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Alice Gill

Aug 11th, 1917 - Mar 15th, 2021

Funeral:  1 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2021, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Visitation:  11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home

Interment:  Clay City Cemetery


     Alice Gill, age 103, of Clay City, Illinois, passed away Monday afternoon, March 15, 2021, at her home.

     She was born August 11, 1917, in Clay City, Illinois, the daughter of Edward and Josephine (Tetrick) Wilson.  She was united in marriage to Harold Carter, and he preceded her in death 1945.  She then married Robert Guy Staley and he preceded her in death in 1984.  She later married Gaylord Gill and he preceded her in death 1997.

     Alice was a 1935 graduate of Clay City High School.  After High School she went on to own and operate Alice’s Beauty Shop in Clay City for many years.  Her children were the most important part of her life and she cherished time spent with them.  After they were grown, she worked as a monitor technician at Richland Memorial Hospital.  She enjoyed working puzzles and crocheting and was known for her delicious pies.  Alice was a member of the Rebekahs Lodge and had been a past Noble Grand.  She was honored on the year she turned 100 to be the Grand Marshall in the Clay City Fall Festival Parade. Alice was also a member of the Clay City Christian Church.

     She is survived by her children: Lewis Carter of West Salem, Marjorie Smith of Braidwood, Robert Guy (Dee Ann) Staley of Clay City, and Steven (Tammy) Staley of Pontiac; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, 2 daughters: Shirley Garrett and Marilyn White; a son: Harold Carter; and siblings: Thelma Glover, Nora Hunley, Charles Wilson, and Richard Wilson.

     A funeral ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2021, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora with Nate Whisler officiating.  Interment will follow in Clay City Cemetery.  Visitation will be 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to Clay City First Christian Church or Clay County Hospice and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a memory or condolence visit: 


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Virginia(Wells) Ashley

March 16th

My heart and prayers go out to all the family. Alice was a very kind and loving person. May God comfort you at this time.

Joyce Henson

March 16th

Sending prayers for peace and comfort to the family. God bless you.

Mary Anne Pittman

March 17th

This was truly one of the sweetest ladies I ever met. Her smile is brightening Heaven I am sure.

Janet Staley

March 17th

I know I am only a step daughter in law and I have not see you for awhile but I still loved you so you will be missed and to the rest of the family god bless.

Sue Hampsten

March 17th

May God bless you and give you hugs. Alice will be missed. She was a wonderful blessing to all who knew her. Dennis and Sue Hampsten

Mike & Gail Glover

March 18th

We were so very sorry to hear about Aunt Alice. She helped raise me and siblings when our parents were gone. We have many fond memories of Aunt Alice. We send our prayers and sympathy to Lewie, Margie, Steve and Bobby and families.

Bill Glover and Family

March 19th

Aunt Alice was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. She was always there when needed. I send my condolence to all the family for their loss.



Larry Frost
Larry & Deanna Allison
Jeanie Marie Hall
Micheal W. & Kristal G. Engelmeier
Parvin and Carolyn murbarger
Mike and Kathy Kitley
Carl & Paula Patridge
Virginia(Wells) Ashley
Dana & Janet Franklin
John and Deana Devore
Kevin & Jana Henry
Bob and DeeAnn Staley
Sharon David
Harvey&Sandra Cash
Greg and Nick Garrett
Pam Schnautz and family
Marilyn Rinnert
Leona McDowell
Nancy Travis
Kelly Clark & family
Pam Benson
Newt and Carletta Noll
John, Ann, Isabel and Madison Carter
Larry & Mary Jo Patridge
Garold Hosselton
Ray and Lois McCrory
James and Rebecca staley
Johnnie Cox
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Pat Burt
Joanne Hillderbrand Rogers
Don Jane and Darren Delaney
Stan & Kathy Obrecht
Gary & Linda Schnepper
Marge Smith
Mary Anne Pittman
Tim and Bridget Schnautz
Mike & Deb McKinney
Josh Sullens
Lisa Carter
Steve & Tammy Staley
June Kuenstler
Joyce Henson
Calvin and Anita Lake
Troy Carter
Glenda Cowger & Tia
Tammy Staley
Steve & Misty ( Wiegel) Wheeler
Susan Good Burroughs
Evelyn pierce
Kevin and Dawn Schultz
Ruth Holcomb & family
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Carla(Dulaney)Don Evans
Annie ( Wilson) Hays
Lauren Garza and family
Rita Weidner
Melia Britton
Mark Dunnigan


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