Ruthanne Ovington

Ruthanne Ovington

Thayer– Ruthanne Ovington, 92, of Thayer, IL passed away peacefully at 12.25 A. M. Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Sunrise Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Virden, IL.

Ruthanne was born on April 4, 1927 in Thayer, IL a daughter to Bill and Elizabeth Morris.  She married the love of her life, John on September 10, 1949.

Ruthanne graduated from Virden High School.  She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker who enjoyed cooking, baking, reading, trips to Texas and spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving Ruthanne are her five children, Craig (Diana), John, Amy (Gary), Kathy (Brett) and Jim (Elizabeth); her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; son, Matthew; brother, Bill and daughter-in-law, Becky.

There will be no visitation, cremation rites have been accorded by the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, IL.  There will be a Celebration of Life Gathering and interment of ashes at a later date.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Virden Rescue Squad and to the Thayer Community Center.  To leave a comment for the family, please visit:  www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com

Carla Sue Otken

Carla Sue Otken

Virden – Carla Sue Otken, 73, passed away at 11:55 P.M. Monday, November 18, 2019 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL with her family at her bedside.

Carla was born in Springfield, IL a daughter to Archibald and Phyllis (Heistad) Virden.  She married Gary Otken on October 30, 1980 in Virden, IL. Carla graduated from Virden High School, Class of 1964 and was a member of Sacred Heart Church.  She worked for the State of Illinois with the Department of Historic Preservation.  As a past time Carla loved to visit the casinos.

Carla is survived by her husband, Gary Otken of Virden, IL; sons, Patrick (Kim) Gremo of Elgin, IL, Christopher (Jennifer) Gremo of McHenry, IL, Scott (Jessica) Gremo of Argenta, IL; daughters, Wendy (Jerry) Peper of Illiopolis, IL, Michele and Stephanie Otken both of Springfield, IL; sister, Marilyn Bliler of Diamond Head, MS and 13 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 1 niece.  She is preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home in Virden, IL.  Funeral Service will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday, November 22, 2019 also at the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home with the Rev. Father James Palakudy officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donation are requested to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.  Interment will be in Virden Cemetery, Virden, IL.  To leave a comment for the family, please visit:  www.calvert-ferryfuneral homes.com

Daniel P. McKennedy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel P. McKennedy

Virden – Daniel P. McKennedy passed away unexpectedly at 4:37 P.M. Friday, November 15, 2019 at his residence in Virden, IL.

Dan was born in Chicago, IL a son to Clarence P. and Dorothy (Proctor) McKennedy.  Dan married Lana K. Leach on July 6, 1985 in Virden, IL.

Dan served in the U.S. Navy and as was assigned to the U.S.S. Firedrake, AE-14.  He worked for the State of Illinois where he was a Supervisor with the Department of Revenue retiring in 2002 after 35 years of loyal and dedicated service.  Dan loved the outdoors and was an avid photographer.  He loved fishing and boating and was an enthusiast when it came to Drag Racing.  Every Wednesday night Dan could be found with his buddies at the Race Shop.

Surviving Dan is his wife, Lana K. McKennedy of Virden, IL; daughters, Lori (Mike) Koval of St. Louis, MO, Kori (Ron) Evans of Pawnee, IL; step-son, Rich (Cheri) Roper of Carlinville, IL; step-daughter, Carrie (Dennis) Stevenson of Bloomington, IL; 9 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding Dan in death are his parents; first wife, Francis (Megginson) McKennedy and a sister, Rosalind Fleming.

There will be no visitation, cremation rites accorded by Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, IL.  A Celebration of Life Gathering is being planned for a future date.  In lieu of flowers donations are requested to the Virden Fire and Rescue, Virden, IL.  To leave a comment for the family, please visit:  www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com

Rick “Long Hair” Lynn Van Huss

Rick “Long Hair” Lynn Van Hus

Virden – Rick “Long Hair” Lynn Van Huss passed away at 1:49 P.M. Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at his residence in Virden, IL.

Rick was born on November 23, 1953 in Springfield, IL a son to Robert E. Lee & Doris Eileen (Robinson) Van Huss.

Rick loved to be out doors and loved to fish and was a member of a bowling team.  He loved spending time with his family and his grandchildren.  He was an avid Cardinal fan.  He was a dedicated carpenter and he enjoyed his work.  He never met a stranger, was good hearted and would help anyone in need.  He loved the demolition derby.

Surviving Rick is a daughter, Kassy Lynn Van Huss of Auburn, IL; son, Tanner Lee Van Huss of Springfield, IL; brother, Donald Van Huss of Virden, IL; granddaughters, Addelae Montgomery and Annabell Montgomery both of Auburn, IL, Ailiana Kodatt of Auburn, IL, Bailey Van Huss of Springfield, IL and nephew Russell Van Huss of Springfield, IL.  Rick is preceded in death by his parents.

There will be no visitation, cremation rites have been accorded by the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home in Virden, IL.  There will be a Celebration of Life Gathering on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the American Legion  Hall in Virden, Illinois and is suggested you bring a covered dish.  In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the family, c/o Kassy Van Huss, 212 East Jefferson Street, Auburn, IL  62615.  To leave a comment for the family, please visit:  www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com

 

Doris M. Lomelino

Doris M. Lomelino

Girard – Doris M. Lomelino, 88 of Carlinville, IL, passed away Sunday November 3, 2019 at Carlinville Nursing and Rehab in Carlinville, IL.

Doris was born May 8, 1931 in Girard, IL, a daughter of Cecil and Edna (Robinson) Post. She was a graduate of Girard High School and married Kenneth F. Lomelino April 15, 1957 in Freeport, IL. Doris worked as a C.N.A. in hospitals and later in-home healthcare. She enjoyed ceramics and porcelain dolls.

Doris is survived by several nieces and nephews including Becky S. Miller of Girard, IL, and Russell L. (Dianna) Miller. Preceding in death was her husband of 57 years Kenneth F. Lomelino and a sister, Violet Miller.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:000 a.m. Wednesday November 6, 2019 at Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home Virden, IL, funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Chaplain Terry Link officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery Modesto, IL. Please visit: calvert-ferryfuneraslhomes.com to leave a message for the family.