Our sympathy to family and friends of June Rutherford

Our sympathy to family and friends of June Rutherford, former LLCC secretary for the vice president, academic services, who passed away May 30. She was one of the first employees at LLCC in 1968, and later returned to the college to work from 1977-1994. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service (noon) at Auburn United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery. Read the obituary.

Our sympathy to Sharon Fritts

We extend our condolences to Sharon Fritts, administrative assistant to the dean, health professions, on the recent passing of her father, Thomas B. Lucas, on April 13. A visitation and service will be held at Phillips Memorial Home in Massena, New York on Monday, April 19. Read the obituary.

Our sympathy to Brenda Schuster

We extend our condolences to Brenda Schuster, site coordinator, LLCC-Beardstown, on the passing of her mother, Carol Schuster of Jacksonville. A private service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to PAWS in Jacksonville. Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville is in charge of arrangements. Read the obituary.

Our sympathy to Michele Layton

We extend our condolences to Michele Layton, program assistant, LLCC Applied and Emerging Technologies, on the passing of her mother, Betty Lee Sphar, on March 20.  A visitation will be held Wednesday, March 24, starting at 9 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Pana. A service will follow at 11 a.m., and burial will be at Linwood Cemetery in Pana. Masks will be required. Read the obituary.

Our sympathy to Dr. Scott Searcy

We extend our condolences to Dr. Scott Searcy, dean of mathematics and computer science, on the passing of his father, Charles Searcy, on Jan. 24. Charles was a professor emeritus at New Mexico Highlands University and the founder of the Fourth Judicial District of New Mexico CASA. Private family graveside services will be held in New Mexico.

Our sympathy to Sue Alexander

We extend our condolences to Sue Alexander, LLCC Adult Education coordinator, on the passing of her mother, Elizabeth White on Jan. 13. A funeral service will be held on Jan. 23, at 10 a.m. at the Southern View Chapel. Burial will be at the Camp Butler National Cemetery with a family ceremony at a later date. Read the obituary.

Our sympathy to Chief Chris Russell

We extend our condolences to Chris Russell, LLCC chief of police, on the recent passing of his father, William Woodrow Russell Sr. of Sherman on Jan. 12. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m. at Staab Funeral Home in Springfield. A burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery. CDC protocol should be followed. Read the obituary.

Our sympathy to Chris Russell

We extend our condolences to Chris Russell, LLCC chief of police, on the recent passing of his father, William Woodrow Russell Sr. of Sherman, on Jan. 12. A visitation will be held Monday, Jan. 18, 4-7 p.m. and a funeral service on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m. at Staab Funeral Home in Springfield. A burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery. CDC protocol should be followed. Read the obituary.

Condolences

We offer our condolences on the passing of Steve Besalke, who worked at LLCC as Colleague system administrator. Steve passed away on Nov. 13.

We also offer sympathy to Soodi Nassirpour, director, IT development, on the passing of her husband, Mehdi Nassirpour, on Nov. 10. Read the obituary.