Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Edgar Gillis Jr.
Edgar Fernand Gillis Jr., 76, of Celina, died Sept. 26, 2011, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born July 17, 1935, in Blackford County, Ind., to Edgar and Elsie Gillis.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Eunice Gillis; a daughter, Kathy Huffman of Eaton, Ind.; four stepchildren; three sisters, Lillian Braun, Goshen, Ind., Elsie Kerr, Lafayette, Ind., and Alice Gillis, Eaton, Ind.; a brother, Richard Gillis, Eaton; two grandchildren, 11 stepgrandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Mark A. Gillis.
He formerly worked as a journeyman electrician at Marhoeffer Meat Packing, Chevrolet Division of General Motores in Muncie, Ind., and Jess Howard Electric Company.
He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Celina and served as a deacon, trustee and head usher at various churches during his lifetime.
A 1953 graduate of Eaton High School in Indiana, he attended Purdue University's School of Agriculture and served in the Army National Guard.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial is at Black Cemetery in Albany, Ind.
Calling is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, and after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.