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In Memory From simple markers, family estate monuments, cremation memorials, as well as cremation urns. Dena Manley Memorials supplies all your memorial needs with affordable prices and top priority service. Dena Manley Memorials Not At00lliated With Manley Monuments rzII Fifth Street Lincoln Monday - Fr/day- 9:00 - 4:30 / Saturday - 9:00 - Noon Anytime By Appointraent Phone: zx7-735-ii9x /Fax: 217-65x-825o Outside Lincoln: 888-267-8603 Email: Dena Manle; Memorial Specialist, has been providing memorial services for over 20 years with the craftsmanship you can rely on when it comes to remembering your loved one. Stop in today and let me help with designing a lasting tribute to be remembered for a lifetime by your loved ones. Locally owned and operated. Paul J. Williams, 60, died Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Memo- rial Medical Center, Springfield, Services were Tuesday, June 18 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Elkhart with Rev. Glenn. Fontona officiating. Burial was in Elkhart Cemetery. He was born March 19, 1953, in Lincoln, the son of Perry and Kathleen (Fitzgibbon) Williams; he married Dawn (Clarke) Wil- David R. Drake, 68, of Mt. Pulaski, died at 5:22PM Friday, June 14, 2013 at Memorial Medi- cal Center, Springfield. His parents, two aunts, and two uncles preceded him in death. David was born in Decatur August 29, 1944, the son of Carl- ton Everett and Doris Elwanda Hoaghn Drake. He married Mary Maxvill on September 29, 1989 in Flagstaff, Arizona. She survives in Mt. Pulaski. Other survivors include: daughter Renay (Steve) Anderson of Elkhart, sister Debbie Ciotti of Springfield, uncle Bob (Chloe) Hoaghn of Latham, three Julia Elle Decker, 7.8, of East Peoria, died at 1:40 pm onFriday, June 14, 2013 at the OSF Rich- ard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Julia Ellen Baker was born, the youngest of 8 children in Chest- nut, July 16, 1934 to Edwin Wil- liam (Bill) and Uva Julia (Dunn) Baker. She married Elwyn Eugene Decker January 9, 1953 in Mt. Pulaski. Surviving are her children, Donald (Nicki) _ Decker, Glenn (Michelle) Decker both of East Peoria, Wesley Decker of-Naper- ville, Roger (Penny) Decker of Washington, Kenneth Decker of Washburn, Janice (Roger) Markle, Barbra (Terry)-Whalen both of Mapleton, Joyce (Dennis) Dona- hoe of Metamora and Nancy Swisher of Creve Coeur. Also sur- viving are nineteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and sister Irma Jean Buckles of Mt. Pulaski. She'was preceded in death by her husband Elwyn, her parents, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Julia was hard of hearing, but that didn't deter her from raising 9 children and.being a wonder- ful loving Mother, Grandmother and Great grandmtXher. She loved sports especially softball and base- ball. She was an avid Cardinal lianas on Aug. 2, 1975 in Spring- field. She survives. Also surviving are his mother, Kathleen Williams of Springfield; son, Kyle James Williams; wife, Amber (Stone) Williams; sister, Teresa Williams of Rochester, N.Y.; brother, John Williams of - Elkhart; and two grandchildren Memorials: Elkhart Fire Dept. and American Cancer Society. grandchildren, four great-grand- children, niece and nephew. He worked at the Lincoln Devel- opmental Center as a Mental Health Tech for 33 years. He was a member of the-bands, Tinkers Dam Greater Decatur Rhythm and Blues Review, Shady Lady and the Moon Cats; an avid bowler and enjoyed to fish. Services were Wednesday June 19 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt Pulaski with Rachel Stockle officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pulaski Cemetery. Memorials: Special Olympics. fan. She and Elwyn enjoyed, watch- ing their children and grandchil- dren participate in all kinds of sports. She enjoyed fishing, camp- ing, playing games, especially cards, and huntingmushrooms. Julia was an inspiration to those who knew her. She was an exam- ple of strength, faith and love. She had a passion for life and found joy in the smiles of children. Family meant a great deal to her and her legacy will continue in the hearts of her family and fliends forever. She attended Pleasant Hill Men- nonite .Church, now Crosspoint Church in East Peoria for almost 50 years. Services .were Wednesday, June 19 at Crosspoint Church. R. Dr. George E. Hines officiated. Burial Was in Roberts Cemetery, Morton. Memorials: The Carle Develop- ment Foundation; Urbana, Adult 0chlear .Imp.lan.t o .gt). 10 Connie Jean Buckner, 64, of . Lincoln, formerly of Lake Fork, died June 16, 2013, at Symphony of Lincoln. Graveside services were Friday, June 21, Old Union Cemetery, " Lincoln. Born Jan. 9, 1949, in Lincoln, the daughter of Robert "Bob" Lee and Marcella (Routson); she mar- fled John Buckner on April 16, o  1964, in Williamsville. = gl, Surviving are her husband, John Buckner of Lincoln; children -  Michelle-(David) Presswood, John Buckner and Lonnie Buckner all of Lincoln; sisters - Vickie Buss of Lincoln and Cheryl Lee of Min- a o nesota; brother- Gary Constant of Lake Fork, 11l.; and her sister; ca seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorials: American Cancer Society. NEWS&NOTES PORK CHOP SANDWICH SALE :30- 6:30pm Thursday, July 25 at John- son's Food Center; sponsored by Mt Pulaski Community Pride. TOPPER RED HATI'ERS: On the go... Our group enjoyed luncheon together at Springfield's Chesa- peake Restaurant ll:30am Tues- day, June 18. Their buffet, always varied and deliciously prepared, satisfied everybody's appetite.., and then some! Their fried chicken, flied fish, and-a rich seafood/cheese concoction, seemed to be favor- ites of most folks. Their prices.are not only reasonable, but the dining atmosphere is serene and pleasing. A tasty black walnut cake with candle was served for dessert, hon- oring Patsy Garlits' upcoming bidlday. We all sang. Happy Birthday to her, despite the threat hanging over our heads of being evicted for creating inharmonious noise[ - Phyllis Hawk and Madonna Boyle served as co-hostesses" for the day. A brief meeting followed. Co- hostesses were undecided on a dining spot for July. Once selected, - each member will be notified. Keep Ttlesday, July 16 open for the lun- cheon date. All visitors are welcome to join us for lunch, "Remember to call either co-hostess to make reserva- tions ahead of time. Co-hostesses for July are Patsy Garlits and Sandy Older. Submitted by - Pat Straumann The military is reported/y testing a stealth motorcycle.