The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Our Community Loved Ones Will Be Missed

Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner

March 7, 2018

They say it takes a community to raise a child, and I believe it does. I've always appreciated the support I have received from those in my small town of Stronghurst-in my business and in raising my children. It makes all the difference in the world. It's people caring, as the local church youth group hosting a spaghetti supper this Friday for Alicia Pence who has a returning cancer.

We may take each other for granted, but the sudden loss of Pat Brokaw at 61, and loss of former Chevrolet dealer Dick Knutstrom who we have watched bravely battling cancer, make us stop and think about their lives, their contributions and their families. Those of us who are lucky enough to grow up in a small community become a kin to each others' lives and situations. We have noticed their work, their love for family and we are saddened to see them go.

The Bible tells us: "There is a time for everything....a time to be born and a time to die." For our community, it's "a time to mourn" with their families and tell each one, "He will be missed!"