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
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman