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Ryan Yoder

 Ryan D. Yoder, 43 of Heyworth, IL passed away 2:20 PM April 7, 2021 at his residence.

 

Private services will be Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Scott Marsh officiating. Burial will follow at East Twin Grove Cemetery, Bloomington, IL. Public visitation will be 5 – 7 PM Monday, April 12, 2021 at the funeral home. The family requests casual attire.

 

Memorials may be directed to Ryan D. Yoder Memorial Fund.

 

Ryan was born February 2, 1978 in Urbana, IL the son Rick and Tina M. (Atkins) Yoder. He married Theresa A. Marr, March 21, 2016 in Clinton, IL.

 

Survivors include his mother Tina M. (Chuck) Evans, Bloomington, IL; wife, Theresa A. Yoder, Heyworth, IL; children, Brittany Nicole Collins, Heyworth, IL and Cory Michael Collins, St. Petersburg, FL; siblings, Holly (Tom) Hanak, St. Louis, MO and Leeanne (Randy) Nesby, Heyworth, IL. He also leaves behind nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and employees, all of whom will miss him dearly.

 

He was preceded in death by his father; maternal grandparents, Howard and Beverly Atkins; paternal grandparents, Dean and Phylis Yoder; and uncle; Chad Yoder, Cambridge, IL.

 

Ryan was the owner/operator of Yoder Lawn Care and Yoder Farms. Farming was his hobby, but he also enjoyed hunting and auctions.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Ralph D. Morrow

Ralph D. Morrow, 64, of Atlanta, passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. 

 

A Celebration of Ralph's life will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021, from 12:00 Noon until 3:00 p.m. at the 217 Roadhouse in Atlanta. 

 

Cremation Rites have been accorded. 

 

Ralph Dean Morrow was born on September 12, 1956, in Springfield, the son of Richard Dean and Yvonne Henry Morrow. 

 

He is survived by two his sons: Josh (Cathy) Morrow and Nick (Michelle) Morrow; his companion of several years: Lisa Baker; four grandchildren: Emma, Mack, and Otto Morrow; and Addy Deterding; one brother: Tim (Jill) Morrow; and two sisters: Martina Morrow and Nancy (Daryl) Johnson.  

  

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

 

Ralph graduated from the Pawnee Community High School in 1974. He retired from Holland Trucking in Atlanta in 2019 and was employed at Wade Farms in McLean. 

    

His hobbies included golfing, watching Cardinal Baseball, and the San Francisco 49ers.  

 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

 

Quiram Peasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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Gary D. Bristow

Gary D. Bristow, 73, of Bloomington, formerly of Waynesville, died Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Carle BroMenn Hospital in Normal. 


His funeral service will be held April 12, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Funks Grove Church in rural McLean, with visitation one hour before the service. 


Gary Duane Bristow was born March 2, 1948, in Bloomington, son of Ansel and Biddy Sue Rich Bristow. He graduated from McLean-Waynesville High School in McLean and attended Illinois State University. 


Gary married Linda Stubblefield Marvel on December 20, 1974, in McLean. 


He is survived by his wife; children, Jason Marvel and Elizabeth (Corey Wright) Bristow; grandchildren Jack Marvel, Ella Marvel, and John Marvel; one brother, Ron (Linda) Bristow; one sister, Patty (Phil) Miller; and special niece, Tabby Miller. 


He was preceded in death by his parents, and by his special aunt and uncle, Colene and Gene Fisher. 


He served in the Illinois National Guard and was a member of the Burger-Benedict American Legion Post #573 in McLean. Gary retired from Caterpillar Tractor Co. in Decatur in 2004, but he was first and foremost a farmer, starting as a child with his father. 


He was strong for so long. 


Memorials may be made to Mt. Hope-Funks Grove Fire Department, Sugar Grove Nature Center, or Burger-Benedict American Legion Post #573. 


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

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Ava Mattson

Ava Marie Mattson, 11 months, passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021, at her home, in peace, surrounded by her closest loved ones. 

 

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Heyworth Christian Church. Private funeral services will be held. Burial will be at Funks Grove Cemetery in rural McLean. 

Ava Marie Mattson was born April 16, 2020, in Normal, the daughter of Michael D. and Kamryn Marie Van Hook Mattson.  

 

She is survived by her parents; one brother, Knox M. Mattson; maternal grandparents: Shawna Reich and Bryan Van Hook; paternal grandparents: David Mattson and Kimberley Mattson; great-grandparents: Alberta Van Hook, Jack Van Hook, Judy and David Burton; Linda and Richard Cory; and David and Kay Mattson. 

 

Memorials may be made to her family. 

 

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

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Jasper Swafford

Jasper Allen Dean Swafford, 21 months, passed away at 9:29 AM, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

 

A Celebration of Jasper’s Life will be 2 PM, Friday, April 9, 2021 at the Heartland Community Church, 3253 Brush College Rd., Decatur, IL  62521 with Pastor Andy Troyer officiating.  Visitation will be 11 AM – 2 PM, Friday at the church.  Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Ronald McDonald House, St. Louis, MO.

 

Jasper was born June 6, 2019 in Decatur, IL the son of Tommy A. and Tricia K. (Poppenhouse) Swafford, Jr.

 

Survivors include his parents, Tommy A. and Tricia K. Swafford, Jr., Argenta, IL; siblings:  Sofia Swafford and Airalyn Swafford; maternal grandmother, Elaine (Chad) Newingham, Carrollton, IL; paternal grandparents, Thomas and Leesha Swafford, Sr., Forsyth, IL; maternal great-grandparents, Donald and Maxine Page, Litchfield, IL; maternal great-grandmother, Flora Patricia Poppenhouse, Astoria, OR; paternal great-grandmother, Rhonda Rhodes, Vandalia, IL; paternal great-grandmother, Princess Cole, Pana, IL; paternal great-great-grandparents, Doug and Billie Sitter, St. Charles, MO; aunt, Josie Swafford and her children, Zoey, Zac, and Zadie; uncle, Corie and Felicia Poppenhouse, their children, Connor, Arabella, Juniper, and Greenli; aunt, Chelsea and Connor Evans, their children, Adalee, and Bodhi; uncle, Cole, son, Weston; and uncle, Ethan.

 

Jasper was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Chester Allen Poppenhouse; maternal great-grandfather; paternal great-grandfathers, Teddy Dean Rhodes and Robert Swafford; and great-uncle, Nicky Dean Rhodes.

 

Jasper loved “Toy Story”, to draw, and play peek-a-boo.  He especially loved his sisters, mommy and daddy.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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