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Vera Hickey

Vera Mae Hickey, 89, of Armington died Monday (May 24, 2004) at 7:14 p.m. at the Hopedale Medical Complex, Hopedale.

Her funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Armington Christian Church. Ed Loyd and Victor Ramsey will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Burial will be in Oak View Cemetery, rural Armington.

Quiram Funeral Home, Atlanta, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Hickey was a homemaker.

She was born Aug. 21, 1914, at Hidalgo, to Roscoe C. and Cynthia Alma Houser Hutson. She married Homer E. Hickey on April 8, 1933, in Lincoln. He died July 16, 1986.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Ellen (and Paul) Lathim of Vero Beach, Fla., and Cheryl (and Joe) Johnson of Las Cruces, N.M.; two sons, John (and Judith) Hickey of Safety Harbor, Fla., and David Hickey of Armington; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was a member of the Armington Christian Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to the Armington Rescue Squad.

Garvice Phillips

Garvice Earl Phillips, 85, formerly of Mason City, died Wednesday (May 26, 2004) in Wilmington, N.C.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mason City Cemetery, with the Rev. Robert Paddack officiating.

Mr. Phillips retired from Cutler-Hammer in Lincoln.

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

He was born April 20, 1919, in Green County, Ky., to Vernon Earl and Susie Phillips. He married Daisy Turner.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Barbara Parker of Wilmington, N.C.; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Jim Phillips of Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice.


Weldon 'Pete' Frantz

Weldon B. "Pete" Frantz, 87, of Lincoln died Monday (May 24, 2004) at 2 p.m. at the Christian Nursing Home.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln. Masonic rites will be conducted at 8 p.m.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church of Lincoln, with the Rev. Julie Azbell officiating.

Burial, with military rites, will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mr. Frantz served as Logan County treasurer from 1962 to 1966 and as Logan County clerk from 1966 to 1994. He was also a retired accountant.

He served as a B-17 pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was shot down in Europe and was a prisoner of war for 14 months.

He was born June 9, 1916, in Mason City, Iowa, to Marion C. and Jennie Brandt Frantz. He married Jane Ellen Warrick on June 15, 1941, and she died Oct. 18, 1973. He married Josephine Bonansinga on May 28, 1982, in Springfield, and she died Feb. 24, 2003.

He is survived by two children, Peter J. Frantz (and Carol) of Lincoln and Janeann Meredith (and Tom) of Grays Lake; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Frantz (and Eszter) of London, England, Jennifer Sugg (and Alan) of Naperville, Janelle Stewart (and Gregg) of Mount Pleasant, Mich., and Tracey Meredith of Rantoul; one great-grandson, Ian Stewart of Mount Pleasant, Mich.; and one sister, Barbara Swearingen of Atlanta.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Welby Frantz, and one sister, Margaret Moore.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 263 and Eagles Lodge of Lincoln. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge and a Shriners Club member for many years. He had been an Elks Club member since 1940 and served as secretary for many years.

He served on the school board for Lincoln Elementary District 27 for a number of years and on the first board for the Lincoln Park District. He was home services director for the Red Cross for several years. He was also a board member of the senior citizens center.

Memorials may be made to the Weldon B. "Pete" Frantz Memorial Fund.

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