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William Miller          Send a link to a friend

Archived April 15, 2005

LATHAM -- William  J. Miller, 79, of Latham died Thursday, April 14, 2005, at 3:37 p.m. at Lincoln Manor in Decatur.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski, followed by a rosary service at 5 p.m.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Mount Pulaski, with Father Thomas Shaw officiating.

Burial, with military rites, will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.

Mr. Miller was a teacher, coach and principal at Warrensburg-Latham Middle School for 23 years.

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

He was born Sept. 8, 1925, in Lincoln to William D. and Mabel A. Romer Miller. He married Carolyn Bradshaw in Decatur on June 10, 1950.

He is survived by his wife, of Latham; two sons, Mark (and Kathy) Miller of Chestnut and Chris (and Jane) Miller of Minneapolis, Minn.; one daughter, Marianne Mascio of Woodridge; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and American Legion Post 447.

Memorials may be given to the church or to Latham Rescue Squad.

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Ivy Taylor          Send a link to a friend

Archived April 15, 2005

MASON CITY -- Ivy M. Taylor, 93, of Mason City, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at 4:15 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mound Cemetery, Cowden. Kevin Bonafacius will officiate.

Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City is handling arrangements.

She was born Dec. 22, 1911, at Liberty Grove, Wis., to John and Lilly Lettie Beard. She married Franklin S. Taylor on May 28, 1931. He survives.

She is also survived by one son, Gerald Taylor of San Jose; one daughter, Bonnita Nickols of Fairhope, Ala.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters and one son, Ronald C. Taylor.

She was of the Protestant faith.

Linda Peasley

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Archived April 15, 2005

ATLANTA -- Linda J. Peasley, 62, a lifelong resident of Atlanta, died Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at 10:30 p.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Eminence Christian Church, rural Atlanta, with Andy Glass officiating.

Visitation will be from 4:30 until 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Peasley Funeral Home, 401 Delavan St. in Lincoln, and at the church on Monday one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Roaches Chapel Cemetery, rural McLean.

Mrs. Peasley worked in the 11th Judicial Circuit of the state of Illinois for 35 years, first as a legal secretary and then as a court stenographer in McLean and Logan counties, before retiring on Dec. 31, 2002.

She was born Sept. 24, 1942, at St. Clara's Hospital in Lincoln, to Donald E. and Margie D. Nevius Leesman. She married James P. Peasley on June 17, 1962, at the Atlanta Christian Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Shellie L. (and David) Reed of Albuquerque, N.M., and Krystal A. Peasley of Atlanta; one son, Donald P. Peasley of Lincoln; two granddaughters, Sarah N. Reed and Jayme L. Reed, and one grandson, Joshua D. Reed, all of Albuquerque, N.M.; one brother, Rodney D. (and Sharon) Leesman of McLean; two uncles, LaRue Nevius of Shirley and Floyd Nevius of Lincoln; "adopted" family member Dorothy Hood of Normal; and several nieces and nephews.

Her husband and parents preceded her in death.

At the time of her death, she was a member of Eminence Christian Church, Atlanta A-Team, several bridge clubs and was Queen Mother of the Simply Tasteful Red Hats. She also belonged to the McLean Merry Mixers Square Dance Club for many years and was a former member of the McLean County Legal Secretaries Association.

She served as the choir director at Eminence Christian Church and formerly at the Atlanta Christian Church. She also directed the Atlanta Community Choir and was a member of the Atlanta Community Band. In 2003, she directed a historical play for the Atlanta Sesquicentennial celebration.

She graduated from Atlanta High School in 1960.

She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the building fund of Eminence Christian Church or to the Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

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