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John Mates

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[February 16, 2009]  John Samuel Mates, 59, of Lincoln, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, at 4:52 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

A memorial service for Mr. Mates will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. Jame Hahs officiating. Visitation will be 3-4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be at a later date.

Mr. Mates was a security guard for Lincoln Developmental Center.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was born July 19, 1949, in Galesburg to Rodney and Charlotte Bybee Mates. He married Coleen Lougee on June 27, 1970, in Edwardsville.

He is survived by one daughter, Amber (and John) Bone of Lincoln; his father; two sisters, Rhonda Johnson of Springfield and Marcia Coyne of Milan; two grandchildren, Arika and Kian Bone of Lincoln; one nephew, Sean Johnson; and two nieces, Chari Tomlin and Sarah Coyne.

He was preceded in death by his mother and one brother, Thomas Mates.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

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