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Brandin Harris

A memorial service for Brandin Michael Harris will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. Robert Henderson officiating.

Brandin was born June 7, 2004, in Shelbyville and died June 13 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

He is survived by his parents, Shawn Harris of Chestnut and Amanda Howerton of Lincoln; one brother, Braydin Lanners of Lincoln; his maternal grandfather, Paul Dockery of Sparta; his paternal grandparents, Rick and Karen Harris of Chestnut; maternal great-grandparents John and Judy Farris of Sparta; step-great-grandmother Joyce Lessen of Springfield; paternal great-grandparents Ed and Shirley Harris of Lincoln and Phil and Elaine Butler of Beason; paternal great-great-grandmother Iona Burwell of Lincoln; and two aunts, Shannon Harris of Chestnut and Amber Cox of Coulterville.

Memorials may be made to the family of Brandin Harris.

Ben Gehlbach

Ben Philip Gehlbach, 67, of Beason and McCormick, S.C., died July 11, 2004, in Homer, Alaska.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday (July 25) at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lincoln, with Father James Cravens officiating.

Burial will be in Elkhart Cemetery.

Mr. Gehlbach taught in District 16 at Olympia High School and farmed at Beason.

He was born March 6, 1937, at Lincoln to Virgil Keys and Esther Louise Curphey Gehlbach. He married Doris V. Graham on Dec. 26, 1960, in Chicago.

He is survived by his wife, of Beason; his mother, of Naples, Fla.; one daughter, Carrie Gehlbach of Plano, Texas; one sister, Marita Price (and husband Donald) of Beaverton, Ore.; and his uncle and aunt, John and Jo Gehlbach of Elkhart.

He was preceded in death by his father; one daughter, Amy Gehlbach; and one sister, Halcyone Therriault.

He was a member of Lutheran Church by the Lake at McCormick, S.C., Savannah Lakes Promenaders, Thurmond Lake Power Squadron, Lincoln Elks, National Education Association, Illinois Education Association and Illinois Farm Bureau.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Heart Fund or Lutheran Church by the Lake, Highway 378 at Twelve Oaks Drive, McCormick, SC 29835.

Ruby Cowan

Ruby C. Cowan, 89, of Chestnut died Tuesday (July 20, 2004) at 11:52 a.m. at Rochelle Health Care West, Rochelle.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Latham Baptist Church, Latham, with the Rev. Marvin Mungle officiating.

Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.

Mrs. Cowan was a homemaker.

She was born Sept. 16, 1914, in Lockport to Frank "Fritz" and Augusta Carlson Fredrickson. She married Wallace L. Cowan in Lockport on Nov. 19, 1942. He died Nov. 15, 1995.

She is survived by four sons, Donald (and Betty) Cowan of Burlington, Iowa, Darwin Cowan of Marseilles, David (and Susan) Cowan of Nashville, Tenn., and the Rev. Douglas (and Denise) Cowan of Rochelle; 15 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by three sisters and one grandchild.

Mrs. Cowan was a member of Latham Baptist Church.

She loved crocheting and quilting and was an avid Cubs fan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Chestnut-Beason Volunteer Fire Department.

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