68, of Rushville
Lynn Painter, 68, of Rushville, passed away at 3:37 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.
He was born Nov. 14, 1945, in Will County, a son of the late Lester and Mary Lorine Weller Painter. He married Janie E. Hannig on March 25, 1970, in Rushville. She preceded him in death Oct. 1, 2007. He later married Janene Schramm Thompson on April 9, 2011, in Rushville. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Tim (Shalee) Painter; one daughter; Amy (Thad) Kerker; one step daughter; Nikki (Randy) Rittenhouse; one granddaughter; Kyndel Painter; two step grandchildren Erin and AJ Rittenhouse, all of Rushville; and one brother, Larry (Lila) Painter of South Jacksonville.
Lynn received a bachelor’s degree from Bradley University and master’s degree from Western Illinois University. He taught school at Pekin, Plymouth and Rushville. He was the junior high school principal in Rushville and retired in 2001 as a school administrator for Schuyler School District 1. He was a member of the Schuyler County Mental Health Board. He was a starting pitcher for the Bradley Braves for four years. He enjoyed his Wednesday Night Scripps Park Golf League and loved the St. Louis Cardinals. He owned J & L Video in Mt. Sterling for 17 years and most recently owned and operated J & L Concessions.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at Worthington Funeral Home, with the Rev. Rose Ross officiating. Interment will be in Good Hope Cemetery north east of Rushville.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to Schuyler Counseling & Health Services or the Schuyler Humane Society.
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