SPRINGFIELD - George R. Canham, 96, of Springfield, died at 4:10 am, Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. He was born September 13, 1914 in Chatham, IL to William O. and Clara Hamm Canham. He married Aileen Moeller on June 3, 1939 and she preceded him in death on June 29, 2002. His parents and one sister, Vera Zabski also preceded him in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Donna Eggleston of Charlotte, NC, one son Bill (Mary) Canham of Springfield; four grandchildren, Doug Canham, Jodie (Bryan) Resendiz, Tim (Christy) Eggleston and Lee (Debbie) Eggleston; four great grandchildren, Logan Canham, Kai Resendiz, Don Eggleston and Scott Eggleston; one sister, Wanda Mancini of Chicago; one niece and three nephews.
George was a member of Unity Church and Capitol City Camera Club. He was a life- long resident of Springfield and worked as an auto mechanic. He retired from Johnson & Johnson after 10 years of service and had also worked for Modern Motors and Wilbur Withrow Garage.
Visitation: 4-6 pm Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 6 pm, Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend Leslie Bradshaw officiating. Private burial will be in Horse Creek Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association .