Opal M. McCain, 81, of Mount Pulaski
died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at 12:15 p.m. at the Christian
Nursing Home in Lincoln.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m.
Friday and her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, both at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski. Bill Shanle
will officiate at the service.
Burial will be in Steenbergen Cemetery,
Mrs. McCain was a homemaker.
She was born Jan. 14, 1922, in Lake
Fork to Harry and Marie Mason. She married Cecil McCain in Bowling
Green, Mo., on April 19, 1941.
Survivors are her husband, of Mount
Pulaski; one son, Edgar H. McCain of Springfield; one daughter,
Jenny (and Jerry) Sams of Decatur; two grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; one brother, Billy Joe (and Jean) Mason Sr. of
Lake Fork; and one sister, Lois (and Bill) Duhs of Mount Pulaski.
She was a member of Calvary Temple
Assembly of God in Springfield.
may be made to the Christian Nursing Home.
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Lona Powell, 94, of Atlanta died
Monday, March 17, 2003, at 3 a.m. at the Christian Village Nursing
Home in Lincoln.
Wednesday evening at Quiram Funeral Home in Atlanta.
Her funeral was
Thursday morning at the Eminence Christian Church, rural Atlanta,
with the Rev.
Andy Glass officiating.
Burial is in Mountjoy Cemetery,
Mrs. Powell was a homemaker, and she
worked as a volunteer at the Christian Village Nursing Home for
She was born Aug. 13, 1908, to John and
Lucy Carpenter Turner. She married Ed Powell on April 18, 1925, in
Lincoln. He died Jan. 14, 1981.
Survivors are one son, Wayne (and
Carole) Powell of Bella Vista, Ark.; a daughter-in-law, Earline
Powell of Atlanta; four grandchildren; and seven
She was also preceded in death by one
son, one grandson, one granddaughter, four brothers and three
She was a member of Eminence Christian
Church and the Eminence Ladies Aid.
contributions may be made to the church.
Pamela Jean Sprague,
52, a Lincoln native, died Monday, March 17, 2003, at her home in
Visitation was Wednesday
evening at the Evergreen Christian Church in
Salem. A celebration of life service was Thursday morning at
the church, with Robert E. Twist officiating.
Burial will be in
Keys Cemetery, Beason.
Rankin Funeral Home
in Salem is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Sprague was the
office manager for All Pets Animal Hospital in Salem.
She was born Jan. 22,
1951, in Lincoln to Nelson H. and Pearl Stoll Lock. She married Dr.
A.J. Sprague on Dec. 26, 1971, in Beason.
Survivors are her
husband, who is a veterinarian in Salem; her mother, of Beason; one
son, Lt. j.g. Jesse Sprague (and wife Claire) of the U.S. Navy; two
daughters, Emily Sprague of Cordova, Tenn., and Amy Sprague of
Normal; and three brothers, Nelson (and Peg) Lock of Decatur, David
(and Genia) Lock of Beason and Ron (and Carolyn) Lock of Owaneco.
She was preceded in
death by her father.
She graduated from
Illinois State University in 1974 with a bachelor's degree in
Memorials may be made to the Crisis
Pregnancy Center in Salem and will be accepted by the Rankin Funeral
Jimmy Lee Shull, 39, of St. Louis, Mo.,
died Friday, March 14, 2003, at 5:03 p.m. at Barnes Jewish Hospital
in St. Louis.
There is no visitation.
A memorial service will be Sunday,
March 23, at 2 p.m. at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in
Lincoln, with the Rev. Larry Maffett officiating.
Mr. Shull was a Lincoln native and
served in the National Guard.
He was born Dec. 3, 1963, to James and
Sharon Haberland Shull.
Surviving are his father, in Minnesota;
his mother and his stepfather, Butch Gordon, of Lincoln; one
brother, Ricky Shull of Lincoln; one sister, Lori Shull Cook of
Atlanta; and a great-grandmother, Tillie Davison of Middletown.
He was preceded in death by
grandparents Harold and Ruby Haberland and Clarence and Ruth Shull.
may be made to the family for funeral expenses.
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Edward Lewis Leckrone,
70, of Lincoln died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at 11:15 a.m. at
Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Visitation will be
from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in
Lincoln. An Eagle service follow at 7 p.m.
His funeral will be
at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, with Tom Gerdts
Burial will be in New
Union Cemetery, Lincoln.
Mr. Leckrone was a
retired fire chief. He served the Lincoln Fire Department for 32
He was born Dec. 1,
1932, in Lincoln to Charles Edward and Mary M. McGregor Leckrone. He
married Joyce Spence.
Survivors are his
wife, of Lincoln; three sons, Michael (and Jo) Leckrone of
Springfield, Robert (and Sherri) Leckrone of Desert Palm, Calif.,
and Vayne (and Jackie) Leckrone of Lincoln; three daughters, Brenda
(and Alan) Ruot of Evergreen, Colo., Debbie (and Danny) McCain of
Emden and Lori Leckrone of Decatur; two stepsons, Jim Rosenthal of
Arlington, Texas, and Mike Rosenthal of Houston, Texas; one
stepdaughter, Jeanne Rosenthal of Lincoln; 14 grandchildren, with
grandson Jonah Rosenthal being raised by his grandparents; 11
great-grandchildren; and one brother, Robert (and Edna) Leckrone of
He was a member of
Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Eagles Lodge 2708 and Sportman's
Club of Lincoln.
Memorials may be made to the donor's
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Mittelstadt, 93, of Mount Pulaski, formerly of Davenport, Iowa, died
Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at 2:42 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial
Hospital in Lincoln.
Her funeral will be
at noon Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount
Pulaski, with Pastor Robert Kruger officiating. Visitation will be
from 11 a.m. to noon.
Burial will be in
Mount Pulaski Cemetery.
Mrs. Mittelstadt was
a homemaker. She also worked in retail sales for the Pederson,
Harned, VonMaurer department store in Davenport, Iowa.
She was born June 27,
1909, in Lincoln to George and Rose Gehri Maurer. She married Joseph
J. Mittlestadt in Pontiac on March 24, 1931. He died Feb. 21, 2000.
Surviving are one
son, Robert David Mittelstadt of Florham Park, N.J.; one grandson,
Joseph H. Mittelstadt of Basking Ridge, N.J.; one brother, George
(and wife Ruth) Maurer of Lincoln; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded
in death by one daughter, one granddaughter, two sisters and one
She was a founding
member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made
to her church in Iowa, St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Normal or to
the activity fund at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mount Pulaski.
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Margaret 'Peg' Worth
Margaret "Peg" Worth
died Sunday, March 16, 2003, at 3:30 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center
A memorial service
will be at 1 p.m. March 29 at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in
Lincoln, with the Rev. Henry Cox officiating. Visitation will be an
hour before the service.
Burial of cremains
will be in Richmond Grove Cemetery, New Holland.
Mrs. Worth was
employed by the Illinois secretary of state for 34 years before she
retired in 1973. She lived in Springfield for many years before her
marriage, when she moved to New Holland.
She was born May 27,
1913, in Edinburg to Richard and Marie Driskell Lowe. She married
Glen Worth on Oct. 6, 1955, in Springfield.
Surviving are one
stepson, Thomas (and Jan) Worth of Lake in the Hills; a
stepgranddaughter, Lori (and Butch) Brown of Clarksville, Tenn.; two
step-great-grandsons; one sister, Nellie Rescho of Springfield; two
nieces, Linda (and Harold) Whitworth of Nashville and Patti Fricke
of Springfield; and several nephews.
She was preceded in
death by a stepson, Brem Worth, and a sister, Darliene Youngberg.
She was a member of
the First United Methodist Church of Middletown and the women's
organization of the church. She was also a member of the New Holland
Women's Club, The Oasis senior citizens of Lincoln, the Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and was a volunteer at the
hospital for many years,
She was a graduate of
Springfield High School and Illinois Business College.
Memorials may be made to First United
Methodist Church of Middletown.