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Jarrard, Jarrell

d. October 6, 2012

Jarrell Jarrard, age 74, of Athens, passed away on Saturday October 6, 2012 at St. John’s Hospice in Springfield.

Jarrell was born in Litchfield, the son of Roy and Edith Baker Jarrard on June 8, 1938.

He married Sharon Kay Delattre on July 27, 1963 at Sacred Heart Church, by Father John Brockmeier in Springfield.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a still-born brother, Robert Louis; two uncles and three aunts, Olin & Flora Baker, Beldon & Frieda Baker, and Bea Wright; and his wife in 2004.

He was blessed as a child and teenager having been raised by a family and community with respect and appreciation of life in a time molded by the challenges of WWI, the Depression, and WWII. He graduated from Litchfield Community High School, Memphis State and Illinois State Universities.

He taught school in Kincaid and Springfield, where he taught at Fairview, Enos and Bunn. He was an early administrator at Lincoln Land Community College; serving for 24 years from 1969 to 1994 and was extremely proud of the college’s positive financial and educational impact on central Illinois.

He is survived by two sons, James of Athens & Jeffrey of Springfield; four grandchildren, Justin, Alex, Sydney & Jaiden Jarrard; and cousins, Judith Hantla of Litchfield and David Baker of Decatur.

Cremation was conducted. Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 PM on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens.

Private burial of cremains will be held at Joel Hall Cemetery in Athens.


  1. Jarrell with be greatly missed by the Hart family that enjoyed so many memorable times with the Jarrard family.

  2. Jarrell was a good friend in high school. Although we have only visited a few times since, due to distance, he will be missed by us and his high school classmates.

  3. Mr. Jarrard was my sixth grade teacher at Fairview School which I think may have been his first year of teaching. I loved having him as my teacher and I learned some very important life lessons. I have always remembered him fondly and I will continue to do so. I am sorry for the loss to his loved ones

  4. Our thoughts and prayers from a high school friend.

  5. I had the great pleasure of working with Jarrell at LLCC. He had such a wonderful personality and was always kind me. Back in the day while dining at Wayne’s Red Coach resturant, he bought my mother and I a drink. I didn’t even realize he was sitting right behind me having dinner with his wife. I have fond memories of your dad and I know how much you will miss his smile!

  6. Jim, Jeff and family,

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Jarrard. Our family sends our condolences during this most difficult time.

  7. Justin ,

    I am sorry to hear that you lost your grandpa.

  8. Sorry for re-post. Guess our name was too long!!

  9. Jim and Jeff- We were saddened to read of your Dad’s death in the paper today. We are on our way to Alabama and will not be able to attend the service. We have great memories of our time at C.L.E. when all you kids were growing up! Jarrell was a good man and a wonderful neighbor. I’m sure your Mom was waiting for him!! Our prayers are with you and your families.

  10. Please accept our condolences. Jarrell was a pleasure to work with at LLCC. He was one of the nicest people we’ve ever known and our hearts go out to his family.

  11. Jim and Jeff, We’re so sorry to read of Jarrell’s passing. Though unable to attend the service, we want to express our sincere condolences. We met your dad as high school students and friends of your aunt Linda. Having had the pleasure of knowing him personally and as a colleague at LLCC, I can say he was truly a special man. His friendship and kindnesses were always genuine and freely given. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sharon and Mike Beagles

  12. Jim and Jeff, We were very sorry to read of your father’s passing the day after the services. We would very much have liked to honor his life with our presence. Jarrell was one of the nicest guys you would ever want to meet. He was always ready to lend a helping hand no matter what the need. I especially appreciated his dedication to education. Please accept our sympathies. We will be remembering all of your family in our prayers.

  13. Dear Jimmy,

    I haven’t ran into you at the grocery stores for a while now, so I haven’t been able to ask about your dad. I was both shocked and saddened when I saw Jarrell in the obituaries. I am so sorry for you and Jeff, you not only lost a loving father, our world has lost a great man!! Your dad was one of my favorite people at LLCC, always a joy to be in his company, super good guy, and that smile…I’ll never forget that contagious smile! Do him proud sons, he’s your guardian angel now. Blessings to you both. ~Gail

  14. Mr. Jerrard was my sixth grade teacher at Kincaid Grade School. He was one of best teachers I had, and he was one of my favorite teachers. Besides being a great teacher, he was so enthusiastic and nice and kind to everyone. My sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.

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