MARSHALL, ILL. —
MARSHALL, Ill. — Dean McConchie, 84, of Marshall, passed away at 9:15 a.m. Monday, April 8, 2013, at Burnsides Community Health Center in Marshall. He was born April 19, 1928, in Edgar County, Ill., the son of Foster and Dulcie Daily McConchie. He married Doris A. Steward on Sept. 25, 1948, in Clark County, Ill., and she preceded him in death on Dec. 1, 2010.
Surviving are his children, Darrell McConchie of Round Lake, Ill., David (Pam) McConchie of Marshall, Denita (David) Morris of Marshall, and Douglas Tony (Companion, Julie Wright) McConchie of Terre Haute, Ind.; grandchildren, Dan (Milena) McConchie, Seth (Angie) McConchie, Caleb McConchie, Joshua McConchie, Connor McConchie, Wyatt McConchie, Matt (Courtney) Ashcraft, Denny (Chatty) Morris, D.J. (Davina) Morris, Amber (Justin) McGrannhan, Micah McConchie, Savannah McConchie, Kelsey Craig, and Emily (Bryan) Reed; great-grandchildren, Kristina McConchie, Sophia McConchie, Logan Ashcraft, Drew Morris, Maddie Morris, Gage Morris, Makayla Cline, Brynlee McGrannhan, Kylen McMullen, Isabelle Morris, and Dalton Morris; a special friend, Florence Rogers. He was preceded in death by a son, Dennis McConchie in 1966; four brothers, Byron, Melvin, Hugar, and Marion McConchie; a sister, Marcella Kuykendall; and a grandson, who passed away a few hours following his death, Ryan Ashcraft.
He was a member of the Armstrong United Methodist Church, had been a leader of the Hustlers 4-H Club for over 25 years, the Singing Sams, Clark County Antique Power Club. In addition to farming he had been employed by Velsicol, Quaker Maid, and had served as a turn key at the Clark County Jail.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. CDT Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Pearce Funeral Home, 314 S. 6th St., in Marshall, with the Rev. Krista Price officiating. Burial will be in Forsythe Cemetery, rural Marshall. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today and prior services on Saturday at the funeral home. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Forsythe Cemetery Association. Online condolences are being accepted at: