Marvin Phares, 92, of Taylorville, IL died at 12:20 am Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Meadow Manor Nursing Home, Taylorville.

He was born March 27, 1921 in Taylorville, the son of Henry Otis and Edna Belle Montgomery Phares. On April 14, 1944 he married Geneva A. Boils in Miami Beach, FL. She preceded him in death on January 10, 1994. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. Marvin was a member of Operating Engineers Local 965 where he served as Secretary/Treasurer for 13 years. He retired in 1983. He had been a member of the Elks Club and was an avid Golfer and former member and board member of the Taylorville Country Club.

Surviving are his daughter: Judy Boger and husband Larry of Springfield, 3 Grandchildren: Tami Carver and husband Charlie of Dawson, Arik Martin of Los Angeles, Ca, and Adam Martin of Springfield; 3 Great Grandchildren: Olivia Patton and husband Cpl. Gerad (U.S.M.C.) of New Haven NC, Tanner Davis and Benjamin Carver both of Dawson. There are several Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Daughter, Lynda Martin, and Brothers and Sisters: Delbert Phares, Howard Phares, Orrin Phares, Floyd Phares, Byron Phares, Rex Phares, Homer Phares, Lucille Mitchelson, and Lillian Winn.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, February 3 at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville with Rev. Charles C. Carver officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville. Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm until time of service in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Taylorville Memorial Hospital Hospice Program, 100 West Franklin, Taylorville, IL 62568

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