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1/14/2017 10:48:00 AM
Andrew Wilson Easton
February 11, 1957 - January 12, 2017

Andrew Wilson Easton, 59, of Gillespie, IL, died at his residence on Thursday, January 12, 2017. He was born February 11, 1957, in Alton, Ill. to Andrew Easton and Florence Heyen Easton. He married Donna Griffel Easton on December 9, 1978 in Gillespie, Ill.

He was a member of the 1974 Gillespie Football Team state qualifiers in Class 2A. Andrew was a 1975 graduate of Gillespie High School and 1978 graduate of Eastern Illinois. For over 20 years, he was a teacher of business, computers, science and economics at Litchfield High School, Pana Middle School, Gillespie High School and Gillespie Middle School. Andrew was a coach at Litchfield, Pana, Carlinville, Gillespie, Mt Olive, and Taylorville. He coached football, wrestling, cross country, track and girls basketball at the high school level. He coached track, boys basketball, and girls basketball at the middle school level. Andrew also coached Gillespie Junior Football League, numerous traveling teams as well as individual athletes. Andrew was an assistant coach of the 1993 Carlinville High School Football Class 2A State Runner Up. He was the assistant coach of the 1998 Gillespie Middle School Boys Basketball Class 7AA who received 4th place at State.

Andrew also had an accounting tax business in Gillespie for a number of years. He was a Gillespie City Council Member. Andrew attended United Methodist Church of Gillespie, Ill. He was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Andrew had an interest in the stock market, music and a student of sport.

Andrew's passion to motivate his students and athletes to achieve their highest level will be his lasting legacy.

He is survived by his mother, Florence Easton of Gillespie, Ill., spouse, Donna Easton of Gillespie, Ill., children: Andrew Easton of Omaha, Neb., Alyce Easton of Denver, Colo., Alex Easton of Gillespie, Ill., grandchildren: Amour D. Easton, Andrew L. Easton, siblings: Ann Marie Easton of Gillespie, Ill., John Easton of Gillespie, Ill., brother in law and sister in law, Dave and Mary Griffel of Gillespie, Ill. Andrew was preceded in death by his father.

Friends may call on Monday, January 16, 2017 at United Methodist Church in Gillespie from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Funeral services are Monday, January 16, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at United Methodist Church of Gillespie, Ill. with Pastor Larry Moreua officiating and Jim Savant speaking.

Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, Ill. is in charge of the arrangements.

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