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Lois Buesking       Send a link to a friend

Archived Jan. 11, 2005

NORMAL -- Lois Buesking, 86, of Normal, formerly of Atlanta, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at 4:45 p.m. at Heritage Manor.

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

Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader in Lincoln, with the Rev. Jame Hahs officiating.

Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mrs. Buesking was a homemaker for her family.

She was born Oct. 3, 1918, at Macon to Stuart and Maude Dunkel Unroe. She married Boyd O. Buesking on Jan. 22, 1939, at Macon. He died Sept. 27, 2000.

She is survived by three sons, Carl Frederick (and Melodie) Buesking of Cordova, Tenn., Boyd Leon "Buster" Buesking of Bloomington and Richard Lee (and Becky) Buesking of Effingham; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ann McLaughlin and Leona Unroe, both of Decatur.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Memorials may be made to BroMenn Hospice Services of Normal.

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Joseph Coleman       Send a link to a friend

Archived Jan. 10, 2005

MIDLAND CITY -- Joseph D. Coleman, 44, of Midland City died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at 10:06 a.m. at St. Johnís Hospital 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 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in McClimans Cemetery, Hallsville.

Mr. Coleman was the lead carton scheduler for Saint-Gobain, the bottle factory in Lincoln.

He was born Jan. 25, 1960, in Lincoln to John F. and Joyce Hughes Coleman. He married Rita Huffman on Aug. 25, 1984, in Lincoln.

He is survived by his wife, of Midland City; three sons, Tristan Coleman, Jared Coleman and Gabe Coleman, all of Midland City; his parents, of Lincoln; one brother, Keith (and Ann) Coleman of Lincoln; and two sisters, Jean Coleman of Lincoln and Jamie (and Tim) Brennan of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Judy Schaub.

Memorials may be made to the Joseph Coleman Memorial Fund.

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Billie Wood       Send a link to a friend

Archived Jan. 10, 2005

SPRINGFIELD -- Billie Joyce Wood, 71, of Springfield, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at 8:15 a.m. at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Springfield.

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. John Hamilton officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

She retired as a ward clerk from St. John's Hospital in Springfield. She had also worked as a nurse's aide at Lincoln Developmental Center and Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln and at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mount Pulaski.

She was born March 18, 1933, in Lincoln to Harry J. and Dorcie Bowers Nelson. She married Lloyd Eugene Wood at Oceanside, Calif., in September of 1952. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by three sons, Michael Eugene (and Lorna) Wood of Lincoln, Harold Stanley (and Janice) Wood of Mount Pulaski and Richard Keith (and Lisa) Wood of Athens; two daughters, Vicki (and Terry) McCain of Mount Pulaski and Mary Margaret (and Jeffrey) Romans of Springfield, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many friends at Park Towers Apartments.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Naomi Johnson.

She was of the Christian faith.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice Care of Illinois.

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Helen Bauman       Send a link to a friend

Archived Jan. 10, 2005

BLOOMINGTON -- Helen Gayle Bauman, 78, a 1944 graduate of Lincoln High School and resident of Bloomington, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004, at her daughter's home in Cooksville after a battle with cancer.

Her body was cremated, and a memorial service is planned for Mother's Day.

Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Helen spent most of her life raising and caring for her nine children and in the real estate profession. In her later years, she was a caretaker of the elderly and friends.

She was born Sept. 22, 1926, in Lincoln to Robert and Mary Fiztmaurice Gayle. She married Maurice Bauman on April 20, 1949, in Champaign.

Survivors include her children, Kathryn Bauman (and Doug Hackett) of Gainesville, Fla.; Mary Frank of Fletcher, N.C.; Anabel Bauman of Stillwater, Okla., Carol (and Earl) Johnson of Stillwater, Okla., Matthew Bauman of Cooksville; Martha Bauman (and Keith Smith) of Cooksville, Andrew (and Michele) Bauman of Leesburg, Va., and Chuck Bauman of Stillwater, Okla.; four grandchildren, Robert and Benjamin of Stillwater, Okla., and Darya and Roman Bauman of Leesburg, Va.; one brother, James (and Mary Redus) Gayle of Camarillo, Calif.; and one sister, Mary Roberta Applington of LaSalle.

She was preceded in death by one brother, William Gayle, and her eldest son, Michael Bauman.

Her beauty, intellect, courage and her loving heart will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice, 2416 E. Washington, Suite B, Bloomington, IL 61704.

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