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James Harp       Send a link to a friend

Archived Jan. 3, 2005

LINCOLN -- James L. Harp, 88, of Lincoln, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at 2:20 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, with Bill Boice officiating.

Burial will be in Irish Grove Cemetery, Middletown.

Mr. Harp farmed in Logan and Mason counties before he retired.

He was born Dec. 23, 1916, at Middletown to John and Nellie Raber Harp. He married Wilma Stone in 1935, and she died in 1981. He married Leta Rice in 1984, and she died in 1986.

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Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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Althea Hilscher       Send a link to a friend

Archived Jan. 3, 2005

LINCOLN -- Althea Hilscher, 92, of Lincoln, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at 9 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

There will be no visitation. Her body will be cremated, and a memorial Mass will be at a later date.

Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Seneca.

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

Mrs. Hilscher was a bookkeeper at Plut's Tin Shop in Lincoln before she retired.

She was born Feb. 7, 1912, at Seneca to John Joseph and Gertrude Cushing Domm. She married Noel Hilscher on July 12, 1943, at Seneca. He died March 6, 1990.

She is survived by one nephew, Don (and Mary) Hilscher of Lincoln.

She was also preceded in death by one brother.

She was a member of Holy Family Church in Lincoln.

Memorials may be made to Lifeline.

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Harley Beck       Send a link to a friend

Archived Jan. 3, 2005

ATLANTA -- Harley W. Beck Jr., 67, of Atlanta, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Spohn Memorial Hospital, Beeville, Texas.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Quiram Funeral Home, Atlanta. His funeral will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be on Thursday afternoon in Snapp Memorial Garden, Forsyth, Mo.

Mr. Beck retired in 1990 from General Electric Company in Bloomington, where he worked in the maintenance department.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was born Aug. 29, 1937, at Amana, Iowa, to Harley and Lowesa Chase Beck Sr. He married Carol "Bonny" Paul on Sept. 16, 1977, at Shirley. She died Sept. 14, 2002.

He is survived by six children, Harley Dean (and Stephanie) Beck of Mason City, Ronnie (and Cathy) Beck of Lincoln, Becky (and Raymie) Burger of Lincoln, Karen (and Don) Beck of Lawndale, Gladys (and Chuck) Williams of Atlanta and Steve Beck of Atlanta; two stepsons, Alan (and Lynn) Paul of Bellevue, Neb., and Greg (and Lisa) Paul of Bloomington; one stepdaughter, Lisa (and Ed) Birk of Lawndale; 28 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Arthur Beck of Forsyth, Mo., Charley Beck of Kirbyville, Mo., and James Beck of Pekin; two sisters, Jane Doolin of Atlanta and Madonna York of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, two sons, one brother, two sisters and one grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Beck family.

Eleanor Wertin       Send a link to a friend

Archived Dec. 31, 2004

LINCOLN -- Eleanor Wertin, 86, of Lincoln, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at 11:20 p.m. at St. Clara's Manor.

Her body was cremated.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at New Union Cemetery, with the Rev. Mark Carnahan officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home of Lincoln handled arrangements.

Mrs. Wertin was a retired bookkeeper.

She was born Oct. 29, 1918, in Springfield to Oscar and Lydia Yagow Lenz. She married Matthew Wertin on Jan. 4, 1942, in Lincoln.

She is survived by her husband, of Lincoln, and one daughter, Jan (and Roby) Parks of Springfield.

A son preceded her in death.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln and the Lincoln Woman's Club.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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