Cecelia Lynn Clinkenbeard

March 15, 1958 - May 23, 2013
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Loving Wife, Mother, Sister, Aunt, and Friend

Cecelia “Lynn” Clinkenbeard, 55, of Belvidere, died in her home Thursday, May 23, 2013, surrounded by her family. Born March 15, 1958 in Sycamore, daughter of Robert and Thelma (Banet) Montgomery. Married Calvin Clinkenbeard on July 17, 1976 in Genoa. For the past 7 years Lynn worked as a para-professional for the Belvidere school district working with special needs students. She enjoyed flower arranging and making ribbons for weddings, gardening, and traveling. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff and nurses with OSF St. Anthony Cancer Center and Heartland Hospice for their compassionate care for Lynn. She is survived by her loving husband Calvin; daughter Karen (Chris) Doyle of Rockford; son Charles of Belvidere; sisters Barbara Parisot of Kirkland and Joan (DeWaine) Judkins of Sycamore; several nieces and nephews; and several relatives on the Clinkenbeard side of the family. Predeceased by her parents, brothers James and Gregory Montgomery, and brother-in-law Don Parisot.

In lieu of flowers donations may be given to the family for a memorial to be established in Lynn’s name.

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Memorial service 1 PM, Wednesday, May 29, 2013 in Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere. Memorial visitation from 11 AM to time of service in the funeral home. Cremation rites have been accorded.


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Born: March 15, 1958
Died: May 23, 2013

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Diane Baird posted on 5/25/13

I worked with Lynn at South and BHS. I loved her. What a wonderful, strong woman she was. I will miss her dearly. Prayers and sympathy to all of her family. God's blessings......


Kathy Mechler posted on 5/25/13

Our heart goes out to the family in this time of sorrow. Mrs. Clinkenbeard meant so much to the students she touched. Keep your memories close until you meet again. May God grant you peace.


Dale Crittenden posted on 5/26/13

So sorry to hear of Lynn's passing. She was a wonderful woman. Our thughts and prayers are with you all.


Theresa Waters Berquist posted on 5/26/13

Calvin and family- My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Sue (Harms) Pelikan posted on 5/26/13

Dear Cal and Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Lynn was always such a sweet person. I can't imagine how much you'll miss her, but heaven has another angel!


kenny freeman posted on 5/28/13

I am sorry for your loss. What a joy it was to be around you guys. My prayers to your family.


Sandra Jankovich posted on 5/29/13

So Sorry for your loss.