Dallas F. Longden, 84, of Taylorville passed away at 4:35 a.m., Saturday July 16, 2011 at Memorial Medical center in Springfield. He was born September 17, 1926 the son of Fred and Gertrude Foraker Longden. On August 27, 1947 he married Elaine Secrest in Taylorville. She preceded him in death on January 4, 2010. He was a retired welder at Georgia Pacific and was a member of the Taylorville First United Methodist Church. He was a Navy Veteran of WW II and a member of the VFW in Taylorville
He is survived by Son Kevin Longden (Tammy) of Nokomis, Daughters Cathy Peden (Dale) of Taylorville, Cinda Smith (Mark) of Springfield, Cheryl Haines (Bob) of Taylorville, 13 Grandchildren, 31 Great Grandchildren, Brother Bennie Longden (Betty) Owaneco, Sister Margaret Reed Danni (Gerald) of Springfield, Sister in law Wilma Sheedy of Elsinore Missouri. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Wife, Son Gary Longdon, and Grandson Mark Smith.
Visitation will be held form 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday July 19, 2011 at McClure Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. with Sr. Rose McKeown officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Owaneco Cemetery. Memorials may be left ot Cancer Care Specialist of Centeral Illinois, 2300 North Edward Street Decatur, IL 62526.
Arrangements by McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville, IL.