Francis K. Van Hooser  73, of Taylorville, IL passed away on April 30, 2014 at 10:46 a.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, IL. He was born on August 27, 1940 in Edinburg, IL;  the son John and Katherine (Shivers) Van Hooser. He married  Judy Heberling on October 29, 1960 in Taylorville. Francis served his country in the United States Navy aboard the USS Ashland LSD #1 During the Korean Conflict..He was retired from  Peabody Mine #10. He was Baptized in the  First Baptist Church in Taylorville. He was a member of the Edwin Corpin American Legion Post #905 in Kincaid, IL; the Arcana Chapter #493 – Order of the Eastern Star; Moose Lodge #1516 in Taylorville, the United Mine Workers of America and a Lifetime Member of  Taylorville Mound Lodge #122 A.F. & A.M. He loved antiquing and riding his motorcycle.

 He is survived by his wife, Judy Van Hooser of Taylorville, IL; daughters: Rebecca Smith and Annette Van Hooser both of Taylorville; grandchildren: Heide (Troy) Achenbach and  Jennifer Smith and companion Pat Dilley; six great grandchildren; brother: Ed Van Hooser of Tower Hill, IL; sisters: Dolores “Patty” (Norman) Klaus of St. Peter, Mo; Virginia “Ginny” (Virgil) Saltz of Caldwell, ID; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in passing by his parents, and sister-in-law: Mary (Beck) Van Hooser.   

Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL with Rev. Tiney Walker officiating. Private Family Services will be held at  Fraley  Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be made to: The Donor’s Choice

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, Illinois

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