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Stewart, Everett Albert
Everett Albert Stewart, 86, was heralded into Heaven by his family at 12:07 am Monday, July 29, 2013 at OSF St. Francis ICU, "Ev" went home to be with the Lord.

Everett and twin brother Eddie were born on June 17, 1927 at the family home in Dahinda to Robert and Lillian Stewart. He graduated from Galesburg High School. He joined the U.S. Army and served in Fairbanks, Alaska as an intercept operator decoding messages being sent by enemy forces.

Everett married Jeanne Bedinger and had a son, Daniel Stewart. Jeanne passed away in 1959.

Everett met Alice Irene Johns while he and Dan attended Chicagos Northside Church of the Nazarene. They married November 5th, 1960. He was preceded in death by his twin brother Eddie, his parents and his sisters, Mary Alderson and Margaret Hendricks. He is survived by his devoted wife and friend of 52 years, Alice Stewart, his brothers, Gene Stewart, David Stewart and Paul (Dorothy) Stewart, and by his children-Daniel (Jody) Stewart, Gail (Steve) Peachey, Gary (Suzanne) Stewart, and Carol (Jeff) Barbee. He has thirteen dearly loved grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob, Keira, Isaiah, Caleb, Tai, Brody, Jared, Seth, Emma, Lydia, Morgan and Josiah and five great grandchildren.

Ev loved God, loved people, and loved dogs. In that order. He was a history buff and a voracious reader. After retiring from Nuclear Data, he spent much of his free time calling on people and visiting shut-ins with his Pastor and friend, Ron Scarlett. He was a life member of the First Church of the Nazarene.

For the most part, he was a quiet, warm and friendly man, but was known to have an ornery streak that seems to be prevalent among his Stewart relatives and his children.
Everett is dearly loved and admired by his family, who wish to acknowledge with gratitude the impact that his faithfulness to the Lord has had in their lives. His words and his life pointed all who knew him toward Jesus.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 am Thursday, August 1, 2013 at the First Church of the Nazarene. Rev. Ron Scarlett will officiate. Visitation will be from 9-11 am Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Knoxville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene for Jesus Film Project. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.h-p-w.com.
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