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Felicity Dinger

Felicity Catherine Dinger was stillborn Tuesday (Jan. 27, 2004) at 5:05 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln.

A graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Babyland in Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

The Rev. Louis Kunz will officiate.

There is no visitation.

Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home of Lincoln is handling arrangements.

Family members are her parents, David A. and Felicia Ann Thresher Dinger of Lincoln; one sister, Hailey Ann Dinger, at home; her maternal grandfather, David Thresher Sr. of Springfield; her paternal grandparents, Paula (and Tony) Dinger of Lincoln and Dave Dinger of Mount Pulaski; paternal great-grandparents Junior and Barbara Miller of Lincoln; maternal great-grandmother Irene Thresher of Cadiz, Ky.; and paternal great-great-grandmother Grace Miller of Lincoln.

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Melvin Maaks

Melvin Charles Maaks, 83, of San Jose died Tuesday (Jan. 27, 2004) at 2:45 a.m. at Memorial Hospital in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, rural San Jose, with the Rev. J. Derek Riddle officiating.

Burial will be in Allens Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Maaks retired from farming in 1980. Then he was the transportation director for San Jose schools and, after consolidation, with Illini Central schools.

He was born July 9, 1920, in rural Logan County to Charles and Bertha Puls Maaks. He married Ethel Jeanette Aper on June 15, 1940. She survives.

Other survivors are two sons, Gary Eugene (and Shirley) Maaks of Highbridge, N.J., and Paul Roger (and Michele) Maaks of San Jose; three grandchildren; and one brother, Marion (and Mildred) Maaks of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Myrtle Sheley; two daughters, Marilyn Esther Maaks and Gloria Eileen Imig; and one son, M. Glenn Maaks.

He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Lutheran Laymen's League, San Jose Lions Club and the Tri-County Twirlers. He served on the village board and school board in San Jose.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church.

Beverly Bitner

Beverly J. Bitner, 73, of Mason City died Tuesday (Jan. 27, 2004) at 1:45 a.m. at her home.

Visitation was Thursday at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City.

Her funeral was Friday morning at the First Christian Church of Mason City, with the Rev. Dustin Fulton officiating.

Burial is in Mason City Cemetery.

Mrs. Bitner was a bus driver for the Mason City schools (now the Illini Central School District) for 40 years.

She was born May 9, 1930, in Kansas City, Mo., to Vernon and Mabel Fritz. She married Carl Bitner on May 29, 1948, in Havana. He died April 27, 1987.

Survivors are one son, Van (and Debby) Bitner of Mason City, and two grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Jerry Bitner.

She was a member of the Mason City First Christian Church and the Legion Auxiliary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

Gayland Green

Gayland Green, 85, of Mount Pulaski died Wednesday (Jan. 28, 2004) at 1:41 a.m. at his home.

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

His funeral was Friday morning at the First Christian Church of Mount Pulaski, with John Robertson officiating.

Burial is in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.

Mr. Green was a retired farmer.

He was born Jan. 7, 1919, in Watson to Samuel Maple and Leona Elizabeth Crosier Green. He married Emagene Veech in Bowling Green, Mo., on Aug. 14, 1940.

Survivors are his wife, of Mount Pulaski; two daughters, Brenda (and Ted) Carthel of Denton, Texas, and Jacqueline (and Bob) Kapper of Illiopolis; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mildred Kilhoffer of Cowden, Marilyn Janusweski of Springfield and Wanda Etherton of Buffalo; and a son-in-law, Don Maxheimer of Mount Pulaski.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon Kay Maxheimer, and three sisters.

He was a member of Mount Pulaski Christian Church and the Illinois State Fiddlers Association.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the building fund at Mount Pulaski Christian Church.

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Robert Jones

A memorial service for Dr. Robert Jones, a former Lincoln Community High School superintendent, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Burial, with military rites, will be in Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

The family will meet with friends and relatives at the Knights of Columbus, 217 N. Limit St. in Lincoln, immediately following the burial.

Dr. Jones, of Litchfield and North Fort Meyers, Fla., died Jan. 15, 2004, at H. Lee Moffett Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. His body was cremated.

He was born June 13, 1930, in Chicago to Albert and Ida Schimpf Jones. He married Charlotte Williams on Aug. 10, 1952, in Litchfield.

Survivors are his wife, of Litchfield; four sons, Robert (and Nancy) Jones of Wilmington, N.C., Richard (and Bonita) Jones of Winnetka, James Jones of St. Louis, Mo., and Jeffrey (and Regina) Jones of Webster Grove, Mo.; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was superintendent at LCHS from 1966 to 1985 and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was a life member of American Legion Post 263 of Lincoln and a member of the Moose Lodge of Litchfield, Elks Lodge of North Fort Myers, Fla., and Lincoln Lodge 210.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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