Philip Edgerley

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GRANVILLE - Philip H. Edgerley, 23, of Granville passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 1, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Granville. Father Patrick DeMeulemeester will officiate. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Granville. Visitation will be from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel in Granville. A prayer service will follow the visitation and start at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Philip was born on Dec. 30, 1989, in Peru to Philip E. and Mary (Mattern) Edgerley.

He graduated from Putnam County High School, Class of 2008. He was currently a student at University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and would have received a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering and a minor in architecture in May 2013.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Granville and Knights of Columbus at St. John's Chapel at the University of Illinois.

He served as an MDA Goodwill ambassador for five years. His academic affiliations included Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Fraternity, Alpha Lambda Delta, Sigma Alpha Lambda and Golden Key International Honor Society.

Survivors include his parents, Philip and Mary Edgerley of rural Granville; two sisters, Emily (Pierre) Alexander of East London, South Africa, and Rachel (Yuriy) Germanovich of Urbana, Ill.; one uncle, George (Margy) Mattern of Magnolia; two aunts, Cynthia (John) Teegarden of Batavia, Ill., and Alice (Greg) Bohlen of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and stepgrandmother, Eleanor Mattern of Wenona, Ill.

He was preceded in death by a brother in infancy, Kenneth; maternal grandparents, Henry and Lois Mattern; and paternal grandparents, Philip and Julia Edgerley.

Pallbearers will be Yuriy Germanovich, George Mattern, Jon Mattern, Debbie Hultine-Zenor, John Slingsby, Ben Fogel, David Stickel, Vishal Chikkerur, Kendra Smith and Jupin Chacko.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or donor's choice.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Mar. 30, 2013
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