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Larry D. McGovern

January 29, 1941 ~ September 30, 2018 (age 77)
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Larry D. McGovern, 77, of Nason, Illinois passed away at 4:20 A.M. September 30, 2018 at Nature Trail Health Care Center in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born January 29, 1941 in Nason, Illinois to the late Pete and Louise K. (Dudley) McGovern. He married Sandra “Sandy” Aarant on November 16, 1965 in Dexter, Missouri.

In addition to his wife, Larry is survived by his four sons, J.R. McGovern of San Antonio, Texas, Tod McGovern and wife, Michelle of Waltonville, Illinois, Kevin McGovern and wife Lori of Mount Vernon, Illinois, and Christopher McGovern of Nason, Illinois; daughter-in-law, Julie McGovern of San Antonio, Texas; six grandchildren, Shalan Brase, Seth McGovern, Alyssa McGovern, Ethan McGovern, Lacey McGovern, and Jamie Tepovich; four great-grandchildren, Bristol, Broghen, Brielle, and Mila; two sisters, Joyce Ethridge of Belleville, Illinois and Paula Goessman of New Baden, Illinois; and two brothers, Roger McGovern of Mount Vernon, Illinois and Dave McGovern of Williamsburg, Virginia.

In addition to his parents, Mr. McGovern was preceded in death by his two brothers, Kent and Rick McGovern.

Larry proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and later worked as a coal miner.  He was an avid coin collector and enjoyed participating in Civil War reenactments.  He served for many years on the Township Board at Elk Prairie and loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. 

In honor of the family's wishes no services will be held. Inurnment will take place at Abner Cemetery in Nason, Illinois at a later date. Memorials can be made to Alzheimer's Association.

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