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Funeral Service

St. John UCC - Valmeyer
Friday April 12th, 2019

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Charles A. "Art" Ford

Charles A. "Art" Ford, 90, of Valmeyer, IL, died April 8, 2019, in Columbia, IL. He was born January 15, 1929, in E. St. Louis, IL.

He is survived by his wife Patricia Ford; children Candie (Rob) Warren, Angie (Bill) Prange, Chuck (Laura) Ford, and Henry "Butch" (Leigh) Ford; grandchildren Chris Andres, Nicole (Andy) Sambor, Josh (Becky) Warren, Ryan Warren, Emily Warren, Brandy (Randy) Hicks; Nick (Lynn) Prange, Brittany Prange, Allison Ford, Andrew Ford, Collin Ford, and Kylie Ford; great grandchildren Michael, Anthony, and Vincent Sambor, River Kurschinske and Nora Warren, Sydney, Mason, and Olivia Hicks, and Harrison Prange; brother John (Mary Ellen) Ford; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews; & cousins.

Charles is preceded in death by parents Henry W. and Beulah (nee Balltrip) Ford; daughters Vicki Andres and Pamela Ford and sister Dona Tucker.

He was a member of St. John UCC - Valmeyer, Valmeyer Senior Citizens, Maeystown Sportsmans Club, Valmeyer Lions Club, and retired Teamsters Local #682.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Alzheimer's Association, Parkinson Association, or Hospice of Southern Illinois

4 PM to 8 PM Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Quernheim Funeral Home
9 AM until time of service Friday at St. John United Church of Christ

10 AM Friday, April 12, 2019 at St. John United Church of Christ in Valmeyer, IL
Pastor Elizabeth Terrill officiating

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Lion John and Family ,Please except our deepest Sympath on the loss of your brother. Know this is a hard time. Will remember Him and all of you in my Prayers. Lion Dale& Donna

Dale & Donna Blaes Apr 12 2019 12:00 AM

Sending my deepest sympathy in the loss of your Father. May wonderful memories be a comfort to you.

Marvin and Carolyn Henry Apr 11 2019 12:00 AM

An A Garden Path was ordered on April 10, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Apr 10 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Angie and Bill, many prayers and hugs to you and your extended families. Hoping to be able to come to pay our respects.

Eileen and Charles Curran Apr 10 2019 12:00 AM

A BALANCE EASEL SPRAY was ordered on April 10, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Apr 10 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Ford

larry beeth&jean beeth Apr 10 2019 12:00 AM

A BASKET GARDEN was ordered on April 10, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Apr 10 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Chuck and Laura,
We are so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. We hope in the upcoming weeks and months, wonderful memories of your dad will comfort you during this time of grief. We are sorry he and your family went through such a difficult illness. You are in our thoughts.

Love, Deacon and Cathy Apr 9 2019 12:00 AM

A Dish Garden with Fresh Flowers was ordered on April 8, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Apr 8 2019 12:00 AM