SHEBYVILLE, Ill. –– George Bolinger, 82 former president of UM Men of the Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference, died April 4, 2011.
He served as president of the Administrative Board of First UMC, and he worked with the food pantry. He and his wife, Nonie, taught the 3rd and 4th grade Sunday school class and led the high school class and youth group.
He was lay leader of the former Central Illinois Conference and the Illinois Great Rivers Conference, and he was elected as a delegate to several General Conferences.
His son, Jim, currently serves as president of UM Men of the Great Rivers Conference. He is also survived by two other brothers, three daughters, 14 grandchldren and 10 great grandchildren.