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Donald C. Ford

December 25, 1939 ~ December 3, 2020 (age 80)


Donald C. Ford, age 80 of Rushville, died Thursday, December 3, 2020 at his home.

He was born December 25, 1939 in Canton, the son of Clarence and Leona Curtis Ford. He married Nina Sue Leverton on March 21, 1958 in Rushville, and she preceded him in death on August 30, 2019.

He is survived by his daughter Kim Ford of Beardstown and his sister Linda McCue. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and his brother Ronnie Ford.

Donald graduated from Rushville High School in the class of 1957. He worked at Caterpillar in Peoria and in his free time he enjoyed collecting treasures. His daughter was his life, and he was always there to encourage her.

Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services. The family will meet with friends from 12-1 PM Monday, December 7, 2020 a Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown. Burial will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery.

Due to the current health situation, face masks will be required and to comply with social distancing guidelines, a limited number of people will be allowed in the memorial home at one time. 

Memorials have been suggested to the Family of Donald Ford. Condolences may be left online at or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.

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December 7, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Colwell Memorial Home and Crematory
515 State Street
Beardstown, IL 62618


Family of Donald Ford
515 S. State Street, Beardstown IL 62618
Tel: 1-217-323-1100

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