CM Antle, 83 of Arcola, IL passed away at 8:30 A.M. on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main St., Arcola, IL. Rev. Bill Ramsey will officiate. Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
CM was born on May 22, 1938, in Campbellsville, KY. He was a son of Melvin D. and Ethel (Dudgeon) Antle. He married Ella Rosetta (Rogers) Shadow on August 18, 2018, in Arthur, IL.
He is survived by his wife, Rosie Antle of Arcola, IL, one son, Glenn Antle and his wife Jayne of Arcola, IL, three stepchildren, Craig Shadow of Sullivan, IL, Angela Shadow of Sullivan and Darci Shadow of Allenville, IL, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, a niece, Linda (Blakeman) Grubbs and her husband Carlos of Lexington, KY.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Joy Blakeman.
CM started out as a dairy farmer in Kentucky. He and his son had 50 head of Holstein dairy cows and four milk stations. They moved to Illinois in 1972. CM worked at Sohigro fertilizer company in Kemp, IL which later became Terra fertilizer company. He retired in 2000 with over 25 years of service.
CM was a huge fan of John Deere tractors. He could fix about anything, this ability served him well as he acquired rental property, at one time he owned several properties in Arcola and did all his own repairs and remodeling. His greatest joy came from spending time with his family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.