- Associated Press - Saturday, July 23, 2016

NAUVOO, Ill. (AP) - A tree planted in memory of a Nauvoo girl who was killed 20 years ago will be rededicated with a plaque bearing her name.

The (Quincy) Herald-Whig reports (https://bit.ly/2a6G7Vx ) that family and friends of the late Lonna Sloop will gather Sunday with teachers at Lonna’s former school, Nauvoo-Colusa Elementary, to rededicate the tree with a plaque and a newly added bench. It would have been Lonna’s 33rd birthday.

Lonna was murdered July 9, 1996, in a house near Burnside. Daniel Ramsey is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for her murder and those of Laura Marson of Basco; Sloop’s sister, Rachel Sloop; and two toddlers.

Lonna’s classmates in the now-sold school building paid tribute to her with the tree-planting shortly after her death.


Information from: The Quincy Herald-Whig, https://www.whig.com

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