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2/11/2021 9:47:00 AM
August E. Semon
August 10, 1928 - February 10, 2021
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August E. Semon, 92 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 12:49 a.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Ill.

He was born on August 10, 1928 in Benton, Ill. the son of William and Hallie (Moore) Semon. He married Ruth Day on January 22, 1972 in Jellico, Tenn. He worked as a coal miner as a young man, then he later worked as a manager at several drug stores. August retired from the state of Illinois EPA. August served in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1954, and he loved camping, fishing, feeding his birds, gardening, family reunions, and playing the lottery.

He is survived by his wife: Ruth Semon of Taylorville; daughters: Linda McDermott of Springfield, Ill., Jenny (Michael) Bell of Palmer, Ill.; son: William (Stephanie) Semon of New Berlin, Ill.; grandchildren: Christy (Mike) Eastes of Greenfield, Ind., David (Hina) Williams of Greenfield, Ind., Erin (Shawn) Henley of Miami Beach, Fla., Delaney (Matt) Galvin of Evergreen Park, Ill., Justin (Allison) Bell of Taylorville, Ill., Mikayla Bell of Palmer, Ill.; great-grandchildren: Jordian Eastes of Greenfield, Ind., Samm Eastes of San Diego, Calif., Evelynn Ruth Bell of Taylorville, Ill.; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter: Trudy Williams; sisters: Betty (Roger) Hatcher, Delores (Ed) Martin, Eaules (Guy) Choate Sr., Marjorie (Homer) Fleming; brothers: William (Ruth) Baker, Berthel Semon, and Jerry Semon.

Private family graveside services will be held at a later date with Pastor Chad Foster officiating. Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign their online guest book at

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