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Charlene F. Bertram

Charlene F. BertramPosted: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 12:00 am LINCOLN Charlene F. Bertram, 75, Lincoln, formerly of Stanford, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday (June 15, 2010) at her home. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Stanford Church of God, Stanford, with the Rev. Joe Magner officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta. Additional visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of the service Friday at the church. Burial will be in Brooks Grove Cemetery, rural Stanford. Charlene Faye Bertram was born Sept. 23, 1934, in Heyworth, the daughter of Edgar and Lois Bishop Deatrick. She married Joel Thomas J.T. Bertram on Nov. 20, 1960. He preceded her in death Feb. 16, 1988. Surviving are her children, Audrey (Jim) Bertram, (Chasity, Emily Faye, Ashley, Ethan), Lincoln; Joel (Terry) Bertram (J.J., Maria), Paw Paw; and Pat (Chris) Lawyer (Donald, Katelyn), Roachdale, Ind.; nephews, Jimmie Deatrick and Johnnie Deatrick; four brothers, Donald Deatrick, Heyworth; Paul Deatrick, Wapella; Roger Deatrick, LeRoy; and Delmar Deatrick, Bloomington; and one sister, Margaret Spaulding, McLean. Also surviving are many more adopted grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. She was a member of the Stanford Church of God. She loved all of her animals very much. The family wishes a special thank you to her best friend, Vicki. Memorials may be made to her family.

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11/7/2010 7:53 PM

James B. Bridgewater

James B. BridgewaterPosted: Sunday, July 22, 2007 12:00 am STANFORD James B. Bridgewater, 69, of Stanford died at 7:54 a.m. Saturday (July 21, 2007) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal. Jim was born Jan. 26, 1938, in Lincoln to Arnold and Mina Sloan Bridgewater. He married Sandra Owen on Oct. 11, 1958, in Minier. She preceded him in death on April 6, 1994. Also preceding him in death was his father; one sister, Sheila; and one son-in-law, Mike Bell. Jim married Alma "Jean" Noble on May 3, 1996, in Bloomington. She survives. Also surviving is his mother, Mina Bridgewater of Lincoln; four daughters, Susie Bell of Stanford, Lisa (Bill) Burger of Stanford, Jennifer Bridgewater of Bloomington, and Jody (John) Gaston of Waynesville; one son, Jimmy Bridgewater of Stanford; one stepson, Don (Kristin) Gamble of Normal; one stepdaughter, Teresa (John) Fletcher of Normal; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bonnie Bridgewater of Lincoln, and Nancy (Royce) Scales) of New Holland; one brother, Arnold Bridgewater of Lincoln; and several nieces and nephews. Jim was a lineman for IBEW Local 51 for over 20 years. He later was a truck driver for Sloan Excavating for over 10 years. He was a member of the Stanford Sportsmen's Club, Minier Lions Club, past director of Stanford ESDA and a part time police officer of Stanford. His service will be at noon Wednesday at Davis-Haensel Funeral Home in Minier. The Rev. James Gilroy will officiate. Visitation will be two hours prior to service Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Brooks Grove Cemetery in Stanford. Memorials may be made to Allin Township Rescue Squad.

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11/20/2010 11:55 AM

Lori J. Bryant

Lori J. BryantPosted: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 12:00 am SHIRLEY Lori Jean Bryant, 52, a resident Maple Ridge Care Center, Lincoln, the past four years, formerly of Shirley, passed away at 8:45 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 26, 2011) at Maple Ridge Care Center. Service: private family graveside service at a later date at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Stanford. Cremation services provided by Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington. Visitation: none. Memorials: Shirley Christian Church, Shirley. Survivors: husband, Kevin Bryant, Bloomington; father, Norman Niepagen, Shirley; one sister, Lisa Niepagen, Bloomington; and one brother, Stanley Niepagen, Shirley. Online condolences may be e-mailed at

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3/2/2011 5:08 AM

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DEATHSCentral Illinois Bernard J. ClarkDELAVAN - The funeral of Bernard "Olie" J. Clark, 63, of 1385 Townhall Road, Delavan, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the McReynoldsBeck Funeral Home, Stanford, with Masonic rites accorded. A private family burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Stanford. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the chapel. Mr. Clark was born Jan. 9, 1932, a son of Leslie Charles and Irene King Clark. He married Gladys Rebecca Melton Oct. 18, 1953 in Smithboro. She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Becky S. McDonnell, Des Moines, Iowa; one SOn, Eric M. Clark, Tremont; one brother, Charles Clark, Stanford; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister. Mr. Clark was a retired operating engineer with Union Local No. 649, Peoria. He was a member and past master of the Masonic Lodge' Comet No. 641, Minier; a member of the Illinois Valley Woodcarvers, Peoria, and received international awards for woodcarving. He has carvings on display in National Woodcarvers Museum in Colorado. Memorials may be made to the family.


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Bill E. Comerford

Bill E. ComerfordPosted: Saturday, February 9, 2008 12:00 am NORMAL - Bill E. Comerford, 64, of 2014 N. Lambert, Normal, died at 11:15 a.m. Friday (Feb. 8, 2008) at his residence. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Kibler-Smith Memorial Home. The Rev. Carl King will officiate. Interment will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Stanford. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the memorial home. Kibler-Smith Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to The Baby Fold, Normal. Bill was born July 16, 1943, in Springfield, the Son of Lawrence Comerford and Geraldine King Comerford. He married Kaye Mowery Hollonbeck, Dec. 18, 1989, in Bloomington. Bill is survived by wife, Kaye Comerford, Normal; daughter, Jill Franklin, Springfield; son, James (Michelle) Comerford, Parker, Colo.; stepsons, Chris (Stacey) Hollonbeck, Bloomington; and David (Pam) Crain, Kentucky; a stepdaughter, Kathy (Jack) Overfelt, Bloomington; grandchildren, Cameron and Lilly Franklin, Elizabeth and Claire Commerford, Ashlyn and Meagan Hollonbeck, Jenny and Kaylyn Nank, Bradyon and Alexis Overfelt, Tyler McWorter and Daniel Crain; a sister, Jerry Lynn (Charlie) Abbott, Dawson; sisters-in-Law, Marlene (Ken) Walker, Lincoln; and Faye Zielinski, Bloomington; and a brother-in-Law, Jim Mowery, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. Bill graduated from Griffin/Cathedral High School, Springfied, in 1961, Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, in 1971, and Sangamon State University, Springfield, in 1974 with a BA degree in economics. He had worked as an agent for Prudential Insurance Co. and later did janitorial work at Eastland Mall, Bloomington. He was a former member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Springfield. Bill was U.S. Marine veteran, serving from 1960 to 1963.

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11/7/2010 9:24 PM

Paul W. Davis

Paul W. DavisPosted: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 12:00 am ROANOKE - Paul W. Davis, 85, of 505 W. Prairie, Roanoke, died at 11:05 p.m. Sunday (July 15, 2007) at the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke. He was born Oct. 19, 1921, to George and Flo Dildine Davis in Douglas County, Illinois. He married Geneva Matthews on Feb. 21, 1940, in Bloomington. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Sherry (Gary) Garber, Metamora, and Connie (John) Nafziger, Gahanna, Ohio; two sons, Danny (Diana) Davis, Roanoke, and Ron (Christa) Davis, LaMoille; adopted children, Trudy Davis, Texas; Jeffery Davis, Eureka; and Matthew Davis, Roanoke; foster children, David and Debbie Leonard; two sisters, Thelma Becker, Stanford, and Virginia Bonzer, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mildred Downing and Shirley Davis; and two brothers, Forrest Davis and Gerald Davis. Paul was engaged in farming for a short time earlier in life. He served his country in during World War II by working in a defense, ammunition plant. In 1946, he purchased then operated Wiley-Evans grocery in Stanford. He later designed and operated a feed mill and store. He operated that agri-business until 1968. Paul then worked as a district salesman for Honeggers feed company for the next 11 years in Iowa and Michigan. In 1980, the Davis' returned to Illinois and made their home in Mason City where Paul established a woodworking shop. His woodworking developed into specially designed furniture pieces. Paul retired in 2000 and moved to Roanoke. Paul attended the Eureka Bible Church, where his funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Tom Swanson will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, both at the Eureka Bible Church. A 2 p.m. graveside service will be held in Allin Township Cemetery in Stanford. Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke or to the Eureka Bible Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at .

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11/7/2010 8:49 PM

A. Leola Dickson

A. Leola DicksonPosted: Saturday, April 5, 2008 12:00 am MINIER - Alta Leola Dickson, 93, Minier, died