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Rosemary Bode

Rosemary Bode, 82, of Lincoln died Monday (Aug. 9, 2004) at 7:33 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Her funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. R. Anthony Lee officiating. 

Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mrs. Bode was a telephone operator for General Telephone Company before she retired.

She was born Dec. 24, 1921, in Mount Pulaski to William and Margaret Lang Schwoerer.

She is survived by two sons, Dan Bode of Las Vegas, Nev., and Don (and Jo) Bode of Lincoln; one daughter, Diana Bode of Cincinnati, Ohio; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, David Bode; two grandchildren; two brothers; and one sister.

She was a member of Holy Family Church in Lincoln

Memorials may be made to the church or to the American Kidney Foundation.

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Paul Schroeder

Paul E. Schroeder, 80, of Lincoln died Saturday (Aug. 7, 2004) at 8:15 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

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

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Mark Carnahan officiating.

Burial, with military rites, will be in Zion Cemetery.

Mr. Schroeder retired in 1984 as manager of Feed Mill, International Multi Foods, and was employed by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home at the time of his death.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He was born Nov. 24, 1923, in Lincoln to Edward C. and Emma Stoltzenburg Schroeder. He marred Ruth Mittelsteadt in Lincoln on April 20, 1947. She died in June 1977. He married Norma Jane Cosby on April 21, 1978, in Lincoln. She survives.

Other survivors are one son, Dale E. (and Kathy) Schroeder of Normal; one stepson, Robert T. (and Mona) Cosby of Broadwell; two daughters, Connie R. (and Steve) Haseley of Lincoln and Cathy A. Schroeder (and Scott Carini) of Orlando, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Barbara (and Rodney) Oltmanns of Elkhart and Ruthie (and Lester) Marten of New Holland; 14 grandchildren, Jessica and Lindsey Schroeder, Dana, Jammie Hinthorn, Amy, Mike, Matt Haseley, David (and Talona), Daniel, Damon Marten, Jason Cosby, Julie Catey, Bill and Kathleen Benner (and Greg Gordon); and seven great-grandchildren.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Lincoln, American Legion Post 263 and a lifetime member of VFW.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church of Lincoln.

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Georgia Moore

Georgia Ellen Moore, 88, of Lincoln died Sunday (Aug. 8, 2004) at 9:28 a.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. Phillip Blackburn officiating. Visitation will be from noon until the service time on Thursday.

Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

She was a cook at the Presbyterian orphanage in Farmington, Mo., until 1951, at the Odd Fellows home and for 24 years at Lincoln Developmental Center.

She was born Sept. 17, 1915, in Perry County, Mo., to Thomas and Trula Rhyne Henderson.

She is survived by two sons, Jerry (and Mary) Moore of Lincoln and James Moore of Malabar, Fla.; two daughters, Jane L. (and George) Winkel of Vero Beach, Fla., and Judy Dunham of Vero Beach, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and four stepgrandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, 13 step-great-grandchildren and two foster great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and five step-great-great-grandchildren; six brothers, Robert Henderson of Farmington, Mo., Adrian Henderson of St. Genevieve, Mo., Thomas Henderson of Bloomsdale, Mo., Ernest Henderson of St. Charles, Mo., William Henderson of St. Charles, Mo., and Donald Henderson of Richardson, Texas; and one sister, Marjorie Link of Reno, Nevada.

One granddaughter preceded her in death.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln.

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Oka Owens

Oka Owens, 77, of New Holland died Saturday (Aug. 7, 2004) at 11:20 a.m. at the Christian Nursing Home in Lincoln.

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

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in New Holland, with the Rev. Julie Azbell officiating.

Burial will be in Richmond Grove Cemetery, New Holland.

Mrs. Owens and her husband owned the New Holland Grain Company from 1970 to 1991, and she was the secretary and bookkeeper for the business. She was a teacher's aide at Washington-Monroe School in Lincoln from 1971 to 1973.

She was born March 13, 1927, at Armstrong to Edgar and Bessie Crays Morris. She married Robert Owens on March 23, 1947.

She is survived by her husband, of New Holland; one son, Bruce (and Fran) Owens of Peru, Ind.; two daughters, Janet (and Mike) Buttitta of Bloomington and Karen (and Vern) Banister of Emden; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ronald (and Ruth) Morris of Leesburg, Fla., and James (and Cornelia) Morris of Easton, Pa.; and four sisters, Mary (and K.) Ross of Springfield, Lois (and Bruce) Peters of Amarillo, Texas, Jane Mackey of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Sarah (and Warren) Cunningham of Youngstown, N.Y.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of New Holland for 34 years and was a member of the United Methodist Women.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and was devoted to her family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Memorials may be made to the New Holland Methodist Church or to the donor's choice.

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