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: www.frankandbright.com