March 9, 1923 — February 10, 2022
Zebert E. Dunaway, 98, of Owaneco passed away Thursday, February 10, 2022 in Taylorville Memorial Hospital. He was born March 9, 1923 in Bowling Green Township, Fayette County, Ill, son of the late Carl & Mary (Simmons) Dunaway. He married Odessa Irene Wilhour with whom he had 8 children. She preceded him in death.
Zebert served in the U.S. Army and was a lifetime member of the Taylorville VFW. He served as road commissioner for Locust Township and was a farmer. He enjoyed playing golf.
Zebert is survived by his children: Charles (Vickie) Dunaway, Virginia; Jeanne (Chuck) Rehling, Taylorville, Ill.; Elmer (Debra) Dunaway, Mt. Auburn, Ill.; Robert (Alma) Dunaway, Taylorville, Ill.; Gerald (Tina) Dunaway, Ohlman; Lynn (Tami) Dunaway, Taylorville, Ill.; significant other, Pat Herpstreith; many grandchildren & great grandchildren and sister, Charlotte Blancett, Decatur, Ill. He was also preceded in death by his daughters: Mary Carol Dunaway & Susan Dunaway in infancy and several siblings.
A visitation for Zebert will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 from 9-10:30 a.m. in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home. A private family graveside will be held.
Memorials in Zebert’s honor may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and will be accepted by McCracken-Dean Funeral Home who is assisting the family.