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Evelyn Bockwitz

Evelyn Mae Bockwitz, 89, of San Jose died Saturday (June 26, 2004) at 3:25 p.m. at Hopedale Medical Complex.

Her funeral was Tuesday morning at San Jose United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Larry Maffett officiating. Visitation was on Monday at the church.

Burial is in Green Hill Cemetery, rural San Jose.

Hurley Funeral Home of Mason City handled arrangements.

Mrs. Bockwitz was a homemaker.

She was born Feb. 23, 1915, in Emden to John and Allie Rademaker Johnson. She married John W. Bockwitz on Feb. 23, 1935.

She is survived by her husband; one son, William (and Karen) Bockwitz of Spring Arbor, Mich.; one daughter, Dorothy (and Ike) Boyer of Morton; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, one son-in-law and three brothers.

She was a member of San Jose United Methodist Church, San Jose Homemakers and a 55-year charter member of Mason County Home Extension.

Memorial contributions may be made to her church.


Donald Sparks

Donald R. "Sparky" Sparks, 68, of Lincoln died Saturday (June 26, 2004) at 4:20 a.m. at his home.

His funeral was Tuesday morning at Holland and Barry in Lincoln, with Allen Dean officiating. Visitation was on Monday at the funeral home.

Burial is in Zion Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mr. Sparks was retired. He had worked at Lincoln Developmental Center for 11 years.

He was born May 31, 1936, in Lincoln to Allen and Della May Humbert Sparks. He married Sharon L. Bree on June 28, 1956.

He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; one son, Duane L. (and wife Laura) Sparks of Princeton; a daughter-in-law, Alicia Sparks of Middletown; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Ronald (and wife Beverly) Sparks of Lincoln; and two sisters, Bessie (and husband Ron) Newhouse of Lincoln and Shirley (and husband Larry) Conaway of Mount Pulaski.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Kim Merriman; and one son, Danny A. Sparks.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was a member of the Lincoln Eagles Lodge. He was also a member of Musicians Union Local 268 for many years.

Memorials may be made to the education fund for Cody Sparks.

Betty Davis

Betty F. Davis, 78, formerly of Lincoln, died Saturday (June 26, 2004) at 5:20 p.m. at Sunny Acres Nursing Home, Petersburg.

A graveside service was Tuesday morning at Atlanta Cemetery, with Father Tony Lee officiating. There was no visitation.

Arrangements were handled by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home of Lincoln.

Mrs. Davis had been a secretary for Eaton Corporation in Lincoln.

She was born Feb. 6, 1926, at Waynesville to Cecil and Fern Cole Foster. She married Thomas L. Davis on Oct. 25, 1942, in Lincoln. He died Sept. 23, 2000.

She is survived by one son, Tommie (and Snookie) Davis of Springfield; one granddaughter, Danielle Davis Landgrebe of Springfield; one great-granddaughter, Madeline Davis Landgrebe of Springfield; and one brother, Jack Foster of Lincoln.

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

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Atlanta.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

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