Kenneth E. Miller

Kenneth E. Miller, 91, of Polo, passed away Friday, October 16, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling with his family by his side. Kenneth was born March 8, 1929 in Leaf River to the parents of Art and Ada Miller. He and wife Alice were married on December 18, 1953 in Polo and celebrated nearly 67 years of marriage. Kenneth farmed in Polo for over 65 years until his retirement just 2 years ago....
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Roger Dale Garrison

Roger Dale Garrison, 71, died on October 2, 2020, with his family by his side. Roger was born to Esther and Clay Garrison on February 16, 1949, and lived the majority of his life in Polo. He was married to Patricia “Pat” Lawson of Ashton on October 10, 1981, in an outdoor ceremony at Camp Emmaus. Together the couple raised three children, Jo (Larry “Ben”) Bittinger of Polo, Keith (Katie) Chesnut...
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Rita A. Lawton

Polo, Ill. –  Rita Ann Lawton, 92, of Polo, Ill. passed away on September 27, 2020 at Polo Rehab and Health Center with her children at her side. She was born October 19, 1927 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Andrew and Celestine Lunz and was raised in Chicago, Ill. She married Donald Lawton on June 22, 1946. Donald preceded her in death on November 21, 1975. She was also preceded in death...
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Dale Hall

Dale Hall passed away at Swedish American Hospital after a short illness. He was the son of Monroe and Dorothy(deceased 1972) Hall and stepson of Nancy Hall. Dale married Louise M Landreth on June 27, 1964. He is survived by Louise and children: Cheryl Smith, Douglas Hall, Glenn(Wendy) Hall and Andrew Hall. Grandchildren are: Cristina(Justin) Buskohl, Aaron (Katie) Smith, Michael Smith, Brianna,...
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Beverly J. O’Leary

Beverly J. O’Leary, 77, of Polo passed away September 24, 2020 at FHN Hospital in Freeport. Beverly was born July 11, 1943 in Evergreen Park, IL. She was the daughter of Rozetta V. (Brough) Martin and Myron B. Kent. She married John J. O’Leary in 1964, Chicago. Beverly was a parishioner of St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Parish, Chicago (Englewood) and then long-time parishioner of St. Rita of...
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Lamonte Ballard, Jr.

LaMonte T. Ballard, 59, of IL died on Sep 13, 2020 in Freeport, with his wife by his side. Monte was born on Feb 15, 1961 in Sterling. He was the son of Dr. LaMonte T. Ballard Sr. and Sally (Bickford) Ballard. He married his wife Linda on August 29, 2008 in Stillman Valley. Monte was a Pastor and avid golf fan. He also worked at UPS for 18 years, the last two for which he fought and won the...
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