Gerald A. GHANT

Gerald A. Ghant

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Gerald A. Ghant, 55, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in Springfield.

Gerald was born Oct. 20, 1958, in St. Louis, the son of Raymond Farar and Lorraine Newsome.

He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and had worked for the Champaign Illinois Police Department. He was a member of the Eagle's Club #437.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his mother, A. Lorraine Washum of Springfield; siblings: Carol Patton of Texas, George Newsome of Indiana, Sandra Ransom of New Jersey, Vanessa Ghant of Missouri, Patrick Washum of Springfield, Lisa Lambert of Virginia and Connie Donath of Bloomington; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Camp Butler Cemetery.

Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home, 530 N. 5th St., Springfield, IL 62702 is in charge of arrangements. Visit our online obituary at

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