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E. Leland Simkins       Send a link to a friend

Archived Sept. 16, 2004

LINCOLN -- E. Leland Simkins, 67, formerly of Chestnut, died Aug. 29, 2004, in Guntersville, Ala.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Laenna Cemetery, rural Chestnut, with the Rev. Mark Peters officiating.

There is no visitation.

Local arrangements are being handled by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home of Mount Pulaski.

Mr. Simkins was employed with Commonwealth Edison for 31 years.

He was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran.

He was born Nov. 1, 1936, in Cook County to Leland and Catherine Simkins. He married Elizabeth Roos on Sept. 3, 1960, in Chestnut.

He is survived by his wife, of Alabama; two sons, Matthew Simkins of Colorado and Leland (and Jan) Simkins of Colorado; his mother, of Missouri; and one brother, Jon Simkins of Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his father; one daughter, Katherine; and one brother, Jeffery.

He was of the Lutheran faith.

Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church of Mount Pulaski or a charity of the donor's choice.

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Mary Price       Send a link to a friend

Archived Sept. 16, 2004

MASON CITY -- Mary Alice Price, 89, of Mason City died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at 1:35 p.m. at Mason City Area Nursing Home.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mason City Cemetery, with Pastor William Swaar officiating.

Mrs. Price was a homemaker.

She was born Aug. 13, 1915, in Bethany to Mark and Nettie Haskell Wait. She married Virgil Evon Price on April 7, 1935, in Champaign. He died April 11, 1984.

She is survived by two sons, John (and wife Judy) Price of Troy and Joe (and wife Linda) Price of Mason City; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

She a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution Salt Creek Chapter, Mason City Woman's Club and the Mason City United Presbyterian Church, where she had been an officer and Sunday school teacher. She was an active painter.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Daughters of the American Revolution or the United Presbyterian Church in Mason City.

Mary Alvey       Send a link to a friend

Archived Sept. 15, 2004

LINCOLN -- Mary Ella Alvey, 88, formerly of Lincoln, died Aug. 27, 2004, at the Dammert Center in Belleville.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lincoln, with Father James Cravens officiating.

Burial will be in Atlanta Cemetery, Atlanta.

Mrs. Alvey was a schoolteacher.

She was born Oct. 29, 1915, at Genoa to Carl and Jennette Chestnut Bevan. She married Thomas W. Alvey on Jan. 7, 1939. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons, Thomas W. Alvey Jr., of Belleville and Bevan B. Alvey of Lincoln, Neb.; one daughter, Jennette Alvey Simkins of Belleville; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Daughters of the King, PEO and Daughters of the American Revolution.

Memorials may be made to her church or to Family Hospice.

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