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Ina Grey       Send a link to a friend

Archived Oct. 25, 2004

LINCOLN -- Ina Mae Grey, 72, of Lincoln died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at 12:02 p.m. at her home.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Robert Henderson officiating.

Burial will be in Richmond Grove Cemetery, New Holland.

Mrs. Grey retired from Ball-Incon, where she worked as a lab technician.

She was born March 9, 1932, in Franklin, Ky., to Everett and Lulu Eaton Mayhew. She married David Rollie Grey in Springfield, and he preceded her in death.

She is survived by one son, Rollie Grey of Lincoln; her mother, of Franklin, Ky.; two grandchildren; one brother, Jim Mayhew of Franklin, Ky., and two sisters, Barbara Boykin of Indianapolis, Ind., and Wanda Phelps of Morgantown, Ky.

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

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln and the American Association of Retired Persons.

Memorials may be made to the building fund of the First Baptist Church.

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John Vanos       Send a link to a friend

Archived Oct. 25, 2004

LINCOLN -- John M. Vanos, 53, of Lincoln died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at 9:14 a.m. at his home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home. Special prayer will be offered at 7 p.m.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holland and Barry, with Father Anthony Tziorzis officiating.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery.

Mr. Vanos owned Daphne's Restaurant in Lincoln.

He had served in the Greek army.

He was born Aug. 12, 1951, in Tripoli, Greece, to Michael and Georgia Kolaras Vanos. He married Anastasia Demertzis on Oct. 4, 1974, in Des Plaines.

He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; his mother, in Greece; three sons, Michael J., Demetrios P. and George N. Vanos, all of Lincoln; one brother, Nick Salvanos of Greece; and three sisters, Aleka Berbenioti, Loula Arida and Maria Panggiotopoulou, all of Greece.

He was a member of St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church in Springfield.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.


Virginia 'Tootie' Rohlfs       Send a link to a friend

Archived Oct. 25, 2004

HARTSBURG -- Virginia C. "Tootie" Rohlfs, 80, of Hartsburg died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at 2:35 a.m. at her home.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, following a prayer service at 3:30 p.m.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Douglas Hennessy officiating.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mrs. Rohlfs was a homemaker for her family.

She was born Dec. 15, 1923, at Lincoln to Frank and Pearl Kible Pokorski. She married Alvin L. Rohlfs on June 28, 1947, in Lincoln.

She is survived by her husband, of Hartsburg; one daughter, Susan (and Fred) Finchum of Atlanta; four sons, Les (and Kathy) Rohlfs of Emden, Thomas (and Debra) Rohlfs of Petersburg, Bruce Rohlfs (and Lisa Degrace) of Portland, Ore., and Mike (and Kristan) Rohlfs of Hartsburg; 15 grandchildren, Mark (and Julie) Finchum, Ron (and Julie) Finchum, Bryan (and Amber) Finchum, Michelle Finchum, Nathan (and Cari) Rohlfs, Kristin (and Chris) Colgren, Jason Rohlfs, Josh Rohlfs, Saramanda Goodwin, Amber Goodwin, Jesse Rohlfs, Jacob Rohlfs, Jacqlyn Rohlfs, Ryann Rohlfs and Madison Rohlfs; seven great-grandchildren, Evan Rohlfs and Brayden, Brodee, Daulton, Alexis, Brooke and Katelyn Finchum; and one brother, Richard Pokorski of Lincoln.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and one great-grandson, Grant Finchum.

She was a member of Holy Family Church in Lincoln.

Memorials may be made to the church or to Hartsburg Fire and Rescue Squad.

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Robert Hubbard       Send a link to a friend

Archived Oct. 25, 2004

MASON CITY -- Robert C. Hubbard, 85, of Mason City died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, at 9 a.m. at Memorial Hospital in Springfield.

His body was cremated. No visitation or service is scheduled.

Burial is in Mason City Cemetery.

Hurley Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Mr. Hubbard was a courier for Ford Motor Co. in Chicago.

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

He was born Nov. 17, 1918, at Mason City to Frank and Anna Zimmerman Hubbard.

He is survived by one brother, John Hubbard of Arizona.

His daughter, Loretta Ann Monroe, died in 1997.

He was a member of American Legion Post 496 in Mason City and was also a Legion member in Marathon, Fla.


Virginia Danner       Send a link to a friend

Archived Oct. 22, 2004

LINCOLN -- Virginia Dare Danner, 90, formerly of Lincoln, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, at 2:28 p.m. at Faith Care Center in Highland.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Episcopal Church, with Father James Cravens officiating.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery.

Mrs. Danner had worked as an obstetrics nurse at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

She was a captain in the Nurse Corps during World War II.

She was born June 19, 1914, in Petersburg, Va., to Norvell E. and Catherine Winfield Wicker. She married Brayton Vincent Danner on April 22, 1946, in Louisville, Ky. He died Sept. 28, 1999.

She is survived by two sons, Stephen (and Bonnie) Danner of Highland and David (and Carol) Danner of Springfield; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Norvell E. Wicker, and one sister, Alice K. Hawkins.

She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and the St. Agnes Guild, Altar Guild and ECW.

Memorials may be made to the church.


Rev. Henry Cox       Send a link to a friend

Archived Oct. 21, 2004

EMDEN -- The Rev. Henry L. Cox, 80, of Emden died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, at 1:46 a.m. at St. Joseph Hospital in Bloomington.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Middletown United Methodist Church. The Rev. Glen Bocox, the Rev. Howard Daughenbaugh, Allen Dean and David Pepperell will officiate.

Burial, with military rites, will be in Bethel Cemetery, rural Emden.

The Rev. Cox served as minister at the Middletown United Methodist Church for the last 15 years. He had retired in 1987 after serving United Methodist congregations in Donovan-Beaver, Aroma Park, El Paso, Bushnell, Cambridge, Hartsburg-Emden and Colfax.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

He was born Jan. 26, 1924, at Pana to Luther D. and Anna Peitzman Cox. He married Catherine Green on Dec. 23, 1944, and she preceded him in death. He married Lois Hinman Markley on July 31, 1966, in Bushnell.

He is survived by his wife, of Emden; four sons, David (and Jacqueline) Cox of Kanab, Utah, Mark (and Angie) Cox of St. Pete's Beach, Fla., Matthew (and Linda) Cox of Peoria and Kevin (and Mary) Cox of Davenport, Iowa; two daughters, Lynn Gregory of Moline and Donna (and Mike) Ewing of Macomb; two stepsons, Dale Markley of Macomb and Jerry (and Vicki) Markley of Table Grove; one stepdaughter, Patricia (and Stephen) Sparks of Emden; 22 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Laurie Ann, and one granddaughter, Jolee Cox.

While serving as minister at Aroma Park, he was also chaplain at the Kankakee State Hospital.

He volunteered with six fire departments, ESDA and the Emden Police Department.

He led many church camps, led work missions, helped with Boy Scouts, taught art and worked with stained glass. He also helped with the adoption of many children.

He attended Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington and graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., and Garrett Theological Seminary.

Memorials may be made to the Middletown United Methodist Church, Middletown Rescue Squad or Emden Rescue Squad.

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