Fern Showalter, 97, of Taylorville, IL died at 7:00 pm Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Taylorville Care Center, Taylorville.

She was born January 10, 1918 in Roby, IL, the daughter of Earl and Fannie Brubeck Spring. On July 25, 1941 she married Dean M. Showalter in Taylorville and he preceded her in death on November 11, 1997. Mrs. Showalter was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville and a former member of United Methodist Women.

Surviving are her children: Gary Showalter and wife Sonia of Kingwood, TX and Diane Nolan and husband Michael of Pingree Grove, IL. Grandchildren: Brian Nolan and wife Colleen of Lake in the Hills, IL, Charlotte Dragon and husband Chris of Denver, CO, and Heather Turnbull and husband Travis of Avon, CO. Great Grandchildren: Christian Nolan, Kyle Nolan, Alexandra Nolan, Moriah Dragon, Gianna Dragon, William Dragon and Jerry Turnbull. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother Albert Spring and one sister Hazel Howell.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, January 29, 2015 at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville with Rev. Nick Showalter officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am until time of service in the funeral home. Burial will in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Riverton at 12 Noon, Friday, January 30.

Memories of Fern or condolences to the family may be made online at

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