Obituaries - L

MERCEDES (BRYAN) LaCHARITY
Mercedes B. LaCharity, 91 of Bethesda, MD. formerly of Gibson City died at 12:55 a.m. Sunday 6-17-2001 at her home. Her graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, the Rev. Randall Robinson officiating. There will be no visitation. Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to an organization of the donor's choice. Mrs. LaCharity was born 1-5-1910 at Gibson City, a daughter of William Cullen and Henrietta Barrow Bryant. She married William J. LaCharity in 1960. He died 5-16-1997. Survivors include one daughter, Sandra J. LaCharity, LaVista, Neb.; one granddaughter; and three great-grandchildren.
LAWRENCE J. LaCHARITY
Lawrence J. LaCharity, age 91 of Bethesda, MD, died at 2 p.m. Friday 5-16-1997 at his home in Bethesda, MD. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, 5-22-1997 at Drummer Twp Cemetery in Gibson City with Father James Heramb officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Mr. LaCharity was born 1-10-1906 at Ashland, Wis., a son of Joseph and Selma Gustafson LaCharity. He married Mercedes Bryant in 1937 and she survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Sandra J. LaCharity of LaVista, Neb; one granddaughter, Kathryn L. (Jack) Shelton and three great-grandchildren, Valerie, Robin and April Shelton. Mr. LaCharity was a self-employed court reporter in Washington DC. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
VERNAL L. LAHR
Vernal L. Lahr, age 84 of Gibson City died at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday 2-25-1998 at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Gibson City. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Stephen Schwanke officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 5 - 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Shields, Harold Tribbey and Wilbert Birky. Serving as pallbearers were Josh D. Lahr, Jeffrey W. Lahr, Sean P. Cunningham, David Bright, Jack Miller and Roger Birky. Mr. Lahr was born 4-30-1913 at Colome, SD, a son of Harrison B. and Ina Shields Lahr. He married LaVerne Bossingham on 2-12-1939 at Stanford. Survivors include his spouse, LaVerne Lahr of Gibson City; two daughters, Elaine M. (Gene) Cunningham of Minonk; Terry Luanne (Patrick) Wingate of Omaha, Neb.; one son, Donald W. (Aneita) Lahr of Foosland; five grandchildren, Sean Cunningham, Josh D. Lahr, Jeffrey W. Lahr, Katelyn Wingate and Jacob Wingate; two sisters, Viola Brandt of Atlanta and Harriet Klehm of Pontiac. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Mr. Lahr farmed in the rural Foosland area for 47 years and moved to Gibson City in 1991. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Foosland and recently attended the Prairie Baptist Church in Gibson City. He was a past member of the Gibson City School Board and was a past member of the Farm Bureau. Memorials may be made to an organization of the donor's choice.
VIRGINIA LOVE LAMB
Gibson City - Virginia Love Lamb, 82, of Gibson City died at 3:55 a.m. Thursday 3-23-1995 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Gibson City.
VIRGINIA (LOVE) MORRELL, LAMB
Virginia Love Lamb, age 82 of Gibson City died at 3:55 a.m. Thursday 3-23-1995 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Gibson City. A graveside service was at 11 a.m. Saturday at Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City with the Reverend William J. Tammen officiating. There was no visitation. Pallbearers included Terry Eckhardt, Adolph May, Terry McRae, Earl Young, Tom Hunt and Gary Lutterbie. Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Lamb was born 3-8-1913 at Gibson City, a daughter of Arthur C. and Mildred Shaver Love. She married Arthur Morrell on 10-26-1933 at Colorado Springs, Colorado. He died 12-4-1968. She married Wallace S. Lamb on 5-28-1971 at Urbana. He died 6-19-1991. Surviving is one brother, John Love of Denver, Colorado. One son and one brother preceded her in death. Mrs. Lamb was a member of the Gibson Community Hospital Auxiliary and a former member of the Gibson City Library board. She had been a resident of Gibson City since 1971. Memorials may be made to the Gibson City Swimming Pool or to the William Moyer Library, both in Gibson City.
CLEO (SPRADLING) LAMB
Cleo Lamb, 85, died at 1:25 p.m. Thursday 12-23-1977 at the Gibson Community Hospital Annex. Her funeral was Saturday at the Lamb Funeral Home, the Rev. Louis Haase officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bill Middleton, Frank Hunt III, Floyde Walker, Jim Hager, Dick Walter and Bill Noble. Mrs. Lamb was born 8-20-1892 in Gibson City, a daughter of Ami and Almeda Weimer Spradling. She married Shumway Lamb 1-30-1916 at Paxton. Mr. Lamb operated the Lamb Funeral Home for a number of years before his death in 1960. Surviving are a son Wally, Gibson City and five grandchildren. Mrs. Lamb was preceded in death by one son, Jack, three sisters and one brother. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and was a life-time resident of Gibson City.
DOROTHY M. (BENJAMIN) LAMBERT
The funeral of Dorothy M. "Pat" Lambert, 80, of Gibson City will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, Gibson City, the Rev. Dick Cates and the Rev. Ed Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 9 tonight at the Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, and an hour before services Wednesday at the church. She died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday 2-28-1988 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. She was born 2-21-1928 in Kankakee, a daughter of Charles and Vergie Cleary Benjamin. She married Wayne Lambert on 4-28-1946 in Kankakee. The later divorced. Surviving are her companion of 30 years, Karry Kestner, Gibson City; a son, Harry Lambert of Gibson City; five daughters, Patti Schoolcraft of Elliott; Donna Schoolcraft and Lil Deason, both of Gibson City; Fannie Lambert of Champaign; Anita Cotton of Urbana; a brother, Robert Benjamin of Kankakee; a sister Joanne Erickson of Gibson City; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Her parents, three sons, a daughter and a sister and a brother preceded her in death. Mrs. Lambert was a resident of Gibson City since 1952 and worked for the Electronic Corp. of Gibson City. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gibson City.
RUTH C. (OLSON) LAMMLE
Ruth C. Lammle, 77, of Gibson City, a retired bowling co-owner - operator, died at 5:25 a.m. 10-27-1987 at Gibson Manor, Gibson City. Her funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the American Lutheran Church, Gibson City, Rev. Dane Meuschke officiating. Burial was in the Drummer Twp. Cemetery, Gibson City. Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City had charge of arrangements. Mrs. Lammle was born 1-14-1910, in Clarence, a daughter of Manfred and Mary Olson. She married Lester E. Lammle on 9-7-1929 and he survives. Other survivors include one son, Leland of Jacksonville Beach, FL.; three daughters, Lois Vetter, Sibley; Shirley Clearwater, Jacksonville, Fl.; and Joyce Lange, Gibson City; five brothers, Arthur Olson, Houston, Tx.; Everett Olson, Texas; Frank Olson, Longwood, Fl.; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Three brothers and one grandson preceded her in death. Mrs. Lammle and her husband owned and operated Lammle Lanes Bowling Alley in Gibson City for 25 years, retiring in 1980. A resident of Gibson City for 33 years, she was a member of the American Lutheran Church and the Women of the Moose Lodge.
RUBY F. (DONNER) LANGE
Ruby F. Lange, age 66 of Gibson City died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday 6-10-1997 at her home in Gibson City. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, at Drummer Twp Cemetery in Gibson City with the Reverend Rebecca Zelensky officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Visitation was private. Lamb Funeral Home of Gibson City was in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers were Fred Davis, Greg Barrow, Gayle Simpsen, Floyd Monical, Terry Lange and Noel Hutchcraft. Mrs. Lange was born 5-8-1931 at Gibson City a daughter of Harry F. and Katie I. Hanson Donner. She married George Lange on 11-26-1949 at Gibson City and he survives. Also surviving are one sister, Mildred Barrow of Gibson City; one nephew, Greg Barrow of Gibson City; and two nieces Debra Kirkpatrick and Sandra Davis, both of Gibson City. She was preceded in death by her parents. A life-long resident of Gibson City, Mrs. Lange was a member of the First Christian Church and was a life member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 6289. Memorials may be made to the Gibson Community Hospital.
BARBARA L. (MILLS) LANGE
Barbara L. Lange, 54, died at 10:02 a.m. yesterday 10-17-1985 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City, of an apparent heart attack. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Karl Kessler officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. She was born 10-24-1930 at Cropsey, a daughter of Walter and Lela Hardy Mills. She married William Lange on 10-24-1948 at Gibson City and he survives. Also surviving are her parents, Gibson City; three sons, Jerald, Saybrook; and Larry and Garry, both of Gibson City; two brothers, Richard, Portland Ore; and Kenneth,Gibson City; two sisters, Janice Yoley, Warrensburg and June Bishop, Roberts; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. She was a member of the American Lutheran Church, Gibson City.
KATHERINE FLYNN LAWLER
Katherine Flynn Lawler, 86, a resident of Gibson Manor, Gibson City, died at 6:20 p.m. Sunday 6-8-1986 at the nursing home. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Gibson City, the Rev. William Smith officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitaiton will be from 9 - 10 a.m. Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. Survivors include a son, Richard Sullivan, California. One brother and two sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Lawler was a Catholic. b. 7-2-1899 (re: SSDI records) d. 6-8-1986
EURA C. LEE
Eura C. Lee, age 92 of Gilman died at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday, 3-19-1996 at the Ford County Nursing Home in Paxton. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Lamb-Young Funeral Home in Roberts with the Reverend Jim Small officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery in Gibson City. Visitation was from 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers included Dan Lee, Mike Lee, Dale Atkins and Russell Reed. Mr. Lee was born 8-13-1903 at Greenville, KY a son of Charles and Lillie Sheldon Lee. He married Helen Maehl on 9-11-1971 at Roberts and she survives. Other survivors include one son, Wilbert Lee of Melvin; four daughters, Ima Jean Ping and Oleta Lantz, both of Gibson City; Anna Seay of Tampa, Florida and Fayetta Roy of Gibson City; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two grandchildren. Mr. Lee lived in the Gibson City, Roberts, Melvin, Onarga and Gilman areas. He worked as a farmer and truck driver for most of his life. He was a member of the Christian Church in Onarga. Memorials may be made to the Ford County Nursing Home.
LOLA M. (DANNER) LEE
Funeral services for Lola M. Lee, 83, of Gibson City will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Gibson City. The Rev. Patrick W. Cox will officiate. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. today at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City and from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Mrs. Lee died at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday 7-21-1992 at the Gibson Community Hospital Annex, Gibson City. She was born 4-6-1909 at Greenville, KY., a daughter of John and Emma Whitmer Danner. She married Charles E. Lee on 8-29-1925 at Greenville, KY. Survivors include a son, Wilbert Lee of Melvin; four daughters, ImaJean Ping, Oleta Lantz and Faye Roy, all of Gibson City, and Anna Mae Seay of Tampa, Fl; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, two sisters and two grandchildren. Mrs. Lee had resided in the Gibson City - Fairbury area since 1945. She was a garment worker in Gibson City and Fairbury for several years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Gibson City. Memorials may be made to her church or to an organization of the donor's choice.
AUDRA E. (WINDLE) LEE
The funeral of Audra E. Lee, 85, of Kalamazoo, Mich., and formerly of Gibson City will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. The Rev. Charles L. Lee will officiate. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Lee died at 2:15 p.m. Monday 7-24-1989 at Provincial House Nursing Home, Kalamazoo. ` She was born 4-21-1904 Xenia, a daughter of August and Millie Moore Windle. She married Leslie S. Lee on 7-10-1926 at Louisville. He died 2-22-1979. Surviving are one son, Leslie S. Lee, Jr., Indianapolis, Ind.; one daughter, Lucille Kerchenfaut, Portage, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Lee had been a resident of Gibson City for 55 years and a resident of Michigan since 1983. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
JAMES C. LEE
James C. Lee, age 75 of Gibson City died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday 10-6-1994 at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. His funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Christ, Gibson City with Michael Schmidt and Parvin DeBerry officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 6 - 8 p.m. Saturday at the Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City and for one hour before the funeral Sunday at the church. Pallbearers included Steven M. Lee, O. Jeremiah Cole, Joshua R. Veatch, Kenneth A. Lee, Neil J. Atkins and Paul G. Potter. Mr. Lee was born 7-23-1919 in Greenville, KY, the son of Charles and Lillie Bell Shelton Lee. He married Louise Shelton on 11-12-1938 in Greenville, KY. She died 5-20-1990. He later married Marlie Brandt on 9-8-1991 in Gibson City and she survives. Also surviving are two sons, James G. Lee of Gibson City and Michael D. Lee of Thawville; four daughters, Donna J. Potter of Valparaiso, Indiana; LaVonne Veatch Goodman of Brookline, Massachusetts; Sheryle D. Atkins of Chenoa; and Patricia G. Cole of Bellflower; one step-son, Merle Brandt of Munfordville, KY; one brother, Eura of Onarga; 26 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers. Mr. Lee had lived in the Gibson City and Roberts areas since 1941. He was a farmer for many years retiring in 1990. He attended the Church of Christ, Gibson City. Memorials may be made to his church or to Carle Hospice in Urbana.
ORVILLE A. LEENERMAN
Orville A. Leenerman, 86, of Charleston, formerly of Gibson City, a retired farmer, died at noon Wednesday 1-15-1986 at Hilltop Convalescent Center, Charleston. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, Charles Riggs will officiate. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 12:30 - 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Leenerman was born 12-8-1899 at Guthrie, a son of Herman and Lena Rosenaur Leenerman. He married Stella Hancock on 5-6-1923 at Gibson City. She died 11-26-1975. Survivors include one brother, Virgil H., Oak Lawn; and two sisters, Alice L. Murry, Charleston and Erma M. Smith, Manchester, TN. Three sisters preceded him in death. Mr. Leenerman farmed in the Guthrie - Gibson City area until he retired. He had lived in Charleston for 2-1/2 years.
STELLA (HANCOCK) LEENERMAN
Mrs. Stella Leenerman, 79, Gibson City, died at 3 p.m. Wednesday 11-26-1975 at the Gibson Community Hospital. Her funeral was held Saturday at the Lamb Funeral Home, the Rev. Don Jones officiating. Burial was in the Gibson City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ralph Dueringer, V.B. Ernst, Russell Brandt, Gino Ferri, Warren Brown, and John Johnson. Mrs. Leenerman was born 6-23-1896 in Downs Twp, a daughter of Cornelius and Alletta Fuller Hancock. She married Orville Leenerman in 1923. She moved to Gibson City form Sibley 4 years ago. Surviving are her husband and a sister, Mrs. Mae Neirstheimer, Gibson City. Three sisters preceded her in death.
CHARLES W. LEFFLER
Charles W. Leffler, age 71 of Gibson City died at 9:11 p.m. Tuesday 12-12-1995 at Covenant Medical Center in Urbana. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Patrick W. Cox officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers included Junior Mohart, Ramon Rankin, Jack Welborn, Harold Young, Thad Quinley and George Cline. Mr. Leffler was born 3-22-1924 near Arcola a son of Harry and Amelia Schwipps Leffler. He married Betty Jordan on 9-18-1948 at Gibson City. Survivors include his wife, Betty K. Leffler of Gibson City; one son, David Leffler of Gibson City; two daughters, Kathy Doxey and Paula Johnson, both of Champaign; three grandchildren, Nikki Leffler of Gibson City and Kari and Heather Doxey of Champaign; one step-grandson, Thad Quinley of Chicago; four sisters, Marge Clark of Saybrook, LaVern Sullivan of Seymour, Mildred Pankau of Champaign and Gladys Drollinger of Rantoul; and one brother Ralph Leffler of Champaign. Mr. Leffler was a member of the United Methodist Church of Gibson City and a 28-year member of the Moose Lodge in Rantoul. He grew up in Bellflower and actively farmed in the rural Gibson City area since 1948. Memorials can be made to the Gibson Community Hospital or to the United Methodist Church of Gibson City. **typist note: there was a second step-grandson, Troy Quinley not listed)
JAMES F. LEISURE
James F. Leisure, 73, died at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday 5-14-1980 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. His funeral was a 3 p.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home, Dr. James Bortell officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Steve Musgrave, James Musgrave, George Jones, Larry Leisure, Barry Leisure, and Billy Douglas. Mr. Leisure was born 1-24-1907 in Beda, KY. a son of Virgil and Betty Nimmo Leisure. He married June Thomas on 6-25-1937 in Shawneetown. She survives. Also surviving are five sons, Robert, Raymond and Carroll all of Gibson City; Richard, St. Joseph; and John, Foosland; a daughter, Betty Tynan, Bloomington; a brother Henry, Harristown; 15 grandchildren; and two step-grandsons. Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Mr. Leisure worked for several years in the coal mines in KY. He came to Illinois in 1939 and had been a resident of Gibson City since 1944. In 1965, he retired as a driver for M.C. Slater Co. of St. Louis. He then drove the No 1 school bus for Gibson City Community Unit District for seven years, retiring in 1972. He was a member of Teamsters Local #26. Memorials may be made to the Methodist Church or Gibson Community Hospital.
JUNE (THOMAS) LEISURE
June Leisure, age 75 of Gibson City died at 11:05 a.m. Sunday, 4-6-1997 at her residence in Gibson City. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at the United Methodist Church in Gibson City with the Reverend Al Schneck officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery in Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City and for one hour before the services at the church on Thursday. Mrs. Leisure was born 6-17-1921 at Cambria a daughter of Luther and Nancy Jane Lindsey Thomas. She married James F. Leisure on 6-25-1937 at Shawneetown. He died 5-14-1980. Survivors include five sons, Robert Leisure of Gibson City; Raymond Leisure of Gibson City; Carroll Leisure of Newport, Oregon; Richard Leisure of St. Joseph and John Leisure of Gibson City; one daughter, Betty Tynan of Bloomington; 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; one sister, Verna Morgan of Herrin; one niece, Wanda Whitmer of Sacramento, KY with whom June was raised as a sister; five daughters-in-law, Carol Ann Leisure, Royce Ann Leisure, Barbara Leisure, Bobbie Leisure, and Judy Leisure and one son-in-law, Richard Tynan. She was preceded in death by three sisters, three brothers and three great-grandsons. Mrs. Leisure was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Gibson City serving as a teacher and officer of the Friendship Class, head of the Communion Committee for several years and a volunteer in the church office. She loved to travel with her close friends and voluntarily helped anyone in any way she could. Memorials may be made to her church or to the Carle Hospice Unit of Gibson City.
DUSTIN WADE LEISURE
The graveside funeral of Dustin Wade Leisure will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. The Rev. Randall K. Perry will officiate. There will be no visitation. Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City is in charge of the arrangements. Dustin died at 4:10 a.m. Monday 9-4-1989 at Mercy Hospital, Urbana. He was born 8-22-1989 in Urbana, a son of Michael J. Wilkins, Portage, Wis. and Joyce A. Leisure, Gibson City. They survive. Other survivors include a brother, Christopher Wilkins, Gibson City; maternal grandparents, Carroll and Barbara Leisure, Gibson City; paternal grandparents, Ernest and Una Anderson, Sandoval, and Donald and Myrtle Wilkins, Salem; maternal great-grandmother, June Leisure, Gibson City; and paternal great-grandmother, Ida Wilkins, Salem. Memorials may be made to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Mercy Hospital, Urbana, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
PHYLLIS E. (PRETZLAFF) LEONARD
Phyllis E. Leonard, age 74 of Gibson City died at 1:40 p.m. Friday 7-13-2001 at Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday at the American Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gibson City with the Reverend Wayne Shelksohn officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. July 15 at the Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City and for one hour before the services on Monday at the church. Honorary pallbearers were Franklin Butler, Bud Barnes and Don Hiner. Active pallbearers were Steve Kirkpatrick, Tom Barnes, Tim Barnes, Ken Leonard, Bill Kerchenfaut and Wayne Apperson. Mrs. Leonard was born 8-16-1926 at Sibley, a daughter of George and Ida Brethorst Pretzlaff. She married Stanley E. Leonard on 11-30-1946 at Gibson City and he survives. Other survivors include three daughters, Debra (Mary) Carr of Conyers, GA., Vicki (Gail) Reiners of Gibson City and Jodi (Craig) Patton of Springfield; three sisters, Norene Kirkpatrick of LeRoy, Barbara Marshall of Danvers and Judy Marshall of Champaign; her mother, Ida Pretzlaff of Gibson City; and eight grandchildren, Chris and Katie Carr, Jennifer and Michael Reiners and Drew, Stephanie, Ben and Nick Patton. She was preceded in death by her father. Mrs. Leonard worked at the Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City as a nurses aide in the OB Dept for over 25 years. She was a member of the American Evanagelical Lutheran Church in Gibson City and the Blackford Club.
JOHN L. LEONARD
John L. Leonard died in Chicago, Il. where he had gone seeking treatment of stomach cancer. After marriage, they moved to the South Union neighborhood. After seven years they went to Nebraska, returning after four years to Metamore, Il., and finally settled near Gibson City in 1896. In 1907 they moved into town. Survived by his wife, Mary E. Parminter Leonard and the following children: Mrs. Lillie Shields of Bryan, Ohio; John A.; Mrs. Blanche Ashby of W. Unity, Ohio; Kenneth E. of Chicago; Mildred, Gerald and Ruth at home. Also, he is survived by his aged mother, Mrs. Frances S. Leonard of Axtel, Neb.; brothers, Frank of Mountain View, Mo. and E.P. of Carney, Neb.; three sisters; Margaret Leonard, Axtel, Neb, Mrs. I.C. King of Axtel, Neb. and Mrs. F.W. Rich of Metamora. Il. b. 6-15-1856 at Metamore, Il. parents: Amos P. and Frances Leonard m. 1-1-1881 at Metamore, Il to Mary E. Parminter d. 5-11-1912 at Chicago, Il.
RUTH M. (WOLFE) LEWIS
Ruth M. Lewis, age 60, a life-long resident of the Gibson City area, died at 9:15 p.m. Monday 3-4-1991 at Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Her funeral was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Reverend Patrick Cox officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Ron Verdeyen, Melvin Verdeyen, George Loveless, Joe Nunnink, Charles Miller and Harvard Shell. Mrs. Lewis was born 3-10-1930 near Gibson City, a daughter of Harry and Bessie Hoye Wolfe. She married Warren M. Lewis on 5-11-1948 in Paxton and he survives. Other survivors include one son, Melvin of Sibley; one daughter, Pam Verdeyen, Loveland, Colorado; a brother Virgil Wolfe, Peoria; two sisters, Mildred Shell, Mission, TX; and Pat Howard of Beaumont, TX; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson. Her parents, one brother and two sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Lewis was a member of the United Methodist Church, Gibson City. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor's choice.
TONY LEWIS
The funeral for Tony Lewis, 98, of Rochester, Ind., formerly of Gibson City, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Clarence A. Bangs officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Lewis died at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday 6-23-1987 at Miller's Merry Manor Nursing Home, Culver, Ind. He was born 8-8-1888 in the Azores Islands, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Luiz. He married Pearl Burns 8-4-1916 at Paxton. She died in 1938. Survivors include a son, Ivan Lewis, Lambertsville, NJ; a daughter, Velma Byerline, Rochester, Ind.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. An infant daughter preceded him in death. Mr. Lewis moved to California in 1906 and to Gibson City in 1916, where he served as grade school janitor for many years. He moved to Rochester, Ind. in 1978.
VADA S. (SMITH) LEWIS
Vada S. Lewis, 91, formerly of Gibson City died at 9:40 p.m. Saturday 6-25-1988 at Jackson Heights Nursing Home, Farmer City, where she had been a resident for the past two yearas. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Clarence Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Lewis was born 9-27-1896 in West Liberty, KY., a daughter of Frank and Sarah Lewis Smith. She married Kelly F. Lewis on 8-1-1914 in West Liberty. He died 7-9-1976. Surviving are two daughters, Marjorie Ellegard, Rantoul; and Dorothy Thompson, Monticello; one brother, Arlie Smith, Rankin; one sister, Velta Schlickman, Gibson City; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother and one daughter. Mrs. Lewis was a resident of the Melvin - Sibley - Gibson City area for more than ` 70 years. She was a charter member of the Community Christian Church, Gibson City, where she served as a deaconess and worker for many years. She was a member of the Drummer Chapter of the OES of Gibson City and Christian Women's Fellowship, Gibson City.
LAURA (KAFER) PETERSEN, LINDAUER
Graveside services for Laura L. Lindauer, 94, of Paxton, formerly of Gibosn City will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. The Rev. Richard Swain will officiate. Visitation will be from 1 - 2 p.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. Mrs. Lindauer died at 8:28 p.m. Wednesday 12-9-1998 at the Ford County Nursing Home, Paxton. She was born 11-29-1904 in Livingston County, a daughter of Mathias and Anna Kafer. She married Walter E. Petersen on 8-25-1927 at Jacksonville. He died 12-12-1957. She married Charles Lindauer in 1959. He died in 1975. Survivors include a son, Ray "Pete" Petersen of Gibson City; a daughter, Norma Newsome of Alexandria, Va; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Bowen; and two brothers, William Kafer and Henry Kafer. She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. Mrs. Lindauer lived in the Gibson City and Paxton area most of her life. She worked at the Fashion Shop in Gibson City for many years. She also worked at the Paxton Community Hospital. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Paxton. Memorial contrubtions may be made to the Alzheimer's Assn.
GARY R. LINDSEY
The funeral of Gary R. Lindsey, age 42 of Kingman, AZ, formerly of Gibson City was at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City. The Reverend Dan Hill officiated with burial in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers included Rick Tomlinson, Danny Tomlinson, Bobby Case, Ron Carpenter, Dan Boyd and Denny Houser. Mr. Lindsey was pronounced dead at 1:30 a.m. Sunday 7-10-1994 after a pedestrian - auto accident on State Route 68 in Mohave County, AZ, east of Kingman. State police said Mr. Lindsey was apparently walking in the middle of the highway when he was struck by an automobile. He was born 11-1-1951 at Loudon, TN, a son of Roy E. and Viola L. Leffew Lindsey. Survivors include his mother of Gibson City; one daughter, Amy Lindsey of Gibson City; one son, Joshua Lindsey of Gibson City; one sister, Brenda Baker of Normal; and two brothers, Al Lindsey of Pontiac and Ronnie Lindsey of Lake Havasu City, AZ. His father preceded him in death. Mr. Lindsey, who was a masonry worker, was a member of Corinth Baptist Church, Loudon, TN. He moved to AZ five years ago. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
GENEVIEVE (SHIRLEY) LITTLE M. Genevieve Little, 78, of Kansas City, Kan., formerly of Gibson City, died Saturday 4-8-1995 at the Life Care Center, Overland Park, Kan. Her funeral will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Philip Curran officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be two hours before the service at the funeral home, Tuesday. Mrs. Little was born 8-12-1916 in Gibson City, the daughter of Harry and Ethel Goodrich Shirley. She is survived by one son, Ernest G. Little, Colorado Springs, Colo.; four daughters, Janet Miller, Louisville, Ky.; Rozanna Vice, Houston, TX.; Chrystie Keenan, Mayesville,KY.; and Connie Little, Lake Waukomis, MO.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter. Mrs. Little also lived in Boswell, Ind. and Mission, TX before moving to the Kansas City area. She was a member of the First Christian Church and the Mission Hospital Auxiliary, both in Mission, Texas. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Associaton.
GERTRUDE O. LITTLE Gertrude O. Little, 99, Alameda, Calif., formerly of Sibley, died 11-21-1991 at Prather Memorial Rest Home, Alameda. Graveside service is Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, the Rev. Scott Glasco officiating. She was cremated. Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, is in charge of local arrangements. Mrs. Little was born 10-15-1892, in Sweden. Her husband, Harry Glen Little died in 1944. Survivors include one daughter, Jean Little Dennis, Pleasant Hill, Calif.; two sisters, Doris Carroll, Lake Comanche, Calif., and Ruby Icenogle, Lake Havasu City, AZ.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. One son preceded her in death. Mrs. Little came to the United States with her mother when she was 4 years old.
HERMAN A LOESCHEN
b. 6-19-1919 (re: SSDI) @ Thomasboro, Il. parents: Harm and Anna Benning Loeschen m. Eilene (Berkler) Loeschen, she survives d. 3-15-1998 at Lockport, Will County, Il. visitation: Goodale Memorial Chapel burial: Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City.
CHARLES W. (BILL) LONG
Gibson City - Charles William (Bill) Long, 67, of Gibson City died Thursday 10-22-1998 in Newton, Iowa. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City.
CHARLES WILLIAM "Bill" LONG
Charles William "Bill" Long, age 67 of Gibson City died Thursday 10-22-1998 at Newton, Iowa. Memorial services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, at the First Christian Church in Gibson City with the Reverend Rebecca Zelensky officiating. Visitation was held immediately following the service at the church. Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City was in charge of the funeral arrangements. Mr. Long was born 2-10-1931 at Villa Grove a son of Oscar R. and Shirley M. Shunk Long. He married Karen A. Knapp on 5-29-1960 at Gibson City. Survivors include his wife, Karen A. Long of Gibson City; his parents, Oscar and Shirley Long of Gibson City; one son, Dan (Kelly) Long of Rantoul; two daughters, Nan (David) Clements of Gibson City and Carrie (Todd) Stensrud of Glenwood, MN. and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Patrick Long. Mr. Long worked at the Gibson Community Hospital until retiring in 1992. A member of the First Christian Church of Gibson City, Mr. Long was also a member of the Gibson City Masonic Lodge, Bloomington Consistory, The Mohammed Shrine and the Corn Belt Shrine. Memorials may be made to the Gibson Area Hospital, his church in Gibson City or to the Shriners Hospital.
CHARLES PATRICK LONG
Gibson City - Charles Patrick Long, 33, of Gibson City died at 1:23 p.m. Saturday 12-16-1995 at his home
CHARLES PATRICK LONG
Charles Patrick Long, age 33 of Gibson City died at 1:23 p.m. Saturday 12-16-1995 at his home in Gibson City. Funeral services were held at the First Christian Church in Gibson City with the Reverend Philip Curran and the Reverend Stephen M. Schwanke officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City and for one hour prior to the services at the church. Pallbearers included Roy Acree, Scott Shull, Dan Allen, Joe Mouser, Jim Gramley and Rob Kollross. Mr. Long was born 10-20-1962 at Gibson City a son of Bill and Karen Knapp Long. Survivors include his parents, Bill and Karen Long of Gibson City; two sisters, Nan Clements of Gibson City and Carrie Strensrud of Winthop, MN; one brother, Dan Long of Rantoul; his maternal grandmother, Marion Knapp of Gibson City and his paternal grandparents, Oscar and Shirley Long of Gibson City. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather. Mr. Long was a resident of Gibson City for all of his life. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Gibson City and was a 1980 graduate of Gibson City High School. He was employed at County Market for one year. Memorials may be made to the Gibson Community Hospital or to Lincoln Land Epileptic Foundation.
DELLA PEARL (PUTERBAUGH) LOWRY
Graduated from Eureka College in 1894. Attended Chicago Musical College. Taught music at Eureka College where she met her husband. A daughter, Emily Annette Lowry was born 10-6-1897, died 5-8-1899 and is buried in Drummer Twp Cemetery. Mrs. Lowry became weaker and died of TB; buried beside her daughter, Sec. 5 Lot 125. Gibson City Courier b. 9-4-1874 Mackinaw, Il parents: Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Puterbaugh of Mackinaw, Il. m. 12-16-1896 to Prof. John A. Lowry of Eureka College d. 6-26-1899 24 yr 9 mo 22 da at Mackinaw, Il. buried: Drummer Twp Cemetery.
DELLA B. (MURDOCK) LOWERY
Della B. Lowery, 72, of Urbana, formerly of Gibson City, died at 8:37 p.m. Thursday 2-20-1986 at Mercy Hospital, Urbana. Her graveside funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City, the Rev. David Gaffron officiating. There will be no visitation. Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Lowery was born 6-12-1923 at Gibson City, a daughter of Duff and Louvea Pettyjohn Murdock. She married Ross R. Lowery 8-13-1940 at St. Louis and he survives. Other survivors include one son, Michael R. Lowery, Champaign; one daughter, Carolyn Jensen, Ludlow; one sister, Gladys Marie Walters, Chatsworth; three grandchildren; one great-grandson. Mrs. Lowery, who had lived in Urbana for the last four years, was a member of the Rantoul United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Assn.
RUTH M. (KLATT) LOY
Ruth M. Loy, age 101 of Gibson City died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday 1-9-2000 at Gibson Area Hospital Annex. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church in Gibson City with the Rev. Rebecca Zelensky officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 1 - 2 p.m. Thursday at the church. Lamb Funeral Home of Gibson City is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Loy was born 5-30-1898 at Lacrosse, Ind. a daughter of Ryan and Martha Junker Klatt. She married William Loy on 6-26-1928 at Washburn. He preceded her in death on 1-23-1966. Survivors include one son, William M. Loy of Slatington, PA; two grandsons; and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister. Mrs. Loy was a member of the First Christian Church in Washburn and Gibson City since 1912. She was a graduate of Bradley Polytechnic Institute, now known as Bradley University. Mrs. Loy taught one year in Medicine Lodge, Kansas before coming to Gibson City where she taught home economics from 1920 - 1931 at Drummer Twp High School. She was also a member of the CFW/Christian Women's Fellowship. Memorials may be made to her church or to the Gibson Area Hospital.
LITTA M. (WISSMILLER) LUEDDE
Funeral services for Litta M. Luedde, 82, of Gibson City will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. The Rev. Roger Jenks and the Rev. Clarence Taylor will officiate. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Mrs. Luedde died at 12:52 p.m. Thursday 4-28-1994 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. She was born 8-17-1911 at Cooksville, a daughter of William Frederick and Minnie Zabel Wissmiller. She married the Rev. Raymond M. Luedde on 8-23-1943 at Gibson City. He died 9-10-1970. Survivors include a son, Arnold L. Luedde of Camdenton, Mo.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Clarence Wissmiller of Henry. Mrs. Luedde was a homemaker. She resided at Gibson City since 1943. She attended Brown's Business College at Bloomington for two years. She was a member of the Community Christian Church at Gibson City and COHI Club of Cooksville. Memorial contrubutions may be made to an organization of the donor's choice.
DENNIS PAUL LUTTERBIE
A private graveside service for Dennis Paul Lutterbie, infant son of Gary and Margaret Lutterbie, Gibson City, who was stillborn at 4:06 a.m. Tuesday 2-19-1985 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, was at 10 a.m. yesterday, 2-23-1985 at Drummer Twp Cemetery. The Rev. Warren Zemlich officiating. Survivors include his maternal grandparents, Herald and Vairie Brown, New London, Wis.; paternal grandparents, Carl and Johanna Lutterbie, Greenfield, Wis.; and paternal great-grandparents, Paul and Gertrude Pewkert, Flint, Mich. Lamb Funeral Home Gibson City was in charge of the arrangements.
FRANCIS W. LYNCH
Francis W. Lynch, 69, died at 11:47 p.m. Sunday 11-11-1984 at Mercy Hospital, Urbana. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gibson City, the Rev. William Smith officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. tonight at Lamb Funeral Home, where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Mr. Lynch was born 6-3-1915 in Strawn, a son of Edward J. and Elizabeth J. Somers Lynch. He married Helen V. Wright 11-7-1945 in Gibson City. She died 3-30-1984. Survivors include three sons, William L., Decatur, Ind.; and Gerald E. and Patrick J., both of Gibson City; three brothers, Thomas, Forrest; John, Decatur; and Gerald A., Gibson City; two sisters, Ethel Lorig, Colfax; and Thelma Lynch, Gibson City; seven grand-children; and a great-granddaughter. Mr. Lynch was a retired 41-year-employee of Central Soya. For 34 years, he was superintendent of the feed mill and for the last seven years of employment, he was plant manager of their plant in Moberly, Mo. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, he was a Third Degree Knights of Columbus and a member of Knights of Columbus Council 7372. Memorials may be made to the church or to the American Diabetes Association.
HELEN V. (WRIGHT) LYNCH
Helen V. Lynch, 66, died Friday 3-30-1984, Gibson Community Hospital. Funeral services were at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, the Rev. William Smith officiating. She was born 8-3-1917 at Garber, Il., a daughter of Sander and Stella Westfall Wright. She married Francis Lynch 11-10-1945 at Gibson City and he survives. Also surviving are three sons, William, Decatur, Ind.; Gerald and Patrick, Gibson City; a brother Frank Wright, Milan Ind.; two sisters, Alice Miller, Gibson City and Florence Cagle, Fisher; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
MARY ALICE LYONS In early life she was found to be afflicted, being neither able to hear or speak. She spent time in school at Jacksonville, Il. She was from a family of ten children: Mrs. Effie Cullers, Clinton, Il.; Bert Lyons and Mrs. Mabel Kruell of Peoria, Il; Edna Ruby of Springfield, Il; Frank of Decatur, Il. and Charles, Percy, Paul and Florence of Gibson City. b. 3-26-1880 at Guthrie, Il parents: Mrs. Phoebe Lyons d. 11-19-1911, age 31 yr 7 mo 23 da
ROGER DALE LATHAM
Roger Dale Latham, age 50 of Elliott, died at 7:12 a.m. Wednesday 8-28-2002 at Carle Fundation Hospital in Urbana. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. August 30 at Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City with the Reverend Randall Robinson officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery in Gibson City where military rites wre provided by Lee Lowery American Legion Post 568 in Gibson City. Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. August 29 at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Scottie Latham, Kevin Latham, Jessie Latham, Chris Latham, Joey Latham, Stevey Latham and Marchall Blake. Mr. Latham was born 1-7-1952 at Frankfort, KY a son of Henry and Lucille Travis Latham. He married Cyndy S. Crowell on 4-7-1982 at Lincoln and she survives. Also surviving are his father, Henry Latham of Elton, KY; his mother Lucille Bolin of Clinton; two sons, Greg Latham of New Orleans, LA and Derek Latham of Farmer City; seven daughters, Dawn (Kyle) Sigler of Farmer City, Tiffany Latham of Elliott, Roxanne Latham of Champaign, Debra Latham, Lisa Latham, Kimberly Latham and Rebeca Latham all of Elliott; four grandchildren, Tyler Sigler, Jacob Latham, Alyssa Latham and Natalie Koester; one brother, Darrell Latham of Homer and one sister, Susie Welch of Clinton. Mr. Latham worked at Baltimore Aircoil Co., Inc. in Paxton as a welder, where he had been employed for one year. A former resident of LeRoy, Mr. Latham moved to Elliott three years ago. Mr. Latham was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He enjoyed his children and grandchildren. Memorials may be given to the family.
SANDRA J. LACHARITY
Sandra J. LaCharity, age 66 of LaVista, Nebraska, formerly of Gibson City died at 2:02 p.m. Thursday 5-9-2002 at Midlands Community Hospital in Papillion, Neb. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday May 15 at Drummer Twp Cemetery in Gibson City with the Reverend Kathleen Reichmann officiating. Burial was in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation was from 1 - 2 p.m. May 15 at the funeral home. Ms. LaCharity was born 3-10-1936 at Paxton, a daughter of Lawrence J. and Mercedes B. Bryant LaCharity. Survivors include one daughter, Kathryn L. (Jack) Shelton of Davenport, IA and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Ms. LaCharity resided in Nebraska for the past 31 years. Prior to that time, she resided in Gibson City. She was a case worker for the Dept of Human Services for many years.
HELEN (FARNEY) LACKEY
Helen Lackey, 86, of Paxton, died at 8:55 p.m. Thursday 4-17-2003 at Heartland Health Care Center, Paxton. Her funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Apostolic Christian Church, Cissna Park, ministers of the church officiating. Burial was in Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery, Cissna Park. She was born 4-18-1916 in Rankin, a daughter of William and Lizzie Nuckomm Farney. She married John Phillip Lackey on 7-18-1937 in Cissna Park. He died 7-17-1979. Surviving are nine daughters, Roseline Battey, Bullhead City, AZ., Anna June (Ralph) Walters, Phoenix, AZ.; Janice (Bill) Kemnetz, Strawn, Evelyn (Joe) Stiene, Urbana; Betty (John) Snyder, Crescent City; Sandra (Bud) Duitsman, Royal; Shirley (Kent) Gilonske, Potomac; Joan (Mike) Dorsey, Strawn, and Lucille (Larry) Wienrank, Watseka; two sons, John (Donna) Lackey, Royal, and David (Lora) Lackey, Rossville; six sisters, Louise Manz, Cissna Park; Sophie Peyer, Whitewater, Wis.; Clara Bodager, Jeromesville, Ohio; Martha Farney, East Lynn; Marjorie Knapp, Congerville; and Lucille Baker, Jeromesville, Ohio; 39 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-great-grandchildren. Her parents; two brothers; four sisters; one daughter, Linda Lackey; and two grandchildren, preceded her in death. She was a member of Apostolic Christian Church, Cissna Park. She had been a cook at a hospital. She loved to cook for all of her grandchildren.
MARGARET E. (ENOCHS) LYNCH
Margaret E. Lynch, 82, Paxton, died at 7:50 a.m. Wednesday 4-16-2003 at Illinois Knights Templar Home, Paxton. Funeral services were Friday at Ford-Baier Funeral Home, Paxton, the Rev. Chet Travis officiating. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Champaign. Mrs. Lynch was born 10-23-1920 in Champaign, a daughter of Delbert and Nellie McWilliams Enochs. She married William P. Lynch 1-25-1945. He died in April 1982. Survivors include one son, Michael (Jackie) Lynch of Paxton, and three grandchildren, Chalyn Hutchcraft and Rhea Lynch, both of Paxton and John Thomas Lynch of Arizona. Two sons preceded her in death. Mrs. Lynch graduated from Champaign High School and the University of Illinois School of Journalism. She and her husband owned and operated Lehigh Paving in Paxton for a number of years. She enjoyed knitting and needlepoint. Pallbearers were Nils Lindsstrom, Mike Lynch, Don Carlson, Jason Hutchcraft and Justin Barger.
OTHA LINDSAY
Otha Lindsay, 76, of Gibson City died at 8:14 a.m. Wednesday 5-7-2003 at his home. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fairview Cemetery, Skillman, Ky. Burial was in Skillman. Visitation was from 5 - 7 p.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. Mr. Lindsay was born 10-18-1926 at Hawesvillle, Ky., a son of Lewis and Sarah Elizabeth Anderson Lindsay. Surviving are one sister, Muriel Corley Wheatley of Hawesville, Ky.; one brother, William A. Lindsay of Gibson City; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two half-brothers. Mr. Lindsay farmed all of his ife. He served in the US Navy. Memorials may be made to his family. paxton record 5-14-2003
RUTH M. LJUNG
Ruth M. (Barrow) Ljung, age 92 of Gibson City died at 10 a.m. Tuesday 2-16-1999 at Gibson Carea Hospital in Gibson City.

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