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  Joanne Harris          Send a link to a friend

Archived Aug. 8, 2005

MASON CITY -- Joanne K. Harris, 72, of Mason City, formerly of Pekin, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005, at 9:12 p.m. at the Mason City Area Nursing Home.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mason City Cemetery, with Nash Shawgo officiating.

There is no visitation.

Hurley Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Mrs. Harris was a homemaker.

She was born July 14, 1933, at Green Valley to Ray and Edna McCoy Butler. She married Dene Harris in Marquon, Mo. He died May 25, 2003.

She is survived by one sister, Maxine Gore of Iowa, and two sisters-in-law, Daisy Marcum and Nadine Anderson, both of Mason City, who were caregivers for her.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, two brothers and an infant daughter.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Mason City Area Nursing Home.

Mike Semprini          Send a link to a friend

Archived Aug. 8, 2005

McLEAN -- Mike Semprini, 85, of McLean died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005, at 10:20 a.m. at Manorcare Health Services, Normal.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the McLean Christian Church, with Tony Billingsley officiating.

Interment of cremains will be in McLean Cemetery, with military rites conducted by McLean American Legion Burger-Benedict Post 573.

There will be no visitation.

Quiram Funeral Home, Atlanta, handled arrangements.

Mr. Semprini was a store manager for Goldblatts Department Store in Chicago. He retired after 35 years with the company.

He served in the U.S. Army infantry during World War II.

He was born Feb. 23, 1920, in Chicago to John and Conchita Semprini. He married Marjorie J. Kindred on Aug. 12, 1946, in Atlanta. She died April 8, 2005.

He is survived by one son, Michael Semprini of Gold Canyon, Ariz.; one daughter, Mary Ellen Nowling of Milton, Fla.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Jess Testa of Chicago.

Several brothers and sisters preceded him in death.

He was a member of the Elks Club, McLean American Legion and the VFW.

Memorials may be made to the McLean Rescue Squad.

Helen Hines

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Archived Aug. 5, 2005

MOUNT PULASKI -- Helen Rose Hinds, 91, of Mount Pulaski, formerly of Elkhart and Latham, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, at 9:45 p.m. at Vonderlieth Living Center.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski. Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at the funeral home, with Roger James officiating.

Burial will be in Steenbergen Cemetery.

Mrs. Hinds was a homemaker and, with her husband, owned and operated the Elkhart and Mount Pulaski school buses for many years

She was born May 26, 1914, at Kenney to Frank and Alta Grimes Abbott. She married Ralph "Pete" Hinds in Covington, Ind., on Sept. 3, 1932. He died Oct. 31, 1997.

She is survived by three sons, Larry R. (and Bridgit) Hinds of Nokomis, Richard A. (and Joyce) Hinds of Springfield, Stephen M. (and Rosanna) Hinds of King City, Calif.; two daughters, Dolores Hinds of Weslaco, Texas, and Cynthia Sue Kindell of Las Vegas, Nev.; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two sons, Donnie Hinds and Jeffrey Hinds, and one daughter, Barbara Ann Hinds

She was of the Methodist faith.

Memorials may be made to Vonderlieth Living Center.

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