Ava Egnew

Ava Egnew

Ava Egnew, 63, of Villa Grove, IL, passed away on December 12, 2015 at her home. She was born on March 30, 1952 in Danville the daughter of Edgar and Esther (Mullins) Masengale. She married Stephen Egnew on March 17, 1969 in Watseka, IL and he survives. Ava will be deeply missed by her husband, daughter, Lori Ann (Charles) Vaughan, brother, Danny (Jamee) Masengale, sister, Judy Pittman, brother-in-law, Robert “Buddy” (Yvonne) Egnew, grandchildren; Michael Dunavan, Hayden, Rylie and Gavin Vaughan and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Amy Lyn (Richard) Dunavan and a special brother-in-law, Wendell R. Pittman. Her main goal in life was to make her dad proud and gain a career. That career turned out to be motel management. She first ran Baer’s Motel in Hoopeston, IL, then went to work for Tharaldson Enterprises where she ran the Super 8, Comfort Inn, and Fairfield Inn in Danville. She was then promoted to a District Director and oversaw 12 motels in Illinois and Indiana. After leaving Tharaldson she and her husband owned and operated the Lakeview Motel in Salem, IL. Ava ended her career at the Arthur Country Inn in Arthur, IL. Above all else, Ava loved all her family. She will be sorely missed by anyone who was fortunate to have known her. A celebration of Ava’s life will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Sunset Memorial Park and Mausoleum in Danville at 3:00 PM with Duane Piercy officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:00-3:00 PM prior to the service at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made in Ava’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Please join Ava’s family in sharing photos and memories on her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com
March 30, 1952 - December 12, 201503/30/195212/12/2015
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Gregg Prillaman
December 17, 2015
I was so sorry to see Ava's obituary in the News Gazette. She was in my brother, Roger's class at Rossville HS and Steve was in mine. She was a beautiful girl inside and out and we all have such fond memories of her. Our deepest sympathies go out to Steve and the rest... Continue Reading
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Billie Jo Hinote
December 16, 2015
Steve,I'm sorry I got there late but couldn't leave work. I didn't even get to sign the book or anything. Would you sign it for me please. Billie Jo Hinote. 201 pine,Danville,I'll,61832. My number is 217-260-3953. If you need anything just call. I love you guys. Been a l... Continue Reading
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Billie Jo Hinote
December 16, 2015
Steve and Lori, I know your both devesated. I have many fond memories of working for you guys. I have missed you and thought of you often. I don't get off work till 3pm but I will be there. Love you.Billie Jo.
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Leroy Allison
December 15, 2015
My sympathy to the family. May God give you strength and peace even in your time of loss.
Rev. Leroy Allison (Pastor Leroy)
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Larry McBride
December 15, 2015
My sympathies, brother. Life's tough, but short, thank God. We'll be with them all again soon. God bless you, Steve and family.
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Ashley Berry
December 15, 2015
We will all miss you so much! You were a wonderful person you cared for everyone. We love you so much and are so happy for the time we had to spend with you! May you rest in peace and find happiness in heaven! I love you!
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Steve Strader
December 15, 2015
Dear Steve
Thoughts and prayers of strength for you and your family at this time of loss. I am certain your family will look to you for guidence in tough times as I did as a coworker and find comfort that your there in strength.
Steve Strader
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