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Virgie Van Fossan

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Archived Aug. 12, 2005

LINCOLN -- Virgie Viola Van Fossan, 95, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, at 6:40 p.m. at Lincoln Christian Village.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader in Lincoln, with Tim Searby officiating.

Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.

Mrs. Van Fossan was a cook at Elkhart High School for 12 years, worked in housekeeping at Lincoln Christian Village and worked in sales and service at Lincoln Vacuum.

She was born April 1, 1910, in Vandalia to Edward Martin and Grace Weddel Rhodes. She married George Elwood Van Fossan on Nov. 3, 1928, in Lincoln. He died March 23, 1975.

She is survived by two sons, George Leroy (and Sarah) Van Fossan of Benton and Claude Elwood (and Carla) Van Fossan of Lincoln; nine daughters, Freda Lavon White of Decatur, Gladys Marie (and Bailey) Elkins of Lawndale, Helen Edgell (and Robert) Hoagland of Lincoln, Laura Mae (and Kenneth) Molt of Lincoln, Ethel Irene (and Jerry) Overbey of Beason, Margaret Ann (and David) Edwards of Beason, Rose Mary Musick of Lincoln, Sharon Kay (and Jim) Follis of Lincoln and Jean (and Harold) Boyer of Lincoln; 24 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Geneva Hamil of New Holland.

She also was preceded in death by one son, one grandson, one granddaughter, one great-grandson, one great-granddaughter, four brothers and three sisters.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lincoln.

Memorials may be made to West Lincoln-Broadwell School District 92.

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Mary Otto          Send a link to a friend

Archived Aug. 11, 2005

BELLEVUE -- Mary Louise Otto, 88, of Bellevue, formerly of Lincoln and previously of Wausau, Wis., died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Her funeral will be in Bartonville at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Davison-Fulton Funeral Chapels, 1203 W. Garfield Ave.. Visitation will be for one hour before the service.

Burial will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield.

Mrs. Otto retired from state employment at the Lincoln Developmental Center in Lincoln.

She was born Feb. 23, 1917, in Merrill, Wis., to Hugh Francis and Mary Louise Parmer Nugent. She married Harvey J. Otto on Dec. 16, 1938, in Wausau, Wis. He died June 2, 2000.

She is survived by a daughter, Karen L. (and Bill) Cole of Peoria; a son, Wayne K. "Gus" (and Nancy) Otto of Lincoln; five granddaughters, Cheryl Miller, Kelley Pearson, Shannon Engelmann, Amber Otto and Heather Otto; four great-grandchildren, Ryan Pearson, Cole Gallagher, Kayla Miller and Zachary Engelmann; three step-grandsons; and five step-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters and a son-in-law, Donald Gallagher.

She was of Irish descent and the Catholic faith.

An avid sports fan, she enjoyed tennis, basketball and football, but her heart belonged to the Green Bay Packers. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her dog, Charlie.

Memorials may be made to the Children's Hospital of Illinois at OSF Saint Francis in Peoria.

Harmon Dale Swinford  Send a link to a friend

Lincoln -- Harmon Dale Swinford, 57, of Lincoln passed away 10:45 AM Sunday, August 15, 2005 at home with his family.

 Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday at Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln, Illinois .  Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, at Bennett Funeral Home with Pastor Clyde Shreve officiating.  Burial will be in Zion Cemetery Lincoln, Illinois.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Wayne J. Schall Hospice and will be accepted at the funeral home.

 Mr. Swinford was born July 16, 1948 in Gideon, Missouri , the son of Harmon L. Swinford and Illa C. (Carter) Swinford.  He was retired from Jerry Davis Trucking in Elkhart, Illinois after many years of service .

 Susvivors include:

Mother Illa C. Swinford of Malden, Missouri

Daughter Dianna Bland (Chad) of Lincoln, Illinois

Son Mikel Fulmer (Tiffany) of Clinton, Illinois

Daughter Lacy (William) Swinford of Lincoln, Illinois

Granddaughter Emily Fulmer of Lincoln, Illinois

Grandson Brayden Hunter of Lincoln, Illinois

Grandson Blake Collins of Clinton, Illinois

Granddaughter Destiny King of Lincoln, Illinois

Sister Carol Swinford of Campbell, Missouri

Sister Judy Swinford of Middletown, Illinois

Sister Hope Hatton of Campbell, Missouri

Sister Sue Miller of Sikeston, Missouri

Sister Barb Redding of Brag City, Missouri

Brother Eugene Carter of Poplar Bluff, Missouri

Brother Harold Swinford of Hartsburg, Illinois

Brother Eddie Swinford of Hartsburg, Illinois

Brother Rick Swinford of Malden. Missouri

Brother Mark Swinford of Licking, Missouri

Many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive.

 He was preceded in death by his Father, a sister Sheila Swinford and a brother Mike Swinford.

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William O. Gilmer, Jr          Send a link to a friend

Lincoln - William O. Gilmer, Jr., 39, died Aug. 14 at 11:35 a.m. at Asta Care, Bloomington.

Visitation will be from 2 – 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader in Lincoln.

A service is planned at 10 a.m. at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader in Lincoln on Thursday with Rev. Mike Oleniczak officiating.

Burial will be at Old Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Mr. Gilmer was born in Lincoln on Nov. 14, 1965 to William O. and Betty Hopp Gilmer, Sr.

He is survived by his mother; one son, William “Will” Gilmer and one daughter, Emily P. Gilmer, both of Lincoln; four sisters, Sarah Jones and Gloria J. Gilmer both of Florida, Debra S. Gilmer, Lincoln, and Ethel May Spivey of the state of Washington.

He was preceded in death by his father, paternal and maternal grandparents.

He was a member of Lincoln Hill Free Methodist Church and the Eagles Lodge, #2708.

Memorials may be made to the Gilmer Family.

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Wayne T. Marvel         Send a link to a friend

LINCOLN – Wayne T. Marvel, 81, died at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday at his home.
Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4 – 7 p.m. at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader. The Elk’s Lodge will have a service at the funeral home at 6:45 p.m.

Service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader with Rev. Julie Azbell officiating.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery with full military rites accorded.

Mr. Marvel was retired from Caterpillar Tire and Tractor in Decatur where he worked as a forklift operator.

He was born on July 24, 1924 to Charles and Ida Gambrel Marvel in Waynesville.

He married Betty J. Ingram on Dec. 28, 1985 in St. Louis, MO. She preceded him in death on Dec. 8,1996.

He married Betty Wade on July 19, 1998 in Lincoln. She survives.

He is also survived by one son, Terry Marvel of Blufton, S.C.; one daughter, Ida (Dennis) Dix of Collinsville; two step sons, Jess Wade of Lincoln and Tom (Pat) Wade of Westerfield, OH; two step daughters, Diane (Ron) Tucker and Linda (Bill) Melton, both of Lincoln; one brother, William (Sue) Marvel of Waynesville; four sisters, Leona Bicknell of Atlanta, Emma Jean Graham of Saybrook, Ada Kindred of Atlanta and Wanda Zurkamer of Lincoln. Also three grandchildren and 12 step grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one infant son and one sister.

Mr. Marvel was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was past Exalted Ruler of Lincoln Elks Lodge #914 DeWitt Masonic Lodge.

He was a U.S. Navy Tail Gunner during WW II.

Memorials are requested in lieu of flowers. The family asks that they be made the Elks National Scholarship Fund in c/o the Lincoln Elks Lodge #914. Memorials may also be made to the American Lung Association.

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