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Joseph William (Bill) Maloney

Joseph William (Bill) Maloney of Avon, 93, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, July 31st attended by his wife and children. He was born in Murrayville on February 10, 1930, to Joseph and Hazel Maloney, the middle child of three that included older sister Connie and younger sister Joanne. He attended the local elementary school and later Routt Catholic High School in Jacksonville where he met and later married Lois, his wife of 71 years. From 1952-1953, he served overseas in the Korean War. After his discharge, he and Lois moved to Avon where he worked as a salesman at Neff Company, the local John Deere dealership. He later became store manager and, in 1973, purchased the dealership. He enjoyed farming and soon acquired their first acreage, to which he added continuously. He and Lois supported many community events, especially the Avon Fat Steer Show and Cake Auction. His interests included collecting antiques, traveling, and raising camels. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church for 67 years as well as the Knights of Columbus. He led a big life, he was loved, and he will be missed. Bill is survived by his wife Lois and five children: Therese Van Voorn (Tom) of Columbia, MO; Ceci Maloney of Springfield; Eric Maloney (Cilia) of Erie,\; Vince Maloney (Kim) of Frankfort; and Greg Maloney (Linda) of Chelan, WA. He is also survived by ten grandchildren, six great grandchildren, a brother-in-law, two sisters-in-law and six camels. Visitation services will be held on Friday, August 11th, from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the St. Augustine Catholic Church. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, August 12th at 11:00 a.m., also at the St. Augustine Catholic Church. Memorial contributions will be shared with Avcom Park and the Avon Village Park. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Service Abingdon Chapel is proud to assist the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared, and complete obituary may be read at

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