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Tuesday, April 3, 1928 - Saturday, September 23, 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.
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Thursday, January 23, 1975 - Friday, September 29, 2017
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.
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Sunday, December 21, 1958 - Monday, September 25, 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).
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Thursday, April 11, 1935 - Tuesday, August 15, 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.
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Tuesday, April 4, 1922 - Saturday, September 23, 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.
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Friday, March 8, 1946 - Monday, September 18, 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.
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Friday, August 5, 1938 - Monday, September 18, 2017
LINCOLN - Donald L. Kline, 79, of Lincoln passed away on September 18, 2017 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, IL.
 
Donald was born on August 5, 1938 in Lincoln, IL; the son of Walter and Dorothy (Follis) Kline. He married Judy Barrett on April 17, 1966 at The First United Methodist Church in Owaneco, IL, she survives.
 
Also surviving are his children; Donna Holewinski of Neenah, WI, and Dana Kline of Lincoln, IL.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents.
 
Donald was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Lincoln, a member of Florida White Rabbit Breeders Association, and a member of American Rabbit Breeders Association. Additionally, Donald and Judy were charter members of the Railsplitter Antique Auto Club. Donald Retired from Lehn & Fink, Lincoln, IL. Donald enjoyed spending time watching NASCAR races, as well as catching up on world news.
 
Services for Donald will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 21, 2017 at St. John United Church of Christ in Lincoln, IL, with Rev. Kenneth Kramer officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Donald’s name to St. John United Church of Christ, Lincoln, IL. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

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Thursday, July 11, 1929 - Thursday, September 14, 2017
LINCOLN - Charles F. Hamilton, 88, of Lincoln passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at The Christian Village in Lincoln, IL.
 
Charles was born on July 11, 1929 in East St. Louis, IL. Early in the depression, his family moved to McLeansboro, IL where he grew up. The son of Warner Floyd and Ida Gertrude "Gertie” (Renfrow) Hamilton. Charles was the youngest of seven children. He married Helen Langston on September 10, 1949 in La Plata, MD. After 33 years of marriage, Helen passed away on March 1, 1983. Charles found love again and married Marjorie Lee Thompson Wilkinson on December 27, 1986 in Lincoln, IL. She survives.
Charles is also survived by his daughters; Angela (Bob) Hentrich, Chillicothe, IL and Christina (Russell) Ashbaugh, Atlanta, IL; step daughters, Karen (Joe) Udwari, Punta Gorda, Florida, Amy (Stuart) Wilson, Portage, Michigan, Celia Aguilar, Daly City, California; and his sister, Anna Lee Cox, Cumming, GA. Additionally, Charles is survived by four grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, another to be born in November, eight step-great-grandchildren, and one on the way.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Helen; three sisters, and two brothers, two step daughters, Rebecca Wilkinson and Peggy Swanberg.
 
Charles had a strong faith and loved the church and the Bible. He loved his family and his family loved him! He left a great legacy of faith and character for his family. He was a member of Lincoln Christian Church for sixty-five years serving in many areas over the years including but not limited to; Elder, Deacon, Sunday school teacher, and Sunday school superintendent. He and his wife Marge served with the bus ministry at the church.
 
Charles was a printer by trade he learned in his father’s print shop. He worked at the Lincoln Courier, Lincoln Printers, Inc. Published the Lincoln Shopper and Lincoln Graphic. Served on the board of Inner City Mission in Springfield, served with The Prison Ministry at Logan Correctional Center, Head Start- Bus Driver and Grandparent Program, He also worked with The Gideons to provide Bibles in prisons.
 
Services for Charles will be held at 10:00A.M. on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Ron Otto officiating. Visitation will take place from 5:00-7:00P.M. on Monday, September 18, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial will take place in New Union Cemetery after the services. Memorial donations may be made in Charles’ name to Lincoln Christian Church or Donor’s Choice.
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Friday, July 9, 1920 - Wednesday, September 13, 2017

LINCOLN-Verna I. “Gene” Gockel, 97, of Lincoln,
passed away on September 13, 2017.

Verna was born on July 9, 1920 in Boynton Center,
IL;the daughter of Hermon and Sarah “Sadie” (Miller) Seaton .

She married Harold Gockel on December 8, 1945 in Pontiac, IL. He
preceded her in death on March 16, 2006.

Gene and her husband farmed in the Elkhart and Mt. Pulaski area until
their retirement.

Verna is survived by her children, Terri (Glenn)
Shanle of Lincoln, Twila (William) Muhlach of Murphysboro, IL, George (Barbara)
Emmons of Athens, AL, Galen (Teresa) Emmons of Columbia, SC; 16 grandchildren;
20 great-grandchildren; 2 great great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and
nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers: Sanford,
James, and Hermon Jr, five sisters: Leone Brennemann, Margaret Herhamer, Elsie
Parr, Thelma Irwin, and Martha Tisdale, and three grandchildren.

Verna was a member of St. John United Church of Christ.
She loved spending time with her family especially her birthday reunions.

Graveside
services for Gene will be 2:00 p.m. Monday September 18, 2017 at Old Union
Cemetery in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Kenneth Kramer officiating. The family request that in Lieu of flowers
memorials may be made to Memorial Medical Hospice or St. John United Church of
Christ.

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Thursday, July 11, 1929 - Thursday, September 14, 2017

LINCOLN- Charles F. Hamilton, 88, of Lincoln passed
away on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at The Christian Village in Lincoln, IL.

Charles was born on July 11, 1929 in East St. Louis,
IL. Early in the depression, his family moved to McLeansboro, IL where he grew
up. The son of Warner Floyd and Ida Gertrude “Gertie” (Renfrow) Hamilton. Charles
was the youngest of seven children. He
married Helen Langston on September 10, 1949 in La Plata, MD. After 33 years of marriage, Helen passed away
on March 1, 1983. Charles found love again and married Marjorie Lee Thompson
Wilkinson on December 27, 1986 in Lincoln, IL. She survives.

Charles is also survived by his daughters; Angela
(Bob) Hentrich, Chillicothe, IL and Christina (Russell) Ashbaugh, Atlanta, IL;
step daughters, Karen (Joe) Udwari, Punta Gorda, Florida, Amy (Stuart) Wilson,
Portage, Michigan, Celia Aguilar, Daly City, California; and his sister, Anna
Lee Cox, Cumming, GA. Additionally,
Charles is survived by four grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, five
great-grandchildren, another to be born in November, eight
step-great-grandchildren, and one on the way.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; his
first wife, Helen; three sisters, and two brothers, two step daughters, Rebecca
Wilkinson and Peggy Swanberg.

Charles had a strong faith and loved the church and
the Bible. He loved his family and his family loved him! He left a great legacy
of faith and character for his family. He was a member of Lincoln Christian
Church for sixty-five years serving in many areas over the years including but
not limited to; Elder, Deacon, Sunday school teacher, and Sunday school
superintendent. He and his wife Marge
served with the bus ministry at the church.

Charles was a printer by trade he learned in his father’s
print shop. He worked at the Lincoln
Courier, Lincoln Printers, Inc. Published the Lincoln Shopper and Lincoln
Graphic. Served on the board of Inner City Mission in Springfield, served with
The Prison Ministry at Logan Correctional Center, Head Start- Bus Driver and
Grandparent Program, He also worked with The Gideons to provide Bibles in
prisons.

Services for Charles will be held at 10:00A.M. on
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln,
with Ron Otto officiating. Visitation will take place from 5:00-7:00P.M. on
Monday, September 18, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial will take place in
New Union Cemetery after the services. Memorial donations may be made in
Charles’ name to Lincoln Christian Church or Donor’s Choice.

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