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Clarence Ackerson

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BUSHNELL - Clarence E. Ackerson, age 85, of Bushnell, Ill., passed away at 2:45 p.m. Monday, March 3, 2014, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb, Ill.

Clarence was born on July 28, 1928, in Marietta, Ill., to William P. and Mary E. Smith Ackerson. He married Betty Slater in Macomb, Ill., on March 30, 1954.

He is survived by his wife, Betty of Bushnell; one daughter, Clara Mae Simpson of Dallas, Texas; and three grandchildren, Kate Ryan and Jeffrey and Abby Simpson. He is also survived by one sister, Florence E. Bollinger of Mesa, Ariz.; and many, many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell, Ill., with Pastor Dave Eden officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014, at the funeral home, where friends may call after 3 p.m. on Friday. Burial will be in Wiley Cemetery in rural Smithfield, Ill.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice.

Please sign the guest book or leave a condolence at www.martinhollisfh.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Mar. 6, 2014
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