Martha Jeanette Colter
Martha Jeanette Colter, 95, of Normal passed away at 1:15 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.
Her funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Mennonite Church of Normal with Rev.Tim Schrag officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery in Bloomington. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the Mennonite Church of Normal. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Mennonite Church.
Jeanette was born Nov. 16, 1917, in Downs, the daughter of Charles L. and Bernice Teter Phillips. She married Melvin “Cy” Colter on April 27, 1940, in Burlington, Iowa. He passed away Jan. 21, 1987.
She is survived by her sister Edna Fox of Peterborough, N.H.; two children, son David (Wilma) Colter of Hopedale and Mary (Joe) Jantze of Normal; two granchildren, Joe (Rachelle) Springer of Hopedale and Doug (Mary) Springer of Hopedale; five great-grandchildren, Claire and Ellen Springer of Hopedale and Jacqueline, Katherine and Joseph Springer of Hopedale; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
Jeanette was a member of the Mennonite Church of Normal and was active in Mennonite Women, Music and Christian Education. She was a member of Dry Grove Home Extension and the Garfield School Club. Jeanette was also a member of the Women’s Club of Bloomington-Normal and Christian Women’s Connection. She was a former secretary at the Mennonite School of Nursing for 25 years before retiring in 1985.
Willard C. Lage
Willard C. Lage, 97, of The Villages, Fla., formerly of Bloomington and Normal died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at Cornerstone Hospice in The Villages, Fla.
His funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Park Hill Mausoleum in Bloomington with Elder Ron Hill officiating. Entombment will follow at the mausoleum. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Monday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home in Bloomington. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cornerstone Hospice, 601 Casa Bella, The Villages, FL 32162, or Second Presbyterian Church in Bloomington.
Willard was born April 16, 1915, at Anchor, Ill., the son of Carl A. and Marie Hoffman Lage. He married Martha J.Craig on Jan. 5, 1947 at Bloomington, IL. She survives.
Also surviving is his sister Cleo Korte of Bloomington; a daughter, Debra J. (Larry) Johnson of Howey in the Hills, Fla.,; daughter-in-law, Kathleen (Dennis) Lage-Meeks of Bloomington; three granddaughters, Kristin (Mark) Gardner of Gainesville, Fla., Kelsi (Gregory) Bardwell of Oviedo, Fla., and Michelle (Paul) Richardson of LeRoy; four great grandchildren, Tyler Walsh and Abby Richardson and Wyatt and Miles Bardwell.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son Douglas C. Lage; three brothers, Rodell, Wayne and Arnold Lage; and three sisters Esther Benway, LaVerne Frankeberger and Bess Bielfeldt.
Willard was a member of Second Presbyterian Church in Bloomington, where he had served on the board of ushers for many years. He was also a member of the American Legion Post at Anchor and the McLean County Farm Bureau. He was a U.S. Army veteran of W.W. II, serving with the 738th field artillery battalion. Willard worked for the National Bank of Bloomington for 38 years, beginning in bookkeeping and retiring as Vice President on March 1984.
Roger V. McDevitt
Roger V. McDevitt, 65, of Bloomington passed away at 5:48 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home in Chenoa. Cremation will be accorded following the visitation. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Roger was born Jan. 10, 1948, in Pontiac, the son of Vernon and Flora Pike McDevitt. He married Janet Petree on July 11, 1970 in Saunemin. She survives.
He is survived by his wife Janet and their two daughters; Lindsey McDevitt and Erin McDevitt both of Bloomington; three grandsons, Carlitos and Alejandro Bernal and Jaylen McDevitt; mother-in-law Rosemarie Petree of Pontiac; and sister Carol McDevitt of Pontiac.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Roger is a veteran of the United States Army serving from 1968-1970. He worked for Seibert Incorporated in Chenoa for 35 years. He then retired from State Farm where he worked in security. Roger loved muscles cars and was a loyal fan of the Chicago Bears. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandboys.