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Saturday, April 14, 1934 - Monday, October 9, 2017

John Franklin "Frank" Roberts, 83, of Pontiac, IL passed away at 3:10 pm on Monday, October 9, 2017 at Accolade Healthcare Center in Pontiac, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:30 pm prior to the funeral at the funeral home. Entombment will follow services at Memorial Park Cemetery in rural Pontiac, IL where military rites will be accorded. Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston County Cancer Fund.

Frank was born April 14, 1934 and raised in Pontiac, IL a son of Edwin and Mattie (Rich) Roberts. He married Jacqulyn "Jackie" Roberts on June 17, 1956 at the First Presbyterian Church of Pontiac, IL. She passed away on October 1, 2012. He is survived by two sons: Ricky Joe (Joyce) Roberts of Texas, and Ronald Allen (Tami) Roberts of Pontiac; one daughter-in-law: Kathy Roberts of Pontiac; eight grandsons: Bradley, Brian, Kevin, Ryan, John, Jake, Chris, and Craig Roberts; one great granddaughter: Katie Lynn; two great grandsons: Jackson Lee and Spencer Jackson; one sister: Deloris Wiechmann of Flanagan, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one son: Randy Lee Roberts; and his siblings: Gene Roberts, Dick Roberts, and Mary Lou Hedrick.

Frank served our country in the United States Army stationed over in Europe in the 1950's. He was a member of the Pontiac American Legion and the VFW. He also was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Pontiac.

He liked to keep people on their toes, always having something clever to say. Frank was a loving dad, grandpa, great grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend who will be greatly missed. His ornery smile will not be forgotten.

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Tuesday, August 31, 1937 - Thursday, October 5, 2017

Edmund D. Harston, 80, of Pontiac, passed away at 8:49am, Thursday, October 5, 2017, at his home in Pontiac.

All services will be private. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

He was born August 31, 1937 in Witt, Illinois, the son of Herbert and Leah (Dobson) Harston. He married Barbara Stamps on May 7, 1965 in Pontiac. She preceded him in death on July 22, 2017.

He was educated in Witt schools, then joined the Army. He served from 1955-1958, completing basic training with the 13th Infantry Regiment at Ft. Carson, Colorado and spending part of his service on Baffin Island, Canada. After his discharge from the Army he worked at Allis-Chalmers in Springfield, then moved to Pontiac to pursue a career at the Pontiac Correctional Center. He worked as a guard and a food supervisor and retired after 28 years of service.

Ed enjoyed restoring and showing vintage cars, fishing, hunting, and visiting with friends.

He is survived by three children, Peggy (Dale) Graham of Harper Woods, Michigan, Brian (Mary) Harston of Midland, Michigan, Chris (Philene) Harston of Plainfield; seven grandchildren, Sarah, Mikayla, Kevin, Maggie, Madison, Lauren and Jason; one brother, Billy of Creve Coeur.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Emery, Jimmy, Herbie, Harry "Abe", John Charles "Chuck"; five sisters, Emily Mayfield, Rosie Cargle, Miriam Harston Craig, Anna Harston, and Hilda Harston.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Pontiac Public Library.

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Wednesday, September 27, 1944 - Friday, September 29, 2017

Margaret “Jane” Cashmer, 73, of Cornell, IL passed away at 10:51 pm on Friday, September 29, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac with Pastor Dan Leonard and Jessica Ulrich officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will follow services at Memorial Park Cemetery in rural Pontiac, Illinois. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the family.

Jane was born September 27, 1944 in Batavia, IL a daughter of Kenneth and Thelma (Holmes) Barry. She married Clifford Cashmer, Jr. on June 16, 1962 in Streator, IL. He passed away on July 24, 1997.

She is survived by her children: David (Angie) Cashmer of Minonk, IL, Susan (Tim) Ulrich of Flanagan, IL, Jennifer Cashmer of Pontiac, IL, and Patricia Eden of Cornell, IL; her grandchildren: Chelsey Cashmer, Malorie Cashmer, Chad Ulrich, Brandon (Crystal) Ulrich, Joshua (Kayla) Ulrich, Jessica Ulrich, and Julia Cashmer; great grandchildren: Haidyn, Spencer, Gracie, Gunner is on-the-way, and Shane; her siblings: Kenneth (Nancy) Barry, Mike Barry, Charol (John) Hall, Charlotte Wheeler, Shelly Wade, Colleen (Jim) Poulaki, Nancy Barry, and Donald Barry. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two sisters: Evelyn Robinson and Eileen Hickenbottom.

Jane grew up in the Streator area. She was a member of the Streator Moose. She enjoyed playing cards every week with her siblings, tending to her flowers, decorating for every occasion or holiday, and going to garage sales as she called it “junking”, always looking for a good bargain for someone. She loved spending time with her family they were the most important thing to her. She will be greatly missed.

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Wednesday, August 20, 1930 - Saturday, September 23, 2017

Harlan Wayne Ehrhardt, 87, of Pontiac, IL passed away at 2:49 pm on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.

Visitation will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, September 29, 2017 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac.  A memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Daryl Evans officiating with military rites to follow. Burial will be at a later date at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pontiac VFW.  A celebration will be held at the VFW following the services.

Wayne was born August 20, 1930 in Lexington, IL a son of Frank and Mary (Pirtle) Ehrhardt. He married Joan Eliza Cole on January 26, 1952 in Pontiac, Illinois. She passed away on September 24, 1986.

He is survived by his children: Robert Wayne Ehrhardt of Honolulu, HI, Mark Joseph Ehrhardt and Jill Marie Legner both of Pontiac, IL; four grandchildren: Cole, Jonathan (Sarah), Elizabeth, and Abigail Legner; great grandchildren: Beckett Harlan Legner, Emma Marjorie Legner and a granddaughter on the way; siblings: Earl Ehrhardt, Mildred Carner, David Ehrhardt, Myra (Chuck) Brill, and Frank (Edie) Ehrhardt. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and two brothers: Henry and Lyle Ehrhardt.

Wayne served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War achieving the rank of Corporal.

He worked for 52 years as a pressman at Morton Printing retiring from RR Donnelley in Pontiac, IL.

Wayne was a member of the Pontiac VFW. He liked playing poker machines at the VFW and going to Las Vegas. He enjoyed watching the Cubs and Bears play and liked to fish.

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Thursday, October 27, 1921 - Monday, September 11, 2017

Lavinia W. Trimble, (nickname Vin), 95, of Pontiac, IL, passed away at 11:40 am on Monday, September 11, 2017 at Tjardes Health Center of Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac, IL.

According to her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and no services will be held.

Lavinia was born on October 27, 1921 in Hardin, MO, a daughter of Wilmuth H. (Watts) Morris and Barry Morris.  She married Arthur Trimble on December 12, 1941 in Palmyra, MO, divorced in 1953.

After retiring from a career as a legal administrative secretary in Oak Lawn, IL, Vin followed her passion for reading as a library assistant at the Naperville Public Library.

Lavinia was an extraordinary woman, like a breath of fresh air, always smiling and full of life! Dedicated to her four children, she single-handedly raised them in a home full of love. Best described as "quite the character”, Vin was thoughtful and compassionate, always wanting to make others smile.

She is survived by her children: Richard Trimble of Lexington, KY and Carole Benson of Bremerton, WA and one brother, David Morris of Tinley Park, IL.  She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Raymond Morris and daughter Patricia Hart.

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Saturday, December 27, 1919 - Monday, September 18, 2017

Donald C. Hollahan, 97, of Pontiac, IL, formerly of Sun Lakes, AZ passed away at 12:35 pm on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Evenglow Inn in Pontiac.

There will be no services.

He was born December 27, 1919 in Pontiac, IL a son of James and Eva (Bromley) Hollahan. He married Thelma Lommatsch on March 1, 1941. She died November 4, 2012.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Carl and James Hollahan, four sisters: Eva Kemp, Mary Branz, Reva Lind, and Teresa Garland. He is survived by one sister: Berniece Barrett of Pontiac, IL.

Don served his country in the United States Army during WWII in France achieving the rank of Captain.

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Thursday, December 6, 1962 - Thursday, September 14, 2017

Andrew Thomas Buckler, 54, of Pontiac, passed away at 11:00 pm on Thursday September 14, 2017 at his residence.

Cremation will be accorded and a visitation will be held from 2:00-5:00 Pm on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac. A private inurnment will be held at a later date at West Lawn Cemetery in Cullom, IL. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Disaster Relief for Hurricaines or A Charity of the donor’s choice.

Andrew was born in Elmhurst, Illinois on December 6, 1962 a son of Gerald and Donna (Haren) Buckler.

Andrew is survived by his parents, four sisters: Ann (Eric) Johnson of Elgin, IL, Kay Reisbich of Pontiac, IL, Monica (Lonnie) Conner of Decatur, IL and Carolyn (Glen Kennedy) Higgason of Taylorville, IL; three nieces Melinda (Charlie) Peterson of Roscoe, IL, Lauren (Mike) Highfield of Aurora of Aurora, MO and Piper Johnson of Iowa City, IA; five nephews: Chad (Cassie) Higgason of Pauls Valley, OK, Michael Johnson of Iowa City, IA, Drew (Jamie) Higgason of Rochester, IL, Jacob Reisbich of West Dundee, IL, and Alec Higgason of Taylorville, iL; ten great nieces and nephews and one great great nephew.

Andrew was self-employed installing car and truck lifts.

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Sunday, February 4, 1990 - Sunday, September 10, 2017

Melissa A. Cromie, 27 of Bloomington, IL. formerly of Saunemin, IL. died Sunday September 10, 2017 at 1:45Pm in Peoria, IL.

A visitation will be held on Friday September 15th from 4:00-6:00PM at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, IL. Cremation rites will follow the visitation. Memorials in Melissa’s name may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Melissa was born on February 4, 1990 in Quincy, IL. a daughter of John and Charito (Tagaloguin) Cromie. They survive in Saunemin, IL. Also surviving is one son: Ezekiel Moreland; one sister: Kathryn Marie Cromie of Pontiac, IL; paternal grandfather: John Cromie of Quincy, IL; maternal grandmother: Nativida Mejorada Tagaloquin of the Philippines. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother and her maternal grandfather. Melissa attended Pontiac Township High School.


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Saturday, July 7, 1934 - Monday, August 28, 2017

Elden G. Ness, 83, of Pontiac, passed away at 11:00 am on Monday August 28, 2017 at his residence.

Cremation rites will be accorded. His family will host a celebration of life at the Pontiac VFW on Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 2:00-5:00 pm. Memorials in his name may be left to his family. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac is handling the arrangements.

Eldon was born on July 27, 1934 in Newark, IL, a son of Henry Thomas and Jenny (Young) Ness, he married Harriet Hann on February 21, 1961 in Pontiac, IL, she preceded him in death on June 8, 2010.

Survivors include: two sons: Kenneth Robert (Janice) Ness of Pontiac, IL, Henry Thomas (Kathy) Ness of Pontiac, IL; three daughters: Candace Raby of Pontiac, IL, Joann Ness of Pontiac, IL, Julie Therace Ness of Pontiac, IL; one step daughter: Marcia Kaye (Tony)Wegener of Anchorage, AK; sixteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; two brothers: John Rhodes of Pontiac and Paul Rhodes of Pontiac; one sister: Mary Ann Peterson of Galva. Eldon was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one son, Allan Ness and one grandson, Daniel Allan Ness, two brothers Raymond Peterson and Thomas R. Ness and one sister: Virginia Damms

Eldon served our country in the US Air Force during the Korean War, he retired from the Livingston County Housing Authority and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pontiac. Eldon loved to fish and take long car rides.

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Monday, October 6, 1947 - Sunday, August 13, 2017

Dr. William Earl “Doc” Hough, 69, passed away at 9:33 pm on August 13, 2017 in Erie, PA from complications secondary to Multiple Myeloma cancer. Dr. Hough was born October 6, 1947 in Enid, OK the third son of Guthrie Wayne “GW” Hough and Naomi Colene (Spaulding) Hough. He married Karole Eileen Stierwalt on July 27, 1969 in Sioux Falls, SD and was sealed to her for time and all eternity in the Ogden Utah Temple on October 3, 1974. This July 27, 2017 they observed their 48th wedding anniversary.

Dr. Hough is survived by his wife Karole E. Hough, sons Dr. Kevin A. Hough of Erie, PA, Jared A. Hough of College Station, TX, daughter Nicole E. Hough of Florence, AZ, his two brothers Michael L. Hough of Fruit Heights, UT and Dr. David B. Hough of North Venice, FL, and sister Deborah K. Mitchell of Corinth, TX, and 16 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents G.W. and Colene Hough.

Dr. Hough graduated from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in June 1973 and began practicing as a Family Medicine physician in July of 1974 and continued for the next 43 years. He began his medical career in Medford, OK and Caldwell, KS. He then spent a short time in South Bend, IN before arriving in Pontiac, IL where he practiced and served that community for the next 28 years beginning in a partnership with Dr. Robert Heins, then private practice, and finally with OSF Healthcare Systems. He left Pontiac in September of 2010 to be closer to family and became medical director of Utah Valley Urgent Care in Lehi, UT. He retired from medical practice in June of 2017. Dr. Hough loved serving and spending time with his patients wherever he was, whether it was in his office, rounding in the hospital or nursing homes, or on the local high school football field. He was also a dedicated mentor and teacher to many medical, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner students.

As much as he loved medicine he loved his family and friends more and was a dedicated husband, father, grandpa, and friend. When not serving the community where he was he could be found spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and gardening, and serving in his church callings.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Practitioners, and Utah Osteopathic Medical Association.

Dr. Hough’s funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday September 2, 2017 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 303 North Bauer Court, Pontiac, IL 61764 with Raymond A. Mitchell, Branch President officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 pm to 8 pm on Friday September 1, 2017 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac. Burial will follow services at South Side Cemetery in Pontiac, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, The Wounded Warrior Project, or Heifer International.

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