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William Eugene Armstrong

Modified: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
Born the youngest of four children by 10 years to William and Anna Armstrong three months before the Wall Street Crash, Gene Armstrong was raised on the family farm between Clinton and Lincoln. Life was hard for the boy from the start. He worked hard on the farm and studied hard at the one-room schoolhouse. His siblings, Jim, Oren and
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Dona M. Drake

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
OSHKOSH, Wis. -- Dona M. Drake, age 73, of Oshkosh, formerly of Clinton, Ill., passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Aurora Medical Center.
She was born on April 4, 1941, in Minnesota, a daughter of the late Donald and Ethel (Stevens) Nihart. Dona greatly enjoyed gambling, feeding her backyard birds and taking care of her family.
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Noah Stauffer, Jr.

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
CLINTON -- Noah Stauffer, Jr., 88, of Clinton, Ill., passed away at 4:20 a.m. on February 20, 2015, at Manor Court, Clinton, Ill.
Private family services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Ill., with Rev. Timothy P. Stauffer, Jr. officiating. Private family visitation was also held on Tuesday at the
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Charles Ray Campbell

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
CLINTON -- Charles Ray Campbell, 86, of Clinton, Ill., passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 22, 2015 in his home surrounded by his family.
Charles was born May 23, 1928, in Waynesville, Ill., to Charles Robert and Mamie Loreen (Adcock) Campbell. He proudly served in the Army from 1950 to 1952. He married his sweetheart, Rosemary Lange, on May 15,
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Mitchell launches petition drive for power plant

Modified: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
CLINTON -- Rep. Bill Mitchell was scheduled to be in town this morning to launch a petition drive supporting Clinton Power Station.
Mitchell invited city and county officials to meet at the DeWitt County Building to publicize a petition promoting the nuclear plant's continued service and its economic value to the area. Although Clinton Power Station's owner Exelon Nuclear
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Donald E. Burris

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
WAPELLA -- Donald E. Burris, 85, went to be with Our Lord on February 14, 2015.  Born in Wapella, ll. on May 5, 1929, he was retired to Clermont since 1987.  
He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Ida Burris, wife of 48 years Patricia Gehlbach, brothers Leonard (Edwinnie), Thomas (Florence), Jackson (Nina), Robert (Betty).  Donald is
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Daniel G. Davis

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
HEYWORTH -- Daniel G. Davis, 58, of Heyworth, Ill., passed away at 12:55 a.m. on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Ill. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with J. Kent Hickerson officiating.  Burial will be at DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt Ill.  Visitation
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Greg Alan Tarbox

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
WOODBURY, Tenn. -- Greg Alan Tarbox, 48, of Woodbury, Tenn., formerly of Clinton, Ill., passed away 12:46 a.m. on February 18, 2015, at Stones River Hospital, Woodbury, Tenn.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 23, 2015, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Rev. Stephen Killion officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, Ill.
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Virginia Gray Reeser

Posted: Friday, Feb 13th, 2015
MONTICELLO -- Virginia Gray Reeser, 100, died on February 3, 2015 Monticello, Ill.
Born in Weldon, Ill. on July 25, 1914. She married Harold G. Reeser, of Weldon.
She was preceded in death by her husband and two sons Teddy Carlyle Reeser and David Eugene Reeser. Virginia is survived by children Harold Gray Reeser (Carolyn) of Cardiff-By-The Sea,
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Paul F. Zimmerman

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 10th, 2015
FARMER CITY -- Paul F. Zimmerman, 95, of Farmer City, Il., passed away 6:20 a.m. on February 7, 2015 at the Dr. John Warner Hospital, Clinton, Ill.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Rev. Steve Barrow officiating. Visitation will be held from10, 11 a.m. at the
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William C. 'Bill' Pitts

Posted: Friday, Feb 6th, 2015
HEYWORTH -- William C. "Bill" Pitts, 88, of Heyworth Ill., passed from this life at 10:50 a.m. surrounded by family and his priest on Saturday, January 31, 2015, in Normal Ill.
 His funeral mass will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church 1920 E. Oakland Ave. Bloomington; Fr. David Halt will officiate. Private family interment
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Mark S. Wilson

Posted: Friday, Feb 6th, 2015
CLINTON -- Mark S. Wilson, 59, of Clinton, Ill., passed away at 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at his family residence in Clinton. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Ill., with J. Kent Hickerson officiating.  Burial will follow in Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton. 
Visitation will be held
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Merl W. Crutcher

Posted: Friday, Jan 30th, 2015
CLINTON -- Merl W. Crutcher, 65, Clinton, Ill., passed away at midnight, Sunday, January 25, 2015 at his residence. 
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 2, 2015 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating.  Burial will follow at DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, Ill., with military honors.  Visitation will be held on Sunday
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Karen Hayse

Posted: Friday, Jan 30th, 2015
GLENWOOD, Ill. -- Karen Hayse,63, of Glenwood, Ill., passed away on January 24, 2015.
Loving mother to David (Elham) Lemmel and Jonathon Lemmel; cherished grandmother to Ashton, Reza and Arman Lemmel. Dear sister to Michael (Linda) Hayse and Michelle (David) Hey. Dear friend and significant other Barry Freeh. Fond aunt to Tori and Nathan Hey.
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Connie M. Williams

Posted: Friday, Jan 30th, 2015
CLINTON -- Connie M. Williams, 73, of Clinton, Ill., passed away at 12:20 a.m. on January 29, 2015 at the Dr. John Warner Hospital, Clinton. 
Graveside services will be held at a later date at Garden of Apostles, Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign, Ill.  There will be no visitation.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Ill., assisted the family with cremation rites. 
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Robert G. Walston

Posted: Friday, Jan 30th, 2015
CLINTON -- Robert G. Walston passed away comfortably in his home surrounded by family on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 1:43 a.m. after a prolonged struggle with Alzheimers.
Robert (Bob) was born October 25, 1930, in Paducah, Ky. to parents Jimmy Dukes Walston and Josephine. He met his future wife and the love of his life Beverly (Weber) Walston in
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