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
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,
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.
contributions may be made to the donor's choice.
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
Burial will be in Zion Cemetery,
Mrs. Armour was a waitress at the Blue
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.
may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital.
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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
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
She will be missed by her loving
contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Louis James Davis, 79, of Elkhart died
Friday (June 27, 2003) at 7:49 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in
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
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
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.
may be made to Elkhart Christian Church.
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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
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 C. Dorgan, 84, of
Lincoln died Wednesday (June 25, 2003) at 4:55 p.m. at Maple Ridge
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.
was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and American Legion Post
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