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Rachel Elizabeth Gasaway     Send a link to a friend

Rachel Elizabeth Gasaway, age 100 of Mount Pulaski died at 11$5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31 at Vonderlieth Living Center. She was a resident of Mount Pulaski.

Visitation will be on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski. A service will follow at 2 p.m. with Bill Shanle presiding.

She was born to George E. and Ada Mantle Suedmeier on May 15, 1905 in Mount Pulaski.
She married Cecil B. Troxell in Argenta. He preceded her in death.

She married Roy D. Gasaway on Dec. 2, 1944 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on Oct 12, 1992.

Mrs. Gasaway is survived by a niece, Connie (Jeff) Parker of Lincoln a great niece, Lisa (Nick) Rohlfs; a great-great niece and two great-great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands, parents; two brothers, Paul and Noel and an infant sister.

Mrs. Gasaway was a sales clerk for Stahl Brothers Furniture for 30-years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Mount Pulaski and the Rebekkah Lodge.

Memorials may be made to Mount Pulaski United Methodist Church and Vonderlieth Living Center.

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Bradford H. Ryan          Send a link to a friend

LAKE FORK -- Bradford H. Ryan, 49, of Lake Fork died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, at 10:47 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski. His funeral will be at noon Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mike Stancl officiating.

Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.

Mr. Ryan was a foreman at Kelly Construction Co. of Decatur for 18 years.

He was born April 5, 1956, in Lincoln to Robert and Myrna Ferguson Ryan. He married Crystal Loveall in Mount Pulaski on Sept. 13, 1997.

He is survived by his wife; his mother and stepfather, Myrna and George Clark of North Carolina; two brothers, Lee (and Jan) Ryan of Chestnut and Joe (and Debbie) Ryan of Mount Pulaski; one sister, Norma Jean (and Mike) Blunt of Virginia; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Steve and Dorothy Loveall of Mount Pulaski; and several aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his father and grandmother Ethel Ryan.

He attended Mount Pulaski Christian Church

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

Memorials may be made to Mount Pulaski Ambulance.

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Wendell F. Kindred          Send a link to a friend

 

ATLANTA Ė Wendell F. Kindred, 91, of Atlanta, died 3:55 AM Monday, October 31, 2005, at his residence.

 

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Thursday at the Atlanta United Methodist Church. Rev. Steve Anderson will officiate. Burial in Atlanta Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Atlanta American Legion Gresham-Crutchley Post #341. Visitation will be 5-8 PM Wednesday at the Atlanta United Methodist Church, 200 S.W. Second Street, Atlanta. Quiram Funeral Home, Atlanta, handled arrangements.

 

Born July 25, 1914 at rural McLean, the son of William F. and Anna Electa Wright Kindred. Married Norma F. Turner October 23, 1949 at Atlanta. She survives.

 

Also surviving are one daughter, Barbara (Paul) Lawless, Greenwood, IN; Two sons, Ronald (Jayne) Kindred, Atlanta; Randall (Martha) Kindred, Bloomington.

Five grandchildren, Nathan and Melissa Lawless, Jay Kindred, Kayla and Marla Kindred; Two great grandchildren, Aubrey and Aurora Lawless. One brother, Robert Kindred, Atlanta. Preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters.

 

Wendell farmed in the Atlanta area until his retirement in 1980. Following retirement, he took up the game of golf at the age of 74 and played as much as his health would allow. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal, University of Illinois Fighting Illini, and Illinois State University Redbird fan.

 

He proudly served his country in World War II in the United States Army and was awarded the purple heart for his services. He was a Tech Sergeant in Radio Communications for the 35th Division. He participated in campaigns at Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe.

 

He was a member of the Atlanta United Methodist Church, American Legion, Masonic Lodge, American Soybean Association, Illinois Farm Bureau, and the 35th Division Association.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Atlanta United Methodist Church or the Atlanta Rescue Squad.

 

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather that will be missed so very much.

 

 


 

Ruth J. Hughes          Send a link to a friend

 

CHESTNUT -- Ruth J. Hughes, age 84 of Chestnut died at Decatur Memorial Hospital at 1:40 a.m. on Monday, October 31, 2005.      

 

There will be no visitation.  Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday November 4 at Leanna Cemetery, Chestnut.  Norman McCormick will preside.  Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

 

She was born on January 25, 1921 in rural Mt. Pulaski to Herman and Verna Davison Heft.  She married  John D. Hughes in Covington, IN on January 2, 1940.

 

Mrs. Hughes was a homemaker and a member of Chestnut Zion Lutheran Church.

 

 She was the last of her immediate family.  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one brother, one daughter and one granddaughter.

 

Memorials may be made to the donorís choice.

 

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Karole Kay White

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LINCOLN -- Karole Kay (Hartupee) White, 69, of Lincoln, passed away 7:37 PM Thursday, October 27, 2005 in Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

 

Karole was born June 1, 1936 in Du Quoin, Illinois to the late Kenneth E. and Cleona D. (Kunkel) Hartupee.  She married Raymond E. White June 11, 1954 and he preceded her in death December 29, 1995.

 

Karole graduated from Normal Community High School and was a wife and mother.  She worked at the Lincoln Rec Center for many years and taught crotchet classes for many years.  She also worked at the Mill, making Schnitzel.  She was an active volunteer in the community and served as Den Leader for Cub Scouts, had booths at the Lincoln Rail splitter and was the coordinator for the Logan County Arthritis Foundation for many years.  She was named PPG Community Service Award winner for two years in a row in 1984 and 1985.  She was a member of the Oasis Senior Center and the Eagles Lodge #2708.  She coordinated many fundraising events for the various organizations that she was a part of and used her talents to support them throughout the years.

 

Survivors include four sons, Daniel(Phyllis)White of Lincoln; David(Donna)White of Bloomington; Duane(Rita)White of Beason; and Derek(Anita)White of Mt. Pulaski; two daughters:  Debra(Lee)Lewis and DeLynn G. White both of Lincoln, one sister, Judith (Lester) Tinlin of Jasper, TX; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and her faithful companion for 10 years, her dog Claude Le Chien Monet.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

 

A time of remembrance will be held for Karole on Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at the Lincoln Elks Lodge #2708 at 1621 N. Kickapoo Street from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM for family and friends to celebrate her life.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Logan County Arthritis Foundation, the American Diabetes Association or to the organization of the donorís choice.

 

Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln is handling arrangements.


H. Edward Morris          Send a link to a friend

CHESTNUT -- H. Edward Morris, 76, of Chestnut died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005, at 10:38 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Bill Shanle officiating.

Burial, with military rites, will be in Laenna Cemetery.

Mr. Morris worked at Caterpillar's gauge lab in Decatur.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was born June 12, 1929, in Decatur to Howard and Estella Miller Morris. He married Doris Fulscher in Middletown on Nov. 11, 1955.

He is survived by his wife, of Chestnut; one daughter, Debbi Karrick of Lincoln (and husband Dennis of Chestnut); one sister, Edith (and Jim) Geary of Lincoln; and one grandson, Dale Karrick (and Melissa Sutton) of Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.

He was a member of the Chestnut Methodist Church, Mount Pulaski American Legion 447, Mount Pulaski Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Chestnut-Beason Men's Clubs. He was a member of the Chestnut Volunteer Fire Department for 47 years.

He was an avid sports fan and kept the clock for the Mount Pulaski volleyball team and Mount Pulaski Grade School basketball.

Memorials may be made to the Mount Pulaski High School Athletic Association, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or Chestnut Volunteer Fire Department.

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John Borowicz          Send a link to a friend

MOUNT PULASKI -- John Borowicz, 85, of Mount Pulaski died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at 5:15 a.m. at Vonderlieth Living Center.

A memorial service will be scheduled later.

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

Mr. Borowicz was a laborer at Mount Pulaski Products.

He was born April 5, 1920.

He is survived by special friends Jim Boy and Judy Coogan of Mount Pulaski, Dave Collins of Lincoln, Eugene Collins of Mount Pulaski, Jeannie Morrow of Holly Pond, Ark., and staff and residents at Vonderlieth Living Center.

He was of the Catholic faith.

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Ethel Buehler

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CHESTNUT -- Ethel Alberta Buehler, 80, of Chestnut died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, at St. John's Hospice in Springfield

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church of Mount Pulaski, with the Rev. Kevin Treptow officiating.

Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.

Mrs. Buehler owned and operated the Chestnut Cafe for many years.

She was born Sept. 30, 1925, in Chatham to Albert Louis and Kathleen Dodd Black. She married Rex Daniel Buehler Sr. on Jan. 6, 1956, in Springfield. He died May 20, 2003.

She is survived by two daughters, Peggy Kovach (and husband Mike) of Decatur and Becky Volle (and husband Louie) of Mount Pulaski; two sons, R. Michael Buehler (and wife Melody) of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Rex Buehler Jr. of Clinton; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Irene Teyshak of Springfield.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Rexanna.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Chestnut.

She enjoyed oil painting, and her work won awards at several contests and fairs.

Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Chestnut or Mount Pulaski or to Growing Strong Sexual Assault Center, 270 West Prairie, Decatur, IL 62523.

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