CANTRALL, IL - Thurman Ingram, 88, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon; daughter, Rebecca (Edward) Kirby of Easton; son, Jerry Ingram of Beardstown; step-children, Sara (Kevin) Killebrew of Greenview, DeAnn (Jason) Hoard of St. Charles, Mo., Eric (Tasha) Evers of Baltimore, Md., and John (Michelle) Evers of Lincoln; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Donna Moss of Athens and Beatrice (Wayne) Michalik of Benld; one brother, Dale (Rosalie) Ingram of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death his first wife, Mary Ellen, in January 2004, a son, Toby, in August of 1994.
He was born on May 1, 1926, in Athens, the son of Thurman and Kittie (Stone) Ingram.
Thurman married Mary Ellen Bennett on March 19, 1950, and then later married Sharon Evers on April 29, 2006.
He graduated from Athens High School. He served as a Sergeant in the United States Army. Thurman became a Deacon in 1950 and was an Elder at Athens Christian Church since 1975. He was a current member of the Cantrall Village board, Athens VFW, past member of the Athens American Legion, and founder of the "Oatmeal Gang".
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at the Athens Christian Church from 4-7 p.m. and where funeral services will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014, at 10 a.m. Rev. Ken Gennicks will be officiating. Burial will be held at Joel Hall Cemetery in Athens.
Memorials may be made to Athens Christian Church or the Toby J. Ingram Athens FFA Alumni Memorial Scholarship.
The family is being served by Mott & Henning Funeral Home, in Athens. On-line condolences can be shared at www.mottandhenning.com.