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Vonajean Baker

Vonajean Baker, 78, of Clinton, IL passed away 9:30 PM January 15, 2019 at her family residence, Clinton, IL. 

 

Graveside services will be held at a later date. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.

 

Memorials may be directed to DeWitt County Animal Shelter.

 

Vonajean was born March 28, 1940 in Ford County, IL the daughter of John and Avoil (VanAntwerp) Schmidt. She married David A. Baker, November 6, 1959 Bloomington, IL.

 

Survivors include her husband, David A. Baker, Clinton, IL; children, Jean Ann Baker, Clinton, IL, Teresa Lynne Baker, Clinton, IL, Michael A. Baker, Clinton, IL; 7 grandchildren, Kindra, Cami, Kelley, Jeremy, Christine, Kayla, and Laura; 8 great grandchildren; siblings, Larry (Linda) Schmidt, Mt. Vernon, IL, and Wanda (Charlie) Wagner, New Bern, NC.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 sister, 1 brother.

 

Vonajean enjoyed quilting and crocheting.
 

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Janfer Reeves

Janfer Reeves, 83 of Weldon, IL passed away January 15, 2019 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

 

A time to celebrate Jan’s life will be 10 AM Friday, January 18, 2019 at the Weldon United Methodist Church with Rev. C. Don Ferrill officiating. Visitation will be 4 – 7 PM Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.

 

Memorials may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Janfer was born in Weldon, IL the daughter of Thad and Ruth Ruby. She graduated from Deland-Weldon High School in 1953. She married Ron Reeves August 1955. 

 

Survivors include her daughter, Rhonda (Murl) Kimmel, Weldon, IL; son, Shawn (Brenda) Reeves, Cisco, IL; grandchildren, Meaghann (Seth) Floyd, Monticello, IL; Nathan (Casey) Reeves, Sidney, IL; Jennifer Bolanos, Cisco, IL; great grandchildren, Benjamin & Corrie Reeves; Addison & Avery Floyd; and another great granddaughter coming in May.

 

She was preceded in death by parents, sister, Evelyn, and husband, Ron

 

Janfer was a 27 year employee of Decatur Memorial Hospital.

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Brian Tucker

Brian Robert Tucker, 57, of Clinton, Illinois passed away 12:40 PM January 6, 2019 in Cancun, Mexico.

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

 

Memorials may be directed to BroMenn Hospice.

 

Brian was born October 28, 1961 in Bloomington, IL, the son of Garry Owen and Patricia W. (Flowers) Tucker. He married Coni Lee Hackett, March 19, 2010 in McLean County, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Coni Lee Tucker, Clinton, IL; children, Andrew (Debbie)Wright, Orlando, FL; James Wright, Salem, OR; Amanda (Tony) Roland, Danvers, IL; Cody Wright, Clinton, IL; Robert (Karli) Tucker, Bloomington, IL; 8 grandchildren; siblings, Mark Tucker, Gibson City, IL; Krista (Darren) Dial, Kenney, IL; Erin (Adam) Wosley, Madinah, IL.

 

Brian was preceded in death by his Parents.

 

Brian worked at Mitsubishi, Bloomington, IL for 27 years and later was a truck driver for ADM, Decatur, IL.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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William L. "Bill" Follis

William L. "Bill” Follis, 92, of Mt. Pulaski passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mt. Pulaski, IL.

 

Bill was born on July 7, 1926, in Mt. Pulaski, IL the son of William A. and Mabel J (Johnston) Follis. He married Delores Anna Seidel on September 11, 1946, in Decatur, IL. She survives in Mt. Pulaski.

 

Bill is also survived by his four daughters, Carolyn Sue Follis of Kenney, IL, Shirley (Jack) Knutson of Mesa, CO, Mary (Gary) Sherrer of Denver, CO, and Julie (Danny) Lobb of Kenney, IL; his four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

 

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Allen; three sisters; and one brother.

 

Services for Bill will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski, IL. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service (10:00-11:00 a.m.) also at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services at Steenbergen Cemetery, Mt. Pulaski, IL. Memorial donations may be made in Bill’s name to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mt. Pulaski.

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Vernadine Witt

Vernadine Witt, 89, of Clinton, IL passed away 5:58 PM January 8, 2019 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

 

A time to celebrate Vernie’s life will be 1 – 3 Sunday, January 13, 2019 at the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

 

Vernadine was born June 8, 1929 in Gary, IN the daughter of John Vernon and Edna Mae (Hand) Ward. She married Donald Foster. She later married Roger Witt September 16, 1957.

 

Survivors include her children, Carol Sue (Waylon) Burton; Donna (Robert) Turney; Nancy (Ricky) Jackson; Barbara (Tony) Scogin; Tammie (Jim) Inman; 11 grandchildren: Latonia Eagleson, Jodi Kauffman, Tina McDaniel, Chastity Coleman, Carrie Zbinden, Ashley Scogin, Chris Scogin, Brad Scogin, Heather Blue; 27 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; along with close family friend, Kathy M. Shelton.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; daughter, Paula Marie Witt; granddaughter, Michelle Sears; and sister, Patty Wickenhauser.

 

Vernadine worked for Eureka Williams in Bloomington, IL as an inspector supervisor for 33 years. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL and member of the Ladies Eagles Lodge Auxiliary. She was a proud supporter of St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the Veteran’s Association. She enjoyed traveling, animals, gardening with her son-in-law, Jim Inman, and most of all spending time with her family.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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M. Jeremy Reynolds

M. Jeremy Reynolds, 57, of Farmer City passed away at 2:15 A.M. Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at his residence.

 

His memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Trinity Community Fellowship, Farmer City with Pastor Dave Ashby officiating. Inurnment will follow in Greenleaf Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Friday, January 11, 2019, at Trinity Community Fellowship, Farmer City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Farmer City Fire Protection District or the Champaign Sportsmen’s Club of Mahomet.

 

Jeremy was born December 6, 1961, in Bloomington, Illinois, a son of Jimmy L. and Mary Jean Smith Reynolds. He married Marie Winstead on April 27, 1991, in rural Farmer City. 

 

Jeremy is survived by his wife, Marie of Farmer City; parents, Jimmy and Mary Jean Reynolds of Farmer City; two stepsons, Jesse Winstead of Farmer City and Moe Winstead Jr. of Farmer City; goddaughter, Anna Marie Smith of Farmer City; five step-grandchildren; one step-great-granddaughter; siblings, Jona (Lonnie) Franklin of Farmer City, Jon (Judy) Reynolds of Farmer City and Janene (Brian) Woodard of Kingsport, TN; many nieces and nephews; many great-nieces and great-nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents. 

 

Jeremy worked twenty-nine years for Evergreen FS, as a petroleum specialist. He was a thirty-nine-year active volunteer for the Farmer City Fire Department. He loved working at the Farmer City Race Track for several years. He enjoyed camping and playing with his many, many friends.

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Marguerite Gibson-Thompson

Marguerite Gibson-Thompson, 92, of Monticello, IL passed away 7:53 PM, January 7, 2019 at the Piatt Co. Nursing Home, Monticello, IL.

 

Graveside Services will be 11:45 AM Friday, January 11, 2019 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Jim Kilson officiating. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM Friday, at the Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, IL.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Halcyon Unit of the Piatt County Nursing Home.

Marguerite was born September 16, 1926 in Decatur, IL, the daughter of Wilbur and Emily J. (Thain) Helmick. She married John R. Gibson April 1, 1945 in Clinton, IL. He passed away August 22, 1985. She later married Halsey Lee Thompson October 26, 1997 in DeLand, IL. He passed away February 4, 2015.

 

Survivors include her children, Richard Gibson, Wellington, IL, Barbara (Frank) Schwarz, Clinton, IL, David Gibson, Bloomington, IL; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her Parents, 1 Son, William Gibson and Sister, Wilma Harris-Wasson.

Marguerite was a member of the DeLand Christian Church and a member of the Home Bureau, Monticello, IL. She volunteered at the Kirby Hospital gift shop and enjoyed crossword puzzles. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

 

The family would like to Thank, the Piatt County Nursing Home Staff, Nurses, and Activity Personnel for their loving care and friendship during Marguerite’s time at the nursing home.

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Myrna Johnson

At the age of 83, Myrna Johnson, of Lake Worth Florida, passed away quietly with her children by her side at Wellington Regional Medical Center, Wellington Florida, where she lived with her daughter Thresa Newkirk since 2015.  Prior to Florida, she lived in Danville, Georgetown and Warrensburg, Illinois.  She was raised outside Clinton, Illinois.

 

Born to Ina and Lester Cunningham, she was the youngest of four children, all who pre-deceased her, Leota, Carl, and Jean.  Myrna graduated from Kenney High School in 1953, and was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Johnson. 

 

She is survived by three children, Paul Johnson of Sedona, AZ, Thresa Newkirk of West Palm Beach, Florida, and Rhonda Powell of Danville, Illinois.  Myrna had four grandchildren, Emily Carter, Tristan Johnson, Matthew Turner, and Alexis Newkirk.  She also has four great-grandchildren, Noah, Evan, and Abigail Carter, and Eli Johnson.

 

Myrna will be missed by her loving family, a legacy she cherished.

 

Services will be 11 A.M. Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. Randy Myers officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 A.M. Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the funeral home.

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Jeff A. Landis

Jeff A. Landis, 59, of Decatur, IL passed away 7:19 A.M. January 7, 2019 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

 

A memorial service will be at a later date. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL with arrangements.

 

Jeff was born August 18, 1959 in Decatur, IL the son of Darrell and Joyce E. (Stringer) Landis

Survivors include his mother, Joyce E. Landis, Argenta, IL; siblings, Andi (Janece) Landis, Harristown, IL, James (Tammy) Landis, Oreana, IL; beloved nephew, Matthew Landis, Oreana, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his father on September 21, 1979.

 

Jeff was a millwright at ADM for 20 years and performed much carpentry work over the years. He enjoyed his motorcycles and old cars.

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Steve Davenport

Steve Davenport, 74, of Clinton, IL passed away 10:45 PM, January 6, 2019 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

 

A time to celebrate Steve’s life will be 10 AM Friday, January 11, 2019 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation or the Little Galilee Christian Assembly.

 

Steve was born June 24, 1944 in Clinton, IL the son of George and Freda (Perkins) Davenport. He married Carol Emery June 26, 1966 in Herrin, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Carol Davenport, Clinton, IL; children, Russell “Rusty” Davenport, Clinton, IL and Stefanie (Colin) Runyen, Clinton, IL; 2 grandsons, Grant Steven Davenport, Clinton, IL and Cade Emery Runyen, Clinton, IL; siblings, Ed Davenport, Clinton, IL and Charles Davenport, Clinton, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Barbara Latham.

 

Steve was a retired high school teacher and farmer, who was very involved in the community. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton Country Club, past Clinton School Board member, and past member of the Drainage District. He loved to hunt, fish, golf, and play cards.

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Brian Robert Tucker

Brian Robert Tucker, 57, of Clinton, Illinois passed away 12:40 PM January 6, 2019 at Cancun, Mexico.

 

Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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Joseph M. Ambrose

Joseph M. Ambrose, 61, of Mahomet, Illinois, formerly of Le Roy, Illinois, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Illinois.

 

His funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Le Roy, Illinois, with Deacon Gary Koerner officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Le Roy, Illinois. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at the funeral home.

 

Joe was born July 28, 1957, in Peoria, Illinois, to Joseph J. and Charlotte M. Mittendorf Ambrose. He married Julianne Epperson on June 21, 1980, in Le Roy, Illinois. 

 

He is survived by his loving wife in Mahomet and four children. Three sons, Joseph Jacob (Danielle) Ambrose of Champaign, Illinois, Benjamin Matthew Ambrose of St. Louis, Missouri, and Bradley Conard (Sarah) Ambrose of Boulder, Colorado; one daughter, Megan Leta (David) Jones of Washington, D.C.; eight grandchildren; one brother, James (Kathryn) Ambrose of Springfield, Illinois; and three sisters, Julie Ambrose of St. Charles, Illinois, Mary Ambrose of New York, New York, and Margaret Ambrose of Peoria, Illinois.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Gregory R. Ambrose.

 

Joe moved to Le Roy with his family in 1967, where he met his future wife, Julie, both graduated from Le Roy High School in 1975. He received a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Illinois in 1979, a law degree from Indiana University in 1982, and a master’s in business administration from Northwestern University in 2001.

 

Joe first worked as a lawyer with Bane, Allison, & Saint in 1982, and later Saint & Ambrose, Hinshaw & Culbertson, and Costigan & Wollrab. He joined Horizon Hobby in 2006, and became C.E.O. in 2008.

 

Joe and Julie traveled frequently visiting 20 countries, Disney World, and their grandchildren. Joe loved motorcycles, readings, and spending time with friends and family.

 

He was a member of St. Mary Church in Downs, the Champaign Country Club, and the Board of Directors for First Busey Corporation.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Le Roy Education Advancement Foundation or Horizon Hobby’s Hobbies for Good.

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John E. Scott

John E. Scott, 96, of Bellflower and Fisher, died Thursday, January 3, 2019 at the Gibson City Annex.

 

John was born September 19, 1922 near Ellsworth, the second son of C. Emil and Maude Stinde Scott. He married his beloved wife, Mary Ellyn Sloan, on February 14, 1948. She died in May 2015. 

 

Surviving are two daughters, Marcia (Ralph) Turpin, Farmer City and Peggy Scott, Normal, and a son, John W. (Penny) Scott, Fisher; three grandchildren, Crystal (Ian) Martin, Rantoul; Jonathan (Jordan) Scott, Fisher, IL; and Tyler Scott, Paxton; and three great-grandchildren, Corley and Cowan Martin and Joanna Scott. Also, surviving is one sister, Joyce Beals, Beloit, WI and three sisters-in-law, Millie Scott and Nancy Scott, both of Bloomington and Lois Hedrick, Gibson City. Preceding him in death were four brothers, Charles, Ivan, George and Larry Scott, and two sisters, Betty Scott Woliung and Clarice Scott Miller as well as his parents.

 

Visitation will be Monday, January 7, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home in Farmer City with Masonic rites accorded at 7:45 P.M. Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, January 8, 2019 also at Calvert –Belangee Funeral Home with Pastor Jonathan Scott and Pastor Seth Schutte officiating. Burial will be at Willowbrook Cemetery in Fisher with military rites. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Fisher United Methodist Church, the Mahomet Masonic Lodge #220 Scholarship Fund or the Gibson City Annex Scholarship Fund for caregivers.

 

John and Mary Ellyn farmed near Bellflower from 1949 to 1986 before retiring in Fisher where he was active in the United Methodist Church, Lion’s Club and delivering Peace Meals. He was a 70+ year member of the Masons as well as a Past Master and lifetime member and past Commander of the Bellflower American Legion. John served in the Merchant Marines during World War II traveling through the Panama Canal, to South America and the west coast of the U.S., and crossing the Pacific to Enewetak in the Marshall Islands.

 

He enjoyed anything to do with farming, his family and traveling—having visited all fifty states. He never wanted to miss a family reunion or the chance to visit with extended family. John loved a good joke or story and enjoyed those who told them. He was a good neighbor who was willing to help at any time and was a role model of a good work ethic. He was a devoted chess player as long as his vision allowed, always looking for a game and teaching his children, son-in-law, grandsons and many ministers the basics of the game. He also had collections of chess sets and antiques.

 

John has said that his family was the highlight of his life. In recent years, he delighted in playing with his great-grandsons during their visits. The family would like to thank the Gibson City Annex for their care and becoming part of John’s extended family during his last years, and a special heartfelt blessing to Mick Kingsley of Elliot, for his faithful friendship and visits to John at the Annex. John will be deeply missed by family and friends.

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Stephen B. Widenhofer

 Dr. Stephen B. Widenhofer, 67, went to his eternal home with Jesus on January 1, 2019. 

 

Born October 25, 1951 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, he was the son of the late Norman and Esther Widenhofer and brother to the late David B. Widenhofer. Known to many in the Millikin University School of Music as “Doc,” he was a beloved teacher, administrator, friend, and mentor.

 

He was a dedicated and loving husband and father to his wife Debra (Bouman) and three children, Brittany (Michael) Atwood of Monticello, IL, Dr. Marc Widenhofer of Nashville, TN, and Jacob (Emily) Widenhofer of Nashville, TN. He is also survived by grandchildren, William, Joshua, and Andrew Atwood; brother Gerald (Ronelle) Widenhofer of Ft. Wayne, IN; parents-in-law David and Lorene Bouman of Ft. Wayne, IN; brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

 

Above all else he loved Jesus and he loved people. 

 

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday January 5, 2019, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1 Bachrach Ct. Decatur, IL, followed by burial in Boiling Springs Cemetery, Decatur. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2019, at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, 2827 N. Oakland Ave, Decatur, IL, and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or the Stephen B. Widenhofer Memorial Fund in care of First State Bank, 201 W. Main, Monticello, IL 61856. Proceeds go to support students and musical arts at the Lutheran School Association of Decatur and Millikin University. 

 

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family in care of Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes at www.brintlingerandearl.com.

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Donna R. Poundstone

Donna R. Poundstone, 87 of Monticello, IL., formerly of Bement, IL., passed away at 8:37 A.M., on Thursday, January 3, 2019, at the Kirby Medical Center, Monticello, IL.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded, per Donna's wishes, private family services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the Faith In Action, Monticello, IL.

 

Donna was born on December 2, 1931, in Fisher, IL., a daughter of Willie Asa and Charlotte Frances Crowley Paul. She married Jerry Poundstone on November 19, 1955, and he passed away on December 2, 1994. Surviving children include; Tim (Gayle) Poundstone of Assumption, IL., Donald “Butch” (Sandy) Hanshaw of Murphysboro, IL., Daniel (Deb) Poundstone of Lake Jackson, TX., and David (Stacy) Poundstone of Monticello, IL. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren, and 2 sisters; Dorothy Logan of TN., and Wanda Mahin of Theodosia, MO.

 

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 sons; Rick “Rocko” Poundstone, Larry Hanshaw, a grandson; Nicholas Poundstone, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

 

Aaron and Susie Hinds of Hinds Funeral Home, Bement, IL., have the honor to serve the Poundstone in their time of need. “Our Family Is Here To Serve Your Family”.

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Erma Lanter

Erma J. Lanter, 88 of Argenta, IL passed away 11:30 PM January 4, 2019 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

 

Services will be 11 AM Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at the Bridge Church Fellowship (Argenta UMC & Presbyterian Church), Argenta, IL with Pastor Bob Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM Tuesday at the church. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL with arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the Bridge Church Fellowship.

 

Erma was born July 21, 1930 in Bingham, IL the daughter of Homer and Doris (Blaylock) Hunter. She married Elwood K. Lanter September 11, 1953. He passed away November 19, 1985.

Survivors include her daughters: Donna (Richard) Kimler, and Carol Lanter, both of Argenta, IL; granddaughter: Breann Lanter, LaPlace, IL.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons: Allen and Dale, 2 brothers and 1 sister.

 

Erma enjoyed gardening, jigsaw puzzles, word searches, and cards.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Mae Louise Fitzgerald

Mae Louise Fitzgerald 95 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 1:19 A.M. January 2, 2019 at Liberty Village, Clinton, Il.

 

Private Graveside services will be Monday, January 7, 2019 at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, Il. There will be no visitation.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL.

 

Mae was born June 20, 1923 in Hamel, Illinois the daughter of William Robert and Mabel (Florence) Brewer. She married Harold Dean Fitzgerald February 1945 in Peoria, Il. He passed away January 1, 2014.

 

Survivors include her brother, William (Karen) Brewer, Jr., Stephens City, Virginia; and special friend, Jeff Moore, Clinton, IL.

 

Mae was preceded in death by her parents, and son, Major Rodney H. Fitzgerald on April 30, 1980.

 

Mae was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL.  Mae and her husband owned and operated Fitzgerald Jewelers, Clinton, Il. which opened April 1, 1957. They then opened a second store in 1978 at the Hickory Point Mall, Forsyth, IL.  Harold and Mae also owned the Meadow Lakes Subdivision on Route 10 west of Clinton.  She was also a member of the Red Hat Society.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Harriet Lynn Palombo

Harriet Lynn Palombo 58 of Weldon passed away 12 Midnight January 1, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Il.

 

Graveside services will be 3 P.M. Thursday January 3, 2019 at DeLand Cemetery, DeLand, Il. Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to Harriet Lynn Palombo Memorial Fund.

 

Harriet was born February 4, 1960 in Schenectady, New York, the daughter of John and Karen Ann (Martin) Palombo.

 

Survivors include her daughter Ashlee Kelley, Spring, TX; 2 grandchildren Mia Boyd and Xander Boyd; siblings Christi (Greg) Baker, Weldon, IL, Carmon (Freddie) Dalton, DeLand, IL, and John (Sue) Palombo, DeLand, IL.

 

Harriet was preceded in death by her parents and the love of her life, Harold Kelley.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Peggy E. Reeter

Peggy E. Reeter, 87, of Clinton, Il. passed away 2:51 PM January 1, 2019 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Il.

 

Memorial services will be 11 AM Wednesday January 9, 2019 at the First Christian Church, Clinton, Il. with Greg Taylor and Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Private burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, Il. Visitation will be from 10-11 AM Wednesday January 9, 2019 at the church. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to First Christian Church, Clinton Il., Little Galilee Christian Assembly, or the DeWitt County Friendship Center.

 

Peggy was born July 25, 1931 in Whitehall, Il. the daughter of William Frances and Fefa Erma (Taylor) Dowdy. She married Charles M. Schmidt September 29, 1951 in St. Charles, MO. He passed away March 28, 1969. She later married Maurice “Mousey” F. Reeter May 26, 1973 in Clinton, Il. He passed away April 21, 2005.

 

Survivors include her children, Randy (Sue) Reeter, Mt. Pulaski and their children Mark, Laura and Sarah; Anita Schmidt , Clinton, IL and her children Jeremy, Jennifer, and Bill; Bill Reeter, Florida, and his son Bill; along with 11 Great Grandchildren. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 daughter, Rhonda Hammer, 2 brothers, Lloyd Dean and Junior, and 2 sisters, Elnor and Betty.

 

Peggy served for 59 years at the First Christian Church. She tutored and volunteered at local grade schools, Faith in Action, and served on the board of the DeWitt County Friendship Center. She enjoyed gardening, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Wilma E. Evans

Wilma E. Evans, 91, of Farmer City, Illinois, passed away at 3:10 P.M. Sunday, December 30, 2018, at the Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Farmer City, Illinois.

 

Her graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, January 3, 2019, at Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City, Illinois, with Pastor Danny McCubbins officiating.

 

Arrangements are entrusted with Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Illinois.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Mrs. Evans was born May 25, 1927, in Glasgow, Kentucky, to Allie Dee and Ola P. Spencer Bowles. She married Delmar E. Evans on March 15, 1960, in Gibson City, Illinois. He passed away April 12, 2011.

 

She is survived by her one daughter, Pam (Billy) Thomas of Farmer City, Illinois; two grandchildren, Bradley Thomas and Lena Thomas; one brother, Willis (Adriana) Bowles of Farmer City, Illinois; one sister, Thelma Parr of Urbana, Illinois, and several nieces and nephews.

 

Wilma was a cashier at Eisner’s Grocery store in Farmer City, Illinois, for many years and later a CNA at Jackson Heights Nursing Home, Farmer City, Illinois.

 

She attended Cowboy Church, Farmer City, Illinois.

 

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt who will be deeply missed by all.

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Richard Dale Workman

Richard Dale Workman, 84, of Farmer City, Illinois, passed away at 3:35 P.M. Saturday, December 29, 2018, at the Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Farmer City, Illinois.

 

His graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, January 4, 2019, at Greenleaf Cemetery, Farmer City, Illinois, with Deacon Scott Whitehouse officiating. Military rites will be accorded.

 

Arrangements are entrusted with Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Illinois.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Joe Williams American Legion Post 55, Farmer City, Illinois, or to the Moose Lodge 745, Bloomington, Illinois.

 

Mr. Workman was born January 8, 1934, in Farmer City, Illinois, to Frederick B. and Pauline L. Zettler Workman. He married Florence E. Hardesty on August 31, 1963, in Bloomington, Illinois. She survives in Farmer City, Illinois.

 

He is also survived by his three sons, Richard “Rick” (Jill) Hardesty of Farmer City, Illinois, Joseph (Jo) Workman of Champaign, Illinois, and Michael Workman of Farmer City, Illinois; two daughters, Mary (John) Strum of Farmer City, Illinois, and Marguerite “Marge” (Ron) Roeske of Bloomington, Illinois; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and one sister.

 

Richard was an United States Air Force Veteran. He was an Airman 2nd Class and served as a Police Officer in the 388th Air Police Squadron from 1954 to 1957.

 

He was a member of the Joe Williams American Legion Post 55, Farmer City, Illinois, and the Moose Lodge 745, Bloomington, Illinois.

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Lloyd Chaudoin

Lloyd L. “Lucky” Chaudoin, 74, of Normal, Illinois, passed away December 30th, 2018 after a brief battle with liver disease.

 

He was born July 11, 1944 in LaPorte, Indiana, to ElRey Eugene and Betty Wood Chaudoin.  He married Sue Smith on August 6th, 1977 in Bradford, Illinois.  She survives.  Also surviving is his daughter, Bree Chaudoin (Keri Jackson); granddaughters, Makayla and Abigail Jackson, Kennedee Nott, and Hanna (Collin) Salzenstein; and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and in-laws that he loved very much, who have all provided incredible support.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

He was a proud veteran of the United States Army, serving his country in the Vietnam era.  Most of his career thereafter was spent as a police officer and correctional sergeant for the Dewitt County Sherriff's Department in Clinton, Illinois.  In his free time, he loved spending time in the outdoors, boating and fishing.  He also had a passion for cars and riding motorcycles and watching his beloved Chicago Cubs.

 

At his request, there will be no services.  Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington, is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Any memorial donations will be made to local animal rescue and veterans organizations.

 

To express condolences, please visit www.carmodyflynn.com.

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William Shane Peterson

William Shane Peterson 41 of Kenney, IL passed away 10 PM December 14, 2018 in Macon County as a result of a single vehicle accident.

 

Celebration of Shane’s life will be 12:00 Noon, Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating.  Visitation will be 11:00 – 12:00 Noon at the church.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be directed to William Shane Peterson Memorial Fund.

 

Shane was born March 14, 1977 in Fort Worth, TX the son of Patrick Peterson and Kathleen Pitman. He married Jennifer Carter on March 13, 2012 in Clinton, IL.

 

Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Peterson, Kenney, IL; father, Patrick Peterson, Clinton, IL; mother, Kathleen (John) Zeller, MN; children, Jonathan Peterson, Kenney, IL, Gage, Decatur, IL, Paris, Travis, and Cameron all of Kenney, IL, Alex Clymer, Ashley Jesse, Brittany Jesse; biological mother, Kelly Garcia, Tilden, TX; grandmother, Rhea Peterson, Clinton, IL; siblings, Jessica Keough, Pleasanton, TX, Chelcie Garcia, Pleasanton, TX, Cody Garcia, Jourdanton, TX, Cory Garcia, Tilden, TX, Shana Nickel, MN, Eliza Zeller, MN, Sheridan Zeller, MN, and John Zeller, MN; and niece, Madison Keough, Pleasanton, TX.

 

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Paul “Bearpaw” Peterson.

 

Shane was a partner in Freedom Wood Restoration in Omaha, NB. His interests include Native American Culture, powwows, fishing and home projects. He was a very dedicated and hard-working man. He loved his family and friends, and spending time with them.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Ellen Hovis

Ellen Lee Hovis 88 of Jerseyville, Il. formerly of Maroa, Il. passed away 7:57 A.M. December 29, 2018 at her family residence, Jerseyville, Il.

 

Services will be 11 A.M. Friday, January 4, 2019  at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with Rev. Michael Trotter officiating. Burial will follow at Bellflower Cemetery, Bellflower, Il. Visitation will be 10 – 11 A.M. Friday, January 4, 2019 at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to Ellen Lee Hovis Memorial Fund.

 

Ellen was born April 27, 1930 in Parma, Missouri the daughter of Dewey and Mary (Arnold) Shipley. She married Billy Gene Hovis July 24, 1947 in New Madrid, Missouri. He passed away August 14, 1996.

 

Survivors include her children, Barbara Ann (Ken) Dutchik, Pineville, Louisiana.; Vickie Melissa (Vernon) Timcke, Jerseyville, Il.; Daughter-in-Law; Lori Hovis, Clinton, Il.; 8 Grandchildren; 4 Step-Grandchildren; 16 Great-Grandchildren; 19 Step-Great-Granchildren Siblings, Alma Jean (Rev. Jimmy) Trotter, Nashville, TN; Scarlet Butler, St. Louis, MO.

 

Ellen was preceded in death by her Parents, 2 Sons, Jim and Benny, 1 Daughter, Marcia and 2 Brothers.

 

Ellen retired from Todd Uniform, Clinton, Il. after 20 years of service. She was a member of Eastland Baptist Church, Jerseyville, Il.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Angela Miles

Angela Michele Miles 51 of Maroa, Illinois passed away 4:49 A.M. December 29, 2018 at her family residence, Maroa, Il.

 

A time to celebrate Angela’s life will be 3 P.M. Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL with Rev. Mary Alice Cunningham officiating.  Visitation will be 2 – 3 P.M. Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society

 

Angela was born January 22, 1967 in Clinton, Il. the daughter of Charles and Peggy (Summers) Simpson.. She married Kevin Miles August 3, 2011 in Sevier County, TN.

 

Survivors include her husband, Kevin Miles, Maroa, IL; mother, Peggy Simpson, Broadwell, IL; children:  Jarod Daugherty, Grant Daugherty, and Macey Daugherty; step-children:  Kelly Miles and Matt Miles; siblings:  Charles W. Simpson, Jr., Broadwell, IL; and Annetta Green, Palm Coast, FL.

She was preceded in death by her father.

 

Angela worked at Monsanto in Mason City, IL for 10 years and Akorn in Decatur, IL for 6 years.  She loved playing games on her cell phone and crafts but most of all spending time with her family.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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