Richard Henry Sparks, 72, of Mason City
died Thursday (May 6, 2004) at noon at his home.
His funeral was Saturday
morning at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City, with the Rev. Bruce Bolin-Ghitalla
officiating. Visitation preceded the service.
Burial is in Mason City Cemetery.
Mr. Sparks worked for seven years at
the Rocky Ford Limestone Quarry, Lincoln, and for 25 years at
Keystone in Bartonville.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the
He was born Sept. 21, 1931, in
Princeton to Henry and Bernice Smith Sparks. He married Betty Bagby
on July 3, 1955.
He is survived by his wife; three
daughters, Linda (and Glen) Wilson of Peoria, Cathy Auxier of Mason
City and Lisa (and Ralph) Conklin of Mount Pulaski; five
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles (and
Pat) Sparks of Mason City; and one sister, Mildred Willett of
He was preceded in death by two
He was a member of the Mason City
United Methodist Church.
Mr. Sparks enjoyed spending mornings at
the coffee shop visiting with friends, and he liked to take drives
with his dog, Molly.
contributions may be made to American Legion Jackson Keen Post 496
or to Logan County Animal Control.
Maryetta Johnson, 86, of Lincoln died
Wednesday (May 5, 2004) at 1:55 p.m. at Maple Ridge Care Centre.
Visitation was on Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.
Her funeral was Saturday morning at Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Mark
Burial is in Hartsburg Union
Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker.
She was born March 22, 1918, in New
Holland to Mark G. and Mary Bock Hubbard. She married Carl William
Johnson on Sept. 15, 1935, in Lincoln. He died in January 1978.
She is survived by two sons, Richard
(and Mary) Johnson of Atlanta and Larry E. Johnson of Lincoln; one
daughter, Connie (and Rich) Becker of Bloomington; 12 grandchildren;
and 23 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one
son, Paul; two brothers; one sister; and one grandson. She was the
last of her immediate family.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran
Church of Lincoln.
may be made to the church or to
Care of Illinois.
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Gerald 'Sug' Colaw
Gerald R. "Sug" Colaw, 84, of Atlanta
died Thursday (May 6, 2004) at 12:56 p.m. at BroMenn Regional
Medical Center in Normal.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at Quiram Funeral Home, Atlanta. Masonic rites will follow at
7:30 p.m. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the
funeral home, with Andy Glass officiating.
Burial will be in Atlanta Cemetery.
Mr. Colaw owned and operated Colaw
Trucking in Atlanta for 50-plus years.
He was born May 21, 1919, at Atlanta to
Roy A. and Neva Zimmerman Colaw. He married Dorothy J. Johnson on
July 5, 1944, at Morris.
He is survived by his wife; two sons,
Dale A. (and Chris) Colaw of Atlanta and Dennis R. (and Judy) Colaw
of Atlanta; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one
sister, Emma Lou Brandt of Atlanta.
He was a member of the Atlanta United
Methodist Church, Logan County FS Association, Midwest Truckers, and
a 50-year member of the Atlanta Masonic Lodge and the Bloomington
He was a retired volunteer fireman and
served as a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader.
contributions may be made to the Atlanta Fire Department, Atlanta
Rescue Squad or American Diabetes Association.
Phyllis Ann Goodman, 72, of
Lincoln died Wednesday (May 5, 2004) at 6:10 p.m. at her home.
Her funeral will
be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Jefferson Street Christian Church, with J.K. Jones officiating.
Visitation was on Friday at the church.
Burial will be in Lucas Chapel
Cemetery, rural Lincoln.
Home in Lincoln is handling arrangements.
Mrs. Goodman and her husband
farmed and owned and operated Harold Goodman Excavating in Lincoln.
She was born Dec. 18, 1931, at
Hartsburg to Lewis and Anna Rosevink Hellman. She married Harold
Vernon Goodman on Aug. 20, 1950, in Hartsburg.
She is survived by her husband,
of Lincoln; three sons, Scott R. (and Debbie) Goodman, Steven R.
(and Cynthia) Goodman and Stacy (and Kimberely) Goodman, all of
Lincoln; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by
her parents and was the last of her immediate family.
She was a member of Jefferson
Street Christian Church and a past member of Zonta Club of Lincoln.
Memorials may be made to the church,
Care of Illinois or American Cancer Society.
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