Pontiac Area


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Sunday, January 7, 1934 - Thursday, July 14, 2016

James R. Byrd, 82 of Pontiac, IL., died Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 5:35PM at his residence.

His graveside service will be held on Monday, July 18, 2016 at 11:00AM at Chenoa Cemetery, Chenoa, IL. with Rev. Richard Jumper of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) officiating where full military rites will be accorded. There will be no visitation. Memorials in Jim’s name may be made to Pontiac Public Library or First Christian Church of Pontiac. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac is handling the arrangements.


Jim w...

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Tuesday, June 21, 1921 - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Violet M. Kyburz, 95, of Normal, formerly of Cullom, passed away at 4:30 pm on Wednesday July 13, 2016 at Advocate Bromenn Medical Center in Normal

 Her Funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday July 16, 2016 at the Cullom United Methodist Church in Cullom with Pastor Jonathan Brashear officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 am until the time of service on Saturday at the Church. Buria...

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Wednesday, November 30, -0001 - Monday, July 4, 2016

Margaret J. Brunskill, 81 of Naperville, formerly of Pontiac, IL passed away on July 4, 2016 at the Silverado Residence in Naperville.

Margaret is survived by her children: Mary (Grant) Cowen and Ric (Kristen) Brunskill; her grandchildren: Brett and Paige Cowen, and Jamie Brunskill; her brothers: John (Cheryl) and Bill (Sally) Gantz; and many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Brunskill who was the love of her life. ...

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Friday, March 24, 1933 - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Shirley J. Neumann, 83 of Pontiac, IL, formerly of Cullom, IL, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 12:30PM at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 11:00AM at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Cullom, IL, Rev. Tom Goodell officiating.  Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery, Cullom. A visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00AM un...

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Tuesday, April 9, 1935 - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Esther Elaine Hansen Groce, 81, of Pontiac, IL passed away at 9:40 pm on June 29, 2016 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.

A graveside service will be he held at 2:00 pm on Friday, July 1, 2016 at Patty Cemetery in rural Pontiac, Illinois with Father Adam Cesarek officiating.

Esther was born April 9, 1935 in rural Pontiac, IL a daughter of Marius and Kather...

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Tuesday, June 13, 1922 - Sunday, June 19, 2016

Betty J. Dockery, 94 of Pontiac, IL., died Sunday, June 19, 2016 at OSF St. James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center, Pontiac, IL.


Betty was born on June 13, 1922, in Pontiac, IL., a daughter of Gus and Elizabeth (Beller) Grieser.

Betty worked for many years for Greenwood, Roarty and Hindman in Pontiac. She moved to San Diego, CA. in 1968 where she worked for the University of California.


Betty was a cheerful, giving and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, co...

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Tuesday, February 20, 1945 - Thursday, June 16, 2016

Mary E. McBride, 71, of Forrest, IL passed away at 11:50 pm on June 16, 2016, surrounded by her family at home.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Forrest Township Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 pm Monday, June 20, 2016 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Forrest, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston County Humane Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Mary was born February 20, 1945 in West Frankfort, IL a daughter of Lester and Geraldine (Levault) L...

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Thursday, December 7, 1944 - Tuesday, June 7, 2016

David D. Rogers, 71, of Pontiac, IL passed away at 12:25 am on Tuesday, June 07, 2016 at his home in Pontiac, IL.

His memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac with Rev. Gretchen Stinebaugh officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 ...

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Thursday, February 19, 1998 - Friday, June 10, 2016

Stacia Lynn Allyn, 18, of Cullom, IL went home with her Lord late Friday night on June 10, 2016.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 am at Shelter #2 in North Park, 710 North First Street, Fairbury,  IL on Saturday,  June 18,2016 with a balloon release following. Pastor Brian King will conduct services. A picnic lunch with take place following the celebration where the family asks that you bring a lunch or dish to share. Memorial contributions may be made to Forrest Public Library or Livingston County Humane Society. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth is handling arrangements for the family.

Stacia was bo...

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Monday, November 13, 1939 - Monday, June 6, 2016

Beverly Jean Harder, 76, of Pontiac, IL passed away at 5:15 pm on Monday, June 6, 2016 at her home in Pontiac.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, June 10, 2016 at First Lutheran Church in Pontiac with Rev. Dr. Richard Riley officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac. Burial will follow services on Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Rural Pontiac, IL. Memorial co...

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