Paul Arthur Gebhart, 62, of Edinburg, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 7:17 a.m. at his residence in Edinburg. He was born October 30, 1951 in Taylorville, IL. The Son of Arthur and Ruby (Young) Gebhart. He married Cindy Garinger in 1973 in Champaign, IL and they were later divorced. He worked as a lifelong farmer. He was a member of the University of Illinois Livestock judging team, Varsity Men’s Glee Club and Theta Xi Fraternity. He was also the past president of the Christian County Farm Bureau, founder of one of the regional II organic growers, past president of IL Stewardship Alliance, OMNI Ventures, Illinois Sustainable Agriculture Network.
He is survived by his Son: Cody (Shawna) Gebhart of Marion, IL; Daughters: Maggie Gebhart of Taylorville, IL; Molly (Sam) Williams of Benton, IL; Grandchildren: Beckett and Cohen Gebhart; Sisters: Pennie (John) Crinion of Downers Grove, IL; Rebecca (Bob) Steiner of Taylorville, IL; Nieces: Monica and Maureen Crinon of Chicago, IL; Best Friend: Janet Guhlstorf. He was preceded by his parents.
Funeral services will be held Monday, May 27, 2013 at 10:00am at Stonington United Methodist Church in Stonington with Rev. Ray Radae officiating. Burial will be in Old Stonington Cemetery in Stonington. Visitation will be held Sunday, May 26, 2013 from 2:00-6:00pm at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.
Memorials may be made to the Stonington United Methodist Church 304 N Elm St, Stonington, IL, 62567, Bethel United Methodist Church Route 48 & CR 27 Blue Mound, IL 62513, The Barn P.O. box 72 Pana, IL 62557
Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.