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Barbara Hardy

Barbara Jean Hardy, 79, of Decatur died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in Manor Care.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Riverton.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hardy was a waitress at Tozers Restaurant for many years. She retired in 1983.

She was born Nov. 25, 1921, in Atlanta, to William Anderson and Lucy Emily Kirby Shelton. She married John William Hardy on March 21, 1969, in Bloomington. He died May 9, 1972.

Surviving are her sons, Charles Daniel Rich and wife Martha of Virginia Beach, Va., and Richard Eugene Brookshire and wife Imogene of Bloomington; daughters, Cheryl Kay Rock and husband Bill of Center, Ky., and Linda L. Jackson and husband Gene of Lincoln; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by three sisters and one great-grandson. She was the last of her immediate family.

She was a member of Westside Church of the Nazarene.

Memorials may be made to DMH Home Health & Hospice Services.

Rita Patton

Rita Kay Patton, 57, of Lincoln died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, at Hopedale Medical Center in Hopedale.

A private graveside service was at Walker Grove Cemetery in Easton on Monday.

Mrs. Patton had worked as the Odd Fellows Children’s Home, St. Clara’s Manor and Lincoln Developmental Center, all in Lincoln.

She was born Jan. 7, 1944, in Lincoln to Joseph Arthur and Wilma Bernice Smith Elsberry. She married Virgil James Patton in Atlanta on June 3, 1983. He survives, in Lincoln.

Also surviving are a nephew, David Blankenship of Atlanta; two sisters, Mary Blankenship of Atlanta and Sherry Elsberry of Lincoln; two brothers, William Elsberry and John Truman Elsberry; a half sister, Ruth Bentzinger of Carthage; and a half brother, Joseph Orville Elsberry of Lincoln.

She was preceded in death by two sisters.

She was a member of Second Baptist Church of Lincoln and formerly a member of the Lincoln Rebekah Lodge 204.




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Ethel Ulrich

Ethel M. Ulrich, 93, of Chestnut died at 10:25 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001, at Vonderlieth Living Center, Mount Pulaski.

Her funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at Chestnut United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Carol Andricks officiating.

Burial will be in Laenna Cemetery, Chestnut.

Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church.

Mrs. Ulrich was a homemaker. She was also a Chestnut Grade School cook for nine years.

She was born Feb. 12, 1908, in Luther, Tenn., to Kelly C. and Hattie Moore Odom. She married Avoldt Ulrich in Lincoln on Dec. 12, 1928. He died Jan. 9, 1973.

Surviving are one brother, the Rev. James H. Odom of Arlington Heights; one niece, Doris (and George) Kath of Cooksville; three nephews, Ralph (and Jayne) McBrayer of Ellsworth, Dennis (and Adele) Odom of Vernon Hills and David (and Jennifer) Odom of Maryland; one sister-in-law, Margaret Odom of Alabama; two grandnieces; and three grandnephews.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, two brothers, one nephew and two grandnephews.

She was a member of Chestnut United Methodist Church and the Logan County Home Bureau.

Memorials may be made to her church.

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