Mary Louise Dohman Teel, 91, of Pontiac, formerly of Chatsworth, IL. passed away at 6:00 am on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Evenglow Lodge, Pontiac, IL. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, December 23, 2016 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Cullom with Father William Keebler officiating. A visitation will be held from 3:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth. Burial will follow services on Friday at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Cullom. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church in Cullom. Mary Lou was born November 16, 1925 on a farm near Saunemin, Illinois, the daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Drenkelfuss) Dohman who emigrated from Germany in 1910. Mary Lou attended Oatmiller Country School for 8 years and was a 1943 graduate of Cullom High School. In the early 1960’s she graduated from auctioneer school. At the young age of 62, Mary Lou attended William Raney Harper College and earned an Associate’s degree in Art. She was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, the Altar and Rosary Society, and Vice President of the Charlotte Home Extension. She also was a member of Livingston County Senior Advisory Board, served on the board of directors for the Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging, and served on the Chatsworth Town Board for 8 years. Mary Lou loved to crochet and sew. She made quilts for each daughter and crocheted baby Afghans for every baby born in her family. She held art classes in her basement studio. She loved playing pinochle, scrabble, solving crossword puzzles and painting pictures. She decorated cakes for all occasions and was known for her baking and cooking skills. She was an avid Cubs fan. She was proud of her heritage and compiled a cookbook of family recipes and history. Twice she visited cousins in Germany. Mary Lou is survived by her daughters: Diane (Ulf) Olsen, Linda Arquette, Beth Ann May, Mary Jo (Mark) See; one son: Larry Zeller; fifteen grandchildren, thirty-five great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren; and one sisterin-law: Jackie Dohman. She is also survived by her stepchildren: Paul Teel, Laura Kracker, and Jo Ellen (John) Shoenbrun. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: John Teel; son: David Zeller, two grandsons: Marco DeAngeles and David Eric Zeller; three sisters: Elizabeth Wallrich, Anna Deany, and Charlene Dohman (who died at birth); five brothers: Francis “Frankie” Dohman, William “Bill” Dohman, Richard Dohman, George Dohman, and Gary Dohman.
Elery Perkins, 101, of Chatsworth, IL passed away at 1:35 pm on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, December 19, 2016 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth with Pastor Brian King officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Sunday, December 15, 2016 at the funeral home. Burial will follow services on Monday at Chatsworth Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Elery’s name may be made to Chatsworth Sesquicentennial Celebration in care of Dawn Hobart. Elery was born September 9, 1915 in rural Chatsworth, IL a son of Elisha and Ida (Deck) Perkins. He married Margery Eleanor Hoff on March 29, 1941 in St. Louis, MO. She passed away on March 11, 2007. He is survived by his son: Ronald (Regino Dizon) Perkins of Chatsworth, IL; four grandchildren: Rhonda (Mike) McComas, Michele (Thomas) McComas, Jon (Tracy) Perkins, and Becky (Tim) McGreal; seven great grandchildren: Michele McComas, Michael McComas, TJ McComas, Andrew Perkins, Justin Perkins, Rachel McGreal, and Patrick McGreal; and two great-great grandchildren. Elery was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one daughter: Judith Green; one sister: Verna Hoxworth; and one brother: Archie Perkins. Elery was born and raised in Chatsworth attending school there. He farmed all his life, until his retirement in 1981. He continued working- driving a truck, school buses, and being a crossing guard at Chatsworth Elementary where he officially retired in 2011 at the age of 95. He enjoyed camping and spending time with his family. Elery was a loving dad, grandpa, great grandpa, great-great grandpa and friend who will be greatly missed.
Costello, David M. Burnsville. 64 yrs. DOD 12/11/16. Surviors: Audrey, loving wife of 38 years, children David Jr., Meggan Reinoso (Mario) grandkids, Lilli, Audri,Elian Reinoso, sister Dawn Sellers (John). Preceded in death by parents Charles and Maxine Costello. Dave was active in Life Source after a heart and kidney transplant 4 years ago. We thank our donor Kevin for the gift of life. Dave loved to share his transplant story with students and others he met. He enjoyed spending time with his Mustang, grandkids, his bird feeders and beautiful yard. He had a quick smile and kind word for all. He lost a short and furious battle with pancreatic cancer. His response "if not for Mayo Clinic I would not have had the last 8 years or gotten to know my Grandkids", he was forever grateful. Thanks to Hosanna, Mayo Clinic Staff, Gift of Life Transplant house, LifeSource, United Health Care, our families, friends, neighbors Prayer, support and love throughout our 8 year journey. Memorials to Gift of Life Transplant House gift-of-life.org Service Friday December 16, 11 AM, Hosanna Chapel, Lakeville. Visitation 10 AM.
Muriel Mae Brandt Inboden, 93, of Chatsworth, IL passed away at 2:15 am on Tuesday, December 06, 2016 at Piper City Rehab and Living Center. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, December 9, 2016 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Chatsworth with Pastor Mauricio Vieira officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to The St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chatsworth. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth is handling arrangements for the family. Muriel was born June 20, 1923 in Cooksville, IL a daughter of Henry Carl and Mary Grace (Ritter) Martins. She married Edward N. Brandt in 1946. He passed away on January 15, 1984. She then married Edward Inboden in November of 1995. He passed away on March 12, 2004. She is survived by her children: Gary (Joy) Brandt of Magnolia, DE, Beverly (John) Zorn of Puryear, TN, Donna (Mike) Sriver of Chatsworth, IL, and James (Sue) Brandt of Kankakee, IL; six grandchildren: Brad (Rebecca) Brandt, Bryan Zorn, Chris Sriver, Megan (John) Zorn Buckman, Cheri (Mike) Sriver Neckopulos, and Jimmy Brandt; and four great grandchildren: Joshua and Katie Brandt and Kennedy and Paisley Buckman. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; two sisters: Dorothy (Earl) Thomas, Lillian (Marvin) Henrichs; and one brother: Willis (Shirley) Martins. Muriel was raised in the Cooksville area on a farm. She worked for over 25 years at Nickel’s Homeshield in Chatsworth doing secretarial and payroll services. The kitchen was Muriel’s sanctuary. She enjoyed cooking for her family and baking pies. She was very humble about her amazing baking abilities. She loved having family over and cooking for them and spending time together. She was a loving, caring, thoughtful, selfless mom, grandma, great grandma, and friend who will be greatly missed.