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Obituaries

  1. Barbara Jo Prideaux

    August 29, 2017

    photo, Prayer card-Prideaux2Barbara Jo Prideaux (79) of Schaumburg died Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Lexington Care Center. Barbara was born February 27, 1938 in St. Louis , Missouri to Boyd and Mildred (Joseph) Prideaux.   

    She was a dedicated mother and loved her family.  Barbara was an avid reader and was involved with fundraising for cerebral palsy, especially the camps for children, the Salvation Army, and the Purple Hearts Veterans.

    Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; one brother and sister; Buddy and  Janet Prideaux.

    She is survived by two children, Mark (Marina) ...
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  2. Tommie "Stoney" Former

    obit photoTommie  "Stoney" Former, 74, died Saturday, August 26, 2017 at his home in Elgin.

    Tommie was born in Earle, Arkansas on March 26, 1943  to Tommie and Beatrice (nee Valentine) Former, Sr.

    He will be greatly missed by his wife, Jewelene and many other family and friends.

    Visitation and Service will be held at O'Connor- Leetz Funeral Home in Elgin on Saturday, September 2 from 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00am.

    Pastor  Nathaniel Edmond of Second Baptist Church of Elgin will be ...
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  3. Leora "Sister" Russell

    August 28, 2017

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    Leora Russell, beloved wife, aunt and godmother passed away August 24, 2017 with her husband by her side.  She was born Leora DeWalt May 11, 1929 in Ripley, Tennessee, the daughter of Iola Bonds-DeWalt and Earnest DeWalt.  She was the youngest child and the only daughter out of six (6) children.  She was given the nick name “Sister” because of this.  Her mother (1973) and father (1930) preceded her in death along with her brothers James Sprewer (1984), Roosevelt Sprewer (1989), Willie C. DeWalt (1999), Willie B. Walker (2002) ...
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  4. Suzanne R. Christenson

    August 23, 2017

    A celebration of the life of Suzanne R. Christenson will be held Saturday, Sept. 9, at the First Congregational Church of West Dundee. Mrs. Christenson died on Aug. 22, 2017, at Heritage Health nursing facility in Elgin.
    Visitation with family will be from 10-11:15, with a short service starting at 11:30 am.
    She was born in Berlin, Wis., on May 18, 1929, to H. Raymond and Mary Steaffens. Mrs. Christenson graduated from Berlin High School in 1947. She then moved to Elgin in 1951 upon her marriage to the late Claude Christenson. She worked as a secretary for many ...
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  5. Mitchell Dorsey, Jr.

    August 16, 2017

    Mitchell Dorsey 

    Mitchell Dorsey Jr. was born October 17, 1936 in Earle, Arkansas to Mitchell Sr. and Eliza Dorsey. He departed from this life on Friday, August 11, 2017 after a battle with illness.
    Mitchell was employed by Burgess Norton for many years.
    Mitchell inquired the pet name of “Mad Dog”. He enjoyed playing his bass guitar and traveling. He really enjoyed spending time with his family and always expressed the importance of being connected with family. Everyone knew who Mitchell was if you were a part of this family. Mitchell had ...
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