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Elsie Carter

Elsie Carter, 84, of Mount Pulaski, died Monday, April 28, 2003, at 5:15 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski, and her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Carol Andricks and Bill Shanle will officiate at the service.

Burial will be in Steenbergen Cemetery, Mount Pulaski.

Mrs. Carter was a high school commerce teacher.

She was born June 1, 1918, at Deer Creek to Leonard and Salome Dillard Gossmeyer. She married Wesley Carter in Goodfield on June 27, 1948.

Surviving are her husband, of Mount Pulaski; one son, John (and Lin) Carter of Decatur; two granddaughters, Tina (and Casey) Arvin of Clearwater, Fla., and Gina (and Ryan) Bazemore of Clearwater, Fla.; two grandsons, David Ricketts of Decatur and Derek Ricketts of Sarasota, Fla.; and two great-grandchildren, Ally Arvin of Clearwater, Fla., and Mason Ricketts of Maroa.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Mount Pulaski and the Mount Pulaski Women's Club.

Memorials may be made to Vonderlieth Living Center, First United Methodist Church of Mount Pulaski and the American Heart Association.

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Gloria Appel Fry

Gloria Jane Fry, 58, who grew up in Lincoln, died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at 11:25 p.m. Her father was L.H. Appel.

Visitation will be Wednesday at Pyke-Calloway Funeral Home, 1217 E. Spring St., New Albany, Ind., from 4 to 8 p.m. Eastern time.

On Thursday there will be open visitation from noon (Eastern time) until the 2 p.m. funeral service at Northside Christian Academy, 2801 Grant Line Road, New Albany, Ind. [Click here for maps and directions from Lincoln.]

Burial will be in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany, Ind.

Robert Zimmerman

Robert Lee Zimmerman, 75, of San Jose died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at 11:17 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at San Jose United Methodist Church. A Masonic service will follow at 7:30 p.m. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, with the Rev. Adam Corzine officiating.

Burial, with graveside military rites, will be in Mason City Cemetery.

Hurley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Zimmerman retired after 32 years as a music teacher. He was also mayor in San Jose for 32 years.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was born Aug. 27, 1927, in Mason City to Florin "Bud" and Nettie Atherton Zimmerman. He married Joy Surgeon on Aug. 14, 1954. She survives.

Other survivors are one son, Robert William "Bill" (and Holly) Zimmerman of Germantown Hills, one daughter, Jill Zimmerman of Tyler, Texas; five grandchildren, Derrick, Mary Piper, Zak, Lydia and Samuel; a sister-in-law, Dixie Miller; a niece, Martha Knight; and a nephew, Lindy Aderton.

He was a member of the San Jose United Methodist Church, where he directed the bell choir and Good News Choir.

He started the first swing choir for schools in central Illinois and conducted marching bands, jazz bands and stage bands. He was a member of IMESA and served on its state board. He played in various dance bands throughout central Illinois.

He was a member of the San Jose American Legion Post and the Delavan-San Jose Masonic Lodge.

He was also a Republican precinct committeeman.

He graduated from Illinois State University in Bloomington and was a member of the Phi Sigma Epsilon fraternity and the Blackfriars music fraternity.

Memorial contributions may be made to the San Jose United Methodist Church.

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