C.W. "Shorty" Schoen (72) of Bluford

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Published on April 17 2013 9:47 pm

C.W. “Shorty” Schoen, 72, of Bluford, passed away at home, on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 10:55 AM. A funeral service will be held at 1 PM, Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Pagel Funeral Home, Edgewood with Pete Lake officiating. Visitation will be from 11 AM to time of funeral. Memorials are requested to the Jefferson County Humane Society or American Lung Assn.

Shorty was born on November 2, 1940, in Champaign, Illinois, the son of Russell D. and Alberta (Matlock) Schoen. He married Joyce Metcalf on September 7, 1996 at Bluford United Methodist Church. Shorty was a U.S. Navy Vietnam Veteran. Shorty was a farmer, OTR truck driver and a welder. He was a member of the Edgewood American Legion Post#1168 and Draft Horse Association. A past member of D.A.V. and was affiliated with the United Methodist Church. He enjoyed farming and raising horses and was an infamous story teller.

Surviving are his wife; Joyce Schoen of Bluford, daughter; Tammi Withrow (special friend, Jim Hale) of Mt. Vernon, sons; Russell B. Schoen and Willie (wife, Maggie) Schoen both of Bluford, step-daughter; Marcie Dawn Snyder of stewardson, step-sons; Davie Gene Chapman of Bluford, Leslie Dale (wife, Debbie) Chapman of Centralia, sister; Vicki (husband, Mike) Edwards of Centralia, nieces; Shannon (nee, Cook) Shelley of Shiloh and Alisa Rogers of East Peoria, 8 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and 1 due in a month, 4 step-great grandchildren, 2 Belgian Horses, 5 dogs, and 2 cats.

Preceding him in death were his parents, grandparents; Clyde and Alta (Hites) Schoen and Roy and Ruth (Allen) Matlock, son; Robert C. Schoen, grandson; Tyler Shafer, and step-great granddaughter; Jocelyn.