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Dorothy Menzel

Dorothy E. Menzel, 81, of Lincoln died at 11:58 p.m. Thursday, July 4, 2002, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 8, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Lincoln.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mrs. Menzel was a housewife.

She was born June 25, 1921, in Rector, Ark., to Charles D. and Pearl Carter Earle. She married Harry W. Menzel in Malden, Mo., in 1943. He died May 14, 2002.

Surviving are four sons, Harry Earle (and Jean) Menzel of Kankakee, David (and Pat) Menzel of Springfield, Michael (and Marsha) Menzel of Williamsville and Scott (and Wendy) Menzel of Louisville, Ky.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Lincoln and the Ruth Circle of the church.

She was a former election judge.

Memorials may be made to her church or to Logan County Food Pantry.

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Efrosini Demertzis

Efrosini Demertzis, 83, a resident of the Christian Village Nursing Home, died at 4:40 p.m. Thursday, July 4, 2002, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

Services will be at noon Monday, July 8, at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Father Anthony Tzortzis officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until noon Monday.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mrs. Demertzis was a homemaker for her family.

She was born May 20, 1919, in Salonika, Greece, to Stergios and Anastasia Tatsis. She married Apostolos Demertzis in 1943 in Salonika, Greece. He died in 1961.

Surviving are one son, Ted (and Stacy) Demertzis of Greece; one daughter, Stacie (and John) Vanos of Lincoln; daughter-in-law Cathy Demertzis of Downers Grove; and eight grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son, James Demertzis; four sisters, Chrysoula Tatsis, Evridiki Tatsis, Alexandra Tatsis and her twin, Efrosini Tatsis; and one brother, Theophilos Tatsis.

She was a member of St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago.

Memorials may be made to the family.


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Virginia Robinson

Virginia "Ginny" R. Robinson, 74, of Lincoln, died at 8:20 p.m. Thursday, July 4, 2002, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Kerrigan-Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the rosary recited at 4 p.m.

Her funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Thomas Taylor officiating.

Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mrs. Robinson was retired from St. Gobain Container Corporation.

She was born Jan. 19, 1928, in Lincoln, to Dean and Anna Verderber Logan.  She married Harry Robinson on Dec. 12, 1945, in Peoria.  He died Jan. 25, 1983.

Surviving are three sons, Michael Robinson, Steven Robinson and David Robinson, all of Lincoln; two daughters, Connie Swinford and Teresa Rekart, both of Lincoln; two sisters, Mabel Koller of Princeville and Norma Laymon of Lincoln; two brothers, Paul Logan and Edwin "Corky" Logan, both of Lincoln; 12 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.

Ten brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

She was a member of Holy Family Church and the National Railroad Camping Association.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or the Neurofibromatosis Foundation.

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Myrtle Starkey

Myrtle N. Starkey, 87, formerly of Rushville and McLean, died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, July 4, 2002, at Lincoln Christian Village Nursing Home.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at Quiram Funeral Home, Atlanta.

Funeral services will be at Quiram at 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Burial will be in McLean Cemetery.

Mrs. Starkey was a homemaker and kept her husband’s business records.

She was born Nov. 19, 1914, at Gainesboro, Tenn., to Leslie and Hattie Pippin Fox. She married Dr. Arthur Lyle "Doc" Starkey on Dec. 28, 1935, in Detroit, Mich. He survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Carolyn (and Bob) Martin of Mason City; three sons, James (and Barb) Starkey, Simla, Colo., Jerry (and Becky) Starkey of LeRoy and Jeff (and Connie) Starkey of Beardstown; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, one sister and one son, Jack.

She was a member of the Christian Church and president of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Auxiliary.

She loved making people laugh, working in her garden and having family in her home. She was loved by all who knew her and will be sadly missed.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Hope-Funks Grove Library, McLean.

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