Gary Root

Gary RootGary Dean Root, 47, of Beardstown died at 11:01 a.m. April 15, 2013, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.

He was born Feb. 25, 1966, in Rushville, a son of Thomas and Rita V. Root Carroll of Beardstown.

Surviving are his parents; parental grandparents, Elizabeth Meyer and Robert Carroll, both of Beardstown; one brother, Rodney Root of Beardstown; one sister, Amy Lynn Miller of Beardstown; two aunts, Joyce Pratt of Beardstown and Gill Root of Rushville; and four uncles, Harold K. (and Linda) Root of Beardstown and William Dale (and Mary) Root, Neil Root and Clifford (and Helen) Carroll, all of Rushville.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John (and Sarah) Root; and two uncles, Richard and Roger Root.

He graduated from Beardstown High School in 1985, and was a member of Calvary Baptist of Beardstown.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Pastor Eric Crawford officiating. Burial will follow in Rushville City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Cass County Human Resource Day Training.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/17/2013

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