Flowers and Things

515 Woodlawn Road
Lincoln, IL

(217) 732-7507

"Your Professional Florist"

Call to send flowers

Did you know...

...You can send a condolence note to families via e-mail?

Fricke-Calvert-Schrader and Peasley have this option available.

Click on the name of the appropriate funeral home (in the line above) and insert the family name to send a note.

Melvin Maaks

Melvin Charles Maaks, 83, of San Jose died Tuesday (Jan. 27, 2004) at 2:45 a.m. at Memorial Hospital in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, rural San Jose, with the Rev. J. Derek Riddle officiating.

Burial will be in Allens Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Maaks retired from farming in 1980. Then he was the transportation director for San Jose schools and, after consolidation, with Illini Central schools.

He was born July 9, 1920, in rural Logan County to Charles and Bertha Puls Maaks. He married Ethel Jeanette Aper on June 15, 1940. She survives.

Other survivors are two sons, Gary Eugene (and Shirley) Maaks of Highbridge, N.J., and Paul Roger (and Michele) Maaks of San Jose; and one brother, Marion (and Mildred) Maaks of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Myrtle Sheley; two daughters, Marilyn Esther Maaks and Gloria Eileen Imig; and one son, M. Glenn Maaks.

He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Lutheran Laymen's League, San Jose Lions Club and the Tri-County Twirlers. He served on the village board and school board in San Jose.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church.


Beverly Bitner

Beverly J. Bitner, 73, of Mason City died Tuesday (Jan. 27, 2004) at 1:45 a.m. at her home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Christian Church of Mason City, with the Rev. Dustin Fulton officiating.

Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery.

Mrs. Bitner was a bus driver for the Mason City schools (now the Illini Central School District) for 40 years.

She was born May 9, 1930, in Kansas City, Mo., to Vernon and Mabel Fritz. She married Carl Bitner on May 29, 1948, in Havana. He died April 27, 1987.

Survivors are one son, Van (and Debby) Bitner of Mason City, and two grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Jerry Bitner.

She was a member of the Mason City First Christian Church and the Legion Auxiliary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church.


Edwin Fones

Edwin J. Fones, 61, of Lincoln died Sunday (Jan. 25, 2004) at 7:25 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Tom Gerdts officiating. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mr. Fones was a fireman at Lincoln Developmental Center for 35 years.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was born Jan. 10, 1943, in Lincoln to Benjamin and Stella Trift Fones.

He is survived by a longtime friend, Bill Schultz of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

He graduated from Lincoln Community High School.

He was a member of Lincoln Christian Church, to which memorials may be made.

Click here to send a note of condolence on the death of Edwin Fones.

Gayland Green

Gayland Green, 85, of Mount Pulaski died Wednesday (Jan. 28, 2004) at 1:41 a.m. at his home.

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

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First Christian Church of Mount Pulaski, with John Robertson officiating.

Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.

Mr. Green was a retired farmer.

He was born Jan. 7, 1919, in Watson to Samuel Maple and Leona Elizabeth Crosier Green. He married Emagene Veech in Bowling Green, Mo., on Aug. 14, 1940.

Survivors are his wife, of Mount Pulaski; two daughters, Brenda (and Ted) Carthel of Denton, Texas, and Jacqueline (and Bob) Kapper of Illiopolis; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mildred Kilhoffer of Cowden, Marilyn Janusweski of Springfield and Wanda Etherton of Buffalo; and a son-in-law, Don Maxheimer of Mount Pulaski.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon Kay Maxheimer, and three sisters.

He was a member of Mount Pulaski Christian Church and the Illinois State Fiddlers Association.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the building fund at Mount Pulaski Christian Church.

Click here to send a note of condolence to the Green family.


Dorothy Rohlfs

Dorothy H. Rohlfs, 91, of Lincoln died Sunday (Jan. 25, 2004) at 10:30 a.m. at the Christian Nursing Home.

Her funeral was Wednesday morning at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Terry Davis officiating. Visitation preceded the service.

Burial is in Old Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mrs. Rohlfs was an accounting clerk for Sears Roebuck and Lehn & Fink for nine years.

She was born Jan. 6, 1913, in Logan County to Harry and Ferne Miller Baker. She married Clarence C. “Cracker” Rohlfs in Chicago on Jan. 12, 1937. He died Feb. 16, 1990.

Survivors are one sister, Patricia (and John) Bertsche of Flanagan; one brother, Wilbur (and Frances) Baker of Clinton; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Harold, and four infant siblings.

She was a member of Lincoln Christian Church and the Jolly Seniors group of the church. She was also a lifetime member of The Oasis.

Memorials may be made to Friendship Manor or the Christian Village Nursing Home.

Click here to send a note of condolence to the family of Dorothy Rohlfs.


Jimmie Barnes

Jimmie L. Barnes, 57, of Lincoln died Sunday (Jan. 25, 2004) at 12:19 a.m. at Pekin Hospital in Pekin.

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

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Park Meadows Baptist Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. S.M. Davis officiating.

Burial, with military rites, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield.

Mr. Barnes worked for Caterpillar Tractor Co. in Peoria.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era and in the Air National Guard for 15 years.

He was born June 2, 1946, at Steele, Mo., to James Robert and Myrtle Mae Richman Barnes. He married Glenda Weatherly on Jan. 22, 1966, in Lincoln.

Survivors are his wife, of Lincoln; three sons, Scott (and Chris) Barnes of Lincoln, Brad (and Lisa) Barnes of Decatur and Chad (and Kelly) Barnes of Lincoln; five grandchildren; and one brother, DeWayne (and Connie) Barnes of Peoria.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two grandchildren.

He was a member of Park Meadows Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association.

Click here to send a note of condolence to the Barnes family.

Back to top


 

News | Sports | Business | Rural Review | Teaching & Learning | Home and Family | Tourism | Obituaries

Community | Perspectives | Law & Courts | Leisure Time | Spiritual Life | Health & Fitness | Teen Scene
Calendar | Letters to the Editor