Marian M. Martin, 96 yrs. old, of Lanark passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Center after a brief illness.
She was born on Dec. 17, 1916 at Shannon, the daughter of William P. and Maggie (Knadler) Bright. She married Merle P. Martin on Nov. 16, 1939 in Clinton, Iowa.
Marian was a member of the Lanark United Methodist Church, served as a youth group leader for several years, and was active in the Women’s Society. She was employed as the night cook at the Linton Café.
She had pen pal friends for many years, enjoyed bird watching, reading and crossword puzzles. She always had a helping hand where needed. Her pet cat was always by her side.
Surviving are her daughter, Carol A. Martin of Lanark, and nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, Merle P. Martin, one brother, William Bright, and her sister-in-law, Mae Martin.
Services will be on Sat., Feb. 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the Russell-Frank Funeral Home in Lanark, with Rev. Larry Thomson, officiating. Burial will be in the Lanark Cemetery. Friends may call from five to seven pm on Friday at the funeral home.
A memorial has been established in her memory.
Private condolences and online guestbook may be signed at www.schwarzfh.com
Vernon R. Collins
Vernon R. Collins, 69, of Fulton, IL, died Monday, February 11, 2013, at the Alverno Health Care Facility, Clinton, IA.
Vern was born on February 2, 1944, in Savanna, IL, the son of Radke V. and Gladys L. (Petersen) Collins. He graduated from Sabula High School, Sabula, IA in 1962, and earned his BA Degree from Western Illinois University in 1980. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict era; he was stationed in Pensacola, FL, and was assigned to the U.S.S. Cambria. He served in Adak, AK and was deployed to San Miguel, Philippines. He married Suzanne Richman on April 22, 1967, in Miles, IA. He was employed by Ralston Purina (Clinton) for 31 years, retiring on September 25, 2001. Vern was a member of the Second Reformed Church, Fulton, IL and was a member of the choir. He was a former member and past Commander of the Fulton American Legion, Former Member and Worshipful Master of the Sabula Masonic Lodge AF & AM, the Shriners Lodge of Clinton, IA. He was also an avid hunter. He was a member of the Clinton Municipal Band where he played the tuba. He was the former auctioneer for the Clinton County Heart Association annual fund raiser. He was the former chairman of the Fulton Zoning Committee. When he was junior high age he also worked as a commercial fisherman in Sabula, IA. He was an outstanding husband, father and grandfather of whom was gifted with his love and generosity. He was a hard worker and loved life.
Survivors include his wife, Sue of Fulton, IL; 1 daughter, Rhonda (Paul) Mussmann of Clinton, IA; a son, Daniel V. (Lisa) Collins of Eldridge, IA; 5 grandchildren, Hunter Daniel Collins, Alexander Paul Mussmann, Riley Danielle Collins, Nicholas Paul Mussmann and Alisha Renee Mussmann; and 1 sister, Karen (Lee) Foxworthy of Kansas City, MO.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 5 – 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, February 13, 2013, in the McDonald Funeral Home, Fulton, IL. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Thursday, February 14, 2013, in the McDonald Funeral Home, Fulton, IL, with Reverend Tom Loyola of the Evangelical Free Church, Clinton, IA officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton Township Cemetery, Fulton, IL. A memorial has been established to Second Reformed Church, Fulton, IL or to Medical Associates Clinton, IA Diabetic Forum. To leave online condolences visit mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com.
Raymond Lee Cooper
Raymond Lee Cooper, age 89, of Savanna, Illinois died Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Big Meadows Nursing Home, Savanna. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. Burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery, Hanover. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., prior to the service at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna.
Inez “Peggy” Barr, age 90, of Savanna died Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at the Big Meadows Nursing Home, Savanna. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Law Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 9 at Law Jones Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Savanna Township Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established in Inez’s memory, in lieu of flowers.
Richard “Dick” Eberhardt, age 86, of Hanover, Illinois, died Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at his home. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday February 11, 2013 at the Hanover United Methodist Church. Burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery, Hanover, with full military rites accorded by the Hanover V.F.W. Post #5300. A Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday February 10, 2013 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Hanover.