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Jeffery C. Cealey

January 17, 1958 January 25, 2018
Jeffery C. Cealey
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Largo, FL-Jeffery C. Cealey, 60, of Largo, Florida died on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 11:46 a.m. at Largo Medical Center. Jeff was born January 17, 1958 in Peoria to John and Ruby Cealey of Chillicothe, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are one brother, Mark (Jaci) Cealey of Chillicothe and two sisters, Lynne (Tim) Shirley of Chillicothe and Sandra Cealey of Normal; four nephews, Chris Watters of Peoria, Matthew Watters of Farmington, John (Kristen) Cealey of Chicago and Jordan (Hannah) Cealey of New York City; three nieces Meghan (Dustin) Brake of Hanna City, Erin Cealey of Washington and Ellen Cealey of Peoria; two great-nephews, Mason Watters and Jackson Brake and one great-niece, Melanie Watters.

Jeff was a 1976 graduate of Illinois Valley Central High School in Chillicothe. In 1981, Jeff
graduated from the Local 34 IBEW apprenticeship program in Peoria. Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Technology from Texas State Technical College. After graduating, Jeff worked for Texas Instruments in Austin, Texas as a Systems Engineer. After several years with TI, Jeff decided to accept a positon at Jabil, Inc. in Tampa, Florida as a Global Operations Services Project Manager. In this position, Jeff traveled around the world setting up new facilities for Jabil.

Jeff was an avid Cubs and Bears fan. He loved to tell Harry Caray stories and jokes. Jeff also loved to fish and had many fishing stories. He will surely be missed by his family and many friends.

Services will be held Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Chillicothe, IL. Cremation rites have been accorded per Jeff’s wishes. Burial will follow the memorial service in the Chillicothe Cemetery. Jeff will be placed with his parents.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be mailed to the Ruby L Cealey Scholarship Fund at the following address: Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing, 511 NE Greenleaf St. Peoria, IL. 61603.

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Memorial Service




10:00 AM 3/24/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/24/2018 11:00:00 AM
First United Methodist Church-Chillicothe

1023 N 6th St
Chillicothe, IL 61523

First United Methodist Church-Chillicothe
1023 N 6th St Chillicothe 61523 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Chillicothe City Cemetery Final Resting Place

908 N Second
Chillicothe, IL 61523

908 N Second Chillicothe 61523 IL
United States

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