Bill Mabus

Obituary of Bill Mabus


Bill Mabus, age 83, of Palmyra, Il. died Wednesday afternoon (March 28, 2018) at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Il.


He was born August 30, 1934 in Browning, Il. son of the late Harry and Pearl Ackley Mabus.


He married Joan Kim on November 7, 1957 in Seoul, Korea.  He later married Beverly Krohn on May 4, 1974 in Quincy, Il. and she survives.


Also surviving are his children, JungHi Mabus  formerly of Palmyra, Il., Calvin Mabus (Kari) of Springfield, Il., Dale Mabus and companion Joyce Gray of Sherman, Il., and John Mabus and companion LaRissa Chism of Palmyra, Il.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Jean Bettis (Glen) of Palmyra, Il.; and nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Norma Hanks; and two brothers, Harry Edward Mabus, Jr., and Marian Mabus.


Bill attended Northwestern schools and served in the U.S. Army in Korea.  He was a 42-year employee of Olin Corporation in Alton, Il. and farmed.  He also owned and operated a restaurant in Palmyra, Il. for a few years.  Bill was a prior scout master and a former South Palmyra Township Road Commissioner.  He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Palmyra, Il. and life member of Macoupin County Historical Society.  He was also a member of Macoupin Agricultural Antique Association and for over 20 years he and his wife and his in-laws went to many shows, grinding corn, wheat and rye with antique equipment. 


Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday (April 4, 2018) at Grace Baptist Church in Palmyra, Il.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery with graveside military rites conducted by Palmyra American Legion.  Visitation will be held from noon until the time of service Wednesday at the church.  Memorials may made to Palmyra Fire Department, Northwestern Ambulance, and Grace Baptist Church all c/o Stults-Neece Chapel, 349 Tanner, Waverly, Il. 62692.  Stults-Neece Chapel in Palmyra, Il. is in charge of arrangement.  Condolences may be sent to the family online at