Amil Ernest Ganaway, Jr., age 84, of Greenville, originally from E. St. Louis, passed away at 8:00 PM July 18, 2014 at his home. His body will be cremated and a committal service will be held Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
Mr. Ganaway, one of seven children, was born December 23, 1929 in E. St. Louis, IL, the son of Amil and Eura (Trout) Ganaway. He married Sarah Louis Null on May 29, 1949. They enjoyed 53 years of marriage before her death on May 18, 2002.
He is survived by his children Ruth Wheeler Ganaway of Mulberry Grove, IL, Mary (Roman) Paoletti of Keyesport, IL, Cynthia (Duane) Christian of Carlyle, IL, Amil Eric Ganaway of Smithboro, IL, Melanie (William) Roach of Greenville, IL, Sarah Ganaway of Greenville, IL, and Elizabeth (Jeff) Mollet of Greenville. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, a daughter Monica Langston, a granddaughter Debra Fisher, a brother Ernie Ganaway, a son-in-law Tommy Langston and a son-in-law Jerry Wheeler.
Mr. Ganaway moved his family from E. St. Louis to Greenville in 1966 and worked at IGA as produce manager for over twenty years. He later went into sales for Associated Grocers Inc. in St. Louis. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, painting, and being a Cardinals fan, watching faithfully from his TV screen.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bond County Humane Society