Harold 'Verne' Arney
Harold L. "Verne" Arney, 91, of
Springfield, formerly of Lincoln and Cornland, died Tuesday (June 1,
2004) at 5:35 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
His funeral will be at 1 p.m. June 8 at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski. The Rev. Mike
Robison will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the
Burial will be in Mount Pulaski
Mr. Arney was a retired teacher and
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War
He was born March 3, 1913, to Rufus and
Edna Phares Arney in northern Sangamon County, near Cornland. He
married Melba Lanterman in May of 1939, and she died in February
1979. He married Marjory Robison in January 1986 and she died in
He is survived by one daughter, Marilyn
(and Dr. Matthew) Parrish of Rockford; one stepson, the Rev. Mike
(and Mary) Robison of East Peoria; one stepdaughter, Lila (and Jim)
Rhoades of Monticello; one grandson, Maxwell Parrish of Rockford;
seven stepgrandchildren, John Rhoades, Lara Rhoades, Amanda Rhoades,
Matt Robison, Mark Robison, Maryn Robison and Megan Oelgen; and one
step-great-granddaughter, Emma; and one sister, Julia Lercher of
He was also preceded in death by one
son, Buddy Arney; one daughter, Barbara Arney; one granddaughter,
Megan Parrish; and one brother, Joseph Arney.
He was of the Christian faith.
may be made to Cornland Christian Church.
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Wyatt Mitchell Wedgeworth, 3, of
Lincoln died Sunday (May 30, 2004) at 11:12 a.m. from a fire at his
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at
Holland and Barry Funeral Home of Lincoln, with the Rev. Glenn
Shelton officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service.
Burial will be in New Union Cemetery,
Wyatt was born April 14, 2001, in
He is survived by his parents, Robert
Wedgeworth and Shanda Roderick; two
sisters, Ashley and Emily Roderick of Lincoln; one brother, Jonas Wedgeworth of Lincoln; maternal grandparents Jim and Doris Norman of
Bismark; paternal grandparents Ed and Virginia Neer of Carl
Junction, Mo.; maternal great-grandmother Opal Mitchell of Austin,
Texas; aunts and uncles Ron and Shawn Sillings of Lincoln, Scott and
Lisa Norman of Florida, Chris and Terry Norman of Illinois, Amy
Anderson of Watseka and Dana Frazier of Carbondale; and cousins
Heather, Jessica, Kayla, Sarah, Kelly, Ramee, Tres and Camdon.
He was preceded in death by maternal
great-grandfather Arthur Mitchell and paternal great-grandparents
Bill and Alice Sillings.
He attended Christian Child Care of
may be made to the Wyatt M. Wedgeworth Fund at State Bank of
Lincoln, 508 Broadway.
Normajean L. Douglas, 65, of Mount
Pulaski died Sunday (May 30, 2004) at 12:05 a.m. at her home.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m.
Saturday at Elkhart Cemetery, with Glenn Michaelis officiating.
There is no visitation.
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home is
Mrs. Douglas was a secretary at
Decatur-Macon County Opportunities Corporation.
She was born Feb. 12, 1939, in Lincoln
to Fred L. and Zerelda J. Schulte Michaelis. She married Willis
Larry Douglas on Dec. 28, 1965, in Vinegrove, Ky.
She is survived by her husband, of
Mount Pulaski; her mother, of Lincoln; two daughters, Tami (and
Chris) Sprague of Lincoln and Tori (and Mike) Cox of Springfield; a
precious niece, Carol (and Tim) Forlow of Logansport, Ind.; 10
grandchildren; one brother, Glenn (and Mary) Michaelis of Lincoln;
two nieces, Debbie Graham of Clovis, Calif., and Janice Strawser of
Heyworth; one nephew, Mark Chapin of Branson, Mo.; three
great-nephews and three great-nieces; and two great-great-nephews
and two great-great-nieces.
She was preceded in death by her father
and one sister, Marilyn Chapin.
She attended Glad Tidings Assembly of
God in Decatur.
She was a union counselor for the
Decatur Trades and Labor Union and a volunteer for United Way.
She was an avid crafter and taught
craft classes for years.
She graduated from Mount Pulaski High
School in 1956.
may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Lung
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Ladine Fulk, 88, of Armington died
Wednesday (June 2, 2004) at 6:20 p.m. at Heritage Manor in Normal.
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday
at the Quiram Funeral Home, Atlanta, with Ed Loyd officiating. There
will be no visitation.
Burial will be in Oak View Cemetery.
Mrs. Fulk was a homemaker.
She was born April 27, 1916, at
Armington to Earl and Pearl Young Ellis. She married Donald D. Fulk
on May 28, 1938, in Lincoln. He died May 2, 2000.
She is survived by one daughter, Nancy
Fulk Mallory of Minier; one son, Garry Fulk of Peoria, Ariz.; nine
grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Wilmer Ellis of
Holiday, Fla., and Tom Ellis of Farmer City; and one sister, Donna
Storto of Mesa, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by one son,
one great-grandson and two brothers.
She was a member of the Armington
Christian Church and the Armington Woman's Club.
contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the
Armington Christian Church.
Mark Anthony Fry, 50, died Monday (May
31, 2004) at 11:54 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Cremation rites have been accorded. No
services are scheduled at this time.
Burial will be at a later date in Holy
Cross Cemetery in Lincoln.
Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln is in
charge of arrangements.
Mr. Fry was employed as a correctional
officer at Lincoln Correctional Center for 20 years.
He was born Aug. 15, 1953, in Alton to
Byron and Mildred Ann Hickey Fry.
He is survived by his daughter, Heather
(Courtney) Raymond of Lincoln; sons Justin Fry of Lincoln and Bill
Kuhlman of Springfield; stepchildren Jennifer Matthews and Mike
Spurgeon of Lincoln and Carrie Harold of Atlanta; three
grandchildren; three brothers, Mike Fry of Clinton and Pat Fry and
Ray Fry, both of Lincoln; two sisters, Ann Mardis and Kathy Diamond
of Lincoln; and a special friend, Carol Spurgeon.
He was preceded in death by his parents
and one brother, Jay Fry.
He was a member of Holy Family Catholic
his life and he enjoyed playing the guitar.
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Rosetta J. "Rose" Dolson, 78, of
Lincoln died Sunday (May 30, 2004) at 6:35 a.m. at St. John's
Hospital in Springfield.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m.
Saturday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with
the Rev. Richard Reinwald officiating.
There will be no visitation.
Ms. Dolson owned Dolson Outdoor
Advertising and the Marble Manor Tavern in Amherst, Ohio.
She was born July 14, 1925, in Lincoln
to William "Bill" and Bertha Oleskey Johnson.
She is survived by a daughter-in-law,
Barbara Price of Pekin; two granddaughters, Aimee (and A.J.)
Ravgiala of Austin, Texas, and Rebecca Price of Pekin; two stepsons,
Les (and Ginny) Kreeger of Akron, Ohio, and Lowell (and Judy)
Kreeger of Flemington, N.J.; five stepgrandchildren; three
step-great-grandchildren; and a special friend, George Wieber of
She was preceded in death by one son,
William A. Price.
She was of the Protestant faith.
She was a member of the Emblem Club of
Lincoln. She was also a member of American Legion Auxiliary,
Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Eagles and AMVETS, all in
may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart
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