Roger L. Ewing (86) of rural Gays


Published on December 31 2012 10:58 am

Roger L. Ewing, 86, of rural Gays died at 4:50pm Saturday, December 29, 2012 at his residence.

Roger was born March 3, 1926, in Cumberland County, IL, the son of Clifford B. and Anna Marie (Shields) Ewing. He was a member of the Zion Hill United Methodist Church in Paradise Twp., Coles County, IL and he also served on the Cemetery Board. He was a former School Board member of the Neoga School District. Roger married Nina J. Groves, January 16, 1954, in Neoga, IL and Nina passed away March 15, 2010. Roger served in the United States Navy, during World War II. He owned and operated the Ewing’s Roto-Rooter Sewer and Drain Service since 1949. His son James has assisted in the business for many years. He kept busy by going to area Nursing Centers and Churches where he would play his harmonica. He enjoyed doing things for others and making them happy. Roger leaves three sons, James Ewing of rural Gays, IL; Loyd Ewing and wife Cindy of Powell, TN; Samuel Ewing and wife Kim of Neoga, IL; one daughter, Peggy Dickerson and husband Keith of Tualatin, OR; ten grandchildren and four great granddaughters.

Mr. Ewing was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nina Ewing and one sister, Carol Hendrix. Memorials may be made to the Zion Hill United Methodist Church, or to the Zion Hill Cemetery, Paradise Twp., Coles County, IL

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, January 3, 2013, in the Swengel - O’Dell Funeral Home of Neoga, with the Rev. Phillip Glick of Pana, IL and Rev. Keith Dickerson of Tualatin, OR, officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M., to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Zion Hill Cemetery, Paradise Twp., Coles County, IL with Military Services conducted by the V.F.W. Post # 4325, of Mattoon, IL.

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