Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Obit of Evelyn (Carney) Drendel

CULLOM — Evelyn H. Drendel, 96, of Cullom passed away at 8 a.m. Saturday (March 21, 2015) at Tjardes Health Care Center of Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Catholic Church in Cullom. Visitation will be one hour prior to Mass at the church. Christian burial will follow Mass at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Cullom. Memorial contributions may be made to Evenglow Lodge.
 Evelyn was born Nov. 17, 1918, in rural Roberts, a daughter of Bernard and Augusta Brown Carney. She married Louis Drendel on Nov. 24, 1938, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Chatsworth. He passed away May 17, 1992.
She is survived by one daughter, Sharon Shifflet Cullom 1960, Fairbury; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one daughter-in-law, Anita Drendel, Sandwich; and numerous stepgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Fred Drendel; one son-in-law, Ronald Shifflet; two brothers, John and Kenneth Carney; and one stepgrandson, Larry Residori.
Evelyn graduated from Chatsworth High School. She was a homemaker and a true farmer’s wife. She was a member of the St. John’s Catholic Church in Cullom and the Altar and Rosary Society. Evelyn was a loving mother, grandmother and friend who will be greatly missed.
This obituary may be viewed and condolences left to the family at calvertmemorial.com.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Obit of John "Jack" Cline

John “Jack” E. Cline, 75, of Forrest, IL, formerly of Chatsworth, Bensenville, and Melrose Park, IL passed away at 6:30 pm on Friday, March 20, 2015 at McLean County Nursing Home in Normal, IL. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Forrest. Burial will follow services at Chatsworth Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Anti-Cruelty Society. Jack was born July 3, 1939 in Fairbury, IL a son of Gerald Eugene and Mildred (Combs) Cline. He married Colleen O’Connell on January 27, 1971 in Elmhurst, IL. She survives. Also surviving are his two sons: Cory (Christine) Cline of Cropsey, IL and Anthony Cline of Sandwich, IL; his mother: Mildred McLoughlin of Forrest, IL; four grandchildren: Antonio, Christopher, Sean and Alex Cline; and one sister: Judith Skurka of Bloomington, IL. He was preceded in death by his father: Gerald Cline and his stepfather: Paul McLoughlin. Jack grew up in the Chatsworth area. He served his country in the United States Army, being stationed in Alaska. He had a great love for his pets, John Wayne, and Westerns. Jack was an avid sports fan. He was a great son, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who will be greatly missed.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Obit of Dorothy (Fellers) McCarty

Dorothy (Fellers) McCarty, 83, of Forrest, passed away at 3:45 pm on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Tjardes Health Care Center of Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac. A visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Forrest with a graveside service to follow at Chatsworth Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston County Humane Society. Dorothy was born on January 16, 1932, a daughter of Homer “Boots” and Myrtle (Bryant) Fellers. She is survived by three sisters: Mary Watts of Columbus, OH, Shirley Jones of Bridgeview, IL, and Donna (Toby) Day of Forrest; and many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; one brother: Alfred “Boots Jr.” Fellers; and one brother-in-law: Thomas Watts. She worked on the farm for Harry Austman. She was employed at DJ Davies Company for ten years in Dwight. Dorothy also worked for Reiger Coil in Forrest and Fairbury for fifteen years, plus six years during corn season for Growmark FS in Piper City, until her retirement. Dorothy was a Methodist. She enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and flowers. She was a loving sister, aunt, and friend who will be greatly missed.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Obit of Leroy Leonard Rubinas

LeRoy Leonard Rubinas, 80, of Chatsworth, IL passed away at 10:47 pm on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at his residence. A private family visitation and graveside service will be held at Chatsworth Cemetery with Pastor Corinne Blissard officiating. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth is handling arrangements for the family. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. LeRoy was born November 12, 1934 in Chicago, IL a son of Anton J. and Helen (Paulauskis) Rubinas. He married Doris E. Bunke on November 12, 1968 in Las Vegas, NV. She passed away on July 19, 2011. He is survived by one son: LeRoy Anthony (Rosenda) Rubinas of Appleton, NY; two granddaughters: Michelle Rose and Marcela Doris Rubinas; one sister: Linda Rakowski; and several nieces and nephews. LeRoy served his country in the United States Navy on the USS Manchester. He was a barber on the ship. Upon arriving home, he worked for Northwest Airlines in Air Cargo for over forty years until his retirement.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Obit of Kathryn (Kinsinger) Bayston

FLANAGAN — Kathryn Louise Bayston, 97, of Flanagan, formerly of Pontiac, passed away at 1:07 p.m. Saturday (March 7, 2015) at Good Samaritan Home in Flanagan. Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pontiac with the Rev. Mary Kay Henson officiating. Burial will be at Chatsworth Cemetery in Chatsworth. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home, Pontiac, is in charge of arrangements. Kathryn was born Dec. 24, 1917, in Pontiac, daughter of Edward and Barbara Garber Kinsinger. She married Vernon Bayston on Oct. 13, 1940, in Chatsworth. He passed away Feb. 27, 1987. She is survived by her two sons, Donald (Sandra) Bayston, Bourbonnais, and Fred (Alisa) Bayston, Normal; three daughters, Elizabeth Joyce, St. Robert, Mo.; Carol Pearce, Peoria; and Rose Mary (Gerald) Erickson, Pontiac; one sister, Margaret Dell, Florida; 19 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 41 greatgreat-grandchildren; and six great-great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Vernon; one son, Gordon Johnson Jr.; two sons-inlaw, Tom Joyce and Mike Pearce; three brothers; two sisters; and two great-grandchildren. Kathryn graduated from Chenoa Grade School and Chenoa High School, Class of 1935, and she attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Pontiac, and Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Pontiac. She was a Cub Scout den mother in Kempton for several years. Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Home, 205 N. Adams, Flanagan, IL 61740. Condolences may be made to the family at www.duffyfuneralhome.com or visit our page on Facebook.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Verla Tauber's 100th Birthday

From the Daily Leader
March 4, 2015

Chatsworth-March birthdays in Chatsworth were celebrated recently at the St. Peter and Paul Parish Hall.
Among them was Verla Tauber, achieving the 100-year mark. She invited friends to join her in celebration.
Tauber has been a voice for the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church for years. Some say it was her determination that has kept the church in Chatsworth going.
"I love everybody and everybody loves me," Tauber stated when asked what she liked best about Chatsworth.
She and her husband, Sam, came from Kouts, Ind., in 1953. They raised three children, Sam, Jane and Kay. Tauber was also the neighborhood mother.
"Whenever children had a dispute or an injury they all knew to go to Mrs. Tauber's house," Connie Dohman remembers.
Yes, Chatsworth does love Verla Tauber and appreciates all the acts of kindness this dear lady has bestowed upon it.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

March 4 Update

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New Photos


Saturday, March 14

2pm to 6 pm

Historical Society Cash Bash

American Legion Post #613


Wednesday, March 18

American Legion Post #613 Steak Supper

5pm to 7:30pm

12 oz. Rib Eye & the works!

Carry outs available any time after 1:00pm.