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John Robert O'SHEA


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John Robert O'SHEA Obituary

John Robert O'Shea

GODFREY, IL - John Robert O'Shea, 88, of Godfrey, died at 10:25 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at Willow Rose Nursing Home in Jerseyville, Ill.

He was born Jan. 5, 1926, in Springfield, Ill., and was the son of James F. and Mae O'Shea.

John was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran. He was also an artist and radio broadcaster. He retired from Horace Mann Educators Insurance as Vice-President of Public Relations. Most recently he was a broadcaster with WTAX and had a Big Band music program, "Brunch with John - On the Positive Side". He was a very active community volunteer and served on numerous boards with many organizations.

Survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Debbie O'Shea of San Antonio, Texas and John Patrick and Sarah O'Shea of Springfield, Ill.; three daughters and a son-in-law, Jeanne O'Shea of Springfield, Ill.; Jill and Terry Lane, and Ann Neighbors, of Godfrey, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cricket (Daugherty) O'Shea, a brother and three sisters.

Memorial Gathering: Family will receive friends from 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield, IL. The memorial gathering will begin with a prayer service.

The family will also hold a memorial service from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at the Chapel on the Lewis and Clark Community College campus in Godfrey, Ill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to BJC Hospice.

Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences. A guestbook is also available at paynicfh.com.

Published in Print in The State Journal-Register on Aug. 6, 2014
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