JESSE EDWARD INGRAM
Jesse Edward Ingram, 85, of the Illinois Veteran's Home died at 8:05 a.m. Friday (July 11, 2014) in the home.
Born April 15, 1929 in Buckhorn, Illinois, Jesse was the son of James H. and Eva B. Tole Ingram. He married Lillian Ruth Taylor in Rushville, IL on October 14, 1950. She preceded him in death on July 17, 2010.
Jesse served in the Army during the Korean War and was stationed at Ft. Bragg, N.C. in the 503 Military Police Battalion guarding the Military Brass. He was a member of the 1st Baptist Church in Mt. Sterling where he taught Sunday school for several years. Jesse was a former member of the Timewell American Legion and a member of the AmVets. He served as past president of the Residents Association Grevance Committee at the Illinois Veteran's Home. He and his wife also worked at the All Wars Museum at the Illinois Veteran's Home. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, woodworking and was always their to help his friends and neighbors. He loved spending time with his family especially during the holidays.
Jesse and his wife farmed in Brown County for many years. He also was employed at the National Starch and Chemical Company in Meredosia for 18 years until his retirement in 1986.
Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Ann Gaebel (Kenny) of Quincy and Patty Sue Holder (Dee) of Versailles, IL; one son, Edward Harold Ingram (Kay) of Greenfield, IL; eight grandchildren, Heather Walker (Chris) of Woodson, IL, Jennifer Cook (Jeremy) of Springfield, IL, Jim Ingram (Jennie) of Franklin, TN, Corey Gaebel of Quincy, McKenzie Holder of Madison, IN, Brandon Holder of Meredosia, IL, Jamie Holder of Exeter, IL and Tara Holder of Mt. Sterling, IL; six great grandchildren, Megan Walker, John "Jack" Walker, Tanner Buhlig, Hudson Cook, Aurora Holder and Ava Graves. Also surviving is a brother, Dallas Ingram of Carthage, IL, several nieces, nephews and many many friends.
Mr. Ingram was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; four brothers, Lozell, Forrest, Dean and Harrison Ingram.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning 10:00 a.m. in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Chaplain John Adams officiating. Burial with military honors by the Illinois National Guard Funeral Detail will be in Sunset Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Tuesday morning from 9:00 until the time of services at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the Blessing Cancer Center.