, IL; uncle, Scott “Hop” Hopkins, Clinton, IL; step-brothers, Travis Logan, Phoenix, AZ and Tyler Logan, Phoenix, AZ; step-grandmother, Ann Huber Hopkins, Springfield, IL; and many great aunts, uncles, and cousins

 

Daeven was preceded in death by his mother, Becky Sue Inman and maternal and paternal grandparents.

 

Daeven graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Meteorology.  He was awarded Outstanding Research Student of the Year in Atmospheric Sciences in 2012.  Daeven enjoyed photography and chasing tornadoes.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Earl D. Woollen

Earl D. Woollen 88 of Clinton, Il. passed away 3:27 PM September 12, 2020 at his family residence, Clinton, Il.

 

Services will be 2:30 PM, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with Pastor Joshua Gorrie and Georgia Allison officiating. Burial will follow with Military Honors at DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, Il. Visitation will be 1 – 2:30 PM, Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to The Land of Lincoln Honor Flight.

 

Earl was born November 14, 1931 in Clinton, Il. the son of Otis and Merna (Armstrong) Woollen. He married Norma J. Zimmerman May 18, 1952 in DeWitt, Il.

 

Survivors include his wife, Norma J. Woollen, Clinton, Il.; children, Beverly Lynn (Clyde, III) Leggett, Wapella, Il.; Bobbi LouAnn (Thomas) Frost, Lincoln, IL; 7 grandchildren, 18 Great-Grandchildren and 1 on the way, and 11 great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Ruth Ann (Sherman) Wilkerson, Normal, IL.

 

Earl was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Linda Gibson; 1 grandchild; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Tom Woollen.

 

Earl served his country in the Army and worked for the State of Illinois. He was a Golden Member of the Eagles Lodge and a member the Elks Club and the Farmer City American Legion.  Earl served as the Mayor of Wapella for 8 years as well as a Wapella Volunteer Firefighter for 14 years.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Stephen Richard Bowling

Stephen Richard Bowling, 73, of DeWitt, IL passed away on August 15, 2020 at Warner Hospital in Clinton, IL.

Steve was born June 30, 1947 at the John Warner Hospital in Clinton, the son of Elwyn and Nodene Mae (Brittin) Bowling. Survivors include one son Jeff Bowling of Clinton, one daughter Suzanne (Capt. Wesley Bannister- US Navy) Bannister; four grandchildren: Danielle, Camden, and Ava Bannister all of London, England and Tyler Bannister of Bethlehem, PA; his sister Carolynn Gawthorp of Princeville, IL and his identical twin brother David (Diane) Bowling of Decatur, IL. Steve was preceded in death by his wife of almost 40 years, Yvonne M. Bowling, his parents Elwyn and Nodene Bowling, and 1 sister Joann Fosnaugh.

Steve was Postmaster of Clinton, IL for 30 years (1978-2008), during his 42 ½ years in the Postal Service. He also worked in 45 states as well as Washington D.C.

Steve was currently a member of the DeWitt Township Board. He had also been a member of the Clinton Athletic Booster Club, the Band Boosters, Kiwanis Club, 708 Board in Clinton, and the DeWitt Fair. He was also instrumental in the 911 addressing in DeWitt County. He coached and ran the Clinton YBA league as well as Clinton Church Softball League for 8 years in the 1980s.

Steve’s favorite hobbies were fishing, hunting and water sports. He was a loyal supporter of Clinton’s high school sports programs, University of Illinois athletics as well as the Cubs, Bears, and Bulls. He was well known for his ping-pong skills that later transitioned into Pickleball.

Steve will be greatly missed by family and friends. He was known for his sharp wisdom, quick wit, his passion to help others and his infamous wealth of knowledge.

Graveside services for Steve will be 3 PM Sunday September 13, 2020 at DeWitt Cemetery in DeWitt, IL with Rev. Michael Taylor and Ernie Harvey Jr. officiating. Memorials may be made to the Stephen Bowling Memorial Fund for the perpetual care of Jeff Bowling. A luncheon will be held at the First Church of the Nazarene around noon, and after the graveside services, family and friends are welcome to come to the Boondocks for a time of fellowship.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Sandra Ellen Knapp

Sandra Ellen Knapp, 67, of Bloomington, IL passed away at 2:16 PM, September 3, 2020 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 1:30 PM, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Rev. John McInthosh officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Sandra Knapp Memorial Fund.

 

Sandra was born August 3, 1953 in Bloomington, IL the daughter of James and Frances (McIntosh) Carsel.

 

Survivors include her children:  Sheri Cox-Nestler and Brian Knapp; 2 grandchildren, Ally Cox and Conor Nestler; niece, Aleyna Carsel; and nephew, Tim Carsel.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Sandra was a great caregiver, and she loved helping people.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Richard L."Dick" Hitchens

Richard L. “Dick” Hitchens, 82, of Oreana, IL passed away 1:21 AM, September 8, 2020 at his residence, Oreana, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 2:30 PM, Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, IL with Rev. Andrew Maxwell officiating.   Visitation will be 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL. 

 

Memorial may be directed to the Heartland Oliver Collectors Club or the Forsyth United Methodist Church.

 

Dick was born August 9, 1938 in Clinton, IL the son of L. George and Ruth E. (Hoff) Hitchens, Jr. 

 

Survivors include his partner, Karole Johnson, Oreana, IL; sons, Doug Hitchens (Debbie Mullins), Argenta, IL and Barry (Kris) Hitchens, Decatur, IL; 2 grandchildren, Cooper Hitchens and Carly Hitchens; sisters, Cheryl Lehman, Mt. Zion, IL and Charlene (Ron) Letterly, Leesburg, FL.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother in infancy.

 

Dick retired from Borg Warner Corporation/Zexel, Decatur, IL.  He enjoyed classic Oliver Tractors and antique cars and was a member of The Heartland Oliver Collectors Club.  Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

 

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Marty J. Underwood

Marty J. Underwood 58 of Pilot Point, TX formerly of Clinton, IL passed away 2:09 PM, August 24, 2020 at Medical City Denton, Denton, TX.

 

Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM Thursday, September 10, 2020 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL. Cremation rites will be accorded.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Garrett Tomias Underwood Fund c/o Mindy Underwood.

 

Marty was born February 14, 1962 in Clinton, IL the son of Joseph W. and Martha M. (Neal) Underwood.

 

Survivors include his father, Joseph, Underwood, Clinton, IL, grandson, Garrett Tomias Underwood, siblings, Mindy Underwood, Normal, IL; Marlin Underwood, Clinton, IL; Martina (Raymond) Toohill, Wapella, IL; stepsister, Pam Allsopp, Normal, IL, nieces, Haley Toohill, Ashley Toohill, Maranda Underwood, nephew, Daniel Taylor, II; great niece, Brylee Summers.  

 

He was preceded in death by mother, Martha M. Underwood and niece, Elizabeth Williams.

 

Marty worked for Garland Power Plant in Denton, TX for 28 years. He loved taking family vacations to the Ozarks, along with selling items on eBay.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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James R. "Jim" Morrow

James R. “Jim” Morrow, 59, of Wapella, IL passed away at 2:57 PM, September 3, 2020 at his family residence, Wapella, IL.

 

Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL. Graveside services will follow at 11:15 AM at Long Point Cemetery, Wapella, IL.

 

Memorials may be directed to Illinois Cancer Center, Bloomington, IL.

 

James was born January 19, 1961 in Moline, IL the son of Melvin and Lena (Hood) Morrow.  He married Robin Carter, June 18, 1988 in Palos Park, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Robin Morrow, children, Bradley Morrow, Tyler Morrow, granddaughter, Elly, stepmother, Marilyn Morrow, siblings, Kevin (Olivia) Morrow; and Deborah Wadkins. Also surviving are several nieces, and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his father and mother.

 

Jim was a member of the Clinton Eagles Lodge. He was an avid Cubs and Bears fan, along with enjoying fishing and golf.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Michael Lee Harden

Michael Lee Harden, 72 of Maroa, IL passed away 6:28 PM Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at his home in Maroa, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 11 AM Friday September 4, 2020 at the Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL with DMH Hospice Chaplain Jan Dial officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL with arrangements.

 

Michael was born February 11, 1948 in Pawnee, IL the son of Melvin T. and Betty (Monroe) Harden. He married Cheryl Branham June 3, 1967 in Chatham, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Harden, Maroa, IL, children, Troy Harden; Shelia Ryals; Bret Harden; Jennifer Meador; Monica Harmon, sister, Mildred Squires, along with several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Ruth Ann "Ruthie" Musick

Ruth Ann “Ruthie” Musick (nee’ Miner), 76, of Lincoln, IL, passed away 3:21 PM August 30, 2020 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 1:30 PM Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, IL with Allison Hitchings officiating. There will be no visitation.  The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials in her name may be directed to the Humane Society of Logan County.

 

Ruthie was born October 31, 1943 in Alton, IL the daughter of Wallace Kenneth and Juanita Rose (Sympson) Miner.

 

Survivors include her children:  Lara Ann (Mark) Merriman, Donald Kenneth (Jeanne) Chapman, and Wesley Ronald Musick, all of Clinton, IL; 5 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her loving friend and constant companion of many years, Wayne Carter, and her special furry Yorky friend, Susie.

 

She was preceded in death by her mother, father, brother Kenneth Lee Miner, and her son Anthony James Chapman.

 

Ruthie graduated from Clinton High School in 1961, and afterwards she worked for GTE as a telephone operator and Cutler-Hammer in various positions.  She then worked as a bartender and bar manager for the Bachelor’s Three, Holiday Inn, and Lincoln Elks #914 in the ballroom, dining room, and 19th Hole.  Ruthie was instrumental in the establishment and success of the 19th Hole, which was the pride and joy of her employment; she put her energy into decorating and redecorating the inside and providing hospitality for many years.  All of her working life she served her customers with pride and professionalism.  Through her work, she touched many lives; she will be missed by all.

 

Ruthie’s passions were taking care of her family and pets, whom she loved dearly, and photography, which she shared with her 19th Hole family through the many pictures she posted on the board in the bar.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Sue Rogers

Sue Rogers 83 of Maroa, Illinois passed away 11:08 PM August 23, 2020 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 11 AM, Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL with Pastor Joshua Smith officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the John and Sue Rogers Memorial Scholarship at Richland Community College Foundation.

 

Sue was born July 31, 1937 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Creed and Euleta (Creek) Jackson. She married John R. Rogers April 15, 1956 in Maroa, Il. He passed away May 30, 2004..

 

Survivors include her children, Leesa (Bob) Hagen, Belleville, IL; Tom (Becky) Rogers, Clinton, Il.; Suzie Rogers, Bloomington, IL; 2 Grandchildren, Andrew Hagen, Sugar Hill, GA and Hollee Hagen, Denver, CO; 2 siblings, Judi (Michael) Payne, The Villages, FL and Steve (Kathy) Jackson, Warrensburg, IL; and brother-in-law, Jerry Hoffman, Blue Mound, IL; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Shirley Hagar and Charlotte Hoffman.

 

Sue was a farm wife, a bank teller in Maroa, a 4-H leader and judge, and a realtor with Lyle Campbell and Sons.  She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening and volunteered at Richland Community College Horticulture Department.  Sue moved to The Villages, Florida, for the weather and company, but her heart was back home with her kids, and at the family farmstead.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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