Leo V. Shelby, 81, of Mount Vernon died
Monday (Feb. 23, 2004) at 9:50 a.m. at John Warner Hospital in
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday
at Murman and Wilson Funeral Home in Johnston City. Visitation will
be one hour before the service.
Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery,
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home of
Lincoln is handling local arrangements.
Mr. Shelby was a retired master
sergeant of the U.S. Air Force. He also retired from Inland Steel in
Sesser and from Sears in Carbondale.
He was born Sept. 26, 1922, at Marion.
He is survived by three sisters, Bertha
Dieckman of West Frankfort, Pearl Russell of Kevil, Ky., and Fern
(and Lloyd) Owens of Lincoln; three nieces, Jean (and Dennis) Carter
of Lincoln, Barb (and Allen) Trago of Clinton and Gina Shelby of
Lincoln; two nephews, Joe (and Kathy) Russell of Oklahoma and Billy
Shelby of Lincoln; and a close family friend, Keith Lawler of Mount
He was preceded in death by his
parents, Rufus Shelby and Alta Mae Hill Shelby Hutson, and two
Memorials may be made to the
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Daniel D. Peterson, 77, of Mount
Pulaski died Sunday (Feb. 22, 2004), at 7:26 a.m. at his home.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m.
Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with
Father James Cravens officiating. Visitation will be one hour before
Mr. Peterson was a U.S. Air Force
career officer and a regional manager for After Market Tire Co. He
was a command fighter pilot during World War II and the Korean War.
He was born April 29, 1926, in
Columbina County, Ohio, to J.D. and Nel DeLong Peterson. He married
Wanda V. Schroth on June 10, 1972, in Springfield.
He is survived by his wife, of
Mount Pulaski; one son, David L. (and Kristie) Peterson of Temple,
Texas; five daughters, Sandra Peterson (and fiance Dave) of Austin,
Texas, Cindy (and Norman) King of San Antonio, Texas, Pamela (and
David) James of Austin, Texas, Stephanie (and Frank) Brower of San
Diego, Calif., and Allicent (and Don) Smith of New Berlin; and nine
He was preceded in death by one
He was a member of Trinity
Episcopal Church in Lincoln, past commander and life member of Mount
Pulaski American Legion Post 447, member of Mount Pulaski Masonic
Lodge 87, Chapter R.A.M. 121, Decatur Council 16, Southern Illinois
York Rite College 33, Ansar Shrine of Springfield, Legion of Honor
Ansar Shrine, Scottish Rite Valley of Springfield, Wayne W. Gatewood--Chapter
536 of National Sojourner, Retired Officers Association, Air Force
Association, Springfield Motor Boat Club and Lincoln Elks Lodge 914.
He was a prisoner of war in
Korea for two years and received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
Memorials may be made to Mount Pulaski
American Legion Post 447 or to the donor's choice.
Click here to send a note of condolence to the Peterson family.
[Daniel Peterson obituary on Mount Pulaski site]
Vera M. Yeates, 89, of Lincoln died
Monday (Feb. 23, 2004) at 12:15 a.m. at St. Clara's Manor.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m.
Tuesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lincoln. Her funeral will be
at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with the Rev. Dan Wissmann
Burial will be in Union Cemetery,
Arrangements are being handled by
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.
Mrs. Yeates managed the Pink Shutter in
Lincoln for 15 years.
She was born Nov. 25, 1914, at
Scully Prairie to Charles and Elizabeth Knollenberg Miller. She
married John R. Yeates on Sept. 29, 1938, in Hannibal, Mo. He died
May 7, 1972.
She is survived by one son,
John D. (and Christine) Yeates of Richton Park; three daughters,
Marilyn (and Joe) Weingarz of Lincoln, Carolyn (and Steven)
Schreiber of Lincoln and Joelyn (and Tim) Kelly of Normal; 10
grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death
by three brothers.
She was a member of Immanuel
Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid and sewing circle of the church.
She was also a member of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital
Memorials may be made to Immanuel
Lutheran Church or the speech team at Lincoln Community High School.
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Maurine Baldin, 91, of Lincoln died
Friday (Feb. 20, 2004) at 2:30 p.m. at Maple Ridge Care Centre.
Her funeral was Tuesday
morning at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln. Visitation
preceded the service.
Burial is in Zion Cemetery,
Mrs. Baldin was a homemaker.
She was born Aug. 11, 1912, at Emden to
Noah and Clara McNeal Garber. She married Rudolph "Rudy" Baldin on
April 17, 1938, in Springfield, and he died Aug. 4, 1992.
She is survived by two sons, Harold
"Butch" Baldin of Lincoln and Joe Baldin of Springfield, and two
She was also preceded in death by one
brother, Russell Garber, and three sisters, Doris Dial, Olivia
Garber and Thelma Read.
She was a member of the First United
may be made to Maple Ridge Care Centre.
Gary Clayton Downey
Gary Clayton "Clay" Downey passed away
peacefully at his home in California on Feb. 15, 2004, with his wife, mother and brother at his side.
Memorial services will be in the Sky
Rose Chapel at Rose Hills Mortuary in Whittier, Calif., beginning at
3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28.
Mr. Downey was highly respected and
admired in the news industry.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy
Kearton Downey of Vermont; his mother, Lucky Connie Downey Eichner
of Lincoln; and his brother, Evan Jay Downey and his family, wife
Karen and their son Ethan James, residing in England.
He was preceded in death by his father,
E. Jay Downey.
Clay grew up in Las Vegas, Nev., and
began his broadcasting career in radio at KOMP/KENO. He later broke
into television at KTNV13 and won an Emmy for his landmark coverage
of the implosion of The Sands hotel. His final position was as
director of news operations at Channels 2 (KCBS) and 9 (KCAL), which
merged in January 2003 under the VIACOM/CBS Stations Group. While at
CBS/KCAL, one of his many accomplishments was coordinating war
coverage in Iraq for both stations while fighting his own war with
He was a loving, devoted husband for 3½
years. He touched many lives and leaves a wealth of friends. He will
be dearly missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to Washington Mutual Memorial Fund, 2675 E. Colorado Blvd.,
Pasadena, CA 91107 (call Susan Magdaleno at CBS2 for more
information); or to The City of Hope National Medical Center, Attn:
Central Processing, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010, with
specific instructions for the Cancer Society Fund.
may also be made to create a living memorial for the family. Send
these funds to Lucky Connie Downey Eichner, P.O. Box 276, Lincoln,