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.