BEMENT – Guy Duane Medaris Jr., 96, of Bement passed away at 11:15 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 12, 2013) at the Shelbyville Manor, Shelbyville.
Duane was born on Nov. 6, 1916, in Bement, the son of Guy Duane and Jean (Davies) Medaris Sr. He married Martha Louise Loomis on March 9, 1941, in Bement. She passed away on Nov. 22, 2006.
Surviving are his daughter, Mary Hendrix of Shelbyville; sons, Eddie Medaris of Sidney, Ronnie Medaris of Decatur and Michael Medaris of Jones Creek, Texas; a brother, Robert Medaris of Monticello; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and four brothers.
Duane was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Bement United Methodist Church, Methodist Men, Board of Directors for Piatt County FS, and the Piatt County Farm Bureau.
A funeral service will be held at noon Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Bement United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the Bement United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Bement Township Cemetery.
Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello, is handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Bement United Methodist Church or Baby Fold, 108 E. William St., Normal, IL 61761.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mackey-wrightfuneralhome.com.