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Marga Barden

Marga Elizabeth Barden, 92, of Lincoln died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Tom Gerdts officiating.

Burial will be in Lucas Chapel Cemetery, rural Lincoln.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Ms. Barden was born June. 3, 1909, in Logan County to Alonzo and Mary Ellen Steinhour Bates. She married Alfred Kermit Beaver in Logan County on Nov. 22, 1934. He preceded her in death in 1950.

Surviving are two daughters, Gloria Kay Anderson of Baileyton, Ala. and Eva Jane Ott of Lincoln; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was additionally preceded in death by her parents, one brother and six sisters.

She was a member of Lincoln Christian Church.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or The Harvest of Talents at Lincoln Christian Church.

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Richard Long

Richard L. Long, 60, of Mason City died at 12:20 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at his residence.

His funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City, with the Rev. Curt McCallister officiating.

Burial will be in Big Grove Cemetery in rural Mason City.

Visitation will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Long was a truck driver.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was enlisted from 1959 to 1961.

He was born Jan. 1, 1942, in Decatur to Lawrence and Mabel L. Blevins Long. He married Elaine Romer in Groveland on Oct. 16, 1993. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, James L. (and wife Wendy) Long of Lebanon, Ohio; three stepsons, Mark Romer of Mundelein, Matt Romer of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Michael Romer of Springfield; two daughters, Lisa Croteau and Mandy Croteau, both of Mason City; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a member of American Legion of Mason City and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, serving 12 years as Steward of Local No. 627.

He was an avid bowler for many years.

Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans or Hospice Care of Illinois.



John Cooper

John Walter Cooper, 62, of Mason City died at 10:40 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Assembly of God Church of Mason City, with the Revs. James Sprinkel and Jason Sprinkel officiating.

Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

After graduating from Marshalltown Community College, Cooper began a career in agriculture related jobs while living in Iowa, Minnesota and Kansas. In 1978, he began working for Pfizer Seeds (later renamed Pfizer Genetics) in Mason City and DeKalb, where he was head of the Farm Management Department. He currently was the National Accounts Manager for Garst Seed Company of Slater, Iowa, and traveled in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Deleware, and New York.

He was born Oct. 24, 1939, in Marshalltown, Iowa, to John Martin and Evelyn Sanders Cooper. He married Judy Hennesy in Toledo, Iowa, on July 7, 1961. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Jarret Cooper of San Franciso, Calif.; two daughters, Ann Cooper of Mason City and Erin Cooper of Shakopee, Minn.; and two sisters, Winifred Morgan of Hot Springs, Ark., and Chloe Ann Hill of Tama, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Mason City where he served on the Official Board since 1987 and directed Easter productions for many years.

Memorials may be made to Mason City Assembly of God Building Fund.


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