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Clifford A. Vail, 89, of Shumway, IL, passed away on December 28, 2017, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham.
As per Cliffords wishes, cremation rites with be accorded. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, IL. Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham is assisting the family.
Memorials may be made to the donors choice. Online condolences may be shared at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com.
Clifford was born on January 27, 1928, in Banner Township, Effingham County, IL, the son of William J. and Mary (Knierim) Vail. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict with the 70th Tank Battalion. Clifford was a member of the Effingham VFW #1769, Beecher City American Legion Post 535, and the Baptist Foundation of Illinois. He was a county board committee member for the ASCS for over 25 years. Clifford farmed with his brother and enjoyed bowling and mowing his yard.
Clifford is survived by his brother, Delmar Vail of Shumway; sister-in-law, Arlene Vail of Shumway; and beloved dog, Skipper.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Velva Vail and Mary Ellie Pfeiffer; and brothers, John Henry Vail and Wendell Vail.
Published on December 29, 2017
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