Bernard Camp

Bernard A. Camp, 85, of Bushnell died at 6:50 a.m. Monday, June 19, 2006, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

He was born July 18, 1920, in Astoria, a son of George and Rose Heltzel Camp. He married Lela I. Salisbury on Jan. 18, 1941, in Canton. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Rick (and Tammy) of Bushnell and Bob (and Debra) of Elkader, Iowa; two daughters, Judy (and Keith) Rogers of Avon and Shirley Camp of Good Hope; one sister, Helen Warner of Bushnell; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Louise Teel; one brother, Brudett; and one great-grandson.

He was a member of the Checkrow Community Church.

He was a farmer in Fulton County for several years and later worked for farm implement dealers in the area. He was one of the original members of Mid-Century Telephone Cooperative in Fulton County and also served on the Spoon River Electric Cooperative Board for several years. He was active in support of University of Illinois Extension, serving as a leader for the Midway Volunteers 4-H Club for several years. He also served on the Fulton County Extension Council.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell with Pastor Alan Sommers officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Burial will be in Bushnell Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the permanent endowment fund of McDonough District Hospital.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/21/2006

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