Rodney Allen Aten, 41 of Taylorville, passed away at 9:41p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital E.R.  He was born on October 14, 1977 in Decatur, the son of Ronald Aten and Mary Ann (Ansell) Aten.  Rodney was known as a wild-spirit, with a heart of gold, always willing to help out a friend or family member.  He had a passion for climbing trees and enjoyed fishing.  He enjoyed working with his hands building projects and working on small engines.  Above all, he loved his children and cherished the time he spent with them.  

He is survived by his children: Rilley Aten and Reiss Aten of Mascoutah, and Isaiah Aten and Myleigh Aten of Taylorville; father: Ronald Aten (Rita) of Taylorville; sister: Tammy Vandenbergh of Taylorville; brother: Robert Aten of Taylorville; niece: Autum Vandenbergh; and nephews: Drake Aten and Quentin Wooten.  He was preceded in death by his mother: Mary Aten and infant brother: Ricky Aten.

Rodney will be cremated and the family with host a celebration of his life at a later date.


McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.


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