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23 In Mem0ry-- Yeck In Mem0ry-- Mazzarella O gh la ID o tO O Doris J. Yeck, 73, formerly of Mt. Pulaski, passed away Feb. 22, 2013, in Troy, Ohio. She is survived by her childrep, Toni (Roger) Walker of Jacksonville, Michael (Lori) Yeck of Mt. Pulaski, Floyd "Jr." (Mary Jane) Yeck of Springfield,-Tanya (Gary) Kroeschel of Chatham and Tywana (Adam) McFadden of Vandalia, Ohio. She has ten grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. Mary E. Laesch, 62, of Mt. Pulaski passed away at 4:43 am Sunday February 24, 2013 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. She was born on August 25, 1950 in Springfield, the daughter of Gerald and Doris Behrens Carter. She married David Laesch on May 8, 1976 in Bloomington. He survives her. Her father preceded her in death. Wesley L. Carter, 91, of Mt. Pulaski, passed away at 10:55 pm Sunday February 24, 2013 at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mt. Pulaski. His parents, brother Charles, and grand- son Derek Ricketts preceded him in death. Wesley was born February 12, 1922 north of Mt. Pulaski to Clair and Nettle Kusterer Carter. He married Mary Elsie Gossmeyer on June 27, 1948 in Goodfield. She pre- ceded him in death on April 28, 2003. He later married Dorothy Schott on June 4, 2004 in Mt. Pulaski. She preceded him in death on' August 2, 2008. Graveside services were at her final resting place in NortonviUe Cemetery in Illinois on March 2. Daws Funeral Home in Jackson- ville was in charge of arrangements. Mary enjoyed scrapbooking, craig, and knitting hats for babies in the neonatal units. She attended Mt. Pulaski Christian Church. Mary is survived by daughter, Dee (Fred) Jason of Mt. Pulaski; son, Russ (Sarah) Laesch of Fort Wayne, Indiana; her mother Doris Carter of Lincoln; brothers, Kenneth (Karen) Carter of Chestnut and Jim Carter of Chicago; grandchildren, Taylor, Lauren, and CaUie Anderson of Mt Pulaski and Elly Laesch of Fort Wayne, Indiana. " Services were Tuesday February 26 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Mt Pulaski. Pastor Mark Weber officiated. Ther6 will be a private family graveside service at a later date at Harmony Cemetery in Beason. Memorials: Mt. Pulaski Christian Church Youth Group or Mt. Pulaski EMS. Wesley is survived by son John W. (Lin) Carter of Decatur; grandchildren, David Ricketts of Mt. Pulaski, Tina J. (Casey) Arvin of Safety Harbor, FL, and Gina M. (Ryan) Bazemore, of Clearwater, FL; great- grandchildren, Ally Arvin, Mason Ricketts, Brooklyn Ricketts, Cooper Bazemore, Elliot Bazemore and Charlie Bazemore. He served in WWII in the Army Air Corps as a sergeant stationed in London. After the war, he was a school principal for the Lawndale, Latham, Armington and Minier School Districts until his retirement in 1983. He also farmed south of Waynes- ville and west of Maroa until 1969. He was a member of the Mt. Pulaski First United Methodist Church, one of the found- ing members of the Minier Lion's Club and helped his parents run a family dairy during the depression and delivered milk before school everyday. Funeral services were Friday March 1 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski. Rev. Rachel Stockle officiated. Burial was in Steenbergen Cemetery with full military rites accorded. Memorials: First United Methodist Church o~ to St. Jude's Children's Hospital Research. The Mt. Pulaski Times does not charge for an Obituary or a Thank You. Submit them to: Be sure to advise the funeral home of the e-mail address. Beverly Midgley Mazzarella unteered at the State House and became a died in her sleep on March 6, 2012 in scheduler for then-Governor William Weld, New London, NH of complications following up in the same position for Gover- related to Alzheimer's Disease. nor Patti Celluci. After several years enjoy- She was born Beverly Jacqueline Bowers ing living in the city, Beverly retired to Cape to Claude and Estella (Keck) Bowers in Cod and there met her second husband, Springfield, IL on November 29, 1925. Victor MazzareUa, a retired teacher. On As a farmer's daughter from Mt Pulaski, their third date they discovered that Victor she learned at an early age to ride a horse and Beverly's first husband, John, shared the bareback, drive a tractor and to tend a fine exact same birthdate so it seemed that their garden, subsequent marriage was meant to be. Beverly graduated from Memorial Hospi- Beverly volunteered with the Cape Cod tal School of Nursing in Springfield, where Visiting Nurses Association for several she met her first husband, John W Midgley, years before she and Victor moved to New as he was recovering from wounds received London, NH where she in WWII. They married in 1946 and had spent the remaining years of her life. She two children, Tracey Ann and Michael Jon. and Victor enjoyed traveling to Italy and The couple moved their family to Califor- England before she became ill. nia in 1958 and lived in Palo Alto while John Beverly was predeceased by her parents, went to work as an engineer for Lockheed herbrother, HaldonBowers, and herfrrsthus- and Beverly was a nurse for a local doctor band, John Midgley and their son, Michael and alSO modeled for Saks Fifth Avenue. In Jon. She is her husband, Victor 1962, John was sent to Portsmouth Navel Mazzarella, New London, NH; her daugh- Shipyard in Kittery, ME on assignment, but ter, Tracey Schaaf (Brad), Palm Coast, FL; was called back to California following the her grandchildren Trina Buchanan (BJ), sinking of the USS Thresher. Aurora, CO; Michael Jon Midgley Jr. (Lad), In 1976, Beverly and John moved to Palm Stockton, CA; Chad Midgley (Katrina), So. Springs-and John turned his hobby of furni- Lake Tahoe, Nev; Julie Midgley-Pimenthal ture refinishing into a new career. He spent- (Stan), Stockton, CA; and daughter-in-law, many years working for the Gene Autry Sheri Midgley, also of Stockton. In addition, Hotel and the La Qu'mta Resort and Golf she is survived by nine grandchildren. Club, while Beverly became the director of It was Beverly's request that her obituary The Hayman Center, an outpatient ~eat- be printed on or about the first anniversary ment facility for drug and alcohol abuse, of her death, and that memorial contribu- After John's aeath in 1989; Beverly relo- tions be made to the charity of one's choos- cated to Boston to be closer to her daughter, ing. Her ashes will be interred with her par- Tracey, and granddaughter, Trina, She vol- ents in Springfield. We guarantee the lowest price for the highest quality monuments & craftsmanship 713 Hickox Dr. - Lincoln Mon - Fri 9-5 Sat 9-Noon After Hours by Appt.