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James Whitworth

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DUNLAP - James "Jim" A. Whitworth, 69, of Dunlap passed away at 6:28 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born April 4, 1944, in Clinton, Tenn., to Dean A. and Margaret Ann (Moore) Whitworth. He married Ann Spilman on July 11, 1964, in Galesburg, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his loving wife, Ann of Dunlap; his two beloved children, Michele Whitworth of Bloomington and Matt (Terri) Whitworth of Washington; four grandchildren, Mercedes (Josh) Alvis of N.C., Alexis Martinez of Bloomington and Josh and David Whitworth of Washington.

Jim worked in material planning with Caterpillar Inc. for 38 years, before retiring in 2002.

He had attended Bradley University and completed the two-year machinist program at Caterpillar.

Jim also attended St. Jude Catholic Church in Dunlap.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 7, 2013, at Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Galesburg. Father Robert Spilman will officiate. Burial will follow at the St. Joseph Cemetery in Galesburg.

Memorials may be made to the Stroke Foundation, the Scleroderma Association or a .

Online tributes may be submitted to www.woolsey-wilton.com.


Published in Peoria Journal Star on Aug. 7, 2013
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