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Kenneth Brobston

Jun 30, 1942 - Mar 01, 2023

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Vermont, IL

Kenneth G. "Red" Brobston , Sr. , of Vermont, IL, passed away at 11:15 pm on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at his home in Vermont, IL. He was born on June 30, 1942 in Mount Pleasant, IA, the son of Howard and Evon (Ferrel) Brobston. Red married Karen Wilson on October 23, 1976 in Vermont, IL. She survives. Also surviving are his children, April Fullenkamp of Burlington, Iowa, Allan (and Robin) Deen of Yarmouth, Iowa, Pam (and John) York of St. Paul, Iowa , Tanya (and William) Morgan of Vermont, Il...Read More

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Thomas Gossage

Aug 10, 1960 - Sep 08, 2023

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Vermont, IL

Thomas E. "Tom" Gossage, 63, of Vermont, IL, passed away at 11:37 pm on Friday, September 8, 2023 at McDonough District Hospital ER. He was born on Wednesday, August 10, 1960 in Rushville, IL, the son of William and Madge (Vincent) Gossage. Tom is survived by 3 sons; Benjamin (and Weili) Gossage, of Macomb, IL, Joshua (and Amie) Gossage of Burlington, IA, and Matthew Gossage of Peoria, IL, 8 grandchildren, 1 sister; Loretta Surratt of Roseville, IL, and 3 brothers; William Gossage Jr. of Galesburg, IL, Jimmy (and Ann) Gossage of Galesburg, and Jack Gossage of Vermont. He is preceded in death by his parents, 1 granddaughter, and 2 brothers; Joseph and Daniel Gossage. Tom first worked as a farmhand in Littleton, IL. He then went on to be a over the road truck driver. He later worked at DOT Foods in Mt. Sterling, IL. He also worked at Timewell Tile in Timewell, IL. He was most recently was self-employed as an expert retailer of antiques through Ebay. He also owned his own farm. Tom enjoyed fishing, hunting and antique shopping. Services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL. A visitation will take place from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday, September 13 at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Ridgeville Cemetery in Browning, IL. Memorials may be made to the Ridgeville Cemetery. So sorry. Know that Matthew a d you are in our thoughts and prayers. Ted and Karen Danner So sorry for the loss prayers

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Thomas Gossage

Aug 10, 1960 - Sep 08, 2023

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Vermont, IL

Thomas E. "Tom" Gossage, 63, of Vermont, IL, passed away at 11:37 pm on Friday, September 8, 2023 at McDonough District Hospital ER. He was born on Wednesday, August 10, 1960 in Rushville, IL, the son of William and Madge (Vincent) Gossage. Tom is survived by 3 sons; Benjamin (and Weili) Gossage, of Macomb, IL, Joshua (and Amie) Gossage of Burlington, IA, and Matthew Gossage of Peoria, IL, 8 grandchildren, 1 sister; Loretta Surratt of Roseville, IL, and 3 brothers; William Gossage Jr. of Galesburg, IL, Jimmy (and Ann) Gossage of Galesburg, and Jack Gossage of Vermont. He is preceded in death by his parents, 1 granddaughter, and 2 brothers; Joseph and Daniel Gossage. Tom first worked as a farmhand in Littleton, IL. He then went on to be a over the road truck driver. He later worked at DOT Foods in Mt. Sterling, IL. He also worked at Timewell Tile in Timewell, IL. He was most recently was self-employed as an expert retailer of antiques through Ebay. He also owned his own farm. Tom enjoyed fishing, hunting and antique shopping. Services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL. A visitation will take place from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday, September 13 at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Ridgeville Cemetery in Browning, IL. Memorials may be made to the Ridgeville Cemetery.

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Cheryl Reimolds

Jul 09, 1945 - Jul 29, 2023

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Vermont, IL

Cheryl Reimolds, 78, of Vermont, IL, passed away at 7:07 pm on Saturday, July 29, 2023 at Macomb Post Acute Care in Macomb, IL. She was born on July 9, 1945 in Pasadena, CA, the daughter of Walter and Betty (Crayden) Raudabaugh Sr. . Cheryl married Russell Reimolds on June 5, 1964 in Bardolph, IL. Russell preceded Cheryl in death on March 31, 2011. Also preceding her in death are her parents and one brother, Walter Raudabaugh, Jr. Cheryl is survived by her 2 sons, Russell Reimolds of Vermont, and Ronnie (and Kristi) Reimolds of Adair, IL, one daughter, Rheani (and Travis) Snowden of Vermont, four grandchildren, Taylor, Rylee, Chase and Carissa, two sisters, Michelle Reimolds of Lewistown, IL, and Kim (and Robert) Stickler of Bushnell, and one brother, Ronnie Raudabaugh of Vermont. Cheryl worked at nursing homes in both Astoria and Macomb. She retired from Spoon River College, where she worked in the business office and did several different things. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, reading, watching Wheel of Fortune and going fishing. She made great spaghetti and always made sure there was more than enough for everyone. Cremation rites have been accorded. A graveside service in the Vermont Cemetery will be announced. Memorials may be made to the Cheryl Reimolds Memorial Fund. Thoughts and Prayers go out to the families. Susan Barnes Thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. Love and hugs [?] So sorry for your loss. Worked with both Russ and Cheryl at Astoria Care Center years ago. Both were great people. Janet Danner So sorry for your loss. Hugs coming your way

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William Ackley Jr

Apr 29, 1952 - Jun 20, 2023

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Vermont, IL

William "Bill" S. Ackley Jr. , 71, of Vermont, IL, passed away at 11:37 pm on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at Graham Hospital in Canton, IL. He was born on April 29, 1952 in Alexandria, VA, the son of William S. and Pearl (Kalp) Ackley Sr. Bill married the love of his life, Sharon Mahan on May 16, 1971 in Vermont. The two were inseparable until Sharon preceded Bill in death on August 2, 2022. Also preceding him death are his parents, great-grandson, Brayden Baker, and 2 sisters, Margret Wright and Tina Bundy. Bill is survived by his daughter Lisa (and Darin) Kreps of Vermont, granddaughter, Chelsea (and Tyler Baker) Ackley of Vermont, great-grandson, Dawsyn Baker, twin brother, Jim (and Vicky) Ackley of Vermont, 3 sisters, Karen Cole of Las Vegas, NV, DeeAnn Fromm of Peoria, IL and Mary Watson of Bloominton, IL, and several nieces and nephews. Bill first worked as a farm hand for the Arnett's in Lewistown. He would go on to work at Dana Corp in Havana, IL as an iron pourer. When Dana Corp closed, Bill worked as a mechanic and detailed cars for Frye Auto Sales in Vermont. He later attained a CDL and became an over the road truck driver for Wabash Transportation. Bill loved music and gardening. He would put out a large garden every year and enjoyed spending a lot of time working in it. He enjoyed taking walks, visiting with people and going to fairs. He had a great interest in weather highs and lows, such as temperatures and rain and snow fall. He would keep record of this along with recording other things such as when local business would close and where they were located. Both Sharon and Bill adored their cat, Cuddles. Most of all though, Bill loved his family and he loved spending time with his great-grandson Dawsyn and granddaughter Chelsea. As his only granddaughter, Chelsea was Bill's pride and joy. She was "Pampa's girl". Services will be held on Monday, June 26th at 11:00 am at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL. Interment will be in the Vermont Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Sunday, June 25th from 5-7 pm at the funeral home. Memorials in Bill's memory may be made to the donor's choice. Bill (& Sharon) were two of the best people ever put on this earth. My sincere sympathy to his loving family & hopefully knowing he's with the love of his life, can comfort you all. [?] Debbie Douglas Bill (& Sharon) were two of the best people ever put on this earth. My sincere sympathy to his loving family & hopefully knowing he's with the love of his life, can comfort you all. [?] Debbie Douglas So sorry for your loss May you find comfort knowing Bill & Sharon are reunited again. for all of you Thinking of you all Gary & Bev Taylor & family Our very deepest sympathy to Lisa and the entire Ackley family. Bill was a dear friend as well as his family. He is with Sharon and God now. God Bless Everyone. Lorenda and Alvin Spilker. Sad news indeed. Bill and Sharon were good people, well-loved in the community. Sadly missed but we are joyful that they have both now been promoted and reunited. Our deepest sympathies to Lisa, Chelsea, Dawsyn, Jim and all the rest of the family. May God grant you all comfort. John & Sandy Bybee Sure sad to hear this. I will miss talking gardens with Bill. Prayers for the family. Randy & Mardeen Snowden We are so sorry for your loss! Bill was always friendly when we would see him! Thinking of his family and Jim's family during his passing. Prayers. Rick and Kathy Heller Bill and Sharon were very dear relatives who we will miss much. We had been unable to travel to see them for past few years because of age and health. Rest in peace Bill. We will see you again some day. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all the family. Dee Jones So sorry for your loss. I really liked Bill and Sharon. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Bill will be greatly missed. Judy Wilson I'm sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Janet Fouts Hazzard prayers for peace and comfort to the family. Bill and Sharon were great people and friends. Maurie had many good visits with them both and their frendship meant so much to both of us. Kathy Cox Lisa, Chelsea,and family, Sending my deepest condolences. Bill was a great guy, and such a kind soul. May he RIP with Sharon. Brenda Kage Deepest condolences in your loss. Bill & Sharon were friends to all, and I loved that they, along with Jim & Vicky, were often a foursome in their activities. Many thoughts and prayers for all the family. May God's love give you comfort and peace. Gary & Cheryl (Cox) Matteson Sorry to hear about Bill. I know he is with the love of his life,Sharon. Both such good people. I was lucky to consider the both of them my friends. Our sympathy to the families. Greg and Becky Lundeen Lisa I am so sorry to here about your father . Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time . Jeff & Ketra Lundeen

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Peter Springs

Jan 20, 1964 - May 18, 2023

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Vermont, IL

Peter D. Springs, 59, of Macomb, formerly of Vermont, IL, passed away at 7:45 pm Thursday, May 18th at Macomb Post Acute Care. He was born on January 20, 1964 in Rushville, IL, the son of Howard and Patsy (Umphryes) Springs. Peter was preceded in death by his parents and uncle, Henry Umphryes. He is survived by his six aunts, Nancy Hayes, Susan Jackson and Donna Raudabaugh, all of Vermont, IL, Lona Jo (and Bill) Wagner of Belleville, IL, Rosie (and Gary) Wece of Murphysboro, IL and Betsy Umphryes of Centralia, IL, and two Uncles, Richard Umphryes of Caseyville, IL and Jon Umphryes of Vermont, IL. Peter participated in the Special Olympics for several years. He was a fan of hats of all colors and was a St. Louis Cardinal fan. His hobby was spinning fishing line and it had to be a certain weight and material, not just any kind. Cremation rites have been accorded. A graveside memorial service will be held at 1:00 p. m. Friday, May 26th at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Astoria, IL. Pastor Matthew Thiner will officiate. Memorials may be made in Peter's memory to the Epileptic Foundation. There is will be no visitation. Shawgo Memorial Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Kenneth Brobston

Jun 30, 1942 - Mar 01, 2023

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Vermont, IL

Kenneth G. "Red" Brobston , Sr. , of Vermont, IL, passed away at 11:15 pm on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at his home in Vermont, IL. He was born on June 30, 1942 in Mount Pleasant, IA, the son of Howard and Evon (Ferrel) Brobston. Red married Karen Wilson on October 23, 1976 in Vermont, IL. She survives. Also surviving are his children, April Fullenkamp of Burlington, Iowa, Allan (and Robin) Deen of Yarmouth, Iowa, Pam (and John) York of St. Paul, Iowa , Tanya (and William) Morgan of Vermont, Illinois and Kenneth (and Becky Fewkes ) Brobston, Jr. of Table Grove, Illinois, grandchildren, Jessica James, Robert (and Anny) Jackson, Alexandra (and Nathan) Beck, Shawn Foster, Misty Deen, Jonathon Deen, Nicole Suesens, Amanda Suesens, Lynsey Brobston, Laci (and Skylar Vedenhaupt) Jacobs, Corey (and Nadine) Jacobs, Seth (and Kaela Clark) Jacobs and Colleen Welch, 29 great-grandchildren and two brothers, Dennis (and Georgia) Brobston of Middleton, Iowa and David Brobston of Canton, Illinois. He is preceded in death by 2 brothers, Raymond "Tony" Brobston and Howard "Bud" Brobston and one sister Patricia Brobston. Red worked at Caterpillar in Mapleton for 30 years, retiring in 2006. His first job was at Owens Gas Station in Burlington, Iowa. He also did a lot of mechanical work and worked at the Vermont Foundry in Vermont, Illinois for some time. He was a member of the UAW Local #974 in East Peoria, Illinois and the Vermont Fire and Rescue Squad. Red's first car was a 1951 Ford convertible, purchased when he was 17 years old. He completely restored it and took it to many car shows. He also restored another 1951 Ford for his wife. He loved going to car shows and even raced cars in West Burlington, Iowa. He also remodeled his own home in Vermont He was family first, strong willed and "bull-headed", caring in his own way. Red also enjoyed watching WWE wrestling. Graveside services will be held in the Vermont Cemetery at 2:00 p. m. Sunday, March 5, 2023. Pastor Matthew Thiner will officiate. There will be no visitation. Memorials in Red's memory may be made to the Vermont Fire and Rescue Squad.

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Patricia Nelson

Aug 19, 1928 - Jan 01, 2023

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Vermont, IL

Patricia Nelson, age 94 of Vermont, Illinois, passed away at 6:45 pm Sunday, January 1, 2023 at the Macomb Post Acute Care Center. She was born on August 19, 1928 in Eldorado Township, McDonough County, Illinois, the daughter of Dwight and Mary (Short) Johnson. On January 5, 1947, Pat married John Wade Nelson in Macomb, Illinois. He preceded her in death on October 29, 2010. She was also preceded in death by one son, Kent Nelson, her parents and one sister, Marva Wherley. Pat is survived by one son Edward Nelson of Glasford, Illinois, one daughter Maryann (and Bill) Swain of Reidsville, Georgia, four grandchildren; Joel Nelson, John Nelson, Matthew (and Katherine) Swain and Mindy (and Josh) Griffis, nine great-grandchildren; Cole Nelson, Clayton Nelson, Delaney Nelson, Micah Swain, Harvey Swain, Ruth Griffis, David Griffis, Nathan Griffis, and Abigail Griffis, one brother Larry (and Janet) Johnson of Pekin, Illinois and several nieces and nephews. Pat was a member of the PEO Sisterhood for over 50 years. She won many bake-off championships at the Illinois State Fair. She was the cook for the Alpha-Gamma-Sigma and Alpha-Gamma-Rho Fraternities at Western Illinois University. She enjoyed cooking for her family and the farm boys. Pat was the Eldorado Township Clerk for over 20 years and was a member of the Vermont Christian Church. She also was a 4-H leader for many years. Services will be held on Saturday, January 7th at 11:00 am at the Vermont Christian Church. Pastor Cody Stinnett will officiate. The PEO Sisterhood will hold a ceremony beginning at 11:00 am. Visitation will take place in the fellowship hall of the church beginning at 10:00 am. Inurnment will be held in the Vermont Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Pat's name may be made to the Vermont Christian Church. Shawgo Memorial Home has been entrusted with arrangements. so sorry for your loss. kathy cox She was always there if ever needed anything. RIP Pat Cathy O'Hern Crain She was always there if ever needed anything. RIP Pat Cathy O'Hern Crain So sorry for your loss! Lee and Linda Hayden So sorry for your loss. Marsha McCormick We are very sorry for your loss. Jared and Melissa Griffis Thank you for letting me know about your mom's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lynn Bubb

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Kory Tournear

Apr 12, 2004 - Dec 24, 2022

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Vermont, IL

Kory W. Tournear, 18, of Vermont, IL, passed away at 12:19 pm on Saturday, December 24, 2022 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville, IL. He was born on April 12, 2004 in Rushville, the son of Frank and Donna (Elliott) Tournear. Surviving are his parents Frank and Donna Tournear of Vermont, 3 sisters, Candace Tournear of Vermont, Shavell Tournear of Plymouth, IL, and Shannon Tournear of Browning, IL, brother Christopher (and Ashlynn) Tournear of Browning, grandparents, Jim and Marcia Elliott of Liberty, IL, 8 nieces and nephews, Hunter Williams, Levi Williams, Austin Peterman, Triston Moore, Jocelyn Moore, Hayden Pittman, William Tournear, and Gracelynn Tournear. He is preceded by his grandparents, Bill and Karen Tournear and aunt, Kathy Huffman. Kory was the owner and operator of Kory's 3D Printing. Kory was a member of the Boy Scouts Troop 101 in Ipava, IL. He was a 2022 Graduate of V. I. T. High School. He was also a LEGO fanatic. Services will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 from 5 to 7 pm at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Vermont Cemetery in Vermont, IL. Memorials may be made to the Kory Tournear Memorial Fund. Kory was a very special young man! I am so blessed to have known him even just a little. Now you have a very special angel to watch over you until you meet again. Words cannot express how sorry we are to hear about this. Kory was such a special human. We are so blessed to have known and loved him. The Snowden Family Travis, Rheani, Taylor, and Rylee We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Brian and Jennifer Lehman and family. I'm so sorry for your loss. I will greatly miss Kory. I knew him by his gamer tag, minikilljoy. He and I grew to be very close friends over the years when he first joined a game called wurm. I will very much miss our daily conversations. Rest well and safe travels "lil bro" I'm so sorry for your loss - prays of comfort for all who loved him. Catharine Reavley Kory was one of my favorite people. He had a kind and gentle heart. Each day was a blessing. He made my world make a little more sense. I will forever cherish the memories I have of him. Kory was a special person with a great sense of humor. I feel privileged to have been able to know him for a short while. May God give you peace and comfort during this time. Miss Gray My sincere sympathy for your loss. Thinking of you. Debbie Douglas So sorry for your loss We are very sorry to hear about Kory. You guys are in our thoughts and prayers. John, Kris, Caleb, Savana, and Colton Lascelles

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Eric Littrell

Jun 08, 1970 - Nov 25, 2022

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Vermont, IL

Eric W. Littrell, 52, of Vermont, IL, passed away on November 25, 2022 in Mt. Vernon, IL. He was born on June 8, 1970 in Decatur, IL, the son of Pat Riley. Eric married his "Sweetie" Rhonda Riggins on June 6, 2015. She survives. Also surviving are his parents Bill and Pat Bender of Vermont, his 2 sons, Zachary and Aidan of Decatur, and his sister Stacie Walker, of Decatur. He was a proud uncle to 3 nieces and 8 nephews. He fully embraced his role as a member of the Riggins family. Eric was a great friend and treasured time spent with his special tribe of friends. He enjoyed fitness and health, and teaching Krav Maga and kettlebell to help others achieve their fitness goals. Eric served his Country in the Navy and loved to hear his grandfather talk about his own time in the service. He was a member of the Vermont American Legion He enjoyed his work as an employee of the Village of Vermont. Cremation rites have been accorded and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. I am so sorry to hear about Eric sending my love and lots of hugs. Kathy I am so sorry Rhonda. I love you[?]Stasia So sorry to hear this. . . prayers for Rhonda and family. . . . . . Anni Mitchell Love you Rhonda. There will be a hole in our lives from missing Eric. He was one of the good ones. We are so sorry to hear of Eric's passing, he was a great friend to all. Our prayers and hugs go out to all his family. Ok So sorry for you Loss Rhonda. . . love u My thoughts and prayers are with you Rhonda, and your families So sorry Rhonda. I will miss Eric harassing me on my daily walks. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Tana Crossman Our sympathy . Heartbroken for Rhonda and Eric's families. My heart breaks for you, Rhonda. Sending love and prayers to you[?] Becky and Greg Lundeen So sorry, Rhonda. The family is in our prayers. Randy & Mardeen Snowden

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Timothy Gilliland

Born : Feb 21, 1954

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Vermont, IL

Obituary Timothy J. Gilliland, 67, of Vermont, IL entered into the arms of Jesus on Friday afternoon, April 16, 2021, at the beautiful OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL. Tim was born February 21, 1954, in Centerville, IA, to Paul & Bettine Gilliland, who preceded him to Heaven. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Terri Gilliland, and two children, Todd (Wendy) Gilliland of Macomb, IL, and Tiffany (Brian) Wade of Moweaqua, IL. Tim's six precious "door slammers," Emma (18), Annie (16), and Lucy (14), Gilliland and Charlie (15), Ilarose (13), and Toby (10) Wade, will greatly miss the best Papa in the world! Tim leaves behind a brother, Doug Gilliland, of Tyler, AL, and two sisters...Janice (Dave) McSpadden of Ottumwa, IA, and Vikki (Don) Hunt of Centerville IA, plus several nephews and nieces. Tim was a "Lover of People," and his greatest joy was sharing God's Word. He preached for 33 years with local ministries in Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, and Illinois. Tim was loved by those he served in the 24 years he worked with TNT Communications (US Cellular) in Rushville, IL. He will be missed by the BEST team ever...Justin Sillars, Trevor Mitchell, Chelsea Goers, and Katryna Greenlief. The family would like to invite you to a Celebration of Tim's Life which will be held Saturday, April 24, 2021, at, The Crossing, 1600 W Jackson St, in Macomb, IL. The service will begin at 4:00 pm, with doors opening at 3:00 pm. Family visitation will follow. Memorials may be made to The Kissing Well Mission started by their son and family-based in Kampala, Uganda, in which Tim & Terri have devoted themselves for the past eight years. To share a memory or send a condolence for his family, visit www.masonfuneralhomes.com. To send flowers to Timothy's family, please visit our floral store.

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