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CHILLICOTHE - William Edward "Bill" Nevitt, 84, of Chillicothe passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2013, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill., surrounded by his family.

He was born Sept. 29, 1928, in Henry, Ill., the son of William and Mary (McCauley) Nevitt. He married Janet Haverland on May 14, 1955, at St. Edward Church in Chillicothe, Ill.

He is survived by his wife, Jan; three children, Carol (Mike) Solis of Chillicothe, Mike (Cathy) Nevitt of Avon, Ind., and Tim (Louise) Nevitt of Chillicothe; six grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and three brothers, Francis Nevitt of Henry, Lloyd (Frances) Nevitt of Lacon and Leonard (Marge) Nevitt of Dunlap; and his dog, Sophie.

Preceding him in death were his parents, six brothers and three sisters.

Bill served in the Army Air Corps from 1945 to 1949.

He retired from Caterpillar Inc. in 1982 after 36 years. Bill also was employed by the Chilli Bowl bowling alley for many years.

He enjoyed bowling, playing golf as well as cheering for his beloved Chicago Cubs and Bears teams.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe. A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Edward Catholic Church in Chillicothe. The Rev. Keith Walder will officiate.

Cremation rites will be accorded following the funeral Mass and inurnment will be at a later date in the Chillicothe City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the or .

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hurdfamily-funerals.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Apr. 16, 2013
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