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John C. Spooner, 91, Flora, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Milners Community Health Care. John was born Nov. 24, 1925 in Maroa, Illinois, the son of the late Charles J. and Bessie Mae (Smith) Spooner. On Aug. 8, 1949 in Rantoul, Illinois John married Ruth M. Spooner whom survives.
A graduate of Maroa High School March of 1944 and University of Illinois, February 1948. John worked for Sears and Roebuck retiring after 37 years of service. On Aug. 7, 1949 John married Ruth M. Fuller in Rantoul, Illinois. She survives him.
John was a Navy Veteran of World War II, and a member of the Flora First Christian Church; were he was a former church board member. He was a former Scout Leader, Little League Manager, Member of the Flora Lions Club and a member of the American Legion. John enjoyed golfing and fishing.
Surviving relatives include his wife of 67 years; sons, Charles (Janet) Spooner, Flora, and James (Rebecca) Spooner, Boca Raton, Florida; four grandchildren, Scott (Holly) Spooner, Matt Spooner, Jake and Mike Spooner; and two great-grandchildren, Grace Addison Spooner and Gentry Spooner.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, John D. Spooner; brother, James Albert Spooner; and sisters, Helen Mallinson and Mary Armstrong.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Flora First Christian Church. Inurnment will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before service.
Memorial contributions can be in Johns honor to the Flora First Christian Church.
Published on June 28, 2017
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