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Barry Douglas Pfeifer, 74, of Mears

May 10, 2024

Barry Douglas Pfeifer, 74, peacefully passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2024, after bravely battling pancreatic cancer for four years, leaving behind a legacy filled with love and laughter. He was born January 6, 1950, the son of Roy and Faye (Mills) Pfeifer. Barry’s journey began in New Lenox, Ill., where he spent 65 years, before relocating to Mears – Silver…

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Obituary: Gerald Robert Morley, 89, of Hart

May 10, 2024

Gerald “Jerry” Robert Morley, 89, of Hart, peacefully passed away at his home on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. He was born on November 3, 1934, in Hart, to Walter and Lucy (Campbell) Morley. Jerry attended Hart Public Schools before serving in the United States Army in 1957. Upon his return, he met and married Marcia Schaner, with whom he shared…

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Obituary: Sylvia Ann Talmadge Vanderleest, 88, of Stony Lake

May 7, 2024

Sylvia “Poochie”, 88, (22 in leap years), of Stony Lake, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 5, 2024. She was born February 29, 1936, in Saginaw, to the late Walter Lodes and Wanda Ruth Reading. After years of being a stay-at-home mom enjoying her life at Stony Lake, Sylvia returned to work and retired from Shelby State Bank. She attended…

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Obituary: Richard Robert Emerson, 72, of Shelby

May 7, 2024

Richard Robert Emerson, 72, of Shelby, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2024 after a courageous journey through ALS. He was born June 15, 1951, in Ypsilanti, the son of Justin and Marguerite (Znorski) Emerson. On December 16, 1972, Richard married Merlinda (Mindy) Cooper and they spent 51 years together. They made their home in Lansing until retirement allowed them…

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Obituary: Barbara Yancey, 76, of Walkerville

April 30, 2024

Barbara Yancey, 76, of Walkerville, passed away Friday, April 26, 2024. She was born October 21, 1947, in Effingham, Illinois, the daughter of Jessie and Viola Cotton. Barbara is survived by: her loving husband of 52 years, James; daughter, Jennifer; sons, Patrick and James Jr.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Barbara was a special lady who always encouraged those around…

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