Maurice W. Day

Posted 3/29/21

Maurice W. Day

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Maurice W. Day


MAROA — Maurice W. Day, 84, of Maroa, passed away at 5:01 a.m. on March 26, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with the Rev. Mary Alice Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa. Visitation will be held from 5–7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at the funeral home.

Maurice was born on July 12, 1936, in Creek Township., DeWitt County, Ill., the son of Burl C. and Gladys (Ballance) Day. He married Nancy B. Florey on July 28, 1956, in Clinton.  His sweetheart, Nancy, passed away on February 18, 2017.

Survivors include his sons, Michael (Kim) Day, Decatur, and Les (Jenny) Day, Maroa; daughter, Pamela (John) Vogel, Decatur; grandchildren, Andrea Cullison, Stephanie Kiley, Heather Hodges and Melanie Casner; seven great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren: siblings,  Carol (Lonnie) Schove, Normal; Esther Crotchett, Springfield; and Margaret Grissom, Maroa.

Maurice was preceded in death by his son, Melvin Day, parents, two brothers, and one sister.

Maurice worked and retired from Caterpillar Tractor as a Master Adjuster after 37 years of service. He will be missed by his family, friends, and neighbors

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