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Orville H. Cannedy

December 1, 1927 - August 6, 2008

SPRINGFIELD – Orville H. Cannedy, 80, of Springfield died at 4:28 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at Memorial Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 1, 1927, in Pekin, the son of Kent and Henrietta Rapp Cannedy. He married Margaret Sheppard on Jan. 27, 1951.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Cannedy; a daughter, Julie (husband, Edward) Sauer of Springfield; two sons, Carl (wife, Janet) Cannedy of Taos, N.M., and Richard Cannedy of Chicago; five grandchildren, Cade and Cora Cannedy and Stephen, Erica and Madison Sauer; two sisters, Eva Faye Zeisset of East Alton and Patricia (husband, Norman) Provow of Holt, Mo.; two brothers, Jack (wife, Hazel) Cannedy of St. Louis and Kenneth Cannedy of Wood River; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was a resident of Springfield since 1953.

He worked as an engineer at Fiat Allis, retiring after 30 years.

He was a member of the Unites States Army during World War II and the Korean conflict. He also was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Masonic Lodge 500, Gideon International and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

He was an avid golfer and sank a hole in one twice: one at Lincoln Greens and one at Bunn Park.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, at Staab Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at the funeral home, with

Kathy A. Swaar, CLP, officiating. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted by the Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail.

Memorials may be made to the Knox Presbyterian Church, Gideon International or Meals on Wheels.

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