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George W. Heller

June 3rd, 1916 – October 30th, 2014

George W. Heller, age 98 of Table Grove, IL, passed away at 9:10 am on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at his home. He was born on June 3, 1916 in Farmers Township, Fulton County, IL, a son of James Newton and Ernestine (Schmidt) Heller. He married Dorothy Chambers on December 8, 1937 in Palmyra, MO. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Dorla (and Bill) Adamson of Peoria, IL and Janet (and Lee) Cobb of Macomb, IL, her daughter-in-law Violet Heller of Table Grove, IL, two sons, Don (and Becky) Heller of Ipava, IL, and Rick (and Kathy) Heller of Canton, IL, 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Stephen and Ronald Heller, four sisters, Amanda Anderson, Ellen Denner, Maxine Groff, and Mary Helmridge, and four brothers, Newton, Russell, Eugene, and Paul Heller.

During WW II, George worked at the canteen and barracks at Camp Ellis. He worked at the Table Grove Elevator for 30 years and was a grain and livestock farmer.

George enjoyed eating and visiting at the Bernadotte Cafe. He also enjoyed going to his children's and grandchildren's sporting events, traveling around the USA with the Table Grove Community Church group, especially his brother Paul and wife Frances, and bowling. He was an avid bowler.

He was on the Board of Directors of the Table Grove Savings and Loan for 27 years.

Services will be held on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 11:00 am at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL. Visitation will take place 1 hour prior to the service. Pastor Rob Harrison will officiate. Interment will be in the Vermont Cemetery, Vermont, IL. Memorials may be made to the Bernadotte Park, the Table Grove Community Church, or the Table Grove Rescue Squad.


November 1st, 2014

So sorry, you are in our thoughts and prayers. George was one of the nicest men I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He will be missed by all that knew him.

November 1st, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of sorrow. Sincerely, Nancy Rutledge

November 3rd, 2014

So sorry to hear about your loss of your loved one. He was a very special friend to lots of families. He always had a smile on his face. You are all in our prayers and thoughts. From Lewis and Tena Lashbrook and families.

November 3rd, 2014

George touched the hearts of many. I loved his big smile. May God comfort and be with the family as they face the days ahead. Mike and Donna Shirley