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Emily G. Gatton, 80, of Chatham, IL, passed away at 10:49 p.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, IL with Rev. Kevin Ray officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville, IL. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, as Emily supported all of these charities.
Emily was born on January 3, 1938 in Shelbyville, IL, the daughter of E. Glenn and Frances M. (Bodell) Stewardson. She graduated from Shelbyville High School in the Class of 1956. Emily enjoyed collecting and making dolls, camping and fishing. She married David M. Gatton on May 30, 1958.
She is survived by her husband, David; two daughters, Ellen Shereda and Donna Nicholson (fiancé Robert Mathis, Jr.) all of Chatham, IL; and five grandchildren, Megan Oldridge (husband J.R.), Ryan Shereda, Emily Shereda, Miranda Nicholson and Holly Nicholson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Marcia Gatton; and brother, Theodore Stewardson.
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Published on January 8, 2018
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