Violet M. Kyburz, 95, of Normal, formerly of Cullom, passed away at 4:30 pm on Wednesday July 13, 2016 at Advocate Bromenn Medical Center in Normal
Her Funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday July 16, 2016 at the Cullom United Methodist Church in Cullom with Pastor Jonathan Brashear officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 am until the time of service on Saturday at the Church. Burial will follow in Chatsworth Cemetery. Memorials in Violets name may be left to the Cullom United Methodist Church or Cullom Fire & EMS. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Cullom is handling the arrangements.
Violet was born on a farm near Sibley, IL a daughter of George Henry and Agnes Lucy (Stehle) Garrels. She married Dan Kyburz on March 20, 1943 at the home of Mr and Mrs. Frank Kyburz in Chatsworth, he preceded her in death on July 16, 2003. Survivors include two daughters: Linda (Gary) Roberts of Mt. Zion, IL, Susan (John) Fox of Downs, IL; seven grandchildren: Kip Harms of Cullom, Kregg Harms of Cabery, IL, Chad (Ele) Roberts of Erie, CO, Ginger (Mike) Murt of Paducah, Ky, Denver (Angie) Fox of Heyworth, Il, Levi Fox of Austin, TX and Logan Fox of Libertyville, IL; five great-grandchildren: Savannah Murt, Corbin Fox, Drew Roberts, Lyla Fox and Ezra Fox. Also surviving are a sister-in-law Betty Kyburz of Indianapolis, IN and good friend Virginia Lee of Chatsworth, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter and son-in-law Roy and Dana Harms and a brother, Edward Garrels.
Vi worked for a confectionary in Forrest after graduating from Forrest High School. Vi married Dan and moved to a farm northwest of Chatsworth. She and Dan farmed, raised dairy cattle and later both worked at the Conibear Drug Store in Chatsworth.
Vi taught Sunday School at the Chatsworth Methodist Church for 18 years and was a Girl Scout Leader for 15 years. She was on the United Methodist Church and Centennial Committees. Violet was a member of the Women’s Club and Home Extension for 75 years.
Dan and Vi moved to a farm east of Cullom in 1978 to raise their two grandsons and later moved into town in June 1990. Vi eventually moved to Bloomington, IL, First in an apartment then the Blair House and finally Heartland Health Care Center.
Vi was proud to be a homemaker and a farmer’s wife. She served the church, schools and communities of Chatsworth and Cullom. She loved her three daughters, loved to cook for her grandchildren and was happy to meet her great-grandchildren. Vi enjoyed celebrating birthdays and holidays and brought joy and laughter to all events. She will be greatly missed.