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Frances Atchison

Frances L. Atchison, 79, of Bloomington, formerly of Atlanta, died Sunday (April 11, 2004) at 8:12 a.m. at BroMenn Regional Medical Center in Normal.

Her body was donated to medical science. Services will be scheduled later, with Quiram Funeral Home of Atlanta handling arrangements.

Mrs. Atchison was a homemaker.

She was born Jan. 27, 1925, in rural Atlanta to Louis and Erma Reinhardt Baker. She married J.M. "Curly" Atchison on Feb. 25, 1952, at Pekin. He died April 21, 1975.

She is survived by four children, Dennis (and Anita) Atchison of Atlanta, Jeanette Atchison of Pekin, Eric (and Kathy) Atchison of Atlanta and Rita (and Mike) Girdler of Minier; 11 grandchildren; and one sister, Audra Walters of Lincoln.

She was also preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.

She was a member of the former Atlanta VFW Auxiliary.

Shirley Schmidt

Shirley V. Schmidt, 61, of Lincoln died Friday (April 9, 2004) at 8:07 p.m. at Pekin Memorial Hospital, Pekin.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

Burial will be at a later date in Antioch.

She was born in Chicago on Sept. 2, 1942.

She married Chuck Schmidt in 1982, and he died in 1990.

She is survived by three sons, Richard Vonderheide of Lincoln, Timothy Vonderheide of Lincoln and Thomas Haddix of Crystal Lake; two daughters, Danielle Williams of San Francisco, Calif., and Amanda Karbowski of Lincoln; and 16 grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Memorials may be made for multiple sclerosis research.

Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln is in charge of arrangements.

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Edwin Johnson

Edwin Wilford Johnson, 75, of Lincoln died April 7, 2004, at the veterans hospital in Danville.

His body was cremated.

A memorial service will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Burial, with military rites, will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield.

Mr. Johnson worked in construction.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart.

He was born July 25, 1928, in Lincoln to Edwin H. and Lillie A. Olson Johnson.

He is survived by one son, Jamie Edwin Johnson of Lincoln, and one sister, Joyce E. Dutz of Sunland, Calif.

He was a life member of American Legion Post 263.

Memorials may be made to Illiana Medical Center, Ward 101-4 at the veterans hospital, 1900 E. Main St., Danville, IL 61832; or to American Legion Post 263 in Lincoln.

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Debra Vincent

Debra A. Vincent, 38, of Lincoln died Sunday (April 11, 2004) at 5:16 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Arrangements are pending at Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln.

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Russell Schafer

Russell L. Schafer, 79, of Middletown died Saturday (April 10, 2004) at 4:35 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Park Meadows Baptist Church in Lincoln. His funeral will be at 7 p.m. at the church, with the Rev. S.M. Davis officiating.

Burial, with military rites, will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield.

Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Mr. Schafer farmed for 40 years in Corwin Township and was a Logan County deputy sheriff for 14 years.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the 565th Antiaircraft Battalion.

He was born Dec. 7, 1924, at Tallula to Otto and Arminda Bitters Schafer. He married Zona Heyen on July 10, 1944, in Petersburg.

He is survived by his wife, of Middletown; one son, Gary (and Janet) Schafer of Lincoln; three daughters, Sandy (and Tony) Wieber of Martinsville, Marsha (and Charley) Miller of Middletown and Pam Wegner of Bloomington; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Arlene Conn and Ruby Sherren, both of Petersburg.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister and two grandsons, Chad Wieber and Rusty Schafer.

He was a member of Park Meadows Baptist Church of Lincoln.

He was a charter director and former board member of Elkhart Bank.

Memorials may be made to Park Meadows Baptist Church or to the Chad Wieber Memorial Fund.

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