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Mary Blackburn       Send a link to a friend

Archived Oct. 19, 2004

MOUNT PULASKI -- Mary Kathleen Blackburn, 87, of Mount Pulaski died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at 11:15 a.m. at her home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church of Mount Pulaski, with the Rev. Carol Andricks officiating.

Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.

Mrs. Blackburn was a retired registered nurse.

She was born Aug. 8, 1917, at Croft to Charles and Loretta Hauk Gupton Sr. She married Ralph P. Blackburn in Springfield on June 14, 1941.

She is survived by her husband, of Mount Pulaski; one daughter, Janet (and Don) Maxheimer of Mount Pulaski; one son, Jeff (and Peggy) Blackburn of Petersburg; one sister, Charlene M. Brandt of Daytona Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren; and five great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

Three brothers preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Mount Pulaski First United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.

Memorials may be made to her church or to Hospice Care of Illinois.

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Lois Collier       Send a link to a friend

Archived Oct. 19, 2004

MOUNT PULASKI -- Lois Collier, 82, of Mount Pulaski died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at 12:45 a.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Harley Petri officiating.

Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.

Mrs. Collier was dietary supervisor at Lincoln Developmental Center before she retired.

She was born Feb. 28, 1922, in Middletown to John and Lillie Kiper Bruce. She married Harold Collier in Elkhart in September of 1942. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by four sons, Dean (and Susan) Collier of Illiopolis, Ronald (and Pauline) Collier of Falmouth, Ky., Larry (and Linda) Collier of Mount Pulaski and Jerry (and LeeEllen "Bubbles") Collier of Mount Pulaski; one stepson, Harold (and Sandra) Collier of Battle Creek, Mich.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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

She was of the Christian faith.

Memorials may be made to Mount Pulaski Ambulance.

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Wayne Robertson       Send a link to a friend

Archived Oct. 19, 2004

MASON CITY -- Wayne R. Robertson, 85, of Mason City died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at 9:34 p.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and the funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, both at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City. The Rev. Robert Paddack will officiate at the service.

Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery.

Mr. Robertson drove a garbage pickup route in Mason City until he retired at age 65 and was currently assisting his son with the same duties. As a youth he did farm work for Dick Robertson near Mason City. After he got married he worked in the lime quarry.

He was born Sept. 17, 1919, in Kentucky to Elliott and Lizzie Scott Robertson. He married Alice Zeck on Oct. 5, 1942, in Palmyra, Mo.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Ron (and wife Patricia) Robertson of Mason City; two brothers, Kenneth (and Mary) Robertson of Mason City and Gordon (and Betty) Robertson of Mason City; eight great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 16 step-great-grandchildren; and 18 step-great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and a great-grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mason City Park District for the Wayne Robertson Project, which his family will oversee.

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