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LAHR, Robert  
Robert Lahr MEDORA, IL - Robert Glenn Lahr, 73, passed away at 12:15 a.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The State Journal-Register on May 29, 2015
LAMAR, Irene E. - Pawnee  
Irene E. Lamar SPRINGFIELD – Irene E. Lamar, 89, formerly of Riverside, Ill., passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Springfield. Irene was born June 11, 1925, in Chicago, the daughter of Leo and Clara Simpson Uldrych. She served as a social worker with the Cook County Circuit Courts and held a bachelor's degree from St. Xavier University. Irene is survived by her children, Laura Lamar, Peter (Christine) Lamar, Carl (Cynthia) Lamar and Joan (Steven) Moss and her grandchildren, Grace, Faith, Jack and Juliana. Private services will be held at a later date. Curry Funeral Home in Pawnee is serving the family of Irene Lamar. Online condolences may be expressed at .
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Published in The State Journal-Register from May 27 to May 29, 2015
LONG, Elizabeth A. - Girard  
Elizabeth A. "Betty" Long GIRARD, IL - Elizabeth A. "Betty" Long, 78, passed away Tuesday afternoon, May 26, 2015, at her residence in Girard. Betty is survived by two sons, Donald (Maria) Long of Mundelein, Ill., and Pat (Rhonda) Long of Tamarac, Fla.; three daughters: Dawn (Chris) Tate of Plainview, Ill., Kris (Scott) Trojcak of Girard, Ill., and Monica (Tim) Hasara of Carlinville, Ill.; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Carole Ridder of Frankfort, Ill. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, May 29, 2015, at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Girard, Ill. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Shawn Burgess officiating. Burial will follow at Girard Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to: Girard Fire and Rescue Squad or The American Cancer Society. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Girard is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be given at .
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Published in The State Journal-Register from May 28 to May 29, 2015

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LEKA, Maria - Buffalo  
Maria Leka BUFFALO, IL - Maria Leka, of Buffalo, died on May 19, 2015, in Buffalo. Maria was the daughter of Alejandro and Nora Bodelon Fernandez. She married George Leka on March 11, 1981, in Mechanicsburg, Ill. She was preceded in death by her father and one brother. She is survived by her husband, George Leka; three sons: Mark Slavens of Dayton, Ohio, Randall (wife, Tonya) Leka of Buffalo, and Kelly (wife, Kathy) Leka of Springfield; one daughter, Jill Leka of Springfield; six grandchildren: Jenna Slavens of Dayton, Ohio, Nicolette (husband, Jason) Baccadutre of St. Joseph, Patrick Leka of Ventura, Calif., Candice Leka of Champaign, Dalton Leka of Buffalo, and Teresa Larson of Waco, Texas; two great-grandchildren; mother, Nora Fernandez of Maria Teresa, Argentina; five sisters, including Elda (husband, Melvin) Hill of Jacksonville; niece, Jennifer Hill of North Carolina; and numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins. Maria had a passion for travel (visiting six out of seven continents), the performing arts, and flower gardening. Maria loved her family and friends and believed in giving back to the community. She will be missed by all. Funeral Mass: A Funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. on May 22, 2015, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield, with the Rev. Seth Brown celebrant. Burial followed at Mechanicsburg Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to a hospice or charity (cancer or other) of the donor's choice. The family of Maria Leka is being served by Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. Please visit to offer your condolences.
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Published in The State Journal-Register from May 24 to May 25, 2015
Long, Janette  
Janette M. Long HAVANA, IL - Janette M. Long, 87, of Havana, passed away at Havana Health Care at 5:25 p.m. on Monday, May 18, 2015. Hurley Funeral Home in Havana is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The State Journal-Register on May 22, 2015
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