Tom Inness


MENDOTA - Tom “Tinker” Inness, 80, of Mendota passed away Oct. 29, 2019 at his home surrounded by family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Bache Memorial Chapel, Van Orin. Burial will be at Repose Cemetery, Van Orin. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota.

Tom was born March 23, 1939 in Ravenden Springs, Ark. to Lee and Cordelia (Simington) Inness.

Survivors include his wife, Edna; a brother, Ben Inness and sister, Carma Inness, both of Arkansas; two daughters, Terry Mazur and Penny (Bobby) Estes, both of Arkansas; six step children, Becky Clark, Tina (Kevin) Moore, and Jeff (Joy) Sterling, all of Illinois, Tony (Becky) Cain of Missouri, Candy (Ralph) Mattingly of Kentucky and Dena Scarbrough of Illinois; 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son-in-law, John Mazur; and one granddaughter, Candice Sterling.

Tom owned and operated Inness Plumbing, Heating and Cooling and Inness Pallet Company. He enjoyed traveling, casinos and spending time with friends and family.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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