• Margaret Becherer, 75, Alexandria, Va., formerly of Lincoln (obituary to be posted)

  • Dana Butler, 42, Wilmington, Del., formerly of Mason City (obituary to be posted)

  • Frances Davis, 82, Moweaqua, formerly of Mount Pulaski

  • Paul McCray, 68, Lincoln

  • Edna Sackman, 83, Mason City


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Edna Sackman

Edna Mae Sackman, 83, of Mason City died at 1:04 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2002, at Mason District Hospital in Havana.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 4, at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana, with the Rev. Frieda Foland officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Burial will be in Summum Cemetery, Summum.

Mrs. Sackman was a dietitian at the hospital in Havana.

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Memorial contributions may be made to Rebecca Lodge in Lewiston or to Mason District Hospital, Havana.

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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Paul McCray

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

Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 4, at Kerrigan Funeral Home in Lincoln.

His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kerrigan, with the Rev. Clyde Shreve officiating.

Cremation will follow the funeral.

McCray was a retired truck driver. He had also worked in construction for the state of Illinois.

He was born Dec. 13, 1933, in Lincoln to Walter and Flossie Russell McCray. He married Lucia Compton on June 22, 1961, in Wapella.

Surviving are one son, Kevin McCray of Robinson; one daughter, Kathy Lercher of Lincoln; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, LeRoy and Kenneth McCray of Lincoln and Harold McCray of Canyon Lake, Texas; and two sisters, Norma Anderson of Lincoln and Betty Heckler of Riverton.

He was preceded in death by one daughter and one brother.

He was a member of the Teamsters and the American Motorcycle Association.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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