Steve William Elam, 69, of Taylorville, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11:23 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born June 25, 1945 in Edinburg, IL. The Son of Chester and Georgia (Emerson) Elam. He married Wanda Prior on April 7, 1968 in Taylorville Christian Church by Bob Green. He retired as an operator at Commonwealth Edison. He was a member of Taylorville Christian Church, VFW Post #4495 and the Taylorville Moose Lodge #1516. He was also a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps where he fought in Vietnam.

He is survived by his Wife: Wanda; Son: Brian Elam of Palmer, IL; Daughter: Angie (Rich) Reese of Dardenne Praire, MO; Grandchildren: Joab Elam of Palmer, IL; Alexis, Peyton, Tanner, and Ainsley Reese of  Dardenne Praire, MO; Brother: Martin (Sheryl) Elam of Nokomis, IL; Sisters: Bonnie (Preston) Leaderbrand of Spencer, IN; Vickie Dixon of Edinburg, IL; Ellen Elam (Dan Kuchen) of Taylorville, IL; Brother-in-Law: Gary Manuel of Taylorville, IL; Sisters-in-Law: Karen (Les) Foraker of Taylorville, IL; Sandra Hott of Lake Stevens, WA; Judy Saucier of Decatur, IL; Paula (Craig) Hagen of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sisters-in-Law: Donna Manuel and Phyllis Nation; Brother-in-Law: Gary Hott, Brother-in-Law Lou Saucier and Wayne Dixon.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Taylorville Christian Church in Taylorville with Rev. Dick Wamsley officiating. Burial will be in Fraley Cemetery in Taylorville with graveside military honors provided by the VFW Post 4495, American Legion Post #73 and Amvets Post #29. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Taylorville Christian Church in Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to Taylorville Christian Church or Vision Way Christian School 1124 N. Webster St, Taylorville, IL 62568

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

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