Guy L. Stewart (1966 - 2016)

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Guy L. Stewart, 83, of Smithboro, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville, with the Rev. Florine Scott officiating. Burial was in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, with full military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 1180 of Mulberry Grove. Visitation was held from 9 a.m. until time of services on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials: Greenville First United Methodist Church.
Mr. Stewart was born on May 23, 1933, north of Mulberry Grove, the son of Grover and Maggie (Ruppe) Stewart. He married Maxine M. Tompkins on Jan. 16, 1960, at Pleasant Mound United Methodist Church.
He was a farmer, and he and Maxine owned and operated Stewart's Strawberries in Mulberry Grove Township for 40 yeards. He was also an employee of Pet Incorporated, and later on was a highway maintainer for the Illinois Department of Transportation. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army; he was drafted on May 20, 1953, and served in the 47th Armored Field Artillery Battalion of the Fifth Armored Division. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal and was honorably discharged on April 28, 1955. He was a member of the Bond County Farm Bureau and Greenville First United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife; a son, J. Todd Stewart and his wife Marti of Effingham; daughters, Beth and her husband Matt Pokojski of Centralia, and Becky and her husband Tim Caniff of Greenville; sister, Betty Stewart of Springfield; grandchildren, Melissa, Erin, Tyler, Will and Sam; a great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Samuel and John Stewart; and sisters, Cleta Stewart, Clara Stewart and Nina Oertwig.

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Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home Ltd
203 West Oak Street
Greenville, IL 62246
(618) 664-0431
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Published in The Leader-Union from June 20 to June 29, 2016
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