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Erie 'Joy' Fox

Erie G. “Joy” Fox, 89, of Lincoln died Monday (March 15, 2004), at 1 p.m. at the Christian Village.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. 

A graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at New Union Cemetery, Lincoln, with the Rev. Jame Hahs officiating.

Mrs. Fox was a homemaker and had previously worked at the Dixie Dress Shop and Lincoln Laboratories in the Decatur area.

She was born Feb. 21, 1915, in Lee County, Ky., to James Davey and Loura Baker Belcher. She married Leonard William Fox on May 25, 1935, in Bearsdale. He died Oct. 23, 2000.

She is survived by one son, Gary L. Fox of Rockford; one daughter, Karen (and Michael) Booher of Lincoln; four grandchildren, Kathleen Fox of Chicago, Teresa Booher of Peoria, Jefferey (and Sharron) Fox of Kirkwood, Mo., and David Booher of Indianapolis, Ind.; two great-granddaughters, Taylor Booher of Indianapolis, Ind., and Blayne Fox of Kirkwood, Mo.; two sisters, Shirley Collacott of Fort Mohave, Ariz., and Edith Kyle of North Las Vegas, Nev.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

She was of the Lutheran faith.

She had been an avid bowler and enjoyed dancing, playing cards and family gatherings.

In 1988 she and her husband moved to the Friendship Manor in Lincoln. She enjoyed playing dice with her dear friend Aileen Barger. She also enjoyed crocheting macrame and crafts. It was said that she “baked the best coconut cream pie in the world.”

She had been a nursing home resident since 2000.

She was married to the love of her life for 65 years. She was loved dearly by her family and will be remembered for her gentle, loving spirit.

Memorials may be made to the Christian Village.

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William 'Bill' Eskew

William "Bill" Eskew, 70, of Cornland died Wednesday (March 17, 2004) at 3:10 p.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Bill Shanle officiating.

Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.

Mr. Eskew was a truck driver for Donley Trucking in Williamsville before he retired.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was born Oct. 14, 1933, in Carlinville to William and Ruby Reed Eskew. He married Norma Points on Aug. 25, 1953, in Carlinville.

He is survived by his wife, of Cornland; five sons, Bill (and Nancy) Eskew of Cornland, Paul (and Rena) Eskew of Mechanicsburg, Merle (and Kim) Eskew of Springfield, Tom Eskew of Springfield, and David (and Melanie) Eskew of Dawson; two daughters, Connie (and Virgil) Booker of White Hall and Beth (and Mark) Patton of Mechanicsburg; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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