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EAST PEORIA - Kaywin R. Burroughs, 77, East Peoria, died at 10:24 p.m. Sunday (June 17, 2007) at his residence.

He was born Jan. 16, 1930, in Piper City, to William E. and Agnes Moberly Burroughs. He married Jeanette Eichelberger on Jan. 30, 1949, in El Paso. She survives.-;

Also surviving are two daughters, Linda (Steven) Buttice, East Peoria, and Brenda (Michael) Neeble, Wheaton; one son, John (LuAnn) Burroughs, Tyler, Texas; one brother, William (Maxine) Burroughs Jr., Elmira, N.Y.; one sister, Arlene Ruestman, Pekin; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

Kaywin served as a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War in the 724th Army Transportation Rail Operating Battalion.

Kaywin was a chief train dispatcher for T.P&W Railroad and retired in 1989 after 43 years. -;

Kaywin was a member of St Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Washington, was past master of Hilton Masonic Lodge 1143 AF&AM, and Scottish Rite, Valley of Peoria. He also was a life member of the VFW Post 2078. He formed Sheldon Little League and Pony League 1957-1958. He served on the Boy Scout council, was president of the Northern Tazewell Recreation Association, coached Little League, biddy basketball, football and served on the Robein School Board. He also served as a Democratic precinct committeeman.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Washington. The Rev. John Bates will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Deiters Funeral Home in Washington, with Masonic services beginning at 7 p.m. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in El Paso.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital or to Saint Mark's Building Fund.

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