Harold Eugene Rice 87 of Terre Haute, Indiana formerly of Sullivan, Indiana went to be with his Lord and Savior, 7:30 A.M. August 24, 2016 at Harrison Crossing, Terre Haute, IN
Services will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the First Baptist Church, 611 North Wolfenberger St., Sullivan, Indiana 47882 with the Rev. Darrell Rice, Pastor Wayne Unger and Pastor Kevin Szwarga officiating. Burial will follow at the Center Ridge Cemetery, Sullivan, IN with Military Honors. Visitation will be 5 – 8 P.M. Friday, August 26, 2016 at the First Baptist Church, Sullivan, IN. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Illinois is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church, Sullivan, IN or to the American Cancer Society.
Harold was born January 28, 1929 in Gibson County, Indiana, the son of Robert and Margaret (Wallace) Rice. He married Betty June Heldt on February 22, 1953 in Cynthiana, IN.
Survivors include his wife Betty J. Rice, Terre Haute, IN, Children, Jeffrey (Jo Ann) Rice, Sharpsburg, KY, Darrell (Pam) Rice, Evansville, IN, Cheryl (Doug) Dreher, West Terre Haute, IN, Randy (Sandy) Rice, Clinton, Il., 8 Grandchildren, Eric (Heidi) Rice, Cincinnati, Ohio, Erin (Dave Schroerlucke) Rice, Louisville, KY, Shelli (Chris) Kempf, Evansville, IN, Sara (Jay Hamm) Nickles, West Terre Haute, IN, Caleb (Reba) Rice, Evansville, IN, Jenna Dreher, West Terre Haute, IN, Brianna (Nick) Deavers, Clinton, Il., Kelsey (Nate) Fay, Morton, Il.
12 Great-Grandchildren, 1 Sister, Dolores (Doyle) Marvel, Cynthiana, IN, Niece and Nephews, Brenda, Keith, Michael, Danny and Donny.
He was preceded in death by his Parents, 1 Son, David, March 22, 1954, Brother, Donald Rice, Sister-in-Law, Diane Rice and Nephew, Ronnie Marvel.
Harold was a member of the First Baptist Church, Sullivan, IN. He was a army veteran serving in England 1953 – 1955. He farmed most of his life in Sullivan County, IN. He enjoyed woodworking, with many of his family and friends receiving the fruits of his labor. The two most important things in Harold’s life were the Love for his Lord and the love for his family.
Carolyn J. Black, 79, of Clinton, IL, passed away at 12:20 P.M., August 23, 2016 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.
Graveside Services will be 10:00 A.M Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.
Memorials may be directed to the Clinton YMCA.
Carolyn was born May 4, 1937 in Wichita Falls, TX, the daughter of Bill and Myrtle (Grubaugh) Carter. She married Leroy C. Black in November 20, 1953.
Survivors include her husband: Leroy C. Black, Clinton, IL; 2 grandsons: Ryan Black (Shelby), Clinton, IL, and Daryn Black (Jennifer), Rogersville, MO; 5 great-grandchildren: Avery, Ethan, Saddie, Kyla, and Lilly; and 1 brother: Mark Carter (Phyllis), Iowa Park, TX one daughter-in-law: Marjorie Black.
She is preceded in death by her parents; 2 sons: Randy Black, Carter Black; and 6 brothers and sisters.
Carolyn was very active in the Clinton YMCA, both as a member, and a volunteer. She enjoyed cooking and volunteering at the Crestview Nursing Home. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Hatcil W. (Buss) Lamar, 87, died Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Vonderlieth Living Center following a short stay there.
He leaves his wife of 65 years, Leota (Hahn) Lamar; his son and best friend, Gary Lamar and his wife, Jana of Decatur, IL; his daughter, Shirley Hughes and her husband, Randy of Brazil, IN; four grandchildren - David Hughes (Stephanie) Brazil, IN; Deanna Hughes (Chad Clark) Terre Haute, IN; Darcy (Kel) Szajko and Lindsey (Kaleb) Swarts, all of Decatur, IL; ten great-grandchildren; his sister Joann Pazder, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Bud, Blue and Loel Lamar; three sisters , Bernice Ellison, Beatrice Hamblen-Schimmel, and Ruth Smith.
Born and raised in Chestnut, IL the son of Daniel and Ida (Beard) Lamar, he had been a resident of Mt. Pulaski, IL all of his adult life.
In 1950, he joined the United States Army and fought in the Korean War. While on a brief furlough, he returned and married his sweetheart, Leota Hahn on April 14, 1951 in Lincoln, IL.
After serving his country, Buss returned to work with Koehler Construction in Mt. Pulaski. He built many homes and buildings in and around Mt. Pulaski including the home he built himself, for his family of four, in the fall of 1959 to spring 1960. He resided there until going to Vonderlieth in June.
In January 1966 he started working at Caterpillar in Decatur, IL until he retired June 30, 1990.
After he retired, he and his son, Gary, took snowmobiling trips and fishing trips around the country. They spent many hours together restoring their John Deere tractors. He was a member of the Central Illinois Two-Cylinder Club.
Buss was a member of Mt. Pulaski Christian Church since 1963 and had served on the church board as well as being an elder for many years.
At his request, cremation is to be handled by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home with a private, family graveside service to follow at a later date.
Paula Steen Johnson, 71, of Lincoln, died Monday (Aug. 22, 2016) at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
Service: at a later date. Cremation rites will be accorded.
Danny L. Bristow, 67, of Waynesville, passed away at 7:40 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 21, 2016) in rural Waynesville.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta.
His graveside service will be at noon Thursday at the Evergreen Cemetery, Waynesville, with Dave Taylor officiating. A celebration of life will follow the service at the Waynesville American Legion.
Danny L. Bristow was born Oct. 18, 1948, in Lincoln, the son of Ralph and Polly Price Bristow. He was united in marriage to Shawn Sampson on April 20, 1985, in Waynesville. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Trevor Bristow and Bryson Bristow, both of Waynesville, and two brothers, Billy Bristow, Missouri, and Bobby Bristow, Clinton.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Danny graduated from the McLean-Waynesville High School in 1967. He was employed at The Eureka Williams Co., Bloomington, and retired from Morton Industries in Morton.
Danny enjoyed many bass fishing trips with his friends and family. He was always trying to hook "the big one." He also enjoyed deer hunting.
Russell H. Cook, 66, of Beason, died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 18, 2016) at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta, with the Rev. Mike Abel officiating. Cremation rites are to be accorded. Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta, is handling the arrangements.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home.
Memorials: to the family.
Survivors: wife, Judith Ann Cook; children, Anthony (Hope) Cook, Lincoln; Sarah (Ryan Bohm) Cook, Cornell; and Jennifer (Brandon Miller) Cook, Lincoln; eight grandchildren; and five siblings, Darwin (Beverly) Cook, Tuscon, Ariz.; Mavis Cook, McLean; Jim (Lena) Cook, Bartonville; and Gary Cook and John Cook, both of McLean.
Ray M. Thoms, 79, of Clinton, went home to be with the Lord at 2:22 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 3, 2016) at Dr. John Warner Hospital, Clinton.
A celebration of Ray’s life will be 11 a.m. Monday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Ernie Harvey Jr. officiating. Military honors will follow the service. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family to assist with Ray’s medical expenses.
Ray was born May 7, 1937, in Wapella, the son of Jesse Wayne and Aretta Nelson Thoms. He married Pamela Benson on July 20, 1996.
Survivors include his wife, Pamela Thoms, Clinton; daughter, Patricia “PJ” Massey; son, Allan Dunn; sisters, Loretta Joan Lewis and Sara Lee Stewart; brother, Jay Wayne Thoms; eight stepchildren; two grandchildren; and 15 stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two children and one sister.
Ray was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He retired from Revere Copper and Brass after 30 years and loved NASCAR and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Ray was loved by all and never met stranger. He will be greatly missed.
Helen June Reynolds, 90, of Farmer City, passed away at 6:55 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 3, 2016) at LeRoy Manor, LeRoy.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City. Pastor Jeremiah Thompson will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Wing. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to LeRoy Manor or the United Methodist Church, Farmer City.
She was born May 28, 1926, in Pontiac, to James and Laura Lewis Vieley. She married Lester L. Shell on Feb. 11, 1943, in Bowling Green, Mo. He passed away April 15, 1949. She then married Floyd C. Boyles on July 16, 1949, in Bloomington. He passed away Aug. 28, 1971. She then married Roy F. Ratcliffe on Feb. 4, 1972, in Farmer City. He passed away April 28, 1982. She then married Fred L. Reynolds on Jan. 24, 1983, in Bartow, Fla. He passed away March 17, 1998.
Survivors include one son, Gary L. (Sandra) Boyles, Farmer City; one daughter, Susan (Chuck) Fry, Farmer City; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Idabelle (Jerry) Hoskins, Clermont, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter, Misty L. Bonds; and one brother, James C. Vieley.
Helen June was past president of the Parnell Fullerton Club, president of the Santa Anna HEA and served on the HEA DeWitt County board. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Farmer City; the Farmer City Birthday Club; and the Joe Williams American Legion Unit 55 Auxiliary.
Clifton F. Martin Jr, 86, of Cerro Gordo, IL passed away on Wednesday August 3, 2016, at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be 12:00 noon, Saturday, August 6, 2016, at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Cerro Gordo, IL, with visitation two hours prior to service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cerro Gordo Cemetery, Cerro Gordo, IL. Memorials may be made to Cerro Gordo American Legion or The Brethren Church of Cerro Gordo.
Cliff was born Jan 23, 1930, in Decatur, IL son of Clifton F. Martin Sr and Georgianna (Kropp) Martin. He graduated salutatorian from Cerro Gordo High School, Class of 1947, where he played football, basketball and baseball, but was too shy to give the salutatorian speech. He married the love of his life, Valeria I. Parks on June 11, 1949. He played Fast Pitch softball for the Oakley Panthers and Cerro Gordo VanHorn teams, whom he managed for 3 years. As an exceptional catcher and softball player he was inducted into the Illinois Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame in 2007. He retired in 1987 from AE Staley Manufacturing Company after 40 years of service. He owned and operated Martin TV Repair service for 30 years. Cliff was a passionate fisherman, who would travel far and wide, sometimes to Canada, if someone said the fish were biting. Cliff won numerous Crappie tournaments over the years and enjoyed taking his sons, grandsons, great-grandsons, and nephews fishing. He was an avid bowler, sometimes bowling on two teams.
Cliff is survived by his wife of 67 years; Valeria (Parks) Martin of Cerro Gordo; his daughter, Susan (Tom) Lange of Oakley, IL; his sons, Steven (Diana) Martin of Decatur, IL, Terry (Jennifer) Martin of Cisco, IL, nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren; sisters Jane (Claude) Stogsdill of Peru, IN, Judy (Gene) Durbin of Cerro Gordo, IL, Linda (Mick) Tirpak of Cerro Gordo, IL; brothers Harold (Nancy) Martin of Cerro Gordo, IL, Roger (Nancy) Martin of San Antonio, TX, Mike (Linda) Martin of Cerro Gordo, IL.
His parents, sister Dorothy (Raymond) Richardson and infant brother Donald Dean Martin preceded him in death.
The family wishes to thank the staff in the DMH Emergency Room and ICU for all the loving care and support provided to Cliff and his family. The family would also like to thank all our family and friends for your visits, support and prayers, with a special thank you to Pastor Terry Leach, Pastor Rod Hite and Pastor Randy Meador for your visits, comforting words and prayers.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.brintlingerandearl.com.
Elaine Mashburn 81 of Maroa, IL, passed away 11:20 A.M. August 2, 2016 at Heartland Health, Decatur, IL.
Services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Calvert Funeral Home in Maroa, IL with Pastor Nic Showalter officiating. Burial will follow at the Maroa Cemetery. Visitation will be 9:00 AM-11:00 AM Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Elaine Mashburn Memorial Fund.
Elaine was born March 27, 1935 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Raymond and Gertrude (Pressen) McKee. She married Grover C. “Junior” Mashburn on April 25, 1953 at the Maroa Christian Church, Maroa, Il. He passed away on June 22, 1995.
Survivors include her children, Diana (Stephen) Kinkaid, Maroa, IL, Robert “Butch” (Bobbi) Mashburn, Maroa, IL; two grandchildren, Lindsay (Patrick) Nein, Argenta, IL, Kimberly Mashburn, Decatur, IL; five great-grandchildren, Hailie, Addison, Lucas, Aidan, and Adrian. Nephew, Mike Buckley, Mt. Zion, Il., Niece, Patricia (David) Fombelle, Anna, Il. and many other loved family members and friends, including her best friend of 76 years, Marlene Betzer.
Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters: Virginia Buckley and Charlotte Franklin.
Elaine served as the City Clerk for many years in Maroa, and she was also a member of the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed gardening and loved to spend time with her family. The family would especially like to thank Dr. Tim Miller for all of his kindness and thoughtfulness during Elaine’s illness.
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com
Marcella E. “Sally” Weber, 93, of Teutopolis, mother of a Heyworth resident, died Tuesday (July 26, 2016) at Heartland Christian Village, Neoga.
Service: celebration of life Mass at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Teutopolis.
Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the church, with a 6:30 p.m. rosary led by the St. Francis Council of Catholic Women.
Burial: St. Francis Cemetery, Teutopolis. Johnson Funeral Home, Effingham, is handling arrangements.
Memorials: Heartland Christian Village in Neoga, American Cancer Society or the donor’s choice.
Survivors: sons, Ron (Evelyn) Weber, Collinsville, and Larry (Jan) Weber, Heyworth; daughters, Nancy (Doug) Deters, Sigel, and Bonnie (Bob) Schutz, White Hall; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Betty June Holleman, 89, of Clinton, passed away at 10:05 a.m. Tuesday (July 26, 2016) at her home.
Her graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Riverside Cemetery, Mahomet, with Greg Taylor officiating. There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to the Clinton Eagles Lodge.
Betty was born June 19, 1927, in Champaign County, the daughter of Porter G. and Jessie Bell Reed Holleman.
Survivors include her niece, Nancy (Rick) Deterts, Bloomington; great-nephew, Tim Miller, Bloomington; great-great niece, Tabitha (Danny) Mattocks, Bloomington; great-great nephew, Trevor Keeling, El Paso, Texas; great-great-great nieces, Kaylee and Paislee; great-great-great-nephews, Branson and Tanner; and sister-in-law, Frances Holleman, Clinton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Frank Reed Holleman and Lyman Dale Holleman; sister, Mary Wickenhauser; brother-in-law, Hurkless Wickenhauser; great-niece, Tina Keeling; and great-nephew, Terry Miller.
Betty graduated from Kenney High School and worked at the Clinton China Co. for 30 years, retiring in 1979. She was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Clinton. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Mary Kathryn Warren Tomes, 66, of Boulder, Colo., formerly of Farmer City, died Saturday (July 23, 2016) in Aurora, Colo.
Service: Sunday in Colorado.
Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, alz.org.
Survivors: her children, Josh (Shauna) Tomes and Candida (Brian) Williams, both of Colorado; four grandchildren; and siblings, Buddy (Deborah) Warren, Monticello, and Dianne (Don) Kelley, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Condolences may be left at www.coloradocrematory.com.
Mary Ann Edwards, 83, of Kenney, IL formerly of Decatur, passed away at 5:35 p.m., Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Imboden Creek Living Center, surrounded by her family and loving nursing staff.
Services to celebrate Mary Ann’s life will begin with a Vigil Prayer service at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, July 31, 2016, at Dawson & Wikoff North Chapel. Following the prayer service, the family will receive friends for visitation from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 1, 2016, at Macon County Memorial Park Cemetery, Harristown, with military honors provided by the Macon County Honor Guard and the US Army Honors Team. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family atwww.dawsonwikoff.com.
Mary Ann was born August 4, 1932, in Auburn, New York the daughter of Cyriel and Marie (DeZutter) VanSpeybroeck. Mary Ann served in the US Army and was a Korean War veteran. She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, a member of the American Legion Post #105, a member and former past president of the auxiliary for the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and enjoyed crafting. She married Burl A. Edwards on December 1, 1951.
Surviving are her husband: Burl of Kenney; son: Richard Edwards and his wife Dawn of Divernon, IL; daughters: Laura Eble and her husband Mike of Oak Lawn, IL and Judy Buckles and her husband Ed of Decatur; nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren also survive.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, daughters: Carol and Theresa; son: Mike; sister: Judith; grandson: Jeffrey and granddaughter: Willow.
Dorothy Jean Tribbett, 78, of East Moline, IL, passed away July 24, 2016 at her home.
Memorial Service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, East Moline, IL, Rev. Kent Umbarger will officiate.
Dorothy was born September 10, 1937 in Weldon, IL, daughter of William E. (Sport) and Dorothy (Brown) Griswold. She married Ronald Floyd Tribbett on February 2, 1963 in Moline. They were divorced in 1991.
Dorothy was raised near Argenta, went to Illinois State University, and lived in Moline and Albany, IL for about 20 years. She returned to Decatur in 1984. Later she moved to Moline to be near her sons. Dorothy worked as a secretary most of her life and retired from First United Methodist Church of Decatur in 1999. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She was formerly blessed to be part of the Reach Prison Ministry teams that took Christ to the men and ladies in the Macon County Jail and Rock Island County Jail, Dwight Women’s Prison and the Decatur Women’s Prison.
Surviving is her son and his wife, Brad and Pam Tribbett of Moline; daughter-in-law, Denise Tribbett of Bettendorf, IA; daughter, Roseann Higgins of Phoenix, AZ, and another daughter; brother, Mick Griswold and his wife, Joyce of Decatur; sister-in-law, Bonnie Griswold of Decatur; sister-in-law, Barbara Tribbett of Moline; grandchildren, Alex and Samantha Hansen of Moline, Tristina Lewis, Mason Wilson, Gabriel and Briggett Tribbett of Bettendorf, IA; niece, Lee Ann Dial and her children Thomas, Stephanie and Ashley.
Her son, James (Jimmy) Michael Tribbett, parents, her brother, Robert Griswold, sister, Patricia Griswold, brothers-in-law, Ed, Mike and Bill Tribbett, sister-in-law, Teresa Tribbett, and her grandchild, Devon Michael Tribbett, preceded in death.
To her family and friends she says: “I love you. Keep your sense of humor. Know that I am in Heaven and I look forward to seeing you there, too!!!”
E. Clyde Foster, 86, of Monticello, passed away at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Carle Hospital, Urbana.
Clyde was born on August 29, 1929 in Weldon, IL the son of Denny William and Clotha Ann (Bland) Foster. He married Mary Jane ‘Pete’ Dillow on August 20, 1955 in Clinton, IL.
Clyde is survived by his wife, Mary Jane ‘Pete’ Foster of Monticello; children, Arnie (Rhonda) Foster of Glen Carbon, IL, Lori (Dave) Spicer of Monticello, Barry (Jan) Foster of Festus, MO; 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 6 brothers and 5 sisters.
Clyde retired after 32 years as the Piatt County Treasurer and served in the U.S. Army Special Services. He was a member of the Deland Christian Church, a lifetime member of both the Hamm-Burke American Legion Post #101 and the Piatt County VFW Post #5346 along with serving in the Military Honor Guard. Clyde was the Democrat Precinct Committeeman, and was a charter member of the Jaycee’s and the Young Democrats of Piatt County. He was also a lifetime member of the Diehard Cubs Fan Club. Clyde was involved in Boy Scouts and he was the Little League Baseball Commissioner and a baseball coach for over 30 years. Clyde was also member of the 1960 General Cable State Champion Fast-Pitch Softball Team. Clyde proudly donated over 32 gallons of blood in his lifetime.
Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 29, 2016 at the First Christian Church of Monticello with Rev. Danny Roberts officiating. Interment will be held in Monticello Township Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Deland Christian Church.
Rodney "Rod" James Hildebrands, 57, of Lincoln, formerly of Hartsburg, died Friday (July 22, 2016) at his home.
Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hartsburg United Methodist Church. Peasley Funeral Home, Lincoln, is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hartsburg United Methodist Church, Hartsburg, with Pastor Tammy Werschey Kessinger officiating.
Burial: following the service at Greenhill Cemetery, San Jose.
Memorials: to the Humane Society of Logan County.
Survivors: his mother, Eva Hildebrands; and his sisters, Cathy Shepler, Lincoln; Linda Ruder, Indianapolis, Ind.; Kim Koehne, Lincoln; Connie (Bob) Hunter, Lincoln; Diane Harris, Lincoln; and Lisa (Jim) West, Atlanta.