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Clarence 'Delbert' Johnson

Clarence "Delbert" Johnson, 65, of Mason City died Friday (March 26, 2004) at 4:35 p.m. at his home.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Mr. Johnson was a retired self-employed mechanic.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was born April 20, 1938, in Macedonia, Ill., to Wilford and Versa Hall Johnson.

He is survived by one son, Scott Eric Johnson of Lincoln; one stepdaughter, Terri Melton of Springfield; three stepgrandchildren, Brandon, Ashley and Eric White of Springfield; one sister, Vera Crain of Morrisville, Mo.; and five brothers, Keith, Gordon and Lloyd Johnson, all of Lincoln, Jerry Johnson of Atlanta and Kenneth Johnson of Mount Vernon, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a member of the Methodist Church in Macedonia.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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Catherine Hall

Catherine "Katie" L. Hall, 78, of Lincoln died Friday (March 26, 2004) at 1:12 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation and a service conducted by Women of the Moose were on Sunday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Her funeral was Monday morning at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, with the Rev. Carroll Richards officiating.

Burial is in Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mrs. Hall was a sales clerk at Sherman Shop and Sterling's and was a shampoo lady for Rosie Melton at Hair Connections in Lincoln.

She was born April 12, 1925, in Lincoln to Clifford and Hilma Gibson Sullivan. She married Thomas F. Hall on May 15, 1948, in Peoria.

She is survived by her husband, of Lincoln; three daughters, Kathleen "Kathy" (and Sam) Schriber of Lincoln, Margaret Hall of Chicago and Julie (and Ryan) Branson of Lincoln; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Clifford "Sonny" (and Linda) Sullivan of Lincoln; and one sister, Linda "Don" Tumilty of Bryan, Ohio.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Marna Michael.

She was a member of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Lincoln, Women of the Moose, College of Regents and American Legion Auxiliary Post 263.

Memorials may be made to First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Mooseheart or the American Cancer Society.

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Mildred Horn

Mildred E. Horn, 89, of Lincoln, formerly of Mason City and Harvey, died Thursday (March 25, 2004) at 4:20 p.m. at St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Mausoleum Park in Clinton.

There is no visitation.

Hurley Funeral Home of Mason City is handling arrangements.

Miss Horn was a secretary for the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad for 28 years. She retired in 1976.

She was born Nov. 27, 1914, at Easton to William Franklin and Olive Marie Taylor Horn.

She is survived by several cousins.

Memorial contributions may be made to CIEDC.

Phyllis Swearingen

Phyllis A. Swearingen, 69, of Atlanta died Sunday (March 28, 2004) at 10:05 p.m. at her home.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Quiram Funeral Home in Atlanta, with David Harmon officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Burial will be in Atlanta Cemetery.

Mrs. Swearingen was a homemaker.

She was born Sept. 3, 1934, at Armington to Lowell and Odessa Cates Kindred. She married Stephen "Tebe" Swearingen on April 11, 1959, at Atlanta. He died Feb. 1, 1997.

She is survived by her mother, Odessa Roadarmel of Bloomington; one daughter, Kelly Brady of Atlanta; one son, Todd (and Danielle) Swearingen of Coral Gables, Fla.; six grandchildren; two sisters, Gwen Long of Atlanta and Mary Swearingen of Lincoln; three brothers, Larry Duane Kindred of Tevaris, Fla., Dale Kindred of Orlando, Fla., and Gary Kindred of Atlanta; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her father.

She was a member of the Atlanta Christian Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to OSF Hospice, Bloomington.


Rosemary Murray

Rosemary Murray, 70, of Lincoln died Friday (March 26, 2004) at 12:35 p.m. at St. John's North in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, followed by a rosary service at 7 p.m.

Her funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Thomas Taylor officiating.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mrs. Murray retired from Lincoln Developmental Center, where she had been a mental health technician.

She was born Sept. 9, 1933, at Cadott, Wis., to Floyd and Bernice Nelson Hanson. She married Lawrence R. Murray on Jan. 2, 1958, in Peoria. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by three sons, John E. Murray of Normal, Michael D. (and Ina) Murray of Pekin and William "Billy" Murray of Jacksonville; three daughters, Christina "Tina" (and Jack) Nutt of Lincoln, Margaret (and Rich) Kuschel of Springfield and Michelle "Mimi" (and Steve) Westerfield of rural Waynesville; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marlene Blane of San Jose and Nancy (and Roger) Monroe of Peoria; and a special friend, Tom Lowe of Lincoln.

She was a member of Holy Family Church, Lincoln Developmental Center Parents Association, State Employee Retirement System and the Oasis senior center.

She was a volunteer at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and for Project Read.

She devoted tireless energy in the fight to keep Lincoln Developmental Center open.

Memorials may be made to the Knights of Columbus fund for the mentally disabled or to the donor's choice.

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