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Lyman L. Sidwell - 76

7/21/1940 - 10/10/2016

Colchester, Illinois

Lyman L. Sidwell age 76 of Colchester, passed away at his home in Colchester on Monday, October 10, 2016.  He was born July 22, 1940, in Havana, Illinois, to Elwin and Lorene Shaw Sidwell.  Lyman was united in marriage on February 7, 1964, in Quincy, Illinois to Marilyn Pevehouse.
Surviving to mourn his passing is his wife Marilyn of Colchester, 1 Son: Daryl and Lora Sidwell, Colchester, Stephanie Sidwell and Joe Powell, Plymouth, Illinois, Vanessa Sidwell and Jason Martin, Bella Vista, Arkansas, 2 Grandsons: Clay Sidwell, Drew Powell, 1 Brother: Duane Sidney and Sherry Sidwell, Fulton Missouri, 1 Sister: Helen Davis, Camp Point, Illinois.
Lyman was preceded in death by his parents, 1 Grandson: Cole Sidwell, 1 Brother: Stanley Sidwell, 5 Sisters: Debbie Blunt, Bonnie Hicks, Sandra Tippey, Vickie Beebe, and Judy Busby.
Lyman had been employed at Motorola in Quincy, Illinois, Coggeshall Construction, Clayton, Illinois and Freeman United Mine in Industry, Illinois.  He attended Havana High School, received his GED from Central High School, Camp Point, Illinois.  Served his country in the United States Air Force from 1957 to 1961 at Fairbanks, Alaska.  He attended the Church of Nazarene as a child. He was a member of Gold Hills, where he enjoyed playing golf and helping out around the course.  Lyman was a past member of the Clayton Fire Department, he was in the 1st paramedic class in Adams County, former Mayor of Clayton, Illinois, past member of the Clayton Jaycees, loved gardening, fishing, being outdoors.  He could be found visiting with friends at his local stops. Most of all he loved his family and time spent with his grandsons.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Friday, October 14, 2016, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Victor “Randy” Randle.  Graveside services will be 1:00 P.M. Friday, October 14, 2016, at Southside Cemetery, Clayton, Illinois.  Visitation with the family will be Thursday, October 13, 2016, at the Jones Mortuary from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M..  Friends may view and sign the book at the funeral home Thursday after 9:00 A.M.  Memorial is to Children's Miracle Network or American Cancer Society.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Visitation:

4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday at the Funeral Home

Service:

10:00 A.M. Friday at the Funeral Home 1:00 P.M. Graveside at the Southside Cemetery in Clayton, Illinois

30 Comments

  • bill knight

    on 10/11/16

    To Marilyn and her family, my sincerest condolences. I remember Marilyn as a great friend of my sister, Mary and I'll remember Lyman as a good man.
  • Denise

    on 10/11/16

    To all of you, what a treasure Sid was! We talked and shared a few laughs couple of weeks back, talked about his motorcycle. His smile will be missed by many. Our thoughts are with you, Denise & Dale
  • Katelyn Haines

    on 10/11/16

    Rest In Peace Lyman. You were truly a wonderful person and your going to missed by so many.
  • Doug Haddix

    on 10/11/16

    To the family: I'm so sorry to hear this news...I always loved running into him here and there...hadn't had a chance to see him after I moved...had thought after i saw him on Facebook, of all places, that id send him a friend request but didnt get the chance..really shocked to find this out...I will be thinking of all of you.
  • Marvin Phelps

    on 10/11/16

    Marilyn and Family Lymon was a wonderful guy. Will miss him giving peeps a hard time and his sense of humor
  • Teresa

    on 10/11/16

    I'm very sorry for your loss. He will be remembered by many for his smile and laughs.
  • Diane Banach

    on 10/11/16

    Marilyn and Family, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I always enjoyed seeing Lyman and talking about our times in Clayton. I am praying for you all.
  • Danielle Clark

    on 10/11/16

    Sorry to hear about Lyman. He was always a joy to see around town when I was there. Would always be a pleasant person to talk to. Prayers and thoughts to you all.
  • Brandy herbert

    on 10/11/16

    Praying for comfort for the family. Our days at Casey's will never be the same. We were all blessed to know this man and have him in our lives. Truly a great man.
  • Barry Oberling

    on 10/12/16

    Marilyn, so very sorry to learn of your loss. May you find comfort in your precious memories of Lyman.
  • Kelly schmidt

    on 10/12/16

    I'm so very sorry bout your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Lyman was a wonderful man. He always gave us advice and made us laugh. It will not be the same at caseys not seeing him. Lyman will be deeply missed. R.i.p. Lyman we miss you
  • mary hannant

    on 10/12/16

    Marilyn, I am so sorry for you and your family. Lyman was your lifetime partner, loving Dad and Grandpa. I always enjoyed his pictures on here, and he always had a big smile. Peace and comfort to all of you.
  • Lisa Ruebush

    on 10/12/16

    To the family of Lyman Sidwell. I did not know Lyman but I have heard numerous stories about him through my dad, Jack Silberer. I know they shared some fun times and he will be missed by his buddies. Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings to you all.
  • Nicole & Gunthar

    on 10/12/16

    I sure will miss his teasing and fun personality! Sorry for your loss, many prayers at this time.
  • Brendan Maguire

    on 10/12/16

    Condolences to Lyman's family. I greatly enjoyed playing golf with Lyman in the 1980s and 1990s and especially appreciate the "Lyman's Vacation" golf trips when 8 of us would pile into John Colgate's van and go to distant courses. Lyman was honest, generous, fun, and one-of-a-kind.
  • Sharon & Bill Hendricks

    on 10/12/16

    Marilyn, I'm so very sorry for you and your family's loss. May you find peace, comfort and strength in the days ahead.
  • Chuck Oprian

    on 10/12/16

    I enjoyed playing golf with Lyman and John Colgate at Gold Hills.Whenever I ran into Lyman after that,he always greeted me warmly.I will miss seeing him around town and out at the local golf courses.
  • Bill and Karen Lischer

    on 10/12/16

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Lyman. Our prayers are with you Marilyn and your family during this difficult time. I will miss seeing him walking at the store every morning and saying"Good morning Karen".
  • Dana (Shaw) Ross

    on 10/12/16

    To Daryl, Lora, Clay, Marilyn, Stephanie and family, Vanessa and family: My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Hoping your wonderful memories will soon help ease your sadness and give you strength. Blessings to all of you!
  • Dwight & Dianne Haines

    on 10/12/16

    To all the family. You are in our prayers and thoughts daily. Stay strong and lean on the Lord. He will carry you through this time. May God bless you all.
  • Chris Tippey

    on 10/13/16

    To all the family, So so sorry to hear of Lyman's passing. He was a good person and could be relied upon. He left us too soon. Prayers for the family during this difficult time.
  • Lois Crow

    on 10/13/16

    Vanessa and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Hoping that soon the grieving and tears will be replaced by all of the wonderful memories and good times you had with your dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers expecially this afternoon and tomorrow during the services.
  • Leanna

    on 10/13/16

    Vanessa and Family, We are thinking of you and praying for you at this sad time and wishing you comfort in the days ahead. So sorry for your loss. Your Merch PMO Family.
  • Nicole Rollins (Lozier)

    on 10/13/16

    Sorry, for your loss.
  • Celia Thompkins

    on 10/13/16

    Vanessa, We are praying for you and your family. The Thompkins
  • Debbie Kessler Ruchard Faxon

    on 10/13/16

    So for your loss He was a great guy
  • David Sr. & Beth Crabb

    on 10/13/16

    So shocked and saddened to hear of Lyman's passing. His everpresent smile and sense of humor will be sorely missed but forever remembered. Sorry we can't be at the services but you will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
  • Dan Spangler

    on 10/14/16

    Lyman worked with my grandpa Sam Porter for years,heard a few Lyman stories over the years.I visited with him at Casey's and caught up on a lot.Very nice guy always laughing about something,will miss seeing him a lot..Sorry for your loss.
  • on 10/14/16

    Our prayers go out to all the family. Lyman will be missed by many people it was always a pleasure to talk to him in Walmart, Casey's, or wherever you might see him.
  • Williams Family

    on 11/07/16

    Condolences to the Sidwell family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.

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