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Glen Campbell’s wife defends his care
Nashville, Tenn. • Glen Campbell’s Alzheimer’s disease
has progressed to the point
where he needs full-time professional care, his wife said
Thursday, explaining her decision to place the singer in a
long-term care facility and responding publicly for the first
time to criticism from Campbell’s eldest daughter.
In an email to The Associated Press, Kim Campbell
wrote that doctors persuaded her earlier this spring to
discontinue care at the family’s home, drawing criticism
from Campbell’s daughter
“It is crushingly sad to see
him afflicted with Alzheimer’s
but indulging those feelings
does not help him,” Campbell
wrote, adding, “I am his wife
and no one wants him home
more than me, but I must do
what is in his best interest.”
Debby Campbell told Country Weekly magazine last
week that she objected to the
move and that she and Campbell’s eldest children heard
about it through news media
Glen Campbell, left, and his wife, Kim, pose for a portrait in Malibu, Calif. in
this July 2011 photo. Campbell’s wife has issued a statement explaining the
decision to place the singer in a long-term care facility and expressing hurt
over criticism of the move. [The Associated Press]
reports. She also said she did
not believe family members
in Nashville, where the Country Music Hall of Fame member now lives, were spending
enough time with him.
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LEHMANN, Jean B., 91, of
Sun City West died June
18, 2014. She was from Chicago. Service will be in Des
Plaines, Ill. Camino del Sol
Funeral Chapel and Cremation Center handled arrangements. 623-584-6299.
STEPHENS, Barbara Jean,
85, of Sun City West died
June 18, 2014. Services will
be in Oklahoma City, Okla.,
at a later date. Camino del
Sol Funeral Chapel and Cremation Center handled arrangements. 623-584-6299.
Campbell, 78, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in
2011. He issued two albums
and went on a world tour following the diagnosis. At the
time, Kim Campbell said the
tour was a way to help her
husband combat the brainravaging disease and spend
time with his family members, including Debby, who
made up his band and traveled with him.
Glen Campbell has eight
children, including three with
Kim Campbell, his wife of 32
years. She says she spends
time with her husband every
day and that two of his children who live in Nashville visit weekly. Beyond that, she
says she organizes activities for the Grammy Awardwinning singer of such hits
as “Rhinestone Cowboy” and
“Wichita Lineman.”
“He has longtime friends
here in Nashville who come
to play music for him and
give him hugs,” Kim Campbell said. “He has activities
and therapies to stimulate
him and help him experience daily moments of success. His life is filled with love
and laughter and he is being
cared for round the clock by
people who specialize in Alzheimer’s care and happen
to adore him.”
Harriet E. Kallemeyn, 94, nee Hanson, was
taken to Heaven June 15, 2014. Born in Chicago
to Robert and Grace Hanson, she was preceded in
death by her parents and brother Fillmore.
Harriet was a synchronized ballet swimmer participating
in the Chicago World’s Fair at Lake Michigan. She was very
talented at building doll houses and crafts. Her greatest love
was her family and she cherished all of us.
She leaves behind her loving husband, Earl (married
70 years); children: Scott (Cathy), Kaye Nossem,
Linda Mizutowich, Mark (Cindy), Cheryl (Ken) Clark,
Kristine, Todd (Becky); fifteen grandchildren; twenty-six
great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
We will miss her dearly. She will be laid to rest at
Chapel Hill Garden South in Oak Lawn, IL. Please visit to leave condolences.
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BASLER, Dolores Meyer Manning Broaddus
Dolores Meyer Manning Broaddus Basler, 92, died at her
home peacefully inn her sleep after a long illness on Saturday,
June 14, 2014. She was born in Belleville, Illinois and lived
most of her life in Wood River, Illinois. She moved to Arizona
in 1993, along with her daughter Fran, both joining her other
daughter Marcia already in Phoenix.
Surviving her are two daughters. Francine Manning of
Sun City and Marcia Manning Kortmeyer and son-in-law
Richard Kortmeyer of Trophy Club, Texas. One grandson
Scott Kortmeyer of Southlake, Texas, and three great grand
daughters: Aspen Kortmeyer 12, Riley Kortmeyer 10, Dejanee
Boyko 20.
She was proceeded in death by her parents Anna and Frank
Meyer of Wood River, Illinois. Also her first husband Francis
J. Manning of Wood River, Illinois, her second husband Joe
Broaddus of Moro, Illinois, her third husband John Basler
of Sun City.
Her cremated remains will be sent back to Illinois for
burial at St. Joseph Cemetery in Alton, Illinois. It is operated
by St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton, Illinois. Funeral
arrangements in Illinois are with Paynic Funeral Home.
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County reports 1st heat-related death of
2014 as summer looms hours away
If you want to know what
the first day of summer will
feel like, step outside today.
The summer solstice is
still several hours away —
3:51 a.m. Saturday — but
today’s forecasted temperature of 107 degrees is expect to be a mirror copy of
tomorrow’s high, meteorologists predict.
Following a slightly below
average Thursday — about
100 degrees in the West Valley — the heat gets turned
up today and will continue
to rise through the middle
of next week when a 110-degree peak is expected.
A high pressure system
sets back up over Arizona
today, reminding those liv-
ing here what they can expect for the next several
On Thursday, the Maricopa County Department
of Public Health reported a man in his 60s as the
first death due to heat-related illness in the county this
The man, who also had underlying health conditions,
was found in his home in early June without functioning
air conditioning.
The man’s name and city
where he resided weren’t immediately released.
According to the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention, more people die in
the U.S from heat than from
all other natural disasters
The first day of summer
and its 107 degrees will be
accompanied by a sunny sky
and winds that could gust as
high as 20 mph.
Saturday night will be
mostly clear, with a low
around 79.
The timing of the summer
solstice depends on when the
sun reaches its farthest point
north of the equator.
The word solstice is from
the Latin solstitium, from sol
(sun) and stitium (to stop),
reflecting the fact that the
sun appears to stop at this
time — and again at the winter solstice.
This summer solstice is the
day with the most hours of
sunlight during the year
California’s McCarthy chosen House
majority leader
Washington (AP) • Not so long
ago Kevin McCarthy was
working as an aide to his local congressman in hot, dusty
Bakersfield, Calif. Now the 49year-old is a new face of the
GOP, selected by House Republicans as their majority
leader after a whirlwind round
of politicking prompted by last
week’s primary election upset
of Majority Leader Eric Can-
tor of Virginia.
McCarthy’s ascent to the
No. 2 House job in his fourth
term is a testament to his political skills and talent for developing relationships.
SECHREST, Mildred Edith Albertine
Loving mother, grandmother
and great-grandmother Mildred
Edith Albertine Sechrest of
Ashburn, Virginia, passed away on
June 1, 2014 at the age of 99. Mildred
was born in Chicago, Illinois on January
4, 1915 to Henry and Elizabeth (Kittle)
She was mother to Barbara Carpenter
(Sechrest) Hardy, Patricia Louise
(Sechrest) Failla and the late Bruce Robert Sechrest, Sr.
Mildred was a military wife for many years and retired in
Tempe, Arizona and later moved to Sun City, Arizona. The last
few years of her life were spent in Virginia with her daughter
Barbara Carpenter Hardy and her family Bruce, his wife Stacie
and great grandson Ryan Hardy. She enjoyed reading, lunch at
her favorite restaurants, theater, symphony, travel and spending
time with her family. Truly remarkable women who will always
live in our hearts.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Carpenter Hardy,
Patricia Failla and her husband Tom; grandchildren: Scott
James Failla and wife April, Bruce Robert Carpenter Hardy and
his wife Stacie, Robert Sechrest and wife Christina, Dorothy
Anne Alexander (Hardy) Beene and husband Jay, Michelle Lynn
Bently, Kerrie Failla Sherrard and Bill Bounds and wife Gina;
and great-grandchildren: Ryan Maddox Carpenter Hardy, Laura
Elizabeth Beene, Philip Murff Beene, Tanner James Failla, Taylor
Ann Failla, Raylee Marie Failla, Nicole Lynn Bentley, Ashley
Caitlin Sechrest, Courtney Alexandra Sechrest, Renee Elizabeth
Sechrest, Aleesia Bounds, Brandon Bounds and Christopher
A memorial service will be held on June 24th, 3:00 P.M. at
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Ashburn, Virginia and reception
at the home of Bruce and Stacie Hardy, 19664 Player Court,
Ashburn, Virginia immediately following the service. Memorials
can be made to The American Diabetes Association. www.
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