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Obituaries - Charles Raymond

Died: of ruptured kidney, Sunday, Dec. 20, 1964, McDonough District Hospital, Macomb, IL.

Services: Funeral will be Dec. 23, 1964, 2 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home, Bushnell, IL. Rev. Henry Cox officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Macomb. The family will meet friends Tuesday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Masonic services will be conducted Tuesday at the funeral home at 8:30 p.m. The Bushnell VFW Post will conduct military honors at the graveside.

Charles V. "Charlie" Raymond was born to Simon and Elizabeth (Foresman) Raymond Nov. 5, 1890 near Walnut Grove, IL. He married Ruby M. Thomson Dec. 24, 1919 in Bushnell. He attended school at Walnut Grove. He served in the army during World War I . He was a member of the Good Hope Masonic Lodge, Modern Woodmen of American and Bushnell Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Raymond was a salesman for Piioneer Seed Co. for more than 20 years and had lived in Bushnell the past seven years. He farmed north of Good Hope before moving to Bushnell.

Survivors include six children, Martin (Gracie) of Orange, CA, Richard "Barney" (Marilyn) of Monmouth, Keith (Betty) of Bushnell, Mrs. Reta (Jack) Mariner of Prairie City, Roland "Sol" (Vivian) of Garden Grove, CA, and Mrs. Sarah (Jim) Martin of Little York; 21 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Williams of Ellisville and Mrs. Naomi Reardon of Macomb, and a brother John G. of Bushnell. He was preceeded in death by four brothers, three sisters, two half-brothers and a half-sister.

Contributed by Pamela Mariner Good