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Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton, Ill., Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Mrs. Margaret Giller, 82, of White Hall died Friday evening Dec. 17, 2004, at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton.

She was born Oct. 31, 1922, in rural Carlinville, the daughter of Anton and Margaret (Volante) Grichnik. She married Gene Giller Aug. 31, 1947, in Rochester, and he preceded her in death.

She is survived by a son, Thomas A. (wife Susan) Giller of Bloomington; a grandson, Christopher; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Fred Grichnik, Emil Grichnik, Victor Grichnik and Albert Grichnik; and a sister, Rosalie Grichnik.

Mrs. Giller attended Illinois State University in Normal and graduated in 1944 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. She taught in White Hall at the high school for 27 years, retiring in 1982. In the past, she took an active role in the American Cancer Society, Red Cross, and Meals on Wheels. She was a member of the White Hall Methodist Church.

Visitation was from 1 p.m. Tuesday at the White Hall Methodist Church, until funeral service time at 2 p.m. Private burial was at North Cemetery near White Hall.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or Illinois Heart Association.

Gazette-Patriot, Carrollton, ILL., Wednesday, December 29, 2004


The Rev. Bruce Ghitalla officiated at 2 p.m. funeral services Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, for Mrs. Margaret Giller, 82, of White Hall, at the White Hall United Methodist Church. Organist Lucy Klemaier played "Amazing Grace," "Hymn of Promise," and "Joy to the World."

Casketbearers were Frank Grichnik, Tommy Vogel, Kenny Schutz, Bob Schutz, Marty Rhoades and Jim Grichnik. Burial was at North Cemetery near the Giller farm. Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall was in charge of arrangements.

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