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Katherine F. Gebhardt

April 14, 1930 - June 4, 2007

Katherine F. Gebhardt

SHERMAN – Katherine F. Gebhardt, 77, of Sherman, died Monday, June 4, 2007 at St. John’s Hospital.

She was born April 14, 1930 in Williamsville, IL, the daughter of Wilfred and Francis Cox Brickler. She married Paul A. Gebhardt on September 10, 1948; he preceded her in death on May 4, 2000. Her parents also preceded him in death.

Mrs. Gebhardt retired from Horace Mann Insurance Company after 13 years of service. She also worked as a clerk for seven years at Crown Finance. She was a member of 3rd Presbyterian Church and White Shrine of Jerusalem. She was an organ donor through Gift of Hope.

Survivors: two daughters, Sharon Kay (husband, Stephen) Miller of Springfield and Linda Sue (husband, Ralph) McCarty of Springfield; three sons, Jeffrey (wife, Sally) Gebhardt, Larry (wife, Kathy) Gebhardt, and Thomas A. Gebhardt, all of Springfield; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Kenneth W. (wife, Violet) Brickler of Springfield and John O. (wife, Nellie) Hanson of Rochester; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Shriners Children’s Hospital.

Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 7, 2007. Services: 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 8, 2007, Reverend Kevin Torgerson officiating. Burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home of Service.

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