1956 - 2007
Havana, IL - Edward Gardner, 50, of Havana, formerly of Kilbourne, IL passed away at 2:03 am Sat. June 2, 2007 at the Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. He was born Oct. 26, 1956 in Chicago to Charles and Elizabeth Kostkia Gardner. He married Carthie Kelley March 11, 1989 in Kilbourne and she survives.
Mr.Gardner worked as a handyman.
He is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Gardner of Peoria and Bessie Kelley of Champaign, two ½ brothers, Clarence Husile of Chicago and Robert Husile of Rockford, IL; four ½ sisters, Mary Lou (Robert) Engglehart of Chicago, Sylvia Fitzwater of Chicago; Glendora Johnson of Florida and Lucy (Greg) Schmidt of Phoenix, AZ. Also surviving are four step brothers, Fred (Mary) Tribbett. Chester Tribbett, Howard (Pam) Tribbett and John Tamulis all of Kilbourne, and two step sisters, Joy Tribbett of Little Rock, AR and Rose Grubb of Richmond, AR. Several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great great nieces and great great nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father, Albert Heck, step-mother, Rose Heck, a ½ brother Wally Husile and one step brother, Billy Tribbett.
Services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday June 4, 2007 at the Hurley Funeral Home in Havana. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.hurleyfh.com.