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Fay Dunn

Fay E. Dunn, 94, of Lincoln died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at 10:35 p.m. at the Christian Village Nursing Home.

She was cremated, and a graveside committal of ashes will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at Harmony Cemetery, Beason, with the Rev. Jame Haas officiating.

There is no visitation.

Mrs. Dunn was a homemaker for her family.

She was born Jan. 28, 1908, in Effingham County to Jesse and Calla Dinwiddie Tichenor. She married Harold W. Dunn in Chicago on Aug. 7, 1927. He preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Raycraft of Lincoln; two sons, James E. Dunn of Redding, Calif., and Robert Dunn of Jacksonville, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lincoln.

Laurine Keys

Laurine Keys, 89, of Lincoln died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at 1:30 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

Visitation and services were at Holland and Barry in Lincoln. The visitation was Tuesday evening, and the Rev. Terry Davis officiated for the funeral Wednesday morning.

Burial is in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mrs. Keys resided at Maple Ridge Care Centre. She had been a sales clerk at JCPenney in Lincoln and also worked at the Playhouse Day Care Center.

She was born on June 25, 1913, in Tennessee to Edward and Daisy Gelsthorp Reichle. She married William A. Keys on Aug. 9, 1936, in Beason. He preceded her in death on May 11, 1991.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Phyllis Elaine Keys, and one brother, Claude Reichle.

Survivors include one son, William E. (Bill) Keys of Lincoln; one daughter, Susan Vocek of Spring, Texas; eight grandchildren, Kevin and Tom Franz  and Kingsley Christopher Keys of Lincoln, William E. Keys Jr. (and wife Deb) of Decatur, Aaron and Travis Snyder and Rachel Volcek of Texas, and  Lori Ann Peisker of Redding, Calif.; and seven great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Keys was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Lincoln and the Lincoln Womanís Club. She was a Ten Gallon Club blood donor and a graduate of Beason High School.

Memorials may be made to the Christian Nursing Home.


Eleanor Hudson

Eleanor Ruth Hudson, 85, of Mason City died at 7:16 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at Mason City Area Nursing Home.

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

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church in Mason City, with the Rev. William Boyce officiating.

Burial will be in Elkhart Cemetery.

Mrs. Hudson was a homemaker.

She was born March 12, 1917, in Chicago to Alfred and Frances Phillips Curtis. She married John Hudson in Chicago on Aug. 29, 1936. He died Feb. 24, 1981.

Surviving are two sons, John P. (and Teddie) Hudson Jr. of Antioch and Curtis (and Dana) Hudson of Elkhart; one daughter, Sue (and Bill) Zimmerman of Mason City; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one brother.

Ellie was a devoted member of the First Christian Church of Mason City and a gifted artist. She touched the lives of hundreds during the years by lifting their joys and sorrows up to the Lord through her card ministry, composted of her original sketches and carefully chosen Scripture verses.

Memorial contributions may be made to her church or to the Mason City Area Nursing Home.


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