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Rev. Laurie Tockey       Send a link to a friend

Archived Nov. 26, 2004

LINCOLN -- The Rev. Laurie Alan Tockey, 50, of Lincoln, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at 11:40 a.m. of injuries sustained in an auto accident at Clayton.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John United Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Richard Reinwald officiating. Visitation will be at the church, 204 Seventh St., from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and one hour before the service on Monday.

Burial will be at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

The Rev. Tockey was chaplain at Lincoln Correctional Center for 20 years. He was formerly a chaplain at Centralia Correctional Institute.

He was born Oct. 29, 1954, in Englewood, Calif., to Tag and Leona Seibert Tockey. He married Suzanne Schippel on Dec. 20, 1986, in Centralia.

He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; two sons, Malachi and Silas, both at home; his mother, Leona Tockey of Freemont, Calif.; one brother, Bryan Tockey of San Jose, Calif.; one sister, Ms. Leslie Tockey of Freemont, Calif.; six nephews; five nieces; one great-niece; and one great-nephew.

He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Tom and Brad.

He was a member of St. John United Church.

He attended Prescott College in Prescott, Ariz., and graduated from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash. He received his master's degree from Chicago Theological Seminary.

He was past president of the Illinois Chaplains Association and was head of the United Church of Christ Prison Ministry Network.

Memorials may be made to the Mom and Me Camp of Lincoln Correctional Center or to St. John United Church.

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Charlotte Mason       Send a link to a friend

Archived Nov. 26, 2004

ATLANTA -- Charlotte E. Mason, 78, of rural Atlanta, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at 6:44 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

Her funeral will at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Quiram Funeral Home, with Ralph O. Swarthout officiating.

Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, rural Emden.

Mrs. Mason worked in the city clerk's office in Lincoln for several years and was a homemaker.

She was born June 27, 1926, at rural New Holland, to Adam and Carrie Kaericher Schacht. She married Melvin E. Mason on Jan. 15, 1949, in Pekin.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Michael (and Elena Kay) Mason of Emden and Kevin (and Laura) Mason of Naperville; one granddaughter, Melinda (and Terry) Anderson of Hartsburg; and three grandsons, Brent Mason of Emden, Christopher Mason of Naperville and Matthew Mason of Naperville.

She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Armington Rescue Squad.  

Minnie McClure       Send a link to a friend

Archived Nov. 24, 2004

LINCOLN -- Minnie Montella McClure, 82, of Lincoln died Tuesday (Nov. 23, 2004) at 3:25 p.m. at St. Clara's Manor.

Cremation rites were accorded and no services are scheduled.

Holland and Barry Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Mrs. McClure was a homemaker for her family.

She was born July 3, 1922, at Atlanta, to Gustav and Tillie Diekow Ruff. She married Wilbur McClure on Dec. 18, 1939, at Litchfield, Ky. He died in April 1982.

She is survived by two daughters, Beverly Lolling of Lincoln and Wanda Rademaker of Pekin; one son, Wilbur Eugene McClure of Cheyenne, Wyo.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Conrad Ruff of California.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Henry and Jesse Ruff.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Memorials may be made to St. Clara's Manor.

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