Mark Anthony Fry, 50, died Monday (May
31, 2004) at 11:54 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Cremation rites have been accorded. No
services are scheduled at this time.
Burial will be at a later date in Holy
Cross Cemetery in Lincoln.
Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln is in
charge of arrangements.
Mr. Fry was employed as a correctional
officer at Lincoln Correctional Center for 20 years.
He was born Aug. 15, 1953, in Alton to
Byron and Mildred Ann Hickey Fry.
He is survived by his daughter, Heather
(Courtney) Raymond of Lincoln; sons Justin Fry of Lincoln and Bill
Kuhlman of Springfield; stepchildren Jennifer Matthews and Mike
Spurgeon of Lincoln and Carrie Harold of Atlanta; three
grandchildren; three brothers, Mike Fry of Clinton and Pat Fry and
Ray Fry, both of Lincoln; two sisters, Ann Mardis and Kathy Diamond
of Lincoln; and a special friend, Carol Spurgeon.
He was preceded in death by his parents
and one brother, Jay Fry.
He was a member of Holy Family Catholic
his life and he enjoyed playing the guitar.
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Phyllis Arlene Adams, 78, of Minier
left this earth Monday (May 31, 2004) at 12:03 p.m. at Hopedale
Nursing Home to be with her Lord face to face. "Her family will weep
only for a nighttime, because her joy has come this morning."
A celebration of life will be at 7 p.m.
Thursday at the Minier Christian Church, Stringtown Road. Pastors
Norv Condy and nephew Thomas Farrington of Eldon, Mo., will
officiate. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at the
A graveside service will be offered by
Andy Johnson at Armington Oakview Cemetery, where Mrs. Adams'
earthly tent will reside until our Lord's return.
Quiram Funeral Home, Atlanta, is in
charge of arrangements.
She was born July 2, 1925, in
Bloomington to Luther D. and Gretrude B. Tuggle Chamberlin, now
deceased. She was united in marriage to Owen L. Adams on July 22,
1944, at Atlanta Christian Church. She is survived by her husband of
Other survivors include three
daughters, Sharon (and William) Walters of Minier, Connie (and
Robert) Zachrich of Defiance, Ohio, and Celest (and Darrell) Staples
of Minier; two sisters, Edith Kelly of Eldon, Mo., and Charlene (and
Frank) Scharite of Augusta, Ga.; nine grandchildren, Jeff (and
Marilyn) Staples, Rod (and Shelley) Walters, Gregg (and Candy)
Walters, Lisa (and Kerry) Cyrulik, Robb (and Tracey) Zachrich,
Melissa (and Mike) Pfeffer, Derek (and Sandra) Staples, Jaymes (and
Kelly) Zachrich and Ben Zachrich; 17 great-grandchildren; a
missionary son, Salnave Desasrmes of Port Au Prince, Haiti; and a
physician son, Dr. Phil Rossi of Hopedale.
She was a member of the Minier
Christian Church. She served in the church choir, Women's Council,
mission committee, as forwarding agent for Evangelical Christian
Mission, Sunday school and VBS teacher, on the Little Galilee
Christian Assembly staff and as MTA Girl Scout leader. She also
served with the Minier
Businessmen's Association, Junior and Senior Minier Women's Clubs,
and as president of the Harry Riddle Post, American Legion
She graduated from Atlanta High School
in 1944 and attended Lincoln Christian College.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be
made to Minier Christian Church, Little Galilee Christian Assembly
or Minier Rescue Squad.
readers may say she is dead, she is living life to the fullest and
has received her crown of life. She only awaits her glorified body.
Normajean L. Douglas, 65, of Mount
Pulaski died Sunday (May 30, 2004) at 12:05 a.m. at her home.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m.
Saturday at Elkhart Cemetery, with Glenn Michaelis officiating.
There is no visitation.
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home is
Mrs. Douglas was a secretary at
Decatur-Macon County Opportunities Corporation.
She was born Feb. 12, 1939, in Lincoln
to Fred L. and Zerelda J. Schulte Michaelis. She married Willis
Larry Douglas on Dec. 28, 1965, in Vinegrove, Ky.
She is survived by her husband, of
Mount Pulaski; her mother, of Lincoln; two daughters, Tami (and
Chris) Sprague of Lincoln and Tori (and Mike) Cox of Springfield; a
precious niece, Carol (and Tim) Forlow of Logansport, Ind.; 10
grandchildren; one brother, Glenn (and Mary) Michaelis of Lincoln;
two nieces, Debbie Graham of Clovis, Calif., and Janice Strawser of
Heyworth; one nephew, Mark Chapin of Branson, Mo.; three
great-nephews and three great-nieces; and two great-great-nephews
and two great-great-nieces.
She was preceded in death by her father
and one sister, Marilyn Chapin.
She attended Glad Tidings Assembly of
God in Decatur.
She was a union counselor for the
Decatur Trades and Labor Union and a volunteer for United Way.
She was an avid crafter and taught
craft classes for years.
She graduated from Mount Pulaski High
School in 1956.
may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Lung
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Harry Dale Crossman, 87, a resident of
the Apostolic Christian Restmore Nursing Home in Morton and formerly
of Beason, died Monday (May 31, 2004) at 6:42 p.m. at Memorial
Medical Center in Springfield.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday
at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev.
Delmar Holbrook officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at
the funeral home.
Burial, with military rites, will be in
Keys Cemetery, rural Beason.
Mr. Crossman retired in 1987. He had
been a truck driver in highway maintenance for the state of Illinois
and for the Logan County Highway Department.
He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps,
38th Infantry Training Squadron, engine flying training squadron,
234th AAF Base Unit, Clovis, N.M. He was discharged in 1945.
He was born Feb. 21, 1917, in Eureka to
Harry J. and Nellie M. Blaine Crossman. He married Dorothy Burwell
on June 3, 1943, in Pampa, Texas.
He is survived by his wife, of Morton;
one son, Tommy Lee (and Susan) Crossman of Spring Hill, Fla.; two
daughters, Jackie Dayle Schertz of Morton and Vickie Sue (and Steve)
Herman of Washington; eight grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Crossman of Gibson City;
and two sisters, Ruth (and the Rev. Delmar) Holbrook of Anderson,
Ind., and Joan (and Wayne) Fritch of Antioch.
He was preceded in death by one
brother, Claude, and two sisters, Helen and Dorothy.
He was a member of the Beason United
He was a volunteer fireman for 22 years
for the Beason Fire Department and served one term as town clerk of
may be made to the Beason Fire Department or Apostolic Christian
Restmore Nursing Home in Morton.
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Wyatt Mitchell Wedgeworth, 3, of
Lincoln died Sunday (May 30, 2004) at 11:12 a.m. from a fire at his
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at
Holland and Barry Funeral Home of Lincoln, with the Rev. Glenn
Shelton officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service.
Burial will be in New Union Cemetery,
Wyatt was born April 14, 2001, in
He is survived by his parents, Robert
Wedgeworth and Shanda Roderick; two
sisters, Ashley and Emily Roderick of Lincoln; one brother, Jonas Wedgeworth of Lincoln; maternal grandparents Jim and Doris Norman of
Bismark; paternal grandparents Ed and Virginia Neer of Carl
Junction, Mo.; maternal great-grandmother Opal Mitchell of Austin,
Texas; aunts and uncles Ron and Shawn Sillings of Lincoln, Scott and
Lisa Norman of Florida, Chris and Terry Norman of Illinois, Amy
Anderson of Watseka and Dana Frazier of Carbondale; and cousins
Heather, Jessica, Kayla, Sarah, Kelly, Ramee, Tres and Camdon.
He was preceded in death by maternal
great-grandfather Arthur Mitchell and paternal great-grandparents
Bill and Alice Sillings.
He attended Christian Child Care of
may be made to the Wyatt M. Wedgeworth Fund at State Bank of
Lincoln, 508 Broadway.
Rosetta J. "Rose" Dolson, 78, of
Lincoln died Sunday (May 30, 2004) at 6:35 a.m. at St. John's
Hospital in Springfield.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m.
Saturday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with
the Rev. Richard Reinwald officiating.
There will be no visitation.
Ms. Dolson owned Dolson Outdoor
Advertising and the Marble Manor Tavern in Amherst, Ohio.
She was born July 14, 1925, in Lincoln
to William "Bill" and Bertha Oleskey Johnson.
She is survived by a daughter-in-law,
Barbara Price of Pekin; two granddaughters, Aimee (and A.J.)
Ravgiala of Austin, Texas, and Rebecca Price of Pekin; two stepsons,
Les (and Ginny) Kreeger of Akron, Ohio, and Lowell (and Judy)
Kreeger of Flemington, N.J.; five stepgrandchildren; three
step-great-grandchildren; and a special friend, George Wieber of
She was preceded in death by one son,
William A. Price.
She was of the Protestant faith.
She was a member of the Emblem Club of
Lincoln. She was also a member of American Legion Auxiliary,
Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Eagles and AMVETS, all in
may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart
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Garvice Earl Phillips, 85, formerly of
Mason City, died
May 26, 2004, in Wilmington, N.C.
Visitation was on Tuesday at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City.
A graveside service was Wednesday
morning at Mason City Cemetery, with the Rev. Robert Paddack
Mr. Phillips retired from Cutler-Hammer
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War
He was born April 20, 1919, in Green
County, Ky., to Vernon Earl and Susie Phillips. He married Daisy
Survivors are his wife; one daughter,
Barbara Parker of Wilmington, N.C.; two grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; and one brother, Jim Phillips of Bloomington.
He was preceded in death by one
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