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Richard Sparks

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 Korean War.

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 Fairfield.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

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.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Jackson Keen Post 496 or to Logan County Animal Control.


Maryetta Johnson

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 Carnahan officiating.

Burial is in Hartsburg Union Cemetery.

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.

Memorials may be made to the church or to Hospice 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 Consistory.

He was a retired volunteer fireman and served as a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Atlanta Fire Department, Atlanta Rescue Squad or American Diabetes Association.


Phyllis Goodman

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.

Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral 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, Hospice Care of Illinois or American Cancer Society.

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