Dewitt Obits Archives for 2016-03

Daniel W. Eades

Daniel W. Eades, 42, of Bloomington, formerly of Monticello, passed away at 10:42 a.m. on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at his residence.


His funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Mackey-Wright Funeral Home in Monticello with Bob Lane officiating. Visitation will be from 1-3:00 p.m. on Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.


Additional visitation will be from 5-7:00 p.m. on Friday at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington.



Interment will be in Monticello Township Cemetery in Monticello. Memorials may be made to his children’s education fund, c/o First State Bank, 201 W. Main St., Monticello, IL 61953. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.


Danny was born on September 8, 1973 in Monticello, a son to Richard and Nettie Webb Eades. He married Tara Hamilton on July 2, 1994 in Monticello.


Surviving is his mother, Nettie Eades of Monticello; four children, Haley (Wade) Willoughby of Tuscola, Jessica Eades, Ramsey Eades and Kendall Eades, all of Monticello; siblings, Kathy (Darrell) Palmer of Tolono, Kenny (Jenny) Eades of Champaign, Kim (Russ Petrotte) Marshall of Monticello, Ricky Eades of Monticello and Denny (Angie) Eades of White Heath and several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.


He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Eades; an infant brother; maternal and paternal grandparents; and several aunts and uncles.


Danny graduated from Monticello High School in 1991 and attended Parkland College. Later, he graduated from Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg with a degree in Mortuary Science. He did his apprenticeship at Spengel Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. He worked at Morgan Funeral Home in Savoy. Later, he worked as a embalmer and funeral director Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington for the last 6 years where he said "I take pride in serving the families who walk through our doors on a daily basis; it is an honor and a privilege not taken lightly".


He was the Vice President of the McLean County Funeral Directors Association and a member of the Young Men’s Club.


Danny loved spending time with his children and family. He enjoyed fishing, camping and family cook-outs. He was a loving father, son and friend who will be deeply missed.


Online condolences and memories may be left for the family at

Margaret L. Long

Margaret L. Long, 92, of Clinton, IL passed away at 8:48 AM, March 21, 2016 at Advocate Bromenn Medical Center, Normal, IL.



Services will be 1 P.M. Friday, March 25, 2016 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial will follow in Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 P.M. Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.


Memorials may be directed to First Christian Church or to a charity of the donor’s choice.


Margaret was born February 14, 1924 in DeLand, IL the daughter of Wilson and Cecil (Longworth) Webb. She married Harry D. “Dale” Long April 10, 1943 in San Antonio, TX. He passed away January 6, 2008.


Survivors include her children: Frederick Long, Dallas, TX, Beverly Sereicikas, Duluth, MN, Joetta (Jerry Ishcomer) Gammage, Farmer City, IL and Gary (Deanna) Long, Clinton, IL; 6 grandchildren: Sara (Keith Volker) Trimble, Abby (Tyler) Ferguson, Sheryl (Damon) Wells, Greg (April) Long, Terence (Sherilyn) Long, Stephen (Teri) Long along with 9 great grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters and 4 brothers.


Margaret was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL and retired from Wallace Business Forms after 24 years of service.


She enjoyed parachuting, motorcycle riding and traveling.

Juanita Cumi Turney

Juanita Cumi Turney, 92, of Clinton, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016, at Liberty Village in Clinton, surrounded by her family.



Juanita was born September 8, 1923, in Decatur, to John Wesley and Emma (Laskowski) Howland. She graduated from Lovington High School. She attended Decatur & Macon County School of Nursing through the WWII Cadet Corps Program and graduated in 1946. She was a nurse at John Warner Hospital in Clinton. She married Elmer “Dale” Turney on September 29, 1946, at Grace United Methodist Church in Decatur. She was a member of First Christian Church of Clinton. Juanita enjoyed quilting, square dancing and flower gardening. She loved fishing at the Ozarks and in Minnesota. She also enjoyed attending Bible Study Fellowship International.


She is survived by her two sons, Richard (Sue) Turney and Bob (Donna) Turney both of Clinton; two daughters, Deb (Doug) Tilley of Clinton and Jan (Roger) Dial of Maroa; eleven grandchildren, Joshua (Jodi) Turney, John (Timothea) Turney, Jim (Erin) Turney, Tina (Jimmy) McDaniel, Chastity (Larry) Coleman, Carrie (Fred) Zbinden, Kristen (Scott) Davis, Kevin (Mia Oakes) Tilley, Melinda Dial, Alex (Aimee) Dial and Ben Dial; twenty great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.


She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dale; one brother, John “Jack” Wesley Howland II and one sister, Virginia Robbins.


Services to celebrate the life of Juanita Turney will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 25, 2016, at First Christian Church of Clinton. Visitation will be from 4p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 2016, at the church. Burial will be in Oakpark Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Little Galilee or First Christian Church of Clinton.


The family of Juanita Turney is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Avenue, Decatur, IL. View the online obituary and send condolences to the family at

Judyth Norton

Judyth A. (Robb) Norton, 75 yrs. old, passed away March 17, 2016 at home with family by her side in Monticello, Illinois. Judy was born on November 17, 1940 in Decatur, IL. She was preceeded in death by her husband, James W. Norton, parents-Merle & Maude; Robb, brother-Jack (Rose) Robb, 2 daughters, and a step-daughter-Cynthia S. (Norton) McKinney. Surviving are her sister, Pat (Victor) Lockridge, step-children-Debra (Ron) Barton in Seneca, SC, David (Cindy) Norton in Colchester, IL, Tracy (Randy) Wright in Mahomet, IL, and Jamie Norton in Mahomet, IL, 14 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Judy worked at State Bank in Champaign, IL, for many years. Judy was a "daddy's girl." She loved her pets, reading, shopping, cooking, auctions, estate sales and fishing with her husband. She was loving, independent and always had a positive outlook on life. Her family and friends will miss her greatly, but know she is happy to be together again with her husband in heaven. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

David Wayne Reed

 David Wayne Reed 45 of Sullivan, Illinois passed away 5:40 PM March 20, 2016 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon, IL.

Services will be 11 AM, Thursday, March 24, 2016 at the Texas Christian Church, Clinton, IL with Scott Marsh officiating.  Burial will follow in Texas Township Cemetery.  Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL. 


Memorials may be directed to the Moultrie County Beacon or to Texas Christian Church.


David was born July 17, 1970 in Lincoln, IL the son of Robert L. and Linda C. (Coombs) Reed.


Survivors include his parents, Robert L. and Linda C. Reed, Clinton, IL; and brother, Robert (Susan) Reed, Jr., Waldorf, MD.


David enjoyed fishing, baseball games, firetrucks, airplanes and riding trains.  He especially enjoyed participating in the Special Olympics.  The family would like to thank Moultrie County Beacon staff and the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center for their excellent care. 

Ramey K. Ahmed

 Ramey K. Ahmed 29 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 4:02 AM February 24, 2016 at the Dr. John Warner Hospital, Clinton, Il.

Services will be 12 Noon, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Greg Taylor officiating.


Memorials may be directed to Ramey K. Ahmed Memorial Fund.


Ramey was born April 9, 1986 in Chicago, IL the son of Walid Mohammed Abdallah and Dawn Rosa.


Survivors include his children: Ryland Lee Ahmed, Hallsville, IL, Arisah Reynolds, Hallsville, IL; Kierra Durbin, Clinton, IL; siblings: Shady W.M. Abdallah, Taylorville, IL, Samantha Cortez, Clinton, IL, Milagro Cortez, Clinton, IL; and fiancé, Tabatha Heckman, Hallsville, IL.


He was preceded in death by his Parents.


Ramey’s children were his life.

Thomas Evans

Thomas Evans, 92, of Atlanta, passed away at 10:57 p.m. Thursday (March 17, 2016) at Illinois Veterans Home, LaSalle.

Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Atlanta Christian Church. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. Doug Maris will officiate.

Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Atlanta Cemetery, with military rites to be accorded.

Thomas Evans was born April 7, 1923, the son of Samuel Thomas and Matty Smith Evans. He married Janette Cox on July 28, 1946, in Bloomington. She preceded him in death on March 2, 2000.

Tom is survived by one daughter, Diane (Tom) Winkler, Bloomington; one daughter-in-law, Linda Evans, Atlanta; six grandchildren, Tim (Tonya) Evans, Cindy (Keith) Eimer, Sarah (Chad Boitnott) Evans, Jennifer (Coley) Vahey, David (Kristine) Winkler and Aaron (Stacy) Winkler; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Janette; one son, David Evans; six sisters; and seven brothers.

Tom was a farmer. He started and ran Evans Heating and Cooling, and then opened Evans Implement in 1978 with his son, until he retired in 1985. Tom served in the U.S. Marine Corps, spending three years in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a member of the Atlanta Christian Church, Atlanta American Legion Post 341, 40 et 8 in Lincoln, Elks Lodge 914 in Lincoln and Bloomington Veterans of Foreign Wars 454.

One of the greatest joys of his life was his grandchildren. He was deeply loved and will be dearly missed.

Memorials may be made to Atlanta Christian Church, Atlanta Rescue Squad or Illinois Veterans Home, LaSalle.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta.


Gary Loren Todd

Gary Loren Todd, of Mahomet, went to be with the Lord and to be reunited with his son, "Little John," at 3:04 p.m. on March 16, 2016.
A Memorial Service to celebrate "Gary's life" will be held Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Clinton Assembly of God Church, 801 S. Mulberry St., Clinton.  Pastor Dan Bell will officiate.
Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta is assisting the family with final arrangements.

Rachel J. Kehl

Rachel J. Kehl, 87, of Lincoln, formerly of Atlanta, passed away at 2:52 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at The Christian Village in Lincoln.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Kehl will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at the Atlanta Christian Church.  Mr. Ryan Edgecombe will officiate.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the church prior to the funeral service.
Burial will be in the Atlanta Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to The Christian Village Nursing Home in Lincoln, Atlanta Christian Church, or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta.

Crystal Jean Norfleet

Crystal Jean Norfleet 44 of Bement, IL passed away 3:32 AM March 14, 2016 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.
Services will be 10 AM, Monday, March 21, 2016 at the Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, IL with Pastor John Roberson officiating. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery, Oakland, IL. Visitation will be 9 – 10 AM at the Funeral Home.
Memorials may be directed to the Crystal Norfleet Memorial Fund.

Patricia M. Hart

Patricia M. Hart, 78, of Lincoln, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 11:40 a.m. at St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln.
Visitation will be held on Friday evening, March 18, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln.
Graveside services will be in the Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery in Carlinville, Illinois on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Caroline Manock

Caroline (Walker) Manock 98 of Clinton, Illinois passed away peacefully at her residence 7:30 AM, March 4, 2016.


A celebration of life for Caroline will be 11 AM  Saturday, March, 19, 2016 at the Clinton Presbyterian Church, Clinton, Il. with Rev. Benjamin Keller and Rev. Samantha Keller officiating. Graveside service will follow at 3 PM at Elmwood Cemetery, Elmwood, Il. Visitation will be 4 – 6 PM Friday, March 18, 2016 at the church and also 9 – 11 AM, Saturday at the church. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. is in charge of arrangements.


Memorials may be directed to the Clinton Presbyterian Church Elevator Building Fund or the Clinton YMCA.


Caroline was born on March 16, 1917 in Clinton, Il., the daughter of Ruth (Kent) and Carle Capron  Walker. She was united in marriage to John Russell Manock of Elmwood, Il., on February 5, 1944 at 311 North Center St., Clinton, Il. He passed away February 12, 1994.


She is survived by her daughter, Carol Ruth Tullis (Steve), Carson City, Nevada, Sister-in-Law, Patricia Walker, Machesney Park, Il., Several Nieces, Nephews, Great and Great-Great Nieces and Nephews and some cousins.


She was preceded in death by her Parents, Sisters, Sarah Elizabeth Cannady, Ruth Peverly and Brother, Robert Kent Walker.


Caroline attended Barngrover Elementary School (Harp Township, one room school), Clinton Community High School and Millikin University. At Millikin she studied fine arts and concert piano. After high school she worked at the Vespasian Warner Library under her Aunt Lillian Kent. After Millikin she worked as a secretary-accountant for her father’s farm management business. Her favorite job was a Bailey and Himes Sporting Goods in Champaign. She then married John, who farmed near Elmwood and later Laura, Il. In 1955 they moved to Clinton to farm the Walker Centennial farm. Her love of Horticulture continued to be expressed in farming and gardening.


All of Caroline’s activities and interests were for a lifetime: Home Bureau and Homemakers Extension, Rural Youth, 4-H, Clinton Presbyterian Church (UPW and Miriam Circle, Lunch Bunch, Sunday School, Choir), and music (Harmonica in high school, Piano accompanist for band soloists, pianist for choirs and church and singing in the choir). Her artistic skills were expressed in sketching, painting, sewing, stitchery, crocheting, crafts and quilting. She loved travel, journaling and scrapbooking on every trip. She enjoyed genealogy and kept many family books.


Caroline was an  a amazing farm wife, homemaker and mother. She is archived in the Oral History Project about Farm Wives in Illinois at the Abraham Lincoln Library. She was involved in every aspect of farming for over 50 years. She was also a partner with a niece in the Oregon ranch that her father homesteaded in the early 1900’s. She with her caring, optimistic personality and outlook on life will be missed by so many

Glenna M. McCown

Glenna M. McCown 71 of Bloomington, Il. passed away 5:30 AM March 13, 2016 at her family residence.


Services will be 1 PM, Friday, March 18, 2016 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with Pastor Dan Bell officiating. Burial will follow at DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, Il. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Thursday, March 17, 2016 at the funeral home.  The family requests casual attire.


Memorials may be directed to the ALS Foundation or the American Heart Association.


Glenna was born October 27, 1944 in Lafayette, IN the daughter of Artis and Ines (Harris) Bradshaw.  She married Michael Edwin McCown September 12, 1964 in Clinton, Il. He passed away January 2, 1998.


Survivors include her children, Terry (fiancé Susan Erwin) McCown, Bloomington, IL, Russell (Chris) McCown, Coatsville, IN, Wendy (Brian) Wunderle, Bloomington, IL, 7 grandchildren:  Savannha (Ricky) Vera, Dallas, TX; Brandon (Natalie) McCown, Gulfport, MS; Drew (fiancé Ashley Logan) Farrell, Wauconda, IL; Shawn (Jeriann) McCown, Hampton, VA; Ryan Farrell, Bloomington, IL; Bryan McCown, San Antonio, TX; and Jacob Summers, Bloomington, IL; 7 great-grandchildren:  Dominic Vera and Noah Vera, Dallas, TX; Katie Hernandez and Ava McCown, both of San Antonio, TX; Lanie Farrell, Bloomington, IL; Tate Logan, Wauconda, IL and Raiden McCown, Hampton, VA; sister, Lily (David) Allan, DeWitt, IL; her beloved dog, Rocky.


She was preceded in death by her parents, 1brother, Lawrence Dewey Bradshaw, 1 sister, Rosie C. Foster, and brother-in-law, William Foster.


Glenna retired from Eureka-Williams in Bloomington, IL after 28 years of service.  She later worked at Wal-Mart, Bloomington, IL and retired after 14 years of service.  Glenna enjoyed reading.  Glenna loved spending time with her family.  Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the apple of her eye.  The family would like to thank Glenna’s caregiver, Becki Swan for all of her care and support.     

Rebecca L. Mears

Rebecca L. “Becky” Mears, 66, of Clinton, IL formerly of Kenney, IL passed away at 7:56 PM, March 3, 2016 at Christus Spohn Shoreline Hospital, Corpus Christi, TX.


A celebration of Becky’s life will be 7 PM, Thursday, March 17, 2016 at the Kenney Christian Church with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating.  Visitation will be 6 – 7 PM Thursday at the church.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.


Memorials may be directed to the Becky Mears Memorial Fund.


Becky was born June 14, 1949 in Lincoln, IL the daughter of Carl and Vivian (Hunt) Hamblen.  She married Clarence Reed Mears.


Survivors include her daughter, Tonya Allen, Kenney, IL; son, Jarod Mears, Clinton, IL; 2 granddaughters:  Brenna Allen, Kenney, IL and Mersades Wheeler, Wapella, IL; grandson, Callen Mears, Wapella, IL; and 1 brother, Darrel Hamblen, Wapella, IL.


She was preceded in death by her parents and 1 brother.


Becky worked for State Farm Insurance for 42 years.  She enjoyed traveling and horses.  She especially loved spending time with her family and her church – the Kenney Christian Church.

Jack Goodman

Jack E. Goodman 46 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 6:20 PM March 11, 2016 at his residence.


Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.   Cremation rites will follow.


Memorials may be directed to the Jack Goodman Memorial Fund.


Jack was born June 8, 1969 in Sullivan, Indiana the son of Robert and Linda (Allen) Goodman.


Survivors include his wife, Kerri Newman, Bloomington, IL; mother and stepfather, Linda and Larry Goforth, Hopedale, IL; children:  Justin Ditterline-Goodman, Nashville, IL; Miranda (Justin) Buckley, NC; and Kelsey Goodman, Chestnut, IL; 1 brother, Richard (Teresa) Goodman, Hartsburg, IL.


He was preceded in death by his father and sister, Dawn Lovelett.


Jack was an artist specializing in glass etching, custom bike painting, and tattooing.  He enjoyed fishing and riding his motorcycle.  “We all love you, Happy Jack”

Linda Moore

Linda “The Egg Lady” Moore, of Clinton, passed away on the morning of Feb. 22, 2016, at home. 

A celebration of Linda’s life will be Friday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. A quiet time will begin at 9 a.m., and a memorial, with J. Kent Hickerson officiating, will begin at 10 a.m.

Memorials may be directed to Weldon Springs Foundation.

Linda was the daughter of Ora and Jesse Allen Wheeler. She married her high school sweetheart, Richard "Dick" Moore, in Clinton. After Dick returned from two tours in Vietnam, they decided to tackle the adventures of a military family, and while they did live in a few boring places, most were very exciting, like Germany and Hawaii. Along the way they had a daughter, Carla, who lives with her husband, Marvin, in Washington state; and a son, Bryon, who married Paula; they both live in and work for the state of Washington.

After their children were grown, Linda and Dick lived for a while in Tennessee but eventually moved back to Washington, where Dick had retired from the Army. They returned to Clinton in 2001 and purchased their first home together, but still couldn't stay away from Washington for very long, especially since they had two greatly loved grandchildren, Isaac and Noah, Bryon and Paula's sons, to keep up with.

Sadly, it was in their 15th year back in Illinois and the day of their 50th wedding anniversary that they learned of Linda's pancreatic cancer.

Linda was a compassionate home health caregiver for a great many people. She provided them with respect and dignity while handling many of their most sensitive needs. She gave as much loving attention as she could while also being professional.

Linda was called 'The Egg Lady' because her joy and talent was egg decorating. Much like the Fabergé eggs, she would cut, paint and adorn everything from tiny sparrow eggs to melon-sized emu eggs. Most of her eggs contained lovely and intricate tableaus inside. Linda also taught classes, hoping to inspire others to take up her art form. Her eggs have been on display at the Washington State Fair and at Watkins Jewelry on the square in Clinton. Every Easter the John Warner Library would feature many of her creations.

In recent years, Linda was known to frequent the Clinton Hardee's, sparking discussion and the occasional controversy with a cup of tea and a few pilfered tater tots in hand. Comments from the Hardee's crowd touch on her voracious appetite for knowledge and how her absence had already been felt as she struggled through her chemo treatments.

Go with God, Linda.

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Eugene Hook

Eugene “Hook” Mandrell, 83, of Clinton, passed away 7:22 p.m. Friday (March 11, 2016) at his family home.

A service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Phil Yakey officiating. Burial will follow at Long Point Cemetery, Wapella, with military honors. Visitation will be  from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the Wapella Christian Church or Little Galilee Christian Assembly.

Hook was born Sept. 4, 1932, in DeWitt County, the son of Charles and Esther Malone Mandrell. He married Deanna Bane on June 8, 1958, in Ellsworth.

Survivors include his wife, Deanna Mandrell, Clinton; daughters, Debra Shull, Clinton, and Karen Alexander, Clinton; three grandsons, Chad (Heather) Whitlock, Eric (Jamie) Whitlock and Ryan (Kaysi) Whitlock, all of Clinton; 10 great-grandchildren; and brothers and sisters, Charles (Elaine) Mandrell, Coal Valley; Carl (Bonnie) Mandrell, Clinton; Richard (Vanessa) Mandrell, Clinton; Lucretia Powless, Clinton; and Ada Clifton, Clarksville, Ark.

Hook was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lloyd, James and Dorran; and sisters, Cliffia Maychrzak and Ruth Wright.

Hook was a member of the Wapella Christian Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1951 to 1953. He had retired from Revere Copper & Brass Inc., Clinton, after 37 years of service. Hook also served on the DeWitt County Board for 10 years. He was an avid coon hunter and Cubs fan.

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Margaret Memmott

Margaret “Margie” Mary Memmott, 60, of Maroa, passed away Thursday morning, March 10, 2016 in her home, surrounded by her family.


Margie was born September 19, 1955, in Downers Grove, to Norman Richard and Edith Ellen (Witt) Memmott. She was a CNA for over 30 years.


She is survived by her three children, David (Tamara Moore) Delmonico, Richard Memmott and Margaret Memmott; six grandchildren, Addison Lenchner, Lexis Grotjan, Bradley Cramer, Jr., Rebecca Leach, Eva Delmonico and Naomi Delmonico; three brothers, Charles (Kathy) Memmott, Michael Memmott and Richard (Sandy) Memmott; one sister, Nancy Ramirez.


She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Susan Memmott.


Honoring Margie’s wishes, cremation services will be provided by Graceland/Fairlawn cremation center. The family will host a memorial gathering at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Nancy Ramirez.


The family of Margie Memmott is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Robert H. Jr. Flaugher

Robert “Bob” H. Flaugher, Jr., 90, died Tuesday, March 8th, 2016, at Decatur Memorial Hospital.


Bob was born on February 18, 1926, in Decatur, to Robert H. and Louise (Wilson) Flaugher, Sr. In 1939, the family moved to Cerro Gordo, Illinois.  In high school, Bob participated in football, basketball and baseball.  He served in the United States Navy for two years during WWII.  He was assigned to the USS Poseidon, ARL 12 which performed its duties in the Pacific repairing damaged ships, primarily at Okinawa.  He was excited to participate in Central Illinois Honor Flights to Washington, DC to visit the WWII Memorial and several other memorials.  He was an avid Cubs fan since 1932 and recently made two trips to Wrigley field to enjoy the games.



He graduated from Eastern Illinois Teachers College in 1949 and received a Masters Degree and Advanced Certificates from the University of Illinois.  He taught at Oakland, Illinois from 1949 to 1952.  Then he taught at Lakeview High School from 1952 to 1982, where he developed an Independent Physical Education Program that received much acclaim around the country where he did consulting work.  He coached varsity baseball for 26 years.  He also coached three undefeated freshmen, sophomore football teams, one at Oakland and two at Lakeview High Schools. He was a member of the coaching staff for Lakeview’s 1965 undefeated varsity football team – Decatur’s first.  He was inducted into the Decatur Athletic Council’s Hall of Fame along with the 1965 football team.  He was varsity football coach at Lakeview for three seasons.  He also coached girls bowling at Lakeview and Eisenhower High Schools.  He retired from teaching in June 1984.


Bob was a 50-year member of Grace United Methodist Church where he served on the Administrative Board and as an usher. He enjoyed worship services at Imboden Living Center. Recently he transferred his membership to First United Methodist Church.  He has been a past member of Decatur Education Association, Illinois Education Association, National Education Association, lifetime member of the Illinois Parent Teachers Association, and the Illinois Officials Association. As a member of the United States Power Squadron he supervised a boating course for several years in conjunction with the Decatur Public Schools and the American Red Cross.  He was president of the Forest Knolls Lake Club for many years.


On June 15, 1952, he married the love of his life, Lula Jean Kussart, in Cerro Gordo, Illinois.  She preceded him in death on October 25, 2005.  Other survivors include his daughter, Cynthia Lou Townsend (husband Nathan) of Greenbrier, TN; grandchildren, Margaret Barrett, Joshua Garcia, Travis Garcia (wife Tori).  He also leaves sister-in-law Juanita Flaugher of Cerro Gordo and a host of nephews and nieces. 


He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Randal Robert Flaugher; brother, Richard Flaugher and sister, Elizabeth Louise Flaugher.


Funeral services to celebrate the life of Robert Flaugher will be 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 11, 2016, in the Chapel at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home.  Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Cerro Gordo Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church or donor’s choice.


The family of Robert H. Flaugher, Jr. is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Avenue, Decatur, IL. Send condolences to the family at

Leahdell Turner

Leahdell Turner, 90, formerly of Cisco, IL passed away peacefully in her sleep March 1, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Leahdell was born on January 10, 1926 in Elkhart, IL. She was the 2nd daughter of 6 children of William S. Suttory and Chrystle (Shockey) Suttory. Leahdell is survived by her sister, Gwen Rosenfield of Elkhart, IL and brother, Louis Suttory of Springfield, IL.


Leahdell and Lloyd Kenneth Turner were married June 20, 1943 in St. Charles, MO lived in Elkhart, IL. They later moved to Mt. Pulaski, IL and then Forsyth, IL and finally settled in Cisco, IL. They were happily married for 65 years. The love of her life, Lloyd died in Cisco, IL August 6, 2008 at age 86. She was preceded in death by her son, Leigh Richard Turner and daughter, Linda Rae Turner. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.


Surviving are two sons; Larry William Turner of Salt Lake City, formerly of Decatur, IL and Lloyd Kenneth Turner Junior of Cisco, IL. Grandchildren; Aaron Leigh Turner of San Diego, CA, Jared Thomas Turner of Shanghai, China and Micah Lloyd Turner of Salt Lake City. Great grandchildren; Miles, Colin, Adela, and Alexander, the children of Jared and Heather Moore Turner currently living in Shanghai, China.


The funeral service will begin with the visitation Monday, March 14 from noon until 1:30 p.m. immediately followed by the service at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello. Interment will be held at the Croninger Cemetery, Cisco, IL.


Memorial donations may be made to the American Legion, Cisco, IL.


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Edward King Jr.

Edward R. “Ed” King Jr., 90, of Heyworth, died at 1:40 p.m. Monday (March 7, 2016) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.


There will be no service for Edward. Cremation rites have been accorded. Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, is handling the arrangements.



He was born Jan. 8, 1926, in Heyworth, to Edward and Minnette Crookshank King. He is survived by his partner of many years, Lucy F. Beever, Ashkum; Lucy's children, Sue (Glen) Shafroth, Clifton, and Claudia (Bruce) Siebring, Ashkum; and Lucy's grandchildren, Kylee and James Shafroth, Jill (Michael) Tores and Justin Yohnka. He is also survived by lifelong friends, Greg and LeAnn Anderson and Larry and LeAnn Coleman.


Ed was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked more than 35 years for Caterpillar Tractor Co. in Peoria and retired in 1981. He was a member of the American Legion in Bloomington and the Masonic Lodge. Ed was also a proud member of the National Rifle Association and a 60-year member of the Kankakee Gun Club, as well as a proud member of the Republican Party.


Memorial contributions may be made to the National Rifle Association.


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Lawrence Terry

Lawrence Raymond “Larry” Terry, 58, of Decatur, died at 11:28 p.m. Tuesday (March 8, 2016) at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur.


Service: 2 p.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Ernie Harvey Jr. officiating.


Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton.


Visitation: 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


Memorials: Heritage Behavioral Health for the Orchard Street Group Home, Decatur.


Survivors: brother, Ronald Terry, and sister, Cindy Sympson, both of Clinton, and stepbrothers and stepsister, David, Dennis, Michael, Dwayne and Dawn.


Condolences may be made at

Alma F. Hoke

Alma F. Hoke 67 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 4 PM March 4, 2016 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.


Services will be 11 A.M. Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Jim Kilson officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, IL. Visitation will be 10-11 A.M. Tuesday at the funeral home.


Memorials may be directed to Lane Christian Church or the Donor’s Choice.


Alma was born October 20, 1948 in Bloomington, IL the daughter of Delbert and Catherine Lucille (Williamson) Helmick. She married Gary Hoke May 8, 1998 in Clinton, IL.


Survivors include her husband: Gary Hoke, Clinton, IL; daughter: Christy Sloat, Clinton, IL; step-children: Marci (Jerad) Patterson, Clinton, IL and Jonathan (Melissa) Hoke, Crestview, FL; 4 grandchildren: Ka’lee Maiden, Jesse Sloat, Kyli Paterson and Kane Paterson; sister: Vera “Toots” (Lou) Hansen, Clinton, IL; brother-in-laws: Larry (Jane) Hoke, Clinton, IL, Ed (Sonna) Hoke, Clinton, IL, Fred (Sharline) Hoke, Clinton, IL and Randy Hoke, Clinton, IL; sister-in-law: Karen (Jim) Powers, Wapella, IL.


She was preceded in death by her parents and 1 daughter: Angela Maiden.


Alma retired from RR Donnelley in Clinton, IL. She was a member of the Lane Christian Church and Eagles Auxiliary #593. Also he helped with the Midwest Food Bank and loved roses.

Ina Jean Garrison

Ina Jean Garrison, 89, left this earthly life to meet her Lord and reunite with her husband, parents, two brothers, Clifford and Milford, oldest sister Mildred, and twin sister Inas, on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at 11:05 P.M. at Piatt County Nursing Home in Monticello, Illinois.


Although Ina and her twin always celebrated their birthdays on April 1, 1926, her actual birth date was April 2, 1926. Ina was born to Delmar and Onnie Burton on a rural farm outside of Deland, Illinois.


In August of 1947, she and her fiancé drove across country, stopped in Arizona, married and then settled in San Diego, California where Bud’s naval ship weighed anchor and docked every week. Ina worked as a housekeeper in a motel to augment their income while he was on the high seas.


They returned to rural Deland, Illinois in 1948 where their daughter Sheila was born. They farmed there until Bud went into the ministry and they moved to Lodge, Illinois to lead Lodge Church of God until 1955 when they moved to Decatur, Illinois where they led Second Church of God until their retirement in 1989.


Ina’s focus over the years were the children she babysat for, Sherry, Robin, Brad and the many little ones she and her assistant Rosie Pirtle taught in Sunday school class. She devoted her life to her husband and her church after Bud’s death, her beagle, Idgie and later Rusty.


She is survived by a daughter Sheila of Macon, Illinois, grandson James Sheets (Connie) of Cerro Gordo, Illinois, granddaughter Jodi Pierceall (Eric) of Oakley, Illinois, 4 great grandchildren Faythe, Emily (Emmie Jean), Jimmy (Bubba), and Thomas (Little buddy), 2 step great grandchildren, 2 step great great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and their families.


We would like to recognize the Halycion Unit of Piatt County Nursing Home for the excellent and loving care Ina received during her 4 years there.


Funeral services will be 12:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, with visitation from 10:00 A.M. until service time. Burial will be in Cerro Gordo Cemetery, Cerro Gordo, Illinois.


Memorials may be made to the Ina Jean (Burton) Garrison Memorial Fund at Bement Bank.


Condolences may be left to the family in care of Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home at

Shawn Eugene Maddox

Shawn Eugene Maddox 48 of Clinton, Illinois passed away at 3:40 PM March 2, 2016 at the Dr. John Warner Hospital, Clinton, IL.


Services will be 11 AM, Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Mark Yeske officiating.  Burial will follow in McClimans Cemetery, Hallsville, IL.  Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM at the funeral home.


Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association.


Shawn was born August 14, 1967 in Clinton, IL the son of William J and Paula A. (Beck) Maddox. He married Shae L. Cyrulik December 31, 2003 in Clinton, IL.


Survivors include his wife, Shae L. Maddox, Clinton, IL;  mother, Paula A. Maddox (Bob West), Clinton, IL; father, William J. Maddox, Jackson, MS; grandmother, Dollie Maddox, Alabama; siblings:  Brook Maddox (Robin Finfrock), Deerfield Beach, FL and Dawnette (Danny) Weikle, Maroa, IL; aunt, Sue Hopkins, Clinton, IL; uncle, Phillip Beck, Maroa, IL; nieces and nephews, Daniel, Destiny and Desiree` Weikle, Derek Finfrock; and great-nephew, Bennett Weikle.


Shawn enjoyed fishing and wood crafting.  

Lucille Estella Mohr Rolofson

Lucille Estella Mohr Rolofson passed from this mortal life to her eternal home on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 9:30 AM.  She was 99 years, 7 months, and 5 days old.


Lucille was born on July 22, 1916 on a grain and dairy farm outside Normal, IL the daughter of Elmer and Stella Engel Mohr.  She married Loren F. (Lefty) Rolofson on October 20, 1940 at East White Oak Bible Church.  He died January 18, 2005 ending 64 years of marriage that took them from Bloomington to Decatur finally settling in Clinton where he owned and operated Rolofson’s Body Shop.


Lucille was a homemaker, hair dresser, and cook for Lincoln School of the Clinton School District.  She basically taught herself to play the piano and used her talent at the piano/organ for over 50 years at First Baptist Church in Clinton.  Over the course of her many years at the church she entertained many missionaries, evangelists, special speakers and new members.  Her love of missions made her instrumental in organizing the Ladies Missionary Circle.


Survivors include two daughters, Saundra (Hank) Klinger, Bartlett, IL and Janet (Tom) Trigg of Monticello, IL; two granddaughters, Amy (Jay) Langfelder, Bartlett, IL and Mindy (Jeff) Duez, Peoria, IL; three great-grandchildren, Grace and Tommy Duez and Mya Langfelder; sister-in-law, Vera Mohr, Bloomington, IL and several nieces and nephews in McLean County and Michigan.  She will be missed by her church family, friends and staff at Liberty Village Nursing Home where she was known as “Lucy the Candy Lady”, and her special nursing home roommate, Erma Spencer.


She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, two sisters and many friends from her church family.


Visitation will be at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL Friday, March 4, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM and one hour before a special service of thanksgiving and worship to honor her at 10:00 AM March 5, 2016 at First Baptist Church, 220 Illini Drive, Clinton, IL with Pastor John Roberson officiating.  Burial will be in DeLand Cemetery, DeLand, IL.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Missionary fund at her church or the donor’s choice.


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