Stephen Paul Dameron

Stephen Paul Dameron

Springfield – Stephen Paul Dameron, 62, of Springfield, IL, passed away Tuesday November 27, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center Springfield, IL, surrounded by his loving family.

Stephen was born August 26, 1956 in Carlinville, IL, a son of Aaron Paul and Melba J. (Maguire) Dameron. He was a resident and client of SPARC in Springfield, IL, and worked at various restaurant’s in the Springfield area. Stephen was a member of Lakeside Christian Church Springfield, IL, and active in Special Olympics and an avid Cardinal and Illini fan.

Surviving Stephen is his mother, Melba J. Dameron of Girard, IL, sisters, Pamela S. Athey of Springfield, IL, Julie M. (Brad) Smith of Athens, IL, and Sheryl M. (Steve) Wise of Girard, IL, a brother, Aaron Scott (Jill) Dameron of Springfield, IL, and several nieces and nephews. Preceding in death was his father, Aaron Paul Dameron.

Cremation rites have been accorded by Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, IL. Graveside burial of Ashes will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday December 8, 2018 at Virden Cemetery Virden, IL. Rev. Charles Kurfman officiating. Memorials may be made to Special Olympics of Illinois. Please visit www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.comto leave a comment for the family.

Ronald E. Blankenship

Ronald E. Blankenship

Virden – Ronald E. Blankenship, 72 of Virden, IL passed away Tuesday November 20, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center Springfield, IL, surrounded by his loving family.

Ron was born March 16, 1946 in Springfield, IL, a son of Lester M. and Mary L. (Feco) Blankenship. He attended Girard High School in Girard, IL, and retired from Altorfer in Springfield, IL, where he worked in the parts department. Ron was an avid golfer and race fan and enjoyed gambling.

Surviving Ron is his wife, Shirley Blankenship of Virden, IL, daughter, Angela M. (Gary) Marsaglia of Virden, IL, sons, Christopher L. (Tina) Blankenship of Virden, IL, and Jason L. (Natalie) Blankenship of Virden, IL, 6 grandchildren, Kale Blankenship, Raegan (Cody) Parker, Jacob (Lauren Clardy) Marsaglia, Alexandra Reiser and Mikayla and Jenna Blankenship, a great grandson Jackson Marsaglia, sisters, Wilma Blankenship and Mary Kay Enrietta both of Virden, IL, a brother, Lester Blankenship of Springfield, IL and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Shirley Lewis and Gerry Hullmann.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday November 23, 2018 at Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home Virden, IL with funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Saturday November 24, 2018 at the funeral home. Rev. John Huxtable officiating. Burial will be in Virden Cemetery Virden, IL. Pallbearers: Christopher, Jason and Kale Blankenship, Cody Parker, Gary and Jacob Marsaglia. Memorials may be made to the Virden Rescue Squad Virden, IL. Please visit www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.comto leave a message for the family.

Ida Frances Brewer

Springfield, IL – Ida Frances Brewer, 85 of Springfield, IL formerly of Virden, IL passed away at 2:20 P.M. Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village, Springfield, IL with her friends at her bedside.

Ida was born in Benton, IL on March 17, 1933 a daughter to Frank and Ida Mae (Post) Grimmett. Ida attended Virden High School and graduated in 1951.

After graduation Ida worked for a large firm in Chicago in their clerical department. She later moved to California where she again worked for a large company in their clerical department and was married on May 19, 1962 in San Diego, California.  When she divorced in 1971 she moved to Virginia and worked for the Federal Government.  Ida loved to travel around and she also went to school to learn how to use and set up teletype.  She returned to Illinois and went to work for The Illinois State Police as a Clerk / Dispatcher in 1973 and took her early retirement in 1995.  She loved to read and her two favorite authors were Stuart Woods and Catherine Coulter.  She loved  the outdoors as she loved to spend time in her garden and with her horse and Pomeranians. She loved to knit and crochet and most importantly she loved spending time with her family and her friends.

Surviving Ida is a niece, Karen Morris of Sumrall, MS and her friends, Dottie Brabec, Frank, Frances and Bob.  Preceding Ida in death are her parents; brothers, Warren, Christopher and Arthur Grimmett and a cousin, Doris Lomelino.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday, November 12, 2018 at the Virden Cemetery, Virden, Illinois with Kevin Simburger officiating.  Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross.  To leave a comment for the family please visit:  www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com