Stephen Morehead

Stephen C. Morehead, 59, of Lincoln died at 7:35 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2001, at his home.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Tim Searby officiating.

Burial, with military honors, will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Visitation was 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Morehead worked in law enforcement throughout his life. He was employed by the Illinois Department of Corrections for 26 years and retired as Chief of the Jail and Detention Standard. He previously worked for the Lincoln Police Department, served as a deputy for the Logan County Sheriff’s Office and worked in the Investigative Division of the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office. After retirement, he served as a part-time court bailiff and as courthouse security for Logan County.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1968 in the Criminal Intelligence Division.

He was born April 24, 1942, in Lincoln to Milo D. and Mary Catherine (King) Morehead. He married Mary Rose (Hickey) McCain on May 4, 1971, in Lincoln.

Surviving are his wife, of Lincoln; his mother, of Lincoln; one son, Aaron (Sara) McCain of Lincoln; one granddaughter, Molly McCain of Lincoln; two brothers, Milo D. Morehead of Springfield and Donald K. Morehead of Salem, Ore; and two stepbrothers, Robert Milleville of Springfield and Donald Milleville of St. Peters, Mo.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mount Pulaski.

Memorials may be made to the police memorial for the state of Illinois. Morehead was very involved in that project.

Don Routson

Don Sherril Routson, 69, of New Holland died at 4:40 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2001, at his home.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Tom Gerdts officiating. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Routson was a carpenter. He worked through the Carpenter’s Union of Lincoln.

He was born July 29, 1931, in Lincoln to Clifford McKinley and Neva Marie (Shull) Routson. He married Phyllis Stiles on June 1, 1957, in Mount Pulaski.

Surviving Routson are his wife, in New Holland; two sons, Mark and Doug Routson, both of Lincoln; four grandchildren, Laura Beth Routson, Jason Lee Routson, Darrin James Routson and Conner Douglas Routson; and one sister, Marcella Wilson of Lincoln.

He was a member of Lincoln Christian Church and Gold Wing Road Runners Association, Chapter "P," of Lincoln.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association.


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Clara Hedrick

Clara Jean Hedrick, 65, of Lincoln died at 8:45 a.m. Sunday, May 27, 2001, at her home.

A memorial service will be Wednesday, May 30, at CJ’s Restaurant in Emden. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at the restaurant.

Mrs. Hedrick owned CJ’s Restaurant in Emden.

She was born June 21, 1935, in Lincoln to George and Maude Elizabeth (Loeffler) Hartzell Sr. She married Edward Leckrone on April 7, 1951, in Clinton. She later married Floyd Hedrick in Lincoln on Oct. 25, 1966.

Surviving are her husband, Floyd Hedrick, of Lincoln; six sons, Michael (Jo) Leckrone of Springfield, Robert (Sheri) Leckrone of Palm Springs, Calif., Tommy (Juanita) Hedrick of Eugene, Ore., and Vayne Leckrone, Kevin Durhan and Mark Hedrick, all of Lincoln; four daughters, Brenda (Alan) Rout of Evergreen, Colo., Debbie (Danny) McCain of Emden, Lori (Paul) Strecknor of Lincoln and Gitana Young of Lincoln; 18 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one son-in-law.

She was of the Presbyterian faith.

She was a 45-year member of the Eagles Lodge 2708.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Mabel Parker

Mabel D. Parker, 83, of Lincoln, formerly of Alton, died at 10:35 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2001, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

Cremation rites will be accorded and private graveside services will be at Valhalla Cemetery in Godfrey at a later date. There will be no visitation.

Kerrigan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Parker was a storekeeper for Alton Mental Health in Alton. Previously, she was a beautician.

She was born Aug. 8, 1917, in Alton to John and Mabel (Gillis) Scroggins. She married Victor H. Parker on April 19, 1936, in Alton. He died May 16, 1976.

Surviving are two sons, Victor Parker of Arnold, Calif., and J.R. Parker of Lincoln; 10 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; and one sister, Doris Nottoli of Glendale Ariz.

She was also preceded in death by one grandson.


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