James "Jim" E. Smith

James (Jim) E. Smith, of Elgin, died on May 2, 2021 at Presence St. Joseph Hospital. Jim was born on November 29, 1942 to Bubbie (nee Williams) and James A. Smith. He was born of meager means in a holler of Stone Kentucky where he was the fourth of eight children. Jim...

Raul Torres

Raul Torres, 62, of Wheaton, died Monday, March 29. Raul was born on January 29, 1959 in Evanston, IL to Guadalupe and Maria (Garza) Torres. Raul loved his family deeply and was fiercely loyal to all of the people in his life. Raul is preceded in death by parents:...

Mary Alice Margis

Mary A. (Hill) Margis died peacefully Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at home.  She was born to William and Rita (Fitzpatrick) Hill on March 1, 1957 in Chicago. She was a strong, loving mother and an amazing grandmother with a servant’s heart who loved the Lord.  She spent...

Vernon P. Keller, Jr.

Vernon “Vern” P. Keller passed away March 8, 2021 at Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital in Huntley, IL. Vernon was born in Elgin on June 15, 1935 to Vernon P. Keller, Sr. and Thelma Gene (nee Sportsman). Vernon had a competitive personality; he enjoyed playing all...

Anthony (Tony) Jackson

Mr. Anthony Jackson, of Crystal Lake, died February 23, 2021. Anthony was lovingly referred to as Tony “Bone”.  He was born on February 22, 1967 in Elgin, IL, the son of Bennie Jackson and Bobbie Stewart-Jackson, of Elgin, Illinois. Tony’s relationship with God began...

Jerry L. Martin

Jerry L. Martin, 63, died January 24, 2021. Jerry was born in Tiptonville, TN on January 7, 1958 to Tommie Gene Martin, Sr. and Robbie Ann Talley. He moved to Elgin in the early 70's where he attended Elgin Public Schools. Jerry enjoyed riding his Harley and taking...

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