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Mary G. Olson,  79 of Lincoln passed away on Friday, December 19, 2003 at 11:40 a.m. at Hopedale Medical Center. (Natural Causes)

A Memorial Service for Mrs. Olson will be held on Tuesday evening December 23, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. the Jefferson Street Christian Church in Lincoln with Rev. J.K. Jones and Rev. Craig Smith officiating.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until time of service at the church on Tuesday.

Burial will be at a later date in Bethel Cemetery in rural Emden.

Memorials can be made to the Jefferson Street Christian Church.

Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs Olson is survived by two sons: Dale ( Carol) Olson of Emden, Larry (Beth) Olson of Lincoln, two daughters; Marla (Mark) Gates of Lincoln, Kay (Jim) Newton of Lincoln. One brother; Daniel Whittaker of Canton, North Carolina; one sister: Leona Watkins of Morton, 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Olson was preceded in death by one son; Kevin R. Olson, four brothers and two sisters.

Mrs. Olson was born on September 19, 1924 in Delavan to William and Mary E. Hamon Whittaker. She married Harlon K. Olson on July 18, 1943 in Delavan . He preceded her in death on February 26, 1985.

Mrs. Olson retired in 1978 after working at the Lincoln Development Center for 20 years. She was a member of Jefferson Street Christian Church, the Oasis Senior Citizens Organization and was a former volunteer for the Perry Center for Care in Lincoln.

Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln is in charge of arrangements. If you have any questions please call (217) 732-8141.

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Gerald Leggans, 45, formerly of Mason City, died Tuesday (Dec. 15, 2003) at 3:02 p.m. at Innovis Health Hospital in Fargo, N.D.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City.

Cremation will follow the visitation, and there will be no services.

Mr. Leggans most recently worked for Midnight Express in Fargo, N.D. He previously worked for Grousch Irrigation in Mason County and for Ronnie Robertson's Garbage Service in Mason City.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was born April 14, 1957, in Fulton County. He married Dena Owens in 1985, and she preceded him in death.

He is survived by his mother, Shirley Hedge of Herrin; one son, David (and Lindsey) Leggans of Mason City; three grandchildren; and three sisters, Tammy Hedge of Washington state, Angel Boges of Willisville and Chris Harris of Marion.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda Leggans.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice.

James T. Skaggs, 90, of Mason City died Friday (Dec. 19, 2003) at 8:40 a.m. at the Mason City Area Nursing Home.

He was cremated, and there is no visitation.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mason City United Methodist Church, with Pastor Bruce Bolin-Ghitalla officiating.

Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery.

Mr. Skaggs farmed in the Mason City area, and after retiring from farming he was head custodian and a school bus driver for District 123 for many years.

He was born June 1, 1913, in Middletown, Ky., to John and Minnie Beard Skaggs. He married Belle Martin Schoonover in 1937, and she died in 1968. He married Lucille Lynn on July 14, 1968, and she died May 26, 1996. He married Mary Shepherd on Aug. 7, 1997, and she is his surviving spouse.

Other survivors are one stepson, Robert Lynn of Ocala, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Betty Doyle of Petersburg and Susan Repplinger of Palatine; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ethel Schoonover of Mason City.

He was also preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Mason City.

Memorial contributions may be made to his church or the Mason City Library Foundation.


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