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Ada Nadyne Blake

 Ada Nadyne Blake 89 of Clinton, Illinois passed from this life into her Savior’s presence at 5:01 PM December 27, 2020 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

 

Services will be 1 PM, Thursday, December 31, 2020 at the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL with Scott Marsh officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church, the Wapella Fire Department, or the Kenney Fire Department.

 

Ada was born March 31, 1931 in Bellflower, Illinois the daughter of Nathan and Mary Ona (Spencer) Welch. She married Gerald Wayne Blake April 3, 1948 in Clinton, Il. He passed away January 16, 2010.

 

Survivors include her daughters, Elaine (Richard) White, Reddick, IL; Phyllis (Tom) Cyrulik, Clinton, IL; Sheri (Roger) Knoy, Clinton, IL; 8 Grandchildren,12 Great-Grandchildren, 8 Great-Great Grandchildren; Siblings, Mabel Rich, Wilmington, IL; Merle Delmar “Skinny” Welch, Clinton, IL; and John Earl (Nita) Welch, Clinton, IL.

 

Ada was preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters.

 

Ada attended First Christian Church, Clinton, IL.  She was a talented quilter – making dozens of beautiful quilts.  Ada was also an avid gardener and enjoyed making cakes and pies for many occasions.  Ada enjoyed her family – especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

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James R. Sams

 James R. Sams, 79 of Clinton, IL passed away 9:30 AM December 25, 2020 at his family home in Clinton, IL.

 

Graveside Services will be 11 AM, Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, IL with Pastor Darrell Howard officiating.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to The Clinton United Methodist Church or the Cancer Care Center of Decatur, IL.

 

Jim was born May 15, 1941 in Kenney, IL the son of Kenneth and Vera (Brady) Sams. He married Norma Jean Hart November 5, 1961 in Clinton, IL. She passed away July 12, 2017.

 

Survivors include his children, Roger (Diana) Sams, Bellevue, NE; and Janelle (Brad) Thomas, Clinton, IL; four grandchildren: Collin Sams, Truax Field A.F.B., Madison, WI; Ross Thomas; Paige (Clayton) Dunn; and Reid Thomas, all of Clinton, IL; and 1 great-grandson on the way; siblings:  Joan Koons, Clinton, IL; Dixie (Fred) Maul, East Alton, IL; Connie (John) Herington, Warrensburg, IL; Kay (Bill) Meeker, North Henderson, IL; Ken (Jean) Sams, Clinton, IL; Mary (Nolan) Stanley, Prince George, VA: Peggy Kaufman, Danvers, IL; Ron (Janice) Sams, Kenney, IL; Sue (Randy) Reeter, Mt. Pulaski, IL; Patti (Jim) Horton, Bourbonnais, IL; and Jo Ellen (Pat) Walsh, Mt. Pulaski, IL; sister-in-law, Susie Sams, Clinton, IL; and special friend, Carol Brisard, Clinton, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother, Richard.

 

Jim was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church.  He started working at Revere Copper & Brass, Inc., in Clinton, IL in 1961 before retiring in 1999.  Jim was a member of the Elks Lodge in Clinton, a Golden Eagle at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and a 50 year member of the DeWitt Lodge AF & AM.  He was also a member of the DeWitt Co. Farm Bureau and served on the Clinton Sanitation Board.  Jim enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Collectors of Illinois Pottery and Stoneware.

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Christopher Allen Pherigo

 Christopher Allen Pherigo 33 of Clinton, IL passed away 12:15 PM December 28, 2020 at his family residence, Clinton, IL.

 

Services will be 2:30 PM, Saturday, January 2, 2021 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with Rev. Michael Taylor officiating. Visitation will be 1:30 – 2:30 PM, Saturday at the funeral home.  The family requests face masks and social distancing during the visitation and service.

 

Memorials may be directed to The Mylee Pherigo-Mandrell College Fund.

 

Christopher was born February 4, 1987 in Clinton, IL the son of Michael G. and Sharon A. (Woodbury) Pherigo.

 

Survivors include his daughter, Mylee Pherigo-Mandrell, Clinton, IL; father, Michael G. Pherigo, Clinton, IL; mother, Sharon (Jim) Mandrell, Clinton, IL; siblings:  Jennifer (Brian) Moore, Wentzville, MO; Tiffany (Andy) Dunham, Clinton, IL; Victoria Mandrell, Clinton, IL; Dustin Mandrell, Tallahassee, FL; and Christopher Mandrell, Georgia; maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Nancy Woodbury, Clinton, IL.

 

Christopher had a big heart and gave the best hugs.

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Linda A. Goodman

Linda A. Goodman, 74, of Lincoln, passed away at 8:32 p.m. on Monday, December 21, 2020, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. 

 

Services for Linda will be held on Thursday, December 31, 2020, at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Rev. Aletha Weatherall will officiate the funeral at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Pulaski Cemetery. 

 

CDC guidelines regarding face coverings and social distancing will be followed. If you do not feel well, please choose to stay home. Linda's family will understand your absence. 

 

Linda Ann Goodman was born January 27, 1946, in Mt. Pulaski, the daughter of Carl J. and Olive M. Goodman, Sr. 

 

Linda is survived by three sisters in Lincoln, Alice Geriets, Esther Gill, and Susan Roberts; one sister in Mt. Pulaski, Marjorie (Tom) Polk; one sister in Atlanta, Violet Beck; one brother of Higginsville, MO, Carl Goodman, Jr.; two sisters-in-law: Gloria Goodman of Mt. Pulaski, and Leslie Goodman of Wildwood, MO; and many nieces and nephews. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers: Gerald, Donald, Dennis (and his wife, Sandy), and Robert Goodman; one sister: Shelby Goodman; and three brothers-in-law: Herman Geriets, Robert Gill, and Otto Roberts. 

 

Linda's home was at Lincoln Terrace and she had many friends there. She loved music and her laugh was contagious. She remembered things so well her family often said she had a memory like an elephant. Linda was a great aunt and sister. She was loved by her extended family and people who met her. 

 

Memorials may be made to the family or an organization of the donor's choice. 

 

Final arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta. 

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John Schumacher

 John O. “Jack” Schumacher 92 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 2:45 A.M. December 24, 2020 at Manor Court, Clinton, Il.

 

Private Graveside services will be Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, Il. with Cody Monkman officiating. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. is in charge of arrangements.

 

John O. “Jack” Schumacher was born November 23, 1928 in Urbana, IL the son of John H. and Lois (Mooday) Schumacher. He married D. Ileen Myers April 9, 1951 in Clinton, Il. She passed away August 19, 2019.

 

Survivors include his children, Cathy (Bill) Lobb, Clinton, Il.; John (Linda) Schumacher, Clinton, Il.; 7 Grandchildren, 8 Great-Grandchildren.

 

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother, and 2 sisters.

 

Jack and along with his wife, Ileen, were the co-owners and operators of “The Shack” in Clinton from 1966 – 2005.  He was also a lifetime employee of Illinois Central Gulf Railroad as a locomotive engineer.  Jack was an Army Veteran after serving in the Korean War.  He was an avid read and enjoyed stamp collecting and Civil War history.  Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Alan Murphy

Alan Lynn Murphy, 58, of Heyworth, IL passed away at 8:43 AM, December 21, 2020, at his family residence, Heyworth, IL.

 

Graveside Services will be 10:30 AM, Thursday, December 31, 2020, at Long Point Cemetery, Wapella, IL with Pastor Phillip Chambers officiating.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to The Wapella Fire Department or a Charity of the Donor’s Choice.

 

Alan was born October 20, 1962, in Clinton, IL the son of Melvin “Mick” and Ginny (Duncan) Murphy.

 

Survivors include his parents, Melvin “Mick” and Ginny Murphy, Clinton, IL; children, Candi (Jake) Taylor, Wapella, IL and Samantha (Caleb) Ballew, Cunningham, TN; grandchildren:  Dylan and Kylie Taylor, Wapella, IL; and Maci and Charli Ballew, Cunningham, TN; sister, Michelle (Gene) Dillow, Mt. Zion, IL; and niece, Brooklyn Dillow, Mt. Zion, IL.

 

Alan graduated from Wapella High School in 1980 and was a lifelong farmer and member of the Wapella Christian Church.  He was an avid Cardinal and Illini fan and enjoyed racing 4-wheelers.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Vera Trimble

Vera A. Trimble, 99 of Monticello, IL, passed away at 4:10 A.M. December 21, 2020, at Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, IL.

 

Private Graveside Services will be Monday, December 28, 2020, at DeLand Cemetery, DeLand, IL with Bob Lane officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to Tatman Village, Monticello, IL, Faith in Action, or to a Charity of the Donor’s Choice.

 

Vera was born December 28, 1920, in Shumway, IL the daughter of Fred Lloyd and Anna Mary (Stoldt) Milligan. She married Wilbur Carson Trimble on September 6, 1953, in Decatur, IL. He passed away on October 21, 2001. 

 

Survivors include her son, Stephen C. (Karla) Trimble, Monticello, IL; grandsons, James C. (Megan) Trimble, Rockford, MI, and Stephen Patrick (Loni) Trimble, White Heath, IL; 4 great-grandchildren:  Aiden, Lauren, Will, and Alicia.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and 1 brother, Herbert Milligan. 

 

Vera’s two greatest loves were her family and the Lord.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Donna Swoverland

Donna Swoverland 85 of Weldon, IL passed away 3:56 PM December 20, 2020 at Oregon Living & Rehab Center, Oregon, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 1 PM, Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Summit Chapel Cemetery, Bourbon, IN. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Oregon Living & Rehab Center.

 

Donna was born September 14, 1935 in Osceola, IN the daughter of Donald and Beulah (Gordon) Kauffman. She married Dale Swoverland August 14, 1955 in Tippecanoe, IN. He passed away July of 2002.

 

Survivors include her children, Brian (Debbie) Swoverland, New Albany, IN; Raymond Swoverland, Ft. Myers, FL; Randall Swoverland, Clinton, IL; Rex Swoverland, Weldon, IL; Ross (Kathy) Swoverland, Bonita Springs, FL, 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, siblings, Lillie Cox, Plymouth, IN; Eula “Honey” Geyer, Elkhart, IN; and Ronald “Laddie” (Sara) Kauffman, Etna Green, IN.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Sonny Nelson

 Edmond Ray “Sonny” Nelson, 93 of Clinton, IL passed away 7:25 PM December 18, 2020 at the Warner Hospital and Health Services, Clinton, IL.

 

Public graveside services will be 10:15 AM Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Cody Monkman officiating and military honors following. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to Second Chance Pet Adoption, or DeWitt County Friendship Center.

 

Sonny was born July 13, 1927 in Wapella, IL the son of Charles Anderson and Ethel May (Willoughby) Nelson, Sr. He married Barbara L. Monkman July 16, 1951 in Pekin, Arkansas. She passed away February 27, 2012.

 

Survivors include his children, Michael Ray (Pandora) Nelson, Maroa, IL; Charles (Paula Jo) Nelson, Clinton, IL; David Wayne (Darla) Nelson, Clinton, IL; and Yvonne (Jerry) Blount, Oreana, IL, 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, siblings, Emma Wise, Clinton, IL; Mildred (Ernie) Danner, Murfreesboro, TN; and Donald (Ruth) Nelson, Clinton, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter, Darah Zwiefel, brothers, Howard Nelson and Charles Nelson, Jr.

 

A US Army Veteran, Sonny served his country during WWII. He was the owner and operator of Nelson’s Spreading Service until his retirement in 1991. Sonny enjoyed numerous fishing trips to Minnesota. He loved country and Grand Ole Opry music, but most of all he loved his family and spending time with them.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Kenneth Duane Bjelland

Kenneth Duane Bjelland went by many names, but his favorite was “Captain” or “Commodore.” Ken returned to his port of call on Dec. 10, 2020, after a lengthy illness with Covid-19. He was 74. 


Aboard his Pearson 26 sailboat, The Midnight Sun, Ken gave multitudes of people the opportunity to sail on Lake Shelbyville and enjoyed chartering sailboats elsewhere with anyone who would go. He was a fixture at Lithia Springs Marina for more than 30 years. In his professional life, he served as DeWitt County Farm Bureau manager for 35 years, advocating for agricultural issues. Through that work, he married his love of travel and food by arranging trips to near and far locations. Some adventures took Central Illinoisans skiing while others took corn and bean farmers to see how pineapples grew in Hawaii or cherries grew in Canada. He leapt at any opportunity to be on the water and eat seafood. He retired in 2016 and moved from Maroa, Ill., to Alton, Ill., to be with his wife, Adriana Marcuzzi. He will be remembered for his dry wit, adventurous palate, and love of life.


In addition to his wife, Ken is survived by his daughters Sarah Bjelland and Sonja (Luis Perez) Bjelland, and his grandson Callum Perez. Additional surviving family include his siblings Arnie (Jan) Bjelland, Don (Denise) Bjelland, Art (Betty) Bjelland, Marge Vacca, Alida Lumpkins, and Ariel (Nancy) Bjelland as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 


He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Lillian (Kallem) Bjelland, as well as his brothers Osmond and Melvin. 


Due to Covid, a private service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church in Clinton, Ill., with Pastor David Dunlop officiating. An online viewing option will be available. In addition, a celebration of life will be held this summer at Lake Shelbyville. His ashes will be spread at Lake Shelbyville and the Bjelland family farm in Norway. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the DeWitt County Farm Bureau Foundation or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. 

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James L. Wise

 James L. “Jim” Wise, 89 of Clinton, IL passed away 5:10 AM December 16, 2020 at the Christian Village, Lincoln, IL.

 

Burial of cremains will be at Rock Creek Cemetery, Waynesville, IL. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials to the Waynesville American Legion.

 

Jim was born December 16, 1931 in Lawndale, IL the son of Paul and Rosa (Purlee) Wise. He married Emma F. Nelson, September 5, 1952 in Wapella, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Emma Wise, Clinton, IL, children, Diana (Rick) Baker, Beason, IL; Linda (Dan) Bagby, Armington, IL, 5 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, James Wise, daughter, Glenda Spivey, 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers and sisters.

 

Jim worked for Caterpillar for 32 years in management.

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Dorothy A. Harris

 Dorothy A. Harris 85 of Clinton, IL passed away 3:38 A.M. December 15, 2020 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

 

Services will be 11 AM, Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM, Saturday at the funeral home. The family requests casual attire for all guests.

 

Memorials may be directed to The Clinton Assembly of God Church.

 

Dorothy was born June 26, 1935 in Hodgenville, KY the daughter of John and Carrie (Whitlock) Underwood. She married George R. Harris November 23, 1957 in Campbellsville, KY.

 

Survivors include her husband, George R. Harris, Clinton, IL, children, Dennis (Lori) Harris, Clinton, IL; Tina (Randy) Turley, Clinton, IL; Tony (Cherie) Harris, Clinton, IL; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Lucille Whiteman, Lincoln, IL; Joe Underwood, Clinton, IL; and daughter-in-law, Penny Harris, Lincoln, IL.

 

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; son, Richie Harris; and sister, Margie Singer.

 

Dorothy was a member of The Clinton Assembly of God Church.  She was an avid guitar player.  Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

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James C. Weikel

 James C. Weikel, 87 of Clinton, IL passed away 8:15 AM December 16, 2020 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

 

Services will be 3 PM, Saturday, December 19, 2020 at First Christian Church, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 2 – 3 PM Saturday at the church. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to Little Galilee Christian Assembly.

 

James was born February 8, 1933 in Clinton, IL the son of Mearl and Velma (Weikle) Weikel. He married Shirley L. Harris July 12, 1953 in Clinton, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Shirley L. Weikel, Clinton, IL, children, Chris (Trina) Weikel, Bloomington, IL; Cheryl Van Valey, Clinton, IL, grandsons, Brad (Jordan Hammer) Van Valey, Clinton, IL; Justin (Kate) Van Valey, Jacksonville, IL, great grandchildren, Eli, Lia, Lenny and Ariah, sister, Donna (Fred) Enos, Clinton, IL..

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Gary in 1965, one brother and three sisters.

 

After working for State Farm for 43 years, James worked for Baum Chevrolet driving cars. He was a member and elder at the First Christian Church. He also enjoyed golfing.

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Charlene Ann Walden

Charlene Ann Walden, 81 of Clinton, IL passed away 4:29 A.M. December 2, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Dieterich, IL.

 

Services will be 11 AM, Friday, December 11, 2020 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Nick Blacklidge officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM Friday at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Clinton Assembly of God Building Fund.

 

Charlene was born February 1, 1939 in Bloomington, IL the daughter of Gerald and Vivienne (Dick) Vogel. She married Bernard Eugene “Bernie” Walden August 21, 1958 in Clinton, Il. He passed away October 16, 2020.

 

Survivors include her children, Tina Marie (Kevin) Poe, Dieterich, IL; Wendy Lea Walden, Clinton, IL; and Steve (Fawn) Walden, Oro Valley, AZ; 6 grandchildren and 8 great- grandchildren; and brother, Gerald D. “Dick” (Ruth Ann) Vogel, Clinton, IL.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Charlene retired from Wallace Press.  She attended the Assembly of God Church in Clinton.  Both Bernie and Charlene were pilots and enjoyed flying.  Charlene had piloted airplanes before she had her driver’s license.  Charlene and Bernie were members of The National Railroad Camping Association and loved going to Florida through the winter where they enjoyed golfing.  Charlene was always trying new recipes.  She loved taking care of her family.  Charlene’s greatest priorities were God and family.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Phyliss Covey

Phyliss E. Covey, 63, of Maroa, IL passed away at 7:45 PM, December 6, 2020 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

 

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

 

Memorials may be directed to the Heart and Lung Institute at Decatur Memorial Hospital or the Maroa Fire Department.

 

Phyliss was born January 16, 1957 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Harry O. and Frances Marie (Madden) Anderson.  She married Robert Lee Covey July 4, 1989 in Maroa, IL.

 

Survivors include her husband, Robert Lee Covey, Maroa, IL; children:  Heather (fiancé, Timothy Zoch) Anderson, Clinton, IL and Anita (Stephen) Harbarger, Chatsworth, IL; 6 grandchildren, and 1 sister living in Texas.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and 1 brother, George Anderson.

 

Phyliss worked at Crestview Nursing Home in Clinton and did home care in Maroa.  She also took care of her family for many years, especially her mother.  Phyliss loved flowers, thrift shopping, playing crosswords and Candy Crush, and trying new recipes.  Most of all she loved her family, especially her grandchildren.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Marjorie Lee Anderson

Marjorie Lee Anderson, 96, of Clinton, IL passed away at 1:40 PM, November 23, 2020 at Hickory Point Christian Village, Forsyth, IL.

 

Services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Brent Zastrow officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Neighborhood Care Center or to the DeWitt County Animal Shelter.

 

Marjorie was born March 9, 1924 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Carl S. and Esther (Turner) Miller.  She married Bill N. Anderson on March 2, 1957 in Clinton, IL.  He passed away June 3, 2009.

 

Survivors include her nephews:  Brett (Jill) Miller, Clearwater, FL; Bart Miller, Albany, NY; and Brad (Janeen) Miller, Ft. Wayne, IN.; Great-Nephew, Ryan and Great-Nieces, Brianna, Ashley and Grace.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and 1 brother, Merle S. Miller.

 

Marjorie was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.  She retired in 1983 from the Office of Chairman of Illinois Central Railroad. Marjorie and Bill were avid travelers. They enjoyed seeing the world together and bringing mementos home with them.

 

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Velma Loreine Cullison Berryman Harmon

Velma Loreine Cullison Berryman Harmon, 89 of Denton, Texas passed away after a long bout with cancer November 08, 2020 in Denton, Texas.

 

Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 10:45 AM Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.

 

In lieu of memorials, the family ask that irises, day lilies, and dahlias be planted in Velma’s memory.

 

She was born October 08, 1931, in Turkey Creek Township McPherson County Kansas to Elmer Marvin and Ecil Mae (Arthurs) Cullison. 

 

Velma lived most of her life in the Champaign-Urbana area where she met and married William (Bill) S. Berryman, Jr. in Champaign July 24, 1965. He preceded her in death nine days before their 33rd anniversary in July 1988.  October 15, 2003, Velma married Ivan L. Harmon of Savoy where they made a home until his death October 2007.

 

In addition to her husbands and parents, she was preceded by her sisters Mary and Alice. In 1956, she was preceded in death by Michael, an infant son from her first marriage to Ivan Harmon. Her nephew, Gary, preceded her earlier this year. Ivan’s son, Scott also predeceased her. Surviving is her brother, Eldon K. Cullison, Ivan’s son Alan Harmon, and nieces and nephews. Not having raised children of her own, she was an important and much-loved part of the lives of her nieces (Sheryl and Penny) and nephews (Gary, Dale, Greg, Tom, John and Eric).  

 

She loved to golf and did so with Alice whenever they could get together (and sometimes went to visit so they could get in a few rounds together).  An avid gardener (with a true ‘green thumb’) she always had a garden with plants and flowers growing in the yard and in her home.  She shared starts of her prize flowers with family, friends and neighbors helping everyone to know the right response for the gift from her heart and yard with just the right way to plant them yourself (put it in the dirt, tamp-it in, and recite to the plant ,“live-or-die-see-if-I-care”).

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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