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Joseph C. “Bo” Ford

Joseph C. “Bo” Ford, 66, of Cuba passed away at 4:00 a.m. Sunday July 18 at Graham Hospital in Canton. He was born August 31, 1954 at Canton the son of Jack and Leona (Taylor) Ford. He married Kathy Hilton December 28, 1978 at Lewistown. She survives. Also survinga are eleven children, Heidi (Tim) Dowell of East Peoria, Tiffanie (Dennis) Clark of Cuba, Terie Nieukirk of Cuba, Brandon (Becky) Nieukirk of Indiana, Tami (Damon) McCombs of Cuba, Brandon (Mica) Ford of Cuba, Jerry (Andrea) Ford of Lewistown, Amber (Ryan) Nolan of Lewistown, Erika Ford of Peoria, Ricky (Savanna Reed) Ford of Cuba, and Jessica (Justin Jansen) Ford of Cuba, four brothers, Jerry (Jennifer) Ford of Tennessee, Jack Ford of Lewistown, Jim Ford of Bushnell, Jasper (Kim) Ford of Bushnell, one sister, Viva (Butch) Stambaugh of Cuba, and twenty-five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, John Ford. Bo retired from Caterpillar after 32 ½ years. He was co-owner of the Ford Memorial Park Pavilion. Bo enjoyed trail rides with his horses; he also enjoyed hunting and fishing. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown. Cremation will be accorded following the visitation. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Cass-Putman Rescue Squad. To view Bo’s life tribute or to send online condolences visit

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