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Robert Scott

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Archived May 25, 2005

LINCOLN -- Robert Allen Scott, 79, of Lincoln died Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at 12:40 p.m. at St. John's Hospice in Springfield.

Visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. His funeral will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Larry Maffett officiating.

Burial will be in Irving Park Cemetery, Chicago.

Mr. Scott worked in inside sides for Nationwide Papers, Bloomingdale.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was born Feb. 7, 1926, in Chicago to Clifford Allen and Mabel Frey Scott. He married Lana Lee in Chicago on July 1, 1972.

He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; three sons, Clifford Allen (and Brenda) Scott of Lincoln, James Christopher (and Kathy) Scott of Antioch and Timothy Robin Scott of South Bend Ind.; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and one sister, Patricia Tobey of Tucson, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marianne.

Memorials may be made to Prairie Heart Institute, Springfield.

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James Getchel          Send a link to a friend

Archived May 25, 2005

McLEAN -- James B. Getchel, 81, of McLean was pronounced dead at 9:45 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2005, at his home.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Quiram Funeral Home in Atlanta. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, and McLean American Legion Burger-Benedict Post 573 will conduct military rites.

Interment of cremains will be in Rovey Cemetery, Farmersville.

Mr. Getchel retired from S.J. Groves Construction Company. He currently was a car courier for Bob Dennison Toyota.

He served in the Merchant Marine during World War II.

He was born July 20, 1923, at Sperry, Okla., to Orila and Verda Getchel. He married Elma C. Laing in Allentown, Pa., on Feb. 6, 1946. She died Jan. 18, 1990.

He is survived by one daughter, Joan (and Jim) Schroeder of Orlando, Fla.; two sons, William A. (and Kim) Getchel of Atwater and Victor J. (and Kenny) Getchel of Orlando, Fla.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Keith Getchel of Bradford, Pa.

He was a member and past commander of McLean American Legion Burger-Benedict Post 573 and a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree.

Memorial contributions may be made to the McLean Rescue Squad.

Melissa Mitchell

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Archived May 25, 2005

PEORIA -- Melissa M. Hennessey Mitchell, 34, of Peoria died Monday, May 23, 2005, at 8:10 a.m. as a result of an auto accident on Illinois Route 116, one-fourth mile east of Route 117 in Roanoke Township.

Her body was cremated and there will be no services.

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

Mrs. Mitchell was a nurse for Staffing Difference in Peoria.

She was born Feb. 5, 1971, in Jacksonville to David and Tecia McDaniel Hennessey. She married Kenneth L. Mitchell in Peoria on May 7, 2003.

She is survived by her husband, of Peoria; her parents, of Lincoln; one son, Johnathon Johnson of Hartsburg; three daughters, Chelsea Johnson and Lori Johnson of Hartsburg and Kelli Carpenter of Armington; one brother, Richard Hennessey of Fort Benning, Ga.; and her maternal grandmother, Della McDaniel of Gillespie.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather and paternal grandparents.

Memorials may be made to the family for the children's education fund.

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Offie 'Jim' Rankin

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Archived May 23, 2005

NEW HOLLAND -- Offie David "Jim" Rankin, 82, of New Holland died Sunday, May 22, 2005, at 5:38 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

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 United Methodist Church in New Holland, with the Rev. Julie Azbell officiating.

Burial, with military rites, will be in Richmond Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Rankin retired from Eaton Corporation, where he was a wheel brader operator. He previously worked at Stetson China.

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

He was born Dec. 24, 1922, in Lincoln to Offie A. and Hattie Pittenger Rankin. He was raised by his father and stepmother, Esther Ritchhart Rankin, from the age of 6 months. He married Jessie W. Sheley on Lincoln on March 25, 1951.

He is survived by his wife, of New Holland; two sons, Gary (and Cherie) Rankin of Emden and Howard (and Patricia) Rankin of Mount Pulaski; three daughters, Joyce Rankin of St. Louis, Mo., Donna (and Vern) Schoof of Lincoln and Connie Rankin of New Holland; 14 grandchildren, Amanda (and Jason) Bradburn, Luke Behme, Justin (and Michelle) Rankin, Brittney Rankin, Kim Rankin, David Rankin, Jessie Rankin, Joel Rankin, Tina Mayer, Monica Mayer, Chelsey Rankin, Mary Rankin, Erin Rankin, Pam (and Craig) Childers; four great-grandchildren, Brandon Rankin, Krissa Bradburn, Alaina Bradburn and Venessa Childers; four brothers, Elmer (Mardelle) Rankin of Petersburg, Richard (Janell) Rankin of Rocheport, Mo., Harold (and Carolyn) Rankin of Greenview and Robert (Bonnie) Rankin of New Holland; and four sisters, Margaret Rankin of Lincoln, Esther (and Harry) Boward of Middletown, Mary (and Bernard) Hildebrandt of Lincoln and Frances (and Don) Banister of Springfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, William Rankin; two brothers, Kenneth and John Rankin; and one sister, Patricia Rankin.

He was a member of the New Holland United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 715 in New Holland, and the Moose Lodge and VFW in Lincoln.

Memorials may be made to the family, New Holland Fire and Rescue, or American Legion Post 715.

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