Mary Louella Lane

Mary Louella Lane 82 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 7:10 AM November 27, 2017 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.

Services will be 11 AM, Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the Vespasian Warner Library or the DeWitt Co. Animal Shelter.

Mary was born December 9, 1934 in Clinton, Illinois the daughter of Virgil and Lorine (Anderson) DuPree. She married John Corwin Lane March 27, 1955 in Clinton, IL. He passed away October 2, 2002.

Survivors include her children, Tom Lane, Clinton, IL; and Nancy Lae, Clinton, IL; and her manpanion of 15 years, Mike Jordan, Decatur, IL.

She was preceded in death by her Parents and 1 Brother.

Mary worked at the Vespasian Warner Library.  She loved reading, golfing, and bird watching.   She also enjoyed traveling and Illini Basketball.

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Betty Jean Lewis

Betty Jean Lewis, 92, of Farmer City, Illinois, passed away at 8:21 A.M., Sunday, November 26, 2017, at Farmer City Rehabilitation and Healthcare.

Her funeral will be at 2:00 P.M, Friday, December 1, 2017, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Illinois, with Pastor Dave Ashby officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M., Friday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Farmer City Rehabilitation and Healthcare activity fund.

Betty was born July 20, 1925 in Farmer City, Illinois, a daughter of Jesse and Marguerite Ruch Anderson. She married Carrry Allen “Bud” Lewis, May 2, 1947, in Farmer City, Illinois. He passed away, November 8, 2011.

She is survived by her son, Gene (Anita) Lewis of Mahomet, Illinois and daughter, Pamela (Richard) Chapman of Broadlands, Illinois; four grandchildren, Chad (Kathy) Lewis of Mahomet, Illinois, Blake (Jamie Jarboe) Propst of Foosland, Illinois, Wesley (Jordan) Propst of Farmer City, Illinois, and Ryan (Courtney Johnson) Propst of Mahomet, Illinois; three stepgrandchildren, Samantha (Ian) Estes of Fisher, Illinois, Katie (Brett) Taylor of Mahomet, Illinois and Bailey (Todd) Schiff of Ogden, Illinois; eight great-grandchildren, Abbie Lewis; Faith Lewis; Julian Hudspath; Charlotte Propst; Conner Propst; Gabbie Jarboe; Corbin Johnson; and Josie Johnson; eight stepgreat-grandchildren, Tanner Estes; Morgan Estes; Kayla McKinney; Kassie McKinney; Kallen Taylor; Kade Taylor; Beau Hauersperger; and Dean Schiff; siblings, Duane (Sylvia) Anderson of Bellflower, Illinois; Louise Jiles of Farmer City, Illinois; Judy (Dale) Marshall of LeRoy, Illinois; Jack (Rita) Anderson of Wyoming and Arizona; and Carolyn (Walt) Jiles of Atkinson, Illinois; sister-in-law, Roxee Anderson of Atkinson, Illinois. Betty was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Ronald, Donald, Robert, and James Anderson; sisters, Martha Anderson, Anna Mae Okeson and Mary Lou Flegel.

Betty had been a train master clerk for the New York Central Railroad and Conrail Railroad. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Farmer City, Illinois. Betty loved bowling and craft work.

Karen Nelson

Karen Nelson, 75, of Dwight, IL passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at her home in Dwight, IL surrounded by her family.
Visitation will be held from 4pm until 7pm on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Hager Memorial Home in Dwight, IL. Cremation rites will be accorded.
Funeral services and burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Streator, IL at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Hager Memorial Home in Dwight is in charge of arrangements.
Karen was born September 12, 1942 in Dwight, IL a daughter of William R. and Lillian (Seeman) Borglin.
She is survived by son: William “Bill” Nelson of Dwight; daughter, Kimeri (Darrin) Shull of Dwight; stepdaughters, Peggy Mcpherson of Joliet, Lisa Cavanaugh of Joliet; grandchildren, Austin and River Nelson, R.J. Rodrick of Dwight, Amanda Rodrick of Cornell; stepgrandchildren, Stephanie and Ryan Seifer of Kankakee; great grandchildren, Shane and Maverick LeRoy of Cornell; she is also survived by many friends and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and stepson Thomas Nelson.
She graduated from Streator Township High School and worked locally for R.R. Donnelley, Coils Inc, she was a Dwight Elementary School lunch aide and Clapps Supermarket & Deli.
Karen will be dearly missed by her family, friends and beloved cat Wille.

Priscilla L. Reynolds

Priscilla L. Reynolds, 65, of Farmer City, Illinois, passed away at 1:30 A.M., Saturday, November 25, 2017, at Farmer City Rehabilitation and Healthcare.
A graveside service will be 3:00 P.M., Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Illinois, with Bud McMasters officiating. There will be no visitation.
Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Illinois, in charge of arrangements.
Priscilla was born December 25, 1951, in Watseka, Illinois, a daughter of Kenneth Virgil & Myrtle Elizabeth Hall Larkin. She married Kevin Paul Reynolds. He passed away April 14, 2017.
She is survived by her son, Greg (Jamie) Larkin of Mansfield, Illinois; three stepdaughters, Kerri Reynolds of LeRoy, Illinois, Shannon (Steven) Cox of Bloomington, Illinois and Krystal Reynolds of LeRoy, Illinois; two grandchildren, Colby and Cory Larkin; three brothers, Larry (Mariam) Larkin of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Kenneth (Robert Dahm) Larkin of St. Louis, Missouri and Martin A. Larkin of Kansas City, Kansas; one sister, Jo C. (Norman) Hunt of
Downers Grove, Illinois.
Priscilla was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
Priscilla was a member of the First Christian Church, Farmer City, Illinois.

Gertrude Evelyn Clark

Gertrude Evelyn Clark, 92, of Kenney, Illinois passed away 1:05 AM November 24, 2017 at Symphony of Decatur, Decatur, Illinois.

Per Gertie’s wishes, there will be no services. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with cremation rites.

Memorials may be directed to Symphony of Decatur.

Gertie was born January 22, 1925 in Weldon, IL the daughter of William and Bertha Mae (Smith) Morrow. She married James Welton Clark February 17, 1946 in Clinton, Illinois. He passed away November 17, 2007.

Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Welch, Decatur, IL; and one sister.

She was preceded in death by her Parents, one sister, and two brothers.

Gertie was a member of Texas Christian Church and the DeWitt County Amateur HAM Radio Club. She loved cooking, gardening, crocheting, playing BINGO, and living on the farm.

The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to the staff at Symphony of Decatur, especially, Nicki, Tamisha, Marge, Jean, Warren, Janice, and Julie; along with special friends, Wanda, Chuck, and Bessie.

Gertie was a loving wife, mother and friend who will be greatly missed.

Lois Eleanor Payne Heins

Lois Eleanor Payne Heins, 104, of Pontiac, IL passed away at 3:25 pm on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Tjardes Health Center of Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac, IL.

Her celebration of life will be held at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at First Lutheran Church in Pontiac with Rev. Tim Hubert officiating. Friends may visit one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will follow services at Chenoa Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Lois requested memorials be made to First Lutheran Church of Pontiac or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Lois Eleanor was born October 29, 1913 on a farm near Chenoa, Illinois a daughter of Wilbur L. and Matilda (Streid) Payne. She married John Myron Heins on August 11, 1939 in Hermosa Beach, California.

Lois is survived by her two sons: The Reverend Dr. John L. (Connie) Heins of Roscoe, IL, and Dr. Robert E. (Terri) Heins of Pontiac, IL; six grandchildren brought fun and joy to her life: Erika (Mark) Navin of Franklin, WI, Heather Heins of Denver, CO, Jamie Heins of Chula Vista, CA, John Kyle Heins of San Pedro, CA, Roy (Christy) Heins of North Aurora, IL, and Robyn (Zach) Zehr of Estes Park, CO. Her family now includes nine great grandchildren: Harper and Myles Navin, Emmalee and Donovan Heins, Amelia, Evelyn, Lauren Heins, Carsyn and Conrad Zehr.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Myron (2004), and her parents.

A 1930 graduate of Redonda Beach Union High School, Redonda, CA. Loise was a longtime member of First Lutheran Church of Pontiac. She particularly enjoyed being a homemaker and gardening. She loved trimming her bushes, enjoyed her flowers, loved feeding and watching the birds and other animals. This love of nature she passed to her sons. Lois was a humble and caring person who showed her love to family and community. Lois helped to start the Encore Shop in Pontiac; she was particularly proud to begin a store for the community where individuals could purchase repurposed clothing and other items.

Lois loved the arts and showed her creativity through crafts and the stitching of quilts which she lovingly provided to her sons and grandchildren.

The family is gratefully appreciative to the staff at Tjardes Health Center for the compassionate and respectful care given to Lois.

Jeffrey Nechkash

Jeffrey Nechkash, 63, of LeRoy, Illinois, passed away on November 23, 2017 at his home.
His service will be from 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M., Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Downs, Illinois. Donations can be made in care of Jordan Nechkash to help with funeral expenses. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, Illinois, is handling arrangements.
Jeff was born April 3, 1954, in Dodgeville, Wisconsin a son of John and Evelyn Nechkash. He married Kelly Cook in 1982, she survives.
Jeff is also survived by his two sons, Graham (Audriana) Nechkash of Bloomington, Illinois and Jordan (Ashley) Nechkash of South Carolina; three grandsons, Wyatt, Case and Clayton; his sister, Becky (Frank) Toohill of LeRoy, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by one son, Joseph, his parents and his in-laws.
Jeff graduated from Tri-Valley in 1972. He worked for Heartland Printing for 16 years.
Jeff was an amazing brother, uncle, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.

Quint A. Stephenson

Quint A. Stephenson, 53 of Clinton, IL passed away 11:30 A.M. November 23, 2017 at his family home in Clinton, IL.

Services will be 11 AM, Monday, November 27, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. Fr. James Henning officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, IL. Visitation will be 4 – 6 PM, Sunday, November 26, 2017 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to Guardians of the Children.

Quint was born March 25, 1964 in Clinton, IL the son of William and Sharon (Mears) Stephenson.

Survivors include his mother: Sharon Stephenson, Clinton, IL; children:  Chase (Whitney) Stephenson, Clinton, IL; Jackson Stephenson, Clinton, IL; and Callie Stephenson, Clinton, IL; grandson, Wesley Stephenson, Clinton, IL; brother, Bob (Diane) Stephenson, Lincoln, IL; nephew and nieces:  Andrew (Emily) Stephenson, Indianapolis, IN; Amber (Brian) Potthoff, Lincoln, IL; and Alyssa Stephenson, Lincoln, IL; step-grandnephews:  Alex and Chase Potthoff.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Quint worked at DynaGraphics in Decatur, IL.  He liked to ride motorcycles and went to Sturgis during the summer of 2017.

Jo Ann Greathouse

Jo Ann Greathouse, 75, of Wenona, passed away Wednesday Nov. 22, 2017, 11:00 PM at her home in Wenona.

Visitation will be Wednesday November 29, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, Toluca. Funeral services will follow at 12:00 noon. The Rev. John Huxtable, Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow at Dana Cemetery, Dana. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donors’ choice.

Jo Ann was born July 4, 1942 in Streator, IL to John and Beverly (Metcalf) Huxtable. She married Charles L. Greathouse on April 2, 1967 at the Rutland United Methodist Church. He preceded her in death on December 11, 2008.

Surviving are her children, William John Melvin, of Wenona, Sarah (Darrell) Zehr Balch, of Mackinaw, Roger (Sue) Greathouse, of Oklahoma City, OK, and Joey Greathouse, of Maridan, her siblings, Carol (Edward) Voights, of Streator, Jackie (The late Larry) Patnoe, of Princeton, John (Colleen) Huxtable, of Pontiac, Jane (George) Middleton, of Rutland, and a sister-in-law, Susan Huxtable, of Streator, four grandchildren, Justin and Jeremy Melvin, Colin and Ian Martin, and one great-grand daughter, Raya.

Her parents, and one brother, Harry Huxtable, preceded her in death.

She was of the Methodist faith. Jo Ann had retired form Owen’s Illinois Glass, Streator after 35 years. She was a Lifetime Member of the Pontiac, VFW Auxiliary.

Jerome R. Haberkorn Sr.

Jerome R. Haberkorn Sr., 81, passed away suddenly on November 22, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM.

He was born to William and Helen Koehler Haberkorn, on March 11, 1936 in Chicago, IL.

He married Virginia L. Gouge in Fairbury, IL. (1955). Jerome is survived by three siblings, Alan (Denise) Haberkorn of MO, Wayne (Karen) Haberkorn of IL, and Dolores Wagner of FL; he is also survived by his ex-wife, Virginia; and three children, Cheryl Pashby of CA, Jerry (Patty) of TX, and Steven (Liz) of TX. There are also seven grandchildren, Mark (Natalie) Pashby, Corrie Pashby (Cristian) Ramirez, and Todd Haberkorn of CA, Kelsey (Karson) Lofink, Trevor Haberkorn, Brendan Haberkorn, and Branson Haberkorn of TX. There are also three great grandchildren, Kyan (TX), Nathan, and Amelia (CA).

Preceding him were his parents; and two brothers, William and James. Rest in Peace Jerome (JR, Jerry, Dad)

A Graveside Memorial will be December 9, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Chatsworth, IL with burial following. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Chatsworth, IL will be coordinating the Graveside Memorial and Burial of Jerome’s cremated remains.