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Olive V. Mowery, 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 officiating.

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. David) Farrar.

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.

Memorials may be made to Hospice 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 Christian Village.

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 officiating.

Burial is in Zion Cemetery, Lincoln.

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 Chicago.

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 Lincoln.

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.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Lincoln.

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