Gerald Kent Harrell

February 6, 1935February 10, 2013

Gerald Kent Harrell passed suddenly Sunday February 10, 2013. He was born in Crestline, Ohio February 6, 1935 to Clarence and Anna Gerberich and adopted by Robert and Laverne Harrell in 1948. He graduated from Purdue University in 1960 and worked as a food technologist for much of his career. He was a member of the Sun City Lodge #72 Peoria #31 Geneva Lodge # F & AM. He volunteered with Sun City Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity since his retirement in 2001. He was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church. He married his wife Nihla on January 25, 1959 who survives along with his son Jeffrey of Phoenix, daughter Rebecca (Jeffery) Brown of Peoria, AZ and a son Gregory (Annalee) of Oswego, NY. Grandchildren include Teresa Brown, Kassandra (Justin) Gibson, and Kevin Brown of Peoria, AZ, Benjamin and Abigail Harrell of Oswego, NY and Samuel Carpenter of Manchester, New Hamshire. In addition his sister Carol Shockley of Galion, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased in death by sisters, Virginia Gerberich, Barbara Crothers, Patricia Travis, and Sharon Gerberich, and by brothers Richard, Neil, Duane Gerberich and Larry Harrell. A Memorial service will be held at Faith Presbyterian Church in the chapel Saturday February 16, 2013 at 2:00pm. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or the Diabetes Association. Funeral arrangements made by Sunland Mortuary


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February 21, 2013

My sympathies (John 16:22)

February 17, 2013

So sorry for your loss. What a comfort it is to know that suffering is only temporary. Ps.72:12-14

Steve Alvermann

February 15, 2013

Nihla, Jeff, Becky and Greg,

We are all tremendously sorry to hear about Kent. Growing up on South West St was experiencing a true neighborhood - from the barbecues in your backyard to playing touch football in the street. Kent was a larger-than-life character to us kids and was always funny, vibrant and quick with a one-liner. Although we all spread out all over the country, South West St will remain a very special place (even if they did pave the street!) Steve

American Heart Association

February 14, 2013

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

charles enos

February 13, 2013

rip bud hope thing are better where you are

Vicki Gibson and Alan Braden

February 13, 2013

With much love to you Nilah and Becky, and all the kids, we shall miss Grandad. He was the only grandfather Justin every really knew. He was a great story teller and a wonderful person. I wish we had known him so much longer than we have. He will be missed a great deal by all. God Bless you and love you during this very difficult time. We love you guys!