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Loren A. Devore

Loren A. Devore, 87, of Heyworth, died at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 25, 2018) at his home.


His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Heyworth Christian Church. Pastor Pete Hopkins will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Military rites will be performed. A private inurnment will be at a later date in Randolph Township Cemetery, Heyworth. Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, is handling arrangements.


He was born Feb. 28, 1931, in Bloomington, to Alonzo “Jack” and Florence Gose Devore. He married June Roberts Jan. 22, 1956, in Colfax. She preceded him in death on May 4, 2017. He was also preceded in death by two grandchildren, Matthew Sapp and Danielle Schaefer.


Loren is survived by his five children, Cheryl (Terry) Cordell, McLean; Lori (Kathy Cantrell) Devore, Bloomington; Charles (Sonja) Devore, Clinton; Stacey (Matt Schaefer) Devore, Decatur; and Bonnie, Wapella; 10 grandchildren, Terry Lee Cordell Jr., Stephen (Leslie) Cordell, Timothy (Kristin) Cordell, Samuel Cordell, Seth Devore, Brittany Cantrell, Chloe Sapp, Carissa Sapp, Carter Schaefer, Kelley Devore; and one great-grandson, David Cordell. He is also survived by one brother, Roger (Joetta) Devore, Bloomington.


Loren was a Korean War Army veteran where he served as a radio operator. He worked 32 years for State Farm Insurance in Bloomington as a systems analyst. He retired in 1987. He was also a very active member of Heyworth Christian Church for many years. Loren was also active in Prison Ministry, loved leading Bible studies in his home and was actively involved in Walk to Emmaus since 1984. Loren was also a member of Heyworth Ambulance Service for 12 years, the Heyworth School Board for nine years, a life member of the VFW and American Legion, as well as the Lions Club and Jaycees.


Memorial contributions may be made to Heyworth Christian Church.


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