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Margene Cisco

Margene Dean Cisco, 61, of Lincoln died Wednesday (March 10, 2004) at 12:36 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lincoln Christian Church, with Tom Gerdts officiating. Visitation will be at the church one hour before the service.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home of Lincoln is handling arrangements.

Mrs. Cisco was a nurse's aide.

She was born June 25, 1942, in Springfield to Thomas and Edna Mae Robinson Cook. She married Bobby Cisco on July 3, 1961, in Springfield.

She is survived by her husband, of Lincoln; four daughters, Christina (and Randall) Dirks of Lincoln, Julie Rusk of Marietta, Ga., Denise (and Greg) Shook of Lincoln and Daphine (and J.R.) Smith of Bath; four sons, Robert (and Marsha) Cisco of Lincoln, Wesley Cisco of Lincoln, Keith Cisco of Lincoln and Kevin Cisco of Owensboro, Ky.; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary (and Bernard) Delany of Des Plaines, Dorothy (and Carl) Huffman of Sorrento and Evelyn Cook of Springfield; and three brothers, Earl Cook of Edenburg, William Cook of Springfield and Harold (and Linda) Cook of Thayer.

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

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

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Dolly Horchem

Dolly Horchem, 72, of Lincoln, formerly of Broadwell, died Monday (March 8, 2004) at 3:05 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Lincoln, with the Rev. Robert Henderson officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mrs. Horchem was a homemaker.

She was born May 26, 1931, at Tompkinsville, Ky., to Benjamin and Mae Stewart Grimsley. She was first married to Robert Leckrone. Later she married Ronald Dean Horchem on Nov. 16, 1957, at Broadwell. He died April 29, 1990.

She is survived by two daughters, Rita Leckrone (and Thomas) Kinney of Petaluma, Calif., and Rhonda Horchem Bowers of Augusta, Ga.; one son, Ronald Horchem of Taylorville; four grandsons, Ryan and Jeffrey Bowers of Augusta, Ga., Thomas Bertolette of Fort Collins, Colo., and Jesse Kinney of Petaluma, Calif.; one great-granddaughter, Cortnee Bertolette of Fort Collins, Colo.; and a sister-in-law, Alice Grimsley of Lincoln.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Jack, Stanley, Paul and Robert Grimsley, and two sisters, Nel Grimsley Rogers and Dezzie Grimsley Klien.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln, a 20-year member of the Woman of the Moose and a member of the American Red Cross.

Memorials may be made to her church or to Hospice Care of Illinois.

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Julia Washburn

Julia Tonellato Washburn, 87, of Springfield, formerly of Lincoln, died Tuesday (March 9, 2004) at 10:20 p.m. at Passavant Hospital in Jacksonville.

A memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lincoln, with Father Thomas Taylor officiating.

A service at Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln will be at 12:15 p.m. Friday. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until the service time.

Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield.

Mrs. Washburn retired from Campbell Soup in Chicago in 1980 after 22 years with the company. She had been a quality assurance inspector.

She was born Oct. 9, 1916, in Springfield to Angelus and Bertha Porphuir Tonellato. She married Edgar "Kemo" Washburn on Sept. 1, 1951, in Clinton. He died April 30, 1993.

She is survived by one stepson, Randall Washburn of Roy, Utah, and by several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Burbank.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Donald Bishop

Donald Boyd Bishop, 51, of Lincoln died Saturday (March 6, 2004) at 12:50 p.m. at the Crossroads Motel.

A graveside service with military rites will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield.

Mr. Bishop served in the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1974.

He was born Oct. 19, 1951, at Erin, Tenn., to James Woodrow and Georgia Maxine Bishop. He married Kathleen Ann Kurtz on Nov. 25, 1978, at Mount Pulaski.

He is survived by his mother; two sons, Shawn Lee Baker and Nicholas James Baker; two brothers, Guy Gordon Bishop and James Earl King; and four sisters, Linda Kay (and Kevin) Walk, Janet Lee (and Don) McMaster, Sherry Ann Turner and Penny Sue Tripplett.

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