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Vernon Stanley "Stan" Coil

June 6, 1944 ~ April 21, 2019 (age 74)

Vernon Stanley “Stan” Coil, age 74 of Beardstown, died Sunday, April 21, 2019 surrounded by his family at his home.

He was born June 6, 1944 in Beardstown, the son of Noah F. and Elizabeth Mayes Coil. He married Veda Story on February 19, 1966 in Beardstown.

He is survived by his wife Veda Coil of Beardstown; four children Todd Coil of Morning Sun, IA, Mark (wife Rhonda) Coil of Rushville, Jason Coil of Beardstown, and Alexis Coil of Virginia; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a brother Bernard “Butch” Coil; a sister Linda (husband Mark) Theivagt; and his Chihuahua Rascal, who was always by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers Edwin “Sonny” Warden and David Lee “Pete” Coil.         

Stan attended Beardstown Schools and later obtained his GED. He then joined the United States Army and served from 1962-1965 in Germany. He began a 40-year career at Oscar Mayer in Beardstown and retired from the Maintenance Department at Cargill. He enjoyed being with all of his co-workers, and he even earned the name “Stan the Man”. In his younger years, Stan liked to hunt and fish, and later in life, he and his wife cherished their time together camping. He loved his family, especially his grand and great grandchildren, who held a special place in his heart.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 5-7 PM Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown. There will be no burial. Military Honors will be conducted by Gurthrie-Pierce VFW Post #1239 of Beardstown at 7 PM Wednesday at the memorial home.

Memorials have been suggested to Cass/Schuyler Area Hospice. Condolences may be left online at or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.

Donations may be made to:

Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice
331 S. Main St., Virginia IL 62691
Tel: 1-217-452-3057

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