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Charles E. Landreth

d. February 20, 2013

Charles Eston Landreth, 90, of Naples, FL and Springfield, IL, passed away on February 20, 2013. He was born October 1, 1922 to Mary “Addie” Helphinstine Landreth and Ezra Proctor Landreth of Cantrall, IL. He married Moneka Wingo LaRue on October 23, 1943. He was proceeded in death by his wife, Moneka, son, Philip Landreth, brother, Ray Landreth, and sister, Dorothy “Dottie” Shelly.

Charles served in World War II in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations as a liaison pilot in the United States Army Air Force, and was decorated with the American Defense Service Ribbon, Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon and Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon. After receiving his Ph.D. in Education from Bradley University, he served as Superintendent of Schools in Illinois, New York and New Jersey, and as State Regional Superintendent with the Illinois State Board of Education. He retired in 1981.

Charles was an avid and scratch golfer, and enjoyed living in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC for eighteen years with Moneka.

Charles is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Lola and Leonard Hill of Springfield, IL; son and daughter-in law, Charles and Yvonne Landreth of Murrieta, CA; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Lucy Landreth of Itasca, IL; and son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Debbie Landreth of Naples, FL. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at 9:00 am on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Mott & Henning Funeral Home, 206 N. Main Street, Athens, IL 62613. A procession will follow to Walnut Hill Cemetery in Williamsville, IL, and a luncheon will be served afterwards at Athens Christian Church.


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