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Emery H. Gast Jr.
November 17, 1936 ~ July 21, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
Emery H. Gast Jr., 86, of Toledo, IL passed away at 3:35 AM on July 21, 2023, at Heartland Senior Living in Neoga, IL.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday July 26, 2023, at the Friends Grove Quaker Church in rural Toledo, IL. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 on Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in the Friends Grove Cemetery. The Barkley Funeral Chapel in Toledo, IL is assisting the family.
Emery was born on November 17, 1936, in Toledo, IL to Emery and Inez Ruth Gast. He married Betty Pauline Fetters on January 15, 1961, and she preceded him on May 27, 2022. Survivors include his son, Jerry (Paula) Gast; daughters, Gloria Walters, and Penny (Terry Fiscus) Cribelar; grandchildren, Erica (Beau) Holt, Ashley Walters, Cody Walters, Chelsie Gast, Courtney (Dalton) Bauguss, Elijah Gast, Noah Gast, and Brittany (Logan) Danielsen; Great-grandchildren, Adahy and Beau Holt.
Emery was a farmer, drove a school bus for Cumberland School Dist. for many years, and for several years was employed at Norge in Effingham, IL. He loved being outdoors, especially while hunting. He was a member of the Friends Grove Church.
Memorials can be made to the Friends Grove Church.
Online condolences should be expressed at www.barkleyfuneralchapels.com.