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Roland L. Howe, 78, of Lincoln died Monday (Dec. 1, 2003) at 8:55 a.m. at his home.

Cremation rites were accorded, and there was no visitation.

A graveside service was Thursday morning at Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, with the Rev. James Cravens officiating.

Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home of Lincoln handled arrangements.

Mr. Howe was a driver's education teacher and coach at Jacksonville High School. He owned and operated Fogarty Grain in Lincoln.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He was born May 3, 1925, in Jacksonville to Trussler and Winifred Coultas Howe. He married Eleanore L. "Dixie" Arnold on Feb. 2, 1949, in Acapulco, Mexico.

Survivors are one son, Richard (and Kim) Howe of Mount Pulaski; one daughter, Deborah S. (and Larry) Ploog of Charlotte, Iowa; four grandchildren, Justin, Adam and Ashley Ploog of Charlotte, Iowa, and Aimee Howe of Mount Pulaski; and one brother, Trussler Howe Jr. of Jacksonville.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Lincoln and Lincoln Elks Lodge 914.

He played semi-pro football in Mexico City.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Elks Crippled Children Fund or the dialysis center of Lincoln.

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Doris Jessie Baker, 88, formerly of Lincoln died Nov. 23, 2003, at 9:20 a.m. at Tandem Health Care Center, Vero Beach, Fla.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 6) at St. John United Church of Christ in Lincoln, with the Rev. Richard Reinwald officiating.

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

Burial will be in Lucas Chapel Cemetery, Lincoln.

Arrangements are being handled by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

Mrs. Baker was a homemaker.

She was born Dec. 19, 1914, in Nevada, Iowa, to Newton Franklin and Mabel Minor Pifer. She married Merle Whitney Baker on March 7, 1936, in Ames, Iowa.

Survivors are one daughter, Martha Mabel Baker (and Arland) Phelps of Vero Beach, Fla.; two sons, David Merle (and Carol) Baker of Madison, Wis., and Jonathan Read (and Cathy) Baker of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Bernice Hazel John of State College, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her husband and three sisters, Lois Pifer, Elda Stowe and Shirley Kildow.

She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ.

Memorials may be made to her church.

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E. Earl Smith, 83, of Hemet, Calif., formerly of Decatur, died Nov. 27, 2003, at 8:15 p.m. at his home. In California he had also lived at Pasadena, Whittier and LaMirada.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday (Dec. 5) at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski.

A graveside service and military rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Pulaski Cemetery. The Rev. Frank Pieper will officiate.

Mr. Smith was general sales manager at A.W. Cash Co. in Decatur before he retired.

During World War II he served in the U.S. Army with "B" Company of the 9th Armored Engineers .

He was born March 25, 1920, in Decatur to Roy and Faye Moore Smith. He married Margaret Pease Moore in 1966. She survives.

Other survivors are one son, David (and Sue) Smith of Olathe, Kan., and Louisville, Ky.; two daughters, Diane Musselman of Palm Springs, Calif., and Sharon (and David) Dahler of Denton, Texas; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Thelma Tippitt of Pasadena, Calif.; and two nephews.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hemet, Calif., and the Hemet Elks Lodge 1740.

In Decatur he was instrumental in forming Faries Parkway Nazarene Church, aka Parkway Church of the Nazarene.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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