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Saturday, October 6, 1962 - Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Edward W. Hoggins, 54 of Pontiac, IL. died Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 12:00PM at his residence.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held on Saturday December 10, 2016 at 10:30AM at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, IL. Inurnment will follow in Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury, IL. Memorials in Ed’s name may be made to Livingston County Cancer Fund.

Ed was born on October 6, 1962 in Pontiac, Il., a son of Robert and Mary Ann (Vilven) Hoggins. He married Susan Brown in 1980 in Indiana. Survivors include: two sons: Robert Hoggins of St. Cloud, FL. and Michael Hoggins of Kokomo, IN.; one sister: Tammy Zeledon of St. Cloud, Fl.; his mother: Mary Ann Hoggins of Pontiac, IL.; three grandchildren. Ed was preceded in death by his father and one sister: Mary Jane Calero.

Ed was educated in Windfall, IN. schools was an independent over the road truck driver.

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Wednesday, September 7, 1938 - Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Barbara J. Trainor, 78 of Pontiac, Il., died Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 11:55AM at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial mass will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 11:30AM at St. Mary’s Church with Rev. David Sabel officiating.  Inurnment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Pontiac, IL.  A visitation will be held on Saturday at the church from 10:00 until 11:30AM.  Memorials in Barb’s name may be made to St. Mary’s School. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac is handling the arrangements.

Barb was born On September 7, 1938 in Pontiac, IL., a daughter of Donald and Mildred (Kauffman) Harris.  She married James Trainor on August 18, 1972 in Pontiac, IL.  Survivors include: one son: Donald C. (Dawn) Casey of Tulsa, OK.; two daughters: Catherine (Loren) Folkerts of Flanagan, Il. and Anne M. Casey of St. Petersburg Beach, FL.; seven grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; one sister: Mary Shay of Pontiac, IL. and one brother: Francis “Skip” (Lynn) Harris of Pontiac, IL. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and one son: Michael T. Casey.

Barb was a graduate of Pontiac High School and was a secretary at the Livingston County Health Department. Barbara enjoyed making rosaries with the ladies at Pontiac Towers.

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Sunday, June 30, 1918 - Sunday, November 20, 2016

Selmer Highland, 98 of Cornell, IL., died Sunday November 20, 2016 at 2:20AM at Good Samaritan Home, Flanagan, IL.

His graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 11:00AM at Rowe Cemetery, rural Pontiac, IL., with Rev. Mary Kay Henson of St. Paul Lutheran Church officiating.  Memorials in Selmer’s name may be made to the Salvation Army or St. Paul Lutheran Church.  Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, IL. is handling the arrangements.

Selmer was born on June 30, 1918 in Choteau, MT., a son of Samuel and Olava (Edwards) Highland.  He married Mary Louise Kutzner on August 28, 1945 in Rowe.  She survives at Good Samaritan Home in Flanagan, Il.  also surviving are: five sons; Barry (Barbara) Highland of Cornell, Il., Dennis Highland of Pontiac, Il., Ronald Highland of Ransom, IL., David Highland of Streator, IL. and Gene (Sandra) Highland of Pontiac, IL.; one daughter: Lillian (Joe) Saxton of Varna, IL.; thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren three step grandchildren and seven step great grandchildren.  Selmer was preceded in death by one grandson, one great grandson, one daughter in law: Jane Highland and one sister.

Selmer was educated in Pontiac schools and farmed his entire life in Graymont and Cornell.  He served our country in the US Army from 1941-1945.

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Tuesday, October 15, 1940 - Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Angeline B. “Angie” Sharp, 76 of Chatsworth, IL., passed away, Wednesday November 16, 2016 at 1:00PM at Clark Lindsey Village, Urbana, IL., following a brief illness.

 

Her funeral will be held on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 11:00AM at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Chatsworth, IL., with Rev. Roosevelt Smith of Chatsworth United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Chatsworth Cemetery immediately following the funeral. A visitation will be held on Sunday from 3:00-6:00PM at the funeral home and one hour on Monday prior to the funeral. Memorials in Angie’s name may be made to CAPS Pool, Chatsworth Fire Department or Chatsworth Sesquicentennial Committee.

 

Angie was born October 15, 1940 in Watseka, IL., the daughter of Carl W. and Bernedine (Tascher) Anderson. She married Kenneth R. Sharp on May 13, 1962 in Gilman, IL. He preceded her in death on July 26, 2011. Survivors include: two daughters: Donna Sharp of Aurora, Il. and Brenda (Todd) Mudore of Pensacola, FL.; one son: Bill (Karen) Sharp of Champaign, IL.; five grandchildren; one brother: Lloyd (Nancy) Anderson of Danforth, IL.; one sister: Sylvia Hanson of Gilman, IL. and several nieces and nephews. Angie was preceded in death by two infant children; two infant grandchildren and one brother in law: Paul Hanson.

 

Angie had worked at the FSA office AND Uhlmann Grain both in Gilman, IL. before working for Citizens Bank of Chatsworth in 1965 until her retirement in early 2012. She loved being with her family, friends, attending plays and musicals and playing euchre. Angie was a member of the Chatsworth United Methodist Church, Charlotte Home Extension and a former Eastern Star member.

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Saturday, September 18, 1920 - Sunday, November 13, 2016

Viola M. Augsburger, 96, of Chatsworth, IL passed away at 8:08 pm on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at her home in Chatsworth.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Chatsworth United Methodist Church with Rev. Roosevelt Smith officiating. A visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:30 am on Saturday prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow services at Germanville Township Cemetery in Rural Chatsworth. Memorial contributions may be made to Chatsworth United Methodist Church or the Chatsworth American Legion Auxiliary. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth is handling arrangements for the family.

Viola was born September 18, 1920 in Mackinaw, Illinois a daughter of Joe and Wilhelmina “Minnie” (Sinn) Weishaupt. She married George Augsburger on December 13, 1942 in Mackinaw, IL. He passed away on May 5, 2002.

She is survived by her children: Joan (Galen) Haren of Cullom, IL, Paul (Jan Kester) of Fairbury, IL, Judith of Chatsworth, IL, Phil (Tita) of Irving, TX, Joyce (John) Grana of Beach Park, IL, Jean (Richard) Loercher of Whitefish, MT, Perry (Alma) of Fairbury, IL, and Janet Jennings of Sun City, AZ; 18 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; four step grandchildren; one great-great grandson; two foreign exchange students: Gabriell of Uruguay and Satchet of Turkey; her siblings: Karlie Weishaupt of Mackinaw, IL, Elsie Goeken of Pekin, IL, and Joe (Margaret) of Ft. Meade, FL; four sister-in-laws; and many nieces and nephews. Viola was preceded in death by her husband of almost 60 years, one step great granddaughter, two sisters, and three brothers.

Viola was a homemaker and also worked at Fairbury Hospital for about 20 years as a nurse’s aide and did mending t the nursing home in Piper City for several years.

She was a member of the Chatsworth United Methodist Church and the First Baptist Church of Chatsworth prior to its closing. Viola was a past member of the Livingston County Home and Community Education, Royal Neighbors of America, and the Chatsworth American Legion Auxiliary.

Viola was a loving mom, grandma, great grandma, great-great grandma, sister, aunt, and friend who will be greatly missed.

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Tuesday, May 2, 1944 - Monday, November 14, 2016

Johnnie R. Vaughan, 72, of Forrest, IL passed away at 2:21 am on Monday, November 14, 2016 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, November 18, 2016 at Forrest United Methodist Church with Reverends Deb Honegger and Roosevelt Smith officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Forrest and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. According to his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded with inurnment to follow services at Forrest Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to SELCAS or Forrest-Strawn-Wing Fire Protection District.

Johnnie was born May 2, 1944 in Fairbury, IL a son of Freeman L. and Lee Ruth (Roy) Vaughan. He first married Linda Lou Goembel on October 20, 1963. She passed away on November 17, 1979. He then married Peggy Jean Alexander on December 9, 1983 in Gibson City, IL. She passed away on December 26, 2014.

He is survived by his children: Todd Vaughan of Forrest, IL, Sheila (Mark) Davenport of Epworth, GA, Joe (Teresa Diemer) Vaughan of Pontiac, IL, and Sam Vaughan (Doug Bonner) of Huber Heights, OH; four grandchildren: Katy Davenport, Kelsey Vaughan, Andrew Vaughan, and Kara Bonner; and one great granddaughter: Alaina Davenport; and his siblings: James (Sharon) Vaughan, Michael (the Late Darlis) Vaughan, Richard (Peggy) Vaughan, Mary Ann Vaughan, and Thomas Vaughan all of Forrest, Illinois.

Johnnie was raised in the Forrest schools. He was an over-the-road truck driver for over 54 years. His handle was “Night Hawk”. Johnnie liked NASCAR especially his famous driver, Richard Petty.

He loved his family and spending time with them. Johnnie was a loving dad, grandpa, great grandpa and friend who will be greatly missed.

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Tuesday, November 17, 1964 - Wednesday, November 9, 2016

 

Tonia L. “Toni” Roberts, 51, of Chatsworth, passed away at 12:16 PM on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Pontiac healthcare & Rehab in Pontiac.

 

Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at 3:00pm Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Calvary Baptist Church in Chatsworth, Pastor Ed Bunt will officiate. Memorials in her name may be left to her family. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth is assisting the family.

 

Toni was born on November 17, 1964 in Clarion, Iowa, a daughter of Richard Lee and Charlene (Ralston) Peterson. Survivors include her boyfriend Terrance Muscalino of Chatsworth; three sons: Erik Stow of Chatsworth, IL, Aaron (Tammy) Stow of Chatsworth, IL and Jason (Nicole Tonne) Stow of Melvin, IL; grandchildren: Alexander Stow Roberts, Brooklynn Stow and an unborn grandchild; Siblings Terri (Randy) Runyon of Cabot, AR and Tim Peterson of Cabot, AR; nephews: Nathan Runyon, Josh Runyon, Lance Runyon and Kyle Runyon.

 

Toni loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed bowling and doing cross stitch.

 

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Tuesday, April 11, 1950 - Monday, November 7, 2016

Betty Marie Decker Lang, 66, of Pontiac, IL passed away at 8:25 am on November 7, 2016 at Heritage Health in Minonk, IL after a courageous two-year battle with cancer.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac with Rev. Dr. Richard Riley will officiate services. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. According to her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. Inurnment will be at Chatsworth Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston County Relay for Life.

Betty was born April 11, 1950 in Pontiac, Illinois a daughter of Harold L. and Esther J. (Budde) Decker. She married Carl E. Lang, Jr. on March 13, 1975 at First Lutheran Church in Pontiac, IL. He passed away on February 24, 2009.

She is survived by her mother: Esther Decker; one sister: Lila Decker; one brother Ted (Cristyl) Decker; her mother-in-law: Veva Lang; sister-in-laws; one uncle; several aunts; many cousins; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and husband.

Betty was educated in the Streator schools graduating high school in the class of 1968. She had various jobs including working at Motorola/ Quasar, babysitting, and Housekeeping. Betty was a member of First Lutheran Church in Pontiac, IL.

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Wednesday, August 5, 1925 - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Betty June Leeper, 91, of Forrest, IL, passed away at 12:24 am on Tuesday, November 08, 2016 at Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, November 11, 2016 at Forrest United Methodist Church with Rev. Roosevelt Smith officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Burial will follow services at Forrest Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Forrest United Methodist Church, Forrest American Legion Auxiliary, or the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Forrest is handling arrangements for the family.

Betty was born August 5, 1925 in Forrest, IL a daughter of Roy and Florence (Shambrook) Newman. She married Donald William Leeper on November 9, 1946 in Forrest, IL. He passed away on February 23, 1992.

She is survived by her children: Mike Leeper of Sun City Center, FL and Mary (Kenneth) Lehmann of Forrest, IL; three grandchildren: Allison (Victor) Martinez, Kelly Leeper (Justin Stafford), and Amber Lehmann; and three great grandchildren: Miles and Carter Martinez, and Shelby Buchanan. Betty was preceded in death by her husband; daughter-in-law: Barb; one grandson: Brad Lehmann; and three siblings: Delores Moore, John Newman, and Mary Wait.

Betty was a lifelong resident who knew and loved all things Forrest.  She loved her family and friends more than anything and enjoyed daily coffee hour with her girlfriends.  She belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary and the Forrest United Methodist Church. Betty was active with Meals on Wheels and the Food Pantry. Betty’s quick-wit and feisty demeanor will be missed and cherished by many.

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Saturday, February 26, 1983 - Saturday, November 5, 2016

Kyle D. Bach, 33 of Pontiac, IL. died Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 4:18PM at his residence.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a graveside service will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 2:00PM at South Side Cemetery, Pontiac, IL., with Rev. Carolyn Bavaro officiating. Memorials in Kyle’s name may be made to an education fund for his son at the Bank of Pontiac, Pontiac., IL. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac is handling the arrangements.

Kyle was born on February 26, 1983 in Fairbury, Il., a son of David N. and Pamela R. (Pulliam) Bach. He is survived by one son: Brodie Bach of Pontiac, IL.; his mother: Pamela Bach of Pontiac, IL.; one brother: Jeffery D. Bach of Port Arthur, TX.; maternal grandparents: Loyd and Marie Pulliam of Pontiac, IL.; paternal grandmother: Mary Helen Bach of Bloomington, IL. Kyle was preceded in death by his father: David N. Bach and his paternal grandfather: Neil Bach.

Kyle was educated in Pontiac schools and employed at Exact Packaging.

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