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George J. Genseal

October 1st, 1931 – September 26th, 2019

George J. Genseal, 87, of Beardstown, IL, formerly of Rushville, IL, passed away at 4:16 pm on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville. He was born on October 1, 1931 in Beardstown, IL, the son of Dick and Bessie Mae Coakley. George married Phyllis Robertson on January 31, 1952 in Palmyra, MO. Phyllis preceded George in death on July 7, 2006.

Also preceding him are his 3 brothers, Silbert, Frank and Glenn Genseal, and his sister, Juanita “Jean” Ridgeway.

Surviving is his daughter, Carol (and Dennis) Greenwood of Leesburg, VA.

George was an owner and operator of Surber and Genseal Meat Processing Plant in Rushville. After selling the business, he worked for M & M Vending in Macomb, IL.

He served in the US Army, in the 169th Infantry.

He was a member of the Lewistown VFW and Schuyler American Legion Post 4. He was also active in Ducks Unlimited. George enjoyed hunting, especially coyote and duck.

Graveside service at 10 am on Monday, September 30, 2019 in the Ipava Cemetery. Pastor Darrin Fish will be officiating. A visitation will take place from 4 to 6 pm on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL. Memorials may be made to the Schuyler American Legion Post 4.


September 27th, 2019

Dear Carol and family,
Send my heartfelt sympathies on the passing of your father. I remember that in 2005 when I worked under you at The American Ted Cross in DC you were so warm and comforting to me when my father suddenly passed away. I will always remember how kind and generous you were to me and my family. I hope the memories of your beloved father will help comfort you at this sad time. Love, Kevin Canada

September 28th, 2019

So sorry for your loss. George always reminded me of when my dad hung the track at packing plant George was so thankful. Prayers and hugs. May God wrap you in his loving peace. Teresa Greenlee Toland

September 28th, 2019

I'm sorry to hear George passed away. I knew George back in the day he had his business. He meant well by trying to teach me the right way of life, but I was too wild back then. He was like a father to me and will always be in my heart. Love David Savage

September 30th, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of George. I first met George and Phyllis back when I waited tables at the American Legion in Rushville. They were great customers who always made my work fun, I also had the joy of having them as my clients when I finished Cosmetology school. They are now united back together. Prayers to you all.