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Sutton Memorial Home (Taylorville, Illinois)
Friday January 14th, 2022
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Graveside Service

Edinburg Cemetery
Friday February 18th, 2022

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Lester R. "Jim" Weeden

Lester R. “Jim” Weeden, 80, of Pana, formerly of Taylorville, IL passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Pana Community Hospital in Pana, IL. He was born on September 4, 1941, in Taylorville, the son of Lester O. “Shorty” and Anna (Browning) Weeden. Lester married Barbara A. Tolly on January 5, 1964 in Taylorville, IL and she preceded him in death on April 29, 2014. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving on the Sullivan DD537 and his memberships include the American Legion Post # 168 of Pana, IL and IBEW Local #1361. He was a mechanic at Commonwealth Edison in Kincaid, IL from February 27, 1968 until his retirement on December 11, 1995.

Lester is survived by his daughter: Wendy (Steve) Brookens of Taylorville, IL, Granddaughter: Hayden Baker of Taylorville, IL, Brother: Robert Weeden of Florida and several nieces, nephews and cousin. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and Brother: Jackie Weeden

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 14, 2022 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Graveside service will be held on Friday, February 18, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.at Edinburg Cemetery in Edinburg, IL with Pastor Earl Baker officiating. Inurnment will be in Edinburg Cemetery with military graveside honors immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association PO Box 15829 Arlington, VA 22215

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Had Jim as a customer with Sparklight communications in pana. Always enjoyed talking to or exchanging his remote controls when he needed service done. He was a very pleasant person and will definitely miss seeing out and about.

Danny Miller Jan 19 2022 3:37 PM

So sorry to hear of Jim's death. I worked with Jim for many years at the power plant. Jim was a good guy. My wife and I send our deepest condolences to the family.
God Bless,
Ernie and Linda Irwin

Ernie Irwin Jan 16 2022 10:30 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lester Weeden

Gypsie Jan 14 2022 8:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lester Weeden

Kindermann Family Jan 13 2022 8:59 PM

Sorry for your loss, always enjoyed my time working with Jim. We always had a good time while accomplishing a lot.

Don Henley Jan 13 2022 7:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lester Weeden

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A candle was lit in memory of Lester Weeden

Heather Jan 13 2022 1:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lester Weeden

Jamie/Dwayne Jones Jan 13 2022 12:29 PM

I'll miss you my friend.

Crystal Jan 13 2022 6:40 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lester Weeden

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