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Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:22 am

BRONWYN LLOYD EVES Oct. 10, 1969 – July 8, 2016

 “Everyone remembers something different about Bronwyn,” said her husband, Bill, “and everyone is going to miss her in a different way.” But whether they remember her as an art conservato...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:20 am

PATRICK V. GRADY Jan. 5, 1945 – July 3, 2016

Our dad, Patrick V. Grady, was one of a kind. He was our best friend, our favorite Irishman, hilarious (pee-your-pants funny), our mentor in the real estate business, and the best role model of teachi...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:19 am

RAYMOND L. LONG Aug. 3, 1965 – Nov. 5, 2016

 I never met Raymond, but he was worth knowing. He didn’t run a business or have lots of money. He was worth knowing – or knowing about – because of his unfaltering devotion to his faith an...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:18 am

EARL “WALLY” HENDERSON April 5, 1931-April 18, 2016

 If Wally Henderson had had his druthers, he would have been an astronaut.The first person in his family to go to college, Henderson came home to Springfield from the University of Illinois in th...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:17 am

DANIEL ‘HUD’ HUDDLESTON, JR. Sep. 15, 1955 – June 1, 2016

 Daniel “Hud” Huddleston, Jr. departed this world on June 1, 2016.He was born on Sept. 15, 1955, and married his high school sweetheart on Aug. 2, 1975.When I first met Hud (as he was called...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:16 am

ROBERT EUGENE RUGGLES Feb. 26, 1957 – March 11, 2016

 I always considered myself to be a practical, “no nonsense” person, one who didn’t believe in Prince Charming ... until he showed up in my life driving a blue Ford pickup truck.This took p...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:15 am

FREDERICK BAYARD HOFFMANN Sept. 2, 1941 – Aug. 21, 2016

 Dear Fred,You lived a good life filled with family – Kathy and your two daughters, Joan and Anne, their spouses, Tom and Bob, and your most loved grandchildren – and many friends. We will al...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:14 am

LAWRENCE A. BROQUET March 25, 1927-Nov. 28, 2016

 Jean Broquet was having a lousy dayIt was July, in Detroit, where she lived with her husband, Larry, and four daughters. The heat and humidity were oppressive. There was laundry to be ironed. Th...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:13 am

HERBERT LOUIS “HERB” MCMATH, SR. September 6, 1954 – October 5th, 2016

 Herbert Louis McMath, Sr., a 1972 Springfield Southeast High School graduate and 1976 Super Bowl champion, was born in Coahoma, Mississippi, and lived most of his life in Springfield....


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