John “Ray” Costello


Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for John R. “Ray” Costello, 71, of Springfield, formerly of the Long Grove area, will be 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7, 2010 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 16550 290th St., Long Grove.

Burial will follow in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Long Grove. The family will receive friends from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, 614 Main St., Davenport. There will be additional visitation on Monday at the church from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. John passed away at 11:05 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, Illinois.

John Raymond Costello was born July 17, 1939 in Scott County, IA, the son of John L. and Catherine Grabbe Costello.  He married Connie R. Schebler in Long Grove, IA in 1982.

John graduated from Dewitt High School, Dewitt, IA in 1957 and later in life went on to attend Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL. John was a member of the Catholic faith and the Glen Aire Neighborhood Association. He worked in various fields, but always had his heart in faring.


He is survived by his wife Connie of Springfield; four sons, Justin (Kelly), John T., and James R. Costello, all of Springfield; Jason Costello of Chicago; a daughter Colleen Tangen of Atlanta, GA; one granddaughter, Katie Tangen of Atlanta, GA; his siblings, Mary (William) Bennett of Davenport, IA, Francis (Elma) Costello of Long Grove, IA, Matthew (Shirley) Costello of Eldridge, IA, Rita (David) Smith of Bonaparte, IA, Sharon (Ted) Spainhower of Preston, IA, and Joe Costello of Davenport, IA; and many nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Angela Costello; and a sister Pat Kroeger. Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting his obituary at

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