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Nina Miller

Antonina “Nina” (Curcuru) Miller, 72 of Clinton, IL passed away 4:02 PM June 1, 2021 at her home in Clinton, IL

 

Services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, June 17, 2021 at the First Baptist Church, Clinton, IL with Pastor John Roberson officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 10 A.M. – 11 A.M. Thursday, June 17, 2021 at the church. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church, Clinton, IL or St. John’s Catholic Church, Clinton, IL.

 

Nina was born July 7, 1948 in Sicily, Italy the daughter of Giovanni “John” and Anna (Evola) Curcuru.

 

Survivors include her children, Anna Maria Miller-Lane, Mahomet, IL, John Miller, Clinton, IL; twin granddaughters, Sera Brooke Lane and Alissa Jianna Marie Lane, both of Mahomet, IL; sisters-in-law, Lisa (Jim) Drew, Lincoln, IL, Sharon Klein, Bemus Point, NY; nieces and nephews, John Curcuru, FL, Annalisa Curcuru, PA., Jetty Curcuru, IL, Tony Curcuru, IL; great nieces, Mia and Sophia.

 

Nina was preceded in death by her parents and 1 brother, Serafino Curcuru.

 

Nina Co-Owned and Operated Sorrento’s Pizza, Clinton, IL with her son John Miller. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Clinton, Il. Nina loved making pizzas and giving to others. She loved to cook for her family and spend time with them. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren, who were the love of her life. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

 

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Richard Wallace

Richard L. Wallace 84 of Argenta, Illinois passed away 10:40 PM June 11, 2021 at his family residence Argenta, IL.

 

Visitation will be Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 5-7pm at The Bridge Fellowship Church, Argenta, IL.  Service immediately following with Pastors Bob Baker and Charles "Bucky" Francisco officiating.  The family has entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to VA Home Based Primary Care (HBPC), Decatur, IL.

 

Richard was born December 14, 1936 in Argenta, IL the son of Russell and Ellen (McMillen) Wallace. He married Shirley J. Manning August 8, 1963 in Argenta, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Shirley J. Wallace, Argenta, IL; children, Jeff (Beth) Wallace, Decatur, IL and Shelly (Bob) Nichols, Ormond Beach, FL; two grandchildren, Heath (Krista) Nichols, Ormond Beach, FL and Von (Cecelia Gates) Nichols, Palm Coast, FL; great-grandchildren:  Claire, Kolby, and Chloe Nichols; siblings:  Barbara (Pete) McConkey, Geneva, IL; Edwin (Kay) Wallace, Argenta, IL; and Jack (Marsha) Wallace, St. Charles, IL.

 

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

 

Richard was a farmer, sexton for Friends Creek Cemetery and a driver for Decatur Auto Auction. 

 

He enjoyed watching racing, tv-westerns and wrestling.  He loved spending time with family and especially his grandchildren.

 

“Love you more”

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Nellie Koons

Nellie M. Koons, 93 of Clinton, IL passed away 9:52 PM Friday, June 4, 2021 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 1 PM Saturday, June 19, 2021at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Scott Marsh officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to Texas Christian Church or the Little Galilee Christian Assembly.

 

Mrs. Koons was born March 1, 1928 to Lee L. Crawford and Nellie Fern Wasem in Patoka, IL. Nellie married Robert E. Koons June 16, 1946 in Clinton, IL. He passed away December 1, 2007.

 

Preceding her in death are her parents, brothers, Dean Crawford and Carl Crawford, daughter-in-law, Julie Koons and granddaughter-in-law, Nikki Welch.

 

Survivors include her children, daughter, Karen Welch (Roy Peddycoart), Clinton, IL, sons, Keith Koons and Kenneth Koons, Clinton, IL, sister, Carol Crabb and sister-in-law, Lona Donahower, grandchildren, Gary Welch, Clinton, IL; Chris Welch, Decatur, IL; Zack Koons (Samantha), Clinton, IL; Jenny Smiddy (Jared); Jessica McCleary (Mark) and Kyle Koons, great grandchildren, Clayton Welch; Jacob Smiddy; Juliette Smiddy; Isaac McCleary; Ezekiel McCleary; Samuel McCleary; and Carver Koons. Also survived by a special friend, Michelle Stephenson and several nieces and nephews.

 

Nellie was the Owner of Triple K Konstruction, a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL, Golden Eagle with the Clinton Eagle’s Lodges, DAR, Beta Sigma Phi, Artist Alley, White Shrine and Commandary.

 

She was an avid Illinois fan and spent many hours working in her flowers. Nellie also enjoyed cooking, sewing, and painting. She loved spending time with her family and most of all loved her Lord and Savior.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Antonina Miller

 Antonina “Nina” (Curcuru) Miller, 72 of Clinton, IL passed away 4:02 PM June 1, 2021 at her home in Clinton, IL

 

Services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, June 11, 2021 at the First Baptist Church, Clinton, IL with Pastor John Roberson officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 10 A.M. – 11 A.M.. Friday, June 11, 2021 at the church. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church, Clinton, IL or St. John’s Catholic Church, Clinton, IL.

 

Nina was born July 7, 1948 in Sicily, Italy the daughter of Giovanni “John” and Anna (Evola) Curcuru.

 

Survivors include her children, Anna Maria Miller-Lane, Mahomet, IL, John Miller, Clinton, IL; twin granddaughters, Sera Brooke Lane and Alissa Jianna Marie Lane, both of Mahomet, IL; sisters-in-law, Lisa (Jim) Drew, Lincoln, IL, Sharon Klein, Bemus Point, NY; nieces and nephews, John Curcuru, FL, Annalisa Curcuru, PA., Jetty Curcuru, IL, Tony Curcuru, IL; great nieces, Mia and Sophia.

 

Nina was preceded in death by her parents and 1 brother, Serafino Curcuru.

 

Nina Co-Owned and Operated Sorrento’s Pizza, Clinton, IL with her son John Miller. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Clinton, Il. Nina loved making pizzas and giving to others. She loved to cook for her family and spend time with them. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren, who were the love of her life. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

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Carolyn Nobles

Carolyn J. Nobles, 78 of Clinton, IL passed away 12:50 PM June 4, 2021 at the Warner Hospital and Health Services, Clinton, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Cody Monkman officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to Carolyn J. Nobles Memorial Fund c/o Carol Arteman.

 

Carolyn was born October 6, 1942 in Lane, IL the daughter of Darrell L. and Fleta (Duff) Moody. She married G.A. Nobles September 4, 1981 in Clinton, IL. He passed away September 11, 2019.

 

Survivors include her children, Paul Harris, Diane Morris, Tommy Harris, and Carol Arteman; stepchildren, Carla Anderson and Blake Nobles; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; siblings, Ronald Moody and Marilyn Brewer.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and two siblings, Patricia Butler and Donald Moody.

 

Carolyn retired from Eureka in Bloomington, IL. She enjoyed traveling and sitting on her front porch. She was a loving and giving person, who loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren very much. Her family was the most important to her.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Jerry Mahoney

Jerry Stuart Mahoney, 85, of Argenta, IL, passed away at 2:55 AM June 3, 2021 at his family home in Argenta, IL.

 

A small private service is planned for a later date. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jerry Mahoney Memorial Fund c/o Judy Mahoney.

 

Jerry was born April 21, 1936 in Argenta, IL the son of Howard L. and Lydia A. (Dallman) Mahoney. He married Judy Ferrill in on September 28, 1963.

 

Survivors include his wife; daughter-in-law, Michele Mahoney; grandsons, Chase (Whitney) Stephenson, Caleb (fiancée, Meghan Mathews) Mahoney, Dalton Mahoney; Granddaughter, Kaitlyn Mahoney. great grandchildren, Wesley and Layla Stephenson.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and sons, Jeffrey and Timothy Mahoney.

 

Jerry proudly served in the U.S. Army Infantry with a specialty in heavy weapons.

 

Jerry worked for Revere Copper & Brass/Corning Ware in Clinton, IL for 36 years before retiring. He was also a Golden Eagle with Clinton Eagles Lodge #593.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Kymberli Anne Whitted

 Kymberli Anne Whitted, 51, of Clinton, IL passed away at 7:05 AM, May 29, 2021 at her residence, Clinton, IL.

 

A Celebration of Life will be 3 PM, Sunday, June 13, 2021 at The Abagail in Clinton, IL. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.

 

Memorials may be directed to Muscular Dystrophy Association.

 

Kymberli was born July 4, 1969 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Danny and Nancy (Perry) Haynes.  She married Damon K. Whitted on October 7, 2006 in Clinton, IL.

 

Survivors include her husband, Damon K. Whitted, Clinton, IL; parents, Danny and Nancy Haynes, Fayetteville, TN; children, Keevan (Molly) Long, Wapella, IL, Kaid Long, Wapella, IL, Shane (Amanda Sherman) Edwards, Clinton, IL; granddaughter, Felicity Lynne Edwards, Clinton, IL; siblings, Chad (Lorie) Haynes, Clinton, IL, Jay (Alicia) Haynes, Kenney, IL; nieces and nephews, Andrew (Bronwyn) Haynes, Jackson, MI, Daren Gawthorp, Clinton, IL; Magan (Cody) Swanzy, Charleston, SC, Madyson Haynes, Clinton, IL, Peyton Haynes, Kenney, IL, Aliviyah Haynes, Kenney, IL, Gavyn Haynes, Kenney, IL, Brenna (Noah) Weitekamp, Wapella, IL; great niece, Avia Haynes, Jackson, MI, and one great niece on the way; sister from another mister, Tonya (Mike Howell) Allen, Kenney, IL.

 

Kymberli loved crafting and was always positive no matter the situation.

 

“My obituary will never say I kept a clean house, but I had fun in life.” Kymberli Anne Whitted

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Randy I. Lane

Randy "Hank" I. Lane, 63, of Clinton, passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at the Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur. 

 

Private graveside services will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery in Clinton with Mr. Ernie Harvey officiating. 

 

Cremation Rites have been accorded. 

 

Randy Irvin Lane was born on June 15, 1957, in Bloomington, the son of Darrell L. and Bertha O. Alwood Lane. He was first united in marriage to Tina Thrasher. He then married Jody Bridgewater. He is survived by his wife Frances “Loody” McGhee Lane. 

 

Also surviving are his children: Stacy Lane and Toni (John) Plotke; stepchildren: Christi Plump, Caleb Primmer, and Rachel McGhee; four sisters: Frances Reeser, Dianna Ballenger, Jacqueline Palmer, and Jeannie Yeakel; seventeen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter. 

 

Hank graduated from the Clinton High School in 1976.  He was employed as a truck driver. His hobbies included playing the guitar and singing, getting together with friends and family, traveling out west and driving his semi. 

 

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. 

 

Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln is in charge of arrangements. 

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Beverly S. Moore

Beverly S. Moore, 78, of Clinton, passed away at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

 

Cremation Rites have been accorded. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

 

Beverly Sue Evans was born July 25, 1942, in Clinton, the daughter of Lyle R. and Zelma Rousey Evans. She was united in marriage to Russell E. Moore. He preceded her in death.

 

Beverly is survived by her two sons: Russell D. Moore of Atlanta and James Moore of Clinton, and one sister: Donna Robison of Clinton.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

 

Beverly was a member of the Clinton Assembly of God.

 

Memorials may be made to her family.

 

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

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Richard Lee Gaultney, Jr.

Richard Lee Gaultney, Jr., 50, of Weeki Wachee, FL passed away on January 30, 2021, at his home.  He was born in Bloomington, Illinois and moved to this area 5 years ago from Central Illinois.  He enjoyed watching sports, especially Blues Hockey and going to Rock concerts.

 

Richard is predeceased by his step father, Carl Pinkley, and leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 24 years, Candace of Weeki Wachee, FL; his son: Andrew Richard Gaultney of Mt. Pulaski; his parents: Richard Gaultney Sr of  Kenny and Diana Pinkley of Mt. Pulaski; his brother: Kirk Gaultney of Mt. Pulaski: his father and mother-in-law: Bud and Cathy Blessing of Clinton; his sister-in-law: Cari Johnson and her husband, Barry of Bloomington; nieces: Dasha and Kyla Johnson  and his canine companion: Ria.

 

Family will be gathering for celebration of life on Sunday June 6 from1-5 at Weldon Springs Chautauqua.  Friends and family are invited to bring memories to share. Light refreshments will be served. Bring a favorite food of Richs, if you wish! Casual dress please.

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