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Hilma DePoister

Hilma DePoister, 87, of Mount Pulaski died Sunday (April 25, 2004) at 1:30 a.m. at her home.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski.

Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader in Mount Pulaski, with John Robertson officiating.

Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.

She worked as a Kroger's assistant manager and manager in Mount Pulaski and as a telephone operator in Mount Pulaski. In Lincoln she worked at Stetson's China, Thornton's Gift Shop and Doty's Jewelers. She also operated Hilma's Paint Studio in Mount Pulaski.

She was born Sept. 21, 1916, at Lake Fork to James and Emma Lickens Stratton. She married Leslie DePoister in Effingham on March 10, 1934. He died Sept. 7, 1985.

She is survived by one son, Leslie (and Pat) DePoister Jr. of Mount Pulaski; one daughter, Betty (and Harold) Cates of Lincoln; two grandsons; one granddaughter; five great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Norman (and Alice) Stratton of Edenberg, Texas; and her twin sister, Wilma Sharp of Clay City.

She was also preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters.

She was a member of Mount Pulaski Christian Church, Loyal Daughters of the church, Rebekah Lodge 313 of Mount Pulaski and Eagles Auxiliary of Lincoln.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Hospice Care of Illinois or the Mount Pulaski Christian Church.

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June Green

June L. Green, 87, formerly of McLean and Kenosha, Wis., died Thursday (April 22, 2004) at 7:30 p.m. at the ASTA Care Center of Bloomington.

Her body was cremated. No visitation is scheduled.

A graveside service will be at a later date at Funks Grove Cemetery, rural McLean, with the Rev. Al Simonson officiating.

Quiram Funeral Home of Atlanta handled arrangements.

Mrs. Green worked as a nurse's aide and in housekeeping for a number of years in Kenosha, Wis., and later at BroMenn in Normal. She later worked at and retired from Bergner's Department Store in Bloomington.

She was born June 4, 1916, at Wapella to LeMoine and Nellie Hickman Longbrake. She married Charles W. Green on May 9, 1937, at Beason. He died Dec. 3, 1991.

She is survived by five sons, Harold (and Georgia) Green of Atlanta, Charles R. (and Gail) Green of El Cerito, Calif., Gerald (and Sue) Green of Kenosha, Wis., Darcey (and Laurie) Green of McLean and Steven Green of Minier; one daughter, Linda (and Larry) Schumm of Beason; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

She was a member of the McLean Order of Eastern Star, McLean Ladies Aid, Home Extension of Mount Hope Township and a bridge club in McLean. She had also been a 4-H leader.

Memorial contributions may be made to the McLean United Methodist Church or Mount Hope-Funks Grove Library.

Virginia Wibben

Virginia H.L. Wibben, 83, of Emden died Sunday (April 25, 2004) at 12:20 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hartsburg, with the Rev. David Russell officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church and one hour before the service on Wednesday.

Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, rural Emden.

Mrs. Wibben was a homemaker.

She was born March 19, 1921, at Burton View to Robert E. and Clara Mueller Sank Sr. She married Reike S. Wibben on June 15, 1941, in St. Louis, Mo. He died April 19, 2003.

She is survived by one daughter, Janet Groth of Emden; two sons, Jim (and Marge) Wibben of Atlanta and Jeff Wibben of Emden; eight grandchildren, Natalie Groth Rozier of Bloomington, Amy Groth of Lincoln, Julie Benedict of Crestview, Fla., Matt Presswood of Atlanta, Jody Wibben of Bloomington, Brandon Wibben of Peoria, Drew Wibben of Williamsville and Cale Wibben of Emden; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Robert E. (and Vernagene) Sank Jr. of Decatur.

She was also preceded in death by two grandsons.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Hartsburg and the Ladies Aid of the church.

Memorials may be made to her church or to Hospice Care of Illinois.

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Dorothy Rayburn

Dorothy Lena Rayburn, 91, of Lincoln died Saturday (April 24, 2004) at 12:50 p.m. at St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Middletown Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Alan Dean officiating.

Burial will be in Irish Grove Cemetery, Middletown.

Mrs. Rayburn was a homemaker. She also worked for the Illinois secretary of state's office for a number of years and as secretary at New Holland-Middletown High School.

She was born Aug. 18, 1912, at Middletown to Denton G. and Anna Weaver Boward. She married Thomas Wilson on June 17, 1934, in Lincoln, and he died March 2, 1942. She married Floyd Thomas Rayburn on March 12, 1947, in Bloomington. He died April 3, 1982.

She is survived by two grandsons, Del. Wilson and Denton Wilson, both of Lincoln; six great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Lorna M. Wilson of Lincoln.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Thomas Wilson; one grandson, Steven Wilson; six brothers, Jim, Kenneth, Thomas, Louie, Glenn and Paul Boward; and three sisters, Ima Steinhour, Pearl Ott and Grace Boward.

She was a member of the Middletown Presbyterian Church, to which memorials may be made.

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