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  Geraldine Hardy          Send a link to a friend

Archived July 21, 2005

ATLANTA -- Geraldine I. Hardy, 77, of Atlanta died Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at 10:10 a.m. at her home.

Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Vance Russell officiating. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Burial will be in Frankberger Cemetery, rural Ellsworth.

She retired in 1992 from Eureka Co., where she worked 28 years as an assembler.

She was born Jan. 18, 1928, at Earlville.

She is survived by one son, Ron (and Kathy) Hardy of Lincoln; one daughter, Connie (and Bill) Yeazle of Atlanta; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Katherine Noble Koetz; her stepfather, Otto Koetz; three brothers; and an infant daughter, Donna Louise Hardy.

She was a member of Prairieland Christian Church, Hartsburg.

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Jean Chambers

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Archived July 21, 2005

LINCOLN -- Jean Carmen Chambers, 77, formerly of Petersburg, died Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at 3:06 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Chambers donated her body to medical science. A celebration of life for family and friends will be on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Lincoln Masonic Temple.

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

Mrs. Chambers worked in the activities department at Lincoln Developmental Center, Mary-Henry Nursing Home and Lincolnland Nursing Home.

She was born Jan. 21, 1928, in Jerseyville to Albert and Mattie Louise Carmack Taylor. She married William Robert Chambers on Aug. 12, 1948, in Springfield. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by one son, Eric Chambers of Lincoln; two daughters, Lori (and Steve) Frazier of Lincoln and Tami (and Mark) Kennett of Emden; two granddaughters, Catherine Nicole Frazier and Casey Nicole Kennett; and one brother, Frederick B. Taylor of Sacramento, Calif.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Beverly Rohrer.

She was a member of the League of Women Voters and a former precinct committee member in Broadwell Township.

She was an avid fossil hunter, loved to read and work crossword puzzles, and was an avid yard sale hunter. At one time she freelanced for the Lincoln Courier with yard sales tips.

Memorials may be made to Logan County Animal Shelter, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or Central Illinois Economic Development Corporation.

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Donald Price Sr.          Send a link to a friend

Archived July 21, 2005

MASON CITY -- Donald Eugene Price Sr., 76, of Bath died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at 3:25 p.m. at his home.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hurley Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bob Hill officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery.

Mr. Price worked for Funk Brothers Seed Co. for 17 years and then for Lehn & Fink as a mechanic for 19 years. He retired in 1991.

He was born Jan. 18, 1929, at Harrisburg to Zack and Mary Austin Price. He married Norma Jean Duel on June 27, 1950, in Decatur.

He is survived by his wife, of Bath; three sons, Donald Jr. (and Marie) Price of Mason City, Zack (and Susan) Price of Evanston and Rob Price of Ashland; one daughter, Elizabeth (and Anthony) Ballard of Hurst, Texas; eight grandchildren, Mary (and Jim) Coleman, Emily (and Shane) Burton, Gary Price, Paul Price, Denise Cassano (and John Higganbotham), Ruth Ballard, John Ballard and Karen Ballard; one great-grandchild, Creighton Burton; and one sister, Mary Jane (and Bob) Tucker.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and three sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice.

Harry Van Hook          Send a link to a friend

Archived July 20, 2005

MOUNT PULASKI -- Harry W. Van Hook, 89, of Mount Pulaski died Monday, July 18, 2005, at 9:50 p.m. at his home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John"s Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Frank Pieper and Bill Shanle officiating.

Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.

Mr. Van Hook was postmaster in Mount Pulaski for 24 years and a blacksmith at

W.F. Binder-Wagon and Blacksmith Shop for 16 years.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1946.

He was born May 10, 1916, in Lincoln to Forest C. and Marie Miller Van Hook. He married Barbara Barnes in Tullahomo, Tenn., on June 6, 1941.

He is survived by his wife, of Mount Pulaski; two daughters, JoAnn (and Richard) Milligan of Riverside, Calif., and Mary Ann Van Hook of Chicago; one son, Robert (and Linda) Van Hook of Warrensburg; six grandchildren, Michael Van Hook, Lisa Van Hook, Chris Milligan, Joy Milligan, Tarik Van Hook Den Den and Sharif Van Hook Den Den; and two great-grandchildren, Nicole Cooper and Christian J. Milligan.

Three sisters preceded him in death.

He was a member of St. John"s Lutheran Church in Mount Pulaski, taught adult Sunday school for 15 years and was president of the church council when new pews and oak flooring were installed.

He served on the Mount Pulaski City Council and was chairman of the sewerage and waterworks committee when the sewer system was installed and a three-mile pipeline and new wells were put in from Salt Creek. He was police magistrate for two years.

He was president of the grade school board when the new gym and classrooms were built.

He was an active member of the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Department for 37 years and was the secretary-treasurer for 35 years.

He was also on the Mount Pulaski Cemetery board for many years.

He graduated from Mount Pulaski High School in 1934 and was a graduate of the University of Illinois.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Illinois or St. John"s Lutheran Church.

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