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Frances Davis

Frances F. Davis, 82, of Moweaqua, formerly of Mount Pulaski, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at St. Maryís Hospital in Decatur.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 4, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski, with Pastor Don Horath officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service, at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Lake Bank Cemetery, Mount Pulaski.

Mrs. Davis was owner and operator of Davis Janitor Service.

She was born June 11, 1919, in Mount Pulaski to Thomas and Mabel Roberts Howe. She married Earl Edwards in Palmyra, Mo., in 1939. Later she married Charles L. Davis, on Jan. 23, 1956, in Decatur.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Davis of Moweaqua; two sons, Thomas W. Davis of Moweaqua and Eugene R. (and Pam) Davis of Decatur; two daughters, Joyce Ann Ellison of Decatur and Earlene Kay Sarver of Venice, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Virgie Deavers of North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by an infant brother.

She was a member of Hillside Bethel Tabernacle in Decatur.

Memorials may be made to the donorís choice.

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Opal Houghton

Opal Houghton, 81, of Atlanta died at 2 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at Quiram Funeral Home in Atlanta.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Liberty Baptist Church in Minier. The Rev. John Horner will officiate.

Burial will be in Mountjoy Cemetery, rural Atlanta.

Mrs. Houghton worked as a licensed practical nurse at Bartmannís Nursing Home, Atlanta; Christian Nursing Home, Lincoln; Hopedale Medical Complex, Hopedale; and several years as Dr. Langís office nurse in Armington.

She was born Dec. 2, 1920, at Warrensburg, Mo., to Reed and Hattie Cox McMurry. She married Delmar D. Houghton on Dec. 10, 1937, in Warrensburg, Mo. He survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Darlene Fulk of Springfield; two sons, John (and Kristina) Houghton of St. Louis, Mo., and Daryl (and Ann) Houghton of Millsboro, Del.; and three grandchildren, Lori Wright, Robert Houghton and Kelly Houghton.

One sister preceded her in death.

She was a graduate of St. Johnís Hospital School of Nursing in Springfield.

She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Minier.

Memorial contributions may be made to her church or to the American Diabetes Association.


Mary Cross

Mary L. Cross, 93, of San Jose died at 11:13 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at Mason District Hospital in Havana.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at Hurley Funeral Home in San Jose, with the Rev. Cindy Rettig officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, San Jose.

Mrs. Cross worked as a hairdresser and as a secretary for Hanson Dairy.

She was born Oct. 18, 1908, at Harness to Fred and Estelle Vandervort McCullough. She married Lyle M. Cross on June 1, 1929, in San Jose. He died Dec. 31, 1997.

Surviving are two sons, Dr. Robert (and Helen) Cross of Metamora and Dr. Stan (and Joan) Cross of Tuscola; eight grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by an infant son and a sister.

She was a member of San Jose United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to the donorís choice.

 

 

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Paul McCray

Paul McCray, 68, of Lincoln died at 12:37 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2002, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

He was born Dec. 13, 1933.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Kerrigan Funeral Home in Lincoln.


John Meacham

John Meacham, 80, of DuQuoin died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at his home.

Visitation will be at the Neal-McClure Funeral Home in DuQuoin on Friday, March 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until the service, which will be at 1:30 p.m. in the Neal-McClure Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Darwin Schrader and David Jewell will officiate.

Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, DuQuoin.

Meacham was a carpenter and general contractor and worked in mine construction.

He served in the U.S. Army in North Africa and Europe during World War II.

He was born March 22, 1921, in Lincoln to Herman and Mary Ryan Meacham. He married Pauline Juhl on June 30, 1946, in New Holland.

Surviving are his wife, Pauline Meacham of DuQuoin; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Bonnie Meacham of Chester and Bill and Nadine Meacham of Edwardsville; three daughters and one son-in-law, Donna Meacham of Springfield, Jo Ellyn and Robert Grove of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Sandra Meacham of DuQuoin; four grandchildren, Matt of Chester, Ann and Mike of Edwardsville, and Casey of Fairbanks, Alaska; and one sister, Mary Hurley of Lincoln.

He was a member of DuQuoin VFW Post 513 and DuQuoin American Legion Post 647.

An avid hunter and fisherman, he was active in the Franklin County Beagle Club, the DuQuoin Bass Club and the National and Illinois State Rifle Associations.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Perry County or the National Rifle Association.


William Becker Sr.

William "Bill" Becker Sr., 73, of Lincoln died at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. The rosary will be said at 4:30 p.m.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Thomas Taylor officiating.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lincoln.

Becker was a salesman for Sears Roebuck & Co., Chicago, before his retirement.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean War.

He was born July 21, 1928, in Chicago to William E. and Marie Donogala Becker. He married Marie Bueltel on May 6, 1950, in Chicago.

Surviving Becker are his wife, of Lincoln; one daughter, Judith Alberts of Lincoln; one son, William (and Dawn) Becker Jr. of Sullivan; one granddaughter, Melissa Alberts of Saffern, N.Y.; four grandsons, Timothy Alberts of Lexington Park, Md., Allen Becker of Champaign, and Nathan and Ryan Becker of Sullivan; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Deborah.

He was a member of Holy Family Church in Lincoln and a past grand knight and senior knight 4th Degree of Lansing Council 3540.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Central Illinois or the American Cancer Society.

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Elsie Loeffler

Elsie Mae Loeffler, 58, of Lincoln died at 5:25 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, in the emergency room at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

Cremation rites were accorded. There will be no visitation.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 1, at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mrs. Loeffler worked at Lincoln Developmental Center.

She was born Oct. 18, 1943, in Springfield. She married Rocky Squaire, and he preceded her in death. She married John W. Loeffler on April 18, 1972, in Lincoln. He died Jan. 29, 1998.

She was also preceded in death by her father, Allen Gum, and her stepmother, Bernice.

Surviving are one son, Michael Gum of Beaver Dam, Wis.; a stepson, Randy Squaire of Lincoln; 10 grandchildren; one brother, Tom Gum of Mechanicsburg; and one sister, Ann Smith of Florida. She was raising her grandson Allen Michael Giles like her own son.

She was of the Christian faith.

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