Marsha Beard Gill
SPRINGFIELD - Marsha Beard Gill, 62, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family.
Marsha was born on November 26, 1950 in Springfield, the daughter of James Lawrence and Margaret "Peg" Beard. She married Charles "Chuck" Gill on June 26, 1996 in Springfield.
She graduated from Glenwood High School in 1968 and worked for many years at family-owned Martin's Tavern, and most recently managed The Bird Tavern. She loved to cook for any occasion, travel, visit her grandchildren, and her sisters' weekend trips. She would spend summertime hosting family and friends at backyard barbecues, and swimming in her pool.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, and one niece.
She is survived by her husband Chuck; son, Brian (Brenda) Beard of Hamilton, MT; stepsons, Charles Gill II (fiancé Jessica Ross) of Springfield and Jason Ruyle of Danville; brother, Thomas (Bonnie) Day of Springfield; sisters, Carolyn (Jack) Smith of Fairview Heights, Vicky (Chic Sommer) Beard and Jamie (John) Kauffman both of Springfield; half-sister, Janice (Ted) Randall of Springfield; three grandsons, Joshua and Caleb Beard and Justin Ruyle; three granddaughters, Amy, Casey, and Allison Beard; one uncle; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many close friends.
Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the Memorial Services at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home with Pastor Donald Kauffman officiating. There will be a celebration of life following the memorial service at The Bird Tavern, 1451 W. Jefferson St., Springfield, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home, 530 N. 5th St., Springfield, IL 62702 is in charge of arrangements.
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