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Alex CalvertAlex Calvert
Partner/Funeral Director

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(309) 828-2415 or (217) 935-3166


Alex, his wife Sue, four children and beloved chocolate lab, Sally, live in rural Heyworth, Illinois. He earned his undergraduate degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and a funeral service degree from Mid-America College of Funeral Services. Alex has been working with Calvert Funeral Homes since 1987. If not running kids from one event to another, Alex enjoys spending free time on the golf course and working on his landscaping. He has always wanted to be a funeral director and especially loves seeing the families he has helped, days or even weeks after their service, to see how wonderful they are healing and to hear their stories.

 


 

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Larry Calvert
Partner

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(217) 935-3166

Receiving his degree in Mortuary Science from Indiana College, Larry has been serving each community with personal service and attention since 1960. While he couldn't imagine doing anything else, when he isn't working at Calvert Funeral Homes, you might find Larry on the golf course or traveling with his wife Karen. What Larry enjoys most about being  a partner at Calvert Funeral Homes is serving the people.







 

michaelbellMike Bell
CFO/Funeral Director

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(309) 828-2415

Mike has been with Calvert Funeral Homes since 1995. A native of Hamilton, Illinois, Mike received his Associate Degree in Mortuary Science from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He also has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Phoenix. Mike and his wife Leslie stay busy with their many family responsibilities that center around their six children. Aside from spending time with his large family, Mike enjoys playing golf and rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals. Mike’s passion for accounting is evident in his professional career and he enjoys the diverse duties associated with his position.

 


claudeemillerClaude Miller
Funeral Director

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(309) 828-2415

Claude, originally from Heyworth, Illinois, now resides in Bloomington, Illinois with his lovely wife, Martha. Claude is an avid coin collector and likes flower and vegetable gardening. He loves to bring comfort and peace to the families he serves by helping them take the first steps after losing a loved one, bringing them to a completely new way of life. If not working with Calvert Funeral Homes, Claude would spend his days giving back to his community through church and various fraternal and civic organizations.

 


 

kevinsmithKevin Smith
Funeral Director

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(309) 828-2415

 

Raised in Princeton, Illinois, Kevin has been a resident of McLean County since 1980. In 1992, he relocated to Bloomington, Illinois. He and his wife rescued a black lab mix puppy in 2012, named Shady Lady. Kevin is a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He enjoys helping families through one of the most difficult times of their lives and building relationships that become long lasting friendships.

  



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John W. Learned
Funeral Director

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(309) 828-2415


John is a Bloomington-Normal, Illinois native and earned his bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University in Anthropology and Military Science. John also earned his Mortuary Science degree from Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Chicago, IL.  He has been with Calvert Funeral Homes since the summer of 2012. He and his wife along with their family reside in Normal, IL.


  




Ken Robertson

Ken Robertson
Funeral Director

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(309) 828-2415

Ken hails from Normal, Illinois and has worked as a funeral director for Calvert Funeral Homes since 2004.  His passion for helping people and families in need is the driving force behind his career choice.  The consummate family man, Ken and his wife have two children, two dogs (Mickey and Minnie), two parrots (Sophie and Sunny), two saltwater fish (Dora and Goldie), and a rabbit (George).  Ken is an avid reader of books about Greek history and mythology and Egyptian history.  Though his children’s activities keep him extremely busy, Ken still finds time to play golf and participate in rock climbing, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, and camping.  If Ken weren’t working for Calvert Funeral Homes, he would apply his love for nature and outdoor activities to owning a horse farm in Kentucky.

  

Chris Leman

Chris Leman
Funeral Director

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(309) 828-2415

Chris Leman understands and appreciates the comforts of "home". A graduate of Olympia High School who grew up in the small town of Danvers, Chris truly values the opportunity to "serve families and communities he has known his whole life". Chris has two daughters, Payton and Reese, and treasures his time spent with them. An avid hunter and golfer who previously owned and operated Pomme De Terre Golf Club in Morris, Minnesota, Chris concedes that he would be a golf teaching professional if he wasn't working in the funeral industry. Chris' passion for assisting others in need is seen in everything that he does, and as Chris puts it, "making a difficult time for families as smooth as possible" is what drives and encourages him every day. Chris' desire to come "home" was realized in 2014 when he joined Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home family.

  

 

 

ann mcwhorterAnne McWhorter
Secretary

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(309) 828-2415

Anne originates from Dwight, Illinois but has spent the majority of her life working and residing in Bloomington. Touting its "interesting history" as one of the reasons she loves her adopted city so much; Anne, along with her husband Rich and cat Reggie, continues to immerse themselves in Bloomington's many rich offerings. Anne's passion for people and desire to help them in their time of need has always propelled her career interest in secretarial and administrative work. As an avid gardener, canner, and cook; Anne greatly enjoys her time spent in the kitchen and is also a talented and creative crafter. When outside, she and her husband enjoy fishing and motorcycle riding. Anne joined the Calvert Funeral Homes staff in 2014 and is excited to assist the many people that she meets daily.

  

 

Chad SparksChad Sparks
Public Relations Director

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(309) 827-7577


Chad and his wife Cammie live in Bloomington, Illinois with their 2 children. As the ultimate sports fan, Chad loves to root for his favorite teams, including the Chicago Cubs, Fighting Illini, Indianapolis Colts and the Minnesota Timberwolves. If he wasn’t working at Calvert Funeral Homes, Chad’s dream job would be the general manager of the Chicago Cubs. Since 2007, Calvert Funeral Homes has given Chad the opportunity to represent a premier company and build a partnership with the community through marketing and public events. When not working, you can find Chad enjoying sports, movies, reading, traveling or at Bible study.

 

 

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