Dwain Landes

Dwain W. “Dewey” Landes, 77, of Beardstown died at 7:57 p.m. June 10, 2007, at St. John’s Medical Center in Springfield.

He was born Sept. 28, 1929, in Beardstown, a son of Kent and Lutie Waugh Landes. He married Wanda Farwell Heffren on Sept. 28, 1972, in Beardstown. She survives.

Also surviving are one step-daughter, Brenda (and Gary) McDonald of Rushville; one step-son, Robert P. (and Leann) Heffren of Ripley; four brothers, Harold “Bud,” Aurthur “Bumps” (and Jackie), Raymond (and Carolyn) and Bob (and Mary), all of Beardstown; five step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Vernon, Jack and Jimmie; and two sisters, Violet McClure and Louise Hagerman.

He worked at The Mill in Beardstown and later worked for Oscar Mayer in Beardstown until his retirement in 1992.

He was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Beardstown.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at his church with Pastor Roger Barnes officiating.Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Browning Cemetery. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to his church.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/13/2007