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Russell Connett

A memorial service will be held Feb. 19 for Russell Richard "Rus" Connett of Tulalip, Wash., and formerly of Eugene, who died Jan. 24 of age-related causes. He was 86.

Connett was born June 22, 1918, in Detroit, Mich., to Arthur and Blanche Lundrigan Connett. He married Ellen Spencer on Dec. 27, 1958, in Chicago.

He served in the Navy Seabees during World War II, stationed in the Pacific from 1943 to 1945. He owned a Coast-to-Coast store in Eugene from 1945 to 1953.

Connett received a bachelor's degree in business in 1956 and a master's degree in 1957, both from the University of Oregon. He received a doctorate in business from the University of Chicago in 1963. He was a professor at Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif., from 1960 to 1981. He completed a two-year Bible course at the Christ for the Nations Bible School in Dallas, Texas, in 1992.

He enjoyed square dance calling, Christian lay ministry and overseas Christian outreach trips. He received a Danforth Association Award in 1970.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Peggy Connett of Grand Prairie, Texas, Rose Dunphey of Monument, Colo., Barbie Poling of Tulalip, Wash., and Marie Connett-Porceddu of Canberra, Australia; a brother, Wilfred "Bud" of Red Deer, Alberta; a sister, Marion Lamb of Marysville, Wash.; and 12 grandchildren. Two wives, Joanna Connett and Irene Connett, and two grandchildren, Rosanna Porceddu and Timothy Poling, died previously.

The Feb. 19 service will be held at 10 a.m. at Arcata First Baptist Church in Arcata, Calif. Funeral Alternatives in Marysville, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rus Connett Memorial Evangelism Fund at Arcata First Baptist Church, 1700 Union St., Arcata, CA 95521.

Minnie Schierholz

MONROE - A memorial service will be held Feb. 19 for Minnie Schierholz of Monroe, who died Jan. 28 of age-related causes. She was 90.

Schierholz was born Oct. 29, 1914, in Harrisburg, to George and Elizabeth Otter Langdon. She married Sidney Anderson; they later divorced. She married Howard Schierholz on July 5, 1970, in Corvallis. He died Nov. 12, 1993.

A high school graduate, she had worked for a Junction City cannery, the Oregon State University department of veterinary medicine and department of pharmacology and a Junction City nursing home. She enjoyed reading the Bible through every winter, feeding birds, working in her yard and garden, music, playing the piano for her church and Monroe senior meals. She belonged to Monroe Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Bill Anderson of Harrisburg and Richard Anderson of Salem; a daughter, Susan Potter of Corvallis; 10 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and three great-great- grandchildren.

The Feb. 19 service will be held at 10:30 a.m. in First Christian Church in Harrisburg. Private inurnment will be in Sunset Hills Memorial Gardens in Eugene. McHenry Funeral Home in Corvallis is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Harrisburg First Christian Church or Monroe Church of Christ.

Marvin Johnston

A gathering of family and friends will be held Feb. 12 for Marvin Douglas "Scribbles" Johnston of Eugene, who died Feb. 6 of a heart attack. He was 68.

Johnston was born Nov. 10, 1936, in Grass Valley, Calif., to Lester and Ardith Johnston. He married Anne Cavett in July 1957 in Eugene; they later divorced. He married Jeanne Ellingsworth on July 25, 1976, in Eugene.

A high school graduate, he retired after 30 years as a mill worker for Willamette Industries. He had served in the Army National Guard. He enjoyed gardening, motorcycles and sports.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Traci Johnston-Ruiz of Eugene, Cathy Albitz of Springfield, Lorrie Ewer of Tucson, Ariz., and Gina Woodard of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a son, Bill Ellingsworth of Harrisburg; two brothers, William Buckingham of Eugene and Robert Kelly of Springfield; a sister, Louise Lewman of Eugene; 18 grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren.

Saturday's gathering will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Johnston home. Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

"Sally" Collins

Sara Elizabeth "Sally" Collins of Eugene died Feb. 7 of age-related causes. She was 83. At her request, no service is planned.

Collins was born April 20, 1921, in Bend, to Roy and Anne McMicken Murrow. She married Frank Hitchcock; they later divorced. She married Edward "Don" Collins Jr. in 1987.

She graduated from Grant High School in Portland in 1938 and received a bachelor's of science degree from the University of Oregon in 1942.

She had worked as an escrow officer at Lane County Title, TransAmerica Title, Safeco Title and Title Guaranty, retiring when she was 68. She enjoyed traveling to Ireland, reading, attending Learning in Retirement and having lunch with friends. She belonged to Gamma Phi Beta sorority.

Survivors include her husband and a daughter, Wende Hitchcock of Saginaw. A daughter, Terri Sylvester, died May 22, 2003.

Burial will be in Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene, with Rest-Haven Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Greenhill Humane Society or the American Heart Association.

Margaret Fish

Margaret Adeline Fish of Albany, formerly of Eugene, died Feb. 7 of age-related causes. She was 87.

She was born Dec. 4, 1917, in Ronan, Mont., to Bernard and Gertrude Schmelzel Schaerer. She married Robert Fish; they later divorced.

A graduate of Roseburg High School, she lived in Eugene for more than 60 years before moving to Albany in November 2004. She worked for the Chamber of Commerce in Eugene and was a secretary to William Tugman, editor of The Register-Guard, in the 1940s. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross and was a "gray lady" at Sacred Heart Hospital and the Good Samaritan Convalescent Center for many years.

She was a member of Asbury United Methodist in Eugene, where she volunteered as treasurer and wedding coordinator for many years.

Survivors include her daughter, Mollie Wren of Albany; her son, Mike of Arizona City, Ariz.; her sister, Lois Beeman of San Rafael, Calif.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

No service is planned. Fisher Funeral Home in Albany is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church.

Claudia Reazin

SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be held Feb. 14 for Claudia Mae Reazin of Springfield, who died Feb. 7 of age-related causes. She was 77.

She was born Aug. 4, 1927, in Rolla, Kan., to James and Madge Holcomb Hall. She married Vernon Reazin on Dec. 16, 1946, in Kinsley, Kan. He died June 19, 2004.

Reazin was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening and rockhounding.

Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia Bateman of Lynden, Wash., and Carollyn Broom of Vida; a son, James, of Vancouver, Wash.; four brothers, James Hall, Carl Hall, Richard Hall and John Hall, all of Kansas; three sisters, Phyllis Cramer, Mary Andsager and Caroll Hall, all of Kansas; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A granddaughter, Emily Margaret Reazin, died previously.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with burial at Springfield Memorial Gardens.

Frances Kimball

DEXTER - The graveside funeral will be held today, Feb. 10, for Frances "Skip" Sible Kimball of Dexter, who died Feb. 6 of age-related causes. She was 84.

She was born Dec. 8, 1920, in Spokane. She married Keith David in 1940 in Yuma, Ariz. He died in 1963. She married Jim Kimball on Aug. 17, 1965, in Reno, Nev.

A 1937 graduate of Eugene High School, she worked at the submarine factory in Groton, Conn., during World War II.

She was a homemaker, family caregiver and millworker. She enjoyed flowers, pets, spending time with her family and travel in a motor home. She was a gifted poet, cartoonist and craftswoman. She will be remembered as being "very outgoing" and "making friends wherever she went."

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Dawn Wagner of Prineville and Dixie Palmer of Dexter; two brothers, Glen Spencer and Larry Spencer, both of Indiana; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. today at Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene. Today's service will be held at 1 p.m. at Rest-Haven Memorial Park.

Anne Vance

A memorial service was held for Anne R. Vance of Ringgold, Va., and formerly of Eugene, who died Feb. 7 of age-related causes. She was 85.

Vance was born Sept. 16, 1919, in Brown, W.Va., to William Harl and Delphia Flemming Rogers. She married Camden Flesher in 1937; he later died. She married Gordon Vance in 1969.

She was a high school graduate and had worked as a bookkeeper. She enjoyed reading the Bible, gardening and watching Tiger Woods play golf. She previously lived in Brown, W.Va., Eugene and Susanville, Calif.

Survivors include four daughters, Bonnie Allis of Dexter, Jane Dunn of Walnut Cove, N.C., Sue Moore of Ringgold, Va., and Ginger Lowe of Fontana, Calif.; a stepson, Jeff Vance of California; a stepdaughter, Lynne Crawford of California; a brother, Ted Rogers of Clarksburg, W.Va.; a sister, Mildred Bates, also of Clarksburg; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Her second husband and two grandsons, Alvin Moore Jr. and Christopher Lowe, all died previously.

Barker Funeral Home in Danville, Va., was in charge of arrangements.

Ola Wilson

SPRINGFIELD - Ola I. Wilson of Springfield died Feb. 8 of age-related causes. She was 94. No service is planned.

Wilson was born March 15, 1910, in Woodruff, Kan., to Clarence and Mary Riley Ward. She married Vern Wilson on Dec. 24, 1932, in Trenton, Neb. He died March 16, 1957.

She attended high school in Wilsonville, Neb. She lived in Trenton until 1936, then lived in Hazelton, Idaho, until 1944. She moved to Portland, living there until 1992, when she moved to Springfield.

Wilson was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, crocheting, reading, crossword puzzles and spending time with her family.

She is survived by a brother, Calvin Ward of Springfield.

Burial will be in Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Portland. Springfield Memorial Gardens is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Heart Association.

Lorraine Hornberger

SPRINGFIELD - Lorraine Hornberger of Springfield died Feb. 8 of cancer. She was 83. No service is planned.

Hornberger was born April 26, 1921, in Tempe, Ariz., to Heber and Sarah Telford Kimball. She married Edgar Hornberger on Dec. 24, 1949, in Yuma, Ariz. He died Nov. 2, 1987.

She had lived in Springfield for five and a half years and enjoyed playing bingo.

Survivors include a daughter, Mona Murphy of Springfield; four brothers, four sisters, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A son, Anthony, died previously.

Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
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Date:Feb 10, 2005
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