Logo

Pontiac Chapel

default image
Monday, January 18, 1960 - Monday, June 19, 2017

Richard Joe Kridner, 57 or rural Cornell, IL. died Monday June 19, 2017 at 12:04PM at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held on Friday June 23, 2017 at 11:00AM at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, IL. with Rev. Janeen Tronc officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials in Richard’s name may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Richard was born on January 18, 1960 a son of Richard and Jessie (Thompson) Kridner. He married Amy Gourley on June 23, 1982 in Mirando City, TX. She survives in rural Cornell, Il. also surviving are: two sons: Richard Brian Kridner of Flanagan, IL and Adam Joe Kridner of Pontiac, IL; two brothers: Mike Kridner of Kentucky and Troy Pearson of Kansas; three sisters: Vicki Hall of Gillette, WY., Elizabeth Piper of Clinton, Il. and Kristi Bohm of Pontiac, IL.; his step-father: Dave Thompson of Gillette, WY.

Richard was educated in Cornell schools and had been employed at Interlake Steel for 25 years.

default image
Friday, May 14, 1926 - Friday, June 16, 2017

 

Betty Jean Edwards, 91, of Pontiac, passed away at 11:13 pm on Friday June 16, 2017 at The Pointe at Pontiac.

Her funeral will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday June 22, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in Pontiac, Rev. Gretchen Stinebaugh will officiate, burial will follow in South Side Cemetery in Pontiac. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials in her name may be left to the First United Methodist Church or a Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac is handling the arrangements.

She was born in Pontiac on May 14, 1926 a daughter of Earl M. and Pearl C. (Erlandson) Duke, she married Raymond L. Edwards on February 12, 1945 in Springfield, IL, he preceded her in death on September 8, 1997. Survivors include two daughters: Marsha (Roger) Popp of Effingham, IL, Sandra (Bill) Humphries of Keller, TX; six grandchildren Jodee (Paul) Ritter of Pontiac, IL, Gina Popp of Altamont, IL, Jill (Larry) Adams of Effingham, IL, Melissa (Jeff) Tomlinson of Destin FL, Paul (Ashley) Humphries of Frisco TX, Chad (Kristin) Humphries of Pilot Point,TX; one step grandson: Steven R.(Tammy) Popp of North Richland Hills, TX; great grandchildren: Baylee and Taylor Ritter, Sam and Jack Mathesius, Landon, Alexandra, Beau and Cole Adams, Brittany, Sierra, and Jon “Jet” Tomlinson; Claire and Elle Humphries, Keaton Holsworth, Cort and Whitney Humphries; step great grandsons: Ryan and Nathan Popp; one sister: Lois James of Scottsdale, AZ. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother: Glenn E. Duke. Her sister: Darlene Blair and her step granddaughter: Sherri L. Popp.

Betty was a graduate of Pontiac Township High School and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pontiac. She was a former member of the Owego Club, Women of the Moose and Graymont Card Club.

 

default image
Monday, October 11, 1937 - Friday, June 16, 2017

James “Jim” Kovach, 79, of Saunemin, passed away at 12:10 pm on Friday June 16, 2017 at Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac with Rev. Jane Bradford officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow services at Sunnyslope Cemetery in Saunemin, IL.   Memorial contributions may be made to Saunemin United Methodist Church.

Jim was born in Cleveland, OH on October 11, 1937 a son of Michael and Rose (Zukovic) Kovach, he married Dorothy Malone on November 23, 1957 in Cleveland, OH, she survives.

He is also survived by three sons: Michael (Laura) Kovach of Saunemin, IL, Thomas “Tom” Kovach of Willoughby, OH, David (Kim) Kovach of Forrest, IL; one daughter Paula (James Robert) Kovach of Painesville, OH; seven grandchildren Melinda, Michael, Joey, Katie, Keira, Kaley and Karrisa; four great grandchildren: Morgan, Greyson, Andrew and Sonny; four brothers: Michael Kovach of OH, Thomas (Diane) Kovach of OH, Danny (Sue) Kovach of OH, Tim (Chris) Kovach of OH; one sister: Loretta (Reggie) Slater of OH. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Jim went to high school at Cleveland Trade. Jim served his country in the United States Air Force.

He worked at Caterpillar for over twenty years before retiring from the heat treat department.

Jim was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, great grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend who will be greatly missed.

default image
Wednesday, June 6, 1990 - Saturday, June 10, 2017

Timmy L. Dennis II, 27 of Pontiac, IL. died Saturday June 10, 2017 at 9:26AM at his residence.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a private family service will be held. Memorials in Timmy’s name may be made to Children’s Hospital of Illinois or the Livingston County Humane Society. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Timmy was born on June 6, 1990 in Pontiac, IL., a son of Timmy L. and Diane (Craver) Dennis. They survive in Pontiac, IL. Also surviving is one sister: Tiffany (Matt Gero) Dennis of Chenoa, IL.; one niece: Mekalee Gero; one nephew: Preston Gero; paternal grandmother: Sofia Dennis of Pontiac, IL.; maternal grandmother: Aldine Craver of Pontiac, IL. Timmy was preceded in death by his paternal grandfathers: Danny Dennis and Earl Craver.

Timmy was a 2008 graduate of Pontiac Township High School. He had been employed at Interlake Steel, RR Donnelly’s and at Dependable Company in Streator as a welder.

default image
Thursday, November 14, 1940 - Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Chenoa Dateline:

Wallace A. Maede, 76,  of Chenoa, IL died Wednesday May 31, 2017 at 3:30PM at OSF St. James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center, Pontiac, IL.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held on Wednesday June 7, 2017 at 10:30AM at McDowell United Methodist Church with Rev. David Meader officiating.  Inurnment will be at Avoca Cemetery.  Memorials in Wallace’s name may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Research or a charity of the donor’s choice.  Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, is handling the arrangements.

Wallace was born on November 14, 1940 in Chicago, IL, a son of Walter and Gertrude (Schram) Maede.  He married Georgina Copes on October 20, 1967 in Des Plaines, IL.  She survives in Chenoa.   Also surviving are three children: Russ Maede of Southern Pines, NC, Kristin (Jerry) Davis of Bankston, AL and Hilary (Jesse) Bauman of Pontiac.  Eight grandchildren: Dakota, Sky, Raven, Slade and Briar Davis and Raya, Payson and Traer Bauman; one sister: Darlene (Robert) Michalski of New Braunfels, TX.

Wallace worked in the family business for over fifty years.  As a teenager, he began assisting his father at Ace Hardware in Oak Park, IL and then owned and operated Walters Ace Hardware in Pontiac, retiring in 2011.  He was a member of the McDowell United Methodist Church and past member of Pontiac Saddle Club.  Wallace served as a trustee for Avoca Township for 20 years.

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

f Pontiac Saddle Club. Wallace served as a trustee for Avoca Township for 20 years.

default image
Saturday, April 29, 1944 - Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Laura L. Stuart, 73 of Pontiac, IL., died Wednesday May 31, 2017 at 3:44PM at her residence.

 

Her funeral will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 12:00 Noon at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, IL. with Rev. Gretchen Stinebaugh officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, rural Pontiac, IL. A visitation will be held from 10:00am until the hour of services at the funeral home. Memorials in Laura’s name may be made to Pontiac Christian School or Illinois Hemophiliac Foundation.

 

Laura was born on April 29, 1944 in Thompsonville, IL., a daughter of Elmer and Etheleen (Kingston) Osborn. She married Floyd E. Lewis on June 29, 1974 in Thompsonville, IL. He preceded her in death on December 15, 2011. She later married Roy Stuart on October 9, 2014 in Pontiac, IL. He survives in Pontiac, IL.; other survivors include: one daughter: Laura (Paul) Frazier of Pontiac, IL.; one step-daughter: Nancy Hafer of Streator, IL.; one step-son: Ron Stuart of Bloomington, IL.; ten grandchildren: Tristan, Reed and Hayden Frazier, Cory Hafer, Monica Pedigo, Alicia Morrison, Jennifer, Eric, Katlin, Gracie and Ron Stuart Jr.; two brothers: Sam Osborn of Akin, IL. and Bob Osborn of Momence, IL.; four sisters: Mary Huls of Urbana, IL., Pat Lawrence of Kankakee, IL., Phyllis Plasters of Springfield, IL. and Faye Evans of Oklahoma. Laura was preceded in death by her parents and one sister in infancy.

 

Laura was employed at Pontiac Chair Factory for several years and then later at Wal-Mart. She attended the First Baptist Church in Pontiac, IL.

default image
Wednesday, January 29, 1936 - Thursday, May 25, 2017

William “Bill” J. Close, 81 of Streator, IL., formerly of Pontiac, IL. died Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 3:43PM at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL.

 

Cremation rites will be accorded and a graveside service will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 2:00PM at St. Marys’ Cemetery, Pontiac, IL. with Rev. Ken Martin officiating. Memorials in Bill’s name may be made to his family. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, IL is handling the arrangements.

Bill was born January 29, 1936 in Pontiac, IL., a son of Manning Bater and Isabelle Ann (Fairchild) Close. He married Glenna Dunn. Survivors include: two daughters: Debra Brotzman of Tolono, IL. and Laura Stroud of Streator, IL.; three grandchildren: Noah Brotzman, Jason Goralczyk and Tiffany Goralczyk; one great grandson: Colton Goralczyk; one brother: Robert Close of Phoenix AZ. And one sister: Norma J. Close of Pontiac, IL. and six step-children. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and his step-father: Owen Close and one brother: Thomas J. Close.

 

Bill was employed at Flink Company for many years in Streator, IL. and had retired.  He also was a bartender at the Streator Elks Club . Bill attended St. Mary’s Grade School in Pontiac and then St. Paul’s High School in Odell and Pontiac High School, where he played football, baseball and basketball.  Bill was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan.

default image
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.

default image
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.
default image
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.

 

Recent Obituaries

© Calvert Memorial Homes. Copyright All Rights Reserved. Site by Business Builders Marketing.