Charles H. Steidley, 85

Charles H. Steidley, 85

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Charles H. Steidley, 85, of rural Hettick passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Carlinville Rehab and Health Care Center.

He was born July 8, 1931, at his home in Barr Township to Fred and Josephine (Humphrey) Steidley. He married Anna Florence Damm on Jan. 5, 1951, in Greenfield, and they were married for 66 years; she survives.

Mr. Steidley was a 1949 graduate of Greenfield High School and a lifelong farmer. He served as a 4-H leader for 15 years, enjoyed playing cards, fishing and spending the winter in Texas. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and supported all University of Illinois athletics.

In addition to his wife, surviving are a daughter, Barb Becker of Jacksonville; a son, David (Julie) Steidley of rural Hettick; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-mother, Lela Mutch; and a brother, Walter.

Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 15, at Shields-Bishop Funeral Home in Greenfield. Burial followed at Oak Wood Cemetery north of Greenfield.

Memorials may be made to Celtic Hospice, 205 Oakland Ave., Carlinville, IL 62626.

Online condolences can be given at shields-bishopfh.com.