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Ruby Mills       Send a link to a friend

Archived Jan. 21, 2005

MASON CITY -- Ruby M. Mills, 90, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at 2:33 a.m. at the Mason City Area Nursing Home.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Colomba's Catholic Church in Mason City, with Father Thomas Shaw officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery.

Hurley Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Mrs. Mills was a retired state employee from the Illinois secretary of state's office, where she had previously worked in the Title Department.

She was born Feb. 23, 1914, in Springfield to John and Rose Leone DeRosa. She married Dempsey Mills in 1941 in Alton. He died in 1991.

She is survived by three brothers, James (and Ruth) DeRosa of Colchester, Eugene DeRosa of Reno, Nev., and Richard (and Sue) DeRosa of Escondido, Calif.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Columba's Catholic Church or Mason City Area Nursing Home.

Minnie Bryson       Send a link to a friend

Archived Jan. 18, 2005

LINCOLN -- Minnie D. Bryson, 98, formerly of Cornland, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, at 8:15 p.m. at the Christian Nursing Home.

Her funeral was Friday morning at the Cornland Christian Church, with Bill Shanle officiating. Visitation preceded the service.

Burial is in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg.

Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Miss Bryson was employed by the State Bank of Cornland for 62 years and served as vice president on the board of directors.

She was born May 19, 1906, west of Cornland to John Harris and Mary Olive Handlin Bryson.

She is survived by four nieces, Ruth (and Robert) Fuiten of Mount Pulaski, B. Harlean (and Delmar) Veech of Cornland, Carla (and Wayne) Clark of Lake Fork and Sheila (and Kent) Anderson of Sunrise Beach, Mo.; two nephews, John (and Janet) Cherry of Elkhart and Ed (and Marilyn) Cherry of Elkhart; two half nieces, Thelma McKnight of Lincoln and Lois Carole Milner of Chatsworth, Calif.; two half nephews, Edward Day of Green Valley, Ariz., and Keith Day of North Carolina; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and several great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, one sister, three half brothers and one half sister.

She was a member of the Cornland Christian Church, a 50-year member of the Latham chapter of Eastern Star and a Logan County Farm Bureau member. She was treasurer for the Lake Fork Community Center and was on the board of directors for the Cornland/Lake Fork Water District.

She attended MacMurray College in Jacksonville.

Memorials may be made to Cornland Christian Church or the Christian Village in Lincoln.

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Howard Hieronymus       Send a link to a friend

Archived Jan. 19, 2005

ATLANTA -- A memorial service for Howard L. Hieronymus will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at Quiram Funeral Home.

Mr. Hieronymus, 53, of East Peoria, formerly of Atlanta, died Jan. 2, 2005, at his home.

His obituary, posted in Lincoln Daily News on Jan. 4, is available by clicking here.

Memorials may be made to OSF St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, or the American Heart Association.

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