Frances Edna (Wickersheirn) Hathaway died March 2013

Published in The Hanford Sentinel on March 30, 2013 Hanford CA.

Frances Edna Hathaway was born December 4, 1918 in Helena, Montana to Frances M. (Freyler) and Earl Adrian Wickersheirn. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 32 years; Milton L. Hathaway, her siblings; Winifred Shimel, Dorothy Parker, Phyllis Elmore, Earl Wickersheim, Joan Davis, 2 granddaughters; Lynn Longmire & JoDee Morgan and a son-in-law; Jack Manley.Edna stood out in a crowd; she touched many lives and gave of herself in so many ways to friends as well as her churches and family.

Over the years Edna’s club and community involvements were with; Emblem Club of Hanford Elks Lodge, Lucerne Chapter of Eastern Star, Kings County Historical Society, Kings County Commission on Aging, La Casa Garden Club and especially with First United Methodist Churches of Point Richmond and Hanford, California.Edna’s life’s passions included playing the piano since her childhood, she was an avid musician and throughout her life she played the organ in several churches. She had been residing at the Remington Retirement Center where she played the piano daily for the residents, and the organ for their church services She enjoyed playing many games; Bridge, Cribbage, Scrabble, various board games and pleasure trips to the casino. Edna was recruited by residents of the Remington to instruct them in the game of bridge.Edna was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed camping and hunting with her husband, children, family and friends. After the passing of her husband in 1970, she continued their dream and built a chalet cabin in South Lake Tahoe. Over the 18 years she was there, she welcomed her family and friends who marveled at her ability to endure the harsh winter weather. She traveled to numerous countries over the years, including, France, Germany, China, Russia, The Netherlands, Australia, and countless trips to the Hawaiian Islands, her favorite. Hawaii afforded her the opportunity to swim in the ocean every day and play bridge with friends she traveled with or met on her trips. She referred to Hawaii as her “”Winter Spa””. She attended concerts and thrived on the Hawaiian culture, tropical flora and music. All this while her home in South Lake Tahoe was covered in snow.

She is survived by her children; Ann Kissling (Chris) of Hanford, California and Les Hathaway (Sandi) of Jackson, California, grandchildren; Jeff Longmire of Fair Oaks, California, Laurie Bolt (Dave) of Hanford, California, Leslie Paul Hathaway of Dunnigan, California, Michael Hathaway of San Jose, California and Terry Morgan of Rio Vista, California. She is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-granddaughters. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many friends she has made over her many years!A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church; 505 N. Redington Street, Hanford, CA 93230 559-584-4075. A Second Memorial Service has been arranged on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Point Richmond First United Methodist Church; 201 Martina Street, Richmond, CA 94801 510-236-0527. Family and friends are invited to visit to view Edna’s legacy, send condolences and flowers to the family. Donations may be sent to your charity of choice in Edna’s memory.Services are under the direction of People’s Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty Street,Hanford, CA 93230, 559-584-5591. Published in The Hanford Sentinel on March 30, 2013


Paul S. Juras, died Dec. 17, 2007

From 12/19/07

Paul S. Juras
1948 – 2007
Paul S. Juras, 59, passed away at his residence on Monday, Dec. 17, 2007. He was a lifelong resident of Racine, Wis., born on Sept. 14, 1948, to Frank P. and Georgette (nee: Boulard) Juras. He was a 1966 graduate of Washington Park High School. On June 22, 1974, Paul was united in marriage to Robin Welsh at Evangelical United Methodist Church. He had been employed at Powerbrace Corp. as a Mechanical Designer for 23 years. Paul was a member of Evangelical United Methodist Church and Powerbrace golf league. He was an avid Packer and Chicago Cubs fan and found great enjoyment visiting Grandad’s Bluff in LaCrosse, where he found solitude and peace with his wife, Robin. Surviving are his wife, Robin; and their children, Phillip (Lisa) Juras and Carri Juras; granddaughter, Madison; father, Frank Juras, all of Racine, Wis.; two special cousins, Mark Welch of Naples, Fla., and Joy (LeRoy) Clausen of Racine, Wis.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Kevin (Diane) Welsh of Duluth, Minn. Further survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many dear friends. And his beloved dogs, Muffy and Cubby. He was preceded in death by his mother, Georgette; aunts, Georgine Welch, Harry (Suzanne) Merry and Ann (Harold) Bishop. Funeral services will be held at Evangelical United Methodist Church, corner of 11th and Main St. on Friday, Dec. 21, 2007, at 6 p.m. with Rev. Creighton Kaye officiating. There will be a time for family and friends to meet at the church on Friday evening before services from 4 p.m. until time of service. Memorials to the American Heart Assoc., 4701 W. 7th St., Minneapolis, MN 55435 have been suggested. A special thank you to Wheaton Franciscan – Hospice Care, the nurses on 2b; Dr. Tierney, Dr. Gierahn, Dr. Ansani, Dr. Dhingra and Mary Dutkiewicz and Joyce from cardiac rehab for the fine care Paul received.

Marie L. (Heiderman) Greil of Wheatland, Wis. died Dec. 18, 2007

From 12/19/07
Marie L. Greil
1919 – 2007
Marie L. Greil, 88, of the Town of Wheatland, Wis., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington, Wis. She was born July 2, 1919, in New Munster, Wis., to Henry and Lucy (nee Schuerman) Heiderman. She spent her early life in New Munster, Wis., and was a graduate of Burlington High School. Marie had been a life time resident of the Town of Wheatland, Wis. On Oct. 25, 1941, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in New Munster, Wis., she was united in marriage to William P. Greil.

Following marriage they resided at Lily Lake, Wis. Marie and her husband were owners of Bill & Marie’s Tavern in Lily Lake, Wis. She was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, served as Secretary of the Kenosha County Tavern League for over 25 years, was a member of The Tavern League of Wisconsin, Bill & Marie’s Bowling Team in Twin Lakes, Wis., and her family was designated as a “Century Family” by the County of Kenosha in 1976. Survivors include her husband, William P. Greil of the Town of Wheatland, Wis.; sons, Gerald (Muriel) Greil of Burlington, Wis., and Edward (Kitty) Greil of Waukesha, Wis.; and by grandchildren, Melissa (David) Palfery of Combined Locks, Wis., Megan (Eric) Stevens of Waukesha, Wis., and Andy (Sarah) Greil of Greenfield, Wis. She is further survived by great grandchildren, Bode and Isabella Stevens. Marie was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter in infancy, one brother, Emery Heiderman, and by a sister, Margaret Tracy. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, Dec. 21, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church with Rev. Mike Erwin officiating and Rev. Paul Daniels co-concelebrating. Burial will follow at St. Alphonsus Catholic Cemetery. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Thursday, Dec. 20, at Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to one’s choice have been suggested. Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home 625 Browns Lake Dr. Burlington, WI 53105 (262) 763-3434

Betty M. (Clink) McAbee of Cottage Grove died Aug. 7 2012

Published: August 12, 2012 12:00AM, Midnight, Aug. 12
Betty McAbee
COTTAGE GROVE — The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove for Betty M. McAbee of Cottage Grove, who died Aug. 7 of lung cancer. She was 90.
She was born June 23, 1922, in Petoskey, Mich., to George and Hazel Druck Clink. She married George Ring in 1943. They later divorced. She married Curtis “Mac” McAbee in 1959 in Billings, Mont. He died June 11, 1991.
She graduated from high school in Portland and attended business school.
She worked as a civilian for the Department of the Navy in San Diego, worked in a cannery and for the Pendleton Roundup, worked for various dry cleaners in Oregon and Montana and, after moving back to Lane County, worked as a bookkeeper for a jeweler until purchasing the Hillcrest Market in Cottage Grove.
Survivors include a son, Jame “Butch” Ring of Riverton, Wyo.; three daughters, Judy Rieger of Syracuse, Neb., Constance Cannon of Gooding, Idaho and Georgia Swenson of Vancouver, Wash.; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great grandchildren. An infant son, George Albert Ring Jr., and great-grandson, Brandon Cannon, died previously.
Burial will be at Sears Cemetery in Cottage Grove.Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to the Betty McAbee memorial account at Northwest Credit Union in Cottage Grove

Thelma (Murray) Davis of Eugene, who died Aug. 9 2012

Published: August 12, 2012 12:00AM, Midnight, Aug. 12
Thelma Davis
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene, for Thelma M. Davis of Eugene, who died Aug. 9 of age-related causes. She was 95. A noon reception will follow the funeral at The Knights of Columbus Hall in Eugene.
She was born Nov. 27, 1916, in South Gate, Calif. to Lindley and Christina Nielsen Murray. She married Clarence R. “Bud” Davis on May 13, 1938, in South Gate. He died on Feb. 24, 2006.
She attended public schools in South Gate and was a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Janet Cranford of Portland and Judy Gough of Eugene; a sister, Helen Manker of LaCanada, Calif.; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a great-grandson.
Private entombment will be held at Rest-Haven Memorial Park Mausoleum.Arrangements by Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene. Remembrances to Eugene Assistance League

Sid Cooke Sr. of Creswell died Aug. 7 2012

Published: August 12, 2012 12:00AM, Midnight, Aug. 12
Sid Cooke Sr.
CRESWELL — A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield for Sid Cooke Sr. of Creswell, who died Aug. 7 of age-related causes. He was 94. A reception will follow.
He was born July 5, 1918, in Cranford, N.J., to Sidney and Viola Thygeson Cooke. He married Georgia Lytle on July 5, 1946, in Greenleaf. She died March 6, 1995. He served in the Army from August 1943 through May 1945 and was awarded the Purple Heart. He worked at the Ford dealership in Cottage Grove for 40 years as the used car reconditioning foreman.
Survivors include a son, Sid Jr. of Creswell; two daughters, Nancy Cooke of Eugene and Lorraine Jahnsen of Cottage Grove; three sisters, Vivian Waggoner and Elaine Robertson, both of Creswell, and Janet Marlatt of Minden, Neb.; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A son, John, died Dec. 1, 2009.
Arrangements by Andreason’s Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield. Remembrances to Signature Hospice

Kira Lee Cartwright of Fort Rock born and died July 16 2012

Published: August 12, 2012 12:00AM, Midnight, Aug. 12
Kira Cartwright
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Springfield Memorial Gardens for Kira Lee Cartwright of Fort Rock, formerly of Springfield, who died July 16 of complications of birth. She was 4 hours old.
She was born July 16, 2012, in Bend to Brooke Cartwright.
Survivors include her mother; and grandparents Pat and Laurie Cartwright of Lowell and Lora and Allan Peterson of Springfield.
Arrangements by Musgrove’s at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Springfield.