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r. , Edna D. Millei';.:. 85, of Lincoln passed away at 10:45 p.m., Sunday, January 17, 2010 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. Funeral Services for Mrs. Miller were held at the Peasley Funeral Home, Lincoln. Rev. Jeffrey G. Laible officiated. Burial was in New Union Cemetery in Lincoln. She was preceded in death by one infant son; Sisters - Alma Twardos and Rose Gipson; Brother - Ben Donath; Grandson-Bryan Miller, and Son-In-Law - Robert D. Aylesworth. Edna Dorothy Miller was born on September 20, 1924 in Lincoln the daughter of Ben and Coletha Seitz Donath. She married Burl Miller on August 17, 1944 in Lincoln. He pre- ceded her in death in July 1968. Survivors Include - Son - Daniel (Laura) Miller of Hurricane, Utah; Daughters - Sharon Aylesworth of Mt. Pulaski and Margaret (Darrell) Knowles of Lincoln; Grandchildren - Toby Knowles, Travis (Jamie: Knowles, Eric Miller, Brandi (Pete) Merrill, Morgan Miller, Kathy (John) Butcher, and John (Tricia) Aylesworth. Brother Paul Donath of Lincoln; and Ten Great Grandchildren and Two Great Great grandchildren. Edna graduated-from Lincoln High School. She was a member of Holy Family Church, Eagles Auxiliary, Moose Auxiliary, and VFW Auxiliary. Edna worked at Lincoln Development Center from 1967 until 1971 as a Child Care Aide, then at Lehn and Fink Inc. from 1971 until her retirement in 1988. Edna enjoyed playing cards, quilting, and loved the outdoors planting and harvesting her garden each year. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Memorials: American Diabetes Foundation or Donor's Choice. Kenneth Gerdes Sr., 94, of Chest- nut died January 21, 2010 at 7:51Am at Memorial Medical Center, Spring- field. Funeral Services were Satur- day January 23 at Fricke=Calvert- Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski. Rev. Joel Dietrich officiated. Burial was in Laenna Cemetery. His Par- ents, Wife, Daughter- Joan Harbert, a Grandson, a Sister and Three Broth- ers preceded him death. Mr. Gerdes was Owner and Opera- tor of Gerdes Trucking. He was born August 7, 1915 in Peterburg the son of Alfred and Edith Lolson Gerdes. He married Emma Evers in Petersburg on September 5, 1937. She preceded him in death on April 18, 1997. Survivors Include -Daughter - Norma Jean (Ron) Powers of Pana; Sons - Kenneth W. (Sharon) Gerdes Jr. of Mt. Pulaski, George (Cathy) Gerdes of Chestnut, and Robert Gerdes of Atlanta, Georgia; Sister - Jean Rolle of Beardstown; and Twelve Grandchildren, Eighteen Great-Grandchildren, Three Step-Great-Grandchildren, and Thirteen Great-Great- Grandchildrefi. Mr. Gerdes was a member of Chestnut Zion Lutheran Church. He was a Boy Scout leader for many years. Memorials: Chestnut EMS. 0% off Any Monument Order Now Through February 28, 2010 We guarantee the lowest price for the highest quality monuments & craftsmanship Mt NLEY MONUMENTS Serving families since 1945 713 HICKOX DR.- LINCOLN 735-4939 Mon - Fri 9-5 Sat 9-Noon - After Hours by Appt. h k Junior Lee Pharis,81, died January 22, 2010 at. his home at 9:27Pm. Funeral Services were Tues- day January 26 at Fricke-Calvert= Schrader Funeral, Mt. Pulaski. Rev. Kevin Treptow officiated. Burial was in Steenbergen Cemetery. Preced- ing him in death were his Parents - Owen and May Embery Pharis. Wife - Maymie, Brother - Gerald Pharis, and Sister - Lillian P. Rentmeister. Mr. Pharis was a Retired Carpen- ter..He was born December 19, 1928 in Bearsdale the son of Owen and May Embery Pharis. He married Maymie Smith in Clinton on September 25, 1948. She preceded him in death on September !6, 2009. Survivors Include - Sons - Gary Penny) Pharis of Mt. Pulaski and Eddie (Jane) Pharis Both of Mt. Pulaski; Grandchildren- Laura Pharis, Mandi (Scott) Luckhart, Aaron (Jennifer) Wilham, Joseph (Amanda) Pharis, and Josh Pharis; Nine Great Grandchildren; Brothers: Ray (Pat) Pharis Of Refugio, Texas and Kenneth and Mary Pharis of Rienzi, Missisippi; Sisters - Helen Frank of Refugio, Texas, Dorothy (Vernell) Bahn of Mt. Pulaski, and Lou4Gene) Mattingly of Atlanta. Mr. Pharis was a member of Chestnut United Methodist Church. Junior was one of the Founding Members of The Chest- nut Fire Department. Memorials: Chestnut Methodist Church or Memorial Home Hos- pice. Frances E. Glick, 97, of Mt. Pulaski died January 26, 2010 at Vonderlieth Living Center at 9:50Am. Funeral Services were Friday January 29 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski. Bill Shanle offici- ated. Burial was in Mt. Pulaski Cem- etery. She was the last of her immedi- ate family. Mrs. Glick's Parents-John and Delilah Galloway Barton, Hus- band - Wilbur Glick Sr., Two Broth- ers and One Sister preceded her in death. Mrs. Glick was Housewife and helped her husband on the farm. She was born July 11, 1912 in Lake Fork the daughter of John and Delilah Gal- loway Barton. She married Wilbur Glick Sr. in Mt. Pulaski on June 26, 1929. He preceded her in death on November 10, 1994. Survivors Include - Son - Wilbur (Barbara) Glick Jr. of Mt. Pulaski; Grandchildren-Barbi (Zach)Kelley, Niki Jones, Roddy Jones, and Lil-og; and Great-Grandchildren - Aaron, Cypriana, and Brooke. Mrs. Glick was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Mt. Pulaski, Memorials: St. John's Lutheran Church of Mt. Pulaski or Donor's Choice. Mark Wayne Graff, 55, of Chestnut died January 18, 2010 at his home at 5:10Am. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, January 23, 2010 at Fricke- Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski. Pastor Robert Hoover offici- ated. Burial was in Laenna Cemetery. His Mother and Maternal and Pater- nal Grandparents preceded him in death. Mr. Graff was Owner/Operator of Kleen Sweep Janitorial Service and serviced Sangamon, Logan, and Macon Counties. He was born Janu- ary 1, 1955 in McLean County the son of Wayne R. And Lois Clark Graft. Survivors Include - Father and Stepmother - Wayne (Inga Bisch) Graff of Litchfield; Brothers - Doug Graft of Atlanta, Butch (Kim) Math- ias of Mt. Pulaski, and Curt (Shawn) Graff of Lincoln; Sisters - Jeannine (Chuck) Bakken of Beason, Judy (Garrin) Presswood Of Broadwell, and Suzette Mathias of Champaign. Mr. Graft died with his Loyal Companion Barkly. He gradu- ated from the Methodist Scliool of Nursing, Peoria. Memorials: Humane Society of Logan County. SIU School of Medicine MT. PULASKI CLINIC 509 E Chestnut Phone 792-3442 Cara Gravlin Nurse Practitionem OPEN: MONDAYS & THURSDAYS 8-5 TUES/VVED/FRI IN SPRINGFIELD Services Include Diagnose & Treat Ages 16 and up Lab Work Available 8-3:30 = E Windell R. Milner Sr., 75, of Fancy Prairie died Tuesday, r January 12, 20!0, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Funeral services were Monday, _[ January 18 at Mott and Hen- g ningFuneral Home in Athens. = Rev. Owen Englin officiated. Burial was at Walnut Hill Cem- ' etery near Williamsville. He was preceded in death by three granddaughters; one grand- son; and his parents. Windell was born November 5, 1934, in Alicia, Arkansas, the son of John Marion and Bertha Mae Evans Milner. He married Linda L. Roher on October 8, 1961, in Springfield. Windell graduated from Athens High School in 1953. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He farmed for many years with his father in the Fancy Prairie area and worked in security for27 years. He also was a volunteer fire- fighter for the Fancy Prairie Fire Department. Survivors Include -Wife, Linda; Children - Windell R. (Donna) Milner Jr. of Peters- burg, Michael (Ninia) Milner of Fancy Prairie, Dale (Karen) Milner of Springfield, Deborah (Robert) Babbs of Lincoln and Marguerite (Melvin) Morgan of Atterberry; Brothers - Charles (Dottie) Milner of Springfield, Harold (Kathy) of New Boston, Missouri, Gerald (Joan) of Mt. Pulaski and Lonnie (Sheila) of Piano, Texas; Seventeen Grandchildren; Tenty-Three Great-Grandchildren; and sev- eral nieces, nephews, and cous- ins. Windell loved NASCAR, gar- dening and tinkering with tools. Memorials: American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association. In Loving Memory Bill Monroe It has been 11 years (Febru- ary 3) since my husband, Bill Monroe, was taken from us. He is sadly missed by family, friends, and me. Love - Nancy Monroe Thank You for the memorials given In Memory of Opal Poffenbarger Mt. Pulaski EMS