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August E. Semon

August E. Semon, 92 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 12:49 a.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. He was born on August 10, 1928 in Benton, IL the son of William and Hallie (Moore) Semon. He married Ruth Day on January 22, 1972 in Jellico, TN. He worked as a coal miner as a young man, then he later worked as a manager at several drug stores. August retired from the state of Illinois EPA. August served in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1954, and he loved camping, fishing, feeding his birds, gardening, family reunions, and playing the lottery.

He is survived by his wife: Ruth Semon of Taylorville; daughters: Linda McDermott of Springfield, IL, Jenny (Michael) Bell of Palmer, IL; Son: William (Stephanie) Semon of New Berlin, IL; Grandchildren: Christy (Mike) Eastes of Greenfield, IN, David (Hina) Williams of Greenfield, IN, Erin (Shawn) Henley of Miami Beach FL, Delaney (Matt) Galvin of Evergreen Park, IL, Justin (Allison) Bell of Taylorville, IL, Mikayla Bell of Palmer, IL; Great-Grandchildren: Jordian Eastes of Greenfield, IN, Samm Eastes of San Diego, CA, Evelynn Ruth Bell of Taylorville, IL; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter: Trudy Williams; sisters: Betty (Roger) Hatcher, Delores (Ed) Martin, Eaules (Guy) Choate Sr., Marjorie (Homer) Fleming; brothers: William (Ruth) Baker, Berthel Semon, and Jerry Semon.

Private family graveside services will be held at a later date with Pastor Chad Foster officiating.

Memorials may be made to Vision Way Christian School 1124 N. Webster St. Taylorville, IL 62568 or Taylorville Food Pantry 1429 E. Main Cross St. Taylorville, Illinois 62568.

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

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I am Pat Baker Bertram, daughter of Bill and Ruth Baker. I came to many reunions at uncle august home with my parents. After they passed I lost contact. I would love to hear from family and know where Ruth is. I live in CA now. I gave Sutton my contact info. We will be in Taylorville in the Fall visiting Oldham family and would love to meet my Semon family. Grandma Mice was dear to me as well as my Aunts that Have all passed on Dads side. Love, pat

Pat Baker Bertram Feb 15 2021 12:00 AM

I remember what a good time we had with Gus and Ruthie in San Diego in 1994. Sympathy to Ruth and family.

Patty Peterman Feb 12 2021 12:00 AM

To Ruthie, Linda, Jenny and Billy,
I will always have wonderful memories of August. He was one in a million and feel so blessed that I knew him. Love and Blessings to All of You
Georganne (aka Wino)

Georganne Bird Bredemeyer Feb 12 2021 12:00 AM