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[SEPT. 22, 2006]  CHESTNUT -- Nancy Jean Stoll, 76, of Chestnut died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, at 3:04 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski.

A celebration of her life will be led by the Rev. Joel Dietrich at Zion Lutheran Church in Chestnut at 10:30 Monday morning, following a family service with the burial in Laenna Cemetery.

Mrs. Stoll was a homemaker and former teacher.

She was born Nov. 15, 1929, in Peoria to Truman and Jessie Groce Hatcher. She married Hubert Stoll in Springfield on June 26, 1949.

She is survived by her husband, of Chestnut; four sons, Dennis Stoll of Chestnut, Kenton (and Marcia) Stoll of Chestnut, Kerwyn (and Karen) Stoll of Mattoon and Rodney Stoll of Savoy; four daughters, Cheryl (and James) Poffenbarger of Mount Pulaski, Klista (and Raymond) Hegele of Springfield, Brenda (and Allyn) Colantino of Springfield and Deanna (and Larry) Pratt of Cropsey; two brothers, Charles (Rowena) Black of Springfield and Kenneth (and Marilyn) Hatcher of Lewiston, Idaho; a sister-in-law, Aurelia Stoll of Chestnut; 26 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two infant grandchildren.

Mrs. Stoll was a member of Chestnut Zion Lutheran Church. In addition to being a vocalist and choir director, she served as president of the Lincoln Zone Lutheran Women's Missionary League, volunteered with Laborers For Christ in several states, served as a Master Food Preserver and Home Extension member with the University of Illinois Extension, and was a longtime 4-H foods judge at county shows and the Illinois State Fair.

She attended Concordia College in River Forest and taught at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Bonduel, Wis., and at Zion Lutheran School in Mount Pulaski.

The Stoll Family was named the 1982 National Amateur Music Family of the Year.

Memorials may be made to Chestnut Zion Lutheran Church or the donor's choice.

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