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James C. Hird

Published: Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 1:17 p.m. CDT

James C. Hird, 84, Polo, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford.

He was a pressman for Kable Printing, Mt. Morris.

James was born March 8, 1928 in Mt. Morris, the son of George and Florence (Schilling) Hird.

On Dec. 10, 1949, in Oregon, He married Ruhamah Davis on Dec. 10, 1949 in Oregon. She preceded him in death in 1999.

Survivors include his daughters, Gretchen Gilbert,Forreston, Sarah Hird, Polo, Christine Forte, Santa Barbara, Calif.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Gregory S. Hird; and a brother, Gene Hird.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were completed by Polo Family Funeral Home.

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