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Charles Larry Noe
March 29, 1941 ~ August 24, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Charles Larry "Chuck" Noe of Beaumont TX passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2023 at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, MO surrounded by family who loved him.
Chuck was born in Peoria on March 29, 1941 to Leo and Evelyn Jones Noe. He is survived by the love of his live for 58 years, Margaret "Maggie" Lyle Noe, of Jackson, MO, daughters, Cynthia Noe and Christine Noe of Beaumont, TX, and sister, Sandra McCartney of Modesto, CA.
He was predeceased by his parents and younger sister, Loretta Robinson.
Chuck attended school in Peoria, IL and was a veteran serving in the U.S. Airforce from 1958 to 1961 stationed at Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka, KS. He attended Illinois Central College when it opened in the fall of 1967 and served as a member of the Student Senate. He graduated from Illinois State University and was the first graduate of the Peoria Public School's COP Program, a program for veterans to serve as teachers' aides while earning their teaching credentials. Chuck's life was one of public service in a variety of settings. He worked at the Children's Home of Peoria as a recreation director and boys' group home parent. He was employed as a teacher by Peoria Public Schools for 25 years working at Harrison, Tyng, and Roosevelt Magnet School for the Performing Arts. He served 17 years as the girls' and boys' assistant swimming (diving) coach at Woodruff High School under the direction of head coach Jim Runkle. After retiring from teaching, Chuck worked at SEAPCO, the Special Education Association of Peoria County, as a special education teacher's aide and at John A Logan College as an adult education teacher. Chuck was elected to the Board of Education at Limestone Community High School for a four-year term in 1991.
Teaching and helping people were Chuck's passions. Chuck enjoyed music, traveling, gardening, birdwatching and watching football. He loved recreational activities, camping, tennis, golf, fishing, kayaking and sailing. He had an adventurer spirit participating in skydiving, scuba diving, and flying. In fact, he flew the girls' in their first airplane ride. He was famous for his quick wry sense of humor and many "words of wisdom" often using quick quips to convey life lessons. His passing leaves a void that can never truly be filled, but his spirit will forever live on in his daughters and the memories and lessons shared with his students, family, friends and colleagues.
The family would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses, therapists and aides who cared for Chuck, and all those who prayed for him.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by clicking on the tribute wall tab of Chuck's obituary article at mccombsfuneralhome.com
Instead of a visitation and a funeral, Chuck's wish was for a private ceremony with immediate family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the St. Jude Childrens' Research Hospital at https://www.stjude.org/ or a charity of the donor's choice.