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.

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.

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.

Ruth Ann Brown

Ruth Ann Brown 82 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 6:04 PM October 26, 2017 at the Warner Hospital & Health Services, Clinton, IL.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Illinois assisted the family with cremation rites.

Memorials may be directed to the Ruth Ann Brown Memorial Fund.

Ruth was born September 9, 1935 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Harry Troy and Sally Frances (Crutcher) Dubson. She married Richard E. Brown August 6, 1981 in Clinton, IL.

Survivors include her husband: Richard E. Brown, Clinton, IL; children: Wendi Lowe, Clinton, IL; Richard Todd (Julie) Brown, Clinton, IL; Tiffany McLaughlin, Decatur, IL; Billy Jo Riggs, Clinton, IL; 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; one sister: Patty (Glen) Reynolds, Clinton, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters.

Ruth was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. She loved to play Bingo and was a foster parent.

Sandra O. Smith

Sandra O. Smith 77 of Maroa, IL, a devoted servant of God, passed from this earthly life into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at 10:52 PM October 26, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

Services will be 11 A.M. Monday, October 30, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL with Gary Mosley officiating. Burial will follow at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL. Visitation will be 3 – 5 P.M. Sunday, October 29, 2017 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Harvest Community Church.

Sandra was born February 13, 1940 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Neysa Beckemier. She married Ellis Leroy Smith December 21, 1958 in Cerro Gordo, IL. He passed away in May 25, 1990.

Survivors include her children: Janet (Jane Porter) Elliott, Fayetteville, NC; Linda (Mike) Baker, Forsyth, IL, Jeffery Smith, Dalton City, IL, Shelly (James) Fields, Wentzville, MO, Donna (Fiancé: Steven Wood) Smith, Wagoneer, IL; 13 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son: Daniel Smith, 1 great grandson: David Smith, Jr., and daughter-in-law: Tammy Smith.

Sandra retired from Maroa Forsyth School Dist. She was a 50 year member of the Harvest Community Church in Maroa, and was a breast cancer survivor.

The family wishes to express a special “Thank You” to Dr. Timothy Miller and the Cardiac Staff on the 5th floor at DMH for their loving care during a difficult time.

Dixie J. Montgomery

Dixie J. Montgomery 80 of Clinton, IL passed away 5:05 A.M. October 22, 2017 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL.

Services will be 1 P.M. Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson and Scott Marsh officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 10 A.M. – 1 P.M. Saturday at the church. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to First Christian Church or Texas Christian Church.

Dixie was born July 27, 1937 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Charles A. and Bette (Adams) Anderson. She married Gregory Montgomery March 2, 1957 in Clinton, Il.

Survivors include her husband: Gregory Montgomery, Clinton, IL; children: Mark Montgomery, Bloomington, IL; Sterling (Stephanie) Montgomery, Catlin, IL; 5 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; brother: Charles “Chick” Anderson, Boise, ID and sister: Jill Ann Zollman, Evansville, IN.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Dixie retired from Eureka Company in Bloomington, IL. She was the organist at the First Christian Church in Clinton for over 60 years and played for countless weddings and funerals.

She loved to crochet and sing in the choir. She was very dedicated to her husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

William Norris “Bill” Johnson

William Norris “Bill” Johnson 71 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 2:22 PM October 21, 2017 at Kindred Hospital, Peoria, IL with his wife Pat and daughter Kathy by his side.

Services will be 11 A.M. Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Edward Cain officiating. Burial will follow at Heyworth Cemetery, Heyworth, IL Visitation will be 10 – 11 A.M. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to Kindred Hospital, Peoria, IL.

Bill was born May 14, 1946 in Lincoln, NB the son of Bert and Florence (Hunter) Johnson. He married Pat Sweet October 1, 1987 in Bloomington, IL.

Survivors include his wife: Pat Johnson; children: Tina Marie, Kathleen Dawn, Rebecca Ann, William Earl, Lisa Kae, and Randall Scott; siblings: Deloris Strohkirch, Wanda Jean Elsner; 16 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers: Raymond and Merle Johnson and 2 sisters: Kay Hulvey and Janice Woodall.

The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to Kindred Hospital, Peoria and OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington for the excellent care Bill received.