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12/11/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Olin McGuire

Dennis Olin McGuire
(07 Oct 1950 - 07 Dec 2009)

 Winchester (Illinois) High School Class of 1968

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have still more sad news today.      Olin McGuire, Winchester (Illinois) High School Class of 1968, passed away suddenly in Decatur, Illinois on Monday night, December 7, 2009 at the age of 59. 

     From Me ('65) of IL - 12/08/09:

   We received word that       Paul's (Harty - Bardolph HS, IL - '61 - of IL) brother-in-law,    Olin McGuire, suffered a fatal heart attack Monday at the age of 59. In recent years, Olin had been divorced from Paul's sister,     Phyllis Harty McGuire (Bardolph HS, IL - '65) of IL.

From The (Illinois) State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL) - 12/09/09:

  Olin McGuire
  WINCHESTER - Olin McGuire, 59, of Winchester died Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur.

Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester is in charge of arrangements.

Published in The State Journal-Register on 12/9/2009.

From The (Illinois) State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL) - 12/09/09:

                   Olin McGuire




DALTON CITY - Olin McGuire, 59, passed away suddenly late Monday night, Dec. 7, 2009, at St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur.

He was born Oct. 7, 1950, in Scott County, the son of Leo V. and Geraldine Clark McGuire.

He is survived by three daughters and one son, Kelly McGuire, Kristen McGuire, Ryan McGuire, and Kari (Jim) Dobson, all of Winchester; a grandson, Peyton Olin McGuire; a stepgrandson, Logan Dobson of Winchester; ex-wife, Phyllis Harty; mother; an aunt, Wilma Webb of Winchester; sister-in-law, Lou Ann McGuire of Jerseyville; two nephews, Brandon and Brent McGuire, both of Wood River; four stepnieces; many cousins; and loving companion of five years, Sally Dennis of Dalton City.


Olin McGuire



He was preceded in death by his father and brother, Darrel RaDean McGuire.

Olin attended Winchester schools, where he graduated from Winchester High School in 1968. As a young man he attended First Baptist Church in Winchester and was active in both Boy Scouts and 4-H. He farmed for many years, sold Crow seed corn and delivered bulk gasoline from Wood River refineries.

He was a loyal member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 965 for 22 years. He was a trustee on the executive board for three terms. He taught classes at the training sight in Buckhart. His construction career took him as far away as Trinidad-Tobago and to Wyoming, where he worked on pipelines.

Olin enjoyed being a creative cook for his family and friends, whether with a grill or stove. He loved spending time with his new grandson and playing solitaire. He never knew a stranger and made lots of friends wherever he went. He also enjoyed attending and being active in the Mount Zion Presbyterian Church in Mount Zion.

Private graveside services were held at the Winchester City Cemetery on Dec. 9. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the First Baptist Church in Winchester. The Rev. Joel Stevenor will conduct at service at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at the Mount Zion Presbyterian Church.

The family requests that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church or to the American Heart Association.

Published in The State Journal-Register on 12/11/2009.
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December 11, 2009


     Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the entire McGuire family, as well as all of Olin's many friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

O God, Our Help in Ages Past

Words by Isaac Watts, The Psalms of David, 1719 (based on Psalm 90)
(17 July 1674 - 25 Nov 1748)

Music, St. Anne, by
William Croft, 1708
(10 Dec 1678 - 14 Aug 1727)

1. O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.

2. Under the shadow of Thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defense is sure.

3. Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
To endless years the same.

4. Thy Word commands our flesh to dust,
“Return, ye sons of men”:
All nations rose from earth at first,
And turn to earth again.

5. A thousand ages in Thy sight
Are like an evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.

6. The busy tribes of flesh and blood,
With all their lives and cares,
Are carried downwards by the flood,
And lost in foll’wing years.

7. Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away;
They fly, forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the op’ning day.

8. Like flow’ry fields the nations stand
Pleased with the morning light;
The flow’rs beneath the mower’s hand
Lie with’ring ere ’tis night.

9. O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guard while troubles last,
And our eternal home.

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