Mark Tarter
October 5, 1960 - October 27, 2019

Mark Tarter

Mark Tarter
Oct 5, 1960 - Oct 27, 2019

Mark Tarter
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Mark Tarter
Canton-Mark Tarter, 59, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Graham Hospital in Canton.
He was born on October 5, 1960 in Canton to Harry and Marilyn (Taylor) Tarter. His father preceded him in death.
Surviving is his mother, one daughter, Kayleen, one brother Kevin (Tiffani) Tarter of Canton, one nephew, Austin Tarter and one niece, Cassidy Tarter both of Canton.
Together with his brother he owned and operated Tarter Feed and Fertilizer in Canton.
He was active in the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association where he served on the Board of Directors and the past president. He served on the Canton Union #66 School Board and was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. He enjoyed traveling and snow skiing. Most of all Mark was a loving father, son, brother and uncle.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Canton. A visitation will be held from 1-3 at the funeral home also on Thursday before the service.
Cremation rites have been accorded and a private burial of ashes will be held at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church or the Illinois Cancer Care-Fulton County Chapter.
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Mike and Mary Scott on Nov 7, 2019

CandleMarilyn, Kevin and family members, so sorry to hear about Mark. Mary and I offer our sincere condolences.

Lynn Bates on Nov 2, 2019

So sorry for your family’s loss. It was a pleasure knowing you Mark. RIP

Donnie Schrodt on Nov 1, 2019

Marilyn Kevin and family so sorry about Mark so thankful i got to talk with Mark this summer. We have many years of great memories. Donnie Schrodt.

Jerry Francis on Nov 1, 2019

I absolutely appreciate my friendship with Mark over the years. We could make always discuss and solve the pressing issues of the day and then have a good laugh. We where not always politically correct but would support each other’s ideas as friends do. He fought a long hard battle and was always there for his family especially Kayleen. Marks family was always there to support him through the battle as well. The Tarter family are just good people. Mark will be missed.

Denise Coleman on Oct 31, 2019

I am so very sorry to learn of Mark's passing. He was a good, kind man.

Jan Hannam on Oct 31, 2019

So sorry to hear of Mark's passing.

Howard(Danny)Soper on Oct 31, 2019

To Marilyn,Kayleen,Kevin,Tiffani,Austin and Cassidy:I practically know most of you through various organizations and through buying feed when I had livestock years ago.God bless all of you-because of weather,I'm not going to chance going to the celebration of life service for Mark.Hopefully,I'll see some of you later.Danny Soper.

John and Ruth Loebach on Oct 31, 2019

It was a pleasure to know Mark through the chemistry class at Spoon River College, farm-related business, and as a Friend. God bless Mark and his Family.

Alice Williams Herrick on Oct 31, 2019

CandleMark was a great person..We went to school together and he was always smiling....Will certainly miss his smiling face...To all of his family he put up a long hard fight and he will always live in your hearts.
Prayers to you all..

Oaks-Hines Funeral Home on Oct 30, 2019


Oaks-Hines Funeral Home on Oct 30, 2019

Lee Ward on Oct 30, 2019

Martin Case on Oct 30, 2019

I had the honor and pleasure of working with Mark and getting to know him while we both served on the board at the IFCA. Mark was such a great guy and such a genuine good person. He fought the very hard fight against a very terrible disease. We all will miss him very much. My condolences to his family. Martin

Doug Kepler on Oct 30, 2019

I have known Mark since grade school. Good man and wonderful family. Rest in peace my friend.

Dennis Eveland on Oct 29, 2019

I graduated with Mark from Canton High School. My condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.

Terry Habrock on Oct 29, 2019

I had the pleasure of serving with Mark on the IFCA Board. He was always a pleasure to talk to and listen to a funny story or two.

Lisa Ford ( Levingston) on Oct 29, 2019

CandleMarilyn ,Kevin and family ..I am so very sorry to hear of Mark's passing ..Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. .I dont know if you remember me..I am Lisa ,Charlotte and Bob Levingston's daughter..

Fertilizer Dealer Supply on Oct 29, 2019

It's been an honor to know and work with Mark, he was one of the people that made our industry great. His friends at FDS will cherish his memory.

Lisa Martin on Oct 29, 2019

Such a good guy! I will miss visiting with you at IFCA meetings and hearing about your daughter. Godspeed Mark! My prayers are with everyone you left behind.

Fred Butt on Oct 29, 2019

RIP my fertilizer friend! You always had a smile and a pleasure to talk to.

Deb Kuchan Eskridge on Oct 29, 2019

Marilyn and Kayleen, we are so very sorry. Stephen, Willie & Deb (Kuchan) Eskridge

Rich Hawkins on Oct 29, 2019

My deepest and heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Rich Hawkins

Andrea White on Oct 28, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Mark was a good man and loved his family so much.

Bob & Vicky Walter on Oct 28, 2019

Our deepest condolences... Mark was a great friend for many years. -Bob & Vicky

Stacey Murphy on Oct 28, 2019

So sorry for your loss.

Lonn Howarter on Oct 28, 2019

Condolences to the family. Sorry for your loss.



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Oaks-Hines Funeral Home ~ Canton
1601 East Chestnut Street
Canton, Illinois 61520
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Oaks-Hines Funeral Home ~ Canton
1601 East Chestnut Street
Canton, Illinois 61520
3:00 PM

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