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home : obituaries : obituaries Wednesday, May 24, 2017

5/16/2017 Email this articlePrint this article 
Everett Lee 'Gib' Rich
Everett Lee "Gib" Rich, 90, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Westwing Place in DeWitt. A private family graveside service at Pine Hill Cemetery in Wheatland will be held at a later date. Chapman Funeral Home in Wheatland is assisting the family.

Gib was born Aug. 18, 1926, to Peter and Margaret Wulby Rich in Mount Pleasant. He married Greta Baccon on Aug. 18, 1951, at Davenport. She passed away June 1, 1997.

Survivors include a daughter, Nelli (Douglas) Medinger of Camanche; a son, Gibby of Newport Richey, Florida; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a son, Mickey; a daughter, Velma; a granddaughter, Heather; six brothers; and four sisters.

Gib served his country in World War II in the Army, and was a former member of the Wheatland Legion. He was a firefighter for 20 years before becoming an auxiliary firefighter for Wheatland. Gib was an avid Cardinals baseball fan and card player. He loved to garden and mow the lawn.

Memorials may be given to Westwing Place in honor of the great care they gave Gib.

Online condolences may be sent to chapmanfh.com


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