Charles McDermott

April 08, 2021

Charles Martin McDermott, 89, of Oglesby, has been called home and is the last generation of his siblings, on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at St. Margaret’s Hospital, Peru.

Mr. McDermott was born January 21, 1932 in Clark County, MO to Francis Eugene and Mary Katherine (Baum) McDermott. He served in the United States Army. He worked at World Color Press in Sparta, IL until retirement but his lifelong occupation was farming on the family homestead. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, hunting mushroom and spending quality time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his children, Rita McDermott of Pinckneyville, IL, Gregory (April) McDermott of Oglesby, IL, Kevin McDermott of Pinckneyville, IL, Brian McDermott of St. Louis, MO, Morgan McDermott of Clinton, IA, Megan (Shawn) Shadle of Clinton, IA, Aaron (Andrea) Brandt of Belleville, IL, Michelle (Brian) Dickneite of Murphysboro, IL and Melissa Hapgood of Murphysboro, IL; eight grandchildren, Krista, Tara (Matt) McCoy, Bruce (Marg) Patterson, Cordell, Elizabeth, Cody, Casi and Natalie; six great-grandchildren, Xander McDermott, Michael Goley, Michael Brown, London Conway, Sophia McCoy, Grayson McCoy and Cayden McCoy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wives, Clara (McKenzie) McDermott in 1977 and Barbara (Brandt) McDermott in 2012, a great grandson, Dante Conway, sisters, Catherine Washburn, Alma Langwell, Maxine McDermott and Pauline Doyle, brothers, John, Francis, Paul and Roy McDermott and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 10, 2012 at 10 AM at Arnold’s Funeral Home in Canton, Missouri with Monsignor David Cox officiating. Inurnment with Military Honors will be in Forest Grove Cemetery at Canton.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Gregory McDermott, for him to donate to a charity of his choosing.

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