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April Bishop

Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln has announced local funeral arrangements for April Bishop, formerly of Lincoln. A service at the funeral home will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, with Tom Gerdts officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery.

Miss Bishop, 19, died April 12, 2004, in Portage, Wis.

A memorial service was conducted in Gibson City on April 18.

She was born June 19, 1984, in Lincoln.

She is survived by her mother, Karen Seaman LaRue of Dalton, Wis.; her father and stepmother, Mike and Marni Bishop of Gibson City; two sisters, Rhonda (and John) Seffron of Omaha, Neb., and Danica LaRue of Dalton, Wis.; one brother, Michael Bishop Jr. of Dalton, Wis.; three half sisters, Shana (and Philip) Scoggins of Roanoke, Texas, and Jaisi and Laini Bishop of Gibson City; and her paternal grandparents, Robert and Josephine Bishop.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents.

She was a member of Lincoln Christian Church.

Memorials may be made to the April Bishop Memorial Fund.

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Florence Hill

Florence M. Hill, 89, of Atlanta died Monday (May 24, 2004) at Maple Ridge Care Centre in Lincoln.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Quiram Funeral Home, Atlanta. Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with David Harmon officiating.

Burial will be in Bluegrass Cemetery, rural Atlanta.

Mrs. Hill was a homemaker and had worked at Hornes Restaurant and the Dixie Truckers Home in McLean.

She was born Feb. 1, 1915, at Lexington, Neb., to John and Cora Davis Wheeler. She married Paul E. Hill on Aug. 4, 1930, in White Hall. He died May 9, 1975.

She is survived by three daughters, Ruby Newingham of Roodhouse, Pauline (and John) Kelly of Albany, N.Y., and Karen (and Jewel) Cook of Atlanta; five sons, John Hill, Roy Hill, Pat Hill and Fred Hill, all of Atlanta, and Murl Hill of Bloomington; 27 grandchildren, including Donald Lee (and Lisa) Hill, whom she raised; numerous great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Dorothy Woodward of Pittsfield and Mary Lowery of Hamilton.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Gary Leon Hill, and one daughter, Florence May, who was Donald's mother.

Memorial contributions may be made to Maple Ridge Care Centre or to a charity of the donor's choice.

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