VeteranElbert McMullen

Elbert McMullenElbert McMullen, 95, of Bushnell, formerly of Table Grove, died at 3:56 a.m. June 4, 2018, at Courtyard Estates in Bushnell.

He was born Feb. 10, 1923, in Pleasant Township, Fulton County, a son of Elbert and Sarah Emig McMullen. He married Theresa Hatton on April 24, 1952, in Havana. She survives.

Also surviving are four daughters, Christine (and David) Wiseman of Fenton, Mo., Marilyn (and Jim) Hyde of Hardin, Mont., Sandy (and Ray) Harrison of Troy, Mo., and Barbara Adcock of Table Grove; two sons, Kevin McMullen of Galesburg and Keith (and Myra) McMullen of O’Fallon, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Joseph Hyde; one step-grandson, Brian Barber; one brother, Loy McMullen; one sister, Ferne Kessler; and two half-brothers, Earl Gross and Mylo McMullen.

He was self-employed as a land improvement contractor for many years in and around Fulton County.

He was in the U.S. Army, serving from 1948-54 with a rank of Corporal.

He was a past president of Illinois Land Improvement Contractors Association and a member of the National LICA. He was a volunteer firefighter for many years for the Table Grove Fire Department and maintained their firehouse furnace. He served on the Table Grove Town Board and assisted the road commissioner in keeping the village roads clear of snow and prepping the roads for tar and gravel re-surfacing. He also built the Table Grove Sewage Treatment area west of town.

He was a member of the Table Grove American Legion.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Catholic Church in Macomb with Father Adam Stempson officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery in Astoria.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

Condolences may be sent to www.shawgomemorialhome.org.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/6/2018


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