IllinoisTimes - Remembering http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-103-1-remembering.html Fri, 01 Jul 16 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 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...]]>
Remembering the lives they lived 2015 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16604-remembering-the-lives-they-lived-2015.html Remembering the lives they lived 2015
About 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 about here are people who have c...]]>
‘Do what your heart tells you.’ - LANA BENEDICT Aug. 19, 1946-Oct. 2, 2015 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16605-%25E2%2580%2598do-what-your-heart-tells-you%25E2%2580%2599.html ‘Do what your heart tells you.’ - LANA BENEDICT Aug. 19, 1946-Oct. 2, 2015
It’s likely no one who knew Lana Benedict as a State of Illinois retiree, volunteer cook, gardener, singer, loving mother and wife thought she would leave life on this side of heaven at age 69 last ...]]>
Equestrian - CHARLES ARMSTRONG ‘CHICK’ CHAPIN Feb. 27, 1921 – May 31, 2015 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16606-equestrian.html Equestrian - CHARLES ARMSTRONG ‘CHICK’ CHAPIN Feb. 27, 1921 – May 31, 2015
 Charles Armstrong Chapin was many things: a World War II veteran, an accomplished attorney, a lover of classical music, an involved member of his community and a beloved husband and father.&nbsp...]]>
Loyal employee of Illinois Times - DONNA ELLEN FROST Jan. 1, 1943-Jan. 12, 2015 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16607-loyal-employee-of-illinois-times.html Loyal employee of Illinois Times - DONNA ELLEN FROST Jan. 1, 1943-Jan. 12, 2015
Loyal employee of Illinois Times Donna Ellen Frost was my younger sister. We went everywhere together and did everything together. My sister was my best friend. Donna was the first New Year’s b...]]>
‘A gifted music man of many talents’ - EVANS BRITTIN - March 11, 1930 – July 18, 2015 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16608-%25E2%2580%2598a-gifted-music-man-of-many-talents%25E2%2580%2599.html ‘A gifted music man of many talents’ - EVANS BRITTIN - March 11, 1930 – July 18, 2015
Evans Brittin was truly a gifted music man of many talents, which he willingly shared his whole life. After he served in the U.S. Navy as a pilot, he graduated from Illinois State University and taugh...]]>
He fought the good fight - JAMES CRAVEN Aug. 7, 1925-Jan. 12, 2015 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16609-he-fought-the-good-fight.html He fought the good fight - JAMES CRAVEN Aug. 7, 1925-Jan. 12, 2015
As a judge, James Craven wasn’t the sort to embarrass lawyers by calling them out publicly while court was in session.“I run into all kinds of people who appeared before him once, twice, many time...]]>
‘A consummate shopper... of professional status’ - FAE “ARLENE” CLEMONS Sept. 23, 1939 – June 19, 2015 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16610-%25E2%2580%2598a-consummate-shopper-of-professional-status%25E2%2580%2599.html ‘A consummate shopper... of professional status’ - FAE “ARLENE” CLEMONS Sept. 23, 1939 – June 19, 2015
It has always been Mom and me against the world. She married her first and only love, had one child (me) and worked her way up to management at Illinois Bell, a great achievement in the 1970s. The mar...]]>
‘Leigh Ann didn’t do anything halfway’ - LEIGH ANN GALYON SMITH Jan. 14, 1963 – Jan. 5, 2015 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16611-%25E2%2580%2598leigh-ann-didn%25E2%2580%2599t-do-anything-halfway%25E2%2580%2599.html ‘Leigh Ann didn’t do anything halfway’ - LEIGH ANN GALYON SMITH Jan. 14, 1963 – Jan. 5, 2015
Leigh Ann Galyon Smith was an incredible person. The Queen of Everything! Everyone she came in contact with would probably tell you the same thing. Bubbly, beautiful, amazingly talented, angelic voice...]]>
The crop doctor - WILLIAM N. BECKER Mar. 15, 1946 – May 2, 2015 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16612-the-crop-doctor.html The crop doctor - WILLIAM N. BECKER Mar. 15, 1946 – May 2, 2015
On May 2, 2015, at 2:10 p.m., I sat holding Bill’s hand when he died of pancreatic cancer in room E282 at Memorial Medical Center. He was my best friend and husband.I met Bill at a dance in junior c...]]>
He lived his faith every day - DR. H. BRENT DE LAND JR. June 20, 1949 – Jan. 5, 2015 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16613-he-lived-his-faith-every-day.html He lived his faith every day - DR. H. BRENT DE LAND JR. June 20, 1949 – Jan. 5, 2015
Brent De Land lived his life with such care and compassion that his work will likely live on for generations. He was best known for his extensive humanitarian work in Haiti, and the rest of his life r...]]>
He made things that made a difference - RONALD L. EARLEY March 10, 1938 – Sept. 23, 2015 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16614-he-made-things-that-made-a-difference.html He made things that made a difference - RONALD L. EARLEY March 10, 1938 – Sept. 23, 2015
 The first thing many people noticed about Ron Earley was his lighthearted sense of humor, but spending more than a couple of minutes with him revealed a whirring intellect and a passion for maki...]]>
‘Emma Lou was anti-authoritarian at its finest’ - EMMA LOU EASTMAN LITTLE Nov. 25, 1923 – July 10, 2015 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16615-%25E2%2580%2598emma-lou-was-anti-authoritarian-at-its-finest%25E2%2580%2599.html ‘Emma Lou was anti-authoritarian at its finest’ - EMMA LOU EASTMAN LITTLE Nov. 25, 1923 – July 10, 2015
 Born soon after women earned the right to vote, Emma Lou Little relished politics. She loved President Obama because he restored honor to the State of Illinois, delivered intelligent speeches an...]]>
‘She lived a simple life of doing right’ - ELEANORA TREINIS YUSKAVICH Jan. 23, 1918 – Nov. 18, 2015 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16616-%25E2%2580%2598she-lived-a-simple-life-of-doing-right%25E2%2580%2599.html ‘She lived a simple life of doing right’ - ELEANORA TREINIS YUSKAVICH Jan. 23, 1918 – Nov. 18, 2015
The daughter of Lithuanian immigrants John and Tillie (Rinkienve) Treinis, Eleanora lost her mother at age 6. Raised by her grocer father, cousins from the Joseph and Mary (Treinis) Banaitis family be...]]>
The builder - ROBERT L. EVANS March 5, 1935-Nov. 8, 2015 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16617-the-builder.html The builder - ROBERT L. EVANS March 5, 1935-Nov. 8, 2015
 Boom! Boom! Boom!Explosions ripped the air as a demolition team set off charges to bring down the Sankey high-rise apartments a few blocks east of Washington Park. Then silence. But no crash.As ...]]>
‘A man who could do anything’ - KEVIN HYATT Apr. 18, 1959 – July 5, 2015 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16618-%25E2%2580%2598a-man-who-could-do-anything%25E2%2580%2599.html ‘A man who could do anything’ - KEVIN HYATT Apr. 18, 1959 – July 5, 2015
Kevin Hyatt could do anything, or so it seemed. The 200-plus relatives, friends and co-workers who gathered for a celebration of his life three weeks after his July 5 death knew that firsthand.When on...]]>
‘Lisa was the glue that held together her family of performers’ - LISA K. LEACH Aug. 27, 1964 – July 12, 2015 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16619-%25E2%2580%2598lisa-was-the-glue-that-held-together-her-family-of-performers%25E2%2580%2599.html ‘Lisa was the glue that held together her family of performers’ - LISA K. LEACH Aug. 27, 1964 – July 12, 2015
She was born Lisa Lindsey, a name as pretty as she was. She was a funny, quirky child who loved music and words. As she grew up and moved on to college, her gifts became evident. A skilled and funny w...]]>
“A prankster and a jokester, but always reliable” - DEWEY A. ROWDEN Dec. 18, 1950 – Jan. 24, 2015 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16620-%25E2%2580%259Ca-prankster-and-a-jokester-but-always-reliable%25E2%2580%259D.html “A prankster and a jokester, but always reliable” - DEWEY A. ROWDEN Dec. 18, 1950 – Jan. 24, 2015
Dewey lived his entire life in Springfield and the surrounding area. He was a local musician and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, but his true joy in life was his wife, his children and his grandchild...]]>
Prolific artist, force of nature - CHARLES “HUGH” MOORE Sept. 21, 1947- March 10, 2015 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16621-prolific-artist-force-of-nature.html Prolific artist, force of nature - CHARLES “HUGH” MOORE Sept. 21, 1947- March 10, 2015
When Hugh Moore passed away this past March, the Springfield area lost a writer, painter, radio host and general bon vivant. He was also president of Springfield Poets and Writers and on the board of ...]]>
‘A quintessential American of his time’ - BOB BARTLETT March 7, 1929 – Nov. 8, 2015 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16622-%25E2%2580%2598a-quintessential-american-of-his-time%25E2%2580%2599.html ‘A quintessential American of his time’ - BOB BARTLETT March 7, 1929 – Nov. 8, 2015
 My stepfather was not a super man, or a super dad for that matter. Who he turned out to be is rare enough. Bob Bartlett was an old-fashioned, decent fellow who kept his feelings, if not his opin...]]>
‘Lloyd’s eccentricity made him special’ - LLOYD INSLEE Jan. 21, 1947 - Jan. 13, 2015 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16623-%25E2%2580%2598lloyd%25E2%2580%2599s-eccentricity-made-him-special%25E2%2580%2599.html ‘Lloyd’s eccentricity made him special’ - LLOYD INSLEE Jan. 21, 1947 - Jan. 13, 2015
 In 2001, our family bought a house owned by the one and only, slightly odd, mostly eccentric, ZZ Top look-alike Lloyd Inslee. He would spend each subsequent Thanksgiving and family gathering at ...]]>
‘She enjoyed sharing her resources with many nonprofit groups’ - BETTIE J. ALLEN Dec. 21, 1926 – Feb. 25, 2015 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16624-%25E2%2580%2598she-enjoyed-sharing-her-resources-with-many-nonprofit-groups%25E2%2580%2599.html ‘She enjoyed sharing her resources with many nonprofit groups’ - BETTIE J. ALLEN Dec. 21, 1926 – Feb. 25, 2015
Bettie was the first full-time director of the Springfield Human Relations Commission, and later was with the Capital Development Board for the State of Illinois until her retirement. Bettie helped en...]]>
‘There wasn’t anything that he couldn’t do’ - ORDWIN ALBERT (ROCKY) SCHOENROCK May 30, 1922 – Sep. 2, 2015 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16625-%25E2%2580%2598there-wasn%25E2%2580%2599t-anything-that-he-couldn%25E2%2580%2599t-do%25E2%2580%2599.html ‘There wasn’t anything that he couldn’t do’ - ORDWIN ALBERT (ROCKY) SCHOENROCK May 30, 1922 – Sep. 2, 2015
 My dad was born May 30, 1922, in Wilton Township, Minnesota, to Otto and Magdalena Schoenrock. He married my mom, the love of his life, Evelyn Brewer, on April 10, 1954.Dad was a proud veteran o...]]>
An immigrant’s tale - OSSIE LANGFELDER Aug. 2, 1926-Oct. 21, 2015 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16626-an-immigrant%25E2%2580%2599s-tale.html An immigrant’s tale - OSSIE LANGFELDER Aug. 2, 1926-Oct. 21, 2015
Ossie Langfelder could have ended up in China. Or Decatur. Or any number of places besides Springfield, where he ended up mayor.He was not initially impressed with the capital city when his family mov...]]>
Writer, creator of community - LOLA SUSAN LUCAS Jan. 5, 1954-April 25, 2015 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16627-writer-creator-of-community.html Writer, creator of community - LOLA SUSAN LUCAS Jan. 5, 1954-April 25, 2015
 When Lola Lucas posted a personal in Riverfront Times, “Gomez, John Steed, Corwin of Amber seeks perchance Morticia, Emma Peel, Deirdre – raven-haired swf intent on sabbaticals to Britain,�...]]>
‘No matter where he went, he made friends quickly’ - JOSEPH ALLEN STANCIL Dec. 25, 1978 – Jan. 2, 2015 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16628-%25E2%2580%2598no-matter-where-he-went-he-made-friends-quickly%25E2%2580%2599.html ‘No matter where he went, he made friends quickly’ - JOSEPH ALLEN STANCIL Dec. 25, 1978 – Jan. 2, 2015
Joe was a very likeable kid and adult. No matter where he went, he made friends quickly. He was outgoing, compassionate and loving. He loved to travel, and he always asked to bring a friend that other...]]>
Hugh Moore: Poet, painter, personality http://illinoistimes.com/article-15283-hugh-moore-poet-painter-personality.html Hugh Moore: Poet, painter, personality
When Hugh Moore passed away after an extended battle with cancer on March 10 at age 67, the Springfield area arts scene lost an indelible presence. Moore was a prolific poet and painter, and in his ro...]]>
Raising a last toast to Smokey, friend of gay Springfield - MARY LOU SCHNEIDER Dec. 29, 1928-Jan. 1, 2015 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15047-raising-a-last-toast-to-smokey-friend-of-gay-springfield.html Raising a last toast to Smokey, friend of gay Springfield - MARY LOU SCHNEIDER Dec. 29, 1928-Jan. 1, 2015
 At 2 p.m. on Jan. 11 the faithful gathered to celebrate the life and passing of a V.I.P. to the Springfield gay and lesbian community. After all these years, the memorial was held in the last lo...]]>
Champion of justice - JAMES C. CRAVEN Aug. 7, 1925-Jan. 12, 2015 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14982-champion-of-justice.html Champion of justice - JAMES C. CRAVEN Aug. 7, 1925-Jan. 12, 2015
Even as he tilted at windmills, James C. Craven, who died on Monday at 89, made a difference.As a state appellate court judge and proud liberal, he wrote a lot of dissents during his years on the benc...]]>