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Chris Kefalas

Birth Date: June 10, 1927
Death Date: August 29, 2017

Chris Kefalas, 90, of Decatur passed away on Tuesday August 29, 2017 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur, IL.
Chris was born on June 10, 1927 in Granite City, IL the son of Vasil and Maria (Kampege) Kefalas. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy and was a member of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. He married Angela Lafakis in East St. Louis, IL on April 24, 1960. She preceded him in death on November 17, 2016.
He is survived by his sons, William Kefalas (Gail) of Decatur; Dr. John Kefalas (Mary Jane) of Decatur; daughter, Mary Minter (Matthew) of Glen Ellyn; seven grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, four brothers, and one sister.
Funeral service to celebrate Chris’s life will be 10 AM Friday September, 1, 2017 in Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be 6-8 PM Thursday in the funeral home with a Trisagion Service at 7 PM. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Muscular Dystrophy Association or Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.
The family of Chris Kefalas is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Avenue, Decatur, IL 62526. Send condolences to the family at

Trisagion Prayer
August 31, 2017
7:00 pm
Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
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August 31, 2017
6:00 pm
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Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
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Funeral Service
September 1, 2017
10:00 am
Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. To Mary and Matt, Gail and Bill, and Dr. John and Mary Jane,

    Sending our thoughts and prayers to you all at this time from Kansas City, MO.
    Our special memories will always be held very close to our hearts as we grew up with our childhood cousins in St.Louis and will always treasure and remember throughout our adult life. Our regrets that we cannot be there for you at this time but thinking of all of you and your families during this difficult time.


    Alex, Frank and Maria Delecaris
    Kansas City, MO

  2. Dr. Kefalas,

    I am one of your patients. My wife and I want to express our condolences to you and your family. Our prayers are with you.

    Dale and Linda Sloan

  3. What a wonderful guy who always put a smile on my face when I saw him. He will be missed. Wishing you strength and comfort during this difficult time. ~Dori

  4. I'm so sorry to hear about Chris's passing. I delivered Meals on Wheels to him quite often over the last few years. He was always so friendly, greeted me with a smile and we would chat about the weather each day. He will be missed by all of us with the program, including the volunteers that would deliver to him. My condolences to his family, may he Rest In Peace with his wife! Shawne Wempen

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