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Robert 'Kent' Poole          Send a link to a friend

Archived April 2, 2005

NEW HOLLAND -- Robert "Kent" Poole, 52, of New Holland, died Friday, April 1, 2005, at 4:10 a.m. at his home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Chad Ragsdale officiating.

Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Middletown.

Mr. Poole was a postal worker in Virginia before he retired.

He was born Aug. 6, 1952, at Raleigh, N.C., to Robert Enos and Olive Rudd Poole. He married Jackie Skelton on June 10, 1995, at Fredericksburg, Va.

He is survived by his wife, of New Holland; three sisters, Donna Hall of Woodbridge, Va., Pamela (and Richard) Michaels of Chantilly, Va., and Renee (and Timothy) Moriconi of Spotsylvania, Va.; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was of the Presbyterian faith and was a member of the Lincoln Sportsman Club.

Memorials may be made to the Middletown American Legion Post and the volunteer firemen of Middletown.

Kenneth Masset II          Send a link to a friend

Archived March 30, 2005

MOUNT PULASKI -- Kenneth "Kenny" William Masset II, 34, of Mount Pulaski, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at 8:45 p.m. at St. John's Hospice in Springfield.

His funeral was Saturday morning at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski, with John Robertson officiating. Visitation was on Friday at the funeral home.

Burial, with military rites, was in Steenbergen Cemetery.

Mr. Masset was a truck driver and a U.S. Army veteran.

He was born July 26, 1970, at Taylorville. He married Lisa Hower on May 20, 2000, at Tower Hill.

He is survived by his wife, of Mount Pulaski; one son, Trae Masset of Beason; his father, Kenneth (and Nancy) Masset of Tower Hill; his mother, Jill (and Larry) Gabriel of Mount Pulaski; one stepbrother, David Hester of Pana; his paternal grandmother, Orvillia Masset of Stonington; his maternal grandmother, Janice Denton of Mount Pulaski; and an uncle, Gary Denton of Chestnut.

He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandfathers.

He was a member of Mount Pulaski Christian Church and Suburban Teamsters of Northern Illinois.

He was an avid NASCAR fan and loved woodworking.

He was so full of life and will always be remembered as an excellent, loving husband, dad and son.

Memorials may be made to the Trae Masset College Fund in care of the Farmer's Bank of Mount Pulaski.

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Charles Becherer Sr.

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Archived March 31, 2005

LINCOLN -- Charles B. Becherer Sr., 80, of Lincoln died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at 5:20 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday at Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln.

A graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Glendale Cemetery in Washington, Ill.

Mr. Becherer had owned and operated Becherer Jewelry Store in Lincoln since 1960.

He served in the U.S. Army in World War II.

He was born June 5, 1924, in Bristol, Tenn., to Francis X. and Florence Blackman Becherer. He married Carol White on Feb. 3, 1951, in Peoria.

Mr. Becherer is survived by his wife of 54 years; two sons, Charles B. Becherer Jr. and Robert E. Becherer, both of Lincoln; and one brother, Robert S. Becherer of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

He was a member of Lincoln Elks Lodge 914 and a former member of the Railsplitter Antique Car Club and Jaycees.

He graduated from the Bradley School of Watchmaking at Bradley University in Peoria.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.

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Rev. Todd Singley          Send a link to a friend

Archived March 25, 2005

MOUNT PULASKI -- The Rev. Todd M. Singley, 53, of Mount Pulaski died March 23, 2005, at 9:40 a.m. at Chestnut.

His body was cremated.

A memorial service will be on April 2 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Mount Pulaski. The Rev. Carol Andricks, the Rev. Martha Scott and the Rev. Lora Zink will officiate.

Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski handled arrangements.

The Rev. Singley was an ordained clergyman, retired from ministry with the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church.

He was born Aug. 22, 1951, in Lincoln to Melvin E. and Shirley J. Logan Singley.

He is survived by his parents, of Mount Pulaski; two sisters, Rebecca (and John) Drake of Chestnut and Jane (and Gary) DeWitt of Mount Pulaski; and a longtime friend, David Zweifler of Frankfort.

He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to The Human Rights Campaign or Hospice Care of Illinois.

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