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WILLIAM HENRY HUMPHREY Aug. 27, 1934 – April 27, 2014

 He would give you the shirt off of his back, and he would tell you a joke while doing it.That was Henry Humphrey, owner of Humphrey’s Market in Springfield. A dedicated, hardworking businessma...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am

KEITH RICHARD RODERICK Feb. 26, 1953-March 11, 2014

 Keith Roderick was no ordinary preacher.On the one hand, he served as a priest in Episcopalian parishes throughout central and southern Illinois, low-key enough that his name rarely appeared in...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am

ROBERT “BOB” FOLDER Oct. 26, 1936-Nov. 6, 2014

 Catching fish takes patience. Knowledge. And lures – lots of lures.By those standards, Robert “Bob” Folder had it all. Thanks to him, Springfield became known worldwide as a source for som...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am

JOHN BERT WALLENSTEIN April 3, 1942-Aug. 7, 2014

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 John Wallenstein is one of those people you meet who was private. But as you became acquainted with John, you discovered he was friendly, highly professional and took joy in exceeding the expect...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am

BOB MURRAY July 4, 1947 - Feb. 26, 2014

 When Bob Murray passed away this year we lost more than a voice – and what a voice. The familiar tones of a friend who always greeted you warmly and happily, no matter whether it had been year...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am

CECIL KENNETH “TUCK” BELTON Nov. 2, 1922-Jan. 15, 2014

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 Tuck Belton’s fifth mission over northern Germany in January 1945 was supposed to be a snap, the bomber pilot from Jerome later recalled, with neither antiaircraft fire nor enemy fighters expe...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am
About the issueHere once again is our “Remembering” issue. We devote the last issue of the year to in-depth obituaries of some of the local people who have died in the past year. There is no attem...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am
 I’m trying to get over my ex but I’m constantly checking his Twitter and Facebook pages and I get really upset. I’ll see pix of women or see that he’s gone to some event and wonder wheth...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am
Compiler’s note: Chronicling human folly gets harder every year because as foibles proliferate, the odd seems commonplace. These unbelievable-but-true news stories, however, stand out as the year’...

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