Dewitt Obits Archives for 2021-07

Daniel Brinkley

Daniel Emmett Brinkley 75 of Clinton, IL passed away 4:23 A.M. July 29, 2021, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.


Graveside services will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating and military honors following. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.


Memorials may be directed to Clinton Eagles Lodge.


Danny was born July 23, 1946, in Clinton, IL the son of Lonnie and Marjorie (Emmett) Brinkley. He married Jackie Diane Shaw July 31, 1971, in Clinton, IL. She passed away June 7, 2003.


Survivors include his children, Shari (Gage) Irvin, Clinton, IL; Nick (Ashley Wrigley) Brinkley, Clinton, IL, grandson, Tyler Brinkley, Simpson, IL, sisters, Kathy (Tony) Tedrick, Clinton, IL; Londa Reffett, Mt. Zion, IL, along with many nieces, nephews and special friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jimmy Brinkley.


Danny was US Army Veteran serving in Vietnam from 1967 to 1971, and a member of the Clinton Eagles Lodge. He worked for Caterpillar in Decatur, IL for 30 years and later for Douglas Dodge in Clinton, IL for many years. Danny loved antiques and the Chicago Cubs.


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Mary Weikel

Mary L. Weikel 87 of Clinton, IL passed away 8:15 A.M. December 31, 2020 at Carle BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, IL.


Services will be 2 PM, Saturday, August 14, 2021at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. Michael Taylor officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 1 – 2 PM, Saturday at the funeral home.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Clinton First Church of the Nazarene or the DeWitt County Friendship Center.


Mary was born May 4, 1933 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Wesley Elmer and Rena Murril (Moore) Dunham.. She married Dale Weikel November 22, 1953 in Maroa, IL. He passed away January 17, 2013.


Survivors include her daughters, Cathy Daniels, Clinton, IL and Patti Darling, Bloomington, IL, son-in-law, Jeff Hendricker, Clinton, IL, 5 grandchildren, Joe Daniels, Jill (Matt) Sullivan, Jarrod (Erin) Darling, Jessa and Jordan Hendricker, 7 great-grandchildren, McKinley, Ethan, Kelsey, Aidan, Kaylyn, Cal, Sophia, and brother, Harold Dunham, Maroa, IL.


Mary was preceded in death by her Parents, 1 Daughter, Judy Hendricker, son-in-law, Joe Daniels, two sisters, and one brother.


Mary was a woman of strong faith and a member of the Clinton First Church of the Nazarene. She worked as the cafeteria manager for the Clinton School District but mostly at the Washington School. She enjoyed meals with her church group “Mondays at Monicals” and also eating with the “Friday Eating Group”, and BINGO at the friendship center. Mary truly loved her family and spending time with them.

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Shane Baldis

Shane Isaac Senters Baldis, 46 of Weldon, IL passed away 4:35 A.M. July 19, 2021, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL.


Visitation will be 1 – 3 PM Friday, July 30, 2021, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL. Cremation rites will be accorded.


Memorials may be directed to Shane Senters Memorial Fund.


Shane was born August 7, 1974, in Normal, IL the son of Franklin Senters and Susan Ann Anderson. He was legally adopted by Carlyle Baldis.  Shane had one daughter and she preceded him in death, Kyleigh Elizabeth Hamm.


Survivors include his mother, Susan Baldis, Weldon, IL; siblings, Angela Dawn (Kenneth) Cardwell, Clinton, IL; Thomas Eugene Ishmael, Farmer City, IL; Franklin Reginald Senters, Weldon, IL; Kim Hettinger, Waynesville, IL; Jeff Senters, Oak Ridge, OR; Regina Senters, Flora, IL; Constance Marie (Joe) Keppner, Molalla, OR; Jamie (Maria) Farmer, Flora, IL; Nicole Keller, Flora, IL; Michelle Powell, Flora, IL; Tasha Rosenburg, Flora, IL; Steven Powell, Flora, IL; Gale (Doug) Browning, Flora, IL; Jennifer Dennis, Louisville, IL, step children he raised, Katrina and Slater Reeves; and multiple nieces and nephews.


Shane was a 1993 Wapella High School Wildcat graduate and attended the ITT Technical Institute of Indianapolis.


He loved to make people laugh and fish. He enjoyed sports and was an avid Illini, Packers, and Cubs fan.  Shane identified himself with Native American Culture.

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Franklin Walters

Franklin O. Walters, 85, a 51-year resident of Wapella, IL passed away 2:55 PM July 25, 2021, at Heritage Health, Bloomington, IL..


Memorial Services will be 3 PM Saturday, August 14, 2021, at the Wapella Christian Church, Wapella, IL with Pastor Steven Evans officiating with military honors to follow across the street at the Veteran Memorial.  Visitation will be 2 – 3 PM Saturday at the church. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.


Memorials may be directed to the Wapella Christian Church.


Franklin was born December 19, 1935, in Decatur, IL the son of Merle A.  and Ruby La Vera (House) Walters. Franklin married Beverly Jo Ann Mathews October 21, 1955, in Decatur, IL.


Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Beverly Jo Ann Walters, Wapella, IL, children:  Franklin Michael (Susan) Walters, Heyworth, IL and Lori Ann (Richard) Orthen, Stuart, FL; four grandchildren:  Chris (Laura) Walters, Sycamore, IL; Nick (Amanda) Walters, Normal, IL; Ashleigh (Cullen) Metzler, Mesa, AZ; and Zach (Melissa) Orthen, Hialeah, FL; six great-grandchildren:  Cole and Hunter Walters; and Charlotte, Caroline, Clementine, and Claire Metzler.


Franklin was preceded in death by his father, mother, and step-father.


Franklin was a US Army veteran and member of the Wapella Christian Church where he was a past Board Member and taught Jr. High Sunday School.  He was the owner of Franklin O. Walters Land Surveying and worked as the Village of Heyworth Engineer from 1995 – 2002. Also, he was a member of The Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association and received the Lifetime Achievement Award.  Franklin was a past Board Member of the Wapella Fire Department and the Wapella School Board.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and loved watching his grandsons play baseball.  Franklin was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.


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Linda Jackson

Linda Sue James Scott Jackson 70 of Kenney, Illinois went to her Heavenly Home on her 70th birthday at 6:27 PM July 22, 2021 at her family residence, Kenney, Il.


Services will be 10 AM, Thursday, July 29, 2021 at the Calvert Funeral, Clinton, IL with Joe Cornell officiating.  Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Wednesday at the funeral home.


Memorials may be directed to the Linda Jackson Memorial Fund.


Linda was born July 22, 1951 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Raymond and LaJean (Short) James of Clinton, IL.   She married the love of her life Roger Scott on November 14, 1970.  He preceded her in death.  She married Sidney Jackson on December 12, 2015. He also preceded her in death..


Survivors include her children:  Dana (Jon) Taylor; Roger (Lea) Scott; and Douglas (Jessica) Scott; grandchildren:  Amber (Caleb) Bell; Silas (Erica) Taylor; Ashley (Wyatt) Scott; Sydney (Josh) McKee; Jessica (Kaleb) Shepherd; Aubrey (Gage) Scott; William Scott; Charity Grace (John) Taylor; Joshua Taylor; and Madilyn (Chris) Scott; great-grandchildren:  Declan Bell; Piper McKee; Blakelyn Hosier; Ivy Shepherd; Lively Bell; and Elody Bell; plus one on the way.


Linda was “Gma Linda” to countless people.  She never met a stranger and loved everyone just as they were.  After retiring from Mitsubishi and PII, she dedicated herself to ministry and taking care of others.  She founded Toasty Toes Ministry.  This provided thousands of socks, undergarments, blankets, and winter apparel to local school children and intercity homeless.  Linda was a valued member of LifeBridges Church in Clinton, IL where she was the Nursery Coordinator.  She volunteered countless hours to many people in need.

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William Good

William L. “Bill” Good, 66, of Clinton, Il. passed away peacefully July 21, 2021 surrounded by family at his residence, Clinton, Il.


Bill is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carla Good, his mother, Donna M. Good, children, Alicia (Samuel “Will”) Sparks and Sean Good, his beloved grandchildren, Jack Sparks, Rylan Sanders and Harper Good and brother, Randy E. Good. He was preceded in death by his father.


Bill was born January 29, 1955 in Clinton, IL to Donald L. and Donna M. (Linderman) Good. He was married Carla Rempe on April 30, 1977 in Clinton, Il.  Known for his dedication and hard work, he retired from Ameren in 2016. A true sense of adventure and love for travel led him on many motorcycle journeys; he visited the 49 Continental states by motorcycle. Most recently, he enjoyed trips with dear friends to Alaska, Oregon and British Columbia. He was a great cook and grill master, and loved his large group of friends, many of whom he had known since childhood. His spirit was generous and selfless, and he cared deeply about supporting our Veterans.  To the end, his main concern was for the care and comfort of his family.  


A private graveside service will be held at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL.  A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at a later date.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.


In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be directed to St. John's Children's Hospital in Springfield, IL.  Giving | HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital, Springfield, IL

Galen Lee Reeder

 Galen Lee Reeder 66 of DeWitt, IL passed away 12:24 PM July 18, 2021, at his residence, DeWitt, Il.


Graveside services will by 11 AM Monday, July 26, 2021, at DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, IL. There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.


Galen was born June 15, 1955, in Bloomington, IL the son of Carl B. and Nellie May (Janes) Reeder.


Survivors include his three children, Travis, Jason, and Eric Reeder; brother, Albert Lee Reeder, DeWitt, IL; and Aunt, Mary Kate “Katie” Fraley, Taylorville, IL.


Galen was preceded in death by his parents.

Loy Steward

 Loy “Bud” Steward, 95 of Clinton, IL, passed 6 PM July 17, 2021, at St. Clara’s Manor, Lincoln, IL.


Services will be 2:30 PM, Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at McClimans Cemetery, Hallsville, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be 12:30 – 2:30 PM, Saturday at the funeral home.


Memorials may be directed to the Clinton American Legion or the Clinton AmVets.


Loy was born August 13, 1925, in Girard, IL the son of Archie and Grace (Kelley) Steward. He married Annette Fransen November 23, 1946, in Chicago, IL. She passed away June 7, 2000.  He later married Geraldine “Geri” Paulson on July 5, 2002 in Branson, MO.  She survives in Clinton, IL.


Survivors include his children:  Susan (the late Steve) Williams, Minier, IL; David L. (Emily) Steward, Kenney, IL; Bill (Kay) Steward, Clinton, IL; Laura (Doug) Koons, Clinton, IL; 10 grandchildren:  Terri & (Glen) Harmison, Mackinaw, IL; Moriah & (Josh) Adkins, Franklin, IL; Loni & (Patrick) Trimble, White Heath, IL; Amanda & (Luke) DeGrave, Atkinson, IL; Melody Steward, Scottsdale, AZ; Bill & (Lori) Steward Jr., Kenney, IL; Kelli & (Jarrod) Krall, Warrensburg, IL; Jamie Steward & (Christopher) Hernandez, Lincoln, IL; Donald & (Jamie) Koons, Bloomington, IL; Daniel & (Jenna) Koons, Pontiac, IL; and 15 great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents, two brother and one sister, and son-in-law, Steve Williams.


Loy was a WWII Veteran serving in the 82nd and 101st Airborne Division.  He was a patriarch in agriculture by becoming a partner in the Hallsville Elevator to keep grain elevators owned locally.  Loy was committed to farming starting in 1949 and continuing for 47 years.  He then was “part-time” help and mentor to two sons and a grandson who carried on the family tradition.  He loved to travel, whether it was in his Fifth-wheel or to his second home in Ft. Myers, FL.  He was an avid story teller that didn’t know a stranger so he made friends wherever he went.  He was also an expert gardener and was known for his delicious watermelons.  Loy’s greatest love was spending time with his family that loved him immensely.  

Carolyn B. Johnson

Carolyn B. Johnson, 98, of McLean passed away at 1:30 a.m. , Sunday, July 18,2021 at her home surrounded by her family and close friend.


Funeral services for Mrs. Johnson will be held on Friday, July 23,2021 at 11:00 the Funks Grove Church in rural McLean with Rev. Aletha Weatherall and Rev. Don Doty officiating.


Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Funks Grove Church in rural McLean.

Burial will be in the Funks Grove Cemetery in rural McLean.


Carolyn was born on February 13, 1923, in her family home in rural McLean, the daughter of Lyle and Mattie (Leach) Munson. Carolyn was united in marriage to W. Paul Johnson on September 4,1948 in Pekin. He preceded her in death on March 9, 1982.


Survivors include her daughters: Nanette and Marianne, her niece, Helen Johnson Snodgrass, and her dearly devoted pet "Heidi" 


Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister Nan Louise Munson.


She was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Ladies Aid, McLean Supper Club and the McLean High School Class of 1941.


Carolyn loved her farm life. She resided in the same home all of her life, being born here and then passing into eternal life at the same residence. 


Her family would like to thank Carolyn's doctors and nurses, McLean Fire & Rescue and Carle Bro Menn Home Health Care and Hospice for their great care.


Memorials may be made to Ebenezer United Methodist Church or McLean Fire & Rescue Department.


Quiram Peasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Robert Emerson Moffat, Jr.

Robert Emerson Moffat, Jr., 82, passed away peacefully at 3:37pm on July 11, 2021 at his home in Fenton, MO surrounded by his loving family.  Robert (Bob) was born on September 15, 1938 to Rebecca Jane and Robert E. Moffat, Sr. In St. Louis, MO.   The family lived in Sikeston, MO, Farmer City, IL, Decatur, IL  and later moved to Clinton, IL where Bob grew up and met his bride, Elizabeth Ann (Gardner) Moffat.  He and Liz moved to California shortly after they were married and lived in San Diego and Menifee, California for many years.   After his beloved Liz passed, Bob moved back to Missouri and enjoyed living in Fenton. Bob and Liz were blessed to celebrate 52 years of marriage before her passing in 2011.


Bob was preceded in death by his wife Liz, his parents Robert and Rebecca Jane and his brother Thomas Rhoades.  Bob, a beloved father of his only child Stephanie Jane Little (Todd), loving grandfather of Robbie Reed (Alexis), Allison Lopez, Jordan Reed and cherished great-grandfather of Hunter James Lopez, Emma Leigh Reed and Cole Byron Lopez all of Atlanta, Illinois.  He was a dear brother to Carl Moffat (Carol) of Fenton, Missouri.  Bob was also a loving brother-in-law to Mary Freeman (Carl),  Arvetta Parrish, Steve Gardner and  Dan Gardner (Sharon).  Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews and a wonderful friend to many.  Bob will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.


Bob graduated from Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri and then served in the United States Marine Corps from 1958-1964.  After his honorable discharge, Bob and Liz moved back to Clinton, IL where Bob worked for the City Police as well as the Sheriffs Department as a Deputy and an Investigator for the States Attorney, of which he had many great stories.  After several years, Bob and Liz moved back to California where Bob worked for the Department of Defense as a Quality Assurance Engineer at North Island Naval Air Station in Coronado, California until he retired in 1993.  After retirement, Bob thoroughly enjoyed working for the Del Mar Fairgrounds and Thoroughbred Club as a sergeant with the security department for many more years where he was highly regarded by his co-workers.  He also enjoyed volunteering for the Department of Fish and Game and taught Gun safety classes.


 In 1958,  Bob followed in his father’s footsteps and became a member of the fraternal order of Freemasonry as well as the Scottish RIte. He earned his 50 year pin, received various awards and held many offices as well as serving as Worshipful Master of his Lodge in Mission Bay, California.  He was proud to attend Lodges in Mexico, Japan, the Philippines, Guam, Hawaii and Scotland.   Bob also joined the Order of the Eastern Star and served alongside his wife, Liz for many years.  He was proud to hold the office of Worthy Patron multiple times as well as serving as Grand Sentinel in 2014.


Bob’s hobbies and pastimes included woodworking and as many know, he has created some beautiful pieces.  He also loved the sport of hunting and loved the various trips he took hunting elk, deer, wild boar, to name a few!  He also loved fishing, shooting and reloading as well as gun safety which he proudly passed on to his grandsons.  Bob loved traveling, good food, spending time with his daughter Stephanie, her children and new grandchildren.  A recent high point was when Stephanie was proudly able to take Bob to Scotland in 2019 to see the town of Moffat, which was on his “bucket list.”  They even got to fly First Class!  Bob was very adventurous and in his younger years experienced flying airplanes, skydiving, riding motorcycles, scuba diving (bringing home many abalone and lobster) and in his travels was able to go on multiple cruises to Mexico, Alaska and the Mediterranean where he and Liz got to ride camels.


One of Bob’s favorite sayings that he would impart to others was, “In order to enjoy the view from the top of the mountain, you need to be willing to make the climb.”  Bob climbed that mountain over the course of his life and is now enjoying the heavenly view with his beloved bride, Liz.


Celebration of life with military honors will be held Monday, July 26, 2021.   Meet at Jay B. Smith Funeral Home:  777 Oakwood Dr. Fenton, MO 63026 at 1:15pm for procession to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery to begin at 2pm.  Reception will follow at Dad’s house in Fenton.  Please let me know if you’re coming.

Jeffrey D. Maxwell

A Celebration of Life Service will be held for Jeffrey D. Maxwell on Saturday, July 24,2021 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 263 1740 5th street Lincoln, Illinois 


Jeffrey D. Maxwell 56, of Lincoln left this earth on February 13,2021 to be reunited with his sister, Janine, and his parents, Wilma and Jim Maxwell, in heaven. Born in Peoria, IL on July 24,1964 Jeff and his family would move to their family farm south of Manito, IL where he spent most of his childhood. Here Jeff would attend the Forman School System and the Forest City Community Church. Jeff would participate in many activities and groups where he would excel as well as making lifelong friends along the way. Later Jeff would move to Pittsfield, IL. where he finished out his high school education at Pittsfield High School. Here he would participate in music, choir, theatre, and other activities, such as student council, Latin Club, Spanish Club, and many more. He also was named Prom King at Pittsfield High School his Junior year. He loved being involved. Most importantly, this is where he met the love of his life, Rebecca Lemons. Graduating from Pittsfield High School in 1982 he would continue his education at Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, MO. graduating with a degree in Advertising/Marketing. The best was yet to come when he wed his high school sweetheart, Rebecca Lemons, on August 8, 1987 in Pittsfield, IL. It was the hottest day of the year, but it was the event of the season being one of the largest weddings in Pittsfield. Once married, Jeff and Becky moved to Morris, IL where they welcomed their first born, Adam Jeffrey Maxwell, their pride and joy on December 24,1989 a Christmas miracle. Jeff, Becky, and Adam would later move to Lincoln, IL where they would find their forever home. While in Lincoln, IL they welcomed their second child, Anna-Grace Maxwell, on October 5,1993 who would become Jeff’s princess. Jeff loved his children more than anything and was beyond proud of the achievements and accomplishments they both have made. He could not have a conversation without mentioning how proud he was of both of his children. They were his everything. Jeff left a lasting impression on everyone he encountered. He was known as the life of the party as well as being able to make everyone laugh. Jeff was a devoted Radio Personality for WLCN 96.3FM and always said he had a face for radio. His voice was very distinguished and one of a kind. He loved music as much as he loved being the center of attention. He was also a caring and compassionate man that loved deeply. He made lifelong friends throughout his journey through life and will be missed by many. Very few can say they did not know Jeff #2. Jeff is survived by; his wife, Rebecca Maxwell, of Lincoln, son, Adam Jeffrey Maxwell, of Lincoln, daughter and son-in-law, Anna-Grace and Dirk Conrady, of Lincoln. Jeff’s final wishes of being an organ donor were honored. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the James B. Maxwell Memorial Educational Scholarship Fund or to the Gift of Hope ? Peasley Funeral Home, 401 Delavan Street, Lincoln, IL, 62656.  Final arrangements are entrusted with Peasley Funeral Home of Lincoln.

Jeanette M. Keim

 Jeanette M. Keim, 56 of Clinton, IL, passed away 12:59 AM July 16, 2021, at her family home in Clinton, IL.


Services will be 10 AM Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Jim Kilson officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM Friday, July 23, 2021, at the funeral home.


Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.


Jeanette was born June 2, 1965, in Princeton, IL the daughter of Leslie and Irene (Harmon) Wooden. She married Brian D. Keim October 27, 1990, in Tiskilwa, IL.


Survivors include her husband, Brian D. Keim, Clinton, IL; children, Alexander N. Keim, Walled Lake, MI, Abigail E. Keim, Clinton, IL; brother, Brian (Karen) Wooden, Decatur, IL.


She was preceded in death by parents and brother, Dale.


Jeanette was employed at the Clinton Unit School District #15 since 2005. She enjoyed puzzles and her main love in life was her family.

Richard M. Whitlock

Richard M. " Rich" Whitlock, 54, of rural Clinton passed away at his home on Thursday, July 15, 2021.


A Memorial Service for Mr. Whitlock will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 4:0 p.m. at Living Hope Christian Church,  N. Huff Street, Downs, Il. with Pastor Mark Moore officiating.


Visitation will be held from 3:30 p.m. until the time of the service at the church.


Cremation rites have been accorded.


Rich was born on October 7, 1966 in Viroqua, Wisconsin the son of Richard B. and Susan (Steinkamp) Whitlock. 


He is survived by his loving companion: Talea Wessel, his mother: Susan Whitlock, his daughters: Victoria and Angela Whitlock,

one brother: Brett Whitlock and Talea's children: Trinia, Alex, Garrett, and Liz. 


He was preceded in death by his father.


Rich graduated from Bloomington High School in 1985 and from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1989.


He was last employed at Country Companies as a Claims Adjuster.  He was also Fire Chief on Ellsworth Fire Department.


Rich was a member of the Living Hope Christian Church in which he helped in the construction of the permanent building.  His hobbies included horsemanship, woodworking, and pheasant hunting. 


In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Huntington's Disease Society of America, Living Hope Christian Church, or OSF Hospice.


Peasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Norma Wollen

Norma J. Woollen, 85 of Clinton, IL, passed away 5:09 A.M. July 16, 2021, at her family residence, Clinton, IL.


Services will be 3 P.M. Monday, July 19, 2021, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Joshua Gorrie and Georgia Allison officiating. Burial will follow at DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, IL. Visitation will be 2 – 3 P.M. Monday at the funeral home..


Memorials may be directed to Battle Cross Crusaders.


Norma was born November 4, 1935, in DeWitt County, IL the daughter of Merle and Edith (Lamb) Zimmerman. She married Earl D. Woollen May 18, 1952, in DeWitt, IL. He passed away September 12, 2020.


Survivors include her children, Beverly Lynn (Clyde III) Leggett, Wapella, IL; Bobbi LouAnn (Thomas) Frost, Lincoln, IL; 7 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and one on the way, 11 great-great grandchildren and one on the way; 2 step-great grandchildren; brothers, Jerry (Kay) Zimmerman, Farmer City, IL; Don (Jean) Zimmerman, Mansfield, IL.


Norma was preceded in death by her parents, 1 daughter, Linda Lee Gibson on August 24, 1986, and brother, Kent Zimmerman.


Norma worked at the Clinton United Methodist Church for 21 years as a custodian and also delivered Peace Meals.  After retiring, she worked with her husband Earl.  Most importantly, Norma loved spending time with her family.


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Nancy C. Massey

 Nancy C. Massey, 47 of Clinton, IL, passed away 3:47 PM July 10, 2021 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.


A celebration gathering of Nancy’s life will be 5 – 7 PM Friday, July 16, 2021 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL. The family requests casual attire.


Memorials may be directed to the Nancy C. Massey Memorial Fund.


Nancy was born November 22, 1973 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Chris Lee and Nancy (Whitehouse) Winebrinner. She married Terry L.. Massey August 2, 2013 in Clinton, IL.


Survivors include her husband, Terry L. Massey, Clinton, IL; mother, Nancy Winebrinner, Clinton, IL; stepson, Dustin Leckrone, Lincoln, IL; best friend, Vanessa, along with 3 brothers.


She was preceded in death by her father.

Stephen Smith

Stephen J. Smith, 88, of Clinton, IL, passed away peacefully at 6:35 PM July 6, 2021 at his family home in Clinton, IL.  He was a loving son, husband, grandfather, and great-grandfather.  He grew up in Clinton, IL, graduated from Clinton Community High School, the University of Illinois, and John Marshall Law School after which he practiced law in Clinton for 47 years. 


During high school, Steve was a member of The National Honor Society and participated in Football and Track.  Steve was the President of the Junior Class and Vice-President of the Student Council at John Marshall Law School.  He was Chairman of The DeWitt County Cancer Drive and was President of Kiwanis in Clinton.  Steve along with his wife, Jackie, were co-founders of The Stroke/Brain Injury Support Group of the Bloomington-Normal Area.


Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Clinton, IL with Rev. Fr. James Henning, celebrant. Burial will follow at Memorial Park, Cemetery, Clinton, IL.  Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Monday, July 12, 2021 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Clinton, IL with Rosary Service at 5 PM.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to The Ocean Conservancy or The National Parks Conservation Association.


Stephen was born August 11, 1932 in Clinton, IL the son of William Frances and Vira (Bryan) Smith. He married his high school sweetheart Jacqueline “Jackie” Wood in 1953.   During their 68 years of marriage they lovingly raised their daughter, Sara and sons, Steve, Doug and Dan.  He was a bright light who put smiles on everyone he met and was an avid lover of family, friends and life.  Steve enjoyed cooking, scuba diving, woodworking, jewelry making, backpacking, camping and canoeing.  He delighted in waving to and visiting with passersby while sitting on his porch swing smoking his evening cigar.


Survivors include his wife, Jackie Smith, Clinton, IL; four children:  Sara (Paul) Esch; Steve M. (Corrine) Smith: Doug (Karen) Smith; and Dan (Ginny) Smith; Eleven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and three more on the way; sister, Marilyn Smith Bielenberg, Peoria, IL; and sister-in-law, Elaine Smith, Clinton, IL


He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, William B. Smith; nephew, Jody Smith; and brother-in-law, Jim Bielenberg.



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Austin Rauch

Austin Dennis Rauch, 21 of Normal, IL, passed away 7:40 A.M. July 2, 2021 at his family residence, Clinton, IL.


Services will be 10 AM Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at the St. Luke Lutheran Church, San Jose, IL with Rev. David Jacob officiating. Burial will follow at Allens Grove Cemetery, San Jose, IL. Visitation will be 5 – 8 PM Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.


Memorials may be directed to the Austin Rauch Memorial Fund.


Austin was born December 10, 1999 in Ottawa, IL the son of Clinton Dennis and Angie Diane (Shawgo) Rauch.


Survivors include his parents, Clint and Angie Rauch, Clinton, IL; sister, Kaitlyn D. Rauch, Clinton, IL; paternal grandparents, Dennis and Judy Rauch, San Jose, IL; maternal grandparents, Debbie and her husband John Duitscher, Mason City, IL; uncles and aunt, Daren (Sarah) Rauch, Clinton, IL, Eric (Michelle) Tibbs, Havana, IL, Christine (Scott VanHorn) Fitzpatrick, Chestnut, IL, and  Jason (Tracy) Shawgo, Randolph, NJ; along with several cousins.


He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Gary Shawgo.


Austin was a senior attending Illinois State University while working at Bayer in Farmer City, IL. He loved sports; he was an All American in Division III in the High Jump; 2A State Champion in the High Jump; along with holding the school record at Clinton High School and the indoor/outdoor record at Knox College in Galesburg in the High Jump.


He loved playing basketball with his four best friends from high school, Seth, Dalton, Austin, and Chase and spending time with his roommate, Wes.


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