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Elgin, Illinois 60120

Obituaries

  1. Willie Earl Towner

    July 30, 2011

    Willie Earl Towner was born in Merigold, MS. on February 27, 1946.  He was born to the union of Ollie Towner and Eliza Swayser.

    His father, mother, brothers Arthur Lee and John Henry and infant son Willie Jr. preceded him in death.

    Willie accepted Christ at an early age in Memphis, TN.  He currently belonged to a church located in Rockford, IL.

    Willie graduated from William Holick High School where he was an outstanding track star.

    Willie served in the military receiving an honorable discharge.

    He worked in Texas building swimming pools, worked for the Coca-Cola Comapny and many more places of employment until ...
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  2. Anna Ruth Smart

    July 16, 2011

    Anna Ruth Smart, 75, died Saturday, July 16th at Alden Estates of Barrington after a long battle with cancer.

    She was born in Knoxville, TN, the daughter of Colyer and Lena Robertson.

    She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Granville Smart.  She is survived by 3 children, Gary (Lana) Smart of Crystal Lake, Terry (Cari) Smart of Marana, AZ, and daughter Genell Lussow of Lake in the Hills; 4 siblings, Bob (Priscilla) Robertson, Don (Joeann) Robertson, Ernie (Marlene) Robertson, and Denna (JD) Robison; 7 grandchildren, Tracy, Jason, Kim, Jessica, Jamey, Brittney and Caitlynn and 8 great-grandchildren, Dani, Samantha, Lidia, Morgan, Justin, Joey, ...
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  3. Lauraine “Pat” Roder

    July 5, 2011

    Lauraine “Pat” Roder, 87, of  Elgin, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at Arden Courts of Geneva surrounded by her family. 

    She was born February 13, 1924, in Joliet to John A. Ryan and Loretta “Laura” Shea Ryan.

    She had been a resident of Elgin since 1966.  She set the shorthand speed record at Joliet Central High School in 1942, and it was not equaled for many years.  She went on to work for Will County Price Administration (Ration Board).

    After she had children she was a devoted stay-at- home mother.  She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.  ...
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