George Philip Aderton
June 16, 1928 - August 10, 2017
LaSalle- George Philip Aderton, 89, of La Salle, Illinois, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 10, 2017 due to complications from dementia. Born June 16, 1928, in Hardin, Illinois, he was the son of Philip C. and Millie (Bailey) Aderton and the husband of Janice Ann (Clendenny). George touched the lives of so many throughout his life, from his roots in Calhoun County to his time in northern Illinois as a Husband, Father, Brother, Cousin, Banker, Community Leader, Mentor and Friend.
George married Janice on November 8, 1958, at First Presbyterian Church in Hardin. The couple had four children, Nanette, Sally, Karen and Philip, and his family was his greatest treasure - a source of unending pride and great joy.
George graduated in 1946 from Hardin High School and entered the military, serving as an X-ray technician in the Navy during World War II. In 1953, he graduated from Illinois College with a BA in Economics. He later earned post-graduate diplomas from the Illinois Bankers Association Bankers School via SIU and University of Wisconsin’s Graduate School of Banking in Madison.
George started his banking career as the Vice President and Cashier of the Bank of Kampsville in Kampsville, Illinois. He went on to become Vice President and Cashier of Citizen’s State Bank in Mt. Morris, Illinois and ascended to President and Chairman of the Board. For the final chapter of his career, George and a group of community leaders purchased the State Bank of Paw Paw, Illinois, where he retired as Chairman of the Board and President in 1995.
While in Mt. Morris, George served as town councilman and then Mayor from 1966-69 as well as a board member of Disciples United Methodist Church and the Jaycees. In Paw Paw, George was active in the Paw Paw Lions Club and a member of the Paw Paw United Methodist Church. George was also a 65-year member of Calhoun Masonic Lodge #792 and a 64-year member of American Legion Post 0636, Hardin, IL.
After retiring, George volunteered for 20 years at OSF Hospital in Ottawa as a “Pink Lady”, as he loved to say. He was also a member of Grace United Methodist Church in La Salle, IL where he and Janice have resided since 1998. Retirement afforded George the time to enjoy his true passions of spending time with family and friends, following his beloved St. Louis Cardinals, playing golf and traveling.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Janice; children, Nanette (Randy) Trudell of Le Claire, IA, Sally Aderton of Descanso, CA, Karen (Chris) Williams of Chicago, IL, and Philip L. (Elizabeth) Aderton of Naperville, IL; 6 grandchildren, Ira Trudell of Bettendorf, IA, Hannah Trudell of Le Claire, IA, Katherine and John Aderton of Naperville, IL, Samuel and Addison of Chicago, IL; and 3 great-grandchildren, Autumn and twins Marty & Everett Trudell of Bettendorf, IA.
George was preceded in death by his parents and sister Jean (Aderton) Stewart, Pebble Beach, CA.
Services will be held Saturday, August 19th, with a 10:00 a.m. visitation followed by an 11:00 a.m. memorial service at Grace United Methodist Church, 300 E. Gartner Rd., Naperville, IL, with family friend Rev. James Scorgie officiating.
Arrangements entrusted to Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL 60540. For more information, please call 630-355-0213 or www.friedrich-jones.com
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Honor Flight of the Quad Cities, honorflightqc.org/donations/. George was proud to be an Honor Flight recipient in 2012.