Hyde Splain, 82, of Lincoln died at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12,
2002, at the Christian Village Nursing Home.
funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Holland and Barry
Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. Larry Maffett officiating.
will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
will be in Harmony Cemetery, Beason.
Splain was a teacher.
was born July 1, 1919, in Crawfordsville, Ind., to Harry and Julie
Gwynn Hyde. She married Donald William Splain in Champaign.
are her husband, of Lincoln; four children, Julie (and Steven)
Conham of Ann Arbor, Mich., Thomas H. Splain (and Kristin Ertel) of
Lincoln, William D. Splain (and Deborah Wright) of Brooklyn Park and
Daniel L. Splain (and Linda Trapp) of Lincoln; 10 grandchildren; one
sister, Elizabeth Hyde of Champaign; and one brother, Paul Hyde of
was preceded in death by one daughter, Caroline Splain; three
sisters, Lois Hyde, Lelia Keel and Nancy Schantz; and one brother,
was a member of First United Methodist Church of Lincoln, P.E.O. and
Delta Kappa Gamma.
graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in music and
taught for a number of years at Lincoln Community High School. Later
she taught at elementary schools until retiring in 1980.
may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.
Herbert Alexander, 87, of Lincoln died at 2 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 10,
2002, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at First
United Methodist Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Larry Maffett
will be in Old Union Cemetery, Lincoln.
will be no visitation.
and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln handled arrangements.
was a lifelong grocer. He owned and operated Alexander’s Town and
Country Market in Lincoln until its closing in 1997.
was born July 25, 1914, in Lincoln to Fred C. and Anna Galford
Alexander. He married Genevieve Bear in Lincoln on Nov. 27, 1949.
surviving are two daughters, Abbie Ann Alexander of Peoria and
Sandra (and husband Greg) Komendanchik of Dehham Springs, La.; one
son, Richard W. (and wife Debra) Alexander of Libertyville; four
grandchildren; and one sister, Margaret Schildein of Chapel Hill,
was also preceded in death by one son. W. David Alexander.
attended Lincoln College and was a 1936 graduate of the University
was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church of
Lincoln. He was an Eagle Scout, a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary
International, a board member of the Food Retailers Association, and
a member of Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce, Lincoln Elks
Club, the 1953 Centennial Corp. and Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. He
was named Courier Man of the Year in 1973. He served on the Lincoln
College board of trustees and was secretary of the board.
may be made to Lincoln College.
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Jean Shaffer, 80, of Lincoln died at 11:05 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11,
2002, at her home.
will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home
funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Prairieland Christian Church
of Hartsburg with Chad Ragsdale and Wayne Shaw officiating.
will be in Zion Cemetery, Lincoln.
Shaffer taught in the elementary school at Lexington for 25 years.
was born Aug. 26, 1921, in Hartsburg to John T. and Dorothy Mae
Shirley Behrends. She married Orvil E. Shaffer on April 30, 1945, at
Corpus Christi, Texas.
are her husband, of Lincoln; two daughters, Sharol Murphy of Lincoln
and Karen Rae Rice of Flower Mound, Texas; five grandchildren; one
great-grandson; and three sisters, Marianne Wagner of Emden and
Dorothy Kay Mullins and Lois Rae Merskin, both of Lincoln.
was also preceded in death by one sister, Ramona Lee Behrends.
was a graduate of Lincoln College and of Illinois State University
was a member of Prairieland Christian Church of Hartsburg and played
the piano and organ for her church for many years. She also played
the piano for many school functions. It is said that "for her,
the song is ended, but the memories linger on."
was active in the Fun-O-Leers and the Lincoln Christian Nursing Home
was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
may be made to The Oasis senior citizens center of Lincoln, Lincoln
Christian Nursing Home or Prairieland Christian Church of Hartsburg.