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William J. Joe Devlin

February 1, 1924 - September 17, 2007

SPRINGFIELD – William J. Joe Devlin, 83, of Springfield died at 2:20 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, at St. John’s Hospice.

He was born Feb. 1, 1924, in Virginia, the son of William James and Mattie Maupin Devlin. He married Frances Bregowy on June 29, 1946; she preceded him in death on Feb. 14, 1980. He also was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Devlin, a resident of Springfield most of his life, retired from Pillsbury Mills. He was a member of Christ the King Church.

Surviving are a daughter, JoAnne Ashcraft of Springfield; two grandchildren, Jackie Ashcraft of St. Louis and Jessica Ashcraft of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at Staab Funeral Home. Visitation will begin with prayers at 5 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at Christ the King Church with Monsignor David Lantz officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 651 W. Washington, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60661, or for

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