Arthur E. "Ed" Rardon, Sr.
Arthur E. "Ed" Rardon, Sr., age 66, of Clayton, IL, died on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in Blessing Hospital. Ed was born November 15, 1951 in Quincy, a son of Arthur and Ruth (Reddick) Rardon. He married Connie Pelton on June 10, 1972 in Quincy and she survives.
Ed attended Gem City Business College and worked as a jeweler/goldsmith.
He was very proud of his service in the U.S. Navy. Ed was a Christian and even served as a Youth Pastor for a period of time. Ed's greatest joys included spending time with family (especially his grandchildren), telling stories, playing cards, and meeting new people. He would find time to chat with anyone and brighten their day.
In addition to his wife Connie, survivors also include his father-in-law Gene Pelton of Florida; THREE children: Lisa Hallam and her husband Bobby of Washington, IL; Maria Spilker and her husband Tony of Quincy; Arthur Rardon, Jr. and his wife Lacey also of Quincy. TEN grandchildren, Blake, Zach & Sophie Hallam; Kelsey (Jeremy) Davenport; Cristen and Micheal Spilker; Austin and Dominic Golay; Jake and Jonah Rardon. Brothers and sisters, TWO BROTHERS: Robert Rardon and his wife Sharon and Ricky Rardon and his wife Julie; FOUR SISTERS, Joyce Nichols, Cynthia Mason and her husband Mark, Rita Robbins and her husband Harlan & Pamela Leaver and her husband Jack. Many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his mother-in-law Clarice Pelton; brothers, Tom and David Rardon and an uncle, Dale Rardon.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Interment will be at Sunset Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the Great River Honor Flight.
I saw Art's picture and couldn't believe it. He has always been a great guy and a lot of fun. I don't remember the last time I saw you guys.
I lost my husband 6 years ago and I know the pain. God Bless you and the family.
We went to high school together.
Please take care and get ahold of me if you need to talk. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Send me a message if you need me and I'll give you my phone number.
Kathy Ahern* Graham
- Love and Prayers and lots of Hugs and Kisses go out to each one of you! I'm thinking of you and Love you all !
Tammy Kruser Miller
- So sorry for your loss. Keeping the family in my prayers during this difficult time.
- Really miss him. Praying for you and your family. You are all strong and will survive, but it will take time. God bless you all.