John Lyming Jr., 83, died at 4:30 p.m., Friday, January 25, 2013 at St. Louis University Hospital.He was born in Fieldon on Jan. 18, 1930, one of two children born to the late John & Clara Viola (Scott) Lyming Sr.John served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and retired in 1992 as a expeditor/material handler at Olin Corp. in East Alton after 41 years of dedicated service. Always one to visit with people, John became a greeter at the Jerseyville Wal- Mart after his retirement, where he was able to continue to enjoy being around people.He married the former Christina McAdams on June 7, 1952 at the Otterville Baptist Church, and together they have raised two sons, and shared the last 60 years together.Surviving are his wife, Christina Lyming of Jerseyville; his two sons & a daughter in law, John David Lyming of Jerseyville, and Daniel Henry & Aimee Lyming of Cape Fair, Mo.; seven grandchildren; 12 Great Grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Edwards.Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Tuesday at the Hope Lutheran Church in Jerseyville, with the Rev. G. Robert Heimgartner officiating.Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, with the Jereyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military graveside rites.Memorials may be given to the Hope Lutheran Church in Jerseyville, where he was a longtime and loyal member.
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