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I0 Homemaker Burnice Prather, 92, of Mt. Pulaski, died January 20, 2011 at 6:10 p.m. at St. Clara's Manor, Lincoln. Funeral Services were Tues- "day, January 25 at Fricke-Cal- vert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Gary Schmidt offici- ated. Burial was in Mt. Pulaski Cemetery. Her Husband, two Brothers and one Sister preceded her in death. Mrs. Prather was a Home- maker. She was born Jan. 8, 1919 in Eureka, the daughter Edward and Katie Alexander (Burnell) Buck. She married William C. Prather on Nov. 13, 1939 in Laplata, Missouri. He preceded her in death in 2000. Survivors Include - Daughters - Bonny (Jim) Weinheimer of Yorkville and Kathy (Gary) Schmidt of Hackensak, New Jersey; Sons - Bruce of Mesa, Arizona and Kit of Oakland, California; Brother - Walter Buck of Columbus, Indiana; Seven Grandchildren; and Seventeen Great Grandchildren. Mrs. Prather was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Mt. Pulaski and the Rebekkah Lodge of Mt. Pulaski. Memorials: St. Clara's Manor, Lincoln. Private Home Care of Central Illinois Caregivers Needed CNAs / LPNs... We have local care giving positions Call Kathryn Hubbert 217-602-0144 or Cell 217-370-1482 We Provide Elderly Care t Physical Therapy Care Medication Management Diabetic Care Transportation Services 2 To 24-hour Care Home t Office Cleaning Contact Private Home Care 217-602-0144 or Cell 217-370-1482 Mt. Pulaski Times Historian & Community Promoter Emagene Pearl Veech Green, 89, of Mt. Pulaski, died January 24, 2011, in Mt. Pulaski. Funeral Services were Friday January 28 at the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church. Her husband Gayland Green, daughter Sharon Maxheimer, parents Jasper and Mary Veech, brother Merle (Bud) Veech, and sister Rhoda Mueller preceded her in death. Emagene was the daughter of Jasper and Mary Veech. She married Samuel Gayland Green. Emagene grew up in active community involvement. Having been a Girl Scout through her high school years, she led a 4-H club for her daughters and neigh- bar's children for ten years. She held various offices in the Mt. Pulaski Library Club, Women's Club, Copeland Church Ladies Aid, Rebekah Lodge, belonged to various Garden Clubs and Home Extension groups. She taught Sunday School at Copeland Christian Church for 18 years. Her interest in local history and genealogy of the Mr. Pulaski community was compiled in "And She Held Forth Her Hand," published in 1961. She instigated a 125th celebration of the founding of Mt. Pulaski and was a co-chairman of a week long celebration. After ten years as executive secretary at Borden Chemical near Illiopolis, she and Gayland retired to Mt. View, Ark, in 1981. Emagene wrote, printed, and mailed a quarterly magazine, "Sparks From the Campfire" to those interested in bluegrass music, musicians, and places of interest for tourists. For ten years the magazine was mailed all over the United States. Her and Gayland's love of music continued in Arkansas as they played music at the Folk Center in Mt. View, Emagene and Gayland returned to Mt. Pulaski in 1996 where she became a member of the Mr. Pulaski Christian Church, remained involved with family and friends, and tended to her flowerbeds. Emagene will be greatly missed by her daughters Brenda Carthel of Texas and Jacqueline Kapper of IUiopolis, brother Delmar Veech of Cornland, eight grandchildren, ten great- grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. The family wants to express their gratitude to the caring staff of Vondeflieth Living Center and to Memorial Home Services Hospice of Springfield. Memorials: Mr. Pulaski Christian Church Family Center Building Fund. / i ?ATTERSON / Dena Manley 3 "a Generation Memorial Specialist Monday - Friday 9-4:30 Saturday - 9-12 After Hours By Appointment 106 5 " Street Lincoln Peasley Vlemorials 217-732-7773 Toll Free 877-465-7773 Lincoln & Logan County's Only Locally Owned Monument Company February 5, 2011 Farmer & Cabinet Maker Harry Elias Hild, 88, of Mt. Pulaski died at 1:55 p.m. January 28, 2011 at Vonderlieth Living Center. Funeral Services were Tues- day February 1 at St. John's Lutheran Church. Rev. David L. Haler officiated. Burial was in Mt. Pulaski Cemetery. His Parents - Carl Gottlieb and Ruby Kusterer Hild, Wife - Claudia, and Brother - Carl Dean preceded him in death. Mr. Hild was a retired Farmer and Cabinet Maker. He was born February 20, 1922 in Latham, the son of Carl Gottlieb and Ruby Kusterer Hild. He married Claudia L. Leslie on June 27, 1948 in Decatur. She pre- ceded him in death on August 27, 2004. Survivors Include - Sons - Leslie "Foxie" (Joy) Hild of Mt. Pulaski and Harry Wayne (Jean) Hild of Mt. Pulaski; Five Grandchildren- Davey, Kevin, Lacey, J.C. and Carl; and Fourteen Great-Grand- children. Mr. Hild was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. He loved gardening and woodworking Memorials: St. John's Luth- eran Church. Blood Drive Lincoln Elks Lodge, Febru- ary 7 from Noon to 6 p.m. at Lincoln Masonic Center at 2022 North Kickapoo. Call Jessica to sign up (toll free) at 1-866-GIVE-BLD, ext. 118 or schedule an appointment online at Walk-ins are also welcome. A federal inquiry says the 2008 financial crisis was "avoidable". The culprits were a lack of gov- ernment regulations, corporate mismanagement and Wall Street risk taking. Otherwise known as the American way.