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Frances V. Gilles

December 9, 1928 November 11, 2009
Frances V. Gilles
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KICKAPOO-Frances V. Gilles, 80, of Kickapoo, passed away at 10:54 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born on December 9, 1928 in Newton, IA to H. Raymond and Agnes Wallace Horstman. She married Richard A. Gilles, Sr. on February 26, 1949 in Peoria. He passed away on September 5, 1992 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Frances, one sister, Nina and one brother, Rick. She is survived by one daughter, Rebecca (Dan) Kelch of Kickapoo; five sons, Daniel (Marcia) Gilles of Washington, IL, Dennis (Lonye) Gilles of Brimfield, Richard Jr. (Carol) Gilles of Brimfield, Roderick (Natalie) Gilles of Brimfield and Russell Gilles of Peoria; sixteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Horstman of Peoria; and three sisters, Marjorie Bowden of Alta, IL, Mary (Ed) Craven of Metamora and Sue (Richard) Simpson of Morton. Frances was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kickapoo and she was an avid Cub fan. A Funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, November 16, 2009 at St. Mary’s Church with Fr. Joseph Dondaville officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday at the Parish Hall in Kickapoo with a Scripture Service at 6:45 p.m. Additional visitation will be 30 minutes before the Mass at the church. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Kickapoo. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to P.A.R.C. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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