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Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:01 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,�...


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