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John Begley, 84

August 15, 2011

John Begley, 84, of Monticello, died at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 at his residence.
He was born July 10, 1927 in Beattyville, Ky. to the late Wilgus and Bertie Mae (Tirey) Begley.
His first marriage was to Regina Lillquist on July 17, 1948 in Guilford, CT. She preceded him in death Nov. 17, 1992. He then married the former Betty Allen Dec. 11, 1993 in Monticello, and she survives in Monticello.
Survivors include three sons, William “Bill” R. Begley of Monticello, Joseph “Joe” Begley of South Whitley, John “Jack” Begley of Delphi; three step sons, Larry Allen of Monticello, Kris Allen of Monticello, Ken Allen of Brookston; step daughter, Karen Sue Dill of Wolcott; two brothers, Herbert Begley of Russell Springs, Ky., Billy Begley of Beattyville, Ky.; two sisters, Viola Tharp of Dayton, Ohio, Betty Hollow of Beattyville, Ky.; 16 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by daughter, Cecelia Begley; stepdaughter, Roxann Knoll; and five sisters.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m., Aug. 19 at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello.
Military rites will be at 11 a.m., Saturday at the funeral home with funeral services immediately following. Rev. Leland McReynolds will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be given to American Red Cross Blood Bank. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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