Wanda C. Burton

Wanda C. Burton 88 of Heyworth, Illinois passed away 5:55 PM December 2, 2017 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, Il.

Services will be 1 PM, Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Illinois with Rev. Darrel Arndell officiating. Burial will follow at DeLand Cemetery, DeLand, IL. Visitation will be 6 – 8 PM, Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Wanda was born November 22, 1929 in Willow Branch Township in Piatt Co., IL the daughter of Victor J. T. and Mattie C. (Dalton) Burton. She married Vernon M. Burton August 18, 1945 in Nancy, KY. He passed away February 16, 1979.

Survivors include her three daughters: Barbara Ryburn (Tom) Carr, Oxford, FL; Betty (Darrel) Arndell, Litchfield, KY; and Lynn (Doug) Necessary, Clinton, IL; 7 Grandchildren, 18 Great-grandchildren, and 2 Great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 daughter, 1 great-grandson, 2 sisters, and 3 brothers.

Wanda retired from Jackson Heights Nursing Home at the age of 75.  She loved working in her garden and flowers.  Wanda loved baking Christmas cookies, banana bread, and other sweet treats for her family.

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Joan Lewis

Joan Lewis, 81, of Clinton, Illinois passed away 3:07 A.M. November 29, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

Celebration of Joan’s Life will be 10 AM Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL.

Memorials may be directed to The Vault.

Joan was born April 15, 1936 in Wapella, IL, the daughter of Jesse Wayne and Nellie Aretta (Nelson) Thoms. She married Paul William Lewis August 30, 1954 in Clinton, IL.

Survivors include her husband, Paul William Lewis, Clinton, IL; Children: Belinda “Lindy” L. (Daniel J.) Hubert, Lowell, IN; William “Bill” Wayne (Jill) Lewis, Cheno Hills, CA; and Loretta “Lori” (Jerry) Benedict, Clinton, IL; 9 Grandchildren; 10 Great-grandchildren; Siblings: Sara (Larry) Stewart, Blain, PA; and Jay Wayne (Barb) Thoms, Clinton, IL.

She was preceded by her parents, Brother: Ray Marvin Thoms, Sister: Ida Ellen Gentry, and Grandson: Tyler Lewis.

Joan worked for the Clinton School District for 25 years until her retirement. She supported Paul’s music career and was his #1 fan. She was sassy and spunky, but, was extremely loving to everyone, especially children.

James Larry Andrews

James Larry Andrews, 69, of Clinton, IL passed away at 11:30 AM, November 28, 2017 at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Graveside Services will be 11 AM Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Rev. Fr. James Henning officiating, with Military Honors. There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to Angel Tree or Second Chance Pet Adoption.

Larry was born March 24, 1948 in Clinton, IL the son of William H. and Florence A. (Keatley) Andrews.

Survivors include his children: Leslie Andrews, Clinton, IL; Daniel (Keri) Andrews, Gibson City, IL; and Thomas Andrews, Carmichael, CA; 3 grandchildren: Kaleb Volker-USAF, Charleston, SC; Abbey (Colton) Nixon, Clinton, IL; and Jack Andrews, Gibson City, IL; Siblings: William G. (Phyllis) Andrews, Bloomington, IL; and Jane (Jered) Hooker, Clinton, IL; and former son-in-law: Keith Volker, Clinton, IL.

Larry married Cynthia L. Armstrong on March 20, 1971 in Clinton, IL.

He was preceded by his parents.

Larry bravely served his Country during the Vietnam War in the US Marine Corps. from 1968-1970. He worked for Illinois Central Gulf, Southern Pacific, and retired from Union Pacific Railroad. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, spending time with his grandchildren, and attending their sporting events.

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.

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.

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.

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.