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.
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,
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
She had been a nursing home resident
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
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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
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
Burial will be in Mount Pulaski
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.
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