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Gene Riley

With deep regret, Illinois State Police District 6 announced the death of retired Capt. Gene L. Riley, No. 650. He died Thursday (June 3, 2004).

The visitation and funeral were on Sunday at Beck Memorial Home, 209 E. Grove in Bloomington.

Capt. Riley retired from the Illinois State Police in 1985 after serving 30 years. For several years he lived and worked in Logan County.

He had been the commander of the Division of Criminal Investigation, Zone 6, Bloomington. Prior to becoming an Illinois State Police officer, he served as director of the secretary of state's police under John Lewis.

Memorials may be made to the Illinois State Police Foundation or the Salvation Army.

[Obituary published elsewhere]

Harold 'Verne' Arney

Harold L. "Verne" Arney, 91, of Springfield, formerly of Lincoln and Cornland, died 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 service.

Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.

Mr. Arney was a retired teacher and accountant.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

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 1990.

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 Pekin.

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.

Memorials may be made to Cornland Christian Church.

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Mary Aue

Mary Ann Aue, 76, of Lincoln died Saturday (June 5, 2004) at 3:45 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, following a prayer service at 3:30.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Thomas Taylor officiating.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mrs. Aue was a teller at Lincoln Savings and Loan before she retired.

She was born Aug. 6, 1927, in Terre Haute, Ind., to Edward and Alberta Hindes Holmes. She married Robert Aue on Dec. 28, 1948, in Terre Haute, Ind. He died Dec. 17, 1997.

She is survived by three sons, Tim Aue of Lincoln, Steve (and Elaine) Aue of Lincoln and Tom Aue of Tampa Bay, Fla.; five grandchildren, Ryan, Justin, Amy, Kristan and Nathan Aue; one great-grandchild, Brayton Aue; and one brother, Jack Holmes of Indianapolis, Ind.

She was also preceded in death by one granddaughter.

She was a member of Holy Family Church in Lincoln.

She was active with Elks Crippled Children, volunteered at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and enjoyed swimming.

Memorials may be made to Carroll Catholic School or Elks Crippled Children's Foundation.

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