Wayne R. Mahan, 89 of Taylorville passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7:25 a.m. at Heritage Health Care Center in Pana, Ill. He was born on December 15, 1927 in Owaneco, Ill. the son of Otis D. and Cleo I. (Durbin) Mahan. He married Dolores H. Turvey on November 19, 1950 in Taylorville, Ill.
He worked as a postal clerk and was a member of the VFW Post #4495 Taylorville and the American Postal Workers Union. Wayne was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the 11th Airborne. Wayne was an avid bowler and golfer and loved being outdoors and spending time with his family.
Surviving are his sons: Gregory (Barbara) Mahan of Taylorville, William (Karen) Mahan of Taylorville, David Mahan and companion Gloria Sheedy of Taylorville, Evan (Donna) Mahan of Taylorville; daughters: Maureen Curry of Taylorville, Myra Moffitt and fiance Jeff Boaden of Edinburg, Michelle (Clete) Edwards of Taylorville; grandchildren: Clint (Kristin) Mahan of St. Louis, Mo., Ryan (Eva) Mahan of Springfield, Ill., Luke (Laura) Mahan of Libertyville, Ill., Kedra (Aaron) Schuster of Highland, Ill., Daniel Mahan of Nashville, Tenn., Kelly (Aaron) Johnston of Nokomis, Ill., Lauren Mahan of Taylorville, Ill., Jordan (Alex) Siempelkamp of Taylorville, Karri Orrison of Shelbyville, Ill., Andrew Mahan of Kincaid, Ill., Adam Mahan of Pawnee, Ill., Erica and Emily Edwards of Taylorville, Ill., Trent Boaden of Litchfield, Ill.; great-grandchildren: Nolan, Noah, Owen, April, Ellie, Reese, Tage, Leni, Layne, McKynlee, Mia, Madalyn, Annee Jo; brother: Leon (Hope) Mahan of Chatham, Ill.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son Clay Mahan, son-in-law Gregory Curry, brothers: Russell Mahan, Keith Mahan, and Daniel “Danny” Mahan.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Jim Wolfe officiating. Burial will be held in Fraley Cemetery in Taylorville, Ill. with military honors.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.