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M. Lorraine Wendell 

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[SEPT. 12, 2006]  Mary Lorraine Wendell, 86, of Lincoln died Monday, Sept. 11, 2006, at 10:50 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jame Hahs and Ryan Edgecomb officiating.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery.

Mrs. Wendell had taught in a rural Logan County school and then became a full-time homemaker on the farm.

She was born May 14, 1920, in Lincoln to Harold and Lenna Williams Fue. She married Norman Paulus Wendell on June 23, 1940, and he preceded her in death.

She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Sheryl Wendell of New Holland; two grandchildren, Clay and Cori Wendell of New Holland; and one brother, Harold (and Bettye) Fue of Santa Barbara, Calif.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Mark, and one brother, Merlin.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lincoln and the Rachel Circle of the church, Lincoln Woman's Club, a charter member of Logan County Women's Extension Service, a Cub Scout den mother for three years, a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority since 1946, and several bridge clubs.

She graduated from Lincoln Community High School, Lincoln Business College and Lincoln College.

Memorials may be made to the Christian Village, First United Methodist Church or a scholarship fund for Lincoln College.

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