Florence Johnson

Florence F. Johnson, 84, of rural Lincoln died at 2:20 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at her home.

Graveside funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at New Union Cemetery in Lincoln, with the Rev. Darby Lawrence officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Kerrigan Funeral Home, Lincoln, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker.

She was born Nov. 12, 1915, to William and Ida (Leesman) Amberg. She married Lloyd Johnson on Aug. 27, 1938, in Hannibal, Mo. He died in June of 1983.

Surviving are two daughters, Glenda Downing and Nancy Thompson, both of Lincoln; one son, Teddy Johnson of Lincoln; two granddaughters; one great-grandson; and one sister, Mabel Amberg of Lincoln.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to her church, Immanuel Lutheran in Lincoln.


Bernice Kohler

Bernice M. Kohler, 80, of DeWitt County Nursing Home in Hallsville, died at 10:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at the nursing home.

A graveside committal of ashes will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at New Union Cemetery in Lincoln. There is no visitation.

Mrs. Kohler was a homemaker and was a cook for many years at the Cottage Cafe in Lincoln.

She was born March 21, 1920, at Campbellsville, Ky., to Obie and Jessie May (Brockman) Spurling. She married Philip S. Kohler on Sept. 12, 1943, at St. Joseph, Mo. He survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Dorothy Jean Spurling Krotz of Lincoln; one granddaughter, Tammi Deilkes of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three great-grandchildren, Aaron, Darin and Kristina Deilkes, all of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and three sisters, Lucille Mallinson and Geneva Ingram of Lincoln and Thelma Rehder of Keokuk, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Carl, Merlin and James Patrick Spurling; four sisters, Elsie Snow, Leola Bosley, Hazel Sapp and Margarite; and two granddaughters, Gina Marie Krotz and Pamela Jean Krotz.

She was of the Methodist faith.



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Esther Donnan

Esther Donnan, 77, of Macomb, Mich., formerly of Lincoln, died on Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at her sister’s home in Macomb, Mich.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 2, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Steven Bird officiating.

Burial will be in Laenna Cemetery, Chestnut.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday before the service at Holy Family Church. A prayer service will be at 5:45 Friday evening.

Mrs. Donnan was a homemaker.

She was born Sept. 15, 1922, in Casco Township, Mich., to George and Laura (Zimmerman) Riedel. She married Alvin L. Donnan in Detroit, Mich., on April 23, 1949. He died June 10, 1998.

Surviving are five sisters, Mary (and Ted) Kitchen of Mancelona, Mich., Doris (and Bob) Schuler of Cheboygan, Mich., Ruth Ann (and Stan) Bobula of Harrisburg, Pa., Joyce (and Harold) Dean of Copac, Mich., and Donna (and Roger) Gardella of Macomb, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers.

She was a member of Holy Family Church in Lincoln.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Hospice.



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