Gary Edward Chalcraft

March 14, 1936May 27, 2014

Gary Edward Chalcraft, age 78 of Mt. Carmel, IL passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at his home.

Gary was born on March 14, 1936 in Albion, IL to Ivan H. and Marjorie I. (Chappell) Chalcraft.

Gary served his country in the US Navy from 1958 – 1962.

On April 12, 1963 he married Mary Ellen Clark at the Olive Congregational Church, and the ceremony was presided over by Reverend Junior Wallace.

Gary was employed by Champion Laboratories for several years as a compounder.

He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Mt. Carmel, IL.

Gary and Mary Ellen have one daughter, Mitzi Jo (David) Hutton of Ragley, LA, three sons: Greg (Vanessa Fewkes) Chalcraft of Hokes Bluff, AL, Marcus Chalcraft of Mt. Carmel, IL, Gerald (Shannon Willson) Chalcraft of Robinson, IL, eight grandchildren: Sinjun Chalcraft, Christopher Hutton, Cassie Hutton, Abigail Compton, Matthew Hutton, Joseph Hutton, Kelsie Willson and Karlee Willson. Gary will be missed by his family and also by his special friends: Anita Becker of Germany, John Willson, Jr. of Robinson, IL and Mike Cooper of Alton, IL. He will also be missed by his in-laws: Dale and Dot Clark of CA, Evelyn Compton of Albion, IL, Charles and June Clark of Bluford, IL, Russell Clark of Alton, IL, Rodger and Jenny Farmer of Springfield, IL and Elmer Baker of Flora, IL., and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Per Gary’s wishes, cremation will take place and there will be a graveside service at 11AM, Monday, June 2nd, 2014 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, north and west of Albion, IL. Military honors will be given at the graveside.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Albion Senior Citizens.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Ingram Funeral Home of Albion is entrusted with the arrangements.


  • Graveside Service Monday, June 2, 2014

Gary Edward Chalcraft

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Angie Johnson

June 2, 2014

Our Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With deepest sympathy the crew at Johnson's Hot Rod Shop.

Becky Miller

June 2, 2014

Mary, I'm so sorry for your loss, My thoughts and prayers are with your family,

Carol Roman

June 1, 2014

Dear Mary, so very sorry about ur husband's passing. Just saw his obit on fcbk today. Did not even know he was sick but that's probably my own fault. Cause I had not been on here much for whole year and only recently started back on here. And I still have not been on here everyday. My heartfelt sympathies to u and ur family.

June 1, 2014

Mary, and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. With Deepest Sympathy on the passing of Gary. Always enjoyed visiting with both of you at the Riverside restaurant. Linda Saxe

Angie Taylor

June 1, 2014

I'll miss seeing you two outside drinking coffee and the wave I'd always you dear and if I can do anything, you know where I ya

Lisa Hoffpauir

June 1, 2014

To Mitzi my best friend I'm so sorry for you loss . I never met your dad . But you being my friend I loved him through your stories about your dad . I love u and I'm praying for you and your family .

Linda Ewing-Holder

June 1, 2014

Deepest sympathies to u and ur family in ur loss. God Bless all of u.

June 1, 2014

Mary, I just read on Fb about Gary's passing. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm glad we were able to spend some time together last year. Prayers for you and your family.
Carolyn Pool

Rebecca Stoltz (Crummley)

June 1, 2014

Sending my deepest sympathy to you Mary. I always enjoyed seeing you two when I worked at Snack N Grill.

Jan and Damien Clark

May 31, 2014

Mary Ellen and Family, I was so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. You have my deepest sympathy and are in my prayers. Uncle Gary will be missed by Damien. As Damien says he was a "Good Guy". Love,