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Paul 'Barney' Durst

Paul J. "Barney" Durst, 82, of Lincoln died Monday (June 21, 2004) at 4:27 p.m. at St. Clara's Manor.

Visitation was on Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

His funeral was Thursday morning at the First Christian Church in Mount Pulaski, with Marion Henderson officiating. Visitation preceded the service.

Burial, with military rites, is in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.

Mr. Durst worked as a lineman for CILCO. He retired after 37 years of service.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was born June 24, 1921, in Champaign to Jacob R. and Mattie Hamilton Durst. He married Eleanor "Woody" Phelan on Nov. 4, 1948, in Washington, Ill. She died Jan. 15, 1981. He married Loreen Givan on Dec. 19, 1987, in Mount Zion.

He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; two sons, Michael (and Cecilia) Durst of Glen Carbon and Kenneth (and Marla) Durst of Mount Pulaski; one daughter, Jayne Ann (and Mark) Seitz of Mount Pulaski; two stepsons, Todd Givan and Steve Givan, both of Lincoln; four grandchildren, Tyson Durst, Taryn Durst, Courtney Seitz and Chelsey Seitz; two stepgrandchildren; and one brother, Lester (and Coogie) Durst of Lake Wales, Fla.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

He was a member of Jefferson Street Christian Church in Lincoln; American Legion Post 447; Forty & Eight, Voiture 985; AF&AM 87, Chapter 121, Commandery 39 of Mount Pulaski; and Elks BPOE 914, of which he was a life member of 56 years.

He was active in the Junior Achievement program while working at CILCO.

Memorials may be made to the building fund at Jefferson Street Christian Church, St. Louis Shriners Burn Center or St. Louis Shriners Hospital for Children.

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Bernadine Lacey

Bernadine B. Lacey, 85, of Hartsburg died Tuesday (June 22, 2004) at 11:25 p.m. at her home.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hartsburg, with the Rev. David Russell officiating.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln and one hour before the service at the church on Friday.

Burial will be in Hartsburg Union Cemetery.

Mrs. Lacey had worked as kitchen supervisor at Dixie Truck Stop, McLean.

She was born Nov. 20, 1918, at Hartsburg to John and Minnie Zieglowsky Lolling. She married Melvin James Lacey on Aug. 30, 1941, in Manhattan, Kan. He died Oct. 26, 1990.

She is survived by one brother, Carl Lolling of Hartsburg; one sister, Anna Eeten of Hartsburg; nieces and nephews; and other relatives.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Henry J. Lolling, and three sisters, Jennie Tholen, Effie Carey and Augusta Scales.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Hartsburg and the Hartsburg American Legion Auxiliary.

Memorials may be made to her church, Hartsburg Rescue Squad or Wayne J. Shall Hospice.

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