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Loy W. Mccart

d. May 23, 2021

Loy W. McCart, age 73, of Athens, passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

He was born on March 26, 1948, the son of James and Alice (Draper) McCart.

Loy married Catherine Schneidt on August 10, 1974 in Barrydale, Indiana.

Mourning his passing are his wife, Catherine; daughter, Claudine (husband Frank) Moscardelli; son, Kenneth McCart (significant other, Misty Boye) ; grandchildren, Cadie McCart, Keaton McCart (their mother Sarah), Carson Moscardelli and Vincent Moscardelli; sister-in-law, Connie McCart; parent-in-laws, Kenneth and Nola Schneidt; brothers-in-laws, Gerald, Daniel, and Dale; sisters-in-law, Teresa Korschot, Grace Mart, Christine Herre, Mary McLaughlin, and Loretta Wetli and their spouses; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Larry; and his grandparents.

He graduated from Raymond Lincolnwood High School in Raymond, Illinois.

Loy served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  He served from January of 1969 until June of 1970 with the Big Red One First Infantry.

He worked for the Illinois Rural Water Association, and several other municipalities, inclucing  Athens, West Chicago, and Broadwell.  Loy worked for the Abraham Lincoln National Park Historic Site and retired from there.

He was a member of the VFW and American Legion.

Loy enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, and especially spending time with this family.

Visitation for Loy will be held on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens.

Private burial will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Athens American Legion Post 129.


Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. Sue and I would like to express our condolences to Catherine, Claudine, Kenneth and families. Loy was like a brother to me. Loy and I served together in Vietnam with the 1st Infantry Division creating a long lasting friendship. We have had many great times together in the last 52 years. He will be missed and never forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with Loy’s family.

  2. So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

  3. So sorry for your loss. Was surprised to see he passed since I talked to you and everything was the same. He put up a good fight. Sending prayers to your family for strength.
    Char Woodruff

  4. I was so sorry to hear of Loy’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Please accept my deepest sympathy in your loss.

    A classmate and friend.

    Charles Specht

  6. JoAnn and I send our condolences to Catherine, Claudine, Kenneth and their respective families. Loy was a great friend and will be greatly missed. I met Loy in the Army in AIT in 1969, then lost track of him until we reunited in 1988. We have had some good times, and a few bad times over the years, but our lives would certainly be less fulfilled without Loy’s friendship. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the McCart family.

  7. So sorry to hear of Loy’s passing….My prayers are with the McCart family.

  8. I had 3 friends I would trust my life to. Mac was one of those. When he had your back you never had to doubt it You have my deepest sympathy

  9. Loy McCart was one of my best true friends who would do anything for me or any of his other friends. Loy you knew always had your back especially if you were in need of anything…even just a phone call. Loy had such a kind and caring heart and very fun loving. When he smiled or laughed he could light up a room. Everyone knew he was a genuine person…nothing fake about him. Loy served his country with honor. He never questioned why he was in the rice fields of Vietnam because he was just carrying out orders. Loy was a true American and a very rare breed. I glad I had the privilege to call him my friend. Loved this man for everything that he stood for and he did it in a quiet way. He loved his wife, Catherine, and his children, Kenneth and Claudine, and all of his family. My heart felt sympathy to all of Loy’s family and friends. RIP Loy McCart.

  10. Thoughts and prayers to the Family.

  11. Katherine, Claudine, Kenneth, been many years since we connected. How terribly sad to hear of Loy’s death. A good Father and brave man.

  12. Catherine, Claudine, Kenneth and families, Becky and I have been keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Loy and I served together in Vietnam with the 1st Infantry Division. This created a lifelong bond of brotherhood. Our families have celebrated many special milestones together. Miss you already buddy!

  13. We are so sorry to hear of Loy’s passing. Our sincere sympathy to all of the family. May the love of family, friends and precious memories help each of you.

  14. I got a call from L. Boston last night giving me the news and I’ve spent all this time trying to wrap my brain around it. I guess I always thought we’d get together and reminisce about the past and now we can’t. I’m so very, very sorry for your loss and how hard this all is for you. The thought that made me smile, and I hope it makes you smile as well….Pope, Huber, McCart….together again. The heavens rumble with laughter while the earth floods with tears. We miss you boys!

  15. I am terribly sorry to hear of Loy’s passing. I was fortunate to work with Loy for many years at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Loy was always such a nice person and a hard worker. There was never a doubt that Loy would get it done and done right. He took pride in his work and was a pleasant presence to have around.

    My heartfelt condolences for your loss.

    GOD Bless, Rest in Peace.

  16. I am sorry for your loss. I worked with Loy at the Lincoln Home. I always enjoyed the times that I got to talk with him. I am proud to say I knew him!

  17. Catherine, I am at a loss of words. Buddy & I shared many great times with Loy including the VFW, military trips, and beer drinking! I will miss his sincerity & humor. He loved his country and would do anything for anybody. If there is anything I can do, please do not hesitate to ask. Chris will be glad to welcome him to the Kingdom of Heaven. Until we meet again…

  18. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I hope that your love for one another, family and friends along with your memories will comfort you.

  19. My sympathy to Catherine and family. Loy was a fellow classmate from LHS class of ’66. A good friend and a true American. God’s blessings to you. May the memories grant you comfort.

  20. Ron and I are so very sorry for your loss. As you hold on to the beautiful memories you created with Loy, you will know what great gifts these are. Sending prayers.

    Cindy Huffman and Ron Horton

  21. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Loy. I worked with him for a few years at Lincoln’s Home. I really missed him when he was away from the park not working. It was fun catching up when I would see him again. I never met such a laid back, down to earth person as Loy. He will be deeply missed by all of us that had the pleasure of knowing him.

  22. My sympathy to Kenneth and the whole McCart family. I had the pleasure to work with Loy in Athens. He was always such a kind good hearted person. His beautiful smile was contagious. Prayers for you all in this difficult time.

  23. Catherine, we are so sorry to learn of your husband’s passing. We wish you and your family comfort and peace of mind now and in the coming days. Steve and Judy

  24. My heart goes out to you Catherine, may you hold all your memories close to your heart. Kenneth and Claudine the memories you share and the memories Loy’s grandchildren have will keep him always in your heart and portray the love he portrayed for his precious family.

  25. Sorry to hear about pops Kenny, love Tommy

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