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Joanne Donath

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LINCOLN -- Joanne Donath, 75, died Friday, June 2, 2006, at 7:10 a.m. at St. Clara's Manor.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. A prayer service will be at 2 p.m.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Church, with the Rev. R. Anthony Lee officiating.

Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Mrs. Donath was employed at Lincoln Community High School for 25 years. She retired in 1989 as secretary-registrar in the guidance office.

She was born July 12, 1930, in Quincy to John and Florence Scherneck Wolf. She married Eugene A. Donath on May 31, 1949, in Lincoln. He died Jan. 24, 2006.

She is survived by one son, Steve (and Susan) Donath of Cisne; one daughter, Janet (and Marion) Olson of Glen Ellyn; two brothers, Robert (and Alta) Wolf of Springfield and Dr. Paul Wolf of Morton Grove; and three grandchildren, Matthew Olson, Karyn Olson and Calley Donath.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and one son, Joseph Donath.

She was a trustee of East Lincoln Township for 27 years.

She was a member of Holy Family Church of Lincoln and the Sigma Phi service sorority. She was also a volunteer for the Red Cross blood bank and at St. Clara's Manor.

Her family moved to Lincoln in 1947, and she graduated from Lincoln Community High School in 1948.

Memorials may be made to Carroll School, Hospice Care of Illinois or St. Clara's Manor.

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Helen Letterly          Send a link to a friend

MOUNT PULASKI -- Helen E. Letterly, 90, formerly of Latham, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at 9:40 p.m. at Vonderlieth Living Center.

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, with Father Thomas Shaw officiating. Visitation will be at the church from noon to 1 p.m.

Burial will be in Lake Bank Cemetery, rural Latham.

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

Mrs. Letterly was a homemaker.

She was born Dec. 6, 1915, in Riverton to John and Ethel Clement. She married Clifford H. Letterly on Jan. 14, 1939, in Springfield. He died Jan. 25, 1984.

She is survived by one son, Ronald (and Charlene) Letterly of Leesburg, Fla.; three daughters, Marietta (and Len) Cmiel of Orland Park, Bernadine (and Lloyd) Little of Latham and Kathleen (and Bruno) Tondello of Oreana; one sister, June Fry of Springfield; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, four sisters and one grandchild.

She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Memorials may be made to Vonderlieth Living Center, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church or the Latham Rescue Squad.

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Josephine Andrews          Send a link to a friend

LINCOLN -- A graveside service for Josephine C. Andrews will be at noon Sunday, June 4, at St. Mary's Cemetery, with the Rev. R. Anthony Lee officiating.

Peasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Andrews, 79, died March 7, 2006, at the Christian Village.

She is survived by her four children, George Andrews of Peoria, Michael Andrews of Springfield, Kathleen Kirshner of Chicago and John Andrews of Lincoln; one brother, Tony Danosky of Winfield; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was born Jan. 27, 1927, in Lincoln to Juluis and Gisela Baldin Danosky. She married Peter C. Andrews on Oct. 12, 1946, in Lincoln. He died March 28, 2003, in Lincoln.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers.

[Obituary posted in March]

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