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Jim Meehan

September 10th, 1937 – November 10th, 2014

Jim Meehan, age 77, of Astoria, IL, passed away at 5:20 pm on Monday, November 10, 2014 at the Renaissance Care Center in Canton, IL. Jim was born on September 10, 1937 in Canton, the son of Franklin and Leona (Girard) Meehan. He married Norma Jean Trimpe on May 7, 1960 in Havana, IL. She survives.

Also surviving is his son, Dick (and Stacey) Meehan of Astoria, daughter, Gina (and Danny) Taylor of Canton, son, Rob (and Jeanne) Meehan of Table Grove, IL, 5 Grandchildren, Zeke and Zeb Meehan, Jordan and Gerad Fouts, and JJ Montgomery, his brother Jerry (and Lois) Meehan of Malibu, CA, half-sister, Linda (and Jeff) Emonds of Arlington, VA, half-sister, Susan Bargas of Sacramento, CA, half-brother, Bill (and Shirley) Meehan of Sacramento, CA, half-brother, Tom (and Denise) Meehan of Loomis, CA, an his half-brother, Jim (and Corkey) Meehan of Susanville, CA. Jim was preceded in death by his parents.

Jim was a Forman at Peoria Blacktop for 32 years and he also farmed. He was a member of the Summum Christian Church where he served as an Elder. Jim loved fast pitch softball, playing and pitching for 51 years, starting at age 9.

Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, November 14, 2014 at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Pastor Ken Peterson will be officiating. A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 pm on Thursday, November 13th at Shawgo Memorial Home. Interment will be in the Astoria Cemetery in Astoria. Memorials may be made to the Summum Christian Church or the Astoria Fire and Rescue Squad.


November 11th, 2014

It seems like the Derrys/mummerts and the Meehans have been to gather since the beginning of time.Thoughts with you all:we will miss him also!! Bob&Rett

November 11th, 2014

Praying for God's comforting arms to surround this family during this difficult time ... love & prayers to the family. Dennis & Cyndi Ratcliff

November 11th, 2014

So many fond memories of times together starting in grade school. He was a great great friend and I Will miss him a lot. Love to all his family.
Junior Brown and wife Carrie

November 11th, 2014

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

November 11th, 2014

So sorry for your loss. I have so many great memories of Jim. I will always remember watching him play softball and his purple Astoria jacket he always wore.
You all will be in my thoughts & prayers.
Stacey (Gossage) Briney, Nathan, Bailey, & Kaylynn

November 12th, 2014

So sorry for your loss. Jim was a great guy. We have a lot of good memories of the summers at the ball fields. Your loss is shared by many. Stan & Sharon Gossage

November 12th, 2014

Sorry for your loss of Jim. Jim was a good man and I enjoyed the many fierce games against Jim on the softball field. Kent Wildrick

November 12th, 2014

Many prayers to the family. So many memories of Jim and my Dad playing fast pitch together and against each other. Billy Sepich

November 13th, 2014

I have always loved Jim, and Jerry, too. They were like big protective, loving brothers to me. Jim's loss leaves a hole in my heart. My parents, Ralph and Harriet Danner, always loved Jim as a son as well. May God Bless and Comfort those he has left behind. Love, David Danner and Family.

November 13th, 2014

Thoughts and prayers to the family during this time of loss. I always looked up to Jim and respected the man he was. Luke Jones

November 14th, 2014

Jim was a real gentleman & a good friend. It's good to know we will see him again. Our prayers for comfort to all the family. Bill & Harriett Lockard

November 16th, 2014

Linda, Sorry to hear about your brother. I am Rhonda Busby Garrett. My father was Clarence Busby, brother of your Grandmother May Busby Grafton. My mother recognized the obituary and the name Meehan and she remembers your Mom and of course Glenn Grafton. WE lived in Rushville when your Dad got killed. My Mom thinks you and I are close in age. I am 60. We have a Busby reunion in Canton every year. My sister and I co-ordinate this. We would love for you to come, or we would love to hear about you and your family.Several relatives and I have quite a lot of pictures and family history if your interested. Would love to hear from you. My e-mail is
Rhonda Busby Garrett

November 17th, 2014

To the entire Meehan family. I am so sorry to learn of your loss. "Mr. Meehan" was a great man and I have many fond memories of all of his support at our many athletic events. How can anyone forget his "V-I-C-T-O-R-Y" cheer at all the games!! Mrs. Meehan, Dick, Gina & Rob my prayers go out for your and your family. Kevin Longanecker

November 18th, 2014

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family for your loss.

November 18th, 2014

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Steve Welch

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