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Robert Fitzsimmons

Robert James Fitzsimmons, 81, of Lincoln died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at 6:30 a.m. at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.

Visitation was from 8:30 until 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Kerrigan-Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church in Lincoln, with Monsignor Richard Fitzsimmons officiating.

Burial is in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mr. Fitzsimmons worked as an accountant for the state of Illinois before he retired.

He was a veteran of World War II.

He was born Aug. 20, 1921, in Lincoln to Joseph and Marie Fahay Fitzsimmons.

Surviving are two brothers, Monsignor Richard Fitzsimmons of Batavia and Thomas Fitzsimmons of Springfield, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers.

He was a member of Holy Family Church.

Memorials may be made to Carroll Catholic School in Lincoln.

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Edith Riddell

Edith M. Riddell, 91, of McLean died Friday, Jan. 10, 2003, at 1:30 a.m. at Maple Ridge Care Centre in Lincoln.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the McLean Christian Church, with Tony Billingsley officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Burial will be in McLean Cemetery.

Quiram Funeral Home in Atlanta is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Riddell was employed as a bookkeeper at her husband's business, Riddell's Corn Shelling and Trucking in McLean.

She was born Jan. 12, 1911, at Pittsburg, Kan., to Alfred and Pearl Ward Heising. She married Hugh Riddell on Aug. 5, 1936, in Bloomington. He died in 1985.

Surviving are one sister, Katherine Adair of Reeds Spring, Mo., and three stepgrandchildren, Linda Trent, Connie Gunn and William Rhea, all of Tucson, Ariz.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers.

She was a member of the McLean Christian Church.

Memorials may be made to the church.


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