Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Audrey M Gerkin - Febuary 27, 1917 - October 9, 2011

My Mother-in-law, Audrey Marie Gerkin, died on October 9, 2011.  The following is her obituary.

Audrey M. Gerkin, 94, of Watseka, passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at her home.

Audrey was born February 27, 1917, in Beaverville, a daughter of Dillard and Mayme Gibson Green. She married James H. Gerkin on December 24, 1934 in Joliet and he preceded her in death on September 22, 2010.

Surviving are two sons, Michael (Carolyn) Gerkin of Apple Valley, MN and Gregory (Janet) Gerkin of Fox River Grove; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Melvin Green; one sister, Angela Platz; and one son, Stephen Gerkin.

Mrs. Gerkin was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Watseka. She owned and operated, along with her husband, The Topper in Watseka for many years. She enjoyed quilting.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 14, 2011 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka with Pastor Dave Spotts officiating. Burial will be in Papineau Cemetery.

Audrey will be missed , rest in peace!


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