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Dennis L. Wherley

December 1st, 1947 – April 8th, 2015

Dennis L. Wherley, 67 of Table Grove passed away on April 8th, 2015 at McDonough District Hospital

He is survived by his wife, Michelle (Howell) Wherley, his son, Anthony (Rhonda), daughter Christy, three grandchildren Hannah, Gage & Cole Wherley & his mother, Marjorie (Heaton) Wherley. Dennis was proceeded in death by his father, Robert E. Wherley.

Dennis was a lifelong farmer, farming the same ground for 43 years. To Dennis, farming was never a job, it was his love.

Dennis also served his community on the Table Grove Fire & Rescue Squad as a volunteer fireman & later, the fire chief. Dennis spent many years on the V.I.T. School board, serving part of his time as the president. He also served in the National Guard.

Dennis was a member of the American Legion, Fulton County Farm Bureau & the Masons.

He was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity at Western Illinois University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education.

Dennis was actively involved in Walk to Emmaus, serving on the board. He was a member of The Crossing Macomb.

While serving the community was important to Dennis, spending time with his family & friends as well as serving his Lord & Savior were his great love.

A visitation will take place on Saturday, April 11th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with the Celebration of Life taking place on Sunday, April 12th at 4 p.m. at Shawgo’s as well. Graveside services will follow at Harris Cemetery in Table Grove. Memorials can be made to the Table Grove Fire & Rescue Squad or St. John’s Hospital in care of the Oncology Department.


April 11th, 2015

Our deepest sympathy at Dennis' passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jim and Karen Smith

April 11th, 2015

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sincerely, Nancy Rutledge

April 11th, 2015

Michelle and family. My sincere condolences at this time. May God bless all of you. Michelle's cousin, Don Grafmyer

April 25th, 2015

It's hard to put words down knowing Denny is gone. I wish I could have spoken with him one more time, he always had a positive impact on me. I can only rejoice in the fact the next time I get to talk to him we will not be restricted by time or obligations but can visit as long as we want, but I'm sure there will just be a smile to each other as we worship our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ! The song by Michael W. Smith called "Friends" really says it all. To the family I deeply regret your loss and mourn with you, but rejoice also with you as I can KNOW I will see Denny again! Maybe I will catch him sitting with Jesus talking about the upcoming planting season. Denny thank you for your life testimony for so many to see, your light continues in us today. You will be missed, but not forever! Bruce Eidson

May 1st, 2015

Sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family. Dave Snowden