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Sunday, February 28, 2010 Mourns the Passing of Raymond North

Raymond S. North, 79, Clinton, died at 4 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 24, 2010) at the Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Farmer City.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial will be in Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Raymond was born Aug. 27, 1929, in Clinton, the son of Ray and Clara Joy North. He married Marilyn Jean Zirkle on May 24, 1948, in Clinton.

Surviving are his wife, Marilyn North, Clinton; one daughter, Lynda (Ray) Klinger, Stroudsburg, Pa.; one son, Kirby (Shellie) North, Clinton; brothers and sisters, Herbert (Donna) North, Paul North, Rose (Charlie) Wilson and Bernard (Pat) North, all of Clinton; and Bernadine (Lawrence) Toohill, Heyworth; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was the Uncle of his namesake Raymond Toohill, a Wapella community leader.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Raymond owned and operated North Fertilizer in Clinton for 57 years. He was a member of First Christian Church in Clinton, the National Fertilizer Association, Illinois Fertilizer Association and DeWitt County Pheasants Forever. He was a charter member of Mid State Coin and Antique Club and Ducks Unlimited.

All flags 1/2 mast please for U.S. Navy veteran Raymond North.

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Raymond always greeted me the same way each time he would say with a smile "now which one of the toohill's might you be" i'm sure he always knew but just wanted to see how i would answer.

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