Dewitt Obits Archives for 2011-07

D. Eugene Mouse Mansfield of Argenta

D. Eugene "Mouse" Mansfield, 73, formerly of Argenta, died Sunday (July 31, 2011). Memorial services: at a later date. Body was cremated.

Catherine E. Myers of Weldon

Catherine E. Myers Jones, 43, Weldon, died Sunday (July 31, 2011). No services. Body was cremated. Arrangements by: Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Memorials: Catherine E. Jones Memorial Fund.

George H. Dunn of Farmer City

George H. Dunn, 92, of Farmer City, IL passed away Saturday July 30, 2011. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm Wednesday August 3 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home Farmer City. Funeral service will be Thursday August 4 at 11:00 am also at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery Farmer City. Memorial donations may be made to the Farmer City United Methodist Church or the Blue Ridge Agriculture Department.

Sharlyn Jeannie Cripe of Kenney

Sharlyn "Jeannie" Cripe, 60, Kenney, died Friday (July 29, 2011). Memorial

services: at a later date. Cremation rites will be accorded. Arrangements by:

Moran & Goebel Funeral Home.

Rachel Vernice Dyson Funk of Monticello

Rachel "Vernice" Dyson Funk, 86, Monticello, died Friday (July 29, 2011).

Memorial services: 11 a.m. Friday, Mackey-Wright Funeral Home,

Monticello. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Monticello Township

Cemetery. Memorials: White Heath United Methodist Church or St. Mary's

Adult Day Care of Decatur.

Robert Riggs of Farmer City

FARMER CITY - Robert Riggs, 80, Farmer City, died Friday (July 29, 2011). Arrangements incomplete: Calvert Belangee Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City.

George F. Morris of Clinton

George F. Morris, 84, of Clinton died 9:02 p.m. Friday (July 29, 2011). Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Hudson Baptist Church, Hudson, with the Rev. Noel D. Maughmer officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial will be at a later date in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wapella. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Hudson Baptist Church.

Mary Ellen Grove of Monticello

Mary Ellen Grove, 86, Cheyenne, Wyo., formerly of Monticello, died

Thursday (July 28, 2011). Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Philomena

Catholic Church, Monticello. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday,

Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello. Burial: Monticello Township

Cemetery. Memorials: St. Philomena Catholic Church or Davis Hospice


Jesse S. Hammer of Farmer City

FARMER CITY — Jesse S. Hammer, 90, Farmer City, passed away at 1:07 a.m. Thursday (July 28, 2011) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

A celebration of life will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church, Farmer City. The Rev. C. Don Ferrill will officiate. In the spirit of the celebration, please wear casual summer attire. The family will receive friends after the service. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Central Illinois Chapter, 606 W. Glen, Peoria, IL 61614;

tral or contributions may be sent to the family who will pass them on to the local VFW and American Legion.

Mr. Hammer was born May 31, 1921, in Decatur, son of Jesse and Margaret Thommassen Hammer. He married Donna Hammitt on June 4, 1944, in Waynesville. She passed away May 26, 1997.

Survivors include his daughter, Valli C. Hammer, Champaign; three grandsons, John R. (Leigh) Runner III, Zackary Jesse (Ken-Yu) Runner and Devin B. Peithmann; four great-grandchildren, Sean, Trey, Cody and Logan Runner; and a special soul friend, Mary Lou Beggs, Farmer City.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Elizabeth Gardner.

Jesse attended Onarga Military School for high school and was a member of ROTC at the University of Illinois. He graduated with a degree in accounting and was a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity.  Mr. Hammer was an Army veteran of World War II  and was awarded the Bronze Star.

He was a choir member of the United Methodist Church, a member of the Masonic Lodge 710, Farmer City Kiwanis, Peace Meals and served as an alderman. Jesse was a charter member of Fred O’Malley Post 6190 VFW, and member of Joe Williams Post 55 American Legion. He loved music, singing and enjoyed playing the organ, trumpet and harmonica.

Jesse owned the family grocery business that was 100 years old this year.

Adda Sue McFeeters of Clinton

Adda Sue McFeeters, 74, of Clinton died 10:50 a.m. Monday (July 25, 2011). Services will be 11 a.m. Friday in Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton. Memorials: Warner Library, Clinton, or Extraordinary TAILS.

Kandy Kaye Wantland of Clinton

Kandy Kaye Wantland, 53, of Clinton died 1 a.m. Sunday (July 24, 2011). Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Greg Taylor officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton. Memorials: Kandy Wantland Memorial Fund or Second Chance Adoption.

Charlotte Eloise Underwood of Maroa

Charlotte Eloise Underwood, 85, of Maroa, IL, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2011. A memorial service to celebrate Charlotte's life will be at 11 AM Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL. Visitation will be one hour before. Burial will be at Maroa Cemetery. Pastor Mark Schleeter will be officiating. Memorials are suggested to Maroa United Methodist Church or Maroa Forsyth Alumni Association.

Gerald Dean Taylor of Monticello

Gerald Dean Taylor, 68, Monticello, died Saturday (July 23, 2011). Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Trigg & Calvert DeLand Chapel. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday. Burial: DeLand Cemetery with military rites. Memorials: Willow Tree Mission, Monticello or Piatt County Community Action Food Pantry, Monticello.

Michal A. Shelton of Bement

Michael A. Shelton, 63 of Bement, IL., passed away at 3:48 P.M. on Friday, July 22, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at the Roux–Hinds Funeral Home, Bement, IL. The Rev. Ron Weishaar will officiate. Burial will be in the Bement Township Cemetery, Bement. Military graveside rites will be given. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. also at the Roux–Hinds Funeral Home, Bement. Memorial contributions can be made to the Michael A. Shelton memorial fund in care of Roux – Hinds Funeral Home.

Lonny Snow of Wapella

WAPELLA — Lonny Snow, 62, Wapella, died at 11:15 a.m. Friday (July 22, 2011) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, following a motorcycle accident.

His memorial service will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick’s Church, Wapella, with the Rev. Peter Pilon officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington. Interment will be private.

Memorials may be made to Heyworth school district or Heyworth Fire and Ambulance Department.

Lonny was born Oct. 8, 1948, in Bloomington, the son of Les and Margaret Hefner Snow Jr. He married Sandy Gaines on Feb. 17, 1968, at St. Mary’s Church, Bloomington. She survives.

He is also survived by his mother, Margaret Hebel, Normal; two sons, Scott (Becky) Snow, Heyworth, and Brett (Angela) Snow, Chicago; six grandchildren, Caden, Saegan, Aidan, Levyn, Ian and Laney; a sister, Kandra Brogotti, California; a brother, Ty Denney, Bloomington; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Tiger Snow.

Lonny graduated from Bloomington High School in 1966 and served in the National Guard. He owned both Pit Row Sports Bar and Grill in Heyworth and SCI General Contractor. He was a member of St. Patrick Church, Wapella.

Lonny was a collector of old cars and an avid racing fan. He loved entertaining, cooking and spending time with his grandchildren, who were the joy of his life. He strived to give to those in need.

Ronald Dean Whitey Thomas of Clinton

Ronald Dean "Whitey" Thomas, 75, Clinton, died Tuesday (Sept. 20, 2011). Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial: McClimans, Cemetery, Hallsville, with military rites. Memorials: American Diabetes Association or Cancer Care Center of Central Illinois

Fleta Mae Buggar of Clinton

Fleta Mae Buggar, 90, Clinton, died Tuesday (July 19, 2011). Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton. Memorials: Manor Court activity fund.

Marilyn M. Conder of Lincoln

Marilyn M. Conder, 79, formerly of Lincoln, died June 18, 2011. Memorial service: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial: McClimans Cemetery, Hallsville.

Herbert L. Cone of Argenta

Herbert L. Cone, 82, Argenta., died Sunday (July 17, 2011). Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta. Memorials: donor's choice.

Mary L. Wheeler of Lincoln

Mary L. Wheeler, 83, Lincoln, died Wednesday (July 13, 2011). Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Visitation: two hours before services. Burial: New Union Cemetery, Lincoln. Memorials: First Nazarene Church, Lincoln

George R. Hoaglin of Lincoln

George R. Hoaglin, 82, Lincoln, died Monday (July 11, 2011). Body was cremated. Private graveside services: at a later date. Arrangements by: Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

Ruth Adine Meade of Clinton

Ruth Adine Meade, 83, of Clinton died 4:35 a.m. Sunday (July 10, 2011). Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton. Memorials: American Diabetes Foundation or American Heart Association

Suzanne Frahlman of Forsyth

Suzanne Frahlman, 85, Forsyth, died Sunday (July 10, 2011). Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Decatur. Visitation: two hours before services. Burial: North Fork Cemetery. Memorials: Heartland of Decatur/Arcadia Unit.

Laura Finley Burchett of Kenney

Laura Finley Burchett, 45, formerly of Kenney, IL, passed away on July 7, 2011. A celebration of her life will be held at Weldon Springs State Park on Thursday, July 14 at 6:00pm.

F.E. Bud Ryan of Clinton

F.E. "Bud" Ryan, 87, of Clinton died 2:40 p.m. Wednesday (July 6, 2011). Prayer service will be 7 p.m. Friday in Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Visitation will be 5:30 p.m. until services. Body was cremated. Memorials: First Christian Church, Clinton.

Ruth Lynne Munsie Ewing of Forsyth

Ruth Lynne Munsie Ewing, 95 of Forsyth, IL, passed away July 6, 2011. Memorial services will be 2:00 P.M., Monday, July 11, 2011 at Central Christian Church, Decatur, IL. Private family burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Decatur, IL. Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, IL, will be assisting the family with arrangements.

Michael Myslinski of Atlanta

ATLANTA — Michael Myslinski, 58, Atlanta, formerly of Mount Prospect, was born July 4, 1952; at rest July 3, 2011, in Atlanta.

Please join us in honoring his life at a memorial service at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 at First Baptist Church, Clinton.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Mike Myslinski Shooting Star Scholarship Fund (“Helping Young Athletes Reach for the Stars”) at any Fifth Third Bank branch. Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, is handling arrangements.

Mike is survived by his wife, April; his daughter, Amy (Marco) Botello; grandchildren, Michael and Kylie; stepdaughters, Kimberly and Amanda; sister, Morine; and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fabian and Maxine Myslinski.

In addition to husband, father and brother, Mike will be remembered as a bowling coach, mentor, avid golfer, dedicated employee to the Walgreens Co. and extraordinary friend.

Mike was inducted into the Illinois Bowling Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Chicagoland Bowling Hall of Fame in 2009.

Edwards L. Phillips of Moroa

Edward L. Phillips, Jr., 42, formerly of Maroa, Illinois, died Saturday, July 2. Services are 11:00 a.m. Friday in the Celebration of Life Chapel at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline and 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 12 in First United Methodist Church, Decatur. Visitation is one hour prior to services. Burial will take place at a later date in Macon County Memorial Park Cemetery in Decatur, Illinois.

Charles Eugene Charlie Winters of Cisco

Charles Eugene "Charlie" Winters 75, of Cisco died 3:26 A.M. Saturday July 2, 2011 in his residence. Funeral Service will be 12:00 Noon on Wednesday July 6, 2011 in the Oreana Christian Church with Rev. Dan Perry, Rev. Phil Hansen and Rev. Jack Howard officiating. Visitation will be from 10 A.M. Wednesday until 12 Noon in the Church. Burial will be in Croninger Cemetery in Cisco. Memorial Contributions to the Oreana Christian Church or Cicso Fire Department


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