Vivian C. Roemer

Vivian C. Roemer, 91 of Lexington passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 at Sugar Creek Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, Normal where she had been since August.  Her family has honored her wish for cremation.  A grave side service will be at a later date.

Calvert – Johnson & Musselman Memorial Home, Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements.

Vivian was born November 4, 1926 in Mansfield, IL, the daughter of Garfield and Thelma Warren May.  She married Edward A. Roberds on October 5, 1945.  He died on October 17, 1972.  She later married Clark W. Roemer on May 9, 1975.  He died October 17, 2017.

She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Daniel E. Roberds, 5 sisters and 3 brothers.

She is survived by 5 children, Danny (Gina) Roberds, Jackie (Mike) Rever, Linda (Steve) Anderson and Greg (Sian) Roberds, all of Lexington, and Chuck (Becky) Roberds of Downs; 8 grandchildren, Justin, Lisa, Quincy, Ian, and Christopher Roberds, Todd and Jenny Anderson, and Michelle Rever Henderson; 7 great grandchildren; and a step-son, Kenneth Roemer.  Also, surviving are three brothers, Jim May of Dewey, Bob May of Ogden and Terry (Peggy) May of Farmer City.

Vivian was a loving wife, mother and sister.  She was the third child and oldest girl in a family of 12 children.  She helped raise her siblings in the small town of Lotus, IL before she married.  She lived in Normal for several years working for the Eureka Company, was a nurse’s aide at Brokaw Hospital and worked for General Electric.

Vivian and Clark lived in Naples, Florida from 1984 to 1993, when they returned to live out their lives with their children.  They both loved being in Lexington with friends and family.

Special thanks go out to Sugar Creek Alzheimer’s Special Care Center.  Vivian was given love, attention and great care by all the staff there.  They really are special.

Memorials may be made to the Lexington Genealogical and Historical Society (The Fort) or the Lexington Food Pantry.

Heather L. Meister

Heather L. Meister, 34 of Lexington, IL passed away at 9:48 a.m. Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.
Cremation rites will be accorded and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Community Cancer Center, Normal.
Calvert-Johnson & Musselman Memorial Home, Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements.

Heather was born April 4, 1983 in Bloomington, IL the daughter of Carl D. and Connie M. Knudsen Reum. She married Paul A. Meister on November 5, 2011 in Bloomington. He survives along with her parents of Gibson City; one sister Ashley (Jamison) Stalter of Foosland and a niece June Stalter; grandfather Robert J. Knudsen of Bourbonnais; her fur babies her cat Amelie, and her dogs Stella and Diesel; several sister and brother in-laws and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents Lyle and Beatrice Reum and Dorothy Knudsen.

Heather was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Bloomington. She graduated from Illinois State University, Normal with a Bachelor’s Degree. She worked as a Business Analyst at State farm for 8 years and had her CPCU.

Clark W. Roemer

Clark W. Roemer, 87, of Lexington, IL passed away at 9:32 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at his home, where he had been ill with heart problems since August.

His family has honored his wish for cremation. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Calvert-Johnson & Musselman Memorial Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Clark was born February 26, 1930 in Alton, IL the son of Arthur B. and Alma V. Leeder Roemer. He came from a large family of seven sisters and five brothers who preceded him in death along with his parents.

He married Vivian C. Roberds on May 9, 1975 in Lexington. She survives along with one son Kenneth Roemer of Rantoul; five step children Danny (Gina) Roberds, Jackie (Mike) Rever, Linda (Steve) Anderson, Greg (Sian) Roberds all of Lexington, and Chuck (Becky) Roberds of Downs. Two grandchildren and nine step-grandchildren.

Clark grew up on a farm and went on to have his own farm in the Saybrook area for many years. He was a man of many talents and occupations during his lifetime. In 1984 he sold his farm and moved to Florida where he worked as head of maintenance at the Naples Beach Resort. In 1993 they moved back to Lexington where he made many friends and went on to use his many skills in the community as a handyman. His love of electrical work kept him busy until he retired in 2016 to take care of his wife who has Alzheimer’s.

He loved the community and many friends he made in Lexington. Memorials may be made to the Lexington Genealogical and Historic Society (The Fort).

Vivian E. Long

Vivian E. Long, 98, of Lexington, IL passed away at 10:34 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center Normal, IL.

Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Calvert-Johnson & Musselman Memorial Home, Lexington. A graveside service will follow at Lexington Cemetery with Pastor Tyler Klein officiating. Memorials may be made to Peace Meals in Lexington.

Vivian was born May 21, 1919 in Lexington, IL the daughter of George C. and Ella Keister Siron. She married Charles H. Long Sr. on June 19, 1937 in Lexington. He died April 16, 1973.

Surviving are four sons Charles (Rose) Long Jr. of Bloomington, William Long of Bloomington, Dennis (Nancy) Long of Woodland, CA and Kevin Long of Normal; fifteen grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; one sister Audrey Pirot of San Jacinto, CA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, seven sisters, three brothers, and two grandchildren.

She was a member of the Lexington Community Church and the VFW Auxiliary. She worked at the Eureka Company for 18 years retiring in 1986. She was a longtime Cub fan. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed birds, flowers, plants and her cat. She was always very active and had a great sense of humor.

William Compton Sr.

William E. “Bill” Compton Sr., 80 of Lexington passed away at 4:35 AM Sunday, September 24, 2017 at McLean County Nursing Home, Normal.

A graveside service will be 1:30 PM Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, with Rev. Bill Brown officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Building Fund at Lexington Community Church.

Calvert – Johnson & Musselman Funeral Home, Lexington is in charge of arrangements.

Bill was born March 6, 1937 in Hudson, a son of Clyde and Hazel Irene Hospelhorn Compton. He married Judi Erps on October 11, 1955 in Normal. She survives.

Also surviving are three sons, William Compton Jr. of Lexington, Tod Compton of Peoria and David Compton of Lexington; 5 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; and four sisters, Shirley Olson of Normal, Sarah (James) Fox of Leroy and Linda Jones and Paulette (Basil) Rauch both of Fairbury.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, George, Robert and Ronald; a sister, Carolyn Compton; and a daughter, Gale Elaine Compton.

Bill was a member of Lexington Community Church.

He had served in the Navy.

Dolores Hibbs

Dolores L. “Dee” Hibbs, 85, of Lexington, IL passed away at 7:35 p.m. Thursday, August 24, 2017 at her home surrounded by family.

Funeral services will be 12 Noon, Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church, Lexington, with the Rev. Garry Gromley officiating. Burial will follow at Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 to 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made to her church, Central Illinois Small Animal Rescue (CISAR) Colfax, or Illinois Cancer Care in Normal.

Dolores was born October 11, 1931 in Carlock, IL the daughter of Melvin and Blanche Yoder Raber. She married Harry E. Hibbs on April 24, 1987. He died March 13, 2004.

Surviving are three daughters Vickie (Mike) Tuttle of Normal, Sherrie Patton of Lexington and Julie (Vernon) Godbey of Bloomington; three step-children George (Neisha) Hibbs of Cadillac, MI, Ed (Christy) Hibbs of Athens, and Melinda (Mike) Higgins of Chenoa; Six grandchildren and five step-grandchildren, and 24 great grandchildren and Teddy Agol or Uganda Compassionate Child that she sponsored.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two grandsons Bryan Patton and Ryan Patton, and a sister and brother-in-law.

Dee was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lexington. She was an avid Cubs fan and enjoyed scrapbooking. Dee was a loving mom, grandma, and great grandma who enjoyed spending time with her family and going to her grandkids sporting events.

Stephanie Wissmiller

Stephanie R. Wissmiller, 34, of Mahomet, IL died at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017 in Champaign, IL

Cremation rites were accorded and a private inurnment will be held at Blue Mound Cemetery in Cooksville. Calvert-Johnson & Musselman Memorial Home, Lexington, IL is assisting the family with arrangements.

Stephanie was born September 16, 1982 in Urbana, IL the daughter of George H. and Catherine M. Browder Wissmiller.

Surviving are her father George H. (Siping Ye) Wissmiller of Jamestown, NC, mother Catherine M. Leonard of Mahomet; one brother Lee (Elizabeth) Wissmiller of Carthage, MO; one sister Tamyra (Paul) Harrison of Altoona, IA; and several nieces and nephews.

Stephanie was a member of the Daughter of the American Revolution and was the business office manager for P & P Heating and Cooling in Mahomet. She had a Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. She also helped organize the Freedom Fest 4th of July Celebration in Mahomet.

D. Brian Thomas

D. Brian Thomas, 74, of Lexington, IL, passed away at 9:50 p.m. Sunday, May 7, 2017 at his residence.
Cremation rites were accorded and a celebration of life service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, at Calvert-Johnson & Musselman Memorial Home, Lexington with Pastor Kendall Coffman officiating. Visitation will be 4 p.m. until time of service on Thursday at the memorial home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Donate Life, America.
Brian was born June 2, 1942 in Arrowsmith, IL the son of John Albert “Al” and Zella P. Owens Thomas.
Surviving are four children, Tess Thomas of Hollister, MO, Brian Scott (Ruth) Thomas and Les (Patti) Thomas, and Candace Corkery all of Lexington; five step children, Jeff Andrews and Mike Craig both of Bloomington, Michael Clyden of Arizona, Angela (Mark) Tusing of Normal, and Amy Clyden of Pontiac; one sister Deb (Lyle) Behr of Minnesota and one sister-in-law Anne Thomas of Lexington; seven grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Joyce, a step-son Jody Clyden, a sister Sharon and two brothers, John and Steven.
Brian was the water superintendent for 29 years for the City of Lexington. He was a longtime volunteer for the local Emergency Management Agency. He was a member of the Lexington Sportsman’s Club and passed on his love of hunting and fishing to his entire family. You would often find him enjoying the outdoors, local music acts and Thursday night dinners out with friends. The family would like to send a special thanks to Anne Thomas and Reggie Dick for their compassion, companionship and care of our father.

Diana Nalley

Diana L. Nalley, 55, of Bloomington, IL passed away at 12:53 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2017 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
Cremation rites were accorded and a celebration of life service will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lexington with Fr. Carl LoPresti officiating.
Diana was born January 30, 1962 in Munich, Germany the daughter of Lindy Ralph and Rosa Resch Nalley.
Surviving are her mother and step-father Rosa and Lee McMurray of Lexington; one daughter Andrea (Ray) Servant of Fargo, ND; two brothers Karl Heinz (Micki) Nalley of Woodriver and Klaus (Kelly Marie) Nalley of Tacoma, WA; two granddaughters Daisy Jo and Lila Servant; a special friend and care giver Bev King of Lexington.
Diana was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lexington and has an associate’s degree from Lincoln College in Criminal Justice. She loved her cats Cupcake and Sweet pea. Diana worked as a bookkeeper for Cars R Us in Armington.

Michael Jones

Michael C. Jones, 76, of Lexington, IL died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Meadows Mennonite Home, Chenoa, IL

Cremation rites were accorded and his celebration of life will be 12 noon to 3 P.M. Sunday July 30, 2017 at Topsy’s Bar & Grill 23 W. Front Street, El Paso, IL Calvert-Johnson & Musselman Memorial Home, Lexington, IL is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Lexington Ambulance Memorial Fund.

Surviving is his wife Toni Jones of Lexington and four children Carla (Jeff) Thomas of Lexington, Paula (Kris) McCorkle of Morrison, TN, Teri (Lyn) Lype, and Craig (Dennise) Jones both of Lexington;