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Carmen Brown

The funeral will be July 16 for Carmen E. Brown of Eugene, who died July 12 of kidney failure. She was 69.

Brown was born March 18, 1933, in Henry, S.D., to Fred and Edith Mowers Green. She married John Brown in Eugene on Dec. 22, 1953. He died Aug. 31, 1972.

She enjoyed crafts and spending time with her family and her grandchildren. She is remembered for her generosity, hard work and sense of humor. She was a member of Bethany Church in Franklin.

Survivors include her mother; two daughters, Sharon Hannahs of Eugene and Karen Brown of Springfield; seven brothers, Alfred Green and Bob Green, both of Junction City, George Green and Ronald Green, both of Eugene, Elmer Green of Washington, Harold Green of Montana and Chuck Green of Monroe; two sisters, Dorothy Kimler of Eugene and Judy Langdon of Sweet Home; and two grand- children.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene. Tuesday's service will be at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund at Bethany Church.

Diane Kniess

VENETA - The funeral is today, July 15, for Diane Elizabeth Kniess of Veneta, who died July 11 of cancer. She was 44.

She was born Jan. 20, 1958, in Green Bay, Wis., to Kenneth and Lois Fraker Biersteker. She lived in Green Bay, Seymour, Wis., and Roseburg before moving to Veneta six months ago.

Survivors include her father of Veneta; a son, Eric of Veneta; three sisters, Joan Maynard of Roseburg, Sharon Murphy of Veneta and Brenda Hand of Eugene; and six brothers, David Biersteker of California, Mark Biersteker of Green Bay, John Biersteker of North Suffolk, Va., Gerald Biersteker of Los Gatos, Calif., Stephen Biersteker of Veneta and Jeffrey Biersteker of Oakland, Ore.

Today's funeral will be at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas Becket Church in Veneta. Burial will follow in Oakland. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home, Eugene, is in charge of arrangements.

Marnell Binkley

JUNCTION CITY - The memorial service will be July 16 for Marnell Floyd "Bink" Binkley of Junction City, who died July 13 of leukemia. He was 73.

He was born April 21, 1929, in Kinzua to Freddy Roy and Norma Lavera Bowers Binkley. He graduated from Robert A. Long High School in 1948 and served as a U.S. Navy seaman. He lived in Longview, Wash., and Las Vegas before moving to Junction City.

He married Nylene MacDonald in Las Vegas on Dec. 2, 1961.

Binkley worked for Pacific Motor Trucking, Blake Moffit & Town, and Enterprise Purcell Express.

He enjoyed fishing and was a University of Oregon football fanatic. He belonged to the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Steve of Seattle and Don of Medford; a daughter, Tammy Binkley of New York Mills, Minn.; a stepdaughter, Lynda Brunscheon of Junction City; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Tuesday's service will be at 3 p.m. at Christ Center Church in Junction City. Musgrove Family Mortuary, Eugene, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to leukemia research.

Kari Ann Randall

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial gathering will be held July 16 for Kari Ann Randall of Springfield, who died July 13 of cancer. She was 34.

She was born Sept. 15, 1967, in Eugene to William and Deanna Payton Kelsay. She graduated from North Eugene High School.

She married Brian Randall in Eugene on Nov. 1, 1990.

She worked as a secretary at Farwest Steel. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, rockhounding and spending time with her children.

Survivors include her father of Springfield; her mother of Bellingham, Wash.; her husband; a son, Micheal, and a daughter, Jessie, both of Springfield; and a brother, Micheal, of Eugene.

Tuesday's gathering will be a potluck dinner at 1:30 p.m. at 87680 Cedar Flat Road. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service, Eugene, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

James Callaghan

VENETA - The funeral will be July 16 for James C. Callaghan of Veneta, who died July 10 of age-related causes. He was 79.

He was born Sept. 12, 1922, in Eugene to James and Elizabeth Brauner Callaghan. He moved from Eugene to Coos Bay and then back to Eugene before locating in Veneta. He graduated from Eugene High School.

He married Eva Carlson in Eugene on Dec. 12, 1945. She died in May 1999.

Callaghan served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945. He was a truck driver and later worked in the mills as a plywood patcher.

He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing, and his dog, Lady. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 293.

Survivors include four children, LaValle Tennent of Arvada, Colo., Carl Callaghan of California, Steve Callaghan of Vancouver, Wash., and David Callaghan of Eugene; a brother, Mike of Eugene; a sister, Elizabeth Miller of Springfield; 13 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. A grandson, Brandon, died previously.

Tuesday's funeral will be at 10 a.m. at Lane Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, Eugene. Burial will follow at Lane Memorial Gardens.

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Date:Jul 15, 2002
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