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Baugher, George

d. January 16, 2012

George Baugher, age 76, of Athens, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

nGeorge is survived by his wife, Carol; two sons, David Baugher of Athens & Michael (Joseph Lexa) Baugher of Palm Springs, CA; and a daughter Libby of Athens; one grandson, Matteo Lexa; two brothers, Russell (Connie) Baugher, Harold (Peggy) Baugher, Jr. both of Greenview; and two sisters, Annabelle Wood and Norma (Herman) Cramer.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Orville; and a nephew, Danny. He was born January 24, 1935 in Springfield, Illinois, the son of Harold and Ruth Kern Baugher.

George married Carol Wasilewski on November 10, 1956.

George worked at Baugher Implement in Greenview for over 60 years starting at the age of 17 and later became owner.

He served in the U.S. Army for two years during the same time period with Elvis Presley.

George enjoyed the rural life, sports, and gardening. He was an avid Chicago Bears, Boston Red Sox, and Celtics fan.

Visitation will be held at Mott & Henning Funeral Home, where friends may call from 4 until 7:00 PM on Thursday, January 19, 2012. Funeral services will held at the Athens Christian Church at 10:00 AM on Friday, January 20, 2012.

Rev. Chance Newingham officiating.

Burial will be held at Joel Hall Cemetery in Athens.

Memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Association or the St. Judes Children’s Hospital.


  1. We are so sorry for your great loss, George was a wonderful person and always kind to everyone. Our heart goes out to Carol, Libby, Dave, Michael and the rest of the family. May the love of family, friends and your tresured memories help all of you during this very sad time and especially these next few days. God Bless, Barb and Jim Carter

  2. Carol, Dave, Libby, and Michael,

    So sorry to hear about George’s passing. He was a very special man who will be missed dearly. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.


  3. My heart and prayers are with you at this time. He was a wonderful person and a great friend. I will miss him .

  4. We are so sorry to hear of George’s passing. Please accept our condolences.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember the ethnic festival. Carol, Dave, Michael and Libby … you are in my prayers.

  6. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. George was a wonderful guy and am sure he will be greatly missed by all. Please accept our sincere condolences.

  7. I knew George only for a short period of time. He was a wonderful person and loved talking with him when ever I would see him. He will be missed dearly. Gloria and I are sorry for your loss.

  8. Libby, Dave, Michael, and Carol.

    Dad and I send our sympathy. Neither of us can make it tonight but we’re thinking of you all.

  9. To Mr. Baugher’s family: Thank you so much much for sharing the wonderful and precious pictures of your beloved Dad with Elvis. It was a great treat to see these and I appreciate your generosity. A friend form Colorado send me the link in New York. So these 2 fine veterans are remembered with a prayer today. God bless the Baugher family. Diana

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