The infant child of Alexander Jr. and
Jayne Lux Custodio of San Jose died Thursday (July 15, 2004) at the
Carol Jo Vecchie Center in Springfield.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m.
Saturday at Green Hill Cemetery, rural San Jose, with the Rev.
Stephen King officiating.
Hurley Funeral Home of San Jose is
Besides the parents, other family
members are a brother, Alexander Custodio, at home, and the paternal
grandparents, Alexander Sr. and Camia Custodio of Altamonte Springs,
grandparents preceded the infant in death.
Harold T. Merrill, 94, of Lincoln died
Monday (July 12, 2004) at 12:15 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Tracy Thomas
officiating. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. at the
Burial will be in New Union Cemetery,
Mr. Merrill was corporate president of
Merrill's Contractors, now of Springfield, when he retired in 1978
after 46 years in the construction industry.
He was born April 7,
1910, in Albia, Iowa, to Charles A. and Martha Fry Merrill. He
married Rachel E. Suiter on Jan. 5, 1932, in Kirkwood, Mo. She died
May 9, 2001.
He is survived by one
son, Charles "Chuck" (and Karen) Merrill of Springfield; two
daughters, Barbara "Ruth" (and Thomas) Hertzfeldt of Mackinaw and
Joyce (and Kenneth) Letterle of LaFayette, La.; nine grandchildren;
18 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; two
brothers, Bernard Merrill of Burlington, Iowa, and Robert Merrill of
Fairfield, Iowa; and three sisters, Ruth Munley O'Brien, Ilene
Colter and Vilene Given, all of Ottuma, Iowa.
He was also preceded
in death by one daughter, Carolyn Bevard; three brothers; and four
Mr. Merrill worked as
a coal miner in central Iowa from 1922 until he moved his
family to Logan County in 1932. He owned and operated Merrill
Excavating and Septic Service through 1973. In 1974 he co-founded
Merrill's Contractors Inc., and he led the company through its
formative years until his retirement.
During World War II
he supported the war effort as a security guard at the Illiopolis
He attended Lincoln
Hill Free Methodist Church.
He was a past member
of Teamsters Local 916, Lincoln Laborers Local, Moose Lodge 1441 of
Lincoln, Eagles Lodge 2708 of Lincoln and the IOOF Lincoln Lodge. He
was Republican precinct committeeman in the 1970s.
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Abigail L. Evelhoch, 85, of
Lincoln died Wednesday (July 14, 2004) at 3:25 p.m. at Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7
p.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.
Her funeral will be at 1:30
p.m. Saturday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, with the Rev. Wallace
Burial will be in Zion
Mrs. Evelhoch was a homemaker.
She was born July 1, 1919, in
DePue to Henry H. and Abie Ellis Croisant. She married Leo Earl
Evelhoch on June 3, 1937, in Peoria. He died Jan. 24, 2000.
She is survived by one son,
Robert "Bucky" (and Fern) Evelhoch of Wheaton; one daughter, Donna
(and Mickey) Robinson of Lincoln; four grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; and one sister, Alice (and Chuck) Bartoli of
She was also preceded in death
by one son, Thomas; two brothers; and one sister.
was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln, to which
memorials may be made.
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Leota H. Stivers, 91, of Mount Pulaski
died Sunday (July 11, 2004) at 3:30 a.m. at Vonderlieth Living
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday
at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski, with John
Robertson officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the
Burial will be in Hall Cemetery, rural
Mrs. Stivers was a homemaker.
She was born Oct. 16, 1912, in Macon
County to Albert and Grace Reazin Gemmer. She married Herbert F.
Stivers in Champaign on Aug. 24, 1949. He died Jan. 28, 1994.
She is survived by one stepson, Richard
(and Karen) Stivers of Bloomington; one stepdaughter, Linda (and
Roger) Thomas of Fountain Valley, Calif.; one sister, Shirley
Wehling of Pleasant Hills, Ohio; seven stepgrandchildren, Karen
Thomas, Laura Thomas, John Thomas, Debra Kus, Nancy Lucero, Brad
Stivers and Christopher Chester; six step-great-grandchildren, Mitzi
Payton, Emily Brown, Natalie Mullins, John Brown II, Nikko Stivers
and Spiro Stivers; and one step-great-great-grandchild, Michael Ray
She was also preceded in death by three
sisters, Helen Ryan, Irene Skaggs and Opal Brown.
She was a member of Mount Pulaski
Christian Church, the Loyal Daughters of the church and the Mount
Pulaski Woman's Club.
may be made to the Mount Pulaski Christian Church building fund or
to Vonderlieth Living Center.
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