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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...
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,...

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