John Richard Hribar, 93, of Lincoln
died Tuesday (March 23, 2004) at 5:25 p.m. at Maple Ridge Care
Centre in Lincoln.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m.
Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, following
Scripture reading at 4:30 p.m.
His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday
at Holy Family Church in Lincoln, with Father Thomas Taylor
Burial, with military rites, will be in
Zion Cemetery, Lincoln.
Mr. Hribar was a former laborer at
Spellman Lumber Company. He retired from West Lincoln Grade School,
where he worked as a bus driver and custodian.
He served with the U.S. Navy in the
Pacific Theatre during World War II.
He was born May 23, 1910, in Mineral,
Kan., to Frank and Pauline Straus Hribar. He married Viola Burger on
Feb. 26, 1938, in Chicago.
He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln;
one son, John R. Hribar of Cary, N.C.; two daughters, Marian (and
Derrell) Jones of Washington and Sandra (and Robert) Strantz of
Fishers, Ind.; six grandchildren, Lynn (and Chuck) Cook of
Washington, Lori (and Mark) Koutelis of Peoria, Lisa (and Kelley)
Thomas of Mountain Home, Ark., Steven Jones of San Diego, Calif,
Erika (and Paul) Fowler of Fishers, Ind., and Mara (and Nick)
Flanagan of Flower Mound, Texas; seven great-grandchildren; and one
sister, Pauline Lebar of Denver, Colo.
He was preceded in death by one
brother, Frank Hribar.
He was a member of Holy Family Church
of Lincoln, Knights of Columbus, AMVETS and Eagles Lodge 2708.
may be made to Carroll Catholic Grade School.
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Mabel Maxine James, 79, of Lincoln died
Monday (March 22, 2004) at 12:24 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m.
Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.
Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, with Robert McClintock officiating.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery,
Mrs. James was a homemaker.
She was born April 30, 1924, in
Metcalfe County, Ky., to Willie Earnest and Mattie Lee Taylor
She married Bernie Russell James on
Dec. 21, 1938, in Franklin, Ky. He died Jan. 29, 1989.
She is survived by two sons, Jerry
Wayne James and Jesse Dalton James, both of Lincoln; one daughter,
Shelia Kay Foster of Elkhart, nine grandchildren; 18
great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother,
Kenneth Windell Coffey of Edmonton, Ky.; and one sister, Gertie
Marie Shockley of Edmonton, Ky.
She was also preceded in death by one
brother, one sister, and one son, Larry James.
She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of
Memorials may be made to the American
Heart Association or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
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Diana Lee Blaum, 56,
of Springfield, formerly of Lincoln, died Sunday (March 21, 2004) at
11:04 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Visitation was on Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home
Her funeral will be
at 1 p.m. Thursday at Lincoln Christian Church, with Tom Gerdts
Burial will be in New
Union Cemetery, Lincoln.
Mrs. Blaum was
administrative assistant of education at Robert Morris College in
Springfield. She was also a hairdresser.
She was born Jan. 29,
1948, in Logan County to James Pence and Eleanor Mae Snyder Pence.
She married Roger L. Blaum on May 3, 1969, in Lincoln. He died July
She is survived by
three sons, Adam C. (and Christy) Blaum of Troy, Nathan W. (and Amy)
Blaum of Nokomis and Sean M. Blaum of Peoria; one daughter, Kate E.
Blaum of Miami, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
She was also preceded
in death by one daughter, Molly.
She was a member of
Lincoln Christian Church and the Alpha Beta Gamma honor society.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude's
Children's Hospital or the American Diabetes Foundation.
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Dorothy Fullerton Gallagher, 87, of
Lincoln died Sunday (March 21, 2004) at 6:45 p.m. at Memorial
Medical Center in Springfield.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m.
Friday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday
at Holland and Barry.
Following a funeral luncheon, interment
will be in Atlanta Cemetery at 3 p.m.
Ms. Gallagher retired from the
Department of Public Aid, where she had been a case worker. She
previously taught school in Williamsville.
She was born Sept. 3, 1916, in Lincoln
to Leslie Frank and Emma Pedigo Fullerton.
She is survived by two daughters,
Sharon G. Smith of Sherman and Leslieann Gallagher (and John H.
McKay) of Evergreen, Colo., and one grandson.
She was of the Methodist faith.
She attended Lindenwood College at St.
may be made to the Lincoln Public Library Large Print Book
Collection, 725 Pekin St., Lincoln, IL 62656.
Vivian V. Adkins, 83, formerly of Mason
City, died March 17, 2004, at 9:26 a.m. at Dowagiac Nursing Home in
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday
(March 27) at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City, with Nash Shawgo
officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral
Graveside military rites will be
conducted at Mason City Cemetery.
She retired in 1983 from DuraCool
Corp., in Elkhart, Ind., where she had worked as a precision
She served in the Women's Army Corps
during World War II.
was born May 20, 1920, at Mason City to F.H. "Speck" and Freda M.
is survived by one sister, Nadine (and Donald) Nolting of
was preceded in death by two brothers, Frederick and Dallas Adkins,
and one sister, Carol Adkins.
She was a member of American Legion
Post 427 in Mottville, Mich.
Donal E. Hanes, 84, of rural McLean
died Tuesday (March 23, 2004) at 10:30 p.m. at BroMenn Regional
Medical Center in Normal.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.
Saturday at Quiram Funeral Home in Atlanta, and Masonic rites will
be conducted at 8 p.m.
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at
the Atlanta Christian Church, with David Harmon officiating.
Burial will be in McLean Cemetery.
Military rites will be conducted by the McLean American Legion Post
Mr. Hanes farmed in the McLean area. He
retired in 1978.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War
He was born Sept. 24,
1919, at McLean to Harry E. and Marie Stubblefield Hanes. He married
Mary E. Hoblit on Nov. 8, 1942, at McLean. She died Aug. 5, 1986.
He is survived by one
daughter, Anne Newcomb of McLean; two grandchildren, Jackie (and
Mike) Pavlik of Atlanta and Becki (and Paul) Warren of Boston,
Mass.; and three great-grandchildren, Heather, Garrett and Rylie.
He was also preceded
in death by one brother.
He was a member of
the Atlanta Masonic Lodge, Bloomington Consistory, Peoria Mohammed
Shrine and McLean American Legion Post 573.
He enjoyed golfing,
fishing and gardening and was an avid Cubs fan.
For many years, he
and his wife enjoyed wintering at Sanibel Island, Fla.
He was a wonderful
father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and we'll all miss you,
Memorial contributions may be made to the
Mount Hope-Funks Grove Library at McLean, Atlanta Rescue Squad or
Atlanta Christian Church.
Georgene Leesman Cross, 79, of
Hartsburg died Tuesday (March 23, 2004), at 4:16 a.m. at Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m.
Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church of Hartsburg. Her funeral
will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, with the Rev. David
Burial will be in Hartsburg Union
Mrs. Cross was a homemaker and worked
on the farm with her husband.
She was born Nov. 22, 1924, at
Hartsburg to Claus and Kathryn Glick Leesman. She married Wendell
Cross on May 5, 1945, at Boise, Idaho.
She is survived by her husband, of
Hartsburg; three sons, Gary (and Janet) Cross of Hartsburg, Tom (and
Kay) Cross of Mount Pulaski and Rick (and Cathy) Cross of Minier;
nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Virgil
Leesman of Hartsburg, Paul Leesman of Hartsburg and Lloyd Leesman of
Lincoln; and one sister, Clara Beasley of Pekin.
She was preceded in death by two
sisters, Blanche Bruns and Urla White.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran
Church of Hartsburg and the Ladies Aid and Quilting Society of the
She was a seamstress and an avid ISU
Redbird basketball fan.
She was a loving wife, mother and
grandmother and will be missed by all.
may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church or Hospice Care of
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Mary Montgomery Leith, 79, of Morton,
formerly of Lincoln, died Sunday (March 21, 2004) at 7:25 p.m. at
Pekin Hospital, Pekin.
Visitation and a prayer service were on
Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.
Her funeral was Thursday morning at Holy Family Church in Lincoln, with Monsignor Edward
Burial is in St. Mary's Cemetery,
She was formerly a cook in the dietary
departments at St. Clara's, Vonderlieth and Abraham Lincoln Memorial
She was born Aug. 25, 1924, in Lincoln
to Andrew and Alma Bicknell Schahl. She married Richard Montgomery
on Oct. 10, 1944, and he died Jan. 28, 1974.
She is survived by three sons, Jon (and
Sharon) Montgomery of Ballston Spa, N.Y., Larry (and Joyce)
Montgomery of Fort Branch, Ind., and Steve (and Jan) Montgomery of
Lincoln; one daughter, Debora (and Bill) Michael of Groveland; 11
grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was an only child and was the last
of her immediate family.
She was a member of Holy Family Church
of Lincoln, American Business Women's Association and American
Legion Auxiliary, of which she was president in 1977. She was also a
She was a wonderful mom, dearly loved
and will be missed by her family.
may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Lung
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Phyllis Reynolds, 72, of Lincoln died
Sunday (March 21, 2004) at 11:45 a.m. at her home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m.
Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Her
funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, with
the Rev. Mark Carnahan officiating.
Burial will be in Richmond Grove
Cemetery, rural New Holland.
She was a mental health technician at
Lincoln Developmental Center before she retired.
She was born Jan. 31, 1932, in Lincoln
to George H. and Minnie J.C. Buse Sutton.
She is survived by one daughter, Lora
(and Rodney) Dove of Lincoln; four grandchildren, including a
granddaughter she raised, Miranda Reynolds of Lincoln; one
great-grandchild; three sisters, Ruth Ann (and Dean) Joyce of
Lincoln, Cheryl (and Jerome) Daniels of Tucson, Ariz., and Linda
Shawgo of Tucson, Ariz.; and five brothers, Ronald (and Lydia)
Sutton of Bloomington, Robert (and Sara) Sutton of Lincoln, Thomas
Sutton of Lincoln, Roger (and Nancy) Sutton of Lincoln and David
(and Marilyn) Sutton of Taylorville.
Two brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.
Memorials may be made to the family.
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