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Paul J. Everts

DIAMOND, Ill. — Mr. Paul J. Everts, 80, of Diamond, Ill., and formerly of Lockport, Ill., passed away Wednesday evening, May 23, 2012, at Morris Hospital.

Born July 7, 1931 in Coal City, Paul is a son of the late Paul and Bess (Swartz) Everts. He was raised and educated in Coal City, graduating from Coal City High School with the class of 1949.

Paul married Ruth Drnec on Aug. 25, 1951 in Coal City.

He was employed as a supervisor by Reynolds Metals in McCook, Ill., retiring in 1988.

Paul was a member of New Hope Presbyterian Church in Coal City and was a member of the A.F.& A.M. Braidwood Lodge. In Paul’s free time, he enjoyed spending his time outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Ruth; children, Nancy (Tom) Weideman of Hoover, Ala., Paul (Nancy) Everts of Channahon and Janice (James) Corpus of Peoria, Ill.; grandchildren, Cara (Ara) Dombourian, Lynn Weideman, Bradley Weideman, Christa Everts, Jeffrey Everts, Audrey Everts, Daniel (Stefani) Corpus and Keith Corpus; great-grandchildren, Lily and Emma Dombourian and Grayson Corpus; brothers, Robert (Arlene) Everts of Mokena, Ill., and Jerry Everts of Blue Island, Ill.,; sister-in-law, Jane (Frank) Anselmo of Coal City; and mother-in-law, Hazel Drnec, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law: James Drnec.

Per Paul’s wishes, cremation rites are being accorded.

A memorial visitation and service will be held Friday, May 25, at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 80 North Garfield St. (at First Street) in Coal City.

Inurnment will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.

For complete times and details, please phone the funeral home at (815) 634-2125 or go to the website

Cremation and memorial arrangements are being made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd., 75 North Broadway, in Coal City. For more information, call (815) 634-2125.

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