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John Flood

John C. Flood, 79, of Smithton, IL, born August 18, 1934, in Cortland, NY, died Thursday, September 12, 2013, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO. 

Mr. Flood was a grain elevator manager throughout Illinois before his retirement. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Chester and Ola Aundice, nee Tays, Flood; and a nephew, Doyle Parker.

Surviving are his loving wife of 60 years, Shirley, nee Stewart, Flood, whom he married on June 28, 1953;
two daughters, Carol (Kevan) Griebel of Lenzburg, IL,
and Karen (Tim) Meyer of New Athens, IL;
four grandchildren, Erin Griebel,
Jenny (Matthew) Kaiser,
Tony (Rachel) Meyer,
and Kasey (Travis Little) Meyer;
four great-grandchildren, Abigayle Grace Meyer,
Gweneth Autumn Meyer,
Natalie Ann Kaiser,
and Nathan Joseph Kaiser;
one sister, Ruth True of Mattoon, IL;
and two sisters-in-law, Ann Stewart of Katy, TX,
and Barbara (Bud) Green of Trilla, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Melanoma Research Fund and will be received at the funeral home.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, September 15, 2013, George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Smithton, IL.
Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 15, 2013, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Smithton, IL, with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating.

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Condolences Left For John Flood

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I loved John's sense of humor. I remember all of the times I spent in Neoga with John and Ruth. Also, the family gatherings at their parents home. Sorry I can't make it to the funeral but will be thinking about you and praying for all the family. God bless you all.
    Your loving cousin, Eloise

    Eloise Dalrymple, Justin, Texas, 76247

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