Laverne “Soapy” Eson, 91 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 9:35 p.m. at Heritage Health Care Center in Springfield. He was born on March 24, 1926 in Morrisonville, IL the Son of Elmer and Nellie (Snodgrass) Eson. He married Madeline Wilson on January 16, 1949 in Taylorville IL. He retired as a warehouse man from Georgia Pacific, he proudly served his country during WWII at the Battle of the Bulge and he loved to golf and build things. He was a member of VFW Post #4495, Edwin Corpin American Legion Post #905 and Disabled Veterans.

Surviving are his Wife: Madeline of Taylorville, IL; Daughters: Deborah (Jack) Ryan of Kincaid, IL; Cinda Eson of Plymouth, MN; Granddaughter: Shauna Konecny of Minneapolis, MN; Nephew: Bob Bell and Niece Donna Anselm. He was preceded in death by his Parents and his Sisters: Wilma Cox and Julia Bell.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL with memorial service starting at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Tiney Walker officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to Memorial Hospice at Heritage Health 900 N Rutledge St, Springfield, IL 62702 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38101.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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