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Monday, April 28, 1930 - Saturday, June 1, 2013

 Lewis E. Mays, 83 of Pontiac, IL died on Saturday, June 01, 2013 at 9:45 AM at the home of his daughter in Pontiac.

 

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at the Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac. Cremation rites will be accorded following the visitation. Memorials in Lewis’ name may be left to the American Lung Association.

 

Lewis was born on April 28, 1930 in Pontiac, IL a son of Henry and Ople Fawn (Fosdick) Mays. He married Mary Ann Robinson on March 21, 1953 in Pontiac, IL. She preceded him in death in August of 2005.

 

He is survived by his children: Gary (Jackie) Mays of Rural Pontiac, IL, Greg (Rhonda) Mays of Pontiac, IL, Bill (Ann) Mays of Pontiac, IL and Lori (Keith) Rodgers of Pontiac, IL; thirteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife; three children: Katherine, Kathy and Edward and two brothers: Lloyd and Richard Mays.

 

Mr. Mays was educated in Pontiac Schools. He served our country in the United States Army from 1947 until 1951 during the Korean Conflict. He worked for Interlake in Pontiac for 28 years, retiring in 1995. Lewis was a member of the Pontiac VFW. He enjoyed wood carving, archery and his cat: Smokey.

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Tuesday, January 2, 1934 - Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Norman Kenneth Runyon, 79, of Chatsworth, IL passed away at 8:45 am on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Piper City Rehab & Living Center in Piper City.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow services at Chatsworth Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Norman was born January 2, 1934 a son of Mason and Alberta (Norman) Runyon. He married Wilma Lang on February 5, 1955. She passed away August of 1990.

 

He is survived by one son: Norman “Kevin” (Crystal) Runyon of Piper City, IL; one daughter: Jenise (Gary) Galloway of Chatsworth; five grandchildren: Brianna (Seth) McIntyre, Nicholas (Danielle) Runyon, Amalie (Luke) McLaughlin, Mykal Galloway, and Kenber Galloway; five great grandchildren; one sister: Gloria (Roger) Russell of Bloomington; one brother: Roger (Wilma) Runyon of Kentucky; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and eight brothers.

 

Norman served his country in the United States Army. He was from the Chatsworth area most of his life having worked for Honegger Mill in Fairbury for thirty-five years and then Homeshield until his retirement. He enjoyed Nascar, golfing, camping, fishing, and riding around town in his golf cart.

 

He was a loving dad, grandpa, great grandpa and friend who will be greatly missed.

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Saturday, May 17, 1952 - Sunday, May 26, 2013

Gary B. Nicol, 61 of Pontiac, IL. died Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 11:17 AM at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

His funeral will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 7:00PM at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac with Rev. James O. Wolfe III officiating. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00-7:00 at the funeral home. Cremation rites will follow services. Memorials in Gary’s name may be made to American Cancer Society or American Red Cross.

Gary was born on May 17, 1952 , a son of Bruce and Myrtle (DeGrodtt) Nicol. He married Vickie Daniel on November 21. 2009 at Pontiac. Survivors include his wife: Vickie Nicol of Pontiac, IL.; one son: Brandon (Alyssa) Nicol of LeRoy, IL.: one daughter : Amanda Nicol of Pontiac, IL.: three grandchildren: Aiden, Zoe and Nevaeh: one sister: Marsha Maricle of Humble, TX.: one step-daughter: Lisa (Bill) Watters of Homer Glen, IL. and his dog: Bella. Gary was preceded in death by his parents.

Gary was educated in Graymont Grade School, a graduate of Pontiac High School and graduated from Carl Sandburg College. He was employed as a forklift operator at Walker Wire and later at Seling Sealing Products in Forrest. Gary was an avid sports fan.

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Thursday, July 18, 1929 - Sunday, May 26, 2013

Omer E. Meredith, 83, of Kankakee, passed away, Sunday May 26, 2013 at 2:20 PM at Watseka Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Watseka, IL

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 His Funeral will be held on Thursday May 30, 2013 at 10:00 am at the Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Cullom, with Rev David Phillips of the Cullom United Methodist Church officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday May 29, 2013 from 5-8 pm. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery, Cullom, with full military rites by Kankakee Marine Corp League Detachment 1253.  Memorials in Omer’s Name may be made to: Passages Hospice, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association or American Cancer Society.

 

 Omer was born on July 18, 1929 in Milks Grove Township, IL, a son of John and Nellie (Early) Meredith.  He married Leona Kewley on February 19, 1956 in Cullom, IL.

 

 

 He is survived by his wife Leona of Kankakee, one son Thomas Meredith of Kankakee, one brother Carl Meredith of Herscher, one sister Elma Tobey of Kankakee, Many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister: Ellen, brothers: Frank, Ernest, Bill, Dale, Donald, Lester, Russel.

 

 

He served his country in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean War. He retired from Armstrong World Industries. He was a member of Kankakee Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2857, Kankakee American Legion Post 85, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 802.

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Wednesday, March 13, 1963 - Sunday, May 26, 2013

Rhonda L. Salvator, 50 of Pontiac, Il. died Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 12:25 AM at OSF Hospice Home in Peoria, IL.

 

Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 5:00PM at the Pontiac Bible Church with Pastor Jeff Williams officiating. A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 3:00-5:00 at the church. Cremation rites will be accorded after services and inurnment will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery, Pontiac at a later date. Memorials in Rhonda’s name may be made to her sons. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac is handling the arrangements.

 

Rhonda was born on March 13, 1963 in Pontiac, IL., a daughter of Roger and Sharon (Shoop) Peterson. She married Mike Salvator on February 9, 1991 in Pontiac. Survivors include two sons: Lester and Matthew Salvator both of Pontiac, IL. her mother: Sharon Peterson of Pontiac,: one sister: Rita Farley of Tuscola, IL.; one brother: Roger Peterson of Round Lake Beach, IL. Also surviving is a special friend: Greg Campbell of Pontiac, IL.; two nieces and two nephews. Rhonda was preceded in death by her father and maternal and paternal grandparents.

 

Rhonda was a 1981 graduate of Pontiac Township High School and was a homemaker. She attended the Pontiac Bible Church.

 

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Saturday, February 15, 1919 - Friday, May 24, 2013

 

Joy Shaddle of Forrest, Illinois died peacefully at 7:18 am Friday, May 24, 2013 at her son Jim’s home in Bloomington, Illinois. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, June 1, at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Forrest. Jon Feeny, close friend and elder with the Bloomington Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses will be officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 pm on Friday, May 31, 2013 at the funeral home. A brief grave site service and burial will follow services Saturday at Forrest Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. She was 94.

Joy was born February 15, 1919 in Tweed Heads, NSW, Australia, the only daughter of Francis and Kathleen (Schutz) Parker. She met the love of her life, Dr. Lloyd Shaddle of Forrest, in Sydney in 1944 during WWII, while he was on leave while serving as a dentist with a medical unit in the South Pacific theater. After a 2-1/2 year correspondence and the end of the War, they were married on May 14, 1947 at The Little Church Around the Corner in New York City and settled in Forrest. Her husband preceded her in death on November 25, 1992.

Surviving is one daughter:  Kathleen Carlson of Chicago and two sons:  Bill (Catherine) Shaddle of Seal Beach, CA, and Jim Shaddle of Bloomington; one granddaughter:  Devon Marie Shaddle of Florida; one brother:  Jim (Maurine) Parker of Sydney, Australia, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

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Wednesday, August 6, 1941 - Monday, May 20, 2013

 

Russell L. Roe, 71 of Pontiac, IL died on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 2:54 AM at the ASTA Care Center of Pontiac.

 

Cremation Rites have been accorded. There will be no services. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac is handling the arrangements. Memorials in Russell’s name may be left to the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society.

 

Russell was born on August 6, 1941 in Pontiac, IL a son of Everett G. and Nola M. (Fox) Roe Sr. He married Marilee Harmon. She preceded him in death on December 9, 1991.

 

He is survived by three daughters: Lisa (Tony) Duncan of Pontiac, IL, Gigi Brill of Kentucky and Darcy Roe of Arkansas; one son: Dustin Roe of Pontiac and eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren; two brothers: Everett (Marcia) Roe Jr. of Pontiac and Danny Roe of Florida and one sister: Roxanna Roe of Pontiac. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and two brothers: William and Truman.

 

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Friday, February 28, 1930 - Tuesday, May 14, 2013

 DeWayne G. Dodson, 83 of Pontiac, IL died Tuesday, May 14, 2103 at 12:25 PM at OSF St. James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center, Pontiac.

 

His funeral will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church in Pontiac, IL with Rev. Gretchen Stinebaugh officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded after services. A visitation will be held on Saturday at the church from 9:00 AM until the hour of services. Memorials in Dewayne’s name may be made to OSF Hospice. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac is handling the arrangements.

 

DeWayne was born on February 28, 1930 in Pontiac, IL, a son of Berley and Eva (Runyon) Dodson. He married Nancy Goembel on June 25, 1952 at Pontiac, IL. Survivors include: one daughter: Deborah Grant and one son: Michael (Kristen) Dodson both of Pontiac, IL; four grandchildren: Courtney Dodson, Torey Dodson, Kenny Potts and Andy Potts and one great granddaughter: Laela Burdette. Also surviving is one sister: Mary Louise Meismer of Metamora, IL; one brother: Rondell (Janette) Dodson of Pontiac, IL and several nieces and nephews. DeWayne was preceded in death by one brother: Berley Dodson and one sister: Virginia Dodson.

 

DeWayne was educated in Pontiac schools and was co-owner of Dodson Plumbing & Heating and later owned DeWayne Dodson Plumbing & Heating. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Pontiac Elks Club. He was an avid golfer and hunter and was a loving father and grandfather. 

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Wednesday, August 4, 1954 - Saturday, May 11, 2013

Elizabeth A. Kline, 58 of Pontiac, Il. died Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 12:25 PM at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

 

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 1:30PM at South Side Cemetery, Pontiac, IL. There will be no visitation. Memorials in Elizabeth’s name may be made to her family. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac is handling the arrangements.

 

Elizabeth was born on August 4, 1954, in Berkeley Springs, W. VA., a daughter of William H. and Harriett E. (Hager) Edwards. Survivors include: one daughter: Audrey Randol of Pontiac, Il. and one son: Jeffrey Willprecht of Pontiac, IL. three grandchildren and five great grandchildren: two sisters: Leanna L. Hutzell of Hagerstown, MD., and Barbara Canada of Pontiac, IL. four brothers: William L. Edwards of St. Louis, MO., Charles E. Edwards of Springfield, IL. , John J Edwards of Woodbine, MD and Menard L. Edwards of Hagerstown, MD. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her Parents and two sisters.

 

Elizabeth was educated in Maryland schools and was employed in the fast food industry. She was of the Methodist faith.

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Saturday, February 23, 1918 - Saturday, May 11, 2013

Dwight Wilson, 95 of Pontiac, Illinois, died on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 10:28 PM at the ASTA Care Center of Pontiac.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 15. 2013 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Father David Sabel officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9:45 – 10:45 AM at the Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac. Burial will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery in rural Pontiac. Memorials in Dwight’s name may be left to St. Mary’s Church or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Dwight was born on February 23, 1918 in Carroll, IA a son of Millard and Hazel (Powell) Wilson. He married Miriam Kakara on July 3, 1948. She preceded him in death on November 3, 2007.

 

He is survived by his step-son: Ronald Cantwell of Fort Worth. TX and one step-grandson: Frank Cantwell; three nieces, one nephew, several great nieces and nephews and close friends Orlando and Fran Becker of Pontiac, IL, whom he thought of as his children. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife; two sisters: Betty Gaffney and Bernadine Kane; an infant brother and a step- granddaughter.

 

Mr. Wilson graduated from Bloomington High School and moved to Pontiac in the 1940’s. He owned and operated Wilson’s Ice Cream after taking over from his parents in 1948. He retired in 1974. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pontiac and had been a member of the Pontiac Elk’s Lodge. Dwight enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and traveling.

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