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John Hribar

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 officiating.

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.

Memorials may be made to Carroll Catholic Grade School.

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Mabel James

Mabel Maxine James, 79, of Lincoln died Monday (March 22, 2004) at 12:24 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

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, Lincoln.

Mrs. James was a homemaker.

She was born April 30, 1924, in Metcalfe County, Ky., to Willie Earnest and Mattie Lee Taylor Coffey.

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 Jehovah's Witnesses.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

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Diana Blaum

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 in Lincoln.

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Lincoln Christian Church, with Tom Gerdts officiating.

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 15, 1996.

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 Gallagher

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. Charles, Mo.

Memorials may be made to the Lincoln Public Library Large Print Book Collection, 725 Pekin St., Lincoln, IL 62656.


Vivian Adkins

Vivian V. Adkins, 83, formerly of Mason City, died March 17, 2004, at 9:26 a.m. at Dowagiac Nursing Home in Dowagiac, Mich.

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 home.

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 electric welder.

She served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II.

She was born May 20, 1920, at Mason City to F.H. "Speck" and Freda M. Menzel Adkins.

She is survived by one sister, Nadine (and Donald) Nolting of Springfield.

She 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 Hanes

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 573.

Mr. Hanes farmed in the McLean area. He retired in 1978.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

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, "Pop."

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Hope-Funks Grove Library at McLean, Atlanta Rescue Squad or Atlanta Christian Church.


Georgene Cross

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 Russell officiating.

Burial will be in Hartsburg Union Cemetery, Hartsburg.

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 church.

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.

Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church or Hospice Care of Illinois.

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Mary Leith

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 Higgins officiating.

Burial is in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lincoln.

She was formerly a cook in the dietary departments at St. Clara's, Vonderlieth and Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

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 foster grandparent.

She was a wonderful mom, dearly loved and will be missed by her family.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Lung Association.

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Phyllis Reynolds

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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