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  Lois Steveson          Send a link to a friend

MASON CITY -- Lois I. Steveson, 70, of Mason City died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at 11:28 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mason City Christian Church, with Dustin Fulton and Robert Paddack officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery.

Mrs. Steveson was a homemaker.

She was born Jan. 25, 1935, at Sweetwater to John and Georgia Thompson Gaddie. She married Leo Steveson on June 27, 1952, at Greenview. He died Dec. 12, 1999.

She is survived by two sons, Larry (and Angie) Steveson of Mason City and Tom Steveson of Mason City; one daughter, Linda S. (and Marty) Fisher of Greenview; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Barb Renfro of Sherman and Sue Kellams of Moselle, Miss.

She was a member of the Mason City Christian Church, and memorials may be made to the church.

Leola Eisiminger

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BROADWELL -- Leola H. Eisiminger, 85, of Broadwell died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at 3:10 a.m. at the Christian Village in Lincoln.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Ryan Edgecomb officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery.

She taught grade school in Logan County District 65 from 1941 to 1944, worked for U.S. Rubber in Chicago from 1945 to 1947 and then worked for Lehn and Fink in Lincoln until she retired in 1981.

She was born Dec. 27, 1919, in Broadwell to Earl and Nelle Tompkins Eisiminger.

She is survived by a niece, Linell (and Jeff) Pokorski of Decatur; a nephew, Keith Hinman of Lincoln; a great-nephew, Bret Pokorski of Decatur; and a great-niece, Kristin Pokorski of Decatur

She was preceded in death by one sister, Gail Hinman, and a great-nephew, Darin Hinman. She was the last of her immediate family.

She was a lifetime member of Broadwell Christian Church and was a member of the Broadwell Township board.

She graduated from Broadwell Grade School, Lincoln Community High School and Lincoln College.

She traveled to all 50 states as well as several foreign countries.

She loved Broadwell and the people who lived there. Her hobbies were collecting Broadwell memorabilia, roller-skating and flower gardening.

Memorials may be made to Broadwell Christian Church or Lincoln Christian Village.

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Harmon Dale Swinford

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LINCOLN -- Harmon Dale Swinford, 57, of Lincoln died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2005, at 10:45 a.m. at home with his family.

His funeral was at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bennett Funeral Home, with Pastor Clyde Shreve officiating. Visitation was on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Burial is in Zion Cemetery.

Mr. Swinford was retired from Jerry Davis Trucking in Elkhart after many years of service.

He was born July 16, 1948 in Gideon, Mo., to Harmon L. Swinford and Illa C. Carter Swinford.

Survivors include his mother, Illa C. Swinford of Malden, Mo.; one son, Mikel Fulmer (and Tiffany) of Clinton; two daughters, Dianna Bland (and Chad) of Lincoln and Lacy (and William) Swinford of Lincoln; two grandsons, Brayden Hunter of Lincoln and Blake Collins of Clinton; two granddaughters, Emily Fulmer of Lincoln and Destiny King of Lincoln; five sisters, Carol Swinford of Campbell, Mo., Judy Swinford of Middletown, Hope Hatton of Campbell, Mo., Sue Miller of Sikeston, Mo., and Barb Redding of Brag City, Mo; five brothers, Eugene Carter of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Harold Swinford of Hartsburg, Eddie Swinford of Hartsburg, Rick Swinford of Malden, Mo., and Mark Swinford of Licking, Mo.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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

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

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William O. Gilmer Jr.

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LINCOLN -- William O. Gilmer Jr., 39, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005, at 11:35 a.m. at Asta Care in Bloomington.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. A service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mike Oleniczak officiating.

Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery.

Mr. Gilmer was a line worker at Eaton Corporation in Lincoln.

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

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

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

He was a member of Lincoln Hill Free Methodist Church and 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, Aug. 13, 2005, at 8:15 a.m. at his home.

His funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with the Rev. Julie Azbell officiating. Visitation and an Elks service were at the funeral home on Tuesday.

Burial, with military rites, was in New Union Cemetery.

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, in Waynesville to Charles and Ida Gambrel Marvel. He married Betty J. Ingram on Dec. 28, 1985, in St. Louis, Mo. She died 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 (and Dennis) Dix of Collinsville; two stepsons, Jess Wade of Lincoln and Tom (and Pat) Wade of Westerfield, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Diane (and Ron) Tucker of Lincoln and Linda (and Bill) Melton of Lincoln;  three grandchildren; 12 stepgrandchildren; one brother, William (and Sue) Marvel of Waynesville; and four sisters, Leona Bicknell of Atlanta, Emma Jean Graham of Saybrook, Ada Kindred of Atlanta and Wanda Zurkamer of Lincoln.

He was also preceded in death by an infant son and one sister.

He 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 tail gunner in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Elks National Scholarship Fund in care of Lincoln Elks Lodge 914 or to the American Lung Association.

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