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John D. Edwards

May 6, 1953 - March 21, 2009

SPRINGFIELD – John Douglas Doug Edwards, 55, of Springfield, formerly of Schaumburg and Bloomington, died at 12:04 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Memorial Medical Center.

He was born May 6, 1953, in Springfield, the son of Arthur and Mary Helen Bennett Edwards Jr. He married Christina Whiteside on Sept. 10, 2004.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Christina (Whiteside) Edwards of Springfield; a daughter, Kirsti Carter of Sherman; two grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Trey Carter, both of Sherman; a sister, Carolyn (husband, Kevin) Proctor of Springfield; sisters and brother-in-laws, Karen and Randy Hall of Springfield and Cheryl Kelly of Redondo Beach, Calif.; nieces and nephews, Zach (fiancee, Kensie Willhite) Proctor of Springfield, Kellsey (companion, Joe Twesme) Proctor of Ridgecrest, Calif., Mindy (husband, Matt) McSparin of Edwardsville, Kendra (husband, Matt) Seaton of Springfield, Brian (wife, Becky) Holmes of Springfield, Sean (wife, Jennifer) Kelly of San Diego, and Joel (wife, Heather) Kelly of Tustin, Calif.; 16 great-nieces and nephews, including a special great-nephew, Zachary Gene Proctor; and many special high school buddies and friends.

Doug worked in the insurance industry and as a realtor. He was a member of a bowling league, loved to play golf and fish, was a Cubs, Bears and Illini fan.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Doug Edwards Memorial Fund.

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