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Marjorie J. Baum

Marjorie (Margie) J. Baum, loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Monday, Nov. 23 at Westminster Village’s Martin Health Center in Bloomington, Ill. She was 92.


Margie was born to Palmer and Edna (Lehman) Moser on August 7, 1928. She and her siblings, Mary and Millard, grew up in Berne Ind. where her family owned and operated a Ford dealership. Proving that rivals do work well together, she married Richard (Dick) Baum on September 4, 1948, whose family owned and operated a Chevrolet dealership in Carlock, Illinois. The two, who were high school-aged sweethearts, met at Camp Mack, a Christian youth camp in Milford, Ind.


Following their marriage, Dick and Margie settled in Carlock. Moving to Clinton in 1964, the pair continued to build on a successful business, Baum Chevrolet Buick, and raised three children: Stephanie, Stephen and Scott.


Never one to sit idle when work needed to be done or people needed assistance, Margie worked in a doctor’s office following high school, raised her children, and attended Eureka College to become a certified teacher’s aide in reading which she used while working in the Clinton Community School District. Margie also served on the board of directors for the Vespasian Warner Public Library in Clinton and was a children’s Sunday school teacher at both the Mennonite Church of Carlock and Normal.


Gentle and graceful with a classic sense of style and steadfast integrity, Margie loved reading, writing, recording and reminiscing. In her spare time, she enjoyed traveling, chatting with friends and strangers alike, walking, baking and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She especially loved genealogy, scrapbooking and letter writing, often gifting completed scrapbooks and sending friends and family handwritten notes – in exceptional penmanship – with old snapshots included in her handmade cards.


Margie’s husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were a top priority and she spoke and showed her love often. She is survived by her husband, Dick; brothers, Millard (Janean) Moser, Kenyon (Mary) Sprunger and Ben (Sue) Sprunger; children, Stephanie (Mike) Company and Scott (Nancy) Baum; daughter-in-law, Rhonda (Chuck) Kern; grandchildren Joe (Carrie) Company, Jeff Company, Rachel (David) Torbert and Janell (Spencer) Thomas; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Palmer and Edna (Lehman) Moser, stepmother Viola (Sprunger) Moser, sister Mary (Moser) Eicher, and son, Stephen Baum.


Due to the ongoing pandemic and current public health directives, a private memorial service for immediate family will be held 11 AM, Dec. 12, 2020 at Calvert Funeral Home in Clinton with David Moser and Ron Ropp officiating.

 

Given Margie’s dedication and love of service to people and causes important to her, her family asks that, in lieu of flowers, any memorial donations be made to Little Galilee Christian Camp, 7539 Little Galilee Road, Clinton, IL 61727; Camp Friedenswald, 15406 Watercress Way, Cassopolis, MI. 49031-9532; and Mennonite Central Committee, 21 S. 12th Street, PO Box 500, Akron, PA 17501-0500.

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Kent Grider

Kent D. Grider, 58, of Champaign, IL passed away at 2:10 PM November 24, 2020, at his family home in Champaign, IL.

 

Private Family Services will be Monday, November 30, 2020, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Bob Baker officiating.  Burial will follow at Friend’s Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL.

 

Memorials may be directed to Goodwill, Champaign, IL.

 

Kent was born February 9, 1962, in Decatur, IL the son of Ralph and Albertha (Krall) Grider.

 

Survivors include his father Ralph (Karen) Grider, Anchor, IL; siblings:  Karla (John) Kendall, Chatham, IL; Kerwin (Vicki) Grider, Weldon, IL; Karen (Terry) Friend, Nokomis, FL; and Rhonda Benter, LeRoy, IL; nephews:  David, Alex, Ben, Wesley, Jack, Kyle, and Brody; niece, MacKenzie; and special grandmother, Nellie.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Albertha Grider, and brother, Donald Miller.

 

Kent was currently employed at Goodwill, Champaign, IL.  He enjoyed his work and was liked by all.  He also enjoyed playing yard games; especially the New Year’s Day croquet with the Argenta group.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Eunice Harbach

Eunice Koeller Harbach 95 of Clinton, IL passed away at 8:48 AM, November 26, 2020 at her family residence, Clinton, IL.

 

Private family graveside services will be held Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Rev. Paul Stroup officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to Write Stuff for Kids or Doggone Disabilities, PO Box 163, Clinton, IL  61727.

 

Eunice was born April 14, 1925 in Freeport, IL the daughter of Walter and Lillian (Busecras) Koeller.  She married Virgil Harbach on October 25, 1945 in Corpus Christi, TX.  He passed away June 26, 2018.  They were married 72 years.

 

Survivors include her children:  Pamela (Richard) Graves, Clinton, IL; Beth (Dr. Michael) Sprague, Columbus, OH; and Curtis (Vickie) Harbach, Clinton, IL; 6 grandchildren:  Amber Brinkoetter, (fiancé, Brad Miller), Clinton, IL; Wesley (Andrea) Graves, Clinton, IL; Kristen (Geoff) Hoyt, Clinton, IL; Jaclynn (Jack) Powers, Clinton, IL; Dr. Katie Sprague (husband, Matt Salmon), Columbus, OH; and Ryan (Katie) Sprague, Columbus, OH; and 14 great-grandchildren.

 

Eunice graduated from Freeport High School in 1943 and went to work for the U.S. Civil Service in the Office of the Price Administration.  She was a member of the Clinton Presbyterian Church, Clinton Country Club, and the Clinton Welfare League.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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David Bailey

 David Michael Bailey, Sr., 78 of Clinton, IL formerly of Montpelier, IN passed away 8:47 PM November 24, 2020 at his family home, Clinton, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 12 PM Noon, Friday November 27, 2020 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

David was born January 16, 1942 in Marion, IN the son of Warren and Bernice (Harrold) Bailey.

 

Survivors include his children, Paul Michael (Angel) Bailey, Knoxville, TN, David Michael Bailey, Jr., Lafayette, CO, and Barbara (James) Weis, Clinton, IL; stepson, David Maley, Anderson, IN, 8 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sarah Katherine (Bailey) Bardsley.

 

David had worked for RCA – Thompson Electric for 43 years in Marion, IN. He was a member of NRA, ABATE, and collected Budweiser steins.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Nancy Chapman

 Nancy J. Chapman, 74 of Clinton, IL, passed away 11:46 PM November 23, 2020 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 1 P.M. Friday, December 4, 2020 at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Allison Hitchings officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Nancy was born March 11, 1946 in Rock Island, IL the daughter of Carl and Marcia (Sheese) Rader. She married Larry D. Chapman December 23, 1963 in Moline, IL. He passed away October 12, 2020.

 

Survivors include her children, Greg (Tara) Chapman, Clinton, IL; Keith (Serena) Chapman, Clinton, IL; Sherry (Mark) McInnis, Hartsville, SC; 14 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brother, Dale (Roberta) Rader, AZ.

 

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, infant daughter, Jody Lynn Chapman and 1 sister, Carol Rouch.

 

Nancy loved to paint and draw. She was a very dedicated mother to her family.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Paul Lewis

 Paul W. Lewis, 89, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday the 21st of November, surrounded by loved ones. Born October 15th, 1931 to William and Jesse (Dryden) Lewis he is proceeded in death by the love of his life Loretta (Joan) Lewis, two brothers James Lewis and Daniel Lewis, and one sister, Betty Click.

 

A Celebration of Paul’s life will be at a later date.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted the family with cremation rites. 

 

Memorials may be directed to The Vespasian Warner Public Library, Clinton, IL.

 

Paul served in the Air Force as an Airman First Class and Medic between 1949- 1959 and worked for Caterpillar from 1960-1990. However, he was best known in central Illinois for his 40 plus years as the Master of Ceremony and lead vocalist, every Saturday night, at the Illinois Country Opry in Petersburg, Illinois, and for doing shows throughout the state.

 

Paul married Joan Thoms on August 29th, 1954, and became a wonderful example of a husband and family man. He is survived by his children, Belinda “Lindy” (Daniel) Hubert, William “Bill” (Jill) Lewis, and Loretta “Lori” (Jerry) Benedict; 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, two siblings John “Jack” (Faye) Lewis, and Joyce (Daniel) Lewis, as well as several brothers and sister-in-law’s, and nieces and nephews. He is lovingly remembered for his generous heart, beautiful singing voice, and his love of fishing, gardening, hunting, and the outdoors. He cultured great appreciation of harmony in his family and brought joy to many with song. Most importantly, the power of his unconditional love was unfathomable, he treated those he loved as though they were precious and made sure to tell them often, he never left a phone call or a visit without saying Love, Love, Love. Everyone should be so blessed as to have such an example of love and goodness in their life, he will be sorely missed.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Jacob McPeek

Jacob Vernon McPeek, Jr. 39 of Decatur, IL passed away at 9:55 A.M. November 22, 2020, at his home in Decatur.

 

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

 

Jacob was born August 17, 1981, in DuPage, IL the son of Jacob and Barbara (Plotke) McPeek, Sr.

 

Survivors include his children:  Melissa McPeek, Mackenzie Ray Carnely, James McPeek, Chastity McPeek, and Destiny McPeek; father, Jacob (Karen) McPeek, Sr.; sister, Alisa (Glen) Johnson and their children, Kaleb Hood and Rebecca and Bella Johnson; brother, Bryan Burton (Stephanie Leesman) and his children, Courtney and Chloe burton; brother, William (Jackee) Burton and their children, Kaytlin, Cody, and Josh Burton; and brother, Richard McPeek and his son, Tyler White.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara (Plotke) McPeek, and Lucy Scott, and Bill and Gen Plotke.

 

Muscle cars were Jacob’s passion.  He was a very loving father, brother, and friend who was always there for them.  Jacob was a one of a kind person who will be missed greatly.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Donelda Karr

Donelda  “Donnie” Karr, 87 of Clinton, IL left this world peacefully on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 11:15 AM Monday, November 30, 2020, at Long Point Cemetery, Wapella, IL. A viewing will be 10 – 11 AM, Monday at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL. 

 

Memorials may be directed to Long Point Cemetery or the American Cancer Society.

 

Donnie was born March 26, 1933, in Bloomington, IL the daughter of James Mitchell and Ethel Mae (Sprinkle) Haycraft. She married Calvin B. Karr on October 20, 1951, in Wapella, IL. A longtime resident of Clinton, Donnie and Calvin raised their family and lived there for over 50 years. The Karrs loved to travel and did so most of the time by pulling a camper across the country. In addition to camping, Donnie and Calvin were avid bowlers, devoted Cub Fans, and members of the Eagles Auxiliary Organization and the Christian Church of Clinton for many years. Known for her beauty shop, which she operated from her home, Donnie remained active after she retired in 2008.

 

Surviving are her daughters, Darla (David) Nelson and Shelly (Brad) Kemp, son-in-law, Bob Ballenger, Clinton, IL, grandchildren, Destini (Jeremy) Benesh, Staci Ballenger, Kortni (Bobby) Hudson, Kyle (Nicole) Sisco, Chad Ballenger, Sarah Kemp, Katie Kemp, and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin, daughter, Tami Ballenger, granddaughter, Darah Zwiefel, son-in-law, David Sisco, parents, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, 1 infant brother. Her family grieves her loss, but they take comfort knowing that Donnie and Calvin are together again, along with all their family and many friends who were there to welcome her to heaven.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Mary Burgess

Mary A. Burgess, 98 of Clinton, IL, left this world peacefully at 10:58 PM November 21, 2020 at her family’s home in Urbana, IL.

 

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

 

Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

Mary was born August 19, 1922 in Seymour, IL the daughter of Herschel and Sadie (Dyer) Busey. She married Charles Burgess on December 15, 1940 in St. Charles, MO. They raised their family in Bondville, IL for many years.

 

Surviving is one daughter, Lisa Cummings of Spring, TX, granddaughters, Julie (Joe) Smith of Urbana, IL, and Lindsey (Martin) Deutsch of Spring, TX; grandsons, Brian (Nichole) Burgess of Cookeville, TN, and Timmy Burgess of Sparta, TN. She also leaves behind 8 great grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, son, Eric, daughter, Connie (Richard) Williams, son, Brian, granddaughter, Elizabeth Williams and grandson Nicholas Cummings.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Carol Ann Chrispen

Carol Ann Chrispen 72 of Clinton, IL passed away 11:53 A.M. November 22, 2020 at her family residence, Clinton, IL.

 

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

 

Memorials may be directed to The Breast Cancer Foundation

 

Carol was born April 11, 1948 in Streator, IL the daughter of John and Hazel (Robertson) Cannon. She married Herman L. Chrispen June 1, 1968 in Bloomington, IL. He passed away October 24, 2004.

 

Survivors include her children: Steven Chrispen, Carbondale, IL; Renee (David) Mix, Clinton, IL; Chris (Grace) Chrispen, Farmer City, IL; and Sara Chrispen, DeLand, IL; 5 grandchildren; siblings:  Jack Cannon, Peoria, IL; Patty Cannon, Minonk, IL; and Mark (Cathy) Cannon, Normal, IL. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Carol worked at IAA Federal Credit Union in Bloomington for over 20 years.  She loved taking walks, all animals, and playing board games.  Most of all, Carol loved spending time with her family and being very generous.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Gerald "Jerry" Defebaugh

Gerald I. “Jerry” Defebaugh 74 of Clinton, IL passed away 12:55 PM November 22, 2020 at his family residence, Clinton, IL.

 

A celebration of Jerry’s life will be at a later date.  The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.

 

Memorials may be directed to Second Chance Pet Adoption.

 

Jerry was born June 16, 1946 in Clinton, IL the son of Harold and Florence (Burdine) Defebaugh. He married Rhonda S. Chase November 26, 1971 in Clinton, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Rhonda S. Defebaugh, Clinton, IL, children, D.J. (Patty) Robinson, Heyworth, IL, Tim (Jennifer) Defebaugh, Mackinaw, IL, and Tracy Defebaugh, Clinton, IL; 3 grandchildren, Bryson Bishop, Cadence Bishop, and Melody Howell; siblings, Bob Defebaugh, Clinton, IL, Jim (Betty) Defebaugh, Clinton, IL, Leona (Harold) Jones, Clinton, IL, and Avis Egleston, Seattle, WA.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Richard Defebaugh, and sister, Edith Hamilton.

 

Jerry was a veteran of the U.S. Airforce and retired after 30 years from the Clinton Post Office. He was a member of the Clinton VFW and traveled all over with his buddy, Jim Cundiff. He loved to garden and spend time with his grandchildren. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Jerry Willoughby

Jerry Lee Willoughby 80 of Clinton, IL passed away at 11:52 A.M. November 20, 2020, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

 

Celebration of Jerry’s life will be at a later date. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Ranch House Cowboy Church, 120 North Fourth St., DeLand, IL 61839.

 

Jerry was born October 29, 1940, in Clinton, IL the son of Orville and Lavon (Bray) Willoughby. He married Carol Jean Stoutenborough on April 2, 1961, in Maroa, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Carol Jean Willoughby, Clinton, IL; children, Shelley (Todd) Shaw, Clinton, IL, Mike (Shelley) Willoughby, Clinton, IL, and Troy (Lori) Willoughby, Maroa, IL; 6 grandchildren, Lucas, Lindsey, Nolan, Sara, Hannah, and Ethan; 5 great-grandchildren, Logan, Jeffrey, Dylan, Owen, and Toby; brother, Gene (Barb) Willoughby, Clinton, IL, sister, Pat Lord, Clinton, IL, along with several nieces and nephews.

 

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Paul Willoughby.

 

Jerry worked for Illinois Central Railroad, then becoming a supervisor at Portec in Clinton, IL, and retired from Wallace Computer Services, now known as R.R. Donnelly. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and turtle hogger. He loved to cook and enjoyed having “Feeds” in the shed with friends and family.

 

Jerry loved singing and playing the guitar but especially loved the Lord. He was a strong man of faith who loved his family dearly. His favorite scripture was 2nd Timothy 4:7-8 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”

 

He will be greatly missed by family, friends, and all who loved him.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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James Cobb

James E. Cobb 81 of Clinton, Il. passed away 5:02 PM November 15, 2020 at Carle BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, Il.

 

Private Graveside Services will be Friday, November 20, 2020 at Baptist Cemetery, Kenney, Il. with Cody Monkman officiating. There will be no visitation.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to The Vault, Clinton, IL.

 

James was born November 30, 1938 in Clinton, IL the son of Edison E. and Dorothy (Lane) Cobb. He married B. Joan Bass October 22, 1960 in Clinton, Il. She passed away February 5, 2011.

 

Survivors include his son, James Lee Cobb, Clinton, Il.; granddaughter, Raci (Shawn) Evans, Clinton, Il.; 2 great-grandchildren, Madison Gordon and Ellis Evans; and 1 brother, Bill (Judy) Cobb, Cave Creek, AZ.

 

James was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son, Michael Allen Cobb, 1 brother, Don Cobb, and 1 sister, Clara Thompson.

 

James worked at Caterpillar Tractor for 35 years.  He loved to bass fish.

 

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Steven Smith

Steven Ray Smith, 63, of Clinton, IL passed away at 7:37 AM, November 16, 2020 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM Saturday, November 21, 2020 at the St. John’s Catholic Church, Clinton, IL with Rev. Fr. James Henning officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL.  Rosary services will be 4:30 PM followed by visitation 5 – 7 PM Friday, November 20, 2020 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.

 

Memorials may be directed to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, or Community Cancer Center, Normal, IL.

 

Steven was born September 4, 1957 in Clinton, IL the son of Keith R. “Corky” and Joyce C. (Provin) Smith.  He married Marsha M. Leonard, July 24, 1976 in Clinton, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Marsha M. Smith, Clinton, IL; children, Ray N. (Deanna) Smith, Clinton, IL and Katherine A. (Wilbur) LeBlanc, Clinton, IL; 9 grandchildren, Damian, Desiree, Aiden, Aydren “Corky”, Adreana, Trista, Jaydon, Chance, and Gage; siblings, Keith Wayne (Kathy) Smith, Clinton, IL and Terri Ann Smith Davis, Ringold, GA

 

Steven was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Preston.

 

Steven worked at the Clinton Lake as a site tech for 25 plus years. He volunteered as part the dive team and the Red Cross. He was also a Master Hunter Safety instructor and was very active with various committees at the St. John’s Catholic Church. Steve enjoyed John Wayne movies and but most of all spending time with his grandchildren.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Charles Newman Sr.

Charles D. Newman, Sr., 77, of Delavan, passed away at Unity Pointe Methodist Hospital in Peoria on Saturday, November 14, 2020.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at 2:00 p.m.. at the Atlanta Christian Church in Atlanta. Mr. Maurice Stribling will officiate. Cremation Rites have been accorded.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the church prior to the service.

Charles Dean Newman, Sr., was born on July 17, 1943, in Shelby County, the son of Albert H. and Pauline Kruger. He was united in marriage with Lena M. Horath on January 14, 1962. She survives.

Charles is also survived by their daughter, Lorinda (Ron) Billington, and their son, Charles D. Newman, Jr.; three grandsons: Aaron, Ryan, and Dustin Billington; and four great-grandchildren: Jaxson, Matthew, Brycen, and Lena..

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and two sisters.

Charles retired from Pittsburgh Plate Glass.

Memorials may be made to the Delavan Rescue Squad.

Final arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home.

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Norma Hollibaugh

Norma L. Hollibaugh 99 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 5:45 A.M. November 16, 2020 at Hickory Point Christian Village, Forsyth, Il.

 

Graveside Services will be at 1:30 PM, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, Il. with Allison Hitchings officiating. There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Norma was born June 18, 1921 in Clinton, Il. the daughter of John and Charleen (Jeffrey) Geer. She married Charles W. Hollibaugh May 6, 1945 in Clinton, Il. He passed away February 3, 1991.

 

Survivors include her children, Janice (Russell) Utterback, Clinton, Il.; and Bruce (Karen) Hollibaugh, Decatur, Il.; 4 Grandchildren, Ryan Utterback; Laura Rees; Julie Fairfield; and Scott Hoffert; and 9 great-grandchildren.

 

Norma was preceded in death by her Parents.

 

Norma was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton, Il.; She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was employed for 12 years at the DeWitt County Courthouse.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Donelda 'Donnie' Karr

Donelda  “Donnie” Karr, 87 of Clinton, IL left this world peacefully on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 11:15 AM Monday, November 30, 2020 at Long Point Cemetery, Wapella, IL. Viewing will be 10 – 11 AM, Monday at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL. 

 

Memorials may be directed to Long Point Cemetery or American Cancer Society.

 

Donnie was born March 26, 1933 in Bloomington, IL the daughter of James Mitchell and Ethel Mae (Sprinkle) Haycraft. She married Calvin B. Karr October 20, 1951 in the Wapella, IL. A longtime resident of Clinton, Donnie and Calvin raised their family and lived there for over 50 years. The Karrs loved to travel and did so most of the time by pulling a camper across the country. In addition to camping, Donnie and Calvin were avid bowlers, devoted Cub Fans and members of the Eagles Auxiliary Organization and the Christian Church of Clinton for many years. Known for her beauty shop, which she operated from her home, Donnie remained active after she retired in 2008.

 

Surviving are her daughters, Darla (David) Nelson and Shelly (Brad) Kemp, son-in-law, Bob Ballenger, Clinton, IL, grandchildren, Destini (Jeremy) Benesh, Staci Ballenger, Kortni (Bobby) Hudson, Kyle (Nicole) Sisco, Chad Ballenger, Sarah Kemp, Katie Kemp and 10 great grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin, daughter, Tami Ballenger, granddaughter, Darah Zwiefel, son-in-law, David Sisco, parents, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, 1 infant brother. Her family grieves her loss, but they take comfort knowing that Donnie and Calvin are together again, along with all their family and many friends who were there to welcome her to heaven.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Margie Greenwood

Margie L. Greenwood, 94, of Lane, IL passed away at 10:55 AM, November 13, 2020 at Heritage Health, Bloomington, IL.

 

Services will be 11 AM, Monday, November 23, 2020, at Lane Christian Church, Lane, IL with Jim Kilson officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Cemetery, Lane, Il. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM, Monday at the church.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to The American Heart Association.

 

Margie was born September 27, 1926, in Coles County, Illinois the daughter of John and Belva (Hart) Vandevanter. She married Donald Leroy Greenwood on March 10, 1946, in Decatur, Il. He passed away on May 18, 1980.

 

Survivors include her children, Glenn (Gael) Greenwood, Mineola, Texas; Donna (Lee) Hougham, Heyworth, IL, Debbie (Roger) Wantland, Clinton, IL; Diana (Randy) Carter, Clinton, IL; 8 Grandchildren and 19 Great-Grandchildren, and 1 Great-Grandchild on the way.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and 1 Brother.

 

Margie retired from Revere Copper & Brass Inc. after 40 years of service.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Richard Clary

Richard Lynn Clary 61 of Kenney, Illinois passed away 9:20 PM November 11, 2020 at his family residence, Kenney, Il.

 

Graveside Services will be 2 PM, Monday, November 16, 2020 at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, IL with Danny Barclay officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to The Kenney Fire Department.

 

Richard was born February 18, 1959 in Decatur, IL the son of Paul and Mary Doris (Gaultney) Clary.

 

Survivors include his step-children:  Marty Lauria, Clinton, IL; B. J. Yokum, Champaign, IL; and Rob Smith, Waynesville, IL; siblings:  Cheryl Robb, Kenney, IL; Sharon (Melvin) Buggar, Clinton, IL; Pat Barclay, Kenney, IL; and Sue (Harry) Brand, Kenney, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters.

 

Richard enjoyed fishing.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Floy Harmon

Floy Anna Harmon, 95 of Lane, IL passed away 5:05 A.M. November 3, 2020 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

 

Services will be 3 P.M. Friday, November 6, 2020 at the Lane Christian Church, Lane, IL with Jim Kilson officiating. Burial will follow at Weldon Cemetery, Weldon, IL. Visitation will be 2 – 3 PM Friday at the church. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to Lane Christian Church or DeWitt County Friendship Center.

 

Floy was born February 27, 1925 in Lane, IL the daughter of Franz “Pete” and Irma Cerita (Brennan) Roberts. She married David Arthur Harmon, February 8, 1948 in Clinton, IL. He passed away October 21, 1978.

 

Survivors include her children, Daniel A. Harmon, Normal, IL; Rodney A. (Debra J.) Harmon, Atlanta, IL; Dwain A. (Sue) Harmon, Collinsville, IL; Cerita A. (Rod) Karr, Clinton, IL; and Joy A. (Lincoln) Fox, Sycamore, IL, 9 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, sister, Lois (Allan) Bell, Decatur, IL, and sister-in-law, Arwilda Roberts, Owensboro, KY.

 

Floy was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Betty Rau, and brother, Robert Roberts.

 

She was a member of the Lane Christian Church, where church was her life, but she also enjoyed BINGO and spending time with her family.

 

The family would like to give a special “Thank you” to Roger Wilson and Rosemary Nichols as her honorary children. The family would also like to thank Liberty Village for their wonderful care during this difficult time.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Melvin Dellinger

Melvin Howard Dellinger, 73 of Clinton, IL, passed away 5:05 A.M. November 1, 2020 at University Rehab, Peoria, IL.

 

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic services will be at a later date. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.

 

Memorials may be directed to Clinton Church of Christ.

 

Melvin was born May 24, 1947 in Fairbury, IL the son of John H. and Irma L. (Mallory) Dellinger. He married Ruth E. “Betty” Harvey December 6, 1992 in Clinton, IL. She passed away January 13, 2006.

 

Survivors include his daughter, Linda (Aaron) Taylor, Peoria, IL, step-children, Darlene Barker, Johnson City, TN; Mike West, Clinton, IL; Oscar (Michelle) Crowe, Decatur, IL, 2 grandchildren, Rebecca Taylor and Sarah Taylor, several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren, siblings, James D. “J.D.” Dellinger, Lincoln, IL; Lyman (Betty) Dellinger, London, OH; Marvin (Kathy) Dellinger, Appleton, WI; John (Suzanne) Dellinger, Iola, WI; Roscoe (Sharon) Dellinger, Christopher, IL; Paul Dellinger, Dunnellon, FL; Francis Dellinger, Lincoln, IL; Calvin (Sherry) Dellinger, Jackson, MO

 

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Melvin worked at Wallace Computer Services, retiring after 20 plus years of service and he was a Fed Ex Custom Critical Driver for 10 years. He enjoyed working in his garage, especially restoring his King Midget Car.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Jacque Chenoweth

Jacque Chenoweth, 85, of Urbana, IL, formerly of Decatur, IL passed away at 10:44 AM, October 31, 2020 at Amber Glen Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, Urbana, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 11:15 AM, Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Union Cemetery, Oreana, IL with Pastor Bob Baker officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Argenta-Oreana Public Library.

 

Jacque was born August 10, 1935 the daughter of Eugene and Janice Rhodes.  She married Harold E.. Chenoweth on August 10, 1952 in Decatur, IL.  He passed away July 24, 2007.

 

Survivors include her children:  Rose M. Chenoweth, Urbana, IL; John E. (Karen) Chenoweth, Moline, IL; Cheri A. Chenoweth, Urbana, IL; 2 grandchildren:  Matthew (Courtney) Chenoweth and Krista Chenoweth; and sister, Carol Napper, Harpers Ferry, WV.

 

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

 

Jacque farmed along with her husband.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Larry Graham

 Larry W. Graham, 71, of Clinton, Illinois passed away at 8:30 PM, October 29, 2020, at the Warner Hospital & Health Services, Clinton, IL.

 

Due to the COVID Pandemic, a Celebration of Larry’s life will be held at a later date.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Larry W. Graham Memorial Fund.

 

Larry was born December 19, 1948, in Bloomington, IL the son of Monroe E. and Esther Fay (Orrick) Graham.  He married Joyce S. Alexander on September 4, 1998.

 

Survivors include his wife, Joyce S. Graham, Clinton, IL; daughter, Tammy (Ginnie) Lee-Viol, East Peoria, IL; and sister, Alice (Freddy) Alsen, Shirley, IL; and his best four-legged buddy, “Shorty”.

 

Larry was preceded in death by his parents and 1 son, Joshua E. Byrd.

 

Larry served in the Illinois National Guard.  He loved working at Randolph Ag, Randolph, IL, for 20 years.  Larry was a hard worker, a kind and gentle soul, and treated Joyce’s children as his own. 

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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