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Daryl Warren Reid

Daryl Warren Reid

Daryl W. Reid, 85, of Marion, Illinois passed away at Integrity Rehabilitation and Healthcare on Saturday, July 6, 2024 at 9:50 p.m.  Daryl was the son of the late D. Edgar and A. Margaret (McMaster) Reid of Rural Sparta, IL.  He was born on April 28, 1939 in his mother’s feather bed.

He married Ella Louise (Aud), known as Eloise on August 14, 1962 in Equality, IL.

Daryl is survived by his wife, Eloise; brother – Edgar M. (Myrtha) Reid of Litchfield, IL; nieces – Michelle (Jim) Borland of Peoria, IL, Sandra Genet of Eldorado, IL, Susan (Rick) Reynolds of Hopkinsville, KY, Debbie Bartok of Harrisburg, IL, Mary Holm of Deland, FL; Nephews – Scott (Debbie) Aud of Harrisburg, IL, David (Treva) Aud of Equality, IL, and “adopted” daughters Kim Carney (Lonny) Rhodes and Riley of Carlinville, IL; “adopted” sister – Jane Lee Carney of Virden, IL.

He was a graduate of Sparta High School in 1957 where he was active in FFA.  He continued his education at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and received a bachelor’s degree in animal science of agriculture in June of 1961.  He received several awards from the SIU Agriculture Department.  Also, he received the Outstanding Agricultural Alumni Award from Southern Illinois University College of Agriculture in 1974.  Daryl served in the Air Force Reserves for 3 years.  He then began farming with his brother, Edgar, until 1968.  In 1973, Daryl began moving farm equipment to Macomb, IL to Reid’s new and first McDonough County farm.

Daryl became a promoter and advocate for agriculture, spending much time promoting agriculture through the Illinois Corn Growers Association Board from 1986-1994.  He served on committees and as president of the Illinois Corn Growers Organization in 1990.  He also served on the National Corn Grower Association Board, where he received several awards including the World of Corn in 2000.  He also served on the McDonough County Farm Service Board.  He was a very humble man, who was willing to help, but shied away from the spotlight.  His first love was the farm.

Daryl has always been a devoted Christian, serving as deacon, and elder in the Trinity Presbyterian Church of Sparta and in the Bushnell Presbyterian Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church or Restless Leg Syndrome Foundation.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.heilschuessler.com.

The Visitation will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Sparta, IL on Saturday, July 13, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Funeral Services will begin at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Steve Neill officiating.  Committal Services will take place at Hill Prairie Cemetery immediately following the church service.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements

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  1. Harold R Bardo says:

    Daryl and I attended high school in Sparta. He was a good man. He went out of his way to make me feel a part of our high school class reunions. We also attended SIU at the same time. I always felt good when I heard faculty and administrators speak very favorably about Daryl. he was a good man and I will miss him.

  2. Ryland Utlaut says:

    I met Daryl through work together at corn grower activities. Always enjoyed visiting with Daryl. I knew him to be a intelligent, honest. kind .and well informed man on almost any issue you wanted to discuss. His belief in God, biblical knowledge. family history, and dedication to Eloise was beyond reproach. Truly a good man!!

  3. Larry and Linda Henderson says:

    We have known Daryl for a very long time. He was a very good Christian man. Our prayers are with Eloise and all his family. He will be missed.

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  1. We have known Daryl for a very long time. He was a very good Christian man. Our prayers are with Eloise and all his family. He will be missed.

    Reply
  2. I met Daryl through work together at corn grower activities. Always enjoyed visiting with Daryl. I knew him to be a intelligent, honest. kind .and well informed man on almost any issue you wanted to discuss. His belief in God, biblical knowledge. family history, and dedication to Eloise was beyond reproach. Truly a good man!!

    Reply
  3. Daryl and I attended high school in Sparta. He was a good man. He went out of his way to make me feel a part of our high school class reunions. We also attended SIU at the same time. I always felt good when I heard faculty and administrators speak very favorably about Daryl. he was a good man and I will miss him.

    Reply

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