Published on February 11 2014 2:43 pm
Elwyn D. Cheatum, 85, of Kinmundy, Illinois died Tuesday, February 11 at 10:13 a.m. at Doctors Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral services will be Monday at 11:00 at First United Methodist Church in Kinmundy, located at 308 East 3rd, with interment at Sandy Branch Cemetery, Kinmundy. Visitation will be from 5-8pm Sunday and from 10-11am Monday at the church with Masonic Rites at 7:30pm Sunday. Neal Funeral Home in Kinmundy is assisting.
Elwyn was born Sunday, November 25, 1928 in Mason, Illinois, the son of the late Ervin Cheatum and the late Nina (Norris) Cheatum. He married Louise Green on April 15, 1950 at Kinmundy Christian Church and to this union one son and one daughter were born.
He was self employed in the real estate business as well as a member of Kinmundy First United Methodist Church. He belonged to the Kinmundy Masons, Shriners and Scottish Rite in which he was a 50 year member of all. He served two terms as the mayor of Kinmundy and was a president of the Peoria Board of Realtors as well as a member of the Kaskaskia College Foundation Board.
Elwyn is survived by wife, Louise Cheatum of Kinmundy; son, Dan Cheatum of Carbondale, IL; daughter, Janice (Steve) Eischens of Salem, IL; brother, Don (Ellie) Cheatum of Fairfield Glade, TN; sisters-in-law, June Cheatum of Effingham, Eileen Cheatum of Salem; grandchildren, Cameron (Samantha) Eischens of Kinmundy, Elsbeth (Ed) Charlton of Alma, IL; great grandchildren, Noah, Logan, Tucker, Carly, Collin and Isaiah.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Floyd Cheatum and William "Spike" Cheatum.
Memorials to Kinmundy/Alma EMTs, Sandy Branch Cemetery, or Ingram's Log Cabin Restoration Fund. Memorial tributes and condolences to www.jwnealfuneralhome.net