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Russell W. Hall - 68

11/18/1951 - 11/17/1951
Tucson, Arizona

 Russell W. Hall, 68 died suddenly Sunday November 17, 2019 at Tucson Medical center.

He was born on October 18, 1951 in Kewanee, IL the son of James L. and Theresa M. (Perino) Hall. He was a 1969 graduate of Newman Central Catholic High School in Sterling and was a 1973 graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA.  He married Sue Stowell on September 17, 1977. She died July 11, 2016.

Russ Hall joined Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR in March 1992. He was a shareholder and beloved heart and soul of this Tucson-based, employee-owned company. Russ was a consistent market leader in his commercial real estate specialization, the sale and lease of industrial real estate. Russ earned Top Producer Awards five times and achieved “Winner’s Circle” status (top three producers) in most of his years at C&W| PICOR, often with Stephen Cohen, his teammate since 2013. He took his profession to heart, earning designations from the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) in 1992 and the Cushman & Wakefield Global Supply Chain Solutions (GSCS).

 Russ had a deep love of cycling locally and abroad and often joined the Bookman’s cycling group for their rides. He was an earnest fundraiser and pancake flipper for the PICOR Charitable Foundation, joined the board of Tucson Wildlife Center, was a lifetime trustee of the Carondelet Foundation, past president of the Tucson Sunrise Rotary Club, a former Dale Carnegie instructor, and a Greater Tucson Leadership graduate.

 Russ embodied “love thy neighbor” and made everyone he encountered feel special. His family and friends will do their best to honor his spirit and legacy by sharing love with those who most need it.

Survivors include his son, Tyler Joseph Hall of Tucson; his sister Theresa (Tom) Sizemore of Oskaloosa, IA; his brother Jim (Rhonda) halls of Rockford, IL; his brother in law, Cal (Jennifer) Stowell of Atlanta, GA and several nieces and nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Celebration of Life will be held on December 7, 2019 at 1 PM at St. Pius Catholic Church in Tuscon, AZ, with a light luncheon to follow.

Memorials may be made to PICOR Charitable Foundation      5151 E Broadway, Suite 115     Tucson, AZ 85711  and to the Tucson Wildlife Center      PO Box 18320      Tucson, AZ 85731

Visitation will be Friday November 29, 2019 from 10 -11 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church in Tampico, IL., Followed by the Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM, with the Reverend Richard Russo, Celebrant.  Burial will conclude at St. Mary Cemetery.

Frances Talbot - 93

8/20/2019 - 2/4/1926
Walnut, Illinois Frances Talbot died August 20, 2019 in Keosauqua, Iowa, at the Van Buren County Hospital. She was 93. A rosary will be said at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut, Illinois on Friday, August 30 at 4:30 pm followed by visitation from 5 to 7 pm. Her funeral mass will be on August 31 at 10:00 in the St. John’s Catholic Church in Walnut, Illinois. Burial will follow at the Walnut Cemetery in Walnut. Frances had moved to Keosauqua in October, 2016. She became an Iowan when she was no longer able to care for her own home in Walnut, Illinois. She had lived her adult life in Walnut as a mother, homemaker, and farmwife. Frances was born in LaSalle, Illinois on February 4, 1926 to Frank and Antonette Conley. Her mother died when Frances was 13, and she soon found herself being raised by 3 older sisters, Mary, Betty and Anita. She left school at 15 and began working as a telephone switchboard operator for Illinois Bell. At 16 Frances met Robert Talbot at a birthday party arranged by her sister, Anita. War came and Frances and Robert corresponded as he served in the Philippines. When he came home they were married on August 31, 1946. His dream had been to become a farmer, hers not quite the same, but she was open to challenge and for the next 57 years they farmed just outside of Walnut, Il. She and Bob were long time 4-H leaders; she was active in her church, St. John’s Catholic Church and in the Altar and Rosary Society. She worked with her friend, Phyllis Johnson, as a caterer. She and Bob were also honored as the Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizens. She won several, but never enough, pie contests and their home was home to countless Border collies. Frances loved to travel. She and her sister, Anita, traveled to Ireland as the “Connolly sisters” (name changed when her family moved to America). She also traveled with most of the family to Disney World in her 80’s and was the first awake in the morning ready to go to the Magic Kingdom. Other travels took her on cruises to Alaska and Canada . Robert died in July, 2003 and Frances began another chapter of her life buying and caring for a cozy brick ranch styled house in Walnut. She was able to care for it and enjoy her friends and neighbors there for the next 13 years. She moved to the Keosauqua Health Care Center in 2016, but Walnut always remained her home. Frances was mother to 3 girls: Kathleen (David) Paulek, Helen (Jay) Hodge, and Rose (Lynn) Fisher. She has 7 grand children: Mark (Jeanne) Paulek, Adam (Anne Tyler) Paulek, Megan (Tim) Kunz, Kelly (Jim) Perfield, Gabriel (Sharon) Smith, Matthew (Robin) Fisher and Laura (Ryan) Bruni. She has 8 great grandchildren : Olivia Paulek, Elliott Paulek, Curtis Kunz, Leo Kunz, Wyatt Perfield, Dylan Smith, Ethan Fisher and Colton Fisher. She became an Iowa grandmother to her caregiver, Cecilia Novoa, at the Keosauqua Health Care Center. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church, Walnut, Il. The Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Iowa, and the Garland Funeral Home, Walnut, Il, are in charge of arrangements.

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