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Remembering the lives they lived

 

Remembering the lives they lived

About the issue

It is our tradition to reserve our last issue of the year to remember some of the Springfield-area people who have died in the past year. Those we write about here are people who have come to the attention of our writers, and others brought to IT by readers answering our call to contribute their personal essays to “Remembering.” These people were not all prominent or well-known in the community – although some certainly were – but they were all prominent to their families and in the circles they inhabited. Each life has a story. The 27 lives chronicled here remind us that each one makes a contribution to the community fabric and each one will be missed. We urge you to read them all. Together these remembrances can represent all the hundreds who departed in 2016 having made Springfield a better place by the manner of their living.

–Fletcher Farrar, editor and publisher

DONALD E. BAILEY  
DENNIS LEE “DENNY” POLK  
RAY “BEN” BENSON HAGER  
JULIANNE GLATZ  
SCOTT CHARLES WILLIAMS  
TERRILL J. (T.J.) MEYER  
BRONWYN LLOYD EVES   
JACQUELINE LOUISE DARROUGH WRIGHT   
PATRICK V. GRADY   
RAYMOND L. LONG   
EARL “WALLY” HENDERSON  
DANIEL ‘HUD’ HUDDLESTON, JR.  
ROBERT EUGENE RUGGLES   
FREDERICK BAYARD HOFFMANN  
LAWRENCE A. BROQUET   
HERBERT LOUIS “HERB” MCMATH, SR.  
ELMER ELLSWORTH HAGLER JORGENSEN  
CAROL ANN MERRILL   
DELIA M. GONZALES   
HELEN L. TUTTLE   
FRED J. SCHRAEDER  
MARJORIE SWANSON FARRAR  
JOHN CURTIS HUTCHES   
WILLIAM L. “BILL” ROTH  
SILVESTER WALTON, JR.  
JILL BUFFINGTON
LARRY SELINGER

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