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16 Elma "Toots" Davis, 87, of Elkhart, passed away at 5:09Am Wednesday Sep- tember 21, 2016 at Memo- rial Medical Center in Springfield. Toots was born Febru- ary 18, 1929 in Milaca, MN; daughter of Arvid and Tilda Johnson Anderson, .... She married Louis James Davis on March 3, 1947 in Minneapolis, MN. He pre- ceded her in death on June 27, 2003. Surviving are her chil- dren, Jerry (Sharon) Davis of Sherman, Ronald (gonda) Davis of Elkhart, Peggy Oeff) Blackburn of Sherman, and Anita Davis of Elkhart; brother: Roy (Shirley) Anderson of Min- nea~ MN; sister: Ruth of Minneapolis, grandchildren, Kelly 0laml~ Bailey, Ryan (Jen- Davis, Kimberly Beg~ Heather (Nathan) Fricke, Bethany (Rex) Tschantz, Renee (Mike) McMahon, Kristofer (Erin) Davis, Jeremy (Kara) Davis, Randall (Krista) Davis, Korey (Melissa) Davis, Sarah (Derrick) Butcher, Rex (Kim) Davis, and Josh Blackburn; great- grandchildren, Stephanie, Shelby, Andrew, Justin, Lydia, Daniel, Jared, Tyler, Sarah, Grant, Grace, Benja- min, Jackson, Owen, Scout, Deegan, Kennedy, Brox- ton, Will, Keegan, Natalie, Kaleb and Dekota. Her husband, son James Davis, sister Irene, and brothers Melvin, Alvin, Charles and James preceded her in death. Toots was the book- keeper for the family trucl~- ing company in Elkhart and Elkhart Christian Church. She was a member of Elkhart Christian Church, former Cub Scout Leader, Women's Council at the church, 40 year Sunday School Teacher, Needs and Goals, and she was in the church choir. She was hap- piest when she was serving others and the Lord. Services for Toots were Saturday September 24 at Elkhart Christian Church. Stacy Popejoy officiated. Burial was at Elkhart Cem- etery. Memorials: Elkhart Christian Church. Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mr. Pulaski was entrusted with arrangements. Carla Jane (Zarow) Mazzone, 69, of Dunlap, TN passed away peace- fully Thursday Septem- ber 22, 2016 at Memo- rial Hospital in Chatta- nooga, TN surrounded by family and friends, after courageously fight- ing her final health battle. She was born June 6, 1947 in Louisville,, KY, the daughter of the late Albert and Dorothy Broeg Zarow. Carla was a 1965 graduate of Mt. Pulaski Township High School, and received an Associate's Degree in Nursing from Lincoln Land Community College and received a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from the Mennonite College of Nursing in Bloomington. Carla's career in nursing began at Memorial Hospi- tal in Springfield. She later worked at Baptist Memorial Health Care in Memphis, TN, Tennessee Oncology and Sarah Cannon Research Institute in Nashville, TN. Carla had a passion for and was a strong supporter and advocate for Cancer Research. She was a Cancer Research educator as well as a Cancer Research Nurse. Carla also had many artistic talents. She had a passion for painting, mixed media art, and wet felting. She won many awards over the years for her artistic work. She was also an avid reader and found comfort in her spirituality and love of God. This was demonstrated in how she treated others and her belief in truth, respect, honesty, and integrity. She is survived by her hus- band Thomas J. Mazzone; son Jeffery (Tina) Gleeson, Louisville, KY; daughters - Eryn Lynn (Jeff) Parga, Divernon; Nicole (Monte) Rodriguez, Tampa, FL; grandchildren; Parker, Wesley, Jayse Gleeson, Emily and Austin Gibbs, Jake and Brooke Rodriquez; sister Valerie Zimmermann, Springfield; nieces Shelly Zimmermann, Miami, FL and Kim Zimmermann, Chicago; great niece Abigail Bustamonte, great nephew Nicholas Bustamonte; sister-in-law Barbara (Joe) Muzzo and several aunts, cousins and friends and especially her FMNR family and Phil and Peggy Chiles. A memorial service was hem Saturday September 24 in the Ewton Funeral Home .Chapel, Dunlap, TN. Memorials: Sarah Can- non Research Institute. Margaret Ruth Baher, 88, of Mt. Pulaski, passed away at 11:45Am Wednesday September 21, 2016 at St. John's Hospital in Spring- field. Margaret was born November 23, .1927 in Mt. Pulaski, the daughter of Orville and Marjiella (Jones) Martin. She mar- ried Don Eldon Baker on May 11, 1946 in Lincoln. He preceded her in death in 2008. Margaret is survived by her children, Ronn (Joann) Baker of Streator, Larry (Pam) Baker of Mt. Zion, Debra (Steve Battin) Pol- lock of Lincoln, Candy (Gary) Foss of Camp Point, and a special son, Kevin Baker of Dwight; grandchil- dren, Seth, Audra, Bethany, Shari Lynn West, 51, of llliopolis, passed away at 7:56Am Monday October 3, 2016 at Barnes Jewish Hos- pital in St. Louis, MO. Shaft was born July 18, 1965 in Charleston, the daughter of Lloyd and Delo- ris J. (Durbin) Eggers. She married Randy West on June 4, 1988 in Mt. Pulaski. He survives her. Shaft is also survived by her son, Austin West of Illi- Julie, David, Clint, Ian, and Ashley; great-grandchil- dren, Trenton, Dawson, Cade, Owen, Lydia, Julian, Brock, Wyatt, Vincent, Kyrah, Adalyn, Ruby, Eli, Rylin, Hudson, and Olsen. She was preceded in death by her parents, hus- band, daughter, Mary Eileen, and brother, John W. Martin. Margaret worked for Judge LelandSimpkins before staying home to raise a family. She later worked as the credit man- ager for Bo-Jac Seed Co. She made over 600 quilt tops that were donated to the Lutheran World Relief and also enjoyed painting nature scenes. She was for- tunate to have the oppor- tunity of taking her entire family on a cruise last summer. She was a lifelong resident of Mt. Pulaski and member of the First Chris- tian Church. Services for Margaret were Saturday September 24 at First Christian Church in Mt. Pulaski. Mark Weber officiated. Burial was in Mt. Pulaski Cemetery. Memorials: First Chris- tian Church in Mt. Pulaski. Services were entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home Mr. Pulaski. opolis, father, Lloyd (Pat) Eggers of Springfield, and her sister, Terres (R0dney) VanBibber of Milwaukee, WI. Her mother preceded her in death. Shaft was an Assis- tant Attorney General for the State of Illinois. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Springfield and the llli- nois Bar Association. She enjoyed shopping, camping, and boating, but was hap- piest when spending time with her son, sister, nieces, nephews, and friends. Services for Shaft will be held Friday October 7 at the First United Meth- odist Church in Spring- field. Roger Ross officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Illiopolis. Memorials: Sangamon Valley Scholarship Fund. Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski was entrusted with arrangements. Mildred Madelyn Wright- Brown (McQuaid) (Mi!ly) passed away Friday, Sep- tember 16, 2016, at the Albany General Hospital (State of Oregon), two months before her 94~h birthday. Her passing was peaceful as she was in good health up until her time had arrived. She was born in Logan County December 23, 1922 at James and Wilma McQuaid's farm in Mt. Pulaski. The presiding doctor had to brave trav- eling in a snow storm to bring her into the world. She graduated from Latham High School in a class of nine and was the last living member her class. In 1940 she married Harold Alien Wright in New London, Missouri. Harold passed away in 1994 and she married Gerald Brown in 1997. Gerald passed way in 2007. For most of her adult life she resided in Jefferson, Oregon and was active in the community until her later years. Her working career was with the Bell Telephone Company and she had many interest- ing stories of her time as an operator as she helped people she never had the chance to meet in person. Most of her time at the ~. telephone company was ~ ~] spent in Salem and Albany. ~" Her last position was as a frame person in the Albany office where she connected wiring to energize or repair phone service for custom- ers. She retired in 1981 and spent time traveling and enjoying working on the. farm she and her husband' Harold had in the Parish' Gap area north of Jefferson. Milly was preceded in death by her sister Marjo- fie Tozun and her brother Louran McQuaid. Surviving are her half- brothers Charles Gale McQuaid of Chandler, Texas and James Dale McQuaid of Hawkins, Texas and chil- dren: Jerry of Melba, Idaho; Allen of Bend, Oregon; James of Honolulu, Hawaii; and Gitana Cox of Jeffer- son, Oregon; and her niece Deana Dingman of Latham. Her greatest enjoyments in life were cooking, gar- dening, and talking about her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life was held at the Jefferson Com- munity Center September 28. O O e@ o Dena Memorials Markers, Monuments, Cremation UrnslMemodals, Monument Cleanin~ Cemetery Lettering 1211 Fifth Street, Lincoln, IL 62656 Phone: 217-735-1191 Fax: 217-651-825o Outside Lincoln: 888-267-86o3 Email: W Operated By Sales Consultants Terry Potts & Dena Manley Carolyn & Don Manley We have built our business around our customers - the most important person in a business. 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