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Christopher Cahoon

Christopher Cahoon

Christopher Cahoon, 35, of Marissa, IL; born on April 27, 1982 passed away on October 7, 2017 after a long hard fought battle. He is now at peace in the loving arms of Jesus and surrounded by his loved one who passed before him.

Chris was a forklift driver with TG Missouri. He enjoyed fishing and most of all spending time with his son.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents – Joseph and Evelyn, nee Onasch, Cahoon; Helen Cahoon and James “Jimmy” Jones.

He is survived by his son, who was the world to him and loved so very much – Aleczander. His mom – Rita, nee Jones, Cahoon of Marissa, IL and his dad and bonus mom – Roger and Henny Cahoon of Frohna, MO. One brother – Sheldon Cahoon. Grandmother – Elda, nee McCormick, Jones. Godfathers – Marvin Korves and Steve Mazner. His little fur baby – Nina. Also survived by many aunts , uncles and cousins.

Hey, you guys, don’t feel guilty,
It was just my time to go.
I can see you’re all feeling sad,
I can see the tears still flow.

My life’s journey ended early,
The path I chose was short.
You all tried your best to change it,
But in the end it was for me to sort.

I know I caused you sadness,
I know caused you pain,
But I was captured by these demons,
They wouldn’t set me free again.

They took away my freedom,
They took away my choice,
And when they got their hooks in,
You could hear it in my voice.

There were times I tried to fight them,
There was a time I nearly won,
But they came back and overpowered me,
I had nowhere left to run.

I haven’t really left you guys,
I am closer than you know,
I will be the whisper in the wind,
I will be everywhere you go.

One day you will all forgive me
One day you will understand
And when your time on earth is done
I will be waiting to take your hand.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Memorials may be made to donor’s choice.

Funeral: A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 2:00pm at Emmanuel Tabernacle Pentecostal Church, 301 North Hamilton Street, Marissa, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    So sorry to hear this. I knew Chris a long time ago. May he Rest In Peace.

    Posted by: Vicky Hales – Denver, CO – Family Friend Oct 08, 2017

  2. Administrator says:

    Sending thoughts and prayers to the family.

    Posted by: Crystal CROCKETT – New athens, IL – Friend Oct 08, 2017

  3. Administrator says:

    My ole friend. This is not the end! just the beginning of a life in our new home in Heaven. I know you are finally at Peace. My prayers are of comfort and peace for your dear son and family left behind but only until their time on Earth is done. RIH Scrappy.


    Posted by: Nathon Miller – Marissa, IL – Friend Oct 08, 2017

  4. Administrator says:

    Rita sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Posted by: Brian McCormick – Family Oct 08, 2017

  5. Administrator says:

    You’ll be truly missed! We had several good times.. Until we meet again

    Posted by: Sheila Kasperzick – Highland, IL – Friend Oct 08, 2017

  6. Administrator says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I just saw notice of Chris’ passing on Facebook and still can’t quite believe he is gone. I was fortunate to have Chris in class at Beck and will always remember him not just as a student but also as a friend.

    Posted by: Deborah Forsythe – Belleville, IL – Teacher Oct 08, 2017

  7. Administrator says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, Rita. My prayers and condolences are to you and the family.

    Posted by: Kathy Keller – Marissa, IL – Friend Oct 09, 2017

  8. Administrator says:

    I’m saddened to hear this news. I knew Chris a long time ago. I know he’s in a better place now. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, but most of all to his son.

    Posted by: Robert Votrain – New Athens, IL – Acquaintance Oct 09, 2017

  9. Administrator says:

    My family and I have known Chris (Scrappy) for over 21 years,sending lots of love and hope to his family.Its not goodbye…its til we meet again.

    Posted by: Misty Lang – Waterloo, IL – Friend Oct 09, 2017

  10. Administrator says:

    I’m so very sorry for the family’s loss.he was a great person n i will miss him very much.

    Posted by: Amie Thornton – Nashville, IL – Friend Oct 09, 2017

  11. Administrator says:

    Rita so sorry for your loss.

    Posted by: Barbara Sahrhage – Baldwin, IL – Family Oct 09, 2017

  12. Administrator says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know that your heart is broken. Even though you and Roger and Alex are hurting now take comfort in knowing that Chris’s pain is over and he is in God’s loving arms now. You will be in my thoughts and my prayers. Maryann

    Posted by: Maryann Fernandez – Swansea, IL – Family Friend Oct 10, 2017

  13. Administrator says:

    Good bye my old friend…No more pain brother no more pain

    Posted by: Shaun Heniser – Park Hills, MO – Friend Oct 10, 2017

  14. Administrator says:

    Roger, Henny & Sheldon,

    We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Chris. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you. May God bring healing and comfort to you.

    God Bless,

    Deann, Andy, Trevor Bergmann

    Posted by: Deann & Andy Bergmann – New Athens, IL – Family Friend Oct 10, 2017

  15. Administrator says:

    Rita I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

    Posted by: Edye McQuade – IL – Friend Oct 12, 2017

  16. Administrator says:

    Please know that our sincerest thoughts of deep sympathy are with your family during this sad time. With each new day may God give the needed strength and comfort (Ps.147:3) as you try to cope. Chris will be sadly missed.

    Posted by: Kindred Family – IL Dec 02, 2017

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