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In Memory Gimbel Bernice Gimbel, 90, of Mt. Pulaski died at 8:14 am, Monday October 10, 2011 at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mt. Pulaski. Bemice was born on Janu- ary 10, 1921 in Mt. Pulaski the daughter of Edward and Lydia Epting Gimbel. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Surviving Ms. Gimbel is her sister Norma Beggs of Mt. Pulaski; her nephew Dennis Beggs of Mt. Pulaski; her great nephews Brad Beggs of Elkhart and Doug (Tiffany) Beggs of Mt. Pulaski; and 2 great-great mphews and I great-great niee. Private fam:y services will be held by ILw. Christopher Decker at Fricke-Calvert- Schrader Funeal, Mt. Pulaski with burial i Mt. Pulaski Cemetery. Memorials: Mt. Pulaski EMS, Mt. Pulaski Zion Lutheran Church or Mt. Pulaski Zion Lutheran School. Pioneer Pastors' Resting Place Remembered Several churches trace their roots directly to a pioneer church that once stood on the banks of Salt Creek in Tunbridge Town- ship (near the llage of Kenney). European settlers who entered De Witt County, settled in Tunbridge Township, in the very southwest corner of DeWitt County. Within a few years, believers had formed a congregation. Two figures were instrumental in this founding: Hughes Bowles and his son, Walter. Old Union Church is long gone, but its Old Union cemetery still holds the bones of many early settlers. The Old Union Church was founded in 1833. Kenney's benefactor, retired lawyer John Regan of Decatur, supplied funds for the manu- facture of an all metal sign that gives a thumbnail history of the church once located in the woods that look today very much as they must have looked all those years ago. The site is maintained by the Tunbridge Township cemetery board. Old Union Church was the mother to the Kenney Christian Church, Texas Christian Church, Eugene E. "Geno" Norris, Jr., 40, of Dickinson, ND, formerly of Chestnut and Atlanta, passed away Thursday, September 29, 2011 near Williston, North Dakota. Funeral Services for Mr. Norris were Wednesday, October 5 at Peasley Funeral Home, Lincoln. Rev. Glenn Fontana officiated. Burial was in Holy Cross Cem- etery in Lincoln. His grandparents preceded him in death. Eugene Edward "Geno" Norris Jr was bom on May 31, 1971 in Bloomington the son of Eugene Edward Sr. and Charlesa Jean Serven Norris. Surviving are his parents of and churches in Maroa, Midland City and Hallsville. Old Union Cemetery sits in woods, several hundred yards off the paved township road, and must be reached by means of a narrow track between two cul- tivated fields. The narrow track joins Flag Road that runs between Old Settlers Road at its south end and Bungtown Road at its north end. For more information or directions contact Gary Stew- art at 217-944-2312. E-mail is Chestnut; daughter, Ashley Nicole Norris of Chestnut; sister Tina Cole of Lincoln; brother Melvin Scott (Nancy) Cecil of Cambridge, IL; and several niece, nephews and aunts. 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"Where good service with a good turn around counts, t" Iona Gladys Fulscher, 99, of Lincoln passed away Sunday, Oct. 2 at 6:20 pm at St. Clara's Manor, Lincoln. Graveside services were Monday Oct. 10, 2011 at Mt. Ethel (Fuiten) McCain, 93, of Mt. Pulaski died at 12:57 P.M. Thursday October 6, 2011 at Decatur Memorial Hospital. Pulaski Cemetery. Mark Weber officiated. She is the last of her immediate family. Her husband, three brothers, and two sisters preceded her in death. She is also the last of her graduating class of 1930 from Mt. Pulaski High School. Iona retired from the Depart- ment of Mental Health in 1973 as a nursing assistant. She was a member of Royal Neighbors of America, American Legion Auxiliary of Mt. Pulaski, Eagles Auxiliary of Lincoln and the Oasis Senior Citizens. Mrs. McCain was a house- wife and school cook, and was a member of Mt. Pulaski Christian Church. Born November 5, 1917 at Lake Fork, she was the daugh- ter of the late Ellen (McMann) and William H. Fuiten. She was preceded in death by her husband Lee V. McCain and son Wil- liam, sisters - Dorthey, Mable, Doris and Wilma; and 1 brother Charles. She is survived by her children Donald (Sandra) McCain of Mt. Pulaski and Jimmie (Michelle) McCain of HiUsboro, MO; daugh- ter in law Vera McCain; her grand- Iona was born on July 1, 1912 in Mr. Pulaski, the daughter of Walter Scott and Martha Jane Fuller Rowe. She married Thomas Gaffney who preceded her in death in 1976 and later mar- ried Howard Fulscher on May 22, 1980. He preceded her in death in Nov. 1990. She is survived by her daughter Linda Maxine Williams of Lin- coln; her step grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Memorials: Oasis Senior Citi- zens or St. Clara's Manor. children - Mark (Chris) McCain, Jerald (Lynn) McCain, Susan (Bryan) Roher, Dennis (Kathy) McCain, Cinthia Mauldin, Jason McCain, Sean McCain, and Maggie (Tyler) Edwards; 23 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. Funeral Services were held at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski Friday, October 14. J.T. Thomason offici- ated. Burial was in Steenbergen Cemetery. Memorials: Oblong Christian Children's Home or Mt. Pulaski Christian Church Building Fund. 12 Mt. Pulaski Times Oct. 15, 2011