Donald Glenn Warfel (78) of Greenup


Published on July 1 2013 11:03 am

Donald Glenn Warfel, 78, of Greenup, IL, passed away at 4:00 am Saturday, June 29, 2013 in Greenup, IL.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Wednesday July 3rd 2013 at the Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup, IL. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday evening at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in the Greenup Cemetery.

Glenn was born on March 9, 1935 in Cumberland County, IL the son of Rual and Chlora Mae (Chapman) Warfel.  He married Sandra Luke on September 5, 1954.  He graduated from Newton High School in 1953 and Illinois Bankers School at SIU in 1978.  He was a member of the Southside Church of Christ Church in Mattoon IL and enjoyed attending services and the association of his Christian friends.  Glenn was a banker at the Greenup National Bank.  He served as its President for the last 9 years of his 40 years of service and retired on March 31, 2000.  He was actively involved in his community in many ways.  He had been an EMT and volunteer firefighter for the Village of Greenup for many years.  He served for 26 years as Cumberland School Board Treasurer.  He was on the Cumberland Rehab and Health Care Center Board of Directors for 20 years.  Glenn served as President of the Greenup Kiwanis Club and as Greenup Industries Treasurer for a number of years.  He also enjoyed coaching Little League Baseball at the Greenup Ball Park.  Glenn was just as comfortable riding his tractor to mow a lawn or till a garden as he was working in the Greenup National Bank in a suit and tie.  Glenn was a friendly man who loved to have conversations with business associates, friends, and neighbors.  He loved gardening and shared the bounty with others.  He liked short trips, but was always anxious to get back to his work.  Most of all, he enjoyed time with his beloved wife, Sandra, of 58 years and his family. 

Surviving is his loving wife, children Tammy (James) Eads of Mattoon, IL; Nancy (Kurt) Wellbaum of Springfield, IL, Brian (Tammi) Warfel of Mattoon, IL & Mark (Tina) Warfel of Lincoln, IL.; Brothers Robert Warfel of Greenup, Ronald Warfel of Yale, Doyle (Carolyn) Warfel of Drummonds, TN and Larry (Linda) Warfel of Martinsville, Sister Mabel (Orville) Kibler of Newton,; Sister in Law Mildred Warfel of Hidalgo; grandchildren Luke Eads and Samantha Eads of Mattoon, IL; Joe (Jamie) Wellbaum of Springfield, IL, Bethany Wellbaum of Arcola, IL; Clayton, Emma and Lance Warfel of Mattoon, IL; Cassandra, Logan and Kyle Warfel of Lincoln, IL.; one great granddaughter Brooke Wellbaum.  He was a doting father and grandfather to his children and grandchildren, creating precious memories.

He was preceded in death by his parents, step mother Edna (Shepherd) Warfel, daughter Kimberly Sue Warfel, Brother Raymond Warfel and a sister Janet Sachau.

Memorials can be made to the Cumberland Rehab & Health Care Center in Greenup, IL. Online condolences can be expressed at