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Eldon Puls          Send a link to a friend

NEW HOLLAND -- Eldon Chris Puls, 70, of New Holland died Easter Sunday, April 16, 2006, at 3:20 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln.

There will be a private family service the following day.

Mr. Puls was born and raised on the New Holland farm that he worked on each day.

He was born July 26, 1935, to Chris and Leona Maaks Puls. He married Nancy Miller on Jan. 12, 1958, in Lincoln and together they shared nearly 50 years of marriage.

He is survived by his wife, of New Holland; one daughter, Debra Willis of Greenview; three sons, Jeffrey Puls of Williamsville, Randall (and wife Betty) Puls of Pekin and Rick (and wife Sarah) Puls of New Holland; three sisters, Bonnie Raths of Avon, Ind., Dona McLaughlin of Rock Falls, and Carol Buckles of Suwanee, Ga.; and four grandchildren, Krystle, Katelyne and Kiefer Willis of Greenview and Nathan Puls of New Holland.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He proudly raised his four beautiful children on the farm and taught them the values of good country living. He was a longtime member of the Logan County Farm Bureau.

Memorial donations may be made to the family or to the Middletown Rescue Squad and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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Marjorie Bode          Send a link to a friend

McLEAN -- Marjorie E. Bode, 80, of McLean, died Friday, April 14, 2006, at 1:28 p.m. at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Quiram Funeral Home, Atlanta. A rosary service will follow at 8 p.m.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Atlanta. Monsignor Thomas Maloney will officiate.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mrs. Bode was a homemaker.

She was born April 26, 1925, at Lincoln, to Cletus and Margaret Schmidt Pfeifer. She married Everett Bode on Nov. 14, 1945, at Lincoln. He survives.

Other survivors are one daughter, Beverly (and E.J.) Spaulding of McLean; two sisters, Phyllis Moriearty of Lincoln and Delores McGill of New York; four grandchildren, Brian and Kris Spaulding and Brett and Angie Bode; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

One daughter, one son, two sisters and one brother preceded her in death.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Altar and Rosary Society of the church, and the McLean Ladies Aid.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Cancer Center, Normal.

Beverly Raymond          Send a link to a friend

LeROY -- Beverly M. Raymond, 57, of LeRoy, formerly of Lincoln, died Thursday, April 13, 2006, at 8:20 a.m. at ManorCare Health Services, Normal.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Union Cemetery, Lawndale. Craig Smith will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

Quiram Funeral Home, Atlanta, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Raymond was a homemaker.

She was born July 1, 1948, at Avon, to Robert and Dorothy Wolf Fengel. She married Larry M. Raymond on Nov. 19, 1967, at Greenbush. He died Sept. 30, 1993.

She is survived by two daughters, Karenina Raymond of Joplin, Mo., and LaDawna Raymond of Springfield; four sons, L. Milan (and Shannan) Raymond Sr. of Chestnut, Reece Raymond of LeRoy, Chad Raymond of Macomb and Courtney (and Heather) Raymond of Lincoln; one brother, David L. Fengal of Oquawka; and six grandchildren.

She was a member of the LeRoy Christian Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Vera Vincent          Send a link to a friend

LINCOLN -- Vera Mae Wade Vincent, 90, of Lincoln died Thursday, April 13, 2006, at 8:15 a.m. at Maple Ridge Care Centre in Lincoln.

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Kurt Smith officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home two hours prior to the service.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery.

Mrs. Vincent retired from Lincoln Developmental Center in 1976 after devoting several years of her life to the care of the residents.

She was born Aug. 4, 1915, in Bloomington to Clarence and Elmyra Scott Scranton.

She is survived by three sons, Danny Burns of Bloomington, Gerald Bicknell of Raymond, Mo., and Alex Girdler Jr. of Ridgeville, S.C.; four daughters, Beverly Vandervort of Oswego, Marilyn Long of Oswego, Janeva Campbell of Chippewa Falls, Wis., and Delores Hurley of Lincoln; one sister, Erma Bradly of Colfax; 48 grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, daughter Joanna Searce, and three brothers, Harlen, James and Clarence Scranton.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Memorials may be made to the family and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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Elaine Smith          Send a link to a friend

ATLANTA -- Elaine R. Smith, 38, of Atlanta, died Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at 4:52 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
Her body was cremated.
A graveside service was Monday morning at Evergreen Cemetery, Waynesville.

There was no visitation.
Quiram Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Mrs. Smith managed the Freedom Oil Company in Heyworth for several years.

She was born Oct. 28, 1967, at East St. Louis, to William R. and Bonita A. Kennedy Stewart.
She is survived by her mother, of Cahokia; her maternal grandmother, Evelyn Kennedy of Cahokia; one sister, Shannon Stewart of Cahokia; and two nieces, Ashley Forrest and Brianna Stewart, both of Cahokia.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Kassy Lynn Stewart.
Memorials may be made to the Elaine Smith Memorial Fund, in care of National City Bank, 1501 E. College Ave., Normal, IL 61761.

'Ted' Johnson          Send a link to a friend

LINCOLN -- A celebration of life service for Ted Johnson will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lincoln, with Pastor Dan Wissmann officiating.

Teddy "Ted" Wayne Johnson, 60, of Lincoln died April 4, 2006, at 12:20 a.m. at his home.

Peasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Johnson farmed in Logan County and also worked for Broadwell Township for many years.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army from Oct. 25, 1965, until Oct. 24, 1971.

He was born June 5, 1945, at Lincoln to Lloyd and Florence Amberg Johnson.

He is survived by two sisters, Glenda (and Dean) Downing of Lincoln and Nancy Thompson of Lincoln; treasured friend Karen Ackerman of Lincoln; two nieces, Sara (and Greg) Horchem of Lincoln and Jill (and Jerry) Uhrine of Thompson Station, Tenn.; and four great-nephews, Joshua, Justin and Jason Horchem and Samuel Uhrine.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

He enjoyed farm life, good friends and neighbors, and family celebrations. His interests included reading, travel and hiking.

He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1963.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Immanuel Lutheran Church or Hospice Care of Illinois, 720 N. Bond St., Springfield, IL 62702-9914.

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