VeteranJohn Humphrey

John HumphreyJohn Monroe Humphrey, 83, of Rushville died at 6:20 p.m. April 25, 2012, at his home with his wife and children by his side.

He was born March 23, 1929, in Rushville, a son of Harvey and Winifred Wallace Humphrey. He married Zoe Ann Phillips on Nov. 20, 1950, in Springfield. She survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Carol (and Daniel) Bambery of DeWitt, Mich., Kay (and Dean) Heitz of Rushville and Joanie (and Jerry) Wilson of Ballwin, Mo.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Humphrey; and one sister, Kathleen Russell.

He was a graduate of Rushville High School and served in the Engineering Corps of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Before he entered the service, he worked at Shell-Quinn Service in Rushville. After his discharge, he owned and operated, along with his wife, the DX Station and Farm Tire Service in Rushville. They then operated the Conoco Bulk Plant before purchasing Humphrey Tire Service. He and Zoe Ann later owned an over-the-road trailer truck, hauling cargo from coast to coast.

He was an active member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rushville, serving as deacon and was a part of Ayerco and Hardees coffee groups.

Services were held Saturday at his church with Reverend John Sowers officiating. Burial was in Rushville City Cemetery with military rites by U.S. Army Burial Detail and Schuyler American Legion Post #4.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) or Schuyler Veterans Memorial.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 5/2/2012

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