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Howard D. “Dale” LeVault, 81, of Stonington passed away at 5:07 PM on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. He was born on January 28, 1936 in Sesser, Illinois, the son of Gilbert H. and Nina M. (Eubanks) LeVault. He married Constance J. “Connie” Batty on April 5, 1958 in Stonington. She preceded him in death on September 19, 2017. Dale was an Army Veteran. He was a member of the Stonington First Baptist Church and the Stonington Masonic Lodge. Dale retired as a Vice President of the First National Bank in Springfield. Dale and Connie enjoyed traveling, eating out and listening to gospel music. He also enjoyed volunteering at the local food pantry.

He is survived by his sons: Kevin LeVault (Ann) and David LeVault all of Stonington, and Mark LeVault (Debra) of Edinburg; grandchildren: Tara Ramsey, James LeVault (Kelsey), John LeVault (Courtney), Tim LeVault, Ashley LeVault (Kenny Hughes), Ashley Ekiss (Ben Irwin), Lisa Tolbert (Nathan), Stephanie Rogahn (Atlee), Adam LeVault (Taylor), Andy LeVault (Brittany), Christy Gust (Brogan), Garrett LeVault (Emily), and Audrey LeVault; 12 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Martha Fowler (Larry) of Taylorville and Vivian Batty of Stonington; brother-in-law: Bernard May of LaGrange, Georgia; aunt: Pat Eubanks of Stonington; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Connie.

The funeral service for Dale will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, November 2, 2017 in the Stonington First Baptist Church with Rev. William Mitchell officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 until 11 AM Thursday in the church. Burial will be in the Old Stonington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Inter Church Council Food Pantry in Blue Mound. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Dale, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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