Marvin L. McCormick

    Marvin L. McCormick, 89, of Macomb, formerly of Ipava, died Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 at 12:40 p.m. in Wesley Village, Macomb.
    He was born Nov. 22, 1925 in Astoria Township, Fulton County, to Vern Roy and Adah Fern (Bankes) McCormick. He married Mary Alene Robinson on June 10, 1950 in Ipava. She preceded him in death on Oct. 10, 1992. He later married Irma Loreine Ladd on March 19, 1994 in Ipava. She preceded him in death on April 28.
    He is survived by daughter Marsha (and Dave Maguire) McCormick of Macomb; son Marlin (and Evelyn) McCormick of Monroe City, Mo.; granddaughter Erica (and Nick) Grant of Davenport, Iowa; great-granddaughter Meredith Grant of Davenport, Iowa; and sister Dorothy (and Lyle) Arnett of Lewistown, Ill.
    He was preceded in death by granddaughter Carissa McCormick; two infant sisters; and three brothers, Merlin, Norman, and Melvin McCormick.
    Marvin began farming in Ipava in 1953 and farmed his entire lifetime. He was a good steward of the land and was awarded the Outstanding Conservation Farm of the Year award in 1991 by the Illinois Land Improvement Contractors Association.
    Marvin served on the Board of Directors of the Ipava State Bank for 45 years, retiring in January of 2015. He was an active member of the Ipava United Presbyterian Church where he served as Deacon, Trustee, and on various committees throughout his life. Marvin enjoyed woodworking, especially building replicas of barns in the area. He has made over 90 of these replicas. He served as Trustee for the Ipava Fire Protection District.  Marvin enjoyed square dancing with Mary and loved to tend his gardens.   He was a loving, caring father and grandfather who was always looking to help others.   
    Services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at Ipava United Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Danie Debeer officiating. Interment followed at Ipava Cemetery.
    Memorials are suggested to Ipava United Presbyterian Church, Ipava Fire Protection District, or the McDonough District Hospice.
    Shawgo Memorial Home was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be given to the family at

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