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Roy McDaniel

Roy I. McDaniel, 87, of Mason City died at 10:35 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, at the Christian Village in Lincoln.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City.

His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church of Mason City, with the Rev. William Boyce officiating.

Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Petersburg.

McDaniel was a lineman for Menard Electric Co-op.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He was born Nov. 9, 1914, at Horse Branch, Ky., to Alonzo and Rosa Seaton McDaniel. He married Stella Chaffin on Sept. 21, 1946, in Petersburg. She died Feb. 18, 2001.

Surviving are two sons, Joe (and wife Pat) McDaniel of Peoria and Larry (and Toni) McDaniel of Mason City; two daughters, Virginia McDaniel of Maryland and Alice (and Mark) Tebben of Tennessee; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was a member of First Christian Church of Mason City, Odd Fellows Lodge, Mason City Optimist Club and American Legion Jackson Keen Post 496 in Mason City.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimerís unit at the Christian Village in Lincoln.


Harold Simpson

Harold D. Simpson, 75, of Lincoln died at 6:04 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, at St. Johnís Hospital in Springfield.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. Leslie Bradshaw officiating.

Private burial of ashes will be at Mount Pulaski Cemetery at a later date.

Simpson retired from UPS in Decatur in 1976.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and served in the Pacific Theatre.

He was born March 8, 1926, in Mackinaw to Clifford and Hazel Vannoy Simpson. He married Jacqueline Moriearty on Sept. 22, 1946, in Logan County.

Surviving are his wife, of Lincoln; two children, Shawn Simpson of Lincoln and Gay Boward (and David) of Lincoln; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Roscoe Simpson (and Doris) of Waverly, Iowa; and one sister, Ann McMillan (and Richard) of Normal.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, one brother and two great-grandchildren.

He was a member of Unity Church of Springfield and the VFW in Lincoln.


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Joann K. Renken

Joann Kathryn Renken, 68, of rural Mason City, died at 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at her home.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at St. Lukeís Lutheran Church, rural San Jose, with the Rev. Marvin Lorenz officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.

Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery.

Mrs. Renken was a homemaker.

She was born May 9, 1933, in rural San Jose to Fred D. and Hazel Hindahl Handke. She married Raymond M. Renken on Jan. 30, 1955, at St. Luke ís Lutheran Church, San Jose. He survives.

Also surviving are three sons, John (and wife Nancy) Renken of Mason City, Keven Renken (and Bill Myerholtz) of Tampa, Fla., and Tim (and Paula) Renken of Washington, Ill.; two daughters, Laurie (and husband Jack) Bishop of Lincoln and Deanna (and Leonard) Hart of Stafford, Va.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers, James Henry Handke of Colorado and Robert Lester Hanke of San Jose.

She was preceded in death by one brother.

She was a member of St. Luke ís Lutheran Church of rural San Jose, a past member of the Martha Mary Ladies Aid and a past member of Mason County Pork Producers.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Illinois, St. Lukeís Lutheran Church, AIDS research, American Cancer Society or Alzheimerís research.


Carolyn Hunter

Carolyn Jean Hunter, 60, of Lincoln died at 10:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Her funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, with Jon Rose officiating.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

She was born Aug. 22, 1941, in Lincoln to Robert E. and Mabel Robbins Miller.

Surviving are one son, Dean Keith (and wife Kay) Hunter of Broadwell; one daughter, Jeanna Hunter (and husband Robert Rosene) of DeKalb; four grandchildren, Deana and Kara Hunter of Broadwell and Allison and Rachel Hunter-Rosene of DeKalb; and one brother, Robert E. Miller Jr. of Lincoln.

She was a member of Master Gardeners of Lincoln and Bloomington Quilt Club.

Memorials may be made to Master Gardeners of Lincoln.

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