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Irene Mee

Irene R. Mee, 87, of Lincoln, died Sunday (July 25, 2004) at 11 p.m. at St. Clara's Manor.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln, following a rosary service at 6:45 p.m.

Her funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Church in Lincoln, with Father Thomas Taylor officiating.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mrs. Mee had worked at Bell Telephone and for 14 years at Kodak Processing, both in New Jersey. In Lincoln she worked for Landauer's and owned Mee Hive Upholstery.

She was born Aug. 18, 1916, in Paterson, N.J., to James and Mary Kane McClellon. She married Ambrose Mee in Paterson, N.J., on April 12, 1936. He died Nov. 1, 1974, in Lincoln.

She is survived by two sons, Larry Mee of Tampa, Fla., and Tim (and Valerie) Mee of Odessa, Fla.; two daughters, Maureen (and Dean) Ringressy of Virginia Beach, Va., and Kathy Horn of Lincoln; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Joseph McClellon.

She was a member of Holy Family Church in Lincoln and the Altar and Rosary Society.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

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Belle Drake

Belle Marie Drake, 30, of Urbana, formerly of Beason, died Sunday (July 25, 2004) at 9:30 a.m. at her parents' home in Beason.

Visitation in Urbana will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Wesley Foundation.

In Lincoln, visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the church, with the Rev. Jame Hahs and the Rev. Sara Isbell officiating.

Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery, Beason.

Miss Drake was a member of the class of 2007 at the University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine.

She was born July 14, 1974, in Lincoln to Harold Lowell and Nancy Bratton Drake.

She is survived by her parents, of Beason; one brother, Douglas Drake; and her paternal grandparents, David and Merida Drake of Beason.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Curtis Andrew Drake, and by her maternal grandparents, Sam and Mary Margaret Bratton.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lincoln, the Amasong women's choral group in Champaign-Urbana and was affiliated with the Wesley Foundation in Urbana.

She was a 1992 graduate of Lincoln Community High School. She graduated with honors from the University of Illinois in 1997 with a double major in rhetoric and biology.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Lincoln or to the Carle Cancer Center, Breast Cancer Research, 602 W. University, Urbana, IL 61801.


Edna Steffens

Edna Steffens, 88, of Lincoln died Saturday (July 24, 2004) at 4:55 p.m. at the Christian Village.

Her funeral was Tuesday morning at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. William Adam officiating. There was no visitation.

Burial is in Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Miss Steffens was a teacher in Logan County before she retired.

She was born Dec. 26, 1915, in East Lincoln Township to William and Mildred Werth Steffens.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Merritt and Virgil Steffens. She was the last of her immediate family.

Miss Steffens was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran School in Lincoln.

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Jewell Johnson

Jewell Virginia Johnson, 95, formerly of Buffalo, died Monday (July 26, 2004) at 4 a.m. at the Christian Village in Lincoln.

No service or visitation has been planned at this time. Her body was donated to medical research. Burial will be in Missouri at a later date.

Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln was in charge of local arrangements.

Mrs. Johnson assisted in her husband's dental offices in Springfield and Buffalo and later worked in the post office in Buffalo.

She was born Sept. 28, 1908, in Hartsville, Mo., to Marion and Clara Carr Palmer. She married W. Johnson in 1931, and he preceded her in death.

She is survived by two nephews, Gary (and Ann) Palmer and Michael (and Peggy) Palmer of California; a godchild, Renee Sutton of California; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Russell Palmer.

Mrs. Johnson was a member of Lincoln Christian Church.

She graduated from Hartsville High School, Hartsville, Mo., in 1926 and then graduated from Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., in 1930 as a registered nurse.  

Memorials may be made to the Christian Village in Lincoln.

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Jack Hertz

Jack Hertz, 78, of Mason City died Sunday (July 25, 2004) at 5:55 a.m. at his home.

He was born Aug. 17, 1925, in Peoria to Peter and Sadie Kuhm Hertz.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Easton Cemetery.

There is no visitation.

Hurley Funeral Home is Mason City is in charge of arrangements.


Sharon Dellinger

Sharon Ann Dellinger, 47, of Lincoln died Saturday (July 24, 2004) at 5:30 p.m. at her home.

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 Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, with Pastor Chad Ragsdale officiating.

Cremation will follow the service.

Mrs. Dellinger was a homemaker.

She was born Nov. 7, 1956, in Springfield to William Wood and Barbara Jean Carpenter. She married Roscoe Dellinger on Nov. 11, 1976, in Lincoln.

She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Jeanette (and Jeff) Walker of Lincoln; one granddaughter, Brittany Chapman of Lincoln; three sisters, Pauline (and Mark) Hougue of Litchfield, Connie (and Bill) Gwinn of Auburn and Diana (and Mark) Russell of Sherman; a foster brother, Freddie Near of Pekin; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her foster parents, Duane and Mildred Near; one son, Allen; and one brother, Carl William Rohrer Jr.

She was a member of Chapter "Z" Gold Wing Road Riders Association of Peoria.

Memorials may be made to the Foster Care Foundation or the Logan County Animal Shelter.

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