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Edwards, Samuel A.
Samuel A. "Sam" Edwards, 88, of Knoxville, Ill died at 1:41 am Tuesday, August 7, 2012 in OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

He was born December 3, 1923 in rural Oneida, Ill. the son of William A. and Hazel L. Weech Edwards. He married Jean Schulz on December 26, 1995 in Florida. She survives.

Also surviving is his nephew James Matthews of Galesburg. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Beverly Riddle.

Sam was a farmer in the Oneida and Woodhull area his entire life. He also worked as a carpenter, landscaper, snowplower and did lawn care. He was the president of the Galesburg Horseshoe Club. He was an avid bowler, bowling with several leagues in the area. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, singing and dancing.

Sam has requested to be cremated, with no services planned. There will be no visitation. A Private family burial will be held at a later date in Oneida Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Prairieland Animal Welfare Center. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com
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