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12/26/2020 10:08:00 AM
Kevin Lynn Corso
January 6, 1955 - December 23, 2020
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Kevin Lynn “Boogo” Corso age 65 of Tovey, Ill. passed away at 8:45 p.m. December 23, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Kevin was born January 6, 1955 in Taylorville, Ill. the son of John J. Jr. and Marilyn “Hope” (McQuade) Corso.

On January 18, 1974 Kevin married the former Debra Ann Crowder at Davis Memorial Church, Taylorville, Ill. A union that would last 47 years. “A love that few ever find.”

“Boogo” as he was so widely and affectionately known throughout the midland area, started working at Peabody Mine #10, Pawnee, Ill. in 1976 and retiring in 94’ when the mine closed.

He worked many jobs at the mine, but perhaps best known for his adeptness at operating a continuous miner “Coal Hog.”

Following the mines closing, he bartended at several locations in the midland area and was a great mentor to his many customers. Later, he and his wife Debra operated their own bar in Tovey, Ill. aptly named Boogo’s Bar and Grill.

He enjoyed gardening, canning and cooking, all of which he was a master. He also liked to share his ‘Harvest’ with the many who came to ‘Shoot the bull’ and share a cold ‘Stag’.

“Boogo,” a legend in his own time. He will be greatly missed by his family, whom he loved dearly, and all who knew him.

Leaving to cherish his memories are his wife Debra; children: Tim (Melissa) Corso, Shannon (Jeff) Girard, Melanie (late David) McEntire; grandchildren: Trista Corso, Kevin Corso, Aaron Corso, Hannah Johnson, Tyler Johnson, Caleb Girard, Emily Girard, Halie McEntire, Siera McEntire and great-granddaughter Harper Richards; brother John J. (Sheila) Corso III, sisters Madonna (Al) Frazier, Debbie (Joe) Pop, Julitta (Joe) Newingham and many, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Masterson Funeral Home in Kincaid. Rev Chad Foster will officiate. Visitation for Mr. Kevin “Boogo” Corso will be held for 2 hours before his services Sunday at Masterson’s. Covid 19 precautions will be observed.

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