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[February 15, 2010]  CORNLAND -- George David Gibbs, 72, of Cornland, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at 10:32 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Bill Shanle and Chauncey Lattimer officiating.

Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery, Mount Pulaski.

Mr. Gibbs was a semi truck driver for Stahl's Implement, C.C. Hawes and Cross Implement.

He was born Sept. 23, 1937, in Dahlgren to Cyrus A. and Elsie E. McClure Gibbs. He married Freda Chapman in Cornland on Dec. 14, 1974.

He is survived by his wife, of Cornland; three sons, Darrell (and Elizabeth) Gibbs of Decatur, David (and Sheryl) Gibbs of Mount Pulaski and Kenneth Gibbs of Cornland; two daughters, Peggy Sue (and Martin) Dunne of Mason City and Donna Jean (and Allen) Eeten of Mount Pulaski; one brother, Roy (and Sue) Gibbs of Macedonia; two sisters, Nadine Whitsett of Aurora, Colo., and Beverly (and Michael) Cyrulik of Mount Pulaski; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Stewart; two brothers, Evan and Orval; and two sisters, Elma and Sarah.

He was a deacon and trustee at the Cornland Christian Church.

He retired from the Cornland Volunteer Fire Department.

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He was on the Cornland Community Committee and was a community inspirer, as he would do a neighbor's yardwork before his own.

He was an avid camper.

Memorials may be made to Mount Pulaski EMS, Logan County Paramedic Association or Cornland Christian Church.

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