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Taylorville Christian Church
Wednesday October 14th, 2015
5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Sutton Memorial Home
Thursday October 15th, 2015

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John Lewis Forbes

John Lewis Forbes, 90, of Edinburg, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 10:53 a.m. at his residence in Edinburg. He was born June 14, 1925 in Peoria, IL, the Son of Lewis and Yvonne (Leveque) Forbes. He married Marion McMillan on December 22, 1949 in Springfield. He worked as an educational administrator and a property manager. John was a member of Davis Memorial Christian Church in Taylorville, IL; Rotary International Club (founding member of Springfield Sunrise Rotary Club); NRA; IREM/BOMA; American Kennel Club, Missouri Hunting Spaniel Club, Gateway Upland Hunt Club.

He is survived by his Wife: Marion of Edinburg, IL; Children: Susan (James) Matthew of Alachua, FL; John Scott (Katrina) Forbes of Franklin, IN; Sally (Steven) Weiss of Mansfield, IL; Sandy (David) Hendricks of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Amy (David) Jackson; Jennifer (Erik) Johnson; Lenore (Bruno) Matthew; Danielle (Timothy) Matthew; John Christopher Forbes; Amanda (David) Tedley; Kimberlie (Sal) Flauto; Randi (Matt) Sutter; Stuart (Sheena) Weiss; Erika Weiss; Elyse Hendricks; Erynn Hendricks; Ethan Hendricks; Great-Grandchildren: Branith Forbes, Lori Weiss, Kelly Weiss, Gabriel Sutter, Isabella Flauto, Oliva Flauto, Aubrey Sutter, Markus Johnson, Isabella Sweeney; Brother-in-Law John S. McMillan; Sister-in-Law: Katherine O’Connor; Several Nieces and Nephews and Great Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his Sister, Germaine Katherine “Kay” Elliot.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Bill Kerns officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield. Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to Rotary International Club One Rotary Center 1560 Sherman Ave. Evanston, IL 60201-3698

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

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I send you my love and prayers.

Kathryn McMillan Oct 14 2015 12:00 AM

My dear Uncle---your kindness, joy, and contagious smiles will never be forgotten.  We will carry you in our hearts forever.  We wish we could be with our sweet Aunt and dearest cousins at this time of great sadness.  We are trying to take comfort in the wonderful memories of times we shared.  We send all of our love and prayers.  God love you!!

Margaret (Peggy) Kirk Oct 13 2015 12:00 AM


Sending much love during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you, the entire O'Connor clan.

Jack O'Connor Oct 13 2015 12:00 AM

The entire staff of Nanotherapeutics send their condolences to the Forbes family. (James and Sue Matthew)

James Talton Oct 12 2015 12:00 AM

DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Nanotherapeutics, Inc, Alachua FL.

Sincere sympathy to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May GOD bless each of you.

Doris Morand Oct 12 2015 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to the entire Forbes family. May you find peace in happy memories. Uncle John was an amazing man and was blessed to be surrounded by so much love.

Stephanie (Elliott) Senthirajah Oct 12 2015 12:00 AM

I want to send love and condolences on behalf of my family to yours. Uncle John was a wonderful, caring family man. You were all so blessed to have him. God Bless

Death leave a heartache
No one can heal.
Love leaves a memory
No one can steal.

Shelley (Elliott) Heitzman Oct 12 2015 12:00 AM

Fair winds and following seas grandpa.

kimberlie Flauto Oct 12 2015 12:00 AM