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Obituary for Elizabeth Gehring
ELIZABETH D. GEHRING, 86, of 532 East Main Street in Morrison, IL died Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at her home. Elizabeth was born on December 28, 1922 in Morrison, IL to Lloyd and Ruth (Anderson) Durward, Sr. She was educated in the Cobb Grade School of rural Whiteside County and a graduate of Morrison High School in Morrison, IL. She received a Bachelor"s Degree from the University of Illinois and a Masters of Education from the University of Missouri in St. Louis. She married W.E. "Bill" Gehring on June 19, 1948 in Morrison, IL. He preceded her in death on January 25, 1998. Liz started her teaching career at the Malvern School of rural Morrison, IL. She went on to teach and served as a Guidance Couselor for several different school districts including the Savanna School system, and most recently the Edwardsville High School in Edwardsville, IL. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Morrison, IL and the United Presbyterian Women"s Association. Liz was a member of the Morrison Historical Society, Whiteside Forum, PEO and the Morrison Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed her membership in local book clubs. Survivors include two sons, Durward James Gehring of Chicago, IL and Douglas William Gehring of Chelan, WA; one sister, Marilyn Gammon of Orlando, FL; nieces, Ruth (Mike Doocy) Hardin, Sarah (Matthew Specht) Hardin, Elaine (John Bay) Gammon, Deborah (Paul Beck) Robertson, and Lynne (Bob Louiseau) Durward; and nephews, Stephen Hardin, Dave Robertson, Jeff Robertson, Michael Robertson, Gregory (Katrina) Gammon, Bruce Durward and John Durward. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, W.E. "Bill" Gehring; two sisters, Inez Jo Robertson and Marjorie Hardin; one brother, Lloyd S. Durward Jr.; and one nephew, Paul Hardin.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 AM Saturday " August 8, 2009 at the First Presbyterian Church " Morrison, ILOFFICIATING: Rev. Michael Selburg " Pastor: First Presbyterian Church " Morrison, ILVISITATION 4:00 " 7:00 PM Friday " August 7, 2009 at the Morrison Chapel " Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeCREMATION RITES WILL BE ACCORDED