Evert Camden

Staff Writer
Morton Times-News

Evert Eugene Camden, 84, formerly of 116 S. Louisiana St., Morton, died at 10:17 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at Timbercreek Rehab & Healthcare in Pekin.

Born Oct. 20, 1925, in Johnson City to Everett E. and Virginia E. (Wilhelm) Camden, he married Virginia L. Smith July 6, 1947, in Benton. She died March 10, 2004, in Peoria. 

Also preceding him in death were one brother, Mike Munday, and one great-granddaughter.

Surviving are four sons, Robert Gene (Janice) Camden and John Stephen (Maggie) Camden, both of Pekin, Cary Matthew Camden of Bradenton, Fla., and Brooke Burnell (Angela) Camden of Marquette Heights; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Jack (Phyllis) Munday of Creve Coeur; and one sister, Frances Munday of Creve Coeur.

A World War II Navy veteran, he was a member of the Scouts and Raiders.

He retired from Caterpillar Inc. general offices in 1983 with 40 years of service as a civil engineer in the heat treat division.

He was a member of the Frank N. Nicol Lodge 1170, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons in Creve Coeur.  He also was a member of the Peoria Chapter of ASM International and the American Foundry Association.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Morton, where he served as a deacon and taught Sunday school for 40 years.

Services were Monday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur Chapel.  The Rev. Richard Shaw officiated. Visitation preceded the service Monday at the funeral home. Burial of cremains was in Hirstein Cemetery in Morton, with military rites accorded by the United States Navy and Tazewell Military Rites Team.

Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association, Central Illinois Chapter, 606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria, IL 61614.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.