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Blanche Alexander       Send a link to a friend

Archived Nov. 30, 2004

LINCOLN -- Blanche A. Alexander, 92, of Lincoln, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at 10:15 p.m. at the Christian Village Care Center and went to be with the Lord.

A service of praise celebrating Mrs. Alexander's life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Lincoln, with the Rev. Robert Henderson officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. at the church.

Burial will be in Zion Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Mrs. Alexander was a dietary worker at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital before she retired and also served the hospital in several capacities as a volunteer.

She was born May 29, 1912, at Champaign to Richard E. and Margaret Kesler Morfey. She married Dean E. "Gene" Alexander on May 29, 1932, in Charleston. He died Oct. 6, 2000.

She is survived by two daughters, Margaret M. (and Robert) Doyle of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Judith A. Katz of Lincoln; one son, David E. (and Sonnie) Alexander of Lincoln; eight grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, William Morfey of Urbana.

She was also preceded in death by six sisters and four brothers.

Mrs. Alexander was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln, where she taught Sunday school for many years and sang in the choir. She also participated and held offices in the Baptist Women's Fellowship.

She was a wonderful homemaker and had lived in Lincoln since 1939.

Her unwavering devotion to her Lord and her family will never be forgotten.

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Melvin Embree       Send a link to a friend

Archived Nov. 30, 2004

SAN JOSE -- Melvin R. Embree, 93, of San Jose, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at 9:38 p.m. at Pekin Hospital.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hurley Funeral Home in San Jose.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at San Jose Christian Church, with the Rev. Allen Payne and the Rev. Paul Odom officiating.

Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Madison, Mo.

Mr. Embree farmed near Mexico, Mo., before he moved to San Jose in 1943. After that he farmed near Hartsburg.

He was born Sept. 13, 1911, at Evansville, Mo., to Charles and Emma Smith Embree. He married Dora McGee on Jan. 6, 1933, in Moberly, Mo. She died May 26, 1994.

He is survived by one son, Charles (and Joyce) Embree of Marshville, Mo.; two daughters, Janice (and Calvin) Scott of Hamilton, Ala., and Lois (and Gary) Arnold of Montgomery, Ala.; 18 grandchildren; one brother, Estel Embree of Hartsburg; and one sister, Ava War of Shelbina, Mo.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Joyce; three brothers; and one sister.

He was a member of the San Jose Christian Church and the area Men's Christian Fellowship.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Campus House, Springfield, Mo.

Ruth Apel       Send a link to a friend

Archived Nov. 30, 2004

LINCOLN -- Ruth Apel, 91, of Lincoln died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, at 6 p.m. at the Christian Village.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John United Church of Christ in Lincoln, with the Rev. Richard Reinwald officiating. Visitation will be a half hour before the service.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery.

Mrs. Apel was a homemaker.

She was born Aug. 5, 1913, in West Lincoln Township to Harry C. and Louise Coorts Schrader. She married Carl Apel on June 6, 1952, in Lincoln. He died in 2003.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Alice L. Mote.

She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, the Charity Guild at the church and a former member of the choir.

She was a former secretary-treasurer of the Lincoln Home Extension and a lifetime member of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

She attended Rothchild School, West Lincoln, Lincoln Community High School and Lincoln Business College.

Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ or Lincoln Christian Village.

Dr. Robert Palombi       Send a link to a friend

Archived Nov. 29, 2004

LINCOLN -- Robert E. Palombi, M.D., 79, of Lincoln, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at his home.

A funeral Mass will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, at St. Giles Catholic Church in Oak Park, with Father Thomas Dore officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery at Hillside.

Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln handled local arrangements.

Dr. Palombi was a family practice physician at West Suburban in the Chicago area for many years.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was born Jan. 29, 1925, in Chicago, to Leo and Marie Filetti Palombi.

He is survived by sons Leonard and Michael Palombi; daughters Annette Torres, Suzanne Zywanski, Kimberly VanderPloeg, Deborah Dejager, Lisa Lebron and Elizabeth Palombi; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Marilyn Cox Palombi; his second wife, Maureen Mills Palombi; one brother; one sister; and one grandson, Elijah Woodfolk.

He was a member of St. Giles Catholic Church in Oak Park and attended Holy Family Catholic Church in Lincoln.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Center.

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