Lincoln Area


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Thursday, October 22, 1925 - Monday, February 13, 2017

Roberta Cowgur, 92, of Chestnut, IL passed away at Autumn Accolade Assisted Living in Green Valley, IL on February 13, 2017 at 10:21 a.m.

Roberta was born October 22, 1925; daughter of Ernest W. and Essie (Tackett) Koehler. She married Maxwell Eugene Cowgur on October 18, 1947 in Vandalia, IL ( 59 years). He preceded her in death in August of 2006.
Surviving her are two sons: Lester E. (Patsy) Cowgur of Chestnut, IL and Brian Cowgur of Springfield, IL; one daughter: Becky Landis of Danville, IL; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; one brother: Richard Koehler of Brownstown, IL; one sister: Iris Bernhardt of Green Valley, IL; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, son: Bruce E. Cowgur, granddaughter: Alaina Landis; and great grandson: Brian Harmony Jr.

Mrs. Cowgur worked at the Sangamon Ordinance Plant west of Illiopolis, IL in the mid 1940’s. She was a dedicated homemaker for many years and later worked at Landauer’s Clothiers in Lincoln in where she served as seamstress before retiring in 1976. Mrs. Cowgur loved to cook and to garden. She was most famous for always having homemade cookies in abundant amounts for family and the neighborhood kids. She also loved to crochet and made everything from Christmas Tree ornaments to blankets for friends and family. Roberta will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Services for Roberta will be Monday February 20th 11am At Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski, IL with Rev. Jack Wolf officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial at Mt. Pulaski Cemetery will follow the service.

Memorials may be made in Roberta’s name to:
Bridgepointe Kids, Bridgepointe Christian Church
850 Waterman Ave 
East Providence RI 02914

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Saturday, October 13, 1945 - Monday, February 13, 2017

D. Marlene Howell, 71, of Lincoln passed away at 3:07 P.M. on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

Marlene was born on October 13, 1945 in Effingham, IL, the daughter of Lester and Deloris (Morton) Manuel. Marlene married Ronald Howell on February 5, 1966 in Altamont, IL. He survives in Lincoln.

Marlene is also survived by her children, Marnie (Ronald) Harris of Lincoln, Blaine Howell of Chestnut, and Laura (Eric) Davis of Streator; her sister, Florence (Delbert) Mooney of Plainview, TX; and her five grandchildren, Caleb Harris, Daniel Harris, Lauren Harris, Lance Davis, and Holly Davis.

Marlene was preceded in death by her parents.

Marlene worked for the State Street Baptist Academy. She lived for her husband, kids, and grandkids; Marlene also loved gardening and raising flowers. She loved the Lord and wanted her family to.

Services for Marlene will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Park Meadows Baptist Church in Lincoln, officiated by Pastor Jeremy Vance. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service (11:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.) on Friday, February 17, 2017 also at the church. Burial will be held at Zion Cemetery after the services. Memorial donations may be made in Marlene’s name to Park Meadows Baptist Church. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

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Saturday, February 4, 1939 - Saturday, February 11, 2017

Sandra M. Doty, 78, of Lincoln passed away at 3:25P.M. on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at The Christian Village Memory Unit, in Lincoln.

Sandra was born on February 4, 1939 in Bloomington, IL; the daughter of Earl and Mabel (Montgomery) Jenkins. She married Thomas H. Doty on June 5, 1982 in Buffalo, IL.

Sandra is survived by her daughter, Valerie (Clem) Martin of Waynesville; her son, Mitch (Missy) Graham of Lincoln; her brother, Monte (Pam) Jenkins of Bloomington; her granddaughter, Shyanne Martin of Waynesville; and her niece, Julie Jenkins of Bloomington.

Sandra was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 33 years, Thomas H. Doty.

Sandra worked for Hoagland Transfer in Lincoln as a bookkeeper for many years. She was a longtime member of The Eagles Lodge #2708 in Lincoln as well as The Moose Lodge #1441 in Lincoln. Sandra enjoyed spending time with her family whether it was camping, or watching her beloved Illini. Sandra also enjoyed watching The Chicago Cubs, The Chicago Bears, and NASCAR; Sandra loved watching her soap operas too. Above all else, Sandra loved her family; she will be greatly missed by anyone fortunate enough to have known her. Especially the squirrels that lived near her house, whom Sandra would feed from her hand.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date at Lexington Township Cemetery, Lexington, IL. Memorial donations may be made in Sandra’s name to The Christian Village in Lincoln. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

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Saturday, May 8, 1926 - Saturday, February 4, 2017

Mt. Pulaski- Shirley Jean Allspach ,90, of Mt. Pulaski, died at 7:03 a.m. Saturday, February 4, 2017, at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mt. Pulaski. She was born May 8, 1926 to Royal and Helen Snyder Carter. She married Edward Leigh Allspach on February 26, 1948, who preceded her in death December 6, 2010. Also preceding her in death was one son, David Edward Allspach on July 23, 1975.
Surviving is one son, George (Karen) Allspach of Mt. Pulaski; four daughters: Kathryn (Scott) Steinfort of Sunrise, FL; Linda (Dennis) Sheehan of Lincoln, IL; Jerilee (Brad) Gibbs of Crawford, CO; Jo Ellen (Mark) Gilbert of Paris, IL; 13 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
Services for Shirley will be 10:00 a.m. Friday February 10, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski with Mark Weber officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday February 9, 2017 at Mt. Pulaski Christian Church Family Life Center. Burial at Steenbergen Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Shirley’s name to Vonderlieth Living Center or Mt. Pulaski Christian Church.
Shirley attended Mt. Pulaski High School and Milliken University. She helped at the family businesses, Carter Pharmacy and Allspach Farms. She was a homemaker who always put her family first. One of her favorite things was caring for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She always had time for everybody. Shirley had a passion for cooking, gardening, and helping other people and was involved in many community activities. In addition, she enjoyed traveling the world with her husband Ed, volunteering at the Mt. Pulaski Historical Society and being a part of the Prairie State Model T Car Club, where she played a leadership role for years. Her faith was an important part of her life. She was a supportive member of Copeland Christian Church and Mt. Pulaski Christian Church. Her sweet smile and gentle disposition will be long remembered by all who knew her.

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Tuesday, February 15, 1921 - Sunday, January 29, 2017

LINCOLN- Ruth V. Markword, 95, of Lincoln, (formerly of Quincy, IL) passed away on January 29, 2017 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

Ruth was born on February 15, 1921 near Hannibal, MO; the daughter of Charles and Floye (Oliver) Irwin. Ruth married W.E. (Sprout) Markword on October 12, 1959.

Ruth is survived by her son, Mark (Vicki) Kuhlmeier of Quincy, IL, her daughter, Barbara Hadsell of NV; her grandchildren, Steve (Teresa) Hadsell, Jay (Krishell) Hadsell, of NV, Scott Hadsell, of MO, Jean (Ted) Wagner, of TX, Brian (Kelly) Cale, Chad (Lisa) Cale of Lincoln, IL, Amy (Scott) Kuhlman, of New Holland, IL, Jeremy (Cindy) Cale, of IN, Lauren Kuhlmeier of  Hamilton, IL, Colby (Stasha) Kuhlmeier, of Quincy; her 13 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews including her beloved niece Delores Gunterman and family of SC.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and three sisters, one daughter, Mary Colleen Cale, one son-in-law, Jerry Hadsell, two great-grandchildren, Ashley Bringer and Nick Cale.

Ruth will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Per Ruth’s request there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

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Thursday, January 12, 1933 - Sunday, January 29, 2017

Dorothy J. Paxton-Butler, 84, of Lincoln passed away at 8:00 p.m. on January 29, 2017 at Christian Village in Lincoln.

Dorothy was born January 12, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of Clearance Paxton and Evelyn (Arbogast) Paxton.

Dorothy is also survived by her children: Allan Butler of Kansas City, Kansas; Charles Butler of Lincoln; Suzan Butler of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Sherri (Wade) Wimp of Bloomington, IL; Mike Butler of Normal, Illinois, ten grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Charles Paxton and Robert Curran.

Services for Dorothy will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday February 3, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Ron Otto officiating. A visitation will be one hour prior to service (12:00 till 1:00 p.m.). Burial at Park Hill Cemetery in Bloomington, IL will follow the service. Memorial donations may be made in Dorothy’s name to Alzheimer’s Association. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Christian Village of Lincoln, IL for the excellent service.

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Thursday, March 31, 1949 - Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Deborah Eckert, 67, of Lincoln passed away at 1:51 a.m. on January 25, 2017 at Abraham Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln.

Deborah was born March 31, 1949 in Terre Haute, IN., the daughter of Richard Cooley and Juney Cooley-Rowe. She married Robert Eckert on September 4, 1978 in Tuscola, IL, her home town. He survives.
Deborah is also survived by her daughter, Jamie Lee (Fiance, Seth Peacock) Eckert of Peoria, IL; her son, Dr. Andrew R. (Rene) Eckert of Dillsburg, PA; her grandchildren, Isabella Eckert, Ethan Eckert, Zoey Peacock, Austin Musser, and Tyler Musser; her sister, Cathie Bradley of Auburn, IL; her step-mother, Ruth Cooley of Harrisburg, IL; and her special baby, Oreo Poodle.

Deborah was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Charles Williams.

Deborah graduated from Tuscola high school in 1967 and from Eastern Illinois University in 1972. She was employed at Logan/Mason Rehab Center as a QMRP and retired from there.

Deborah loved collecting anything Raggedy Ann and Andy and had enough Raggedy ornaments to entirely decorate her Christmas Tree. She also collected Pipka old fashioned Santa Clauses, and anything black & white chickens. She loved learning about family history. She was a member of Holy Family Parish in Lincoln.

Services for Deborah will held at 11:30A.M. on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Curt Weaver officiating. A visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00A.M. Saturday, January 28, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lincoln, IL. Memorial donations may be made in Deborah’s name to Disabled American Veterans, or American Diabetes Association.

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Sunday, February 10, 1935 - Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wilma L. Parrish, 81, of Lincoln, IL passed away on Wednesday January 25, 2017 at 2:10 a.m. at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on February 10, 1935 in Patoka, IL; the daughter of James W. and Eunice (Snyder) Meridith. She graduated from Stonington High School in 1953. She married Robert E. Parrish on December 23, 1956 in the Stonington Methodist Church, Stonington, IL. Wilma worked for Dr. Rose, Brown, Jack in Decatur, IL, a licensed beautician, the University of Illinois, a caregiver in Lincoln, IL, and retired from Lincoln Developmental Center in Lincoln, IL.

She was a 50 year member of Eastern Star, 26 year member of White Shrine of Jerusalem, Oasis Red Hats, AFSCME Union, and enjoyed eating with the monthly Methodist luncheon group. She loved her family, all her friends, and the USS Ashland Reunion group. She enjoyed reading books, painting in her early years, cross stitch, old movies, playing bingo and card games.

Surviving are her husband: Robert E. Parrish of Lincoln, IL; sons: Robert R. Parrish of Mt. Pulaski, IL and Meridith L. Parrish of Mt. Pulaski, IL; daughter: Deborah L. (John) Ewins of Lincoln, IL; grandchildren: Jennifer (Isaac) Sheley of Chestnut, IL, Christopher Parrish of Mt. Pulaski, IL, Tiffany Parrish of Decatur, IL, Sylvia M. and Margo Bobbi Parrish of Lincoln, IL; great-grandchildren: Layla S. Parrish, Tatum S. Bateson, Colton Edwards, Keaton W. Dinger, Addison M. Sheley; one brother: James (MaryLou) Meridith of Highland, IL; brother-in-law: Harold (Dottie) Parrish of Taylorville, IL; sister-in-law: Edmona Vitali of Taylorville, IL; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her in-laws: Harold and Clara Parrish, brother-in-laws: Charles Davis and Aldo Vitali, sister-in-law: Virginia Davis, and grandson James R. Ewins.

Services for Wilma will be 9:00 a.m. Monday January 30, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Michael Paulson officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday January 29, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial at Camp Butler National Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Wilma’s name to the Shriner’s Childrens Hospital in St. Louis, MO or Logan County Oasis Senior Center in Lincoln, IL.

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Friday, March 1, 1929 - Monday, January 23, 2017

Floyd E. Payne, 87 of Lincoln passed away at 12:05 a.m. January 23, 2017 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital of Lincoln, IL.

Floyd was born March 1, 1929 in Union Illinois the son of Everett and Edna (Oltman) Payne. He married Norma JoAnn Teaney on February 4, 1950 in Hartsburg, IL. She survives him.

Also surviving are his children: Kerry Payne of Lincoln, Roger (Randy) Payne of Lincoln, Reggie (Tracy) Payne of Hartsburg, and Robyn Redfairn of Lincoln. Two brothers: Ray (Charlene) Payne of Lincoln, Harold (Ann) Payne of New Jersey; nine grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents and one brother Howard.

Floyd was a member of Jefferson Street Christian Church. He worked and retired as a forklift operator at PPG.

A Memorial service for Floyd will be held at 6:00 p.m. Friday January 27, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Joe Sanders officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00-6:00 p.m. prior to the service. A private family burial will be held at a later date. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Floyd’s name to American Cancer Society or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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Sunday, September 6, 1925 - Thursday, January 19, 2017

Gene M. Hilgendorf, 91, passed away at 7:09 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center of Springfield on January 19, 2017.

Gene was born on September 6, 1925 in Lincoln, IL; son of William and Minnie (Carnahan) Hilgendorf. He married Anne Stults on March 15, 1952; she preceded him in death.

Surviving Gene are his children: Sue O’Hara of Lincoln, IL and William (Debbie) Hilgendorf of Lincoln, IL; two grandchildren: Nathan and Emily Hilgendorf; three great grandchildren: Lillian Hilgendorf, Skylar Hashman, and Tyler Scott. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter: Joyce Grimsley, granddaughter: Misty Johnson, two brothers: Earl and Richard, and one sister: Rachel Eeten.

Gene began farming in rural Delavan, moving to Lincoln in 1956 where he continued farming until his retirement in 2002. He enjoyed working with his son on the farm until the age of 89. He was a member of Lincoln Christian Church, Emden American Legion Post #506, former Broadwell Grade School Board of Education Member, and Broadwell Township Trustee. He was a United States Navy veteran serving during WWII.

Services for Gene will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday January 24, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Ryan Edgecombe officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Monday January 23, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial at Hartsburg Union Cemetery will follow the service where full military rites will be accorded by the Emden American Legion Post #506. Memorials may be made in Gene’s name to the Christian Village.

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