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Vernon Banister       Send a link to a friend

Archived Dec. 21, 2004

LINCOLN -- Vernon L. Banister, 83, of Lincoln, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, at 6:34 a.m. at Maple Ridge Care Centre.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Jacob Skelton and Greg Wooten officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Burial will be in Irish Grove Cemetery, Middletown.

Mr. Banister was a retired farmer and former employee of Myers Industries.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He was born March 9, 1921, in Menard County to Samuel and Lottie Whiteman Banister. He married Virginia Bristow in Lincoln on June 29, 1945.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Dallas (and Kay) Banister of Girard; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Evelyn Ware of Fulton, Mo., and Kathryn Voyles, Phyllis Deavers and Vivian Skelton, all of Lincoln.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Donna Irene Banister; one brother, Charles Banister; and two sisters, Darlene Skelton and Delores Armour.

He was a member of the Sweetwater Christian Church, Sweetwater, and the Middletown American Legion.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

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Virgil Hudson       Send a link to a friend

Archived Dec. 22, 2004

LINCOLN -- Virgil L. Hudson, 72, of Lincoln died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at his home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, also at the funeral home, with Pastor Carnahan of Zion Lutheran Church officiating.

Burial will be in Richmond Grove Cemetery, New Holland.

Mr. Hudson was retired from the real estate business after working with several firms in the Lincoln area. He was currently working part time with Louise Carter Cleaning.

He proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean War.

He was born Oct. 4, 1932, in Joliet to Virgil L. and Ceola Reynolds Hudson. He married Shirley Ann Worth on Dec. 19, 1969, in Lincoln. She died June 7, 2004.

He is survived by two sons, Virgil L. Hudson IV (and Margo) of Lincoln and Michael Roos (and Keena), also of Lincoln, and by six beautiful grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife of 35 years, Shirley.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church or Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

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Eileen Johnson       Send a link to a friend

Archived Dec. 21, 2004

MIDDLETOWN -- Eileen Dorgan Johnson, 88, of Middletown, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at 1:25 p.m. at St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln.

Visitation will be from 9:30 until 10 a.m. Thursday at Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln. There will be a prayer service at 9:15 a.m.

Her funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. R. Anthony Lee officiating.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mrs. Johnson was an office manager for International Harvester in Chicago. She retired in 1974.

She was born Sept. 25, 1916, in Middletown to James and Sadye Guttery Dorgan.

She married Fred A. Johnson in May of 1937. He died Aug. 8, 2001, in Hendersonville, N.C.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

She was a member of Holy Family Church. 

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Illinois, 720 N. Bond St., Springfield, IL 62702-9914.

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