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Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:01 am

KEITH LARKIN TAYLOR Sept. 10, 1948-July 10, 2013

A host of prominent Illinois politicos attended the July 16 memorial service for Keith Taylor. Among them were Attorney General Lisa Madigan, former Attorney General Neil Hartigan, former Senate Presi...
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:01 am

DR. DAVID SPURGEON SUMNER Feb. 20, 1933-Nov. 24, 2013

 A beautiful Parisian streetscape, a sailboat race on the North Carolina coast, and a peaceful snowfall on frozen Lake Springfield: Those picturesque scenes and many more were the subjects of Dav...
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:01 am

KENNETH ROBERT FOLKS Dec. 25, 1951-June 5, 2013

Ken Folks is missed by me, his coworker, and all the lives he touched in his classroom at Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries. He was the kind of guy that you only had to meet once, and from then on y...
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:01 am

NORMA JEAN THOMPSON April 24, 1934-March 7, 2013

Spending a lifetime as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother is a small snapshot into why my mom is special to me. We shared a special bond. I would start thinking of her and the phone would ring and...
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:01 am

CARL VOLKMANN Oct. 23, 1933-Oct. 11, 2013

Carl Volkmann died Oct. 11 after a 15-year struggle with cancer. In October 2012, he received an Alumni Award from his alma mater, Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. Here is an excerpt from the citati...
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:01 am

ELSIEJANE “NING” O’KEEFE Feb. 18, 1922-Aug. 4, 2013

“I’m a better person because my life touched Ning’s,” said Elizabeth Kloppenburg of her dear friend, Elsiejane “Ning” Staley O’Keefe, who died Aug. 4.It is a sentiment echoed by many in ...
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:01 am

ANDREW RICHARD STONE, SR. June 1, 1958-Jan. 24, 2013

Andy Stone spent his life working and living on and for the family farm, but he was not your stereotypical tractor-driving, cap-wearing farmer. Not content to rest on the well-established laurels of t...
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:01 am

HENRY KRUG III Nov. 3, 1950-Oct. 24, 2013

Henry Krug III was unique in many ways, but the most remarkable thing about him was the number of lives he touched while living, by his own choice, the simplest life he could. Born to a modest family,...
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:01 am

MARK ALEXANDER MACDONALD May 21, 1963-May 28, 2013

“isn’t easy being a man / all those lines we paint / to the endless amusement / of those who live between them” – from Mark’s poem “Lines”Mark visited Illinois the year the Mississippi f...
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:01 am

WILLIAM C. SHEA Dec. 30, 1921-Dec. 14, 2013

Remember when the Nazis tried to take over the world? Mr. Shea was one of many who answered the call to prevent that from becoming a reality, as part of the D-day invasion. Remember when you needed ga...

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