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Mary Hurley       Send a link to a friend

Archived Dec. 3, 2004

LINCOLN -- Mary E. Hurley, 92, of Lincoln, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, at 7:34 a.m. at the Christian Village.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Frank Pieper officiating.

Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery, Mount Pulaski.

Mrs. Hurley worked for the secretary of state in Springfield for 17 years, owned and operated the Little Four Court on Route 66 at one time, and farmed with her husband in East Lincoln Township.

She was born May 27, 1912, at Niantic to Leonard W. and Elizabeth C. Klotz Gasaway. She married Floyd T. Hurley in Chicago on Nov. 25, 1935. He died Aug. 3, 1967.

She is survived by three nieces, Dorothy (and Joe) Gleason of Lincoln and Marie Pickett and Frances Pickett, both of Elkhart; and three nephews, Richard (and Maureen) Damarin of Mason City, Richard (and Jan) Froschauer of Mount Pulaski and Gene Froschauer of Springfield.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. She was the last of her immediate family.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Mount Pulaski.

She graduated from Mount Pulaski High School.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Illinois or the American Cancer Society.

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Blanche Alexander       Send a link to a friend

Archived Nov. 30, 2004

LINCOLN -- Blanche A. Alexander, 92, of Lincoln, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at 10:15 p.m. at the Christian Village Care Center and went to be with the Lord.

A service of praise celebrating Mrs. Alexander's life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Lincoln, with the Rev. Robert Henderson officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. at the church.

Burial will be in Zion Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Mrs. Alexander was a dietary worker at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital before she retired and also served the hospital in several capacities as a volunteer.

She was born May 29, 1912, at Champaign to Richard E. and Margaret Kesler Morfey. She married Dean E. "Gene" Alexander on May 29, 1932, in Charleston. He died Oct. 6, 2000.

She is survived by two daughters, Margaret M. (and Robert) Doyle of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Judith A. Katz of Lincoln; one son, David E. (and Sonnie) Alexander of Lincoln; eight grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, William Morfey of Urbana.

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

Mrs. Alexander was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln, where she taught Sunday school for many years and sang in the choir. She also participated and held offices in the Baptist Women's Fellowship.

She was a wonderful homemaker and had lived in Lincoln since 1939.

Her unwavering devotion to her Lord and her family will never be forgotten.

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