United States District Court, S.D. Illinois
JUDGMENT DECREE AND ORDER DIRECTING SALE OF MORTGAGED
R. Herndon Judge.
February 6, 2017, the United States of America
("USA") commenced the above-captioned mortgage
foreclosure suit against Otis N. Gray, Sheena M. Gray,
Village of Beckemeyer, and St. Joseph's Hospital Breese.
The parcel of property in question is located in Beckemeyer,
Illinois, which lies within this Judicial District.
Defendants were properly served herein but failed to move,
answer, or otherwise plead in response to the complaint.
Based on that failure, the USA secured the Clerk's entry
of default on April 20, 2017, pursuant to Federal Rule of
Civil Procedure 55(a).
before this Court is the USA's motion for default
judgment under Rule 55(b). Having carefully reviewed the
record, the Court GRANTS the motion for default judgment (Doc
11), after FINDING as follows:
Court has jurisdiction of the parties to and subject matter
of this suit. The defendants were properly served and having
failed to answer or otherwise enter any appearance herein,
are properly defaulted.
USA, acting through the Rural Housing Service or successor
agency, United States Department of Agriculture, made a loan
to Otis N. Gray and Sheena M. Gray, secured by a mortgage
dated June 13, 2008 (Doc. 1-1, Exhibit A), in the total
principal amount of $105, 741.00. The mortgage was recorded
on June 16, 2008, in Document No. 2008R04001, Clinton County,
Illinois. The loan is evidenced by a promissory note dated
June 13, 2008 (Doc. 1-1, Exhibit B). Defendants, Otis N. Gray
and Sheena M. Gray, defaulted on the note. On November 18,
2014, the USA, acting through the United States Department of
Agriculture, Rural Development, issued notices of
acceleration (Doc. 1-1, Exhibit C).
following person/persons may have claimed an interest in the
above described property, but foreclosed from asserting
claim, if any, because of default in this action:
Otis N. Gray
Sheena M. Gray
Village of Beckemeyer
St. Joseph's Hospital Breese
virtue of the mortgage and indebtedness thereby secured, the
USA has a valid and subsisting lien as follows:
Common address: 581 Louis St., Beckemeyer, IL 62219
Lot Seven (7) and the South Twenty-Six (26) feet Three (3)
inches of Lot Eight (8) in Block “B”, of
Beckemeyer's Third Addition to the Village of Beckemeyer,
County of Clinton and State of Illinois.
Property ID No. 07-07-21-229-005
virtue of the mortgage and the indebtedness thereby secured,
as alleged in the complaint, the ...