Edmond "Jack" Settle

Born: Thu., Sep. 19, 1918
Died: Fri., Feb. 20, 2015

Private Services

Location: Calvary Cemetery


12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, Mon., Feb. 23, 2015
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Edmond "Jack" Settle, 96, of Quincy, died at 7:05 p.m. Friday (February 20, 2015) at the Illinois Veteran's Home in Quincy.

   Born September 19, 1918 in Quincy, Jack was the son of Adam Porter and Olive E. VandenBoom Settle. He was married to Palmina Modesto who preceded him in death in 1996. He married Joyce Stormer on October 27, 1999 in Quincy.  She survives.

   Mr. Settle served his country as a Staff Sergeant in the U. S. Army during WW II. He distinguished himself as a soldier under General George Patton and was awarded the Purple Heart with seven oak leaf clusters.

   Jack was the last of a family that ran many bars and restaurants in Quincy from the 1940's to the 1980's. In his early years, Mr. Settle ran The Coronado and the Settle Inn. In 1961, he bacame one of the owners of The Plaza restaurant. During Jack's 30 years of ownership, The Plaza became known as a place of fine dining and good cheer.  With his sister, Dolly Settle Boltz and his nephew, Ralph Settle, Jack brought people in the Quincy community many evenings of "eat,drink and be merry."

   Besides being well known in Quincy as a restaurant owner, Jack was also known for being an entertainer. At the age of 8, he sang on local radio and eventually had his own weekly segment. In the 1930's, he participated in minstrel shows as a singer and tap dancer. After WW II, he auditioned and was accepted for the Muni Opera in St. Louis. Jack was also know for singing and tap dancing for many theatrical performances in Quincy and for singing for many weddings and funerals at many churches in the area.

   Survivors include three sons, Martin Settle (Deborah Bosley), Larry Settle (Frances) and Kirby Settle; his second wife, Joyce Stormer Settle; a granddaughter, Hannah Settle; and a nephew, Ralph Settle Jr.

   Mr. Settle was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Palmina; and his brothers and sister.

    Private family graveside services will be held in Calvary Cemetery.

   The family will meet with friends on Monday afternoon from 12:30 to 1:30 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy.

   Memorials may be made to the Quincy Salvation Army or the Illinois Veteran's Home Activity Fund.

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   Posted Sat February 21, 2015
Will miss my Godfather and the one who raised the bar on longevity at 96 as the oldest living Settle on the Family Tree.

P. K. Geers
   Posted Sat February 21, 2015
The Old Settle family had an interesting background, being raised in St. Rose parish, and even the first mass of the parish was held in the old family home at 815 chestnut St..
Many stories could be told and I knew all of them along time. Having worked for the Plaza many years (12), I did have fun, both Jack and Dolly were fun at times, I cant say I ever had a bad time with them.
Well, from Giles, Porter, Dolly, Dick, Ralph and now Jack now joining the rest of the family. God rest his soul.

Jim Bower
   Posted Sun February 22, 2015
I remember Jack from Settles and from the Plaza. What a great voice he had. I always thought he could have done something with that beautiful voice of his. Great smile and most of the time seemed very happy. WOW!!! 96 yrs old. That is a long time for anyone.

Steve & Sue Hull
   Posted Sun February 22, 2015
Jack was a very special person to me. I have been friends with Marty, Larry and Kirby for over fifty years and have many fond memories of growing up with them and feeling as if I were a part of their family. Many times, Jack would take us all on a walk to the Soldiers and Sailors Home, now the Illinois Veterans Home. We would all sing as we were walking along and Jack would try to impart some of his vast knowledge on us during these walks. I enjoyed watching Jack walk up and down steps on his hands. He was a prolific arm wrestler and just an all around good guy. Jack liked it when his sons and I would sing some of the old songs he taught us and he even mentioned this the last time I saw him. The world has lost a special person, but Heaven has gained a great man. God Bless Jack.

Larry Mock
   Posted Sun February 22, 2015
My thoughts are with Jack's three sons as they say their final goodbyes to their beloved father. Through a long time friendship with Kirby, I got to know Jack and Pal, who both treated me kindly when I was young. With timeI felt like I was part of the family. May his sons take comfort in all the fond memeories that people have of Jack by which he will live on eternally.

Bob Jensen
   Posted Mon February 23, 2015
Marty, Larry and Kirby...my deepest condolences. You Dad was a great man. He brought joy and great food to the people of Quincy. The last of the Settle's. May he Rest in Peace.

Bonnie P
   Posted Tue February 24, 2015
I am very sorry for your great loss and pray that you will find peace and hope in God's promises. He assures us of a resurrection of our dear loved ones and that they will gain their youthful vigor and never experience sickness again. (Acts 24:15; Job 33:25; Revelation 21:3,4) May God be with you during this most difficult time.

Tina Campbell
   Posted Sat February 28, 2015
One of my fondest memories of my Uncle Jack was when I was a little girl and went for a walk with him around the Soldiers and Sailors Home park. He said I was special because I had a September birthday like him. I would love it when my parents would take my sister and me to the Plaza restaurant because we would get to see Uncle Jack. He remembered my birthday the last several years and would call and serenade me with the most beautiful rendition of "Happy Birthday". Our family will miss you Uncle Jack.

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