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James McNamara

March 15, 1934 — January 27, 2021

James H. McNamara, age 86, of Lacon, passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at his home.

Jim was born on March 15, 1934 in Lockport, IL to Charles A. and Evelyn K. (Eberhart) McNamara. He married Mary D. Baker on May 4, 1957 in Joliet, IL.

Surviving are his wife, Mary; his children, Michael McNamara of Toluca, IL, Dennis (Tracey) McNamara of Lacon, IL, Lynn (Michael Cerny) McNamara of Roseburg, OR, and Jayme (Benjamin) Bradshaw of Pontiac, IL; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and his in-laws and two nephews who he was very close to. He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Edna, George, Elizabeth "Babe" and Theresa.

Jim was a steel worker, working for the steel mill in Lemont, IL and later for the Teamsters until he retired in 1998.

A private service and entombment will be held on Friday, January 29, 2021 at Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria. Arrangements are under the care of Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe.

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