Sharon A. Leesman, 60,
of Hartsburg died Friday (Dec. 12, 2003) at 3:13 p.m. at OSF St.
Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m.
Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hartsburg. Her funeral will
be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church, with the Rev. David Russell
and the Rev. Richard Ratts officiating.
Burial will be in Hartsburg Union
Mrs. Leesman operated a day-care center
for nearly 40 years.
She was born June 15, 1943, in Adrian,
Mich., to Clarence and Annie Whitmore Buckles. She married Dean E.
Leesman on June 17, 1961, in Mount Pulaski.
Survivors are her husband, of
Hartsburg; one son, Alan (and Kim) Leesman of Springfield; two
daughters, Cindy (and Chris) Wenninger of Groveland and Nancy (and
Rich) Ratts of Jackson, Mich.; nine grandchildren; her mother, Annie
Buckles of Lincoln; and one sister, Linda (and Ron) Parker of
She was preceded in death by her father
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran
Church of Hartsburg and the Kogudus Christian organization.
may be made to Kogudus or a children's charity.
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75, of McLean, died Thursday (Dec. 11, 2003) at
7:10 a.m. at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7
p.m. Sunday at the McLean United Methodist Church. Her funeral will
be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the church, with the Rev. Al Simonson
Quiram Funeral Home of Atlanta
is handling arrangements.
Mrs. Mowery was an LPN at
Hopedale Hospital and also did some private home health care. She
and her husband farmed in the Funks Grove and Shirley area.
She was born Oct. 2, 1928, to
Carollos and Dorothy Cossiboom David. She married Franklin W. Mowery
on June 16, 1946, at Tamms.
Survivors are her husband; two
daughters, Mary (and Roger) Johnson of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Teri
(and Joseph) Havertine of Itasca; two sons, Larry (and Judy) Mowery
of Heyworth and Gary Mowery of Bonne Terre, Mo.; six grandchildren,
T.J. (and Seema) Johnson of Temple City, Calif., Tyler (and
Jennifer) Johnson of Austin, Texas, Adam and Molly Mowery of
Heyworth, and Mark and Ashley Havertine of Itasca; four
great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles David of St. Louis, Mo.;
and two sisters, Maxine Long and Ramola Yount, both of Arnold, Mo.
She was preceded in death by
her parents; a brother, Ivan David; and a sister, Myrna Gail (Mrs.
She was very active with her
children's school, the Girl Scout organization and at the McLean
United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the American
Legion Women's Auxiliary.
She was a professional tailor
and served as an election judge.
She loved to play bingo.
Her love for life, family and
friends and her generosity made her house a home for those who
needed one. Her gentle smile and warm heart will be sadly missed.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, McLean
United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice.
Robbins, 86, of Lincoln died Saturday
(Dec. 13, 2003) at 12:10 p.m. at Maple Ridge Care Centre.
Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.
Visitation will be one hour before the service.
Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery.
Mrs. Robbins was a homemaker.
She was born May 27, 1917, in Lincoln
to Nicholas and Minnie Marsh Schaper. She married Herbert Robbins in
Lincoln on Dec. 11, 1934. He died Aug. 3, 2000.
Survivors are one son, Ronald (and
Nancy) Robbins of Lincoln; one daughter, Marcia Mulcahy of
Springfield; six grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by three
sisters and was the last of her immediate family.
Memorials may be made to Maple Ridge
Care Centre, Lincoln.
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John E. Britton Sr., 60,
of Lincoln died Friday (Dec. 12, 2003) at 7:56 a.m. at his home.
His body was donated to science, and
there will be no services.
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home of
Lincoln handled arrangements.
Mr. Britton had worked at Pittsburg
Plate Glass in Lincoln, as a tire builder at Firestone in
Bloomington and as bartender at the Eagles Lodge in Lincoln.
He served in the U.S. Navy.
He was born June 18, 1943, in Lincoln
to Lewis and Claribel Purlee Britton. He married Carolyne Hubner on
June 30, 1964, in Lincoln.
He is survived by his wife; one son,
John E. Britton Jr. of Bloomington; two daughters, Jennifer Steel of
Mason City and Barbara (and John) Boch of Lincoln; six
grandchildren; one brother, Mike Britton of Elk Horn, Wis.; and one
sister, Nancy Billington of McLean.
He was preceded in death by his parents
and one sister.
He was a member of First Cumberland
Presbyterian Church of Lincoln and Eagles Lodge 2708.
may be made to
Care of Illinois.
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