Wm. Bill Stewart (91) of Jewett

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Published on January 1 2014 3:12 pm

Wm. Bill Stewart, 91 of Jewett, passed away at 3:34 AM on January 1, 2014 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, IL.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 3, 2014 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, at the Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup, IL. Services will be held on the following Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 10:00 am. Burial with full Military Rites by Cumberland County Veterans will be in the Harmony Cemetery rural Greenup, IL.

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William Arthur “Bill” Stewart was born October 10, 1922 to Roy B. and Gladys Hickle Stewart. He served in the Navy during WWII, and went on to marry Donna Marie Green in 1949; Saturday December 28th was their 64th wedding anniversary. Bill was a life long resident of Cumberland County, as a horseman and farmer. He was a founding member of the Sportsman Club, as well as a charter member of the Greenup VFW. He was a firm believer in his children’s ability to accomplish anything, and his story telling along with patient fishing instruction will be greatly missed.

Bill went to glory on January 1, 2014. His wife and children were at his side. He is survived by wife Donna; daughter Deborah Tatum (Browder), of Italy, TX; Karen Stewart, Palawan Philippines; David Stewart (Cyma), Cincinnati, OH; William Stewart (Maria) of Charlotte, NC; and his surrogate daughter Jody Stewart of Charleston, IL. He left behind eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Donald Stewart and sister, Betty Quinn, both of Greenup, IL, and brother-in-law, W.L. "Red" Green, of Dallas, TX.

His parents and one sister, Ruby Wylde, preceded him in death.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Jewett Community Church, Medical Mission Trip., Wounded Warriors or the Greenup VFW.