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Valeria Vinson       Send a link to a friend

Archived November 16, 2004

LINCOLN -- Valeria J. Vinson, 86, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004, at 1:45 p.m. at Westside Care Center in West Frankfort.

Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. Phillip Blackburn officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery.

Mrs. Vinson retired from Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in 1978 after 25 years of dedicated service. She was an administrative secretary.

She was born Jan. 13, 1918, at Norris City, to John A. and Mary C. Black Justice. She married Harold "Jake" Vinson on Sept. 25, 1937, in Mount Vernon, Ind. He died Oct. 6, 1976.

She is survived by two sisters, Kathryn McGill of Mount Vernon and Genevieve DeNoyer of Dix; nieces and nephews Don and Georgia Vinson of Lincoln, Jacqueline and Paul Campbell of Lincoln, Phyllis and Don Bretsch of Centralia, Ron and Vicki McGill of Edwardsville, John and Yvonne McGill of New Albany, Ind., Larry Gardner of Wichita, Kan., Margaret Newman of Pekin, Dolores Downs of Peoria, Ariz., Jack and Shirley Justice of Gravois Mills, Mo., and Katy Fielding of Atlanta, Ga.; and many great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard and Ivan Justice, in addition to her parents and beloved husband.

She enjoyed ceramics, sewing and needlework.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Lincoln.


Nellie Sheehan       Send a link to a friend

Archived November 16, 2004

MOUNT PULASKI -- Nellie M. Sheehan, 90, of rural Mount Pulaski, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at 3:15 p.m. at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski. Her funeral will follow at 7 p.m., with Bill Shanle officiating. The service will celebrate Mrs. Sheehan's life and her going home to the Lord.

Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lake Bank Cemetery, Mount Pulaski.

Mrs. Sheehan was a homemaker, farmer and avid gardener on the family farm for over 60 years. Before her marriage she had been employed at the Mueller Company in Decatur.

She was born Aug. 26, 1914, in Decatur to Harry and Margaret Blakeman Fishburn. She married Edward B. Sheehan in Decatur on March 22, 1944. He died Dec. 17, 1973.

She is survived by one daughter, Angela (and David) Onuma of Carlock; two sons, Dennis (and Linda) Sheehan of Gydnia, Poland, and Gale (and Shelly) Sheehan of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren, Jani (and Richie) Jones of Lincoln, Daniel (and Karen) Sheehan of Mount Pulaski, Laura (and David) Salander Jr. of Lincoln, Heather Sheehan of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., Micah Sheehan of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., and Katie Onuma of Carlock; one great-grandchild, Emma Jones of Lincoln, and two step-great-grandchildren, Chelsea and Austin Jones of Beason.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Samuel Ervin Fishburn, and one sister, Dorothy Doty.

A memorial message: "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, a time to die ... a time to remember and honor Nellie Sheehan, a loving wife, Mom, Grandma, sister, aunt, friend and servant of the Lord."

Memorials may be made to the Trinity Broadcasting Network.

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Wilbur Marshall       Send a link to a friend

Archived November 15, 2004

LATHAM -- Wilbur Francis "Pinky" Marshall, 81, of Latham died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at 12:10 a.m. at the Illinois Veterans Hospital in Quincy and was reunited with his wife on the other side.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Bill Shanle officiating.

Burial, with military rites, will be in Illini Township Cemetery, Warrensburg.

Mr. Marshall was a retired farmer, owner and operator of Marshall's Garage in Latham, and had worked as a tractor-trailer driver hauling coal.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was born April 20, 1923, in Mason City to Wilbur Francis and Elsie Mae Woods Marshall. He married Joyce Scott in Goodlett, Texas, on Oct. 12, 1951. She died March 15, 2003.

He is survived by one daughter, Wilma Mae (and Richard) Stanley of Latham; five grandchildren, Shannon (and Delbert) Koontz of Pana, Elizabeth "Liz" Marshall of Decatur, Larry "Beau" (and Amy) Marshall of Latham, Angela Stanley of Decatur and Leslie Stanley of Latham ; five great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild, Mathew and William Koontz of Pana, Rebekah Davis and Laney and Lyndsey Marshall of Latham, and Jacob Stanley of Decatur; one brother, Johnnie Marshall of San Jose; one sister, Alvena Smith of Jefferson City, Mo.; a brother-in-law, Lloyd Goodpasture of Kenney; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Larry Marshall Sr.; two grandchildren, Jennifer Marshall and Richard Stanley Jr.; one sister, Mildred Goodpasture; one brother, Melvin Marshall; and a sister-in-law, Helen Marshall.

He was a member of the Latham Volunteer Fire Department for many years and Mount Pulaski VFW 777.

He was a graduate of Latham High School.

Memorials may be made to the Illinois Veterans Home of Quincy or to the donor's choice.

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