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1948 Charlie 2024

Charles Lee Lemon

November 13, 1948 — January 17, 2024



Charles “Charlie” Lee Lemon, 75, of Aledo, Illinois passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at Mercer Manor in Aledo. Cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial gathering will be held from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at the Mercer County VFW Post 1571 in Aledo.  Memorial contributions may be left to the Iowa VA. Online condolences can be made at

He was born on November 13, 1948 to Lyle D. and Frances Connerley Lemon in Monmouth, Illinois. Charlie served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1969 and was at the Battle of Hamburger Hill. After his time in the Army, Charlie was employed at International Harvester. He later worked at L.D. Lemon & Sons Disposal in Aledo for 20 years; he would also help local farmers during planting and harvest time. 

Charlie married Kathy Goodman in Aledo in 2018. He was previously married to Debbie Larson and Patti Mitchell. Charlie was a lifetime member of the Mercer County VFW Post 1571 and the Aledo American Legion Fallerans Post #121. He enjoyed woodworking, tinkering, helping neighbors and friends with anything that needed to be fixed, boating and being on the river.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Lemon of Aledo; two children: Mark McCullough of Aledo and Amy (Brad) Rode of Greenfield, Indiana; four grandchildren: Cody, Breanna, Paige, and Derek; one sister, Carol Ann King of Aledo; and several nieces and nephews.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Bob Lemon.

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Memorial Gathering

Sunday, March 3, 2024

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Mercer County VFW Post 1571

106 SW 3rd Ave, Aledo, IL 61231

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