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Elsie Lakin       Send a link to a friend

Archived Oct. 8, 2004

MOUNT PULASKI -- Elsie I. Lakin, 98, of Mount Pulaski died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at 3:45 a.m. at Vonderlieth Living Center.

Cremation rites will be accorded.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski, with the Rev. Donald Kirchner officiating.

Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery at a later date.

Mrs. Lakin was a teacher in the Logan County area for many years.

She was born March 8, 1906, in Logan County to George and Ellen Hagenbach Stoll. She married Raymond A. Lakin in Chicago on Jan. 1, 1950. He died Feb. 5. 1998.

She is survived by one stepson, Kenneth (and Darline) Lakin of Sun City, Ariz.; two stepdaughters, Linda (and Bill) Martinie of Lincoln and Shirley (and Ralph) Helton of Lincoln; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Chestnut.

She graduated from Mount Pulaski High School and Illinois State Normal University in Bloomington.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church in Chestnut or Lifeline of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

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Mary McDowell       Send a link to a friend

Archived Oct. 8, 2004

LINCOLN -- Mary Catherine McDowell, 83, formerly of Lincoln, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at 1:15 p.m. at her home in Chatham, N.J.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln.

A funeral Mass will be at 10:45 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lincoln, with Rev. R. Anthony Lee officiating.

Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. 

She was born March 16, 1921, in Lincoln to Louis and Marie Hegele Ryan. She married Joseph R. McDowell in California in January 1943. He died May 9, 2001.

Mrs. McDowell is survived by one son, Jerrold McDowell of Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.; two daughters, Patricia Minor of Lexington, S.C., and Marta McDowell Bent of Chatham, N.J.; five grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn (and Greg) Fitzpatrick of Lincoln and La Donna Mahler of Lincoln; and one uncle, Ralph Hegele of Lincoln.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Lucille Young, and one brother, Robert Ryan.

She attended St. Mary's School, graduated from Lincoln High School in 1939 and from Lincoln College in 1941. Then she taught school in Morton. From 1942 until 1960 she lived in San Francisco, Calif. She had lived in Chatham, N.J., since 1960.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lincoln and later at St. Patrick's Church in Chatham, N.J.

Memorials may be made to Carroll Catholic School in Lincoln or St. Patrick's School Endowment, 45 Chatham St., Chatham, NJ 07928

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Margaret Kurtz       Send a link to a friend

Archived Oct. 6, 2004

LINCOLN -- Margaret M. Kurtz, 78, of Lincoln died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at 9:05 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln, following a prayer service at 5 p.m.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Church, with the Rev. R. Anthony Lee officiating.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mrs. Krutz had been employed as a licensed practical nurse at St. Clara's Hospital, Deaconess Nursing Home and Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. She retired in February of 1988.

She was born Feb. 15, 1926, at Streator, to George and Mary Urdzik Yusko. She married John H. Kurtz on Sept. 2, 1952, in Lincoln. He died Sept. 22, 1982.

She is survived by one son, Larry R. Kurtz of Lincoln; two grandchildren, Matthew L. Kurtz and Christopher M. Kurtz, both of Lincoln; two sisters, Louise (and Leon) Hinkelman of Ottawa and Mary Lou Yusko of Streator; two brothers, James (and Beverly) Yusko of Streator and Larry (and Irngard) Yusko of Clearwater, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and seven brothers.

She was a member of Holy Family Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church or the American  Diabetes Association.

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James Conner       Send a link to a friend

Updated and archived Oct. 8, 2004

LINCOLN -- James Dylan "Jimmy" Conner, 2, of Lincoln died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, at 5:35 p.m. at Alton Memorial Hospital, Alton.

His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday, with visitation preceding the service. Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln is handling arrangements.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery.

Jimmy was born July 9, 2002, in Alton to Brandon and Deborah Maloney Conner.

He is survived by his parents, brother Brandon Conner Jr. and sister  Samantha Conner, all of Lincoln; paternal grandparents Gerald and Teresa Conner of Wood River; maternal grandparents Jimmy and Loma Maloney of Lincoln; paternal great-grandparents Phyllis Morris of East Alton and Arthur and Betty McIntosh of Marion; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

 He attended Lincoln Christian Church.

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