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Raymond Hitchcock

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LINCOLN -- Raymond Hitchcock, 91, of Lincoln died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Marion Henderson officiating and Dick Hurley assisting. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Hartsburg Union Cemetery, Hartsburg.

Mr. Hitchcock retired in 1981 after 46 years of teaching.

He was born Feb. 16, 1915, at Emden to Orla and Jennie Rademaker Hitchcock. He married Blanche Taylor on Sept. 6, 1942, in Hartsburg. She died Jan. 21, 1998.

He is survived by one son, Allen Hitchcock of Decatur; one sister, Joan Morgan of Emden; one niece, Jacquelyn Bruketa of Lincoln; and one nephew, Don Morgan of Emden.

He was a member of Lincoln Christian Church.

He began his teaching career in 1936 at Pleasant Valley, a rural school. After six years in the rural school, he became principal and teacher at Beason Consolidated School. The following year he served as coach and teacher at Bartonville Elementary School in Peoria County. In 1943 he began teaching in elementary schools in Lincoln. He was coach, shop teacher and history teacher at Central School, and in 1953 he became assistant principal at Central. In 1959 he was named principal at Lincoln Junior High School, which at that time was a newly organized attendance center in the Lincoln Elementary School system. After 10 years at the junior high, he became principal of Central and Adams schools.

He attended elementary school at Emden and graduated in 1933 from Hartsburg-Emden High School. He graduated from Lincoln College in 1935 with an associate degree. He received his bachelor's degree in 1953 and his master's degree in education in 1955, both from Millikin University in Decatur.

Memorials may be made to Lincoln Christian Church or CIEDC.

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Anna 'Odell' Allen          Send a link to a friend

LINCOLN -- Anna "Odell" Allen, 85, died Monday, March 13, 2006, at 4:40 p.m. at Maple Ridge Care Centre.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Glenn Cemetery, Paxton, with Greg Wooten officiating.

There is no visitation.

Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln is handling arrangements.

Mrs. Allen was a homemaker.

She was born Jan. 11, 1921, in Brocton to Charles Franklin and Lula Bell Ferguson Swangle. She married Forrest Austin Rine on June 15, 1938, in Danville; he died Aug. 19, 1971. She married Joseph Allen on Dec. 12, 1974, in Paxton; he died Oct. 10, 1998.

She is survived by two daughters, Jayne (and Richard) Halcomb of Lincoln and Judi Welker of Saratoga, Calif.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, one sister and one granddaughter.

She was of the Christian faith.

She was a member of the Jolly Seniors group of Lincoln, to which memorials may be made.

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Steven Landers

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LINCOLN -- Steven W. Landers, 57, of Lincoln died Monday, March 13, 2006, at 2:07 a.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. R. Anthony Lee officiating. A prayer service and visitation were on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery, Beason.

Mr. Landers worked at Caterpillar Tractor Co. in Peoria.

He was born July 10, 1948, in Lincoln to James Landers and Eva Robbins Landers. He married Carol Jones and they were divorced. He married Nancy Carson on Dec. 18, 1994, in Lincoln.

He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; his mother, Eva Lahr of Lincoln; his former wife, Carol (and husband Mike) Berger of Lincoln; four daughters, Tami (and Brian) Brumfield, Jodie Towle, Stephanie Rocco and Teresa (and Eric) Baker, all of Lincoln; six sisters, Bonnie (and Henry) Hewitt of Tabor City, N.C., Linda Johnson of Washington, Kathleen Neumann of Findley, Mary Ann Landers of Lincoln, Jenny Johnson of Emden and Pam Barker of Pekin; five brothers, Terry (and Laverne) Landers of Lincoln, Mike Landers of Clinton, Clarence Landers of Arizona, Danny Landers of Decatur and Luke Landers of Decatur; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Ronnie.

He was a member of Holy Family Church.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

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