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 V. Schmidt, 61, of
Lincoln died Friday (April 9, 2004) at 8:07 p.m. at Pekin Memorial
Cremation rites have been
Burial will be at a later date
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 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
Burial, with military rites,
will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield.
Mr. Johnson worked in
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
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 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 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
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
He was a member of Park Meadows Baptist
Church of Lincoln.
He was a charter director and former
board member of Elkhart Bank.
may be made to Park Meadows Baptist Church or to the Chad Wieber
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