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LINCOLN -- Kathryn J. McCawley, 100, died Wednesday, Jan.
18, 2006, at 9:50 p.m. at the Christian Village.
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First
Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Lincoln, with the Rev.
Carroll Richards officiating. Visitation will be one hour
prior to the service at the church.
Burial will be in Richmond Grove Cemetery, New Holland.
Arrangements are being handled by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Lincoln.
Mrs. McCawley had taught in country schools in Logan
County for 15 years, including 10 years at Rosedale School,
where she attended as a young girl. She later worked at
Stetson China in Lincoln.
She was born Feb. 14, 1905, near Natrona in Mason County,
to Charles and Catherine Schrieber Schrader. She married
Cecil A. McCawley on Feb. 10, 1926. He died Dec. 5, 1984.
She is survived by one son, Nathan (and Patty) McCawley
of Gambrills, Md.; one daughter, Sara McCawley of New
Holland; one grandson, Steven (and Kelly) McCawley of
Frederick, Md.; one granddaughter, Kathryn (and Jeff)
Roberts of California; and one great-grandson, Zachary
Roberts of California.
She was also preceded in death by one sister, Minnie
Crumpler, and one brother, Clarence Schrader. She was the
last of her immediate family.
She attended Illinois State Normal University for a time.
She was a member of the First Cumberland Presbyterian
Church, and memorials may be made to the church.
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LINCOLN -- Mildred "Milly" Martin, 83, of Lincoln died
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006, at 7:36 p.m. at home with her
A prayer service and visitation were on Friday at Bennett
Her funeral Mass was Saturday morning at Holy
Family Catholic Church, with Father R. Anthony Lee
Burial is in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Mrs. Martin was a devoted and loving wife and mother who
had the most important job of all -- caring for her family.
She was born Oct. 14, 1922, in Syracuse, N.Y., to Lewis
and Mary Duda. She married Leon "Mickey" Martin on Oct. 15,
1940, in Syracuse, N.Y.
She is survived by her husband, of Lincoln; one daughter,
Nancy McCullough of Bloomington; one son, Tom Martin (and
wife Stacey) of Lincoln; one sister, Natalie Sablowski of
Syracuse, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by one son, Robert Martin; one
brother, Joseph Duda; and one sister, Louise Duda.
She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in
Lincoln and the Polka Club of Springfield.
She loved to garden, travel and polka dance. She and her
husband traveled the country, polka dancing and enjoying
their time together.
She was hands down the best cook in the neighborhood, and
every dish was homemade. She was always the perfect
homemaker, even down to mending buttons, pockets and making
all of her children's Halloween costumes.
Her loving spirit will be missed by all of those she
Memorial donations may be made to Wayne J. Schall Hospice
and will be accepted at the funeral home.
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DELAVAN -- Jerry Ray Crane, 65, of Delavan died Monday, Jan.
16, 2006, at 3:05 p.m. at BroMenn Regional Medical Center in
His funeral was Saturday morning at St. Peter Lutheran
Church in Emden. The Rev. David L. Hofer, the
Rev. Gene Peisker and John Cross officiated. Visitation was
at the church on Friday and prior to the service on
Burial is in Hartsburg Union Cemetery, Hartsburg.
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln
Mr. Crane was a farmer in the Hartsburg and Emden area.
He was born Jan. 20, 1940, to Kenneth "Jack" and Beulah
Campbell Crane. He married Vicki Fink on Aug. 2, 1958, at
He is survived by his wife, of Delavan; one son, Todd
Crane of Emden; two daughters, Tonya (and Nathan) Bassett of
Atlanta and Tasha (and Uvaldo) Herrera of Bloomington; two
brothers, Ron (and Sandy) Crane of Lincoln and Richard (and
Lynette) Crane of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; one sister, Joann
(and Tony) Behrends of York, Pa.; and five grandchildren,
Brandon and Christopher Crane, Mitchell and Shelby
Daugherty, and Isabela Herrera.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son,
Timothy Ray Crane.
He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church of Emden,
where he served on the church council, call committee,
outreach committee, social statement committee, board of
parish education, was superintendent for Sunday school and a
member of Brotherhood.
He was the longest-standing member of the Hartsburg Grain
board and had been vice president of the board in 1967. He
was a board member for Hartsburg-Emden School from 1969 to
He was one of the founders of Camp Griesheim Christian
Retreat Center and had served as board chairman since its
founding. He was instrumental in bringing the Kogudus
renewal ministry to Illinois in the early 1970s.
Memorials may be made to Kogudus or Camp Griesheim.
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