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William "Bill" Edward York Sr.

September 28, 1940 ~ May 25, 2021 (age 80)


William “Bill” Edward York Sr. went home to be with his Lord and Savior on May 25, 2021. He was born September 28, 1940 and is the son of Glenn York and Helen (Foster) York. He grew up in McNabb and went to Sprinkleburg School, a one room schoolhouse in Granville, Illinois. He continued his education at Hopkins High School in Granville, Illinois.

Service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville.  Pastor Gaurav Holkar will officiate.  Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, McNabb.

Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville.

He married Virginia (Lehman) on October 5, 1958 at the McNabb United Methodist Church where they both remain members and have been for 62 years.

They lived in McNabb while raising their three children, William (Maria)York Jr., Vickie (Daryel) Petersen and Jeanette (Benet) Anderson. They have five grandchildren Rebecca (Jeremy) Sneath, Matthew (Tracy) York, Emily (Matt) Aichele, Ellen Anderson and Sophie Petersen. Five great-grandchildren, Hunter Sneath, Cody Sneath, MaKenna York, Natalie York and Lyla Aichele. And one brother Dick York of Florida.

Bill worked for Griffith Seed Company for 43 years as seed corn processor and continued his career at Grassers Heating and Plumbing as parts supervisor for nine years until his retirement.  He met many good friends he cherished along the way.

He was an avid woodworker and carver creating so many unique pieces. He loving and prayerfully hand carved countless hand held crosses and comfort birds to hand out to someone in need or just to someone he loved. He never knew just how he touched people with this ministry, but now he does.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in McNabb. Also, served as a Boy Scout Leader for many years and was a member of the National Woodcarving Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Mary Janet Rickey of Henry and Margaret Meredith of Marseilles.

Contributions may be made to the McNabb Methodist Church or make a wish through Hospice at St. Margaret’s.

Pallbearers will be Matthew York, Jeremy Sneath, Alex Daly, Matthew Aichele and Anthony Nieszel.

Online condolences may be made to his family at www.dcfunerals.com

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May 29, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dysart - Cofoid Funeral Chapel
208 S. McCoy St.
Granville, IL 61326

Funeral Service
May 29, 2021

11:00 AM
Dysart - Cofoid Funeral Chapel
208 S. McCoy St.
Granville, IL 61326


McNabb Methodist Church
114 N Paul St., McNabb IL 61335

Make A Wish Through Hospice at St. Margaret's
Spring Valley IL

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