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Mary Egermann Dumser

Mary Virginia Egermann Dumser, 83, of Lincoln died Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, at 7:30 a.m. at the Christian Village Nursing Home.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln. There will be a prayer service at 2 p.m.

Her funeral will be at 9 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lincoln, with Father Edward Higgins officiating.

Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.

She was a homemaker for her family, and for many years she worked for the Logan County Fair.

She was born in 1919 to Thomas Edward and Lena Duff. She married Joseph M. Egermann on Feb. 27, 1946, in Naperville. He died Sept. 12, 1978. Her second husband was Jack Dumser. He also preceded her in death.

She is survived by one son, Tom Egermann of Overland Park, Kan.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.

Omer Henrichsmeyer

Omer E. Henrichsmeyer, 96, of Lincoln died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at 4:55 p.m. at St. Clara's Manor.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Tom Gerdts officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Burial will be in Steenbergen Cemetery, Mount Pulaski.

Mr. Henrichsmeyer was a machinist at Caterpillar Tractor Company in Peoria before his retirement.

He was born Feb. 13, 1906, in Fayette County to Ernest William and Emma Engel Henrichsmeyer. He married Lucille Van Hook on Oct. 9, 1930, in Mount Pulaski. She died Feb. 13, 1992.

Surviving are one son, George (and wife Janet) Henrichsmeyer of Lincoln; one daughter, Edna Harmon of Lincoln; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one grandson and three brothers, Elmer, Roy and Oscar Henrichsmeyer. He was the last of his immediate family.

He was a member of Lincoln Christian Church, a 50-year member of the Boy Scouts of America and a 30-year member of the UAW-CIO.

Memorials may be made to St. Clara's Manor or Wayne J. Schall Hospice.

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Vera Pierce

Vera M. Pierce, 97, of Middletown died Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, at 3:25 a.m. at the Christian Village Nursing Home in Lincoln.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home, Lincoln.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Holland and Barry, with the Rev. Dr. Johnathan Dixon officiating.

Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Middletown.

She was born Dec. 26, 1903, to Samuel "Sandy" and Anna Henry Croft. She married Harry B. Pierce on March 1, 1929, and he died in 1968.

Surviving are four children, Patricia Ann Wittekind of Fort Wayne, Ind., Rose Ellen (and husband Jack) Cessna of Springfield, Linda Shaw of Indianapolis, Ind., and James Pierce of Chicago; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

A son-in-law, James Shaw, preceded her in death.

She had been active in the Middletown Women's Club, the American Legion Auxiliary, 40 et 8, West Side Club and the Helping Hands Society of Irish Grove Presbyterian Church, of which she was a lifetime member.

She attended Illinois State at Normal and taught at Middletown Grade School before her marriage.

Memorials may be made to the Riverton Methodist Church or the donor's choice.


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