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Orville Wayne Bottrell

August 27, 1914 - July 31, 2007

Orville Wayne Bottrell

SPRINGFIELD. Orville Wayne Bottrell, 92, of Springfield, died Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at Memorial Medical Center.

He was born August 27, 1914 in Mount Auburn, IL, the son of Clarence and Agnes Long Bottrell. He married Aileen Bean on August 14, 1944. His parents; one son, James Bottrell; four brothers, Fred, Roy, Hubert, and Herbert Bottrell; and two sisters, Marie and Helen Bottrell, preceded him in death.

Mr. Bottrell was a teacher at Crete-Monee School System, was Bank President of 1st National Bank of Mt. Auburn, and was on the staff at the University of Illinois at Potomac, where he trained student teachers. He also was the Vocational Director at Crete-Monee High School. He was a member of 1st United Methodist Church Downtown Springfield. He obtained his masters degree from the University of Illinois. He received many honors from the town of Crete when he left. He was a member of the Lions Clubs and Methodist Men at United Methodist Church, and was very active in the Illinois Agriculture Teachers Association. He was past little league coach in Crete and served as the advisor of the FFA and Farmer’s Evening School in Crete for many years.
Survivors: wife, Aileen Bottrell of Springfield; two sons, David (wife, Marianne) Bottrell of Green Spring, WV and Robert (wife, Ruth) Bottrell of Springfield; three grandchildren, Eileen, Jennifer, and Amber Bottrell; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, 1st United Methodist Church, or Washington Street Mission.

Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, August 3, 2007. Services: 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 4, 2007, Dr. Reverend Roger Rominger officiating. Burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home of Service.

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