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Jerry Allen Newburn, 62, of Effingham, IL, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in Rosamond Township, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 15, 2018 at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery on Moccasin Road. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Effingham or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be shared at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com.
Jerry was born on June 29, 1955 in Effingham, IL, the son of Gerald Homer and Iva Marie (Logue) Newburn. He was united in marriage to Rosemary Tonn on October 25, 1975 in Effingham.
Jerry was the cornerstone of his family and taking care of them was his first priority. He always found joy spending time with family and grandchildren. Jerry loved old cars and tractors. He was employed at Mid-Illinois Concrete for thirty years and a member of the First Baptist Church.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Rosemary Newburn of Effingham; sons, Jason Newburn of Effingham, Rodney (Marsha) Newburn of Toledo, and Greg (Holly) Newburn of Effingham; grandchildren, Josie Newburn, Toby Newburn, Riley Duvall, Andrea Newburn, Shiann Newburn, and Wyatt Newburn; and sisters, Sherry Pearcy and Nina Fletcher both of Effingham.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Patricia Newburn.
Published on January 11, 2018
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