Mary E. Smith

Mary E. Smith, 92, of Forreston, passed away Tuesday May 30, 2017, at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon. Mary was born January 27, 1925, in Science Hill, KY, the daughter of Ernie P. and Evelyn (Massey) Robinson. On November 9, 1945 in Pulaski County, KY, she was united in marriage to Fred T. Smith (he preceded her in August 1989).  Mary worked for Polo Community School District for over 20...
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Patricia A. Conkrite

Patricia A. Conkrite, 72, of Polo, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.  Patricia was born February 28, 1945, in Sterling, the daughter of Donald B. and Dorothy (Letcher) Sanders. On September 4,1964 in Polo, she was united in marriage to Michael Conkrite.  Patricia volunteered at Centennial School in Polo and made lunches faithfully for her grandchildren...
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Vernon C. Meyer

Vernon C. Meyer, age 86, passed away on Monday May 29, 2017 at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Mt. Morris, IL.  Vernon was born on Sept. 25, 1930 in Dakota, IL the son of Harper and Gladys (Wise) Meyer.  He graduated from Polo High School.  Vernon married Lorraine Lottie Knie on September 26, 1953 in Polo, IL.  He first started work as a partner in an excavation company, then farmed in the Polo...
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Mark Edward Knie

Mark Edward Knie, age 63 of Polo, Illinois, passed away on May 30, 2017 with family by his side at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. A Celebration of Life will be held on June 24, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Polo Church of the Brethren. Mark was born on October 5, 1953 in Freeport, Illinois to Charles and Eileen (Strite) Knie. A lifelong resident of Polo, Mark married...
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Gladys L. Haring

Gladys L. Haring, 96, of Freeport (formerly of Polo) passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Parkview Home, Freeport. Gladys was born, June 4, 1920, in Milbank, South Dakota, the daughter of Charles and Esther (Speckeen) Miller. On July 29, 1943, in Savanna, she was united in marriage to Earl Haring.  Gladys worked at the Polo Garment Factory and Central Stamping in Polo.  She was a life long...
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William A. Sweet

William “Bill” A. Sweet, 77, of Oregon, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017, at KSB Hospital in Dixon with family by his side. Bill was born April 20, 1940, in Dixon, the son of Paul and Mildred (Parker) Sweet. On December 03,1960, in Chicago, he was united in marriage to Elaine Garand. Bill and Elaine were 4th generation farmers in the Polo and Mt. Morris area. His passion was flying, traveling...
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