Jo-Ann Kretzinger, 71, of Chestnut died Friday (May 16, 2003) at
5:20 p.m. at her home.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. A service at 10
a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home will be conducted by the Rev.
Burial will be in Laenna Cemetery, Chestnut.
Mrs. Kretzinger was an independent bookkeeper since 1950.
was born Jan. 25, 1932, in Lincoln to Harold N. and Annaly S.
Waschle Gambrel. She married Dwaine Wheeler Kretzinger in Lincoln on
Sept. 21, 1951.
is survived by her husband; three daughters, Leigh Ann Rohrschneider
of Bloomington, Lynn Marie (and Michael) Hanamura of Folsom, Calif.,
and Lori Mae Kretzinger of Springfield; two grandchildren, Staff
Sgt. Ryan Mathew (and Teresa) McLane of Fort Riley, Kan., and Amy
Lynne Rohrschneider of Normal; three stepgrandchildren, Darryl (and
Colleen) Hanamura of Roseville, Calif., Bruce Hanamura of Alhambra,
Calif., and Danielle (and Joe) Hanamura Stempeck of Reno, Nev.;
eight great-grandchildren, Mitchell, Taylor, River, Wheeler, Shaelyn,
Ezri, Taylor H. and James; two cousins, Donna (and Dick) Pokorski of
Lincoln and Jim Smith of Taylorville; her godmother, Mary Sinko of
Minnesota; and her best friend, Lela Bradley of Lincoln.
was preceded in death by her parents and a son-in-law, Hugh R.
was of the Christian faith.
had worked for the Lincoln Courier, S.S. Kreske, St. Clara's
Hospital and Frank's Food Fair and became owner of the family
business, the Ace Novelty Toy Store. She was also a Girl Scout
From 1963 to 1971 she was co-owner of Waynesville Super Way. She
organized the Waynesville Recreational Center, Weight Watchers Club
and was a 4-H leader. She worked for General Telephone in
Bloomington. She was a member of and served as judge for the
Illinois State Stock Horse Association, Pinto Horse International
Association and the Illinois Paint Horse Association.
From 1971 to 2003 she lived and worked in Chestnut. She was the
Aetna Township supervisor for 20 years and worked for the Bank of
Chestnut, Chestnut Elevator and Agro Marketing in Latham. She was an
EMT-midwife for the Chestnut Volunteer Fire Department, a Mary Kay
beauty consultant and helped her husband at the D.J. Concession
business. She served as treasurer for the Illinois Country Music
Association, participated as a vendor at the State Farm Play Days
and was a member of the Railsplitting Asssociation.
enjoyed gardening, growing cactus and most of all, her family.
Memorials may be made
to the Scleroderma Foundation and
Hospice Care of Illinois.
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Dorismae Lowe, 85, of Lincoln died Sunday (May 18, 2003) at 2:22
a.m. at St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln.
funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. Jame Hahs officiating.
Visitation will be one hour before the service.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lincoln.
Mrs. Lowe was a state employee at Lincoln Developmental Center
before she retired.
She was born Nov. 21, 1917, at
Broadwell to Frederick and Anna Plaster Stolz. She married William
Edwin Lowe on Feb. 20, 1940, in St. Louis, Mo. He died in 1960.
Surviving are two sons, Thomas J. Lowe
of Lincoln and Virgil (and Kathleen) Lowe of Lincoln; two daughters,
Anna (and Jack) Powel of Decatur and Mary (and Bob) Stark of New
Britain, Conn.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by three
brothers, one son and one granddaughter.
She was a member of the First United
Methodist Church of Lincoln and the Rebekah Lodge of Lincoln.
Memorials may be made
to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.
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Kay Melton, 63, of Emden died Saturday
(May 17, 2003) at 7:15 a.m. at St. Joseph Medical Center in
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln. The rosary
will be recited at 8 p.m.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m.
Wednesday at Holland and Barry.
Burial will be in Meadow Lawn Cemetery,
Manito. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the
committal service at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Mrs. Melton was a homemaker for her
She was born Sept. 30, 1939, in Pekin
to Richard Allen and Sarah Louise Parkin Hammer. She married
Clarence Duaine Melton on Oct. 14, 1961, in Emden.
Survivors are his husband; three sons,
Marc Melton of Humboldt, Kan., Michael (and wife Charie) of
Rockwood, Brian (and wife Anna) of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two
stepsons, Wesley (and wife Nancy) Melton of Leroy and Larry, address
unknown; nine grandchildren; one sister, Mary Ann (and husband Gary)
Peterson of Mears, Mich.; and three brothers, Harry (and wife Pat)
Hammer of Washington, Robert (and wife Jeanne) Hammer of Medford,
Ore., and Dennis (and wife Sherry) of Creve Coeur.
She was preceded in death by two
Mrs. Melton was of the Catholic faith.
She graduated from Forman High School
She served as a trustee on the Emden
Village Board from 2001 until her illness forced her to retire.
She was an avid reader and loved
sewing, knitting, crocheting, crafts and bowling.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude's, Emden Rescue Squad or Emden Fire Department.