Ralph M. Casstevens,
95, of Lincoln died Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, at 7:40 a.m. at Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
His funeral will be
at 11 a.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in
Lincoln, with Tom Gerdts officiating. Visitation will be one hour
before the service.
Burial will be in
retired in 1972 after 30 years as a machine operator for Illinois
Central. He was born March 25, 1907, in Shelby County to J. Marion
and Lucille Marsh Casstevens. He married Amelia "Millie" Kapik on
April 23, 1955, in Lincoln. She died Oct. 18, 2002.
Surviving are one
son, Robert (and Irma) Casstevens of Mendota; two daughters, Paula
(and Bud) Charlton of Frederickstown, Mo., and Johanna (and Frank)
Henson of Oakboro, N.C.; two stepsons, Gary (and Sharon) Rohlfs of
Lincoln and Lee (and Vicki) Rohlfs of Anthem, Ariz.; several
grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Cleo Blickem
of Frederickstown, Mo., and Mary Ann Cunningham of East Peoria.
He was also preceded
in death by one son, one grandson and one sister.
He was a member of
Lincoln Hill Free Methodist Church and the Brotherhood of
Maintenance of Way.
Memorials may be made to Abraham Lincoln
Memorial Hospital or Lincoln Hill Free Methodist Church.
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Wade Nelson Easley, 72, of Mason City
died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at 4:45 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday
at Hurley Funeral Home, 603 E. Chestnut in Mason City. The Rev.
Robert Armstrong will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before
The body has been cremated, and burial
of ashes will be in Mason City Cemetery, with military rites at the
Mr. Easley worked at National
By-Products in Mason City for 26 years. He also owned and operated
Indian Spring Stables in Danville.
He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He was born July 11, 1930, in Oklahoma
to Samuel and Mabel Fletcher Easley. He was married to Mary Ann
Carter, and she died Sept. 7, 1978.
Surviving are two sons, Randy (and
Connie) Easley of Mason City and Michael Easley of Mason City; one
daughter, Paula (and Tim) Tyler of Montrose, Colo.; 10
grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four brothers, Gene (and
Wilma Mae) Harris, Jack Easley and Frank (and Kathy) Root, all of
Mason City, and Dene (and Joanne) Harris of Pekin; four sisters,
Audrey Johnson, Daisy Marcum, Alice Wagner and Nadine Anderson, all
of Mason City.
He was also preceded in death by one
brother and one sister.
contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Joyce Marie Lux, 73,
of San Jose died Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, at 2:27 a.m. at Memorial
Medical Center in Springfield.
Visitation will be
from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the San Jose United Methodist Church.
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, with Pastor
Adam Corzine officiating.
Burial will be in
Green Hill Cemetery, rural San Jose.
Mrs. Lux retired in
July 1994 after working for many years as a clerk at Hartsburg State
She was born July 8,
1929, in Atlanta to Dale and Opal Griffith Newlin. She married
Robert A. Lux on April 24, 1948, in Newton. He died March 10, 1995.
Surviving are one
son, Ronald (and Julie) Lux of Kearney, Mo.; two daughters, Debra
(and Kim) Albers of San Jose and Jayne (and Alex) Custodio of San
Jose; four grandchildren; three brothers, Donald Newlin of Newton,
LeRoy Newlin of Louisville, Tenn., and Thomas (and Kathy) Newlin of
Houston, Texas; and five sisters, JoAnn (and George) Walk of
Goodfield, Jane (and Sid) Page of Benton, Sharon (and Gary) Jackson
of Newton, Pat Snyder of Birmingham, Ala.; and Linda Mullen of
She was also preceded
in death by one sister.
She was a member of
the San Jose United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and San
Jose Lions Club.
Memorial contributions may be made to her