IllinoisTimes - Remembering http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-103-1-remembering.html Thu, 22 Jun 17 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 A man of the stage - DONALD E. BAILEY March 6, 1936-Nov. 9, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18085-a-man-of-the-stage.html A man of the stage - 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...]]>
A softer side of a larger-than-life player - DENNIS LEE “DENNY” POLK June 17, 1955 – May 29, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18087-a-softer-side-of-a-larger-than-life-player.html A softer side of a larger-than-life player - 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...]]>
Born with the heart of a healer - RAY “BEN” BENSON HAGER Oct. 12, 1961 – Jan. 10, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18088-born-with-the-heart-of-a-healer.html Born with the heart of a healer - 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...]]>
A force of nature - JULIANNE GLATZ Sept. 11, 1953 - Feb. 4, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18089-a-force-of-nature.html A force of nature - 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...]]>
‘A friend for life’ - SCOTT CHARLES WILLIAMS June 16, 1955 – Nov. 5, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18097-%25E2%2580%2598a-friend-for-life%25E2%2580%2599.html ‘A friend for life’ - SCOTT CHARLES WILLIAMS June 16, 1955 – Nov. 5, 2016
Scott Williams’ fingerprints are all over homes in Springfield. He helped family and friends. He finished basements, moved drains, changed garbage disposals, built smokers, added ductwork and unclog...]]>
‘I never felt better in my life’ - TERRILL J. (T.J.) MEYER Dec. 23, 1938 – Jan. 10, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18098-%25E2%2580%2598i-never-felt-better-in-my-life%25E2%2580%2599.html ‘I never felt better in my life’ - 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...]]>
Driven to make a difference - BRONWYN LLOYD EVES Oct. 10, 1969 – July 8, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18099-driven-to-make-a-difference.html Driven to make a difference - 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...]]>
A life devoted to history and its preservation - JACQUELINE LOUISE DARROUGH WRIGHT Sept. 20, 1927 – July 31, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18100-a-life-devoted-to-history-and-its-preservation.html A life devoted to history and its preservation - JACQUELINE LOUISE DARROUGH WRIGHT Sept. 20, 1927 – July 31, 2016
Jacqueline Wright’s devotion to history took on a life of its own when she began her 40-year teaching career at McClernand Elementary School in Springfield. The school is named for prominent&nb...]]>
‘Pat Grady loved people’ - PATRICK V. GRADY Jan. 5, 1945 – July 3, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18101-%25E2%2580%2598pat-grady-loved-people%25E2%2580%2599.html ‘Pat Grady loved people’ - 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...]]>
‘Unfaltering devotion to his faith and family’ - RAYMOND L. LONG Aug. 3, 1965 – Nov. 5, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18102-%25E2%2580%2598unfaltering-devotion-to-his-faith-and-family%25E2%2580%2599.html ‘Unfaltering devotion to his faith and family’ - 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...]]>
A dreamer who got things done - EARL “WALLY” HENDERSON April 5, 1931-April 18, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18103-a-dreamer-who-got-things-done.html A dreamer who got things done - 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...]]>
‘He had a kinship with all veterans’ - DANIEL ‘HUD’ HUDDLESTON, JR. Sep. 15, 1955 – June 1, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18104-%25E2%2580%2598he-had-a-kinship-with-all-veterans%25E2%2580%2599.html ‘He had a kinship with all veterans’ - 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...]]>
The man with a signature grin - ROBERT EUGENE RUGGLES Feb. 26, 1957 – March 11, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18105-the-man-with-a-signature-grin.html The man with a signature grin - 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...]]>
‘You were a good guy’ - FREDERICK BAYARD HOFFMANN Sept. 2, 1941 – Aug. 21, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18106-%25E2%2580%2598you-were-a-good-guy%25E2%2580%2599.html ‘You were a good guy’ - 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...]]>
Life in paradise - LAWRENCE A. BROQUET March 25, 1927-Nov. 28, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18107-life-in-paradise.html Life in paradise - 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...]]>
Springfield’s Superbowl champ - HERBERT LOUIS “HERB” MCMATH, SR. September 6, 1954 – October 5th, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18108-springfield%25E2%2580%2599s-superbowl-champ.html Springfield’s Superbowl champ - 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....]]>
‘A man before his time’ - ELMER ELLSWORTH HAGLER JORGENSEN Jan. 9, 1933 – Aug. 8, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18109-%25E2%2580%2598a-man-before-his-time%25E2%2580%2599.html ‘A man before his time’ - ELMER ELLSWORTH HAGLER JORGENSEN Jan. 9, 1933 – Aug. 8, 2016
My father, Elmer, passed away this past summer. He was a third-generation mason contractor (bricklayer), but was mostly known for his love of books and records. When I say music, it was not the typica...]]>
She changed bureaucracy - CAROL ANN MERRILL March 27, 1953-June 7, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18110-she-changed-bureaucracy.html She changed bureaucracy - CAROL ANN MERRILL March 27, 1953-June 7, 2016
One day, Carol Merrill just up and left.A state worker since 1982, Merrill’s experience and knowledge at the Illinois Department of Revenue was such that she helped write the manual on how to proces...]]>
‘A beautiful married woman with stature and poise’ - DELIA M. GONZALES July 2, 1927 – April 20, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18111-%25E2%2580%2598a-beautiful-married-woman-with-stature-and-poise%25E2%2580%2599.html ‘A beautiful married woman with stature and poise’ - DELIA M. GONZALES July 2, 1927 – April 20, 2016
Mitchell’s grandmother had a way about her. I remember it like it was yesterday. I couldn’t help but be in absolute awe of the way she wore her sunglasses, the way she served me her coffee, and th...]]>
‘An important member of her church and community’ - HELEN L. TUTTLE Aug. 22, 1944 – Feb. 4, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18112-%25E2%2580%2598an-important-member-of-her-church-and-community%25E2%2580%2599.html ‘An important member of her church and community’ - HELEN L. TUTTLE Aug. 22, 1944 – Feb. 4, 2016
Helen Tuttle lived the American dream. More than 50 years ago she, along with her husband, started a business from nothing in Greenview that is still thriving. She was an important member of her churc...]]>
‘He loved people and service was natural for him’ - FRED J. SCHRAEDER Dec. 26, 1923 – Sept. 28, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18113-%25E2%2580%2598he-loved-people-and-service-was-natural-for-him%25E2%2580%2599.html ‘He loved people and service was natural for him’ - FRED J. SCHRAEDER Dec. 26, 1923 – Sept. 28, 2016
 Dad made a difference in countless lives and he inspired me. He was born the youngest of 10 children. His mother died soon after his birth and he was raised by his father and siblings. Moms seem...]]>
The gift of staying put - MARJORIE SWANSON FARRAR March 11, 1922 – Nov. 27, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18114-the-gift-of-staying-put.html The gift of staying put - MARJORIE SWANSON FARRAR March 11, 1922 – Nov. 27, 2016
 Mom had the quality of stability. She not only did things for a long time, she was content to be where she was and to do what she did. She was married to Dad for 51 years, until his death parted...]]>
He inspired people - JOHN CURTIS HUTCHES May 27, 1966 – April 18, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18115-he-inspired-people.html He inspired people - JOHN CURTIS HUTCHES May 27, 1966 – April 18, 2016
 John almost made it to see, from Earth, his beloved Chicago Cubs win the pennant this year. His family and friends believe that he saw it from his resting place, and perhaps had a hand in it.Joh...]]>
‘Raised with farm values and a belief in God’ - WILLIAM L. “BILL” ROTH Aug. 30, 1934 – July 10, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18116-%25E2%2580%2598raised-with-farm-values-and-a-belief-in-god%25E2%2580%2599.html ‘Raised with farm values and a belief in God’ - WILLIAM L. “BILL” ROTH Aug. 30, 1934 – July 10, 2016
Bill Roth was born and raised on his family’s farm just a few miles west of Ashland. He graduated from Ashland High School in 1952. Bill was raised with farm values and a belief in God that guided h...]]>
The music man - SILVESTER WALTON, JR. Feb. 22, 1946-Oct. 11, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18117-the-music-man.html The music man - SILVESTER WALTON, JR. Feb. 22, 1946-Oct. 11, 2016
 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet, praise him with the psaltery and harp.Praise him with the timbrel and dance, praise him with stringed instruments and organs.Praise him upon the loud cy...]]>
‘Her friends will never forget her’ - JILL BUFFINGTON Oct. 26, 1987 – Sept. 15, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18118-%25E2%2580%2598her-friends-will-never-forget-her%25E2%2580%2599.html ‘Her friends will never forget her’ - JILL BUFFINGTON Oct. 26, 1987 – Sept. 15, 2016
Beautiful, genuine, joyful, dedicated, unique, intelligent, devoted, inviting, traveler, family-oriented, spirited, driven, kind, cinephile, patient, loving, witty, adventurous and positive were words...]]>
The athlete, teacher and coach - LARRY SELINGER July 2, 1948 – Aug. 20, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18119-the-athlete-teacher-and-coach.html The athlete, teacher and coach - LARRY SELINGER July 2, 1948 – Aug. 20, 2016
 Larry Selinger was born and grew up in his beloved north end of Springfield, on a street that he affectionately referred to simply as “22.” It was on 22nd Street that his love and fierc...]]>
Remembering the lives they lived http://illinoistimes.com/article-18120-remembering-the-lives-they-lived.html Remembering the lives they lived
Remembering the lives they livedAbout the issueIt is our tradition to reserve our last issue of the year to remember some of the Springfield-area people who have died in the past year. Those we write...]]>
The kitchen is closed: IT’s food writer remembered - JULIANNE GLATZ Sept. 11, 1953 - Feb. 4, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16785-the-kitchen-is-closed-it%25E2%2580%2599s-food-writer-remembered.html The kitchen is closed: IT’s food writer remembered - JULIANNE GLATZ Sept. 11, 1953 - Feb. 4, 2016
 Julianne Glatz was many things.Food writer extraordinaire for Illinois Times. A mother of three. A singer talented enough that she performed in Carnegie Hall. She was even the French connection....]]>
Death of a statesman - PHILIP J. ROCK May 4, 1937-Jan. 29, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16768-death-of-a-statesman.html Death of a statesman - PHILIP J. ROCK May 4, 1937-Jan. 29, 2016
 Philip J. Rock, 78, former president of the Illinois Senate, died Friday, Jan. 29.  Rock, a Democrat widely regarded on both sides of the political aisle as a statesman, was an effective se...]]>