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Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:01 am

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...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:01 am

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...
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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...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:01 am

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...
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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...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:01 am

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...
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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...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:01 am

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...
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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...
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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 ...


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