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Melonie Hurley

Melonie Carole Hurley, 42, of Fort Wayne, Ind., formerly of Lincoln, died Saturday (April 3, 2004) at 3:22 a.m. after a lengthy illness. 

A memorial service was on Monday at The Chapel in Fort Wayne, Ind., with Pastor Joe Martin officiating.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln, with Marion Henderson officiating.

Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln is in charge of arrangements.  

She was employed as a legal secretary with Baker & Daniels law firm in Fort Wayne, Ind., until her illness.

She was born Sept. 8, 1961, in Quincy.

She had been married and is survived by two children, Evan Wilson, a high school junior, of Belleview, Iowa, and Erin Wilson, a Homestead High School sophomore in Fort Wayne; her parents, Richard and Carole Hurley of Lincoln; brothers Lyndel  (and Kathy) Hurley of Athens, Ga., Todd (and Fabiana) Hurley of Miami Beach, Fla., and Lloyd (and Pam) Hurley of Seminole, Fla.; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends in Lincoln and Fort Wayne.

She was a member of Lincoln Christian Church and attended The Chapel in Fort Wayne, Ind.

She attended Madison Grade School in Quincy, Emden Grade School, Central School in Lincoln and Lincoln Junior High School. She participated in junior high track and was a member of the record-setting state 440 relay team in 1975, along with Debbie Miller, Stacy Cook and Val Simpson.

She was a member of the volleyball team in high school, and she graduated from Lincoln Community High School in 1979.

She received her paralegal certificate from Bradley University in Peoria and her bachelor's degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in Fort Wayne, Ind.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse Service and Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46814.

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Sandra Russell

Sandra J. Russell, 50, of Beason died Monday (April 5, 2004) at 5 a.m. at her home.

A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lake Bank Cemetery, rural Mount Pulaski.

There is no visitation.

Mrs. Russell worked at Bartmann's Nursing Home as a licensed practical nurse.

She was born Dec. 27, 1953, at Lincoln to Virgil J. and Venona Lorine Gaston Letterle. She married Robert E. "Bob" Russell on Nov. 2, 1973, in Lincoln.

She is survived by her husband, of Beason; her mother, of Lincoln; three brothers, Robert, Randy and Rick Letterle, all of Lincoln; and one sister, Sarah Jett of Quail, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her father.

She was a member of Cornland Christian Church.

Memorials may be made to the Beason Fire Department or to the family.

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