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Wednesday, May 29, 1929 - Thursday, June 2, 2016

It is with sorrow that we announce the passing of Patricia Ann Hamilton, née Forbes, on Thursday, the 2nd of June, at OSF St. Joseph Hospital in Bloomington. She was surrounded by her family. Born on the 26th of May, 1929, Pat has been a lifelong resident of Pontiac. After graduating Pontiac Township High School, she earned a BS from the University of Illinois in Urbana and a Master’s in Education from Illinois State University. For twenty years, she passed her love of learning and respect for the mind to her students as a science and math teacher at the junior high and high schools in Saunemin, Illinois. She was a superb bridge player and horse enthusiast. She also enjoyed baking and gardening, and was a proud member of the Alpha Phi sorority. She prioritized family above all else in everything she did. Her commanding presence and passion for tradition will be missed.

She is preceded in death one brother Robert Forbes, Aunt Annie Pemberton, Aunt Eva Fristoe Chew, Uncle John R. Fristoe, Parents: Carmene and Warren H. Forbes. She leaves behind her husband John F. Hamilton; children Dr. John F. Hamilton, Dr. R. Scott Hamilton (Suk Yong), and Frances C. Hamilton (Phil Yarber); nephews Warren Forbes and Michael Forbes; and grandchildren: R. Ian Hamilton, Brian F. Hamilton, Kimberly P. Hamilton, and Scott J. Hamilton. She also welcomed and loved as if they were her own exchange students Gianmaurizio Cazzarolli, Emmanuela Cazzarolli, and Kjetil Vangsnes. If desired, donations in her memory may be made to the Humane Society.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 pm on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac with Rev. Gretchen Stinebaugh officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will follow services at South Side Cemetery in Pontiac, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to Livingston County Humane Society.

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Friday, August 21, 1964 - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Anabelle Motteler,51 of Pontiac, IL., passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 2:29PM at OSF St. James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center, Pontiac ,IL.

 

Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 11:00AM at St. Mary’s Church, Pontiac, IL. with Rev. David Sabel officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Pontiac, IL. A visitation will be held on Monday from 3:00-7:00PM at St. Mary’s Church, Pontiac, IL., with the rosary being recited at 2:45. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Anabelle’s name may be made to the PTHS Football Program or St. Mary’s Catholic Grade School. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac is handling the arrangements.

 

Anabelle was born August 21, 1964 in Laredo, TX, a daughter of Armando and Ana Maria (Martinez) Garza. She married James L. Motteler on June 16, 1995 in Pontiac. She is survived by her husband, James L. Motteler, Pontiac; her six children: Sarah Motteler of Huntersville, N.C.; Santos (Katharine Dierks) Gonzalez of Pontiac; Jessica Sullivan of Pontiac; Rebecca (William Smith) Motteler of Peoria, IL; James and Emily Motteler at home; four grandchildren: Aithen Sullivan, Kye Motteler, Ryenn Motteler and Charlotte Gonzalez.

 

Anabelle is also survived by her Father: Armando Garza of Laredo TX; her Mother: Ana Maria Garza of Ft. Worth, TX; eleven brothers and sisters: Armando “Kiro” Garza of Ft. Worth, TX, Ricardo (Maria Elena) Ortegon of Laredo, TX, Armando “Mando” (Lola) Garza of Austin, TX, Aaron Garza of Laredo, TX, Armando “Mandio” (Linda) Garza of Laredo, TX., Victor (Nina) Garza of McAllen, TX., Oscar Garza of Laredo, TX., Ana Luisa Garza of Ft. Worth, TX., Sara (Tommy) Boatwright of Whitesburg, GA., Veronica (Spencer) Lewis of San Antonio, TX., and Brenda Garza of San Antonio, TX., and several nieces and nephews. Anabelle was preceded in death by her mother in law: Carol Wisher and one brother: Preciliano “Pepe” Garza.

 

Anabelle was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Pontiac. She graduated from J.W. Nixon High School in Laredo, TX. in 1982. She moved to Illinois in 1988. She started working for the Illinois Department of Corrections (Pontiac) in 1991, transferring briefly to Dwight C.C. in 2008, where she was promoted to Correctional Lieutenant, returning to Pontiac C.C. as such in 2010. She was promoted in 2013 and was currently the Assistant Warden of Programs at Pontiac, serving the IDOC for 25 years.

Before being promoted to her current management position, Anabelle was a strong believer and active member of both her AFSCME unions (Locals #494 & #1133). She traveled nationally numerous times attending AFSCME conventions from coast to coast. She was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and her beloved Pontiac Indians Football Program. Throughout the years, Anabelle played softball, golf and on any type of volleyball team she could get her hands on. She was a Cub Scout leader and an ambitious fundraiser for her children’s events, always their number one fan.

 

Anabelle’s friends and family will remember her for the love she had for her family above all else, her beautiful smile and her competitive spirit.

 

 

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Thursday, September 30, 1965 - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Randall C. “Wertzy” Wertz, 50, of Pontiac, IL passed away at 2:00 am on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 27, 2016 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac with Deacon Jim Wallace officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the funeral home with rosary being recited at 3:30 pm. Burial will follow services at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Pontiac, Illinois. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s School in Pontiac, IL.

Wertzy was born September 30, 1965 in Pontiac, Illinois a son of Delaine and Virgie (Naab) Wertz. He married Kristine Spaniol on September 10, 1988 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pontiac, IL.

She survives.

Also surviving is his two daughters: Stephanie (Michael) Bogucki of Pontiac, IL and Emily Wertz of Pontiac, IL; his grandchildren: Nevaeh Vogt, Aaralyn and Angelene Bogucki; his mother: Virgie Wertz Converse of Clinton, IL, his brother: Rod (Jacqui) Wertz of Clinton, IL; his mother-in-law: Mary Lee Spaniol of Pontiac, IL; one brother-in-law: William E. Spaniol II of Pontiac, IL; and one sister-in-law: Amy Jo Spaniol of Pontiac, IL. He was preceded in death by his father; father-in-law: William E. Spaniol; and one sister-in-law: Kelly Spaniol.

Wertzy was born and raised in Pontiac, graduating from Pontiac Township High School in 1983 where he met his wife Kris. He was a mechanic his whole life. Wertzy was a loving husband, son, dad, grandpa, and brother who will be greatly missed.

The family would like to thank everyone who helped and cared for Wertzy and his family during this difficult time.

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Tuesday, August 21, 1934 - Sunday, May 22, 2016

James H. “Hollis” Edwards, 81, of Kempton, IL passed away at his residence at 5:12 PM on Sunday, May 22, 2016.

His funeral will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, May 28, 2106 at Kempton United Methodist Church in Kempton, Rev. Jane Bradford will officiate. Visitation will be 2 hours prior to services at the church. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services and Inurnment in Kempton Hill Cemetery at a later date. Memorials in his name may be to Kempton United Methodist Church. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Cullom is handling the arrangements.

Hollis was born in Short Creek, Kentucky on August 24, 1934, a son of Golden Q. and Gertie (Madewell) Edwards. He Married Irene M. O’Donnell on May 18, 1954 In Arcola IL, she preceded him in death on May 17, 2011. Also surviving are two sons: Charles (Mariena) Edwards of Kempton, Jeffrey Edwards of Tucson, AZ; two daughters: Linda (Robert) Kauzlarich of Camden, MO, Sheila Landin of Willmer, MN; one brother: Tom (Peggy) Edwards of New Cambria, MO; one sister Ruth (Bob) Farrell of Dwight, IL, nine grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, brothers: Archie, Sam, Landon, Junior, Bill, Robert, Johnny and sisters Edna and Shirley.

Hollis enjoyed playing and listening to music, He liked Hank Williams, especially his song, “I’m so lonesome I could cry”. Hollis will be dearly missed by his family and music friends.

 

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Thursday, February 14, 1935 - Thursday, May 19, 2016

Alvin A. Heinrich, 81 of Pontiac, Il., died Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 8:35PM at Tjardes Healthcare Center at Evenglow Lodge.

 

His funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 11:00AM at St. Mary’s Church, Pontiac, IL. with Rev. David Sabel officiating. Burial will be in Chenoa Cemetery where full military rites will be accorded. A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4:00-7:00PM at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, IL., with the rosary being recited at 3:45. Memorials in Al’s name may be made to St. Mary’s Church, St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry or Livingston Co. Food Pantry.

 

Al was born on February 14, 1935 in Chenoa, IL., a son of Simon and Helen (Craig) Heinrich. He married Caroline Welch in 1957. He later married Eva Johnson in 1988 and she preceded him in death in 2000. Survivors include: three sons: Alvin Heinrich Jr. of Pontiac, IL.; Alan Heinrich of Odell, Il. and Mark (Jenny) Heinrich of Pontiac, IL.; one daughter: Taja Heinrich of Pontiac, IL.; five step-children: Bonnie (Donnie) Dubois of Tremont, IL.; Kevin (Lee) Johnson of Pontiac, IL.; David (Sherry) Johnson of Towanda, IL.; Eric (Brenda) Johnson of Chenoa, IL. and Mark (Bev) Johnson of Saunemin, IL.; thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother: Robert Heinrich of Bloomington, IL. and several nieces and nephews.  Also surviving is a special friend: Carol Thorson of Pontiac, IL. Al was preceded in death by one sister: Bernice Nix.

 

Al was educated in Chenoa schools. He owned and operated Pontiac Painting and Decorating for 36 years. Al served our country in the US army. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church-Pontiac, IL. where he served in the Perpetual Adoration Program for over 20 years.; he was a former member of the Pontiac Moose Lodge. The family would like to extend their appreciation and thanks to the staff of Evenglow Lodge, OSF Healthcare and OSF Hospice.

 

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Sunday, June 17, 1917 - Thursday, May 19, 2016

Joseph Malone 98 of Pontiac (formerly Kempton and Cullom) died on May 19, 2016 at Evenglow Lodge where he had resided since November 2011.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Cullom with Rev. William Keebler officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. He will be laid to rest by his wife of 48 years in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Campus, where full military rites will be accorded. Memorials in his name may made to Evenglow Lodge. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Cullom is handling the arrangements.

Joe was born on the family farm at Kempton on June 17, 1917 the son of Joseph Malone, Sr. and Anna Lamb.  He was united in marriage with Mary Rose (Marie) Fritz  at St. Rose Catholic Church in Kankakee on November 29, 1952.  She predeceased him on May 1, 2001.

He is survived by two sons Martin (Karen) Malone and Vernon (Julie) Malone both of Kempton and a daughter Rosanne (Monte) DeCounter of Fort Myers, FL.  He is survived by grandsons Sam (Taylor) Malone of Braidwood, Zach Malone of Cabery, Matt Malone of Rockford, and Alex Malone of Bourbonnais.  Also surviving are four granddaughters Amy (Marshall) Flynn of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Jill (Travis) Ruggles of Gilbert, AZ, Dana Malone of Bourbonnais and Katie Malone of Kempton.

Joe was a life-long farmer in Broughton Township.  He farmed with his father after returning from World War II.   In 1957 he founded Malone Chemical.  After retiring from farming he spent his summers as a hail adjuster for The Hartford Insurance Company.  Joe and Marie enjoyed wintering in Brownsville, Texas for a number of years. He was a member of Skinner-Trost American Legion Post 122 In Cullom and a former member of Olson-Bute and Malone American Legion Post 737 in Kempton. He was the oldest living veteran in Livingston County.  Joe served  in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He was a member of the 881st Ordnance serving in North Africa and Italy.

Joe and Marie were members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Campus until moving to Cullom upon retirement.  They then joined St. John’s Catholic Church.

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Monday, May 4, 1936 - Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Ida Lee Grant, 80, of Forrest, IL passed away at 8:03 pm on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at her home in Forrest, IL.

A prayer service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, May 13, 2016 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Forrest with Father Scott Archer officiating. A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the funeral home. Burial will follow the prayer service at Forrest Township Cemetery in Forrest, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Ida Lee was born May 4, 1936 in Fairbury, IL a daughter of Harry and Ollie (Sinnett) Bryant. She married Shelby B. Grant on February 17, 1962 in Fairbury, IL. He passed away on December 25, 1982.

She is survived by one son: Michael (Susan) Grant of Forrest, IL; one daughter: Kathy Furst of El Paso, IL; her grandchildren: Erin Grant, Danny (Brittany) Ribordy, Mary (Joe) Todd, Gregory Sedlock, and Shelby Furst; her great grandchildren: Wyatt Ribordy, Waylon and Littia Todd, and Brantley Sedlock; and one uncle: Eldon (Helen) Bryant of Chenoa, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Prior to marrying Shelby, Ida Lee worked for the Telephone office. She stayed at home and worked on the Dairy Farm in Saybrook after they got married.

She was a member of the St. James Catholic Mission in Forrest for many years and later St. Andrew’s Parish in Fairbury. Ida Lee enjoyed spending time and caring for her grandchildren. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend who will be greatly missed.

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Sunday, January 20, 1952 - Thursday, May 5, 2016

Lois J. Hoover, 64 of Pontiac, IL, died Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 10:45PM at her residence surrounded by her family.

Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 11:00AM at the First Baptist Church, Pontiac, IL. with Rev. James O. Wolfe III officiating. Burial will be in South Side Cemetery, Pontiac. IL. A visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00-7:00PM at the First Baptist Church, Pontiac. Memorials in Lois’s name may be made to Pontiac Public Library, First Baptist Church or Livingston County Cancer Fund. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac is handling the arrangements.

Lois was born on January 20, 1952 in Fairbury, IL., a daughter of Clinton and Dorothy (Rice) Denham. She married Marshall K. Hoover on August 6, 1977 in Fairbury, IL. Survivors include her husband: Marshall Hoover-Pontiac, IL; one son: Eric (Missy) Hoover of Pontiac, IL and one daughter: Jennifer Hoover of Bloomington, IL; two grandchildren: Kate and Tyler Hoover; her Parents: Clinton and Dorothy Denham of Pontiac, IL; one sister: Linda Denham of Pontiac, IL. Lois was preceded in death by one sister: Karen Denham. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Lois was educated in Fairbury-Cropsey High School. She was a day care provider for more than thirty years. Lois was a member of the First Baptist Church -Pontiac, IL. Lois loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren whom she loved to spoil. She was an avid reader, a friend to everyone and Lois never met a stranger.

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Monday, October 3, 1927 - Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Glenn Swift, 88 of Pontiac, Il., died Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 4:10PM at OSF at Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 11:00AM at Rooks Creek Cemetery, rural Pontiac, IL. with Rev. Tom Goodell of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Memorials in Glenn’s name may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. There will be no visitation. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, IL. is handling the arrangements.

Glenn was born on October 3, 1927 in Pontiac, Il., a son of Oscar and Theatta (Blake) Swift. Glenn is survived by one brother: Robert Swift of Hawthorne, NV. Glenn was preceded in death by one brother: Harry R. Swift.

Glenn was employed at RR Donnelly for 17 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church-Pontiac, IL.

 

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Tuesday, February 3, 1948 - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Bonnie Christine Flessner age 68, passed away Tuesday April 26, 2016 Bonnie was born February 3, 1948 in Fairbury, Illinois to Wayne D Flessner and Bonnie Jean Flessner.

She is survived by her Husband Daniel and Three children:  Jeffery (Lisa), Jason Joshua, two grandchildren Jacob and Megan and a brother Roger Flessner.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Bonnie was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. She was a talented musician and singer she loved music. She loved to sew and make for herself and her children outfits when they were younger and she loved to knit and read.

Bonnie will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

A private graveside service will be held at West Lawn Cemetery, Cullom, IL. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Cullom is handling the arrangements.

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