Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Lorin Karl Borton Jr. - Deland Lodge


DELAND — Lorin Karl Borton Jr., 89, of DeLand passed away at 10:01 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at Kirby Medical Center, Monticello.
A time to celebrate Karl’s life will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at the DeLand American Legion, DeLand. Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, assisted the family with cremation rites.
Memorials may be directed to the DeLand Christian Church.
Karl was born Sept. 2, 1930, in Champaign, the son of Lorin Karl and Grace (Hutchinson) Borton Sr. He married Loveta Ann Jasper on June 3, 1950, in Winchester, Ill. She passed away on March 31, 2016. He later married Joan (Sypult) Manning on March 17, 2017, in DeLand.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Borton of DeLand; children, Karla LeVeque (Greg Stoklos) of Tucson, Ariz., Shelly (Jack) Weakly of Bloomington, Robin (John) Borton- Scott of Champaign and Thomas (Kelly) Borton of Gibson City; six grandchildren, Joshua (Rachel) Weakly of Bloomington, Ind., Chelsea (Branden) McEachern of Bloomington, Haylee Weakly of Chicago, Ashley (Scott) Zachry of Katy, Texas, Austin (Jasmyne) Borton of Milwaukee and Blythe Borton of Scottsdale, Ariz.; four greatgrandchildren, Audrey, Hannah and Gwyneth Weakly of Bloomington, Ind., and Jeffery Zachry of Katy, Texas; stepchildren, Kris (Kevin) Fink of DeLand and Kara Manning of Bloomington; step-grandchildren, Kacie (Chase) Woods of DeLand, Jesse (Rachel) Fink of Mansfield and Bailey Fink of DeLand; and step-great-grandchildren,
Makenna and Memphis Woods of DeLand and Weston and Brody Fink of Mansfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Barbara Trenaman.
Karl was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 812 A.F. & A.M., DeLand, and the Shriners as well as a trustee of the E.F. Wildermuth Foundation. He retired from farming in 2018. Karl was a St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and loved his special pet German shepherd, Trina, and loved riding his horse, Stormy.

Monday, November 4, 2019

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David T. Richardson - Olive Branch

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of David T. Richardson, MSA


David Terry Richardson, of Crawfordsville, IN passed away October 26th, 2019, at his home.

Born January 24th, 1941, he was the son of William “Chuck” and Doris Virginia (Leban) Richardson. David married Jean Ann Thompson.

He was a hard worker, working at Link Belt Chain Division for 33 years, Indianapolis Raceway Park for 22 years, NHRA Safety Safari for many years, and Ray Russell Trucking.

David was a gentle giant and loved his family. He was very involved in numerous organizations including: American Quarter Horse Association, Fraternal Order of The Eagles at Aerie Plainfield Lodge, Grottoes of North America, AASR Northern Masonic Jurisdiction in the Valley of Danville, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Illinois at the Olive Branch Lodge, The North Worshipful Grand Lodge of AF and AM, Ansan Shriners, Shriners International, Eastern Illinois Shrine Club, Sons of the Legionnaires of Brownsburg, and he was a former member of the Moose Lodge #500. David received his MSA in 2008.

Survivors include his beloved wife: Jean Ann (Thompson) Richardson; two daughters: Theresa (Terry) Mathews, and Virginia (Beau) Dixon; four grandchildren: Amber Mathews, Brittany Moore, Sean (Brianna) Mathews, Chad (Jocelyn) Moore; seven great-grandchildren: Jayden Moore, Lexi Mathews-Dixon, D.J. Moore, Kenzlee Moore, Landyn Moore, Paisely Moore, and Brayson Moore; and one brother Larry (Donna) Richardson.

Visitation will be Saturday, November 2, 2019 from Noon to 2:00 p.m. at Flanner Buchanan, Washington Park East, 10722 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46229. Funeral Services will follow visitation.

Memorial Contributions in David’s memory can be made to: Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL 33607. Cards may be sent to Jean at 4828 E, US Highway 136, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.
 
Thus ends the record of a just and upright Mason. SO MOTE IT B

Monday, October 28, 2019

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Willis Leeotto Bird

Willis Leeotto Bird, 96, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 11:12 A.M. Monday October 28, 2019 at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Living in Hoopeston. He was born February 27, 1923 in rural Hoopeston the son of Ralph and Lottie (Lloyd) Bird. He married Annabelle Lingley on February 4, 1945, at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Hoopeston. She survives.

He is also survived by two daughters, Cathy (David) Hagon of Gibson City, IL and Connie (John) Mortonson of Green Bay, WI; one son, Jerry Bird of Fairmount, IL; 6 grandchildren, Greg Bird, Joel Bird, Michael Mortonson, Andrew Mortonson, Justin Hagon, and Jennifer Hagon; 2 great-grandchildren, Elise and Ian Mortonson; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Karen; one son, Gary; one brother, Francis Bird; and one grandson, Jeremy Bird.

Willis was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of the Hoopeston First Christian Church Disciples of Christ where he had served as an elder, trustee, and board chairman. He was also a past member of the East Lynn school board, past President of the Vermilion County Farm Bureau, and past Ward 4 Alderman in Hoopeston. Willis was a member of the Hoopeston Masonic Star Lodge #709, where he was a 32nd degree mason.

A visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Friday November 1, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL, with a masonic service beginning at 6:45 P.M. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday November 2, 2019 at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ 502 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL, with Rev. Tom Cici officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ 502 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.
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