Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 12:04 am
Remembering the lives they lived
Those we include here are people who have come to the attention of our writers, and others brought to IT by readers answering our call to memorialize their loved ones in these pages. This year, with some hesitation, we introduced a modest fee for the reader-submitted remembrances, and that seems to have been accepted, judging by the number of submissions.
These people were not all prominent or well known – although some were – but they were all prominent to their families and in the circles they inhabited. Each life has an important story. The lives chronicled here remind us that each one makes a contribution to the community fabric and each one will be missed.
Together these remembrances can represent all the hundreds who departed in 2017 having made Springfield a better place by the lives they lived.
–Fletcher Farrar, editor and publisher
JOHN PATRICK CLARKE
JOHN B. ANDERSON
THOMAS R. JONES, SR.
JOHN PHILLIP SCHMIDT
JOHN MICHAEL BRILLHART
DANIEL R. BUCK, JR.
JOHN ALLEN LEWIN
MARY JEAN LINK
JOSEPH “PETE” MORRISON
CATHERINE L. STAAB
WILLIAM PATRICK CANAVAN