Obituaries
Monday, June 4th 2018, Elbert McMullen passed away at Courtyard Estates in Bushnell, IL. Elbert was born February 10th, 1923 in Pleasant Township, Fulton County, IL to his father Elbert and mother Sarah (Emig) McMullen. He married Theresa Halton on April 24, 1952 in Havana, IL. He is survived by his wife, daughters, (Christine & David Wiseman) (Marilyn & Jim Hyde) (Sandy & Ray Harrison) (Barbara Adcock) sons, (Kevin McMullen) (Keith & Myra McMullen) 12 grandchildren {Francine (and August) Appleton, Andy Cleer, Jimmy Reece, Jon Hyde, Josh Hyde, Trent Sutter, Dawn Sutter, Nicole (and Wes) Seward, Natalie (and Bob) Divan, Shelby Adcock, DVM, Sarah Adcock, and Christopher (and Lisa) Barber} and 12 great-grandchildren.
 
Elbert was self-employed as a land improvement contractor for many years in and around Fulton County.  Locals still enjoy fishing in the ponds he built.  He participated in the US Army, serving from 1948 to 1954 with a rank of Corporal.
 
He was a past president of Illinois Land Improvement Contractors Association and a member of the National LICA.  He believed one should be active and participate in your community. He was a volunteer fire fighter for many years for the table Grove Fire Dept. and maintained their firehouse furnace.  He served on the Table Grove Town Board and assisted the road commissioner in keeping the village roads clear of snow and prepping the roads for tar and gravel re-surfacing.  Elbert also built the Table Grove Sewage Treatment area west of town.  He was a member of the Table Grove American Legion.
 
In his “spare” time, Mac loved to fish and to help his kids with whatever remodeling project they had going or having a bite out with his “baby doll."
 
Services for Elbert McMullen are at 10:30am on Saturday June 9th, 2018 at the St. Paul Catholic Church in Macomb, IL. Visitation is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday June 8th at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL.