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Waneta A. Franz

January 20, 2012

     Waneta A. Franz, 87, of Decatur, passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Friday, January 20, 2012, in the Woodcrest Nursing Center located in Decatur.
    Waneta was born on Tuesday, April 29, 1924, in Adams County to the late Martin and Frieda (Bauermeister) Conrad.    She married the late Richard C. Franz on March 13, 1943, in Decatur. He passed away on September 23, 1998.

Robert Paul Banks

January 20, 2012

    Robert Paul Banks died last Sunday, a day after his 72nd birthday, at his home in Corsicana, Texas.
    A graduate of Decatur High School and Tennessee Tech, he was a teacher and coach at Monmouth High School, Decatur Junior High and Southeast Elementary here until moving to Corsicana in 1981.
    Among survivors are his wife, Marsha; two children; and five stepchildren.
    Graveside services were held Wednesday in Corsicana. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Margaret (Kimble) Beer

January 20, 2012

    Ruth Margaret (Kimble) Beer, 90, of Sycamore, died early Wednesday, January 18, 2012, in Kishwaukee Community Hospital. 
    She was born on Thursday, June 16, 1921 in Decatur, to Dwight and Ruth (Madden) Kimble. 
    She married Karl H. Beer on Nov. 29, 1950.  
    She was a member of The Federated Church in Sycamore.

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