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Page 4 The Region News mtzionregionnews@comcast.net Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Obituary Irma Fansler Irma Katherine Fansler 87, of Decatur, passed away at 4:20 p.m., October 9. 2013 in Imboden Creek Living Center. A graveside service was held to celebrate Irma's life at I1:00 a.m.. Monday, October 14, 2013 in the Cerro Gordo Cemetery. Dawson & Wlkoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion assisted the family with services. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.dawson-wikoff com. Irma was born in Decatur the daughter of Ernest and Martha 0 Scribner. She married Emery C. Fansler on December 31, 1945. He preceded her in death. She was a devoted and loving % An mother, grandmother and great- grandmother Surviving is her son: Ed Fansler of Decatur; daughterS: Mary Cuflningham and her husband Robert of Philadelphia, MO, Patty Veach and her husband David of Decatur, Betty Underwood and her husband Dick of Mt. Zion and Terry Bailey and her husband Jeff of Philadelphia, MO: brothers: James and his wife Mary Lou and C. "Dean" and his wife Linda; sisters: Helen and Lucille; thirteen grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son: George and daughter: Peggy, two brothers and one sister. n,versary Larry and Lana Davis To Celebrate 50th Anniversary Larry and Lana Davis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a open house on Saturday, October 19 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 650 N. Wyckles, Decatur. Larry Davis and Lana Carter were married on October 18. 1963 in Decatur by Larry Carter. Larry is retired from C~terpillar. They are the parents of Steve Davis of North Augusta, SC; Penny Davis of Decatur; Wendy Miller of Anderson, SC and Shane Davis of Mt. Zion. They are the grandparents of Kayla, Austin, Christian and Cameron of North Augusta, SC; Summer, Kylie, Paige and McKenzie of Anderson, SC and Drew, Alli and Sage of Mt. Zion. We print engagement, anniversary, memorials, wedding and birth announcements. For more info call 864-4212 Wise and Otherwise By Kent A Stock THIS OLD (HAUNTED) HOUSE I think everyone who grew .up walking back and forth to school remembers that in order to make things more exciting you had to come up with adventures along the way. There was a fierce dog barking behind a fence that had a taste for book bags, a neighborhood bully looking for a fight, or a crazy old newspaper columnist who sits on his porch waiting to scream "get off my lawn" at young whippersnappers. Maybe you had all of the above but I hm certain everyone had a haunted house to pass by along the way. I know we did. It used to be a farmhouse and at was one time on the edge of town until the new housing developments to the east were built. At that point the old farmhouse stood out in contrast to all the new homes that sprang up right next door and into those new homes moved children who found the old homestead in their p~hs to get to and from school. It immediately received haunted house status from the youngsters. We told all sorts of tales about the house that was two stories surrounded by tall trees. some overgrown bushes and had been unlived in (at least by the living) for some time. You walked on the other side of the street stopping to stare at the big old, long windows with shadows dancing behind them in the afternoon sun. You dared each other to go up and knock on the door or peek in a window before everyone decided we'd better get home before our parents started to worry. One day my sister and brother-in-law came home to tell us they were through with apartment life and had bought a house. We were all excited Sunday Funday Ladies Day ! Sunday, October 20 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Timbuktu Saloon 5843 E. Rt. 36, Decatur Shop,Shop, Shop, with 30 exciting vendors! Great Food & Drinks! Win .... Door Prizes! Wonderful Holiday Gifts! \ e and piled in the cars to go see the "new" place. It wasn't a far away and when we pulled in to the drive I was certain there had been a mistake. Out of all the " houses in the world, what did they do? They bought THE HAUNTED HOUSE? Are you serious, people? Have a nice life sis. I'm not going in that place - EVER! But before I could have a feet don't fail me now moment. Morn and Dad had drug me out Of the car and hauled me inside. Once inside with everyone in it talking about remodeling, building on and fixing up the place lost some of its spookiness as there appeared to be no witches, evidence of satanic sacrifices or monsters upstairs. Not all my friends passing by got the message that the house was becoming unhaunted because within the next few days a group came strolling by after school. My mom and others were in the house working, she saw them and pulled back the curtain further to wave. While I had regaled her with stories about the house continually, she did not know that sometimes we picked up rocks when going by the house m case a goblin should dart out and we had to defend ourselves. She also was not aware she was going to strike real fear into them and that one of them would toss a rock through the window as a result. The rock missed her and, you had to know my mom. instead of being mad she could not stop laughing because she had never seen such a look of real horror on anyone's face. The window was fixed but it took a bit of time to convince my schoolmates that all was okay" within the walls. In a few years, my parents and I actually moved into the house. My bedroom was even in the dreaded upstairs of the haunted house that was really not very haunted at all...except for maybe the attic! So Bob Vila. call me and we'll resurrect your home repair show with a supernatural theme. Who doesn't love a fixer upper with a crew of zombies? Been there done that! Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church Trunk Or Treat Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church will host trunk or treat in the church parking lot. on Thursday, October 31 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Trick or treaters will go from car trunk to cart trunk to show their costumes and collect treats. Trunk or Treht is a fun and safe alternative to going door to door to unknown houses and crossing streets. In case of rain, activities will be moved to the church's annex. The church is located at 345 W. Main in Mt. Zion. First General Baptist 2825 S. Baltimore 423-8359 Schedule of Services Sunday Worship: 8:00 a.m. & 10.30 a.m. Evening Bible Study: 6:30 p.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. for all ages Wednesday Bible Study/Children's Choir 6:30 Child Care Provided Antioch Christian Church 5409 E. Route 36 Decatur, IL 62521 864-3444 www.accdecatur.org Traditional Service 8:45 a.m. Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m. L , i II II i I Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church 345 Main St., 864-2528 Rev. Jod Stevenor Sunday Worship - 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Child Care Provided Handicap Accessible www.mtzion.prebychurch.net Mt. Zion United Methodist Church 1220 W. Main Street Mt. Zion. Illinois 62549 Phone: 217-864-4813 Fax: 217-864-3672 Rev. Ted Hartley Weekend Celebrations Blended Service 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. www.mtzionumcchurch.org e-mail:mtzumc @comcast.net G : Mt. 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