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Arline Cobb

Arline V. Cobb, 95, of Weldon, IL passed away at 12:30 AM, May 12, 2022 at Heritage Manor, Mt. Zion, IL.

 

Services will be Monday May 16, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Clinton Assembly of God Church with Pastor Nick Blacklidge officiating.  Burial will follow at Baptist Cemetery, Kenney, IL.  Visitation will be 10:00-11:00 AM Monday at the church.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to Clinton Assembly of God Church, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or Weldon Public Library.

 

Arline was born February 6, 1927 in Grant Park, IL the daughter of John Nelson and Emma (Fischer) Rasmussen.  She married Alvin “Steve” O. Cobb November 10, 1945 in Clinton, IL.  He passed away April 25, 2003.

 

Survivors include her nieces and nephews Diane (Arthur) Shulte, Sherman, IL, Dale (Tina) Rasmussen, Freeport, IL, Mark (Betsy) Rasmussen, Oceanside, CA, and Karen (Tim) Noyes, Findley, OH; eight great-nieces and nephews; two great-great-nieces and nephews; and her “spiritual daughter” Barb Spencer.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and two sisters.

 

Arline was a member of the Clinton Assembly of God Church for several years and was a homemaker. She enjoyed reading, especially the bible, which she would read every day.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Timmothy Holt

Timmothy (Timm) Holt 73, of Chicago, IL passed away unexpectedly on May 1, 2022 from heart failure. 

 

Timm was a physician, entrepreneur, novelist, poet, playwright, activist, globetrotter, deacon, and father.  

 

Timm attended Illinois Wesleyan University where he earned his bachelors in Sociology, followed by receiving his Masters of Policy Administration at Roosevelt University, and then a doctorate from Loyola University School of Medicine. 

 

Timm is survived by his two children Jennifer and Jeremiah (Allison O’Brien) Holt, his sister Mary Ellen Torbert, his partner Dan Kuras, his friend and mother of his children Nancy Lewis, his nieces Kimberlee (Jeff) Toohill and Tara (Paul) Wanserski, and great nephew and niece Parker Toohill and Natalee Wanserski. He was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Mildred Holt, brother-in-law Jerry Torbert, great nephew Spencer Toohill, and partner Bill Munch. 

 

Timm’s funeral service will be held at St. James Cathedral at 65 E. Huron St. in Chicago on Saturday May 14th at 11:00 am with a festive reception immediately following at the cathedral. St. James Cathedral follows the Covid protocols of the City of Chicago, which at this writing is mask-optional for indoor spaces. The service will be live-streamed for those who cannot join in person via the St. James Streaming page at www.saintjamescathedral.org/stream-our-services.

 

Reduced-rate parking is available at ROW Parking Garage, 50 E Ohio Street, for $15 for up to 18 hours on Saturday. Parking is also available at Ohio Ontario Self Park, 33 W Ontario, for $11 up to 18 hours daily. Get a reduced-rate parking voucher from the St. James Commons reception desk. 

 

The family suggests those who wish to express sympathy please consider making a donation in memory of Timm to St. Martin's Episcopal Church (memo line: Food Pantry) at 5710 W Midway Park, Chicago, IL 60644 or Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly at 355 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607 

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Lois E. Pasley

 Lois E. Pasley, 92 of Decatur, IL passed away 10:45 AM May 7, 2022 at Hickory Point Christian Village, Forsyth, IL.

 

Graveside services will be 11 am, Friday, May 13, 2022 at Bellflower Township Cemetery, Bellflower, IL with Scott Marsh officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to American Heart Association or the Economy Shop of Decatur, IL.

 

Lois was born November 6, 1929 in Farmer City, IL the daughter of Chester G. and Nina (Dennison) Johnson. She married Fred G. Smith, Jr. July 12, 1948, he passed in 1971. She later married James B. Pasley September 27, 1974, he passed away in 1989.

 

Survivors include her sons, Mark L. Smith of Mountain Home, AR and Phillip V. Smith of Clinton, IL, along with 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Lois was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Decatur and the Clinton YMCA where she enjoyed water aerobics. She also enjoyed reading, lighthouses and helped a lot at the Economy Shop. After 10 years, she retired from the Macon County Eye Center.

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Anna Mae Spencer

 Anna Mae Spencer, 87, of DeWitt, IL passed away at 10:05 AM, May 1, 2022 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL..

 

Private Graveside Services will be Monday, May 9, 2022 Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Scott Marsh officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to a church or a Charity of the Donor’s Choice.

 

Anna Mae was born January 28, 1935 in Kenney, IL the daughter of Mervin Dean and Blanche Marie (Mills) Fort.  She married Jesse Lee Spencer January 4, 1952 in Kenney IL.  He passed away January 13, 2005.

 

Survivors include her children, Terry (Connie) Spencer, DeWitt, IL; Jeff (Kim) Spencer, Clinton, IL; and Marti (Steve) Schultz, Normal, IL; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and brother, Ivan E. (Ruthanne) Fort, Clinton, IL.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings:  William Fort, Keith Fort, Joyce Punke, and Freida Weber.

 

Anna Mae and Jesse Lee made their home in rural DeWitt where they farmed until his passing.  Anna Mae enjoyed reading, flower gardening, and quilting.

 

The family would like to thank the staff at Manor Court for their care of Anna Mae.

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