John M. "JM" Sapp

Born: Sun., Feb. 26, 1939
Died: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018

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John M. "JM" Sapp, 78, of Pittsfield, IL passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Eastside Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Pittsfield.  JM was born on February 26, 1939 to Robert and Emma Richey Sapp in Rockport, IL.  He married the love of his life of over 57 years, Linnie Kendall, on February 26, 1961 at the Pleasant Hill Christian Church, and she survives.

JM graduated from Pittsfield High School and went on to join the United States Army Reserves from 1958 until 1961.  He was stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood and then transferred to California.  After returning back home, JM went into farming with his dad and uncle until 1989 when he began working in the office for Sharkey Transportation, where he retired from in 2008.  JM was a member of the Summer Hill Masonic Lodge and was a 32nd Degree Mason.  He was a member of the New Hartford Christian Church.  He also served on the Illinois Rural Electric Cooperative Board of Directors from 1973 until 1999.  JM enjoyed going to Pekin to visit his sister and liked hunting with his son, Vincent.  He loved attending his children's school events while they were growing up and later in life, JM just enjoyed his time spent with his family.  

He is survived by his beloved wife, Linnie; two sons, Troy Sapp of Chicago, IL and Vincent (Jennifer) Sapp of O'Fallon, MO; two grandchildren, Nickolas Sapp and Lucinda Sapp, both of O'Fallon, MO; and a sister, Ann Jarvill of Pekin, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation rites will be accorded per JM's wishes and there will be no public services.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in John M.'s memory to the following organization:

New Hartford Christian Church

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Jerry R Heavner
   Posted Sat January 27, 2018
My deepest sympathy to all the family, J M and I had a lot of good times together when we were kids. Jerry and Helen Heavner

Sue Straley
   Posted Sat January 27, 2018
So sorry to hear of J.M.'s passing. I work at the Secretary of State in Quincy. J.M. was a favorite customer of ours. Always friendly and laughing. We enjoyed seeing him when he would come in to do work for Sharkey's. We were sad when he retired meaning he would not be coming in to see us. Your family has our sincere sympathy. We will miss him.

Bonnie Casteel Long
   Posted Sat January 27, 2018
Linnie and boys, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Linnie I am so happy for your 57 years of love. Now I pray you can find comfort and peace in those memories. I know your pain and sorrow will have to come first.
Troy and Vincent, your Mom and I spent several years as bleacher Mom friends. My Larry and Greg, you boys, the Bauer boys, the Allen's, the Moffitt's, more I am sure but can't recall at this time. You all were about 2-3 years apart in school. So thru the seventies and '82 thru '85 we had similarities to share.
I pray the love of God, family, and friends can help lessen your sorrow.
Sincere Sympathy, Bonnie

Mark Homan
   Posted Sat January 27, 2018
So sorry for your loss, J M was a true friend, co worker and mentor to me at Sharkey.

Jim and Julie Dehart
   Posted Mon January 29, 2018
Our sincere sympathy to all of you at this time of sorrow.

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