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Elizabeth Stark          Send a link to a friend

Archived April 20, 2005

LINCOLN -- Elizabeth "Beth" Ann Stark, 53, formerly of Mason City, died Monday, April 18, 2005, at 9:35 p.m. at Maple Ridge Care Centre.

The family will meet at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City at 10 a.m. for a short visitation, followed by a graveside service at 10:30 a.m. at Mason City Cemetery. The Rev. Ed Maddox, retired pastor of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Petersburg, will officiate.

Beth, the third daughter of Paul L. and Marilynn K. Wible Stark, was born July 31, 1951, at Deaconess Hospital in Lincoln. She lived in Mason City until 1970, when her parents moved to Lincoln and she became a day-care enrollee at the Lincoln Developmental Center. In 1984 she transferred to North Kickapoo Home, a family-style care facility in Lincoln. As her health began to fail, she entered Maple Ridge Care Center in September 2004.

She is survived by her father, Paul, and his wife, M. Catherine Geriets Stark of Sherman; two sisters, M. Diana Stark Vest of Richardson, Texas, and Gloria Suzanne Stark Stith of Clinton; and three nephews, Jason P. Stith, Gabriel Stith and Sultana Vest.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Marilynn, in 1994.

Memorials may be made to the North Kickapoo Home Residents Activity Fund.

Norma Ubbenga

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Archived April 19, 2005

LINCOLN -- Norma Jean Ubbenga, 75, of Lincoln, died Monday, April 18, 2005, at St. John's Hospice in Springfield.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln. Billy Joe Shanle will officiate. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the service time.

Burial will be in Hartsburg Union Cemetery.

She was born July 1, 1929, at Lake Fork to William "Bill" and Bessie Sherwood Koehler.

She married George M. Ubbenga on Oct. 24, 1970.

She is survived by her husband; three children, Jennifer A. Diers (and husband Jay) of Springfield, Connie Lee Buckles of Georgia and Steven O. Letterle (and wife Carrie) of North Carolina; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Betty Johnson, Della Mae Bradley and Shirley Linger; and three brothers, Arnold "Mike" Koehler, Dave Koehler and William "Pudge" G. Koehler.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Edward Koehler and Harold "Hap" Koehler; and one sister, Linda Gressel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. John's Hospice in Springfield.

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Teddy Sapp          Send a link to a friend

Archived April 18, 2005

LINCOLN -- Teddy Lewis Sapp, 78, of Lincoln, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at 9:15 a.m. at his home.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at New Union Cemetery, with the Rev. R. Anthony Lee officiating. 

There will be no visitation.

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

Mr. Sapp was a technician at Lincoln Developmental Center.

He was born Jan. 28, 1927, in Lincoln to John and Mamie Elizabeth Cassell Sapp Sr.

He is survived by a foster grandson, Richard Bowice of Lincoln, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 12 brothers and sisters.

He was a member of Holy Family Church in Lincoln

Memorials may be made to the family, in care of Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home.

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