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Toops, Herb
Herb Toops ,64, of Kirkwood, IL, died at 10:21 PM Mon. July 19, 2010 at his home.

He was born October 1, 1945 in Monmouth, the son of Charles William and Emma Harriett (Lewis) Toops. He was raised and educated in Little York, graduating from Yorkwood High School in 1964.

Herb married Betty Jo Neal in Little York on Oct. 6, 1966 and she died Aug. 29, 1998.

Herb was a truck driver for Munson Trucking and he retired from Twomey Grain after 29 years in 2007. He loved fishing, hunting and having coffee with friends where he shared his gift of gab.

He was of Christian faith.

Surviving family include his son, Bill Toops of Kirkwood; his mother, Emma Toops of Little York; 2 sisters, Dixie (Gary) Avery of Monmouth and Cindy Peddicord of Little York; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and wife.

Cremation has been accorded. Graveside committal services will be 10:30 A.M. Sat. July 24, 2010 in Little York Cemetery with Jeff Miller officiating. Friends may call Friday, July 23, 2010 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth where his family will be present from 6:30-8:00 P.M. A memorial fund has been established to be designated later. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com
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