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5/23/2015 10:10:58 AM
Veterans and community members are invited out this weekend for a special event that is aimed to recognize those who have served our country from the Clinton and DeWitt County community. For many, Memorial Day weekend is a time to gather together to kick off summer or celebrate graduation, but one local community activist is hoping residents will take a short break to come out and commemorate tho...read more
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B. Willis Litwiller, 88, of Hopedale, passed away at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday (May 20, 2015) at Hopedale Nursing Home. He was born March 11, 1927, in Hopedale, to Ervin T. and K. Vietta King. He married Marilyn Zehr on June 2, 1949, in Morton and she survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Myra (Glenn) Raab, Kokomo, Ind.; Marge (Larry) Weaver and KaEllen (Jim) Schrag, both of Hopedale; five son...read more
Dwight Eugene Yockey, 86, of Monticello, Illinois, formerly of Rushville, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, May 19th 2015 in the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello IL. Dwight was born on February 17, 1929 in Monticello, Illinois, the son of Cecil Bond and Mary Olive Nisson Yockey. He graduated from Bement High School in the class of 1947. Dwight continued his education at th...read more
Loren E. Casey, 81, of Weldon, IL, passed away at 4:06 PM, May 19, 2015 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL. Funeral services will be 10 AM, Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL with Pastor Bob Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Maroa Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Friday, May 22, 2015 at the funeral home. Memorials may be directe...read more
Jerry W. Crabtree, 65 of Lincoln, passed away at 1:52 p.m. May 17, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL. Jerry was born on August 2, 1949 in Decatur, son of John and Mary Wallen Crabtree. He graduated from Eisenhower High School in Decatur in 1968. He worked as an over the road trucker for over 20 years including 10 years for ABF. Jerry served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. ...read more
Dixie Keeling, 72 of Maroa, IL formerly of Clinton, IL passed away 10:26 P.M. May 16, 2015 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL. Graveside services will be 10:30 AM, Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Pastor Nick Blacklidge officiating. A Celebration of Life luncheon will follow at the Assembly of God Church, Clinton, IL. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted t...read more
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