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John G. Broadhead - 73

1/9/1943 - 11/12/2016

Colchester

John G. Broadhead age 73 of Colchester, passed away November 12, 2016, at Memorial Hospital, Springfield, Illinois.  He was born January 9, 1943, in Macomb to Ray E. and Ollie L. Schnautz Broadhead.  John was united in marriage on April 3, 1965, at the Argyle Bible Church in Colchester, to Helen L. McClure. 
Surviving to mourn his passing are his wife of 51 years, Helen Broadhead, Colchester, 3 Sons: John N Broadhead and Cheryl Stevens, Colchester, James L. Broadhead and Crystal Walters, Colchester, Jeff W. (Sherri) Broadhead, Tennessee, Illinois, 1 Daughter: Julie A. (Chris) Towery, Beardstown, 6 Grandchildren: Ben Broadhead, Sydney Broadhead, Payton Broadhead, C.J.Towery, Taylor Towery, Tara Towery, 2 Brothers: Douglas (Carolyn) Broadhead, Virden, Illinois and Phillip (Barbara) Broadhead, Castle Rock, Colorado.
John was preceded in death by his parents.
He was a member of Argyle Bible Church, South East Iowa Gas Engine Club, Midwest old Threshers, Eastern Iowa Threshers, Participated in the Western Illinois Threshers, served as a Boy Scout Leader, when his boys were in scouts, John was well known for his ham and beans.  He loved wood working, hunting, fishing and camping.  John had been with Arnold Brothers Heating and Cooling in Macomb for over 33 years.  His greatest love of all was the time he got to spend with his family.
Funeral Services will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Sam Kostreva .  Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Visitation with the family will be 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday a the funeral home.  Friends may view and sign the register book a the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Tuesday.  Memorials are to Midwest Old Threshers, Western Illinois Threshers, American Diabetes Foundation.    Condolences may be expressed to the family at Jonesmortuaryfh.com.

Visitation:

5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Funeral Home

Service:

10:00 A.M. Wednesday at the Funeral Home

19 Comments

  • Roger &Janet Hocker

    on 11/14/16

    Prayers for all of John and Helen's family. We send our sympathy to each and everyone.
  • Ronnie Roberts

    on 11/14/16

    Helen, my thoughts are with you and the kids right now thinking of good times so many years ago. God bless.
  • Michelle Martin

    on 11/14/16

    Sorry for your loss sending my prayers and hugs.
  • Jim and Ellen Cale

    on 11/14/16

    Sorry to here of this. Prayers for all of the family.
  • Rodney & Karen Curtis

    on 11/15/16

    Helen and Family, Our thoughts and Prayers are with you.
  • Judy Markham

    on 11/15/16

    So sorry to hear of John/s passing. I remember him from many years ago. Condolences to the family.
  • Steve Brewer

    on 11/15/16

    Helen and family sorry for your loss, I enjoyed being around and working with John, I will always remember his steam engine noises that he would make as he drove down the road going to a job. I also enjoyed his kindness and generosity to the Industry Fire Department ham and bean fund raisers. I will miss John as so will you. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
  • Darlene Chockley

    on 11/15/16

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  • Darlene Chockley

    on 11/15/16

    Helen, sorry for your loss.
  • Belinda & Don Pottorff

    on 11/15/16

    So sorry for your loss and that we are unable to make the trip to Colchester at this difficult time. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your families.
  • Ed and Helen Gass

    on 11/15/16

    Hard to say goodbye to a fellow like John. He will be missed and long remembered for his ready smile and gentle nature. From afar, our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all.
  • John & JoAnne Churchill

    on 11/15/16

    To the Broadhead Family..Please know that we are thinking of you all at this very difficult time of loss.
  • Amanda Hale

    on 11/15/16

  • Amanda Hale

    on 11/15/16

    Helen, we are sorry for your loss. Rita Powell and my family all hope for strength and understanding for your family.
  • Charles "Mike" Broadhead

    on 11/16/16

    Aunt Helen and all of Uncle John's family: tremendously sorry and please know our little part of the family is thinking of each of you!
  • Dwight & Dianne Haines

    on 11/16/16

    We are praying for all the family. So sorry for your loss. God bless you all.
  • Kent Broadhead

    on 11/17/16

    I can remember your ready smile. My best to your family.
  • Philip Broadhead

    on 11/17/16

    We'll miss you brother. We have memories that can be recalled anytime. Love to you and family.
  • Nancy Murfin

    on 02/22/17

    Helen and family I'm sorry sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you

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