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William A. “Bill” Drennan, 90, Monticello, formerly of Neoga, passed away at 1:19 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 15, 2012) in the Kirby Medical Center, Monticello.

As per Mr. Drennan’s wishes, he will be cremated and a memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 214 S. Charter St., Monticello. Swengel-O’Dell Funeral Home, Neoga, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church, 214 S. Charter St., Monticello, IL 61856 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

He was born Feb. 9, 1922, in Neoga, the son of Elda A. and A. Leona Lockhart Drennan. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army in Europe for three years.

Bill married Rowena Elson on Nov. 14, 1948, in Neoga. He was a deacon and elder of First Presbyterian Church, past member and president of the Lions Club 1973, both of Monticello. He was also a member of the Alumni Association of Millikin University and Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, both of Decatur.

Bill was employed by General Telephone Co. for 17 years and he was an insurance agent for New York Life Insurance Co., retiring after 17 years of service.

 Mr. Drennan leaves his wife, Rowena Drennan, Monticello; two daughters, Marsha Hinthorn and husband Robert, Normal; and Erin Cody and husband Terry, Indianapolis, Ind.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Drennan was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Clyde E. Drennan; and two sisters, Doris Jean Cameron and R. Irene Drennan.

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