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John L. Towery

April 25, 1942 October 21, 2017
John  L. Towery
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John L. Towery, 75, of Eldorado, passed away at his residence on October 21, 2017.

John was born in Havana, IL on April 25, 1942 to the late Lee Roy and Sylvia Helen (Peters) Towery. He was a Baptist by faith and attended Little Chapel Church. He retired from the Military after 221/2 years of service. He also worked for Civil Service for 8 years as office manager for veterans re adjustment counseling. He was a member of the American Legion post 32 in Springfield, IL.

Survivors include his wife Johnnie Towery of Harrisburg, two sons: John Anthony “Tony” (Susan) Towery of Chandlerville, IL, Christopher (Julie) Towery of Breadstown, IL, 3 daughters: Stephanie (Donald) Goerlioh of Breadstown, IL, Bethanie Towery of Springfield, IL and Melodie Towery of Arenzville, IL. He is also survived by 2 step sons: Myles Childress of Harrisburg and Steven Childress of Eldorado and a step daughter April Riley of Eldorado. Also surviving is a brother Ronald Ray (Linda) Towery of Harrisburg and two sisters: Elizabeth (Jerry) Edwards and Bessie Gietl of Springfield. And 23 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Marjorie Towery, seven brothers: Robert Dean Towery, Jack Towery, Jim Towery, Eugene Towery, Raymond Towery, David Towery and Richard Towery and two sisters: Rose Justice and Susan Poler and a step son Douglas Childress Jr.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Bethel Baptist Cemetery in Springfield, IL.


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