Sunday, September 23, 2012

Hubert B. Makemson - Anchor Lodge

Hubert B. 'Bert' Makemson
DANVILLE — Hubert B. “Bert” Makemson, 90, of Danville, went to his heavenly home at 10:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Colonial Manor.

He was born on Nov. 4, 1921, in Danville the son of David Earl and Edna Beddow Makemson. Bert married Margaret L. Leverich on March 24, 1946, in Danville; she preceded him on Feb. 16, 2005.

Those who will miss him dearly are his son Craig (Saundra Brooks) Makemson of Danville and his daughters, Phyllis Myers and Joann (Michael) Puhr, both of Danville; his grandchildren, Lucas Myers, Ben (Cheri) Makemson, Chris (Ashley Morgan) and Andrew Puhr, Stefanie Garrison and Beth (Phillip) Fuller; his great-grandchildren, Tyler Garrison, Noah Wall, Rebekah Wall, Gauge Makemson, Lacinda Fuller, Joshua Fuller, Christina Fuller and Katelyn Makemson; his sister, Patsy (Dale) Nabors of Champaign; and a sister-in-law, Irene Makemson of Chattanooga, Tenn.

Bert was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Marilyn Makemson; a daughter in-law, Dianne Makemson; a son in-law, Bob Myers; one brother, Carl; three sisters, Mildred Green, Helen Donnelly and Edith Richardson; one granddaughter, Andrea Puhr; and a great-grandson, Logan Makemson.

Bert was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WWII in the South Pacific. Bert’s first job was selling shoes at Barker’s shoe store and then at Meis Department store. For a short time he delivered milk for Producer’s Dairy. After that, he began selling insurance for Prudential Insurance Co. where he worked for 31 years, retiring in 1983.

He was a member of Faith Baptist Church. Bert was a Mason and a member of Anchor Lodge. Bert enjoyed listening to Barber Shop Quartet music, golfing, playing bingo at CRIS and loved to go fishing and napping in his favorite chair. Most of all, he enjoyed his loving family and spending time with his grandchildren.

A celebration of life funeral service for Hubert B. Makemson will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Sunset Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Officiating will be Pastor Al Rudy. Visitation for family and friends will be 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at the funeral home. Place of rest will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers Memorials in Bert’s memory can be given to the charity of the donor’s choice. Please join Bert’s family in sharing memories on his Tribute Wall at

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