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Culligan Water Products Peggy Jo "Peg" Kovach, 65, of Decatur, passed away Friday, December 30, 2011 in Decatur Memorial Hospital with her family by her side. , Her parents and a sister pre= ceded her in death ifi infancy. Peg was born September 17, 1946 in Champaign, the daugh- ter of Clarence "Pete" and Ethel (Black) Bowlin, and was later adopted by Rex Buehler. "Victoria Le "Vikki" Caudill, 66, of Decatur, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at VonderHeth Lhug Center with her family by her side. Her father Frank Passmore pre- ceded her in death. Memorial services celebrat- Marie (Warre-) Lee- Cross," 79, of Mt. Pulaski diCxl at 7:50 A.M. Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at her residence. Mrs. Cross was born on August 25, 1932 the daughter of Walter and Linda Mooney Warren in Milmine, IL. She was a registered nurse. She was the former Direc- tor of Nursing at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mr. Pulaski as well as the school nurse at Mt. Pulaski Grade School. She married Robert S. Lee on Jtne 7, 1953 in Mt. Pulaski. He preceded her in death on June 24, Thurmiay - January 5, 2012 She receiveci her Bachelor's Degree from Millikin University and her Master's Degree from Eastern Illinois University. Peg was a teacher for 13 years vith Decatur School District 61 and Holy Family School.. She then became the Executive Direc- tor for Growing Strong Sexual Assault Center. After retirement, Peg served on the board for the Mac'on County Child Advocacy Center. She married Michael Kovach November. 27, 1965, in Mt. Pulaski. Peg is survived by her husband, Michael; her daughter, Angela (Russell) Edgecombe and her son, Christopher (Jolene) Kovach of Decatur; grandchildren: Alyssa Edgecombe of Decatur, Jessica ing Vikki's life were .Saturday, December 31 at Moran & Goebel Funeral Home, Decatur. Vikki was born March 17, 1945, in Cambridge, England, the daughter of Frank and Violet (Reyfiolds) Passmore. She received her Bachelors degree from the University of Illinois. She was previously employed as a. teacher at St. Teresa High School where she taught Spanish for many years. She was a longfime member of  the APA Pool Leagues mad avid Chicago Cubs fan. Side leaves behind her mother 1985. She married Dr. Leland Cross on June 25, 2005 in Lin- coln. He survives. Mrs. Cross was a volunteer for the Mt. Pulaski Historical Museum, the Mt. Pulaski Grade School, and for the American Red Cross. She was a Decatur Memo- rial Hospital School of Nursing Alumni. She was also affiliated with the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church and Mt. Pulaski St. John's Lutheran Church. She is survived by her husband, daughters, Theresa (Norman) McCormick of. Decatur, Debby (Larry) Evans of Flanagan, Carolyn (Dave) Frank of Aren- zville, and Laura Lee of Mt. Pulaski. She is also survived by six step children, Laurel Cross of Washington State, Maribeth (Ted) Bergstrom of Walla Walla, WA, Lavonne (Andrew) Cross of Beaverton, OR, Andrew (Barb) Atteberry of Petersburg,.Nicole Edgec6mbe of Decatur. Skyl.er Kovach of Petersburg, Sarah Edgecombe and Christopher Kovach of Decatur; sister, Rebecca (Louis), Volle of Mt. Pulaski; brothers: Michael (Melody) Bue: hler of Mission Viejo, CA and Rkx Buehler,.Jr. of Clinton; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Graceland/Faidawn Crema- tory provided cremation service. Interment will take place at a later time. Memorials: GrowingStrong Sexual Assault Center or Macon County Child Advocacy Center. Violet Passmore of Mt. Pulaski, daughter Jennifer Brown and hus- band Jerry of Decatur, son Shane Hollis of Baltimore, Maryland, and grandchildren April,/usti 9, and Abigail Brown all of Decatur. The f .amily_ would like to give a special thanks to'.Cancer Care Spe- cialists of Central Blinois, Harbor Light Hospice, and Vonderlieth Living Center for all of their corn- .passionate care. Memo;ials: Cancer Care Spe- cialists of Central' IllinoiS or thd Humane Society of Decatur and Macon County. Cross of Portland, OR, Janine (Colin) Saxton of Newberg, OR and Teresa Cross of Williams- buig, VA. One brother, John (Mar@n) Warren of Duluth, MN, Three sisters Anna (Paul) Qna. ndt of Cocoa, FL, Betty (Kcith) Marlow of Albuquerque, NM, Pansy Drake of ColliersVille TN, six grandchildren, nine step grandchildren, and. eight, great- grandchildren: Her parents, husband Bob Lee, fottr brogaers and a sister preceded her in death. Services for Mrs. Cross were held Monday, December 19 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski. Norman McCormick officiated. Burial was in Steenbergen Cemetery, Memorials: Vondertieth Living Center or to the Michael J. 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