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John Arthur Neally

December 6, 1956 ~ January 29, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old

John Neally Obituary

John Arthur Neally, 67, of Carthage IL, passed away on Monday, January 29, 2024, after a strong fight against pancreatic cancer.

John was born on December 6, 1956, to Frank “Brud” Neally Jr and Patsy (Mapes) Neally in Carthage. After John graduated from Carthage High School in 1975, he went on to study at Carl Sandburg College.

John served as an officer with the Hamilton Police Department for two years and the Hancock County Sheriff's Office for four years.  He loved his time in law enforcement.  In 1984, he was elected to office as the Hancock County Circuit Clerk.

John went on to have four wonderful children; Joshua, Jacob, Olivia, and Jared Neally.

In 2022, after thirty-eight years as Circuit Clerk, John retired.  He spent time riding his motorcycle, going for long walks around town, visiting with family and friends, and spending time with his treasured grandchildren.  He never knew a stranger and was a friend to all.  The steadfast and unwavering love he had for family and close friends is something that will truly be missed.  

John was predeceased by father, Frank “Brud” Neally Jr; mother, Patsy Neally; and brother, Mark Neally. He is survived by girlfriend, Deanna Markey; sons, Joshua (Jamie) Neally, Jacob (Brittany) Neally, Jared (Lainee) Neally; daughter, Olivia Neally; brothers Stan (Suzy) Neally, Danny (Donna) Neally; sisters Kim (Ed) McQuigg, Lisa (Albert) Neally; grandchildren Ryder and Carson Neally, Caliauna Herkert, Colter Norton, Henry Herkert, and Aurora Herkert, Leighton and Olivya Neally; aunts Dorothy Mowrer, Phyllis (Charles) Vass; several cousins, nephews, and nieces.

Visitation to greet the family will be held at Printy Funeral Home (Carthage) from 5-7PM on Friday, March 1, 2024. 

Funeral service will be held at First Christian Church DOC (Carthage) at 10AM on Saturday, March 2, 2024. 

A family only graveside service will immediately follow at Moss Ridge Cemetery (Carthage).

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March 1, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Printy Funeral Home
405 Cherry Street
Carthage, IL 62321
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March 2, 2024

10:00 AM
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