Jeff Zirkle

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Entered into Rest

November 16, 2017

Jeffery E. Zirkle, 59, of Urbana, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017 in Mercy Health Urbana Hospital.

He was born February 28, 1958 in Urbana and very proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. Jeff retired after 26 years at Honda Transmission. He was a member of the Amvets Post 121 in Urbana, Urbana Moose Lodge, and the Union Club in Springfield. Jeff was an all-around jokester who loved to have fun and enjoyed fishing and playing pool. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Jeff is survived by his wife, Elaine Kay (Loy) Zirkle; lifelong friends, Ronnie (Pat) Mirrel and Gary (Barb) Martin; 3 special daughters, Cindi Sexton, Rose Sexton, and Sara Hammel; his siblings, Jeannie (Mike) Young, Charles (Kim) Clark, Clinton Zirkle, Kenny Zirkle, Mary (Tom) Sanders, Connie Osborne, Loretta (Charles) Miranda, and Bobbie Jo Zirkle; sister-in-law, Sheryl Zirkle; and several nieces and nephews including DL and Daniel Kauffman, Ashley (Clark) Collins, Jordan Clark, and Eddie, Chad, Bart, and Ada Zirkle.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl Zirkle and Everine (Castle) Dearwester; and his brother, Ed Zirkle.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-5 PM on Sunday, November 19, 2017 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 PM on Monday, November 20, 2017 in the funeral home with Pastor Jamie Ketchell officiating. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum at Rose Hill Burial Park, Springfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Great Rivers Affiliate, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693 or to PAWS Animal Shelter, 1535 State Route 36, Urbana, OH 43078.

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