Andrew J. Littlepage, 95, of Pekin, passed away at 2:50 a.m. Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Pekin Manor. He was formerly of Anna.
Born October 25, 1918 in Elmo, Missouri to Samuel Joseph and Maud Jessie (Meneese) Littlepage, he married Maxine Caraker on July 2, 1940 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She died in 1987. He later married Mary Lou (Collins) Prater in 1988 in Paducah, Kentucky. She died September 20, 2010 in Murphysboro. He also was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Curtis A. Littlepage; one daughter, Juanita Joyce Littlepage and four brothers, Marion Littlepage, Robert Littlepage, Everett Littlepage, and Arthur Littlepage.
Surviving are one son, Gary (Betty Draher) Littlepage of Pekin; three daughters, Edie Jordan, Katherine Gray and Carol (Paul) Snyder, all of Pekin; ten grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Albert Littlepage of Strawsberg, Ohio, Francis Littlepage of Calif. and two sisters, Bertha Caraker of Buncombe and Martha Cluver of Watseka.
He was a United States Army veteran having served in the European Theater during World War II.
Andrew retired as a control room operator from Corn Products Company in Pekin.
He was a member of Saline Lodge #339, Ancient Free& Accepted Masons in Goreville. Andrew also was a member of the Mohammed Temple, Shrine in Peoria.
Andrew was formerly a member of Anna Heights Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Funeral Services will be held Monday morning, November 18, 2013 at 10 AM at the Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery near Buncombe. Military graveside rites will be accorded by the Beggs-Gurley VFW Post #5222 and the Illinois National Guard Burial Honors Detail.
Visitation will be held Sunday afternoon November 17, 2013 from 2PM – 4PM at the Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Masonic Rites will be accorded at 4PM by the Saline Masonic Lodge #339 A.F. & A.M.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion Cemetery, c/o Owen Lee Webb, 1900 Mt. Zion Road, Vienna, IL 62995.