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  1. Tomppy Lee Rexford Spates, Sr.

    October 30, 2007

    Visitation will be held Friday, November 2, 2007 at Living Gospel Church, Elgin from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. with Paster Walter H. Blaylark, officiating. Burial will follow at Bluff City Cemetery. For more information, or to leave a condolence, call (847) ...
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  2. Lori Lynn Ballard

    October 6, 2007

    Lori Lynn Ballard, 48, of So. Elgin died Saturday, October 6, 2007 at Provena St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Elgin on November 19, 1958, she was the daughter of Carl and Arlene (Wasilewski) Schmitz.

    Lori’s battle with cancer was fought with both perseverance and courage, and she will forever be remembered for her strength and spirit.

    Lori is preceded in death by her father, Carl Schmitz, and her grandmother, Valerie Schneider. 

    She is survived by her husband, Robert Ballard; mother, Arlene Schmitz; sister, Leslie Schmitz; 2 brothers, Michael and Mark Schmitz; and three loving children, ...
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