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Michael H. Maguire

November 29, 1946 January 18, 2019
Michael H. Maguire
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Obituary for Michael H. Maguire

Michael Henry Maguire, age 72, of Mattoon passed away at 4:20 a.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Funeral Services honoring his life will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Schilling Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service on Sunday at the funeral home.
Mike as he was known by friends and Papaw as he was known by his grandchildren, left this earthly confine after a prolonged illness. His last days were spent in the presence of his beloved wife Linda, his children Gwena, Landon, John and his eldest granddaughter, Topanga.
Mike was born on November 29th, 1946 in Springfield, Ohio to Jack Cuthbert Maguire and Thelma Leola (Garland) Maguire. Sadly, Mike’s father passed away in March of 1949 and Mike and his Mom made the trip back to St. Louis, Missouri where they resided with Thelma’s family. During these early years Mike was blessed with his beloved cousin Becky who became his playmate and lifelong friend. Thelma later married Charles Joseph “Chick” Bird and Mike joined them at their home in Mattoon, Illinois. Mattoon became home and it’s where Mike graduated high school, met and married his beloved wife Linda Kay (Gillespie) on November 4, 1966 and where they raised their three children, Gwena, Michael “Landon” and John. Mike began working at Illinois Consolidated Telephone Company in the late 1960’s and remained with the company until his retirement several years ago. Mike and Linda instilled in their children a strong work ethic and Mike also instilled in them a low tolerance for BS. Mike’s grandchildren will remember him as a loving man who was devoted to his wife and someone who loved to tease them and cheat at UNO.
Mike was preceded in death by all three of his parents listed above. He is survived by his devoted wife, loving children, son-in-law Darren Zike, daughter-in-law Kristen Maguire and the following grandchildren: Topanga Zike, Charisma Zike, Bodaway Zike, Michael James “MJ” Maguire, Mason Maguire and Weston Maguire. He is also survived by his beloved cousin Becky and numerous nieces and nephews.
"Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak” Thomas Carlyle
Memorial donations in his honor may be given to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1702 East Highland Avenue, Suite 400, Phoenix, Arizona 85016.


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Visitation

Sunday

20

Jan

12:00 PM 1/20/2019 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 1/20/2019 1:00:00 PM
Schilling Funeral Home

1301 Charleston Avenue
Mattoon, IL 61938

Schilling Funeral Home
1301 Charleston Avenue Mattoon 61938 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Sunday

20

Jan

1:00 PM 1/20/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1/20/2019 2:00:00 PM
Schilling Funeral Home

1301 Charleston Avenue
Mattoon, IL 61938

Schilling Funeral Home
1301 Charleston Avenue Mattoon 61938 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Dodge Grove Cemetery Final Resting Place

917 N. 22nd St.
Mattoon, IL 61938

917 N. 22nd St. Mattoon 61938 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Make-A-Wish Foundation

1702 East Highland Avenue Suite 400
Phoenix, Arizona 85016
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