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i (Mi The Pantagraph Tuesday, March 1 6, 1 999 jj. Jj OBITUARIES! Central Illinois Christine A. Barrick EUREKA The funeral for Christine A. Barrick, 92, of Eureka, formerly of Peoria, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Otto-Argo Funeral Home, Eureka. The Rev. Phil Bachman will officiate. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria. Visitation will be one hour before the service Wednesday at the funeral home. There also will be;a memorial service at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Maple Lawn Hdmes Assembly Room, Eureka. The Rev. Phil Bachman will officiate. She died at 1:20 p.m. Sunday (March 14, 1999) at Maple Lawn HBalth Care Center, Eureka. Memorials may be made to Maple Lawn Homes, Eureka. Mrs. Barrick was born Jan. 24, 1907, in Peoria, a daughter of Joseph and Hanna Partridge Petarde. She married Nelson Barrick on July 6, 1929, in Peoria. He died May 27, 1982. VSurvivors include one son, Nelson. Barrick, Washington; one sister, Mardell Hoenselaar, Peoria; four grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. ,She was preceded in death by one great-grandson, three brothers and three sisters. Vernon Becker "TARNA Vernon Becker, 77, of R.R. 1, Varna, died at 11:23 a.m. Monday (March 15, 1999) at St. Margaret's Hospital, Spring Valley. ' Arrangements are pending at Ai-mohe-Froelich Memorial Home, TWIuca. Helen L. Betzelberger -LINCOLN Helen L. Betzel-t&rjger, 77, of Lincoln, died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday (March 14, 1999) at her residence. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Zion United Methodist Church, Emden, the 6'ev. Harvey Gaither officiating. Burial will be in Richmond Grove Cemetery, New Holland. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Holland & Barry Funeral Home, Lincoln.' ' Memorials may be made to the Emden Zion United Methodist Church, Emden, or the Dr. Wayne J.Schall Hospice, Lincoln. Mrs. Betzelberger was born Nov. 3, 1921, at Atlanta, the daughter of Carl C. and Ruth M. Mountjoy Hawes. She married Nelson Betzelberger Nov. 26, 1942, at Kansas dity, Mo. He survives. M other survivors include two daughters, Rita Rich, Pinellas ?ark, Fla., and Leanne Christen-son, Carol Stream; two sons, Ron Betzelberger, Lincoln, and Scott Betzelberger, Beaverton, Ore.; three sisters, Mildred Struebing, MSrjorie Hawes and Phyllis Blaum, all of New Holland; one brother, Jim Hawes, New Holland; 11 grandchildren; and 11 greatgrandchildren. '"Her parents and one sister, Mary Nell Osborn, preceded her in death. Merle Conrad ONARGA Merle Conrad, 74, of Qnarga, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday (March 15, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee. Arrangements are pending at Redenius Funeral Home, Gilman. Ronald L. Craig I PONTIAC Ronald L. Craig, 64, fSdrian, Mich., formerly of Ponti-SOied Saturday (March 13, 1999) xby Medical Center, Adrian, ving a brief illness. -There will be no services in Adrian!" Braun-Everiss-Wagley Funeral Hpjne, Adrian, is in charge of arrangements. -Mr. Craig was born Oct. 6, 1934, SSRmtiac, a son of Clifford and fJESabeth Casson Craig. Survivors include his lifelong 2fnpanion, Judy Price, Adrian; MMUone brother, Gordon Craig, BSflJando, Fla. Georgia E. Denney - LeROY The funeral for Georgia. Denney, 86, of LeRoy will be JfTTO a.m. Wednesday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, March 16, 1999 Bergren, Virginia W., a memorial service will be in LaFayette, Ind. Burial will be in Tippecanoe Memory Gardens, West LaFayette, Ind. Metzler-Froelich Memorial Home, Bloomington, has charge of arrangements. Dietz, Bernice, 9:30 a.m. at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, both in Bloomington. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Bloomington. Gowen, B. Scott, 1 p.m. at Metzler-Froliech Memorial Home, Bloomington. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. V I v" yf Georgia Denney LeRoy. The Rev. Richard Gray will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. She died at 8:05 p.m." Saturday (March 13, 1999) at LeRoy Manor. Memorials may be made to the LeRoy Emergency Ambulance Service. Mrs. Denney was born Nov. 21, 1912, in Cen-tralia, a daughter of William and Nellie Kent Gaultney. She married Clarence Wesley Denney on Sept. 15, 1933, in Bloomington. He died in 1982. Survivors include three sons, Ronald (Joyce) Denney and Donald (Nancy) Denney, both of LeRoy; and Jerry (Gail) Denney, Bell-flower; two daughters, Patricia Lo-rance, LeRoy; and Sue (Paul) See-ber, Wonder Lake; 18 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Delores Von; one granddaughter; four brothers; and two sisters. Mrs. Denney retired from The Eureka Co. in 1978. She was a life member of the Farmer City American Legion Auxiliary. She was a nature lover, an avid fisherman and Cardinal and Illini fan. Mrs. Denney enjoyed Dawson Lake, music, reading, birds and animals. , M. Edith Folkerts MINONK M. Edith Folkerts, 72, of 620 W. Sixth St., Minonk, died at 10:30 a.m. Monday (March 15, 1999) at Heritage Manor of Minonk. Arrangements are pending at Folkers-Froelich Memorial Home, Minonk. Helen A. Harth FORREST Helen A. Harth, 87, of Pontiac, formerly of Forrest, died at 6:55 a.m. Monday (March 15, 1999) at Livingston Manor, Pontiac. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hager Memorial Home, Forrest, the Rev. Dennis Powers officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Diabetes Foundation. Mrs. Harth was born Aug. 9, 1911, in Chicago, the daughter of Napoleon B. and Nellie Stacker Markle. She first married Albert E. Nolan Dec. 24, 1931. He died Jan. 22, 1946. She then married George Harth Sept. 7, 1957. He died Jan. 4, 1976. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia (Merle) Metz, Forrest; Eileen (Bob) Skrutski, Bull Head City, Ariz.; one son, Gerald (Joanne) Nolan, Covington, Ind.; nine grandchildren, nine greatgrandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Mrs. Harth was a retired file clerk for Brittanica Encyclopedia, Chicago, M. Francis M. Hodshire MASON CITY Francis M. Hodshire, 84, of Mason City Area Nursing Home, died at 3:40 p.m. Sunday (March 14, 1999) at the John Hrasch nursing home. His memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Cain-Hurley Funeral Home, Mason City, the Rev. Daniel Brown officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be made to Mason City Area Nursing Home. Mr. Hodshire was born Sept. 14, 1914, in Mason City, the son of Henry and Bessie Holt Hodshire. He married Marjorie Wilkinson on Nov. 29, 1936, in Peoria. She preceded him in death. Survivors include two daughters, Karen Hexamer, San Diego, Calif., and Sharon Page, Jacksonville, Fla.; one son, Frank Hodshire, East Moline; one sister, Max-ine List, Mason City; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Four brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. John J. Hrasch STREATOR John J. Hrasch, 57, of Streator, died at 10:20 a.m. Monday (March 15, 1999) at St. Mary's Hospital, Streator. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Solon Funeral Home, Monsignor Peter Bolerasky officiating. Burial will be in the St. Stephen's Cemetery, Streator. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. Hrasch was born Sept. 17, 1941, in Streator, the son of John L. and Clara M. Creamean Hrasch. He married Janice Gula. She survives. Other survivors include four daughters, Juleene Hrasch, Bloomington, Jeena (Brad) Hrasch-Hum-ber, Atlanta, Ga.; and twins Jodie (Michael) Hrasch-Williamson, Gulf Shores, Ala.; Jamie (John) Hrasch-Gallagher, Atlanta, Ga.; one stepson, Rick (Cathy) Jepsen, Streator; two sisters, Louise (Gene) Dodge, Manville; Madonna Miller, Streator; one brother, Lawrence D. (Kathleen) Hrasch, Streator; his mother and father-in-law, George and Grace Gula, Streator; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Delores Isom. George W. Murphy DWIGHT The memorial service for George r William Mur phy, 90, of 305 E. Delaware St., Dwight, will be at 2 p.m. March 25 at First Baptist Church, Dwight. Pastor Daniel Woodward will officiate. His body was donated to medical science through the Anatomical Gift Association in Chicago. There will be no visitation. Von Qualen-Harris Funeral Home, Dwight, is in charge of arrangements. He died at 6 p.m. Sunday (March 14, 1999) at ASTA Care Center, Pontiac. Memorials may be made to the family. Mr. Murphy was born Jan. 14, 1909, in Broughton Township, the son of William and Dora Trusler Murphy. He married Goldie Stevens Feb. 19, 1951. She survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Sarah Norton, Dwight; two sisters, Betty Murphy and Ethel Stevens, both of Cabery; two brothers, Mike Murphy, Cabery, and Donald Murphy, Bradley; two granddaughters; a grandson and five great-grandchildren. His parents and several brothers and sisters preceded him in death. Neva W.J. Nowlin FARMER CITY The funeral of Neva W.J. Nowlin, 98, of Farmer City, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City. The Rev. N. Nadine Preston will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. She died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday (March 13, 1999) at the LeRoy Manor, LeRoy. Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church or the Public both in 1900, at Neva Nowlin Peoria, sur- Library Association, Farmer City. She was born Oct. 9, Adams County, the daughter of Daniel W. and Laura Elizabeth Downing Whit-ford. She married Dr. Claude Jones. He preceded her in death. She later married Dr. Wilfred J. Nowlin in 1937 in Chicago. He died Aug. 11, 1960. Her daughter, Elizabeth Cooper, vives. Her granddaughter, Mary Beth Cooper, Peoria, also survives. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, one brother and three sisters. Mrs. Nowlin received her B.A. degree and her master's degree from the University of Illinois, Ur-bana, Illinois. In 1932, she came to Farmer City, Illinois, as an English teacher and later taught English in Champaign, Illinois. Mrs. Nowlin was a member of the United Methodist Church, Farmer City, Illinois. She was a charter member and trustee of the Clark Foundation for 20 years. She received the distinguished citizen's award of the Farmer City Chamber of Commerce and Veterans of Foreign Wars Distinguished Service Award. She was a founder of the Sigma Omicron Chapter Kappa Delta Sorority at the University of Illinois. Mrs. Nowlin started the Farmer City Red Cross Blood Mobile in 1982. She received the Farmer City Masonic Community award. Mrs. Nowlin was a member of the Shakespeare Club, the Public Library Association Board and Woodlawn Country Club, all of Farmer City, Illinois. Mrs. Nowlin was a Farmer City community leader. Donald E. Ocean Donald E. Ocean, 76, of Pontiac, died at 1:50 p.m. Monday (March 15, 1999) at the ASTA Care Center, Pontiac. Arrangements are pending at Harris-Martin-Burke Funeral Home, Pontiac. Ruth H.E. Rohrer LINCOLN Ruth H.E. Rohrer, 87, of Decatur, formerly of Lincoln, died at 3:15 a.m. Monday (March 15, 1999) at Aspen Ridge, Decatur. Her graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Zion Cemetery, Lincoln, Tom Gerdts officiating. There will be no visitation. Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Lincoln Christian Church. Mrs. Rohrer was born April 14, 1911, in Elkhart, the daughter of Thomas and Eldora Jones Dyer. She married Ralph Brumfield. He died in 1931. She later married George Rohrer. He died in 1976. Survivors include one daughter, Donna White, Decatur; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Her parents, one son and four sisters preceded her in death. Eleanor Smith HEYWORTH Eleanor Ens-minger Smith, 75, of Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Heyworth, died at 7:15 a.m. Thursday (March 11, 1999) at Presbyterian Hospital, Albuquerque. A private celebration of her life was held on Sunday afternoon. Memorials may be made to your local American Cancer Society; People Living with Cancer, 323 Eighth St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102; The Rio Grande Zoo Biological Park, Bobcat Exhibit, 903 10th St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102; or Heyworth Christian Church, Old Route 51 North, Heyworth, IL 61745. Mrs. Smith was born Nov. 30, 1923, at Heyworth, the second daughter of Fred L. and Florence Noble Ensminger. She married Norman L. Smith in Albuquerque. Survivors include two daugh- Oil THE RECORD ! Court notes McLEAN COUNTY Misdemeanors Alcohol Edward Y. Carter, 30, of (the 1300 block of South Madison Street, Bloomington, sentenced to 364 days in McLean County Jail for driving under Jhe influence of alcohol, reckless driving, fleeing or eluding a police officer, driving while driver's license suspend-ied, domestic battery and resisting a Jpeace officer. Alcohol Thomas A. Garrels, 21, Benson, fined $500 and sentenced to two years of court supervision for driving under the influence of alcohol and conviction for speeding. Must complete "recommended treatment. Alcohol Scott F. Wood, 21, of the 800 block of East Jefferson Street, ploomington, fined $500 and sentenced to two years of court supervision for driving under the influence of alcohol and conviction for driving in wrong lane. Must complete recommended treatment. Alcohol Lori Kistler Wells, 31, Anchor, fined $500 and sentenced to two years of court supervision for driving under the influence of alcohol and conviction for illegal transportation of alcohol. Must complete recommended treatment. Battery Mark W. Bottles, 31, of the 1200 block of North Livingston Street, Bloomington, domestic violence fine of $100 and sentenced to two years of probation and 30 days in McLean County Jail, stayed pending remission hearing Sept. 24, for domestic battery. Battery Terry Edward Camp, 41, Peoria, fined $100, domestic violence fine of $100 and sentenced to 18 months of conditional discharge for domestic battery. Battery Jamie Lynn Elmore, 18, of the 400 block of West Market Street, Bloomington, fined $100, domestic violence fine of $100 and sentenced to two years of court supervision for battery. Battery Kristin Welbourne, 18, of the 400 block of West Summit Street, Normal, fined $150 and sentenced to 18 months of court supervision for battery. Damage Ryan Snyder, 20, of the 100 block of West Willow Street, Normal, sentenced to one year of court supervision for criminal damage to property. Must pay restitution of $49 to Young America Realty, 309 S. Main St., Normal. Gary Jewett Funeral Director and Manager understanding... When you need it the most. 1 102 Airport Rd. Bloomington, IL A subsidiary of S.C.I. Illinois Services. Inc East Lawn F-uneral 1 lome (309) 663-8842 ters, Heidi Smith (Russ) Wilmott and Tami Smith (Jeff) Stout; two sons, Noel O. (Roberta) Smith and Noble L. (Jamie) Smith; three sisters, Louise Greenfield, Fort Washington, Md.; Jule Gargoura, Albuquerque; and Fern Noth, Heyworth; one brother, Noble Ensminger, Port Charlotte, Fla.; and seven grandchildren. Her parents; an infant son, Lloyd Smith; and a sister, Winifred Ensminger, preceded her in death. Charlene Thompson LEXINGTON Charlene Thompson, 73, of 301 S. Vine, Lexington, died at 2:24 p.m. Monday (March 15, 1999) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal. Arrangements are incomplete at Musselman-Beck Funeral Home, Lexington. Nellie H. Watson CHESTNUT Nellie H. Watson, 95, of Chestnut, died at 7:40 a.m. Monday (March 15, 1999) at Von-derlieth Living Center, Mount Pulaski. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mount Pulaski, Bill Shanle officiating. Burial will be in Laenna Cemetery, Chestnut. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Macular Degeneration of the Blind. Miss Watson was born Jan. 7, 1904, in rural Kenney, the daughter of James Albert and Lina Jane Ayres Watson. She is survived by one niece and one nephew. . Her parents and one brother, Merle Watson, preceded her in death. Bloomington-Normal H. Harlan Bloomer A memorial service for H. Harlan Bloomer, 90, of 708 Broadway, Nor mal, will be scheduled for a later date. He will be cremated. There will be no visitation. Kibler-Smith Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements. He died at 8:10 p.m. Saturday (March 13, 1999) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal. Memorials may be made to the Rotary Foundation in care of the Normal Rotary Club, P.O. Box 333, Normal, IL 61761. Mr. Bloomer was born Aug. 3, 1908, in Ro-seville, a son of Henry M. and Mertle Harlan Bloomer. He married Hope Frances Hartwig. He later married Florence Fifer Rust. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Harlan H. Bloomer, Mankato, Minn.; and Tom (Rosanne) Bloomer, Ann Arbor, Mich.; one stepson, Darwin F. (Shirley) Rust, Mahomet; one stepdaughter, Martha Rust, Chicago; and one sister-in-law, Marie Hartwig, Ann Arbor, Mich. One sister preceded him in death. Mr. Bloomer received his BA degree from the University of Illinois and his master's and Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. He was a professor of speech pathology and founder of the Speech Clinic at the University of Michigan. Following his retirement, he was an adjunct professor at Illinois State University in speech pathology. He served in the Navy during World War II as a lieutenant commander. He was a member and past president of the American Speech and . - V t -v, ' H. Harlan Bloomer Hearing Association, member of the Normal Rotary Club, where he was a Paul Harris Fellow; McLean County Historial Society; McLean County Arts Association; and Bloomington Country Club. Frances C. Frakes Frances C. Frakes, 89, of R.R. 22, Bloomington, died at 4:50 p.m. Monday (March 15, 1999) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's Church, both in Bloomington. The Rev. Glenn H. Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be for one hour A Frances Frakes before the service Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick's Church. She was born Feb. 5, 1910, at Wenona, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Senalik Bartosik. She married Alva Frakes on Nov. 3, 1929, at Bloomington. He died Jan. 1, 1977. Four nephews and three nieces survive, including Frances (Ron) Garrett, Waynesville. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Mrs. Frakes was a retired waitress and laundry worker. She had worked at the Illinois House in Bloomington for 19 years. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church and the Altar and Rosary Society of the church. Frances D. Thomas Frances D. Thomas, 41, of 12 Delta, Maplegrove Estates, Bloomington, died at 8:41 a.m. Monday (March 15, 1999) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at East White Oak Bible Church, Normal, the Rev. Jeff Van Goethen officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Musselman-Beck Funeral Home, Lexington. Memorials may be made to BroMenn Hospice. Mrs. Thomas was born June 17, 1957, in Phoenix, Ariz., a daughter of Arthur E. and Eleanor M. Lar-rick Hempstead. She married James A. Thomas on Sept. 15, 1978, in Bloomington. He survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Tiffany Nadine Thomas, at home; one son, Ryan James Thomas, at home; three sisters, Marcia L. Barnard and Eleanor M. (Tom) Kummer, both of Bloomington; and Rhonda (Ken) Pascoe, Stateline, Calif.; and three brothers, James L. (Sherry) Hempstead, Nutley, N.J.; Ray E. (Millie) Hempstead, Bloomington; and John A. Hempstead, Haven, Texas. She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur Hempstead; and stepson, Christopher James Thomas. Mrs. Thomas graduated from Bloomington High School in 1975 and from Illinois State University in 1987. She was employed at Eureka Williams and General Telephone Co. in the accounting department. She was a member of ABWA as treasurer and also worked with Pepper Ridge School PTA. Mrs. Thomas enlisted in the Army in June 1975 and served in Germany for three years. She also served with the National Guard in Bloomington for five years. She was affiliated with East White Oak Bible Church, Normal. 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