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Jerry Ingram

d. May 27, 2016

Jerry L. Ingram age 59, of Beardstown, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016 at St. John’s Hospice in Springfield.

He is survived by his sister Rebecca (Edward) Kirby of Easton; step-mother, Sharon Ingram of Lincoln and her family; special friends, Steve & Natalie Holliday, Katelyn Holliday, Marybeth Holliday of Athens; staff and residents of Washington Place of Beardstown; and many cousins.

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Toby Jay Ingram.

Jerry was born February 7, 1957 in Springfield, IL the son of Thurman and Mary Ellen Bennett Ingram.

He grew up in Athens and was a 25-year charter resident of Washington Place, a group home for people with Prader Willi Syndrome, established by Lutheran Social Services of Illinois.  He loved the staff and residents who are a big part of our family.

Jerry worked at Elm City in Jacksonville and Bridgeway in Macomb.  He loved to work, watch TV, play his video games, and eat chocolate pudding with whipped cream.

He was a member of Athens Christian Church and attended First United Methodist Church in Beardstown.  Jerry enjoyed singing solos in church especially “How Great Thou Art”. Paslm 23 was his favorite scripture.

Visitation will be held Wednesday June 1, 2016 from 10:00 until time of funeral service at 11:00 AM at the Athens Christian Church.

Burial will be held at Joel Hall Cemetery in Athens.

Rev. Ken Gennicks will be officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Washington Place Ingram Memorial Fund, 612 Washington Street, Beardstown, IL 62618.


  1. My sincere condolences to Becky, Sharon and Jerry’s family and friends in the loss of such a kind, loving and generous soul! My deepest thanks to them for allowing us to share in Jerry’s life and having an opportunity to know and love him as well. Xo

  2. The Ingram family,
    It was always my pleasure to take care of and visit with jerry whenever he was in the hospital. We had a running joke about our names and he always made me smile. I hope that your memories can bring you comfort at this time of sorrow.

    Peace and prayers
    Kerry Ingram

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