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1936 James 2017

James "Jim" L Waller

May 22, 1936 — February 16, 2017

James “Jim” L. Waller, 80, of Monmouth, passed away at 5:32 p.m., Thursday, February 16, 2017 at OSF Holy Family Medical Center, Monmouth.

He was born on May 22, 1936 in Monmouth, IL, the son of Norman L. and Evelyn M. (Perry) Waller. He was raised and educated in Monmouth graduating from Monmouth High School.

Jim married Janet Thomas in Gerlaw, IL on April 6, 1990 and she survives.

Jim first worked at Agar-Wilson Foods on the production line; he then managed the greenhouse at Maple City Floral for 30 years and later the Flowers-R- US greenhouses. Jim then returned to Farmland for a time and most recently he worked at Well’s Pet Food as a security guard. Jim was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan. He enjoyed bowling, going to the casino, and most of all, spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Waller of Monmouth; his children, Toni (Bill) Cooper of Monmouth, Rick Waller of Richmond, VA, Jamie (Matt) Hays of Oquawka, IL, Lynette (Dennis) Liggett of Monmouth, Terri (Billy) Boock of Little York, IL, Debbie (George) Kulhanek of Bolling Brook, IL, Don (Jennifer) Taylor of Kirkwood, IL. Also surviving are twenty grandchildren; twenty four great-grandchildren, his sister-in-law, Christa Waller of Monmouth; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, and Mollie, his beloved dog.

A Gathering of Family & Friends will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials can be made to Western Illinois Animal Rescue.

Gathering of Family & Friends

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory
1007 N G St
Monmouth, Illinois 61462

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