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Charles S. Seward, 84, of
Monmouth, IL, passed away at 12:35 a.m., Monday, March 23, 2020 at Monmouth
Nursing Home, Monmouth, IL
He was born on March 30, 1935 in Mason
City, IL, the son of Harry & Anna (Hinds) Seward. He was raised and educated in Mason City,
graduating from Mason City High School.
He later attended and graduated from Western Illinois University with a
Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
Charlie served with the United
States Army during the Korean Conflict.
Charlie married Betty Ann
Stenrose on May 29, 1958 in Pekin, IL; she preceded him in death on April 2,
Charlie started out student
teaching at Roseville High School. He
later taught in Kirkwood and later transferred to Yorkwood Grade School where
he taught the remainder of his career teaching grade school physical education
and coaching basketball before retiring in 1992 after 32 years. During the
summer months Charlies painted houses in the area.
He was a member of the Monmouth
American Legion Post. He main interest
in life was providing for and spending time with his family.
Survivors include is his
daughter, Alisa Bycroft of Monmouth, IL; one brother, Merle Lee (Andrea) Seward
of Mason City, IL; one sister, Charlene Wanser of McMinnville, TN; numerous
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, wife, his brothers, Ralph Seward, Henry Seward and Bill Seward; his
sisters, Audrey Crafton and Mary Eichman; sister in law, Vera Seward; nieces,
Linda Fenison and Helen Schleder; nephew, Harry Seward.
A private Entombment will take place at Warren County
Memorial Park, Monmouth, IL. No visitation or services are planned at this
time. Memorials may be given to Western
Illinois Animal Rescue or Monmouth Nursing Home and may be left at McGuire
& Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth, IL. For more information or to leave an online
condolence please visit, www.mcguireanddaviesfuneralhome.com