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Wednesday, April 20, 1927 - Thursday, December 15, 2016

Juanita M. Lopeman, 89, of Pontiac, passed away at 5:49 am on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Pontiac Health Care & Rehab in Pontiac.

 

Her funeral will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 19, 2016 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac with Rev. Gretchen Stinebaugh Officiating, burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, rural Pontiac. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials in her name may be made to First United Methodist of Pontiac or to the Livingston County Cancer Fund. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac is handling the arrangements.

 

Juanita was born on April 20, 1927 in Rowe, IL a daughter of Claude and Myrtle (Casson) Curtiss, she married John T. Lopeman on November 28, 1946 in Pontiac, he preceded her in death. Survivors include one son: John David (Deborah) Lopeman of Pontiac; one daughter Sandy (Donnie Studebaker) Larson of Pontiac; four Grandchildren; two step grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister Eileen Kusnerick of Streator. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers: LeRoy Curtiss and Keith Curtiss.

Juanita enjoyed spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. Juanita worked as a waitress at Pauline’s Chicken Villa for many years.

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Monday, November 12, 1928 - Monday, December 12, 2016

Jane L. Fidler, 88, of Strawn, IL passed away at 11:22 am on Monday, December 12, 2016 at Piper City Rehab and Living Center.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, December 16, 2016 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Forrest with Pastor Ed Bunt officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Friday. Burial will follow services at Forrest Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Jane’s name may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Jane was born November 12, 1928 in Wurtland, KY a daughter of Ottis and Maggie (Horn) Bishop. She married Richard B. Fidler on July 29, 1947in Orleans, IN. He passed away on March 3, 1993.

She was survived by her children: Bruce Fidler of Strawn, IL, Steven (Paula) Fidler of Princeton, LA, Denise Heinds of Pontiac, IL, and Chris Fidler of Kokomo, IN; eleven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; three sisters: Mary Jones of Florida, Faye Davidson of Camby, IN, and Sue Jupin of Forrest, IL. Jane was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son: Richard K. Fidler; and her siblings: Barb, Leona, David, Wayne, Buddy, and one infant sister.

Jane was a school nurse’s aide and also did childcare for many years. She loved to travel, play bingo, and spend time with her family.

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

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Friday, January 8, 1937 - Friday, December 9, 2016

Robert L. Davis, 80 of Pontiac, IL. died Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 8:25AM at Tjardes Health Care Center at Evenglow Lodge, Pontiac, IL.

Linda L. Davis, 79 of Pontiac, IL., died Friday December 9, 2016 at 8:40AM at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

Their funeral will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 11:00AM at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac with Andy Diestelkamp of Church of Christ officiating.  A visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00-7:00PM at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials in Bob’s and Linda’s name may be made to Evenglow Lodge, Livingston Co. Humane Society or Alzheimers Association.

Bob was born on August 14, 1936 in Tennessee, a son of Robert E. and Ollie (Richardson) Davis.  Linda was born on January 8, 1937 in Obion County TN. A daughter of Edward and Myrtle (Warren) Needham.  They married May 6, 1955. He preceded her in death on December 8, 2016.  Survivors include: three daughters: Charlotte (Bob) McCoy, Beverly (Steve) Sullivan and Trenna (Mike) Lane all of Pontiac, IL.; one daughter in law: Janice (Jami) Berry of Normal, IL.; eight grandchildren: Dustin Davis, Jenna (Nate) Durako, Ben (Sarah) Rients, Emily Rients, Scott (Dana) Sullivan, Katie Sullivan, Nick (Tifanee) Lane and Zack (Hannah) Lane; two step grandchildren: Sharla (Steve) Waugh and Andrea (Josh) Rogers; four great grandchildren and three step great grandchildren. Linda is also survived by: one brother: Benson Needham; two sisters: Edna Allen of Tampa, FL. and Peggy Collins of Old Hickory, TN.  Bob and Linda were preceded in death by one son: Terry Davis.  Linda was also preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.

Bob was educated in Kenton, TN. schools school and was retired from Interlake Steel Co. in Pontiac, IL. after thirty years.  He also managed the Martin Oil station in Pontiac for twenty years. Linda had been employed at the former Harner’s Gift Shop in Pontiac for fourteen years. They were both members of the Church of Christ Church in Pontiac.  Bob and Linda loved their family and Bob never met a stranger. Linda loved to garden and they both were avid CUBS fans.  They had a strong faith in the Lord.  They will be greatly missed by all who loved them.

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Thursday, November 29, 1934 - Thursday, December 8, 2016

James E. Kennedy, 82 of Pontiac, IL. died Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 4:23AM at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

 

His funeral will be held on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 11:00AM at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac with Rev. Gretchen Stinebaugh officiating. Entombment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery where full military rites will be accorded. A visitation will be held on Sunday from 3:00-6:00PM at the funeral home. Memorials in Jim’s name may be made to Pontiac VFW Post #886 or Pontiac Sportsman’s Club.

 

Jim was born on November 29, 1934 in Pontiac, IL., a son of Edward and Mabel (Gschwendtner) Kennedy. He married Roberta Shoop on March 16, 1968 in Roanoke, IL. She preceded him in death on January 28, 2014. Survivors include: one daughter: Jamie S. Volk of Chenoa, IL.; one son: Michael J.Kennedy of Pontiac, IL.; three grandchildren: Taylor Volk and Noah Volk both of Chenoa, IL. and Madelyn Kennedy of Pontiac, IL.; one brother: Parnell Kennedy of Odell, IL.; sister and brother in law: Nancy (Don) Duffy of Wilmington, IL.

 

Jim was educated at Rugby-Murphy School and St. Paul High School in Odell. He was a retired Illinois State Trooper. Jim served our country in the US Army. He was a life member of Pontiac VFW Post #886 and Pontiac Sportsman’s Club. He was also a life member of East Side-West Side Crew.

Jim enjoyed going to his grandkids sporting events, fishing and hunting with his grandkids, gardening, cooking and woodworking. He loved John Deere tractors and helping on the Dixon Farms.

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Wednesday, June 20, 1923 - Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Muriel Mae Brandt Inboden, 93, of Chatsworth, IL passed away at 2:15 am on Tuesday, December 06, 2016 at Piper City Rehab and Living Center.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, December 9, 2016 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Chatsworth with Pastor Mauricio Vieira officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to The St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chatsworth. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth is handling arrangements for the family.

Muriel was born June 20, 1923 in Cooksville, IL a daughter of Henry Carl and Mary Grace (Ritter) Martins. She married Edward N. Brandt in 1946. He passed away on January 15, 1984. She then married Edward Inboden in November of 1995. He passed away on March 12, 2004.

She is survived by her children: Gary (Joy) Brandt of Magnolia, DE, Beverly (John) Zorn of Puryear, TN, Donna (Mike) Sriver of Chatsworth, IL, and James (Sue) Brandt of Kankakee, IL; six grandchildren: Brad (Rebecca) Brandt, Bryan Zorn, Chris Sriver, Megan (Josh) Zorn Buckman, Cheri (Mike) Sriver Neckopulos, and Jimmy Brandt; and four great grandchildren: Joshua and Katie Brandt and Kennedy and Paisley Buckman.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; two sisters: Dorothy (Earl) Thomas, Lillian (Marvin) Henrichs; and one brother: Willis (Shirley) Martins.

Muriel was raised in the Cooksville area on a farm. She worked for over 25 years at Nicholl’s Homeshield in Chatsworth doing secretarial and payroll services.

The kitchen was Muriel’s sanctuary. She enjoyed cooking for her family and baking pies. She was very humble about her amazing baking abilities. She loved having family over and cooking for them and spending time together.

She was a loving, caring, thoughtful, selfless mom, grandma, great grandma, and friend who will be greatly missed.

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Thursday, March 11, 1937 - Sunday, December 4, 2016

David R. Smith, 79 of Pontiac, IL., died Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 10:07PM at Pontiac Healthcare and Rehab Center.

 

His funeral will be held on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 11:00AM at St. Mary’s Church, Pontiac, IL. with Rev. Adam Cesarek officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Pontiac, IL. A visitation will be held on Friday from 9:30-10:45 AM at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, IL. Memorials in David’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Research or St. Mary’s Church.

 

David was born on March 11, 1937 in Athens, PA., a son of Floyd and Emma (Smith) Smith. He married Patricia Vill on September 1, 1956 in New York. She survives-Pontiac, IL. Also surviving are two daughters: Lu Anne (Jerry) Rapp of Pontiac, IL. and Christine (Pat) Bigger of Taos NM.; two grandchildren: Randy (Tracey) Smith and Rachael Bigger; five great grandchildren: Riley Smith, Jayden, Dylan, Cameron and Rylan; one sister: Mary Carrier of Nichols, NY. David was preceded in death by one son, Michael Smith

 

David was a pressman at Johnson Press in Pontiac, IL. for several years and donated his time as a plasterer around Pontiac. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Pontiac and was an avid golfer.

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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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