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Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 05:55 pm

MARY LEE LEAHY April 28, 1940-Dec. 12, 2012

Mary Lee Leahy fought for underdogs.Best known for representing state workers in a landmark Supreme Court decision that ended overt patronage in government, the Springfield attorney who succumbed to p...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 05:43 pm
I am honoring my grandmother, Margaret E. VanGeison from Pawnee, who was born on Sept. 30, 1913, and passed away on Oct. 17, 2012. Margaret was 99 years young when she left this earth to be with her h...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 05:03 pm

CHARLES E. ROBBINS Sept. 18, 1934 – April 30, 2012

When a powerful tornado clawed its way through Springfield in 2006, Charles Robbins could have made a fortune selling real estate to homeowners and business owners whose buildings were destroyed. Inst...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 03:58 pm

GROVER E. EVERETT Nov. 3, 1941-Nov. 15, 2012

Grover Everett had at least one James Bond moment.It came at a Lincoln air show in 1988, while Everett was still in his skydiving phase. He was second in line, jumping right after someone who was goin...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 12:45 pm

June 6, 1954 – Sept. 7, 2012

What makes my grandmother special to me is the unconditional love she shared with me and our family. By this, she will never be forgotten. My grandmother was a woman you could never get by with disres...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 09:00 am

SHARY ELIZABETH ALWARDT March 4, 1989-Nov. 16, 2012

Shary Elizabeth Alwardt never gave up.She was born with a hole in her heart, which was bad enough. She also had pulmonary hypertension, a rare condition in which arteries that carry blood to the lungs...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 08:17 am

Aug. 29, 1946 – May 14, 2012

 “Welcome home!” This was the last text I received from my dad the day before he suddenly died of a heart attack. He sent it as my boyfriend and I were returning from a weeklong, much...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 06:19 am

JASON ALAN GOODREAU Feb. 5, 1975 – July 25, 2012

The Legacy Theatre’s summer production of Legally Blonde was in full swing with just a few shows to go, when suddenly an integral part of the team was gone. The production had lost its musical d...

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