Warren G. Lair







Warren G. Lair

Virden – Warren G. Lair, 96 of Virden, IL, passed away Tuesday July 30, 2019 at Sunrise Nursing and Rehabilitation in Virden, IL.

Warren was born in Girard, Illinois on June 24, 1923 a son to Charles O. and Goldie (Molen) Lair.  He married Mary A. Goode May 28, 1948 in Girard, IL.

Warren joined the U.S. Army and served during WW II. He later worked for Pillsbury in Springfield, IL as a Maintenance Supervisor for over 37 years. He was a member of the Grace Southern Baptist Church, Virden, IL and was a member of the Virden American Legion Post #386.

Surviving Warren is his daughter, Barbara G. (David) Kett of Golden, CO, sons, John W. (Sandy) Lair of Hillsdale, IN, and Thomas C. “Tom” (Laura) Lair of Roselle, IL, 6 grandchildren, Mike (Samatha) Canfield, Mary (Greg) Todd, Amanda (Jared) Lair, Emma Kett, Dana and Cory Lair, 6 great grandchildren Nora Lair, Makayla Canfield, Lilly Canfield, Hannah Todd, Persephone McLeish and Graysen Todd.  He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Mary A. Lair; brothers; Lanny Lair and Danny Lair; and a sister, Norma Harvey.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday August 2, 2019 at Grace Southern Baptist Church Virden, IL, with funeral services at 2:00 p.m. Saturday August 3, 2019 at the church. Rev. Jimmy Hammond officiating. Pallbearers are:  Thomas Lair, John Lair, David Kett, Michael Canfield, Gregory Todd and Jared McLeish. Burial will be in Girard Cemetery. Please visit: www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.comto leave a message for the family.

Alice Girdler

Alice Mae Girdler

Alice Mae Girdler, 81, of Virden died Sunday, July 28, 2019, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born February 5, 1938, in West Frankfort, IL the daughter of Lawrence and Violet Evans Griffith.

Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Stan Girdler; brothers, Lawrence Griffith, DavidGriffith and grandson, Kyle Meisenheimer.

Surviving children: Vickie ( Scott) Lewis of Springfield; Ricky ( Dawn) Meisenheimerof Virden; Dawn ( Brian) Willoughby of Virden and step-son, Mitchell Girdler of Oregon.  Two brothers, Danny ( Judy) Griffith of Girard and DuWayne Griffith of Virden; two sisters, Ida Beane and Elizabeth Joplin, all of Virden, five grandchildren  and three great-grandchildren.
Celebration of Life Gathering will be  from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Saturday August 3, 2019 at the New Life Family Church, 303 Clover Lane, Auburn, IL with the Rev. Larry Griffith and Rev. Aaron Griffith officiating. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 11:00 a.m.Burial of remains will be at the Virden Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Virden Rescue Squad or to the Illinois Chapter of AFSP. Please visit: www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.comto leave a comment for the family.

Dale T. Mullen

Dale T. Mullen

Auburn – Dale T. Mullen, 97, of Auburn, IL, passed away Thursday July 25, 2019 at his residence.

Dale was born February 4, 1922 in Modesto, IL, a son of Thomas and Agnes (Guthrie) Mullen. He married Betty L. Thompson July 5, 1941 in St. Charles, MO. Dale  worked as a sheet metal worker at Fiat-Allis in Springfield, IL, retiring after 37 years. Dale was a member of First Baptist Church in Virden, IL, the U.A.W. Union,  Local 1027 Retiree Club, Virden Senior Citizens and AARP. Valentine’s Day 2018 the Springfield Journal Register ran a cover story about Dale and Betty’s long love story. Some Dale and Betty’s favorite pastimes were dancing and roller skating.

Surviving Dale is his daughter Karen (Brian) Browning of Springfield, IL, son, Dale “Tom” (Pam) Mullen of Auburn, IL; 4 grandchildren, twins, Kyle and Matthew Browning, Rachel (Matt) Shonhart and Kenneth (Hillary) Browning, 7 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death was his wife Betty L. Mullen, daughters, Carolyn and Jo Ann Mullen, brothers, Chester, Alfred, Coy, Carl and Dean Mullen, sisters, Clara Mullen and Goldie Mullen, Pearl Rees, Mabel Woods, Eva Harvey and Velma Mullen.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday July 29, 2019 at Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home Virden, IL, with funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday July 30, 2019 at the funeral home. Rev. John Parrish officiating. Burial will be in Virden Cemetery Virden, IL. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Virden, IL, or Hope Institute For Children and Families in Springfield, IL. Pallbearers: Mike W. Mullen, Kenny McCafferty, Kenny Browning, Mike Hawkins, Curt Claycomb and Matt Shonhart. Please visit: www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.comto leave a comment for the family.