Menard County Review, January 31, 1975

Athens man's father dead
ATHENS- Virgil L. Yocum, 69, formerly of R.R. 1, Springfield, died at 7:30 p.m. Monday, January 27 at the Illini House in Springfield.

Mr. Yocum was born July 17, 1905 in Clinton, Ind., the son of William and Alma Brown Yocum. Prior to retirement, he was employed by the Salvation Army.

Surviving are his wife, Charlotte Rosalie (Fagg); one son, Charles Yocum of Athens; four daughters, Mrs. Richard (Mary Gean) Farrington of Clinton, Ind., Mrs. Velma Fox, Mrs. Sam (Virginia) Fox and Mrs. Forrest (Anna) Pryer, all of Springfield; one brother, Frank Yocum of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. John (Lucille) Canedy of Springfield and Mrs. Mae Graves of Riverton; 23 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 30 at Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home in Springfield with Rev. Lawrence Hamrick officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park, Springfield.

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