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Clovis L. Sego

8/11/1930 - 12/9/2019

PEKIN ~ Clovis L. Sego, 89, of Pekin, passed away at 2:36 p.m. Monday, December 9, 2019 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria.

Born August 11, 1930 in Easton to Henry T. and Pearl (Riggs) Sego, Sr., he married Florence M. (Logsdon) Stark on June 30, 1948 in Pekin.  He later married Velma Jean (Voss) Dover on April 24, 1971 in Pekin.  She died October 23, 2000.  He also was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Arla Jean Schmick on December 20, 2012 and two brothers, Carl Sego and Henry “Hank” Sego.

Surviving are three sons, Stephen Sego, Jeffery (Diane) Sego and Andrew (Marleen) Sego, all of Pekin; thirteen grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Addie Burling of St. Louis, Missouri and two brothers, Dan (Pat) Sego and Jim (Gerry) Sego, both of Pekin.

Clovis worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 43 years as a tool grinder, retiring in 1992.

He was an avid woodworker and was gifted at making custom cabinetry.  He also kept his hands busy by remodeling homes, repairing cars and fixing televisions.

Clovis was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Pekin and had completed woodworking projects at the church including a special mailbox crafted as a miniature church.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, December 13, 2019 at Bethel Baptist Church in Pekin.  Pastor Steven M. Rowell, Sr. will officiate.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the church.  Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.   Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 2720 Broadway, Pekin, Illinois  61554 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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