John N. Curtis
HILLSBORO, Ind. - John Neil Curtis, 80, of rural Hillsboro, passed away at his residence at 10:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, October 17, 2019.
John was born in Penfield, Ill., on January 9, 1939. He was the son of the late Guy and Ellen (Blackwell) Curtis.
John grew up in Penfield and graduated from Armstrong High School in 1958. He has resided in Hillsboro since 1962.
John formerly worked as a livestock buyer for Deckers Livestock, east of Hillsboro, until 1978. He then operated the Fountain County Livestock Sale Barn in Veedersburg until his retirement in 1999.
John was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and enjoyed his travels to St. Louis to watch the Cardinals play. He also enjoyed following the University of Illinois men's basketball team. He along with his wife enjoyed traveling to various flea markets. He enjoyed the outdoors and liked to deer hunt. He also liked to visit casinos.
On July 18, 1959, John married Carolyn Fern Ashcraft in Collison, Ill., Carolyn preceded him in death May 23, 2019.
He leaves behind his two sons, John P. "JP" (Jodi) Curtis, Veedersburg, and David (Niky) Curtis, Waynetown; a sister, Joan Carpenter, Gifford, Ill.; 10 grandchildren, Landon (Amber) Curtis, twins Kathryn and Kaitlyn Curtis, C.J. (Taylor) Voorhees, Shelby Curtis, Kolby Curtis, Josey Curtis, Zane Curtis, Adam (Kim) Keeling and April (Chris) Hensler; seven great-grandchildren, Parker, Wyatt, Serenity, Wes, Emma, Stella and Auggie. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Voorhees; eight brothers; and three sisters.
Friends may call 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Maus Funeral Home, Hillsboro, until service time at 1 p.m. with Pastor Kevin Wildman officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Hillsboro.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hillsboro Fire Department. Condolences may be sent online to
Published on October 22, 2019


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