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Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:28 am

DONALD E. BAILEY March 6, 1936-Nov. 9, 2016

While a high school student in Petersburg, Don Bailey performed in Forever This Land at Kelso Hollow Theatre (now Theatre in the Park in New Salem) and directed the junior class play at Petersburg’s...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:27 am

DENNIS LEE “DENNY” POLK June 17, 1955 – May 29, 2016

 When Denny Polk passed away of acute myeloid leukemia this past spring, he left behind a 30-year legacy in area real estate as well as an indelible impression on those who encountered him. By al...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:26 am

RAY “BEN” BENSON HAGER Oct. 12, 1961 – Jan. 10, 2016

 I wish you could have known him. But then again, perhaps you did … or perhaps he touched your life – or the life of someone you love – and you never knew it. For you see, Ben Hager was bor...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:25 am

JULIANNE GLATZ Sept. 11, 1953 - Feb. 4, 2016

 I got invited over for a cookout. We’re going to roast hot dogs over a bonfire, she said. Nothing fancy. Bring the kids. I’m not sure exactly what I expected; I just couldn’t imagine Julia...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:23 am

TERRILL J. (T.J.) MEYER Dec. 23, 1938 – Jan. 10, 2016

 T.J. lived by the motto, “I never felt better in my life.” Many people remember T.J. for his positive attitude toward life, his zest for learning, his active support of the community as...
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...


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