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George T. Gathard

October 4, 1911 - June 20, 2007

George T. Gathard

SPRINGFIELD – George T. Gathard, 95, of Springfield, died Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at his residence.

He was born October 4, 1911 in Riverton, IL, the son of Arch and Sarah Tackleson Gathard. He married Edna R. Crim on August 30, 1933. His parents; one daughter, Bertie Meritt; four brothers; and three sisters preceded him in death.

Mr. Gathard worked for Peabody Coal Company, Mine B. Coal Company, Illinois Department of Transportation, and the Village of Riverton. He was a member of Riverton Christian Church.

Survivors: wife, Edna R. Gathard of Springfield; one daughter, Carolyn Dyer of Springfield; three sons, George W. (wife, Paula) Gathard of Springfield, Richard Danny (wife, Nancy) Gathard of Springfield, and Harold G. (wife, Becky) of Edinburg; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to Riverton Christian Church or Memorial Home Care.

Visitation will be held 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 23, 2007. Services: 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 23, 2007, Pastor Frank Lewis officiating. Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home of Service.

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