75, of McLean, died Thursday (Dec. 11, 2003) at
7:10 a.m. at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7
p.m. Sunday at the McLean United Methodist Church. Her funeral will
be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the church, with the Rev. Al Simonson
Quiram Funeral Home of Atlanta
is handling arrangements.
Mrs. Mowery was an LPN at
Hopedale Hospital and also did some private home health care. She
and her husband farmed in the Funks Grove and Shirley area.
She was born Oct. 2, 1928, to
Carollos and Dorothy Cossiboom David. She married Franklin W. Mowery
on June 16, 1946, at Tamms.
Survivors are her husband; two
daughters, Mary (and Roger) Johnson of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Teri
(and Joseph) Havertine of Itasca; two sons, Larry (and Judy) Mowery
of Heyworth and Gary Mowery of Bonne Terre, Mo.; six grandchildren,
T.J. (and Seema) Johnson of Temple City, Calif., Tyler (and
Jennifer) Johnson of Austin, Texas, Adam and Molly Mowery of
Heyworth, and Mark and Ashley Havertine of Itasca; four
great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles David of St. Louis, Mo.;
and two sisters, Maxine Long and Ramola Yount, both of Arnold, Mo.
She was preceded in death by
her parents; a brother, Ivan David; and a sister, Myrna Gail (Mrs.
She was very active with her
children's school, the Girl Scout organization and at the McLean
United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the American
Legion Women's Auxiliary.
She was a professional tailor
and served as an election judge.
She loved to play bingo.
Her love for life, family and
friends and her generosity made her house a home for those who
needed one. Her gentle smile and warm heart will be sadly missed.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, McLean
United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice.
John E. Britton Sr., 60,
of Lincoln died Friday (Dec. 12, 2003) at 7:56 a.m. at his home.
His body was donated to science, and
there will be no services.
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home of
Lincoln handled arrangements.
Mr. Britton had worked at Pittsburg
Plate Glass in Lincoln, as a tire builder at Firestone in
Bloomington and as bartender at the Eagles Lodge in Lincoln.
He served in the U.S. Navy.
He was born June 18, 1943, in Lincoln
to Lewis and Claribel Purlee Britton. He married Carolyne Hubner on
June 30, 1964, in Lincoln.
He is survived by his wife; one son,
John E. Britton Jr. of Bloomington; two daughters, Jennifer Steel of
Mason City and Barbara (and John) Boch of Lincoln; six
grandchildren; one brother, Mike Britton of Elk Horn, Wis.; and one
sister, Nancy Billington of McLean.
He was preceded in death by his parents
and one sister.
He was a member of First Cumberland
Presbyterian Church of Lincoln and Eagles Lodge 2708.
may be made to
Care of Illinois.
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Helen Lucille Willmert,
80, of Lincoln died Tuesday (Dec. 9, 2003) at 4:30 a.m. at the
Visitation was on Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.
Her funeral was Saturday
morning at First Baptist Church of Lincoln, with the Rev. Robert Henderson
Burial is in Zion Cemetery,
Mrs. Willmert was a homemaker.
She was born March 15, 1923, in Atlanta to Walter and Ruby Ludlam
Lucas. She married Weldon "Pete" Willmert on Nov. 21, 1945, in
Survivors are her husband, of Lincoln;
one son, Dennis L. (and Marilyn) Willmert of Lincoln; four
grandchildren, Victoria Willmert of Chicago, Brian Willmert of
Lincoln, and Chad Willmert and Heather Holley, both of Tennessee;
three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Dorothy Ruenzi of
She was an active member of First
Baptist Church of Lincoln and its women's circles, where she served
in many capacities through the years. She was also a member and past
president of the local Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.
may be made to the First Baptist Church of Lincoln.
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