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Steven Westen

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Archived April 5, 2005

EMDEN -- Steven L. Westen, 54, of Emden, died Monday, April 4, 2005, at 10:05 p.m. at St. John's Hospice in Springfield.

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

His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Zion United Methodist Church in Emden, with Pastor Dayle Eldredge officiating.

Burial will be in Hartsburg Union Cemetery, Hartsburg.

Mr. Westen was a self-employed carpenter in Emden and in Naples, Fla.

He was born Dec. 25, 1950, in Lincoln.

He is survived by his mother, Irene A. Westen of Emden; two uncles and aunts, Eldon and Anna Westen of Emden and Loren and Shirley Westen of Emden; and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Memorials may be made to Emden Rescue Squad or the American Cancer Society.

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Vivian Harris

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Archived April 5, 2005

LINCOLN -- Vivian K. Harris, 64, of Lincoln died Monday, April 4, 2005, at 12:01 p.m. at her sonís 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 Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, with Jacob Skelton officiating.

Burial will be in Irish Grove Cemetery, Middletown.

Mrs. Harris retired from Myers Industries in Lincoln, where she was a laminate cutter.

She was born Aug. 24, 1940, in Lincoln to Lewis Merle and Kathryn E. Banister Voyles She married Rolie Conway Harris in Lincoln on June 4, 1959. He died July 24, 1995. She was also preceded in death by her father.

She is survived by her mother, of Lincoln; two sons, Ronald "Joe" (and Cindy) Harris of Lincoln and Terry Harris of Ina; four daughters, Rhonda Mattingly, Darla (and Mark) Musick, Vicki Harris and Valerie Harris, all of Lincoln; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Merle "Abe" Voyles of Lincoln; and one sister, Ruby (and Harold) Swinford of Hartsburg.

She was a member of Carpenters Local 644.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Illinois.

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Florence Voyles          Send a link to a friend

Archived April 4, 2005

MASON CITY -- Florence L. Voyles, 86, of Mason City died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at 12:32 a.m. in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holland and Barry, with the Rev. James Childs officiating.

Burial will be in Keys Cemetery, Beason.

Mrs. Voyles was a homemaker for her family.

She was born Sept. 8, 1918, in Lincoln to Roscoe and Hulda Wilkie Jones. She married Wayne Voyles on Aug. 8, 1940, in Missouri. He died Jan. 5, 1991.

She is survived by one son, Edwin (and Deanna) Voyles of Beason; one daughter, Jane (and Norman) Bruce of Mason City; five grandchildren, Brian Voyles of Beason, Lori Birnbaum of Lincoln, Jodi Stone of Mason City, Kristi Johnson of Mason City and Rob Bruce of Mason City; seven great-grandchildren, Haylie and Alison Stone of Mason City, Elli, Lane and Kolbi Johnson of Mason City, and Avery and Samuel Birnbaum of Lincoln; and one sister, Ruth Guy of Lincoln.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Mason City, to which memorials may be made.

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