Published on March 31 2014 2:53 pm
Steven Cash Devall, 63, of Newton, passed away at 10:58 AM on Monday, March 31, at St Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL.
Funeral services will be Friday, April 4 at 11:00 at the New Life Christian Center in Newton with Bro. Brad Snowden. Burial will be in the Dark Bend Cemetery in rural Ste. Marie. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5 to 8pm at the church. Memorials may be made to the New Life Christian Center.
Steven Cash Devall was born on January 12, 1951 in Pleasant Mound Township in Bond County, Illinois the son of Roscoe and Florence Genevieve (Cole) Devall. Steven graduated from Mulberry Grove High School in 1969. He attended Greenville College and later graduated from the University of Illinois in 1974. Steven married Karen Lea Harrison on March 8, 1975 and she survives. Steven started his career with FS in 1978 and recently retired from South Central FS. He was well known over the region by livestock farmers through his work at FS. He was a member of the New Life Christian Center serving as a board member. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, reading and tinkering around the house. Steven's greatest joy was his family and he loved being a Grandpa.
Steven is survived by- Wife of 39 years- Karen Devall of Newton, IL 4 Children - Jason (fiancé Christy Beckham) of Springfield, MO Katrina (Logan) Marshall of Olney, IL Rachel (Buck) Brown of Dieterich, IL Melissa Devall of Newton, IL 2 Grandchildren - Micah and Elijah Marshall of Olney, IL 4 Siblings - Janice (Robert) Tompkins of Smithboro, IL Jim (Donna) Devall of Collinsville, IL Nick (Pat) Devall of Greenville, IL Deb (Charles) Miller of Vandalia, IL. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Steven was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Ruth Ann Messina.