Gerald J. McMahon

Gerald J. McMahon, 98, of Fairview passed away at Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at Graham Hospital Extended Care Unit in Canton. He was born on April 8, 1918, in London Mills, Ill., to Otis and Burbie (Vice) McMahon.

Gerald married Helen B. Beckman on December 24, 1944, in Lewistown, Ind. She preceded him in death on August 14, 2016.

Gerald farmed until he was 85, worked at the elevator in Fairview, Mormon Feed Company, Chicago Motor Company, and Johnson Motor Company and was the Fire Chief in Fairview for 28 years (1983-2011). He also was a member of Fairview Reformed Church, Shriners International, Morning Star Lodge #734 in Canton, 50 year member of Fairview Eastern Star, representative for Illinois Poland China Association, member of Illinois Angus Association, Past President Lamoine Valley Angus Association, American Angus Association of Illinois, and Illinois Pork Producers Association.

Surviving is his brother, Harold McMahon of Kewanee; four sisters-in-law, Juanita McMahon, Madine McMahon, Pat Riggs McMahon and Joyce McMahon; many cousins; nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; six brothers, Eugene, Robert, Dick, Bernard, Don and Tom and sister Dorothy McMahon.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 17, at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton. The Rev. Mike Huson will officiate. Burial of ashes will be at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson, at a later date.

Memorials can be made to Graham Hospital Extended Care Unit 2nd East.

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