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SHERMAN -- Evelyn Teresa Haggard, 83,
of Sherman, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at Heritage Manor in
Her graveside service will be at Camp Butler
National Cemetery, Springfield, at 1 p.m. Monday.
The Rev. Mark Emmerson will officiate.
Haggard lived in Sherman most of her life and worked
for 16 years as a nurse in the newborn and OYB area
for St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
She was born on Sept. 21, 1927. Her parents were
Lena and Thomas DeWitt. She married John A. Haggard
Sr. on July 22, 1946.
She is survived by her husband; five sons,
Michael (and Ruth) Haggard, David (and Barb)
Haggard, Russell (and Tonya) Haggard, Timothy
Haggard and John A. (and Lori) Haggard Jr.; three
daughters, Marianne Goeringer, Janet Rhodes and
Teresa (and Bill) Payne; a daughter-in-law, Sallee
Stone Haggard; 40 grandchildren, 41
great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren;
two sisters, Rosemarie (and Dean) Summers and Ruth
Nonn; one brother, Thomas DeWitt; and several nieces
She was preceded in death by her parents; one
son, John Samuel Haggard; one grandson, Jeremy
Michael Haggard; and two sisters, June Antonacci and
Etta May Robison.
Evelyn was a member of the Living Faith Baptist
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the
American Diabetes Association or to Passages
Hospice, 315 N. Prairie St., Bloomington, IL 61701.
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