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Eloise Jones

Eloise M. Jones, 73, of Lincoln died at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Lincoln Christian Church.

Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Lincoln.

Mrs. Jones was born Feb. 24, 1929, in Tuscola to George and Nellie Stanley Birk. She married Lawrence "Larry" Jones in Lincoln on Aug. 17, 1947.

She owned and operated Eloises Beauty Shop in Lincoln for 43 years.

Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Sonjo (and Gary) McAfee and Marla (and Greg) Shanle, both of Lincoln; three grandsons, Jay (and Heather) McAfee of New Holland and Jeff McAfee and Kevin Shanle, both of Lincoln; one granddaughter, Carrie Shanle of Lincoln; one great-grandson, Nathan McAfee of New Holland; three brothers, Hobert Birk of Manchester, N.H., and Gilbert Birk and Jimmie "Pete" Birk, both of Lincoln; and two sisters, Patricia Calvo of Hemet, Calif., and Linda Smith of Ponca City, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, one sister and one brother.

She was a member of Lincoln Christian Church.

Memorials may be made to Lincoln Christian Church, the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

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Donald Splain

Donald W. Splain, 92, of Lincoln, died at 1:10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at Christian Village Nursing Home.

His funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln with Rev. Ray Hudson officiating. Visitation was one hour before the service.

Burial was in Harmony Cemetery in Beason..

Splain was an educator and a retired regional superintendent of schools for Logan, Mason and Menard counties.

He was born Dec. 14, 1909, in Beason to Phillip H. and Eva Gardner Splain. He married Margaret Hyde on June 8, 1949, in Champaign. She died Feb. 12, 2002.

Surviving are three sons, Thomas H. (and Kristin Ertel) Splain of Lincoln, William D. (and Deborah Wright) Splain of Minneapolis, Minn., and Daniel L. (and Linda Trapp) Splain of Lincoln; one daughter, Julie (and Steven) Canham of Ann Arbor, Mich.; two sisters, Mary Cadwallader of Lincoln and Marjorie Tomlin of Orlando, Fla.; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Caroline Splain; and one brother, Paul Splain.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Lincoln and past president of the church board. He was also a member of Lincoln Elks Club, Kiwanis and the Retired Teachers Association. He served on the fair board for many years. 

Memorials may be made to the Elks Crippled Children Fund.

Duane Lowe

Duane Clyde Lowe, 71, of Mason City died at 7:43 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hurley Funeral Home, 603 E. Chestnut in Mason City.

His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church in Mason City, with the Rev. Dustin Fulton and the Rev. William Boyce officiating.

Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be conducted by American Legion Jackson Keen Post 496.

Lowe was a self-employed general contractor specializing in carpentry.

He was stationed with the U.S. Army in France during the Korean War.

He was born July 29, 1931, in Mason City to Delta Clyde and Trina Anne Peters Lowe. He married Doris A. Furrer on Aug. 1, 1954, at the First Christian Church of Mason City. She died Aug. 21, 2001.

Surviving are four sons, Billy E. Lowe of Forest City, Robert D. Lowe of Springfield, Bruce A. (and Janis) Lowe of Mason City and Bradley R. (and Melissa) Lowe of Murrayville; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Carol Louis Lowe of Muncie, Ind.; and one sister, Mary Jane Carlyle of Talbotton, Ga.

He was a member of First Christian Church in Mason City, American Legion Jackson Keen Post 496, Masonic Lodge 403 and a 50-year member of the Mason City Odd Fellows. He was involved with the Boy Scouts for many years, filling a variety of roles.

Memorials may be made to Lincoln Christian College.

Debra Comstock

Debra L. Comstock, 49, of Belleville died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday at First Assembly of God Church in Belleville.  The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with Rev. David Raynaud and Rev. Craig Moore officiating.

Burial will be at Union Station Cemetery, rural Emden.

Mrs. Comstock taught music in New Athens and Damiansville grade schools and at Classic Chord music studio in Millstadt.

She was born July 23, 1953, in Belleville to Joseph and Mary Stolte Davis. She married Robert Comstock Jr. of Lincoln in 1972.

Survivors are her husband; two sons, Robert L. Comstock III and Andrew J. Comstock, both of Belleville; two daughters, Amy B. (and Bill) Vernon of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and Rebekah S. Comstock of Belleville; one granddaughter, Madison P. Vernon; her parents, Joseph and Mary Stolte Davis of Millstadt; one sister, Dana (and Bob) Koehn of Millstadt and their children Beth and Joshua; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was a member of the First Assembly of God, where she worked with the choir and orchestra and taught Sunday school and Missionettes.  She was also a member of Mid-America Music Association, National Education Association, Illinois Education Association, and American Federation of Teachers.

She was a 1971 graduate of Belleville Township High School West and an honors graduate of Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, where she received her bachelors degree in music.

Memorials may be made to the Comstock family.

Carol ‘Bonny’ Beck

Carol "Bonny" Beck, 63, of rural Atlanta, died at 7:07 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at her home.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Quiram Funeral Home in Atlanta, followed by a funeral service at 7:30. Pastor James Gilroy will officiate.

In Forsyth, Mo., visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and a service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, both at Whelchel Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Snapps Memorial Garden, Forsyth, Mo.

Mrs. Beck was born Dec. 8, 1938, in Peoria to Sherman and Iola Moreland Hendricks. She married Harley Beck on Sept. 16, 1977, at Shirley. He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Alan (and Lynn) Paul of Bellevue, Neb., Greg (and Lisa) Paul of Bloomington; one daughter, Lisa (and Ed) Birk of Beason; six stepchildren, Harley Dean (and Stephanie) Beck of Mount Pulaski, Ronnie (and Cathy) Beck of Lincoln, Becky (and Raymie) Burger of Lincoln, Karen (and Don) Beck of Lawndale, Gladys (and Chuck) Williams of Atlanta and Steve Beck of Atlanta; 28 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, RoseAnn (and Oren) Schaab of Normal; and one brother, Jack (and Linda) Hendricks of Shirley.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two stepsons, one grandson and two granddaughters.

Memorials may be made to the Beck family.

Mary Febus

Mary O. Febus, 103, of Mount Pulaski died at 5:44 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at Vonderlieth Living Center.

Her graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Carlyle Cemetary in Lake Fork, with Bill Shanle officiating. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski.

Burial will be in Carlyle Cemetery in Lake Fork.

Mrs. Febus was born July 4, 1899, in Lake Fork to William H. and Mary Ann Keehler Bryson.

Survivors are two children and three grandchildren:  one son, Wayne (and Jeanne) Febus of Normal, one daughter, Waneta (and Tom) Stephens of Mount Pulaski, one grandson, Harry W. (and Valera) Milner of Sherman, and two granddaughters, Cynthia Hill of Elgin and Lisa (and Bob) Brown of Mount Pulaski.  She is also survived by five great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, four sisters and two brothers.

She was a member of Lake Fork Christian Church, Mount Pulaski Womans Club and Mount Pulaski Garden Club and was a whistler for the Mount Pulaski Kitchen Band for a number of years.

Memorials may be made to the Lake Fork Christian Church.

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