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Jeffery Bigham

April 26, 1950 — January 19, 2012

Jeffery D. Bigham, 61, of Aledo, IL passed away Thursday, January 19, 2012 at Mercer County Hospital in Aledo. Funeral services are 1:30 PM, Monday, January 23, 2012 at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo, IL. Visitation is 3-6 PM Sunday at the funeral home where a memorial fund will be established. Burial is in the Aledo Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at

He was born April 26, 1950 in Aledo, IL, a son of Richard and Eleanor (Schmidt) Bigham. He graduated from Aledo High School and later married Kathy Dixon on March 24, 1998 in Aledo.

Jeff was employed at his father's store, Bigham Floor Covering in Aledo since a child and most recently Wal-Mart. He also worked in Arizona as a carpenter for a couple years.

He loved animals, having raised cows, horses, dogs, playing guitar and singing. He also enjoyed bowling when he was younger. His family was the greatest love of his life.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Taylor Ridge.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy, son, Dusty Whittington of Matherville, IL, two step-sons, Jason (Jenny) Gladwin of Bettendorf, IA and Jim Gladwin of Chester, IL, three sisters: Joan (Mike) Anderson of Little York, IL, Julie Harrison, Jayne (Don) Fitzsimmons, two brothers: Jerry (Gina) Bigham, Jim (Susie) Bigham, all of Aledo, 12 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother: John and one niece.

Visitation Details

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012, 3:00pm - 6:00pm, Fippinger Funeral Home

Service Details

Monday, January 23rd, 2012, 1:30pm, Fippinger Funeral Home

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