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Springfield philanthropists to retire to Portugal

MOVING FORWARD / PAYING IT FORWARD

PHOTO PROVIDED Viagem segura, Nancie & MarkNancie Koerber and husband Mark Thomas are headed to Portugal for retirement, leaving behind a legacy of good deeds for the community. From nonprofit work, to running a local inn, Koerber has made a lasting impact on Springfield. "She is an integral part of the community ... I love her attitude. She says 'strangers are just friends I haven't met yet.' She has a great way of looking at the world," said friend Deborah Saunders, who is the executive director for Center for Community . . .

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