AMBOY – John W. Ail, 46, of Amboy, passed away in the early morning of Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
He was the son of George and Doris (Glenn) Ail, the seventh of eight children, born Dec. 8, 1967. His kind spirit, brotherhood, and loving presence will live on with his friends and family. He imparted his fanaticism of movies, sports and cars to his beloved nieces and nephews. His passion for the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Ford trucks and group trips to the movie theater all found their ways into the hearts of his family.
The late-night games of Monopoly on Christmas Eve. Teasing each and everyone he loved. Wonderful bear hugs. Unconditional love. An amazing brother, caring son and devoted uncle.
He leaves behind a treasure trove of loved ones. Survivors include his mother, Doris, of Amboy; six sisters, Susan (Richard) Becker of Rock Falls, Cheryl (Richard) Lamb and Cynthia (Gary) Noonan, both of Amboy, Brenda Payne of Dixon, and Laurie (Dennis) Krager and Melissa Ail, both of Amboy; his brother, Kevin (Connie) Ail of Mendota; 15 nieces and nephews – for many, he felt more like the big brother, rather than an uncle; and many grandnieces and grandnephews.
John’s father and his niece, Sara Lamb, preceded him in death.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Prairie Repose Cemetery in Amboy.
The family has established a memorial.
Visit www.thejonesfh.com to send condolences.
Peace, love, and jellybeans to our loyal friend.