Merle Dean Tish, 83, of Decatur, IL passed away July 28, 2013 at 8:11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur. He was born March 22, 1930 in St. Elmo, IL. The Son of Pearl and Irma (Larimore) Tish. He married Shirley Smith on September 20, 1953 in Harvel, IL and she preceded him in death on March 10, 1986 and he later married Norma Buttolph on December 5, 2010 in Decatur, IL. He was retired truck driver and an avid Cardinals Fan. He was also a member of South Shores Christian Church in Decatur.

He is survived by his Wife: Norma; Daughters: Cathy (Jake) Jarrett of Chatham, IL; Penny (Mike) Burdinsky Springfield, IL; Grandchildren: Gretchen Jarrett of Springfield, IL; Heidi Jarrett of Chatham, IL; Sisters: Catherine Miller of Decatur, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, First Wife, Sister, and Brother, granddaughter

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Rev. Steve Ingram officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 5:00-8:00pm at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to the family C/O Sutton Memorial Home 327 N. Clay St. Taylorville, IL 62568

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

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