Carl J. Bridges Jr., 78, of Lincoln
died Thursday (Feb. 12, 2004) at 11:58 p.m. at St. Clara's Manor in
A memorial service will be conducted by
the Rev. Robert Henderson on Monday at 1:30 p.m. at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Visitation will be
from noon until the service time at the funeral home.
Mr. Bridges retired from Caterpillar
Tractor Co. in East Peoria in 1991.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to
He was born Dec. 13, 1925, in Lincoln
to Carl and Mamie Smith Bridges. He married Neva F. Robbins on June
10, 1949, in Lincoln. She survives.
Other survivors are four sons, Roger
(and Vicki) Bridges of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Rick Bridges of
Decatur, Rodney (and Janice) Bridges of Hartsburg and Randy (and
Tina) Bridges of Atlanta; one daughter, Debbie Carter of Lincoln;
eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one
great-great-grandchild; one brother, Ronald Bridges of Latham; and
one sister, Marie (and Cal) Martin of Lincoln.
He was preceded in death by an infant
son, Larry; one brother, Bob; and one sister, Betty Letterly.
He was a member of First Baptist Church
of Lincoln, American Legion Post 263, Eagles Lodge 2708 and the
Memorials may be made to the First
Baptist Church of Lincoln or the American Cancer Society.
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Deborah Runge Marlett, 51, of
Lewisville, Texas, formerly of McLean, died Thursday (Feb. 12, 2004)
at 6:58 a.m. at R.H.D. Memorial Hospital in Farmers Branch, Texas.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday at McLean Christian Church. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m.
Wednesday at the church, with Robert Twist officiating.
Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery,
Ms. Marlett was employed at D.P.I.
Teleconnect Inc. in Dallas, Texas, and was a member of Faith
She was born May 13, 1952, in
Bloomington to Elmer and Oral Reeves Range.
Survivors are one son, Chad (and Amy)
Marlett of Grand Prairie, Texas; one daughter, Amber (and Brian)
Downes of Bedford, Texas; one granddaughter, Jordan Marlett; one
brother, Charles (and Marsha) Runge of McLean; and three sisters,
Janice (and Larry) Simpson of McLean, Sharon (and Jerry) Williams of
Normal and Connie (and Dan) Fritcher of Normal.
She was preceded in death by her
She enjoyed books and Christmas and was
an Elvis fan along with being a TV and movie buff. She loved
She had a wonderful sense of humor and
a laugh that everyone enjoyed.
She was a loving mother, grandmother,
sister and aunt who will be greatly and sadly missed by all.
Memorial contributions may be made to
Wish Foundation or a charity of the donor's choice.
Eileen Freeman, 86, of Lincoln died
Friday (Feb. 13, 2004), at 5 p.m. at the Christian Village Nursing
Home in Lincoln.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday
at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev.
Mark Carnahan officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the
service at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Zion Cemetery.
Mrs. Freeman was a homemaker.
She was born July 20, 1917, in Lincoln
to George H. and Esther Bruebeck Jones. She married Delbert Freeman
on June 2, 1944, in Lebanon, Mo.
Survivors are one daughter, Doris (and
Red) Rogers of Lincoln; one granddaughter, Melode Rogers of Lincoln;
one grandson, Troy (and Mary) Rogers of Lincoln; three
great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Donath of Storm Lake, Iowa;
and one brother, Paul Leo (and Eileen) Jones of Lincoln.
She was preceded in death by her
husband and one brother.
She was a member of Lincoln Christian
may be made to the Christian Village or to
Care of Illinois.
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Stanley F. Lucas
Stanley F. Lucas., 86, of Lincoln died Thursday (Feb. 12, 2004) at
5:20 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
A memorial service was on Monday morning at Holland and
Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln. Visitation preceded the
Burial is in New
Union Cemetery, Lincoln.
Mr. Lucas had worked at the Lucas Farmer Grocery store in Lincoln.
He lived for many years at the Mary Bryant Home for the Blind in
He was born Nov. 15, 1917, in Lincoln to Gus and Hazel Farmer
Lucas. He was never married.
survived by two nieces, Meredith Lucas of Swansea and
Belinda Lucas of Lincoln; a nephew, Thomas Lucas of Lincoln; and
four great-nephews, Erik Lucas of San Jose,
Jason Lucas of Lincoln, Matthew Lucas of Columbia, Mo., and David
Lucas of Mason City.
preceded in death by his parents; a brother, David E. Lucas; and
a nephew, Michael Lucas.
Memorials may be made to the Mary Bryant Home for the Blind in