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Clair V. "Bo" Brough

AUGUSTA, Ill. -- Clair V. "Bo" Brough, 88, of the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, formerly of Augusta, died at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2013) in the Veterans Home.

Born April 11, 1924 in Birmingham, Ill., Clair was a son of Cecil and Margaret Carden Brough. He married Lillian O'Dear Bunte on July 30, 1955. She preceded him in death on Jan. 20, 1990. He later married Mildred Roberts on May 17, 1990. She survives.

Clair was a graduate of Brooklyn High School and a member of the Brooklyn Methodist Church. Clair was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of the Augusta VFW Post 9029 and the Plymouth American Legion Post 912. He also was a 50-year member of the Pipeline Local Union 798 in Tulsa, Okla.

Clair loved traveling, camping, listening to country music, visiting with friends and spending time with his family. One of the highlights of his last few years was going on the honor flight to Washington, D.C.

Surviving are two granddaughters, Vicki (Patrick) Boylen of Camp Point, whom Clair and Lillian had raised as their own daughter, and Terry Whitehead of California; five stepchildren, Ronald (Shelia) Roberts, Paul (Jane) Roberts of Augusta, Mary Ruth (John) Phillips of Plymouth, Bettie (Keith) White of Augusta and Jean (Kay) Lord of Golden; a brother, Donald (Norma) Brough of Plymouth; a stepdaughter-in-law, Rosemary Bunte of Quincy; as well as numerous great-grandchildren, step grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Norma Root; and a stepson, Richard L. Bunte.

SERVICES: 10 a.m. Saturday in the Camp Point United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe Tomich conducting. Burial with military honors will follow at South Side Cemetery in Clayton.

VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta.

MEMORIALS: Camp Point United Methodist Church or the Augusta VFW Post 9029.

ARRANGEMENTS: Hamilton Funeral Home.


Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Feb. 27 to Mar. 1, 2013
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