Walter Franklin "Frank" Levingston (86) of Jewett


Published on July 28 2012 8:15 am

Walter Franklin “Frank” Levingston, age 86 of Jewett, IL passed away at 2:10 PM - Friday, July 27, 2012 at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home in Mattoon, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM – Sunday, July 29, 2012 at the Bishop Funeral Home in
Greenup, IL with Rev. Tim Pearce officiating. Burial will be in Jewett Cemetery in Jewett, IL with full military rites by the Cumberland County Veteran’s Association. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at

Frank was born on April 30, 1926 in Collinsville, IL the son of Walter Guy and Christine Emily (Battoe) Levingston.  Frank served his country in the United States Navy and retired after 20 years of service. He was a member of the Greenup American Legion Post #566 and a lifetime member of the Greenup VFW Post #4598 and enjoyed farming.  Frank married Phyllis J. Curtner on June 25, 2005 and she survives.

Frank is survived by: Wife- Phyllis J. Levingston of Neoga, IL...1 Daughter- Shirley Ann Beuscher of Galesburg, IL...6 Step-Children- John Curtner of Jacksonville, FL, Nancy Dow of Neoga, IL, Mike Curtner of Charleston, SC, Gloria Williams of Mattoon, IL, Rob Curtner of Dutton, AL, Tina Crisman of Oakdale, CT...6 Brothers - James L. Levingston of Mattoon, IL, Guy Levingston of Jewett, IL, David Levingston of Dieterich, IL, Gary Levingston of Toledo, IL, Raymond Levingston of Montrose, IL, Melvin Levingston of Jewett, IL...3 Sisters - Blanche Bicking of Downers Grove, IL, Lucy Brooks of St. Louis, MO, Loretta Martinovsky of Downers Grove, IL...2 Grandchildren - Wendy and Holly...several step Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren also survive.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Victor Levingston.