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Monday, February 14, 1966 - Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Dateline: Cullom

Kim B. Harms, 51, of Cullom, passed away at 10:04 am on Tuesday June 13, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Her funeral will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday June 17, 2017 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Cullom, Pastor Mauricio Vieira will officiate, burial will follow in West Lawn Cemetery in Cullom.  Visitation will be from 10:00-12:00 Noon at the church on Saturday. Memorials in her name may be left to the Ronald McDonald House or Skinner Trost American Legion Post 122. Calvert & Martin Funeral home in Cullom is handling the arrangements.  

Kim was born in Havana, Illinois on February 14, 1966, a daughter of Judy McWhorter, and later adopted by her grandparents Irrie and Ruby McWhorter. she married John Harms on May 8, 1993, He survives. other survivors include two sons: Shane (Carrie Greenly) McWhorter of Bourbonnais, IL, Devin McWhorter of Cullom, IL; one daughter: Nikki (Kevin) Briggs of Mahomet IL; three grandchildren Kayden Elaine McWhorter, Logan Wesley Briggs and Adelynn Greenly; several step brothers and sisters. Kim was preceded in death by her mother Judy McWhorter, her grandparents Irrie and Ruby McWhorter, step grandmother Peggy McWhorter, and step father John Jacobs, her uncle: Paul McWhorter.

Kim loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, she enjoyed camping and was a member of Skinner Trost American Legion Post 122 Auxillary.

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Saturday, September 12, 1936 - Sunday, February 26, 2017

Rolland D. “Rollie” Read, 80, of Cullom, IL passed away at 9:36 pm on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Flanagan Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Cullom with Rev. Jonathan Brashear officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Wednesday. Burial will follow services in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Cullom, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Rollie was born September 12, 1936 in Danforth, Illinois a son of Donald and Margaret (Nightengale) Read. He married Elizabeth A. Edman on June 22, 1963 in Cullom, IL. She passed away on March 25, 2016.

He is survived by two sons: Thomas (Rebecca) Read of Cullom, IL. and Gerald (Krissandra) Read of Saunemin, IL.; three grandchildren: Dylan, Courtney and Kaitlyn (Jacob Mynatt) Read; one great grandson: Jason Mynatt; his siblings: Denny (Sandy) Read of Pontiac, Illinois and Doug Read of Morris, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and siblings: Carolyn (Stan) McCulloh and Richard and (Ethel) Read.

Rollie graduated from Cullom High School. He served his country in the United States Army, being stationed in Germany just prior to the Vietnam War. Upon returning home, he worked for Roper Stove Plant for twenty years in Kankakee, IL. He then worked for the Pontiac Correctional Center for twenty years until his retirement.

He enjoyed watching sports, namely, basketball, baseball, football, and racing.

Rollie, affectionately known as “Boppy” by his grandkids loved spending time and being around them. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

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Thursday, January 14, 1937 - Saturday, February 4, 2017

Lorena Mae Metz, 80, of Cullom, Illinois passed away at 4:59 pm on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Evenglow Lodege in Pontiac, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Life Church, 1411 Crescent Street (Rt. 45 S), Gilman, IL 60938 with Jim Harkins officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church Parish Hall and a half hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. Graveside services will be at 3:00 pm on Wednesday at West Lawn Cemetery in Cullom, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac, or Cullom Beckham Memorial Library.

Lorena was born on January 14, 1937 in rural Cullom, IL, a daughter of Lon and Susie (Detwiler) Wickham. She was educated in the Cullom schools. She married Donald Metz on October 28, 1956 at Cullom United Methodist Church. He survives.

Also surviving are their children: Kevin (Donna) Metz of Cullom, IL, Doug (Tina) Metz of Carpentersville, IL, Alan (Bev) Metz of Cullom, IL, and Janice (John) Engelman of Kankakee, IL; twelve grandchildren: Aaron and Daniel Metz, Morgan Metz, Kelsey (Andy) Laboy, Andrew (Holly) Metz, Rachel (Josh) Steidinger, Leah and Grace Metz, Alicia (Dan) Sobodas, Spike, Anthony and Luke Engelman; three great grandchildren: Cora Laboy, Landon Sobodas, and Paisley Steidinger; one special cousin: Nita Moser; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Henry Wickham, Evelyn Morris, Paul Wickham, and Harold Wickham.

Lorena was a lifelong beautician, she also worked at St. James in Pontiac, Piper City Rehab and Living Center (formerly Greenbrier), Fox Developmental Center, then Tri-Point School.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Skinner Trost Unit 122 serving as past president as well as every other position there. Lorena did serve at the state level as Department Chaplan and various other positions and committees throughout the years. She was also a member of the Life Church in Gilman, IL.

Most of all, Lorena’s love for her family always took priority. As an avid sports fan, she enjoyed going to her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. She took her position as the Matriarch of the family very seriously and would to anything for them. Lorena loved to sing, dance, and play cards.

She was a loving wife, mom, grandma, great grandma, aunt, and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

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Thursday, March 30, 1944 - Thursday, February 2, 2017

Diana Sue Taylor, 72, of Cullom, IL passed away at 5:30 am on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, February 6, 2017 at Cullom United Methodist Church with Pastor Jonathan Brashear officiating. A visitation will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Cullom. Burial will follow services at West Lawn Cemetery in Cullom, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to Cullom United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Diana was born on March 30, 1944 in Streator, Illinois, the eldest of five children to Orville and Helen (Wonders) Fulkerson. She was raised in the Manville area attending Woodland Schools. She married J Orin Taylor on June 10, 1962 in Streator, Illinois. He survives in Cullom, IL.

She is also survived by her two sons: Douglas (Christel) Taylor of Waukesha, WI and Keith (Angela) Taylor of Cullom, IL; six grandchildren: Matthew, Rebecca, Benjamin, Zachery, Dani, and Alexis Taylor; and three siblings: James Fulkerson of Amsterdam, Holland, Linda Fulkerson of Chicago, IL, and David Fulkerson of Streator, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother: Jack Fulkerson.

Diana and J Orin owned and operated their farm together, alternating between driving the combine and hauling in. She was a farm wife doing what ever was necessary for her family and the farm. They farmed for 45 years together.

She was active in many clubs and organizations including: Women’s Farm Bureau serving at the county and state level for a number of years; Cullom United Methodist Church also serving on several different committees and capacities; the American Legion Auxiliary- Skinner Trost Post 122 of Cullom where she was past president, treasurer, and committee member; a member of the Citizens for Cullom; and the Illinois Soy Bean Association. Diana was also very involved in the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC). She served as the Central IL Regional President and Treasurer of District 17. Diana also served at the State level on many committees. She was dedicated to the Livingston County Home Extension serving on that board and various committees.

Diana most of all, loved her family and spending time with them was her top priority. She was a loving wife, mom, grandma, sister, aunt, and friend who will be greatly missed.

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Friday, June 20, 1919 - Saturday, January 28, 2017

Mary Alice Haag 97 of Cullom, IL. passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11:00AM at Evenglow Inn in Pontiac, IL.
Her funeral will be held on Saturday, February 4,2017 at 11:00AM at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Cullom, IL. A visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00-7:00PM at the church in Cullom. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery, Cullom, IL. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Cullom is in charge of the arrangements.
Mary Alice was born on June 20, 1919 in Chatsworth, IL., a daughter of Clinton and Minnie (Lighty) Serene. She married Marlin Edward Haag on February 19, 1937 in Cullom, IL. He passed away September 21, 1989.
Surviving are sons: Dewaine “Dewey” (Marie) Haag of Emington, IL and David (Marsha) Haag of Kempton; sister-in-law, Jackie Serene of Clifton; 6 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Gerald Serene.
Mary Alice was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cullom, WELCA and served as their president for a time, served as a leader of the Happy Helper 4-H Club, was a member of the Home Bureau and the American Legion Auxiliary.
She enjoyed singing in the church choir, was an avid Cubs and Bulls fan. She always made time to follow all her grandchildren in their activities. She enjoyed dancing with her friends and her trips to Naples, FL.

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Tuesday, December 30, 1941 - Monday, January 16, 2017

Patricia A. Rogers, 75 of Cullom, IL., died Monday January 16, 2017 at 4:20AM at Pontiac Rehab and Healthcare Center, Pontiac, IL.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at a later date.  Memorial’s in Patricia’s name may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.  Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Cullom, IL. is handling the arrangements.

Patricia was born on December 30, 1941 in Chicago, IL., a daughter of Jacob and Gladys (Duerr) Losch.  She married Robert Rogers.  He preceded her in death.  Surviving is one son: Timothy R. Rogers of Cabery, IL; her significant other: Joseph Klowas of Cullom, IL.; one grandson: Devon Rogers McIntosh; one step-son: Joseph Klowas Jr of Ohio and one step-daughter: Arlene Mennig of Alabama; many step grand grandchildren and step great grandchildren.  Patricia was preceded in death by one brother. 

Patricia was educated in Graham High School in Chicago, IL.  She had been employed at Casey’s General Store in Cullom.

 

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Sunday, January 7, 1917 - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Nelda Dietz 100 of Rural Piper City, IL. died Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 10:45PM at Miller Nursing Home, Kankakee, IL.
Her funeral will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 11:00AM at St. John’s Catholic Church in Cullom, IL. with Rev. William Keebler officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Cullom, IL. A visitation will be held on Friday at the church from 10:00AM until the hour of services. Memorials in Nelda’s name may be made to Cullom Fire Department or Hospice of Kankakee Valley. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Cullom, Il. is handling the arrangements.
Nelda was born on January 7, 1917 in Kempton, IL., a daughter of Nathaniel and Cleo (Browning) West. She married Martin Dietz on November 29, 1941 in Cullom, IL. He preceded her in death on April 8, 1996. Surviving are two sons: Martin (Karen) Dietz of Rural Kempton, IL. and Stanley (Janeen) Dietz of rural Piper City, IL.; six grandchildren: Patricia, Mary Beth, Brian, Kimberly, Stacy and Joseph; three great grandchildren: Isabelle Bradshaw, Brynner Dietz and Adalynn Dietz; one sister in law: Geraldine West of Hobart, IN; two god children: Bob Dietz of Gilman, IL. and Kathy Boeckmann of Machesney Park, IL. and many nieces and nephews. Nelda was preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers.
Nelda graduated from Herscher High School in 1934 and was a 1940 graduate from St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, IL. She became a registered nurse and later a licensed Nursing Home Administrator. She worked for 2 years at St. Luke’s Hospital, Chicago and later for 9 ½ years at Central Hospital, Clifton, IL. She retired as administrator of American Health Care Center, Kankakee, IL. after 13 ½ years. Nelda was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. She was also a member of Citizens of Cullom and AARP. Nelda was a former member of St. Luke’s Alumni Association. Nelda loved reading, sewing and refinishing antique and collectible furniture.

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Saturday, April 1, 1933 - Sunday, January 8, 2017

Carol R. (Kingdon) Koerner, 83 of Cullom, IL., died Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 5:17PM at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

Her funeral will be held on Thursday, January 12 2017 at 11:00AM at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Cullom, IL. with Rev. Mauricio Vieira officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn cemetery, Cullom, IL. There will be no visitation. Memorials in Carol’s name may be made to Cullom Public Library. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Cullom is handling the arrangements.

Carol was born on April 1, 1933 in Pontiac, IL., a daughter of Erve and Gertrude A. (Schmidt) Kingdon. She married Duane “Dewey” Koerner on November 28, 1953 in Cullom, IL. He preceded her in death on March 5, 2005. Surviving is one daughter: Catherine Koerner of Morton, IL. and one son: Michael Koerner of Minneapolis, MN.; two grandsons: Graham Goenne and Ethan Goenne; one sister: Marian Kerrins of Cullom, IL. Carol was preceded in death by one brother: Paul Kingdon and one sister: Dorothy Kingdon Adamson.

Carol was educated in Cullom schools and was a homemaker. She was partner in Koerner Construction in Cullom, IL. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church-Cullom.

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Thursday, July 10, 1952 - Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Connie Sue Best, 64 of Cullom, IL., died Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 9:02PM at her residence.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a private family celebration of life will be held.  There will be no services.  Memorials in Connie’s name may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.  Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Cullom is handling the arrangements.

Connie was born on July 10, 1952 in Chicago, IL., a daughter of Marion and Bonnie (Coy) Hensley.  She married Ron Best on September 13, 1985 in Louisville, KY.  He survives in Cullom, IL.  Also surviving are seven children: Tommy (Tonya) Best and Ron (Amy) Best both of Coal City, IL., Rebecca (Tom) Read of Cullom, IL., Suzy (Roger) Smith of Fairbury, IL., Julie Crowley of Cullom, IL., Daniel Hensley of Braidwood, IL. and Sarah (Clayton) Hensley of Cullom, IL., eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; two brothers: Richard Hensley of Saybrook, IL. and Greg Hensley of Gardner, IL.; two sisters: Kaye Cagle of Louisville, KY. And Guilene Regnier of Elgin, IL.Connie was preceded in death by her parents and one brother: Phillip Hensley.

Connie was a graduate of Bremen High School in Midlothian, IL. and attended Southwest Missouri State University. She enjoyed her family, booKS and garden.

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Tuesday, July 16, 1946 - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Lawrence K. “Larry” Myers,70, of Cullom passed away at 11:39 AM on Tuesday October 25, 2016 at hois residence.

Larry’s remains were donated to science and a celebration of life will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, November 19th at the Fiesta Bowl in Pontiac. Memorials in his name may be left to Flanagan Sports Boosters or to the Flanagan Fire Dept. Calvert & Martin Funeral home in Cullom is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Larry was born in Ottawa, Illinois on July 16, 1946 a son of Wayne Adrian Dwyer and Ruth Hoffner, He married Teresa Blackmore on December 16, 1978, she survives of Chenoa. Other survivors include his Significant other: Cyndy Jehle of Cullom, Illinois, his children: Kelly Myers of Pontiac, Illinois, Shawna (Michael) Joneson of Flanagan, Illinois, Robert (Jodi) Dwyer of Flanagan, Illinois, grandchildren: Ethan Perez, Abbigail Myers, Jessi Myers, Charli Joneson, Anthony (Megan) Dwyer, Nicole (Mike) Corrigan; great grandchild: Camron Dwyer; one sister: Lynn Dwyer of Bourbonnais, Illinois; Niece Tracie Lobue; two great nieces: Kaitlyn Johnson and Morgan Johnson and two great great nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers; Mark Dwyer and Gary Dwyer.

Larry was a sports fan and loved all sports especially bowling. He was a diehard fan of the Chicago Cubs, Bears, Bulls & Blackhawks as well as Nascar. Larry loved spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren, he will be greatly missed.

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