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Ronald Taylor          Send a link to a friend

Archived March 21, 2005

SPRINGFIELD -- Ronald C. Taylor, 72, formerly of Mount Pulaski, Lincoln and Shelbyville, died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at 10:20 a.m. at his home 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 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Tom Gerdts officiating.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mr. Taylor owned and operated a Culligan water dealership in Shelbyville from 1969 to 1981 and in Mount Pulaski from 1989 to 1997 and was semiretired until 2004.

He was born April 5, 1932, in Oak Park to Franklin Sylvester and Ivy Marion Beard Taylor. He marred Donna Jane Ritchhart on July 11, 1952, in Lincoln.

He is survived by his wife, of Springfield; his mother, of Lincoln; two sons, Rick L. (and Pam) Taylor of Greenville and Stephen D. (and Melanie) Taylor of Hot Springs, Ark.; two daughters, Rhonda L. (and Mark) Camfield of Granger, Ind., and Lisa A. (and Michael) Mills of Ocala, Fla.; one sister, Bonnita J. Nichols of Fairhope, Ala.; and one brother, Gerald D. (and Shirley) Taylor of San Jose; eight grandchildren, Sara (and Scott) Eyman, Jeromie (and Melinda) Taylor, Jamie (and Aaron) Bennett, David Camfield, and Amanda, Adam, Derek and Dylan Taylor; five stepgrandchildren, Tony (and Tammy) Young, Tyler Young, Bradley Young, Leslie Mills (and fiancÚ Kyle) and David Mills; five great-grandchildren, Brandon Taylor, Kendra and Iiannaii Bennett, Madisyn and Reganne Eyman; and two step-great-grandchildren, Ashley and Allison Young.

He was preceded in death by his father, Franklin, in 1972.

He was a member of Lincoln Christian Church.

He graduated from Pekin High School in 1950.

Memorials may be made to St. John's Hospice in Springfield or the donor's choice.

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Kenneth Fuller          Send a link to a friend

Archived March 21, 2005

BLOOMINGTON -- Kenneth E. Fuller, 91, of Bloomington, formerly of Lincoln, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at 9:20 a.m. at BroMenn Hospital, Normal.

Mr. Fuller donated his body to medical science.

A private family service will be at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Mr. Fuller owned and operated Fuller Seed Company from 1940 to 1983.

He was born April 25, 1913, at Weiser, Idaho, to Frank E. and Ruth Plumb Fuller. He married Marjorie Banks on March 5, 1939, in Champaign.

He is survived by his wife, of Bloomington; one son, John (and Marian) Fuller of Littleton, Colo.; two daughters, Mary Ruth (and Gary) Myers of Bluemont, Va., and Jo Ann Duncan of Bloomington; five grandchildren, Marilyn Humphrey, Brad Myers, Leigh Johnson, Christopher Fuller and Randal Lohrenz; and seven great-grandchildren.

Two sons, Kenson B. Fuller and George W. Fuller, preceded him in death.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Normal. He had been president of the United Methodist Church of Lincoln board, a member of Lincoln Elks Club 914 and Lincoln Rotary, and was active throughout the Lincoln community.

He was Lincoln Courier Man of the Month in the mid-1960s.

He had been a licensed amateur radio operator since 1932.

He was a graduate of the University of Illinois in agricultural engineering, a member of the Gamma Sigma Delta honorary fraternity for agriculture and the University of Illinois Alumni Association, and was an avid Illini fan.

His many life lessons will be long remembered by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Lincoln, Oasis or the donor's choice.

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Anne Brown          Send a link to a friend

Archived March 21, 2005

LINCOLN -- Anne Brown, formerly of New Holland, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at 7:25 a.m. at St. Clara's Manor.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. Dymann L. Jirovec officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Richmond Grove Cemetery, New Holland.

Mrs. Brown was the postmistress in Easton the last nine years before she retired. She previously worked at the post office and bank in New Holland. She had also worked in Lincoln at Kreske and at the Stetson China Factory, where she hand-painted china for a number of years.

She was born Nov. 2, 1924, at New Holland to Fritz and Mabel M. Erdman Harnacke. She married Harlan Brown on Aug. 5, 1941. He died Aug. 22, 1974.

She is survived by one sister, Donna Maaks of Bloomington; one aunt, Esther Johnson of Lincoln; cousins, nieces and nephews; and special neighbors Joe Funk and Ron Waldron of New Holland.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of New Holland, a graduate of New Holland High School and lived in New Holland all her life until her husband's death.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church of New Holland, the New Holland Rescue Squad, Central Illinois Hospice air mattress fund or New Holland Community Center.

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