is the place to advertise

Call (217) 732-7443
or e-mail 

All Things



Because you care,
we do too.

123 S. Lafayette, Mt. Pulaski

(217) 792-5532

Tell a friend about

Lincoln Daily

Barbara Newman

Barbara Newman, 65, of Lincoln died at 5:27 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at St. John's Hospice North in Springfield.

Her funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Holland and Barry Funeral Home, Lincoln.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Newman was an office associate at Lincoln Developmental Center for 35 years. She retired Aug. 1.

She was born July 5, 1936, in Oakland, Calif., to Cecil and Myrtle Myers. She married Max E. Newman on Oct. 24, 1969, in Lincoln. He survives.

Also surviving are her mother, of Auburn, Wash.; two sons, Harvey (and wife Tana) Lane of Gurley, Ala., and Bill Lane of Florida; two stepsons, Max E. Newman Jr. of North Dartmouth, Mass., and Mark E. Newman of Fairhaven, Mass.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert (and Jeanette) Myers of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Ron (and Fran) Myers of Puyallup, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was a member of Moose Lodge, Fraternal Order of Eagles and American Legion Auxiliary. She attended Jefferson Street Christian Church.

Memorials may be made to the Cancer Fund.

Donald List

Donald W. List, 82, of Springfield died at 11:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at his home.

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City, with Pastor Philip Chiles officiating.

Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery. American Legion Jackson Keene Post 496 will conduct graveside military rites.

Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.

List managed Grandy Lumber Company in Mason City and was a former owner and operator of Mason City Ready Mix.

He was a U.S. Army first lieutenant 10th MT Division in World War II.

He was born Sept. 5, 1919, in Easton to Harold M. and Grace Ringland List. He married Mardelle Fink on Dec. 20, 1942, at Mason City United Methodist Church. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Larry (and wife Carol) List of Knoxville, Tenn.; one daughter, Linda (and Hal) Langenbahn of Springfield; four grandchildren, David (and Debbie) List, Leesa (and David) Penn, Sarah (and Joe) Stanley and Jessica (and Jason) Boesdorfer; two stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and one sister, RosElla (and Don) Blessman.

He was a former member of Mason City Rotary, a volunteer fireman in Mason City, a former member of Mason City United Methodist Church and later a member of Lighthouse Community Church in Springfield.

He received two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star in the military service.

Memorials may be made to Lighthouse Community Church, 3001 Montvale Drive, Suite C, Springfield, IL 62704 or to Hospice Care of Illinois.

[to top of second column]

Helen Leinweber

Helen Marie Leinweber, 86, of Mason City died at 11:07 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at her home.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Christ Lutheran Church in Mason City, with the Rev. Robert Martinek officiating.

Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City.

Mrs. Leinweber farmed with her husband for many years in Mason County. She later worked for Dr. Henry Maxfield in Mason City and for the state of Illinois. She also owned and operated Mason City Implement with her husband.

She was born May 22, 1915, in Mason City to George William and Cora McDaniel Shawgo. She married George E. Leinweber on May 9, 1936, in Farmer City. He died Sept. 28, 1964.

Surviving are two daughters, Dolores (and husband James) Curry of Mason City and Janet (and John) Cunningham of Mason City; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother.

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Mason City and of the Mason County Home Education Association.

Memorial contributions may be made to her church.

Vernita Downing

Vernita Leathers Downing, 83, of Lincoln died at 4:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at St. Clara’s Manor Nursing Home.

Her funeral service will be at Kerrigan Funeral Home in Lincoln at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Tom Gerdts will officiate.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Kerrigan.

Mrs. Downing was a payroll clerk for the former Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. in Lincoln. She retired in 1986 after 23 years of employment.

She was born March 15, 1918, in Decatur to James and Lennie Smart Hart. She married Verlen "Babe" Leathers on Oct. 11, 1936, in Peoria. He died Jan. 15, 1977. She then married Morgan Downing on Oct. 4, 1980, in Lincoln. He died April 20, 1986.

Surviving are two sons, Ronald (and wife Carole) Leathers of Lincoln and James (and Dee) Leathers of Mead, Wash.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

She was a member of Lincoln Christian Church, Lincoln Woman’s Club, Lincoln Elks Emblem Club and the Eagles Auxiliary in Lincoln.

Memorials may be made to Elks Crippled Children’s Fund, Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation or St. Clara’s Manor Nursing Home.


Back to top


News | Sports | Business | Rural Review | Teaching & Learning | Home and Family | Tourism | Obituaries

Community | Perspectives | Law & Courts | Leisure Time | Spiritual Life | Health & Fitness | Letters to the Editor