Dora M. Thomas|
Services Held for Mrs. Dora M. Thomas
Music was by Mrs. Clyde Ewing and Mrs. Gene Strader, organists, Clyde Ewing and Raymond Ewing. Pall bearers were Upton Blankenshiop, Edward Schoenhals, John Hendricks, Cecil Wolfe, Frank Johnson and Gene Strader. Burial was in the Homestead Cemetery, the Keller & Landes Funeral having charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Thomas became ill suddenly and died a few hours after being taken to the hospital. Following is the obituary:
Dora M. Wilcox was born in Mason County, Illinois, April 1, 1880 and passed away October 30, 1954, at the Okeene Hospital at the age of 74 years and 7 months.
On May 4, 1899, she was married to Knowlton Thomas, who preceded her in death in 1949.
To this union three children were born, one of whom died in infancy.
Among the survivors are a daughter, Mrs. W.E. Hendricks of Homestead; a son, Buford Thomas of Okeene; a sister, Mrs. Maude Barker of Havana, Ill.; a brother, Ed Wilcox of Mason City, Ill.; also four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas left their native state in 1901 and settled near Homestead, where they made many friends. Following the passing of her husband, Mrs. Thomas moved to her home in Okeene and there resided until her death.
Early in life she was converted and joined the Methodist church. She remained true to her Saviour throughout her life and was an active and loyal member of her church as long as her health permitted.
Contributed by Carole Martin
State Journal Register, Springfield, Illinois, June 18, 2005
Mason City - Dennis Owen Thompson, 55, of Mason City, formerly of Lincoln, died Friday, June 17, 2005, at Memorial Medical Center.
He was born March 8, 1950, in Lincoln, the son of Edgar Charles and Joan Stennett Thompson.
Mr. Thompson was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a truck driver for 25 years, driving for S&H Trucking in Greenview for the past 11 years. He was a member of American Legion of Greenview.
Survivors: sister, Sandra (husband, Butch) Cook of Lincoln; and companion, Emma Petersson Engnell of Almeboda, Sweden.
Remains will be cremated.
No services are planned. Burial: Mount Pulaski Cemetery at a later date.
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln is in charge of arrangements.
Transcribed by: Sara Hemp
Rev. John L. Turner
Died -- In Menard county, at the residence of Mr. R. Godbey, on the 12th November, Rev. John L. Turner, of Mason county, Ill. Kentucky papers, please copy.