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Garry Coers

Garry R. Coers, 61, of New Holland died Monday (Aug. 18, 2003) at 2 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 Lincoln.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at New Holland Methodist Church, with the Rev. Doug Rettig officiating.

Burial will be in Richmond Grove Cemetery, New Holland.

Mr. Coers was former owner and operator of New Holland Feed and Fertilizer and worked for the Illinois Lottery as a truck driver. He was also a volunteer for the New Holland Fire Department.

He was born Sept. 21, 1941, in Lincoln to Harry R. and Jannette M. Wibben Coers. He married Joann Judy on April 8, 1961, in Lincoln.

Survivors are his wife, of New Holland; his mother, of New Holland; one son, Kevin L. (and Mila) Coers of Chestnut; one daughter, Melissa (and Todd) Davis of New Holland; seven grandchildren, Kevin, Larry, Andrew and Abby Coers, all of Chestnut, and Jonathan, Reiley and Nick Davis, all of New Holland; and one brother, David L. (and Roseann) Coers of New Holland.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He was a member of New Holland United Methodist Church, Gold Wing Riders Club and Land of Lincoln Antique Tractor Club.

Memorials may be made to New Holland Methodist Church or New Holland Fire Department.

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M. Velma Everist

M. Velma Everist, 88, of Lincoln, formerly of Easton, died Thursday (Aug. 14, 2003) at 1:10 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hurley Funeral Home, 603 E. Chestnut in Mason City.

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Chaplain Todd Phelps officiating.

Burial will be in Easton Cemetery.

Mrs. Everist had owned and operated Everist TV in Easton.

She was born Oct. 31, 1914, in Easton to James and Clara Scott Hall. She married Otto Everist in Kentucky in January of 1938. He died Nov. 3, 1985.

Survivors are one son, Don Everist of Alexandria, Va.; one daughter, Norma Maslowski of Haddenfield, N.J.; and three sisters, Hazel Marie Hansen of East Moline, Dorothy Eileen Armstead of Boulder, Colo., and Betty Jean White of Noblesville, Ind.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

She was a member of Easton Methodist Church and Menard Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Village in Lincoln.

 

Mona Wolcott

Mona I. Wolcott, 92, of Mount Pulaski, formerly of Lake City, Fla., died Sunday (Aug. 17, 2003) at 2:27 p.m. at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mount Pulaski.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski, with Bill Shanle officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.

Mrs. Wolcott was co-owner of Culligan of Mount Pulaski and was a registered nurse for Dr. Cross and Dr. Borgerson in Mount Pulaski.

She was born March 27, 1911, in Decatur to Samuel and Amy Mann Turpin. She married George F. Wolcott in Webster Grove, Mo., on May 17, 1935. He died in June of 1971.

Surviving are one son, George F. (and Cynthia) Wolcott Jr. of Lake City, Fla.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Mount Pulaski, Lincoln Elks Club and Daughters of the American Revolution.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Betty Elliott

Betty Marie Elliott, 80, of Lincoln, formerly of Richton Park, died Saturday (Aug. 16, 2003) at 4:39 p.m. at her home.

She was cremated, and there will be no services.

Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln handled arrangements.

Mrs. Elliott retired from Governorís State University in University Park in 1989.

She was born March 21, 1923, in Carbondale to Richard Vanden and Ruby Strole Cherry. She married Robert W. Elliott on Nov. 1, 1968, in Chicago. He died Feb. 21, 1998.

Survivors are one daughter, Barbara Raney Follis of Lincoln; one son, Gerald L. Cook of Monee; two stepchildren, Cherelynn Elliott and R. John Elliott, both of Palos Park; six grandchildren, Vincent Turner of Lyons, Martha and Sarah Cook of Monee, Jeff Follis of Simi, Calif., and Cody and Cegan Follis of Lincoln; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Robert Elliott, and by her oldest daughter, Sally J. Turner, who died in 1974.

She was a member of the National Order of Alley Cats, an auxiliary of the National Order of Trench Rats (Disabled American Veterans Organization), and had served one term as the Golden Cat of her local chapter.

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