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Ben Courtwright

Ben Courtwright, 75, of Lincoln died at 6:40 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2002, at the Sportsmenís Club in Lincoln.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

His funeral, officiated by the Rev. Paul Gilmore, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader.

Courtwright was a brick mason for 55 years, including 29 years employment at Lincoln Developmental Center before he retired.

His was born Nov. 10, 1926, in Athens to Ben and Etta Hopwood Courtwright Sr. He married Joanne Koyn on Sept. 25, 1949, in Lincoln. She survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Kim (and Nancy) Courtwright of Jacksonville, Todd (and Mindy) Courtwright of Lincoln, Kevin (and Nancy) Courtwright of Broadwell and Chris Courtwright of Lincoln; one daughter, Becky (and Carter) Sorenson of Princeton; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one brother, Glen Courtwright of Oak Lawn.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

He was a member of Moose Lodge of Lincoln and the Sportsmenís Club. He had been a Pony League coach for 10 years.

Memorials may be made to the Lincoln Parents Association Birthday Fun for Lincoln Developmental Center residents.

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Effie Kelly

Effie May Kelly, 95, of St. Claraís Manor in Lincoln died at 2:20 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2002, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. Arnold Long officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mrs. Kelly was a homemaker.

She was born Jan. 14, 1907, in Exeter, Mo., to James Edward and Lucy Metcalf Long. She married Leonard Paul Kelly on Feb. 19, 1929, in Cassville, Mo. He preceded her in death.

Surviving are two children, William R. Kelly and Betty L. Hill, both of Lincoln; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, the Rev. Arnold Long of Shawnee, Okla.; and one sister, Lorene Erwin of Washburn, Mo.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Cecil Long, and one sister, Grace Harris.

She was a Southern Baptist.


Ruby Schahl

Ruby E. Schahl, 97, of Mount Pulaski died at 1:40 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2002, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 3, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski.

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Mount Pulaski, with the Rev. Paul Droegemueller officiating.

Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.

Mrs. Schahl was a homemaker for her family.

She was born March 16, 1905, in Logan County to Joseph and Matilda Yagow Mittelsteadt. She married Norman E. Schahl on Nov. 28, 1926, in Mount Pulaski. He died Feb. 26, 1963.

Surviving are one son, Clifford (and Lois) Schahl of Lincoln; four daughters, Louetta (and Bob) Lewis of Mount Pulaski, Shirley Jean Helton of Springfield, Janet White of Decatur and Judith (and Jerry) Wessel of Lockport; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by an infant son, four brothers and two sisters.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Mount Pulaski and of the Ladies Circle at the church.

Memorials may be made to her church or to Mount Pulaski Zion Lutheran School.

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Mark Babbitt

Mark Allen Babbitt, 34, of Broadwell died in an accident on Old Route 66, north of Broadwell, on Sunday, June 2, 2002.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. His funeral will follow at 7 p.m., with Jonathan Rose officiating.

Cremation will follow the service.

Babbitt was an industrial welder.

He was born May 16, 1968, in Chicago to Richard Allen and Nancy Yvonne Sielaff Babbitt.

Surviving are his mother, of Broadwell; his father, of Houston, Texas; one sister, Brenda Babbitt of Broadwell; his paternal grandmother, Myrtle Babbitt of Thorp, Wis.; and one nephew, Justin Babbit of Broadwell.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather and his maternal grandparents.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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Frances Krause

Frances I. Krause, 88, formerly of Lincoln, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2002, at her home in Carmi.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Hartsburg, with the Rev. David Russell officiating.

Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Hartsburg.

Mrs. Krause was an aide at Bartmannís Nursing Home.

She was born March 15, 1914, in Lincoln to John W. and Theresa A. Ohmes Pfeifer. She married William A. Krause on Oct. 16, 1937, in Lincoln. He died Nov. 14, 1986.

Surviving are three daughters, Donna (and husband John) Swart of San Antonio, Fla., Barbara (and Duane) Wibben of Hartsburg and Koann  (and Richard) Chapman of Carmi; seven grandchildren, Russell Swart of San Antonio, Fla., Dianne (and Dave) Yargus of Dade City, Fla., Jason (and Cindi) Wibben of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Janell Wibben of Hartsburg, William (and Kelli) Chapman of Carmi, Jana Starr of Beaufort, S.C., and Brad (and Nicole) Chapman of Carmi; seven great-grandchildren, Payton and Keyton Yargus of Dade City, Fla., Erick and Emily Wibben of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Dustin Wilham of Hartsburg, Bailey Chapman of Carmi, and Elizabeth Starr of Beaufort, S.C.; and one sister, Helen Brosamer of Lincoln.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

She was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church of Hartsburg.

Memorials may be made to her church or to Visiting Nurses Association Hospice of Eldorado.


Autumn Heath

Autumn Lynn Heath was stillborn at 8:38 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

A private service was Tuesday, June 4, at 10 a.m. at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. The Rev. Mark Peters officiated.

Burial was in Babyland in Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Family members are Autumnís parents, Jeffrey Heath and Amanda Millan of Lincoln; her maternal grandparents, Jack and Gail Millan of Farmer City; her paternal grandparents, Robert and Gayle Heath of Mount Pulaski; paternal great-grandmother Virginia Handlin of Lake Fork; and her half brother, Jeffery Mattingly.

Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church.

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