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Loren "Blue" McPhail
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Obituary for Loren "Blue" McPhail

Loren W. “Blue” McPhail, 80, of Royalton, passed away 12:20 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2017 surrounded by his family, in the home he built with his own hands.

Blue was born March 19, 1936 in Royalton to Louis and Venita (Fiss) McPhail. He married Linda Mae Miller in 1963. Together they shared 26 years of marriage until her death on July 6,1989.

Before retirement, Blue’s occupation was masonry. He was also a veteran of the U. S. Army.
His undying devotion to his two sons was evident to all. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping so long as his boys were involved. He taught them the importance of spending quality time with loved ones. In his later years, he enjoyed spending time at the “shack” in Royalton, where local retired men play cards and fellowship with one another. His biggest joy in retirement was adoring his grandchildren, who knew him as Pa Pa.

Blue was adored by countless people throughout the community who admired him for his contagious laughter and pleasant disposition.

Blue is survived by his son, Shawn McPhail and his wife, Tammy of Royalton; daughter-in-law, Vicki McPhail of Zeigler; five grandchildren, Sidney (Caleb) Phalin of Goreville, Taylor (Trevor) Henshaw of Zeigler, Nick McPhail of Mulkeytown, Sheldon and Sophie Mae McPhail of Royalton; three great grandchildren, Connor and Hudson Henshaw of Zeigler and Leighton Phalin of Goreville; sister, Leta Jackson of Carterville and his uncle, Wilburt Fiss of Royalton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Mae McPhail, son, Shane McPhail and his parents.

Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017 at St. Mary's Russian Orthodox Cemetery in Royalton with Pastor Don Colson officiating. Family and friends are asked to gather at the cemetery prior to the service.

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Russian Orthodox Cemetery

Royalton, IL 62983


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