Donald G. Gideon, 79, of Mt. Auburn, passed away November 4th, 2011 at 3:13am at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur. He was born January 17, 1932 in Mechanicsburg, the son of Glen and Fern (Baker) Gideon. He was married to Marilyn Hartwig on April 14, 1951; she preceded him in death on August 8, 1998. He then married Beverly Wiley on February 19, 2000 at the Berea Church in rural Mt. Auburn. He was retired from the Shell Oil Company with 30 years of service as a tanker truck driver. He was a member of the Mt. Auburn School Board for fifteen years; serving as president. He has been a township supervisor for twenty-five years. He was fifty-year member of the Berea Church where he taught Sunday School for many years. He was also a Mason and a fifty-year member of Kedron Masonic Lodge #340 A.F. & A.M. of Mt. Auburn. He enjoyed working with wood, remodeled two antique cars and repaired televisions for many years. He was always there for everyone.

He is survived by wife Beverly, son: Russ (companion Jennifer Smalling) Gideon of Blue Mound, step-son: Duane (Tracy) Carter of Murfreesboro, TN, step-daughter: Phyllis (David L.) Goodall of Taylorville, daughter-in-law: Shirley Gideon of Mt. Auburn, four grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, brother: Robert (Lucy) Gideon of Roby, sister: Roberta Boggs of Buckhart, IL, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded by parents, wife: Marilyn, sons: Larry, Rich, and Tom, daughter-in-law: Juanita.

Funeral Services will be Monday November 7th, 2011 at 10am at the Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville with Rev. Ron Ferricks, Rev. Dean Hill, and Rev. Mike Smith officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8pm Sunday, November 6th at the Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville. Burial will be in Berea Cemetery, Mt. Auburn, IL.  Memorials can be sent to the Berea Church, 3096 N. 2025 East Rd., Mt. Auburn, IL 62547.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Homes, LTD, Taylorville.  Sign on-line guest book at



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