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Claudia Gail Gersbacher

Claudia Gail Gersbacher, 65, of Mt. Vernon died 6 p.m. Nov. 15, 2004, 
at her home. She had worked as a waitress in several local restaurants. 

Mrs. Gersbacher was born Nov. 23, 1938, in Bluford to Hershel and 
Elizabeth Lucille (Wilson) Tate. 

Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Mt. Olive Cemetery 
in rural Jefferson County. The Rev. Gale Breeze will officiate. No 
public visitation will be held. 

Mrs. Gersbacher is survived by sons John Hiatt Jr. and wife Pamela 
of Mt. Vernon, Doug Hiatt and wife Vickie of Mt. Vernon and Tracy 
Gersbacher of St. Louis; a daughter, Tonya Mick and husband Dale of 
Mt. Vernon; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brothers 
Hershel Tate Jr. and wife Glenda of Mt. Vernon, William Tate and wife 
Carolyn of Mt. Vernon, Norman Ray Tate of Monroe, La., and Gleason Tate 
and wife Laura of Benton, Mo.; sisters Hershella Warren and husband 
Evertt of O'Fallon, Mo., Louise Braddock of Dwight, Mich., Ramona Ellis 
and husband Les of Mt. Vernon, Virginia Bryant and husband Don of Champaign, 
Linda Tate of Mt. Vernon, Sue Richardson and husband Marvin of Mt. Vernon, 
Nancy Spangler of Woodlawn and Teresa Morris and husband Dave of Bluford; 
and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Leota 
Graves and Norma Rutherford; and a brother, Fred Alan Tate. 

For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 
and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral 
Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted 
to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 for 
obituary information at any time.

Date: 19 Nov 2004
Source: Register-News  
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman 

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