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John "Jack" McEvoy


1929 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
John "Jack" McEvoy Obituary
John "Jack" McEvoy 1929 - 2018
Springfield , IL—John "Jack" McEvoy, 88, of Springfield, passed away at 4:39 p.m. on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center.
Jack was born September 27, 1929 in Decatur, the son of Michael and Ethel (Dillion) McEvoy. He married Shirley A. Heimlich on September 4, 1956 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church; she preceded him in death on August 23, 1998.
Jack attended Decatur High School. He worked for the State Journal-Register for more than 27 years, and previously worked for Sangamo Electric. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and Teamsters Mailers Union Local #916. Jack was an avid golfer and Lincoln Greens was his second home.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Jean "Jeany" McEvoy; great-granddaughter, Everly Jo Carter; and seven siblings, Michael, Bill, and Tom McEvoy, Annabelle Johnson, Lucille Nirider, Betty Lewis, and Catherine Terneus.
Jack is survived by his children, JoEllen (Gene) Jackson of Melbourne, Australia, Judy Hessler (Mike Kunz, deceased) and Chris (Bonnie Dietz) McEvoy, both of Springfield and John (Debra) McEvoy of Sherman; grandchildren, Kayla (Jason) LeMasters, Jessie McEvoy, and Chad (Kim) Carter, all of Springfield, and Jacob McEvoy of Sherman; two great-grandchildren, Maddox and Beckett, and one on the way, Cruz; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Cremation care will be accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center prior to ceremonies.
Memorial Gathering: Family will receive friends from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th Street, Springfield.
Memorial Ceremony: 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018 at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home with Celebrant Judy Woerner officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to , 4400 Clayton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 or , PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.
Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.
Published in Print in The State Journal-Register from Aug. 8 to Aug. 9, 2018
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