Joanna Delaney

Joanna Delaney, 81, of Forrest, IL passed away at 3:25 pm on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at her home in Forrest, IL with her family by her side.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 am on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Fairbury with Rev. Daryl Evans officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:30 am on Wednesday at church. Burial will follow services at Strawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Compassus Hospice, or Forrest American Legion Auxiliary. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Forrest is handling arrangements for the family.

Joanna was born June 27, 1936 in Mattoon, IL a daughter of Henry and Ruth (Groves) Lawhorn. She married Joseph R. Delaney, Sr. on November 15, 1954 in Norfolk, VA. She and Joseph would have celebrated 63 years of happily married life this Wednesday. He survives.

Also surviving are her children: Joseph R. (Donna) Delaney, Jr. of Fairbury, IL, Debra (David) Artman of Bloomington, IL, and Teresa Lynn (Mark) Bertram of Urbana, IL; seven grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; she was the last surviving sibling of nine children, three of which preceded her in death just this year.

She was educated in the Mattoon schools. Joanna served as a classroom aide and secretary at Strawn Elementary and Prairie Central School District for 30 years. She was a member of the Forrest American Legion Auxiliary.

Joanna loved to play bingo and “visit” the boat periodically. She loved to entertain her family and enjoyed the grandchildren and great grandchildren most of all. She was a good listener and friend to many. Her laughter and her desserts were a joy to the family. She leaves a void in our lives that will be very difficult to fill.

Janet Weakman

Forrest- Janet Weakman, 84, of Forrest, IL passed away at 9:20 pm on Monday, November 6, 2017 at Accolade Health Care in Pontiac, IL.

A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Forrest. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, November 10, 2017 at the funeral home with Rev. Corinne Blissard officiating. Burial will follow services at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in rural Wing, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Janet was born November 7, 1932 in rural Chatsworth, IL the daughter of Lester and Myrtle (Shockey) Elbert. She married Earl Weakman on November 25, 1978. He passed away on May 17, 2007.

She is survived by her children: Teresa “Terry” (Mark) Henry of The Villages, FL, Steve (Kathy) Barnes of Wing, IL, Kris (Dave) Wenger of Bloomington, IL, and Marci (Dino) Monterastelli of Pontiac, IL; her grandchildren: Eric (Kimberly) Henry, Amber (Martin) Brady, Lea (Shane) Voyles, Michael Mann, Johnny, Laura, Al, Jennifer (Craig) Braaten, Bryant (Dolores) Fisher, Andrew Fisher, Faithe Wenger, and McKay Wenger; four step children through Earl: Pat, Johnny, Karen, and Sheila; sixteen great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two sisters: Rosemary Maurer and Lois Nance.

Janet was born, raised and educated in the Forrest Area. She worked at Trainor Grain for many years. She enjoyed gardening, embroidering, and her cats. Janet had a great sense of humor and liked to have fun. Most of all she loved her family and spending time with them.

She was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Forrest, IL.