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Tuesday, June 2, 1931 - Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Clifford E. Smith, 85 of Pontiac passed away Wednesday (October,5, 2016) at OSF Medical Center in Peoria after a courageous seven-week battle with the MRSA virus.

There will be a celebration of life at the Pontiac Elks Club from 3-5pm on Saturday October 8, 2016.

Cliff was born June 2, 1931 in Earlville, Il. Survived by his wife of 64 years, Donna; son Jeffrey (Irvine, Ca) daughter in law Feng; and 2 granddaughters Judy and Kathy. Cliff is also survived by his sister Lois (El Cajon, Ca) and brother Lester (Leland, Il).

Cliff graduated from ISU in 1953 and received his Master’s Degree in Education in 1960. His senior year in college he was captain of the track team running the 100 yard dash in 9.9 seconds. He also ran the 220 yard dash and anchored the 440 relay team.

After college Cliff spent 2 years in the Marine Corp earning the rank of 1st Lieutenant.

Cliff taught in Coal City, Wilmington and at Thornton Township High School in Harvey Il. He was head football coach for 10 years and head golf coach for over 20 years. Cliff was also the director of Thornton’s driver education program.

He was a member of Lincolnshire Country Club, serving as president in 1975. Upon retirement, Cliff and Donna relocated from South Holland to Pontiac. Cliff was a life member of the Elks Club. He especially enjoyed his weekly golf foursome of many years at the Elks golf course. Cliff carried his passion for golf to their winter home in Port St. Lucie, Florida with his regular foursome. Cliff made golf trips to Ireland and Spain as well as a fishing trip to Alaska.

Memorials to be made to the First United Methodist Church of Pontiac or the Elks Scholarship Fund.

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Friday, December 29, 1916 - Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Donald L. McCaughey, 99, of Pontiac, IL, passed away at 9:48 pm on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at OSF St. James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac, IL. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pontiac with Father David Sabel officiating. A Rosary will be recited prior to mass at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home at 9:30 am. Christian burial will follow mass at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Cullom, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Don’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Don was born December 29, 1916, a son of Ray and Lottie (Brown) McCaughey. He married Mary R. “Jean” Kerrins on May 17, 1947 in Cullom, IL. She passed away on July 8, 2009. He is survived by his daughter: Michelle (Daniel) Ocean of Pontiac, IL; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by two brothers. Don was educated in the Cullom schools, graduating from Cullom High School. He proudly served our country during WWII era in the United States Army Air Corp from 1942-1945 in the Carribean and Iro Jima. Don was a mechanic all his life, working on International Harvesters, Olds and Cadillacs, as well as farming. Later in life he became quite a baker and cake decorator, taking pride in his work. Don was instrumental in setting up the Cullom Fire Protection District and served as the first Fire Chief from 1956-1962. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pontiac, a 4th Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus, and the oldest member of the Skinner-Trost American Legion Post #122 in Cullom. Don was a loving father and uncle who will be greatly missed.
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Sunday, July 7, 1946 - Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sarah “Kay” Moran, 70, of Roanoke, IL formerly of Pontiac, IL passed away at 2:58 am on September 20, 2016 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 pm on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Pontiac, IL. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. According to the family’s wishes cremation rite will be accorded. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with arrangements.

She was born July 7, 1946 in Pontiac, Illinois a daughter of O. Murrel and Alta (Harris) Hinshaw. She married James Moran on November 25, 1972 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pontiac, IL. He passed away on August 14, 2002.

Surviving is one son: James William Moran of Roanoke, IL; 2 grandsons: Jordan Webb and Dominic Moran (both of Dwight), brother: Larry Lock; sister in-law: Sharon Hinshaw (Pontiac). Niece: Brenda (Thomas) Alexander who she resided with. As well as many nieces, nephews, and great and great-great nieces and nephews who she loved dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters: Anne Campbell and Mary Hinshaw and brothers: John Hinshaw, Francis Hinshaw, Richard Hinshaw

Kay graduated from Lamont Township High School in 1964, she moved back to Pontiac in 1966. She was a caregiver of the elderly. She belonged to St. James Hospital Auxiliary, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and St. Mary’s PTO.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt. As well as a mother figure to many that called her mom!

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Saturday, May 23, 1936 - Saturday, September 24, 2016

Julia B. Rogers, 80, of Pontiac, passed away at 12:40 pm on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Evenglow Inn in Pontiac, IL.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials in her name may be made to: Evenglow Inn or the Alzheimers Association. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac is handling the arrangements.

Julia was born on May 23, 1936 in Henry, IL, a daughter of Ermet and Julia (Fulk) Patterson, she married James E. Rogers on December 28, 1954 in Peoria, IL, he preceded her in death on October 26, 2012. Surviving are her three children: Wade A. (Sara) Rogers of Cornell, IL, Kenneth E. Rogers of Minonk, IL, Dana L. (Gary) Doran of Pontiac, IL; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; two sisters: Thelma (Paul) Schear of Metamora, IL, Betty (Mike) Kent of Peoria, IL; two brothers: George (Glenna) Patterson of Oswego, IL, Stan (Gerry) Patterson of Oswego, IL. he was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and one brother.

Julia enjoyed camping, fishing and bowling.

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Tuesday, October 3, 1939 - Thursday, September 22, 2016
Dorothy E. “Dot” Brill Sutton, 76, formerly of Pontiac, IL, died Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, TN. Dorothy was born on October 3, 1939 in Pontiac to the late Vernon and Ruth Yoho Brill. She married Warren Sutton in February of 1970. They were active in the Memphis Old Time Car Club. Dorothy was previously active for 10 years and was facilitator for Bible study at Olive Branch Baptist Church. Before her illness, Dot was an active member of Getwell Road United Methodist Church where she helped start a women’s prayer group many years ago. She loved her cats, Harley and Henry. In addition to her husband, Warren, she is survived by two step-daughters, Pamela Immke and her husband, Rick of Pontiac and Julia Sutton of Pontiac; one step-son, Randy Sutton and his wife, Michelle of Nesbit, MS; one sister, Ruth Robinson of Canton, TX; two brothers, John Brill and his wife, Pat of Pontiac and Chuck Brill and his wife, Myra of Rio Ruidoso, NM; seven step-grandchildren; and seven step-great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by one brother, Vernon and two sisters, LaDonna and Betty. Visitation will be Sunday, September 25 from 4-6 p.m. at Getwell Road United Methodist Church, 7875 Getwell Road, Southaven, MS. The service will be Monday, September 26 at 11 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorials be made to Getwell Road United Methodist Church. Local arrangements are in the care of Twin Oaks Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday September 29, 2016 at Patty Cemetery, rural Pontiac. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac is handling the local arrangements.
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Sunday, October 15, 1944 - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Patricia A. Dougherty, 71, of Cullom, IL passed away at 6:52 pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, IL.

A memorial mass for Pat and her late husband, Jim, will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Cullom with Father William Keebler officiating. Burial of cremains will follow mass at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Cullom. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cullom EMS, or St. Vincent de Paul Centers, 2145 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60614. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Cullom is handling arrangements for the family.

Pat was born October 15, 1944 in Cullom, IL to LeRoy and Ruth (Koerner) Remmers. She married James T. Dougherty of Chicago on July 8, 1967. Pat was preceded in death by Jim, her husband of 44 years in 2012; her parents and one brother: Joseph L. Remmers.

She is survived by her daughter: Jamie Dougherty of Florence, KY; one brother: James (Lee) Remmers of Cullom; two sisters: Roberta (Steve) Sparenberg of Monticello, IL and Ruth Deborah Remmers of Maryville, TN; and many nieces and nephews.

After graduation from Northern Illinois University at DeKalb, Pat began a teaching career that included the transition to integration in Alabama public Schools. Due to the many relocations throughout the United States for her husband’s career, Pat worked in a variety of fields including corporate banking and non-profit agencies.

Besides enjoying travel, Pat was an avid reader and a quilt maker. She was a member of the St. John’s Catholic Church in Cullom.

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Wednesday, June 6, 1945 - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

 

Sharon K. Hinshaw, 71 of Pontiac, IL., died Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 4:56 PM at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

 

 

Her funeral will be held on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 11:00AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints, Pontiac, IL. with President Ray Mitchell officiating.  A visitation will be held for an hour before the service at the church.  Burial will be in South Side Cemetery, Pontiac, IL.  Memorials in Sharon’s name may be made to Livingston County Cancer Fund.  Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, Il., is handling the arrangements.

 

 

Sharon was born on June 6, 1945 in Pinckneyville, IL., a daughter of Orange and Opal (Hutchings) Campbell.  She married John Duane Hinshaw on June 30, 1962 in Oakdale, IL.  He preceded her in death on May 5, 1984.  Survivors include: two daughters: Rachel (Nery) Argueta of Chenoa, IL. and Johnni Kay (Emiro) Araujo of Pontiac, IL.; seven grandchildren: Daniela Araujo, Stephanie Argueta, Taylor Araujo, Amanda Argueta, Andrea Araujo, Natalie Argueta and Jeremiah Argueta; one sister: Joann Law of Somonauk, IL.; two brothers: Elmer Campbell of Sandwich, IL. and Pat Campbell of Pinckneyville, IL.   Sharon was preceded in death by one sister, two brothers and two step-brothers.

 

 

 

Sharon was educated in Pinckneyville schools and babysat most of her life for her family.

 

 

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Saturday, January 21, 1933 - Friday, September 16, 2016

Marian Joyce Rasmussen, 83, of Pontiac, IL passed away at 9:15 pm on Friday September 16, 2016 at Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm on Wednesday,  September 21, 2016 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac  with visitation from 1:00 pm until the time of the service. Burial will be at South Side Cemetery in Pontiac, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to Livingston County Humane Society or First United Methodist Church in Pontiac.
Marian was born January 21, 1933 in Pontiac, IL daughter of Ralph and Aldeane (Ryerson) Rasmussen.
She is survived by three nieces: Penny Edington, Susan Bongen, and Sheryl Buche; three nephews: Greg, Marshall, and Donald Rasmussen; and many great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers: Jarlath and Clayton , and Ralph Rasmussen
Marian was educated in the Pontiac schools. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pontiac and the Livingston County Humane Society. She worked in the dining room at Evenglow Lodge for 30 years .

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Tuesday, August 7, 1928 - Friday, September 16, 2016

Delores C. Kammermann, 88, of Pontiac, IL passed away at 9:55 pm on September 16, 2016 at Pontiac Healthcare and Rehab.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac, IL with Rev. Gretchen Stinebaugh officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the funeral home . Burial will take place at Forrest Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church in Pontiac, IL or Pontiac Healthcare and Rehab Activities Fund.

Delores was born in August 7, 1928 in Flanagan, IL a daughter of Fred A. and Ada (Punke) Wiechman. She married Clarence “Ed” Edward Kammermann on December 5, 1954 in Pontiac, IL. He passed away March 31, 2006.

She is survived by one son: Edward (Linda) Kammermann of Pontiac, IL; four daughters: AdaLee Potts, Colleen (Charles) Molton, Donna Kammermann and Rebecca Kammermann all of Pontiac, IL; seven grandchildren: Laura Potts (Nick Cowser), Clifton Potts (Stefany Kohn), Patrick (Rebecca) Molton, Ryne (Ashley) Holzhauer, Samantha Holzhauer, Wendy Rutherford, and Brenda (Shane) Stapp; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother: Melvin “Bud” Wiechman.

Delores was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening and planting flowers. Most of all, she loved spending time with the grandchildren.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church for over 50 years.

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Wednesday, February 24, 1943 - Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Betty Irene Jepsen Franklin, 73, of Chatsworth, IL passed away at 11:56 am on September 13, 2016 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth with Pastor Brian King officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home on Saturday. According to the family’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to S.E.L.C.A.S.

Betty was born February 24, 1943 in Bloomington, IL a daughter of William and Rose (Filliponi) Jepsen. She married Lewis Franklin and he survives in Chatsworth, IL.

Also surviving are her children: Cathy Carlock of Carbondale, IL, Kevin (Cheryl) Carlock of Chatsworth, IL, Kris Carlock of Shelbyville, IL, Bobbie Jo Rodrick-Woods of Dwight, IL, and Sherry Franklin of Chatsworth, IL; thirteen grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; one sister: Marilyn Ehrlich of West Lafayette, IN; and one brother: Robert Jepsen of Downs, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother: William Jepsen, Jr.

She worked for Casey’s General Store, was a bus monitor, and a private caretaker for many years.

Betty enjoyed gardening, camping, and most of all spending time with her family.

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

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