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Beulah Pitts

SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be held Dec. 15 for Beulah B. Pitts of Springfield, who died Dec. 11 of age-related causes. She was 92.

Pitts was born Sept. 5, 1912, in Benton, Ark., to W.D. and Ethel Peeler Collins. She married James "Bob" Lester Pitts in Little Rock, Ark., on Oct. 15, 1933. He died June 8, 1999.

She attended public schools in Arkansas and moved from Little Rock to Springfield in 1948.

As a youngster she picked cotton and later worked as a housecleaner and in a fruit orchard. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, gardening and the Bible. She was a member of Calvary Open Bible Church.

Survivors include a son, Wayne of Springfield; a brother, Curtis Collins of Pleasanton, Calif.; a sister, Leola Thrower of Leesville, La.; six grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; and three great- great-grandchildren.

Two sons, J.L. and Gerald, died previously.

Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. today at Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene. Wednesday's service will be at 11 a.m. at Calvary Open Bible Church in Springfield, with burial at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Springfield.

Lucile Grass

A memorial service will be held today, Dec. 14, for Lucile G. Grass of Eugene, who died Dec. 11 of congestive heart failure. She was 85.

She was born Aug. 28, 1919, in Page, Neb., to Clarence and Dena Johnson Stevens. She married Elton Grass in O'Neill, Neb., on Aug. 10, 1939. He died May 8, 1988.

She graduated from Page High School in Nebraska. She had lived in Eugene for the past 45 years, and previously lived in Yoncalla.

Grass was employed at Meier & Frank. She was an avid fan of the Oregon State University Beavers, and enjoyed gardening, cooking and spending time with family. She was a member of River Road Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Don of Ashburn, Va.; three daughters, Nancy Ollivant of Cottage Grove, Nadine Grass of Eugene and Marilyn Grass of Springfield; two brothers, Lee Stevens of Lincoln, Neb., and Wendell Stevens of Omaha, Neb.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Today's service will be at 1:30 p.m. at River Road Baptist Church in Eugene. Lane Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eugene Mission.

Harley Eschliman

SPRINGFIELD - The graveside service will be held Dec. 15 for Harley George Eschliman of Springfield, who died Dec. 12 of age-related causes. He was 85.

He was born July 19, 1919, in Julesburg, Colo., to George and Hattie Swope Eschliman. He married Bessie Timmons in 1947. She died Jan. 26, 1998.

Eschliman moved to Eugene in 1960 and graduated from Eugene Business College in 1982 with a certificate in business management. He had worked as a union carpenter and truck driver. He previously lived in Gillette and Point of Rocks, both in Wyoming. He was an accomplished toy maker. He belonged to Noti Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Shanna Reineke of Elmira; a son, Eugene "Ron" of Eugene; three sisters, Florence Woodams and Evelyn Boozing, both of Colorado, and Norma Lyon of Idaho; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Ethel Eschliman, died Aug. 12, 1987.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, Dec. 14, in Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene.

Wednesday's service and burial will be held at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Eugene.

Charles Lyons

SPRINGFIELD - Charles Harry Lyons of Springfield died Dec. 13 of age-related causes. He was 78.

He was born Aug. 26, 1926, in Mount Vernon, N.Y. He married Phyllis Randall on Oct. 16, 1954, in Bruster, N.Y.

He served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines during World War II and was one of the first American soldiers to enter Japan after the surrender.

He worked as a tree surgeon and surveyor in New York and in the construction business in Oregon. He enjoyed reading history and being outdoors working on his six acres.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Leslie of Marcola; a stepson, Alan Brady of Italy; three brothers, William of Holyoke, Mass., Bob of York, Pa., and John of New England; and two grandchildren.

No service is planned. Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Gloria Warren

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held Dec. 15 for Gloria A. "Lala" Warren of Springfield, who died Dec. 10 following a stroke. She was 68.

She was born Feb. 9, 1936, in Werner, N.D., to John and Adel Twingley Merly. She married Richard Warren on April 26, 1957, in Kelso, Wash. He died Feb. 13, 1973.

She graduated from Kelso High School and lived in Kelso from 1960 to 1965, when she moved to Springfield. She was a bartender at the Corral, now known as Jim's Landing, in Springfield in the 1970s. She enjoyed shopping, gardening, flowers and spending time with her grandsons. She was a member of the Moose Lodge.

Survivors include her parents, now of Kelso; her son, Mark, and daughter, Kimberly Warren, both of Springfield; two brothers, Jerry Merly of Kelso and Gary Merly of Springfield; five sisters, Virginia Dove, Carole Thom, Joan Junnikkala, Judy Anonby and Mona Roulette, all of Kelso; and three grandsons. One son, David, died in 1978.

Wednesday's service will be at 1 p.m. at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Harrington

Donald E. Harrington of Eugene died Dec. 11 of congestive heart failure. He was 90.

Harrington was born Oct. 24, 1914, in Wolsey, S.D., to Thomas and Laura Markey Harrington. He married Beulah Risk on April 8, 1961, in Las Vegas.

He worked for El-Jay Fabrication Co., and retired from Morris Brothers. He moved to Eugene in 1974 and previously lived in Long Beach, Calif. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Bob of Eugene; a daughter, Sandra Mitchell of Eugene; a sister, Eunice Quoram of Huron, S.D.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Private inurnment is planned. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Leonila Cernozubov

LORANE - A private service will be held for Leonila Cernozubov of Lorane, who died Dec. 8 of respiratory arrest. She was 95.

Cernozu- bov was born Jan. 13, 1909, in Kiev, Ukraine, to Dimitri and Ekaterina Negoro-Kiglicenko Yourcenko.

She was separated from her parents and, after 10 years, was relocated to Western Europe by the Red Cross. She married and was widowed. She later lived in Paris, where she studied in a piano conservatory and played in concerts.

She married Constantine, who was taken prisoner by the Red Army and executed. She later married Niktopoleon Cernozubov. She moved to Belgrade, Yugoslavia, where she worked as a translator in five languages for international conferences. She retired and moved to Hawaii. She had lived in Lorane since 1990.

She enjoyed gardening and landscaping, and had written a book, "Dictionary of Botanical Terms," which was published in several languages.

Survivors include a daughter, Katrina Cernozubov-Diggman of Lorane; and a grandchild.

Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel Coon

Hazel Atkins Jordan Coon of Eugene died Dec. 10 of age-related causes. She was 91.

Coon was born Feb. 28, 1913, in Roanoke, Va., to Charles and Altie Huddleston Atkins. She married Elwyn Jordan on Dec. 4, 1944, in Charleston, S.C. He died Feb. 16, 1970. She married Albert Coon on March 16, 1976, in Rochester, N.Y. He died March 10, 2000.

She graduated from nursing school and became a registered nurse. She served as an ensign in the Navy Nurse Corps and later worked as a pediatric nurse and an occupational health nurse. She lived in Rochester from 1946 to 1979, then moved to Aiken, S.C. She moved to Eugene in 1995.

She enjoyed sewing, community advocacy, church and volunteering. She belonged to the First Congregational Church in Eugene.

Survivors include a daughter, Frances Lee Dyke of Eugene; a son, Elwyn "Sandy" Jordan of Maryland; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A son, Michael Jordan, died in May 1992.

A graveside inurnment service will be held in Rochester. Musgrove Family Mortuary of Eugene is in charge of arrange- ments.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Presidential Scholarship Fund, University of Oregon Foundation, P.O. Box 3346, Eugene, OR 97403.

Amelia Lahti

A memorial service will be held Dec. 16 for Amelia "Millie" Marson Lahti of Eugene, who died Dec. 11 of age-related causes. She was 88.

She was born Oct. 2, 1916, in Silverton, to Luigi and Augusta Roncalli Marson. She married Edward Lahti in September 1938 in Molalla. He died in 1981.

Lahti graduated from Molalla High School in 1934. She lived in Alameda, Calif., from 1938 to 1998, then moved to Eugene.

She worked as a beautician for two years. She had volunteered as a candy striper. She enjoyed golf, Italian cooking, sewing, gardening, travel and spending time with friends.

Survivors include a stepson, Richard Lahti of Rainier; and five stepgrandchildren.

Thursday's service will be held at 2 p.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church at 1623 N.W. 19th Ave. in Portland. Entombment will be in Lincoln Memorial Park in Portland. Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Cascade Coast Chapter, 1238 Lincoln St., Eugene, OR 97401, or to Sacred Heart Hospice.

Ardella Mull

DRAIN - The funeral was held Nov. 29 for Ardella "Ardie" Vandehey Rauscher Mull of Drain, formerly of Sweet Home, who died Nov. 22 following a stroke. She was 74.

She was born Sept. 16, 1930, in Forest Grove. She married Thomas Rauscher in 1948. He died in 1992.

She was a homemaker and had lived in Forest Grove, Sweet Home and Drain.

Survivors include her fiance, Doug Moore of Drain; six sons, Gerald "Dominic," Gene, Larry, Gary, Timothy and Kelly; two daughters, Kathryn Ropiequet and Cheryl Ripoll; four sisters, Violet Mathews, Barbara Rauscher, Thelma Cassidy and Shirley Keppinger; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The Nov. 29 service was held at the Sweet Home Evangelical Church.

Workman & Steckly Funeral Home in Sweet Home was in charge of arrangements.

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