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Saturday, October 16, 1999 - Monday, July 17, 2017

Tommy Pruett, 17, of LeRoy, Illinois, passed away at 8:26 P.M., Monday, July 17, 2017 at home.

 

Visitation will be from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M., Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the LeRoy Christian Church, LeRoy, Illinois. His funeral service will be 11:00 A.M., Monday, July 24, 2017 at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jim and Trudy Maloof St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, 530 NE Glen Oak, Peoria, IL 61637. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, Illinois is handling the arrangements.

 

Tommy was born October 16, 1999, in Urbana, Illinois, a son of Joseph M. and Dawn M. Bagwell Pruett. They survive.

 

Surviving are one sister, Amanda M. (Joshua) Casey, LeRoy, Illinois; maternal grandparents, Robert (Katherine) Bagwell, LeRoy, Illinois; paternal grandparents, Duane (Lanet) Pruett, Mahomet, Illinois.

 

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Carol Pruett and his maternal and paternal great-grandparents.

 

Tommy was a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church, the LeRoy High School Football Team, and the LeRoy High School Wrestling Team.

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Sunday, July 9, 1939 - Sunday, July 16, 2017

John D. Short, 78, of LeRoy, Illinois, passed away at 9:05 A.M., Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, Illinois.

 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, Illinois with Rev. Richard Gray officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy, Illinois with military rites accorded. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Ruel Neal American Legion Post 79 Memorial Wall Project, the LeRoy Boy Scout Troop # 0950, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Mr. Short was born July 9, 1939 in Bloomington, Illinois to Thelma M. McClintock. He married Judy E. Pray September 9, 1966 in LeRoy, Illinois. She survives in LeRoy, Illinois.

 

Survived by his sons, Tim L. (Amy) Short of St. Joseph, Illinois and Jason John Short of LeRoy, Illinois; granddaughters, Maureen, Audrey, and Katharine Short all of St. Joseph, Illinois.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother and sister, Jackie Burton.

 

John was a Vietnam Era Army veteran. He worked for the Eureka Company in Bloomington for 40 years and was a custodian at the LeRoy High   School for 8 years.

 

He was active with the Boy Scouts in LeRoy in the late 1970s through the late in1980s.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017

Kyrie’ Reve’ Bratcher, infant daughter of Tim and Arial Bratcher of LeRoy, Illinois passed away at 9:15 A.M., Friday, July 14, 2017 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Illinois.

 

A memorial service will be held at 5:00 P.M., Friday, July 21, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, Illinois. Pastor Eric Swanson will officiate. Inurnment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy, Illinois at a later date. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 5:00 P.M., Friday, July 21, 2017 at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Kyrie’s Korner c/o Busey Bank, LeRoy, Illinois.

 

Kyrie’ was born June 18, 2017 in Urbana, Illinois to Timothy Ryan and Arial Reve’ Stephens Bratcher. They survive in LeRoy, Illinois.

 

Also survived by one sister, Layla Kaylie Bratcher at home; maternal grandmother, Patricia Stephens of Carlisle, Iowa; maternal papa, John (Beth Jacobson) Stephens of Sioux City, Iowa; paternal grandmother, Sue Bratcher of LeRoy, Illinois; and maternal great-grandparents, Eldon & Hisako McDade of Waterloo, Iowa.

 

She was preceded in death by two infant siblings, her Papa, James Bratcher, and great-grandmother, Mary Lou Flegel.

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Wednesday, March 30, 1932 - Friday, July 14, 2017

Norma Jo Roth, 85, of Saybrook, Illinois passed away at 1:35 P.M., Friday, July 14, 2017 at Heritage Health, Bloomington, Illinois.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Colfax, Illinois with Fr. Carl LoPresti, Celebrant. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Saybrook, Illinois. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Colfax, Illinois. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Saybrook, Illinois in charge of arrangements.

 

Norma was born March 30, 1932 in Saybrook, Illinois, a daughter of Clair & Mildred Ryan Denny. She married Robert J. Roth September 2, 1950 in Gibson City, Illinois. He passed away November 13, 2005.

 

Survived by her children; Sue (Dennis) Bain of Saybrook, Illinois; Pam (Todd) Graham of Bloomington, Illinois; LeAnn (George) Hale of Normal, Illinois; Judy Hawthorne of Bloomington, Illinois; Timothy (Penny) Roth of Bloomington, Illinois; daughter-in-law, Connie Roth of Sibley, Illinois; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 1 step-grandson; 2 step-great-grandchildren; brother, William (Delores) Denny of Mesa, Arizona; sister, Barbara (Raymond) Murrell of Gibson City, Illinois. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert J. Roth; son, Michael Roth; infant son, Steven Roth and grandson, Bradley Hale.

 

Norma was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Colfax, Illinois. She worked for many years as a cook at the Saybrook Nursing home and Indian Springs Country Club, Saybrook, Illinois.

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Friday, June 18, 1926 - Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Agnes Marie Franklin, 91, of LeRoy, Illinois, passed away at 12:20 A.M., Wednesday, July 12, 2017 surrounded by family at home. 

 

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M., Monday, July 17, 2017 at St. Mary's Church, Bloomington, Illinois.  A memorial service will follow at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Greg Nelson officiating.  Inurnment will be at 2:00 P.M., Monday, July 17, 2017 in Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy, Illinois. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Church, Bloomington, Illinois or Ruel Neal American Legion Unit 79 Auxiliary, LeRoy, Illinois.  Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, Illinois is in charge of arrangements.

 

 Agnes was born June 18, 1926 to Charles and Ida Mae Kridner Roberts in El Paso, Illinois.  She married Walter E. Franklin in 1946.  He preceded her in death May 1, 1997.  

 

 She is survived by her daughter, Mary Booker of Sterling, Illinois; sons, Charles (Sandra) Franklin of LeRoy, Illinois and Richard (Pamela) Franklin of Mt. Vernon, Washington; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

 

 She was preceded in death by her four brothers and one sister.

 

 Agnes was a member of St. Mary's Church, Bloomington, Illinois.  She was an employee at State Farm Insurance for over 20 years, retiring in 1990.  She lived a very active life enjoying travel; quilting; crafting; puzzles; reading; and most of all spending time with her family and family pets. 

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Sunday, March 8, 1964 - Monday, July 10, 2017

James L. Welch, 53, of Farmer City, Illinois, passed away at 8:10 P.M., Monday, July 10, 2017 at his home in Farmer City, Illinois.

 

A memorial visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M., Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the Kelso M. Garver American Legion Post 650, Mansfield, Illinois. Inurnment will be in Bellflower Township Cemetery, Bellflower, Illinois at a later date. Memorials may be made to The Pavilion, Champaign, Illinois.

 

Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Illinois is in charge of arrangements.

 

Mr. Welch was born March 8, 1964 in Urbana, Illinois to G. Larry and Karen Kammeyer Welch.

 

Survivors include his parents of Mansfield; sons, Dylan James Welch of Mansfield and Devin Scott Welch of Farmer City; grandson, Gavyn James Welch; brother, Craig (Seleena) Welch of Farmer City; sister, Angela (Chris) Mitchell of Mansfield; aunt, Joyce Kelly of Long Beach, CA; and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

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Thursday, May 18, 1939 - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Mollie Theresa Evans, 78, of Mansfield, Illinois, passed away at 12:36 A.M., Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Illinois.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Illinois. Pastor Ed Davis will officiate. Burial will be in Ingram Cemetery, White Heath, Illinois. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M., Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mansfield United Methodist Church.

 

Mollie was born on May 18th, 1939 in Bondville, Illinois to Robert and Myrtle (Wardlow) Beckett.

 

She was the 8th of 10 children: James Beckett; Robert Beckett; Mary (Harrison) Rexroad; George “Joe” Beckett; Thomas Beckett; Gene (Phyllis) Beckett; John Beckett; Larry (Inez) Beckett; and Fred Beckett. She married Jimmie C. Evans on July 1, 1966 in Mahomet, Illinois. He passed away February 7, 2005. They had two sons, Keith (Jane) Evans of Farmer City, and Christopher (Merry) Evans of Farmer City. She was a grandmother to 7 grandkids, Joella Evans; Kevin (Tonya) Evans; Adam (Nancy) Evans; Misty Evans; Mandy (Brad) Lewis; Rex Evans and Ali Evans. She was the proud great-grandmother of 8 great-grandchildren, Brianna; Annah; Parker; Evan; Ciara; Sydnee; Brayden; and Clayton. She was also the loving mother of her dog, Max.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, and her husband.

 

She lived in Mansfield for 51 years. She was a member of the Mansfield United Methodist Church and was blessed with many caring neighbors and friends: Sue Hopkins; John and Carolyn Houser; Mike and Carolyn Pace; and Jo Kirby. Mollie loved her family, her dog, and Elvis Presley.

 

She was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.

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Saturday, February 16, 1924 - Sunday, July 9, 2017

Betty Louise Williamson, 93, of LeRoy, Illinois, formerly of Downs, Illinois, passed away at 3:07 P.M., Sunday, July 9, 2017 at LeRoy Manor, LeRoy, Illinois.  A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, July 14, 2017 at Hopewell Cemetery, Downs, Illinois.  Memorial donations may be made to the Downs United Methodist Church.

 

Betty was born February 16, 1924 in Downs, Illinois, a daughter of James "Andy" Adam and Jewell Marie Clark Waybright.  She married Millard Elmo "Smitty" Williamson on June 8, 1947 in Downs, Illinois.  He preceded her in death, March 15, 2006.

 

She is survived by one brother-in-law, Ivan "Tide" Williamson, sister-in-law, Viola Williamson and many nieces and nephews.

 

Betty graduated from Downs Community High School in 1943.  She was a member of the Downs United Methodist Church.  When she was younger she worked for the elders of Downs and her Aunt and Uncle's restaurant.  She then went to work for State Farm where she worked for 42 and a half years retiring on February 16, 1986.  She started at State Farm as a skater who delivered the mail on her floor and to Mr. G. J. Mecherle.

 

Betty was a loving wife, aunt, and devoted friend who will be deeply missed. 

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Wednesday, July 21, 1920 - Friday, July 7, 2017

Margaret McCarty Hoffman, 96, of Farmer City, Illinois, passed away at 10:50 A.M., Friday, July 7, 2017 at the Farmer City Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Farmer City, Illinois.

 

Mrs. Hoffman was born July 21, 1920 in Rutledge Township, DeWitt County, Illinois, a daughter of Rolland R. and Louise Walden McCarty. She married E. Eugene Hoffman in Farmer City, Illinois on October 27, 1946. He survives in Farmer City, Illinois.

 

Survived by her daughter, Ellen (James) Zellmer of Blue Springs, Missouri; two sons, John (Kathy) Hoffman of Lake Tapawingo, Missouri and William (Catherine) Hoffman of Farmer City, Illinois; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Jean McCarty of Eureka, Illinois.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, infant son, James and her brother, John McCarty.

 

Margaret was a graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in journalism and worked on newspapers in Chicago and the Champaign News-Gazette before her marriage. She later worked for the Farmer City Journal.

 

She was a member of the Farmer City United Methodist Church; the Farmer City Genealogical and Historical Society; Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, and Theta Sigma Phi Professional Journalism Sorority. She was a member of the Farmer City Public Library Board where she served as president for 24 years. She was a member of the Woodlawn Country Club where she was an avid golfer. Her hobbies were reading, golf, genealogy, and bridge.

 

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Illinois with Pastor Steve Anderson officiating. Inurnment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City, Illinois. There will be no visitation.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Farmer City Public Library.

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Saturday, June 20, 1953 - Friday, July 7, 2017

Sue Howe, 64, of Mansfield, Illinois, passed away at 7:14 A.M., Friday, July 7, 2017 at her residence.

 

Her funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the Mansfield United Methodist Church, Mansfield, Illinois with Pastor Ed Davis officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Illinois. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the Mansfield United Methodist Church, Mansfield, Illinois and from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the church. Memorials may be made to the Mansfield United Methodist Church, Mansfield, Illinois or Northern Piatt Fire Protection District, Mansfield, Illinois. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Mansfield, Illinois in charge of arrangements.

 

Sue was born June 20, 1953 in Champaign, Illinois, a daughter of Robert C. & Geneva L. Martin Huchel. She married George Howe on June 26, 1983 in Mansfield, Illinois.

 

Survived by her husband, George Howe of Mansfield, IL; son, Dave Kirby of Mansfield, IL; two stepsons, Jeffrey (Eileen) Howe of Lincolnshire, IL and Brian (Gina) Howe of Lewis Center, Ohio; two grandchildren, Kaleigh Kirby and Ryken Kirby; seven step-grandchildren; one step-great-granddaughter; two brothers, Gerald (Malou) Huchel of Albuquerque, NM and Billy (Sue) Huchel of Mansfield, IL; one sister, Penny Shonkwiler of Champaign, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Jimmy Huchel and Michael Huchel.

 

Sue was a retired LPN. She was a member of the Mansfield United Methodist Church and had been a trustee for the Mansfield Library.

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