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Lindell R. "Lindy" Parsons
posted on: 2015-05-18
Lindell R. "Lindy" Parsons, age 66, of Oquawka, Illinois; passed away at Galesburg Cottage Hospital in Galesburg, Illinois on Sunday May 17, 2015 at 8:21 am. Lindy was born on May 18, 1948 in Oquawka, Illinois and is the son of Chester L. and Iva G. Boughton Parsons. He was raised in Oquawka where he attended local schools and attended Union High where he graduated with the class of 1966. He then entered the United States Army and served his time as a private first class. Upon returning to Oquawka Lindy began work in shipping at Butler Manufacturing until it's closing and his retirement. Lindy retired in 2004. Lindy served forty-nine years with the Oquawka Volunteer Fire Department in Oquawka, Illinois and is a member of the Henderson County Sheriff's Auxiliary. Lindy has always been active in the affairs in Oquawka and coached one of the Baseball teams locally. He also is known for his rope making and many of the local trails and celebrations. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Sharline Parsons; two daughters, Cindy (Tim) Vice and Crystal Parsons; one son, Aaron (Beth) Parsons and four grandchildren, Hannah, Audrey, Molly, and Austin, all of Oquawka, Illinois. There are two sisters, Julia Talbott of Milan, Illinois and Dorothy (Gene) Beauchem of Oregon, Illinois. There are two brothers, Wendell "Petie" Parsons of Gladstone, Illinois and Ivan (Bonnie) Jern of Metamora, Illinois surviving. Numerous Nieces and Nephews also are surviving. Lindell is preceded in his death by his parents; grandson, Robbie Vice; and his brothers, Kenneth Jern and "Bud".


Services: A funeral service will be at the Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois on Wednesday May 20th, at 10:30 am. Interment with military honors will follow in the Oquawka Cemetery. A visitation is planned on Tuesday evening at Turnbull Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. A memorial fund is being established for the Oquawka Volunteer Fire Department.

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