Benjamin Earl Clark, age 22, of Mount Carroll Illinois died Tuesday July 16th at his home.
Ben was born August 17th 1990 in Savanna Illinois to Fred and Tina (James) Clark. He was a 2009 graduate of West Carroll High School. At WCHS Ben enjoyed baseball and was of a member of FFA. He enjoyed reading about military history and weaponry. He enjoyed spending time listening to music, having bonfires, playing video games, and being with his family, friends, and cousins. Ben was working at Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Rock Falls as a material handler.
Ben will be dearly missed by his father, Frederick A (Shelley Russell) Clark, his mother, Tina M (Tim) McNutt, and a brother, Freddie Clark all of Mount Carroll; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends including: Lynnette, Paul, and Jayden Forth, Tasha, Tony, Michael and Maya Croffoot, Brenda, Raymond, and Michael Wickes, Wesley, Brad, Scott, Matt and Alisha James, Karen Bemowski, Linda Webster, and Steve and Macy Florence.
Ben was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Visitation was held on Sunday, July 21st at the Frank Law Jones Funeral Home in Mount Carroll. A funeral service was held on Monday July 22nd at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established. Condolences and tributes may be shared at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.
Martha R. Hibbard
Martha R. Hibbard, age 62, of Milledgeville, died Saturday, July 27, 2013 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
Martha was born December 12, 1950 in Sterling the daughter of Marvin and Ruth C. (Shipman) Flynn. She graduated from Milledgeville High School in 1969. Martha married John Hibbard on June 13, 1970 in Milledgeville. She was employed at Wal Mart in Sterling for 26 years as a Department Manager. She was an avid sports fan. Her driveway was always full, and no one ever left her house hungry.
Survivors include her husband of Milledgeville; one daughter, Kate (Jon) Janssen of Chadwick; one son, Darren Hibbard of Carthage; and two granddaughters, Alexis Janssen and Addison Janssen both of Chadwick.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 10 – 11:00 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Pastor Jim Black of the Milledgeville Brethren Church officiating. Burial will be at South Elkhorn Cemetery, rural Milledgeville.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com.
John D. McNamara
John D. McNamara, Ret Sgt CPD, age 65 of Savanna, Illinois, previously of Chicago, died suddenly Wednesday, July 24, 2013 due to a motor vehicle accident. Visitation will be held 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna, and also 3:00 - 9:00 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2013 at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, 6000 N. Milwaukee, Chicago. A private family funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Malec & Sons Funeral Home, Chicago.
Gerald Duane Bonjour, Sr.
Gerald “Jerry” Duane Bonjour, Sr., 74, of Savanna, Illinois, died at home Saturday, July 27, 2013. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at the Shannon Baptist Church.
Priscilla J. Mace
Priscilla “Boots” J. Mace, age 81, of Savanna, Illinois, died Friday, July 26, 2013 at Big Meadows Nursing Home. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will take place at a later date at the First United Methodist Church in Savanna.. Burial of ashes will be in Lost Mound Cemetery, Hanover, Illinois. A memorial fund has been established in Pricilla’s memory.
Clifford LaVerne Durward
Clifford “Cliff” LaVerne Durward, age 79, of Thomson, Illinois, died Friday July 26, 2013 at his home. Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of life gathering will be held Wednesday July 31, 2013 from 4:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at Tipton’s Auction House, Thomson.