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Steven R. Tamburini

Deacon Steven R. Tamburini 67 passed away 4:01 AM April 20, 2017 at his
family residence, Clinton, Illinois
 
Mass Of Christian Burial will be 11 A.M. Saturday, April 22, 2017 at St.
John The Baptist Catholic Church, Clinton, IL with Rev. Fr. James Henning
Celebrant; Con-Celebrants, Fr. Robert Hoffman and Msg. Tim Nolan. Burial
will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery Farmer City, Il. Visitation will be 5 -
7 PM, Friday, April 21, 2017 at the St. John The Baptist Catholic Church,
Clinton. Rosary will be 4:30 PM Friday at the church.  The family has
entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to St. John The Baptist Catholic Church,
Clinton, IL, or Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Farmer City, IL.
 
Steve was born December 29, 1949 in Clinton, IL the son of Frank J. and
Kathryn (Cray) Tamburini. He married Linda S. Munts July 19, 1980 in
Clinton, IL.
 
Survivors include his wife, Linda S. Tamburini, Clinton, IL; children:
Ryan S. Tamburini, Hoopeston, IL and Kathryn Lynn (Thomas) Joos, Chicago,
IL; brothers: Larry (Darlene) Tamburini, Normal, IL and Mike (Dolly)
Tamburini, LeRoy, IL. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
 
Steve was a graduate of Clinton High School in 1969 and of Illinois State
University, Normal, Il. He retired in 2011 from Hospital Sisters Health
System after 30 years. He had worked at various hospitals in central
Illinois including the Dr. John Warner Hospital, Clinton, Il. and St.
Mary's Hospital in Decatur, Il. before working for Hospital Sisters Health
Systems in Springfield, Il. He was ordained a Roman Catholic Deacon in May
2012, serving the parishes of St. John The Baptist in Clinton, Il., Sacred
Heart in Farmer City and St. John the Evangelist in Mansfield.  He enjoyed
reading and watching Western movies.

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Simeamativa "Tiva" Muasau

Simeamativa "Tiva" Muasau 56 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 3:20 PM
April 19, 2017 at her family residence, Clinton, Il.
 
No services are planned at this time. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral
Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites. A benefit in Tiva's name will be
held at Snapper's in Clinton, IL starting at 5 P.M., Friday, April 21,
2017.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Simeamativa Muasau Memorial Fund.
 
Tiva was born September 27, 1960 in Tula, America Samoa.  She was raised
by Togi and Faauli Iuli.  She married Kennedy Muasau in 1997 in San
Francisco, CA
 
Survivors include her husband:  Kennedy Muasau, Clinton, IL; 3 sons:  Natu
(Amanda) Visinia; Togi Visinia; and Robert Allen Tuua all of Clinton, IL;
2 step-daughters:  Bethel Bartley and Reta Simonton both of Independence,
MO; step-son, Newyear Muasau, Independence, MO; 7 grandchildren; 5
brothers and sisters; and several nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and 4 brothers and sisters.
 
Tiva was a returned missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints.  She loved crocheting, Bingo, cooking, crafts and singing with her
grandchildren was one her favorite things to do.  Tiva was a loving mother
and grandmother to her family.  She was always willing to give a helping
hand anyway she could.

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Robert Heinrich

Robert “Bob” Heinrich 91 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 9:43 PM April 16, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.
 
Services will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Greg Taylor officiating. Burial will be at Macon County Memorial Park Cemetery, Harristown, IL at a later date. Visitation will be 5 – 7 P.M. Friday, April 21, 2017 at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to Show Me Christian Youth Home, 24302 Mahin Road, P.O. Box 6, LaMonte, MO 65337; Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 3 International Dr. Suite 200, Rye Brook, NY 10573 or DeWitt County Friendship Center.
 
Bob was born January 24, 1926 in Springfield, IL the son of William and Marie (Robson) Heinrich. He married Lucille Elizabeth Woodrum November 11, 1944 in Dawson, Illinois. She passed away January 9, 2011. 
 
Survivors include his children, Roger (Carole) Heinrich, Olympia, WA; Steven (Betty) Heinrich, Clinton, IL, Lori (Dave) Hardyman, Norman, OK; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 step great-grandchild.
 
Bob was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL. He served his country in the US Navy and retired as a salesman. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and visiting with others.

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Kevin Paul Reynolds

Kevin Paul Reynolds, 60, of Farmer City, IL passed away at 10:46 A.M., Friday, April 14, 2017 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, IL. Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M., Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, IL. A Memorial Service will follow at 6:00 P.M. also at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Family. Kevin was born June 26, 1956 in Lynn, MA, a son of Robert and Margaret Smith Reynolds. Surviving are: wife, Priscilla Larkin Reynolds of Farmer City, IL; daughters, Kerri Reynolds of Farmer City, IL, Shannon (Steven) Cox of Bloomington, IL and Krystal Reynolds of Farmer City, IL; step-son, Greg (Jamie) Larkin of Mansfield, IL; step-grandchildren, Colby and Corey Larkin of Mansfield, IL; brothers, Wayne (Kris) Reynolds of Oglesby, IL and Kenny (Karen) Reynolds of Seabrook, NH. Kevin was an Air Force Veteran. He loved the arts and was passionate about music. He enjoyed playing his drums and writing poetry. Kevin was a strong willed, caring, and understanding husband; father; grandfather; brother, and devoted friend who will be deeply missed.

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Martha Ann Hafley

Martha Ann Hafley, 79, of LeRoy passed away at 8:19 P.M., Friday, April 14, 2017 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, IL.
 
Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M., Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, IL. Cremation rites will follow. Memorial donations may be made to Leonard Hafley.
 
Martha was born April 12, 1938 in Clinton, IL a daughter of Fred and Ellenora Mott Humphrey. She married Leonard Hafley on March 3, 1956 in Clinton, IL. He survives.
 
Surviving are her son, Donnie Hafley of LeRoy, IL; daughters, Jackie Hafley of Farmer City, IL and Cindy Mattingly of Mahomet, IL; grandchildren, Tina Mattingly, Jeremy (Lindsey) Mattingly, Sareena Hafley, and Chris (Jackie) Hafley; great-grandchildren, Austin and Dayton Craig; Vanessa, Landon and Logan Mattingly; MaKenzi and Aleigha Newberry; great-great-grandchild, Dallas Craig; sister, Goldie Wheeler of IN; brother, Butch Humphrey of Junction City, MO.
 
She was preceded in death by two brothers.
 
Martha was a loving wife; mother; sister; grandmother; great-grandmother, and devoted friend who will be deeply missed. 

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Dwight D. Hays

Dwight D. Hays, 74, of Wapella, IL. passed away at 4:00 pm on April 13, 2017 at the Warner Hospital in Clinton, IL.
                                
A celebrating life visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 26th 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Calvert Funeral Home in Clinton, IL.  Burial will be at the Aten Cemetery at a later date.
 
Dwight was born in Hidalgo, IL on April 12, 1943 the son of Delphine “Mike” & Oma Childress Hays. Dwight retired from Country Companies. Dwight served his country in the U.S. Air Force. Surviving is his sister Nila Fain of Casey, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Anna Marie Moss

Anna Marie Moss, 84, of Clinton died peacefully on Friday, April 14, 2017
at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
She was born May 27, 1932, in DeWitt County, to Edward and Ida (Hall) Dial
and remained a life-long resident.
 
Anna was a cherished mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She enjoyed
working outside in her vegetable and floral gardens, and was also an
accomplished quilter and talented artist. She was an avid golfer in the
ladies golf league at the Clinton Country Club for many years. Her most
important role, though, was providing a constant level of support for her
beloved husband, Raymond. His success as an attorney is measured by the
amount of love she had in supporting him. After battling cancer for
several years, Anna is now free from the pain and her soul is at peace.
Her entire family will miss her greatly, but are thankful for the memories
she left.
 
Anna is survived by her beloved husband of 37 years, Raymond Moss; her son
Ron (Joelle Schnierle) Taylor; her daughter Venessa (Steve) Sauer; her
stepsons David (Margaret) Moss, Tim (Alice) Moss, and Tom (Tina Dorow)
Moss; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived
by two brothers; Phillip Dial and Robert Dial; along with several nieces
and nephews including a special niece, Susi Martin (Frank) Alexander.
Anna was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters Mary (Dial) Martin
and Louise (Dial) Copass; and her brothers Leland Dial and George Dial.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2017 at
Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. Michael Taylor officiating.
Immediately following the services, her ashes will be interred at the
Texas Township Cemetery, Clinton, in her family plot alongside her
parents, sisters, and brothers.  After the graveside services, everyone
attending the service is invited to come to the Clinton Country Club for
luncheon where we can visit, eat, and rest in comfort.   There will be no
visitation.
 
In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the Samaritan Room or plant a
tree in her honor for her love of the outdoors. The family wishes to thank
all of Anna's friends and family for everything they have done for her,
including the doctors and nurses at Carle Foundation Hospital, McKinley
Court, and Decatur Memorial Hospital.

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Curtis Bowman

Curtis Bowman 38 of DeLand, Illinois passed away 4:23 AM April 12, 2017 at
Kirby Hospital, Monticello, IL.
 
Services will be 11 AM, Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home,
DeLand, IL with Scott Marsh officiating.  Cremation rites will follow.
Visitation will be 10 - 11 AM, Saturday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to Curtis Bowman Memorial Fund.
 
Curtis was born September 15, 1978 in Indianapolis, IN the son of Donald
and Dixie (Morris) Bowman.  He married Sara Bledsoe January 10, 2010 in
Indianapolis, IN.
 
Survivors include his wife, Sara Bowman, Indianapolis, IN; children:
Korey, Curtis, Jaden and Arian Bowman all of Indianapolis, IN; mother,
Dixie (Matt) Long, DeLand, IL;  siblings, Nikki (Patrick) McConkey,
Mansfield, IL and Kevin Bowman, Denver, CO.
 
He was preceded in death by his father.

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Correne Burch

Correne Burch, 92, of Farmer City, formerly of Atwood, passed away at 1:11 p.m. April 8, 2017, at Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.
 
A celebration of Correne’s life will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at United Church of Atwood. Pastor Don Gerkin will officiate. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Private burial will be at Arcola Cemetery at a later date. Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola, is assisting with arrangements.
 
Correne was born Nov. 1, 1924, in Muhlenberg County, Ky., a daughter of Arthur and Ella (Peach) Embry. She married Robert Enlow on June 29, 1942, in Brandenburg, Ky. She later married Claude Burch on June 3, 1979, in Neoga. He passed away July 6, 1988.
 
Correne is survived by five children, Virginia (Thomas) McNutt, Farmer City; Paul (Barbara) Enlow, Chesterville; Victoria (Jim) Brown, Centrailia, Mo.; Ellen Lynch, Atwood; and Nellie (Louis) Sheffield, De;and; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Robert Louis Enlow; one daughter, Joanna Sue Burch; one grandson, Robert Louis Enlow Jr.; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Chester Embry, Charles Embry and John “J.C” Embry; and one sister, Mary Lou Smith.
 
Correne was a member of Arcola Free Methodist Church and had been a member of Odd Fellow-Rebekah Lodge, Arthur. 
 
She enjoyed sewing and quilting and spending time with her family. 
 
Memorials may be made to the food pantry at the United Church of Atwood.
 

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Robert Roy

Robert Roy, 89, of Washington, IL, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the Apostolic Christian Home, Eureka, IL.
 
Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. -11:00 A.M., Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, IL. The funeral service will follow at 11 A.M. with Jim Roy officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy, IL. Memorials may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home.
 
Robert was born December 6, 1927 in Bloomington, IL, a son of Harry Lee and Mildred Oliver Roy. He married Kackie Lamont Roy, and she passed away in 2005. He married Betty Higgins in 2006, and she survives.
 
Surviving are his wife, Betty Higgins Roy; two sons, Jerry (Alesha) Roy of Mackinaw, IL and Jim (Karen) Roy of Ottawa, IL; one daughter, Sue (Ron) Bachman of Lowpoint, IL; eight grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jane Owens of LeRoy, IL and Judy Atherton of Congerville, IL.
 
Robert had a forty year career at Caterpillar. He loved farming, Caterpillar and flying planes.

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Nancy L. Bidner

Nancy L. Bidner, 72, of Bellflower, IL, passed away at 4:48 A.M., Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, IL.
 
Funeral Service will be 3:00 P.M., Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, IL with Dr. Lonnie S. Southern and Pastor Louella Pence officiating. Burial will be in Bellflower Township Cemetery, Bellflower, IL. Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M., Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Bellflower Christian Church.
 
Nancy was born April 25, 1944 in Bellflower, IL, a daughter of George Mason and Evelyn Stockwell Welch. She married Clifford Carden in 1964. She later married Lee Bidner on July 29, 2000 in Bellflower, IL.
 
She is survived by her husband, Lee Bidner of Bellflower, IL; son, Clint (Heather) Carden of Syracuse, IN; three step-daughters, Jennifer (Joe) Buck of Champaign, IL; Barbara Bidner of Bloomington, IL; Anita (Bob) Messier of Fork Union, VA; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; six brothers, Larry (Karen) Welch of Mansfield, IL; Rick (Sandra) Bradbury of Cisne, IL; Gary (Debbie) Bradbury of Utica, IL; Bruce Bradbury of Dana, IL; Brian (Linda) Bradbury of Dana, IL; Dan (Jamie) Bradbury of Streator, IL; brother-in-law, Oliver Bidner of Meadows, IL; sister-in-law, Erma (Marion) Giertz of Bellflower, IL. Preceded in death by her parents; children, Jeff Carden; Clifford Carden; Michelle Carden; Carla Carden; siblings, Sally Jones; Don Welch; Stan Welch; Elaine Vance; Judy Johnson; and one great-granddaughter.
 
Nancy was a member of the Bellflower Christian Church. She greatly enjoyed all of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Nancy was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, enjoyed the great outdoors, flowers, and mowing her lawn.

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Gerald Goodman

Gerald Goodman, 72, of Mt. Pulaski, died peacefully at 9:15 a.m. on April 8, 2017 at his home.
 
He was born at St. Clara’s Hospital in Lincoln on July 27, 1944; son of Carl J. and Olive M. (Pope) Goodman. He married Gloria J. Garrett on September 17, 1965. She survives him.
 
Also surviving are his daughters: Mary Viner and Gail Johnson; grandchildren: Benjamin and Daniel Goodman, Andrew and Joseph Viner, and Abigail Johnson; siblings; Alice (Hermie), Violet, Esther, Carl “Junior”, Linda, Marjorie, Susie, and Robert; also many beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, son: Jerald Wayne, and brothers: Dennis and Donald.
 
Gerald worked as a Corn Sheller, a factory worker, carpenter, realtor and appraiser, worked for Stetson China, Myers Industries, Local Council of Carpenter and Joiners, Albert Realty and ABC&G Real Estate and appraised many local homes.
 
Services for Gerald will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday April 12, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski, IL with Rev. Zoila Marty officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday April 11, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial at Mt. Pulaski Cemetery will follow the service. Gerald was a lifelong member of Mt. Pulaski United Methodist Church and contributions may be made to the church in Gerald’s name In lieu of flowers.

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Patricia J. Hamilton

Patricia J. Hamilton, 88, passed away at 11:41 p.m. on April 8, 2017 at the Christian Village of Lincoln, IL.
 
Pat was born on April 3, 1929 in Lincoln, IL; daughter of Hal and Sue Trommer Lewis. She married Jack Hamilton on June 18, 1955 in Lincoln, IL. He preceded her in death on December 19, 2003.
 
Surviving Pat are her children: Jeff Hamilton and Nancy (John) Stoll of Chestnut, IL; two sisters: Carol Cooper and Janet Kvitle of Lincoln, IL; one granddaughter: Allison (Chris) Koslek of Grand Rapids, MI; one great-grandson: Bryce Koslek of Grand Rapids, MI. she was preceded in death by her parents and one brother: Lee Lewis.
 
Services for Pat will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday April 13, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln with Ryan Edgecombe officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00p.m. Wednesday April 12, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial at Mt. Pulaski Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Pat’s name to the Christian Village of Lincoln or Logan County Paramedics. The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to the wonderful staff at the Christian Village for the great care that was bestowed upon Pat.

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Elinor Davis

Elinor Davis, 85, passed away at 7:10 p.m. on April 9, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
 
Elinor was born on November 25, 1931 in New Holland, IL; daughter of Victor and Hilma Berndt Sanders. She married Floyd Davis in September of 1988 in Lincoln. He survives her.
 
Also surviving are her daughters: Diana (Phillip) Pickett of Elkhart, IL, Vickie (Doug Fink) Hum of Lincoln, IL, and Tina (John Hebenstreit) Huff of Lincoln, IL; grandchildren: Lynne, Jennifer (Bryan), Michelle , Nathaniel (Rebecca), Dillon, and Caroline; great grandchildren: Marcus, Phillip, Nolan, Liam, and Jeffrey. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband: Adolph Hum, two brothers, and one sister.
 
Elinor was of the Lutheran faith. She loved refunding, reading, and cooking. She was a founding member of the Latham Farmer’s Market. She was an award winning hairdresser. She was a wonderful mom and grandma, and will be dearly missed.
 
A memorial gathering will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL. Memorials may be made in Elinor’s name to the Lioness Club of Mt. Auburn, IL or the Oasis Senior Center of Lincoln.

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Ethel Buchanan

Ethel Buchanan, 89, of Lincoln, passed away at 10:40 a.m. Sunday (April 9, 2017) at St. Clara’s Manor, Lincoln.
 
Ethel was born May 17, 1927, in Normal, the daughter of Ferdinand and Martha Dillon McGuire. She married Robert C. Buchanan on Dec. 12, 1970, in Lincoln. He preceded her in death on Sept. 12, 1995.
 
Surviving Ethel are her daughter, Vicki Gilbert Ziemer, Charleston, Maine; two stepdaughters, Kathy Danner, Lincoln, and Margaret Ellen Talbert, St. Augustine, Fla.; son-in-law, Scott Ulrey, Watertown, Wis.; one brother, Richard (Liz) McGuire, Towanda; and one granddaughter, Gretchen (Neil Greenberg) Ziemer, Charleston, Maine.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; one brother; one daughter, Sherry Ulrey; and two grandchildren, Rachel and Joel Ziemer.
 
Ethel was a lifelong Baptist. She loved all animals, especially her cats. She loved her family and friends, the Chicago Cubs and going to St. John’s. She was very active in the Relay For Life, where she was an honorary chairman, and also had a team from Eaton Corp., where she was a supervisor, called Ethel’s Angels which raised a lot of funds for cancer research.
 
The graveside service for Ethel will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Zion Cemetery, Lincoln. A reception will follow at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln American Legion. Memorials may be made in Ethel’s name to the Humane Society of Logan County or American Cancer Society.

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Bailie Ann Bryant

Bailie Ann Bryant, 18, of Clinton, passed away at 12:49 a.m. Sunday (April 9, 2017) near Mason City.
 
She was born Feb. 23, 1999 in Peoria, to Robert and Michelle Lewis Bryant.
 
Bailie is survived by her mother, Michelle (James) McClure, Clinton; father, Bob (Dawn) Bryant, Canton; brothers, Dalton Bryant, Clinton, and Zachary Hart, Canton; sisters, Jessi Hart, Canton, and Moriah Harmon, Ipava; six nieces and nephews; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Also surviving are grandparents, Velva and Tim Fletcher, Mark and Terri Lewis, Dale Bryant, Pam McClure, Carolyn Steward, Ross and Dianne Logan, and several great-grandparents.
 
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Becky Bryant, and several great-grandparents.
 
Bailie recently graduated from Clinton Christian Academy - Assembly of God in December 2016. She was currently employed by Subway in Clinton, where she was a sandwich artist. She enjoyed her work and spending time with her friends, listening to music and dancing. In her free time, she liked motorcycle rides with her dad and brother. She especially enjoyed baby-sitting and spending time with kids as well as playing with animals. Her goal was to become a veterinarian and to work with animals. She was looking forward to registering for veterinary school in the near future.
 
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hurley Funeral Home, Havana. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Pastor Nick Blacklidge will officiate. Burial will follow the service at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Havana.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Central Illinois or Wish Bone Canine Rescue, Bloomington.

 

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Tiffany Ann Rusher

Tiffany Ann Rusher 27 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 8:15 PM March 30,
2017 at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL.
 
Graveside services will be 1 P.M. Thursday, April 13, 2017 Mausoleum Park
Cemetery, Clinton, IL, with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. The family
entrusted Calvert Funeral Home Clinton, IL with arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Tiffany Rusher Memorial Fund.
 
Tiffany was born June 28, 1989 in Champaign, IL the daughter of Richard
Rusher, Sr. and Kelli Andrews.
 
Survivors include her mother: Kelli Andrews, Clinton, IL; father: Richard
Rusher, Sr., Clinton, IL; 3 Brothers:
Joshua Rusher, CO, Richard Rusher, Jr. with his fiancé and 3 children, Clinton, IL, Zacharey Rusher,
Clinton, IL; Grandmother: Betty Glenn, Clinton, IL, and several aunts,
uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
 
Tiffany loved to sing, write poetry, listen to music, read, and try out
new restaurants. She also loved her cat, Bella, very much.
 
Tiffany Rusher joined with many other prisoners working with the Uptown
People's Law Center to pursue a class action law suit which will result in
80 million dollars being spent yearly for the improvement of mental health
treatment in Illinois prisons. Also she supported the UPLC's work to
reduce the use of solitary confinement in Illinois, which is where her
problems started.
 
It was Tiffany's wish that we change the way we treat our mentally ill
patients and end solitary confinement. Sadly, those changes are too late
to save Tiffany.  But hopefully, this will save the lives of others.
 
Tiffany will be remembered by many.

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Leslie Ann Bell

Leslie Ann Bell, 69, of Clinton, IL passed away at 2:40 PM, April 6, 2017 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.
 
Memorial services will be 10 AM, Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Clinton United Methodist Church with Pastor Danny Cox officiating.  Private family burial will take place at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL at a later date.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements. 
 
Memorials may be directed to the Clinton United Methodist Church, Home Sweet Home, Bloomington, IL or Cornerstone Christian Academy, Bloomington, IL.
 
Leslie was born March 21, 1948 in Barrington, IL the daughter of Paul and Charlotte (Wells) Speight.
 
Survivors include her daughter, Amy (Andrew) O’Neall, Downs, IL and son, Chris Bell, DeKalb, IL; 2 grandchildren, Abraham and Anna O’Neall, Downs, IL; brother, Kent (Linda) Speight, Red Wing, MN; and sister, Mary (Bob) Spain, Gurnee, IL.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents.
 
Leslie was a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. She was a Trauma Nurse working in the ER at John Warner Hospital, Clinton, Il and OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.  Leslie was also a Parrish Nurse for the Clinton United Methodist Church.  Leslie enjoyed reading and traveling.  She had traveled to Ireland and Israel.  She was also a member of C.O.R.N. – the Clinton Old Retired Nurses.  Leslie considered her friends her family and enjoyed spending time with them as well as supporting her grandchildren in all their activities.

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Herbert F. Lust

 Herbert F. Lust, Sr., 87, of Bement, Illinois passed Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 11:15 pm at Bement Health Care Center, Bement, Illinois.
 
Visitation is 4-6 pm, Sunday, April 2, at Hillgoss-Shrader Funeral Home, 66 East U.S. Highway 36, Atwood, Illinois, with Masonic Rites immediately following at 6 pm. Funeral Services will be Monday, April 3 at the funeral home with burial following at the Bement Cemetery with military graveside rites accorded.
 
Herb was born on July 18, 1929 on the family farm, rural Hammond, the son of Henry C. and Audrey V. Emery Lust. He married Frances “Ann” Halterman on November 12, 1953 in the Bement Christian Church.
 
Surviving family are his wife, Ann, and children: Herb Lust, Jr., of Hammond, Howard (Kay) Lust of Bement, Kathryn Lust of San Francisco, CA, and Donna (John) Parks of Urbana, IL; Grandchildren Kristopher Lust, Courtney Brown, Jennifer Lust, Nicholas (Moira) Lust, and Shelby Lust; 3 great-grandchildren; and brother, Leland (Delores) Lust of Hammond. He was preceded by his parents, daughter Cynthia Ann Lust, in-laws Joe and Frances Halterman, and daughter in-law, Cheryl Lust.
 
Herb was a water main contractor by profession, owner and operator of Bement Plumbing & Supplies Company, as well as a proud Central Illinois farmer. Raised in the United Methodist Church of Hammond, he served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, advancing in rank to Military Police and served his last months at Governors Island, New York. A committed provider, his greatest joys were his marriage to Ann, raising their 5 children, and the solace of working the farm. He was a member of Bement Masonic Lodge #365, AF & AM, Albert Parker American Legion Post #620 and the Moose Lodge of Champaign.

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Kerry Daniels

Kerry Scott Daniels, 57, of Clinton, passed away Thursday (April 6, 2017) in Clinton.
 
His graveside service with military honors will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, with Scott Marsh officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Scott’s name may be directed to the Amvets, Clinton.
 
Kerry, or “Scott” to family and friends, was born Sept. 29, 1959, in Clinton, the son of Thornton and Joyce (Hammond) Daniels.
 
Survivors include his brothers, David (Dana) Daniels, Florissant, Mo.; Terry Daniels, Mons, Belgium; Robert (Martha) Daniels, Springfield; James Daniels, Clinton; Philip Daniels, Clinton; and sisters, Karen Daniels, Granbury, Texas, and Janet (David) Coppenbarger, Granbury, Texas. Scott is also survived by three nephews, Kevin (Stephanie) and Timothy (Stephanie) Coppenbarger, both of Granbury, Texas, and Christopher Daniels, Clinton. One niece, Maggie Inman, Clinton, and several great-nephews and great-nieces also survive.
 
Kerry happily was a father to Becky Broadhacker and grandfather to her son, Kaiden McCoy, who called him “Papa.” Both brought him great happiness and joy. He will be deeply missed by all.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Michael; and a great-great-nephew, Aiden.
 
Scott was a lifelong area resident and served in the U.S. Navy, Naval Construction Force, better known as the Seabees. Scott enjoyed fishing, cooking, drawing, playing video games and the banjo. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He had a huge heart, a warm smile, and loved his family deeply.

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Jeffrey G. Kindred

Jeffrey G. Kindred, 54, of Atlanta, passed away at 8:25 p.m. Friday (April 7, 2017) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.
 
His funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Atlanta Christian Church. Maurice Stribling will officiate. Burial will be in Atlanta Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church. Per Jeff's request, cremation rites will be accorded following the service. 
 
Jeffrey Gordon Kindred was born Dec. 30, 1962, in Lincoln, the son of Gordon and Jean Harris Kindred.
 
Jeff is survived by his parents; his siblings, Gayle (Dave) Klug, Karen (John) Sherman, Denis (Sherri) Kindred, and Marsha (John) Mammen; his nieces and nephews, Elisha (Dustin) Harksen, Janna Shaw, Jordan Sherman, Kari (William) Hutchison, Ashlee Mammen, Cole Kindred, Wyatt Mammen, and Caden Kindred; great-nieces and great-nephews, Maddux, Billy, Mylah, Kennedy, Isaac, Avrey, and Angus; three aunts; and his church family.
 
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
 
Jeff was a member of Atlanta Christian Church, where he was very active with music and worship leadership. He was a member of Atlanta Community Band since 1992. He lived and worked in New Zealand as a youth minister for two years.
 
Jeff graduated from Olympia High School in 1981 and Lincoln Christian College and Seminary in 1987. He sang at many weddings and played taps for many veterans' funerals.
 
Memorials may be made to Atlanta Christian Church, or Atlanta Rescue Squad and First Responders.
 
Final arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta.

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Daniel Snyder

Daniel P. Snyder, 90, of Monticello, passed away at 6:12 a.m. Monday (April 3, 2017) at Arcola Health Care Center.
 
Danny was born July 2, 1926, in Clinton, the son of Ruben and Ruth (Hill) Snyder. He married Hilda Marie Shafer on Feb. 16, 1946, in Decatur. She passed away Nov. 16, 1983. He later married Jean “J.J.” Price on March 4, 2012, in Monticello.
 
Danny is survived by his wife, Jean “J.J.” Snyder, Monticello; sons, Steven Snyder (Susie), Bloomington; Chris Price (Tracy), Katy, Texas; Jeff Price (Leann), San Jose; grandchildren, Nick Price, Daniel Price, Stacey Snyder, Kristin Smith (Mike), Colin Price, Breanna Price; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Ella, Harper, Cannon and Coen Smith; and sister-in-law, Hazel Snyder, Clinton.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Hilda Marie Shafer; one brother; one sister; and one half brother.
 
Danny retired from Manor Care and was maintenance and groundskeeper at First State Bank of Monticello. Danny also served as a deputy on both the Piatt County and Monticello police departments. Danny served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II and was a member of Hamm-Burke American Legion Post 101 of Monticello.
 
His funeral will be at noon Thursday at Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello, with the Rev. Steve Ingram officiating. Visitation will be 10 a.m. Thursday until service time at the funeral home. Interment will be in Croninger Cemetery, Cisco, with military rites. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family of Daniel P. Snyder.

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Linda Bartlett

Linda R. Bartlett was born to Edith and George Killen on August 3, 1947 in Tuscola, Illinois. She passed away peacefully, in her sleep, on April 4, 2017. She graduated from Atwood-Hammond High School and went on to obtained her Bachelor of Nursing Degree, after which she worked as a registered nurse for many years, caring for the elderly, a job she dearly loved. Following that, she worked for 22 years as the Director of Community Action for Piatt and Dewitt counties, fulfilling her passion for assisting others, particularly the elderly. Hundreds of families and individuals in both Piatt and Dewitt counties were provided access to financial assistance, home weatherization, and food maintenance through the many programs she administered.
 
Linda was the devoted wife of Ron Bartlett, whom she married on July 23, 1988. She was the kind and loving mother of Christine Warner-Northrup (Duane) of Mahomet and Dan Warner of Champaign, as well as step-mother of Justin Bartlett, whom she cared for deeply as well.  She was the proud grandma of Madison Northrup, Peyton Northup and Kailyn Northrup, all of Mahomet. She often stated her grandchildren were the best thing that ever happened to her. She experienced pure joy playing with them, reading and watching movies, attending their many activities and, when she could no longer travel, watching videos of their various activities. She lived to see her oldest granddaughter’s acceptance to nursing school, an accomplishment that made her very proud, as well as her second granddaughter’s acceptance to college and her youngest grandchild receive her driver’s license, all of which brought a huge smile to her face. She was never happier than when surrounded by her three granddaughters, of each she referred to as a gift.
 
Linda was a champion and a voice for all those who could not be for themselves. She served as a member of the Illinois commissioned Domestic Violence Committee for several years. She was known to invite complete strangers to dinner, open her home to several adults with developmental disabilities who had no place to go for the holidays, and to work endless hours to ensure the families she worked with had the power, water, food and other essentials necessary to allow them to stay in their homes. Her friends were vast and spanned across different religions, races, cultures, ages, and economic status. Her heart was full when her home was full of family, friends and food to share. She was truly one of a kind.
 
Besides her husband, children and grandchildren, Linda is survived by her brother Tom Parks of Sullivan, Illinois and David “Darrell” Parks of Tucson, AZ. She was proceeded in death by her father and mother, as well as her beloved sister, Donna Fischer.
 
Services will be Monday, April 10, 2017 at the Mansfield United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 10-11 with services immediately following. A private, family burial will be held following the ceremony. The family asks, to honor Linda’s life of giving, that memorial contributions be made to the Mahomet-Seymour Social Work Fund to support the needs of many students and families in the district or to Crisis Nursery, in support of the babies she so lovingly adored.

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Eugene Craft

Eugene L. Craft, 88, of Atlanta, passed away at 1:45 p.m. Sunday (April 2, 2017) at St. Clara's Manor, Lincoln.
 
Private funeral services were held. Burial was at Funks Grove Cemetery in rural McLean.
 
Eugene Lee Craft was born Dec. 27, 1928, in Clinton, the son of Leola and Lou Verna Burke Craft. He married Eileen J. Hynd on Jan. 29, 1953. She survives.
 
Also surviving are their children, Norma, Tim and Gena; one brother, Vaughan Craft; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Susan.
 
Gene graduated from Atlanta High School in 1947.
 
Memorials may be made to the Atlanta Rescue Squad or St. Clara's Manor.
 
Final arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta.

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Dale Vance

Dale E. Vance, 83, of Mansfield, IL passed away at 10:30 A.M., Monday, April 3, 2017 at his residence.
 
Funeral Service will be at 12:00 P.M., Friday, April 7, 2017 at the Mansfield United Methodist Church with Pastor Ed Davis officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, IL. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., Friday, April 7, 2017 at the church. Memorials may be made to Northern Piatt Fire Protection District or Mansfield United Methodist Church. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Mansfield in charge of the arrangements.
 
Dale was born March 18, 1934 in Monticello, IL, a son of Floyd and Blanche Headlee Vance. He married Elaine E. Welch on August 30, 1954 in Cornith, MS. She passed away February 22, 2013.
 
Survived by his son, Mark (Sherri) Vance of Mansfield, IL; daughter, Melissa (Tom) Williams of Champaign, IL; grandchildren, Krystal Vance; Ashley (Sam) Curtis; Corey Johnson; Chelsea (Kelly) Johnson; Brandon Cummins; Dillon (Olivia) Williams; Marissa Williams; great-grandchildren, Trevor Morgan; Robert Morgan; Blake Morgan; Braiden Vance; Kamdyn Hinshaw; Brantley Curtis; Journee Curtis; Presley Johnson; Avery Johnson; Sophia Cummins; sister, Norma Jean Kinsell of Saybrook, IL.
 
Preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Vance; parents; and daughter, Melinda Jenkins.
 
He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Carpenters Local Union 44, Champaign, IL. Dale was a member of the Mansfield United Methodist Church. He drove stock cars for many years, enjoyed fishing, hunting, NASCAR Racing, and an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

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James Strutner

James O. Strutner, 54, of Farmer City passed away at 10:15 A.M., Saturday, April 1, 2017 at his residence.
 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Farmer City, IL with Father James P. Henning O.F.M., Conv. officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Farmer City, IL. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Friday, April 7, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, IL. A Rosary service will be at 4:30 P.M., Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
 
James O. Strutner was born July 27, 1962 in Olney, IL, a son of Oscar & Marcella Menke Strutner. He married Christy L. Followell, June 24, 1989 in Bloomington, IL.
 
Survived by: wife, Christy L. Strutner of Farmer City, IL; daughter, Emily N. Strutner of Farmer City, IL; son, Jacob A. Strutner of Farmer City, IL; mother, Marcella Strutner of West Liberty, IL; James’s siblings, Suzy (Tom) Lawler of Newton, IL; Barb (Larry) Thoele of Teutopolis, IL; Jane (Dave) Geltz of Ste. Marie, IL; Tony (Martha) Strutner of West Liberty, IL; Eric (Lorraine) Strutner of Shipman, IL.
 
He was preceded in death by his father, Oscar Strutner and niece, Alison Thoele.
 
James O. Strutner graduated from Eastern Illinois University earning a Management and Marketing degree of BSB. He worked for Payless ShoeSource for 30 years. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Farmer City, IL. James LOVED spending time with his family, gardening, landscaping, spending time outdoors, and kayaking.

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Janice Bridges

Janice Bridges, 59, of Hartsburg passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017 in Zion, IL. Janice was born on October 17, 1957 in Lincoln, IL the daughter of Lewis and Audrey (Davies) Eyrse. Janice married Rodney Bridges on October 20, 1984 in Lincoln. He survives.
 
Janice is also survived by her father; her daughter, Alicia (Brian) Mayberry of Atlanta, IL; her siblings, Judy (Loren) Laubenstein of Lincoln, Shirley Carter of Emden, Alan Eyrse of Lincoln, David (Michelle) Eyrse of Hartsburg, and Tracy (Reggie) Payne of Hartsburg; her grandchildren, Allyxandrea, Cohnor, and Laurynn, and numerous nieces and nephews.
 
Janice was preceded in death by her mother, father-in-law, Carl Bridges, her grandparents, and her nephew, Gerard Carter.
 
Janice worked at St. Clara’s Manor as a housekeeper for many years. She loved her German Sheppard, Jax. She enjoyed being outdoors in the country and gardening. She liked to decorate and write poems, and her grandkids were everything to her.
 
Services for Janice will be held at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 4, 2017 atFricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincolnwith Joe Sanders officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 P.M. prior to services also at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Hartsburg Union Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made in Janice’s name to St. Clara’s Manor. 

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Michael McMahon

Michael David McMahon, 62 of Decatur, IL passed away 4:59 P.M. March 31, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.
 
A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at the New Vision Church (formerly known as the Ice House), 550 N. Van Dyke St., Decatur, IL with Pastor Dow Moses officiating. Graveside services will be 1 P.M. Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Croninger Cemetery, Cisco, IL, 2 ½ miles south of Cisco, IL on State Route 32, with military honors.
 
Memorials may be directed to Michael David McMahon memorial fund.
 
Mike was born December 29, 1954 in Springfield, MO the son of David McMahon, Mt. Zion, IL and the late Wanda June (Young) McMahon, Decatur, IL. He married Vicky Fedie June 29, 2002.
 
Survivors include his wife: Vicky McMahon, Decatur, IL; father and step-mother: David and Sue McMahon, Mt. Zion, IL; step-children: Stephanie (Aaron) Cohen, Decatur, IL and Nathan (Cierra) Ray, Ft. Myers, FL; brothers: Tim McMahon and Steve McMahon both of Argenta, IL; Pat McMahon, Lutz, FL; step-brother: Pat (Sheila) Drum, Mt. Zion, IL; step-sister: Cathy (Mike) Having, Mt. Zion, IL; brothers-in-law: Denny (Connie) Fedie, Lovington, IL, Gary (Kim) Fedie, Maroa, IL, Scott (Angie) Fedie, Guyton, GA; sister-in-law: Donna (Dennis) Hockaday, Lincoln, IL. Many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews, along with close friends Bobby, John, Ernie and special dog: Lil Bit also survive.
 
He was preceded in death by his mother: Wanda June McMahon; still born sons: Michael David, Jr. and Christopher Dominique; grandparents, sister: Casandra Ann Gosset and step-brother: Greg Drum.
 
Mike was a member of the 1973 Graduating Class at Argenta-Oreana High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. Upon being honorably discharged he returned home and became a self-employed master carpenter. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed working in the yard with many different kinds of flowers and plants.
 
Mike loved his family and friends, and would do anything for them. He will be deeply missed by all.

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Finisa Foltz

Finisa Ann Foltz, 64 of Clinton, IL passed away 12:02 P.M. April 2, 2017
at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL.
 
Graveside services will be 12 Noon Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Lisenby
Cemetery, Lane, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. The family
entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.
 
Finisa was born March 3, 1953 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Fred and
Geneva (Galloway) Followell. She married Dale Foltz June 24, 1983.
 
Survivors include her husband: Dale Foltz, Clinton, IL; son: Matthew
(Nikki) Foltz, Clinton, IL; grandson: Willis Foltz Clinton, IL; siblings:
Betty Foley, Savoy, IL, Frances Tomes, Clinton, IL, Erma Hopper, Clinton,
IL, Bob Followell, CO, Elmer Followell, AK and Tom Followell, Clinton, IL.
Also surviving her cousin and best friend, Shelley Maltby, who she held
dear to her heart; along with her "babies" Erin Finger, Clinton, IL,
Quentin Finger, Omaha, NB, Grayson Gentry, Clinton, IL and Everleigh
Gentry, Peoria, IL.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers: Loyd Followell,
Clinton, IL and Skip Followell, Weldon, IL.

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LaVonna Alexander

LaVonna Jean "Bonnie" Alexander, 94 of Clinton, IL formerly of Maroa, IL passed away 8:24 A.M. April 1, 2017 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, IL.
 
Services will be 11:00 A.M., Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Nathan Shaulis officiating. Burial will
follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL. Visitation will be 10 - 11 A.M. Thursday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to Awana at the Harvest Community Church, Maroa, IL.
 
Bonnie was born March 14, 1923 in Peoria, IL the daughter of Edson and Emma Jean (Orlopp) Smith. She married Herbert J. Alexander, the love of her life, May 10, 1942 in Bloomington, IL. He passed away March 8, 2000.
 
Survivors include her children: Patricia (David) Bartlett, Wallisville, TX, Marilyn (Phillip) Beck, Maroa, IL, Rosemary (Terry) Barthelemy, Salina, KS, Gary Scott (Debbie) Alexander, Decatur, IL, Laura (Vince) Wright, Pensacola, FL, David (Debra) Alexander, Maroa, IL; brother: Ken
(Marilyn) Smith, Anaheim, CA and daughter-in-law: Carlone Alexander, Clinton, IL. 15 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren also survive.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, son: Dale, 6 brothers and 1 sister
 
Bonnie was a member of the Harvest Community Church, Maroa, IL, the American Legion Auxiliary, Caterpillar Retirees Club, and the Red Hat Society. She loved hummingbirds and butterflies. She was a Child Evangelism teacher in Decatur, Forsyth, and Maroa for 21 years and taught Sunday school at the Harvest Community Church of Maroa, (Formerly known as
the Maroa Bible Church) for many years. The family would like to thank the Dr. Brit Williams, Dr. Holly Novak, Dr. Trask, and the Prairie Cardiovascular group of Springfield for their loving care, as well as Liberty Village Manor Court Staff.

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Amber Remington

Amber Marie Remington, 25, of Atlanta, formerly of LeRoy, passed away at 3:50 A.M., Friday, March 31, 2017 at her home in Atlanta.
 
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy. Pastor Mike Bailey and Pastor Aaron Stine will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the funeral home.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
 
Mrs. Remington was born December 11, 1991 in Normal, IL. She married Nicholas Dean Remington September 8, 2012 at Howard Virgin Timber, LeRoy. He survives in Atlanta.
 
Also surviving are her parents, Victor (Melissa) Pendley and Victoria (Lloyd) Lemmel Lindstrom; her maternal grandmother, Sally (James) Fox; her paternal grandparents, Harley and Jeanette Pendley all of LeRoy; one son, Carson Dean Remington and three daughters, Eve Marie Remington, Emma Elizabeth Remington and Tori Lynn Remington all at home; one brother, Ray (Stephanie) Herald III of Stanford; and two sisters, Melissa Herald of Farmer City and Bobbi Pendley of LeRoy.
 
Amber was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, John Lee Lemmel.
 
Amber was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church, LeRoy.

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Herbert F. Lust

Herbert F. Lust, Sr., 87, of Bement, Illinois passed Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 11:15 pm at Bement Health Care Center, Bement, Illinois.
 
Visitation is 4-6 pm, Sunday, April 2, at Hillgoss-Shrader Funeral Home, 66 East U.S. Highway 36, Atwood, Illinois, with Masonic Rites immediately following at 6 pm. Funeral Services will be Monday, April 3 at the funeral home with burial following at the Bement Cemetery with military graveside rites accorded.
 
Herb was born on July 18, 1929 on the family farm, rural Hammond, the son of Henry C. and Audrey V. Emery Lust. He married Frances “Ann” Halterman on November 12, 1953 in the Bement Christian Church.
 
Surviving family are his wife, Ann, and children: Herb Lust, Jr., of Hammond, Howard (Kay) Lust of Bement, Kathryn Lust of San Francisco, CA, and Donna (John) Parks of Urbana, IL; Grandchildren Kristopher Lust, Courtney Brown, Jennifer Lust, Nicholas (Moira) Lust, and Shelby Lust; 3 great-grandchildren; and brother, Leland (Delores) Lust of Hammond. He was preceded by his parents, daughter Cynthia Ann Lust, in-laws Joe and Frances Halterman, and daughter in-law, Cheryl Lust.
 
Herb was a water main contractor by profession, owner and operator of Bement Plumbing & Supplies Company, as well as a proud Central Illinois farmer. Raised in the United Methodist Church of Hammond, he served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, advancing in rank to Military Police and served his last months at Governors Island, New York. A committed provider, his greatest joys were his marriage to Ann, raising their 5 children, and the solace of working the farm. He was a member of Bement Masonic Lodge #365, AF & AM, Albert Parker American Legion Post #620 and the Moose Lodge of Champaign.
 
Suggested memorials may be made to the Bement Food Pantry.

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Joyce Bounds

Joyce M. Bounds, 63 of Lincoln, passed away Thursday (March 30, 2017) at North Kickapoo House, Lincoln.
 
Her service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, with Pastor Terry Strom officiating. Burial will be at Lexington Township Cemetery, Lexington. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the service.
 
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Bloomington.
 
Joyce was born July 5, 1953, in Bloomington, the daughter of Cleon Sr. and Helen A. (Stienlicht) Bounds.
 
She is survived by her brothers and sisters, Bernard (Pam) Bounds, Morris; Cleon Bounds Jr., Redondo Beach, Calif.; Tom Bounds and John Bounds, both of Bloomington; Louise (Don) Savage, Bloomington; and Lois Percopo, Harbor City, Calif.; along with many nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Robert and Richard; and one sister, Beverly.
 
Joyce enjoyed working on puzzles. She loved her cat and enjoyed eating family dinners with her family and spending time with them. She dearly loved her nieces and nephews and they loved her as much.
 
She will be dearly missed by all of them.
 
The family would like to send a special thank you to all of the staff and residents of North Kickapoo House in Lincoln.
 
Condolences may be made to www.beckmemorial.com.

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Loren Wiseman

Loren Keith Wiseman, formerly of Heyworth, IL, passed away at his home in Austin, Texas on Tues., Feb. 14, 2017.  

 

Loren was born on March 7, 1951 in Bloomington, IL, the son of Clifford and Mildred (Correll) Wiseman.  He received his Bachelor's Degree from Illinois State University in 1973.  He was a game designer and editor of role-playing, battle simulation, and Sci Fi games.  He and three colleagues founded the Game Designers' Workshop in Normal, IL in 1974 and after its closing he went to Austin, Texas to work with Steve Jackson Games.  He was well-known in the gaming industry, often being sought out to be a guest at conventions in the USA and in Europe.  

 

Loren was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert C. (Naomi) Wiseman of Lake Wales, FL.  He is survived by a sister, Linda G. of Springfield, IL and brothers, Donald C. (Diane) of Mt. Holly, NC, Roger M.(Linda) of Roanoke, IL, John C. of Springfield, IL, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

Loren was given the Origins Award for Best Role-Playing Adventure for his game Twilight: 2000 Going Home.  He was inducted into the Origins Hall of Fame in 2003.  

 

Visitation will be at 1:00 pm on Sat. April 8, 2017, until the time of the Memorial Service at 2:00 pm at The United Methodist Church, East Main Street, in Heyworth, IL with The Rev. Linda Vonck officiating.  Burial will follow at Randolph Township Cemetery north of Heyworth.

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Carolina Kaufman

Carolina C. Kaufman, 42, of Heyworth, passed away at 12:29 P.M., Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at her home in Heyworth.
 
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Monday, April 3, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth. Chaplin John Sipf will officiate. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M., Monday, April 3, 2017 at the funeral home.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice, 5019 N. Executive Dr., Peoria, IL 61614 or Ronald Leitzen.
 
Carolina was born December 26, 1974 in Bloomington, IL.
 
Survivors include her parents, Ronald (Phyllis Davidson) Claflin of Cuba, IL and Voni Leitzen of Heyworth; one son, Devin Scott Kaufman of Heyworth; two daughters, Taylor Marie Kaufman of Heyworth and Skyler Ann Stoller of Bloomington; two brothers, Chris Mobley of Palm Springs, CA and Stephen (Susie) Mobley of Decatur, GA; and three sisters, Sue (Andy) Magri of Cobalt, CT, Lori (Bob) Lanzi of East Hampton, CT and Sandra (Kenny) Pelletier of Cromwell, CT.
 
She was preceded in death by one brother, Chad Claflin.
 
Carolina was a huge Green Bay Packer fan.

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Frances Holleman

Frances M. Holleman 95 of Clinton, IL passed away 11:20 PM March 29, 2017 at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, IL.
 
Graveside Services will be 11 AM, Monday, April 3, 2017 at Riverside Cemetery, Mahomet, IL with Scott Marsh officiating. There will be no visitation. The family has entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to Manor Court, Clinton, IL.
 
Frances was born December 31, 1921 in Atlanta, IL the daughter of Ralph and Lucille (Dreher) Kurtz. She married Lyman Dale Holleman February 26, 1944 in Chicago, IL. He passed away November 29, 1996.
 
Survivors include her daughter, Nancy (Rick) Deterts, Bloomington, IL;
grandson, Tim Miller, Bloomington, IL; 2 great-grandchildren:  Tabitha
(Danny) Mattocks, Bloomington, IL and Trevor Keeling, El Paso, TX; 4
great-great-grandchildren:  Kaylee Mattocks, Branson Mattocks, Paislee
Mattocks, Tanner Keeling; and 1 brother, Wendell (Lilly) Kurtz, Edina, MO.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; 3 children: Donna Belle, Juanita
and Ricky Dale; 2 grandchildren:  Terry Miller and Tina Keeling; sister,
Phyllis Purlee; and brother, Dwight Kurtz.
 
Frances retired from Revere Cooper and Brass.  She was a member of the
Moose Lodge and VFW in Bloomington, IL.  She loved Country Music and
dancing with friends, camping, cooking and playing bingo. She will  be
greatly missed by all that loved her.

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Mary Gaherty

Please join us for a Celebration of Mary's life on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 2 - 4 PM at the Eagles Lodge, Clinton, IL.  Bring your favorite picture or story of Mary to share.  Sandwiches and snacks will be provided by the family.
 
In lieu of flowers or donations, please tip your bartender.

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Paul North

Paul D. North 82 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 4:15 AM March 27, 2017
at Liberty Village, LeRoy, IL.
 
Graveside Services will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, March 31, 2017 at Woodlawn
Cemetery Clinton, IL with Jim Kilson officiating.
 
Paul was born January 28, 1935 in Clinton, IL the son of Ray and Clara
(Joy) North.
 
Survivors include his Brother, Herbert (Donna) North, Clinton, IL; Twin
Sister, Rose (Charlie) Wilson, Clinton, IL; Bernadine (Lawrence) Toohill,
Heyworth, IL; Bernard (Pat) North, Clinton, IL.
 
He was preceded in death by his Parents, 1 son, and 1 Brother, Raymond S.
North.
 
Paul worked as a Deputy Sherriff in Sangamon County and DeWitt County. He
enjoyed watching sports.

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Romola Elmore

Romola Elmore, 104, of Farmer City, IL, passed away at 4:51 A.M., Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care.
 
Graveside Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, March 27, 2017 at Blue Ridge Township Cemetery, Rural Farmer City, IL with Pastor Jeremiah Thompson officiating. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Weedman United Methodist Church. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, IL in charge of arrangements.
 
Romola was born on November 23, 1912 in Piatt County, Illinois, a daughter of Roy and Cella Pearl Luscaleet Pike. She married A. Theodore Elmore on December 28, 1935 in Galesville, IL. He passed away, May 4, 1982.
 
Survived by daughter-in-law, Colleen Elmore of Orange Park, FL; four grandchildren, Bradley (Melissa) Elmore of Hillsboro, OH; Stephanie (Tom) Jones of Melrose, FL; Michael (Jan) Keuhn of Washington, IL; Brian Keuhn of FL; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents; son, David Elmore; daughter, Janet Keuhn; grandson, Rick Keuhn; and one sister.
 
Romola was a member of the Weedman United Methodist Church.

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Wilbur Woliung

Wilbur Wayne “Bill” Woliung, 89, of Farmer City passed away at 6:30 A.M., Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Farmer City Rehabilitation & Health Care. Cremation rites will be accorded. 
 
A Memorial Service will he held at a later date.

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June Butler

June Butler, 94, of Lincoln, IL, passed away at 8:57 A.M. Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
 
June was born on June 11, 1922 in Buffalo Hart, IL, the daughter of Leslie and Teanie Judy Ridgeway. June married Dale Boyd on August 22, 1940, she later married Wilbur Butler on June 8, 1974 in Springfield, IL. He preceded her in death on August 19, 1989.
 
Surviving June are two daughters, Rita (Lenny) Remmert of Lincoln, IL, Lana (Bart) Miller of Lincoln, IL, one son Danny (Nancy) Boyd of Linn Creek, MO, five grandchildren, Chad (Sandee) Remmert, Josh (Heather) Boyd, Shauna Marino, Dr. Zachary (Lauren) Boyd, Brandon (Emily) Miller, three great-grand children, Lacey Remmert, Logan Remmert, Kinley Marino and one brother Charles Ridgeway of Broadwell, IL.
 
June was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers and 7 sisters.
 
June was a beautician and musician. She enjoyed entertaining in Lincoln, IL and surrounding areas; as well as Yuma, AZ and Texas. June worked and taught music at Lincoln Developmental Center, and after retiring she enjoyed traveling and loved entertaining with her keyboard and fiddle.
 
Services for June will be held at 10:00A.M. Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Jefferson Street Christian Church in Lincoln. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 also at the church. Burial will take place at Kline Cemetery in Broadwell, IL after the services. Memorial donations may be made in June’s name to Friendship Manor or Jefferson Street Christian Church. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln, IL.

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A. Richard Nelson

A. Richard Nelson 76 of Argenta, IL passed away 3:07 PM March 27, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.
 
Graveside services will be 10:30 A.M. Friday, March 31, 2017 at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL with Pastor Eric Trickey officiating. There will be no visitation, Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL is in charge of arrangements.
 
Richard was born June 13, 1940 in Decatur, IL the son of Nels and Rowena (Hester) Nelson. He married Mary F. Nelson June 9, 1980 in Decatur, IL She passed away September 8, 2012.
 
Survivors include his brother: Donald Nelson, Oreana, IL; sisters: Renee (Ron) Conour, Decatur, IL and Karen (Kenny) Oathout, Kankakee, IL. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews also survive.
 
Richard worked for the Sprinkler Fitters Union Local #669 in Salem, IL. He was an avid Dale Earnhart NASCAR Fan.

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William Taylor

William G. "Bill" Taylor, 69 of Clinton, IL passed away 11:00 A.M. March 27, 2017 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.
 
Graveside services will be 1 P.M. Friday, March 31, 2017 at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of
arrangements. A celebration of Bill's life will be held Sunday, April 2, 2017 4 - 6 P.M. at Snappers, Clinton, IL.
 
Memorials may be directed to Bill Taylor Memorial Fund.
 
Bill was born September 25, 1947 in Bloomington, IL the son of Bill and Maxine (Thomas) Taylor.
 
Survivors include many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
 
He was preceded death parents and brother: Larry Ashley, Sr.
 
Bill owned and operated the A & B hairporium in Clinton for many years. He
loved flea markets and visiting friends at Snappers and the Greeks.

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Mary Jackson

Mary Kay Jackson, 65, of Clinton, IL left this earth 7:00 PM, March 25, 2017 at Aperion Care, Bloomington, IL surrounded by family and friends.
 
Per her request, no services will be held. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted the family with cremation rites. To honor her memory, a celebration of life will be held 11 AM - 1 PM Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the American Legion, 219 N. Elizabeth St. Clinton, IL. Lunch will be provided.
 
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice.
 
Mary was born March 16, 1952 in Clinton, IL the daughter of John and Juanita (Covey) Cox.
 
Survivors include her daughter: Shawn (Kenneth) Rybolt, Bloomington, IL;
son: Chad Cunningham, Clinton, IL; brother: Steve (Kathy) Cox, Chester, VA
and her longtime partner: Dale Johnson, Clinton, IL.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents.
 
Mary was a Certified Nursing Assistant for over 30 years. She truly loved
her job and taking care of others. In her spare time she enjoyed crossword
puzzles, reading, and spending time outdoors.

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Marvin Karr

Marvin E. Karr 91 of Clinton, Il. passed away 9:30 PM March 24, 2017 at the Warner Hospital and Health Services, Clinton, Il.
 
Services will be 3 PM, Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the Clinton United Methodist Church with J. Kent Hickerson officiating.  Burial will follow at Long Point Cemetery, Wapella, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be 1 - 3 PM Wednesday at the church.  The family requests casual, Cardinal attire.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Warner Hospital and Health Services Nursing and Respiratory Departments.
 
Marvin was born May 7, 1925 in Wapella, IL the son of George W. and Eunice Marie (Hickman) Karr. He married Betty Thayer June 22, 1948 in Wapella, IL.
 
Survivors include his wife, Betty Karr, Clinton, IL; daughters, Mary
(Bill) Murphy, Wapella, IL; Kathy (Steve Best) Buggar, Clinton, IL; 11
grandchildren:  Jim (Kelly) Murphy; Carron (Mike) Hospelhorn; Kristi
(Lance) Tynan; Tara (Dave) McNutt; Kimberly (Jeremy) Holmes; Mark Ryan
Karr Murphy; Jay Karr; Barbara Karr, Jessica Karr ; Michael Karr; Jeffery
Karr and their families; 19 great-grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; twin sons, Kenneth and Karry
Karr; and twin brother, Melvin Karr.
 
Marvin was a WW II Army Veteran receiving the Purple Heart and attaining
the rank of Staff Sergeant.  He farmed, then worked at Lincoln State
School, worked at Wallace Press, and later was a greeter at Wal-Mart.

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Charlene Followell

Charlene “Inky” Followell 73 of Clinton, Il. passed away 2:38 AM March 23, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Il.
 
Visitation will be 2 – 4 PM, Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. Cremation rites will follow.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Charlene Followell Memorial Fund.
 
Charlene was born March 18, 1944 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Merle and Ruby (Rice) Scogin. She married Tom Followell October 11, 1963 in Clinton, IL.
 
Survivors include her children:  Genita Hawes, Clinton, IL; Sue Followell, Clinton, IL; and Tom “Chopper” Followell, Clinton, IL; 6 grandchildren especially Amber Reynolds who cared for her these last 4 years, 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Agee, Lincoln, IL.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; 1 granddaughter; 1great-grandson; twin-sister, Darlene Scogin; sister, Dorothy Mills; and brother, Jimmy Scogin.
 
Charlene drove a school bus for the Clinton School District and worked at the nursing home.  She enjoyed playing Poker machines and Bingo. 

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Ruth Letzkus

Ruth Arlene Letzkus, 73, of Heyworth, passed away at 11:57 A.M., Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
 
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, March 27, 2017 at the Heyworth Christian Church, Heyworth. Pastor Mark Wallace will officiate. Burial will be in Randolph Township Memorial Cemetery, Heyworth. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M., Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the church. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth is in charge of arrangements.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
 
Mrs. Letzkus was born December 7, 1943 in Atwater, IL to Charles Lee and Claudia Marie Simmons Harms.
 
Survivors include two sons, Gregory P. Harms of Heyworth and Jon R. (Pam) Letzkus of San Diego, CA; two daughters, Angie D. (Bernie) Wiltshire and Kelly J. (Matt) Lembke all of Heyworth; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Phillip (Judy) Harms of Atwater; and one sister, Janet (Jerry) Wills of Lexington.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Jeffrey Letzkus.
 
Ruth was a college professor and had taught at West Virginia Northern Community College and recently was a systems educator and trainer at State Farm Insurance.
 
She was a member of the Heyworth Christian Church and All Hands Around Quilt Guild, Bloomington.

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Joseph Bennett

Joseph Powell Bennett, 87, of Sherman, IL, formerly of Greenview, IL and Elkhart, IL, passed away at 9:04 A.M. Saturday March 18, 2017 at Villa Health Care East in Sherman.
Joe was born on July 26, 1929 in McDaniels, KY, the son of Julian Joseph and Nellie Ray (Powell) Bennett. He married Erma Fae Heissinger on February 14, 1954 in Williamsville, IL. She preceded him in death on January 10, 2016.
Surviving Joe are his daughters, Brenda (Roger) Doll of O’Fallon, IL, Jill (Dan) Urish of Mt. Pulaski, IL, Jodi (Randy) VanKeuren of Champaign, IL, three grandchildren, Abby Doll of Washington, D.C., Tyler Urish of St. Louis, MO, Reed VanKeuren of Champaign, IL, and one sister Clara Jane (Ken) Johnson of Lincoln, IL . Joe was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one brother Ralph, and one sister Nell Boner.
 
Joe served his country during the Korean War. He was a member of the Elkhart Christian Church, Middletown American Legion, and Williamsville Masonic Lodge AF & AM and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.
A graveside service for Joe will be at 1:00 P.M. Friday March 24, 2017 at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Williamsville. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 P.M. Thursday March 23, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL. Following the graveside service, the family would like to invite everyone back to the Huddle House in Williamsville for a celebration of life. Memorials may be made to the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight or to the Logan County 4H.

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Gene Getz

Everett E. “Gene” Getz, 89, of Cerro Gordo passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
 
Gene was born August 7, 1927 in Decatur, Illinois, the son of Cecil and Amy (Carberry) Getz. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Gene was a member of the American Legion Post #0117 in Cerro Gordo and enjoyed riding his Harley and playing pool. He married Margaret Montgomery February 27, 1946 and she preceded him in death on April 13, 1950. He then married Thelma L. Miller April 12, 1952 and she preceded him in death on July 6, 1998.
 
Surviving is his son Jimmy Getz and wife Julia and brother Larry H. Jacobs and wife Sandy.
 
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, two wives, brothers Coney Edward Getz and Gary Lee Jacobs, and sister Carol Sue Miller.
 
The family would like to give a special thanks to the nurses and staff at Moweaqua Nursing Home, Safe Haven Hospice, DMH Hospice, and the 4th floor at DMH for all of their loving care.
 
Graveside services with military honors to celebrate Gene’s life will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, March 23, 2017 in Graceland Cemetery.
 
The family of Everett E. “Gene” Getz is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL.

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William Towns

William H. Towns, 85 of Clinton, IL passed away 7:20 A.M. March 20, 2017 at John Warner Hospital and Health Services, Clinton, IL.
 
Graveside services will be 11 A.M. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Stronghurst Township Cemetery, Stronghurst, IL with Rev. Jean Wollenberg officiating, along with Military Honors. Visitation will be 5 – 7 P.M. Friday, March 24, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.
 
Memorials may be directed to First Presbyterian Church, Decatur, IL.
 
Bill was born March 21, 1931 in Flora, IL the son of Leland Milner and Florence Ethel (Bass) Towns. He married Barbara Brown in 1952 and later married Ruth Allen June 9, 1973. Ruth passed away February 4, 1992. Later, Bill married Susan Anne Herring October 1, 1996 and she passed away April 2, 2005.
 
Survivors include his children: Robert Eugene (Traci) Towns, Douglas, WY, Bonnie Sue (Richard L.) Christianson, Waynesville, IL, Brenda Marie (Mark Behrend) Woltz, Garnavillo, IA, Rebecca Ann (Tim) Tackett, Clinton, IL, Lily (Paul) Vadakin, Peublo, CO, and Annette (Steve) Brossette, Jacksonville, FL; 9 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandson; brother: Gene (Barb) Towns, Harvest, AL; sister: Janetta Watson, Fairfield, IL and step brother: Bob (Beverly) Bass, Mt. Erie, IL.
 
He was preceded in death by parents and 4 step brothers.
 
Bill was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Decatur, IL. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He owned and operated the Mobil gas station in Clinton, IL and also farmed in the Stonington area for many years.

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Dorothy Schilt

Dorothy Coleen Schilt, 89, of Mount Pulaski, IL passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, IL.
 
Dorothy Coleen Schilt was born April 7, 1927, in West Salem, IL to Daisy Wilma (Smith) and Victor Paul Kerster. She graduated from West Salem High School in 1945. She taught in one-room schools in West Salem for two years following her graduation. She married Paul E. Schilt in West Salem on July 10, 1947. He preceded her in death on May 5, 2007.
 
Dorothy had been a child care aide at Lincoln Developmental Center, and later a nursing assistant at Horizon Hospital in Pinellas Park, Florida, before retiring in 1989. At Horizon Hospital, she was highly regarded by residents and staff, earning an Employee of the Year award.
 
Dorothy enjoyed sewing, crafts, bird watching, picture-taking, the daily news, and especially, spending time with her family. She delighted in vegetable and flower gardening, and for many years grew and sold hybrid iris bulbs. In recent years, she enjoyed telling stories of her childhood on a family farm (without running water or electricity) and teaching in one-room schools immediately after WWII.
 
She is survived by two daughters, Heidi C. (Mark) McCormick of Mt. Pulaski, IL and Arlene Rose (Jeff Burgett) Schilt of Honolulu, HI; her son, F. Steven Schilt of Mt. Pulaski and Portland, OR; sister, Betty Matthes of West Salem, IL; brother, Richard (Ida Mae) Kerster of Naperville, IL; brother-in-law Wayne D. (Bonnie) Schilt of West Salem, IL; granddaughter, Elyse C. McCormick of Mt. Pulaski; and many nieces and nephews.
 
In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by two infant brothers; sister, Wilma Holsapple; brother, William Kerster; and one nephew and four nieces.
 
The celebration of life services will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the United Methodist Church in Mt. Pulaski, IL with Rev. Zoila Marty officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm-3:00 pm (one hour prior to service). Interment will be at Macedonia Cemetery in West Salem, IL at a later date.
 
The family thanks Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Homefor their assistance. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to the Mt. Pulaski Library, the Lincoln Logan Food Pantry, or the donor’s choice.

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Elaine White

Elaine White, 90, of Argenta, IL passed away 9:03 PM, March 20, 2017 at her residence, Argenta, IL.
 
Services will be 10 AM, Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL with Rev. Dr.. William Keagle and Pastor Kate Pyle officiating. Burial will follow at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL. Visitation will be 6 – 8 PM, Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the funeral home.  The family requests casual attire.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Argenta Fire Dept. or the Argenta History Museum.
 
Elaine was born May 15, 1926 in Fargo, North Dakota, the daughter of Louis Raymond and Verna (Fischer) Barclay and later Step-Daughter to Louise (Reed) Barclay. She married Noel Dean White January 3, 1945 in Argenta, Il. He passed away January 16, 2004.
 
Survivors include her children, Lynn (Linda) White, Argenta, Il.; Larry (Carol) White, Decatur, Il.; Bruce (Linda) White, Argenta, Il.; Anita “Nikki” Foertsch, Decatur, Il.; Karen (Jerry) Jennings, Argenta, Il.; 10 Grandchildren, Jason White; Kirby Gholson; Cory (Hannah) White; Jenny (Terry) Collins; Scott White; Melissa (Jason) Hesse; Colin Gholson; Amy (Charlie) Naills; Shannon White; Shawna (Jarred) Askren; 4 Step-Grandchildren, Rodney Young; David Black; Kaitlyn Jennings and Sydney Jennings; 16 Great-Grandchildren and 2 Step-Great-Grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her Parents and Step-Mother.
 
Elaine was a very active member of the Argenta Presbyterian Church. She had taught cake decorating classes. She enjoyed dancing, water coloring and most of all spending time with her family.

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Barbara Morris

Barbara H. Morris, 75 of Wapella, IL passed away 2:23 P.M. March 19, 2017
at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.
 
Graveside services will be 11 A.M. Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Long Point
Cemetery, Wapella, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Calvert Funeral
Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
 
Barbara was born April 2, 1941 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Albert and
Helen (Sojka) Yardeen. She married Jerry T. Morris December 23, 1961 in
Clinton, IL.
 
Survivors include her husband: Jerry T. Morris, Wapella, IL; children:
Jerry Dean Morris, Wapella, IL, Roy Neal (Peggy) Morris, Clinton, IL, Mary
Kay (Nick) Godby, Clinton, IL and Nicholas (Cherish) Morris, Indiana; 4
grandchildren: Max, Amanda, Shayna and Shelby; sister: Sandy Swanzy, FL.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents.
 
Barbara enjoyed crocheting and especially spending time with her
grandchildren.

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Joyce Conover

Joyce L. Conover, 62 of Clinton, IL passed away 10:45 A.M. March 19, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.
 
Services will be 10 A.M. Monday, March 27, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Patrick Conover and Pastor John Roberson officiating.
Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 9 - 10 A.M. Monday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Joyce L. Conover Memorial Fund.
 
Joyce was born September 8, 1954 in Bloomington, IL the daughter of William Wayne and Georgia Murphey. She married Alfred Paul Conover May 20,
1970 in Farmer City, IL. He passed away June 24, 2012.
 
Survivors include her children: Paula Conover and Darrell Conover both of
Clinton, IL; grandchildren: Patrick Conover and Joey Conover both also of
Clinton, IL and one brother: David Murphy.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother: Wayne and sisters:
Sharon and Barb.

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Waltraud "Vi" Friedrich

Waltraud "Vi" Sophie Friedrich, 82, of Heyworth died Saturday (March 18, 2017) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.
 
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Church in Bloomington, with the Rev. Gregory Nelson officiating. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Normal immediately following services. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary's School or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-Midwest Affiliate.
 
To express condolences online, please visit www.carmodyflynn.com.
 
She was born on Nov. 4, 1934, in Essen, Germany, daughter of Gottfried and Christine Engel Decker. She married Paul Joseph Friedrich on Nov. 22, 1958, in Bloomington.
 
Surviving are her husband, Paul of Heyworth; her five children, son, Joseph (Nancy) Friedrich of Heyworth, daughter, Kathleen (Paul) Ohanian of Scottsdale, Ariz., twin sons, Billy Friedrich and Bobby (Betsy) Friedrich and daughter, Jackie Friedrich, all of Heyworth. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, Emily, Austin, Taylor, Logan and Michael Friedrich, Karly and Lily Sage, and Samuel, Ethan and Sophie Ohanian; one brother, Walter Decker of Washington; and one sister, Renee (William) Mueller of Dunlap.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents.
 
Vi immigrated to the United States from Germany as a teenager. She worked as a secretary at Beich’s Candy Company before meeting Paul at St. Mary's Church. Her loyalty remained with her family, farming, gardening, cooking and raising their five children.
 
She was a member of St. Mary's Church and because of her love of singing, she was in the church's choir. She was a talented artist and member of the Red Hat Society.

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Lou Ceil Gordon

Lou Ceil Gordon, 93, of Villa Park, Calif., formerly of Clinton, passed away March 12, 2017, in Villa Park, Calif.
 
A celebration of life with her family will take place on her birthday in August in Fullerton, Calif., officiated by pastors Bill Tarka and Michael Cooper.
 
She was the youngest child of Robert E. and Anna Pringle Kimmons, born Aug. 6, 1923, in Ash Grove Mo. She was preceded in death by siblings Rex, Lee (Louise), Jack (Tilly), Joe (Marge) and Bea Thrasher. She married Jodie Buntin on Feb. 14, 1945, in Clinton. They had three daughters and lived in Clinton until his death in 1961. She later married G.B. Gordon on Jan. 23, 1965, in Long Beach, Calif., and remained there after his death in 1992.
 
Survivors include daughters, Bonny (Bruce) Cooper, Clinton; Jill (Jim) Hull, Clinton; Vicki Ann Gayton, California; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Matt (Brooke) Cooper and Owen, Fletcher, Jaxon and Wrigley, Wapella; Betsy (Travis) Hoffman and Cole, Zion and Riah, Maroa; Michael (Megan) Cooper and Aubrey and Aurora, Las Vegas, Nev.; Paul (Jennifer) Gaudino and Paul and Nickolas, Pennsylvania; Shae (Bill) Tarka and Braden, Reese and Ryah, California; and special family friend, David Lemons, Champaign.
 
Lou Ceil received her registered nursing degree from Evangelical Deaconess School of Nursing in Lincoln. She worked as a psychiatric nurse during World War II at the military hospital in Greenville, N.C. She returned home, where she married Jodie Buntin and worked at John Warner Hospital. She later got her certification in interior design and aided in her husband's real estate business. Upon his death she obtained her real estate and insurance license to take over the business. She ran Starkey's Insurance and multiple real estate developments for two years before selling them and moving to Long Beach, Calif., again working as a registered nurse. She obtained her bachelor of science in nursing at University of California Long Beach and later married G.B. Gordon.
 
She taught missionary first aid and medical procedures at Pacific Christian College, then in Long Beach, Calif. She was very active in her church and most of all was a servant to the Lord; James was her favorite book.
 
Memorials can be made to Little Galilee Church Camp, 7539 Little Galilee Road, Clinton, IL 61727, or Hope University, 2500 E. Nutwood Ave., Fullerton, CA, 92831.

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Lesa K. Dillon

WELDON – A memorial service for Lesa K. Dillon, 61, of Weldon, will be at 6 p.m. Sunday (March 19, 2017) at Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, with Craig Brock officiating. Visitation will precede the service at 4 p.m.

Mrs. Dillon passed away on March 16, 2017, at her home following a lengthy illness.

Lesa was born Nov. 19, 1955, in Bloomington, the daughter of David H. and Lorna L. Smith.

A graduate of Normal Community High School, Lesa continued her education, earning certification from the Bloomington Practical School of Nursing.

She worked as a nurse at Brokaw Hospital in Normal, then with Unit 5 schools in Normal, retiring after 23 years in 2012.

On Feb. 15, 1975, she married her childhood sweetheart, Robert Dillon, in Normal and traveled through life together for 42 years.

She loved her husband, her family and her animals. She was extremely proud of her grandchildren.

Lesa also loved reading, crafting, going to garage sales and traveling.

 

Survivors include her husband; a son, David Dillon (Sara Spenik), Naples, Fla.; a daughter, Michelle Dillon (Jason McDonnald), Bloomington; two sisters, Holly (David) Miller, Harker Heights, Texas; Angie (Ralph) Hernandez, Austin, Texas; and five grandchildren, Mackenzie, Austin, Dillon, Hailey and Bo.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorials may be made to OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.

Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be made to www.calvertmemorial.com.

 

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Phyllis "Pat" Hickey

Phyllis A. “Pat” Hickey, 84, passed away at her home in Lincoln at 9:18 a.m. on March 16, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.
 
Phyllis was born on December 29, 1932 in Urbana, OH; daughter of Marion and Bertha (Huffman) Detwiler. She married T. Edward Hickey on June 29, 1957 in Lincoln, IL; He survives her.
 
Also surviving is her daughter: Debbie (Ron) Ackerman of Lincoln, IL; her siblings: Richard (Jane) Detwiler and Kathryn Sapp both of Urbana, OH; sister-in-laws: Adele Detwiler of St. Paris, OH and Pauline Williams of Lincoln, IL; three grandchildren: Chris (Katelyn) Ackerman of Plainfield, IL , Craig (Ellen) Ackerman of Lincoln, IL, and Sarah Fuller of Columbia, MO; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter: Lisa Fuller, three brothers: Donald, John, and Thomas Detwiler, and one sister-in-law: Phyllis Smith.
 
Pat worked at Lehn and Fink and State Bank of Lincoln, where she retired from after 29 years of service. She loved to read and spend time with friends and family.
 
Services for Pat will be 11:00 a.m. Monday March 20, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Jeffrey Laible officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday March 19, 2017 also at the funeral home. There will be a prayer service at 1:30 p.m. Sunday March 19, 2017, a half hour prior to visitation. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery will follow the service on Monday. Memorials may be made in Pat’s name to Memorial Home Hospice.

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Ruth Sturgeon

Ruth Irene Sturgeon 84 of Kenney, Illinois passed away 6:42 P.M., March 15, 2017 at her family residence, Kenney, IL.
 
Graveside services will be 10 AM, Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from 6 – 8 PM, Friday, March 17, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Kenney Fire Dept.
 
Ruth was born November 25, 1932 in Braymer, Missouri, the daughter of Charles L. and Leota May (Summers) Phillips. She married Lawrence Eugene Sturgeon January 23, 1950 in Clinton, IL. He passed away December 17, 1989. 
 
Survivors include her children: Linda Coleman, Clinton, IL; Mike Sturgeon, Kenney, IL; 4 grandchildren: William Coleman, Maroa, IL, Teresa (Dale) Jimison, Kenney, IL, Michelle (Andrew) Fortune, Clinton, IL and Kaitlin Sturgeon, Kenney, IL; 11 great grandchildren: Alexis Howard, Dylan Jimison, Xavier Jimison, Tabitha Coleman, Skye Coleman, Brooklyn Coleman, Alana Coleman, Ryan Stapleton, Baze Stapleton, Morgan and Austin Fortune; 1 great-great granddaughter: Amazetta Russell.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers: Gene Phillips and Dale Phillips.
 
Ruth was a member of the Kenney Christian Church and a member of the Kenney Cemetery Board. She had been involved with several cemeteries in the DeWitt County area. She worked as an in-home care giver and became very close with the families she served. Along with being a St. Louis Cardinals fan, she enjoyed gardening, flowers, and farming.

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Dorothy Ferguson

Dorothy Ferguson, 84, of Theodore, Ala., formerly of Heyworth, died at 1:20 a.m. Monday (March 13, 2017) at her home.
 
Service: 11 a.m. Monday at East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington.
 
Burial: East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington.
 
Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials: the donor’s choice.
 
Survivors: her daughter, Kelly (Harold), Theodore, Ala.; son, Terry (Margie), Springfield; son, Steve (Patty), Heyworth; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
 

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Carol Sutton

Carol S. Sutton, 60, passed away at 6:40 a.m. on March 7, 2017 at Vonderlieth Living Center of Mt. Pulaski.
 
Carol was born on February 8, 1957 in Lincoln, IL; daughter of John and Geneva Belle (Sharp) Troyer. She married William Larry Sutton on October 5, 1986 in Lake Fork, IL. He preceded her in death on August 3, 2003.
 
Surviving Carol are her children: Chris (Stacy Menard) White of Lincoln, IL, Matt (Angela) White of New Holland, IL, and Nick (Erica) Sutton of Springfield, IL; her mother Geneva Troyer; three sisters: Geneva Snapp of St. Joseph, MO, Eleanor (Donald) Sharp of Mt. Pulaski, IL, Marcia (Paul) Strieker of Breese, IL, two brothers: John (Nadine) Troyer of Park Falls, WI and Brian (Jane) Troyer of Wausau, WI; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her father.
 
Carol was a member of Buffalo Christian Church. She enjoyed watching Cardinal Baseball and Illini Basketball.
 
Services for Carol will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday March 11, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski, IL with Grant Ray officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to service (9:00-11:00 a.m.). A private burial at Laenna Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Carol’s name to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or to the family of Carol Sutton.

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Lori Annette Kocialkowski

Lori Annette Kocialkowski, 50, of Mt. Pulaski, IL, passed away at 5:30 A.M. Tuesday March 7, 2017 at her home.
 
Lori was born on May 1, 1966 to Larry and Carol (Schroth) Alsup in Lincoln, IL. She was a hospice nurse in New Mexico and Florida.
 
Lori is survived by her parents Larry and Carol Alsup of Beason, her brother Michael Alsup of Beason, two sisters, Lisa (Tyler) Messer of Burlington, IA, and Lynne (Randall) Maus of Mt. Pulaski, her nieces Haley Maus, Emily Maus, and Kira Messer, her nephew Toby Messer and a great-niece Tinley Rubenacker.
 
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Leonard and Leona Alsup and Irvin and Wardie Schroth.
 
Services for Lori will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday March 11, 2017 at the First Christian Church of Mt. Pulaski with Mark Weber officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. A private family burial at Harmony Cemetery in Beason will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Tinley Rubenacker Medical Account. Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski is entrusted with services.

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Barbara Rainey

Barbara M. Rainey 92 of Clinton, IL passed away 1:30 AM March 11, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.
 
Services will be 11 AM, Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM Tuesday at the funeral home.  The family requests casual attire.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Vespasian Warner Library, Clinton, IL.
 
Barbara was born January 8, 1925 in DeWitt County, IL the daughter of Samuel and Myrtle (McConkey) Ijams. She married Earle E. Rainey June 24, 1943 in Clinton, Il. He passed away December 18, 2004. 
 
Survivors include her children, Thomas E. (Judy) Rainey, Kennewick, Washington; Robert D. (Cherie) Rainey, Johnston, Iowa; Samuel L. (Janie) Rainey, Clinton, IL; Carol A. (Dick) Sturgeon, Kenney, IL; 12 Grandchildren:  Christi Osborne, Michael Rainey, Cara Findley, Tricia Mattes, Hillary Cherry, Kirk Rainey, Heath Rainey, Nick Rainey, Sarah Brown, Natalie Totten, Tim Sturgeon, and Nicholas Long;  17 Great-Grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers:  Vincent Ijams and Robert Ijams.
 
Barbara was an avid Cub fan and enjoyed playing cards and golf.  Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

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Norma Jane Schroeder

Norma Jane Schroeder, 90, of Lincoln, passed away at 6:08 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at The Christian Village in Lincoln.
 
Norma was born on November 26, 1926 in Lincoln, IL; daughter of S. Harold and Ruth (Crumback) Fay. After Ruth’s passing, S. Harold and Dorothy L. (Crumback) Fay raised Norma.
Norma married Paul Cosby on January 17, 1945 he preceded her in death. She later married Paul Schroeder on April 21, 1978. He preceded her in death on August 7, 2004.
 
Norma is survived by her son, Robert T. (Mona) Cosby from Broadwell, IL; two daughters, Barbara (Rodney) Oltmanns of Elkhart, IL, and Ruthie L. (Lester) Marten of New Holland, IL; one sister, Linda S. Fay of Chicago, IL, step son, Dale E. (Kathy) Schroeder; two step daughters, Connie R. (Steve) Haseley, and Cathy A. Baker; seven grandchildren, 23 great-grand-children, and four great-great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Ruth Lucille.
 
Norma retired from Regions bank in Lincoln; she also worked at the ASCS office. Norma enjoyed being outdoors and traveling. She was a lifeguard when she was younger and has always loved being near water; especially the beaches in Florida. Norma enjoyed serving the Church, food pantry, and her neighbors; her volunteering was a true labor of love.
 
Services for Norma will be held at 11:00A.M. on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Mark Thompson officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service (9:00-11:00A.M.) on Friday, March 10, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial will take place after the services at Zion Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Norma’s name to Zion Lutheran Church or Broadwell Christian Church.

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Mildred Meeks

Mildred V. Meeks, 95, of Clinton, IL passed away at 8:51 PM, March 6, 2017 at Heritage Health, Normal, IL.
 
Services will be 11 AM, Friday, March 10, 2017 at the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating.  Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City, IL.  Visitation will be 10 -11 AM Friday at the church.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL.
 
Mildred was born April 21, 1921 in Parnell, IL the daughter of Rufus and Ethel (Warren) Russell.  She married Ralph Bishop August 18, 1938 in Farmer City, IL.  He passed away April 30, 1965.  She married Ovilee Meeks
June 22, 1968 in Clinton, IL.  He passed away December 5, 2001.
 
Survivors include her daughter, Betty Smith, Bloomington, IL; son, Bob
Bishop, Waynesville, IL; step-children:  Judy Mahle, Stillwater, OK; Joe
(Karen) Meeks, Bloomington, IL; and Bob (Kathy) Meeks, Bloomington, IL;
five grandchildren:  Shelley (Tim) Schultz, Bensen, NC; Steve (Elaine)
Smith, Susan Geske, Sandi Russell all of Bloomington, IL and Bobby Bishop,
of Waynesville, IL; six step-grandchildren:  Angela (Jimmy) Eppler, Ada,
OK; Greg (Kelli) Mahle, Edmond, OK; Joseph (Francine) Meeks, Burlington,
NJ; Leanne (David) Macrowski, Hudson, IL; Sarah (David) Kaye,
Fredericksburg, VA; and Katie (Adam) Havens, Bloomington, IL; ten
great-grandchildren, fifteen step-great-grandchildren, and four
great-great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; sister, Edna Sparrow;
son-in-law, Dale Smith, step-son-in-law, Bill Mahle; infant
great-granddaughter, Gabrielle Russell; and step-great-grandson, Nicholas
Kaye.
 
Mildred was employed at Revere Copper and Brass in Clinton from 1954 until
her retirement in 1983.  She was an active member in the First Christian
Church and its Young at Heart group.  She enjoyed the many trips,
activities and friends of that group.  Mildred was also active in the
Revere Recreation Club and a former member of Rebekah Lodge #852.  As an
avid gardener, Mildred could grow anything, anywhere and often shared her
advice and many blooms with family and friends.

 

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Karl Ives

Karl Kimble Ives, 92, of Forsyth, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Hickory Point Nursing Home in the care of Safe Haven Hospice.
 
Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.  According to Karl's wishes there will be no visitation.  A graveside service will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating on Saturday, May 6, 2017 with Military Honors.
 
Karl was born April 1, 1924, in Birkbeck, Illinois.  He was the son of True and Clara (Willson) Ives. He graduated from Wapella High School in 1942.  Karl attended Millikin before proudly serving in the U.S. Navy at Solomon Island for three years.  
 
He married Phyllis Jean Hulburt on May 4, 1946 in Freeport, IL.  
 
Karl was a grain and livestock farmer in Wapella.  He was a director on the Dewitt Savings Bank, Clinton, IL board for 20 years and was also a member of the Clinton Country Club, the Clinton Elks, and the Clinton Presbyterian Church.   Karl and Phyllis had many fond memories with dear friends in their gourmet club, bridge club, and their swim club.  After retiring from farming the couple moved to Clinton, and also enjoyed their winters in Florida.  For the past eleven years they
have resided in Forsyth.   He also loved spending time with their dog Millie.  Last May Karl and Phyllis celebrated 70 wonderful years together. 
 
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Jean Ives, Forsyth, one daughter,
Karla Jean Manceaux, Decatur, one grandson, Chad (Jessica) Stewart, Blain,
Pennsylvania, and five great grandchildren, Taylor, Larry, Kevin, Casey,
and Timothy Kimble Stewart.  Karl will also be missed by his 4 nieces and
2 nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Steven
Kimble Ives, two sisters, Harriet Jane Bruning, Orange, California, Anita
M. Gibson, Clinton, Illinois, and a brother-in-law Dr. James Hulburt,
Madison, Wisconsin.
 
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of
Home Helpers of Clinton for their love and kindness over the past few
years, and also a special thank you to Safe Haven Hospice for their care
and support.
 
Memorials can be directed to St. Jude Children Research Hospital or
Clinton Presbyterian Church.

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Carol O'Rourke

Carol O’Rourke, 69, of Lincoln, passed away at 11:00 p.m. on February 25, 2017 at Symphony of Lincoln.Carol was born on August 15, 1947 in Lincoln, IL; daughter of Cal and Alyce (Bridges) Martin Jr. She married Donald O’Rourke in 1982. He preceded her in death in 1994.
 
Surviving Carol is her mother: Alyce Marie Martin of Lincoln, IL; her daughter: Christina (Daniel) Teague of Jacksonville, FL; two grandchildren: Madison Marie and Jack Daniel Teague of Jacksonville, FL. She was preceded in death by her father and husband.
 
Services for Carol will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday March 7, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Ron Otto officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Burial at New Union Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Carol’s name to the American Cancer Society.

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Dale Warren

Dale D. Warren, 86, of Farmer City passed away at 12:25 A.M., Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care.
 
Funeral service will be 11 A.M., Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City with Rev. Bob Beckman officiating. Burial will be in McCord Cemetery, Fullerton, IL with military rites accorded. Visitation will be from 10-11 A.M. also at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Farmer City or Fred G. O’Malley V.F.W. Post 6190 Farmer City.
 
Dale was born March 15, 1930 in Bloomington, IL, a son of Wilby C. and Lyla Neal Warren. He married Juanita Marshall on September 3, 1948 in Fairfield, IL.
 
Survived by his wife, Juanita of Farmer City, IL; daughter, Anita (Gene) Lewis of Mahomet, IL; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one on the way.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Norman Warren.
 
Dale was a retired farmer, truck driver and school bus driver for Blue Ridge School District #18. He was an Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Dale was a member of the Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church. He attended the First Christian Church of Farmer City. He was a life member of the Joe Williams American Legion Post 55, Farmer City and a past Commander. Dale was a life member of the Fred G. O’Malley V.F.W. Post 6190, Farmer City.

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William Sinkosky

William Stanley Sinkosky 84 of Maroa, IL passed away 6:15 PM March 2, 2017 at Farmer City Rehab & Health Care, Farmer City, Il.
 
Services will be 10 AM, Monday, March 6, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, Il. with Pastor Nic Showalter officiating. Burial will follow at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be 4 - 6 PM, Sunday, March 5, 2017 at  Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Farmer City Rehab & Health Care, Farmer City, IL.
 
William was born February 18, 1933 in Springfield, IL the son of William S. and Vernetta E. (Deatherage) Sinkosky. He married Ellen Marie Agee January 16, 1953 in Argenta, IL. She passed away November 26, 2013.
 
Survivors include his children, Tony Sinkosky, Monticello, Il.; Tim
(Cindy) Sinkosky, Maroa, Il.; Tamara (Kevin) Ripley, Argenta, Il.; 7
Grandchildren, Cara (Chris) Doak, Lisa (Blake) Doss, Michael Ripley,
Bradley Ripley, Laura Ripley, Antanas Sinkosky and Maximus Sinkosky; 2
Great-Grandchildren, Brady Doss & Drake Doss; and one great-granddaughter
on the way.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Connie Casey; and one
daughter-in-law, Rhonda Killian Sinkosky.
 
William served in the US Army from 1953-1955.  He was a farmer and
building and repair contractor.
 
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Farmer
City Rehab & Health Care and to Compassus Hospice for their loving care of
our Dad.
 

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Beatrice H. 'Bea' Thomas

Beatrice H. “Bea” Thomas, 98, of Farmer City, passed away at 1:10 P.M. Thursday (March 2, 2017) at Farmer City Rehabilitation & Health Care.
 
A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City, with Pastor Randie White officiating. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Farmer City, or the activity fund at Farmer City Rehabilitation & Health Care. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Bea was born July 30, 1918, in Nancy, Ky., a daughter of James Franklin and Bertha Ellen Simpson Todd. She married Jesse Thomas on March 24, 1940, in East Somerset, Ky. He passed away Oct. 26, 1979.
 
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Joyce Thomas, Farmer City; grandchildren, Karyn (Brian) Bohannon, Wapella; Kayla (Kevin) Maxwell, Farmer City; great-grandchildren, Amber (Mike) Lorance; Kyler Thomas; Courtney Page; Ryan, Kristan and Austin Maxwell; great-great-grandchildren, Rowan and Maddie Bea Lorance; sister-in-law, Helen Thomas, Monticello.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Larry Thomas, on May 17, 2007; brother, Zelmer; and sister, Thelma.
 
Bea helped her husband farm, was an avid gardener, walker, quilter and reader. She was a charter member of First Baptist Church, Farmer City, and Sunday school teacher until 2009. She was a proud mother, grandmother, a loyal friend, and will be dearly missed.

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Virginia Ryan, 'Bud' Ryan

Virginia E. Ryan, 92, of Clinton, passed away at 3:40 a.m. Friday (March 3, 2017) at Manor Court, Clinton. F.E. “Bud” Ryan, 87, of Clinton, passed away 2:40 p.m. July 6, 2011, at their family home, Clinton.
 
Their graveside service will be 9 a.m. July 24 at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to First Christian Church Food Pantry, Clinton.
 
Virginia was born June 25, 1924, in Fullerton, the daughter of William and Alma (Lafferty) Nixon. F.E. “Bud” Ryan was born Nov. 28, 1923, in Wapella, the son of Patrick D. and Nellie Fern (Moberly) Ryan. They married July 24, 1943, in Clinton.
 
Survivors include Virginia’s brother, Joe (Martha) Nixon, Clinton, and sister-in-law, Jean Nixon, Minier; Bud’s sisters, Jean Nowlin, Mexico, Mo., and Rosalie “Tootie” Eaton, Clinton; and several of their nieces and nephews.
 
Virginia was preceded in death by her brothers, Sheldon, David and Ted Nixon, and sister, Helen Baker. Bud was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Margaret Brewer; and nephew, Doug Brewer.
 
Virginia was the owner and operator of Gottliebs, Clinton. Bud retired from Illinois Central Railroad, Decatur.
 
Condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com.

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Sharon Stephenson

Sharon Elizabeth Stephenson 78 of Clinton, IL went to be with the Lord 12:10 AM March 2, 2017 at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, IL.
 
Services will be 2 P.M. Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. Michael Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 1 - 2 P.M. Monday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to First Church of the Nazarene Clinton, IL.
 
Sharon was born March 12, 1938 in Patterson, IL the daughter of Clyde and Orlena Goacher. She married Robert Lee Stephenson June 16, 1956 in Valley City, IL. He passed away May 28, 2011.
 
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents: Clyde and Orlena Goacher, and
her son: Tim Stephenson.
 
She leaves behind her children: Jim (Penny) Stephenson, Clinton, IL, Kim
Stephenson, Clinton, IL, Teresa (Neil) Cooper, Clinton, IL; grandchildren:
Jamie (Nick) Sutherland, Leroy, IL, Travis Stephenson, Austin, TX, Austin
(Emily) Stephenson, Champaign, IL, Tim Cooper, Clinton, IL, and Dylan
Cooper; great grandchildren: Boston, Balor, and Adler Sutherland, LeRoy,
IL and Miya Stephenson, Champaign, IL; brothers: Gary (Barbara) Goacher,
Taylorville, IL, Ron (Carla) Goacher, Millstadt, IL; sister: Dixie (Stan)
McNeme, FL, Edie (Gary) Webb, Phoenix, AZ and Mary Goacher, Affton, MO.
 
The family would like to thank BroMenn Hospital in Normal, IL for the
wonderful care that Sharon was given. A "Thank  You" to Pastor Michael
Taylor of the Nazarene Church, for the phone calls and visits of comfort
to Sharon; to Pat Bryant, her niece, who was Sharon's Angel and travel
buddy. Without Pat, Sharon would not have been able to pursue her love of
travel; to her hairdresser, Mendy Procarione, who always made sure her
hair looked great and always took time to do her nails. Sharon always
looked forward to seeing her once a week.
 
Sharon worked at G.E. in Bloomington-Normal for 30 years. After retiring,
she loved traveling and seeing Dinner Theatres. She also enjoyed dining
out and visiting with her friends.
 
Her family and grandchildren were her pride and joy. She always thought
they could do no wrong and always loved showing her friends and family
their pictures.
 
Sharon was a beloved mother, grandma and great grandma. We, her family,
will truly miss her. We will miss her good cooking, and the great
memories, visiting Sharon in her warm, cozy home.

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Jason Phillips

Jason Alexander Phillips, 11, of DeWitt, passed away at 11:15 p.m. Monday (Feb. 27, 2017) at his home.
 
A service celebrating Jason’s life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bloomington, with the Rev. Thomas Wirsing officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bloomington. Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington, is assisting the family with arrangements.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Trinity Lutheran Church, or University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.
 
He was born June 15, 2005, in Bloomington, a son of Nicholas J. and Kimberly J. Modine Phillips.
 
Surviving are his parents, Nick and Kim Phillips, DeWitt; a brother, Jacob Phillips, DeWitt; his maternal grandparents, Jan and Jim Modine, Hudson; his paternal grandmother, Linda Kampfe, Las Vegas; an aunt and uncle, Kelly and Charlie Payton, Hudson, and Jason's cousin, C.J.
 
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, John A. Phillips of Moline.
 
Jason was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and attended Trinity Lutheran School. An avid learner, he never missed a day of school up until his diagnosis in November 2014. Jason was an adventurous outdoorsman with a love of hiking, four-wheeling, fishing, swimming and helping his dad with various projects. The consummate foodie, he was always willing to try new and different foods. Jason was a great conversationalist and a bit of an old soul who took great pleasure in meaningful conversation.
 
A lifelong animal lover, his ultimate dream was to be a veterinarian and rescue every animal he could.
 
He will be remembered for his great sense of humor … he was always entertaining and looking to put a smile on someone’s face. More than anything, Jason was a young man of strong faith who had a huge heart and a deep, abiding love for his family.

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Joyce Ann Miller

Joyce Ann Miller, 71, of Farmer City, IL, passed away at 9:29 A.M., Monday, February 27, 2017 at her daughter’s home in Farmer City, IL.
 
There will be no services. Inurnment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy, IL at a later date. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City in charge of arrangements.
 
Joyce was born January 23, 1946 in St. Charles, Mo., a daughter of Raymond Edward and Gladys Emile Schell Hayes. She married Larry Miller on January 27, 1962 in Farmer City, IL. He passed away October 4, 1976.
 
She is survived by her children, Rhonda (Michael) Brandt of Farmer City, IL, Jaime (Michael) Smith of Farmer City, IL and Larry E. Miller of Farmer City, IL; four Grandchildren, Michael (Shelby) Brandt; Anthony (Keisha) Smith; Jamison Brandt; McKenna Miller; three Great-grandchildren, Eva Smith, Luna Smith and Haven Anderson; Siblings, Jack (Gloria) Hayes of DePue, IL; Joanne Folder of Mt. Dora, FL; Marilyn (Bob) Wooldridge of Bluffton, IN; Bobby Hayes of Hamilton, IA; and Georgie Hayes of DePue, IL. Preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, two brothers, Ray Hayes and Donny Hayes.
 
Joyce worked as a custodian at Blue Ridge High School, Farmer City, IL. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Farmer City, IL. She loved gardening, sewing and especially her family.

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Johnny Burton

Johnny B. Burton 86 of DeLand, Illinois passed away 7:02 AM February 28, 2017 at his family residence, DeLand, IL.
 
Services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, March 3, 2017 at the Calvary Baptist Church, Monticello, IL with Pastor Blake Brewer officiating. Burial will follow at DeLand Cemetery, DeLand, IL. Visitation will be 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. at the church. The family has entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, IL with arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Calvary Baptist Church, Monticello, IL.
 
Johnny was born May 9, 1930 in Delmar, KY the son of Benjamin Shelby and Charitie Belle (Burton) Burton. He married Susie Kelley June 17, 1950 in Science Hill, KY.
 
Survivors include his wife, Susie Burton, DeLand, IL; daughters: C. Lanette (Phil) Holdcroft, Champaign, IL and Ruby A. (Leonard Riquelme) Hottinger, Indianapolis, IN; 3 Grandchildren; 4 Great-Grandchildren; sisters: Vernia Brock, KY and Rhodia Stevens, TN.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, 6 brothers, and 3 sisters.
 
Johnny was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Monticello, IL. His biggest enjoyment in life was his grandchildren.

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