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Sprout, Earnest Carl
Earnest Carl Sprout, age 68, of 215 W. Market, Yates City, Illinois died on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 5:32 A.M. at his residence.

He was born on December 21, 1940 in Yates City, Illinois, the son of Earnest Lynn and Hazel Van Dusen Sprout.

He married Helen Ida Boinski on October 11, 1996 in Groveland, Illinois.

She survives of Yates City, Illinois.

Also surviving are:

Children from his previous marriage: Vicki (David) Weatherington of Peoria, Illinois and Amy Sprout of St. Louis, Missouri.

Daughter-In-Law: Gilda Sprout of Trivoli, Illinois.

Stepchildren: Renee A. (Jerry) Simmons of Portland, Oregon and Barbara J. (Charles) Adams of Peoria, Illinois.

Grandchildren: Lucas Weatherington, Maggie Weatherington; John Wayne Sprout; James Howard Sprout; Ken Christian Lumen, Nichole Simmons, Jerry Simmons, and Whittney Adams.

Sister: Frances G. Rynearson of Hanna City, Illinois.

Brothers: Robert Oliver (Maxine) Sprout of San Antonio, Texas and David (Carol) Sprout of Yates City, Illinois.

Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Helen Oliver and Nora Belle; and one son: Earnest C. Sprout, Jr.

He was reared and educated in Yates City, Illinois.

He was a teamster for N.E. Finch in Peoria, Illinois for 29 years, retiring in 1998.

He was a member of the Teamsters Local 627 of Peoria, Illinois and the Elba-Salem Fire Protection District.

Cremation Rites will be accorded. There will be no services.

Memorials may be made to the Center for Prevention of Abuse, 720 W. Joan Court, Peoria, Illinois 61614. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.
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