Taylorville Obits

Albert A. Showalter

Albert Alonzo Showalter, 94, of Jacksonville IL and formerly of Taylorville IL died on Thursday, September 7, 2023 at home. Al was born on July 13, 1929 in Taylorville to Albert Alonzo and Ida Cecil (Etter) Showalter, the youngest of seven children.
Al married Rosa Nell (Robison) Showalter on March 21, 1954 in Taylorville IL. He was father to two sons, Christian Blaine (Jeanette) and Nicholas Blair (Jill.) He is survived by his wife, 2 sons, 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

He graduated from Taylorville High School with the Class of 1947 and later graduated from Brown’s Business College in Decatur IL.

Al was employed for many years by the Breeze Courier Printing Company. He previously worked for Metropolitan Life, managed the Sears Catalog store and was employed by Alexander Lumber both in Taylorville. He served his country in Korea from 1951-1953 with the 518th Ordinance and achieved the rank of staff sergeant.

He was for many years involved and committed to the Masonic Lodge, The Ansar Shrine, Davis Memorial Christian Church and the Taylorville United Methodist Church - joyfully singing tenor in the church choir.  He found meaning and fulfillment in his service on the City of Taylorville Cemetery Board.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers and 1 sister.

A memorial service will be held at 2pm on September 16, 2023 in the sanctuary of Taylorville United Methodist Church. An hour of visitation will begin at 1pm. Military rites will be celebrated at a private family inurnment at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.  Arrangements are by Howe and Yockey Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Taylorville United Methodist Church, Preacher’s Aid Society or Memorial Health Systems Hospice.  Send condolences at www.howeandyockey.com