Rita Foster Jostes

Rita Foster Jostes, 87 of Monticello, IL formerly of Argenta, IL passed away 3:48 A.M. November 21, 2017 at Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, IL.

Services will be 11 A.M. Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL with Rev. Andrew Maxwell officiating. Burial will follow at Harristown Cemetery, Harristown, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 A.M. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed the Roman Family Foundation, 737 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1520, Chicago, IL, 60611.

Rita was born April 30, 1930, in Normal, IL, the daughter of James and Opal Crowe Foster. She was raised in Niantic, IL in a loving home by her Aunt Erma and Uncle Bryan Spencer. She married Dick E. Jostes on December 11, 1949 in Niantic, IL. He preceded her in death on September 4, 2014, having been married for 65 wonderful years.

Survivors include herson, Dave (Cheri) Jostes of Argenta, IL; a daughter, Deborah (John) Crow of Vinton, IA; five granddaughters: Laura (Jaiman) Fisher of Orlando, FL; Kristin (Scott) Craig of Clinton, IN; Abby (Aaron) Siek of Blairstown, IA; Kari Jostes of Shelbyville, KY; and Danielle (Doug) Spalding of Shelbyville, KY; and six great-grandchildren: Adelaide and Everett Fisher, Owen Siek and Amelia, Lily and Kate Craig.

She was preceded in death by both her parents, an infant son, Rodney, 3 brothers and two sisters. She was a member of Forsyth United Methodist Church.

Rita was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and loved to entertain. She was well-known for her delicious meals, cookies and cakes, and her ability to put together a meal quickly for the unexpected guests her late husband would often bring home. Although she will be missed greatly , the family takes great comfort  in knowing that Rita has left this earthly place to be with her beloved husband and family members she lost at too young of an age.

Anthony J. “Tony” Hable and Karen S. Hable

Anthony J. “Tony” Hable 57 and Karen S. Hable 57 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 5:58 PM November 11, 2017 from injuries sustained in a two vehicle accident at the intersection of  Rt. 51 North and Autumn Rd., Clinton, IL.

Mass Of Christian Burial will be 10 AM, Friday, November 17, 2017 St. John’s Catholic Church, Clinton, IL with Rev. Fr. James Henning Celebrant. Burial will be  St. Joseph Cemetery, Farmer City, IL. Visitation will be 4 – 7 PM, Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the church with Rosary at 3:30.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, Masses or donations may be directed to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Clinton, St. Paul’s Catholic School in Bloomer, Wisconsin, or another organization of your choosing.

Tony was born March 24, 1960 in Chippewa Falls, WI, in his early years was a resident of Bloomer, WI, the son of William and Marcella (Grill) Hable. Karen was born June 19, 1960 in Evansville, IN the daughter of Albert W. and Ruth (Ahlering) Schoettlin, Jr. Tony and Karen were married on June 16, 1984 in Evansville, IN.

Survivors include their children, Alan (Ashley) Hable, Champaign, IL and Emily Hable, Indianapolis, IN; granddaughter, Ava Hable, Champaign, IL and one grandchild on the way;

Also surviving are his siblings:  Monica (Michael) Dimino, Watertown, MA; Patricia Zastrow, Sun Prairie, WI; Jean (Kirby) Bischel, Cincinnati, OH; William (Judy) Hable, Bloomer, WI; Peter Michael “Mike” (Sally) Hable, Bloomer, WI; David (Nancy) Hable, Beraby, British Columbia, Canada.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Thomas Hable; sister-in-law, Gloria Hable; and brother-in-law, Milfred Zastrow.

Also surviving are Karen’s siblings: Ruthanne (Thomas) Otto, Baltimore, MD; and Mary Kaye Mooney, St. Louis, MO.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents; and brother-in-law, Timothy Mooney.

They were dearly loved as a brother and a sister, as parents, as grandparents, as an uncle and aunt, as in-laws, as cousins, and as friends.

Tony worked his entire post-college career for the Clinton Power Station as a Professional Engineer and spent many hours in his garden in his free time. Karen raised their two children and volunteered her time and energy in caring for many people in the Clinton community and doting on her granddaughter.

Their lives will be marked not by themselves or their careers, but rather, by those that they affected. They often chose to serve others rather than living for themselves. They were both members of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Clinton, IL where they served as lectors, extraordinary ministers of holy communion, singers in the choir, Sunday school teachers, parish council members, and general servants of all. Along with their parish, they participated in the Cursillo community and their generosity was known by many.

They often remarked that they loved being with their family. Whether it be around table for a nice meal or on a trip to somewhere new, they loved being with their kids and especially loved being together.

Richard D. Abbott

Richard D. Abbott 58 of Waynesville, IL passed away 6:05 AM November 8, 2017 at his family residence, Waynesville, Il.

Graveside services will be 1:00 PM, Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Dudley Cemetery, Dudley, MO with Pastor A. Lynn Ash officiating.  Visitation will be 10 AM – 12 Noon, Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Masonic Services at 12 noon.

Memorials may be directed to the Richard D. Abbott Memorial Fund.

Richard was born April 16, 1959 in St. Louis, MO the son of William and Velma Louise (Jarrell) Abbott.  He married Pauline K. Davis March 14, 1987 in Dudley, MO.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline K. Abbott, Waynesville, IL; children:  Amy L. Abbott, Lincoln, IL and Kristina D.  (Devon C.) Lashbrook, Wapella, IL; grandson, Rylan C. Lashbrook;  mother, Velma Louise Abbott, Dudley, MO; sister, Vicki (Wayne) Holmes, Carrollton, GA.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Richard worked at Lincolnland, Lincoln, IL.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #210 AF & AM in Lincoln, IL.  Richard loved fishing, gardening, and the outdoors.

Marjorie Ann Hayes Spencer

Marjorie Ann Hayes Spencer, 99 of Ankeny, Iowa formerly of Clinton, Il. passed into her heavenly home 7:50 A.M. November 5, 2017 at Millpond Retirement Community, Ankeny, Iowa.

Services will be 11 A.M. Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor John Hayes officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 A.M. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church, Mill Pond Retirement Community or the donor’s choice.

Marjorie was born May 14, 1918 in Crow Agency, MT the daughter of J.R. and Maud (Billings) Johnson. She moved to Watauga, TN at an early age and grew up there. She graduated from Happy Valley High School. Marjorie married Frank Hayes in Bristol, VA in 1939. In 1990 she married Robert Spencer in Clinton, IL. She was a great caretaker of both of them before they preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, sister: Eloise Phillips, grandson: Paul Michael Hayes and step grandson: Sean Rogers.

Frank and Marjorie moved to Clinton in 1951 where she lived until her health needs required her to move to Mill Pond Retirement Community in Ankeny, IA in 2005.

Some of the great loves of her life were her family, her friends and her faith in Jesus Christ. She was a very active member of First Baptist Church in Clinton, as long as health allowed. She loved to teach the Bible to children in Sunday School Classes and Back Yard Bible Clubs. She also regularly shared her faith with teens and adults throughout her life.

She was known for and enjoyed being a fine homemaker, fantastic cook, wonderful hostess, a very happy and friendly lady with a southern accent and charm. She worked as a telephone operator and dental assistant. In later years she also enjoyed Wii Bowling and Bingo with friends at Mill Pond.

Left to cherish her memory is a daughter: Judy (Russell) Delaney of Lecanto, FL; son: Joe (Marty Abbott) Hayes of Ankeny, IA; step daughter: Dianne Rogers of Cumming, GA; grandchildren: Sheila (Jeff) Clark, Allen, TX, Karen (Paul) Findling, Tampa, FL, James Hayes, Overland Park, KS, John (Deb) Hayes, Grand Island, NE, Dan (Trish) Hayes, Shawnee, KS; step grandson: Bryan Rogers, Cumming, GA; 13 great grandchildren; nephew: Jack (Marilyn) Phillips, Hudson, IL and other relatives and friends.

Mom, we are looking forward to seeing you again soon and forever.

The family would like to extend a sincere “Thank You” to the staff at Mill Pond, many other medical personnel and her dentist for their wonderful care of Mom.

Ramona Joan Irvin

Ramona Joan Irvin 89 of Kenney, Illinois passed away 12:28 AM November 5, 2017 at the Warner Hospital & Health Services, Clinton, IL.

Services will be 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 9:30 – 10:30 AM Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the Kenney Christian Church or the Kenney Heritage Foundation.

Joan was born October 22, 1928 in rural Kenney, IL the daughter of Harold and Delta (Kemp) Ferry. When Joan was two years old her mother died and she was adopted by her great uncle and aunt, Ivon and Helen Kemp. She married Wilbur Irvin December 25, 1951 in Kenney, IL.

Survivors include her husband, Wilbur Irvin, Kenney, IL; sons: Robert Irvin, Clinton, IL; Roger (Paula) Irvin, Kenney, IL; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Norman.

Joan was a homemaker and a member of the Kenney Christian Church.

Eileen Catherine Edwards

Eileen Catherine Edwards 87 of Maroa, Illinois passed away 2:15 PM November 4, 2017 at the Eastern Star Home, Macon, IL.

Services to celebrate Eileen’s life will be 11 AM, Friday, November 10, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL with Greg Taylor officiating. Graveside services will be at 2:30 PM, Friday at Mottarville Cemetery, Rochester, IL. There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice.

Eileen was born October 7, 1930 in Springfield, IL the daughter of William H. and Clara Agnes (Schmidt) Ryan. She married Charles “Don” Edwards October 15, 1948 in Springfield, IL. He passed away December 16, 2008.

Survivors include her children: David E. (Rose) Edwards, Nicholasville, KY; Carole L. Barnhorst, Greenwood, IN; Darla Rae (Roger) Wiseman, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; siblings: Mary E. Springer, Springfield, IL; Carolyn Vancil, Springfield, IL.; William J. Ryan, Murphysboro, IL; Donna Ryan Neuman, Chatham, IL; and special caregiver, and longtime family friend, Larry Pumphrey, Maroa, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, and one brothers.

Eileen was a retired secretary. She was a member of the Hazlemere Chapter #221 O.E.S., Taylorville, IL. She loved to do arts and crafts, sew, and cook.

Jerry Allen Davenport

March 19, 1947 – October 29, 2017

Jerry Allen Davenport 70 of Forsyth, IL passed away 6:54 PM October 29, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

Services will be 10 A.M. Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Bruce Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be 5-7 P.M. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Jerry was born March 19, 1947 in Decatur, IL the son of Raymond E. Davenport, Sr. He married Sandy McCool on June 4, 1967 in Forsyth, IL.

Survivors include his wife: Sandy Davenport, Forsyth, IL; Children: Nicholas Allen Davenport, Maroa, IL, Matthew Allen (Melissa) Davenport, Maroa, IL; 4 grandchildren: Devvon Davenport, Maxwell Allen Davenport, Evan Creek, and Sophia Morgan Davenport; one brother: Raymond E. (Judy) Davenport, Jr.,
Pittsfield, IL; several nieces and nephews also survive; and best-friends: Frank and Diane Friend also survive.

He was preceded in death by his father; daughter: Melinda Sue Davenport; granddaughter: Morgan Rene’ Davenport; brother: Clinton Davenport; sister: Shirley Ann Taylor; aunt: Mildred “Mike” Hance; and step-mother: Betty Davenport.

Jerry worked and retired from Caterpillar Inc. He was an Air Force Veteran, volunteer fireman, and a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed woodworking, and doing woodcarvings. Jerry loved to go fishing, do oil paintings, and attend his grandchildren’s activities.

Paul Edward Doane, Junior

Paul Edward Doane, Junior, 85 of Monticello, Illinois passed away peacefully July 17, 2017 at his home on the farm he had lived on and loved for nearly 60 years.


The Family of Paul Doane will be gathering from the corners of the country for a Celebration of Life, time of sharing November 11, 2017.  The Centerville Methodist Church will host the gathering at 1 PM.  Pastor Cindy Rettig will officiate.  All friends and neighbors are invited to attend and share stories with and “about” the family.  .


Inquiries may be directed to Becky Herb at 206-719-7986 or beckyherb1@gmail.com or Brian Doane at bridoane@gmail.com.


Memorials may be directed to Faith in Action or the Centerville Methodist Church.


Paul is survived by his 3 children: Becky (Bill) Herb, Bruce (Saundra) Doane, and Brian (Denise) Doane; grandchildren: Matthew (Erica) Herb, Joe Doane, Kristen (Will) Holmes, Nichole Doane, Jonathan Doane, Patrick (Tey) Herb, Elizabeth Herb, Dara Ella and Rachel Doane; and great grandchildren: Ashlyn Cafin, Daniel Sullivan and Sydney Herb.


He was preceded in death by his parents, wife: Virginia Ann Doane and their son: Brett Paul Doane.


Paul was born September 22, 1931 in Decatur, IL. He worked at Mississippi Valley Steel in Decatur in the early years of his career and finished out his career at Kurland Steel in Urbana, IL. Farming was the joy of his life and he loved a good political debate. He served on the Sangamon Township Board and was a Mason. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and always enjoyed listening to the Boston Pops 4th of July concert celebration. He was also a member of the Centerville Methodist Church.


Paul will be dearly missed his family and his friends.

Steven Mac Cook

Steven Mac Cook 66 of Decatur, Illinois passed away 7:37 PM October 28, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur, Illinois.

A celebration of his life will be held from 2 – 4 P.M. Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Argenta Community Building.  The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL with cremation rites.

Memorials may be directed to Argenta-Oreana Booster Club.

Steven was born June 28, 1951 in Decatur, IL the son of Bob and Norma (LeHew) Cook.

Survivors include his father and step-mother: Bob and June Cook, Loxely, AL; sister and brother-in-law: Tara and John Fornear, Argenta, IL; nephew and nieces: Audra Heckwine, Adam Fornear, Erin Fornear and Morgan Fornear.

He was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents.

Steven was a 1969 graduate of Argenta-Oreana High School.

David Lee Moore

David Lee Moore 76 of Clinton, IL passed away 10:15 AM October 27, 2017 at his family residence, Clinton, IL.

Services will be 10 A.M. Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. Father James Henning officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be 5 – 7 Monday, October 30, 2017 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

David was born February 10, 1941 in DeWitt County, IL the son of F. Wilson and Margaret M. (Frantz) Moore. He married Rita A. Brown June 27, 1964 in Clinton, IL. She passed away November 19, 2007.

Survivors include his children: Erin L. (Kevin) Cook, Monticello, IL, Mark J. (Angela) Moore, Lubbock, TX; 4 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 5 step grandchildren; siblings: Dan Moore, Clinton, IL, Doris Ann (Arnold) Hawkins-Coffey, Russell Springs, KY, Dorothy Hanna, Mahomet, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son: Shawn Patrick Moore and 1 brother: Richard.

David served his country proudly in the Navy from 1959 – 1963 aboard the USS Midway as an E4.

David had worked for Kolp Servi-Soft and Revere Copper & Brass Inc. in Clinton and retired from Illinois Power in 2003.