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Wednesday, August 29, 1945 - Sunday, May 21, 2017

Justa Pastora Araujo Pinto, 71 of Pontiac, IL., died Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 8:15PM at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

Her funeral will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 2:00PM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Pontiac, IL., with President Ray Mitchell officiating.  Burial will be in South Side Cemetery, Pontiac, IL.  A visitation will be held on Thursday from 1:00-2:00PM at the church. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, Il. is handling the arrangements.

Justa was born on August 29, 1945 in Tucupita Venezuela, a daughter of Francisco and Petra Ramona Pinto Carrasquel. She married Emilio J. Araujo in 1963.  He survives in Venezuela; other survivors include her children: Emilio (Carmen) Araujo and Emiro (Johnni Kay) Araujo and Rossiel (Jairo) Leon all of Pontiac, IL.; Raitza (Damaso) Sousa and Rosmelly (Alexis) Araujo both of Venezuela. Nineteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Justa was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, one sister and one daughter.

Justa was a hairdresser, school bus driver, nurse and a teacher for many years and had retired. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, Pontiac, IL.

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Friday, January 13, 1939 - Friday, May 19, 2017
William V. Stilwell,78 of Pontiac, IL., died Friday May 19, 2017 at 7:28PM at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL. Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held on Thursday May 25, 2017 at 11:00AM at the First United Methodist Church, Pontiac, IL. with Rev. Tom Goodell officiating. A celebration of life will be held on Thursday from 3:00-7:00PM at the Pontiac Elks Club. Memorials in Bill’s name may be made to Livingston County Cancer Fund or PTHS Athletic Department. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac is handling the arrangements. Bill was born on January 13, 1939 in Pontiac, IL., a son of James and Mabel (Fuss) Stilwell. He married Rebecca Stiles on June 7, 1959 in Streator, IL. She survives in Pontiac, IL. Also surviving is one son: Scott (Sharon) Stilwell of Hilton Head, SC.; two daughters: Sherry (Mark) Williams of Normal, IL. and Susan (Jeff) LaBorance of Odell, IL.; thirteen grandchildren: Meghan Luna, Robbie and Spencer Grace Stilwell, Susie Downing, Matt, Amber, Danielle and Kimberly Tiemann, Abby and Keely Williams, Andrew and Maggie LaBorance and Katie Register; nine great grandchildren; one sister: Jeannie (Buddy) Walls of Pontiac, IL. Bill was preceded in death by one brother: Bob Stilwell and one sister: Linda Tucker. Bill owned and operated Stilwell Insurance Agency in Pontiac, IL. since 1979. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Pontiac, IL. and the Pontiac Elks Club. Bill was an avid golfer and won the Club Championship at the Pontiac Elks 18 times.
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Sunday, March 1, 1931 - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pontiac Dateline:

Ray Shoemaker, 86, of Pontiac, IL., died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 5:30AM at Tjardes Health Care Center at Evenglow Lodge.

His funeral will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10:30AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pontiac with Father William Keebler officiating. Entombment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, rural Pontiac, IL. A visitation will be held on Friday from 5:00-7:00PM at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, with the rosary being recited at 4:30PM. Memorials in Ray’s name may be made to Evenglow Lodge.

Ray was born on March 1, 1931 in Chicago, IL., a son of Clarence and Mildred (Turpin) Shoemaker. He married Aileen Gschwendtner on September 9, 1950 in Pontiac, IL. She preceded him in death on March 21, 2012. Survivors include: two daughters: Teri Hock of Lisle, IL. and Kim Farrell of O’Fallon, MO.; one son: Doug Shoemaker of Pontiac, IL.; eight grandchildren: Dacia (PJ) Feit, Van Hock, Mandy Farrell, Kristina Farrell, Kari (Steve) Dietiker, Kodi Shoemaker, Kylie Shoemaker and Ryan Shoemaker; eleven great grandchildren: Madi Hock, Alex Feit, Connor Feit, Addisyn Wheeler, Paige Carter, Jackson Carter, Calvin Kirchoff, Gabe Kirchoff, Payton Dietiker, Brooke Dietiker and Zoey McCue; two brothers: Chuck and David Shoemaker both of Bloomington, IL.; one brother in law: Darel Zook of Bloomington, IL. Ray was preceded in death by one sister: Connie and three brothers: Don, Jerry and Kenny.

Ray was educated in Pontiac schools. He was a sales manager for commercial lawn equipment for Cushman-Ransom and Ryan Company and had been employed at Roof Manufacturing. He was a member of the Illinois National Guard and was a deputy for Livingston County Sheriff’s Department. He was a member of St. Mary’s church, Pontiac, IL.

 

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Friday, June 16, 1939 - Saturday, May 13, 2017

Irene Lucille Martin, 77, of Flanagan, IL, formerly of Plainfield and Pontiac, passed away at 11:35 am on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home with Pastor Joel Paine officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will follow services at Memorial Park Cemetery in rural Pontiac. Memorial contributions may be made to the Stroke Foundation.

Irene was born June 16, 1939 in Pontiac, IL a daughter of Kenneth and Maxine (Langhoff) Johnson. She married Wendell Royce Martin, Sr. on November 9, 1957 in Washington, IL. He survives.

Also surviving is one son: Seth (Rosa) Martin of Pontiac, IL; two daughters: Diane Martin of Pontiac, IL and Peggy (Ken) Hensel of Columbia, MO; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; her siblings: Kathryn (David) Compton, Kenneth (Betty) Johnson, Maxine Shavez, Beverly (Garey) Evans; and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son: Wendell Royce Martin, Jr.; one grandson: Jake Martin; and two siblings: Richard and Donna Johnson.

Irene was educated in the Pontiac schools. She drove a school bus in the Joliet area.

She was a member of the Livingston County Assembly of God. Irene liked doing crafts, crocheting, fishing, and most of all, her grandbabies.

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

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Sunday, August 15, 1926 - Friday, May 5, 2017

Alice Evelyn Cole Phillis, 90 of Pontiac, IL., died Friday, May 5, 2017 at 11:05PM at Pontiac Healthcare & Rehab Center, Pontiac, IL.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 11:00AM at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with Rev. Dick Jumper and Dee Runyon officiating. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, rural Pontiac, IL. at a later date. A visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials in Alice’s name may be made to First Christian Church or Order of the Eastern Star. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, IL. is handling the arrangements.

Alice Evelyn Cole Phillis was born on August 15, 1926 in Iuka, Ill., the fourth child of John and Ida (Chandler) Cole. She married Eldon Lamont Phillis of Gridley, Illinois on March 14, 1946 in Springfield. Eldon passed away April 4 of 2008.  She is survived by her daughter, Gayle Potter, grandchild Christopher Teal, great grandson Avery Teal, sister Jean Ellen Dietz, and many great nieces and nephews.

Alice and her other siblings, Lorita Sanders, Mary Flood, Joseph Cole, and Joan Ehrhardt moved to Pontiac in the 1930s, where her sister Jean Dietz was also born.  She attended Pontiac schools through 10th grade, leaving high school to work and help support her family.  She later earned her high school equivalency GED degree.

With the start of World War II, Alice worked in Bernard's grocery store in Pontiac.  She witnessed the rationing taking place that supported the war effort.  With the end of the war, she was soon reunited with Eldon Phillis, whom she had met prior to the conflict and had returned from the Pacific after his discharge from the Army in 1945.  They met again on New Years Day of 1946, fell in love and were married in March of that same year.

Their first child, Gayle, was born in 1947.  They lost a son, Paul, shortly after his birth in 1950.

Alice worked for two decades in Harner's Gift Shop in downtown Pontiac.  She later worked another two decades for Johnson Press of Pontiac.

Alice was active in her churches, Pontiac First Baptist Church and later Pontiac First Christian Church.  She also was a very dedicated member in Eastern Star and Job's Daughters.  Alice was warmly remembered by her many friends for her kindness and generosity.  She enjoyed travel in the region, trips to see theater productions and community activities. 

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Sunday, October 11, 1936 - Thursday, April 27, 2017

Patricia A. “Patsy” Paris Woll, 80, of Pontiac, passed away at 10:35 am, Thursday April 27, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Home in Pontiac.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Monday May 1, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father David Sabel officiating, burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Pontiac. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-5:00 pm at Calvert & Martin Funeral in Pontiac, the Rosary will be recited at 2:00 pm. Memorial contributions in her name may be left to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac is handling the arrangements.

 

Patsy was born in Pontiac on October 31, 1936 a daughter of George M. and Mary R. (McGough) Paris. She married George E. Woll on November 12, 1999, he survives. Also surviving are, one sister; Rose Mary McDermott of California; one brother; Robert E. (Shari) Paris of Pontiac; one step daughter: Constance (Robert) Kerber of Galesburg; two step grandchildren; 6 step great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers: James G. Paris and John F. Paris and a nephew: Ronald W. Paris.

 

Patsy was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Women’s Guild and was active in the Adoration program and Daughters of Isabella. She graduated from Pontiac High School in 1954 and worked at Livingston County Abstract Company for 56 years, retiring in 2009.

 

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Wednesday, April 17, 1935 - Monday, April 24, 2017

 

William L. Long, 82, of Pontiac, passed away at 2:30 pm Monday April 24, 2017 at his residence.

Cremation rites will be accorded and no services are planned. Memorials may be left to his family. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac is handling the arrangements.

 

William was born on April 17, 1935 in Fonda, Iowa a son of James and Roberta (Perry) Long, he married Roxanne Sullivan on January 25, 1963, she preceded him in death in 1987. He later married Shirley Peters on March 29, 1988, she survives. Also surviving are one son: James “Buddy” Long of Chenoa, Illinois; one brother: Ronald Long of Oklahoma; two sisters: Pamela Keeling of Oregon, Denise Wiese of Washington. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter Barbara Long.

 

William was educated in the Cherokee, Iowa schools. He had worked at Pontiac Office Supply, Johnson Press and was a Telecommunicator for the Illinois State Police, retiring after 25 years of service.

This obituary may be viewed and guestbook signed at www.calvertmemorial.com

 

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Friday, November 10, 1950 - Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Daniel R. Orndorff, 66 of Richardson, TX., formerly of Pontiac, IL. died Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 8:22PM at his residence.

 

Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held on Wednesday April 26, 2017 at 3:00PM at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, IL., with Fr. David Sabel of St. Mary’s Church officiating. A visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials in Daniel’s name may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry.

 

Daniel was born On November 10, 1950 in Pontiac, IL., a son of Ray and Viola (Heisner) Orndorff. Survivors include: one son: Daniel E. Orndorff of Pontiac, IL.; two grandchildren: Abigayle and Jacob Orndorff; one brother: Harold Orndorff of Bakersfield, CA. and one sister: Karen Timcke of Pontiac, IL. Daniel was preceded in death by one brother: TerryOrndorff.

 

Daniel was educated in Pontiac schools and had been employed at RR Donnelly’s in Pontiac before moving to Texas. He was a member of the Illinois National Guard.

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Sunday, July 26, 1987 - Saturday, April 15, 2017

Travis A. Frailey, 29 of Pontiac, IL., died Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 2:50AM at his residence.

His funeral will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 4:00PM at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, IL. with Tracy Bromley officiating.  Cremation rites will be accorded after services.  A visitation will be held Friday from 2:00-4:00PM at the funeral home.  Memorials in Travis’s name may be made to his family.

Travis was born on July 26, 1987 in Pontiac, IL., a son of Samuel and Dana (Burger) Frailey. Survivors include: his father: Samuel Frailey of Arkansas; his mother: Dana McCormick of Pontiac, IL.; one son: Jayden Frailey of Pontiac, IL.; his girlfriend: Shelly Knittel of Pontiac, IL.; four sisters: Paris (Richard) Riddle of Arkansas, Tabatha Goodman of Oregon, Ashely Mosley of Pontiac, IL. and Sheila Raynor of Jacksonville, FL.; six brothers: Phillip Wolff of Rushville, IL., Timmy Mosley, Jimmy (Donna) Frailey of Pontiac, IL., Sammy Frailey and Steven Frailey both of Jacksonville, FL.; Nick (Jenny) Frailey of Pontiac, IL. and several nieces and nephews.  Travis was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Travis was educated in Pontiac schools and a 2006 graduate of Pontiac Townships High School.  He was employed at ATR in Pontiac, IL.  Travis did a lot of volunteer work at the Pontiac VFW.

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Tuesday, December 28, 1926 - Sunday, April 9, 2017

William Morse, 90 of Pontiac, IL., died Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 10:35PM at Tjardes Health Care Center, Pontiac, IL.

His funeral will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 10:00AM at the First United Methodist Church, Pontiac, IL., with Rev. Tom Goodell and Rev. Don Shane officiating.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery @ Loretto where full military rites will be accorded.  A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00-7:00PM at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, IL. and for one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Memorials in Bill’s name may be made to Evenglow Lodge or First United Methodist Church.

Bill was born December 28, 1926 in Kempton, IL., a son of James and Marie (Stadel) Morse.  He married Arla Stroebel on September 1, 1948 at St. Mary’s Church @ Loretto.  Survivors include: His wife of 68 years, Arla Morse of Pontiac, IL.; two sons: Jim Morse of Pontiac, IL. and Tom (Marianne) Morse of Bloomington, IL.; two daughters: Sue (Mike) Wolf of El Paso, IL. and Teri (Don) Shane of Homer, IL.; thirteen grandchildren: Erin (Frank) Oros, Ashley (Tim) Landrus, Jamie (Nathan) Miller, John Morse, Jennifer (Mark) Gerber, Peggy (Scott) Meade, Gretchen (Grant) Bogner, Stephanie (Matt) Ogle, Courtni (Justin) Hays, Bill (Betsy) Wolf, Amy (Jon) D’Souza, Brian Morse and Kenn Shane.

Bill was educated in Emington Grade School and a graduate of Saunemin High School.  He graduated from Garrett Evangelical Seminary.  Bill was a printer, then owned and operated Vermillion Studio in Pontiac, IL. for several years.  He was also a frame salesman and later served as a minister to Methodist Churches in Biggsville and Gladstone, IL., and a volunteer minister at Evenglow Lodge.  After his retirement he was employed at McDonalds in Bloomington, IL.

Bill served our country in the US Navy from 1944-1946.  The most important thing to Bill was his Lord and his family.

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