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Richard "Dick" Elam Sr.

September 12, 1934 ~ January 24, 2022 (age 87)



Richard “Dick” Elam Sr., 87 of Taylor Springs passed away Jan 24, 2022 at his residence.

He was born in Coffeen IL on Sept 12, 1934 to Harold and Edith (Bess) Elam.

He worked at Caterpillar for over 10 years then retired from CIPS in Coffeen and owned and operated Elam’s Towing in Taylor Springs which is still under family operation today. He was a member of the Hillsboro Moose, Taylor Springs Fire Department and was on the Taylor Springs village board. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting and trap shooting. He loved to socialize with friends and was an avid joke teller.

He married Kathleen Shelton on Jan 11, 1953 and she preceded him on Sept. 21, 1999.

He is survived by  daughters Debbie Jones of Hillsboro, Pam Guinn of Donnellson, Ranee’ Elam husband Carl Rogers, Jodi Summers husband David and one son Dick Elam Jr wife Mona, 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild on the way and one sister Wanda Taylor of Irving.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Kathleen, one grandchild Jordan Michael Jones in 1996, sisters Martha Young, Marilyn Munos, Lola Scheifer and Donna Elmore and one brother Alfred Elam Sr.

Memorials can be directed to MCCA or Taylor Springs Fire Department.

memorial services will be held Saturday Feb. 5, 2022 at 11:00 Am at the Taylor Springs Community Center in Taylor Springs with Rev. Randy Sands officiating. the family request casual dress.

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Memorial Service
February 5, 2022

11:00 AM
Taylor Springs Community Center
Main st
Taylor Springs, IL 62089

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