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Arthur Shearburn

WALNUT — Arthur L. Shearburn, 85, of Walnut died Sunday, June 23, 2013, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born Feb. 9, 1928, in Normandy to Arthur and Dorothy (Raynor ) Shearburn, he married Ann Reid Feb. 16, 1952, in Portsmouth, Va. She survives.

He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1946 to 1947 and 1951 to 1952.  After that he attended the University of Illinois where he earned his bachelor's degree in physical science. Later, he received his master's degree in education administration. He was an educator from 1954 to 1996.

He was a past member of the Broadview Rotary Club. There he served as president and was named Rotarian of the Year, a Paul Harris Fellow and an honorary member. He joined the Rotary Club of Walnut in 1997 until June 2013.

Also surviving are two sons, Mark (Carol) Shearburn of Princeton and Kirk (Linda) Shearburn of Camarillo, Calif.; and one granddaughter, Hannah Shearburn of Wyanet.

He was preceded in death by his parents and infant son, Arthur Greg Shearburn.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Walnut United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gale T. Brandner, pastor, officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded. Private burial will be at a later date.

A memorial has been established in his memory.

The Garland Funeral Home in Walnut is handling the arrangements.


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