John William Jeffers died at home after assisting with hose testing at the fire department the night before. He was born April 19‚ 1954‚ in Watseka‚ Illinois‚ to Bernard D. ‘Barney’ and June (Swartz) Jeffers.
John was a lifelong farmer and had owned and operated Barney’s Garage in Wellington since 1985. He was a member of the Wellington United Methodist Church and a trustee on the Lovejoy Township Board. John enjoyed riding his Harley and loved spending time with his family.
John is survived by his partner‚ Cindy Arseneau‚ and her three children‚ Billy Wayne (Carla) Huff of Calhoun‚ Georgia; Heather (Chad) Byrd of Dayton‚ Indiana; and Matthew Arseneau of Calhoun‚ Georgia; and five grandchildren‚ Keldan and Jackson Byrd‚ Mary Elizabeth‚ Benjamin‚ and William Huff. Also surviving are two sisters‚ Bonnie (Alan) Goodrich‚ of Hoopeston‚ Illinois; and Bernadette (Paul) Bruner‚ of Tucson‚ Arizona; two nieces‚ Kari Goodrich‚ of Allen‚ Texas; and Jennifer Cantrell‚ of Philadelphia‚ Pennsylvania; and a nephew‚ Robert Bruner‚ of Houston‚ Texas.