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Mary Kidd          Send a link to a friend

Archived April 8, 2005

MOUNT PULASKI -- Mary M. Kidd, 62, of Mount Pulaski, died Thursday, April 7, 2005, at 9:50 p.m. at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur.

Ms. Kidd donated her body to medical science.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Christian Church of Mount Pulaski, with John Robertson officiating.

There is no visitation.

Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home of Mount Pulaski is handling arrangements.

Ms. Kidd was a housekeeper at Stahl's Furniture.

She was born Feb. 21, 1943, in Springfield to Howard F. and Mary E. Dean Spain.

She is survived by her mother, of Mount Pulaski; two daughters, Jeanine (and Ray) Hassebrock of Mount Pulaski and Lori A. (and Randy) Jones of Mount Pulaski; three grandchildren; two brothers, Howard (and JoAnn) Spain Jr. of Springfield and Louis Spain of Springfield; and one sister, Shirley (and John) Utterback of Mount Pulaski.

She was preceded in death by her father; one son, Gerald A. Quigley Jr.; and one brother, Harvey Spain.

She was a member of the First Christian Church of Mount Pulaski.

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Mary Noecker-Clark

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Archived April 7, 2005

LINCOLN -- Mary Elizabeth Noecker-Clark, 94, formerly of Berryville, Ark., and Lovington, died Thursday, April 7, 2005, at 6 a.m. at Maple Ridge Care Centre.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

A graveside service at Hewitt Cemetery, Lovington, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Victor Ramsey II will officiate.

Mrs. Noecker-Clark had been a cashier-bookkeeper at the Lovington office of Central Illinois Public Service Company. She also taught one year at "Crackerneck" School near Lovington and eight years in the English department at Lovington Junior High School

She was born July 22, 1910, in Decatur to Paul D. and Mary Ethel Dudley Cooper. She married Clark E. Noecker in 1941. He died in 1963. She married Horace Clark in 1969 and he died in 1974.

She is survived by two nephews, Bob Cooper and Ray Cooper, both of Lincoln, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was the last of her immediate family and was preceded in death by one brother, Dudley P. Cooper.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Berryville, Ark.; 19th District Past Presidents Club, Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs; honorary lifetime member of the Lovington Women's Club; vice president and director of the Central Region, Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs; and vice president, Decatur District, Women's Society of Christian Service, United Methodist Church. For many years, she was active in county home extension work in Illinois and Arkansas. She held membership in NRTA-AARP and was a member of the historical and genealogical societies of Carroll County, Ark., and Piatt County and Moultrie County in Illinois. Registered in RSVP, she served on the advisory council of Carroll, Madison and Benton counties. From 1980 to 1984 she served on the consumer board of Phillips Food Centers of Arkansas. She was one of the organizers of the Northwest Cattlemen's Association.

After retiring from beef cattle and grain operations in Arkansas and Missouri, she traveled extensively and gave lectures on her travels to Egypt and China. She played honky-tonk piano for schools, nursing homes and organizations. At Maple Ridge she also entertained the other residents with the piano playing she loved.

She attended Illinois State University in Normal and the Indiana State Teacher's College in Terre Haute, Ind.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

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Margaret Awick          Send a link to a friend

Archived April 8, 2005

LINCOLN -- Margaret J. Awick, 96, formerly of rural Atlanta, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at 11:20 p.m. at St. Anthony's Medical Center in Crown Point, Ind.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with Dr. Carroll Richards officiating.

Burial will be in Zion Cemetery.

Mrs. Awick was a homemaker for her family.

She was born Aug. 15, 1908, in New Holland to Vinton P. and Elise "Lizzie" Roetker Warren. She married George Leslie Awick on March 6, 1929, in Lincoln. He died Oct. 16, 1994.

She is survived by one son, Dale L. Awick of Libertyville; two daughters, Shirley (and Darrell) Klockenga of Crown Point, Ind., and Nancy Kaye (and Richard) Conova of Des Plaines; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Anna Begolka, and one brother, Walter Warren.

She was a member of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Missionary Society of the church. She was also a member of Abraham Lincoln DAR and the African Violet Society.

She graduated from high school in Lincoln in 1926.

Sonya Twist

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Archived April 6, 2005

LINCOLN -- Sonya Alice Twist, 16, of Lincoln, died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at 3:37 a.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield following an automobile crash Saturday night.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 11, at Lincoln Christian Church.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the church, with Tracy Thomas officiating.

A graveside service at Union Cemetery, Washington, Ill., will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12.

Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln handled arrangements.

Sonya was a sophomore at Lincoln Community High School.

She was born Dec. 21, 1988, in Manila, Philippine Islands, to Matthew and (Bae) Sun Il Twist.

She is survived by her father, of Lincoln; her mother, of Lincoln; her maternal grandmother, Sun Jun Kim of Korea; her paternal grandmother, Violet Krause of Lincoln; four uncles and one aunt in Korea; two uncles in the U.S., Bob (and Donna) Twist of Elkhart and Milo (and Sherry) Twist of Washington, Ill.; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather.

Her high school activities included jazz band, marching band, concert band, pep band, chorus, madrigals, IME district band, Bradley University honor band for freshman and sophomores, musical, Fine Arts Club, French Club, Thespians, winter play "The Boys Next Door," group interpretation and performance in the round with the speech team, Halloween Spectacular, tennis, soccer, and track.

She was in the first division in French horn and piano at solo-ensemble contest and placed first in vocal solo. She also auditioned for the Chicago Symphony.

She was a member of Lincoln Christian Church, where she participated in the youth group, Good News Publishing Company, drama ministry team, inner-city mission team, Dominican mission team and T.R.A.S.H.

Memorials may be made to the church.

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