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Blue Funeral Home (Marion)
Thursday February 19th, 2015

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Michael Deaton

Marion-Michael Deaton, 60, passed away at 10:57am on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Heartland Regional Medical Center. Michael was born on July 21, 1954 in Herrin to James Paul and Patricia (Edmonds) Deaton. He married Jeanie Emery on April 23, 1971 in Marion.  She survives of Marion Michael was in U.S. Marine Corp.  He was a laborer in the construction business and a member of the American Legion in Marion and a member of Community Chapel Church.  He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Survivors include: Wife-Jeanie Deaton of Marion Daughter-Jinny and Dennis Crites of Marion Grandson-Zachary Crites Granddaughter-Elizabeth Shadowens Sisters-Debra and Richard Smart, Trina and Jim Loss, Jane and Jay Clarida, Melissa and Gerry Graves and Lori and Michael Alexander Brother-Jay and Jerry Deaton Father-in-law-Bobby J. Emery Sister-in-law-Kelli Craig Several nieces and nephews He was preceded in death by his father; son, Paul Michael Deaton; granddaughters, Joyce and Angel Crites and brother, Jim Deaton Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 19, 2014 at 11am at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Don Colson officiating.  Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.  Military Rites will be performed by the US Marine Honor Guard with assistance from the Marion VFW. Visitation will be also be on Thursday from 9am until the time of service at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to the Marion VFW Ritual Team and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/ 1704 N. Court St/ Marion, IL  62959.  For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.bluefuneralhome.com

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