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Aledo Times Record - Aledo, IL
  • OBIT-LEROY F. GILLEN

  • LeRoy F. Gillen, age 87, of Monmouth, passed away at 2:50 p.m. on Oct. 16, 2013 at his rural residence in Warren County. "Roy" was born on Feb. 25, 1926 in Hale Township, Monmouth, and was the son of Edward T. and Kathryn E.(Gavin) Gillen. LeRoy educated in the Hale Center Grade School and Monmouth High School
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  • LeRoy F. Gillen, age 87, of Monmouth, passed away at 2:50 p.m. on Oct. 16, 2013 at his rural residence in Warren County. "Roy" was born on Feb. 25, 1926 in Hale Township, Monmouth, and was the son of Edward T. and Kathryn E.(Gavin) Gillen. LeRoy educated in the Hale Center Grade School and Monmouth High School. LeRoy married Helen M. Hennenfent on Jan. 25, 1951 in Monmouth, LeRoy was a grain and live- stock farmer in Hale Township, Warren County all of his life. He loved his Church, and was a member of Immaculate Conception Church of Monmouth. LeRoy was active with the Yorkwood School Board and the Warren County Prime Beef Festival. He was a Director of the Federal Land Bank locally and a mem- ber of the Knights of Columbus. LeRoy's Church and his Family were foremost in his life. LeRoy is survived by his wife Helen, three sons; David L. (Geneen) Gillen, Raymond E. (Elena) Gillen, and Richard F. (Janet) Gillen, one daughter; Cindy M. (Duane) Ricketts, There are 16 grandchildren and one great grandson. Four sisters survive; Katherine Mills, Lucille Gillen, Francis (Ralph) Elliott, all of Monmouth, and Betty (Mike) Hennenfent of Smithshire and one brother George (Mary) Gillen of Monmouth, also survives. He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters; Mary Webber and Margaret Sullivan, two brothers; Bill (Marion) Gillen and Richard (Karen) Gillen, and one brother-in-law, Steven Mills. Also preceding Roy are numerous nieces and nephews.
    A Mass of the Christian Burial took place on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church in Monmouth. A Rosary was recit- ed on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at 5 p.m. at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. His family received friends fol- lowing the Rosary service. Interment followed the Mass at St. Mary Cemetery in Monmouth. LeRoy's family has established memorials for Immaculate Conception School in Monmouth, Costa Catholic Academy in Galesburg, or the Warren County Relay forLife.Formoreinformation,andtoleaveacondo- lence,pleasevisitwww.turnbullfuneralhomes.com
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