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23 James Andrew Mark Edward Swenson, infan! son of Richard Swenson and Ashley Ginger, passed away February 25, 2013. His grandparents, James Ginger and C. O Lloyd Griffits; and great-grandparents, Alan gl, Moore and Nial Ginger, preceded him in death. l~ Funeral Services were Friday, March 1 Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home. Burial was in Steenburgen Cemetery. James was born January 28, 2013. Surviving are his parents, RiChard and O Ashley Ginger Swenson and his sister, Isa- beUa Swenson of Lincoln; grandparents, Brian and Penny Stevens of Riverton and Andrew and Susan Swenson of Indianapo- lis; great-grandparents, Leslee Moore of Hartsburg; Karen Ginger of Decatur; Betty Griffits of Tucson, AZ; and Duane and Margaret Swenson of Moline; great-great- grandmothers, Opal Davis of Chesterfield, MO, and Gladys Moore of Mt. Pulaski; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Memorials: The family. An angel, in the Book of Life, wrote down my baby's birth. Then quietly whispered as he closed the book, "Too beautiful for Earth." Thank You for yourprayers and sympathy. Ashley & Richard Penny & Brian And other family members who loved little James so much. Alberta Edna Reiterman, 70, of Mt. Pulaski passed away at 7:40 A.M. Tuesday February 26, 2013 in Cornland. Alberta was born on October 12, 1942, the daughter of Eugene Albert and Edna Anna Hanes Reiterman. She graduated from Mt. Pulaski High School and from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. She taught secontl grade at Jef- ferson School in Lincoln for over 35 years. Alberta was very active in'the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church and has been teachhag Sunday School for over 20 years. Retirement did not stop Alberta as shb Amy Christine Thomas, 40, of Springfield passed away March 3 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. She was preceded in death by her grand- parents Louis Stengel and Leonard (Rose) Thomas. She was born November 6, 1972 in Spring- field, the daughter of David and Randa (Stengel) Thomas of Oakford. Amy is survived by her parents, brother Ryan (Emily) Thomas of Aurora; and grandmother Evelyn Stengel of Petersburg. Amy graduated PORTA High School volunteered at the Mt. Pulaski Grade School and for a few years was in charge of the After School Program at the Mt. Pulaski United Methodist Church. Alberta was active in several organizations at the time of her death. She was the trea- surer of the DeWitt/Logan County Retired Teachers Association, Altruistic, Chairman of Mu Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa of Illinois International Honorary Sorority for Women Educators, Secretary and Past Presi- dent of the Mr. Pulaski Women's Club. Alberta leaves behind her twin brother Albert (Paulette) Reiterman of Latham and many cousins and friends. Services were Saturday March'2 at Fricke- Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home. Mark Weber officiated. Burial was in Lake Bank Cemetery, rural. Memorials: Mt. Pulaski Christian Church or Mt. Pulaski Grade School. in 1990. She received her Bachelor of Sci- ence in Education in 1995 and her Masters in Education in 2004, both from Western Illinois University and graduated Magna Cure Laude. Amy was a teacher at Sherman Elementary School. She had taught with the Auburn and the A-C Central school systems over the span of her 18-year teaching career. Amy loved yoga, Zumba, cycling and especially loved traveling and living life to the fullest. Funeral service was Saturday, March 9 at" Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Petersburg. Rev. Jeffrey Gross officiated. Burial was in Oakford Cemetery. Memorials: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, the American Cancer Society, the Sher- man Elementary School or a charity of the donor's choice. f an County Cemetery District 1238 1850th St - Lincoln 217-732-2372 Will Remove All Winter & Christmas Decorations and start the Spring Clean-up of the Cemeteries Patrons wishing to save any of these decorations, live wreaths or grave blankets, are requested to remove them from the cemeteries as soon as possible. RULES ON DECORATIONS in County Controlled Cemeteries (Revised July 2007) 1 Nothing on the ground during mowing season, April 1 through Octo- ber 15 - ie - Flowers, ceramics, toys, etc. (48 hours for birthdays and holidays only). 2 No glass or breakable containers will be allowed at any time. 3 No thorn or brier bushes of any kind should be planted. 4 All hanging baskets or shepherd hooks must be approved size and ty0e. ('6 foot by 1/2 inches. All hooks must be placed next to or over sbnes. (One hook per stone only) 5 No kind of enclosure, curbs, archways or hedging will be allowed aound lots, graves, or stones. 6 ;uperintendent has the right to trim or remove any tree or shrubs that h ,e become detrimental, unsightly or inconvenient. 7 ;uperintendent has the right to remove any offensive object or objects, rrmuments or structures from lot. 8 planting of any kind without written permission from superintendent a., to what or where planted. 9 kind of Decorative Rock will be allowed around Tombstone, Ledger plates or Individual Mausoleums, Effective March 1,1988 due to becom- ing a mowing hazard to the employees and the public. 10 The superintendent has the right to remove the decorative rock already present if not maintained in proper manner by the families con- cerned. * t I All Flowers in the Union Memorial Gardens Cemetery area must be live and all plantings will be done by the Union Cemetery Trustees.