Evan R. Cain

Evan R. Cain

Morrisonville – Evan R. Cain, 64 of Morrisonville, IL formerly of Virden, IL, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Generations Rehabilitation in Lincoln IL.

Evan was born January 31, 1955 in Springfield, IL, the son of Russell E. and Evelyn L. (Wrightsman) Cain. He was baptized at the Virden Church of The Brethren and attended Harvel New Life Church in Harvel, IL, where he played the guitar for services. Evan retired as a coal miner from Freeman United Crown II in Virden, IL with over 30 years of mining. He played guitar in several area bands most notably Southern Cross Gospel Group for many years. Evan was a member of Christian Motorcycle Association traveling around the area ministering through music and for 5 years was active in prison music ministry.

He married JoAnn (Hannon) Charles September 12, 1987 in Springfield, IL.

Surviving Evan is his wife, JoAnn Cain of Morrisonville, IL; daughters: Linsey Cain and Carly (fiancé, Michael Boblitt) Hinds both of Chatham, IL and Billie Sue (Duayne) Howell of Manchester, IA; sons: Cory (Kelcie) Cain and Jacey (Stephanie) Cain both of Lake St. Louis, MO, Paul Charles III of Virden, IL and Robert Charles of East Moline, IL; 15 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; sisters: Brenda (David) McKennedy of Auburn, IL, Arlene (Dale) Rhodes of Marion, IL and Nancy Heriford of Virden, IL, and several nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were his parents and brother-in-law Robert Heriford.

Visitation will be from 10:00 to Noon Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home Virden, IL with funeral services at Noon Saturday at the funeral home. Pastor Nick Donaldson officiating. Pallbearers: Dave Osborn, Robert Pratt, Paul Charles III, Duayne Howell, Harley Howell and Michael Boblitt. Burial will be in Virden Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Harvel New Life Church in Harvel, IL. Please visit: www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com to leave a comment for the family.

Georgia Ann Wamsley

Georgia Ann Wamsley

Girard – Georgia “Ann” Wamsley, 72 of Girard, IL, passed away Thursday October 24, 2019 at Heritage Health Carlinville, IL.

Ann was born August 25, 1947 in Sacramento, CA a daughter of George W. and Dorothy M. (Roberts) Wells. She married John Wamsley in Girard, IL.

Ann is survived by her son, Joe (Ashley) Marr Jr. of Dayton, OH, grandchildren, Joe Marr III, Liam and Charlie Ann Marr, sisters Daisy (Kenneth) Sanders of Girard, IL, Dorothy (Steve) Crist of Virden, IL, and Doris Hinman of Girard, IL, a brother, James (Pam) Wells of Springfield, IL, and several nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were her parents, husband, John Wamsley, sisters, Marjorie Willis, Betty Green and Deborah Spann and a brother, George W. Wells Jr.

There will be no visitation. Cremation rites accorded by Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home Girard, IL. Burial of ashes at a later date in Union Chapel Cemetery Girard, IL. Please visit www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com to leave a comment for the family.

Phyllis M. Snodgrass

Phyllis May Snodgrass

Virden – Phyllis May Snodgrass passed away into the arms of the Lord on October 23, at St. John’s Hospital at the age of 88 surrounded by her family. Phyllis was born in Virden, IL  on August 19, 1931 to Edward and Gladys (Walters) Fitzpatrick. She married Fred Joseph Snodgrass Sr. August 23,1948 and together they raised three children.

Phyllis is survived by her daughters Pam (Peter) Gebhardt of Johns Creek, GA, Linda (Charlie) Fritz of Virden, IL, and son Fred J. (Barb) Snodgrass, Jr. of Taylorville, IL. She has  7 grandchildren, Jodi (Dennis) Jamieson, Nick (Caroline) Gebhardt, E. Michael (Amanda) Smith, Laura Chad Thomas, Steven (Brittany) Snodgrass, and Brian (Jessica) Snodgrass and Josh (Jessica) Fritz.  There are 18 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and 2 great great nieces. Preceding in death were her parents, husband Fred Joseph Snodgrass Sr.  and grandson Fred Joseph Snodgrass III.

She was employed in retail services at Myers Brother’s in Springfield, IL, and moved on to work at Town and Country Bank where she started as a teller and retired as an Officer of the bank. While working at Town and Country Bank she was in charge of senior services department organizing trips for seniors and becoming a world traveler.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday October 25, 2019 at Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home Virden, IL. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday October 26, 2019 at Sacred Heart Church Virden, IL. Father James Palakudy officiating. Pallbearers: Charlie Fritz, Steven Snodgrass, Brian Snodgrass, Peter Gebhardt, E. Michael Smith and Nick Gebhardt. Burial will be in Virden Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Prairieland Community Ambulance Virden, IL. Please visit: www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com to leave a comment for the family.

Frank John Bertinetti

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frank J. Bertinetti

Raymond – Frank J. Bertinetti, 94, of Raymond, IL, formerly of Nokomis, IL, passed away Sunday October 20, 2019 at the Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno, IL.

Frank was born February 11, 1925 in Jeiseyville, IL, a son of Dominic and Mary (Cambruzzi) Bertinetti. He was a WWII Navy Bomber Escort pilot stationed on the aircraft carrier USS Franklin during WWII. Frank married Norma Jean “Tootsie” Stivers in 1952 in Nokomis, Il.  She passed away in 1963; he later married Joan Finnefrock in 1973 in Raymond, IL., and she passed away in 1984. Frank worked as a fork lift operator prior to his retirement from Caterpillar Tractor Inc. He worked as a Funeral Director’s Assistant for Hough Funeral Home in Raymond, IL and in his later years worked for Calvert & Ferry Funeral Homes in Auburn, Girard, and Virden, IL .He was a member of St. Pat’s Church in Girard, IL, the Auburn, IL Knights of Columbus, Masonic Lodge of Morrisonville, IL, the  Scottish Rite, Blue Lodge, and the Answar Shrine Temple in Springfield, IL, American Legion Post # 94 in Nokomis, IL, 40 & 8, Fraternal Order of Police, Springfield, IL, and the Illinois Sheriff’s Association.

Frank is survived by his niece, Rebecca DiClemente, nephews, James (Debra) Bertinetti and Dominic Bertinetti III, sister-in-law, Doris Bertinetti, all of Tinley Park, IL, special friend Leona Hacker of Girard, IL, several great nieces and great nephews and cousins. Preceding in death were his parents, wives Norma Jean “Tootsie” Bertinetti and Joan Bertinetti, and a brother, Dominic “Buck” Bertinetti, Jr.

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Thursday October 24, 2019 at St. Pat’s Church, Girard, IL, with a funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. Father James Palakudy officiating. Graveside services will be at 1:45 p.m. Thursday October 24, 2019 at Oak Hill Cemetery Taylorville, IL. Memorials may be made to Donor’s Choice. Please visit: calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com to leave a comment for the family.

Wilberta J. “Bert” Drake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilberta J. “Bert” Drake   

Girard – Wilberta J. “Bert” Drake, 97, formerly of Girard, IL and Willard, MO passed away at 1:45 A.M. Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Carlinville Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Carlinville, IL surrounded by her loving family.

Bert was born June 19, 1922 in Modesto in Macoupin County, IL a daughter to Joseph W. & M. Mabel (Goode) Crump.  She married John “Bill” Drake on September 12, 1941 in St. Charles, MO and celebrated 63 years of marriage.

Bert worked as a clerk at Cherry’s Country Store and also at Virden Department Store. She was a member of Girard Order of Eastern Star where she served as Past Matron of Girard OES and Grand Lecturer Meritus of OES Illinois and Past Grand Officer in 1989.  Bert was an avid reader and rarely seen without a book in her hand.  Bert had many grandchildren and great grandchildren and they all aspired to be taller than her.

Bert is survived by her sons, Bill D. “Skip” (Shirley) Drake of Willard, MO, Sam Drake of AZ; daughters, Karen Wise of Springfield, IL, Kaye (David) Liles of Girard, IL; 6 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, John “Bill” Drake; son, Barry Drake; granddaughter, Tena Marie Drake; son-in-law, Ted Wise; sisters, Wilma Braun, Mabel Jo Dean and Maxine Aitken and brothers, Glen and Keith Crump.

There will be a Order of the Eastern Star Service at 2:00 P.M. followed by a Celebration of Life Gathering from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home in Virden, IL.  A Celebration of Life Service to follow with Chaplain Terry Link officiating.  Cremation rites have been accorded by the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, IL.  Memorials may be made to Oak Grove Cemetery, Modesto, IL or Mary Bryant Home For The Blind, 2960 Stanton Street, Springfield, IL  62703.  Interment of ashes will be in Oak Grove Cemetery at a later date.  To leave a comment for the family please visit:  www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com

Everett A. “Tony” Cruz

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everett A. “Tony” Cruz

Virden – Everett A. “Tony” Cruz, 73, of Virden, IL passed away at 9:30 P.M. Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at St. John’s Hospice, Springfield, IL with his loving wife and family at his bedside.

Tony was born March 5, 1946 in Tampa, FL a son to Leo J. and Doris (Gordon) Cruz.  Tony married Karen S. Lovely on August 5, 1967 in Key West, FL.

Tony was a member of the Prairie Temple Assembly of God Church, Virden, IL.  He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a carpenter and contractor.  He was an avid Salt Water Fisherman and loved spending time with his family.

Surviving Tony is his wife, Karen S. Cruz of Virden, IL; son, Anthony J. (Beth) Cruz of Virden, IL; daughter, Tiffany S. (Donnie) Snow of Virden, IL; sisters, Barbara Gibson and Claudia Sanders both of Lakeland, FL; grandchildren, Isaac Cruz, Zachary Snow, Hannah Cruz, Emily Snow, Jacob Cruz and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding Tony in death are his parents and a brother, Jackie Cruz.

Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until Noon Monday, October 21, 2019 at the Prairie Temple Assembly of God Church, Virden, IL with the Funeral Service starting immediately following the visitation with Rev. Terry Turner officiating.  Pallbearers:  Anthony Cruz, Donnie Snow, Zachary Snow, Jackie Cruz, Hannah Cruz, Jacob Cruz and Doug Snow with Honorary Pallbearer Art Strubbe.  Memorials may be made to the Prairie Temple Assembly of God Church, Virden, IL.  Interment will be in the Virden Cemetery, Virden, IL.  To leave a comment for the family, please visit:  www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com

Jesse D. Van Huss Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jesse D. Van Huss Jr.

Virden – Jesse D. Van Huss Jr. 61 of Virden, IL, passed away Tuesday October 15, 2019 at Auburn Nursing and Rehabilitation Auburn, IL.

Jesse was born June 26, 1958 in Springfield, IL, a son of Jesse D. Van Huss Sr. and Helen R. (Katzmierer) Van Huss. He served in the U.S. Army from 1979 to 1981and formerly worked at Di Carlo’s Pizza in Virden, IL.

Jesse is survived by his daughters, Victoria and Jessica and a son, Jesse D. Van Huss III, sister, Novella Van Huss of Virden, IL, brother, Danny (Gerrie) Van Huss of Palmyra, IL, several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were his parents and a sister, Loretta Dawson.

Cremation rites have been accorded by Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home Virden, IL. Burial of ashes at a later date. Please visit www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com to leave a comment for the family.

Anna M. Kiel

Anna M. Kiel

Virden – Anna M. Kiel, 66 of Virden, IL, passed away Monday October 14, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL, surrounded by her loving family.

Anna was born January 31, 1953 in Champaign, IL, a daughter of John and Mona (Oakley) Kiel. She was a 1973 graduate of Virden High School. She was a very active member of First Baptist Church Virden, IL, and formerly worked at Doctor’s Hospital in Springfield, IL and retired from Memorial Health System in Springfield, IL.

Anna is survived by her sisters, Linda Lau of Thayer, IL, Wanda Samuelson of Chatham, IL, Connie Twyman of Carlinville, IL, Mary Wallace of Carrollton, IL, and Chris (Butch) Pierce of Auburn, IL, brothers, Roy Kiel of Litchfield, IL, Larry (Paula) Kiel of Auburn, IL, Bernie (Cindy) Kiel of Virden, IL, and Rick (Beth) Kiel of Hamel, IL, numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. Preceding in death were her parents, sisters, Darlene and Ella Kiel, brother, Vernon Kiel.

There will be no visitation, graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday October 17, 2019 at Virden Cemetery Virden, IL. Mr. Mike Hawkins officiating. Pallbearers: Bruce Kiel, Josh Kiel, Nathan Lair,
Ronnie Kiel, Broc Kiel and Taten Musso. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Virden, IL. Please visit: www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com to leave a comment for the family.

Bendena O. Enrietta

Bendena O. Enrietta

Virden – Bendena O. Enrietta, 91, of Virden, IL passed away at 5:21 P.M. Sunday, October 6, 2019 at her residence with her care giver and family at her side.

Bendena was born in Springfield, IL on June 30, 1928 a daughter to Benjamin & Hatibel (Evans) Osborne.  She married Donald J. Enrietta on March 21, 1951 in Ft. Leonard Wood, MO.

Bendena graduated Virden High School, Class of 1946 and attended Sangamon University where she received her Masters Degree.  She worked at Pillsbury in Springfield, IL as a Personnel Manager where she retired after 44 years of service.  Bendena was very active in the community.  She served as a volunteer at the Sangamon State Theater in Springfield, IL, was a member of O.E.S. Chapter 117 and a member of the local Pinochel Club.  She attended the Virden Presbyterian Church where she loved to cook and helped prepare meals for funeral dinners and many other events.  She loved the outdoors and loved to travel with her husband, Don.  She was an animal lover and she was very thankful for the help and support from her care giver, Dixie Dietrich, who came to live with them during their illnesses.

Bendena is survived by a sister, Marilyn Fairfull of Virden, IL; step-grandchildren, Lyndsey and Joshua Kenady, Cali Christisen; step-great grandchildren, Kaeloni Hull, Deacon Hull, Montana Kenady, Jace Kenady, Kenady Christisen, Lainey Christisen, Adley Christisen and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death are her parents, husband, Donald J. Enrietta and step-granddaughter, Kira Kenady.

Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Sunday, October 13, 2019 at the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, IL with a family prayer service at 4:30 P.M.  Funeral Service will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday, October 14, 2019 also at the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, IL with the Rev. Father James Palakudy officiating.  Pallbearers:  Bruce Fairfull, Jay Fairfull, Brian Fairfull, Mark Peters, Evan Enrietta and Kim Ball.  Memorials may be made to Residental Hospice.  Interment will be in Virden Cemetery, Virden, IL.  To leave a comment for the family, please visit:  www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com