Green River Star -

James Reynolds Root


August 16, 2017

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James Reynolds Root

James Reynolds Root, 74, of Superior, passed away Aug. 10, 2017, at his home. A resident of Superior for the past one year and former resident of Green River and Mount Morris, Ill., Root had been in ill health for the past eight months. 

He was born on June 20, 1943, in Oregon, Ill., the son of Leonard Merlin Root and Clara Glorynne Hill.

Root attended the Mount Morris High School and was a graduate with the class of 1961. 

He also graduated from Parson's College with a bachelor's degree in education. 

He married Carolyn Irene Dresden in Oregon, Ill., May 29, 1968. 

Root was employed...

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