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Bernice Leesman       Send a link to a friend

Archived Sept. 20, 2004

ATLANTA -- Bernice Leesman, 89, of Atlanta died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at 12:35 p.m. at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Quiram Funeral Home, Atlanta. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Andy Glass officiating.

Burial will be in Atlanta Cemetery.

Mrs. Leesman was a homemaker and retired from the Lincoln Garment Factory.

She was born Nov. 29, 1914, at rural Broadwell to Nicholas and Hannah Musick Amberg.

She is survived by seven children, Raymond (and Irma) Leesman of Harrison, Ark., Roger (and Erma Jane) Leesman of Armington, Russell (and Geraldine) Leesman of Atlanta, Frances Nollman of Atlanta, Stanley (and Kathy) Leesman of Millstadt, Sandra (and Michael) Beck of Atlanta and Connie (and Dale) Tammeus of Armington; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Atlanta Fire Department or the Armington Rescue Squad.


Patty Gallagher       Send a link to a friend

Archived Sept. 20, 2004

SPRINGFIELD -- Patty Ann Gallagher, 50, formerly of Emden, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, at 2:50 p.m. in her home in Springfield.

A graveside service was at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Bethel Cemetery, rural Emden.

Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln was in charge of arrangements.

She was born Feb. 23, 1954, in Lincoln to James and Marie Garber Gallagher. 

Ms. Gallagher is survived by her mother, Marie Gallagher of Emden, and her daughter, Charolette Gallagher of Springfield.

She was preceded in death by her father and her brother, Ronald Groth.

Memorials may be made to the family for her daughter's education fund. 

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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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