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CLARK, Carroll Eugene "Gene" - Buchanan Funeral Home Internet website
   Carroll Eugene "Gene" Clark, 76, of Ashland, IL died peacefully Monday, March 30, 2009 at St. John's Hospice in Springfield, IL after a long struggle with Alzheimer's Disease.
   He was born August 12, 1932 in rural Menard County, IL; the son of Eugene and Carrie Davis Clark. Fifty-four years ago, he married Marlene Schneider on June 12, 1954 in Adams, MA and she survives.
   He is also survived by two daughters, Donna Hand (husband, Rick) and Sandra Gutmann (husband, Chuck), all of Ashland; five grandchildren, Stephanie Inman, Christine Hand, Ronnie Inman, James Hand, and Nathanael Hand; two brothers, Dwight Clark of Petersburg and Joseph Clark of Merrimack, NH; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Virginia Winters and Janola Hobbs; and two brothers, Cecil and Dale Clark.
   Gene graduated from Petersburg Harris High School and served with the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was employed as an electrician until his retirement in 2002. He was a member of Ashland United Methodist Church.
   Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM, Thursday, april 2, 2009 at the Ashland United Methodist Church in Ashland with burial in Ashland Cemetery. A visitation will be held 5:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Ashland. Memorial gifts are suggested to St. John's Hospital-Hospice Program, 800 E. Carpenter, Springfield, IL 62769 or the Alzheimer's Association, 2921 Greenbriar Dr., Ste C, Springfield, IL 62704. Condolences may be sent online at www.buchanancody.com

CLARK, Jackie 'J.C.' - Journal-Courier, Jacksonville, Illinois, January 18, 2003 - Submitted by Marcia Cox
Jackie 'J.C.' Clark, 1935-2003
   Jackie "J.C." Clark, 67, of Chandlerville, died Friday morning, Jan. 17, 2003, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
   He was born Aug. 30, 1935, in Newmansville Township, Cass County, the son of Herschel and Blanche Dearing Clark. He married Verna Joanne Milstead May 28, 1957, in Tallula, and she survives.
He is also survived by three brothers, H. Glen (wife, Roberta) of rural Petersburg, Donald H. (wife, Shirlee) of Virginia and Richard A. (wife, Sharon) of rural Jacksonville; one sister, Sylvia Ann (husband, Thomas) Palmer of Springfield; three nieces; five nephews; 10 great-nephews; and five great-nieces.
   Mr. Clark was a 1953 graduate of Chandlerville High School. As a young man, he was involved in football, basketball and baseball and was offered a contract to pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals. He was first employed for several years by the Illinois Secretary of State's Office and later by the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Petersburg. More recently, he was employed 22 years by the Village of Chandlerville until his illness prevented him from working. He formerly served as IHSA certified umpire and basketball official. He enjoyed fishing, flower and vegetable gardening, attending auctions and watching sports events and auto racing on television.
   Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Lintner-Buchanan Funeral Home in Chandlerville, with burial at Chandlerville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor's choice. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family online at www.buchananfuneralhomes.com.

CLARK, Sharon Sue - Buchanan Funeral Home Internet Webstie
Sharon Sue Clark, April 9, 1940-April 12, 2014
   Sharon Sue Clark, 74, of rural Virginia, IL died Saturday, April 12, 2014 at St. John’s Hospice in Springfield, IL.
   She was born April 9, 1940 in Springfield, the daughter of Charles A. and Marcella Jones Forman. She married Ronald Gene Clark on March 12, 1960 at the First Presbyterian Church in Virginia and he preceded her in death on September 26, 1999. On December 22, 2010, Sharon and Wilbur Anthony “Tony” Moore exchanged vows in a commitment ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church in Virginia and he survives.
   She is also survived by a son, Mark Clark (wife, Beth) of Virginia; a daughter, Mindi Armstrong (husband, Butch) of Virginia; three grandsons, Matt Clark, Clark Armstrong, and Connor Armstrong; four granddaughters, Mary Beth Clark, Miranda Clark, Maureen Armstrong and Molly Armstrong; a sister, Sandra Vernon (companion, Mike Ritter) of Streator; a brother, Calvin Forman (wife, Marcia) of Virginia; a devoted companion, Tony Moore of Virginia; and several nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her father and mother.
   Sharon was a 1958 graduate of Ashland High School and attended Western Illinois University at Macomb. She was employed as a beautician for many years operating a salon on the Virginia square. She devoted many hours as a volunteer for Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice and as a reading tutor for the Virginia Elementary School. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Virginia where she served as a deacon, elder, clerk of the session, and Sunday School teacher. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing bridge with friends.
   Funeral services will be held 10:30 am Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Virginia with burial at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Virginia. The family will meet friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Wednesday at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Virginia. Memorial gifts are suggested to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice, First Presbyterian Church, American Cancer Society to benefit breast cancer research, or St. John’s Hospice. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.buchanancody.com.

CLARK, Terry Paul - Cass County Star-Gazette, Beardstown, Illinois - Submitted by Marcia Cox
Terry Paul Clark Memorial Services
    Memorial graveside services for Terry Paul Clark, who died December 13, 2006, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at Beardstown City Cemetery. Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements.

CLAYTON, Mrs. - Beardstown Illinoian, Octobert 8, 1874
   Mrs. Clayton, wife of T.B. Clayton of near Bluff Springs, died Thurs. last of cancer. She was brought to Beardstown for burial.

CLEMENT, Roy L. - Journal-Courier, Jacksonville, Illinois, June 11, 2004 - Submitted by Marcia Cox
Roy L. Clement, 1920 - 2002, Virginia
   Roy L. Clemenet, 82, of Tucson, Ariz., and formerly of Virginia, died Oct. 8, 2002, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Tucson.
   He was born June 17, 1920, in Cass County, the son of George G. and Nola Hacker Clement.
He is survived by one sister, Frances Beavers of Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Georgia Barger and Verna Alcorn.
   Mr. Clement served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, where he flew 52 missions over Germany and was decorated for his service.
   Cremation has been accorded. Committal services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Virginia with military honors. Massie-Buchanan Funeral Home in Virginia is in charge of arrangements. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family online at www.buchananfuneralhomes.com.

CLEMENTS, Russell Rodney
Russell Rodney Clements, June 21, 1936-August 28, 2013
   Russell Rodney Clements, 77, of Toulon, IL, formerly of Browning and Rushville, passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at the Toulon Health Care Center. He was born on June 21, 1936 in Frederick, IL. He was the son of the late Herman and Ethel Belville Clements. Surviving is a son, Monte Clements & wife Andrea; two daughters, Dee Ann Yaple & husband Bruce of Coupeville, WA, Terri Boonstra of Oak Harbor, WA; his sister, Wava Heffron of Rushville, IL; two brothers, Eldon "Bud" Clements & wife Iris of Decatur, IL, Donald Clements & wife Helen of Browning, IL; (8) grandchildren; (6) great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Scott Clements; (2) brothers, Cecil and William Clements; and a sister, Macel Stemp. Russell was a journeyman electrician before retiring. He was a Life Member of Guthrie Pierce Post #1238 Veterans of foreign Wars. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2013 at the Browning Cemetery with Rev. Mike Hall officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by Guthrie Pierce Post #1239 Veterans of Foreign Wars.

CLEMONS, George E. - Journal-Courier, Jacksonville, Illinois, May 7, 2003 - Submitted by Marcia Cox
George E. Clemons, 1919-2003, Ashland
   George E. Clemons, 83, of Ashland and formerly of Pleasant Plains, died Tuesday morning, May 6, 2003, of natural causes while in his vehicle on Hog Barn Road south of Ashland.
   He was born Nov. 28, 1919, in Pleasant Plains, the son of Matthew Levi and Tena D. Marlon Clemons. He married Opal A. Hayes June 19, 1943, in Bowling Green, Mo., and she preceded him in death April 9, 1994.
   He is survived by one daughter, Nancy (husband, Bob) Heather of Ashland, six grandchildren, Tammy Heather and Melissa Eskew, both of Ashland, Shonda Brown of Waverly, Joshua Clemons, Robbie Clemons and Ryan Clemons, all of Jacksonville; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, John and Gene (wife, Sharon) both of Springfield; and Georgiann (husband, Danny) Parsons of Lincoln; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Danny (surviving wife, Beverly Robinson (husband, Larry of Jacksonville) and seven brothers and sisters.
   Mr. Clemons was a retired farmhand and later was employed as a custodian for Cass County Housing Authority. He was of the Protestant faith and enjoyed being involved in many tractor pulls in the area.
   Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Massie-Buchanan Funeral Home in Ashland, with burial at Pleasant Plains Cemetery in Pleasant Plains. Family will meet friends from 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or Ashland United Methodist Church. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family online at www.buchananfuneralhomes.com

CLEMONS, Thomas S. - Bucanan Funeral Home Internet website   Thomas S. Clemons, 83, of Crest Hill, IL and formerly of Ashland and Springfield, IL died Saturday, February 14, 2009 at Joliet Area Hospice in Joliet, IL.
   He was born May 27, 1925 in Ashland; the son of Gilbert M. and Addie Smith Clemons. He married Kathleen Ann Sharp on July 9, 1946 in Salem, IL and she survives.
   He is also survived by a daughter, Debbie Cargerman (husband, Michael) of Plainfield; four grandchildren, Chris Clemons of Waterloo, Kevin Clemons of Springfield, and Jeffrey Cargerman and Joel Cargerman, both of Plainfield; two great grandchildren, Madison and Trent Clemons, both of Highland; a sister, Shirley McClure of Ashland; and several nieces and nephews.
   He was preceded in death by a son, Terry A. Clemons (surviving wife, Linda of Riverton) and a brother, Lawrence Clemons (surviving wife, Jane of Kentucky).
   Mr. Clemons served with the US Army during WW II. He was employed 32 years by the State of Illinois, retiring in 1984. He also sold advertising specialties in the Springfield area for over 40 years and gained a reputation for having never met a stranger. He was a member of Ashland United Methodist Church and Springfield VFW Post #755.
   Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at Ashland United Methodist Church in Ashland with burial and military honors at Ashland Cemetery. The family will meet friends at the church from 10:00 AM Wednesday until the time of services. Memorial gifts are suggested to Joliet Area Hospice or Springfield VFW Post #755. The Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home of Ashland is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.buchanancody.com

CLINE, Anneliese S. - Buchanan Funeral Home and Creamtory Internet Website - Submitted by Marcia Cox
Anneliese S. Cline April 29, 1926 - May 25, 2010
   Anneliese S. Cline, 84, of Jacksonville and formerly of Cass County, died Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at Barton W. Stone Home.
   She was born April 29, 1926, in Wartzburg, Germany, the daughter of Gustav Andrew and Margarete Eckhof Hey. She married John Ray Cline on Aug. 18, 1953, in Wartzburg, Germany, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 2003.
   She is survived by many cousins, including Albert and Carolyn Jackson of Jacksonville, and their children Mark (Donna) Jackson and Teresa (Tim) DeGroot, both of Jacksonville and Sheryl (Roger) Dudley of Pleasant Plains; one niece, Michelle Cline of Chicago; and one nephew, Todd Cline of Lafayette, IN.
   Mrs. Cline helped her husband on the family farm for 49 years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Virginia. She especially enjoyed animals.
   Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville, with burial at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Virginia. The family will meet friends 10-11 a.m. prior to the service. Memorials are suggested to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice or Virginia First Presbyterian Church. The online memorial book may be signed at www.buchanancody.com

CLINE, John Ray - Journal-Courier, Jacksonville, Illinois, February 14, 2003 - Submitted by Marcia Cox
John Ray Cline, 1929-2003, Chandlerville
   John Ray Cline, 73, of rural Chandlerville, died Thursday morning, Feb. 13, 2003, at his residence.
   He was born April 7, 1929, in Cass County, the son of Ray and Margaret Thornsborough Cline. He married Anneliese Sophia Hey Aug. 18, 1953, in Wartzburg, Germany, and she survives.
   He is also survived by one brother, Tilford Robert "Tip" of Lafayette, Ind.; one niece; one nephew; and several cousins.
Mr. Cline was a graduate of Virginia High School and the University of Illinois. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He farmed in Cass County for 49 years prior to his retirement. He had also been employed measuring grain bins for the United States Department of Agriculture. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Virginia and the Cass-Morgan Farm Bureau.
   Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at Massie-Buchanan Funeral Home in Virginia, with burial at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Virginia. Friends may call from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice or First Presbyterian Church of Virginia. Messages of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.buchananfuneralhomes.com.

CLINE, Patricia G. "Patt" - Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. website - PATRICIA G. 'PATT' CLINE September 11, 2008
Patricia G. "Patt" Cline, 68, of rural Pleasant Plains, IL died Thursday evening, September 11, 2008 at the Walker Nursing Home in Virginia, IL.
   She was born July 12, 1940 in Cass County, IL; the daughter of Roy and Nellie Marcussen Conkey. She married William Franklin Cline on November 28, 1958 in Pleasant Plains and he survives.
   She is also survived by two daughters, Janet Bennett and Karen Cline, both of Pleasant Plains; two sons, Franklin Cline (wife, Becky) of Jacksonville and Robert Cline (wife, April) of Timewell; seven grandchildren, Aaron (wife, Stephanie) and Joshua Bennett, Garrett, Logan and Ashley Cline, Morgan Fry, and Adam Dobson; a brother, Robert Conkey of Phoenix, AZ; four sisters, Ruth Clasing of Peoria, Marge Thompson of Litchfield, Alice Reiser (husband, John) of Ashland, and Mary Adams of Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews.
   She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Ray and John Conkey.
   Mrs. Cline was a graduate of Chillicothe, IL High School. After raising her children, she was affiliated with the City of Virginia as City Clerk, bookkeeper, and secretary over 27 years. She also provided bookkeeping services for Roy French Construction, Briar TV, Wheelhouse TV, and her husband's service station. She was a longtime member of Virginia United Methodist Church where she served on numerous committees. She was a formerly active with the Virginia BBQ and Cass County Home Extension.
   Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at Virginia United Methodist Church in Virginia with burial at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Virginia. The family will meet friends at the church from 10:00 AM Tuesday until the time of services. Memorial gifts are suggested to the Virginia United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be sent online to www.buchanancody.com. The Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home of Virginia is in charge of the arrangements.

CLONINGER, Annabelle - Hurley Funeral Home Internet Website
Annabelle Cloninger 1918-2009
Annabelle Cloninger, 91, of Chandlerville, passed away at 9:02 a.m. at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville on Wednesday, November 4, 2009. She was born October 2, 1918 in Cass County to Ralph and Hilma (Turner) Cook. She married James W. Cloninger on November 21, 1936 in Virginia, IL.
   Mrs. Cloninger is survived by one son, William (Charlotte) Cloninger, of Chandlerville, two grandsons, Todd (Delana) Cloninger of Chandlerville and Chad (Barb) Cloninger of Metamora, as well as six great-grandchildren, Raya, Ross, Chelsea, Nolan, Maggie and Will Cloninger. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother, Russell Cook and sister Lucille Reed.
   Mrs. Cloninger was a member of Chandlerville Christian Church, where she taught and played the piano in the Sunday School, Chandlerville Women's Club, Royal Neighbors and Home Extension. She retired from the State of Illinois in 1980, where she had worked for 20 years. She lived a long and full life.
   Funeral services will be held at the Chandlerville Christian Church on Friday, November 6, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow the services at Chandlerville Cemetery. Rev. Jim Waterman will officiate.
   Memorial contributions may be made to her church or the food pantry. Online memorial messages may be left for the family at www.hurelyfh.com
   Lintner-Hurley Funeral Home in Chandlerville is in charge of arrangements.

CLUNEY, Dennis Earl - Journal-Courier, Jacksonville, Illinois, October 30, 2006 - Submitted by Marcia Cox
Dennis Earl Cluney, 1939-2006, Beardstown
   Dennis Earl Cluney, 67, of Beardstown, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
   He was born Jan. 20, 1939, in Ray, the son of William Earl and Deloris Marie Toland Cluney. He married Betty Saylor on Dec. 23, 1959, in Lewistown, and she survives.
   He is also survived by one daughter, Deborah (husband, David) Piehler of Beardstown; one son, Douglas (wife, Sherry) of Chatham; three grandchildren, Chase and Ella Piehler and Lucas Cluney; and two brothers, Richard of Elk River, Minn., and Gale of Peoria. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Tamara Jo.
   Mr. Cluney attended school in Astoria. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Beardstown. He was employed with Cargill Meat Solutions in Beardstown and was previously employed with Oscar Mayer, Tillitt Motor Company and Glenn Ice and Coal, all in Beardstown. He was an alderman for the City of Beardstown for nearly 15 years. He enjoyed vegetable gardening and restoring antique cars and his truest treasure was his family, especially his grandchildren.
   Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Beardstown, with burial at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Tuesday at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown, with the family meeting friends from 5-7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to St. John's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or the Cluney Grandchildren Education Fund. Condolences may be sent to sagerfh@casscomm.com.
Note: A news article about Dennis Earl Cluney ran in the Journal-Courier, October 30, 2006, describing his city council service and noted that he had undergone surgery to remove a lung after discovering lung cancer.



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