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A. Jean Daniels

A. Jean Daniels 73 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 11:12 A.M. May 23, 2017 at Liberty Village Nursing Home, Clinton, Illinois.
 
Graveside Services will be at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Memorial Park Cemetery Clinton, IL with Scott Marsh officiating. There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, American Cancer Society, or American Heart Association.
 
Jean was born February 15, 1944 in Chesterfield, MO, the daughter of Thurman and Edna (Mayfield) Jones. She married Richard Edward Daniels May 24, 1980 in Normal, Illinois. He passed away August 17, 1992.
 
Survivors include her Children: Shelly (Eric) Koshinski of Clinton, IL; Scott March of Clinton, IL; and Matthew (Shannon) Daniels of Manchester, NH; Grandchildren: Dalton Koshinski and Isabella Daniels; Step-Daughter: Christine Dubose of Jacksonville, FL; Step-Grandchildren: Jacqueline,
Ashlee, and MacKenzie Dubose; Brothers: James (Barbara) Jones of Downs, IL; Eugene Jones of Clinton, IL; and Charles (Coretta) Jones of Kell, IL; Sisters: Edith (Larry) Blankenship of Texaco, IL; Sue (Wayne) Schroeder of GA; Jeanette (Bob) Young of Mt. Vernon, IL;  Grace (Dan) Schroeder, MI; and Carolyn (Ron) Clark of Clinton, IL.
 
She was preceded in death by one sister: Virginia Carver.
 
Jean was a member of the First Christian Church in Clinton. She loved to read and always took care of everyone before herself. Her children and grandchildren were most important to her, and she dearly loved spending time with them. Jean was best known as "Nanna" to almost everyone.

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Earl Gene Taylor

Earl Gene Taylor, 59, of Urbana, IL passed away at 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Presence Covenant Urbana, IL.  Cremation rites have been accorded. 
 
A Memorial Service will be 10:00 A.M., Monday, May 22, 2017 at the American Legion Lincoln Post 102, DeLand, IL. Memorial donations may be made to PACE 1317 E Florida Ave. Urbana, IL 61801.  
 
Earl was born December 22, 1957 in Columbus, OH to Earl Junior and Patricia Joan Knickerbocker Taylor.  He married Chong C. Chun in 1983. She survives.
 
Survivors: two sons, Earl J. and Steven A. Taylor both of Urbana, IL; three brothers, Michael Dean (Angela Dew) Taylor, Farmer City, IL, Dennis James (Tina) Taylor, Clinton, IL, Robert Dean (Traci Golden) Taylor, Clinton, IL; three sisters, Mary Jane Brown, Cactus, TX, Carol Ann (Garel Schumaker) Andrews, Clinton, IL, and Carla Sue (Eddie) Hardwick, Clinton, IL; sister-in-law, Teresa Taylor; 17 nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jack Hunter.
 
Earl was a 15 yr Food Service Specialist in the Army.  He owned and operated A-Ri-Rang Korean restaurant in Urbana for many years. Earl loved to travel all over the world with his wife.  Most of all Earl loved the open air.  He was a loving husband, father, brother, and devoted friend who will be deeply missed.

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Leona Pearl Dyson

Leona Pearl Dyson, 93, of Jamestown, KY passed away on Tuesday May 16, 2017 at Fair Oaks Health Systems in Jamestown, KY.
 
A Graveside Service will be 11:30 A.M., Monday, May 22, 2017 at Mansfield Cemetery Mansfield, IL. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Mansfield, IL in charge of local arrangements.
 
 
Leona was born January 17, 1924 in Bloomington, IL, a daughter of, the late Adam Lee and Leona Marie (Kearby) Kent.
 
 
Leona is survived by 2 sons, Richard (Terry) Dyson, of Deep Water, MO.; John (Karen) Dyson, of Jamestown, KY; 2 daughters, Deanna Singsime, of Loves Park, IL; Sherri (Fran) Kelch, of Hoffman Estates, IL; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard; 2 brothers, Henry and Dean Kent; 2 sisters, Opal Schultz, and Betty Gibson.
 
She was a retired school bus driver.

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Russell R. Cole

Russell R. Cole, 88, of LeRoy, IL, passed away at 2:25 P.M., Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.
 
A Graveside Service will be held at 12:00 P.M., Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Iowa. Masonic Rites and Military Rites will be accorded. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to Manchester Masonic Lodge #165.
 
Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, IL is in charge of local arrangements.
 
Mr. Cole was born March 1, 1929 in Spencer, Iowa to Daniel E. and Mabel Schadt Cole. He married Nadine Nieman on April 14, 1951 in Minnesota. She passed away in 1977 after 26 years of marriage.
 
Survivors include one son, Todd R. (Nancy) Cole of Bloomington, IL; one daughter, Holli C. (Don) Hohimer of Pawnee, IL; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Norma Jean (Don) Hongisto of Berkley, CA; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Hilda DeGaa of California.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; one son, Scott Cole; and three grandchildren, Myles Capranica, Kelsey and Bryan Cole.
 
Russell was a United States Marine Corps veteran. He was a funeral director with Murdoch Funeral Homes in Marion, Center Point, and Coggon, IA. He purchased the Gill Funeral Home in Manchester, IA and operated it from 1954 to 1961. In 1961, he and his brother purchased a Terminix Franchise in Springfield and Quincy, IL and operated it until 1981. Russell then moved to California and obtained a Real Estate license at the age of 75. He worked in the Real Estate Industry until moving back to Illinois in 2014.
 
He was a member of the Manchester Masonic Lodge #165.
 
Russell was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and will be sorely missed.

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Angeline Sweazy

Mrs. Angeline "Angie" Sweazy, 99 of St. Louis, MO, passed away Wednesday,
March 1, 2017 in Swampscott, MA.
 
Graveside services will be 11 A.M. Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Memorial Park
Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Rev. Fr. James Henning officiating. The family
entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements. A memorial
service was held by her dear friends at the Bertram House in Swampscott,
MA on April 12, 2017.
 
Angie was born in St Louis, MO and spent most of her life in Clinton, IL
and Chetek, WI. Her recent years were spent in Swampscott, MA with her
nephew Larry Sweazy of Swampscott, his wife Kilmer and their children,
Austin and Dustin, and their wives and children. Angie is also survived by
her sister-in-law Margie Sweazy of Clinton, IL; her nephew Charlie Ware of
Clinton, IL, his children and grandchildren; her nephew Larry Roth of St
Louis, MO, his wife Margie and their children, Chris and Patrick; her
niece Joann Zarenbeck of St. Louis, MO, her children and grandchildren.
She is also survived by her beloved friends in St. Louis, MO, Chetek, WI
and Clinton, IL where she will be laid to rest beside her husband, Charles
Sweazy.
 
Angie was an avid golfer and black jack player.  She could turn any
sentence into a cheerful song and lit up the room with her bright and
vibrant smile. She wanted nothing more than to spend time laughing and
joking with family and friends.
 
Angie brought joy to everyone she met and charmed the world with a one of
a kind laugh that could be heard for miles. Her love of life was
undeniable. Angie Sweazy was truly one of God's angels on earth.

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Charles Mounce

Charles Mounce, 88, of Bloomington, formerly of Lincoln, died May 9, 2017, at Heritage Health, Bloomington.
 
Service: celebration of life at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.
 
Burial: Zion Cemetery, Lincoln.
 
Visitation: 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials: Heritage Health, 700 E. Walnut St., Bloomington, IL 61701.
 
Survivors: his four children, Charlotte (Mike) Horath, Atlanta; Linda (Dale) Rogers, Heyworth; Rodney Mounce, Gifford; and David (Lyn) Mounce, Downs; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

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Ronald Sprague Sr.

Ronald Sprague Sr., 79, passed away at 8:20 p.m. at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield on May 12, 2017.
 
Ron was born on October 9, 1937 in West Liberty, IL; son of Robert and Ilma (Franklin) Sprague. He married Mary King on August 9, 1957. She survives him.
 
Also surviving are his children: Beth (Russell) Wright and Ronald Sprague Jr. both of Lincoln, IL; three grandchildren: Kassie Henrichsmeyer of Clay City, IL, Colt (Haley) Wright of Sunset, TX, and Chase Wright of Lincoln, IL; seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson: Joshua Sprague and one sister: Glenys McWilliams.
 
Ron was a ware house supervisor at PPG in East Peoria, IL before he retired. He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, was a member of the Eagles Lodge#2708 in Lincoln, IL, was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan, and was in the Mazda Miata Club.
 
Services for Ron will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday May 17, 2017 at St. John’s United Church of Christ with Rev. Kenneth Kramer officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday May 16, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL. Burial at New Union Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Ron’s name to the American Heart and Lung Association or St. Johns United Church of Christ.

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Margaret A. Eimer

Margaret A. Eimer, 86, passed away at 3:05 p.m. on May 13, 2017 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
 
Margaret was born on June 15, 1930 in Berlin Center, OH; daughter of Charles and Blanche (Wilson) Coleman. She married Thomas Eimer on June 14, 1975 in Lincoln, IL. He survives her.
 
Also surviving are her children: Charlotte Baldwin of Mt. Pulaski, IL, Michael Eimer of Hallandale, FL, Kathy McKinley of Texas City, TX, Scott Eimer of Lincoln, IL, and Craig Eimer of Lincoln, IL; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, three brothers, one grandson, and two great-grandchildren.
 
Margaret was a member of Jefferson Street Christian Church in Lincoln. She was a seamstress and enjoyed sewing and crafts. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
 
Services for Margaret will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday May 18, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Michael Mallick officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday May 17, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Margaret’s name to Holy Family Food Pantry, Alzheimer’s Association, or Donor’s Choice.

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Sandra K. Hurst

Sandra K. Hurst ,65, passed away at her home on Saturday May 13, 2017. Sandra was born on August 10, 1951 in Beebe, AR; daughter of Paul Lee Osborne and Beatrice Cox Johnson.
Sandra is survived by her father Paul Lee Osborne; her children: Paul Scheurer of
Lincoln, IL, Jamie (Joe) Scheurer Skelton of Lincoln, IL, and Angie Scheurer Daniels of Lincoln, IL; five siblings: Paula Osborne, Vickie (Jim) Bowen, Donnie (Mary Ann) Osborne, Gary (Kathy) Osborne, Billy Jerald (Sue) Osborne; six grandchildren: Christian Skelton, Caleb Skelton, Jacquelyn Scheurer, Bryson Scheurer, Chelsey Scheurer, and Jacob Scheurer; ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, step-mother Marie Osborne, grandmother: Viola Cox, and one great grandchild: Cyannah Skelton.
 
Sandra graduated from Capital Area Nursing School in 1996; she has worked various places including Maple Ridge, Lincoln Christian Village, and was a registered nurse at the Department of Corrections in Lincoln, IL. Sandra was a member of Full Gospel Tabernacle in Lincoln, IL. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them especially her grandchildren. Her favorite hobbies included knitting and crocheting.
 
Services for Sandra will be 6:00 p.m. Thursday May 18, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Oscar Owens officiating. Visitation will be 2 hours prior to service, 4:00-6:00 p.m.). Memorials may be made to the family of Sandra K. Hurst.

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Lura Murphy

Lura Elizabeth Murphy, 100, of Clinton, passed away at 1:47 p.m. Thursday (May 11, 2017) at Liberty Village, Clinton.
 
Her services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with the Rev. Wesley Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home; the family requests casual attire.
 
Memorials may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice.
 
Lura was born July 2, 1916, in Wapella Township, the daughter of Earl and Alta (Cunningham) Crum. She married Elwin Patrick Murphy on Aug. 17, 1936, in Jacksonville. He passed away Aug. 23, 1986.
 
Survivors include her children, Melvin “Mick” (Ginny) Murphy, Clinton; Marvin (Karen) Murphy, Clinton; Vernon “Hop” (Kathy) Murphy, Wapella; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; two stepgranddaughters; one stepgrandson; and several nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and five sisters.
 
Lura enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and mowing the yard.
 
Condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com.

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Bonnie Lee Nelson Hill

Bonnie Lee Nelson Hill, 77, of Saybrook, Illinois passed away at 11:40 P.M., Monday, May 8, 2017 at Helia Healthcare of Champaign.
 
Bonnie was born December 16, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, a daughter of George Walter & Helen Marie Kinsell Nelson. She married Robert E. Hill on February 1, 1959 in Saybrook, Illinois.
 
She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Hill of Saybrook, IL; daughter, Mary Michelle (Dennis) Bowen of Saybrook, IL; son, Robert Michael (Kristy) Hill of Bloomington, IL; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Lorraine Kingsley of Saybrook, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister and brother.
 
Bonnie was a member of the Saybrook Christian Church and the Saybrook American Legion Auxiliary.
 
There will be no services. Cremation Rites have been accorded. Memorials may be made to the Saybrook Christian Church or a charity of the donor’s choice. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home Saybrook, IL in charge of arrangements.

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David D. Lewis

David D. Lewis, 86, of Orlando, FL, formerly of Clinton, IL passed away
9:25 AM, May 8, 2017 at Orlando Lutheran Towers, Orlando, FL.
 
Services will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home,
Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak
Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL.  Visitation will be 5:30 - 7:30 PM, Friday,
May 12, 2017 at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the Clinton YMCA.
 
David was born February 9, 1931 in Camargo, IL the son of Hugh Tevis and
Florence (Boyce) Lewis.  He married Marian P. Brown May 30, 1952 in Noble,
IL..  She passed away September 23, 1996.
 
Survivors include his children:  David H. Lewis, Apopka, FL and Sandra A.
Hines, Annapolis, MD; 3 grandchildren:  Matthew (Vanessa) Hines, Puerto
Rico; Derek (Rebecca) Lewis, Orlando, FL; and Allison Lewis, Clermont, FL;
1 great-grandson, James David Hines, Puerto Rico; and 1 brother, Harold
"Shorty" Lewis, Camargo, IL.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; 1 brother, Neal Lewis, and 2
sisters:  Frances Junkins and Leah Denniston.
 
David retired from Caterpillar.  He was a member of the Clinton Country
Club.  After retiring from Caterpillar, he helped maintain the grounds at
the country club.  David was also a member of the Elks Lodge, the Eagles
Lodge, the DeWitt Co. Sportsman's Club, the Masonic Lodge and the Decatur
Moose Lodge.  David enjoyed golfing.  When he was with his friends, he
saved aluminum tabs and sent the funds to the Ronald McDonald Charity.

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Jean A. Curtis

Jean A. Curtis, 86, of Lincoln, IL passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.
 
Jean was born on January 11, 1931 in Ogelsby, IL, the daughter of Leonard Webb and Mildred Lauretta (Trout) Rose. She married William Wesley Fisher on July 1, 1949, from this union four children were born. She married William A. Bunner on March 2, 1979.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and former spouses William Fisher and William Bunner.
 
She married John “Jack” Curtis on November 17, 1984. He preceded her in death on November 23, 2003.
 
She is survived by: her four legged companion, Baxter; her children: Sharon (Bill) Clark of Grand Rapids, MI; Kathie (Tom) Vincent of Lincoln, IL; David (Anna) Fisher of Pekin; John (Tim Green) Fisher of Middletown, IL; her grandchildren: Michelle (Keith) Constance of Kenney, IL; Fran Clark of Portage, MI; Sarah (Mike) McCabe of Effingham, IL; Amy Clark of Grand Rapids, MI; Eric (Michaelene) Quinn of Carmel, IN; Leslie Clark of Grand Rapids, MI; Kristina (Matt) George of Oceanside, CA; Thomas (Loretta) Clark of Grand Rapids, MI; Heather Fisher of Lincoln, IL; Allie Fisher of Peoria, IL; Kristopher Fisher of Lincoln, IL; Dani (Kyle ) Fisher of Peoria, IL; and 16 great-grandchildren.
 
She retired from Willamette Industries after 30 years of service. She worked at The Lincoln Elks Club after her retirement. She was a member of The Lincoln Elks Emblem Club. She enjoyed watching golf and Illini basketball. Most of all she loved spending time with her family.
 
A private family graveside service will be held at a later date at New Union Cemetery in Lincoln. Memorial donations may be made in Jean’s name to The Wounded Warriors Project. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln, IL.

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F. Marie Anderson

F. Marie Anderson 84 of Maroa, IL passed away 9:50 AM May 6, 2017 at her family residence, Maroa, IL.
 
Services will be 11 AM, Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL with Pastor Mark Yeske officiating. Burial will follow at Ridge Cemetery, Maroa, IL.  Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM Friday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to Maroa United Methodist Church or Safe Haven Hospice.
 
Marie was born August 14, 1932 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Herschel and Icie Fair (Knott) Madden. She married Harry O. Anderson January 27, 1953 in Decatur, IL. He passed away January 12, 1995.
 
Survivors include her children: Phyliss E. (Robert) Covey, Maroa, IL, Mary Jane (Steve) Johnston, Plano, TX; brother: Michael (Sharon) Madden, Portland, TN; 4 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her Parents, 1 son, 2 brothers and 1 sister.
 
Marie was a member of the Maroa United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary, Mt. Zion, IL, Rebekah Lodge and the DeWitt County Home Extension. She was a Nurse’s Aide in home health care and she volunteered at Decatur Memorial Hospital for several years.
 
The family would to extend a special thank you to Safe Have Hospice; especially Missy and Shantiale.

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Edward Joseph Dries

Edward Joseph Dries, Clinton, died at 7:05 p.m. Sunday (May 7, 2017) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
 
There will be a memorial service at a later date.
 
Edward was born Feb. 18, 1931, Chicago, to George and Bernadine Girten Dries.
 
Edward was an avid reader and was always interested in learning something new. He worked many years as an accountant. He was a graduate of Spalding High School, Peoria, and Bradley University. He received the Bronze Star medal for meritorious service in the Korean War.
 
Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, is handling arrangements.

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Mary Frances Kimbrough "Kim" Webb

Mary Frances Kimbrough “Kim” Webb, 99, of Lincoln, IL, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at her home. She was born at home in rural Hancock County near Joetta, Illinois on January 29, 1918, daughter of Edward Wyatt and Edna B. Seipel Kimbrough. She received her B.A. from Carthage College in 1939 and taught home economics at Blandinsville High School until her marriage to John L. Webb.  They were the parents of four children: Susan of Lincoln, IL; David (Mary Jane Moffat) of Walton, OR; Carol of Lincoln, IL and Melbourne, Australia; and Jean of New Haven, CT. All of them survive. 
 
After the death of John Webb, she returned to school at SIU-E and received her master’s degree in counseling and guidance.  She served as a counselor at North Junior High School in Godfrey, IL, until her marriage in 1977 to her childhood friend G. Albert Webb and moved, along with her mother, Edna B. Kimbrough, to Lawndale. Mr. Webb died in 1998.  From this marriage, she gained two sons Alvin (Barbara) of Louisville, KY and Allen (Gayle) of Springfield, IL.  They survive.
 
Upon their retirement, Kim and Albert moved to the Christian Village in Lincoln. Throughout their life together in Lawndale and Lincoln, they were active in the St. John UCC Church. Kim is also survived by 5 grandchildren (Jeff, Dawn, Jaixen, Debbie & Becky) and eight great-grandchildren (Stephanie, Nathan, McKenna, Haley, Mariah, Phoenix, Hannah, and Eli) and preceded in death by one great-grandson, Jacob.
 
Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, May 11, 2017 at St. John United Church of Christ in Lincoln, with Rev. Kenneth Kramer, Ryan Edgecombe, and The Rev. Patti Meyer officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. There will also be a visitation one hour prior to service on Thursday (10:00-11:00 A.M.) Burial will take place at Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage, IL at 12:00 P.M. on Friday, May 12,2017.

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Sheilie Altieri

Sheilie Altieri, 47, of Heyworth, passed away Friday (May 5, 2017) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.
 
Sheilie was born Dec. 29, 1969, in Peoria, the daughter of Dennis and Patricia Bohannon Carroll. She married Pete Altieri on Dec. 29, 1989, in Danbury, Conn. He survives.
 
Also surviving are their children, Kaitlin (Dathan Engel) Altieri and Joseph (Marsha) Altieri; a grandson, Peter Robert “Nana’s Handsome” Altieri; a granddaughter, Alex Crow; three sisters, Kristina “Bopper” Conder, Natasha “Tashie” (Tim) Carroll and Sabrina “Beaner” (Sean) Henderson; parents, Dennis and Patricia Carroll; sisters-in-law, Dina (Sara) Altieri; 12 nieces, Brittany Botkin, Chelsea Stewart-Caroll, Amber Fisher, Kelsey Harness, Krystin Henderson, Kourtnee Henderson, Taylor Allison, Kyleigh Henderson, Cassie Stewart, Payton Allison, Avery Thomas and Maggie Bartosik; two nephews, Reyln Matthews and Brogan Conder; a great-niece, Leighton “Lei Lei” Denson; a great-nephew, Hunter Baize; and parents-in-law, Joseph and Adele Altieri.
 
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Joseph and Jeanne Carroll; maternal grandparents, Ruby and Charles Bohannon; her brother, Dennis Carroll Jr.; two aunts, Jolene New and Charlotte Connor; two uncles, Guy “Buster” Seth Jr. and Charles Bohannon; a brother-in-law, Darrin Conder; her niece and nephew, Ryder and Ryan Carroll; and a cousin, Ruby Roberson.
 
Sheilie enjoyed doing genealogy during her free time. She also loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.
 
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Entombment will follow the service at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington.

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June R. Devore

June R. Devore, 82, of Heyworth, died 8:27 a.m. Thursday (May 4, 2017) at McLean County Nursing Home, Normal.
 
Her funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at Heyworth Christian Church. Pastor Pete Hopkins will officiate. Interment will be in Randolph Township Cemetery, Heyworth. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington.
 
June was born March 1, 1935, in Bloomington, to Charles and Joretta Griffith Roberts. She married Loren A. Devore on Jan. 22, 1956, in Colfax. He survives.
 
She is also survived by her five children, Cheryl (Terry) Cordell, McLean; Bonnie Devore, Wapella; Lori (Kathy) Devore, Bloomington; Charles (Sonja) Devore, Clinton; and Stacey Devore, Clinton; nine grandchildren, Terry Lee Cordell Jr., Stephen (Leslie) Cordell, Timothy (Kristin) Cordell, Samuel (Destyni) Cordell, Seth Devore, Brittany Cantrell, Chloe Sapp, Carissa Sapp, Kelley Devore; and one great-grandson, David Cordell.
 
She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Matthew Sapp and Danielle Schaefer.
 
In 1974, June helped start Heyworth Ambulance Service. She was very active in her community and a committed community servant. She was also involved in the Milton Fire Department in New Jersey. June loved her pet dogs and she and Loren were foster parents to over 20 children throughout the years. She was a member of Heyworth Christian Church.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to Heyworth Christian Church.

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Alberta Frances Wheeler

Alberta Frances Wheeler, 85, of Lincoln passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her family.

 

Alberta was born on October 31, 1931 in Leroy, IL, the daughter of Roscoe and Cora Virginia (Satterfeal) Bailey. She married Robert Snowden Wheeler on July 20, 1947 in Farmer City, IL. He preceded her in death.

 

Alberta is survived by her children, Robert (Deb) Wheeler, Alice (Mac) McCarthy, Janice (Jim) Adye, Betty (Jack) Renfrow, and Mitch (Barb) Wheeler; her brothers and sisters, Martha Embry, Larry Bailey, Rosie Rogers, Deon (Donna) Bailey, Gail (Jerry) Denney, Terry (Alene) Bailey, and A.J. (Diana) Bailey; her nine grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

 

Alberta was preceded in death by her parents, husband, five brothers, and one sister.

Alberta was a member of Open Arms Christian Fellowship. She was also a member at the Oasis Senior Center. Alberta enjoyed spending time in her flower garden, watching the Food Network, and visiting with her family and friends.

 

Services for Alberta will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, May 8, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. with Larry Crawford officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00-10:00 A.M. on Monday, May 8, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Alberta’s name to The United Kidney Foundation.

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Doris Dean Builta

Doris Dean Builta, 90, of LeRoy, passed away at 3:05 a.m. Tuesday (May 2, 2017) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
 
Her funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, LeRoy, with Pastor Eric Swanson officiating. Burial will be in Dawson Cemetery, rural Ellsworth. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, LeRoy; LeRoy Emergency Ambulance Service; or Dawson Cemetery.
 
Doris was born Oct. 2, 1926, in Wapella, a daughter of Fred L. and Effie Houchin Martin. She married Owen Russell Builta on Oct. 21, 1947, in Bloomington. He passed away May 11, 1991.
 
She is survived by her children, Carol Builta, Lady Lake, Fla.; Janet Carlson, Thornton; Wayne (Marge) Builta, LeRoy; and Kenneth (Kathi) Builta, Bloomington; five grandchildren, Krista (Trever) Kuipers, Kimberly Carlson, Kirk Builta, Kara Builta and Kyle Carlson; two great-grandchildren, Claire and Kelson Kuipers; sister, Dorothy Weber, Wayne City; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Martin, Waynesville, and Alice Builta, Minonk.
 
She was preceded by her parents; grandson, Keith; siblings, Helen Clark, Thomas Martin, Carl Martin, Eileen Mandrell, Lela Nelson, Harry Martin, Edna Patterson, John Martin, Lawrence Martin and Roy Martin; and son-in-law, Roland Carlson.
 
Doris and her husband farmed in the Bellflower area for 30 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, LeRoy; Junior Mothers' Club of LeRoy; LeRoy Woman’s Club; and Home Extension Club of Bellflower.

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John Joseph Kapik

John Joseph Kapik, 96, passed away at 6:40 p.m. on April 29, 2017 at The Christian Village of Lincoln, IL.John was born on April 17, 1921 in Lincoln, IL; son of Valentine and Marie (Krotz) Kapik.  He married Ruth Evelyn Riggs on April 10, 1949 in Lincoln, IL. She preceded him in death on October 15, 1997.
Surviving John are his daughters: Carol (Stan) Kuhn of Yantis, TX, Janice Kapik of Lincoln, IL, and Sharon (Rick) Lunn of Spring Hill, KS; two grandchildren: Michael and Michelle Pepper; two step grandchildren: Keri (Charles) Wallace and Jenni (Ethan) Stover. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Amelia Casstevens, Albert Kapik, and Rosemary Provin.
 
John was a United States Navy veteran, who proudly served his country during WWII. He retired from the light company after 35 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post #263, he enjoyed spending time outdoors especially hunting, fishing, gardening, and camping.
 
Services for John will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday May 4, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Ryan Edgecombe officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:30 p.m. Wednesday May 3, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial at New Union Cemetery will follow the service where full military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post# 263. Memorials may be made in John’s name to the Christian Village.

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Linda K. Newman

Linda K. Newman 72 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 6:46 PM April 28, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.
 
Services will be 11 A.M. Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 P.M. Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to Clinton FFA.
 
Linda was born September 7, 1944 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Robert and Iona (Hedgepath) Dean. She married Charles H. Newman October 6, 1972 in Clinton, IL. He passed away March 29, 2013.
 
Survivors include her children, Karen Shinneman, St. Claire, MO; Jill (Mark) Karkiewicz, Mahomet, IL; Brad (Mitzi) Willard, Clinton, IL; Gregg (Kim) Willard, Palm Harbor, FL; Brandi (Gary) Alsup, Clinton, IL; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Faye) Dean, Decatur, IL; sister: Vicki Densmore, Maroa, IL.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughters: Violet June Newman, Sheila Campbell; Charles’s parents: Herschel and June Newman.
 
Linda retired from Revere Copper & Brass Inc. in 1999 after 30 years of service.
 
The family would like to give a special “Thank You” to Dr. Williams, Kidney Specialist of Central IL, Davita Dialysis of Decatur, Liberty Village, Judy Land, and Lucretia Crawford.

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Ernest Breithaupt

The Rev. Ernest D. Breithaupt, 79, of Wapella, died Thursday (April 27, 2017) at his home.
 
His funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Apostolic-Pentecostal Church, 2810 Tractor Lane, Bloomington. Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at First United Pentecostal Church, 3 Jones Lane, Bloomington. Interment will immediately follow services at Randolph Township Cemetery. Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington, is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Pentecostal Church of Bloomington Missions Fund.
 
Ernest DeWitt Breithaupt was born Aug. 16, 1937, in Grant Parish, La., son of Rufus DeWitt and Rosa Belle Blackshear Breithaupt. He began to feel his call into the ministry when he was 16 and he later gave up a football scholarship to Louisiana State University to go into ministry.
 
In 1957, he went to Apostolic Bible Institute, St. Paul, Minn. At ABI, he met Wally Ann Bierschenk from Louisville, Ky. They were married Aug. 23, 1958. In 1959, they moved to Frankfort, Ky., to build a church there.
 
In 1962, he returned to ABI as an instructor and also pastored the daughter church of Midway Tabernacle, St. Paul, Minn. From there, he moved to Apopka, Fla., and pastored the United Pentecostal Church. 
 
In 1968, he was elected to the pastorate of Apostolic Church, Belleville. Gateway College of Evangelism began in 1968 and, for its first three years, he served as an adjunct faculty member.
 
In 1972, Pastor Breithaupt was elected to be full-time district secretary of the Illinois District and in 1981 was elected to be district superintendent of the Illinois District. He held this position for 20 years.
 
In 1989, he was appointed to the budget committee of the general board for United Pentecostal Church International and continued to serve until 2015. In 1991, he became pastor of First United Pentecostal Church, Bloomington. One very enjoyable assignment for him was becoming a part of the board of directors of the Tupelo Children's Mansion in 1972, where he continued to serve as an honorary board member until his death.
 
Surviving are his wife, Wapella; two daughters, Lori (Daniel) Bentancur, Lyndhurst, N.J., and Lisa Mustread, Bloomington; five grandchildren, Alexis, Stefan (Miranda), Joshua, Abby amd Lanette; one great-granddaughter, Alejandra; and one sister, Lorain Carroll, Winnfield, La.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Robby.
 
Pastor Breithaupt will be remembered fondly by his family and friends because he was the best gumbo-maker outside of Louisiana, a marvelous story-teller, and though he was serious and compassionate, he was a prankster with a loud-booming laugh.
 
To express condolences, please visit www.carmodyflynn.com.

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Karl Kimble 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.
 
Services to celebrate Karl's life will be 11 AM Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating.  Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, Il. with Military Honors.  There will be no visitation.
 
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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Larry D. Wilborn

Larry D. Wilborn, 79, of Monticello, formerly of Champaign, passed away from pulmonary fibrosis at 7:05 p.m., Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Kirby Medical Center, Monticello. His family was by his side.
 
Larry was born on March 18, 1938 in Danville, IL the son of Clifford H. ‘Pete’ and Alice D. ‘Sally’ (Wood) Wilborn. He married Marilyn Grace James on October 23, 1965 in Champaign, IL.
 
Larry is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marilyn Wilborn of Monticello; daughter, Laura (Greg) Gelwicks of Manchester, IA; grandchildren, James G. and Mark T. Gelwicks of Manchester, IA; sister, Patricia Busboom of Batavia, IL formerly of Urbana; niece, Shari (Dave) Lendy of Geneva, IL; and nephew, Scott (Paula) Busboom of Decatur, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, son James Todd Wilborn, and brother-in-law Wayne Busboom.
 
Larry graduated from Champaign High School in 1956. He attended the U of Illinois and Eastern Illinois University before entering Northwestern Dental School of which he was a 1964 graduate. After practicing in Champaign for 26 years, he sold his practice. He and his wife started their daylily business Newbury Daylilies, Etc. in Champaign and later moved it to Monticello. Larry was a member of the Monticello United Methodist Church.
 
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Monticello United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeff Bealmear officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until service time, Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Monticello United Methodist Church. Interment will be held in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign. Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello is handling the arrangements.
 
The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Kirby Medical Center and Harbor Light Hospice of Decatur for their caring services.
 
Memorial donations may be made to the Monticello United Methodist Church or Illinois State University Foundation c/o James Todd Wilborn Scholarship Fund Campus Box 8000 Normal, IL 61790-8000.

 

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Elwyn R. "Phil" Phillips

Elwyn R. “Phil” Phillips, 94, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, April 23. Phil was born June 20, 1922 in Merna, NE to the Rev. Irven M. and Ferne Rogers Phillips. He graduated in 1943 from York College in York, NE with a degree in music. Immediately drafted into the Army, he completed basic training, married his college sweetheart, Margaret Trout, was assigned to the 465th Engineer battalion, and went to England to prepare for D-Day.
 
He went ashore in Normandy on day 18 of the invasion, marched through the Battle of the Bulge, and worked in the Berlin occupation. Upon his honorable discharge in 1945, he returned to the University of Nebraska where he earned a Masters of Social Work degree. He spent the rest of his career with the VA, helping fellow veterans. Phil served as Chief of Social Service at the Fort Meade (SD) VA hospital and later in the same position at Mountain Home VA hospital in Johnson City, TN.
 
Upon retirement, Phil and Margaret moved to Boynton Beach, FL where they lived 28 years before moving to assisted living in Gibson City, IL. Phil later moved to a skilled nursing facility in Powell, TN.
 
Phil was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 72 years, Margaret. He is survived by two sons, Leon (Rebecca) Phillips, Farmer City, IL and Larry (Patti) Phillips, Tellico Village, TN; grandchildren, Rev. Bryan (Kristal) Phillips and Mark (Amy) Phillips of Farmer City, IL; Rev. Paul (Tiffani) Phillips, Gibson City, IL; Kristi (Sam Mall) Hale, Mahomet, IL; Josie (Ryan Curcio) Phillips, St. Petersburg, FL; and Jamie (Bridgett Allison) Phillips, Nashville, TN; and 13 great-grandchildren.
 
A Graveside Service will be 1:00 P.M., Friday, April 28, 2017 at Danville National Cemetery, Danville, IL with Elwyn’s grandson, Rev. Bryan Phillips officiating. Military Rites will be accorded. There will be no visitation. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, IL in charge of arrangements.

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M. Irene Woodrey

M. Irene Woodrey, 96, of Normal, IL, formerly of the Blair House and LeRoy, IL, passed away at 4:00 A.M., Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Heritage Manor, Normal, IL.
 
A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy, IL with Pastor Ed Davis officiating. There will be no visitation.  Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, IL is in charge of arrangements.
 
Irene was born March 5, 1921 in LeRoy, IL to Paul and Emma Staley Woodrey.
 
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Pauline Woodrey and two brothers, Roger and Raymond Val Woodrey.
 
Irene was a member of the LeRoy Bethel Church for many years. She worked for State Farm for 42 years and retired in 1986. After her retirement she volunteered at St. Joseph Hospital for a few months. She enjoyed helping people.
 
The family would like to thank OSF Hospice and Heritage Manor for their care of Irene.

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Loren W. Proefrock

Loren W. Proefrock, 90, of Lincoln passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln.
 
Loren was born on May 1, 1926 in Petersburg, IL, the son of Carl and Anna (Hagel) Proefrock, He married Darlene Reiss on February 12, 1949 in Altamont, IL. She has preceded him in death.
 
Loren is survived by his sons; Dr. David (Vicki) Proefrock of Augusta, GA, Dean (Traci) Proefrock of New Berlin, IL, John Proefrock of Hartsburg, IL, and Jim (Marlo) Proefrock of Hudson, WI; his eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and two brothers.
 
Loren retired from Illico Independent Oil Co. as a Comptroller in 1995. He was also the Secretary Treasurer for the Logan County Fair Board for many years. Loren was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Lincoln American Legion Post #263. Loren proudly served his country during WWII in the Army Air Corp.
 
A memorial service for Loren will be held on a later date. Memorial donations may be made in Loren’s name to Friendship Manor or The Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

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Larry Joe Dodd

Larry Joe Dodd, Sr. 73 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 5:30 AM, April 23, 2017 at his family residence, Clinton, Il.
 
Services will be 10 AM, Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with Dan Ormond officiating. Graveside services at DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, IL will follow with Military Honors. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
 
Larry was born April 19, 1944 in Farmer City, Illinois the son of Ernest and Anna (Vance) Dodd.
 
Survivors include his children, Larry (Lisa) Dodd, Jr., Imperial Beach, CA; Teresa (Greg) Grathwohl, Mt. Pulaski, Il. Grandchildren, Michael Short, Clinton, Il.; Logan Dodd, Imperial Beach, CA; Siblings Thomas Dodd, DeWitt, Il.; Rose (Lee) Fisher, Kingman, AZ.
 
Larry was preceded in death by his Parents, 2 Sisters and 3 Brothers.
 
Larry served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion and the V.F.W. He retired from Revere Copper & Brass Inc., Clinton, Il. He enjoyed fishing, joking andplaying pranks on others.

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Norma Park Muck

Norma Park Muck, 96, of Lincoln, died Friday (April 21, 2017) at Lincoln.
 
Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, Lincoln, with the Rev. Michael Paulson and the Rev. Brad Curtis officiating.
 
Burial: following the service in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.
 
Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.
 
Memorials: Norman and Norma Muck Scholarship fund at Lincoln College or First United Methodist Church, Lincoln.
 
Survivors: children, Douglas (Laurie) Muck and Kaellyn (Terry) Arch; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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William Ray Wilson

William Ray Wilson 82 of Clinton, IL passed away 3:25 AM April 23, 2017 at his family residence, Clinton, Il.
 
Services will be 2 PM, Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Scott Marsh officiating. Burial will follow at the Texas Township Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Military Honors.  Visitation will be 1-2 PM, Wednesday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be directed to the William Ray Wilson Memorial Fund.
 
Bill was born May 18, 1934 in Attica, IN the son of Jesse Francis and Ruby Mae (Lee) Wilson. He married Ruth Ann Bowman January 27, 1980.
 
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Ann Wilson, Clinton, IL; children:  Devin Jerrold Wilson, Clinton, IL; Romona Doreen (Tim) Parker, Indianapolis, IN; Corine (Sherman) Taulbee, Kenney, IL; Joe (Pam) Thompson, Bloomington, IL; Roger (Caroline) Thompson, Clinton, IL; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; siblings:  Annie (David) Morgan, Williamsport, IN and Kay Whistler, Attica, IN.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; 1 daughter, Rena Bowling; 2 grandchildren; 1 brother and 1 sister.
 
Bill was a US Navy Veteran.  He was a mechanic and enjoyed collecting and working on cars.

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Constance "Connie" Anne Orr

Constance “Connie” Anne Orr 78 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 9:55 PM April 21, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Il after a 22 year cancer battle.
 
Private graveside will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.
 
Constance is survived by her husband of 59 years, Jon Edward Orr. She is the mother of Tina Louise Coppenbarger (son Kenneth Coppenbarger); Kimberley Kay Brady (wife of Jim Brady, son: Jon (Amy) Carter); Robin Jean Dillow (wife of Mark Dillow, daughters: Stacy (Brandon) Abkemeier and Macy Dillow); 5 great grandchildren: Paige and Braxton Abkemeier and Austin, Dallas, and Damien Carter; sisters: Carolyn Browers of Decatur, IL and Karen Meadows of Kenney, IL.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents: John and Elanor Johnson and sister: Kay Louis McCubbins.
 
She had served her country in the US Airforce.

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Betty J. Hoaglin

Betty J. Hoaglin, 90, of Lincoln passed away at 11:15 P.M. on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at St. Clara’s Manor in Lincoln.
Betty was born on January 25, 1927 in Lincoln, IL, the daughter of John M. and Lula (Usherwood) Amberg. She married Richard W. "Dick” Hoaglin on December 23, 1942 in St. Charles, MO. He preceded her in death on February 16, 2014.
Betty is survived by her sisters, Juanita L. Bale of FL, and Margaret A. (Jack) Ackerson of Lincoln. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Cremation rites will be accorded byFricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. A private family burial will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery on a later date.
Memorial donations may be made in Betty’s name to St. Jude Children’s hospital

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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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