VeteranLyle Paisley

Lyle PaisleyLyle H. Paisley, 87, of Rushville died at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 27, 2008, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

He was born March 20, 1921, in Camden Township, Schuyler County, a son of Wilson and Susan (Kelly) Paisley. He married Clarice C. Ward on June 15, 1941, in Palmyra, Mo. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Dennis L. (and Daisy) Paisley of Santa Fe, N.M., and Dean W. (and Sue) Paisley of Chatam; one brother, Larry (and Betty) Paisley of Rushville; one sister, Nancy Manning of Henry, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Logsdon; and twin brother, Lee W. Paisley.

He was a World War II Navy veteran.

He was co-owner of Paisley and Robbins Feeds in Rushville. Later, he worked as a meat cutter at Boehm and Son’s Meat Market. He then worked for Grand Lodge AF & AM of State of Illinois in Springfield, first as a deputy grand secretary and later as grand secretary from 1981-1989. From 1989 to 1994, he was executive secretary of the 32nd Degree Masons-Valley of Quincy, Quincy Consistory AASR.

He was a member of Order of DeMolay, where he was conferred in the Honorary Legion of Honor, a life member and past member of Rushville Masonic Lodge #9, AF & AM, Lusk Chapter No. 20 of Royal Arch Masons-Rushville Commandery, York Rite, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Consistory, Commandery No. 56 Knights Templar, Ansar Shrine, Quincy Shrine, Schuyler County Shrine, Order of Eastern Star Chapter 694, Rushville Rotary Club, First United Methodist Church in Rushville, Schuyler American Legion Post #4. He also served on the board of American Red Cross in Springfield.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wood Funeral Home in Rushville with David Haney officiating. Inurnment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery with military rites by US Naval Burial Detail and Schuyler American Legion Post #4.

Memorials may be made to Order of DeMolay or American Red Cross.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/3/2008