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Howard R. Settles

Howard R. Settles, 83, Macomb, died at 8:40 a.m. Monday, January 19, 2009 at the Hearltand Healthcare Center, Macomb.

He was born on May 10, 1925 in Macomb the son of Pagie and Katie (Bowman) Settles.

He married Marilyn Alton on October 20, 1945 in Anniston, Alabama. She survives.

He is also survived by three daughters, Carol (Jon) Farquhar, Lomax, Anne (John) Koestner, Danville, Iowa and Marsha Cameron, Macomb; one son, Ronald Settles, Colchester; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five sisters, Evelyn Bunt, Stronghurst, Maxine (Cecil) Hilton, LaHarpe, Barbara (Delwyn) Combs, Sciota, Joanne Arnold, Colchester and Janice (Jack) Shives, Galesburg; and one brother, Dale (Jean) Settles, Blandinsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters and four brothers.

His ancestors originated from the state of Kentucky. He lived all of his life in McDonough County where he was a lifelong farmer. As well as farming, he was employed at WIU and retired in 1988 as Superintendent of Buildings after 30 years.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Macomb, the Macomb VFW and a fifty-year member of the Macomb American Legion. He was an Army Veteran serving in Germany. He was an honorary lifetime member of the LaMoine Trails Saddle Club.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 23, 2009 at the First Presbyterian Church with his granddaughter from Eureka, Reverend Amy Sue Johnson officiating.

Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb with military rites conducted by the Macomb VFW and Macomb American Legion.

Visitation will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 22, 2009 at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, Macomb.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or the LaMoine Trails Saddle Club.

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