CANTON - Carl Bushard, formerly of Canton, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, where he resided since 1997.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church in Canton, where visitation will be one hour prior. Burial will be Sunday at Sargents Chapel near Sedgewickville, Mo.
He was born Jan. 7, 1915, in Chaffee, Mo., son of Thomas Bernard and Luta Estelle (Hileman) Bushard. On May 26, 1940, he married Hazel Hahs at her family's home in Bollinger County, Mo. Married 63 years, she died at IVH in 2003.
He is survived by daughters, Mary Lou (Robert) Heckel, Vivian (Sid) Sprecher and Donna (Dan) O'Bryant; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister.
He was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Carl Bushard; three brothers; and two sisters.
Special appreciation is extended to the Illinois Veterans Home and caregiver Nancy Gilker.
Memorials may be made to Canton First Christian Church or Fulton County Chapter, American Red Cross.