William Irby

William Philip Irby, 76, of Park City, IL. died Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at his home.

He was born June 9, 1930 in Rosiclare, IL, the son of Arnold J. and Agnes L. Irby.  In addition to his parents, a son, Ty Arnold Irby and two sisters, Toye Elizabeth Irby Chapin and Doris Jeanine Irby Creamer preceded him in death.

Mr. Irby was a U. S. Army veteran serving in Korea from 1950 to 1953.  He retired from Abbott Labs in 1992.

Survivors are wife, Ella M.; children, Gregory Scott (Dorothy) Irby, Henderson, NV, Gary Cockril, Mary (Joe) Thornton, Robert (Julie) Stoneking, Richard (Candy) Stoneking, Traci Forde, all of Park City; sisters, Betty Goolsby of Rosiclare, Brenda (Clyde) Flynn of Cave In Rock, Carlene (Don) Eggemeyer of Springfield; brothers, James (Mary) Irby and Julian H. (Shirley) Irby, all of Springfield; one aunt, Wilmetta Irby Hawkins of Rosiclare; and many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services were held Monday, August 14, 2006 at Marsh Funeral Home of Gurnee.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park in Libertyville, IL.

Source: Hardin County Independent

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