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Anna Conklin

SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be held July 31 for Anna "Ruth" Conklin of Springfield, who died July 27 of age-related causes. She was 87.

Conklin was born April 10, 1915, in Enumclaw, Wash., to James and Karen Larsen.

She graduated from Eugene High School in 1933 and attended beauty college. She worked as a beautician for several years and for a time operated her own beauty salon. She worked as a nurses aide at McKenzie-Willamette Hospital for 22 years, retiring at age 69.

She enjoyed traveling, knitting, crocheting and working in her vegetable garden. She was a member of Springfield Lutheran Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan Conklin-Miller.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Springfield Lutheran Church. Wednesday's service will be at 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at West Lawn Memorial Park in Eugene. Buell Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Lutheran Church or the Lion's Sight and Hearing Foundation.

Shelby Whipps

The funeral will be held July 29 for Shelby Dean Whipps of Eugene, who died July 23 of congestive heart failure. He was 64.

Whipps was born Aug. 18, 1937, in Klamath Falls to George and Mabel Jackson Whipps. He married Rosemarie Sandobal on June 20, 1966, in Oakridge. She later died. He married Sherrie McNash in Eugene on June 16, 1999.

Whipps moved to this area as a teen-ager and graduated from Eugene High School in 1955. He served in the Air Force from 1955 to 1961.

He worked as a service representative for Pape and Hyster for many years. His last job was at Lythia Dodge in Eugene.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing. He was a member of the Eagles lodge in Eugene and was proud of his membership in the National Rifle Association.

Survivors include his wife, Sherrie Whipps; a daughter, Teri McKern of Eugene; three sisters, Audrey Richmond and Ruth Clark, both of Eugene, and Louise Cortez of Roseburg; and two step-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene. Monday's service will be at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at West Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association.

Phyllis Jackson

SPRINGFIELD - A private family service will be held for Phyllis Eleanor Jackson of Springfield, who died July 26 at age 71. Her family chose not to list the cause of death.

Jackson was born March 8, 1931, in Rockford, Ill., to Clyde and Pearl Pope Heatherington. She married Larry Jackson in Oceanside, Calif., in 1966.

She grew up in Illinois and moved to Oceanside in 1965. Jackson and her husband moved to Springfield in 1972. She enjoyed oil painting, gardening and spending time with her family and friends. Jackson was a member of the McKenzie Artists' Guild and the Junction City Moose Lodge. She attended Goshen Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Barry Johnson of Springfield; a daughter, Stacey Blacker of Newburgh, Ind.; three sisters, Adeline Merrill, Blanch Fulkner and Betty Rice; a brother, Bob Heatherington; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A daughter, Deborah Becker, died June 17, 2002.

Buell Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

Massimo DiMarco

SPRINGFIELD - A celebration of life will be held Aug. 1 for Massimo DiMarco of Springfield, who died July 24 of cancer. He was 84.

DiMarco was born Jan. 21, 1918, in Berwick, Pa., to Eduardo and Louisa Desrida DiMarco.

He married Joyce Robinson in Los Angeles on Oct. 6, 1946.

He attended the University of Oregon.

DiMarco served in the Army during World War II and in the Air Force during the Korean War.

He was employed as a cowboy, actor, dancer and construction worker.

DiMarco worked as the head of the mapping section for the Lane County Department of Assessment and Taxation until his retirement.

He lived in Whittier, Calif., Lake Elsinore, Calif., Fort Worth, Texas, and Bangor, Maine, before moving to Springfield 48 years ago.

His interests included constitutional law and organic farming, and he enjoyed fishing and fly tying. DiMarco was an active member of St. Alice Catholic Church in Springfield.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, William DiMarco of Junction City, Michael DiMarco of Bellingham, Wash., and Lawrence Crook of Philadepha; four daughters, Catherine Avery of Tacoma, Cara DiMarco of Eugene, Christine DiMarco-Crook of Downingtown, Pa., and Cile DiMarco-Grey of Ventura, Calif.; and one grandchild.

Thursday's celebration of life will be at 10:30 a.m. at St. Alice Catholic Church in Springfield. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Carmelite Nuns in Eugene.

Jerry Collins

A wake will be held Aug. 24 for Jerry Ray Collins of Eugene, who died June 28 of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. He was 66.

Collins was born June 24, 1936, in Newton Falls, Ohio, to Ray and Julia Collins.

He served in the Air Force as a flight engineer.

Before moving to Eugene 10 years ago, Collins lived in California's Napa Valley for 30 years.

Locally, he owned and operated Collins Rods and Cycles.

His interests included restoring vintage cars and motorcycles.

Survivors include two sons, Stacy of Sacramento and Christopher of Napa, Calif.

The Aug. 24 wake will be at 86491 Lorane Highway in Eugene. Wilson's Chapel of the Roses in Roseburg is in charge of arrangements.

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Date:Jul 28, 2002
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