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Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am
ROZANNE ‘POSY’ ROBERTSONMar. 20, 1931 – July 1, 2018Springfield lost one of its most gentle and compassionate souls on July 1, 2018, when Rozanne ‘Posy’ Robertson passed away. Born in 1931, ...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am

Veteran newsman, mentor, public citizen

BURNELL ALBERT HEINECKE June 11, 1927-Dec. 5, 2018Veteran newsman, mentor, public citizenBurnie Heinecke was a veteran newsman, a fixture in community theater and a strong advocate for higher educatio...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am

A bookseller who outdid expectations

WOODROW J. SHADID, SR. June 29, 1922-Oct. 4, 2018A bookseller who outdid expectationsShadid’s Book Mart, Springfield’s legendary downtown bookstore, outdid the expectations of most local observers...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am
MARK SKUBE Apr. 21, 1951 – Oct. 14, 2018Memory is mysterious; a repository of images that reflect us as much as they do what is remembered.  In our memory, those we’ve loved and lost are as t...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am
BERKLEY MOORE Aug. 3, 1932 – Jan. 4, 2018Berkley Moore could talk with equal ease about the hidden gems of scripture or the subtle qualities of beer. But his real passion was music. During a li...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am

“He always had an idea”

RUDOLPH DAVENPORT June 2, 1928-April 7, 2018“He always had an idea”Rudolph Davenport – everyone called him Rudy – wasn’t a boastful pillar.One of Springfield’s best-known civil rights acti...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am
DONALD L. SQUIRES March 24, 1934 - May 7, 2018To many people he was simply the Ice Guy, a moniker he wore so proudly that he had it stamped in metal and bolted to his car. As general manager of Centra...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am
JILL CUNNINGHAM BLACK Oct. 25, 1944 – Nov. 2, 2018State government lost one of its unsung heroes when Jill Black died on Nov. 2. For over 17 years when I ran the Illinois Lottery and the Illinois Co...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am
LENA FRANCES FERARIS Apr. 14, 1925 – Aug. 7, 2018My mom, Mama Lena, was the oldest of three children born to Italian immigrant parents, Ernest and Dolores Menghini. Mom grew up in Taylor Springs, Il...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am
JOHANNA MARY LEIKVOLD Jun. 19, 1985 – Aug. 5, 2018I lost my firstborn daughter, Johanna Mary Leikvold. She was born Jun. 19, 1985, and passed away Aug. 5, 2018.  She had 31 wonderful years of l...

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