INEZ IRENE EGBERT
Mrs. Inez Irene Egbert, 95, of Quincy, formerly of Monticello, Illinois and Holiday Island, Arkansas, died at 4:51 p.m. Monday (July 21, 2014) at Bickford Cottage.
Born August 1, 1918 in Browning, Illinois, Inez was the daughter of Lossie and Lula Gibson Bollinger. She married George C. Egbert on June 19, 1940 in Keokuk, Iowa. He preceded her in death on November 26, 2011.
Inez and George owned and operated the Rothway Chick Hatchery in Monticello, Illinois for many years until their retirement.
Inez was an active member of the Holiday Island Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir for 27 years. She enjoyed an active retirement life. She was a member of the Elks Lodge and was an avid golfer and Bridge player. She loved helping others by serving Meals on Wheels and especially enjoyed traveling on Elder Hostels and a trip to Haiti where the Egberts volunteered to assist local poultry producers with a new hatchery.
Survivors include four children, Patricia Ashby of O'Fallon, IL, Joan Davis (Ronn) of Monticello, IL, Paulette Trainor (Dave) of Hennepin, IL and Kent Egbert (Vicky) of Quincy; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Mallon (Charles), Tricia Scabis (John), Shelley Davis, Tamara Wilson (Brian), Melinda Green (Dan), Daniel Trainor, Brandon Egbert and Kara Egbert; nine great grandchildren; three sisters, Edna Miller of Bader, IL, Bette Riebling of Holiday Island, AR and Marilyn Orwig of Astoria, IL; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Egbert was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George; a son in law, Gary Ashby; a brother, Virgil Bollinger; and two sisters, Donna Wehemier and Hermenia Egbert.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Monticello United Methodist Church with Rev. Greg Courtright officiating. Private inurnment will be in the Monticello Township Cemetery.
The family will meet with friends at a luncheon at the Monticello United Methodist Church following the service.
Memorials may be made to the Blessing Foundation for Hospice (Quincy, Il) or to the Holiday Island Presbyterian Church(Arkansas) in care of Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home, 1435 State Street, Quincy, IL 62301.