F. Davis, 82, of Moweaqua, formerly of Mount Pulaski, died at 11
p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at St. Maryís Hospital in Decatur.
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.
will be in Lake Bank Cemetery, Mount Pulaski.
Davis was owner and operator of Davis Janitor Service.
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.
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.
was preceded in death by an infant brother.
was a member of Hillside Bethel Tabernacle in Decatur.
may be made to the donorís choice.
here to send a note of condolence to the Davis family.
Houghton, 81, of Atlanta died at 2 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at
Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at Quiram Funeral Home in
funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Liberty Baptist Church in
Minier. The Rev. John Horner will officiate.
will be in Mountjoy Cemetery, rural Atlanta.
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.
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.
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.
sister preceded her in death.
was a graduate of St. Johnís Hospital School of Nursing in
was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Minier.
contributions may be made to her church or to the American Diabetes
L. Cross, 93, of San Jose died at 11:13 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2002,
at Mason District Hospital in Havana.
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.
will be in Greenhill Cemetery, San Jose.
Cross worked as a hairdresser and as a secretary for Hanson Dairy.
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.
are two sons, Dr. Robert (and Helen) Cross of Metamora and Dr. Stan
(and Joan) Cross of Tuscola; eight grandchildren; and 21
was also preceded in death by an infant son and a sister.
was a member of San Jose United Methodist Church.
may be made to the donorís choice.
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McCray, 68, of Lincoln died at 12:37 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2002, at
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
was born Dec. 13, 1933.
arrangements are pending at Kerrigan Funeral Home in Lincoln.
Meacham, 80, of DuQuoin died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002,
at his home.
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.
will be in Sunset Memorial Park, DuQuoin.
was a carpenter and general contractor and worked in mine
served in the U.S. Army in North Africa and Europe during World War
was born March 22, 1921, in Lincoln to Herman and Mary Ryan Meacham.
He married Pauline Juhl on June 30, 1946, in New Holland.
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.
was a member of DuQuoin VFW Post 513 and DuQuoin American Legion
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.
may be made to Hospice of Perry County or the National Rifle
"Bill" Becker Sr., 73, of Lincoln died at 1:10 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
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.
funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Church in
Lincoln, with the Rev. Thomas Taylor officiating.
will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lincoln.
was a salesman for Sears Roebuck & Co., Chicago, before his
served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean
was born July 21, 1928, in Chicago to William E. and Marie Donogala
Becker. He married Marie Bueltel on May 6, 1950, in Chicago.
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.
was preceded in death by one daughter, Deborah.
was a member of Holy Family Church in Lincoln and a past grand
knight and senior knight 4th Degree of Lansing Council
may be made to Hospice of Central Illinois or the American Cancer
here to send a note of condolence to the Becker family.
Mae Loeffler, 58, of Lincoln died at 5:25 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24,
2002, in the emergency room at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
rites were accorded. There will be no visitation.
memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 1, at Holland and
Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln.
will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.
Loeffler worked at Lincoln Developmental Center.
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.
was also preceded in death by her father, Allen Gum, and her
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.
was of the Christian faith.