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J. Everett Blane       Send a link to a friend 

Archived Sept. 18, 2004

MASON CITY -- J. Everett Blane, 84, of Mason City died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, at 5:50 p.m. at his home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Ed Messersmith officiating.

Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery.

Mr. Blane retired from Caterpillar in 1982 after 41 years of employment.

He was born June 29, 1920, at Peoria to Elva E. and H. Marie Bitner Blane. He married Lena M. Messersmith on Nov. 17, 1944, in Springfield.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Jim Blane (and wife Melanie) of Mason City; four daughters, Linda Lynn (and husband Frank), June Bair (and husband Gary), Lisa Murdock and Lori McDonald (and husband Steve), all of Mason City; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Wayne Blane (and wife Ruth) of Mason City, Jim Blane of San Jose and Joe Blane of Springfield; and one sister, Mary Sue Dennis (and husband Don) of Mason City.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Fredick Blane, and two sisters, Patricia Blaum and Darlene Purvis.

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


Magdalen Bryson       Send a link to a friend 

Archived Sept. 17, 2004

MOUNT PULASKI -- Magdalen “Maggie” Bryson, 86, of Mount Pulaski died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, at 5:30 p.m. at her home.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Carol Andricks officiating.

Burial will be in Steenbergen Cemetery.

Mrs. Bryson was a bookkeeper at Herrin's Fertilizer in Mount Pulaski before she retired.

She was born Feb. 7, 1918, in Sangamon County to Clinton and Edith Wiesenmeyer Dawson. She married Howard L. Bryson in Springfield on Sept. 3, 1949. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by one daughter, Marinda "Rindy" Ann (and Larry) Beccue of Warrensburg; one granddaughter, Yvonne Beccue of Warrensburg; and one great-grandson, Bryson Beccue of Warrensburg.

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

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Mount Pulaski.

She graduated from Springfield High School and Brown's Business College.

Memorials may be made to breast cancer research or to the donor's choice.

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Percy Boyer       Send a link to a friend 

Archived Sept. 17, 2004

MIDDLETOWN -- Percy H. Boyer, 88, of Middletown died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, at 1:50 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Allen Dean officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Burial, with military rites, will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Middletown.

Mr. Boyer was a farmer and a school bus driver for New Holland-Middletown.

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

He was born May 21, 1916, at Middletown to Charles Edward and Antionette Frances Robbins Boyer. He married Mary June Deters on Nov. 11, 1950, in Lincoln.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Ronald Boyer (and Lori) of Lincoln; one daughter, Janet Healy of Middletown; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by 13 brothers and sisters.

He was a member of the Middletown Presbyterian Church and American Legion Post 672.

Memorials may be made to the Middletown Rescue Squad or Middletown Presbyterian Church.


Mary Alvey       Send a link to a friend

Archived Sept. 15, 2004

LINCOLN -- Mary Ella Alvey, 88, formerly of Lincoln, died Aug. 27, 2004, at the Dammert Center in Belleville.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lincoln, with Father James Cravens officiating.

Burial will be in Atlanta Cemetery, Atlanta.

Mrs. Alvey was a schoolteacher.

She was born Oct. 29, 1915, at Genoa to Carl and Jennette Chestnut Bevan. She married Thomas W. Alvey on Jan. 7, 1939. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons, Thomas W. Alvey Jr., of Belleville and Bevan B. Alvey of Lincoln, Neb.; one daughter, Jennette Alvey Simkins of Belleville; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Daughters of the King, PEO and Daughters of the American Revolution.

Memorials may be made to her church or to Family Hospice.

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