Marilyn Kay Cherry

index.jpgMarch 05, 1943 – October 24, 2017
Funeral Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017

ELKHART, IL – Marilyn Kay Cherry, 74, of Elkhart, passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.

She was born March 5, 1943, in Springfield to Winnie Ackridge Wise.  She married Ed Cherry on June 13, 1963, and he preceded her in death on October 20, 2015.  She is also preceded in death by her mother, her brother Mike Wise, her granddaughter Jill Denise Reynolds, and her brothers in law Orville Bentley, Bob Fuiten, and John Cherry.

Marilyn is survived by her five children: Melisa (Mike) Beal of Mechanicsburg, Rebecca (Joseph) Simko of Sherman, Laura (Robb) Hanner of Athens, Scott (Hillary) Cherry of Mt. Pulaski, and Robert (Callie) Cherry of Normal: ten grandchildren: Chris (Kristy) Maus, Mary (Mitchell) Gillett, Brittney (Rory) Taylor, Jessie Maus, Nick Hanner, Nathan Simko, Cason Cherry, Teagan Cherry, Lila Cherry, and Eve Cherry; five great-grandchildren: Lexy, Evelynn, Fallon, Faye, and Adeline; her sisters Jan Bentley and Connie Wise, her brother Larry (Polly) Wise, her sisters in law Linda Wise, Ruth Fuiten and Janet Cherry, and  numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Marilyn graduated from Elkhart High School in 1961 and retired from Corporation Service Company in 2006.  She and Ed lived and farmed in the Cornland area for 42 years, then moved to Elkhart in 1992. She was a member of the Elkhart American Legion Auxiliary.

Marilyn was known for being a great cook, creating memorable family holidays, and for being able to host several coffee and tea drinkers at her kitchen table at a moment’s notice. She was usually the quietest person in the room, but she had a great sense of humor and loved her family deeply. She was always there when we needed her.  She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.  We were blessed to have her in our lives, and she will be greatly missed.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Elkhart Cemetery at 10:00A.M. Memorial donations may be made in Marilyn’s name to Ronald McDonald House of Central Illinois. Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home of Mt. Pulaski has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Gene Bathe

index.jpgOctober 15, 1929 – October 21, 2017
Funeral Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017

HARTSBURG- Gene Bathe, 88, of Hartsburg passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.

Gene was born on October 15, 1929 in Sullivan, IL, the son of Harry and Mabel (Byrom) Bathe Sr. He married Marjorie Lessen on June 28, 1953 in Hartsburg, IL. She survives.

Gene is also survived by his children, Norma Bathe of Hartsburg, Michael (Christine) Bathe of Normal, and Nancy (Paul) Kemp of Janesville, WI; his grandchildren, Courtney Bathe, Quinnton Kemp, and Cassidy Kemp.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents and seven siblings; Gene was the last member of his immediate family.

Gene retired from Lehn & Fink as a shipping clerk after 42 years. Gene worked with the Hartsburg Fire Dept. for 41 years; 16 of which he was the Fire Chief. He was an EMT for 28 years, and the Water Plant Operator for 55 years. He was with the International Chemical Workers Union Local #316 for 42 years, where he was president for 3 years; and recording secretary for 21 years. Additionally Gene was the President of the Lehn & Fink Credit Union for 10 years. He was Chairman of the Board at Hartsburg Methodist Church, and served as the Sunday School Superintendent for 13 years. Gene was on the Board of Logan County Paramedics Association. He was the recipient of The Larry Schroyer Award for Lifetime of Excellence in Emergency Services.

Gene enjoyed sports, especially his beloved St. Louis Cardinals and NASCAR; Jeff Gordon was his favorite.

Services for Gene will be held at 11:00A.M. on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hartsburg, with Rev. Lisa Goodwin officiating. Visitation will take place from 4:00-7:00P.M. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Burial will follow the services at Hartsburg Union Cemetery, Hartsburg. Memorial donations may be made in Gene’s name to Disabled American Veterans or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Emil C. Ramlow

indexApril 29, 1925 – October 20, 2017
Funeral Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

LINCOLN- Emil C. Ramlow, 92, of Beason passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 at The Christian Village in Lincoln.

Emil was born on April 29, 1925 in Burtonview IL, the son of John H. and Katherine (Stuan) Ramlow. He married Lois J. Wood on September 15, 1946 in Lincoln. She preceded him in death.

Emil is survived by his son, Thomas (Nancy) Ramlow of Beason, IL; his daughter, Gloria Jean (Steve) Schaub of Gibson City; his brother, Virgil Ramlow of Dayton, OH; and a special friend Marie Harris of Springfield. Additionally, Emil is survived by nine grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Emil was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, five brothers, two sisters, and one great-granddaughter.

Emil proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from August 1943 – January 1946. When Emil returned to Lincoln he worked as a supervisor at The Bottle Factory for 36 years; and farmed. Emil also loved to dance, fish, and hunt; but above all else, Emil loved spending time with his family.

Services for Emil will be held at 10:00A.M. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Amy Ziettlow officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Following the services, The Illinois Patriot Guard Riders will escort the funeral procession to New Union Cemetery; where full military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post Number #263. Memorial donations may be made in Emil’s name to Holy Cross Lutheran Church or Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Tom McCurry Jr.

index.jpgDecember 05, 1921 – October 20, 2017
Funeral Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

MT. PULASKI- Tom McCurry Jr., 95, of Lincoln, formerly of Cornland, IL, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Christian Village, Lincoln.

Tom was born on December 5, 1921, the son of Thomas and Eva (Scroggins) McCurry Sr.

Tom married Eleanora L. Utech in Lincoln, IL in 1944.  She preceded him in death on March 27, 1991.

Tom is survived by his children, Thomas W. McCurry III of Lincoln and Janet M. McCurry of Lincoln; his sister, Annis Morris of AZ; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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

Tom was a farmer; he also enjoyed camping, auctions, and he loved Mardi Gras.

 

Services for Tom will be held at 11:00A.M. on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski. Visitation will take place two hours prior to the service (9:00-11:00A.M.) on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 also at the funeral home. Following the services burial will be held at Steenbergen Cemetery in Mt. Pulaski. Memorial donations may be made in Tom’s name to The Christian Village.

Donald “Donnie” Wheeler Jr.

index.jpgJanuary 23, 1975 – September 29, 2017
Funeral Date: Monday, November 30, -0001
LINCOLN – Donald “Donnie” Wheeler, Jr. of Lincoln passed away on September 29, 2017 at 10:13 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
Donnie was born on January 23, 1975, the son of Donald Wayne and Helen (Weber) Wheeler. He married Tiffany Martinie on February 6, 2014 in Lincoln, IL. She survives him.
Also surviving Donnie is his mother: Helen Young; daughters: Bailey, Cydnee, and Kyra; one step daughter: Patience Pedigo; his siblings: Chris Nichols, Amber Nichols, Stacy Wheeler, and Joey Metelko. He was preceded in death by his father.
Donnie worked at Eaton Corporation for 15 years and was a member of Anytime Fitness in Lincoln, IL.
Cremation rites for Donnie will be accorded. There will be a celebration of life held at a later date. Memorials may be made in Donnie’s name to his wife: Tiffany Wheeler. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL.

Mary Ellen Frye

index.jpgDecember 21, 1958 – September 25, 2017
Funeral Date: Friday, September 29, 2017
LINCOLN – Mary Ellen Frye, 58, of Lincoln, IL, passed away at 11:25 a.m. on Monday, September 25, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.
Mary was born on December 21, 1958 in Lincoln IL, the daughter of Thomas Eldon and Helen (Wade) Frye.
Mary is survived by three brothers; Robert A. (Robin) Frye, of Lincoln, IL, Charles L. Grimsley, of Springfield, IL, John Grimsley, of Lincoln, IL; lifelong friends; Lester W. Graber and John L. Harlow.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Kandy Ann Frye and Helen J. Taft and her half-brother, Joseph John Grimsley.
Mary was a member of the Open Arms Christian Fellowship.
Services for Mary will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 29, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Larry Crawford officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service (10:00-11:00 a.m.) Burial at Zion Cemetery, Lincoln, IL will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Mary’s name to Robert Alan Frye (brother).

Norma Louise Beggs

index.jpgApril 04, 1922 – September 23, 2017
Funeral Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
MT. PULASKI – Norma Louise Beggs, 95, of Mt. Pulaski passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Vonderlieth Living Center, Mt. Pulaski.
Norma was born on April 4, 1922 in Mt. Pulaski, IL, the daughter of Edward and Lydia (Epting) Gimbel. Norma married John “Jack” Beggs on May 28, 1943 in Mt. Pulaski. He preceded her in death on February 28, 1978.
Norma is survived by her son, Dennis Beggs of Mt. Pulaski; her grandsons, Brad (Becky) Beggs of Elkhart, IL, and Doug Beggs of Mt. Pulaski; her great- grandchildren, Justin, Trenton, and Kelsey. Additionally, Norma is survived by one step great- grandchild, Andrew.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sister, Bernice Gimbel; her daughter-in-law, Marilyn Beggs; and her granddaughter-in-law, Tiffany Beggs.
A graveside service for Norma will be held at 10:00A.M. on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Mt. Pulaski Cemetery in Mt. Pulaski, IL. in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Norma’s name to Mt. Pulaski EMS or Zion Lutheran Church of Mt. Pulaski. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski.

Robert L. Prunty

indexApril 03, 1928 – September 23, 2017
Funeral Date: Saturday, October 07, 2017
LINCOLN – Robert L. Prunty, 89, of Lincoln passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at The Christian Village in Lincoln.
Robert was born on April 3, 1928 in Lincoln IL, the son of Floyd and Mary (Lee) Prunty. He married Virginia Rachel Williamson on April 16, 1950 in Lincoln. She preceded him in death on March 1, 2014.
Robert is survived by his son, Thomas (Michelle) Prunty of Aurora, IL; two grandchildren, Thomas Paul Prunty Jr. and Sarah Rose Prunty. Additionally, Robert is survived by Fran Wilson of Lincoln and Patricia Czajkowski of Las Vegas, NV, who were both extended and crucial members of the Prunty Family.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his brother, Jerry; his sisters, Marilyn and June.
Robert proudly served his county in the U.S. Army from June 1951 – September 1953 as a Mess Sergeant and a Barber. When Robert returned to Lincoln he worked as a barber; and later opened Prunty Barber Shop where in 2013 they celebrated 50 years of business. Robert enjoyed playing tennis at the Lincoln Recreation Center. Additionally, Robert loved going on Caribbean cruises with his wife, Virginia.
A Memorial Service will be held for Robert at 11:00A.M. on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at The First United Methodist Church in Lincoln with Pastor Michael Paulson officiating. A visitation will be held prior to the service from (9:30-11:00A.M.). In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Robert’s name to The Alzheimer’s Association. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

Robert D. Milleville

index.jpgMarch 08, 1946 – September 18, 2017
Funeral Date: Friday, September 22, 2017
ROCHESTER – Robert D. Milleville, 71, of Rochester, formerly of Lincoln, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017 at his residence.
Robert was born on March 8, 1946 in Lincoln, IL, the son of Robert A. and Catherine (King) Milleville.
Surviving Robert are his children Jennifer (Bryon) Feth of Greensboro, North Carolina, Jeffery (Autumn) Milleville of Sevierville, TN, Joshua (Tracy) Milleville of Springfield, IL, Patricia (Jeffery) Frick of Springfield, IL, brother, Donnie (Janet) Milleville of St. Peter, MO and twelve grandchildren.
Robert was preceded in death by parents and three brothers.
Robert was a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer. He was a former commander of VFW post #755 in Springfield. He enjoyed, sponsored and owned sprint racing cars.
Services for Robert will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Rev. Mark Peters officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00-12:00 A.M. prior to services. Burial will take place in Zion Cemetery after the services where full military rites will be accorded. Memorial donations may be made in Robert’s name to Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Thomas Kindred

index.jpgApril 11, 1935 – August 15, 2017
Funeral Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Thomas Kindred, 82, of Ocala, Florida, and formerly of Beason, Illinois, passed away Tuesday August 15th due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease
Tom was born on April 11, 1935 to Edward and Nellie Kindred of Beason Illinois. He was the second youngest of seven children. Tom attended the little Mt. Zion country school first grade through sixth grade. He would walk to school and start the fire in the wood stove to warm up the school house before the others arrived. Tom went to Beason grade school for 7th and 8th grade and then Beason high school where he played on the baseball team all four years and on the basketball team the first two years. He was raised and worked on the family farm, and was particularly successful raising and showing sheep on the Illinois Fair circuit. Tom was a member of FFA throughout high school and was on the stock judging team, served as Vice President and as a reporter.
Tom married Judith Anderson of Mt. Pulaski, Illinois on January 2, 1960. Tom and Judy set up house in Lincoln where Tom was a barber and Judy taught school. They had three children; Doug, Rodney, Debra, and later an adopted daughter, Debbie. Tom also served in the Army Reserves as a cook. His next career was in food service management and he held several positions throughout the Southern U.S. with ARA Services of Philadelphia, PA.
Tom raced quarter horses in South Alabama, North Florida, Mississippi, and Texas in the 1970s. He found the tack, horseshoes and equipment to be pricey and hard to find, so he started finding manufacturers, buying direct for his own use and to sell to the other horsemen.
Tom and Judy moved to Ocala, Florida in 1985 and started a successful race horse equipment business, T.T. Distributors Incorporated, selling racehorse tack and supplies, horseshoes, farrier supplies, supplements, and everything you need for your racehorse. He was also an avid sportsman, frequently traveling and enjoying pheasant, duck and goose hunting, deer, moose and elk hunting, and salmon and trout fishing. He is survived by his wife Judy, daughter Debra Barber, and son Doug Kindred, all of Ocala, FL, his son Rodney Kindred of Pipe Creek, Texas, adopted daughter Debbie Poiroux of Kirksey Kentucky, and his sisters Dorothy Gosda, Doris Reinhart, and Joanne Lee. Tom had nine grandchildren. Tom lived a full life; he will be greatly missed.
Graveside services for Thomas will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday September 30, 2017 at Steenbergen Cemetery in Mt. Pulaski, IL with Rev. Zoila Marty. Services entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski, IL.