C. "Jake" Lowe, 73, of Middletown died at 8:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at Holland
and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. William Dolan
with military rites, will be in Lawndale Cemetery.
will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the funeral home.
was a retired mechanic. He worked at Jacques Seed-Remington Seed for
served in the U.S. Army Engineering Division during the Korean War.
was born June 2, 1928, in Carlysle, Ark., to Ernest and Lillie
Stanley Lowe. He married Ruth Taylor on March 12, 1949, in Lincoln.
Lowe are his wife, of Middletown; two daughters, Cheryl Daniels of
Middletown and Jacqueline Kelly of Naples, Fla.; two sons, Robert
and Marion Lowe, both of Middletown; 14 grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; one sister, Hazel Brouch of Lincoln; and one
brother, Ward Brining of Lincoln.
was preceded in death by one sister, Mildred Morton, and one
great-granddaughter, Taylor Jo Kelly.
was a member of Lincoln Hill Free Methodist Church and of the
American Legion in Nashville, Tenn.
may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Y. Dawson, 37, of Lincoln died at 12:37 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001,
at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Second
Baptist Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Glenn Shelton officiating.
will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.
will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in
Dawson was a correctional officer at Logan Correctional Center for
was born Jan. 8, 1964, in Chicago to Samuel and Annie Mae Hoskins
Butler. She married Alexander Dawson on Dec. 13, 1991, in Lincoln.
surviving are two children, Paris R. Williams and Dominique D.
Dawson, both of Lincoln; one sister, Frankie Luckett of Country Club
Hills; and three brothers, Jamie Butler of Springfield and Raymond
Butler and Sammie Lee Butler, both of Chicago; and her mother.
was preceded in death by her father.
was a member of Second Baptist Church in Lincoln for 16 years.
may be made to the church’s building fund.
J. Elam, 88, of Lincoln died at 8:01 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Kerrigan
Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. Carroll Richards officiating.
will be in Zion Cemetery, Lincoln.
will be from noon until 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Elam was a homemaker.
was born April 25, 1913, in Flatwood, Mo., to Russell and Susan
Chastine Phillips. She married Earl Elam on April 25, 1930, in
Lebanon, Mo. He died Dec. 20, 1965.
are one son, Loyd Elam of Lincoln; six grandchildren; 15
great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; one brother,
Clifton Phillips of Havana; and one sister, Edith Reeves of Lebanon,
was also preceded in death by one daughter, one grandson, one sister
and one brother.
may be made to the donor’s choice.
graveside service for Sara C. Sparks will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.
23, at Holy Cross Cemetery, Lincoln. The Rev. Thomas Taylor will
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sparks died at age 95 on Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at St. Clara's Manor
was a housewife.
was born Dec. 15, 1905, in Lincoln to Joseph and Sarah McGarity
Quinn. She married Wilbur C. "Pete" Sparks on Nov. 16,
1929, in Auburn. He died July 2, 1959.
are two daughters, Sarah A. "Sally" (and husband Benjamin)
Velasco of San Diego, Calif., and Linda (and Jack) Barrick of
Lincoln; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
was also preceded in death by one son, two brothers and three
was a member of Holy Family Church in Lincoln and St. Catherine
LaBourne in San Diego, Calif.
Sparks was an accomplished pianist and accompanied the Harry Ryan
Orchestra for the first broadcast of WBBM radio, on Feb. 6, 1924, at
the Atlas family home in Lincoln.
may be made to St. Clara's Manor or Community Action.
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E. Nimke, 87, of Lincoln died at 9:43 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001,
at St. Clara’s Manor.
memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at Zion Lutheran
Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. William Adam and the Rev. Mark
will be no visitation.
are being handled by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in
was a bridge builder and road supervisor for Cullinan for 23 years.
was born May 16, 1914, in Varna to Fred and Emma Bade Nimke. He
married Ruth Kuntzi on Aug. 30, 1940, in Wenona.
Nimke are his wife, of Lincoln; two sons, James (and wife Connie)
Nimke of Chatham and Alan Nimke of Ocala, Fla.; four grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.
was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Lincoln and Carpenters Union
may be made to his church.
here to send a note of condolence to the Nimke family.
A. Whitley, 94, of Mason City died at 5:06 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17,
2001, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Hurley Funeral Home
in Mason City, with the Rev. Robert Paddack officiating.
will be in Oakford Cemetery, Oakford.
will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the funeral home.
was a meat cutter for many years. He worked at several places in
Mason City. He was born Sept. 11, 1907, in Oakford to George A. and
LuElla Pedigo Whitley. He married Mary Belle Hill on Nov. 28, 1927,
in Petersburg. She died June 22, 1985.
are one sister, Gladys L. Aper of Hartsburg, and several nieces and
was also preceded in death by two sons, Allan and infant son Elmer;
three brothers; and two sisters.
was a member of the Over 55 Club in Mason City.
contributions may be made to Mason City Area Nursing Home.
F. "Granny" Broughton, 98, died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.
16, 2001, at St. Clara’s Manor in Lincoln.
funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. Larry Maffett officiating.
will be in Union Cemetery, Lincoln.
will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.
Broughton and her husband owned and operated Harold’s Furniture
and Linoleum in Lincoln for 30 years.
was born April 3, 1903, in Logan County to Asa J. and Lillian Carson
French. She married Harold V. Broughton on Aug. 9, 1922, in Mount
Pulaski. He died June 13, 1987.
are one son, Richard "Dick" W. (and wife Ginny) Broughton
of Lincoln; one daughter, Gladys Bailey of Heath, Ohio; 10
grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Helen
Martin and Anna Hessner, both of Lincoln, and Alice McKenzie of
was also preceded in death by one son, Robert H. Broughton; one
daughter, Julia M. Broughton; one granddaughter, Jill M. Broughton;
one great-granddaughter, Kara Broughton; and one grandson, Harold
was a member of First United Methodist Church of Lincoln and Willing
Workers of the church. She was a charter member of Zonta Club and
the Emblem Club.
may be made to the donor’s choice.
here to send a note of condolence to the Broughton family.