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Homer James "Jim" Worden Jr.


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Homer James "Jim" Worden Jr. Obituary
Homer James "Jim" Worden Jr.
GALESBURG - Homer James "Jim" Worden Jr. of Galesburg, beloved husband, father, uncle, cousin, dear friend and the eldest of our extended Worden family, entered into eternal life on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
On Wednesday, November 29, Jim was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at Peoria's OSF St. Francis Medical Center. He was driving home after having his traditional Wednesday breakfast with his daughter and four of his closest childhood friends. Tragically, Jim's car was struck head-on by a truck, while returning to his home in Knoxville.
Jim is survived by his daughter, Deb Worden of Galesburg; cousins; nieces; nephews; many friends; sisters-in-law, Nancy Wittwer of Lakewood, CO, Ruth Allen of Nebraska and Marilyn Grosch-Allen of Canon City, CO; and daughters-in-spirit, Linda Chezem and Blanche Shoup.
My Dad was my hero. He guided me all through my life, protecting me and making sure I was always safe. He was devoted to God and always prayed for everyone. From the very beginning of my life, I had the greatest privilege there could ever be, I had two parents who loved me. There's no greater gift they could have given me.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory in Galesburg. The rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, with the Rev. William T. Miller officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to .
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.watsonthomas.com.

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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Dec. 6 to Dec. 8, 2017
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