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Russell Lynch

Russell C. Lynch, 79, of Holton, Kan., formerly of Mason City, died Monday (June 30, 2003) at Topeka, Kan.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday, both at Hurley Funeral Home, 603 E. Chestnut in Mason City. The Rev. Bill Boyce will officiate at the service.

Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery.

Mr. Lynch retired from Caterpillar Tractor Co. in 1982 after 32 years as a crane operator.

During World War II he served with the Marine Corps 2nd Division. He was involved in the landings on Guadalcanal, Saipan and Tinian and later served on the USS Mount Vernon.

He was born June 6, 1924, in Mason City to Samuel Cleveland Lynch and Margaret Ethel Cohee Lynch. He married Bessie Wilcoxson on Oct 25, 1946, in Mason City. She died March 19, 2000.

Survivors are one son, Ralph Lynch of Portland, Ore.; three daughters, Dee Jepson of Holton, Kan., Peggy Staats of Hillview and Pamela Eddings of Ocala, Fla.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister Shirley Hawks of Mason City.

He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Linda Lou Lynch.

He was a member of the American Legion of Mason City.

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

Judith Armour

Judith Kay Armour, 63, of Lincoln died Friday (June 27, 2003) at 12:28 p.m. at her home.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, with the Rev. Jame Hahs officiating.

Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mrs. Armour was a waitress at the Blue Dog Inn.

She was born Oct. 11, 1939, in Springfield to Everett and Gertrude Ross Brookshier. She married Bob L. Armour on April 28, 1956, in Lincoln. He died Nov. 4, 1988.

Survivors are two daughters, Elizabeth (and John) Bretz of Springfield and Marla Beal of Peoria; one son, Robert Michael Armour of Sandusky, Ohio; and five grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Lincoln, Lincoln American Legion Auxiliary, Loyal Order of the Moose and Eastern Star.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital.

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Madeline Huffer

Madeline Huffer, 97, of Joliet, formerly of Waynesville, died Friday (June 27, 2003) at 8:43 a.m. at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet.

A graveside service was at noon Monday at Evergreen Cemetery, Waynesville.

Quiram Funeral Home, Atlanta, handled arrangements.

Mrs. Huffer was a homemaker.

She was born Jan. 16, 1906, at Fairfield to John and Lela Caudle Green. She married Leo Huffer of Waynesville on Oct. 16, 1924, in Bloomington. He died June 12, 1989.

Survivors are one daughter, Jean (and George) Shifflet of Hodgkins; grandchildren Georgia, Randra, Dennis, Karen, Denise "Sue," Tracy and Ronald; and many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, in-laws and friends.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Helen Smith, and by her brother and sister, Lonnie Green and Addie Buck.

She was a member of the Waynesville United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Huffer and her husband made their home in Waynesville for 80 years. She retired to Joshua Arms senior retirement center in Joliet, where she lived for the past nine years.

She will be missed by her loving family.

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


Louis Davis

Louis James Davis, 79, of Elkhart died Friday (June 27, 2003) at 7:49 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation was on Monday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski.

His funeral was Tuesday morning at the Elkhart Christian Church, with Michael Drake officiating.

Burial, with military rites, was in Elkhart Cemetery.

Mr. Davis was a retired dealer in hay, straw and implements.

During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1945.

He was born July 7, 1923, in Elkhart to Evan and Zilphia Allen Davis. He married Elma "Toots" Anderson in Minneapolis, Minn., on March 3, 1947. She survives.

Other survivors are two sons, Jerry (and Sharon) Davis of Sherman and Ronald (and Ronda) Davis of Elkhart; two daughters, Peggy (and Jeff) Blackburn of Petersburg and Anita Davis of Elkhart; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Bill (and Lois) Davis of Riverton; and one sister, Dorothy (and Kenneth) Kern of Rochester.

He was preceded in death by one son, James Davis, and four brothers.

He was a member of Elkhart Christian Church and Elkhart American Legion, served on the Elkhart Township board for over 20 years, was president of the Elkhart school board, and was a charter board member and vice president of the Elkhart Community Bank.

He was one of the starting five for Elkhart's eighth-grade state championship team in 1937.

For many years he loved to play the organ as a hobby.

Memorials may be made to Elkhart Christian Church.

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Mary Goodrich

Mary F. Smith Parish Goodrich, 78, of Kenney died Friday (June 27, 2003) at 2:02 a.m. at the Christian Village Nursing Home in Lincoln.

She was cremated.

Visitation and her funeral were at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln on Monday evening. Ryan Edgecombe officiated at the service.

Mrs. Goodrich worked in food service as a waitress and cook.

She was born Aug. 31, 1924, in Decatur to Floyd K. and Minda J. Hildabrand Smith. She married Thomas T. Parish, and he preceded her in death. She married Joseph Goodrich on Sept. 10, 1983, in Waynesville.

Survivors are her husband, of Kenney; two sons, Clarence "Bud" (and Beverly) Parish of Pana and Scott (and Rose Marie) Parish of Weldon; three daughters, Kathy (and Dan) Senters of Waynesville, Maddie Quick of Decatur and Chris Winkle of Clarksville, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Jean (and Ralph) Rineheart of Decatur, Diana Ward of Clarksville, Tenn., Carol Gould of Seymour and Verginia Johnson of Florida.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Linda, and three brothers.

Memorials may be made to the Mary Goodrich Memorial Fund.

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Donald Dorgan

Donald C. Dorgan, 84, of Lincoln died Wednesday (June 25, 2003) at 4:55 p.m. at Maple Ridge Care Centre.

His funeral was Monday morning at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lincoln, with Father Thomas Taylor officiating. Visitation at Kerrigan-Peasley Funeral Home preceded the service.

A committal service was Monday afternoon at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield.

In World War II, Mr. Dorgan served in the U.S. Army 5th Armoured Division, 81st Tank Battalion.

He was born April 14, 1919, in Middletown to Edwin and Paula Duginger. He married Irene Crawford on Jan. 15, 1947, in Lincoln. She died Feb. 8, 1992, in Springfield.

Mr. Dorgan is survived by three nieces, one nephew and one great-nephew.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and American Legion Post 263.

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