John Dunham

Born: Sun., Mar. 27, 1938
Died: Thu., Jun. 2, 2011

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John Bailey Dunham, 73, of New Boston, Illinois died Thursday, June 2, 2011 at his home. Funeral service is 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 6, 2011 at New Boston United Methodist Church with Rev. Beth Nelson officiating. Pallbearers are Jacob Dunham, Marco Dunham, Tim Nielsen, Todd Nielsen, Joshua Goff and Drew Dunham. Honorary pallbearers are Richard Jeffers, Jim Giles, Gary Coulter, Kenneth Barman, Lee Jeffers and Chuck Baldwin. Burial will be in New Boston Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday, June 5, 2011 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the church. Memorials may be left for Beacon of Hope Hospice or New Boston United Methodist Church. Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo is handling arrangements. The only child of Carl and Opal (Sines) Dunham, John was born March 27, 1938 in Leon, West Virginia. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1956-1962. He married Janet Anne Jeffers on May 22, 1957 in Carpenter, OH. They moved to the New Boston area in 1967, where Mr. Dunham was a farmer. He enjoyed Blue Grass music, camping and learning about history. He served two terms on the Westmer School Board. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife: Janet A. Dunham, New Boston, IL; children: Connie E. Goff, Des Moines, IA, Yvonne O. (Steve) Nielsen, Springfield, IL, John C. (Lisa) Dunham, New Boston, IL and Richard L. (Kathy) Dunham, Illinois City, IL; 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Bailey Dunham. Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com. The Dunham family would like to thank their family, friends and Beacon of Hope Hospice for their loving support.

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Dave Woodyard
   Posted Fri June 03, 2011
Janet, I was so sorry to get Mary's email about John's death. I grieve with you and remember all the fun times we had when we were kids together. Life was simple in those days...but God is with us, so hang in there. You're loved Cousin Dave

Rodney & Karen Johnson
   Posted Fri June 03, 2011
So sorry to hear about John. We know he will be missed not only by you but everyone that knew him. God Bless you all Sincerely, Rodney & Karen Johnson

Phyllis and Bob Willits
   Posted Fri June 03, 2011
Janet and family. Just learned of Johns' passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Marshall & Terry Ayers
   Posted Sat June 04, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Jill (Cameron) Higgins
   Posted Sat June 04, 2011
Janet and family.. So very sorry to hear of John's passing. May you all find comfort in knowing that he suffers no more. God Bless.

Haley Giles-Hintermesiter
   Posted Sat June 04, 2011
Janet and Family, Just got word of John's passing. I have very many fond memories of spending time with your family when I was visiting my grandparents Jim and Sis Giles. I was just a little girl back then, but you made my memories everlasting! I will say a prayer for you and your family in this hard time. Love-Haley Giles

Matt & Sue Frieden
   Posted Sun June 05, 2011
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Elizabeth (Gullickson) McKee
   Posted Sun June 05, 2011
Yvonne and family, I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Liz McKee

Annabelle Talbott and family
   Posted Sun June 05, 2011
So very sorry to hear of John's passing. May God strengthen you at this difficult time. He is at home with his Lord and Savior now. Sincerely, Annabelle Talbott and family

Debbie Magedanz
   Posted Sun June 05, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Our deepest sympathies.

Tonnie Dahl
   Posted Sun June 05, 2011
Janet and family you are in our thoughts and prayers. May it be comforting to all to know that John is now with his Heavenly Father and in peace.

Carrie Jacobs
   Posted Mon June 06, 2011
Dear Ones - Thinking of you today as you take Granpa to his final resting place. Please know you are in our prayers and thoughts. He was a wonderful man. We were blessed to have known him. May God bless and keep each of you as you continue on this journey of life. In your darkest hour, remember that you are loved.

Carrie/Brian Hetzler
   Posted Mon June 06, 2011
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Sincerely, Brian & Carrie Hetzler

Sue Mullen
   Posted Tue August 09, 2011
Dunham family We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sorry this is so late, our family just heard the news. Greg and Sue Mullen

Diane Leeds Brown
   Posted Sun September 18, 2011
So sorry for your loss. We have wonderful memories with your family. Maxine Leeds, and family

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