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William J. Stoutenborough

William J. Stoutenborough, 85, of Decatur, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Heartland Nursing Home of Decatur.

Bill was born February 16, 1930 in Decatur, Illinois, the son of Glen and Louise (Beard) Stoutenborough. He proudly served his country in the United State Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was previously employed as a delivery driver with Meadow Gold Dairy in Decatur. Bill then owned and operated the Blu-Mo Restaurant in Blue Mound, Illinois. After that he got his realtor’s license and worked for Brown and Massey. He then moved to Missouri where he farmed, raised cattle and sold real estate. He also developed a subdivision named Timber Cove Estates in Cabool, Missouri, that he was very proud of. He enjoyed farming, raising cattle, and traveling.

Bill married Shirley Rentfro on September 10, 1955. They shared over 59 years together.

Bill leaves behind his wife, Shirley of Decatur; children Sandra Kay Hobson and husband Michael of Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, William Mark Stoutenborough and wife Debbie of Cabool, Missouri, and Michael Vernon Stoutenborough of Decatur; sister Patricia Houk; ten grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert Stoutenborough.

Services to celebrate Bill’s life were Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, Decatur, Illinois. Burial with full military honors was at Graceland Cemetery. The family of William J. Stoutenborough was served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

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