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Dena Memorials Markers, Monuments, Cremation Urns~Memorials, Monument Cleanin& Cemetery Lettering i2ii Fifth Street, Lincoln, IL 62656 Phone: 217-735-ii9i Fax: 217-651-825o Outside Lincoln: 888-267-86o3 Email: 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. Everything we do - every procedure - every decision - is responding to your needs. When you come through our door, whatever we can do to help, we will do it promptly, as well as courteously. Our goal at Dena Memorials is to be the best monument company to do business with! in the Lord Mt. Pulaski, passed away at He is preceded in deathjoined the United States Navy 14 5:33pm Thursday October by his parents, and brothers and served from 1976-1985. 15, 2015 at Memorial Medi- Thomas and Randall. Services were Wednesday cal Center in Springfield. Roger was a retired cot- October 21 at Fricke-Calvert- Roger was born September rectional officer for the State Schrader Funeral Home in 8, 1951 in ClintontoJohnN. of Illinois. He was of the Mt. Pulaski. Rev. Jonathan and Estella Mae Grandfield Lutheran Faith. He was a Buescher officiated. Burial Bates Jr. He married Rachel member of the Mt. Pulaski was in steenbergen Cem- Ramsey January 16, 1974 in VFW Post #777, Mt. Pulaski etery with full military rites Arlington, VA. He later mar- American Legion Post #447, accorded. ried Karen Crawford on May an avid St. Louis Cardinals Memorials: American 5, 1984 in Midlothian, VA. and Chicago Bears fan and Cancer Society, American She survives of Mr. Pulaski. was a history buff and avid Diabetes Association, or the Also surviving is his daugh- reader. American Heart Association. ter, Kathleen Marie Bates Roger served in the United Hammerle of Houston, Texas, States Army from 1970-1974 D Roger John Bates, 64, of and twograndchildren, during Vietnam. He later In 1937 she graduated from Elkhart High School where she met, and in 1938, mar- ried John Delmar Davis shar- ing life together for 59 years and seven months. He pre- ceded her in death on January 25, 1998. Thelma's primary goal was to be a loving wife and mother who diligently cared for and helped her children to mature and grow. Since 1952, she was a faith- ful member of Elkhart Chris- ', ':'; tian Church, wrote many Thelma V. Davis, 95, of Elkhart, passed away peace- fully at her home in Elkhart at 4:20pm Sunday October 18, 2015. Thelma was born Decem- ber 26, 1919 to Claude and Elva Hall Johnson and raised on their farm in rural Elkhart. poems, and was a secretary/ bookkeeper for Elkhart High School, Lincoln Federal Land Bank and for Davis Truck Service. She was a member of and served a year as Presi- dent of the Elkhart American Legion Auxiliary and Mt. Pulaski Woman's Club. Thelma is survived by five children of her seven children, Roger (Mary Lou) Davis of Dunmore, PA, Sheryl (Stephen) Deckro of Morrison, Karl (Kay) Davis of Elkhart, Sue Roush of Indus- try, and Bradley (Debra) Davis of Manitowoc, WI; 22 grandchildren, Shannon McBride, Matthew Davis, Stephanie Deckro, Sarah Lawrence, Jerry Davis, Scott Davis, Karyl Davis, Staci Floyd, Becky Bellefeuille, Nathaniel Davis, Geoffrey Davis, Elena Davis, Timothy Davis, Zachary Davis, Abigail Davis, Matthew Davis, Shane Davis, Chester W. Davis, Melinda Soelle, and Angela Pitts; 27 great-grandchildren, Roger Alan McBride, Mitchell Davis, William D. Lawrence, Michael J. LaFrence, Tori Lawrence, John A. Lawrence III, Vienna D. Tiria, Vaughn A. Tiria, Alexia K. Davis, Cecilia R. Davis, Isaac K. Davis, Quenton J. Markley, Zackary R. Floyd, Audrianna R. Floyd, Lukas E. Floyd, Allyson N. Raines, Hayley E. Raines, Caedmon Davis, Alden Davis, Isidora Davis, Jonathan Soelle, Jeremy Soelle, Ashley Polk, Chelsea Pitts, and Ryan Pitts; and four great-great grandchildren. Her husband, two sons, J. Daniel and Tony, and three siblings, Gene and Kenneth Johnson and Norma Stall- ings, preceded her in death. Services were Saturday October 24 at Elkhart Chris- tian Church. Stacy Pope- joy officiated. Burial was in Elkhart Cemetery. Memorials: Elkhart Chris- tian Church or the Elkhart American Legion Auxiliary. g 45 1945 ]ane Louis Hemphfll, 89, longtime Durango, Colorado resident, died from complica- tions of Parkinson's disease October 19, 2015 at Four Corners Health Center. The daughter of Austin and Jessie (Scroggin) Schaff- enacker, Jane was born Octo- ber 1, 1926 and was raised in Mt. Pulaski and graduated from Mt. Pulaski Township High School in 1944. She continued her edu- cation at Western Illino'rs University where she was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority and received a Bachelor of Science in Educa- tion in 1948. On February 14, 1946 she met Robert (Bob) Hemphill at a Valentine's Day dance and they were married Janua_W 1, 1947. The young couple started their teaching careers in LaJunta, Colorado, travels throughout the _ US where Jane taught English. and Europe are chronicled in In 1950 they retumed the many photo albums she to Illinois and settled in Ioved puttingtogether. Newman. Jane 'continued teaching and raised a family. Never forgetting their love for Colorado, the Hemp- hills moved to Durango in 1970. Jane taught for several years at Ignacio High School and then helped her hus- band operate two motels in Durango. They retired from the motel business in 1994 and moved to Arizona first to Casa Grande and then to Green Valley. In 2005 they returned to Durango to be near their daughter. Jane was an excellent cook and baker and an avid Bridge and Scrabble player. She enjoyed Shakespeare, poetry, and the theater and did a lot of mountain hiking and cross-c0untry skiing with her husband. Their extensive Jane sang in church or community choirs for many years. She was a long-time member of the First Presbyte- rian Church and the Reading Club of Durango. She is survived by her daughter, Phoebe Hemp2 hill of Durango; son, Wil- liam Hemphill (Billie Ruth) of Cottage Grove, OR; three grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. Her husband of 65 years, Bob Hemphill, and her sister, Rhoda Walker, preceded Jane in death. No services are planned at this time. Memorial con- tributions may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences to the family may be posted at